Elegant Girl Names: 100+ Fancy, Regal Names For Girls

100+ Elegant Names For Girls That Exude Strength, Confidence, And Grace

May 10, 2021 Updated August 4, 2021

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If there’s one word in particular that comes to mind when you think of babies — in all their drool-covered, diarrhea diaper, flaky-skinned glory — it’s probably elegant. “My, my, Baby, just look at how elegantly you spit up your peas all over yourself and my outfit right before I have to leave for work.” OK, maybe babies don’t come into this world in a tasteful ensemble (nope, that’s amniotic fluid and mucus), but that doesn’t mean they won’t grow into their elegance. And what better way to put your daughter on the right track than selecting for her one of many elegant girl names out there.

But before we get into some of the elegant girl name options, what is elegance, anyway? A certain look? A particular personality? Possessing specific skills or traits? Well, it depends who you ask because elegance is in the eye of the beholder. If you were to ask our friends at Merriam-Webster about elegance, they’d tell you that, first and foremost, it involves “refined grace or dignified propriety.” Now we don’t know about you, but the women we know with a refined grace about them don’t look or act a certain way. In other words, being elegant doesn’t require pearls, a ball gown, or an accent like Mrs. Howell’s from Gilligan’s Island.

And when it comes to baby names, you’re the one who gets to decide what qualifies as “elegant.” For some, that might mean old lady names, full of old-world charm and style. For others, elegant girl names could be strong names, traditional names, middle names as first names, last names as first names, or the names of certain Disney characters. Truly, the possibilities are endless.

See what we mean? Elegance is more about strength, confidence, character, and what goes on in your mind than anything a person could wear. And with that said, here are 101 elegant girl names you may want to consider:

Elegant Girl Names

  1. Alexandra: To ward off or keep off
  2. Alice: Noble, exalted
  3. Amelia: Lofty; sublime
  4. Annabelle: Gracious and beautiful
  5. Anika: Sweet faced
  6. Anne: “He (God) has favored me.”
  7. Athena: Goddess of wisdom and war
  8. Aubrey: Elf or magical being, power
  9. Beatrice: Voyager, blessed
  10. Bianca: White
  11. Carmen: Song, Truthful, Poetry
  12. Celeste: Heavenly
  13. Claire: Clear, bright
  14. Claudia: Lame
  15. Clementine: Merciful
  16. Daphne: Laurel
  17. Elaine: Sunray or shining light
  18. Eleanor: Bright, shining one.
  19. Elizabeth: God is my oath
  20. Ella: Light
  21. Emmaline: Peaceful home
  22. Esther: Hide or conceal
  23. Estelle: Star
  24. Felicity: Happiness
  25. Florence: Flowering or in bloom
  26. Frances: Free one
  27. Genevieve: Woman of the race
  28. Grace: Elegance
  29. Greta: Pearl
  30. Hadassah: Mrytle tree
  31. Hazel: Hazelnut tree
  32. Helen: Light
  33. Imani: Belief or faith
  34. Ingrid: Beloved or beautiful
  35. Isabela: God’s promise
  36. Ivanna: “God is gracious”
  37. Jayda: Precious stone
  38. Jimena: Heard
  39. Joy: Joy
  40. Julie: Youthful, soft-haired, beautiful, or vivacious
  41. Katherine: Pure
  42. Laurel: Victory
  43. Leona: Lion
  44. Louisa: Famous warrior
  45. Lucia: Light
  46. Lucy: “Of Light.”
  47. Lydia: Beautiful one
  48. Lynn: Living near a lake, waterfall, or pool.
  49. Madeleine: Tower, elevated, great or magnificent
  50. Mae: Bitter or pearl
  51. Maeve: Intoxicating
  52. Magdalena: Woman from Magdala
  53. Maren: Star of the sea
  54. Mavis: Song thrush
  55. Melina: Honey
  56. Mara: Bitter
  57. Maya: Good mother
  58. Malaya: Free
  59. Marilyn: Star of the sea
  60. Matilda: Mighty in battle
  61. Maxine: Greatest
  62. Milana: Favored
  63. Milena: Pleasant
  64. Mira: Wonderful, peace, or prosperous
  65. Nadia: Hope
  66. Noor: Illumination
  67. Nora: Honor
  68. Octavia: Eighth
  69. Olivia: Olive tree
  70. Opal: Precious stone
  71. Ophelia: Help
  72. Paloma: Dove
  73. Paola: Small
  74. Pearl: Purity, generosity, and integrity
  75. Penelope: Weaver
  76. Raina: Queen
  77. Ramona: Protecting hands
  78. Regina: Queen
  79. Rhea: Flowing
  80. Rivka: To bind
  81. Rosalie: The flower of life
  82. Roselyn: Gentle horse
  83. Ruby: Love, passion, or energy
  84. Ruth: Compassionate friend
  85. Samira: Evening conversationalist
  86. Saoirse: Freedom
  87. Selena: Moon
  88. Simone: Hear or listen
  89. Sonia: Wisdom
  90. Stella: Star
  91. Tatum: Cheerful bringer of joy
  92. Teresa: late summer
  93. Thalia: Flourishing
  94. Tiana: Princess
  95. Valentina: Strong or healthy
  96. Veda: Knowledge or wisdom
  97. Violet: Royalty, nobility, and luxury
  98. Victoria: Victory
  99. Vivienne: Alive
  100. Willa: Will helmet or protection
  101. Yara: Water lady or small butterfly
  102. Zelda: Dark battle

Elegant Quotes About Elegance From Some Very Elegant Ladies

Looking for more elegant girl name inspiration? Take a look at these quotes about elegance said by some women known for that exact quality:

“Elegance is the only beauty that never fades.” — Audrey Hepburn
“Elegance is when the inside is as beautiful as the outside.” — Coco Chanel
“Elegance isn’t solely defined by what you wear. It’s how you carry yourself, how you speak, what you read.” — Carolina Herrera
“True elegance for me is the manifestation of an independent mind.” — Isabella Rossellini
“The only real elegance is in the mind; if you’ve got that, the rest really comes from it.” — Diana Vreeland
“I feel that my environment reflects my belief in the grace and art and elegance of living simply.” — bell hooks
“The elegance of honesty needs no adornment.” — Mary Browne
“I think fashion can always date, but I think if a woman has elegance, she doesn’t date.” — Alice Temperley
“Real elegance is simply a true encounter with oneself.” — Carole Bouquet
“There will always be a desire for something new, fresh and innovative, as well as a yearning and respect for timeless elegance and beauty.” — Helena Christensen
“It’s always wonderful to be elegant, it’s always fashionable to have grace, it’s always glamorous to be brave, and it’s always important to own a delectable perfume! Yes, wearing a beautiful fragrance is in style at any age!” — C. JoyBell C.
“Elegance for one society is not elegance for another. It’s in the eyes of the beholder.” — Louise Wilson
“I do see the difference now between me and other men. When a disaster happens, I act and they make excuses.” — Florence Nightingale
“A woman is like a tea bag you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.” — Eleanor Roosevelt
“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” — Nora Ephron
“You must remember, Madame Harris, elegance is in the details.” — Lynn Sheene