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Southern Girl Names With Country Charm

Southern Belle Names For Your Baby Girl

Looking for some sweet Southern girl names for babies? I can totally understand why. These beautiful names from the south are classic and timeless so they’re perfect for your southern belle.

When I think of the south I conjure up images of rustic country living, a fondness for history and tradition, and beautiful southern belles and chivalrous old-fashioned gentlemen. It really is a way of life and almost a subculture of America.

It’s no wonder that Southern baby names have become popular nationwide, not just in the south.

For instance, 4 out of the top 10 baby girl names of 2019 as determined by US Social Security Statistics are Southern girl names: Olivia, Charlotte, Ava, and Harper.

Even pet owners have been googling southern girl names for dogs!

WHAT ARE SOME SOUTHERN GIRL NAMES?


This list of Southern girl names is inspired by all places, things, and people from the south (as in Southern USA). These include all the states we would consider part of the deep south like Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia (some include Texas and Florida too). If you want to see the top names state by state you can do that here.

It’s not just about geography either. The south has its own customs, traditions, cuisine, and musical styles that are rooted in its history and cultural development which is why Southern baby names are so unique and popular everywhere.

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SOUTHERN GIRL NAMES FOR BABIES


Let’s take a look at all of the beautiful classic and modern Southern girl names so you can find just the right one.

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Abigail

Abigail – this cute Southern girl name has Hebrew origins and means ‘joy of the father’

Abilene

Abilene – is another Hebrew girl name and it means ‘grass’

Adelaide

Adelaide – is an English take on a German girl name meaning ‘nobility’ or ‘noble natured’

Adeline

Adeline – has French origins and means ‘noble’ or ‘nobility’

Addison

Addison – this pretty Southern baby girl name means ‘son of Adam’ and comes from Old English

Alabama

Alabama – is a Southern State name that comes from  the Choctaw word meaning ‘vegetation gatherers’

Alanna

Alanna – has many origins so I chose the Gaelic one that means ‘beauty’ or ‘serenity’

Alma

Alma – this cute baby girl name has that sweet southern feel and means ‘kind’ or ‘nourishing’ and comes from Latin

Amelia

Amelia – is the English version of a German name meaning ‘industrious’ or ‘striving’

Annabelle

Annabelle – is such a classic southern girl name and means ‘loving’ or ‘lovable’ – it has multiple origins including English, French and Hebrew

Annalee

Annalee – this pretty Hebrew girl name means ‘God has favored me’

Annamae

Annamae – you can add mae to almost any girl name and it gives it a southern feel- don’t you think? This cute name means ‘God favors me’ and is of Hebrew and English origin

Annie

Annie – this super cute baby girl name means ‘grace’ and is of English origin

Anita

Anita – is a classic Spanish girl name that means ‘grace’ or ‘unguided’

Annette

Annette – is a beautiful French girl name and means ‘grace’ – how cute!

Arabella

Arabella – is a girl name of Latin origin that means ‘yielding to prayer’

Augusta

Augusta – this strong baby girl name is of Latin origin and means ‘great’ or ‘magnificent’

Aurelia

Aurelia – is also a Latin girl name and means ‘golden’ or ‘the golden one’

Aurora

Aurora – this beautiful girl name means ‘dawn’ and is of Latin origin

Ava

Ava – this short and cute girl name has Latin origins and can mean ‘bird’ or ‘life’

Azalea

Azalea – is an English flower name that means ‘dry’ because this flower flourishes in dry soil

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Bailey

Bailey – this super cute unisex baby name comes from Old English and it’s an occupational name meaning ‘bailiff’

Barbara

Barbara – comes from Greek and means ‘strange’ or ‘foreign’

Bea

Bea – is a rare southern girl name that means ‘she who brings happiness’ – how sweet!

