- 1 1. Ava
- 2 2. Autumn
- 3 3. Carol
- 4 4. Cora
- 5 5. Hannah
- 6 6. Helen
- 7 7. Isla
- 8 8. Sylvie
- 9 9. Martha
- 10 10. Kira
- 11 11. Lily
- 12 12. Phoebe
- 13 13. Paris
- 14 14. Peyton
- 15 15. Ruby
- 16 16. Stella
- 17 17. Willow
- 18 18. Zara
- 19 19. Audrey
- 20 20. Adele
- 21 21. Alice
- 22 22. Amber
- 23 23. Amy
- 24 24. Angie
- 25 25. Giselle
- 26 26. April
- 27 27. Ashley
- 28 28. Bailey
- 29 29. Bella
- 30 30. Betty
- 31 31. Brenda
- 32 32. Bridget
- 33 33. Caitlin
- 34 34. Brooklyn
- 35 35. Camille
- 36 36. Carly
- 37 37. Celeste
- 38 38. Charlotte
- 39 39. Chelsea
- 40 40. Christine
- 41 41. Daphne
- 42 42. Demi
- 43 43. Edith
- 44 44. Elaine
- 45 45. Jasmine
- 46 46. Elsa
- 47 47. Emma
- 48 48. Esther
- 49 49. Florence
- 50 50. Haley
- 51 51. Heather
- 52 Frequently Asked Questions
- 53 The Best Two Syllable Girl Names – Final Thoughts
1. AvaAva was first a medieval name that had Germanic roots. It can be a variant of both Eve and Eva.
Meaning of Avabirdlike, blooming, life
Origin of AvaLatin, Hebrew
Pronunciation of AvaAY-vuh; AH-vah
Variations/Alternatives of AvaAvah, Aiva, Eva, Eve, Evita
Famous People Named AvaAva Gardner (actress), Ava Sangster (singer)
Ava TrendsAva is a name that started to become popular in the US around the year 2010. In 2018, this girl name was the 3rd most popular one in the United States. In 2007, almost 18,000 female newborns were named Ava.
Fun FactMany Hollywood celebrities have named their daughters Ava: Reese Witherspoon, Heather Locklear, etc.
2. AutumnI find Autumn to be a highly feminine name that could describe a delicate yet strong personality.
Meaning of Autumnof woods, the fall season
Origin of AutumnLatin
Pronunciation of Autumnaw-tuh m
Variations/Alternatives of AutumnAurelia, October, Hazel, Amber, Maple
Famous People Named AutumnAutumn Shields (actress), Autumn Calabrese (celebrity trainer)
Autumn TrendsAutumn is a beautiful name and a pretty popular one in the United States. Since 1880, almost 100,000 newborn girls were named Autumn.
Fun FactIn the US, people started to use the name Autumn in the 1960s.
3. CarolCarol sounds like a royal name and it is very elegant.
Meaning of Carolfreeholder, song
Origin of CarolEnglish, Old German
Pronunciation of CarolKEHR-ahL
Variations/Alternatives of CarolCarola, Carroll, Karla, Karole, Karlotta
Famous People Named CarolCarol Burnett (actress), Carol Greider (Nobel Prize winner)
Carol TrendsThis was a very popular name in the US, in the 1940s. In 1946, more than 34,200 baby girls were named Carol. Since 1880, over 800,000 newborns were given this name.
Fun FactCarol Peletier is a fictional character from the Walking Dead TV series. She becomes, from a battered wife, a certifiable badass.
4. CoraCora is a sweet and short name for a girl. It is a cute option for the one who will forever steal your heart.
Meaning of Coraheart, maiden, beloved
Origin of CoraGreek, French
Pronunciation of Corakawr-uh
Variations/Alternatives of CoraCoralie, Cheryl, Sherry, Corina, Coralee
Famous People Named CoraCora Staunton (athlete), Cora Walton/Koko Taylor (blues singer)
Cora TrendsCora has always been a pretty popular name, especially in 2012 when over 2,000 newborn girls were given this name.
Fun FactPersephone, the Greek goddess, had an alternative name which was Kore.
NicknameCor, Corie, Cory
5. HannahHannah is a name that many old-fashioned and classy parents choose for their little girls. It is a name that also appears in the Bible.
