English Names for Girls

English names, meaning names that originated in the English language, sometimes get overlooked because we tend to think of all names used by English speakers as English names. But of course many of the names we consider English are actually Greek, Latin, Hebrew, and so on. So when which names for girls truly might be considered English? The English <"a href="https://nameberry.com/girls-names">girl names here are some of the best-known. You can also view the complete collection of all the English names in the Nameberry database.

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  • Addison

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    Addison, a TV-generated name (Dr. Addison Shephard, Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice) took off in hot pursuit of predecessor Madison, sounding sharper and more modern--at... Read More 

  • Adley

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    Adley made the Top 1000 at Number 735 in 2012 on the heels of sister name Hadley, only to vanish again in 2013. But now, with the popularity of Adelaide and Adeline, it has leaped upward and... Read More 

  • Ashley

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    Ashley was a sensation in the 1980s and 1990s; it hit Number 1 in 1991. Ashley is still pretty but more and more parents are turning to newer names like Ashlyn and Aubrey, and spellings such as... Read More 

  • Aubrey

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    The unisex name Aubrey is scooting up the girls' popularity charts, along with the revived Audrey. After being a 100% male name, it tipped to female in 1974, and is now 98% girls. ... Read More 

  • Audrey

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    Audrey is one of the girls' names that have been rising due to their connection to Old Hollywood glamour--in this case the eternally chic and radiant Audrey Hepburn. Celebs who have chosen Audrey... Read More 

  • Bellamy

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    Bellamy is emerging as an up-and-coming girls' name, a surname-y riff on the super-popular Bella series of names. While the Bella connection makes... Read More 

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  • Birdie

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Birdie was until recently a middle-aged Ladies' Club member wearing a bird-decorated hat --but now it's just the kind of vintage nickname (think Hattie, Josie, Mamie, Millie) that's coming back... Read More 

  • Blake

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    The unisex Blake, which indeed has two conflicting meanings, has a briskly efficient image when used for a girl.

    Though in the eighties it was seen very much as a Read More 

  • Blakely

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    Blakely, along with Blakeley, Blakelee and Blakeleigh, is one of the post-Ashley surname names that end with the lee sound so stylish today. Reality stars Trista and Ryan Sutter named their... Read More 

  • Bliss

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    This is a name only for parents positive their daughter won't ever have a tantrum. Same goes for Merry, Joy and Gay.Read More 

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