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75 Southern Girl Names

Whether you're from the South or are looking to give your little one a Southern name, we've got the ultimate list of girl names for your little Southern belle.
75 Southern Girl Names
Updated: March 31, 2021

Southerners are known for sipping sweet tea on their front porches while chatting with neighbors in that distinct southern drawl. There are also some beautiful and unique girl names in the South. Our favorite southern baby girl names include place names like Georgia and Dixie. Other popular names for girls in the South include the old-fashioned yet somehow also modern-sounding choices, Magnolia and Scarlett. Southern boy names are just as charming, particularly Beau and Brooks. Austin is a beautiful name that works for either a boy or a girl.

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If you want to give your little girl a traditional southern moniker, consider both a first and middle name of southern inspiration. Girls in the South often use double first names.

Whether you were raised in the South or you just can't stop reading Gone With the Wind, take a look through our list of southern baby names.

  1. Abigail - Hebrew, means "my father is joy"
  2. Ada - English, German, Polish, Hungarian, Italian, Finnish, means "noble"
  3. Alice - English, French, Portuguese, Italian, German, Czech, means "noble"
  4. Amelia - English, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Dutch, German, means "work"
  5. Anne - French, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, German, Dutch, Basque, means "favor, grace"
  6. Anna - English, Italian, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Latvian, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Czech, Slovak, Bulgarian, Icelandic, Faroese, Catalan, Occitan, Breton, means "favor, grace"
  7. Annabelle - English, Dutch, means "lovable" or "beautiful grace"
  8. Arabella - English, means "lovable" or "beautiful grace"
  9. Austin - English, means "to increase"; can also be a boys' name
  10. Barbara - Greek, means "foreign"
  11. Belle - French, means "beauty"
  12. Blanche - French, means "white"
  13. Callie - English, means "warrior"
  14. Carolina - Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, English, Swedish, place name, refers to North/South Carolina
  15. Caroline - French, English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, means "warrior"
  16. Chantilly - French, a place name for a town near Paris
  17. Charlene - French, means "warrior"
  18. Charlotte - French, English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, means "warrior"
  19. Clara - German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, Catalan, Romanian, English, Swedish, Danish, means "clear, bright"
  20. Clarabelle - English, means "bright beauty"
  21. Clarice - English, means "clear, bright"
  22. Clementine - French, means "merciful, gentle"
  23. Collins - English, means "people of victory"
  24. Connie - English, means "constant"
  25. Corliss - Old English, means "carefree, cheery"
  26. Daisy - English, a flower
  27. Dallas - English, a place name after Dallas, Texas
  28. Delilah - Hebrew, means "delicate"
  29. Dianne - French, English, means "heavenly, divine"
  30. Dixie - place name, a nickname for the South
  31. Dolly - English, means "gift of God"
  32. Eleanor - English, meaning unknown
  33. Ella Mae - English, means "May"
  34. Emma - English, French, Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Finnish, Dutch, German, Hungarian, means "whole, universal"
  35. Emilene - Basque, means "rival"
  36. Faye - English, means "fairy"
  37. Georgia - a place name, after the state
  38. Grace - English, means "grace"
  39. Harlene - English, means "hare land"
  40. Harper - Old English, means "one who plays the harp" or "one who makes harps"
  41. Hayley - English, means "hay clearing"
  42. Ida - English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Italian, Polish, Hungarian, means "work, labor"
  43. Iona - English, Scottish, means "island"
  44. Isabelle - French, means "in the oath of God"
  45. Ivy - English, means "ivy"
  46. Jolene - English, means "Yahweh is gracious"
  47. Josette - French, means "Yahweh is gracious"
  48. June - English, refers to the month
  49. Kitty - English, means "each of the two"
  50. Lacey - English, meaning unknown
  51. Mabel - English, means "lovable"
  52. Magnolia - English, refers to the flower
  53. Maribelle - English, means "beautiful beloved"
  54. Maybelle - English, means "beautiful beloved"
  55. Nellie - English, Swedish, means "torch"
  56. Nora - Irish, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Latvian, German, Dutch, Italian, means "honor"
  57. Olivia - English, Italian, Spanish, French, German, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, means "olive"
  58. Penelope - English, means "duck"; Greek Mythology, Odysseus's wife
  59. Presley - English, means "priest clearing"
  60. Priscilla - English, Italian, French, means "ancient"
  61. Prudence - English, means "prudence"
  62. Savannah - English, means "grassy plain"
  63. Scarlett - English, means "red"
  64. Shelby - English, means "willow farm"
  65. Tabitha - Aramaic, means "gazelle"
  66. Tallulah - English, means "leaping waters"
  67. Tammy - English, means "date palm"
  68. Tanya - Russian, meaning unknown
  69. Victoria - Latin, means "victory"
  70. Violet - English, a purple flower
  71. Virginia - English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Greek, means "maid, virgin"
  72. Whitney - Old English, means "white island"
  73. Willadeene - origins unknown, meaning unknown
  74. Willow - English, a tree
  75. Wren - English, means "wren"

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