Meaning of Hannahgraceful, God’s gift
Origin of HannahHebrew
Pronunciation of HannahHan-nah
Variations/Alternatives of HannahHanna, Ann, Annabelle
Famous People Named HannahHannah Montana (TV character), Hannah Gibson (Mel Gibson’s daughter)
Hannah TrendsBetween 1988 and 2012, Hannah was a highly popular name. In 2000, over 23,000 families have named their baby girls Hannah.
Fun FactIn the Old Testament, Hannah is Samuel’s mother, the prophet.
6. HelenHelen means “shining light” in Greek and it is a famous name due to Helen of Troy, from the Trojan War.
Meaning of HelenLight, torch
Origin of HelenGreek, Irish
Pronunciation of HelenH-EH-L-uh-n
Variations/Alternatives of HelenHelena, Helene, Helaine, Elaine, Eileen, Eleanor
Famous People Named HelenHelen Keller (author), Helen Hayes (actress)
Helen TrendsHelen is a very popular name in the United States. Since 1880, over one million baby girls were given this name.
Fun FactThis is a great vintage name if you’re into those. It was highly popular in the 1900s.
NicknameLena, Lenie, Lenny, Nell, Nellie, Ellie
7. IslaThis is a beautiful and original name that’s pronounced without the S, just like you would say the word “island.”
Meaning of IslaIsland
Origin of IslaScottish
Pronunciation of IslaAY-LAA
Variations/Alternatives of IslaIslay
Famous People Named IslaIsla Fisher (actress), Queen Elizabeth’s great-granddaughter – Isla Elizabeth Phillips
Isla TrendsIn 2012, more than 1,370 families decided to name their daughters Isla. Since 1990, more than 5,100 newborns have been given this name.
Fun FactIsla is a relatively new name that first appeared about 30 years ago but, nowadays, it is peaking in popularity.
8. SylvieSylvie is a vintage and classy French name.
Meaning of SylvieForest, woodland maid
Origin of SylvieFrench, Latin
Pronunciation of Sylvies-IH-l-v-ee
Variations/Alternatives of SylvieSylvana, Sylvia, Silvia, Silva
Famous People Named SylvieSylvie Vartan (model), Sylvie Kinigi (politician)
Sylvie TrendsThis was a very popular name between 1916 and 1970. In 1937, over 4,000 baby girls were given this name.
Fun FactIn some countries, people think that Sylvie and variations of this name mean the “spirit of the woods” or “shining light.”
9. MarthaMartha is a popular British name that sounds elegant and, when she becomes a toddler or a pre-teen, your daughter will feel like a grown-up.
Meaning of MarthaLady
Origin of MarthaHebrew, Old English, Aramic
Pronunciation of Marthamahr-thuh
Variations/Alternatives of MarthaMarta, Martina, Marthe
Famous People Named MarthaMartha Stewart (entrepreneur), Martha Graham (choreographer)
Martha TrendsSince 1880, almost 546,000 newborns have been named Martha. In 1947, over 10,600 babies were given this name.
Fun FactMartha Washington, the wife of President George Washington, learned to read back when she was living in Virginia, in the 1700s, in a time when most women were not taught those skills.
10. KiraIf you choose to name your daughter Kira, she will definitely be your beam of light.
Meaning of KiraSunlight, black, sun, light
Origin of KiraLatin, Persian, English, Japanese
Pronunciation of KiraKEAR-uh
Variations/Alternatives of KiraCarrie, Kiera, Kera, Kiriah, Keira
Famous People Named KiraKira Kosarin (actress), Kira Buckland (voice actress)
TrendsSince 1880, almost 29,000 newborns have been given this name. In 2005, in the US, nearly 1,400 baby girls were named Kira.
Fun FactIn Greek, Kira apparently means princess or ruler.
11. LilyLily is a great name for a feminine and delicate person.
Meaning of LilyLily flower, of the night
Origin of LilyEnglish, Latin, Arabic
Pronunciation of Lilyl-IH-l-ee
Variations/Alternatives of LilyLilyana, Lilith, Lilia, Liliana, Lily Ann
Famous People Named LilyLily Tomlin (actress), Lily (Kate Beckinsale’s daughter)
Lily TrendsAfter 1988, this name became very popular in the US. In 2011, over 8,100 baby girls were named Lily.
Fun FactOf all the flower-related names in the English-speaking countries, Lily seems to be the most popular one, even more popular than Daisy or Rose.
