You are looking for a girl’s name for your baby? No easy task, because the choice is large. Should it be an unusual or rather trendy name? Or would you like an old German name for your daughter? We present you the most beautiful first names for girls, where you will surely find the right name for your child.
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Popular Girls’ Names
Mia is a short form of the name Maria. As the mother of Jesus, she symbolizes deep and pure love.
Hannah / Hanna
Hannah has its origin in the Bible. The name is a derivative of the Hebrew word Channa, which means grace and mercy. So according to the meaning, Hannah is the one who is gracious to God.
The name Emilia is the feminine form of the Romance name Emilio. The name has its origin in the Latin language area.
Sofia / Sophia
Origin of the name is the Greek word for wisdom Sophia, which means divine wisdom and virtue.
Emma has its origin in Germanic. The name was derived from the Germanic word ermana (great, mighty, all-encompassing) and from the Old High German irmin (mighty, great) respectively. Thus Emma is “the great one”, the “mighty one”.
Mila is also the Arabic cose form of the name Jamila, which means beauty. In Slavic the name means “The Love”, in Spanish it is derived from the word for miracle milagro. In Hebrew it means “she who brings peace”
Marie is a variant of the name Mary. The name should be familiar to everyone from the Bible, because Mary is the mother of Jesus. She is the symbol of pure love. The name is also significant in Hebrew, where it means “the well-fed one”.
Lea / Leah
In Latin, Leah is the lioness and thus symbolically also stands for strength, charisma and courage.
In Germanic, the word lina stands for “gentle”. In ancient Greek, Lina is “the lamenting one,” derived from the word alinon (to lament). Lina is also an African name, there Lina is “the tender one”.
Ella is a given name with several roots. On the one hand, it may be derived from the Greek. Here it is either the short form of Helena “the sunny, the radiant, beautiful” or a derivative of the Greek-language proper name for Greece Hellas.
Clara / Klara
Clara is a traditional Old German given name for women. It comes from the Latin word clarus, which means bright, beautiful, shining. Clara is therefore “the beautiful” or “the radiant”.
Luisa / Louisa
The name is derived from the words hlut (famous, loud, strong) and wig (war). Luisa is thus a “famous warrior” or “strong warrior”.
Lia / Liah / Lya
Lia is a feminine given name derived from the biblical name Leah.
Frieda / Frida
The name Frieda comes from the Old High German word fridu, which means “peace”.
The name meaning of Ida is “the seeress” or “wise woman.” However, it may also come from the Old High German syllable id, which in turn means “capable, diligent”.
Amelie is the modern form of Amalia or Amelia, a Germanic name meaning “the capable one”.
Mathilda / Matilda
Mathilda is an Old High German name. It originates from the words maht (power, strength) and hiltja (fight). It can be interpreted as “Mighty heroine” or “Mighty fighter”.
Sophie / Sofie
The Greek word Sophia means wisdom. Thus, the name Sophie represents virtue and divine wisdom.
Charlotte is the French feminine form of the name Charles. The (female) suffix -otte means as much as small or can also stand as belittlement.
Origin Helena: As the daughter of Leda and Zeus, Helena played an important role in Greek mythology. She is “the shining one” or “the sun-like one”, “the shining one”.
Johanna is the feminine counterpart of the Greek name John. The name has its origin in Hebrew. It is a word composition of yahweh (God) and chanan (to be gracious, favored) and thus means “God is gracious”, “God is gracious” or “the God-graced”.
The first name Anna is derived from the Hebrew name Hannah. This in turn comes from the word Channa, which means grace or merciful. Anna is therefore the graceful, the gracious or lovely.
Emily / Emilie
Emily is the English-language variant of the given name Emile. Other forms include Emilia, Emilja, Emeley, Amelia, and Amalia.
Depending on the origin, the name can have different meanings. Helene comes from the Greek word hele for “shine, shine, shine”.
Maja / Maya
In Latin, the name comes from the word maius for “greater, higher”. In Greek as well as in Roman mythology there is a Maya. She is the goddess of growth and fertility.
As the female counterpart to the first name Leon, it refers to the lion. Thus, Leonie is a strong and courageous personality.
The name can be traced back to different origins. In Roman mythology according to Ovid, she is a garrulous water nymph (from the Greek word lala for “garrulous, chatty”.
Nele / Neele
Nele is a Low German Frisian name. As a short form of Cornelia, it has now established itself as an independent name.
Laura is not only in Germany a very popular girl’s name. In many European countries, especially Romance-speaking countries such as Spain and Italy, it is often heard.
Lotta is the Swedish short form of the first name Charlotte. This means as much as “the small capable” or also “the small Karline”.
Nora is a female given name that can be traced back to different origins, each with a correspondingly different meaning.
Lilly / Lilli
Lilly is a short form or cose form of the female given name Elisabeth and is also the name of a flower.
Sarah / Sara
The meaning of the name from Hebrew is princess, princess or mistress.
Mira is a female given name that can be traced to several roots. First, it has developed from the short name of various first names beginning or ending with -mira-, such as Miriam or Mirabella
Helena goes back to the Greek name Helene and means “the sunny, the radiant, the beautiful”.
Juna / Yuna
The translation from Latin is “to blossom, the blooming one”.
Melina can have different origins and meanings. In Greece, Melina is “the [honey]sweet,” “[honey]wine,” derived from the Greek mel for honey.
Elisa is a feminine given name that developed as a short form of Elizabeth
Elena is a variant of the Greek name Helena.
Mara / Marah
The name has many origins and meanings. As a short and cose form of Mary, the mother of Jesus, it is of biblical origin and stands for pure love.
Victoria / Victoria
Victoria was not only the queen of England, but also appears in Roman mythology as the goddess of victory.
The name comes from Latin. Pia is therefore “the pious, the respectable or the God-fearing”.
Isabella is the Italian variant of the biblical name Elizabeth. This has Hebrew roots and means something like “God is fullness, God swears, the eternally beautiful”.
Luna derives directly from the Latin word luna and means moon.
The exact origin of the name is unknown.It is apparently an invention of the author William Shakespeare. Olivia was a rich countess in Shakespeare’s comedy.
Paula is the feminine form of the Latin name Paul. The name means “the little one, the lowly one, or even the younger one”.
Finja / Finnja
Carla / Karla
Anni / Annie / Anny
Isabell / Isabel / Isabelle
Josephine / Josefine
Carlotta / Karlotta
Luise / Louise
Emely / Emelie
Jasmin / Yasmin
Lucy / Lucie
Hailey / Haylie
Elli / Elly
Leila / Leyla
Maila / Mayla
Theresa / Teresa
Annabell / Annabelle
Martha / Marta
Chiara / Kiara
Old German girls names
Rare Girl Names
You want an unusual and rather rare name for your daughter, which does not exist so often? We have compiled the most beautiful and unusual girls’ names here for you:
Old German Girls Names
Scandinavian Girls Names