One syllable girl names are typically easy to spell and serve as both the full name and nickname for your little girl. Short, cute names can be common, beautiful, or unique and work as first names or middle names for girls. You can even combine two or three of these names to create your own original long name.
Cute One Syllable Baby Girl Names
Give your adorable little girl a cute name to match her cute looks and personality. Cute baby girl names seem to automatically make your little one feel approachable and happy.
|Dot||Gift of God||English from Greek|
|Pip||Friend of horses||Greek|
Pretty Baby Girl Names With One Syllable
Many beautiful girl names are long, but there are short names that evoke beauty too. If you want a classic feminine feel for your baby's name, a pretty name is a great option.
|Hope||Want something to happen||English|
Vintage Girl Names With One Syllable
Feminine names tend to get used in cycles. What's popular one decade fades for a few then makes a comeback as people look for old-fashioned girl names. These vintage baby girl names might sound familiar to you, but stand out from the current trendy names.
|Bess||Pledged to God||English|
|Jean||To be gracious||Hebrew|
|Joan||YAHWEH is gracious||English from Hebrew|
|Maud/Maude||Strength in battle||Germanic|
Names of Female Celebrities With One Syllable
Some of the most famous women in the world are recognized by their one syllable real or stage name. Make your baby girl the star of her life with a monosyllabic celebrity name.
|Bette||My God is an oath||American singer Midler|
|Birch tree||Icelandic singer/songwriter|
|Blake||Pale||American actress Lively|
|Bo||To live||American model/actress Derek|
|Brie||Power||American actress Larson|
|Joss||Gauts tribe member||English singer/songwriter|
|Kat||Pure||American actress Dennings|
|Liz||My God is an oath||American actress Taylor|
|Lorde||Loaf-keeper||New Zealand singer|
|Meg||Pearl||American actress Ryan|
|Paz||Peace||Spanish actress Vega|
|Pink||Color name||American rock/pop singer|
|Reese||Enthusiasm||American actress Witherspoon|
One Syllable Celebrity Baby Names for Girls
If you're a fan of celebrities, but want a name that's a little more unique, consider the names famous couples have given their baby girls in recent years. Celebrity baby girl names are often creative and original because famous people thrive in a creative environment and feel free to choose such bold monikers.
|Banks/Banx||Lives near hillside||Hilary Duff & Matthew Koma|
|Blue/Blu||Color name||Beyonce & Jay-Z|
|Dream||Wish||Blac Chyna & Rob Kardashian|
|Hart/Heart||Strong||Scooter Braun & Yael Cohen|
|North||Up, above||Kim Kardashian & Kanye West|
|Ray/Rae/Rey||Advice||Lisa Ling & Paul Song|
|Sloane/Sloan||Raid||Macklemore & Tricia Davis|
|Tru/True||Loyal, faithful||Khloe Kardashian & Tristan Thompson|
Unique Girls' Nicknames That Make Great First Names
If you love a particular nickname, why not use it as your little girl's first name? The shortened form of common and popular names can be used as a unique first name, not just a nickname.
|Beth||My God is an oath, Short for Elizabeth||Greek|
|Britt||Exalted one, Short for Brittney||Scandinavian|
|Char||Warrior, Short for Charlotte||Germanic|
|Fran||Frenchman, Short for Frances||Latin|
|Jan||YAHWEH is gracious, Short for Janet||Hebrew|
|Kim||Cyneburga's field, Short for Kimberly||English|
|Line||Free woman, Short for Caroline||French|
|Liv||Protection, Short for Olivia||Old Norse|
|Nan||Chaste, Short for Nancy||Latin from Greek|
|Ness||Not gentle, Short for Vanessa||Irish|
|Peg||Pearl, Short for Peggy||Greek|
|Tess||Summer, Short for Tessa||Greek|
|Trish||Noblewoman, Short for Trisha||Latin|
|Val||Be strong, Short for Valerie||Latin|
|Vi||Flower name, Short for Violet||Latin|
Masculine One Syllable Girl Names
Gender neutral girl names can have both feminine and masculine sounds. While you might see these names more often in boys, they are great for girls too.
|Jo||YAHWEH is gracious||German from Hebrew|
|Kris||A Christian||English, Danish|
|Lou||Famous||French from Germanic|
|Shane||YAHWEH is gracious||Irish from Hebrew|
|Shaun/Shawn||YAHWEH is gracious||Irish from Hebrew|
One Syllable Nature Names for Girls
Get inspired by the natural world around you with baby girl names taken from nature. Go beyond Rose and other flower names to find natural words that make unique and beautiful names.
|Brooke/Brook||Lives near brook||English|
|Jade/Jaide||Stone of the flank||Spanish|
|Lake/Laike||Body of water||Latin|
|Pearl/Perl||Kind of oyster||Latin|
Celestial and Atmospheric Monosyllabic Names for Girls
Aim high for your baby girl with a name ripped straight from the atmosphere or outer space. The sky's the limit when it comes to these etherial names.
