A free online resource crammed with advice about choosing baby girl names...
A Baby Girl Name!
This page is crammed with information about Baby Girl names including the origins of baby girl names. We have provided a selection of over 1000 top baby girl names for an immediate overview for English speaking visitors but a further 24,000 Baby Girl names from all corners of the world! The whole range of Baby Girl names can be accessed via the World of baby names or by individual nationalities. We have also included sections on the Popular Baby Girl Names, Unique Baby Girl Names, Unusual Baby Girl Names, Cool Baby Girl Names, Exotic Baby Girl Names, Biblical Baby Girl Names and even Shakespearean Baby Girl Names. Check out the links below for this variety to help you choose a baby girl name !
Top Baby Girl Names
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Baby girl names
Parents tend to choose feminine names for a baby girl which convey soft and gentle traits. Most names give a clear indication of the sex of the baby. The popularity of names which suit either gender such as Lee or Leigh is decreasing. People appear to be searching for feminine names for their baby girl which reflect typical female characteristics such as softness. Their is also a definite trend towards choosing Exotic or Unique names for a baby girl - a trend that is not so pronounced when searching for boy's names. Parents are generally less adventurous choosing boy names - 2,430 different boys' names were registered in 2003, compared to 3,089 girl names!
The Importance of First Names!
We will respond to our First Names throughout our lives. People associate us with our first name, it forms part of our identity. Our first name help to distinguish us from one to another. Other people gain immediate and sometimes totally subconscious views of people, just from hearing a name. Our first name can therefore give us a distinct advantage in life, or conversely, a disadvantage! Choosing a baby girl name is, therefore, incredibly important. And those of us who choose a name for a baby girl are taking on a responsible task!
Origins of baby girl names
Origins of baby girl names include place name origins, origins in mythology and history, origins from colours, plants and other types of nature. Fictional origins, historical origins and characteristic origins relating to virtues . We then move on to first name origins which can be classed as Descriptive, Place names, Speciality, origins in Nationalities and finally unique (or created names). If you would like to know more about origins of names please refer to our Genealogy section.
Baby girl names - which one should I choose?
A first name is the very first present that we give to our baby. It's a present that they will probably keep and hear everyday for the rest of their lives! Choosing a baby girl name can be a real minefield! Will the name suit the baby? Should the name be traditional, unusual, unique, exotic, popular or cool? Will the first name be suitable throughout all life phases ( "A Name isn't just for a birthday - it's for life!"). Will the first name chosen for your baby daughter be appropriate throughout her full life cycle starting with baby - toddler - school child - teenager - young adults - parents - middle age - retirement and ending with old age. Will the first name given to the baby girl suit a pensioner as well as a baby? Will the school girl be teased mercilessly about a first name? What will your baby girl think of your choice?
Baby girl names
The range of baby girl names is vast and fall into various categories. Each of the links below will take you to lists of baby girl names with their meanings and origins.
We hope that we also have presented a balanced view of the pleasure and the pitfalls of choosing a baby girl name from these various categories. To assist you further we have developed a Name Evaluator - an essential aid when considering baby girl names. Click the following links to access a baby girl name list.
Popular Baby Girl Names
Unique baby girl names
Unusual baby girl names
Cool baby girl names
Exotic baby girl names
Weird baby girl names
Biblical baby girl names
Shakespearean baby girl names
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Baby Girl Names
Select the following link to the full list detailing the most recent popular choices for a girl name.
Popular Girl Names