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201 Elegant Names for Your Baby

Are you expecting a new baby? Choosing the right name can be hard! Here are 200+ elegant names for your baby you will love!

Updated March 26, 2024

Are you expecting a baby or adopting and looking for elegant names? Then you’ve come to the right place! We’ve gathered the best elegant girl names and elegant boy names below. These names draw inspiration from literature and history and are English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Latin, Scottish, or Welsh in origin.

Here is our list of the most elegant names for boys and girls.

Elegant Girl Names

Shakespeare fan? You might like Bianca, of The Taming of the Shrew fame, which means “white,” Imogen, of Cymbeline fame, which means “maiden,” or Juliet, of Romeo and Juliet fame, which means “youthful.”

Gardening or outdoor enthusiast? Try Daphne, which means “laurel;” Fiorella, which means “lovely flower;” Florence, which means “blossoming;” Giada, which means “jade;” Jemima, which means “dove;” Lauren, which means “laurel plant;” Lilliana, which means “lily;” Olivia, which means “olive tree;” Rosalind, which means “beautiful rose;” Silvia, which means “forest;” Tabitha, which means “gazelle;” or Violetta, which means “violet flower.”

Beachgoer? Consider Cordelia, which means “daughter of the sea;” Coty, which means “coast;” Genevieve, which means “white wave;” Margot, which means “pearl;” Maria and Mireille, which both mean “star of the sea;” or Meredith, which means “guardian of the sea” and “great ruler.”

Religious? You might like Caterina or Katherine, which both mean “pure;” Christiana, which means “follower of Christ;” Daniella, which means “God is my judge;” Diana, which means “divine;” Donatella, which means “given by God;” Elizabeth or Isabella, which both mean “devoted to God;” Giovanna, which means “God is gracious;” Josephine, which means “Jehovah increases;” Romilly, which means “God’s beloved one;” or Virginia, which means “chaste.”

Or you might consider Emmanuella, which means “faith;” Evangeline, which means “good news;” Grace, which means “blessing or favor;” Marvel, which means “miracle;” Sophia, which means “wisdom;” or Verity, which means “truth.”

Expecting during the holiday season? Try Natalia, which means “born during Christmas.”

Want a name befitting a female warrior? Consider Brigitte, which means “strength,” Louisa, which means “famous warrior,” or Victoria, which means “victory.”

Do you or your partner have Scottish or French roots? You might consider Caledonia, which means “from Scotland,” or Francesca, which means “from France.”

Our Favorite Elegant Girl Names

1. Alexandra

2. Allegra

3. Anais

4. Anastasia

5. Angelica

6. Annabelle

7. Antoinette

8. Aria

9. Artemis

10. Aurelia

11. Beatrice

12. Bernice

13. Bethany

14. Bianca

15. Bijou

16. Brigitte

17. Caledonia

18. Camilla

19. Camille

20. Candida

21. Carina

22. Caroline

23. Cassandra

24. Caterina

25. Cecelia

26. Charlotte

27. Christiana

28. Claire

29. Clementine

30. Cordelia

31. Coretta

32. Coty

33. Daniella

34. Daphne

35. Delilah

36. Diana

37. Dior

38. Donatella

39. Eleanor

40. Elizabeth

41. Eloise

42. Emilia

43. Emmanuella

44. Emmeline

45. Evangeline

46. Evelyn

47. Evianna

48. Fiorella

49. Florence

50. Francesca

51. Frederica

52. Genevieve

53. Giada

54. Giovanna

55. Grace

56. Gwendolyn

57. Gwyneth

58. Henrietta

59. Hermione

60. Imogen

61. Isabella

62. Isla

63. Jacqueline

64. Jemima

65. Jolie

66. Josephine

67. Juliet

68. Katherine

69. Lauren

70. Lillian or Lilliana

71. Louisa

72. Luciana

73. Lucinda

74. Lydia

75. Madeline

76. Margot

77. Maria

78. Marvel

79. Meredith

80. Mireille

81. Natalia

82. Octavia

83. Odette

84. Olivia

85. Ophelia

86. Penelope

87. Rebecca

88. Romilly

89. Rosalind

90. Sarah

91. Seraphina

92. Serena

93. Silvia

94. Sophia

95. Tabitha

96. Valentina

97. Verity

98. Victoria

99. Violetta

100. Virginia

101. Vivienne

Elegant Boy Names

Shakespeare fan? You might consider Montague, of Romeo and Juliet fame, which means “pointed mountain.”

