Finding the right name for your baby girl can be hard especially since there are so many options to choose from and so many good names out there.
A one syllable name often doesn't give you room to create a nickname for your baby girl and three syllables can be a bit of a mouthful. Two syllable baby names are the answer!
They are perfect for the parents who want a shorter sounding name but don't want it as short as a one syllable baby name or as long as a three syllable baby name. For example, when you don't want to go for Ann or Annalise, you can go for Anna or Annie instead.
It is also important to keep an eye on how your baby's name flows. You should pay attention to the syllables in the middle and last name of your baby girl. If you decide to look at two syllable middle names, listen to where the stress is placed in the name to make sure it sounds good. Names usually have a rhythm and you want to make sure you choose the right two syllable names to add to your shortlist of girl names. Certain names sound better with surnames of a certain amount of syllables; two syllable girl names sound great with most surnames, especially two syllable surnames such as Watson, Talbot or Brownlow.
There are so many different options for naming a baby girl and it can be overwhelming. Looking at this list of names with two syllables will help you with your list of baby girl names.
Seasonal Girl Names With 2 Syllables
These seasonal two syllable baby names can be a reflection of when the baby was born, or may even a parent's favorite season. There are many seasonal two syllable names that are very unique and would be perfect to add to your baby names list.
1. April (English), from a word meaning "to open"
2. Autumn (English), derived from the season autumn
3. Chloe (Old Greek), meaning "young green shoot"
4. Clover (English), meaning "the green herb with tri-fold leaves"
5. Daisy (Old English), meaning "day's eye", derived from the flower name
6. Flora (German), meaning "flower" and "blossom"
7. Florence (French), meaning "blossoming" and "flourishing"
8. Holly (English), derived from the name of the evergreen shrub or tree
9. Lilac (Arabic), meaning "a flowering shrub"
10. Lily (English), derived from the flower
11. Noelle (French), meaning "born on Christmas
12. Poppy (English), derived from the flower
13. Tulip (Turkish), derived from the flower
14. Vesna (Slavic), from early Slavic mythology, meaning "the season of spring"
15. Winter (English) derived from the season
Celebrity Girl Baby Names With Two Syllables
Sometimes celebrities have the best names. Even if you don't really follow their career their two syllable name may have a nice ring to it.
16. Audrey (Old English), meaning "noble strength", Audrey Hepburn
17. Channing (French), meaning "canon", whilst this name is known for Channing Tatum we think it could also suit a little girl
18. Emma (German), meaning "whole" and "universal," Emma Watson
19. Gwyneth (Welsh), could mean "happiness" and "luck," Gwyneth Paltrow
20. Jada (Hebrew), meaning "he knows," Jada Pinkett-Smith
21. Kylie (Gaelic), meaning "handsome" or "beautiful," Kylie Minogue
22. Mila (Czech, Slavic), meaning "pleasant" and "dear," Mila Kunis
23. Nicole (Greek), meaning "victory of the people," derived from "nike" meaning "victory" and "laos" meaning "the people," Nicole Kidman
24. Stevie, typically a shortened form of a name, Stevie Nicks and Stevie Wonder
25. Taylor (Old French), originally from the job title of a tailor, Taylor Swift
Cute 2 Syllable Girl Names Inspired By Places
Maybe you want to name your baby girl after a place you love to visit. These places have two syllables and would make a perfect name for your baby.
26. Asia (Assyrian), meaning "to rise" and "east," the continent of Asia
27. Aspen (English), derived from the tree species, luxurious ski resort in Colorado
28. Cairo (African), meaning "from the city in Egypt"
29. China (English), it is the name of the most populous country in the world
30. Dallas (Scottish), meaning "meadow dwelling" and "resting place," it is also the third largest city in Texas
31. Eden (Hebrew), meaning "delight" and "paradise," a Biblical place name
32. Egypt (Hebrew), from an early Egyptian name meaning "home of the ka of Ptah"
33. Haven (English), variant of Heaven
34. Kenya (Africa), derived from the African country
35. London (English), it is the name of the capital city of England
36. Shannon (Celtic), meaning "old" and "wise", derived from the name of the longest river in Ireland
Vintage Baby Girl Names With 2 Syllables
There are plenty of two syllable girl names that are not really used anymore. These vintage baby two syllable names will keep your baby unique.