12. PhoebePhoebe is a name alternative for the Greek goddess Artemis who controlled the moon.
Meaning of PhoebeBrilliant, bright, shining
Origin of PhoebeGreek
Pronunciation of PhoebeFee-bee
Variations/Alternatives of PhoebePhobe, Pheabe, Pheby
Famous People Named PhoebePhoebe Cates (actress), Phoebe Gates (Bill Gates’ daughter)
Phoebe TrendsSince 1880, more than 24,300 baby girls have received this name. In 2012, over 1,000 newborns were named Phoebe.
Fun FactPhoebe is a loved character from the TV series (sitcom), Friends.
13. ParisIt is quite trendy to name your little one after a famous city.
Meaning of Paristhe city, lover
Origin of ParisGreek, English, Italian
Pronunciation of Parisp-AE-r-ih-s
Variations/Alternatives of ParisParisa, Parris, Parrish
Famous People Named ParisParis Hilton (reality TV star), Paris Smith (actress)
Paris TrendsIn the US, this name became more popular after 1988. In 2004, more than 2,100 newborns were named Paris.
Fun FactParis Geller was one of the main characters on the TV series The Gilmore Girls.
14. PeytonThis is a very cute unisex name that’s a very popular option when it comes to two-syllable girl names.
Meaning of Peytonwarrior’s town
Origin of PeytonIrish
Pronunciation of PeytonP-ai-t-uh-n
Variations/Alternatives of PeytonPayton
Famous People Named PeytonPeyton Lee (actress), Peyton List (actress)
Peyton TrendsAfter 1988, this name became very popular. In 2009 alone, almost 5,300 baby girls were named Peyton.
Fun FactThere are only two alternatives to this name: Peyton and Payton but the first one is used more often than the second version.
15. RubyRuby is July’s red birthstone and the name became used quite often during the Victorian period.
Meaning of RubyRed gem
Origin of RubyEnglish, French
Pronunciation of Rubyroo-bee
Variations/Alternatives of RubyRubie, Rubina, Rubee, Rubia
Famous People Named RubyRuby Dee (actress), Ruby Rose (model)
Ruby TrendsThis was a highly popular name between 1898 and 1970. As a first name, Ruby has regained some of its previous popularity after 1990. Since 1880, over 330,000 baby girls have been given this name.
Fun FactOriginally, Ruby was rooted in the Latin word “ruber” that is translated as “red.”
16. StellaStella is a variation of Estella.
Meaning of StellaStar
Origin of StellaLatin, French
Pronunciation of Stellastel-uh
Variations/Alternatives of StellaEstelle, Estella, Stela, Stellar, Starla
Famous People Named StellaStella Stevens (actress), Stella McCartney (fashion designer)
Stella TrendsSince 1880, almost 145,000 newborns have been given this name. In 2012, nearly 4,000 families chose to name their daughters Stella.
Fun FactThe one who created this name was Sir Philip Sydney, a 16th-century poet who used Stella as a character for his sonnets.
17. WillowThis is a great botanical name that has roots in Old English.
Meaning of WillowTree, freedom
Origin of WillowEnglish
Pronunciation of Willoww-ih-l-oh
Variations/Alternatives of WillowWillo
Famous People Named WillowWillow Shields (actress), Willow (Will Smith’s daughter)
Willow TrendsWillow is a modern and relatively new name that appeared after 1990. In 2012, in the United States, over 1,800 newborns were named Willow.
Fun FactApparently, the willow tree has numerous medicinal properties that Hippocrates wrote about in the 5th century BC.
NicknameLola, Willie, Willa
18. ZaraWith this name, your daughter will become a flower-loving little princess.
Meaning of ZaraPrincess, white, lady, flowers
Origin of ZaraHebrew, English, Arabic
Pronunciation of Zarazahr-uh
Variations/Alternatives of ZaraSarah, Sarine, Sadie, Zaria, Zarah
Famous People Named ZaraZara Cully (actress), Zara Bate (fashion designer)
Zara TrendsAfter 2000, this name became truly popular. In 2012, 528 newborns were named Zara.
Fun FactThe 1732nd play created by Voltaire has a central character named Zaire and Zara is its English version.
19. AudreyAudrey is derived from the medieval name Aethelthryth which meant both strong and noble.
Meaning of AudreyNoble strength
Origin of AudreyEnglish
Pronunciation of Audreyaw-dree
Variations/Alternatives of AudreyAudrah, Audree, Audra, Audria
Famous People Named AudreyAudrey Hepburn (actress), Audrey Meadows (actress)
Audrey TrendsEver since 1898, this name has been incredibly popular. Since 1880, almost 250,000 newborns have been given this name. In 2008, nearly 5,400 baby girls were named Audrey.
