A Dozen Cute Girls’ Names

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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. 

Adelaide 
It was the name of a popular British monarch and an Australian city, but now this name with a “noble” meaning is fresh and fun for a little girl. 

Aviva 
This sweet Hebrew name means “springtime,” and feels absolutely perfect for a vivacious little girl. 

Charlie 
Skip the more formal Charlotte and head straight to this fun nickname. It shares the same meaning as its root — free man.

Clementine 
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!”)

Cricket
Actress Busy Philips picked this oh-so-cute insect name for her daughter — and the equally adorable Birdy for her oldest.

Daisy 
This fun and fresh floral name is gaining popularity, either as a nickname for Margaret or in its own right. 

Dixie 
A popular nickname for the South makes for a short and sassy baby name. 

Hazel 
A charmingly old-fashioned name, Hazel’s suddenly become red hot, thanks to its pick by stars Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, and its usage for the popular heroine from the book The Fault in Our Stars. 

Lulu 
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. 

Poppy 
This cheerful floral name is just starting to catch on in the U.S., though it’s been a longtime favorite across the pond in the UK.

Sadie 
Sarah gave life to Sadie, which started out as a nickname of that Biblical classic. It shares its royal meaning, as it means “princess,” just like Sarah. 

Wren 
This sweet songbird makes for an offbeat name choice that works for either a boy or a girl. 

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