Top girl names beginning with A

Looking for the perfect name beginning with A for your little girl? Whether you’re sticking to a family tradition or just love the letter A, we’ve got some great inspiration for you. Check out our list of popular, beautiful, cute and pretty, unique and rare, and even biblical baby girl names all beginning with A!

Popular Girl Names That Start With A

Here is a selection of some of the most popular girl names beginning with A:

  1. Ava. A modern spelling of the name Eva that became a firm favourite in the twenty-first century. It comes from the Latin avis, meaning bird.

  2. Amelia. This variant of Amalia first rose to popularity in eighteenth century England. A famous bearer of this name was Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly an airplane alone over the Atlantic Ocean.

  3. Abigail. Meaning ‘my father is joy’ in Hebrew, Abigail appears in the Old Testament. The name fell out of fashion before experiencing a revival in the twentieth century.

  4. Avery. Often regarded as a unisex name, Avery originated from a Norman French surname. It may also be related to the male names Alberich or Alfred.

  5. Aria. In Italian, Aria means either song or melody and refers to the vocal solos in operas. Interestingly, it’s not a common name in Italy, making it a unique choice. Aria can also be a variant spelling of the Persian name Arya, which means noble.

  6. Aurora. In Latin, Aurora means dawn, and was the name of the Roman goddess of mornings. It’s been around as a name since the Renaissance but shot to popularity in the United Kingdom in 2017.

  7. Aubrey. Popular as a male name in medieval times, Aubrey was first used as a female name in the 1970s. It’s the Norman French form of the German name Alberich, which means elf and rule. Alberich was a sorcerer-king of dwarfs in German mythology. If you’re looking for a name with a magical or mystical link, Aubrey would be a great choice.

  8. Addison. Literally meaning ‘son of Adam’, Addison was solely used as a surname until it became popular as a girl’s name in the mid-1990s. If your daughter’s father is called Adam, this could hardly be a more fitting choice.

  9. Audrey. This very traditional name can be traced back to medieval times. In Old English it means noble and strength. Audrey fell out of favour for a time until it was revived in the nineteenth century, no doubt due in part to the famous actress Audrey Hepburn.

  10. Anna. This very traditional name has biblical roots in the name Hannah, which means grace in Hebrew. The spelling Anna became popular among Christians after St. Anna.

  11. Ariana. The Portuguese version of the Greek name Ariadne, which means ‘most holy’. Ariadne is also a character in Greek mythology known for helping Theseus escape from a monster called the Minotaur. You may also recognise the name due to singer Ariana Grande.

  12. Aaliyah. This Arabic name is the female version of the name Aali, which means high, lofty, or sublime. The name rose to popularity after R&B singer Aaliyah.

  13. Alice. The name comes from the Old French name Aalis, based on the Germanic name Adalheidis, which means ‘noble type’. The name has been popular in England and France since the twelfth century. It was revived in the nineteenth century after Lewis Carroll’s novel Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

  14. Allison. Originally, this name was a surname that meant ‘son of Alan’ or ‘son of Alexander’. It was used as a male first name until the mid-twentieth century. Afterward it became a variant spelling (double l vs. single l) of the female name Alison, a diminutive of Alice.

  15. Autumn. A name that evokes images of leaves turning orange, which is derived from the Latin word autumnus. As a female name, it’s been popular since the 1960s. A great choice for girls born during the season.

  16. Adeline. A French variation on the English name Adelaide, meaning noble and kind. Other spellings include Adalyn and Addilyn.

  17. Arya. This Persian name means noble. In India, the name Arya for both boys and girls since it’s considered unisex, but in Iran it’s only a male name. In the United Kingdom, you can use it for either a boy or girl. Arya has also enjoyed a recent revival thanks to a character of the same name in the popular HBO series Game of Thrones.

  18. Athena. Why not give your little girl a strong name from Greek mythology? Athena was the goddess of wisdom and warfare, as well as the patron of Greece’s capital city, Athens. As the myth goes, she was born fully formed as an adult after bursting out of the head of her father, Zeus, the king of the gods.

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Beautiful Girl Names That Start With A

  1. Adrianna. This feminine form of Adrian comes from the name Hadrian, the famous Roman emperor and the famous wall in the north named after him. Two towns in Italy as well as the Adriatic Sea were also named after him. Other variant spellings of the female version of the name include Adriana with one n and Adrienne.Diminutives include Adria and Drina.

  2. Alaina. This variant of Alana can also be spelled Alayna. The female name was derived from the male name Alan, which originated in Brittany, France and is thought to mean little rock.

  3. Alanis. This beautiful girl’s name is another play on the male name Alan, although much more unique and rare. A famous bearer of this name is singer Alanis Morissette.

