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170 One Syllable Girl Names (With Meanings!)

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Inside: Check out these 170 beautiful one syllable girl names with meanings! You’ll fall in love with these trendsetting short girl names that pack a cute punch!

Choosing a baby name is a fun, but sometimes complicated process. Should you go with a family name, something traditional, something unique?

I spent SO many hours searching through names for my two girls and the process was NOT easy.

Here’s a tip!

A simple way to narrow down your search is to choose between names that are a traditional length and names that are short. Single syllable names are a sure way to stand out and are great for middle names, too!

If you like short names, I’ve made it easy with this list of over 170 girl names that are one syllable and perfect for the modern mom!

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What are Some Unique Names for a Girl?

Woman thinks of cute one syllable girl names.

Unique names can simply be a different spelling of a traditional name like “Ashley” and “Ashleigh” or inspired by a theme or time of year like these extra special leap year baby names and these joyful Christmas baby names. You can also choose a gender neutral name that’s perfect for a boy or girl.

Short girl names are another sure way turn up the cool factor, and the list below has so many of the most unique girl names with meanings to find one you love.

Choosing a name with meaning

I love to research the meanings for names!

Finding the meaning of a name adds a special layer to the naming process. And it’s fun to find a name’s origin, too (the location a name comes from). Some of these names—like Belle for example—even earn a place of honor on our other top baby name lists. You can find Belle on our list of 100+ stunning French baby girl names.

Each of these extra steps can connect children to their ancestry or your favorite places around the globe! As someone who likes to travel, this is a huge plus!

Huge List of Adorable One Syllable Girl Names

We’ve compiled tons of our favorite short names that would be so cute for either first or a middle name. You could use one of these as a nickname or pair it with another single syllable name (either off this list or off our short gender neutral names) to create a unique and beautiful name all her own!

Ready to browse the names? For each one, the name is listed first in bold, with the meaning following and the place of origin in italics.

Here are 170+ beautiful baby girl names with just one syllable:

A

  • Anne | Grace, variation of Ann and Hannah – French

B

  • Bai | Outgoing – Chinese
  • Banks | Word name and surname – English
  • Bao | Creative – Chinese
  • Bea | She who brings happiness, diminutive of Beatrice – Latin
  • Beck | One living beside a small stream, short for Rebecca – English, Hebrew (Rebecca)
  • Belle | Beautiful, short form of Isabelle – French
  • Bess | Pledged to god, Diminutive of Elizabeth – Hebrew
  • Beth | Pledged to god, Diminutive of Elizabeth – Hebrew
  • Bette | Diminutive of Elizabeth (pledged to God) – Hebrew
  • Bex | Short form of Rebecca – Hebrew (Rebecca)
  • Blair | Dweller on the plain – Scottish
  • Blanch | White – French
  • Bliss | English word name – English
  • Blue | Color name – English
  • Blythe | Happy, carefree – English
  • Bree | Strength or exalted one – English
  • Brooke | Small stream – English
  • Brynn | Hill – Welsh
  • Byrd | Bird, word name – English

C

  • Cher | Beloved – French
  • Claire | Bright, clear – French
  • Clove | Key, flower name – English
  • Coe | Jackdaw – English

D

  • Dale | Valley – English
  • Dawn | Word name – English
  • Day | Word name – English
  • Deb | Bee, short for Deborah – Hebrew
  • Dee | Divine, short for Diana – English, Latin, French
  • Doe | Female deer – English
  • Dot | Diminutive of Dorothy (gift of God) – English, Greek (Dorothy)
  • Dove | Dove, a bird, nature name – English

E

Baby girl holds letter E for one syllable girl names.

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  • Elle | She – French
  • Emme | Universal – American English
  • Eshe | Life – African, Swahili
  • Eve | Life – Hebrew
  • Eyre | Gravel bank river – Old Norse

F

  • Faine | Joyful – English
  • Faith | Virtue name – English
  • Fawn | A young deer, nature name – English
  • Fay | Fairy – English
  • Fee | Diminutive of Fiona (white, fair) – Scottish (Fiona)
  • Fern | Nature name – English
  • Fleur | Flower – French
  • Flo | Flower, flourishing, prosperous – Latin
  • France | Place name – English, French

G

  • Gem | Precious stone – Italian
  • Gen | Spring – Japanese
  • Grace | Virtue name – English, Latin
  • Greer | Alert, watchful – Scottish, Latin
  • Grove | Grove of trees, nature name – English
  • Gwen | White circle – Welsh

H

  • Hope | Virtue name – English

I

  • Ife | Love – African, Yoruba

J

  • Jade | Stone of the side – Spanish
  • Jan | Feminine variation of John – English
  • Jane | God is gracious – English
  • Jazz | Word name – English
  • Jean | God is gracious, variation of the Johanna (French) – English, Scottish
  • Jess | Short for Jessica – English
  • Jewel | Word name – English
  • Jez | Not exalted; variation of Jezebel – Hebrew
  • Jill | Youthful, diminutive of Jillian – English
  • Jin | Tenderness, gentleness – Japanese
  • Jinx | Word name – English
  • Joi | Joy – French
  • Joss | Diminutive of Jocelyn; member of the Gauts tribe – English, German
  • Joy | Word Name – English
  • Joyce | Merry, joyous – Latin
  • June | Month named for goddess Juno – Latin

