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80 Truly Elegant Girl Names that Exude Sophistication

Dec 7, 2021

80 Truly Elegant Girl Names that Exude Sophistication

AHEAD: The ultimate list of fancy & elegant names for girls.

If you’re looking for a stunningly elegant girls’ name, you’re in the right place.

This curated list includes a variety of beautiful choices with that certain je ne sais quois that you’re probably going for.

This list doesn’t include names like Piper, Lennox, Luna, and Nova, which are all really amazing baby names… but don’t necessarily have an elegant vibe.

Elegant names tend to be less cute or edgy; they’re usually a bit longer, softer in sound, and have a recognizable ring of sophistication.

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Elegance, of course, is totally subjective—especially when it comes to a baby name. What one person might find elegant, another might find too stuffy and outdated—or on the flip side, too modern and trendy.

So I’ve tried to mix it up a bit, with both classic and more fashion-forward names on this list.

I’ve also included each name’s meaning and current popularity—which will hopefully help you narrow down your list of favorites.

So without further ado, here are 80 beautiful and elegant baby names for your little girl…

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Long elegant girl names

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Next, here are some long names for girls that are elegant and classy to the fullest. Each of these names is 9 or 10 letters long.

Alexandria

  • Name meaning: Defender.
  • Popularity: #320

Anastasia

  • Name meaning: Resurrection.
  • Popularity: #158

Annabella

  • Name meaning: Graceful + beautiful.
  • Popularity: #852
 

Antoinette

Cassandra

  • Name meaning: Shining person.
  • Popularity: #650

Constance

  • Name meaning: Steadfastness.
  • Popularity: This elegant Victorian girl name is not currently popular.

Elizabeth

  • Name meaning: Oath.
  • Popularity: #16

Evangeline

  • Name meaning: Bearer of good news.
  • Popularity: #263

Fairleigh

Francesca

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

Gabriella

  • Name meaning: Strong woman.
  • Popularity: #77

Georgiana

  • Name meaning: Farmer.
  • Popularity: This elegant country name is not currently ranking in the U.S.

Jacqueline

  • Name meaning: Supplanter.
  • Popularity: #442

Josephine

  • Name meaning: Jehovah increases.
  • Popularity: #86
 

Katherine or Catherine

  • Name meaning: Pure.
  • Popularity: Katherine ranks #135 and Catherine is #267.

Mirabella

  • Name meaning: Wonderful.
  • Popularity: This elegant girls’ name is not in the top 1000.

Valentina

  • Name meaning: Strength.
  • Popularity: #73

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Short elegant girl names

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Now that you’ve seen these long luxury girl names, let’s take a look at some elegant short ones! Each of these names is comprised of only three, four, or five letters.

Adara

  • Name meaning: Noble or virgin.
  • Popularity: This cute “A” name is not in the top 1000.

Amara

  • Name meaning: Grace.
  • Popularity: #142

Clara

  • Name meaning: Clear and bright.
  • Popularity: #103
 

Elise or Elyse

  • Name meaning: Abundance.
  • Popularity: Elise ranks #212 and Elyse is #718.

Ella

  • Name meaning: Fairy maiden.
  • Popularity: #15

Etta

  • Name meaning: Keeper of the home.
  • Popularity: #927

Eva

  • Name meaning: Life.
  • Popularity: #93

Faye

  • Name meaning: Fairy.
  • Popularity: #687

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If you liked these short and elegant girl names, you might also like this list of one-syllable girl names.

Nature elegant girl names

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The elegant girl names on this list are inspired by animals, plants, the sea, and the earth.

Aurelia

  • Name meaning: Golden one. Also a type of jellyfish.
  • Popularity: #528

Avianna

  • Name meaning: Bird.
  • Popularity: #385

Elowen or Elowyn

  • Name meaning: Elm tree. A tall, fast-growing deciduous tree with an impressive shape.
  • Popularity: This tree name is not ranking in the top 1000.
 

