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Beautiful and cute middle names for girls

Need help finding beautiful middle name ideas for baby girls?

If finding the first name wasn’t tough enough then you need to find a middle name that you not only like but you also feel works with your first name choice! 

There are no “rules” when it comes to picking out your baby’s name so remember that ultimately it’s down to what names you really like. 

Cute baby girl

But this post will hopefully make it a little easier for you when it comes to picking out a middle name for a girl. 

Related: First and middle name ideas

Tips for picking a middle name 

As with picking out a first name for your baby it’s best to settle on names that both you and your partner love. 

The first and middle name doesn’t have to rhyme or fit together in a perfect way, but of course there are certain name combinations that just sound great. 

Some middle names go great with absolutely any first name, such as Rose, Grace and May which is probably why those middle names are such popular choices with parents! 

When picking out a middle name for your baby girl there are a few things you may draw inspiration from: 

  • Relatives. It’s tradition in some families to take the middle name from another relative such as a grandparent. 
  • Theme. If you love nature themed baby names, for example, then you may want both the first and middle names to tie in with this or you may want to choose a middle name that reminds you of a place you both love. 
  • Names you love. Ultimately there may be certain names that you are really drawn to. If your partner wasn’t sure about your first choice for the first name then maybe you can compromise and use it as the middle name. 

Choosing a middle name is generally easier if you already have a first name to begin with. 

This way you can go through lists of name ideas, such as in this post and try to see what combination you like the best. 

However if you don’t yet have a first name then don’t worry. 

To pick your baby’s name try the following process: 

  • Write down all names that you love for first and middle names and get your partner to do the same. 
  • Create a shortlist from these names after discussion about which names you each like the best. 
  • Consider which first and middle names go well together. Write them down together and see what they look like on paper too. 

Remember the first and middle name doesn’t have to rhyme or sound a particular way, but some names do just flow well into each other. 

Don’t worry if you don’t have a firm choice before the baby is born. You can always come up with the shortlist and then make a decision in the days after the baby has arrived. You have a few weeks before the birth has to be officially registered. 

To help you out here are lists of popular, beautiful, strong, unusual and traditional middle names to get you feeling inspired! 

Related: Modern baby name ideas

Pregnant woman trying to come up with middle names for a baby girl

Most popular girls’ middle names 

These are the baby girl middle names that are most popular among parents. As you can see they are largely very traditional names and most are just one or two syllables. 

Rose 

The name is inspired by the flower and is associated with beauty and grace.

Grace

A timeless baby name meaning goodness and generosity.

May 

This choice could be tied to the month of the year if this holds significance for you.

Elizabeth 

Meaning “my God is an oath”.

Louise 

Meaning famous warrior.

Mae 

Meaning “bitter” or “pearl”.

Jane 

Meaning “god is gracious”.

Anne or Ann

Meaning “god has favoured me”.

Marie 

Meaning “star of the sea”.

Amy 

A short but pretty name meaning “beloved”.

Kate 

An English girl’s name meaning “pure”.

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Beautiful middle names for girls 

Adele

This feminine middle name means “nobility”. It’s grown in popularity in recent years thanks to the British singer Adele.

Allegra 

Meaning joyful or lively.

Ava 

A simple and elegant name that means “life” or “water”.

Belle

From the French word meaning “beautiful”.

Blue 

If you love the idea of using a colour in your baby’s middle name then this is a lovely choice that goes well with a variety of names.

Cerise 

Another pretty colour name meaning “cherry”.

Daisy 

A feminine and pretty middle name choice that works well with a lot of different names. Inspired by the daisy flower.

Dawn

Meaning daybreak.

Ella

Meaning “light”.

Elena 

Meaning “sun ray” or “light”.

Faith

Meaning belief or trust in god. This can be a wonderful name choice if you want a baby name with deep meaning.

Fern

A pretty nature name after the green shade-loving plant.

Fleur 

Meaning flower.

Freya

A Scandinavian name meaning “lady”.

Halo 

Meaning divine aura.

Hope 

A simple and yet powerful baby name that is an inspiring choice for a middle name.

Ireland 

A pretty baby name and also a great choice if the country holds a special place in your heart.

Ivy

After the evergreen shrub but also meaning fidelity and eternity.

Jade

A Spanish name after the precious stone.

Leigh

Meaning “delicate” or “pasture”.

Lily

A graceful name after the pretty flower and meaning “pure” or “passion”.

Luciana

Meaning “light”.

Madison

A three-syllable middle baby name meaning “son of Matthew”.

Ophelia 

Ophelia was a famous character in Shakespeare’s play Hamlet. The name means “help”.

Pearl

After the precious round object found in the ocean. The pearl is also the birth stone for June.

Piper

Meaning “pipe” or “flute player”.

Posey 

A pretty name meaning “bunch of flowers”. Can also be spelled Posy.

Sophia 

From the Greek word meaning “wisdom”.

Rae

It means “well-advised protector”.

Rey

This name has become popular in recent years due to the lead character in the latest Star Wars movies. The name means king.

True 

A single syllable name meaning “real” and “genuine”.

Violet 

After the shade of purple or flower of the same name. It also means “love” and “virtue”.

Zoe

Meaning “life”.

Cute middle name ideas for baby girls

Strong and unusual middle names for girls 

Anais 

An unusual name meaning “grace”.