Fun FactThe first one who made this name famous was Shakespeare but its popularity really went through the roof when Audrey Hepburn’s career took off.
20. AdeleAdele is a beautiful name with Germanic roots and it means “noble.”
Meaning of AdeleKind, noble
Origin of AdeleGerman, Old English
Pronunciation of Adeleuh-del
Variations/Alternatives of AdeleAdela, Adelaide, Adelina, Adelynn, Ethel
Famous People Named AdeleAdele (singer), Adele Astaire (dancer)
Adele TrendsBetween 1900 and 1970, Adele was a very popular name in the US. In 1918, over 1,000 newborns were given this name.
Fun FactEveryone knows the famous singer Adele but just a few people know that her real name is Laurie Blue.
21. AliceBoth Adelais and Aalis are French variations of the name Alice.
Meaning of AliceNoble, truth
Origin of AliceGreek, English, German
Pronunciation of Aliceal-is
Variations/Alternatives of AliceAlisa, Alexis, Allison, Alise, Elise
Famous People Named AliceAlice Paul (women’s rights activist), Alice Walker (writer)
Alice TrendsSince 1880, more than 542,000 newborns have been given this name. In 1921, almost 12,000 baby girls were named Alice.
Fun FactQueen Victoria made this name very famous when, in 1843, she named her daughter Alice who later became Princess Alice.
22. AmberAmber is a gemstone such as your precious little baby girl. It is the ideal choice if you already have an older daughter named Pearl or Ruby.
Meaning of Amberthe color red, music, jewel, great joy
Origin of AmberArabic, English
Pronunciation of AmberAM-buhr
Variations/Alternatives of AmberAmberly, Amberlin
Famous People Named AmberAmber Heard (actress), Amber Rose (model)
Amber TrendsSince 1880, almost 364,000 baby girls have been given this name. In 1986, nearly 17,000 newborns were named Amber.
Fun FactIn Arabic, the word anbar means amber.
23. AmyAmy has both Latin and French roots. It is a short yet very cute name for your little bundle of joy.
Meaning of AmyBeloved
Origin of AmyLatin
Pronunciation of AmyEy-mee
Variations/Alternatives of AmyAime, Aimee, Aimy, Amiah, Amia
Famous People Named AmyAmy Schumer (actress), Amy Winehouse (singer)
Amy TrendsSince 1880, almost 680,000 newborns have been given this name. In 1975, in the US, over 32,000 baby girls were named Amy.
Fun FactThis name was popular ever since the 1880s. Therefore, you will find numerous name references in movies, books, and songs. For instance, in Little Women, there’s a character called Amy March.
24. AngieAngie comes from Angela which means “angel.” It is definitely an angelic name.
Meaning of AngieMessenger of God
Origin of AngieEnglish
Pronunciation of AngieAE-n-j-ee
Variations/Alternatives of AngieAngel, Angelina, Angela
Famous People Named AngieAngie Dickinson (actress), Angie Stone (singer)
Angie TrendsSince 1880, more than 59,600 newborns have been given this name. In 1975, nearly 2,000 girls were named Angie.
Fun FactRod Stewart has a song in his portfolio called Angie.
25. GiselleGiselle is a feminine French name that can also mean “beautiful like the stars.”
Meaning of GiselleSword pledge
Origin of GiselleEnglish, French
Pronunciation of GiselleGis-elle
Variations/Alternatives of GiselleGisella, Gizelle
Famous People Named GiselleGiselle Eisenberg (actress), Giselle Bündchen (model)
Giselle TrendsIn the United States, Giselle is a relatively new name that has appeared around 1988. Since then, over 33,000 baby girls have been given this name. In 2007, over 2,500 newborns were named Giselle.
Fun FactIn the 1800s, Giselle was a ballet show but not the classic kind. It was called ballet-fantastique because it involved dances and elements and costumes that reminded those who attended of the supernatural and spiritual world.
26. AprilNot only is this the name of a month but its roots can be found in the Latin language and it means “to open” which, back then, referred to how flowers open their petals.