K

  • Kat | Pure, diminutive for Katherine – Greek
  • Kate | Pure, diminutive of Katherine – English
  • Kay | Diminutive of Katherine (pure) – English, Greek
  • Keats | Kite – English
  • Kei | Happy child – Japanese
  • Kez | Short for Kenzia (cassia tree) – Hebrew
  • Ki | Arisen – Korean
  • Kim | Diminutive of Kimberly and Joachim, place name – English, Vietnamese, Scandinavian

L

  • Lake | Nature name – English
  • Lark | Bird name – English
  • Leigh | Pasture, meadow – English
  • Lex | Man’s defender, diminutive of Alexis, Alexandra – Greek
  • Lil | Flower name, diminutive of Lillian and Lily – English
  • Lind | Marshlands of Lincolnshire – English
  • Ling | Sound of Jade – Chinese
  • Liv | Life – Norse
  • Liz | Diminutive of Elizabeth (pledged to God) – Hebrew
  • Lo | Lynx – Swedish
  • Lotte | Free man; Scandinavian diminutive of Charlotte – German, Scandinavian
  • Love | Word name – English
  • Luz | Light – Spanish
  • Lynn | Lake – Welsh
  • Lys | English flower name – English

M

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  • Maeve | She who intoxicates – Irish
  • Mai | Coyote – Japanese
  • Maine | Place name – English
  • Mare | Variation of Mary (bitter) – Irish
  • Maude | Battle mighty – German
  • May | Pearl; diminutive of Margaret and Mary; month name – Greek
  • Meg | Pearl, diminutive of Margaret – English, Greek
  • Mei | Beautiful – Chinese, Hawaiian
  • Midge | Diminutive of Michelle (who is like God) or Margaret (pearl) – French, Greek
  • Ming | Shining bright – Chinese
  • Moon | Word name – English

N

  • Neith | Divine mother – Egyptian
  • Nell | Bright, shining one – English
  • Neve | Snow – Irish, Latin
  • Niamh | Bright – Irish Gaelic
  • Night | Word name – English
  • Noor | Light – Arabic
  • North | Word name – English
  • Nyx | Greek mythology name – Greek

O

  • Oak | Tree from the genus Quercus – English

P

  • Pai | Chinese and Indian surname – Chinese, Indian
  • Paige | Page to a lord, occupational name – English
  • Pam | Diminutive of Pamela (all honey) – English
  • Paz | Golden, peace – Hebrew, Spanish
  • Pearl | Pearl, gem name – Latin
  • Peg | Pearl, diminutive of Margaret – Greek
  • Pip | Short for Pippa, Philippa, Pippin, etc. – English
  • Plum | Fruit name – English

Q

  • Quinn | Descendant of Conn – Irish

R

  • Rae | Ewe – English
  • Raine | Queen – French
  • Ree | Servant of God, maiden – Hebrew
  • Reese | Ardor – Welsh
  • Rez | Having copper colored hair – Hungarian
  • Rive | Servant of God; maiden – Hebrew
  • Rose | Rose, a flower, word name – Latin
  • Rue | Regret; botanical name – Greek; English
  • Ruth | Compassionate friend – Hebrew (this is one of our favorites from our list of powerful girl names too)

S

  • Sage | Wise; herb name – Latin
  • Sam | Told by God, diminutive of Samantha – Hebrew
  • Scout | Word name – English
  • Shan | Diminutive of Shoshanna, Shannon, Shaina – Hebrew, Irish
  • Shea | The stately, dauntless one – Irish
  • Skye | Scottish place name; English word name – Scottish
  • Sloane | Raider – Irish
  • Snow | Word name – English
  • Spence | Keeper of provisions, house steward, dispenser of provisions – French, English
  • Spring | Word name – English
  • Spruce | Nature name – English
  • Star | Word name – English
  • Stark | Word name, surname, and literary name – English
  • Storm | Word name – English
  • Sue | Diminutive of Susan; Lily – English, Hebrew
  • Sun | Obedient – Korean
  • Swan | Bird name – English

T

  • Tai | Great extreme – Chinese
  • Tay | Tailor, diminutive of Taylor – English
  • Teal | Bird and color name – English
  • Tess | To harvest, diminutive of Theresa – English
  • Triste | Noise or sorrowful – Latin
  • Trix | She who brings happiness, blessed – Latin
  • True | Word name – English

U

  • Ume | Plum-blossom child, patient – Japanese

V

Baby girl with wooden letter "V".

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  • Val | Diminutive of Valentina, Valerie, Valeria, etc. – Latin (Valentina, Valeria), French (Valerie)
  • Vale | Geographical name – English
  • Verve | French word name – English, French
  • Vi | Violent, purple – English, Latin
  • Virge | Virginal, pure – Latin
  • Viv | Life – Latin

W

  • Wren | Bird and nature name – English
  • Wynn | Fair, pure – Welsh

X

  • Xin | Beautiful, elegant – Chinese

Y

  • Yeats | Gates – English
  • Yule | Winter solstice – English

Z

  • Zee | Invented name – English
  • Zen | Japanese word name, form of Buddhism – Japanese
  • Zhen | A treasure – Chinese

I’m in LOVE with these Beautiful One Syllable Names for Girls!

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How cute are these sweet baby girl names!?

I hope you found some fun inspiration for adorable girl names that are one syllable. Make sure to save these awesome ideas on Pinterest! If you’re not already expecting, this list is sure to make you hungry for a baby!

Want more single-syllable name options for girls or boys?

If you loved this post, be sure to check out these super cute one syllable unisex names that are perfect for any new baby and mom to be!

What About You?

What were your favorite names from this list? Are there any fun names you’d add? Let me know in the comments!

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