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Baby girl names with great meanings

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Baby names take on new meaning when you know the story behind them

What's in a name? Most parents today are not only looking for a distinct baby name that has a nice ring to it, they're also hoping to find a name that has story behind it. If you still have yet to pick the perfect name for your baby girl, you might be surprised to learn that many of the most popular — and the most unique — names for girls have a special meaning.

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From classic to trendsetting, let us help you find a baby girl name that means something to you:

Baby names take on new meaning when you know the story behind them

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MoreMiddle name trends for girls

  • Jamille: Beautiful
  • Kenna: Attractive
  • Lana: Attractive, peaceful
  • Naveen: Beautiful
  • Belinda: Very beautiful
  • Jolie: Cheerful, pretty
  • Elle: Beautiful fairy
  • Lily: Purity and beauty
  • Mabel: My beautiful one
  • Karishma: Miracle
  • Alazne: Miracle
  • Karamat: Miracle
  • Daniella: Feminine form of Daniel, who miraculously survived the den of lions in the Old Testament

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  • Abigail: Old Testament name meaning "father's joy"
  • Bethany: Biblical name meaning "the house of song"
  • Charity: New Testament name meaning "love, faith and hope"
  • Elizabeth: Hebrew name meaning "the oath or fullness of God"
  • Faith: Greek name meaning "faithful"
  • Judith: Latin name meaning "praised"
  • Mary: Biblical name meaning "wished-for child"
  • Naomi: Hebrew name meaning "beautiful; agreeable"
  • Phoebe: American name meaning "the shining one"
  • Tabitha: Biblical name from the Old Testament meaning "gazelle, beauty, grace"
  • Amity: Friendship, harmony
  • Nadia: Hope
  • Angelica: Angelic
  • Irene: Peace
  • Linnea: Flower
  • Orianna: Golden

Updated by Bethany Ramos on 2/11/2016

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Baby names take on new meaning when you know the story behind them
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