Top Baby Girl Names That Start With G

Is it a family tradition to have your daughter’s name start with the letter G? Or do you just love the sound of the letter, whether it’s the firm sound used in Nordic names, the soft, lyrical G in Italian names, or the beautiful Hebrew names with G? We’ve collected the most popular, beautiful, cute, unique, and even unisex and biblical G names for girls.

Popular Girl Names That Start With G

Based on statistics for 2020, here are the top 10 G baby names for girls in the United States: 1. Gianna. This Italian baby girl name derives from Giovanna and the modern Greek variant of Ioanna, Gianna. It topped the U.S. list of girls’ names beginning with the letter G in 2020. An alternative variant, Giana, also ranks among the most popular names in the United States. 2. Grace. This refined and popular girls’ name comes from the Latin word gratia and was one of the virtue names used by the Puritans in the seventeenth century. It’s become a very popular name in the English-speaking world, with silver-screen actress Grace Kelly and the American sitcom Will and Grace adding to its popularity. 3. Gabriella. If you want your little one to be angelic, you may want to name her Gabriella, the feminine form of the name Gabriel—one of the archangels. It’s a classic and popular girls’ name, which can also be spelled as Gabriela or even Gabrielle. 4. Genevieve. This romantic name is the English form of the medieval name Genovefa, which could have Germanic or Celtic roots. Saint Genevieve was the patron saint of Paris, so it’s popular in France and may be a lovely choice for you if you’re a Francophile. 5. Georgia. This timeless name is the feminine form of George but is famous for being the name of the state of Georgia in the United States, the country of Georgia in the Caucasus region, and the American painter Georgia O’Keefe. The name itself is derived from the word “earth” or “earth worker” and popularized by Saint George. 6. Gemma. Meaning “gem,” this elegant girls’ name has roots in medieval Italy. 7. Gracie. This is a cute, diminutive version of the name Grace, and another popular name in the United States. 8. Gracelynn. If you like the name Grace and its meaning, but you want something a little more unusual for your special little girl, then Gracelynn or Gracelyn could be the right name for your daughter. 9. Gia. This cute derivative of the popular name Gianna has a youthful and fun ring to it. It comes from Italian and is a little more unusual than Gianna. 10. Giselle. This is a classy name with its roots in the Germanic word gisil, meaning “hostage” or “pledge.” It became a popular French baby girl name in the Middle Ages and became popular in the English-speaking world after Adolphe Adam’s ballet Giselle, and more recently with the Brazilian supermodel Giselle Bundchen.


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Unique Girl Names That Start With G

If you are looking for a unique girl name beginning with G, then you may like this pick of names from Old Irish and Norse to names from medieval legend and fantasy literature for something different.

11. Grainne. Coming from the Old Irish word for “grain,” this name also has its roots in Irish legend, with the story of the “Pursuit of Diarmaid and Grainne.” So, if you’re looking for a unique Irish name, this is a lovely choice. 12. Griselda. Although this unique girls’ name may come from the German word gris, meaning “grey,” and hild “battle,” it’s mostly popular in English-speaking or Spanish-speaking countries. And if you’re a fan of medieval literature, then Griselda is a great pick, having appeared in not one, but two medieval classics The Decameron and The Canterbury Tales. 13. Gudrun. A unique name coming from the Old Norse word meaning “god’s secret love,” Gudrun is also a name that appears in Norse mythology. 14. Gliona. This rare Irish name is sure to make your little girl appear unique. The name comes from the Greek name Cleone, the daughter of a river god. 15. Greenlee. This name means “woodland clearing” in Old English and used to be a surname until it became used as an unusual girls’ name. 16. Gala. This comes from the shortened form of Galina. This Russian name has its roots in Greek, coming from the Greek word galene, meaning “calm.” This was also the name of the wife of artist Salvador Dalí. 17. Gertrude. The name Gertrude has roots in Germany, made up of the words that mean “spear” and “strength.” It’s a name that was popular in the Netherlands and Belgium before making it across the Channel to England. It’s perhaps most famous for Shakespeare’s Hamlet, with Gertrude being the title character’s mother. Twentieth-century American writer Gertrude Stein is another famous figure with this unique name. 18. Galadriel. This popular literary name comes from J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. It means “maiden crowned with a radiant garland” in the fictional Elvish language of Sindarin and is especially popular as a girls’ name among parents who are fantasy lovers. 19. Guadalupe. A classic Spanish name, Guadalupe is the Virgin Mary’s title for Spanish speakers, particularly in Mexico. It is also the site of a famous Spanish convent, the Real Monasterio de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, which gets its name from the Arabic word wadi, meaning “river,” and the Latin word for “wolf” lupus. Today, Our Lady of Guadalupe is the patron saint of the Americas. 20. Grecia. Coming from medieval English, some believe this name comes from the Old French word gris meaning “gray,” but some also associate it with the Latin word for “Grace.” 21. Gaia. For something evoking Greek mythology, the name Gaia comes from the Greek word for “Earth.” Gaia was the mother goddess who presided over the Earth, making it a majestic and unusual name.

