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Popular Two-Syllable Baby Girl Names

Claudia has been writing online for many years. She enjoys coming up with unique and interesting name ideas to share with her readers.

Trying to decide on a two-syllable name for your baby girl?  Here are loads of ideas to choose from.

Trying to decide on a two-syllable name for your baby girl? Here are loads of ideas to choose from.

One of the harder decisions you'll have to make when you are having a baby is what to name her. When we were expecting, my husband and I poured over baby name books for hours, making list after list of names we liked. It seemed like it took months to finally decide on one.

We thought of everything, from how the name sounded with our last name, to whether or not we had ever known someone we didn't care for with that name. I'm guessing that anyone who has ever had a baby would say the same thing.

One of the things we thought about was the sound of the name. Was it easy to pronounce? Was it easy to spell? The nice thing about two-syllable names is that they are easy to say. They kind of flow off the tongue and have a bouncy feel to them.

Obviously, many others also like this type of name because in 2017, 46% of the top 100 most popular girls' names had two syllables.

So while you are getting the nursery ready for that happy day, here are some ideas for your little girl.

Two-syllable names for girls from A through C

Two-syllable names for girls from A through C

Agnes

Bailey

Cadence

Charlotte

Alice

Bambi

Cailin

Chelsea

Alma

Bernice

Caitlin

Cheri

Alva

Betsy

Callie

Cheryl

Amber

Betty

Camille

Chloe

Amy

Blakeley

Candace

Christa

Anna

Blossom

Cara

Christine

Anya

Bobbi

Carla

Cleo

April

Bonnie

Carly

Colleen

Asha

Brandy

Carmen

Connie

Ashley

Breanne

Carol

Cora

Ashlynn

Brenda

Carrie

Corinne

Asia

Brenna

Casey

Crystal

Audrey

Bridget

Cathleen

Cyanne

Ava

Bronya

Celine

Cybele

Two-syllable names for girls from D through F

Two-syllable names for girls from D through F

Dacey

Earline

Fable

Daisy

Echo

Fallon

Dana

Eden

Fanny

Danelle

Edith

Faran

Danette

Edna

Farrah

Daphne

Eileen

Fauna

Dara

Elaine

Fausta

Darcy

Elise

Fayette

Darlene

Ella

Fenix

Deirdre

Ellen

Finley

Della

Elsa

Flora

Denise

Elsie

Florence

Diane

Ember

Floris

Dinah

Emma

Flossy

Dionne

Erin

Francee

Dolly

Esme

Frances

Donna

Estelle

Francy

Dora

Esther

Fredy

Doreen

Evan

Freedom

Doris

Evie

Freida

Dorothy

Evonne

Freya

Two-syllable names for girls from G through I

Two-syllable names for girls from G through I

Garnet

Haley

Ida

Georgia

Halsey

Iman

Gigi

Hannah

Ina

Gilda

Harley

Inga

Gina

Haven

Inez

Ginger

Hazel

Ingrid

Ginny

Heather

Ireland

Gladys

Heidi

Irene

Glenda

Helen

Iris

Greta

Hester

Irma

Gretchen

Hollis

Isla

Gwyneth

Holly

Ivy

Two-syllable names for girls from J through L

Two-syllable names for girls from J through L

Jacy

Kadee

Lacey

Jada

Kaitlin

Lana

Jamie

Kali

Lara

Janelle

Kamille

Laura

Jasmine

Kara

Laurel

Jemma

Karen

Lauren

Jenna

Karla

Layla

Jessa

Kasha

Leah

Jesse

Kasey

Leann

Jewel

Katelynn

Lena

Joanne

Kathleen

Leslie

Jocelyn

Kayla

Lexi

Jody

Kaylee

Libby

Joelle

Keisha

Lila

Jolene

Kelly

Lilith

Jolie

Kelsey

Linda

Jordan

Kendra

Lisa

Josie

Kenya

Lisette

Journey

Kerry

Liza

Jozette

Kiera

Lois

Judy

Kiley

Lola

Junie

Kinsey

Lori

Judith

Kinsley

Lorraine

Julie

Krista

Louise

Juno

Kristal

Luann

Justice

Kristen

Lucile

Justine

Kyrie

Lupe

Two-syllable names for girls from M through O

Two-syllable names for girls from M through O

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Mabel

Nada

Oaklee

Macy

Nadine

Oaklie

Maia

Naia

Ocean

Mamie

Nancy

Odelle

Mara

Narah

Odette

Marcia

Natale

Olga

Marie

Nella

Oline

Marlene

Nellie

Olla

Martha

Nessa

Olive

Mary

Nichelle

Ondine

Maureen

Nicole

Onna

Maxine

Nicky

Oona

Maya

Nila

Onyx

Megan

Nikki

Ooma

Mia

Ninette

Opal

Mimi

Ninon

Oprah

Mindy

Noe

Opree

Mira

Noelle

Ora

Mitzi

Nolene

Orchid

Moira

Nonnie

Orla

Molly

Nora

Orleans

Morgan

Noreen

Orly

Myra

Norma

Owna

Myrna

Nyomi

Owen

Two-syllable names for girls from P through R

Two-syllable names for girls from P through R

Peggy

Rachel

Phoebe

Raelene

Pia

Raiza

Pilar

Rana

Piper

Raquel

Polly

Rasia

Poppy

Raven

Portia

Reagan

Prudence

Renee

Queenie

Rhea

Quentin

Rhonda

Questa

Riley

Quinby

Rita

Quincy

Robin

Quinlan

Ruby

Two-syllable names for girls from S through Z

Two-syllable names for girls from S through Z

Sabra