  4. Alexandra. This name is both the feminine form of Alexander as well as a name from Greek mythology. Famous bearers of the name include saints as well as royalty. It’s also the name of X-Factor winner Alexandra Burke.

  5. Allegra. In Italian, allegra means cheerful or lively. Anyone familiar with sheet music will also recognise this as the term allegro, i.e., play cheerfully! What a great name for a family of musicians or music lovers, or simply for the little girl you hope will be cheerful and lively all her life.

  6. Amanda. The feminine version of the Latin male name Amandus means lovable or ‘worthy of love’. It wasn’t used as a girl’s name until the seventeenth century. It became even more common in the nineteenth century. Your baby girl will absolutely be lovable, so why not give her a name to match!

  7. Amber. Based on the gemstone formed from fossilized tree resin, Amber is also the word for the gemstone’s trademark brownish/reddish colour. It’s believed to originate from the Arabic ambar, meaning jewel.

  8. Apollonia. With ancient Greek origins, this name is based on the Greek god of sun and light Apollo. Some believe the name comes from the name for the Anatolian god Appaliunas, which means either ‘father lion’ or ‘father light’. Either way, your daughter will have the spirit of a lioness!

  9. Artemis. Meaning goddess of the moon, Artemis was the Greek goddess who was the twin sister of Apollo. If you happen to be having twin girls and you’re in need of twin names, you could consider pairing Apollonia and Artemis.

  10. Astrid. A modern take on the Old Norse name Ástríðr combines the meanings of God, beloved and beautiful. Perhaps one of the most famous Astrids was the Swedish author Astrid Lindgren, who created the children’s book character Pippi Longstocking.

Cute and Pretty Girl Names That Start With A

  1. Aarti. This cute and short Hindi name of Sanskrit origin refers to the ancient ritual of lighting lamps or candles as offerings to the various Hindu gods. It's similar to the word arty, so if you're hoping for a budding artist, this could be a great name choice.

  2. Abbie. Another version of Abigail, a biblical name that means “my father is joy” in Hebrew. Variant spellings include Abby, Abbi, and Abbey.

  3. Adria. A cuter and shorter version of the name Adriana. It’s the female version of the male name Adrian.

  4. Aggie. Either the diminutive for Agnes or Agatha, this name is a cute option for your baby girl. In Greek, Agnes means chaste and Agatha good. Both names have religious connotations, but the short version is simply adorable.

  5. Alda. As the feminine form of the male name Aldo, this name is short and cute for a baby girl. The name has Germanic roots and means either old or noble. It’s commonly used in Portugal and Italy, but we think it could be time for it to enter the British scene.

  6. Alia. This adorable girl’s name has both German and Arabic roots. In German, it means other and in Arabic it means sky, heaven, or loftiness. It can also be spelled Alya.

  7. Anika. From the Scandinavian form of Anna and Hebrew hanna, meaning grace. It’s also the female form of the Hindi name Anik, which means army or splenor in Sanskrit.

  8. Anouk. This cute name is a Dutch and French diminutive for the name Anna, which originated in the Bible as Hannah and means grace in Hebrew.

  9. Avril. This is the French form of the girl’s name April. The name may have Latin origins in the verb that means ‘to open’. Since the name also refers to the month of April, it could be a sweet idea to name your baby girl Avril if she’s born in April. It’s also famously the name of Canadian singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne, so perhaps it will bring out your little girl’s inner rockstar.

  10. Aysu. This cute Turkish girl’s name combines the words ay and su which mean moon and water respectively.

Unique and Unusual Girl Names That Start With A

  1. Abilene. This unique girl’s name might sound modern, but it actually dates back to the ancient world and appears in the New Testament. It means meadow in Hebrew.

  2. Aimée. This is the French form of the name Amy and means beloved. You can opt to spell it without the accent if you would like it to be pronounced ‘AY-mee’ versus the French pronunciation ‘EH-MEH’. While the accent adds a unique touch, both versions are equally beautiful.

  3. Aksana. As the Belarusian form of the Greek name Xenia, which means hospitality, you may recognize this name from its more common spellings Oksana or Oxana.

  4. Alethea. Based on the Greek word aletheia, meaning truth, Alethea is a lovely name for any little girl.

  5. Alvina. The feminine form of Alvin, this name means ‘old friend’ in Old English. The name may also have Scandinavian roots. It can also be spelled Alvena.

  6. Amethyst. This female name comes from the name of the purple gemstone. It’s derived from the Greek word for intoxicated because – somewhat optimistically – it was believed the gemstone cured drunkenness. However, amethyst is also the birth stone for February. So, you could give this unique name to your baby girl if she’s born in the second month of the year.

  7. Anemone. This rare girl’s name comes from the anemone flower, sometimes called a buttercup or windflower. The word itself is derived from the Greek word for wind. If you’re leaning toward a floral name for your daughter, be sure to check out our list of floral baby names.

