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30+ Magical Baby Girl Names With Meanings and Origins

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From Alexine to Zorina, explore these female names that have a little touch of magic!

From Alexine to Zorina, explore these female names that have a little touch of magic!

Magical-Sounding Female Names

As a child, I loved fiction and magic. Honestly, I still do. I remember I used to make up stories where I was the hero in all the classic books. In these stories, I helped Harry Potter defeat Voldemort again and again, and I was there to aid Alex and Conner Bailey in stopping the Evil Queen, the Enchantress, and all the other evil villains.

In my mind, I was the hero. I would have incredible characters with awesome backstories and lifestyles. The only problem was that I could never pick a name that was interesting or special enough to suit my characters. I never could seem to find that name that just fit perfectly.

Give Your Daughter (or Your Story Character) a Magic Name

Well, here in this article are a few names I have found over that years that (to me, at least) seem magical. Because whether you're naming your newborn baby or dreaming up a storyline where you rule the world, this article is here to help!

"Names are the sweetest and most important sound in any language."

— Dale Carnegie

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A–Z Names, Meanings, and Origins

NameMeaningOrigin

Arlene

free man

Celtic, Irish

Alexine

helper, defender

Greek

Armande

army man

German

Aurelie

golden

French, derived from Latin

Alma

kind, nourishing

Latin

Anthea

flowery

Greek

Avelina

wished for child

Russian

Benilde

good

French

Blythe

happy

English

Bellicent

bright, brilliant

Celtic

Carrie

free

English

Corinne

maiden

Greek

Dianthe

flower of the gods

Greek

Dulcy

sweet

Latin

Esther

star, myrtle leaf

Hebrew

Ethel

noble

English

Faye

fairy, elf

Possibly English, or French

Florabel

flowery, compassion

Unknown

Genevieve

woman of the race

French

Gwendolyn

blessed ring, white, fair

Welsh

Heloise

famous fighter

French

Honor

dignity, reputation

English

Hippolyte

queen of the Amazons

Greek

Jocelyn

little Goth

English

Liesel

oath to god

German

Myrtle

myrtle bush

English

Melisande

labor, strength

French

Nausicaa

burner of ships

Greek

Nolina

plant that resembles the yucca plant

Irish

Olivine

olive tree

Latin

Ottilie

rich

French

Selma

god's helmet

Arabic

Zorina

golden

Slavic

Put a little magic in your child's life with an evocative name like Heloise, Benilde, or Myrtle!

Put a little magic in your child's life with an evocative name like Heloise, Benilde, or Myrtle!

"Proper names are like poetry in the raw. Like all poetry they are untranslatable."

— W.H Auden

Note About the Name Meanings

Some names in this article have meanings that may not seem the most magical, such as Arlene ("free man"), Jocelyn ("little Goth"), or even Nausicaa ("burner of ships"), but to me, sound is key. Although Avelina may not have the most magical meaning ("wished-for child"), the name itself is beautiful, mysterious, and unique!

Please let me know if these names inspired you or a loved one; I'd love to hear from all of you.

© 2020 Mag

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