|Cloud||Mass of rock||Middle English|
|Moon||Behave in a dreamy way||Middle English|
|Neap||Neap tide occurs at 1st and last quarter moon||Middle English|
|Rille||Grooves in the moon's surface||German|
|Trine||One-third of a circle position from another planet||Latin|
One Syllable Animal Names for Girls
Use your baby girl's personality and demeanor or your hopes for her attributes to select an animal name that mirrors those traits. These names sound similar to common girl names, so they won't come off as too weird.
|Fawn/Faun||Baby deer||North & South America|
|Guan||Game birds||South America|
|Swan||Large waterfowl||Northern hemisphere|
|Wren||Small brown bird||Worldwide|
Goddess Names With One Syllable for Girls
Elevate your little girl to goddess status with a powerful mythological name. Look at the stories and traits of your favorite goddesses and choose the name that best fits your baby.
|Bast||Fire or heat||Egyptian goddess of cats and sun|
|Frigg||Beloved||Norse goddess of the earth, wife of Odin|
|Gerd||Enclosure||Norse fertility goddess and frost giantess|
|Grid||Peace||Norse frost giantess and mother of one of Odin's sons|
|Maeve||Intoxicating||Irish legendary warrior queen|
|Nyx||Night||Greek goddess of night|
|Pax||Peace||Roman goddess of peace|
|Shri||Radiance, beauty||Alternate name for Hindu goddess Lakshmi|
|Siv||Bride||Old Norse wife of Thor|
Multicultural Baby Girl Names With One Syllable
Girl names that are popular in other countries or cultures give your little girl worldly flair. Consider your heritage when choosing a multicultural name or pick the one that sounds best to you.
|Nives||Snows||Italian from Spanish|
|Pao||Humble||Spanish from Italian|
One Syllable Music Names for Girls
If you love music, look to musical terms and genres for name inspiration. These unique musical names won't guarantee your child becomes a musical prodigy, but they do convey a melodious feeling.
|Gigue||Dance from Baroque period|
|Hymn||Song of religious worship|
|Più||Musical term meaning "more of"|
|Trill||Two notes in quick succession|
|Xun||Chinese vessel flute|
One Syllable Words That Make Unique Girl Names
One syllable words with specific desired meanings can also be great names for baby girls. The definition of the word should be inspiring to you and your baby or speak to your specific birth circumstances. Colorful names and deeply meaningful words make the best names for girls.
|Jaune||Yellow in French|
|Rouge||Red in French|
Place Names With One Syllable for Girls
Parents who love to travel love place names for girls. Think about your favorite cities and countries to find a name that fits your family.
|Kiel||City in Germany|
|Leeds||City in UK|
|Lille||City in France|
|Rye||City in Colorado|
|Seoul||City in South Korea|
|Vale||City in Colorado|
Female Book and Movie Characters With Monosyllabic Names
Female book and movie characters often have unique, powerful names. Names inspired by literature and film evoke the spirit of the character in your little girl.
|Fern||From afar||Main character in Charlotte's Web|
|Lux||Light||Character from The Virgin Suicides|
|Pris||Ancient||Character from Blade Runner|
|Prynne||First||Main character Hester from The Scarlet Letter|
|Shug||Heart||Character from The Color Purple|
|Tris||Voyager||Main character in The Divergent Trilogy|
Female Video Game Characters With Monosyllabic Names
Female video game characters are often powerful and bold. Check out the character's persona in the game to see if it's a match for your baby girl.
|Bonne||Good||The King of Fighters|
|Chell||Who is like God?||Half-Life|
|Chie||Thousand branches||Persona 4|
|Eir||Mercy||Guild Wars 2|
|Jinx||Spell||League of Legends|
|Sheik||Chief||Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time|
|Triss||Voyager||The Witcher 2|
Dark Names for Girls With One Syllable
|Lwa||Primary spirits of Vodou|
|Melns||Black in Latvian|
|Noire/Noir||Black in French|
|Tume||Dark in Estonian|
Unique Baby Girl Names With One Syllable
When you want your little girl to stand out in a good way a one syllable unique baby girl name gets the job done. Your daughter won't have a lot of classmates sharing these names, but they're still easy to say and pronounce because they're so short. Unique names like these don't always have associated meanings.
|Ceil||Sky in French|
|Clove||Dried tropical flower bud|
|Dell||Lives in valley|
|Greer||Watchful in Greek|
|Gwyn||Blessed in Welch|
|Lorne||Scottish place name|
|Neve/Nev||Saint in Irish|
|Prue/Pru||Wise in Latin|
|Royce||Famous Type in Germanic|
|Shirl||Bright clearing in English|
Original One Syllable Baby Girl Names
Looking at lists of baby girl names can be overwhelming, but it can also help inspire you to invent your own original baby name. These original names are similar to other more common girl names, but don't have meanings yet.
Popular One Syllable Middle Names for Girls
One syllable middle names are popular because they fit nicely with a variety of first names. You can use monosyllabic middle names as first names or pair two together to make a first-middle name combo you'll call your girl like Grey Lynn.
|Jane||YAHWEH is gracious||Hebrew|
Short Names With Big Impact
The meaning of names, whether short or long, can have a big impact not matter which name spelling you choose. Whether you want a modern and unique name or something inspired by the past, one syllable girl names come with big meaning.