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113 Cute Simple Girl Names (Classic, Pretty, Sweet)

Last Updated on 01/13/2024 by Nell Marie

Cute simple girl names is such a vibe. So many people love the unique, long, sing songy names but more and more of you are choosing simple, one may even say plain, classic and cute names.

What do I mean by simple and classic?

Names like Jane and Alice and Nell and Beth and even names like Claire, Edith, Ella, and Esme.

So if you want some simpler, cute, shorter (5 letters or less) names for your baby girl, this is THE list for you.

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So who am I anyway? How did I get into researching baby names for a living?

I’m Nell (my nickname) and I have three boys.

I loved the naming process so much.

Choosing a first name, thinking about any possible nicknames, the flow of the first name with the middle name, and how it all went with the last name is something that lit me up when I was pregnant with each one of our boys.

And while I’m done having children, I found I wasn’t done thinking about names.

I love character names on shows, in movies, and in books.

I love naming our pets and especially adore researching names to write on this website for you!

While there isn’t a baby names college to get a degree from, I’d say I’m qualified as I’ve tackled naming my three boys, and countless pets, and have the passion for names one needs for all the research in writing these articles packed with names.

So now that you know me a bit better, let’s jump into the article!

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Cute Simple Girl Names

To me cute and simple is mostly a name without a sing songy flair. So no Gianna’s or Olivia’s or names like that. Shorter, more classic, cute, simple names is the vibe I’m going for in this list!

I hope you enjoy and find a name you’d like… or more than one!

Do let me know in the comments if you find names you have on your short list. I’d love to read what caught your eye on this list.

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Please note, while we researched each name, we cannot guarantee each origin or meaning and some names have multiple meanings and origin stories. I’d advise you Google any name you are interested in with “meaning” or “origin” behind it to see all the possible meanings and origins – if the meaning and origin of the name is important to you.


Simple Girl Names – A

  1. Ada:
    • Meaning: Noble, prosperous
    • Origin: Germanic, from the element “adal” meaning “noble”
  2. Alice:
    • Meaning: Noble, graceful
    • Origin: Germanic, from the element “adal” meaning “noble”
  3. Alma:
    • Meaning: Soul
    • Origin: Latin, from the word “alma” meaning “nourishing, kind”
  4. Anna:
    • Meaning: Grace
    • Origin: Hebrew, from “Hannah” meaning “grace”
  5. Anne:
    • Meaning: Grace
    • Origin: Hebrew, from “Hannah” meaning “grace”
  6. Aria:
    • Meaning: Melody, song
    • Origin: Italian, meaning “air” or “song”
  7. Ava:
    • Meaning: Life
    • Origin: Latin, possibly derived from “avis” meaning “bird” or Germanic, from “awila” meaning “desired”

Simple Girl Names – B

  1. Bella:
    • Meaning: Beautiful
    • Origin: Italian
  2. Beth:
    • Meaning: A short form of Elizabeth, meaning “pledged to God” or “God is my oath.”
    • Origin: Hebrew
  3. Bree:
    • Meaning: A short form of Brianna, meaning “strong” or “virtuous.”
    • Origin: Irish
  4. Brynn:
    • Meaning: Hill
    • Origin: Welsh
  5. Blair:
    • Meaning: Plain or field
    • Origin: Scottish
  6. Blake:
    • Meaning: Black or pale
    • Origin: Old English
  7. Brooke:
    • Meaning: Small stream or brook
    • Origin: English
  8. Blythe:
    • Meaning: Free spirit, carefree, happy and lighthearted.
    • Origin: Old English
  9. Bailey:
    • Meaning: Bailiff, administrator, or one who lives near a berry field.
    • Origin: Old English
  10. Bess:
    • Meaning: A short form of Elizabeth, meaning “pledged to God” or “God is my oath.”
    • Origin: Hebrew

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Simple Girl Names – C

  1. Cara:
    • Meaning: Beloved, dear
    • Origin: Italian, Irish
  2. Chloe:
    • Meaning: Blooming, fertility
    • Origin: Greek
  3. Claire:
    • Meaning: Clear, bright
    • Origin: French
  4. Clara:
    • Meaning: Clear, bright
    • Origin: Latin
  5. Cleo:
    • Meaning: Pride, fame, glory
    • Origin: Greek
  6. Cora:
    • Meaning: Maiden
    • Origin: Greek
  7. Carys:
    • Meaning: Love
    • Origin: Welsh
  8. Cate:
    • Meaning: Pure
    • Origin: Greek
  9. Ciel:
    • Meaning: Sky, heaven
    • Origin: French