Beatrice

Beatrice – is a vintage southern girl name derived from French and means ‘bringer of joy and blessings’

Belle

Belle – is a beautiful name on its own but its also often added as a suffix for a lot of traditional southern belle names and it means ‘beautiful’ in French

Belinda

Belinda – is a pretty and feminine girl name of Italian origin that means ‘beautiful’

Bessie

Bessie – has that rustic country vibe and means ‘house’ – it is of Hebrew, Dutch, and English origin

Betsy

Betsy – is often a nickname of Elizabeth and comes from Hebrew – it means ‘God is my oath’

Beulah

Beulah – is another biblical girl name of Hebrew origin and means ‘married’

Blanche

Blanche – is such a classic southern girl name and means ‘white’ in French

Blossom

Blossom – is such a pretty and traditional girl name that comes from Old English and means ‘flower-like’ or ‘to bloom’

Birdie

Birdie – has German, English and American roots and means ‘bright, famous’ or ‘little bird’ – this one is definitely one of those old southern girl names

Bonnie

Bonnie – is a cute girl name of Scottish origin that means ‘pretty’ or ‘attractive’

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Callie

Callie – is such a pretty Greek baby girl name and it means ‘beautiful’

Candy

Candy – is another classic southern girl name of American origin and means ‘bright, sweet’ – sometimes also a nickname for Candace

Carlin

Carlin – is such a cute unisex name of Irish origin and means ‘little champion’

Carreen

Carreen – this uncommon southern girl name means ‘maiden’ and has French roots

Caroline

Caroline – is another cute girl name with southern charm and means ‘free man’ (French origins) – it’s also a nod to the southern state of Carolina

Cassidy

Cassidy – is an Irish baby name meaning ‘clever’ or ‘curly haired one’

Catherine

Catherine – is such a classic and traditional girl name, it means ‘pure’ and is of Greek origin

Chantilly

Chantilly – is such a pretty French girl name that means ‘white’ – this one is a nod to the battle of Chantilly that took place in the south

Charity

Charity – is a pretty English girl name meaning ‘giving’ and ‘kindness’

Charlene

Charlene – has French and German roots and means ‘free woman’ or ‘free spirit/thinker’

Charlotte

Charlotte – is a popular Southern girl name of French origin meaning ‘free man’ – common nicknames like Lotta and Lottie are southern favs

Claire

Claire – is another feminine French girl name and it means ‘bright’ or ‘clear’

Clara

Clara – has that southerner charm and means ‘famous’, ‘bright’, or ‘clear’ and has roots in Latin

Clarice

Clarice – has both Latin and Greek roots and means ‘famous’, ‘bright’ or ‘clear’

Claudette

Claudette – is a cute French girl name and means ‘enclosure’ or ‘lame’

Clementine

Clementine – is another classic name for southern ladies and it means ‘merciful’ and has French and Latin roots

Cheyenne

Cheyenne – has multiple origins and meanings – the Hebrew meaning is ‘gift of god’

Clover

Clover – is a cute and uncommon baby name that means ‘meadow flowers’ and is of English origin

Cordelia

Cordelia – has Latin and Celtic roots and means ‘heart’ or ‘daughter of the sea’

Colleen

Colleen – is a common English girl name with Irish roots meaning ‘girl, lass’

Collins

Collins – is traditionally a surname but it’s become a popular southern baby girl name in recent years and means ‘darling’ and has Irish roots

Connie

Connie – is a cute English girl name that means ‘ constancy’ or ‘steadfastness’

Constance

Constance – this vintage southern girl name comes from Latin and means ‘constant’ and ‘steadfast’

Corliss

Corliss – is a cute English girl name meaning ‘carefree person’

Cricket

Cricket – this cute and uncommon baby name comes from Old French and means ‘to creak or rattle’

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Daisy

Daisy – you probably noticed a lot of girl names from the deep south are flower names and this one comes from Old English and means ‘day’s eyes’

Dakota

Dakota – is another state name that’s become popular for girls and this one is of Native American origin and means ‘friendly one’

Dallas

Dallas – is another trending place name that’s now a baby name with a truly down south country feel to it. It means ‘skilled’ and is of Irish origin

Daphne

Daphne – is a pretty girl name of Greek origin that means ‘laurel tree’

Darby

Darby – is a much less common baby name that comes from Old English and means ‘deer park’

Darlene

Darlene – this sweet southern name means ‘darling’ and comes from Old English

Delaney

Delaney – is a girl name of Irish origin that means ‘dark challenger’

Della

Della – is a cute and short German girl name that means ‘noble’

Delilah

Delilah – is a classic vintage girl name of Hebrew origin that means ‘languishing’ ‘seductive’ or ‘delicate’

Delta

Delta – is a Greek name that means ‘born fourth’

Diana

Diana – is the name of the Roman goddess of childbirth and the name means ‘divine’ in Latin

Dixie

Dixie – is another classic southern belle baby name that has English and French roots and means ‘ten’ – its often also the region of the US known as the Old South

