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170 Southern Girl Names

Looking for a list of southern girl names for your baby? This list includes an abundance to help you narrow down your perfect choice!

Updated June 28, 2024

One of the most exciting parts of pregnancy is selecting a name for your baby! Do you or your partner have Southern roots? If you’re expecting a daughter and looking for Southern girl names, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled a list of the best Southern names for girls for you!

These Southern girl names are American, English, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Irish, Italian, Latin, Native American, Sanskrit, Scottish, Spanish, and Welsh origin. My niece’s name, Bonnie, which means “pretty,” my youngest daughter’s name, Charlotte, which means “free man,” and my late mother’s name, Dixie, which means “tenth,” are all on this list. My youngest daughter’s middle name, Elizabeth, meaning “God is my oath,” also made the cut!

Southern Girl Names

100 Classic Southern Girl Names

Disney fan? You might like these Disney names, like the Latin name Aurora, of Sleeping Beauty fame, which means “dawn,” or the French name Belle, of Beauty and the Beast fame, which means “beautiful.” Or you might consider the Hebrew name Minnie of Minnie Mouse fame, which means “of the mind.” Bird lover? Try the Latin name Ava, which means “bird,” the American name Birdie, which means “little bird,” or the Hebrew name Jemima, which means “dove.”

1. Abigail

2. Adelaide

3. Adeline

4. Alanna

5. Alma

6. Amelia

7. Annabelle

8. Annie

9. Ava

10. Aurora

11. Bailey

12. Beulah

13. Belle

14. Bessie

15. Birdie

16. Blanche

17. Bonnie

18. Callie

19. Candy

20. Cassidy

21. Charlene

22. Claire

23. Colleen

24. Collins

25. Connie

26. Cricket

27. Darby

28. Darlene

29. Delaney

30. Delilah

31. Della

32. Delta

33. Dottie

34. Eleanor

35. Ellie

36. Estelle

37. Etta

38. Fannie

39. Georgette

40. Georgina

41. Gladys

42. Hallie

43. Harper

44. Hattie

45. Hayley

46. Helen

47. Hope

48. Ida

49. Imogen

50. Jemima

51. Lacey

52. Layla

53. Leanne

54. Lorraine

55. Lottie

56. Louisa

57. Lucille

58. Lydia

59. Mabel

60. Madison

61. Mae

62. Maisie

63. Mamie

64. Maude

65. Melanie

66. Millie

67. Minnie

68. Monroe

69. Nancy

70. Nellie

71. Nora

72. Norma

73. Odette

74. Olivia

75. Opal

76. Pauline

77. Pearl

78. Penelope

79. Piper

80. Precious

81. Prudence

82. Presley

83. Priscilla

84. Rae

85. Regina

86. Rita

87. Ruby

88. Ruthie

89. Sadie

90. Shelby

91. Shirley

92. Sienna

93. Summer

94. Tabitha

95. Tallulah

96. Tillie

97. Victoria

98. Viola

99. Vivian

100. Whitney

Religious Southern Girl Names

Are you religious? You might like the Hebrew names Betsy, Eliza, Elizabeth, or the French name Isabelle, which all mean “God is my oath.” Or you might consider the English name Addison, which means “son of Adam,” or the word names Faith and Grace.

1. Addison

2. Annalee

3. Annamae

4. Betsy

5. Eliza

6. Elizabeth

7. Faith

8. Grace

9. Isabelle

10. Jean

Place-Inspired Southern Girl Names

Are you from Georgia? Try the Greek name Georgia, which means “farmer, earth-worker,” the Latin name Augusta, which means “great,” Henrietta, or the Spanish name Savannah, which means “treeless plain.” Are you a Texan? Consider the Hebrew name Abilene, which means “grass,” the English name Austin, which means “great,” or the Scottish name Dallas, which means “from the dales, the valley meadows.” Are you from the Carolinas? You might like the French names Caroline or Charlotte, which both mean “free man,” or the English name Raleigh, which means “roe deer’s meadow.”

1. Abilene

2. Alabama

3. Augusta

4. Austin

5. Caroline

6. Charlotte

7. Dallas

8. Dixie

9. Georgia

10. Henrietta

11. Raleigh

12. Savannah

13. Virginia

Country Music-Inspired Southern Girl Names

Country music lover? You might like the Hebrew name, Naomi, in memory of the late Naomi Judd, which means “pleasantness.” Or you might consider the Native American name of her daughter Wynonna, which means “first-born daughter.” You might also try the English name, Dolly, in honor of Dolly Parton, which means “gift of God,” the Hebrew name Reba, in honor of Reba McEntire, which means “fourth born,” or the Native American name Shania, in honor of Shania Twain, which means “I’m on my way.”

1. Dolly

2. Fancy

3. Kacey

4. Loretta

5. Maren

6. Miranda

7. Naomi

8. Jolene

9. June

10. Paisley

11. Reba

12. Shania

13. Tammy

14. Tanya

15. Wynonna

Literature-Inspired Southern Girl Names

Literary enthusiast? You might like the Hebrew name Nancy of Nancy Drew Mystery Stories fame, which means “grace.” Gone with the Wind fan? You might consider the Greek name Margaret, of author Margaret Mitchell fame, which means “pearl,” or the English name Scarlett, of main character Scarlett O’Hara fame, which means “scarlet red.” Do you or your partner have French roots? Try the Latin name Frances of The Secret Garden author Frances Hodgson Burnett fame, which means “from France.”

1. Alice

2. Dorothy

3. Eloise

4. Emma

5. Frances

6. Genevieve

7. Madeline

8. Margaret

9. Nancy

10. Pearl

11. Scarlett

12. Scout

13. Stella

14. Violet

15. Willa

Garden-Inspired Southern Girl Names

Gardening enthusiast? You might consider the Greek name Daphne, which means “laurel tree,” or the Latin name Florence, which means “to flourish or blossom.” Do you love lilies? Try the Latin name Lillian, which means “lily flower,” the Hebrew name Sookie, which means “lily or rose,” or the Hebrew name Susannah, which means “lily.”

1. Azalea

2. Blossom

3. Clementine

4. Daisy

5. Daphne

6. Florence

7. Iris

8. Ivy

9. Lillian

10. Magnolia

11. Myrtle

12. Rose

13. Roseanne

14. Sookie

15. Susannah

16. Willow

What’s your favorite Southern girl name from this list? Have you or your friends and family chosen any of these Southern names for their daughters?

Be sure to look at our other baby name lists, like our country girl names, flower girl names, and beautiful girl names. Have fun choosing a beautiful name you love for your baby girl!

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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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