Talia

Uda

Sadie

Tamar

Uma

Saffron

Tara

Ursa

Sally

Tasha

Vanna

Sandra

Tatum

Venus

Sarah

Tawny

Vera

Sasha

Taylor

Violet

Shannon

Tempest

Vonda

Shantel

Tessa

Wanda

Sharon

Thea

Wendy

Shauna

Thelma

Whitney

Sheena

Tia

Willow

Sheila

Tilly

Winnie

Shelby

Tina

Winter

Shelley

Tisha

Xandra

Shirley

Toni

Xena

Sidney

Tori

Yael

Simone

Tracy

Yara

Sonya

Trina

Yazmin

Sophie

Trisha

Ynez

Stacy

Tristen

Yvonne

Stella

Trixie

Zelda

Susan

Twyla

Zoe

Sybil

Tyler

Zsa Zsa

Female celebrities with two-syllable names.

Female celebrities with two-syllable names.

Famous Women Who Have Two-Syllable Names

Lights, camera, action! From actresses to sports figures, many female celebrities have two-syllable names. Here are some of the big ones.

Actresses

Amy Schumer

Kaley Cuoco

Anna Faris

Karen Gillan

Anna Kendrick

Kristen Stewart

Audrey Hepburn

Krysten Ritter

Bella Thorne

Lisa Bonet

Charlize Theron

Mila Kunis

Ellen DeGeneres

Millie Bobby Brown

Emma Stone

Mindy Kaling

Emma Watson

Nicole Kidman

Eva Longoria

Parker Posey

Frances McDormand

Rachel Weisz

Gwyneth Paltrow

Roseanne Barr

Hailee Steinfeld

Salma Hayek

Halle Berry

Sandra Bullock

Jada Pinkett Smith

Sara Gilbert

Jenna Fischer

Scarlett Johansson

Judy Garland

Thandie Newton

Zoe Saldana

Musicians

 

 

Adele

Katy Perry

Avril Lavigne

Lily Allen

Carrie Underwood

Liza Minelli

Carrie Brownstein

Miley Cyrus

Courtney Love

Nicki Minaj

Demi Lovato

Norah Jones

Dolly Parton

Taylor Swift

Geri Halliwell

Tina Turner

Hayley Williams

Tori Amos

Jordin Sparks

Whitney Houston

Athletes

 

 

Abby Wambach

Lindsey Vonn

Alex Morgan

Lisa Leslie

Aly Raisman

Mary Lou Retton

Anna Rawson

Mia Hamm

Billie Jean King

Michelle Akers

Bonnie Blair

Nancy Lopez

Ellen Hogg

Skylar Diggins

Holly Holm

Sydney Laroux

Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Tracy Caulkins

Kerri Walsh

Venus Williams

Politicians

 

Dilma Roussef

Eva Peron

Fannie Lou Hamer

Golda Meir

Janet Napolitano

Janet Reno

Kathleen Sebelius

Maxine Waters

Michele Bachman

Nancy Pelosi

Nikki Haley

Sarah Palin

Shirley Chisholm

Sonia Gandhi

A list of more common girls' names in the bible that have two-syllables.

A list of more common girls' names in the bible that have two-syllables.

Two-Syllable Biblical Names for Girls

Two-syllable women's names appear throughout the bible. Here are some of the more common ones, along with their meanings.

NameMeaning

Anna

Grace, Gracious

Bernice

She who brings victory, Victorious

Candace

Unblemished, Pure, Sincere

Chloe

Vibrant

Dinah

God will judge, God has vindicated

Esther

Star

Hannah

Grace, Gracious

Judith

She who praises, Woman from Judea

Leah

Weary, Beauty and Grace

Lois

Desired, Most desirable

Mara

Bitter, Bitterness

Martha

Mistress of the house, Lady

Mary

Bitterness, Bitter

Rachel

Lamb, Ewe

Rhoda

Rose, From the island of roses

Sarah

Princess

Tamar

Palm Tree, Date Palm Tree

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Talk about popular! In 2017, 46 of the top 100 most popular girls' names were two syllables. Here are the top 15 of them.

RankName

1

Emma

2

Ava

3

Mia

4

Riley

5

Zoe

6

Layla

7

Charlotte

8

Aubrey

9

Lily

10

Chloe

11

Harper

12

Ella

13

Scarlett

14

Maya

15

Mila

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Female Fictional Characters With a Two-Syllable Name

From books to movies, there are many female fictional characters out there with these types of names. Here are some of them.

NameWhere the name is from

Annie Savoy

Bull Durham

Charlotte

Charlotte's Web

Holly Golightly

Breakfast at Tiffany's

Issa Rae

Insecure

Karen Blixen

Out of Africa

Karen Silkwood

Silkwood

Laura Ingalls

Little House on the Prairie

Lisa Simpson

The Simpsons

Lisbeth Salander

Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Mary Agnes

Godless

Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins

Minnie Mouse

Disney

Nancy Drew

Nancy Drew Mysteries

Nina Sayers

Black Swan

Nola Darling

She's Gotta Have It

Regan MacNeil

The Exorcist

River Tam

Firefly

Sally Albright

When Harry Met Sally

Sansa Stark

Game of Thrones

Sara Crewe

A Little Princess

Scarlett O'Hara

Gone With the Wind

Wendy

Peter Pan

Having a Boy?

Are you looking for two-syllable names for boys? I've compiled a list just like this, but for boys.

Sources

  • babycenter.com
  • nameberry.com
  • Astoria, Dorothy, The Name Book, Minneapolis, Bethany House Publishers, 1997. Print.

© 2018 Claudia Mitchell

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