Dolly

Dolly – is another girl name that’s perfect for a southern belle – it’s an English name that means ‘gift of God’

Dottie

Dottie – this cute old fashioned girl name of Greek origin meaning ‘gift of God’

Dorothy

Dorothy – certainly has that southern charm and sweetness – it means ‘gift of God’ and has Greek origins

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Edie

Edie – is a cute girl name that comes from Old English and means ‘strife for wealth’

Eileen

Eileen – is of Scottish and Irish origin and means ‘bright and shining one’

Elaine

Elaine – is a classic girl name of Greek origin that means ‘sunray’ or ‘shining light’

Eleanor

Eleanor – is another classic English girl name that means ‘shining light’

Ellie

Ellie – this is another version of the above Greek name and means ‘shining light”

Eliza

Eliza – is an old fashioned southern lady name meaning ‘God is my oath’

Eloise

Eloise – is a beautiful French girl name meaning ‘healthy’ or ‘wide’

Elizabeth

Elizabeth – is another classic Hebrew girl name and it means ‘my God is abundance’

Emery

Emery – is such a cute unisex baby name of German origin meaning ‘brave’ or ‘powerful’

Emmeline

Emmeline – has Old French and German roots and means ‘industrious’ or ‘hardworking”

Estelle

Estelle – this old fashioned girl name means ‘star’ and is of Latin origin

Etta

Etta – is an English girl name you don’t much hear anymore but very much reminds me of the deep south, it means ‘estate ruler’

Eugenia

Eugenia – is another traditional girl name of Greek origin and it means ‘well born’

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Faith

Faith – this one is a classic and popular English name meaning ‘to trust, be hopeful and believe’

Fallon

Fallon – is a super cute boyish sounding girl name that means ‘one who is descended from a ruler’, it is of Irish origin

Fancy

Fancy – has different meanings depending on origin- the English origin means ‘elaborately decorated’ or the French meaning is ‘from France’

Fannie

Fannie – this super cute English baby girl name means ‘free’ and oozes southern charm

Faye

Faye – is a classic girl name derived from Middle English meaning ‘fairy’

Florence

Florence – this vintage baby girl name means ‘to flourish’ or ‘to blossom’

Frances

Frances – this cute girl name comes from Latin and means ‘from France’

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Gemma

Gemma – is a cute and classic girl name of Latin origin meaning ‘gem’ or ‘gemstone’

Genevieve

Genevieve – is such a pretty and feminine girl name of French origin that means ‘woman of the race’

Georgette

Georgette – has French and Latin roots and a real southern feel and means ‘farmer’

Georgia

Georgia – comes from Greek and means ‘farmer’ – it’s also a southern state and reminds me of the ladies of the south, specifically a Georgia peach

Georgina

Georgina – is another variation of the above names meaning ‘farmer’ (Latin)

Gladys

Gladys – this vintage baby girl name of Welsh origin that means ‘princess’ or ‘royalty’

Grace

Grace – this pretty and classic girl name is English and has Latin origins – it means ‘simple elegance’ or ‘virtue from God’ – it’s commonly heard in southern double names like Anna Grace

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Hadley

Hadley – is an uncommon girl’s name is of Old English origin meaning “heather meadow”

Harper

Harper – was one of the top southern girl names that made the trending baby name list (probably because of popular southern authror Harper Lee) – it’s an English name meaning ‘harp player’

Harriette

Harriette – comes from Old German and means ‘home ruler’

Hattie

Hattie – is another version of the above German name which means ‘estate ruler’

Hayley

Hayley – this cute girl name comes from Old English and means ‘hay meadow’

Helen

Helen – is a classic girl name of Greek origin which means ‘sunray’ or ‘shining light’

Henrietta

Henrietta – is a cute Old German girl name meaning ‘ruler of the home’

Hope

Hope – is another cute and classic baby girl name of English origin meaning ‘wishful or strong desire’

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Ida

Ida – is a Scandinavian girl name that means ‘prosperous’ or ‘industrious one’

Imogen

Imogen – this uncommon girl baby name is of Irish and Gaelic origin meaning ‘maiden’

Ingram

Ingram – is another Scandinavian baby name which means ‘raven of peace’ or ‘angel raven’

Iris

Iris – this cute girl name is Greek and means ‘rainbow’

Isabelle

Isabelle – another cute name fit for a southern belle, this one means ‘God’s promise’ and is of Hebrew origin

