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40 Beautiful Girl Names that Start with B

Oct 29, 2021

40 Beautiful Girl Names that Start with B

AHEAD: The ultimate list of B girls’ names.

If you’re looking for a beautiful girls’ name starting with the letter B, you’re in the right place!

Perhaps you’re planning to honor a family member whose name begins (or began) with the letter B.

Or you’ve got a “B” theme for your kids’ names.

Or maybe you just happen to like the letter B. (Totally valid, btw).

B girls names

After scouring the internet for names that start with the letter B, I’ve got good news and bad news to share with you…

First, the bad news:

There are shockingly few modern names beginning with B, especially when compared with the letters A and L, for example.

The vast majority of options are names that are super outdated (Bernice, Betty, Barbara) or pretty out there (Bradleigh, Blandina, Belvia).

Now for the good news:

Below, I’ve rounded up every single B name that’s even the slightest bit modern and cool.

Even though, as you’ll see, the options are limited, you won’t need to look high and low for B names since I’ve done that for you.

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

Feel free to use the Table of Contents to jump to a specific style, or keep on scrolling and view all of these beautiful girl names that start with B.

Girl Names that Start with B

Trendy girl names that start with B

Kicking off our list of “B” names with some b-eautiful names that are super popular in the United States right now. All of these are in the top 200.

Bailey

  • Name meaning: Law enforcer.
  • Popularity: #171

Bella

  • Name meaning: Beautiful.
  • Popularity: #64

Blakely

  • Name meaning: Dark wood.
  • Popularity: #167

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Brianna

  • Name meaning: Strong and honorable.
  • Popularity: #146

Brielle

  • Name meaning: God is my strength.
  • Popularity: #99

Brooklyn

  • Name meaning: Broken land or beautiful brook.
  • Popularity: #54

If you like these trendy girl names that start with B, you might also like this list of modern girl names or these boho hippie names.

Cool “B” names for girls

Cool B names for girls

While these girl names that start with B aren’t as popular as the names on the first list, all of them are befitting of a modern little girl born in the 2020s.

Beckett

  • Name meaning: Beehive.
  • Popularity: This nonbinary “B” name isn’t popular for baby girls, but ranks #209 for baby boys.

Belle

  • Name meaning: Beautiful.
  • Popularity: #999

Blake

  • Name meaning: Bright and shining.
  • Popularity: #219
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Briella

  • Name meaning: God is my strength.
  • Popularity: #297

Brinley or Brynlee

  • Name meaning: Burnt meadow.
  • Popularity: Brinley ranks #362 and Brynlee ranks #191.

Brooke

  • Name meaning: Small stream.
  • Popularity: #237

Brynn

  • Name meaning: Hill.
  • Popularity: #332

If you like these names that start with B, you might also like this list of badass girl names.

Unique “B” names for girls

unique b names for girlsBerkley

  • Name meaning: Birch tree meadow.
  • Popularity: #818

Bexley

  • Name meaning: Boxtree clearing.
  • Popularity: #848

Braylee

  • Name meaning: Invented name.
  • Popularity: #896

Braylin

  • Name meaning: Invented name.
  • Popularity: This girls’ name starting with “B” is not ranking in the top 1000 baby names.

Bria

  • Name meaning: Hill or noble.
  • Popularity: #789

Briar

  • Name meaning: Thorny bush.
  • Popularity: #563

Bristol

  • Name meaning: Place by the bridge.
  • Popularity: #491

Brylee

  • Name meaning: Invented name.
  • Popularity: #777

If you like these unique girl names that start with B, you might also like this list of space names.

Timeless “B” names for girls

Short Trendy Girl Names that Start with A

These baby girl names that start with B have stood the test of time. They don’t tend to evoke any particular decade.

Becca

  • Name meaning: To bind or tie.
  • Popularity: This two-syllable baby name that starts with the letter “B” is not currently popular for girls. However, Rebecca does rank #250.

Bethany

  • Name meaning: House of figs.
  • Popularity: #603

Bianca

  • Name meaning: White or pure.
  • Popularity: #423

Blair or Blaire

  • Name meaning: Field or plain.
  • Popularity: Blair ranks #333 and Blaire ranks #669.

Bridget

  • Name meaning: Strength.
  • Popularity: #747

Brittany

  • Name meaning: From Brittany or Great Britain.
  • Popularity: #956

If you like these timeless B names for girls, you might also like this list of Victorian girl names or these long girl names.

Uncommon “B” names for girls

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Here are some baby names starting with B that are uncommon without being too far out there…

Bari

  • Name meaning: To select.
  • Popularity: This short girls name beginning with “B” is not ranking in the top 1000.

Beck

  • Name meaning: Small stream.
  • Popularity: This one-syllable girls’ name beginning with “B” is not currently popular for baby girls in the U.S.

Belinda

  • Name meaning: Beautiful.
  • Popularity: This “B” name is not currently popular for baby girls in the U.S.
 

Bellamy

  • Name meaning: Beautiful friend.
  • Popularity: This three-syllable “B” name ranks #795 girls and #728 for boys.

Birch

  • Name meaning: Tree.
  • Popularity: This gender-neutral name starting with “B” is not ranking in the top 1000 baby names.