Meaning of AprilBlooming
Origin of AprilLatin
Pronunciation of Apriley-pruh l
Variations/Alternatives of AprilAprella, Aprilla, Avril, Ava
Famous People Named AprilApril Bowlby (actress), April Winchell (actress)
April TrendsSince 1880, more than 233,700 babies have been named April, in the US. In 1980, over 11,400 families chose to name their daughters April.
Fun FactAvril is April’s French version, as in Avril Lavigne, the singer.
27. AshleyAshley is a neutral name and both girls and boys can proudly wear it.
Meaning of AshleyAsh tree
Origin of AshleyOld English
Pronunciation of AshleyAsh-ley
Variations/Alternatives of AshleyAshford, Ashlane, Ashleigh, Ashlene
Famous People Named AshleyAshley Tisdale (actress), Ashley Benson (actress)
Ashley TrendsBetween 1970 and 2012, this name was very popular in the US. In 1987, more than 54,800 newborn girls were named Ashley.
Fun FactAt first, for over 300 years, this name was given to make children only.
28. BaileyThis name comes with plenty of other cute alternatives when it comes to their spelling. It derives from the word “bailiff.”
Meaning of BaileyFortification, steward
Origin of BaileyFrench, Old English
Pronunciation of BaileyBay-Lee
Variations/Alternatives of BaileyBaylee, Bayley, Bailee
Famous People Named BaileyBailey McKnight (musician), Bailey (Stella McCartney’s daughter)
Bailey TrendsSince 1880, over 82,000 baby girls have been given this name. In 1998, nearly 5,200 newborn girls were named Bailey.
Fun FactAs a girl’s name, Bailey was incredibly popular in the 1990s and also during the early period of the 2000s.
29. BellaBella is often used as Isabella’s nickname. Many Spanish and Italian women have this beautiful name.
Meaning of BellaBeautiful, God’s Gift
Origin of BellaSpanish, Hebrew, Italian
Pronunciation of Bellab-ELL-uh
Variations/Alternatives of BellaBellatrix, Annabel, Annie, Belinda
Famous People Named BellaBella Hadid (model), Bella (Eddie Murphy’s daughter)
Bella TrendsSince 1880, over 34,500 newborn girls have been given this name. In 2010, more than 5,000 babies were named Bella.
Fun FactBella was very popular in the 1800s but then its popularity faded away only to regain it in recent years due to Bella Swan’s character from Twilight.
30. BettyThis is an amazing transitional name that derives from Elizabeth.
Meaning of BettyDedicated, God’s oath
Origin of BettyEnglish, Hebrew
Pronunciation of Bettyb-EH-t-ee
Variations/Alternatives of BettyBess, Bessie, Elizabeth, Babette, Lisbeth, Eliza
Famous People Named BettyBetty White (actress), Betty Cuthbert (Olympic runner)
Betty TrendsSince 1880, in the US, almost one million girls have been given this name. In 1930, over 38,000 baby girls were named Betty.
Fun FactThe word “betty” was initially used to describe an attractive girl.
31. BrendaBrenda is derived from the word “brendr” that comes from the Old Norse language and it means “sword.”
Meaning of BrendaSword, little raven
Origin of BrendaIrish, Old English
Pronunciation of Brendab-r-EH-n-d-uh
Variations/Alternatives of BrendaBrendie, Bryanna, Brendah
Famous People Named BrendaBrenda Lee (singer), Brenda Marshall (actress)
Brenda TrendsSince 1880, over 604,000 baby girls have been given this name. In 1957, more than 24,000 newborns were named Brenda.
Fun Fact“Brenda’s Got a Baby” was the debut single of Tupac Shakur.
32. BridgetThis is the English version of the name Brighid, from the Gaelic language.
Meaning of BridgetStrong, resolute
Origin of BridgetIrish
Pronunciation of Bridgetb-r-IH-j-ih-t
Variations/Alternatives of BridgetBrita, Brigette, Brigitte, Britta, Breanna, Brianna
Famous People Named BridgetBridget Moynahan (model), Bridget Fonda (actress)
Bridget TrendsSince 1880, over 86,500 baby girls have been given this name. It was a very popular name in the 1970s.
Fun FactThe word Bridget was another term to describe an Irish maid, in the 20th century.
33. CaitlinEvery child is pure and you can stand by this statement by choosing to name your daughter Caitlin which means pure.
