Cute baby names

There are few things more adorable than your newborn’s tiny fingers and toes, and that sweet face could melt hearts. So, you may be searching for cute baby names that will wonderfully suit your new family member.

Whether it’s cute girl names or boy names you’re looking for, we’ve put together a list of some popular and unique cute names that will stand the test of time – still sounding great even when your little one’s all grown up.

Popular Cute Girl Names

Check out this list of popular cute names for your adorable little girl. These are some of the most popular girl names in 2021 with a few nicknames for added cuteness:

1. Amelia. This name is no. 2 in the list of ‘Top 100 names for baby girls, 2021. It’s a cute and beautiful name as it is, or you could use the diminutives Millie, Milly or Amy. A famous bearer of this name was Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly solo over the Atlantic Ocean. What an inspirational and cute name choice for your baby girl.

2. Alice. From the Old French name Aelis, Alice is another in the list of most popular names in 2021 You may recognise this name from the classic novel Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. What’s cuter than naming your child after the heroine of a magical fairy-tale?

3. Bonnie. This name is the Scottish word for ‘pretty’, ‘beautiful’ or ‘cheerful’. It’s a cute name with a perfect meaning for your bonnie little lady!

4. Bella. This name originates from the Italian word for ‘beautiful’. It’s the short form of Isabella, another cute and popular girls’ name. Isabella was the name of many royals throughout Europe. So, your little one could have a cute and royal name.

5. Daisy. If you’re looking for popular and cute names, Daisy is a classic. It comes from the flower of the same name. It’s hard to go wrong with a flower-inspired name, reminding you of beauty and nature.

6. Ella. This is the Norman form of the Germanic name Alia. It was brought to England by the Normans and became popular again in the nineteenth century. This name is short and cute, and it has many variations, such as Ellie, Elle, Elsie. It can also be a shortened version of Elizabeth, Eleanor or Ellen.

7. Evelyn. From the French name Avaline, meaning ‘desired’ or ‘water, island’. Evelyn has an elegant and feminine touch to it, and has become very popular in recent years. Other cute options for this name could be, Evie, Eve, Eva.

8. Freya. This cute girl’s name is a popular choice, whilst still seeming unique. From Old Norse, it means ‘lady’, and is associated with the goddess of love and beauty. In mythology, she also receives war heroes who have fallen in battle. So, not only is it a cute name for your little lady, it also denotes strength and beauty!

9. Lily. Another cute name which comes from a flower, Lily symbolises ‘purity’ and comes from the Latin Lilium. This name has been popular throughout the twenty-first century, and we can see why. It’s a cute yet elegant choice for your baby girl. If you enjoy this flower-inspired name, why don’t you take a peek at these irresistible flower names for girls and boys.

10. Penelope. This name is derived from the Greek word penelops, ‘a type of duck’ – and ducks are pretty cute, right!? Alternatively, you could choose one of this name’s many variants like Penny, Pene or Nell. All of them are cute options for your little girl, especially as she waddles around like a duckling when learning to walk!

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More Popular Cute Girl Names

Enjoying our list of popular cute girl names? Well, here are some more for you to enjoy:

 NameOriginMeaning
11.Annie/AnneFrench, EnglishGrace
12.ElizaOld EnglishMy God my oath
13.EmilyLatinRival
14.LucyLatinLight
15.MillieGerman, EnglishGentle strength, strong in work
16.LottieEnglishFree
17.RosieNormanRose
18.WillowOld EnglishWillow tree
19.HarrietFrench, EnglishEstate ruler
20.IvyOld EnglishIvy plant

 

Cute Unique Girl Names

Are you looking for a cute name that’s a little more unique or unusual? Well, we’ve compiled some unique, yet incredibly cute girl names that might pique your interest:

21. Connie. This unique and cute girl’s name is the diminutive of Constance and was introduced to England by the Normans. It’s meaning is ‘steadfastness’. This name has something of a vintage aura, but who knows—maybe it’s ready to make a comeback as a cute name for your baby girl.

22. Daphne. In Greek, this name means ‘laurel’. In Greek Mythology, Daphne was turned into a laurel tree by her father to keep her safe from the attentions of Apollo. This cute name has a sense of romanticism and uniqueness to it. If you like the sound of Daphne, check out some more names inspired by Greek Mythology.