Birdie

  • Name meaning: Little bird.
  • Popularity: This baby name that starts with the letter “B” is not currently popular for girls in the U.S.

Brandi or Brandy

  • Name meaning: Fiery or warm and comforting.
  • Popularity: This girls’ “B” name is not ranking in the top 1000 baby names.

Brandice

  • Name meaning: Mulled wine.
  • Popularity: This girls’ name beginning with “B” is not currently popular for baby girls in the U.S.

Brenda

  • Name meaning: Sword.
  • Popularity: This “B” name is not currently popular for baby girls in the U.S.

Brennan

  • Name meaning: Sorrow.
  • Popularity: This gender-neutral name is not currently popular for baby girls.

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Brie or Bree

  • Name meaning: Marshland.
  • Popularity: This girls’ name starting with “B” is not ranking in the top 1000 baby names.

Brienne

  • Name meaning: Noble and revered.
  • Popularity: This baby name that starts with the letter “B” is not currently popular for girls in the U.S.

Brinkley

  • Name meaning: Woodland clearing.
  • Popularity: This girls’ “B” name is not ranking in the top 1000 baby names.

If you like uncommon girl names with B as the first letter, you might also like this list of edgy names.

Additional “B” Girls’ Names

As I said earlier, the vast majority of girl names that start with B are either really outdated or super far out there.

However, for the sake of a more complete list of girl’s names starting with B, I’m going to include a bunch of them here, just in case they appeal to you:

Bambi
Barbara
Belinda
Bernadette
Berneice
Berry or Berri
Bethel
Betsy
Betty
Beverly
Bobbi
Bonnie
Brighton
Bronwyn

 

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Before we get to middle name ideas, here are a few related articles that may be helpful if you’re still looking for the perfect name.

Middle name ideas for first names starting with B

Here are some beautiful first + middle name combinations for a first name that starts with B.

 
Bailey Madelyn
Bari Rylan
Becca Skylar
Beck Hansel
Beckett Sophie
Belinda Hailey
Bella Violet
Bellamy Grace
Belle Alexandria
Berkley Reese
Bethany Ella
Bexley Sophia
Bianca Morgan
Birch Mackenzie
Birdie Marin
Blair Penelope
Blake Madison
Blakely Marie
Brandi Raquel
Brandice Jade
Braylee Sage
Braylin Olivia
Brenda Everly
Bria Harlow
Brianna Piper
Briar Paige
Bridget Aubrey
Brie Kinsley
Briella Rose
Brielle Layne
Brienne Hadley
Brinkley Juliette
Brinley Hazel
Bristol Mia
Brittany Hart
Brooke Michelle
Brooklyn Avery
Brylee Phoenix
Brynn Magnolia

 

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Questions to ask yourself while deciding on the perfect B name

    1. Will the name work for a professional adult? It can be easy to forget that your tiny baby will grow up to be a serious grown-up one day. While a name like Bambi, for example, might be adorable for a little peanut, it may be less desirable when your daughter is a career woman in the working world. (This makes me think of “Baby”, a full-grown woman, from my favorite movie of all time, Dirty Dancing).
    2. Is the “B” name too popular? Let’s just say your daughter goes on The Bachelorette. Do you want her to have to go by “Brianna R” since there’s also a “Briana C”? I’m joking, of course. But take a moment to think about whether you want to choose a name that’s in the top 100.
    3. Is there potential for the “B” name to invite teasing? Some names, unfortunately, are ripe for ridicule. Barbie, for example, may not be a safe bet. You don’t want your daughter to feel self-conscious about her name when she’s in middle school.
    4. How intuitive is the name’s pronunciation? Most, if not all, of the “B” names for girls on this list are pretty easy to pronounce. Still, take a second to consider whether or not your child will have to spend a lifetime correcting others on how to say her name.
    5. Do you like the possible nicknames? You won’t have control over the nicknames your daughter’s friends, and even other family members, come up with. If you give your baby the “B” name Beckett, are you okay with the nickname Beck? If you go with Briella, are you good with the nickname Brie?
    6. Do her initials represent anything undesirable? You’ll need to be especially careful if your daughter’s middle initial starts with a vowel. You probably don’t want her to end up with initials like BAR, BAD, BED, and so on. If her initials look innocuous, give them a quick Google search to make sure there aren’t any unexpected associations.
    7. Are you setting her up for an initials faux-pas when she gets married? This is a really easy one to forget. A name like Brooklyn Avery is super cute… 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 Davis, for example?
    8. Will a young child be able to pronounce the name? This is another one that’s really easy to overlook when choosing the perfect girl’s “B” name. Keep in mind that lots of little kids have trouble saying “R”, “S”, “L”, “Th”, and “Z”. A name like Braylee might be really hard for your kiddo (and her friends) to say for a while.

As you go through these questions, 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 whatever name makes you the happiest. It’s a very personal decision that only you can make!

Final thoughts on girl names that start with B

While the modern options for girl names starting with B are quite limited, there are still plenty of beautiful monikers to choose from.

My personal favorites are Brooke, Belle, and Briella.

Congratulations and good luck choosing the perfect girl name that starts with the letter B!

Girl Names that Start with B