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95 Beautiful Names for Rainbow Babies [Girls Edition]

Oct 4, 2021

95 Beautiful Names for Rainbow Babies [Girls Edition]

AHEAD: The ultimate list of rainbow baby names for girls.

Devastating storms produce the most beautiful rainbows.

The term “rainbow baby” is a reminder of this truth: it symbolizes a happy future in the face of sadness and loss.

Choosing an uplifting or colorful name for your daughter will help you celebrate a new and precious life while honoring and remembering their sibling.

If you’re having a boy, jump over here instead: 77 Handsome Names for Rainbow Babies [Boys Edition]

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Below, you’ll find an enormous list of uplifting rainbow baby names for girls (plus their meanings and popularity) that are perfect for families who have experienced pregnancy loss.

Whether you’re looking for symbolic rainbow baby names that mean life, hope, or strength—or rainbow baby names that are more literal, having to do with the sky, weather, or colors of the rainbow—you’ll find them below.

Let’s dive in and find the perfect name for your little miracle…

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Names for rainbow babies that mean life

The first set of rainbow baby names on our list celebrate the promise of a new beginning and the miracle of a new life.

The source for popularity data is SSA.

Ava

  • Name meaning: Life.
  • Popularity: Ava is one of the most popular names for rainbow babies on our list, coming in at #3 for girls in the U.S.

Eve

Evette

  • Name meaning: Life.
  • Popularity: This great rainbow baby name is not ranking in the top 1000.

Evie

  • Name meaning: Life.
  • Popularity: Evie is the 319th most popular name for baby girls in the U.S.

Liv

  • Name meaning: Life.
  • Popularity: This short name ranks #667 for babies in the U.S.

Viviana

  • Name meaning: Life.
  • Popularity: This is the 404th most popular baby girl’s name.

Vivienne

  • Name meaning: Life.
  • Popularity: This beautiful rainbow baby name ranks #260 for girls.

Zoey

  • Name meaning: Life.
  • Popularity: This is the 32nd most popular baby girl’s name in the U.S.

That’s 8 down…
87 names to go!

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Names for rainbow babies that mean light

Since your precious babe is the sunshine after the rain, all of these illuminated monikers make great rainbow baby names.

Cassandra or Cassie

Eleanor

  • Name meaning: Shining one.
  • Popularity: This classy name for a rainbow baby ranks #22 in the U.S.

Ellie

  • Name meaning: Shining one.
  • Popularity: This cute name is more than just a nickname. It ranks #29 for baby girls in the U.S.

Lena

  • Name meaning: Ray of light.
  • Popularity: Lena is the 270th most popular baby girl’s name.

Lucie or Lucy

  • Name meaning: Light.
  • Popularity: This friendly baby name ranks #49 when spelled with a y.

Mazie

  • Name meaning: Child of light.
  • Popularity: This perfect rainbow baby name is not ranking in the top 1000 names.

Nelly or Nellie

  • Name meaning: Light.
  • Popularity: This cute Victorian girl’s name ranks #837 in the U.S. when spelled with an ie.

Nora

  • Name meaning: Light.
  • Popularity: Perfect for a rainbow baby, this is the 30th most popular girl’s name in the U.S.

Phoebe

  • Name meaning: Shining one.
  • Popularity: This outer space baby name (that’s more often associated with Friends) is the 256th most popular girl’s name.

Rai

  • Name meaning: Like “ray” of light.
  • Popularity: This great rainbow baby name is not currently popular in the U.S.

Related: Middle Names for Mia

Names for rainbow babies that mean peace, hope, and happiness

All of these great rainbow baby names symbolize a new era filled with peace, happiness, hope, and dreams that come true.

Abigail

  • Name meaning: My father’s joy.
  • Popularity: This is the 13th most popular baby girl’s name in the U.S.

Alana

  • Name meaning: Cheerful.
  • Popularity: This happy name ranks #206 for baby girls.

Aurora

  • Name meaning: Dawn.
  • Popularity: This cool space-y name ranks #36 in the U.S.

Emma

  • Name meaning: Whole.
  • Popularity: Perfect for the little girl who completes your family, Emma ranks #2 in the U.S. (and is the most popular rainbow baby name on our list!)

Evangeline

  • Name meaning: Bearer of good news.
  • Popularity: This optimistic rainbow baby name ranks #263 for girls in the U.S.

Felicity

  • Name meaning: Happiness.
  • Popularity: This happy baby name ranks #386.

Hope

  • Name meaning: Good things to come!
  • Popularity: Hope is the 204th most popular baby girl’s name in the U.S.

Mira

  • Name meaning: Peace.
  • Popularity: Mira ranks #485 for baby girls in the U.S.

Noe

  • Name meaning: Peaceful.
  • Popularity: Noe is not currently popular for girls, but ranks #677 for boys.

Nova

  • Name meaning: New.
  • Popularity: Representing new beginnings, this modern girl name ranks #38 for babes in the U.S.

Phoenix

  • Name meaning: A mythical bird that rises from the ashes.
  • Popularity: This nonbinary name ranks #286 for baby girls.