Meaning of CaitlinPure beauty, little darling
Origin of CaitlinGreek, Irish, Celtic
Pronunciation of CaitlinKEYT-LihN
Variations/Alternatives of CaitlinCaitlyn, Katherine, Catherine, Katelyn
Famous People Named CaitlinCaitlin Moran (journalist), Caitlin McCarthy (actress)
Caitlin TrendsThis was a very popular name in the late 1980s. In 1988, over 7,200 baby girls were named Caitlin.
Fun FactThis name is among the ones with the highest number of alternatives in terms of spelling: Catelyn, Kaitlynn, etc.
34. BrooklynLately, it has become a trendy choice to name your child after a city or a borough.
Meaning of BrooklynBeautiful brook
Origin of BrooklynModern English
Pronunciation of BrooklynBRUW-KLihN
Variations/Alternatives of BrooklynBrooklin, Brookline
Famous People Named BrooklynBrooklyn Decker (model), Brooklyn (Nick Lachey’s daughter), Brooke Shields (actress)
Brooklyn TrendsThis name became very popular after 1990. In 2011, over 7,100 baby girls were named Brooklyn.
Fun FactThe name comes from the word Breukelen which has Dutch roots.
35. CamilleIt is a popular version of the name Camilla that has a French twist when you say it.
Meaning of CamilleReligious ceremony attendant
Origin of CamilleLatin
Pronunciation of Camillekuh-MEEL
Variations/Alternatives of CamilleCamelia, Camillia, Camila, Caimile
Famous People Named CamilleCamille Winbush (actress), Camille Grammer (reality TV star)
Camille TrendsEver since the 1880s, this name has grown in popularity, being on an ascending trend. Since then, nearly 60,000 newborns have been given this name. In 2012, over 1,300 babies were named Camille.
Fun FactIn 1936, Greta Garbo starred in a movie in which she played a character named Camille.
NicknameCammie, Mila, Cammy, Millie
36. CarlyCarly is the feminine version of the name Carl which, in my opinion, sounds very elegant and noble yet too sober. Carly, on the other hand, sounds playful and fun.
Meaning of CarlyStrong-voiced
Origin of CarlyLatin
Pronunciation of CarlyKAHR-lee
Variations/Alternatives of CarlyKarly, Karlee
Famous People Named CarlyCarly Simon (singer), Carly Hallam (actress)
Carly TrendsSince 1880, more than 58,500 baby girls have been given this name. In 1995, almost 2,600 families named their baby daughters Carly.
Fun FactCarly is derived from Carl and you can only find this name in the United States. In other countries, you may find the alternative Carla.
37. CelesteThis name is a reference to the sky so, it can be the ideal choice for your little angel.
Meaning of CelesteHeavenly, most beautiful
Origin of CelesteGreek, Latin
Pronunciation of Celestesuh-lest
Variations/Alternatives of CelesteCelestine, Calista, Calysta, Kalla, Celestina, Celesteen
Famous People Named CelesteCeleste Holm (actress), Celeste Marshall (model)
Celeste TrendsSince 1880, over 53,000 babies have been named Celeste. In 2004, more than 1,600 newborns were given this name.
Fun FactLaguna Celeste is a Bolivian lake and there’s also a river called Celeste that’s located in Costa Rica.
NicknameCece, Celly, Lettie, Ellie
38. CharlotteCharlotte is a classy and elegant name and it brings a feminine vibe.
Meaning of CharlotteWomanly, little
Origin of CharlotteFrench
Pronunciation of CharlotteSHAHR-luht
Variations/Alternatives of CharlotteCarlotta, Charlot, Charlet, Charlette
Famous People Named CharlotteCharlotte Brontë (writer), Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana (the daughter of Prince William)
Charlotte TrendsSince 1880, over 291,000 families have named their daughters Charlotte. In 2012, over 7,400 baby girls were given this name.
Fun FactIt comes from the male name Charles and, in French, it is associated with “little” and “free man.”
NicknameCharley, Lola, Charlie
39. ChelseaOriginally, Chelsea was the landing dock where limestone and chalk were transported in London’s districts.
Meaning of ChelseaShip island, brave, river landing place
Origin of ChelseaScottish, Old English
Pronunciation of Chelseachel-see
Variations/Alternatives of ChelseaChelseigh, Chelsie, Chelsee, Kelsy
Famous People Named ChelseaChelsea Field (actress), Chelsea Peretti (comedian)
Chelsea TrendsSince 1880, over 153,000 newborn girls have received this name. In 1992, over 16,000 babies were named Chelsea.