Ivy

Ivy – this cute nature girl name comes from Old English and means ‘faithfulness’ and ‘evergreen climbing plant’

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Jean

Jean – this cute and classic girl name means ‘God is gracious’ and comes from Hebrew

Jemima

Jemima – this cute girl name is of Hebrew origin and means ‘dove’

Jessie

Jessie – is another Hebrew girl name, this one means ‘He sees’

Jezebel

Jezebel – has classic southern belle written all over it! It’s of Hebrew origin and means ‘where is the prince?’ or ‘not exalted’

Joanie

Joanie – is such a cute girl name and it means ‘God is gracious’ – Hebdrew origin

Jolene

Jolene – in French it can mean ‘beautiful’ or if you take it as a feminine form of Joseph which is a Hebrew name, it means ‘God will increase’

Josephine

Josephine – is an English girl name of Hebrew origin meaning ‘God will increase’

Josette

Josette – is another perfect name for a southern beauty and it has Hebrew origins meaning ‘God will increase’

Josie

Josie – is another form of the above Hebrew name meaning ‘God increases’

Julia

Julia – is a beautiful girl name of Latin origin meaning ‘youthful’

June

June – comes from the Roman goddess of marriage and childbirth (Juno) – it is of Latin origin and simply refers to the month of June

Juniper

Juniper – this cute unisex baby name means ‘evergreen’ or ‘youth producing’ and is of Latin origin

K

Kasey

Kasey – is an American girl name meaning ‘alert’ or ‘vigorous’

Kay

Kay – this short and cute girl name means ‘pure’ and is of Greek origin

Kitty

Kitty – this classic southern girl name means ‘pure’ and is of Greek origin

Kinsey

Kinsey – this cute Old English baby girl name means ‘king’s victory’

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Lacey

Lacey – this cute baby girl name is of English origin and means ‘from Lassy’

Lainey

Lainey – comes from Old French (Elaine) and means ‘bright and shining’

Laverne

Laverne – this pretty French girl name means ‘spring like’

Layla

Layla -this beautiful girl name has Arabic and Egyptian origins and means ‘dark beauty’ or ‘night’

Leanne

Leanne – this English girl name means ‘clearing’ or ‘gracious’

Lemon

Lemon – this cute and uncommon name comes from Middle English and means ‘beloved’ or ‘sweetheart’

Lillian

Lillian – this classic girl name comes from Latin and means ‘lily flower’

Loretta

Loretta – this beautiful Italian girl name means ‘laurel’

Lorraine

Lorraine – this French girl name means ‘from the province of Lorraine’

Lottie

Lottie – is another cute French girl name and it means ‘little and womanly’

Louella

Louella – this southern baby girl name has English and German origins and means ‘famous warrior’

Louisa

Louisa – is a strong German girl name meaning ‘famous warrior’

Lucille

Lucille – is a French girl name that means ‘light’

Lucinda

Lucinada – this pretty and uncommon girl name has Latin origins and means ‘light’

Lydia

Lydia – this pretty girl name is Greek and means ‘noble one’

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Mabel

Mabel – has that vintage southern girl name feel to it- it’s an English girl name that means ‘lovable’ or ‘dear’

Madeline

Madeline – is an English girl name meaning ‘high tower’ or ‘woman from Magdala’

Madison

Madison – is another cute English girl name and it means ‘son of Matthew’

Mae

Mae – is another one of those names you often hear in southern double names like Alisha Mae – it means ‘pearl’ or ‘5th month (may)’and is of English origin

Maggie

Maggie – is another English girl name meaning ‘pearl’

Magnolia

Magnolia – is a classic southern belle name meaning ‘Magnol’s flowers’ and is named after a French botanist Pierre Magnol

Maisie

Maisie – is a cute Scottish girl name that means ‘pearl’

Mamie

Mamie – has Greek and Latin roots that mean ‘pearl’ or ‘star of the sea’

Margaret

Margaret – is a girl’s name of Greek origin meaning ‘pearl’

Maribelle

Maribelle – is a pretty southern girl name meaning ‘drop of the sea’, ‘beloved’ or ‘beautiful’ and has French origins

Maude

Maude – is an Old German girl name that means ‘powerful battler’

Mavis

Mavis – this cute unisex baby name means ‘song thrush’ or ‘songbird’ and is of French origin

Melanie

Melanie – this Greek baby girl name means ‘black’

