Have you fallen in love with southern girl names?
You’re going to absolutely love this list of 175+ southern belle names for your little girl!
Why are these baby names considered southern?
They are all popular choices throughout the deep south southern states, which are Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.
Why do we love these cute southern names? If you’ve traveled to any of these states, you’ve experienced the charming spirit of the south!
Fun Fact: According to the Social Security Administration, the top 5 baby names for Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virigina are Ava, Olivia, Emma, Charlotte, and Amelia.
In Kentucky, only one out of the top 5 most popular baby names is different – Harper.
Finally, Mississippi has one unique name in the top 5 and that’s Kinsley!
In this list, you’ll find cute southern girl names, pretty southern belle names, popular southern names for a baby girl, classic southern baby girl names, and unique southern baby names for a girl.
Now, let’s get started…
Cute Southern Girl Names
Looking for a cute southern girl name? These modern names are short and sweet!
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Pretty Southern Belle Names
Searching for the perfect name with southern roots?
We think these pretty southern belle names have a great way of stealing your heart.
Love country music star Loretta Lynn? You’ll find her first name on this list!
Popular Southern Names for a Baby Girl
Looking for a southern place name? Consider Georgia or Virginia!
Love names with a Latin origin? Look at Amelia or Olivia.
How romantic would a name with French origin be? We love Scarlet!
You’ll recognize many of these popular southern names for a baby girl.
Classic Southern Baby Girl Names
These classic southern baby girl names have stood the test of time!
Recognize a few names? That’s right! Some of these classic southern names belong to famous people like Dolly Parton and actress Emma Stone.
Hoping for some country names? Take a look at Caroline or Sally.
Whatever you choose, your child’s name will be a shining light in modern times.
Related: 150+ Badass Names for Babies
Unique Southern Baby Names for a Girl
Some parents don’t want a popular name at all! Sometimes it’s nice to name your child with a name that’s perfectly unique.
I can almost guarantee you haven’t heard of some of these unique southern baby names for a girl!
Since you may not be familiar with them, I’m going to share the name meaning and/or origin for each name below.
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More Southern Female Names (A-L)
Haven’t seen the perfect Southern female name just yet?!
Don’t worry, we’ve got a few more for you!
Each one of them are darling options that your little girl will love for a lifetime.
Here are our final few Southern female names from A-L…
More Southern Women’s Names (M-Z)
You start by choosing a name for your little bundle of joy, but her name will follow her an entire lifetime.
Consider how her name will be received as a grown woman, amongst different professional settings.
There’s no right or wrong answer… only YOU will know which name is absolutely perfect for her.
Let’s look at the rest of these Southern women’s names from M-Z…
Double Names: Are They Southern?
You may or may not have heard of “double names”. The tradition of double names actually started in England hundreds of years ago when the rich began giving their kids long names in order to prove their upper class status.
Since then, Southerners have carried on the tradition by giving two names such as Ella Mae, Mary Jane, Harper Lee, Anna Belle, etc. Typically when you hear a double name, you immediately think of cute Southern accents and sweet tea!
Here’s a great list of double names shared by Southern Living if you’re thinking about joining the trend and need some ideas.
Do I Have to Use a Family Name for My Baby?
In recent years, some parents to be feel pressure to use a long standing name that runs in their family.
Often times, these names can be beautiful names!
Other times, they are not quite what we envisioned for our baby.
We think the perfect balance for this is to use family names as middle names instead.
This way, your family feels honored by your choice to continue the long-established tradition.
Need More Inspiration for Baby Girl Names?
We hope you loved this list of southern girl names!
Choosing a name for your baby is not easy, but any one of these southern names will be a great choice.
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