101+ *Possibly Perfect* Middle Names for Girls

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Today, we’re revealing over one hundred of the prettiest middle names for girls, including one syllable middle names, short middle names and wrapping up with some beautiful, long baby girl middle names.

From dog-earing pages in baby name books, to playing baby name YouTube videos while I cook dinner, to scouring baby name forums while Iā€™m nursing my son – I love baby names. 

And today, Iā€™m sharing my top picks for baby girl middle names. 

Let’s go ā€“ 

One Syllable Middle Names for Girls

With so many one syllable girl names trending right now, there is no shortage of cute names to choose from.

Here are my favorite one syllable girl names, perfect to be used as a middle name:

Rae

  • Origin: English, Hebrew
  • Meaning: Ewe

James

  • Origin: English, Hebrew
  • Meaning: Supplanter, Replacer, May God protect

Liv

  • Origin: Norwegian, Scandinavia
  • Meaning: Life

Leigh

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Pasture, Meadow

Anne

  • Origin: English, French, Hebrew
  • Meaning: Grace

Wren

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Small bird, Little bird

Kay

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Pure

Rose

  • Origin: English, French
  • Meaning: A beautiful flower

Ruth

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Compassionate friend

Claire

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Bright, Clear

Maeve

  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: Intoxicating, She who intoxicates

Jean

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: God is gracious

Elle

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Her, She, Girl

James

  • Origin: English, Hebrew
  • Meaning: Supplanter, Replacer, May God protect

Eve

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Life, To live

Laine

  • Origin: French, Scottish
  • Meaning: Bright, Shining light

Liv

  • Origin: Norwegian, Scandinavia
  • Meaning: Life

Pearl

  • Origin: English, Latin
  • Meaning: Precious stone, Precious bead

Lynn

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: Lake

Gray

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Color

June

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Young

Dale

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Valley

Psalm

  • Origin: English, Hebrew
  • Meaning: Sacred song

Blaire

  • Origin: Scottish
  • Meaning: Dweller on the plain

Leigh

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Pasture, Meadow

Jane

  • Origin: English, Hebrew
  • Meaning: God is gracious, Gracious gift from God

Sage

  • Origin: English, Latin
  • Meaning: Wise, Knowing

Grace

  • Origin: English, Hebrew, Latin
  • Meaning: Charm, God’s gift, The undeserved gift

Dove

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Holy bird, Peace, Kind hearted

Kyle

  • Origin: English, Gaelic, Scottish
  • Meaning: Narrow spit of land

Wren

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Small bird, Little bird

Lynn

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: Lake

Love

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Sweet, Kind, Adore

Paige

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Young servant, Little helper

Jo

  • Origin: English, French, Hebrew
  • Meaning: Strengthened by God, God prospers

Belle

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Beautiful

Are these 1 syllable middle names for girls feeling like the right fit? Pop over to our mega-list of one syllable girl’s names here!

Short Middle Names for Girls

Next up, short middle name ideas for girls.

These middle names are almost all two syllables.

I personally love pairing a one syllable first name with a short middle name, like Sage Esme, Claire Eloise, Laine Isla or Love Wrenley.

Ayla

  • Origin: English, Hebrew, Turkish
  • Meaning: Oak tree, Moonlight

Andi

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Strong, Strength

Lila

  • Origin: Arabic, English, Hebrew
  • Meaning: Beautiful Night

Opal

  • Origin: English, Sanskrit
  • Meaning: Gen

Ivy

  • Origin: English, Hebrew
  • Meaning: Climbing plant, Faithful

Mila

  • Origin: Russian, Slavic
  • Meaning: Gracious, Dear

Eloise

  • Origin: English, French
  • Meaning: Healthy, Whole, Wide

Inez

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: Pure, Innocent

Ezra

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Help, Helper

Ava

  • Origin: English, German, Hebrew, Latin
  • Meaning: Bird, Life, Water

Sunna

  • Origin: Arabic, German, Scandinavian
  • Meaning: Sun

Esme

  • Origin: English, French
  • Meaning: Admired, Beloved

Ruby

  • Origin: English, Latin
  • Meaning: Precious red stone

Adele

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Noble, Nobility

Louise

  • Origin: English, French
  • Meaning: Renowned Warrior

Esti

  • Origin: Indonesian, Persian
  • Meaning: Honey, Sweet

Selah

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Pause and reflect

Isla

  • Origin: English, Scottish, Spanish
  • Meaning: Island

Lula

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Famous warrior

Wrenley

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Small bird, Little bird

Millie

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Gentle strength

Lena

  • Origin: English, German
  • Meaning: Light

Capri

  • Origin: Greek, Italian, Latin
  • Meaning: Wild boar

Marie

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Bitter, Drop of the sea

Ever

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Board of the meadow, Wild boar in a clearing