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Simple Girl Names – D

  1. Eden:
    • Meaning: Delight, paradise
    • Origin: Hebrew
  2. Edith:
    • Meaning: Prosperous in war
    • Origin: Old English
  3. Ella:
    • Meaning: Beautiful fairy, light
    • Origin: Old Germanic, English
  4. Elle:
    • Meaning: She, her (French)
    • Origin: French
  5. Elsie:
    • Meaning: Noble, God is my oath
    • Origin: Scottish, English
  6. Emma:
    • Meaning: Universal, whole
    • Origin: Germanic
  7. Erin:
    • Meaning: Ireland (in Irish)
    • Origin: Irish
  8. Esme:
    • Meaning: Beloved, esteemed
    • Origin: French
  9. Etta:
    • Meaning: Little one
    • Origin: Old English
  10. Eve:
    • Meaning: Life, living one
    • Origin: Hebrew

Simple Girl Names – F

  1. Fern:
    • Meaning: A type of green, non-flowering plant
    • Origin: Old English
  2. Faye:
    • Meaning: Fairy or enchanting
    • Origin: Middle English
  3. Fia:
    • Meaning: Wild or weaver
    • Origin: Irish
  4. Flor:
    • Meaning: Flower
    • Origin: Spanish
  5. Fran:
    • Meaning: Free man or woman
    • Origin: Latin
  6. Frida:
    • Meaning: Beautiful, beloved
    • Origin: Old Norse
  7. Faye:
    • Meaning: Fairy or enchanting
    • Origin: Middle English
  8. Fleur:
    • Meaning: Flower
    • Origin: French
  9. Freya:
    • Meaning: Norse goddess of love and fertility
    • Origin: Old Norse

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Simple Girl Names – G

  1. Gail:
    • Meaning: Lively, cheerful
    • Origin: English
  2. Gia:
    • Meaning: God is gracious
    • Origin: Italian
  3. Grace:
    • Meaning: Elegance, kindness
    • Origin: English
  4. Gwen:
    • Meaning: Fair, blessed, holy
    • Origin: Welsh
  5. Gigi:
    • Meaning: Nickname for Georgina or Virginia, meaning “farmer” or “virginal”
    • Origin: French
  6. Gwen:
    • Meaning: Fair, blessed, holy
    • Origin: Welsh
  7. Goldie:
    • Meaning: Precious metal
    • Origin: English
  8. Glyn:
    • Meaning: Valley
    • Origin: Welsh
  9. Grey:
    • Meaning: Grey color
    • Origin: English

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Simple Girl Names – H

  1. Hila:
    • Meaning: Halo or aura
    • Origin: Hebrew
  2. Hira:
    • Meaning: Diamond (also associated with Mount Hira, a sacred place in Islam)
    • Origin: Arabic
  3. Hettie:
    • Meaning: Diminutive of Henrietta, meaning “home ruler”
    • Origin: English
  4. Hedy:
    • Meaning: Battle maiden or noble
    • Origin: German
  5. Hazel:
    • Meaning: The hazelnut tree; symbolizing wisdom and protection
    • Origin: English
  6. Hope:
    • Meaning: Optimism, expectation
    • Origin: English
  7. Hana:
    • Meaning: Flower
    • Origin: Japanese, Arabic
  8. Holly:
    • Meaning: A type of evergreen shrub; symbolic of good fortune
    • Origin: English

Simple Girl Names – I

  1. Inez:
    • Meaning: Pure, chaste
    • Origin: Spanish, Portuguese
  2. Iris:
    • Meaning: Rainbow; also the name of the Greek goddess of the rainbow
    • Origin: Greek
  3. Ivy:
    • Meaning: Climbing plant; fidelity
    • Origin: Old English

Additional short “I” names:

  1. Ida:
    • Meaning: Prosperous, industrious
    • Origin: German

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Simple Girl Names – J

  1. Jade:
    • Meaning: Green gemstone; precious stone
    • Origin: Spanish
  2. Jane:
    • Meaning: God is gracious
    • Origin: English
  3. Jill:
    • Meaning: Youthful, girl
    • Origin: English
  4. Joy:
    • Meaning: Happiness, delight
    • Origin: English
  5. June:
    • Meaning: Juno’s month; youth
    • Origin: Latin
  6. Jean:
    • Meaning: God is gracious
    • Origin: French
  7. Joss:
    • Meaning: Short form of Jocelyn; member of the Gaut tribe
    • Origin: English
  8. Juno:
    • Meaning: Queen of the heavens in Roman mythology
    • Origin: Latin