23. Flora. A beautiful name with Latin origins, meaning ‘flower’. Flora was the Roman goddess of flowers and Spring. What a wonderfully cute name for your blooming baby girl. You could even use the shortened version, Flo – for extra cuteness!

24. Greta. This is a name of German origin meaning ‘pearl’. Whilst the name might sound exotic to us, it’s popular in Germany, Hungary and Italy. This name is not only short and cute, but it also brings a touch of glamour due to its namesake, iconic actress Greta Garbo.

25. Nia. This is the Welsh form of the Irish name Niamh, meaning ‘bright’. In Irish legend, she was the daughter of the sea god. This short and unique name is incredibly cute for your bright little girl.

26. Maddie. The short and cute version of the name Madeline is also the name of the heroine in a classic children’s book series by Ludwig Bemelmans. What’s cuter than naming your baby girl after this adventurous little heroine?

27. Olwen. A unique and melodic Welsh name meaning ‘white footprint’. This was the name of a beautiful maiden in Welsh legend, who was the daughter of a giant. She was believed to have had the magical ability to make white clovers spring up wherever she walked. What an enchanting name for your little princess!

28. Pippa. A diminutive of the name Philippa, and the feminine form of Philip. This name means ‘lover of horses’. If you’re a family of horse-lovers, perhaps this cute and lively name would be perfect for your baby girl.

29. Rory. If you’re looking for a unique cute name that’s also unisex, Rory is perfect. It’s the English form of Ruaidhrí, the Irish name meaning ‘red king’. Rory is more commonly a masculine name in the UK, making a unique choice for your little girl. Here are some more unisex baby names.

30. Wendy. If it’s cute you’re looking for, then look no further! Wendy is the big sister character in the famous story Peter Pan, and the name was invented by the writer J.M. Barrie in 1904. This name was at its most popular between 1944 and 1964. What little girl wouldn’t delight in imagining she’s a character in the magical classic story.

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More Cute Unique Girl Names

There are just so many cute unique girl names to choose from, we’ve added even more below:

 NameOriginMeaning
31.DelilahHebrewDelicate
32.EdenHebrewPleasure, delight
33.FridaGermanicPeace
34.JaneLatinLight
35.JulietFrench, EnglishYouthful
36.SaoirseIrish GaelicFreedom
37.TallulahNative American, IrishLeaping waters, lady of abundance
38.UnaIrishLamb
39.ZoeGreekLife
40.ZayaMongolianFate, destiny

 

Popular Cute Boy Names

Are you looking for a short and cute name for your little man? Well, we’ve found some great boy names that are not only cute, but also among the top 100 names for baby boys in 2021.

41. Alfie. This name is a diminutive of the Old English name Alfred, meaning ‘elf council’. Now that’s a cute meaning for your little elf! This name has been a popular choice for boys since the ninth century due to King Alfred The Great.

42. Archie. The diminutive of the name Archibald, meaning ‘genuine’ and ‘bold’ in Ancient German. This version is a great name choice for a little boy with a strong yet kind nature.

43. Ben. A short and strong name, with many variations to choose from, such as Benji, Benny, Bennie, Benj. This name is a shortened version of Benjamin or Benedict, meaning ‘son of the south’ in Hebrew, or ‘blessed’ in Latin. Will your cute baby boy be blessed with this great, classic name?

44. Finn. In Old Irish, this name means ‘fair’ or ‘white’ and can also be spelled as Fionn. Fionn Mac Cumhail, in Irish Mythology, was a legendary hero who was believed to have fought a giant and built the famous Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland. So, this name is not only cute and popular, but it also brings a sense of magic and wonder for your little hero.

45. Harry. This is the Medieval form of Henry, meaning ‘home ruler’. You probably recognise this name from the Harry Potter books and films. Your baby boy might grow up to enjoy this magical series as he follows his namesake on make-believe wizarding adventures.

46. Leo. Derived from the Latin word meaning ‘lion’, this name has been popular with many popes throughout history, and it’s still popular today. It’s a cute name choice for your fierce little lion cub!

47. Noah. From the Hebrew name meaning ‘rest, repose’, this name is also a Biblical name, from the story of Noah and the Ark. The name Noah has been gaining in popularity since the early 1990’s and was the fourth most popular boys name in 2021.

48. Ollie. This popular and cute boy’s name is short for Oliver, the top boys’ name in 2021 You may recognise the name from the Charles Dickens’ novel Oliver Twist, or the musical based on the book. You could also choose the variation Oli or Olly for this cute name.

