1. Health

One Syllable Girl Names

More than 125 Short Names for Girls

By

Updated February 24, 2013

Are you on the hunt for nice and to the point, one syllable girl name for your baby? Well then, you have come to the right place. Here you'll find over 125 great short girl names from which to choose.

Looking for something a little different? Perhaps one of these articles will help:

See link for an alphabetical listing of two syllable girl names. Looking for one syllable names or boy names? We've got that covered too!

Why Choose a One Syllable Name

Many parents feel drawn to choosing a one syllable name for their baby for one reason or other. For some, it's about the fact that it is hard to give a nickname to a name that is already pretty short. Some parents want their child called their given name rather than a shortened version of it. So they opt for the name Kate over Katherine or Beth over Elizabeth.

Other parents simply love names that are short and sweet. Pearl, Mae, Jade. They often come off as sounding like a strong name that isn't "fussy" or "froo-froo".

Other parents perhaps are looking for a short middle name to balance out the long first name with their long last name. A short middle name can help trim down a name making it less of a mouthful.

Short names, generally speaking, have less variation in pronunciation and spelling. Parents who want a name that is less confusing for the public may turn to one of these names as the solution. That being said, you'd be surprised how many ways people can intentionally change the spelling of a name.

Most Popular One Syllable Girl Names

One syllable boy names are a bit more common these days than one syllable girl names. Only two names, Grace and Claire, appear in the top 50 baby names. However, there are still quite a few short girl names that are commonly used today. If you browse the complete list of top 1000 baby names, these one syllable girl names are the most popular:

  • Grace, rank 16
  • Claire, rank 50
  • Faith, rank 71
  • Brooke, rank 86
  • Paige, rank 107
  • Jade, rank 113
  • Reese, rank 130
  • Kate, rank 175
  • Quinn, rank 188
  • Brynn, rank 190
  • Hope, rank 231
  • Rose, rank 291
  • Ruth, rank 362
  • Jane, rank 368
  • Sage, rank 461
  • June, rank 470
  • Skye, rank 476
  • Elle, rank 412
  • Joy, rank 507
  • Sloane, rank 511
  • Eve, rank 546
  • Mae, rank 803
  • Pearl, rank 814
  • Blake, rank 815
  • Luz, rank 870
  • Kai, rank 887
  • Tess, rank 925
  • Bree, rank 964
  • Liv, rank 956
  • Blair, rank 973

Alphabetical Listing of Short Girl Names

Still not finding one to suit your fancy? Here's a larger list of girl names listed in alphabetical order.

  • Anne
  • Ash
  • Barb
  • Bea
  • Belle
  • Bess
  • Beth
  • Bev
  • Bree
  • Brett
  • Britt
  • Bron
  • Blair
  • Blanche
  • Blue
  • Blythe
  • Bree
  • Brígh (Irish, pronounced Bree
  • Brooke
  • Brynn
  • Cass
  • Cate
  • Chae
  • Cher
  • Chris
  • Claire
  • Dale
  • Dawn
  • Deb
  • Dee
  • Di
  • Dot
  • Elle
  • Eve
  • Faye
  • Faith
  • Fawn
  • Fern
  • Flame
  • Fleur
  • Flo
  • Fran
  • France
  • Gail
  • Glynn
  • Grace
  • Gray
  • Greer
  • Gwen
  • Hale
  • Hope
  • Jade
  • Jan
  • Jane
  • Jean
  • Jen
  • Jess
  • Jill
  • Jo
  • Joan
  • Joy
  • Joyce
  • Jules
  • June
  • Kate
  • Kay
  • Kai
  • Kim
  • Kris
  • Lane
  • Lark
  • Lee
  • Lil
  • Lyn
  • Liv
  • Liz
  • Love
  • Luz
  • Madge
  • Mae
  • Maeve
  • Mare
  • Maude
  • Mauve
  • Meg
  • Mies
  • Mirth
  • Myrle
  • Nan
  • Nell
  • Neve
  • Noor
  • Paige
  • Pam
  • Peace
  • Peach
  • Pearl
  • Peg
  • Pink
  • Pax
  • Quinn
  • Rae
  • Rain
  • Reese
  • Rhodes
  • Rose
  • Roz
  • Rue
  • Ruth
  • Rye
  • Sage
  • Sam
  • Sine
  • Shae
  • Shane
  • Shay
  • Shea
  • Sher
  • Sian
  • Sky
  • Sloane
  • Spring
  • Star
  • Storm
  • Sue
  • Suze
  • Sweet
  • Tate
  • Teal
  • Tess
  • Thyme
  • Tiff
  • Tish
  • Trish
  • Val
  • Vi
  • Viv
  • Vix
  • Winn
  • Wren
  • Xiao
  • Ziv

So if you've gotten to the bottom of the list and still find yourself coming up short, check out these tips on how to choose a baby name.

  1. About.com
  2. Health
  3. Baby's First Year
  4. Welcoming Baby Home
  5. Baby Names
  6. Baby Girl Names
  7. One Syllable Girl Names - Over 125 Short Names for Girls

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.