  8. Anissa. An alternate spelling for the Arabic name Anisa, derived from the male name Anis, which means friendly. Anissa is a truly unique name. If its meaning is anything to go by, your daughter will put a big smile on everyone’s face.

  9. Ayelet. This Hebrew female name means doe or gazelle. It’s derived from a phrase that means ‘gazelle of dawn’, which refers to the morning star. What a unique name with a beautiful meaning for your baby girl!

  10. Azzurra. In Italian, this is the word for blue, but not just any blue. Azure blue conjures images of the sky or the waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Name your daughter Azzurra (ad-DZOOR-ra) to be reminded of this gorgeous colour every time you call her name.

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Unisex Names Starting With A

  1. Abimbola. In the Yoruban language, this African unisex name means born wealthy, but your child doesn’t have to be born rich to get such a unique name. It’s sure to bring them great prosperity!

  2. Acacia. This name derives from the acacia tree. In Greek, the word acacia means thorn or point. The name is also rare and unique. Pronounce it ә-KAY-shә.

  3. Adair. This unisex name was originally an English surname that was derived from the male name Edgar, which in Old English means fortune and spear.

  4. Ainsley. Originally a surname, this unisex name started out as names of two towns in England. The word itself comes from the Old English for solitary and woodland. As a name inspired by nature, it’s a great choice if you’re a nature lover. You may also recognise the name from English TV chef Ainsley Harriott.

  5. Alexis. Adopted from the Old French Adelais, a version of the Germanic adelheidis. Alexis means noble and light.

  6. Allyn. This is considered a variant spelling or a feminized version of the male name Alan, which is thought to have originated in Brittany, France. If you’re looking for a unique take on a classic name, Allyn could be a great option for you.

  7. Amani. This unisex Arabic name means wishes. As a new parent, you probably have plenty of wishes for your little one. Why not inspire luck with this lovely name?

  8. Arlie. This cute diminutive of Arline works for either boys or girls. It has an informal and fun-loving feel to it.

  9. Ashley. Originally a surname, Ashley means ‘ash tree clearing’ in Old English. Rising to peak popularity in the 1990s, Ashely remains a popular name for girls and boys. Variant spellings include Ashlee or Ashleigh.

  10. Asuka. This cute yet elegant unisex Japanese name has many possible meanings, including tomorrow, fragrance, to fly, or bird.

Biblical Girl Names That Start With A

  1. Abiah. A version of the biblical name Abijah, which means ‘my father is Yahweh’ in Hebrew – Yahweh being the name of God. The name is used for both males and females in the Bible, making it a great unisex choice.

  2. Adah. This biblical name means “adornment” in Hebrew. Pronounced exactly like the name Ada, the version with h was used for two women in the Old Testament. If you’re looking for something unique steeped in biblical meaning, Adah could be a great choice.

  3. Adina. Originally, Adina was a male name found in the Old Testament, but in modern Hebrew it’s used as a female name. It simply means delicate; could there be a better name for your delicate bundle of joy?

  4. Anat. This is a variant spelling for the biblical name Anath, which appears in the Old Testament. It means answer. Originally a masculine name, it’s now sometimes used as a female name, making it a unique choice. It could be the answer to all your baby name woes.

  5. Apphia. This Greek name was derived from a Hebrew name that most likely meant increasing. The name is mentioned in the New Testament. A truly fitting name for the latest addition to your growing family.

  6. Aquila. In Latin, this name means eagle and was used as a cognomen (the equivalent of a surname) in Roman times. In the New Testament, Aquila is a man. But in modern times the name is considered unisex, so it also works well for girls.

  7. Ariel. In Hebrew, this unisex name means “lion of God.” The name was also used as an alternate name for the city of Jerusalem in the Old Testament. William Shakespeare famously used the name for a spirit character in his play The Tempest. However, many will associate the name with Disney’s Little Mermaid.

  8. Ashtoreth. This is the Hebrew name for the Phoenician goddess of fertility, love, and war. It’s also the name for a city mentioned in the Bible. You could also shorten this name to Ash as a cute nickname.

  9. Atarah. Meaning crown in Hebrew, Atarah was mentioned in the Old Testament. This royal name is truly fit for a princess.

  10. Avital. This is an alternate spelling of the biblical name Abital, which means ‘my father is the night dew’ in Hebrew. Abital is also the fifth wife of David. Avi would also be an adorable nickname for your little one.

The Bottom Line

Hopefully this list has given you some food for thought and maybe even the perfect name for your little girl. If not, we have plenty more articles for you to check out. Take a look at our international baby names and our top baby girl names for even more great ideas. Our Baby Name Generator can also help you find a name by letting you search thousands of names using filters like first letter and theme to find the perfect name more easily. Filter for the letter A, and you’ll find many more names and their meanings to choose from.