Emerald

  • Name meaning: Green gemstone.
  • Popularity: #957

Magnolia

  • Name meaning: A tree with large glossy leaves and huge white blossoms.
  • Popularity: #177

Marianna

  • Name meaning: Drop of the sea. Beloved.
  • Popularity: #832

Portia

  • Name meaning: Pig. (But remember it as a character in a Shakespeare play instead).
  • Popularity: This outer space name is not currently ranking in the top 1000.

Samara

  • Name meaning: A winged seed that falls from a tree. We used to stick these on our noses as kids!
  • Popularity: #350

Sienna

  • Name meaning: Orange-red.
  • Popularity: #166

Sierra

  • Name meaning: Mountain range.
  • Popularity: #540

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If you liked these nature-inspired elegant girl names, you might also like this huge list of hippie names.

Spiritual elegant girl names

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Here are some beautiful and elegant baby names for families who believe their daughter is sent from above.

Annalyse

  • Name meaning: Beauty, elegance, graced by God.
  • Popularity: This lovely southern name is not currently ranking.

Arabella

  • Name meaning: Yielding to prayer.
  • Popularity: #202

Camille

  • Name meaning: Religious servant.
  • Popularity: #264
 

Celeste

  • Name meaning: Heavenly.
  • Popularity: #353

Celine

  • Name meaning: Heavenly.
  • Popularity: #458

Eliana or Elliana

  • Name meaning: God has answered.
  • Popularity: Eliana ranks #53 and Elliana is #133.

Evianna

Fiorella

  • Name meaning: Little flower.
  • Popularity: This fancy “F” name is not in the top 1000.

Mariella

Noelle

  • Name meaning: Christmas.
  • Popularity: #210

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You might also like this list of girl names starting with C.

Uncommon elegant girl names

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Here are a bunch of elegant names for baby girls that are unique and uncommon, without being too far out there!

Alessia

  • Name meaning: Defender.
  • Popularity: #501

Corinne

  • Name meaning: Girl or maiden.
  • Popularity: #954

Cosette

  • Name meaning: Victorious or little thing.
  • Popularity: This cute “C” name is not ranking.
 

Emmeline

  • Name meaning: Work.
  • Popularity: #873

Natasha

  • Name meaning: Birthday.
  • Popularity: #950

Rhiannon

Serafina or Seraphina

  • Name meaning: Fiery.
  • Popularity: Neither spelling of this exotic girls’ name is in the top 1000.

Tatiana

  • Name meaning: Russian family name.
  • Popularity: This fancy international name is not ranking.

Vienna

  • Name meaning: Austrian capitol.
  • Popularity: #810

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Vintage elegant girl names

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Last but not least, here are some elegant baby names for girls that evoke the magic of another era.

Colette

  • Name meaning: People of victory.
  • Popularity: #529

Frances or Francis

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

Leonora

 

Octavia

  • Name meaning: Eighth.
  • Popularity: #335

Ophelia

  • Name meaning: Help.
  • Popularity: #391

Viviana

  • Name meaning: Life.
  • Popularity: #404

Vivienne

  • Name meaning: Life.
  • Popularity: #260

If you like these strong elegant female names you might also like this list of girl names that start with J.

Next, we’ll talk middle names! (First, here are a few useful links…)

Elegant middle name ideas

Here are some beautiful first + middle name combinations for your fancy little babe.