Millie

Millie – has Latin and German roots and means ‘industrious’

Mimi

Mimi – is such a cute French girl name but the meaning isn’t as cute, ‘sea of bitterness’

Minnie

Minnie – is another classic southern girl name meaning ‘of the mind’ or ‘intellect’ and comes from Hebrew

Monroe

Monroe – has become a super cute unisex name of Scottish origin meaning ‘mouth of the Roe river’

Myrtle

Myrtle – is an old fashioned girl name meaning ‘evergreen shrub’ and is of Greek origin

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Nancy

Nancy – is a Hebrew baby girl name that means ‘grace’

Naomi

Naomi – is another cute Hebrew girl name and it means ‘beautiful and gentle’ or ‘pleasantness’

Nellie

Nellie – has that southern country charm and it means ‘horn’ or ‘sunray’ and has Greek and Latin roots

Nora

Nora – has multiple origins and meanings so I’m going with the Irish one that means ‘light’

Norma

Norma – is derived from Latin and means ‘from the north’ or ‘ the norm, standard’

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Odette

Odette – is an old southern belle name meaning ‘wealth’ and it comes from Old German and French

Olivia

Olivia – is such a pretty girl name that comes from Latin and means ‘olive tree’

Opal

Opal – this pretty yet uncommon baby girl name means ‘precious one’ or gem or jewel’ and comes form Sanskrit

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Paisley

Paisley – is a girl name of Scottish origin that means ‘church’ or ‘cemetary’

Patrice

Patrice – is a girl name of Latin origin meaning ‘noble’

Pauline

Pauline – is a cute girl name that means ‘small’ and has Latin and French roots

Pearl

Pearl – is a classic vintage girl name that means ‘gem of the sea’ and is of Latin origin

Penelope

Penelope – has German origins and is an occupational name meaning ‘weaver’

Piper

Piper – is an English girl name that means ‘flute player’

Precious

Precious – is an uncommon name but super sweet and means ‘of great value or esteem’ and is of English origin

Priscilla

Priscilla – is an English girl name with Latin roots that means ‘ancient’

Presley

Presley – is such a cute and modern southern girl name meaning ‘priest’s meadow’ and it’s of English origin

Prudence

Prudence – this old fashioned girl name comes from Latin and means ‘caution’ or ‘discretion’

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Rae

Rae – as a girl name means ‘ewe (female sheep)’ and comes from Hebrew – its another classic southern name used in double names like Hannah Rae

Raleigh

Raleigh – is a cute and modern southern girl name meaning ‘roe deer’s meadow’ and is of English origin

Reba

Reba – is a short and cute girl name of Hebrew origin meaning ‘fourth born’

Regina

Regina – is a strong Latin girl name that means ‘queen’

Reese

Reese – is another cute unisex baby name meaning ‘ardent’ or ‘fiery’ and is of Welsh origin

Rita

Rita – is a short and sweet girl name of Spanish origin meaning ‘pearl’

Rose

Rose – is a classic English old lady chic baby name referring to the flower and it has roots in Latin and German

Roseanne

Roseanne – is an English baby girl name meaning ‘pretty rose’

Ruby

Ruby – is a Latin name referring to the precious gem ‘deep red precious stone’

Ruthie

Ruthie – this sweet and cute baby girl name means ‘friend’ and is of Hebrew origin

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Sadie

Sadie – this cute girl name means ‘princess’ and is of Hebrew origin

Savannah

Savannah – is a beautiful and sassy southern girl name that means ‘treeless plain’ in Spanish

Scarlett

Scarlett – was an old fashioned belle of he south and this name means ‘scarlet red’ and is of English origin

Shailene

Shailene – is a cute girl name of Hebrew and Greek origin meaning ‘gift of light’

Shania

Shania – is a girl name of Native American origin meaning ‘I’m on my way’

Shelby

Shelby – this southern country girl name means ‘estate on the ledge’ and is of English origin

Shirley

Shirley – is an English place name meaning ‘bright meadow or clearing’

Selene

Selene – is such a pretty girl name of Greek origin meaning ‘the moon’

Selma

Selma – comes from Old German and Arabic and means ‘helmet of God’ or ‘safe’

Stella

Stella – is another lovely baby girl name that means ‘star’ and is of Latin and Italian origin

Sienna

Sienna – is a pretty girl name of Italian origin meaning ‘reddish brown’