Fun FactThere’s also a Boston suburb that’s called Chelsea and Chelsea F.C. is the name of a famous English football club.
40. ChristineThis is a beautiful and very melodic name for a girl.
Meaning of Christinefrom the word Christian, anointed
Origin of ChristineGreek
Pronunciation of Christinekris-TEEN
Variations/Alternatives of ChristineChristina, Christiana, Christa, Kristen, Kirsten, Kristin, Chrystal
Famous People Named ChristineChristine Baranski (actress), Christine Organ (author)
Christine TrendsSince 1880, over 580,000 newborns have been given this name. It was very popular in the 1950s.
Fun FactIn the novel Christine by Stephen King, there was an evil car that went by this name.
NicknameCrissy, Chris, Tina
41. DaphneDaphne sounds mysterious and has a nice interesting meaning.
Meaning of DaphneLaurel tree
Origin of DaphneGreek
Pronunciation of Daphnedaf-nee
Variations/Alternatives of DaphneDaphnie, Daphney, Daffye, Daphny, Dafnee
Famous People Named DaphneDaphne Oz (author), Daphne Zuniga (actress)
Daphne TrendsThis was a popular name in the 1960s. In 1962, over 1,100 baby girls were named Daphne.
Fun FactDaphne was a Greek mythological character who transformed herself into a laurel tree to avoid unwanted advances that Apollo was trying to make.
42. DemiDemi, from Greek, can also mean “half.” It is a short and pretty name with a few exotic influences.
Meaning of DemiThe harvest Goddess, fort on a hill
Origin of DemiGreek, Old English
Pronunciation of DemiDEHM-iy
Variations/Alternatives of DemiDemetra, Demetrice, Deitra, Demetria, Demeteria, Dymitrah
Famous People Named DemiDemi Lovato (singer), Demi Moore (actress)
Demi TrendsDemi is a pretty unique name. Since 1880, only 3,892 newborn girls have been given this name. In 1995, 364 families named their daughters Demi.
Fun FactThe actress Demi Moore made this name famous and popular all throughout the 1990s.
43. EdithEdith means “expensive gift” in Old English which makes this name an appropriate one for your little girl who is a priceless gift from God.
Meaning of EdithExpensive gift
Origin of EdithOld English
Pronunciation of Edithee-dith
Variations/Alternatives of EdithEdita, Edette, Edyth
Famous People Named EdithEdith “Edie” Sedgwick (model and actress), Edith (Cate Blanchett’s daughter)
Edith TrendsThis name was very popular in the US between 1900 and 1970. Since 1880, over 263,000 girls have received this name. In 1918, almost 8,000 babies were named Edith.
Fun FactIn Despicable Me, the famous animated movie, one of the little girls is called Edith.
44. ElaineElaine is a variation of Helen which means “shining light.”
Meaning of ElaineTorch
Origin of ElaineGreek, French
Pronunciation of Elaineee-LAYN
Variations/Alternatives of ElaineHelen, Elena, Laine, Helene, Eleanor, Alana
Famous People Named ElaineElaine Hendrix (actress), Elaine Joyce (actress)
Elaine TrendsBetween 1916 and 1970, this name was very popular. In 1947, over 7,000 baby girls were named Elaine.
Fun FactLady Elaine Fairchilde was a puppet from Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood show.
45. JasmineThis amazingly beautiful and exotic name has Persian, Arabic, and French roots.
Meaning of JasmineJasmine flower
Origin of JasminePersian
Pronunciation of JasmineJazz-min
Variations/Alternatives of JasmineJasmina, Jasmin, Yasmin, Yasmine
Famous People Named JasmineJasmine V (singer), Jasmine Guy (actress)
Jasmine TrendsBetween 1988 and 2012, Jasmine was a very popular name in the US. In 1993, over 12,000 baby girls were named Jasmine.
Fun FactVersions such as Yasmin or Jazmin are commonly-met in countries such as Argentina and Brazil.
46. ElsaElsa is the German version of the name Elizabeth.
Meaning of ElsaDedicated to God, island dweller
Origin of ElsaScottish, Hebrew
Pronunciation of ElsaEH-l-s-uh
Variations/Alternatives of ElsaAilsa, Ailis, Ailsha, Elshe, Eliza, Elissa, Elsbeth
Famous People Named ElsaElsa Maxwell (writer), Elsa Hosk (model)
Elsa TrendsSince 1880, over 25,100 newborns have been given this name. In 2012, 537 babies were named Elsa.
