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One Syllable Girl Names: 100+ stunning ideas + meanings 

Looking for pretty one syllable girl names? 

There are over 100 stunning name ideas here for you to choose from! 

Baby girl

The wonderful thing about one syllable baby girl names is that lots of different themes fall under this category. 

So whether you prefer a vintage baby name, or an unusual, modern girl name, you will find something amidst these gorgeous one syllable moniker ideas. 

When choosing a short baby name you could consider shortening a longer name and using the nickname to create something a little unusual. 

Pretty one syllable girl names 

Here are some pretty one syllable girl names to get you started! These include some of my personal favourites and some modern girl names, such as Quinn and Rae. 

Belle 

This feminine French name means beautiful. 

Beth 

A nickname for Elizabeth, this name has now become popular in its own right. Beth means house. 

Brooke 

A name of English and German origins meaning water. 

Elle

This pretty name means sun ray and is of Greek origin. It can also mean she.

Faye 

An English name meaning fairy. Perfect if you love magical, whimsical baby names. 

Hope 

An English name that is full of meaning and positivity. A perfect name for a longed-for baby. 

Jules 

A name of Latin origin meaning youthful or soft. 

Kate 

A pretty name meaning pure. 

Kim 

An Old English name meaning noble or brave. 

Lark 

An English name meaning songbird. 

Neve 

An Irish name meaning bright or snowy. 

Paige 

A name of Latin origin meaning helper. 

Quinn 

A Scottish/Irish name that is gender neutral and means wise or reason. 

Rae 

This name means ewe. 

Rey 

A name made famous in recent years by a lead character in the Star Wars movies. It means king in Spanish. 

Zoe 

A Greek name meaning life. 

Vintage one syllable girl names 

The classics are often called the best for good reason! Some names never go out of style. Or they just see a resurgence thanks to a celebrity carrying the name or just because they tap into a particular trend of the moment. 

Classic, vintage baby names remain a big hit with parents, and these gorgeous one syllable old fashioned names include some names that remain popular with modern parents. 

Some such as Faith, Hope, Rose and Grace are particularly popular as one syllable middle names, due to them working with a wide variety of first names. 

Anne 

This is a Latin name meaning favour or grace. 

Bea 

Meaning bringer of happiness and blessed. 

Bess 

An English name meaning pledged to god. 

Blythe

An English name meaning happy or carefree. 

Brie 

A name of French and Latin origins meaning marshland. 

Claire 

A French name meaning bright and clear. 

Dee 

A Welsh name meaning swarthy or dark. 

Dot

A cute baby name of Greek and English origin, meaning gift of god. 

Eve

A Latin or English name meaning life or living. 

Faith 

An English name that is full of positivity and hope. 

Fran 

Meaning from France. 

Grace 

A name of Latin origin meaning god’s grace, charm and generosity. 

Gwen 

A Welsh name meaning white and holy. 

Jane 

An English name meaning god is gracious. 

Jean 

Meaning god is gracious. 

Jill 

A name of English origin meaning child of the gods. 

June 

This cute baby name has been made popular more recently by the hit show The Handmaid’s Tale, whose lead character June is pretty badass! The name refers to the month of June. 

Jo 

Meaning god is gracious. 

Joan 

Meaning god is gracious. 

Kay 

A Latin baby name meaning pure and clear. 

Lou 

This is a shortened version of Louise or Louisa. Means renowned warrior. 

Liv 

A Nordic name meaning life. 

Lynn 

A Welsh and Celtis name meaning lake. 

Mae 

An English name meaning bitter or pearl. 

Maude 

An Old German name meaning powerful and battle mighty. 

Meg 

An English name meaning pearl. 

Nell 

An English name meaning shining light. 

Pearl 

This pretty, feminine girl’s name comes from the precious gem found in the sea. 

Peg 

Meaning pearl. 

Prue 

An English name meaning prudence or caution. 

Rose 

A stunning English name after the pretty flower. 

Ruth 

A name of Hebrew origin meaning compassionate friend. 

Sue 

Meaning graceful lily. 

Tess 

English name meaning to harvest. 

Vi 

A shortened version of the name violet. Means purple or lively. 

Viv 

A Latin name meaning alive. 

Rare, unusual one syllable girl names 

Want a name that no other child in your kid’s school class is likely to have? Then you need to check out these rarer one syllable girl names. 

I particularly love the name Love! As well as Rome and Zen. 

Ayn 

A Finnish name meaning grace. 

Bleu 

A French name meaning blue. 

Bliss 

English name meaning intense happiness. 

Blue 

A pretty and unusual colour inspired baby girl name. 

Bo 

A name of Norse origin meaning to live. 

Boo 

A cute and playful name that works very well as a middle name. Meaning beautiful. 

Brynn 

A name of Welsh origin meaning hill. 

Cher

A French name meaning beloved.

Dream

A sweet girl’s name that is perfect if you love whimsical baby names.  

