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100+ Beautiful Southern Girl Names 

Looking for stunning Southern girl names with timeless country charm?

These vintage, unique and pretty names are perfect if you love names with character and a country-feel to them. 

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Many of these girl names also have a real old money feel to them, such as Alice, Charlotte and Elizabeth. They’re full of vintage character and never go out of style! 

You may also like these vintage girl names or these boho girl names.

Short Southern girl names

These short girl names are just one or two syllables. 

Alice: A name of Germanic origin, meaning noble or noble one.

Ada: Of Germanic origin, meaning noble or nobility.

Adair: Scottish origin, meaning oak tree ford or shallow place in the river where oak trees grow.

Ava: Meaning bird.

Bailey: Old English origin, meaning bailiff or steward.

Bea: A nature-inspired name.

Belle: Meaning beautiful. 

Betsy: A diminutive of Elizabeth, meaning pledged to God.

Birdie: A nature-inspired name.

Celia: Of Latin origin, meaning heaven or celestial.

Cate: A diminutive of Catherine, meaning pure.

Clara: Meaning bright.

Daisy: A flower name, symbolising innocence and purity.

Dixie: Meaning tenth. 

Dolly: A diminutive of Dorothy, meaning gift of God.

Effie: A diminutive of Euphemia, meaning well-spoken or to speak well.

Ella: A variant of Eleanor, meaning light or torch.

Emma: Germanic origin, meaning whole or universal.

Faith: Meaning trust or devotion. 

Grace: English origin, meaning grace or favor.

Greer: Scottish origin, meaning watchful or vigilant.

Hattie: Meaning home or estate ruler. 

Helen: Greek origin, meaning bright or shining one.

Harper: Old English origin, meaning harp player or minstrel.

Hope: English virtue name, symbolising optimism and expectation.

Irving: Scottish origin, meaning green water or fresh water.

Iris: Greek origin, meaning rainbow.

Ima: Possibly a variant of Emma, meaning whole or universal.

Ida: Germanic origin, meaning work or industrious one.

Julep: Meaning rose water. 

Jane: Hebrew origin, meaning God is gracious.

June: After the month – a summery name full of sunshine. 

Kay: A gender neutral name meaning pure. 

Kelley: Irish origin, meaning bright-headed or warrior.

Kit: A diminutive of Katherine, meaning pure.

Kasey/Kacie: Irish origin, meaning brave or vigilant.

Leigh: English origin, meaning meadow or clearing.

Lyla: Variant of Lila or Lilah, meaning night.

Lane: English origin, meaning narrow path or small road.

Lottie: A diminutive of Charlotte, meaning free man or petite.

Mae: English origin, meaning bitter or pearl.

Mabel: Meaning loveable. 

Maisie: Meaning child of light.

Martha: Aramaic origin, meaning lady or mistress.

Minnie: A diminutive of Minerva, meaning intellect or wisdom.

Nora: Irish origin, meaning light.

Posey: Meaning bunch of flowers. 

Ruth: Hebrew origin, meaning compassionate friend or companion.

Sally: A diminutive of Sarah, meaning princess or noblewoman.

Ruby: A gemstone name, symbolising passion and vitality.

Rose: Of Latin origin, meaning rose, a symbol of love and beauty.

Sloane: Irish origin, meaning warrior.

Sadie: A diminutive of Sarah, meaning princess or noblewoman.

Tess: Greek name meaning harvester or to reap. 

Tilly: Meaning mighty in battle. 

Zelda: Yiddish origin, meaning blessed or happy.

Zadie: Meaning prosperous or abundance. 

Long Southern girl names

Longer girl names are full of elegance and sound soft but strong. 

Addison: Meaning son of Adam. 

Adeline: Meaning noble. 

Amelia: Derived from the Germanic name Amalia, meaning work.

Annabelle: A combination of Anna (meaning grace) and Belle (meaning beautiful).

Abigail: Hebrew in origin, meaning my father’s joy or father’s source of joy.

Adelaide: Of Germanic origin, meaning noble or nobility.

Bettina: A diminutive of Elizabeth, meaning pledged to God.

Blanche: French origin, meaning white or fair.

Bonnie: Scottish origin, meaning beautiful or cheerful.

Caroline: A feminine form of Charles, meaning free man or strong.

Cricket: A nature-inspired and whimsical name.

Constance: Latin origin, meaning constant or steadfast.

Charlotte: French origin, meaning free man or petite.

Daphne: Greek origin, meaning laurel or bay tree.

Delilah: Hebrew origin, meaning delicate or weakened.

Dottie: A shortened version of Dorothy, meaning gift of god. 

Elizabeth: Hebrew origin, meaning pledged to God or God is my oath.

Eloise: Of Germanic origin, meaning famous in battle.

Emerson: Old English origin, meaning son of Emery or bravery.

Florence: Latin origin, meaning flourishing or prosperous.

Frances: Latin origin, meaning free one or from France.

Genevieve: Old German origin, meaning tribe woman or woman of the family.