37. Ada (German), meaning "noble" and "honorable"
38. Agnes (Greek), meaning "pure"
39. Alma (Latin), meaning "kind" and "nourishing"
40. Charlotte (German), meaning "free man"
41. Clara (Latin), meaning "clear" and "bright"
42. Daphne (Old Greek), meaning "laurel" and "laurel tree"
43. Edith (Old English), meaning "rich in war," is derived from elements meaning "wealth" and "battle"
44. Esme (Spanish), shortened form of Esmeralda meaning "emerald"
45. Etta (Scottish), form of Margaret meaning "pearl"
46. Frances (Italian), meaning "Frenchwoman" and "free one"
47. Hattie (English), diminutive of Henrietta meaning "house owner" and "lord of the manor"
48. Hester (Old Persian), biblical name, developed from Esther meaning "star"
49. Ines (Old Greek), a form of Agnes meaning "pure"
50. Lula, variant of several names of different origins including Louise (Dutch) derived from elements meaning "fame" and "warrior"
51. Nora (German), meaning "honored" and "honorable"
52. Vita (Scandinavian), meaning "life"
Less Common Two Syllable Girl Names
These two syllable names will set your baby apart from the rest, they would also make lovely two syllable girl middle names.
53. Arla (English), diminutive form of Arlene
54. Astrid (Old Norse), meaning "divinely beautiful," derived from elements meaning "divinity" and "beautiful"
55. Blossom (English), meaning "flower," developed as a name after being used as a term of endearment
56. Britta (Scandinavian), form of the name Birgit meaning "to help"
57. Calla (Old Greek), meaning "lily" and "beauty"
58. Enya (Celtic), variation of Eithne, used in barbaric poetry
59. Iva (multiple origins), meaning "to promise" and "ripened"
60. Lilith (Assyrian), derived from a word meaning "of the night"
61. Priya (Sanskrit), meaning "beloved"
Two Syllable Space Names For Girls
Maybe you want a two syllable name for your baby that is out of this world. Consider baby names that are space themed or astronomy inspired.
62. Alya (Arabic), meaning "high, lofty" and "sunshine," it is the name of part of a star system
63. Ara (Armenian), meaning king, it is a constellation
64. Astra (Old Greek), meaning "star"
65. Celeste (French), meaning "heavenly" and "of the sky"
66. Celine (Latin), meaning "heaven" and "sky"
67. Eris (Old Greek), meaning "strife," it is the name of a large dwarf planet
68. Gaia (Old Greek), meaning "earth"
69. Io (Old Greek), it is the name of one of the largest moons in the Solar System and belongs to Jupiter
70. Juno (Latin), this is a name used in Roman mythology by a goddess who is the equivalent of the Greek goddess Hera, the name of the third asteroid belt discovered
71. Luna (Latin), meaning "moon," it is also the name of a moon goddess in Roman Mythology
72. Phoebe (Old Greek), biblical name meaning "bright" and "pure," it is also a satellite of Saturn
73. Portia (Latin), potentially meaning "pig" but made popular by Shakespeare, it is the name of a satellite of Uranus
74. Rhea (Old Greek), meaning "river" and "stream," it is the name of a moon of Saturn
75. Selene (Old Greek), meaning "moon" and "heaven," it is the name of the goddess of the Moon in Greek mythology
76. Stella (Latin), meaning "star"
77. Ursa (Latin), Ursa major is a bear constellation that includes the big dipper constellation, Ursa minor is the little dipper
78. Vega (Arabic), meaning "falling vulture," it is also the name of the brightest star in the Lyra constellation
79. Venus (Latin), meaning "love" and "desire," it is also the name of the second planet from the sun
Two Syllable Girl Names Inspired By Food
Maybe you are a foodie and want your baby to be named after a scrumptious food?
80. Anise (Scandinavian), it is a flowering plant that has flavors and aromas that are similar to other spices
81. Berry (Celtic), derived from the fruit
82. Cookie (English), variant of Cook, also meaning "one who is cute"
83. Dulce (Spanish), meaning "sweets"
84. Ginger (English), derived from the plant name
85. Honey (English), from the food substance
86. Maple (English), meaning wood or sap from a tree
87. Pepper (Latin), derived from the pepper plant
88. Saffron (English), derived from the spice made from the saffron crocus
Maybe a name that is specifically for girls isn't the right name for you and your baby. These two syllable baby names will be better for parents who want a name that is not too feminine but not necessarily masculine either.
89. Alex (Dutch), shortened form of Alexandra meaning "defender of men"
90. Billie (German), it is a diminutive form of William or Wilhelmina
91. Charlie (French), is a diminutive form of Charlene or Charlotte
92. Darcy (Irish Gaelic), meaning "descendant of the dark one"
93. Harper (Old English), meaning "harp player"
94. Jamie (French), form of James which is a derivative of Jacob meaning "seizing by the heel"
95. Kelsey (Old English), derived from elements meaning "ship" and victory"
96. Leslie (Celtic), meaning "garden of hollies"
97. Nova (English), derived from a word meaning "new"
98. Riley (Old English), meaning "rye field"
99. Sasha (Old Greek, Russian), diminutive of Alexandra
100. Sawyer (English), meaning "wood worker"
Kidadl has lots of great baby names articles to inspire you. If you liked our suggestions for two syllable baby girl names then why not take a look at these one syllable boys' names, or for something different take a look at these girl names ending in -on.
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