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Popular girl's middle names

Today's parents are putting more thought into their girl’s middle name choice. Popular trends include old-fashioned or traditional middle names, such as Grace, Louise or Katherine. Flower names, such as Rose or Daisy, have started gaining popularity, as have virtue middle names, such as Hope, Joy and Faith.

Old-fashioned middle names

Traditional or old-fashioned middle baby names are a huge trend. Some parents choose these baby girl names because it is a family name that is passed down, while other parents decide to pair a unique first name with a more traditional middle name. As you can see, many celebrities have given their babies traditional baby names, with the most popular middles names being Grace, Rose and Louise.

Here are some traditional middle name options and first name options to consider


  • Charlotte Grace: Daughter of actress Sarah Michelle Gellar
  • Helena Grace: Gossip Girl's Kelly Rutherford
  • Blakesley Grace: The Bachelorette's Trista Sutter
  • Avery Grace:  Actress Angie Harmon and Jason Sehorn
  • Billie Grace:  Daughter of John and Nichole McGinley


Flower names, such as Tulip or Daisy, also make great middle names. Rose is by far the top choice. Here are some examples:

  • Myla Rose: Tennis champ Roger Federer
  • Lucia Rose: Survivor's Rob and Amber Mariano
  • Lyla Rose: Singer Lisa Loeb
  • Seraphina Rose: Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck
  • Adelaide Rose: Actress Rachel Griffiths
  • Alabama Gypsy Rose: Drea de Matteo & Shooter Jennings
  • Dolly Rebecca Rose:  Actress Rebecca Romijn & Jerry O'Connell
  • Charlotte Rose: Dylan McDermott and Shiva Rose
  • Emerson Rose: Teri Hatcher
  • Harper Rosie: Martie and Gareth Maguire


  • Paloma Louise: Ugly Betty's Ana Oritiz
  • Katie Louise: Actor Jim Gaffigan
  • Anja Louise: Alessandra Ambrosio
  • Olivia Lou: Comedienne and actress Wanda Sykes

Other traditional middle names to consider include:

Virtue middle names

Another popular girl's middle name trend is using a virtue baby name, which is a word that describes a characteristic that you wish your child to attain. These virtue names were well-known in the Puritan era, and we have recently seen a spike in popularity.

Here are some celebrity examples of popular virtue middle names for girls:

  • Heavenly Joy: Producer Rodney Darkchild Jerkins
  • Megan Hope: Days of Our Lives actress Alison Sweeney
  • Daisy True: Daughter of Meg Ryan
  • Emery Hope: Angie Harmon and Jason Sehorn
  • Finley Faith: Angie Harmon and Jason Sehorn

Other virtue names to consider that would make great middle names include:

Nature-inspired baby names

Whether it is a return to nature or the emerging hippy/boho trend, nature-inspired names are also a big trend — as are baby names that start with the letter H! Here are some fun examples:

If you choose a longer first name, perhaps you should consider a short middle name to help balance the name. Picking a more unique middle name is a great way to get creative without sticking your child with an unusual name that he or she may or may not like.

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Comments on "Middle name trends for girls"

angie April 04, 2014 | 7:59 PM

i like zoe elle and zoe grace

Mariah March 31, 2014 | 2:42 PM

Okay so I am thinking of baby names and I already have two boy names, but I cannot figure out the little girls middle name. Her name is going to be Zoe. Does anyone have any suggestions on a middle name?

braylin or braylen March 09, 2014 | 6:47 PM

I think this is a awesome middle name like that's my future daughters name annabell braylen so I think it is vary pretty middle name for a girl because it is French and I am French so it goes good with her name I like her name a lot so I would pick it has mine but if u don't like it u don't like it so I just hope u love your childes name because I love my daughter vary much and I hope u liked what I made for everyone to see and if your a daughter and u read this and I hope u love your mom because she loves u

Audrey February 11, 2014 | 6:23 AM

i can't find a cute middle name to go with Miya... can anyone help me

Chari January 24, 2014 | 7:22 AM

My daughters are Emily Kate, Georgia April and Lilly Kiara. All make great middle names

Esther December 03, 2013 | 5:35 PM

"Lee" goes with everything.

Genna August 13, 2013 | 2:24 AM

Tanesha how bout wynter star? Love love love that!

autumn July 14, 2013 | 7:22 PM

@Tanesha i think Wynter Grace sounds super pretty

Brittany July 09, 2013 | 7:55 AM

Chloe Nichole :)

tanesha June 14, 2013 | 7:47 AM

I will be naming my daughter name Wynter but cannot find a middle. Name to go with

La-Shay June 07, 2013 | 8:32 AM

None of the go with the first name Chloe

danni-elle May 26, 2013 | 3:37 PM

to all the mums out there I jus want to ask a question. first of all my full name is 'Danni-Elle Isabell June McCudden' and I realy don't like my first name but I don't want to break my mothers heart by going by my middle name Isabell because I know my mum and dad spent a long time discussing names and trying to find the "right one". so the question is, should I stick to the name my mother gave me or go by my middle name? thanks for your opinions xxxxx

leah May 16, 2013 | 6:04 PM

I have two girls,I named my oldest "Angelique Marie" & my youngest "Angelina Janelle" so its good to mix & match

Nik March 23, 2013 | 8:18 PM

For three of my daughters I've combined grandmother's names parent's names and used nature for my youngest daughter (Solaria)good luck it can be fun and unique at the same time,

mayra lemus February 01, 2013 | 6:29 AM

im having a baby girl...and this nicknames arn't helping

phrogbubba October 11, 2011 | 1:44 AM

What about a girl's middle name = grandmother first name?

Gargi December 28, 2010 | 10:02 PM

Searching for Girl names is really a difficult task. And searching for Middle names for girls much more difficult. This is perfect site for searching names.

jess December 28, 2010 | 6:05 AM

middle names,i like Finley Faith wow....... Wat a name.

Michael December 26, 2010 | 11:44 PM

Girl's names are the very worst, this is a good list of middle names but how about some first name lists too.

nadeera December 26, 2010 | 3:36 AM

every mother likes this article because every mother loves there children

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