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60+ Amazing Girl Names that Start With N

Dec 26, 2021

60+ Amazing Girl Names that Start With N

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

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

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

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

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Baby girl names starting with N are only somewhat popular right now when compared to the other letters of the alphabet.

There are 5 N names in the top 100. There’s only one N name in the top 200 and two in the top 300.

These numbers are higher than R names, for example, but lower than M names.

Interestingly, the most popular N names for girls are Nora (#30) which is an old Victorian name, and Nova (#38) which is a super modern space name.

Without further ado, let’s go check out these baby name ideas and find the perfect one for your daughter!

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

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Short “N” names

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All of these short names for girls are just 3 or 4 letters.

Nala

  • Name meaning: Meaning unknown.
  • Popularity: #693

Nara

  • Name meaning: Happy.
  • Popularity: This N name isn’t ranking.

Nash

  • Name meaning: By the ash tree.
  • Popularity: This southern name is not popular for girls but ranks #240 for boys.
 

Nava

  • Name meaning: Pleasant or beautiful.
  • Popularity: This N name isn’t ranking.

Navy

  • Name meaning: Dark blue. Branch of the military.
  • Popularity: #658

Naya

  • Name meaning: Bright. Purpose.
  • Popularity: #758

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Neva

  • Name meaning: Snow.
  • Popularity: This N name isn’t ranking.

Nia

  • Name meaning: Bright. Purpose.
  • Popularity: #494

Nila

  • Name meaning: Dark blue.
  • Popularity: This N name isn’t ranking.

Nira or Nyra

  • Name meaning: Light. A symbolic name given to girls born on TuB’Shevat, the New Year of the Trees.
  • Popularity: This tree-inspired name isn’t ranking.

Niva

  • Name meaning: Speech or expression.
  • Popularity: This N name isn’t ranking.

Noa or Noah

  • Name meaning: Motion. Or rest.
  • Popularity: The gender-neutral name Noa ranks #466. Noah is surprisingly ranking #876 for girls. (Noah ranks #2 for boys.)

Noe

  • Name meaning: Peaceful.
  • Popularity: This cute hippie name ranks #677 for boys but is not ranking for girls.

Nola

  • Name meaning: White shoulder. Also the nickname of New Orleans.
  • Popularity: #553

Noor

  • Name meaning: Light.
  • Popularity: #882

Nori or Norie

  • Name meaning: Seaweed.
  • Popularity: This N name isn’t ranking.

Novi

  • Name meaning: New.
  • Popularity: This two-syllable N name isn’t ranking.

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Quirky “N” names for girls

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All of these cool baby girl names starting with N have their own special kind of charm.

Nellie or Nelly

  • Name meaning: Light.
  • Popularity: Nellie ranks #837 and Nelly isn’t ranking.

Nevada

  • Name meaning: Snow-covered.
  • Popularity: This N name isn’t ranking.

Nirvana

  • Name meaning: Place of bliss.
  • Popularity: This N name isn’t ranking.
 

Nolan or Nolen

  • Name meaning: Winner or champion.
  • Popularity: Nolan is not ranking for girls but ranks #61 for boys. Nolen isn’t ranking for either gender.

Novella

  • Name meaning: A short novel.
  • Popularity: This N name isn’t ranking.

November

  • Name meaning: The 11th month.
  • Popularity: This N name isn’t ranking.

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Timeless “N” names for girls

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These girl names that start with N have been more popular in the past but aren’t out of style either. They don’t tend to evoke any particular decade, making them timeless.

Nadia

  • Name meaning: Hope.
  • Popularity: #468

Nadine

  • Name meaning: Hope.
  • Popularity: This N name hasn’t ranked since 2001.

Natasha

  • Name meaning: Birthday.
  • Popularity: #950
 

Neely or Neela

  • Name meaning: Horn. Sapphire blue.
  • Popularity: Neither version of this N name is currently ranking.

Nessa

  • Name meaning: Pure or butterfly.
  • Popularity: This N name isn’t ranking.

Nikki or Nicky

  • Name meaning: Winner or champion.
  • Popularity: Neither spelling of this N name is ranking.

Nicole

  • Name meaning: People of victory.
  • Popularity: #266

Nicolette

  • Name meaning: People of victory.
  • Popularity: This long girls’ name hasn’t ranked since 2006.

Nina

  • Name meaning: Little girl.
  • Popularity: #329

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Unique “N” names for girls

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All of these unique girl names that start with N are interesting and uncommon.

Nairobi

Nalani

  • Name meaning: Calm skies. The heavens.
  • Popularity: #593

Nalaya or Nalayah or Naleya

  • Name meaning: Meaning unknown.
  • Popularity: None of the spellings of this N are ranking.
 