49. Teddy. Who doesn’t think of cute and cuddly when they hear the name Teddy? However, this name is actually a diminutive of Edward or Theodore, meaning ‘wealthy’ or ‘gift of God’. There are plenty of other, equally cute versions of this name that you could use, such as Ted, Ed, Eddie, Teddie, Theo or Ned.

50. Seb. This is the short form of Sebastian, which in Latin was the name for someone from the ancient city of Sebaste. This name became popular due to the martyred third century Saint Sebastian. The shortened version, Seb, is a really cute and playful name choice for your baby boy.

More Popular Cute Boy Names

If you couldn’t get enough of those popular cute boy names, we’ve got even more for you to check out! Hopefully you’ll find a lot of inspiration from this list:

 NameOriginMeaning
51.AlbieGermanicNoble and bright
52.MaxRomanGreatest
53.HenryGermanicHome ruler
54.FreddieGermanicPeaceful ruler
55.FelixRomanLucky, successful
56.LouieFrench, GermanRenowned warrior
57.OtisEnglish, GermanWealthy
58.GeorgieGreekFarmer, earthworker
59.TobyGreekGod is good
60.TheoGreekGift of god

 

Cute Unique Boy Names

If popular cute boy names aren’t what you’re looking for, we’ve found some wonderful cute names for your baby boy that are unique and unusual:

61. Ace. This name is more commonly used as a nickname but works perfectly as a cute first name for your little one. The name means ‘highest rank’, which is perfectly suited to your no. 1 cutest baby boy!

62. Andy. The diminutive of Andrew, meaning ‘manly’. This name was popular in the early 1990’s. Why not bring it back to popularity? If you like this classic old-fashioned name take a look at more.

63. Barnaby. Barnaby is a cute and uncommon boy’s name meaning ‘son of consolation’. It’s the English form of Barnabas and you could even shorten it to Barney. This is a fun and playful sounding name for your little one, whilst remaining appropriate for all ages.

64. Casper. Coming from the Dutch and Scandinavian form of Jasper, meaning ‘treasurer’. This is the cute name of Casper the friendly ghost, from the cartoon and comic book series.

65. Dewi. From the Welsh name Dewydd, a form of David. Saint Dewi was a sixth century bishop and is now the patron saint of Wales. This short name has such a cute ring to it, as well as being unique.

66. Flynn. This charming name originally stems from the Irish surname Ó Floinn, meaning ‘descendant of Flann’. It’s also the name of a loveable rogue in the animated feature film Tangled.

67. Kit. Kit is a diminutive of Christopher, meaning ‘bearing Christ’. You could use this short, cute name in its own right or as a nickname. Some other cute options could be Chip, Kris or Chris.

68. Milo. This unique and cute name is the Germanic form of Miles – another cute name option. The meaning of this name is uncertain, so you can decide for yourself what it means to you and your special little one.

69. Reggie. A diminutive of Reginald, Reggie adds a modern twist and bundles of cuteness to this vintage name. Reggie can also be a unisex name, the female version being Regina, meaning ‘queen’.

70. Zeke. Zeke is the short form of the Hebrew name Ezekiel, meaning ‘God will strengthen’. Ezekiel is a biblical name, and the Book of Ezekiel is said to be based on the visions of the prophet with that name. However, Zeke is a lot more playful – and cuter! It’s also a name you might not hear very often.

More Cute Unique Boy Names

There are so many cute and unique boy names to choose from, so we kept the list going with some more options:

 NameOriginMeaning
71.OrsonNorman FrenchBear
72.KenjiJapaneseHealthy, strong
73.EliotEnglishUnknown
74.ZarifUzbekAstute, clever
75.GreyModern EnglishColour
76.NicoGreekVictory of the people
77.RemiAfricanThe lord consoles me
78.RalphieOld NorseWolf, Counsel
79.EgonGermanicEdge of sword
80.ArneGermanicEagle power

 

The Bottom Line

Have you found the perfect cute name for your baby girl or boy? Maybe you found a cute popular baby name that captured your eye, or perhaps something more unusual and unique is more your cup of tea. But, if you’d like to keep exploring, there are plenty of other options you can check out. Take a look at our Unique baby names for even more great ideas.

Or check out our Baby Name Generator to search for names using filters like first letter and theme.