Georgia: Greek origin, meaning farmer or earthworker.

Georgina: Feminine form of George, meaning farmer or earthworker.

Henrietta: Feminine form of Henry, meaning home ruler.

Hannah: Hebrew origin, meaning grace or favor.

Isabelle: A variant of Isabel, meaning pledged to God.

Julia: Latin origin, meaning youthful or downy.

Josephine: Feminine form of Joseph, meaning God will add or God will increase.

Joanna: Hebrew origin, meaning God is gracious.

Jolene: A combination of Jo (short for Josephine or Joanna) and lene, possibly meaning light or torch.

Katherine: Greek origin, meaning pure.

Lucille: French origin, meaning light.

Luella: A combination of Louise and Ella, meaning famous warrior or light.

Lillian: A diminutive of Lily, symbolising purity and beauty.

Louisa: Feminine form of Louis, meaning famous warrior.

Lydia: Greek origin, meaning woman from Lydia.

Louise: Feminine form of Louis, meaning famous warrior.

Magnolia: Named after the magnolia flower.

Maribelle: A combination of Mary (meaning bitter or beloved) and Belle (meaning beautiful).

Montgomery: Traditionally a boy’s name but now growing in popularity for girls. It means mountain belonging to the ruler. 

Love the idea of a boy’s name used as a girl’s name? See these gorgeous boy names for girls.

Myrtle: Greek origin, meaning myrtle, a type of evergreen shrub.

Nancy: A diminutive of Anne, meaning grace.

Nellah: A variant of Nellie, meaning bright, shining one.

Nellie: A diminutive of Eleanor, meaning light or torch.

Olympia: Greek origin, meaning from Mount Olympus, the home of the gods in Greek mythology.

Olivia: Of Latin origin, possibly derived from the word oliva, meaning olive.

Opal: A gemstone name, symbolising hope and purity.

Phoebe: Greek origin, meaning bright, radiant, or shining one.

Patricia: Latin origin, meaning noble or noble one.

Penelope: Greek origin, meaning weaver or duck.

Priscilla: Latin origin, meaning ancient or venerable.

Rosemary: A combination of Rose and Mary, symbolising remembrance and fidelity.

Shelby: Old Norse origin, meaning estate with sheds or village with a shed.

Stella: Latin origin, meaning star.

Savannah: Native American origin, meaning open plain or treeless plain.

Scarlett: English origin, meaning red or scarlet.

Sarabeth: A combination of Sarah and Elizabeth, meaning princess of God.

Sienna: Meaning reddish brown colour.

Sylvie: French origin, meaning wood or forest.

Talullah: Native American origin, meaning leaping water.

Tabitha: Aramaic origin, meaning gazelle or graceful beauty.

Theresa: Greek origin, meaning harvest or summer.

Tinsley: Old English origin, meaning Tun’s meadow or clearing.

Virginia: Latin origin, meaning maiden or virgin.

Violet: A flower name, symbolising modesty and faithfulness.

Vivian: Latin origin, meaning alive or lively.

Velma: Of Germanic origin, meaning protection or helmet.

Whitney: Old English origin, meaning white island or white water.

Wendy: Of English origin, meaning fair or blessed.

Wilma: Germanic origin, meaning will or desire.

Pretty Southern names for girls

These unique and bright names are rarely used but so pretty.

Aubrey: Meaning noble ruler.

Bellamy: Meaning beautiful friend.

Blakely: Meaning dark meadow.

Callie: Meaning beautiful.

Collins: Meaning descendant of Cuilein.

Dylan: Meaning born of the ocean.

Hadley: Meaning heather field.

Hailey: Meaning meadow.

Haisley: Meaning from the basilica.

Jessie: Meaning gift.

Kennedy: Meaning helmeted chief.

Kinsley: Meaning royal meadow.

Lacey: Meaning braid.

Mackenzie: Meaning child of the fair one.

Madeline: Meaning high tower.

Millie: Meaning strong worker.

Paisley: Meaning from the basilica.

Peyton: Meaning from the warrior’s tower.

Rylie: Meaning brave one.

Shay: Meaning majestic.

Tatum: Meaning cheerful bringer of joy.

Willa: Meaning resolute protection.

Double Southern names

A big trend in Southern girl names is to double barrel the name, combining two names to make a single first name. 

This can create a unique name, or combine two meaningful names that you love together. Here are a few cute examples. 

  • Ellie-Jo
  • Nora-Beth
  • Ava-Mae 
  • Ella-Mae
  • Nora-Anne
  • Amy-Jo
  • Betsy-Mae
  • Hattie-Jo
  • Laura-Mae
  • Sammi-Jo
  • Cora-Beth
  • Ricky-Jo
  • Jamie-Lynn

Still stuck for what baby name to choose? Check out these tips for picking a baby name and these baby name themes for more ideas.

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Vicky Smith is a mother of two daughters and a journalist. She has been writing and vlogging about parenting for over five years.