More Unique Girl Names That Start With G

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Pretty Girl Names That Start With G

Whether you are looking for an Italian name that rolls of the tongue or a name that has a pretty meaning, we’ve collected some pretty girl names beginning with G to inspire you. 32. Gilberta. This lovely name is Gilbert’s Italian and feminine form, meaning “bright pledge.” 33. Guinevere. A famous romantic Arthurian name, Guinevere, is the Norman-French name based on the Celtic name Gwenhwyfar, meaning “white phantom.” It’s a beautiful name captured in mythology, art, literature, and so much more. 34. Giulietta. Evoking the beautiful romance of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Giulietta is an Italian form of the name and is the diminutive of the name Giulia, and comes from the Latin name Julius, meaning “youthful.” 35. Gina. A beautiful, fun name that’s the shortened form of names like Georgina, Regina, or Luigina. Either way, it’s a beautiful name with its origins in Italy, evoking glamourous Italian beauties like Gina Lollobrigida. 36. Georgette. If you’re looking for a pretty, French name for your little girl beginning with G, Georgette is a lovely, charming name. 37. Gwyneth. This lovely Welsh name is a variant of Gwynedd, which actually has its roots in Old Irish, which may mean “Irish people.” It’s a unique and beautiful name with plenty of history. Of course, many also know this name because of the actress Gwyneth Paltrow. 38. Gayatri. If you’re looking for a lovely Indian name with a musical connection, then Gayatri, which comes from the Sanskrit word for a specific type of song, could be the right fit. It’s also the name of a Hindu goddess. 39. Gamila. A beautiful Egyptian name—quite literally—as it comes from the word jamil, which means “beautiful” in Arabic. Gamila is also a variant of the name Jamila. 40. Giada. If your baby girl is a little jewel, then you may want to name her Giada, which means “jade” in Italian. American celebrity chef (and granddaughter of Italian filmmaker Dino De Laurentiis), Giada De Laurentiis also shares this lovely name. 41. Graciela. An elegant Spanish baby girls’ name coming from gracia, the Spanish word for “grace.”

Pretty Girl Names That Start With G

Unisex Girl Names That Start With G

If you’d like to find a cool gender-neutral name that begins with a G, we’ve compiled a list to help you find a good name.

52. Georgie. This is a cute diminutive of the name Georgia or Georgina but could also be short for the boys’ name George. 53. Gerry. A short, unisex version of the name Gerald or Geraldine. 54. Gabby. Gabby is a unisex name that’s the shortened form of Gabriel or Gabriella, making for a cute name for a little girl (or boy). You can also play around with different spellings, like Gabi, Gabbie, or Gaby. 55. Garnet. The meaning of garnet is a “red semi-precious stone” and is a great name that goes for both boys and girls. If your little one is due to be born in January, then Garnet is a great name choice as it’s also the birthstone for that month. It also used to be an English surname referring to someone who made hinges. 56. Gayle. A unique spelling of the name Gail, which is an English name that can be used for either a boy or a girl. 57. Gray. You may want to pick this sophisticated, gender-neutral name that comes from the English surname, which was originally given to someone with gray hair or clothing (maybe your little girl has beautiful gray eyes). 58. Gul. This lovely unisex name comes from words “flower” and “rose” in Urdu and Pashto but originally has roots in Persian. 59. Gwynedd. This Welsh name for both boys and girls may have roots in the Old Irish word féni, which means “Irish people.” 60. Greer. An unusual unisex name coming from a Scottish surname with its roots in the name Gregor.