Dune

A cool and modern baby name meaning sand dune. 

Flo 

This is a shortened version of Florence. Meaning flower. 

Jett 

A name of English origin meaning jet black. 

Jinx 

A magical name of Latin origin meaning spell. 

Jude 

This is commonly used as a boy’s name, however it is a gender neutral name meaning praised. 

Lis 

A Scandinavian name meaning god is my oath. 

Lo

Meaning lynx. 

Lux 

This gender neutral baby name meaning light. 

Luz

A Portuguese and Spanish name meaning light. 

Love 

An adorable, unusual girl’s name that is perfect to show how much you adore your little one. 

Mauve 

French baby name meaning violet. 

Noir 

Another colours baby name meaning black. 

North 

This name has been made famous recently after Kim Kardashian chose it for her first child. 

Nox 

A Latin name meaning night. 

Nyx 

A name of Greek origin meaning night. 

Prim

Meaning first or demure. 

Psalm

Meaning song or to pluck. 

Reign 

An English name meaning rule or sovereign. 

Ren 

Meaning water lily or lotus. 

Rome 

After the beautiful Italian city. 

Roux 

A gender neutral baby name meaning russet, or reddish brown. 

Rune  

An unusual baby name meaning secret.

Shea 

A name of Gaelic origin meaning admirable or hawk-like. 

Teague 

A Scottish name meaning bard or poet. 

Tor 

Meaning turtledove. 

True 

Meaning real or genuine. 

West 

A gender neutral name of Old English origin. 

Zen 

A name of Japanese name meaning meditation. 

Gender neutral one syllable girl names

If you love gender neutral names there are lots of one-syllable options to choose from! 

Beau 

A French name meaning handsome or beautiful. 

Beck 

A sweet name meaning small stream. 

Blaire 

A Gaelic name meaning plain or field or battlefield. 

Blake

Meaning dark or black. 

Brae 

A French name meaning hill or borderland. 

Dale 

Meaning valley. 

Drew 

A Greek name meaning strong. 

Greer

Cool choice if you love surnames as a first name. This Scottish name meaning watchful or vigilant.

Grey 

A cute and simple name if you want a colourful baby name. 

James

Meaning supplanter. 

Kit 

A shortened version of Christopher, meaning pure. 

Laine 

Meaning path or roadway. 

Poe 

Meaning peacock. 

Reese 

A Welsh name meaning enthusiasm. This name has been made famous by the actress Reese Witherspoon. 

Scout

Bruce Willis and Demi Moore chose this baby name for one of their daughters. It means first explorer. 

Sloane 

Meaning raider or warrior. 

Tate 

An English name meaning cheerful. 

Teal 

A pretty baby name after the greenish blue colour. 

Nature one syllable girl names 

Love the idea of an earthy nature baby girl name? These one syllable options feature names inspired by plants, animals and the natural world around us. 

Air 

A pretty name inspired by the elements. 

Bloom 

A floral baby name meaning new growth and fresh start. 

Clove 

After the spice. 

Coast 

A gender neutral name meaning land near the sea. 

Cove 

Meaning small bay. 

Day 

A sweet and simple baby girl name. 

Dew

A rare baby girl name meaning rain or water. 

Doe

An English name meaning female deer. 

Dove 

An English name after the pretty white bird. 

Elm 

Meaning red, brown. 

Fae

This unusual baby name means fairy. 

Fawn 

A cute name meaning young deer. 

Fleur 

A feminine French name meaning flower. 

Fox 

A gender neutral name after the nocturnal animal. 

Frost 

Meaning freezing. 

Gem 

A mineral baby name meaning gemstone. 

Isle 

Meaning small island. 

Jade 

After the precious stone. 

Lake 

Meaning large body of water. 

Leaf 

A rarely used baby name. 

Lynx 

A Greek name meaning brightness. 

Marsh 

A French name meaning steward. 

Mint 

A little used baby name after the green herb, meaning defender. 

Moon 

An unusual celestial baby name. 

Pax 

A name of Latin origin meaning peace. 

Peach 

After the juicy fruit. 

Quince 

After the apple-like fruit. 

Rain/Raine/Rayne 

Meaning queen or after the rain. 

Reef 

After the underwater natural habitat. 

Rue

The word rue refers to a herb that has medicinal purposes. It also means regret. 

Sage 

After the herb used commonly in cooking. Also a shade of green. 

Sky/Skye 

A short name, but one that refers to something big! 

Snow

This is such a pretty and delicate baby name. Perfect for a winter baby. 

Star 

A cute celestial baby name. This also makes a great one syllable middle name. 

Storm 

A powerful baby name. 

Wren

An English name meaning small bird. 

Final thoughts on one syllable names 

As you can see there are plenty of traditional, unique and striking choices when it comes to one syllable names for girls. 

My personal favourites are Belle, Lux, Rose and Fae! 

One syllable girl names

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