Reverie

  • Name meaning: Daydream.
  • Popularity: This unusual name does not rank in the top 1000.

Roxy

  • Name meaning: Dawn.
  • Popularity: Roxy is not in the top 1000 baby names.

Shiloh

  • Name meaning: Tranquil.
  • Popularity: This cool hippie name ranks #454 for baby girls in the U.S.

Related: Middle Names for Olivia

Names for rainbow babies that mean strength

Your little baby is a fighter—and you are too! All of these great rainbow baby names signify tenacity, vigor, and bravery.

Audrey

  • Name meaning: Noble strength.
  • Popularity: Audrey is the 60th most popular baby girl’s name.

Brianna

  • Name meaning: Strong and honorable.
  • Popularity: This name ranks #146 for babies in the U.S.

Bridget

  • Name meaning: Strength.
  • Popularity: This great rainbow baby name ranks #747 in the U.S.

Everly

  • Name meaning: Brave.
  • Popularity: Everly, which also makes a great middle name, is the 43rd most popular girl’s name.

Gabriella

  • Name meaning: Strong woman.
  • Popularity: This beautiful girl’s name ranks #77 in the U.S.
 

Hart

  • Name meaning: Brave.
  • Popularity: This cool name, which also makes a great middle name for a rainbow baby, is not currently popular in the U.S.

Lara

  • Name meaning: Fortress.
  • Popularity: This strong baby name ranks #706.

Matilda

  • Name meaning: Strength in battle.
  • Popularity: Matilda ranks #478 for girls in the U.S.

Reese

  • Name meaning: Fiery.
  • Popularity: Reese ranks #144 for baby girls in the U.S.

Rylee

  • Name meaning: Valiant.
  • Popularity: This edgy name ranks #102 for baby girls born in the U.S.

Serafina

  • Name meaning: Fiery.
  • Popularity: This elegant baby name is not currently ranking in the top 1000.

Sloane

  • Name meaning: Warrior.
  • Popularity: Sloane ranks #181 for baby girls in the U.S.

Tillie

  • Name meaning: Strength in battle.
  • Popularity: This cute girl’s name is not currently popular in the U.S.
 

Valentina

  • Name meaning: Strength.
  • Popularity: Valentina is the 73rd most popular name for baby girls in the U.S.

Valerie

  • Name meaning: Strength.
  • Popularity: This great rainbow baby name ranks #145 for baby girls.

Related: Badass Girl Names

Spiritual names for rainbow babies

These next rainbow baby names are perfect for parents who believe that their precious daughter was sent from above.

Anastasia

  • Name meaning: Resurrection.
  • Popularity: This girl’s name ranks #158 in the U.S.

Angelina

  • Name meaning: Angel.
  • Popularity: This angelic rainbow baby name ranks #290 for baby girls.

Arabella

  • Name meaning: Yielding to prayer.
  • Popularity: Arabella is the 202nd most popular baby name for girls in the U.S.

Briella

  • Name meaning: God is my strength.
  • Popularity: This pretty rainbow baby name ranks #297 in the U.S.

Evianna

  • Name meaning: God is gracious.
  • Popularity: This graceful name is not ranking in the top 1000 baby names.

Hansel

  • Name meaning: God is gracious.
  • Popularity: This unusual baby name is not currently popular in the U.S.
 

Leilani

  • Name meaning: Heavenly flower.
  • Popularity: This is the 92nd most popular name for baby girls in the U.S.

Vera

  • Name meaning: Faith.
  • Popularity: This girl’s name ranks #246 in the U.S.

Related: Middle Names for Aubrey

Weather-related names for rainbow babies

“Rainbows remind us that even after the darkest clouds and the fiercest winds there is still beauty.” –Katrina Mayer

Aria

  • Name meaning: Air or melody.
  • Popularity: Aria is the 26th most popular baby name for girls.

Audra

  • Name meaning: Storm.
  • Popularity: Audra does not rank in the top 1000 names for girls.

Clara

  • Name meaning: Clear and bright.
  • Popularity: This perfect rainbow baby name ranks #103 in the U.S.

Lani

  • Name meaning: Sky.
  • Popularity: This Hawaiian baby name is not currently popular in the U.S.

Rainn or Rayne

  • Name meaning: Precipitation.
  • Popularity: Rayne is the 775th most popular name for baby girls.

Reva

  • Name meaning: Rain.
  • Popularity: Reva is not currently ranking in the top 100 baby names.

Sky

  • Name meaning: Part of the atmosphere.
  • Popularity: This perfect rainbow baby name ranks #801.
 

Storm or Stormi

  • Name meaning: Weather event.
  • Popularity: Stormi, believe it or not, makes the top 1000! It ranks #951 for baby girls in the U.S.

Related: Middle Names for Avery

Names for rainbow babies that mean wished for and cherished

These meaningful rainbow baby names are perfect for a miracle baby that finally comes after a long-fought battle of infertility or pregnancy loss.