Anise 

Meaning “spice”.

Arden 

This names means “garden of Eden”, or “place of great beauty”.

Avalon 

Meaning “island of apples”.

Bird or Birdie

Meaning “little bird”.  

Demi

A pretty girl’s name meaning “half”.

Devon

A unisex name meaning “poet” or “little dark one”.

Ellory 

Meaning “cheerful”.

Erin

This pretty girl name means “peace”.

Gianna 

Meaning “the lord is gracious”.

Golden 

A rare baby name meaning “little golden one”.

Imani 

An Arabic name meaning “belief” or “faith”.

Lexi 

A shortened version of Alexandra and Alexis. Meaning “to defend”.

Liberty 

A strong baby name meaning “freedom”.

Malin

Meaning “little strong warrior”.

Moon 

A powerful and unusual name if you love the idea of something with a celestial theme.

Neve

A simple and feminine name meaning “snow”.

Ocean

An unusual name choice that is also unisex. Perfect if you want a name inspired by nature.

Phoenix 

A name meaning “dark red”.

Poet 

An unusual name that works well as a middle name for a baby girl.

Rain 

A pretty name choice if you love the idea of a name inspired by the elements.

Rebel 

A cool and unique name for a little one who will make their mark on the world!

Rylie 

Meaning “brave”.

Sailor 

A rare but fun baby name choice.

Saoirse

Pronounced seer-sha, this name has become popular due to the actress Saoirse Ronan. It is an Irish name meaning freedom.

Snow 

A lovely name choice if your baby is born in the winter.

Storm 

A powerful and unusual baby name choice meaning “tempest”.

Sunny

Meaning “sunshine” or cheerful.

Sky 

A lovely one syllable baby name inspired by the natural world.

Thea 

The name means “goddess”.

Valentine 

A romantic name meaning “strong and healthy”. Traditionally a boy’s name but has also been used for girls.

Modern and trendy middle names for girls 

Amelia 

A very popular first name for girls but also works great as a middle name. Meaning “industrious” or “striving”.

Avery

Meaning “king” or “power”.

Bee

A cute middle name for a baby meaning “she who brings happiness”.

Bliss

A one syllable middle name meaning joy.

Boo

A sweet middle name for a baby which celebrity chef Jamie Oliver used for his daughter Daisy Boo.

Bronte 

A beautiful choice if you want a literary baby name. This is inspired by the Bronte sisters Emily, Charlotte and Anne. It also means “thunder”.

Coco 

A cute and sweet baby name choice. It comes from the chocolate bean but also was made famous by the designed Coco Chanel.

Genevieve

Meaning “tribe woman”.

Harper 

Meaning “harp player”.

Havana

An unusual name choice after the place but also meaning “port”.

Haven 

An inspiring baby name meaning “safe place”.

Honor 

Meaning “woman of honour”.

Isla 

Meaning “island”.

Journey

A trendy baby name meaning to take a journey. It’s a lovely spiritual choice.

Kismet 

Meaning “fate”.

Lark 

After the songbird.

Love 

This is a beautiful baby name choice that works so well as a middle name.

Luna 

A wonderful celestial baby name meaning moon.

Lyric 

A perfect name choice for creative and musical types.

Maeve 

An Irish baby name meaning “intoxicating”.

Maisie 

A Scottish baby name meaning “pearl”.

Marvel 

An unusual baby name meaning “wonderful” or “extraordinary”.

Maven 

Meaning “one who understands”.

Maya 

Meaning “greater” or “larger”.

Mercy 

A pretty girl’s name meaning “compassion”.

Mia 

A popular choice for a first name but also works great as a middle name too. Meaning “mine”.

Monroe 

A beautiful name meaning “mouth of the river”.

Nova 

A powerful baby name referring to a star that releases a huge burst of energy. Also means “new”.

Olive 

Meaning olive tree.

Paige 

Meaning “assistant” or “helper”.

Penelope 

Meaning “weaver”.

Promise

A special and unique baby name.

River 

A unisex baby name that has become popular among parents who love nature names.

Royal 

A special baby name meaning “noble”.

Taylor 

Meaning “cutter of the cloth” but also means “internal beauty”.

Willa

Meaning “resolute protection”.

Willow 

An English baby name meaning “willow tree”.

Winter 

A pretty baby name choice that works well with a variety of first names. It refers to the coldest season of the year.

Wren 

After the small brown songbird.

Traditional middle names for girls 

Abigail 

Meaning “my father’s joy”.

Claire 

Meaning “bright” or “clear”.

Emma

A pretty name meaning “whole” or “universal”.

Frances 

Meaning “free one”.

Iris 

Meaning rainbow.

Jo

This short and simple baby name means “god is gracious”.

Josephine 

Meaning “god will increase”.

Joy

A cheerful name meaning “delight”.

June 

A pretty choice that has become more popular in recent years thanks to the lead character in the hit book and TV show The Handmaid’s Tale. It comes from the name Juno, who was a Roman mythological goddess.

Louisa 

Meaning “fame” or “fighter”.

Margot 

A French baby name meaning pearl.

Marie 

Meaning “star of the sea”.

Matilda 

Meaning “might” or “strength”.

Ruby 

After the deep red, precious stone.

Viola 

From the name Violet.

Beautiful baby girl middle name ideas

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