80 Short and Sophisticated Baby Names for the Minimalist Parent

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Short and Sweet Girl’s Names:

Alix

Alma

Amy

Anya

It is a Russian diminutive of Anna, and is derived from Hannah which means “gracious” or “bringing goodness”.

Arya

Ava

It may be from the Latin word “avis,” meaning “bird.”

Bree

Bren

It is a German name meaning ‘flame’.

Cady

Cia

It is a diminutive of Cynthia and means “of the moon”. .

Cleo

It is a Greek name meaning ‘pride’, ‘fame’ or ‘glory’.

Coco

Cora

It is a variant of the Greek KORË or CORINNA meaning “maiden.”

Dana

In Hebrew, it means “arbiter” or “God is my judge”.

Dot

Dove

Eden

Edie

It is an English name meaning ‘happy warfare’.

Elke

It could be a Low German and East Frisian diminutive of Adelheid, meaning “of noble birth”.

Elle

Elsa

Emma

Erin

Esme

Etta

It is a German name meaning ‘Little one’.

Evie

 

Faye

It is derived from the Middle English word faie meaning “fairy”, or it could have come from the Old French word meaning loyalty or belief.

Gia

It is a short form of Gianna, which in turn is a diminutive of Giovanna meaning “God’s gracious gift.”

Gigi

Gwen

Hope

Iris

Isla

It is derived from “Islay”, which is the name of an island off the west coast of Scotland. It is also the name of two Scottish rivers.

Ivy

It is an English name meaning ‘faithfulness’.

Jada

It comes from the Hebrew word “yadha” meaning ‘he knows, the knowing one.’

Jill

Juno

It could possibly be related to an Indo-European root meaning “youth”, or possibly of Etruscan origin.

Kate

Kira

Lacy

Lana

It can be short for Alana (in English) or Svetlana (in Russian), as well as a derivative of the Greek name Helen. It could also come from the Gaelic word ailin, meaning “little rock”.

Lara

In Greek, it means cheerful, happy.

Lark

It is taken from the name of the songbird, which is derived from the Middle English larke, laverke (lark).

Lily

Lois

Lyla

Lu

It is of Old German and Latin origin meaning”famous warrior; light; famous warrior; other, foreign”.

Luna

It is an Italian and Spanish name of Latin origin meaning ‘moon’.

Lux

It is derived from the Spanish word luz meaning light.

 

Mae

It is a French name meaning ‘the month of May’.

Maya

Mila

Mia

Myra

It is related to the Latin, Sanskrit and Slavic words for “wonder”, “peace” and “wonderful”.

Nala

In African, it means ‘successful’ and ‘beloved’. In Sanskrit, it means stem, hollow reed.

Nell

It is an English pet form of “Helen”, (meaning: light) and by extension, derivatives “Ellen”, “Elinor”, etc.

Nora

Nova

Opal

It is derived from the Sanskrit ‘upala’, meaning “jewel”.

Pia

It is a Latin name meaning “pious, devout, prayerful”.

Rain

It means abundant blessings from above.

Rose

Rhea

It is a Greek name meaning ‘the mother of the Greek god, Zeus. Wife of Cronus’.

Roxy

It is a Persian name meaning ‘dawn; bright’.

Rue

It is an English name meaning “regret.”

 

Shea

It is an Anglicised form of Gaelic Ó Séaghdha or ‘descendant of Séaghdha’, and a byname meaning ‘fine’ or ‘fortunate’.

Tara

Tess

An abbreviation of Teresa, it is an English name meaning ‘harvester’.

Thea

It is a Greek name meaning ‘goddess; godly’.

Tori

It is an English name and derived from Victoria, meaning triumphant.

Uma

In Sanskrit, the word umā can mean “tranquillity”, “splendour”, “fame” and “night”. In Hebrew and Aramaic, it means “nation”.

Vera

In Russian, it means “faith” although it is sometimes associated with the Latin word verus, meaning “true”.

Vi

It is an English name meaning ‘Violet’.

Wila

It is a Hawaiian name meaning ‘loyal; faithful’.

Xara

A respelling of the name Sara or Sarah, it means princess.

Zoe

In Greek, it means “life”.

Zoya

Zuri

It is the Swahili name for “beautiful”. It could also mean good, nice, pretty, lovely, cute and attractive.

Aren’t these names super cute?

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