Fun FactElsa was made famous due to Frozen, the animated movie made by Disney.
47. EmmaThis is a short and cute name for your baby girl that will reflect her feminine side.
Meaning of EmmaWhole, all-embracing, universal
Origin of EmmaGerman
Pronunciation of EmmaEH-m-uh
Variations/Alternatives of EmmaEmily, Emiliana, Emilia
Famous People Named EmmaEmma Thompson (actress), Emma Watson (actress)
Emma TrendsSince 1880, over 550,400 baby girls have been named Emma. In 2003, nearly 22,700 babies were named Emma.
Fun FactThe name became even more famous after Rachel from Friends named the fictional character of her daughter Emma.
48. EstherEsther derives from Ishtar which, in Babylonian, was the Goddess of fertility and love.
Meaning of EstherStar
Origin of EstherPersian, Hebrew
Pronunciation of EstherEHS-ter, ES-tuhr
Variations/Alternatives of EstherEster, Hettie, Estella, Estrella
Famous People Named EstherEsther Williams (swimmer), Esther Jones (singer)
Esther TrendsSince 1880, more than 240,000 newborns have been given this name. In 1918, over 6,500 baby girls were named Esther.
Fun FactJudy Garland played a heroine named Esther Smith in “Meet Me in St. Louis” movie.
49. FlorenceYour little Florence will definitely be the most beautiful flower of all.
Meaning of FlorenceFlourishing, blooming flower
Origin of FlorenceLatin
Pronunciation of Florencef-l-AW-r-uh-n-s
Variations/Alternatives of FlorenceFlora, Florenz, Fleur, Floris, Florentia, Floria
Famous People Named FlorenceFlorence Henderson (actress), Florence Nightingale (nurse and statistician)
Florence TrendsThis was a very popular name between 1910 and 1940. In 1918, over 11,300 baby girls were named Florence.
Fun FactIn 2018, Maryland, North Carolina, and other areas were affected by Hurricane Florence.
50. HaleyHaley can also mean meadow. It is a beautiful girl name worn by many famous women.
Meaning of HaleyWise one, hero
Origin of HaleyNorse, Irish
Pronunciation of HaleyHAY-lee
Variations/Alternatives of HaleyHailey, Hally, Hollis
Famous People Named HaleyHaley Bennett (actress), Haley Bonar (singer)
Haley TrendsSince 1880, nearly 150,000 newborns have been given this name, in the US. In 2000, over 9,000 babies were named Haley.
Fun FactThis name can also come from an old word that meant “remote valley.” It is a unisex name although parents give it mostly to their daughters.
51. HeatherThis was formerly much more popular than today but it still remains a pretty name for your baby daughter.
Meaning of HeatherShrub, heath, flowering plant
Origin of HeatherEnglish, Scottish
Pronunciation of Heatherheth -er
Variations/Alternatives of HeatherHeatherlee, Hether
Famous People Named HeatherHeather Mills (model), Heather Locklear (actress)
Heather TrendsSince 1880, more than 522,600 newborns have been given this name. In 1975, over 24,300 girls were named Heather.
Fun FactIn 1975, the top 3 most popular names for girls in the United States were Jennifer, Amy, and Heather.
Frequently Asked Questions
Some of the most beautiful and cutest names for a girl, made only from two syllables, are Charlotte, Audrey, Bella, Carol, Elsa, and Chloe. But there are just a few top-of-mind options because there are many other great choices out there.
If you want a more special name for your baby girl, one that not many other babies have, you should opt for one of the following alternatives: Angel, Audra, Brooklyn, Ava, Cadence, Autumn, or Clara.
Here are some of the greatest two-syllable baby names that work perfectly for both boys and girls: Aarin; Abriel; Addie; Adryan; Ashley; Avis; Bernie; Bethlyn; Calsey; Cambell; Silver; Danell; etc.
Here are some of the prettiest names for girls that mean flower: Daisy; Lily; Poppy; Flora; Iris; etc.
The Best Two Syllable Girl Names – Final ThoughtsI am sure that you will find a suitable name for your little bundle of joy out of this vast collection of the best two-syllable girl names I’ve listed and detailed today. There are some pretty attractive options in there, especially for those parents who’re looking for special and original first names for their children. Further read:
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