Skye

  • Origin: English, Scottish
  • Meaning: Brave, Caring, Kind

Ella

  • Origin: English, German, Hebrew
  • Meaning: Beautiful princess, Young girl

Avery

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Ruler of Elves

River

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Flowing water

Audrey

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Noble strength

Kaia

  • Origin: Greek, Hawaiian
  • Meaning: Wise child, Of the earth and sea

Maisie

  • Origin: Scottish
  • Meaning: Pearl

Noa

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Motion, Movement

Astrid

  • Origin: Scandinavian
  • Meaning: Divine beauty

Molly

  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: Star of the sea

Sunna

  • Origin: Arabic, German, Scandinavian
  • Meaning: Sun

Edith

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Prosperous in war

Riley

  • Origin: English, Irish
  • Meaning: Courageous, One who is brave

Eva

  • Origin: English, Latin
  • Meaning: Life

Aubrey

  • Origin: English, German
  • Meaning: Noble ruler, Ruler of elves

Raya

  • Origin: Arabic, Bulgarian, Hebrew, Sanskrit
  • Meaning: Friend, Friend of the Queen

Inez

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: Pure, Innocent

Long Middle Names for Girls

Lastly, my favorite long middle names for girls.

These names are perfect for expecting mamas who have fallen in love with a short one syllable first name for their baby girl, or perhaps have a simple last name like Smith.

In that case, these long names can often be the missing puzzle piece that make the cadence of your baby’s name just right. 

For example, Maeve Adeline Smith – a traditional, one-syllable first name with a two-syllable middle name in the same style. Because both the first and last name have one syllable, choosing a longer middle name balances the shorter names that it surrounds.

Elodie

  • Origin: French, German
  • Meaning: Foreign riches

Evangeline

  • Origin: French, Greek
  • Meaning: Bearer of good news

Ophelia

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Help, Helper

Emerson

  • Origin: English, German
  • Meaning: Brave, Powerful

Adela

  • Origin: German
  • Meaning: Noble

Audette

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Bird

Olivia

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Olive Tree, Peace

Violet

  • Origin: English, Latin
  • Meaning: Purple, Purple Flower

Josephine

  • Origin: English, French
  • Meaning: God’s blessing, God will increase

Everly

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Board of the meadow, Wild boar in a clearing

Linnea

  • Origin: Swedish
  • Meaning: Twinflower

Adeline

  • Origin: English, French, German
  • Meaning: Noble, Nobility

Ainsley

  • Origin: Irish, Scottish
  • Meaning: Solitary clearing, One’s own meadow

Eleanor

  • Origin: English, French, Greek
  • Meaning: Shining light

Celine

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Heavenly

Elizabeth

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Pledged to God, God’s promise

Celeste

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Heavenly

Love the name Celeste? This baby name means heavenly – if you love this style of name, pop over to our whole list of celestial baby girl names – there are some *seriously* hidden gems on there!

Evelina

  • Origin: English, French, Greek
  • Meaning: Desired, Life

Sienna

  • Origin: English, Italian
  • Meaning: Orange Red, Sunset

Naomi

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Pleasant, Sweet, Joyful

January

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: First Month, One of the snow

Amalia

  • Origin: German
  • Meaning: Hard worker, Worker of God

Margaret

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Pearl, Great pearl

Coraline

  • Origin: English, French
  • Meaning: Coral

Vivienne

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Life

Ruelle

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Famous Wolf

Camille

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Helper to the priest, Pure

Genevieve

  • Origin: English, French
  • Meaning: White wave, Fair one

Eloise

  • Origin: English, French
  • Meaning: Healthy, Whole, Wide

August

  • Origin: English, German, Latin
  • Meaning: Magnificent, Powerful, Worthy of respect

Juliette

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Youthful

Amelia

  • Origin: German
  • Meaning: Hard worker, Worker of God

Carolina

  • Origin: English, Italian, Spanish
  • Meaning: Free girl, Strong girl

Addison

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Son of Adom, Gift from God

Victoria

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Victory

Ansleigh

  • Origin: English, Scottish
  • Meaning: Love, Inspiring meadow

Lucille

  • Origin: English, French, Latin
  • Meaning: Light

Elowen

  • Origin: Celtic, English, Welsh
  • Meaning: Elm Tree

Cosette

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Little thing

Middle Name Lists

Lastly, I wanted to share all of the middle name lists that I’ve written – these would be especially helpful if you’re considering one of these girl’s names! 

Each list includes a bit of information about the first name, plus a whole list of 65+ middle name ideas that I’ve hand-picked for each name. 

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

Leave me a comment below with the first name you are considering, and things like which style, or letters, or length of middle name you’re looking for, and I’ll share my suggestions!  

Here are the full lists of middle names I’ve already created: 

a pink list graphic with the best middle names for girls

Wrapping Up

Which one of these middle name ideas will you add to your baby names note ā€” something totally unique, something more traditional and classic, or a modern, gender neutral option? 

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