Finding the perfect name for your new little baby girl is probably the hardest decision you’ll have to make.
She will have this name for life so you need to make sure it’s a good one.
Of course having a name which has a special meaning for you is also important so research is key.
Traditionally, women have had to fight hard to gain power and status. So today we value strong women more than ever.
Gone are the days when women are expected to be beautiful, quiet wallflowers.
Instead, we want our daughters to be strong, confident, and comfortable with their own unique power.
This is reflected in the way we parent our girls; encouraging them, bolstering them, and preparing them for the challenges that life will hold.
But the strength you know your daughter has within her can also be reflected in her name.
You might choose to name your baby girl after a strong woman in your life, or a woman you admire.
Or you could pick a name that sounds strong; that makes you feel bold and courageous when you say it out loud.
It’s also important to look at the meaning behind a name when you’re searching for a name that fits your girl’s feminine strength.
Many gorgeous and enchanting girl’s names have deeper meanings.
They might refer to inner strength; to wisdom or intelligence; to skill, endurance, or determination.
Set your daughter up for success by giving her a name that commands respect and confidence.
Let it roll off her tongue with ease when she introduces herself to other people.
And each time she does so, she’ll quietly thank you for giving her a name that suits her true character.
Let’s help you out with 100 strong baby girl names for your new daughter and a quick run down of their meanings.
Amora – ‘Love’ in Spanish
Alia – Held in high esteem, sublime, special
Abigail – The joy of her father, truly beautiful
Aria – Means ‘air’ in Italian
Atiya – A Muslim name which means ‘a gift’
Alisha – A traditional Hindu name which means ‘protected by God’
Bella – An Italian word for ‘beautiful’
Blossom – Means ‘to bloom’
Bonita – Pretty one
Bina – Knowledgeable one
Celine – Means ‘moon’ and everything celestial
Cer – The Welsh word for ‘love’
Clara – Brilliant and famous
Celestia – Means ‘heavenly’
Crystal – Nature, a clear rock
Darya – Means ‘ocean’ in Persian
Donatella – Can be shortened to Donna, but means a gift that is beautiful
Dove – Nature, a bird
Diana – Means ‘moon goddess’
Darlene – Loved one, or darling one
Elise – ‘Oath to God or Oath of God’
Ella – A very popular name, means ‘beautiful fairy’
Ela – Means ‘Earth’
Ellen – A derivative of Helen, means ‘beautiful woman’
Elakshi – Means ‘a woman with beautiful eyes’, and can be shortened to Ela
Fleur – A flower
Farrah – Means ‘happy’ and ‘joyful’
Frankie – One who is free, or free one
Faye – Loyalty
Faith – Belief and trust
Gaia – Means ‘Earth’ the planet
Ginger – Lively, also related to the ginger plant itself
Grace – Goodness and generosity
Gwyneth – Blessed
Galiana – Calmness, healer
Hannah – Gracious
Harper – Musical one, harp player
Heather – A wild grass
Helena – Light
Iris – A flower, and also the colours of the rainbow
Isa – Beautiful
Iowa – Beautiful land
Ivy – Nature, natural
Jacintha – Beautiful one
Jasmine – Beautiful flower
June – Forever young
Kai – Means ‘ocean’ in Hawaiian
Kalila – An abundance of love
Kate – Pure
Keva – Beautiful child
Layla – Night
Lenora – Bright
Lucinda – Beautiful light
Lily, or Lillie – Purity and beauty
Lourdes – Related to the Virgin Mary
Luna – Means ‘moon’ in both Spanish and Italian
Kaytlyn or Kaitlyn –Beautiful child, smart
Krissy – Follower of God/Christ
Magdalena – Gift from God, or gift of God
Meadow – Field of beauty
Melissa – Means ‘honeybee’ in Greek
Mercy – Merciful one
Norah – Shining light
Nova – A bright star
Ophelia – Helpful one
Opal – A small gemstone
Omna – Virtuous woman
Paris – Glamourous, gorgeous
Peace – Peace and tranquillity
Penelope – a Greek name, the wife of Ulysses
Phoebe – Shining one
Piper – Musical, pipe player
Priti – Love
Primrose – Natural, flower
Rain or Raine – Life given from the heavens, e.g. rain
River – Water, the flow of life
Rosemary – A herb used in cookery and aromatherapy
Rosaleen Rose, beautiful
Rachel, or Rachael – Beautiful
Sapphire – A bright blue gem
Sequoia – A small tree, nature
Sienna – Means ‘orange Earth’
Seraphina – Fiery, winged being
Stella – Star
Talia – Dew of heaven
Talisha – Fortunate woman
Tallulah – Running water, stream
Teagan – Pretty, or small poet
Tempest – Nature, a violent storm
Venus – Goddess of beauty
Victoria – Name of royalty
Violet – A unique flower, poetic name
Whitney – A white island
Willow – Nature, willow tree
Winter – Nature, the coldest season
Yara – The name of a Brazilian goddess
Yolanda – Means ‘violet flower’ in Greek
Zahra – Means ‘flower’ in Arabic
Zara – Radiant, bright
Remember,the name you give your daughter will stick with her for the rest of her days, so be sure to put serious thought into your final choice.
It could also be that you pick a name prior to your baby being born, but the moment you see her you realize it just doesn’t ‘fit’.
Some parents prefer to wait and see what their baby looks like, but it’s always a good idea to have at least a shortlist in place.
Draw up a list of names you love and include their meanings so that you can remind yourself when you need to.
Your little girl has a lot of life ahead of her. She has infinite things to learn, and a wealth of experiences to immerse herself in.
She will grow joyfully in the good times, and grow stronger with each challenge she faces.
Through it all, she’ll say “My name is…?”
If you haven’t found the perfect strong name for your baby daughter on this list, we have one more tip for you.
Go to the movies!
Think of your favorite films with strong female characters or leads.
What were those women called?
Write down their names and mull them over for a few days.
Female movie characters often have awesome names; they have to be punchy, attention-grabbing, and ideally memorable.
So you might find a fitting name among your favorite on-screen heroines.