Outdoor enthusiast? You might like Ashby, which means “from the ash tree;” Barden, which means “living near a boar’s den;” Bertram, which means “bright raven;” Bradford, which means “wide river crossing;” Bradley, which means “wide meadow;” Cielo, which means “sky;” Dylan, which means “son of the seas;” George, which means “farmer;” Leonardo, which means “lion;” Oliver, which means “olive tree;” Orlando, which means “famous land;” Orson, which means “bear cub;” Philip, which means “lover of horses;” or Pierre, which means “rock.”

Religious? Try Amadeus, which means “beloved of God;” Barnaby, which means “son of prophecy;” Daniel, which means “God is my judge;” David, which means “beloved;” Giovanni, which means “Jehovah has been gracious;” Ian or John, which mean “God is gracious;” Matteo, which means “gift from God;” Michael, which means “who is like God;” Miles, which means “gracious;” or Theodore, which means “gift from God.”

Expecting twins? You might like Thomas, which means “twin.” Here is a list of other wonderful twin names!

Want a name befitting a warrior? Consider Alasdair, which means “defender of mankind;” Baldwin, which means “brave and bold friend;” Edmund, which means “wealthy protector;” Edward, which means “wealthy guard;” Gerald or Geraldo, which mean “ruler of the spear;” Montgomery, which means “manpower;” Randolph, which means “strong warrior;” Roderick, which means “famous power;” Sanders, which means “defender of mankind;” Vincent, which means “conquering;” or William, which means “resolute protection.”

Or you might like Aldrich, which means “old ruler,” Frederick, which means “peaceful ruler,” or Richard, which means “dominant ruler.”

Do you or your partner have French roots? You might consider Francis, which means “Frenchman.”

Our Favorite Elegant Boy Names

1. Alasdair

2. Albert

3. Aldrich

4. Alfred

5. Amadeus

6. Anthony

7. Archibald

8. Ashby

9. Asher

10. Atticus

11. Aubrey

12. Augustus

13. Baldwin

14. Barden

15. Barnaby

16. Bartholomew

17. Benjamin

18. Bertram

19. Bradford

20. Bradley

21. Broderick

22. Charles

23. Cielo

24. Clarence

25. Clement

26. Constantine

27. Cyril

28. Daniel

29. Dario

30. David

31. Dominic

32. Dylan

33. Edmund

34. Edward

35. Edwin

36. Egbert

37. Emerson

38. Ethan

39. Ezra

40. Fabian

41. Francis

42. Franklin

43. Frederick

44. George

45. Gerald or Geraldo

46. Giovanni

47. Graham

48. Gregory

49. Griffin

50. Gustav

51. Hanson

52. Harris

53. Henry

54. Horace

55. Hugo

56. Ian

57. Ignatius

58. James

59. John

60. Julian

61. Laurent

62. Lawrence

63. Lawson

64. Leonardo

65. Matteo

66. Maximillian

67. Michael

68. Miles

69. Montague

70. Montgomery

71. Mungo

72. Nathaniel

73. Octavius

74. Oliver

75. Orlando

76. Orson

77. Percival

78. Philip

79. Pierre

80. Quentin

81. Quincy

82. Randolph

83. Richard

84. Roderick

85. Roland

86. Rufus

87. Rupert

88. Sanders

89. Sawyer

90. Sebastian

91. Simon

92. Sterling

93. Stuart

94. Tancred

95. Tennyson

96. Theodore

97. Thomas

98. Vincent

99. William

100. Xavier

I hope you found a few elegant names to add to your list! What were your favorites?

If you are looking for more baby names, try classic baby names, preppy baby names, or popular baby names with great nicknames for inspiration. Good luck picking out the right one for your baby-to-be!

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Lauren Flake is a wife, mom to two girls, watercolor artist, seventh-generation Texan, and early-onset Alzheimer's daughter. She is the author and co-illustrator of two award-winning children's books for grieving… Read more

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