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Baby names by syllable: One syllable names

Sarah Caron is a Connecticut-based freelance writer and editor. She lives with her wonderful husband, two adorable kids and two funny beagles. Check out her food blog at Sarah's Cucina Bella.

Short names for boys and girls

Simple, elegant and easy, one-syllable baby names are a great choice. If you are searching for the perfect one-syllable name for your baby, then this is for you.

Every new parent and parent-to-be wants to find just the right name for their child. It has to match up with your last name and work with the right middle name. And, if you have a naming tradition in your family, it has to fit in with that too. If your perfect name comes in the form of a one-syllable name, then these lists are for you.

8 reasons to choose one syllable

Is a one-syllable baby name right for your baby? Here's 8 reasons to go this route.

1. Easy

Short names are easy to remember. Face it. People can be absent-minded. But a nice, short and to-the-point name? They have no excuse for forgetting it.

2. Simple

Short names mean less to memorize, so your kid can save their brainspace for learning other stuff. Long division at age three? No problem.

3. Definitive

Short names are definitive. It's like a great big statement wrapped up in an adorable package.

4. No nicknames

Short names don't get twisted into nicknames. Sure, some people like nicknames. But when you choose your baby's name, it's nice to choose the actual name that people will call them.

5. They fit

Short names can usually be embroidered on just about anything. Initials are nice, but how awesome would it be to have Ava or Finn embroidered in full on their backpack?

6. Classic

Short one-syllable names are classic. They are also elegant, strong and beautiful. What more could you ask for in a name?

7. Confusion-free

Short names are easy to spell. Wouldn't it be awesome if your child wouldn't have to deal with answering to the omnipresent question of, "Could you spell that?"

8. Versatile

Short names are like black: they go with everything. Long last name or short last name, it doesn't matter. These one-syllable baby names just work.

One-syllable names for girls

Little girls are so, so sweet. You want to find a name that captures the nuances of their personality (and really, kids have personality from day one!). If your perfect baby girl name is one syllable long, then this is the list for you. These baby names offer a variety of sweet and sassy ideas for your little girl.

  • Ann
  • Ash
  • Bea
  • Blair
  • Blythe
  • Bray
  • Brie
  • Britt
  • Brooke
  • Cate
  • Claire
  • Dawn
  • Dee
  • Elle
  • Eve
  • Faith
  • Faye
  • Fern
  • Fleur
  • Fran
  • Gail
  • Gem
  • Gia
  • Grace
  • Gray
  • Gwen
  • Hale
  • Hope
  • Jade
  • Jane
  • Jenn
  • Jill
  • Joy
  • Joyce
  • Jules
  • June
  • Kate
  • Kaye
  • Kim
  • Lane
  • Leigh
  • Liv
  • Lynn
  • Lys
  • Madge
  • Maeve
  • Mare
  • Mauve
  • May
  • Nan
  • Nell
  • Neve
  • Quinn
  • Paige
  • Pearl
  • Rain
  • Rea
  • Reece
  • Rose
  • Ruth
  • Sue
  • Shay
  • Skye
  • Sloane
  • Starr
  • Tate
  • Tess
  • Trish
  • Val

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