Perfect Middle Names for Girls — That Go With a Ton of First Names

Picking a first name for your baby is stressful enough. Add a middle name to the mix? Might as well throw in the towel now. Just kidding — finding the ideal unique (but not too unique) first-middle combo for your baby girl is indeed possible; it’s all about the flow. Make the brainstorming process a breeze with these beautiful middle names for girls that fit perfectly with plenty of first names.

Old-fashioned middle names

Certain traditional middle names never go out of style. Some parents choose them based on a family name that was passed down from generation to generation; others decide to pair a unique first name with a more traditional middle. Many celebrities have gone this route — after all, the most popular middle names for girls are Grace, Rose and Louise. Pretty classic.

Here are some traditional middle names, plus first name options to consider.

Rose:

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

  • Myla Rose: daughter of tennis champ Roger Federer
  • Seraphina Rose: daughter or Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck
  • Alabama Gypsy Rose: daughter of Drea de Matteo and Shooter Jennings
  • Dolly Rebecca-Rose:  daughter of actress Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O’Connell
  • River Rose: daughter of Kelly Clarkson
  • Briar Rose: daughter of Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen
  • Winnie Rose: daughter of Jimmy Fallon

Louise:

  • Paloma Louise: daughter of Ugly Betty’s Ana Ortiz
  • Anja Louise: daughter of Alessandra Ambrosio
  • Olivia Lou: daughter of comedian and actress Wanda Sykes
  • Poppy Louise: daughter of Jenna Bush Hager

Grace:

  • Charlotte Grace: daughter of Sarah Michelle Gellar
  • Blakesley Grace: daughter of The Bachelorette’s Trista Sutter
  • Avery Grace: daughter of Angie Harmon and Jason Sehorn
  • Billie Grace: daughter of John and Nichole McGinley

Other traditional middle names to consider include:

Attribute middle names

Another popular middle name trend is using a baby name that describes a characteristic you hope your child will embody. These names were (unsurprisingly) common in the Puritan era, and we’ve recently seen a spike in their popularity.

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

  • HeavenlyJoy: daughter of producer Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins
  • Megan Hope: daughter of Days of Our Lives actress Alison Sweeney
  • Daisy True: daughter of actor Meg Ryan
  • Emery Hope: daughter of Angie Harmon and Jason Sehorn
  • Finley Faith: daughter of Angie Harmon and Jason Sehorn

Other qualities that would make great middle names include:

Nature-inspired middle names

Names inspired by the seasons and the natural world are also a big trend — as are, apparently, first names that start with the letter H.

  • Joscelyn Skyedaughter of A.J. Langer
  • Heaven Rain: daughter of Brooke Burke
  • Harper Willowdaughter of Dave Grohl
  • Harlow Winter: daughter of Nicole Richie and Joel Madden
  • Harper Moon: daughter of Eddie Vedder
  • Violet Moon: daughter of Sarah Shahi and Steve Howey
  • Jagger Snow: daughter of Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross

Pro tip: If you choose a longer first name, consider a short middle to help keep things balanced. Also, picking a more unique middle name is a great way to get creative without sticking your child with an out-there first name they have to use on the daily. That’s what Zooey Deschanel did with Elsie Otter, and we think Elsie is happy about it?

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A version of this story was originally published in January of 2013.

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