75 Elegant Girl Names for Your Baby Name Search

Updated: October 21, 2020
These elegant names for your baby girl exude class and sophistication, and will be a choice she’ll love forever. Plus, we've got some great gender-neutral options as well.
75 of the most elegant names for baby girls 2020

There are plenty of baby name options out there, and you’ll likely find many appearing on the same top girl name lists, but why not take a look at the classics for inspiration? These elegant names for your baby girl exude class and sophistication, and will be a choice she’ll love forever. 

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If you’re looking for a list of timeless baby names, this is the ultimate collection.

Elegant Girl Names

  • Adelaide - Meaning “noble-natured,” this is a strong choice.
  • Adele - This name literally means “nobility,” and can also be a nod to the songstress. 
  • Alexandra - The feminine form of Alexander.
  • Alexandria - Not only does it sound beautiful, but it has a strong meaning: “Defender of mankind.”
  • Amelia - A variant of Amalia, this is perfect for fans of The Princess Diaries.
  • Anastasia - This name has an air of mystery thanks to Anastasia of Russia.
  • Annabelle - A beautiful combination of Anna (grace) and Belle (beauty).
  • Aria - Meaning “treasure” or “gold” in the Albanian language.
  • Ariel - For your aquatic princess-to-be!
  • Audrey - Nobody was quite as sophisticated as Audrey Hepburn.
  • Aurora - Perfectly fitting for your future Sleeping Beauty. 
  • Beatrice - The Italian variant on Beatrix, which means “bringer of joy.”
  • Brigitte - Just like the french beauty Brigitte Bardot.
  • Cassandra - Derived from the Greek word meaning “helper of man.”
  • Catherine - An obvious choice for fans of the royal family, specifically Kate Middleton. 
  • Cecilia - The female version of Cecil, which means “blind to one’s own beauty.”
  • Charlotte - A perfectly regal choice for your little girl.
  • Claire - The feminine version of the Latin name Clarus.
  • Clara - A perfect choice for lovers of The Nutcracker.
  • Daniella - The slightly more feminine version of Danielle.
  • Delilah - This Hebrew name meaning ‘delicate” is perfect for your new arrival.
  • Eleanor - Meaning “shining light,” this old French name can be easily abbreviated to Elle or Ellie.
  • Eloise - This name may sound delicate, but it actually means “famous warrior.”
  • Emilia - Meaning “to emulate,” this is a more elegant version of Emily.
  • Estelle - This Latin name means “star.”
  • Evangeline - Perfect for the new center of your world, this moniker means “good news.”
  • Fiona - Just like the princess in Shrek, minus the ogre curse.
  • Francesca - Widely associated with romance, you can’t go wrong with this choice.
  • Gabrielle - What’s more chic than Chanel? Gabrielle is Coco Chanel’s real first name. 
  • Genevieve - Meaning “woman of the race,” this name has Celtic origins. 
  • Giselle - Though this is derived from the Germanic word “gisil,” this moniker has origins in France. 
  • Giovanna - The feminine counterpart to Giovanni, which is the Italian form of John. 
  • Gwyneth - She’ll be in good company with Gwyneth Paltrow. 
  • Gwendolyn - Easily shorten this Welsh name to Gwen. 
  • Grace - A name which signifies virtue, meaning “blessing.”
  • Isabella - Try this French take on Elizabeth for some added panache. 
  • Jacqueline - Is there someone who evoked elegance like Jacqueline Kennedy?
  • Jolie - This French name, meaning “beauty,” has been popular since long before Angelina Jolie came on the scene. 
  • Juliette - An alternate spelling of the name made popular thanks to Romeo & Juliet.
  • Katherine - Though there are many alternative spellings, this is a classic. 
  • Lauren - This name may seem simple, but is forever associated with elegance thanks to Ralph Lauren. 
  • Lillian - A beautiful way to honor the beautiful lily flower. 
  • Lucinda - A variation of Lucy meaning “light.”
  • Madeline - The perfect choice for fans of the series Madeline, one of the most beloved books for young readers.
  • Margot - A variant on Margaret or Margo which means “pearl.”
  • Natalia - A sneaky way to honor your love of Christmas.
  • Olivia - Looking for something inspired by nature? Olivia is the feminine version of Olive, a tree which traditionally symbolizes peace. 
  • Ophelia - Best known as the female character in Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
  • Penelope - Head to mythology for the first uses of this name. 
  • Rebecca - A variant of the Biblical name Rebekah, this name means “to mind.”
  • Rose - Sweet like the flower. 
  • Seraphina - An angel of the highest order, this name has Italian origins.
  • Sophia - A name that has always been, and likely will always be a popular choice for little girls.
  • Tatiana - This name has Russian origins meaning fairy queen, perfect for your princess-to-be!
  • Valentina - A feminine form of the Roman name Valentinus, meaning “healthy, strong.”
  • Venetia - Looking to honor your Italian roots? Though it has Latin origins, Venetia means “woman of Venice.”
  • Victoria - Evoke a sense of royalty with this name, which translates to “victory.” Perfect for this obsessed with the Victorian era.
  • Viola - If you’re looking for a play on the color purple (violet), this is it.
  • Violetta - Another name honoring the regal shade of purple. 
  • Vivienne - Meaning alive, this name has French origins. 

Elegant Gender-Neutral Names

  • Avery - A traditionally male name meaning “elf King,” which is now commonly seen for boys and girls. 
  • Blair - Like Blair Waldorf or Blair Underwood, this definitely evokes a sense of royalty.
  • Cassidy - Derived from an Irish surname, if curls run in the family, this is for you! Cassidy means “curly-headed.”
  • Emerson - A well-suited literary choice for your bundle of joy, boy or girl! 
  • Harper - Literally meaning harp player, this is a great option for parents with a background in music. 
  • Kelly - Prior to the 1960s, this was typically a male-only name, but now is an option for both. 
  • Kennedy - While the meaning behind this name is actually “misshapen head,” it carries a lot of weight because of the Kennedy family.
  • Phoenix - Name your little one for the mythical bird which rises from its own ashes. 
  • Quinn - This unisex choice represents “wisdom and intelligence.”
  • Reese - Made popular again thanks to Reese Witherspoon, though this name can be for a boy or girl! 
  • Remington - An old English name with easy abbreviations to Remy or Remi. 
  • Regan - While this is a common surname, it also translates to “little king.”
  • Sasha - Similar to Alexander and Alexandra, this means “defender of mankind.”
  • Yael - A Hebrew name which means “God’s strength.”

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