  • Abigail Reese
  • Adara Danielle
  • Alessia Joelle
  • Alexandria Lacey
  • Amara Madelyn
  • Amara Paige
  • Anastasia Brooke
  • Annabella Lily
  • Annalyse Lily
  • Antoinette Pearl
  • Arabella Reese
 
  • Athena Faye
  • Aurelia Rose
  • Avianna Violet
  • Camille Magnolia
  • Cassandra Elyse
  • Celeste Aurelia
  • Celine Rosalind
  • Charlotte Brooke
  • Clara Alexandria
  • Colette Alexandria
  • Constance Mabel
  • Corinne McKenzie
  • Cosette Sophie
 
  • Eliana Abigail
  • Elizabeth Avery
  • Ella Hailey
  • Ella Magnolia
  • Eloise Rylan
  • Elowen Faye
  • Elyse Avianna
  • Emerald Madelyn
  • Emmeline Brooke
  • Etta Alexandra
  • Etta Brooke
  • Eva Noelle
 
  • Evangeline Hart
  • Evelyn Violet
  • Everly Rose
  • Evianna Faye
  • Fairleigh Jade
  • Faye Victoria
  • Fiorella Marie
  • Frances Mia
  • Francesca Eve
  • Gabriella Blake
 
  • Georgiana Claire
  • Hannah Blaire
  • Isabella Sophie
  • Jacqueline Belle
  • Josephine Hannah
  • Juliana Hazel
  • Katherine Abigail
  • Leonora Avery
  • Liliana Jade
  • Madelyn Aubrey
 
  • Magnolia Blaire
  • Margaret Sophie
  • Marianna Audrey
  • Mariella Emery
  • Mirabella Blakely
  • Natalia Sage
  • Natasha Elyse
  • Noelle Juliette
  • Octavia Violet
  • Ophelia Penelope
  • Portia Juliette
 
  • Rhiannon Olivia
  • Samara Marion
  • Scarlett Mia
  • Serafina Grace
  • Sienna Marie
  • Sierra Marie
  • Sophia Blakely
  • Sophie Lennox
  • Tatiana Blaire
  • Valentina Blaire
  • Victoria Grace
  • Vienna Mackenzie
  • Viviana Hailey
  • Vivienne Jade

Tips for choosing the perfect elegant girls’ name

1 Consider whether a young child will be able to pronounce the name.

Keep in mind that lots of little kids have trouble saying “R”, “S”, “L”, “Th”, and “Z”.

While a name like Scarlett or Sierra might sound elegant when you say it, be prepared that your daughter and her little friends won’t give the name the ring of sophistication it deserves… for quite a while.

2 Don’t get too creative with the spelling.

What good is an elegant baby name if no one can actually say it without butchering it? (That’s my opinion, anyway!)

3 Think about whether a nickname will counteract the elegance of your selected baby name.

For example, you might love the name Cassandra for its elegance, but are you going to feel the same way about the likely nickname of Cassie?

The same goes for Josephine… will you be happy about nicknames Jo or Joey? (They certainly don’t sound as fancy.)

You won’t have control over the nicknames your daughter’s friends, and even other family members, come up with, so this is something worth pondering!

4 Make sure you aren’t setting your daughter up for an initials faux-pas when she gets married.

This is a really easy one to forget.

A name like Annabelle Sophie is super elegant… and might be perfectly fine for your baby’s CURRENT last name.

But is she going to think twice before going on a date with someone whose last name is Smith, for example?

You may decide that one or some of these issues don’t matter to you at all—and that’s totally fine.

Ultimately, you and your partner should choose whichever elegant girl name makes you the happiest. It’s a very personal decision that only you can make!

Other places to look for baby name inspiration

If you still haven’t found the perfect elegant girls’ name for your daughter, here are some other ways to gain inspiration.

    1. Google the names of real-life royalty. There’s a treasure trove of names of queens, princesses, and empresses to choose from.
    2. Check out lists of names from different cultures around the world. You might find some fancy girl names that you hadn’t considered before.
    3. Look to shows and movies. Are there any elegant female characters with beautiful names worth stealing? IMDB is a great place to check for this.
    4. Read over your family tree. Perhaps there is an elegant name from your family’s history that you can resurrect or put your own twist on. For example, if you have a great-great-grandmother named Anne, you could name your daughter Antoinette.

Congratulations on your baby girl and good luck choosing the perfect elegant name!

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80 Elegant Girl Names that Exude Sophistication