Sookie

Sookie – is another cute girl name of Hebrew origin meaning ‘lily’ or ‘rose’

Sophia

Sophia – this classic girl name has stood the test of time and is still a top favorite by many – it means ‘wisdom’ and comes from Greek

Suellen

Suellen – is a cute southern girl name meaning ‘lily’ and is of English origin

Summer

Summer – as a girl name, instead of just a season, became commonplace around the ’60s and ’70s so it’s a boho chich baby name of English origin

Susannah

Susannah – is a classic girl name of Hebrew origin meaning ‘lily’

Sutton

Sutton – is one of the more modern southern girl names meaning ‘southern settlement’ and comes from Old English

Sylvie

Sylvie – is a cute French baby girl name meaning ‘from the forest’

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Tabitha

Tabitha – is an English biblical name that comes from an Aramaic word meaning “gazelle”

Tallulah

Tallulah – this cute and hippie sounding name is actually Native American and means ‘leaping water’

Tammy

Tammy – comes from Greek and means ‘twin’

Tanya

Tanya – is a cute Russian girl name meaning ‘fairy queen’

Thelma

Thelma – is a vintage baby girl name meaning ‘volition’ or ‘will’ and comes from Greek

Tillie

Tillie – is a cute girl name that comes from Old German and means ‘one who is mighty in battle’

Tula

Tula – is another variation of the above Native American name meaning ‘leaping water’

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Vera

Vera – is a Russian girl name meaning ‘faith’

Victoria

Victoria – is a girl name of Latin origin meaning ‘victory of the people’

Viola

Viola – is a pretty girl name of Latin and Italian origin meaning ‘violet’

Violet

Violet – is also a Latin girl name meaning ‘purple’

Vivian

Vivian – is a cute traditionally girl name meaning ‘lively’

Virginia

Virginia – is a classic southern girl baby name meaning ‘maiden’ or ‘virginal’
and it’s also a tribute to the southern state of Virginia

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Weslynn

Weslynn – is a cute and contemporary girl name meaning ‘beautiful meadow’ and is of English origin

Whitney

Whitney – is an English girl name meaing ‘white island’

Willa

Willa – has a southern sounding ring to it and means ‘will-helmet’ or ‘protection’ and comes from Old German

Willow

Willow – this cute girl name means ‘willow tree’ and is of English origin

Wilma

Wilma – is another variation of the above Old German girl name meaning ‘will helmet’ or ‘protection’

Wynona

Wynona – is a Native American girl name meaning ‘first born daughter’

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Zadie

Zadie – is a cute Arabic girl name meaning ‘prosperous’ or ‘princess’ in Hebrew

Zelda

Zelda – is another unique southern girl name you don’t hear as often and it means ‘dark battle’ and has German roots

WHY DO SOUTHERNERS HAVE DOUBLE NAMES?


One naming tradition that’s super popular in the deep south is double names. You can almost always be sure you’re talking to a southern as it’s become a custom that’s deeply associated with folks from that area.

It’s no secret that traditional values like the importance of family are paramount in southern communities. Many southern wanted to incorporate their family names into current baby names so they would often use double names to add in a nod to their family lines. If you want to learn more about how and why the south loves its double names check out this article from southern living.

Nowadays, the most common double names for southern girls include Mary, Jane, Anne/Anna, Mae, Jean, and Rae.

I personally love this tradition and think it’s super cute. Your little one has so many name options!

CUTE EXAMPLES OF SOUTHERN DOUBLE NAMES FOR GIRLS


If you’re considering southern double names, try to think about the flow of the name and say it out loud a few times. It should just roll off the tongue like a southern drawl. You’ll notice a lot of double names have 3 syllables because it just flows well.

For inspiration, here are a few beautiful double names full of southern charm for girls:

Mary Beth

Anna Kate

Beth Anne

Barbara Jean

Emma Jean

Norma Rae

Mary Elizabeth

Hannah Grace

Mary Ellen

Mary Margaret

Nellie Kate

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WRAPPING UP LIST OF SOUTHERN GIRL NAMES


I hope this list gave you some ideas for the perfect southern girl name for your sweet little lady. I love southern names because they’re full of charm, beauty and evoke a sense of tradition.

The double names that are associated with the south are also a great option to create a more unique moniker for your little one. They’re creative, less common, and totally gives out that southern country vibe.

I’d love to know what your favorite names from the list are or if you have some I missed (I’m sure there are more) leave me a comment below!

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