Simple Girl Names – K, L

  1. Kate:
    • Meaning: Pure
    • Origin: English
  2. Kara:
    • Meaning: Pure
    • Origin: Greek
  3. Kai:
    • Meaning: Sea
    • Origin: Hawaiian
  4. Lana:
    • Meaning: Little rock; attractive, peaceful
    • Origin: Slavic
  5. Lane:
    • Meaning: Narrow country lane
    • Origin: English
  6. Leah:
    • Meaning: Weary, tired
    • Origin: Hebrew
  7. Lila:
    • Meaning: Night; dark beauty
    • Origin: Arabic
  8. Lily:
    • Meaning: Lily flower; purity
    • Origin: English
  9. Liv:
    • Meaning: Life
    • Origin: Scandinavian
  10. Lorna:
    • Meaning: Crowned with laurel
    • Origin: Scottish
  11. Lucy:
    • Meaning: Light
    • Origin: English
  12. Luna:
    • Meaning: Moon
    • Origin: Latin
  13. Lynn:
    • Meaning: Waterfall
    • Origin: Welsh
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Simple Girl Names – M, N

  1. Mabel:
    • Meaning: Lovable, beautiful
    • Origin: Latin
  2. Maeve:
    • Meaning: Intoxicating, she who intoxicates
    • Origin: Irish
  3. Maya:
    • Meaning: Illusion, dream
    • Origin: Sanskrit
  4. Mia:
    • Meaning: Mine; bitter
    • Origin: Scandinavian, Italian
  5. Mila:
    • Meaning: Gracious, dear
    • Origin: Slavic
  6. Nell:
    • Meaning: Bright, shining one
    • Origin: English
  7. Nola:
    • Meaning: Fair shoulder
    • Origin: Irish
  8. Nora:
    • Meaning: Honor, light
    • Origin: Irish
  9. Nova:
    • Meaning: New
    • Origin: Latin

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Simple Girl Names – O, P, Q, R

  1. Opal:
    • Meaning: Jewel, gemstone
    • Origin: Sanskrit
  2. Paige:
    • Meaning: Page, servant
    • Origin: English
  3. Pearl:
    • Meaning: Precious gem formed within an oyster
    • Origin: English
  4. Quinn:
    • Meaning: Descendant of Conn (chief, leader)
    • Origin: Irish
  5. Remy:
    • Meaning: Oarsman
    • Origin: French
  6. Rose:
    • Meaning: Rose flower
    • Origin: Latin
  7. Ruby:
    • Meaning: Red gemstone
    • Origin: Latin
  8. Ruth:
    • Meaning: Compassionate friend; pity, compassion
    • Origin: Hebrew

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Simple Girl Names – S, T, V, W, and Z

  1. Sage:
    • Meaning: Wise and judicious
    • Origin: English
  2. Skye:
    • Meaning: Cloud
    • Origin: Scottish
  3. Tess:
    • Meaning: Harvest, to reap
    • Origin: English
  4. Vera:
    • Meaning: Truth
    • Origin: Russian, Latin
  5. Wren:
    • Meaning: Small bird
    • Origin: English
  6. Zara:
    • Meaning: Princess; flower
    • Origin: Arabic, Hebrew
  7. Zoe:
    • Meaning: Life
    • Origin: Greek
  8. Zoey:
    • Meaning: Life
    • Origin: Greek
  9. Zola:
    • Meaning: Earth
    • Origin: African (Zulu)
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Cute Simple Girl Names – Wrap Up

The world of baby names is a delightful realm where timeless elegance meets vintage charm.

Exploring cute and simple girl names with a classic feel not only adds a touch of nostalgia but also honors traditions that withstand the test of time.

Whether inspired by literature, nature, or cherished family roots, these names carry a timeless allure that transcends trends.

As parents embark on the journey of choosing the perfect name for their precious daughters, the options are boundless, each carrying its own unique blend of simplicity and vintage grace.

Embracing the beauty of these names not only reflects a sense of tradition but also a celebration of the enduring charm that resonates through generations.

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Happy name deciding and if you have any questions about a name you’re trying to decide between, do let me know.

I’m happy to help!

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