Pretty Girl Names

Pretty baby girl names are more plentiful than you might think! Consider one of these lovely options for your daughter.

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They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder — but these pretty girl names actually mean attractive! (Bonus: Many of them fall into the “unusual” category, too. We’re betting there won’t be too many girls named Keeva or Delyth in your daughter’s class.) So if a pretty baby girl name is on your wish list, try out one of these options.

    Alanis Singer Alanis Morrisette put this variant of Alan on the map — it means handsome.

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    Amara Amara is a pretty name choice in several different cultures. It means eternally lovely, and it’s currently in the top 600 names for girls.

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    Anwen This pretty Welsh name is exotic, yet still easy to pronounce. It means fair and beautiful.

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    Belinda This variant of the vintage name Linda falls just inside the top 1000 baby name choices, and means pretty.

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    Bella Most name nerds know that Bella means beautiful, whether it’s in this red-hot standalone version or part of a name like Isabelle or Anabella.

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    Calista This name from Greek mythology means most beautiful. Think actress Calista Flockhart, or the name’s originator, a nymph who fell in love with Zeus.

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    Delyth This Welsh name means both pretty and blessed.

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    Evanthe Evanthe means “fair flower,” and it’s a lovely pick of Greek origin. (Consider it as an alternative to the trendy Evangeline, Evelyn, and Everly names.)

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    Fiona This Scottish name has been rising toward the top for the past two decades. It means white and fair, and has been used quite a bit in recent pop culture, including Shrek’s Princess Fiona and Shameless’ oldest sister, Fiona Gallagher.

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    Helen Thanks to the whole Trojan War story, Helen has always been synonymous with beauty, as the “face that launched a thousand ships.” The name itself means “bright and shining one.”

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    Ingrid This Swedish name means fair and beautiful. Its biggest claim to fame is legendary actress Ingrid Bergman.

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    Jolie You may think Angelina when you hear the name — and this French classic meaning cheerful or pretty was actually her middle name before it became her stage surname.

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    Keeva This pretty name means gentle and beautiful, and is a phonetic spelling of the Irish name Caoimhe.

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    Linda The Spanish word for pretty once ruled the charts, but its star has fallen a bit since its peak in the 1950s and 60s.

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    Marini It may make you think “ocean,” but Marini is actually the Swahili word for pretty — and it makes a beautiful name.

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    Mei Short and sweet Mei (pronounced like “may”) is a popular Chinese name that means beautiful.

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    Navah This pretty Hebrew name is a rare gem here, but more popular in Israel.

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    Phoebe This soft Greek classic means radiant one.

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    Rosalind Rosalind means “pretty rose,” and it’s a classic name favored by Shakespeare — it’s the romantic lead in his comedy, As You Like It. Baby naming experts are predicting that it will resurface in the top 1000.

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    Tove Pronounced toe-vuh, this old Scandinavian name for beautiful is currently in the top 100 in Sweden, but has yet to break the top 1000 here in the United States.

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    Zuri This African name means good and beautiful, and comes with that trendy Z at the start. It’s currently climbing the baby name charts here, and is about to break into the top 500.

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