The most beautiful baby girl names often have several syllables, lots of vowels, a romantic, rhythmic flow, and sometimes a connection to a fabulous fictional heroine. If you’ve got a little lady on the way, you’re going to love these pretty girl names
A name that conjures up the image of a radiant young beauty with long, flowing hair, Evangeline was introduced to the English-speaking world by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in his 1837 poem. It means "good news."
Pronounced "eye-AN-thee," this ethereal ancient name meaning violet was used by the romantic poets Byron and Shelley—the latter actually chose it for his own daughter's name. In Greek myth, Ianthe, was the daughter of Oceanus, supreme ruler of the sea.
The heroine of the greatest love story ever told, Juliet moves one step beyond the more prosaic Julie and Julia, and is heard more often in England than it is here. The Italian form Giulietta turns it exotic.
A shimmeringly lovely name with nothing but attractive associations, Miranda was invented by Shakespeare for the beautiful heroine of his play The Tempest. A nice alternate for the overused—but still attractive — Amanda.
A perfect Valentine of a name, Valentina, has an artistic, slightly exotic image, one that must have appealed to actress Salma Hayek, who chose it for her daughter. It's sometimes given to girls born around February 14th.
A name redolent of magnolias and other sweet smells of the Old South, Savannah has become one of the hottest place names, as well as one of one of the most appealing. It's now the 40th most popular girls' name in the country.