I’ll admit that I’m a bit of a classicist when it comes to baby names. I prefer names like Katharine and Margaret to Nevaeh and Khaleesi. But there’s plenty of room to choose something cute for your daughter without going too far into oddball territory. If you’re looking for cute girls’ names, check out one of these options.
It might be the capital of South Australia, but this name with a “noble” meaning is also fresh and fun for a little girl.
This sweet Hebrew name means “springtime,” and feels absolutely perfect for a vivacious little girl.
Skip the more formal Charlotte and head straight to this fun nickname. It shares the same meaning as its root — free man.
Clementine has a lovely meaning — merciful. But it also has that cheerful citrusy vibe, thanks to the small oranges that bear the name. (And don’t forget that old song, “My Darling Clementine!”)
Actress Busy Philips picked this oh-so-cute insect name for her daughter — and the equally adorable Birdy for her oldest.
This fun and fresh floral name is gaining popularity, either as an old-school nickname for Margaret or in its own right. Fun fact: the nickname came from Marguerite, the French version of that name, which is also a French name for the oxeye daisy.
A popular nickname for the American South makes for a short and sassy baby name.
A charmingly old-fashioned name, Hazel’s suddenly become red hot, thanks to its pick by stars Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, and John Green’s popular heroine in the book The Fault in Our Stars.
Lulu is one of the cooler double-syllable names that started as nicknames — names like Fifi, Kiki, Mimi and more. It’s a common nickname for Lucy, though it’s becoming popular in its own right.
This cheerful floral name is just starting to catch on in Australia, though it’s been a longtime favourite across the pond in the UK.
Sadie started out as a nickname of the Biblical classic name Sarah. It shares a royal meaning, “princess,” just like Sarah.
This sweet songbird makes for an offbeat name choice that works for either a boy or a girl.
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