Antoinette

  • Name meaning: Priceless one.
  • Popularity: This old-fashioned and lady-like name is not currently popular in the U.S.

Aurelia

  • Name meaning: Golden one.
  • Popularity: Perfect for the pot of gold at the end of your rainbow, this girl’s name ranks #528 in the U.S.

Dana

  • Name meaning: Gift.
  • Popularity: Dana is not in the top 1000 baby names for girls in the U.S.

Evelyn

  • Name meaning: Wished for child.
  • Popularity: This perfect rainbow baby name is the 9th most popular girl’s name in the U.S.

Jem or Gem

  • Name meaning: Precious stone.
  • Popularity: This name is not popular for baby girls in the U.S.

Jewel

  • Name meaning: Prized possession.
  • Popularity: Jewel is not currently ranking in the top 1000.
 

Kara

  • Name meaning: Dear one or beloved.
  • Popularity: This rainbow baby name ranks #671 in the U.S.

Mabel

  • Name meaning: Lovable.
  • Popularity: This cute old-fashioned name ranks #427 for girls.

Marianna

  • Name meaning: Beloved or wished-for child.
  • Popularity: This perfect rainbow baby name is the 832nd most popular girl’s name.

Marion

  • Name meaning: Beloved or wished-for child.
  • Popularity: Marion is not a popular name for baby girls in the U.S.

Mila

  • Name meaning: Miracle, beloved, dear one.
  • Popularity: This lovely girl’s name ranks #20 in the U.S.

Mirabella

  • Name meaning: Wonderful.
  • Popularity: This pretty name is not currently popular in the U.S.

Sadie

  • Name meaning: Princess.
  • Popularity: This royal name is the 78th most popular baby girl’s name in the U.S.

Related: Middle Names for Alex

Colorful names for rainbow babies

Last but not least, here are some cool rainbow baby names that are literally inspired by the colors of the rainbow!

❤️  Roux

  • Name meaning: Reddish brown.
  • Popularity: This friendly color name is not in the top 1000 baby names.

❤️  Ruby

  • Name meaning: A strong red gemstone.
  • Popularity: Ruby ranks #74 for baby girls in the U.S.

❤️  Scarlett

  • Name meaning: Bright red symbolizing courage and passion.
  • Popularity: This is one of the most popular names for rainbow babies on our list, coming in at #21 in the U.S.

🧡 Clementine

  • Name meaning: Mild and merciful; or citrus fruit.
  • Popularity: This citrus-y name ranks #610 for baby girls in the U.S.

🧡 Sienna

  • Name meaning: Reddish brown.
  • Popularity: Sienna is the 166th most popular baby name.

💛 Amber

  • Name meaning: A rare golden gemstone made of fossilized tree sap.
  • Popularity: Amber ranks #513 for baby girls in the U.S.

💛 Goldie

  • Name meaning: Gold.
  • Popularity: This cute color name is not in the top 1000 baby names.

💚 Emerald

  • Name meaning: Precious green gemstone.
  • Popularity: This colorful rainbow baby name just barely makes the top 1000. Emerald ranks #957 for baby girls in the U.S.

💚 Hazel

  • Name meaning: Hazel tree or brownish-green.
  • Popularity: Hazel is the 31st most popular baby girl’s name in the U.S.

💚 Ivy

  • Name meaning: A green climbing plant.
  • Popularity: This short but sweet name ranks #58 for baby girls.

💚 Jade

  • Name meaning: A beautiful green mineral that’s sometimes referred to as the stone of luck and happiness.
  • Popularity: The gorgeous green name Jade ranks #97 for baby girls.

💚 Olive

  • Name meaning: From a tree, and a lovely color green.
  • Popularity: This green baby name is the 197th most popular baby girl’s name.

💚 Sage

  • Name meaning: Grayish green herb.
  • Popularity: This organic baby name ranks #223 for girls.

💙 Indigo

  • Name meaning: Blue or Indian dye.
  • Popularity: This boho rainbow baby name is not currently popular in the U.S.

💙 Nila

  • Name meaning: Dark blue.
  • Popularity: This unusual color name is not in the top 1000 baby names.

💜 Lavender

  • Name meaning: A pale bluish purple. Also a fragrant purple flower.
  • Popularity: This lovely color name is not in the top 1000 baby names.

💜 Violet

  • Name meaning: A reddish-blue purple. Also a plant with purple flowers.
  • Popularity: Violet is the 37th most popular name for baby girls.

💓 Rose or Rosie

  • Name meaning: A lovely pink color – and of course a beautiful flower.
  • Popularity: Rose is the 113th most popular baby girl’s name. Rosie ranks #470.

Final thoughts on rainbow baby names

Choosing the perfect name for a rainbow baby can be extremely difficult—even more difficult than selecting a name for a child that hasn’t just come after a loss.

Do your best to narrow down a list of your favorites, and give yourself some grace if you notice that you’re experiencing conflicting emotions. This is normal and you are not alone.

Wishing you lots of healing and happiness as you prepare to welcome your rainbow baby!

95 Beautiful Names for Rainbow Babies [Girls Edition]