61. Gohar. This name comes from the Persian word gohar, meaning “jewel” or “gemstone.” It’s a girls’ name in Armenia, but it’s used for boys in Pakistan, making it a unique unisex name.

Unisex Girl Names That Start With G

Biblical and Hebrew Girl Names That Start With G

Should you be looking for a name from the Bible—or even a Hebrew name—check out this list of Hebrew and biblical names. 72. Gomer. This name from the Old Testament is used for both boys and girls. It means “complete” in Hebrew and was used by both the grandson of Noah and the wife of Hosea in the Bible. 73. Gethsemane. This biblical girls’ name comes from the name of the garden where Jesus was arrested on the Mount of Olives. The name is the Greek form of the Aramaic word which means “oil vat.” 74. Genesis. The word genesis means “birth” or “origin” in Greek, but it is also the name of the first book of the Old Testament, which contains famous biblical stories like Adam and Eve, and Noah and the flood. 75. Galilea. Although Galilea is the feminine form of Galileo, it’s also the name for Galilee in many languages. Galilee is a region in Palestine that features in the Bible. 76. Gilah. This Hebrew name is the feminine for Gil, which means “joy” or “happiness.” 77. Gal. This name means “wave” in Hebrew and has become popular thanks to Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot. 78. Gili. This Hebrew name, which can be used by both boys and girls, means “my joy.” 79. Gefen. This lovely Hebrew girls’ name means “grapevine,” and is also another unisex name. 80. Gavriella. This Hebrew name is the feminine form of Gavriel, which in Hebrew means “God is my strong man.” The archangel Gabriel is the messenger of God in the Old Testament. 81. Gershona. The feminine form of Gershon, who was one of Levi’s sons in the Old Testament. The name means “stranger” or “exodus.”

Cute Girl Names That Start With G

Looking for a cute baby girl name? You may want to find something like a flower name for girls, but if you’re looking for cute and pretty baby girl names with G, then look no further.

82. Gigi. This cute diminutive of the name Georgine or Virginie is a pretty name that comes from France and could be a good fit for a cute and playful baby girl. 83. Gilly. You can’t go wrong with this diminutive of the name Gillian for something pretty and cute. 84. Ginger. Sugar and spice and all things nice, the name Ginger is a cute name for a little girl with reddish-brown hair, or if you’re looking for an adorable name for your little girl. 85. Ginny. Whether you are a Harry Potter fan or you just like this shortened version of Virginia, Ginny is an adorable name all around. 86. Ginnifer. If you’re looking for a playful alternative to the name Jennifer, Ginnifer is a pretty and cute name for your baby girl. 87. Gretel. We all know the story of Hansel and Gretel, so if you want a cute name with roots in German fairy tales, Gretel is a great name to pick. 88. Gertie. This sweet name is the shortened version of Gertrude, which has German, Dutch, and English origins. 89. Gizi. For a sweet name with Hungarian origins, Gizi comes from the name Gizella, the Hungarian equivalent of Giselle. 90. Goldie. Whether your little girl has golden locks or she’s just as precious as gold in your life, this sweet name might be a fit for your cute baby. 91. Glinda. Glinda may be the name used for a witch in The Wizard of Oz, but she’s a good witch! If your little one has a spark of good magic in her, you may want to give her a suitably cute and magical name.

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The Bottom Line

If you’re still looking for more name inspirations for your baby girl, you may want to check out some girls’ name beginning with H or a Hawaiian girls’ name. While you try to find the perfect name, you can take a few steps to get ready for your little one’s arrival. If your due date is coming soon, you may want to pack your hospital bag and download the Pampers Club app.

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