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Rae, Eloise, James, and 88 Other Cute Middle Name Ideas For Baby Girls in 2022

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Sometimes, choosing your baby's middle name can prove to be just as hard, if not harder, than coming up with the perfect first name. Middle names can be just as significant as the first names we give to our little ones, after all. Some people even choose to go by their middle name, or both their first and middle name together. Others want to reserve the middle name for something meaningful — an ancestor's surname, for instance, or a combination of loved ones' names. So while they don't get as much attention as first names when it comes to the baby naming process, selecting the right one can be just as exciting and meaningful — and, sometimes, stressful, especially when considering the vast sea of middle name options available.

In order to alleviate some of that stress, we've rounded up some of the most lovely middle names. (While all names can be gender neutral, this batch includes more traditionally feminine picks. But we have you covered with more traditionally masculine middle name ideas too, here.) Whether you're looking to find a pretty middle name starting with a certain letter, something short and sweet, something meaningful, or just a cute name that flows with the first name you've chosen, there is definitely something in this list for everyone.

To help you make your decision, we've included meanings and origins pulled from Nameberry. This way, you can see both the beautiful name you choose, and the heartfelt meaning behind it.

The Best Middle Names For Girls

  1. Addy: German — Noble, nobility
  2. Aimee: French — Beloved
  3. Alice: German — Noble
  4. Andi: Greek — Strong; manly
  5. Ann: Hebrew — Grace
  6. Arden: English — High; "valley of the eagle"
  7. Aria: Italian & Hebrew — Air; lion; song
  8. Ash: English — Ash tree
  9. Aspen: Old English — Shaking tree
  10. Ava: Hebrew — Life; bird; water
  11. Bailey: English — Law enforcement; bailiff
  12. Bea: Latin — Blessed; "she who brings happiness"
  13. Beck: English — "One living by a small stream"
  14. Belle: French — Beautiful
  15. Beth: Hebrew — "Pledged to God"
  16. Birdie: English — Bird
  17. Blake: English — Fair-haired; dark
  18. Blithe: English — Carefree; happy
  19. Bree: Irish — Strength; "exalted one"
  20. Brielle: French — Hunting grounds
  21. Brooke: English — Small stream
  22. Bryn: Welsh — Hill
  23. Claire: French — Bright; clear
  24. Cora: Greek — Maiden
  25. Daisy: English — "Day's eye"
  26. Drew: Greek — Strong; manly
  27. Eden: Hebrew — Place of pleasure; delight
  28. Elodie: French — Foreign riches
  29. Eloise: French — Healthy; wide
  30. Emma: German — Universal
  31. Erin: Irish — "From the island to the west"
  32. Eva: Hebrew — Life
  33. Eve: Hebrew — Life
  34. Faith: English — Virtue name
  35. Fallon: Irish — Leader
  36. Fawn: Latin — Young deer
  37. Fiona: Scottish — White; fair
  38. Gail: Hebrew — "My father rejoices"
  39. Grace: English — Virtue name
  40. Grey: Germanic — Color name
  41. Hailey: English — "Hay's meadow"
  42. Harlow: English — Rock hill
  43. Hope: English — Virtue name
  44. Iris: Greek — Rainbow
  45. Isla: Spanish — Island
  46. Ivy: English — Botanical name
  47. Jade: Spanish — "Stone of the side"
  48. James: Hebrew — Supplanter
  49. Jane: English — "God is gracious"
  50. Jean: French — "God is gracious"
  51. Joy: English — Virtue name
  52. Juliet: English — Youthful; sky father
  53. June: Latin — Roman goddess Juno
  54. Lane: English — A small roadway; path
  55. Leigh: English — Pasture; meadow
  56. Lia: Italian — Weary
  57. Lila: Arabic — Night; play
  58. Lily: English — Flower
  59. Luna: Latin — Moon
  60. Lynn: Welsh — Lake
  61. Mae: English — Pearl; bitter
  62. Marie: French — Drop of the sea; beloved; bitter
  63. Mia: Italian — Mine; bitter
  64. Nia: Swahili — Resolve; brilliance
  65. Noelle: French — Christmas
  66. Nova: Latin — New
  67. Olive: English — Olive tree
  68. Paige: English — Occupational name; page to a lord
  69. Paloma: Spanish — Dove
  70. Peyton: English — Fighting-man's estate
  71. Pia: Latin — "From Mount Olympus"
  72. Piper: English — Occupational name; pipe or flute player
  73. Quinn: Irish — Intelligence
  74. Rae: English — Ewe
  75. Raine: French — Queen
  76. Raven: English — Bird
  77. Renee: French — Reborn
  78. Rose: Latin — Flower
  79. Ruby: Latin — Deep, precious stone
  80. Rue: GreekHerb; regret
  81. Sage: Latin — Wise
  82. Shea: Irish — Stately; dauntless one
  83. Skye: Scottish — Sky
  84. Sloane: Irish — Raider
  85. Soleil: French — Sun
  86. Sophia: Greek — Wisdom
  87. Taya: Japanese — Young
  88. Violet: English — Purple
  89. Willow: English — Willow tree
  90. Wyatt: English — Brave in war
  91. Zoe: Greek — Life

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