Nalia

  • Name meaning: Meaning unknown.
  • Popularity: This N name isn’t ranking.

Nariyah

  • Name meaning: Meaning unknown.
  • Popularity: This unique N name isn’t ranking.

Navi or Navie or Navia

  • Name meaning: To name. New.
  • Popularity: None of the versions of this N name are ranking.

Nayana or Nayara

  • Name meaning: Beautiful eyes.
  • Popularity: This N name isn’t ranking.

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Nayeli or Nayali

  • Name meaning: I love you.
  • Popularity: Nayeli is (surprisingly) ranking #420. Nayali is not ranking.

Nayla or Naylah

  • Name meaning: Achiever. I love you.
  • Popularity: This N name isn’t ranking.

Nazari or Nazaria

  • Name meaning: Meaning unknown.
  • Popularity: Neither version of this unique N name is ranking.

Nilani

  • Name meaning: Enchanting moon.
  • Popularity: This celestial “N” name isn’t ranking.

Nilsa

  • Name meaning: Winner or champion.
  • Popularity: This badass name isn’t currently popular.

Nolani or Noelani

  • Name meaning: Heavenly mist.
  • Popularity: This N name isn’t ranking.

Novalee

  • Name meaning: Invented name. New + shelter.
  • Popularity: #815
 

Nubia

  • Name meaning: Gold. A region of Africa.
  • Popularity: This unique N name isn’t ranking.

Nylani

  • Name meaning: Winner or champion.
  • Popularity: This N name isn’t ranking.

Nyrobi

  • Name meaning: Place of cool waters. The capital city of Kenya.
  • Popularity: This N name isn’t ranking.

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More baby names for girls

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 baby girl names starting with N

Here are some beautiful first + middle name combinations for a first name with “N” as the first letter.

  • Nadia Sage
  • Nadine Abigail
  • Nairobi Mia
  • Nala Magnolia
  • Nalani Jade
  • Nalaya Lennox
  • Nalia Blake
  • Naomi Alexandra
  • Nara Addilyn
 
  • Nariyah Eve
  • Nash Lennox
  • Natalia Brooke
  • Natalie Belle
  • Natasha Harlow
  • Nava Everleigh
  • Navi Phoenix
  • Navy Penelope
  • Naya Aubrey
  • Nayana Hart
 
  • Nayeli Ava
  • Nayla Juliette
  • Nazaria Hazel
  • Neely Madelyn
  • Nellie Rylan
  • Nessa Marley
  • Neva Reese
  • Nevada Scarlett
  • Nia Hadley
  • Nicole Lilianna
  • Nicolette Palmer
 
  • Nikita Bridget
  • Nikki Hayes
  • Nila Avery
  • Nilani Victoria
  • Nilsa Sophie
  • Nina Emery
  • Nira Mackenzie
  • Nirvana Shiloh
  • Niva Marie
  • Noa Madison
  • Noe Charlotte
 
  • Noelle Embry
  • Nola Piper
  • Nolani Lily
  • Nolen Lavender
  • Noor Emersyn
  • Nora Everleigh
  • Nori Sophia
  • Nova Violet
  • Novalee Faye
  • Novella Pearl
  • November Ruby
 
  • Novi Delilah
  • Nubia Rayne
  • Nyla Blakely
  • Nylani Paige
  • Nyrobi Rose

Final thoughts on N names for girls

Before you make your daughter’s name official, here are a few questions worth asking yourself:

    1. How often will others assume the wrong spelling of the name? If you name your daughter Nataly, for example, everyone will default to Natalie (until corrected). Think about whether this may bother your daughter.
    2. Will young kids be able to pronounce the name? It’s really common for little ones to have trouble pronouncing letters and sounds such as “R”, “S”, “L”, “Th”, and “Z”. Since many of the N names on this list include the letter L, keep in mind that they’ll be a challenge for your daughter and her friends to say for a few years. Again, think about whether this matters to you—it may not.
    3. Do her initials spell anything undesirable? It’s generally wise to steer clear of middle names starting with vowels—particularly for girls since they may eventually take their husbands’ last name. For example, the name Nadia Abigail might work fine with your current last name…. but what if she marries a Mr. Grant? You don’t want your daughter to be a nag, right? 🙂
    4. Do her initials match any acronyms of organizations? Keep in mind that N starts the word national. You may want to think twice about naming your daughter Nathalia Rose because if she marries a Mr. Anderson her initials would be NRA. Either way, give her initials a quick Google!

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

Congratulations and good luck choosing the perfect N name for your baby girl!

60+ Amazing Girl Names that Start With N