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Popular Two-Syllable Baby Girl Names

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 say? 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, other people like these types names as well 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.

Names have power.

— Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief

Two-syllable names for girls from A through C

Two-syllable names for girls from A through C

Agnes

Bailey

Cadence

Alice

Bambi

Cailin

Alma

Bernice

Caitlin

Alva

Betsy

Callie

Amber

Betty

Camille

Amy

Blossom

Candace

Anna

Bobbi

Cara

Anya

Bonnie

Carla

April

Brandy

Carly

Asha

Breanne

Carmen

Ashley

Brenda

Carol

Ashlynn

Brenna

Carrie

Asia

Bridget

Casey

Audrey

Cathleen

Ava

Celine

Charlotte

Chelsea

Cheri

Cheryl

Chloe

Christa

Christine

Cleo

Colleen

Connie

Cora

Corinne

Crystal

Two-syllable names for girls from D through F

Two-syllable names for girls from D through F

Dacey

Echo

Fanny

Daisy

Eden

Farrah

Dana

Edith

Flora

Danelle

Edna

Frances

Danette

Eileen

Freida

Daphne

Elaine

Dara

Elise

Darcy

Ella

Darlene

Ellen

Deirdre

Elsa

Della

Elsie

Denise

Ember

Diane

Emma

Dinah

Erin

Dionne

Esther

Dolly

Donna

Dora

Doreen

Doris

Dorothy

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

Ingrid

Ginger

Hazel

Irene

Ginny

Heather

Iris

Gladys

Heidi

Irma

Glenda

Helen

Ivy

Greta

Hester

Gretchen

Hollis

Holly

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

Kara

Laura

Jasmine

Karen

Laurel

Jenna

Karla

Lauren

Jesse

Kasha

Layla

Jewel

Kathleen

Leah

Joanne

Kayla

Leann

Jody

Kaylee

Lena

Joelle

Keisha

Leslie

Jolene

Kelly

Lexi

Judith

Kelsey

Libby

Julie

Kendra

Lila

Kerry

Lilith

Kiera

Linda

Kiley

Lisa

Kinsey

Lisette

Kirsten

Liza

Kristen

Lois

Lola

Lori

Lorraine

Louise

Luann

Lucile

Lupe

Two-syllable names for girls from M through O

Two-syllable names for girls from M through O

Mabel

Nadine

Olga

Macy

Nancy

Opal

Maia

Narah

Oprah

Mamie

Noelle

Mara

Nora

Marcia

Norma

Marie

Marlene

Martha

Mary

Maureen

Maxine

Maya

Megan

Mia

Mimi

Mindy

Mira

Mitzi

Moira

Molly

Morgan

Myra

Myrna

What's in a Name?

— William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

Two-syllable names for girls from P through R

Two-syllable names for girls from P through R

Peggy

Quincy

Rachel

Phoebe

 

Raelene

Pia

 

Raiza

Pilar

Rana

Piper

Raquel

Polly

Rasia

Poppy

Raven

Portia

Reagan

Prudence

Renee

Rhea

Rhonda

Riley

Rita

Robin

Ruby

Two-syllable names for girls from S through Z

Two-syllable names for girls from S through Z

Sabra

Tamar

Uma

Sadie

Tasha

Saffron

Tatum

Vanna

Sally

Tawny

Venus

Sandra

Taylor

Vera

Sarah

Tempest

Violet

Sasha

Tessa

Vonda

Shannon

Thelma

Shantel

Tia

Wanda

Sharon

Tina

Wendy

Shauna

Tisha

Willow

Sheena

Toni

Sheila

Tori

Xandra

Shelby

Tracy

Shelley

Trina

Yvonne

Shirley

Trina

Sidney

Trisha

Zelda

Simone

Trixie

Zoe

Sonya

Twyla

Zsa Zsa

Sophie

Stacy

Stella

Susan

Sybil

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 good name is to be chosen, rather than great riches

— Proverbs 22:1

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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The 15 Most Popular Names for Girls in 2017

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