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200+ Unique and Meaningful Middle Names for Girls

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Cute Middle Names for Girls

  1. Adele: French for "tender" and "kind"
  2. Alice: Noble and truthful
  3. Belle: French for "beautiful"
  4. Blair: One who dwells in the plains
  5. Bree: Strong and full of virtue
  6. Brooke: A gentle stream
  7. Caprice: French for "whimsical"
  8. Cerise: French for "cherry"
  9. Dawn: As bright as the morning rays
  10. Fawn: Sweet and innocent
  11. Fern: Fresh like the fern plant
  12. Leigh: English word for "delicate" or "meadow"
  13. Lynn: A pool beneath a waterfall
  14. Mae: A discerning person
  15. Love: A unique name for a girl full of affection
  16. Olive: Like an olive tree
  17. Pearl: Precious gem
  18. Rylie: Someone strong

One-Syllable Middle Names

  1. Blue: A beautiful color that evokes a sense of clarity and serenity
  2. Dawn: The beginning of a new day
  3. Faith: Trusting in all things
  4. Fay/Faye: Old French for "fairy"
  5. Grace: Meaning "God's favor" or love towards mankind
  6. Hope: Someone with positive expectation, or the virtue of hope
  7. Jade: A precious green stone
  8. Jo: A traditional country or Southern name, also used in Belgium and the Netherlands
  9. Lane: An Old English name for someone who lived in a lane (down a narrow street between fences)
  10. May or Mae: A pet name for Mary or Margaret
  11. Paige: Meaning "young helper or child"
  12. Rain: Nurturing and refreshing
  13. Ray/Rae/Raye: Bright like the sun's rays
  14. Reeve: A steward or bailiff
  15. Rose: Delicate and beautiful like the flower
  16. Skye/Sky: As open as the wide blue sky

Unique and Girly Middle Names

Abigail

Alisha

Amber

Amora

Anika

Aphrodite

Avery

Blake

Brielle

Celine

Coral

Dakota

Della

Devine

Eden

Emma

Farrah

Fayre

France

Genisis

Georgia

Iowa

Isa

Josie

Journey

Juniper

Keva

Layla

Lexi

Luna

Lux

Lyric

Maisie

Meadow

Monroe

Nalia

Paige

Penelope

River

Saturn

Tenley

Trinity

The sole purpose of a child's middle name is so she can tell when she's really in trouble.

The sole purpose of a child's middle name is so she can tell when she's really in trouble.

Exotic and Feminine Names

  1. Zaylee: Of Australian origin; it means flower
  2. Anaïs: Persian goddess of healing and fertility
  3. Thea: Greek goddess of light
  4. Demi: Abbreviation of Demetria, the goddess of corn and harvest
  5. Arya: Indian word for "goddess"
  6. Cia: Greek for "of the moon"
  7. Vera: Latin for "truth"
  8. Isla: It means "island" in Scottish
  9. Ireland: Her friends will be green with envy
  10. Imani: African for "faith"
  11. Raven: For fans of Edgar Allen Poe, or the bird itself
  12. Reese: Welsh name meaning "enthusiasm"
  13. Anise: A spice; also means "pure soul"
  14. Elein: Native American for "as bright as a torch"
  15. Regan: Irish for "little ruler"
  16. Eyre: Like our story heroine, Jane Eyre

What Is a Badass, Edgy, Fierce Middle Name for a Girl?

Rebel

Medusa

Helen

Aretha

Frida

Jett

Eleanor

Harley

Raye; Rayonne

Joan

Kat

Karma

Maude

Storm

Thelma (or Louise)

Tempest

Hippolyta

Xena

Ember

Kali

Venus

Traditional Middle Names

  1. Anne or Ann: A name of Jewish origin that means "gracious"
  2. Marie: Lady of the sea or lady of sorrow
  3. Claire: Bright and clear
  4. Jane: God is gracious
  5. Sue: Associated with the lily flower because lilies grew in the Biblical city of Susa in Persia
  6. Zoe: It means "life" in Greek
  7. Lee: Chinese for "plum"
  8. Kate: Pure or clear
  9. Louise: German name for "famous warrior"
  10. Scarlett: Bright red
  11. Clementine: mild and gentle; associated with the cute citrus fruit
  12. Violet: A fragrant purple flower
  13. Elizabeth: God is satisfaction
  14. Lou: A derivative of Louis, a traditional French name used by many French Kings over the centuries
  15. Jean: French version of the name John, which means "the Lord is gracious"
  16. Sophia: Wisdom or skill

Beautiful, Feminine Middle Names

Amelia

Angelou

Annabel

Aster

Bailee

Bay

Beth

Blanche

Caleen

Candice

Carelyn

Caylen

Claudia

Coraline

Dahlia

Denise

Ebony

Eden

Ellen

Elodie

Eloise

Erin

Francis

Gwen

Harper

Hazel

Holly

Irene

Iris

Ivy

Jolie

Joy

Jules

Julien

Juliet

Kylie

Lark

Maddie

Matilda

Maybel

Mercy

Mirabel

Naomi

Nova

Pax

Ruth

Sofia

Suzanne

True

Willow

Winter

The top 10 most popular girls' last names ever, according to a study conducted by Ancestry.com.

