Although long names sound regal and sophisticated, they are often shortened for daily use. Thus, it’s no wonder that short names have become more popular these days. If you fancy short girl names with meanings, our list of beautiful and unique names can help you out. Names like Emma, Kim, Kate, etc., are short but sound cute, impactful, and smart. They are also easy to remember and pronounce. Their simplicity and style make them popular choices among parents. So, take your pick from ther option below.
Adele: This pretty name has a long history. Adele was the name of William, the Conqueror’s daughter. Then we had Saint Adele. Its current popularity can be attributed to the British-American singer Adele.
Aine: Aine is a sweet and simple Iʀɪsʜ name, derived from the noun aine, which means ‘radiance and splendor’. In Iʀɪsʜ mythology, Aine was one of the wives of Fionn Mac Cool and the queen of Munster fairies.
Amede: Amede is a beautiful, heart-centered name with the roots same as Amedee and Amadeus. This name means ‘to love’. Pronounce this name as “Ah-me-DEH” for the Creole effect.
Anais: Let’s face it! Anais is a super pretty name. In mythology, Anahita was the symbol of knowledge and healing. Iᴛᴀʟʏ ᴀɴᴅ Gʀᴇᴇᴄᴇ transformed it into Anaitis. French further cut it to make Anais. It makes an elegant alternative to Anna.
Anya: We can’t decide which one we like more, Anna or its Russian form Anya. Anya is sweet and simple, but has spunk. No wonder, it was picked for the strong-willed and sharp-tongued character in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Arya: Game of Thrones fans would instantly recognize this name thanks to the spunky daughter of Ned Stark. This Iɴᴅɪᴀɴ origin name shot up the charts following the premiere of this series. It means “noble Gᴏᴅ dess”.
Ava: This three-letter name has a sizable appeal. It has links with birds, desire of the heart and even beginning, considering it’s related to Eve. Ava Gardner was once its sole owner, but it has now been claimed by several girls.
Belle: Belle and its cousin Bella have seen a recent rise, thanks to the super popular Isabella and the Twilight franchise. Also, the name of the Disney princess, Bella was a top 100 name in the 80s and is still going strong.
Dove: Dove, the symbol of peace, would make a lovely namesake for your little girl. It has a calm and serene sound, primarily because of its similarity to the word ‘love’. Dovey would make a cute nickname.
Elsa: Most of you must be familiar with this name via Elsa from Frozen. But did you know that’s originally a short form of Elizabeth? This name means ‘oath of Gᴏᴅ’. Elsa is elegant and beautiful, perfect for your little princess.
Eva: Eva is the Sᴘᴀɴɪsʜ variation of Eve and means life. Despite being just a letter away from its super popular cousin Ava, Eva could not attain the same stardom. We’re not saying it isn’t popular. In fact, it’s one of the top 100 names in the US, all thanks to actress Eva Longoria.
Grace: This moniker stands for generosity and goodness. In Latin, this name is related to the grace of Gᴏᴅ. Grace has seen resurgence on the baby name charts, partly due to celebs picking it for their daughters.
Zuri: Zuri is one of the fastest rising names in the US. It’s originally a Swahili name, meaning ‘good, kind’. It’s a gender-neutral name, but sounds feminine to our ears.