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100+ Pretty Bird Names for Girls

Feb 7, 2022

100+ Pretty Bird Names for Girls

AHEAD: The ultimate list of bird-inspired baby names for girls.

If you’re looking for beautiful (and not too out there) names that mean bird, you’re in the right place!

Below, you’ll find a huge list of over 100 bird names for girls along with their meanings and current popularity.

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This all-encompassing list has bird names ranging from trendy to traditional to rare.

Some of them literally mean “bird” and others are inspired by specific types of birds.

Towards, the end, you’ll find 3 bonus lists of names relating to freedom, adventure, the sky, and peace.

Feel free to use the Table of Contents to jump to a specific category, or keep on scrolling and view all of these soaring bird names for girls.

Related: The Ultimate List of Nature Girl Names

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Trendy bird names for girls

All of these modern names meaning bird are ranking in the top 500 baby names, according to data from the SSA.

Ava

  • Name meaning: Bird. Life. Island. Water.
  • Popularity: Ava ranks #3 and Avah is #655.

Avianna

  • Name meaning: Bird.
  • Popularity: Avianna ranks #385 and Aviana is #514.

Lennon

  • Name meaning: Lover, blackbird, cloak.
  • Popularity: This L name ranks #299 for girls and #688 for boys.

Phoenix

  • Name meaning: A mythical bird that rises from the ashes and is born again.
  • Popularity: This edgy name ranks #286 for girls and #238 for boys.

Piper

  • Name meaning: Flute player. Sounds like sandpiper.
  • Popularity: #91

Related: The 66 Prettiest Middle Names for Piper

Raven

  • Name meaning: Blackbird.
  • Popularity: #418
 

Remington

  • Name meaning: Raven.
  • Popularity: #360

Wren

  • Name meaning: Small bird.
  • Popularity: #361

If you like these trendy bird names for girls you might also like this list of hippie names.

Rare bird names for girls

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These uncommon bird-inspired monikers are perfect if you want something totally fresh and unique.

Avian

Birdie

  • Name meaning: Little bird.
  • Popularity: This B name isn’t ranking.

Dove

  • Name meaning: A bird symbolizing peace.
  • Popularity: This peaceful 4-letter girls’ name isn’t in the top 1000.
 

Egret

  • Name meaning: A white heron.
  • Popularity: This unusual E name isn’t ranking.

Finch

  • Name meaning: A colorful bird. (Also means to swindle, but focus on the first meaning.)
  • Popularity: This one-syllable girls’ name is not currently ranking.

Ibis

  • Name meaning: A long-legged wading bird.
  • Popularity: This I name isn’t ranking.

Korbyn

  • Name meaning: Raven or little crow.
  • Popularity: This badass name isn’t ranking for girls and ranks #991 for boys.

Lark

  • Name meaning: A small songbird.
  • Popularity: This short name isn’t in the top 1000.

Meena

  • Name meaning: A bird or blue semi-precious stone.
  • Popularity: This unique M name isn’t popular in the U.S.

Myrla

  • Name meaning: Black bird or shining sea.
  • Popularity: This MAFS-reminiscent baby name isn’t ranking.

Yolani

  • Name meaning: Might mean royal hawk. (True meaning unknown).
  • Popularity: This Y name isn’t ranking.
 

Zamira or Zamirah

  • Name meaning: Several possible meanings including nightingale and sweet voice.
  • Popularity: Neither version of this Z name is ranking.

If you like these rare bird names for girls you might also like this list of names that mean sun.

BONUS LIST #1: Names that mean freedom + adventure

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Since the options for girls’ names that literally mean “bird” are somewhat limited, I thought I’d give you a few extra lists of ideas!

All of these baby names are perfect for a little girl who will want to spread her wings.

Anaya

  • Name meaning: Many possible meanings such as freedom, God has answered, look up to God, care, concern, misfortune, adversity.
  • Popularity: #382

Carly

  • Name meaning: Free person.
  • Popularity: #617

Caroline or Carolina

  • Name meaning: Free person or strong.
  • Popularity: Caroline ranks #71 and Carolina is #451.
 

Carrie

  • Name meaning: Free person.
  • Popularity: This C name hasn’t been ranked since 2008.

Charlie

  • Name meaning: Free person.
  • Popularity: For girls, Charlie ranks #122, Charlie is #275, and Charli is #417. For boys, Charlie ranks #204, and Charles is #46.

Charlotte

  • Name meaning: Free person. The most populous city in North Carolina.
  • Popularity: #4

Farryn

  • Name meaning: Adventurous.
  • Popularity: This F name isn’t ranking.

Fernanda

  • Name meaning: Adventurous journey.
  • Popularity: #571

Frances

  • Name meaning: From France; or free person.
  • Popularity: Frances ranks #416. Francis ranks #481 for boys and is not ranking for girls.
 

Francesca

  • Name meaning: From France; or free person.
  • Popularity: #456

Francine

Frankie

  • Name meaning: From France; or free person.
  • Popularity: This nonbinary name ranks #591 for girls and #979 for boys. (Frank ranks #425 for boys.)

Journee or Journey

  • Name meaning: Travel or experience.
  • Popularity: Journee ranks #203 and Journey is #298.

Liberty

  • Name meaning: Freedom.
  • Popularity: #653

Malaya or Malayah

  • Name meaning: Freedom.
  • Popularity: Malaya ranks #668 and Malayah ranks #949.

Molly

  • Name meaning: Rebellious.
  • Popularity: #174

Saoirse

  • Name meaning: Freedom.
  • Popularity: #741
 

Wendell

  • Name meaning: Wanderer.
  • Popularity: This nomadic name isn’t ranking.

If you like these bird-related baby names you might also like this list of southern girl names.

BONUS LIST #3: Names that mean peace

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Birds, especially doves, symbolize peace.

All of these pretty names would pair well with a first or middle name that means bird.

Frida

  • Name meaning: Peace.
  • Popularity: #889

Noe

  • Name meaning: Peaceful.
  • Popularity: This 3-letter name is not ranking for girls but ranks #677 for boys.

Pacifica

  • Name meaning: Peaceful. A city in Northern California on the coast of the Pacific Ocean.
  • Popularity: This unique city name isn’t ranking.

Paxton or Paxtyn

  • Name meaning: Peace town.
  • Popularity: Neither of these P names ranks for girls. Paxton ranks #252 for boys.

Salem

  • Name meaning: Peace or safety.
  • Popularity: #607

Serena

  • Name meaning: Peace and tranquility.
  • Popularity: #421

Serenity

  • Name meaning: Peace and tranquility.
  • Popularity: #70

Shiloh

  • Name meaning: Tranquil. Peaceful.
  • Popularity: This peaceful S name ranks #454 for girls and #618 for boys.

Winifred or Winnifred

  • Name meaning: Peaceful friend or blessed peacemaker.
  • Popularity: Neither spelling of this W name is ranking.

Winnie

  • Name meaning: Peaceful friend or blessed peacemaker.
  • Popularity: #770

Yarina

If you like these peaceful baby names you’ll also like this list of girl names that mean love.

Final thoughts on bird names for girls

Hopefully, you’ve found a few lead contenders on this list of bird names for girls, or at least come away with some baby name inspiration.

Whether you prefer a name that’s trendy, rare, directly bird-related, or simply bird-inspired, all of these girls’ names are beautiful choices.

Congratulations and good luck choosing the perfect bird name for your tiny human!

100+ Bird Names for Girls