The top 10 most popular girls' last names ever, according to a study conducted by Ancestry.com.

Strong Middle Names for Girls

  1. Zion: heaven on earth
  2. Diana: divine
  3. Michelle: like God
  4. Valerie: brave or valiant
  5. Serena: a champion
  6. Audrey: noble strength
  7. Phoenix: a strong mythical bird
  8. Brienne: strength
  9. Billie: resolute protector
  10. Leona: lion, lionlike

Unisex Middle Names

Alex

Ashton

Blaise

Blake

Blue

Denver

Devon

Dylan

Harley

Jazz

Jess

Jordan

Justice

Kennedy

Lake

London

Morgan

Parker

Quinn

Riley

Robin

Rory

Royal

Sage

Sam

Scout

Sydney

Skylar

Storm

Taylen

Taylor

Teagan

Winter

Virtuous Names

It's becoming a trend to use virtues as names.

  • Honor
  • Courage
  • Justice
  • Mercy
  • Hope
  • Love
  • Grace
  • Brave

Names Inspired by the Natural World

Nature names are great too. Get creative and do something unique!

  • Abalone
  • Aspen
  • Autumn
  • Blossom
  • Cascade
  • Fleur
  • Misty
  • Peach
  • Soleil
  • Terra
  • Wolfe

Common Examples You Can Use

  • Anne Marie
  • Charlotte Rose
  • Kate Louise
  • Fanny Mae
  • Wilma Lou
  • Anna Belle
  • Mary Jo

A Brief History of the Middle Name

  • The Western tradition of giving middle names dates back to Roman times, when the more names you had, the more respectable or elite you were considered.
  • Your first name (praenomen) would be the personal name you were called by, your last name (nomen) would be your family name, and your cognomen typically indicated what branch of the family you belonged to (e.g. Nero Caesar Augustus).
  • Upper-class men all had three or more names, but women only had two. Slaves had only one name.
  • In the post-Roman Western world, middle names were often saint names, given to both girls and boys at baptism.
  • In the United States, as middle names, children traditionally get their mother's maiden name.
  • Sometimes, girls traditionally get a third name because they are given a two-word name, such as Mary Anne or Betsy Lou.
  • In recent decades, with famous celebrities going by their middle names, it has become a trend for parents to choose something pretty and meaningful for their daughters, a name that typically complements the first name.

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Tip: Be a bit daring when it comes to choosing a middle name since your daughter probably won't be called this name out loud. You should choose something really striking and unique, like the name of a planet, an exotic goddess, or a natural element. My favorites are Star, Lake, and Honey.

Comments

tray on August 22, 2020:

what about Xavynn Promise

idk on July 18, 2020:

I think Mia is a cute name

Kahba on July 15, 2020:

A beautiful Ukrainian name means lord

Hi im Katie on July 01, 2020:

What about Raynne

kylah on June 27, 2020:

what do you think about alianna raiyn

Margo on May 07, 2020:

Love this! I put some names in a notebook.

Isabella Rose McCrossin on April 30, 2020:

My daughter got her name off of this web site and her name is Morgan Grace

S on April 19, 2020:

I think a cute middle name for a girl could be June.

K on April 16, 2020:

Cute middle names for the first my daught KeAntea Meyer

Ashley on March 30, 2020:

Middle name for my daughter Alora?

trying to help on March 21, 2020:

Bridgette,

For Dexter: Mae, Riley,

For Roman: Amory; means brave or strong

I also love the middle name; Michelle (my middle name) or Leigh

Angie on January 29, 2020:

Any ideas for a cute unique middle name to go with the first name Antonette

Alyssa on November 05, 2019:

Any ideas for a cute middle name to go with the first name Alyanna

Rachel on July 26, 2019:

We want to name our baby Rosalind but we can’t figure out a middle name.

Blessing needs a middle name on June 25, 2019:

My daughter blessing really needs a middle name plz help me and blessing

Alise Jane on June 11, 2019:

You could name your daughter that if you like nick names then you could call your bundle of joy a.j short for Alise Jane this is if you make her first name Alise and her middle name Jane it would be beautiful. I don’t know what the names mean but i do know they are beautiful!

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