Ancient Girl Names

We’ve compiled a list of baby names in each category to help you choose the perfect name. Click on a name to find the name meaning, popularity, origin, and other helpful information.

Abelia

Abelia is a girl’s name of Hebrew origin, meaning breath.

Acadia

English from ancient Greek

Acantha

The name Acantha (ə-KAN-thə) is a girl’s name of Greek origin, meaning: “thorny”.

Adrian

Adrian Meaning and Origin Adrian is a unisex name meaning "man from Adria" and is of Latin origin. Current Popularity: #58. Posts with the name Adrian: 100 Gender Neutral Baby Names

Aine

The girl’s name Aine is an Irish name meaning: “radiance”.

Alethea

Derived from a Greek word aletheia, meaning truth.

Alexandra

Alexandra Meaning and Origin The name Alexander is a girl’s name meaning “defender of men” and is of Greek origin. Current popularity: #137. Posts with the name Alexandra: 30 of the Most Elegant Girl Names Ever

Alexandria

Alexandria is a Greek name meaning: “defender of man”.

Alpha

Ultimately of Semitic origin; compare to Hebrew āleph ‘ox’.

Amadea

Pronounced: ah-mah-DAY-a. A feminine form of Amadeus.

Ambrosia

(Greek ) food of the gods.

Anthea

Latinized spelling of Greek Antheia from the feminine adjective antheios ‘flowery’.

Aradia

Aradia Meaning and Origin The name Aradia is a girl's name meaning "watch over, protect" and is of Greek origin. In Italian folklore, Aradia is a supernatural figure known as the queen of the witches and the moon’s Goddess. In 1899, American folklorist Charles Godfrey...

Ariadne

Ariadne Meaning and Origin Ariadne is a girl’s name meaning “most holy” and is of Greek origin. Posts with the name Ariadne: 30 Adorable and Unique Girl Names Starting with the Letter A

Badriyah

“Resembling the full moon”

Caia

Caia Meaning and Origin The name Caia is a girl's name meaning "to rejoice" and is of Latin origin.  Posts with the name Caia:  40 Breathtaking Boho Chic Earthy Names for Girls

Calixta

Calixta Meaning and Origin Calixta is a girl's name meaning "most beautiful" and is of Greek origin.  Posts with the name Calixta:  25 Super Badass Names for Tough Fierce Baby Girls

Calypso

Calypso Meaning and Origin Calypso is a girl's name meaning "conceal" and is of Greek origin. Posts with the name Calypso: Stylish Names for Girls That Are Worthy Of The Runway

Camilla

Camilla is a Latin girl’s name meaning: “young ceremonial acolyte”.

Cassia

Cassia is a Greek girls name meaning: “cinnamon”.

Ceridwen

Ceridwen Meaning and Origin Ceridwen is a girl's name meaning "poetry, blessed" and is of Welsh origin. Derived from cerdd ‘poetry and (g)wen ‘white, fair; blessed, holy’. Ceridwen was an enchantress in Welsh medieval legend. Many modern pagans regard Ceridwen as the...

Circe

Circe is a Greek name meaning: “bird”.

Cleo

Cleo (KLEE-OH) is a Greek girl’s name meaning: “glory”.

Cypress

Cypress Meaning and Origin Cypress is a unisex botanical name of Greek origin. Posts with the name Cypress: 30 Non-Traditional Christmas Baby Names for Your Little Bundle of Joy

Deianira

Deianira Meaning and Origin Deianira is a girl's name of Greek origin, meaning "man destroyer." Deianira was a mortal princess in Greek mythology, and also a wife of the Greek hero Heracles. Famously, Deianira also unintentionally caused her husband’s death. Deianira...

Deidamia

Deidamia Meaning and Origin Deidamia is a girl’s name of Greek origin, meaning “she who is patient in battle.”  Posts with the name Deidamia: 60 Victorian Girls Names with Cute Nicknames

Desdemona

Desdemona Meaning and Origin Desdemona is a girl's name meaning "ill-fated, unfortunate" and is of Greek origin. Literally a tragic name from Shakespeare's Othello, Desdemona is a beautifully dark name with adorable nicknames like Dessie, Dessa, Essie, and Mona. Posts...

Dextra

The feminine equivalent of Dexter. In Latin dexter means “right-handed, auspicious”

Druscilla

Druscilla Meaning and Origin Druscilla is a girl's name of Latin origin, meaning "fruitful."  Posts with the name Druscilla: 100 Hauntingly Gorgeous Dark and Romantic Goth Baby Names

Elfleda

Elfleda Meaning and Origin Elfleda is a girl's name meaning "noble beauty" and is of English origin. From Old English name AEdelflaed, composed of elements aedel ‘noble’ and flaed ‘beauty.’ These names became rare after the Norman Conquest, but  Elfleda saw a brief...

Eluned

Eluned Meaning and Origin Eluned is a girl's name meaning "idol, image" and is of Welsh origin. Derived from Welsh eilun 'image, idol'.  Posts with the name Eluned: These Baby Girl Names Are So Ancient You’ve Probably Never Even Heard Them

Euphemia

Euphemia Meaning and Origin Euphemia is a girl’s name of Greek origin, meaning “well-spoken.”  Posts with the name Euphemia: 60 Victorian Girls Names with Cute Nicknames

Fausta

(Italian) fortunate.

Flora

A name for the Roman mythology goddess of flowers and spring. Derived from Latin flos “flower”

Gaia

Gaia Meaning and Origin The name Gaia is a girl's name meaning "earth mother" and is of Greek origin. Gaia was the Greek goddess of the Earth and prophecy and is the personification of Mother Earth. Sounds perfect for the baby of a nature lover, right? Posts with the...

Genesis

Genesis Meaning and Origin Genesis is a unisex name meaning "the beginning" and is of Greek origin. Current Popularity: #62 for a girl and #828 for a boy. Posts with the name Genesis: 25 Super Badass Names for Tough Fierce Baby Girls 50 Southern Girl Names That Are...

Godiva

Godiva Meaning and Origin Godiva is a girl’s name meaning “God’s gift” and is of English origin. Latinized form of an Old English female name composed of god ‘god’ and gyfu ‘gift’.

Gudrun

Gudrun Meaning and Origin Gudrun is a girl's name meaning "God’s secret lore" and is of Norse origin. An Old Norse name composed of guδ ‘god’ and rūn ‘secret lore.’ In mythology, Guðrún Ósvífrsdóttir was the main protagonist of the Medieval Icelandic Laxdœla saga. The...

Hagar

Hagar Meaning and Origin Hagar is a girl's name meaning "flight" and is of Biblical and Hebrew origin. Hagar was a biblical person in the Book of Genesis; she was an Ancient Egyptian servant of Sarah, who gave her to Abraham to bear a child. Hagar is also mentioned in...

Helidor

Helidor Meaning and Origin Helidor is a girl's name meaning "gift of the sun" and is of Greek origin. Heliodor is a gemstone that belongs to the beryl family. It comes in various yellow colors ranging from pale yellow, greenish-yellow, orange-yellow to deep golden...

Hesperia

Hesperia Meaning and Origin Hesperia is a girl's name of Greek origin, meaning "evening star." Stars are only out when the sky is dark, making this one dreamy gothic name.  Posts with the name Hesperia: 100 Hauntingly Gorgeous Dark and Romantic Goth Baby...

Honoria

(Latin) woman of honor.

Juno

Juno Meaning and Origin Juno is a girl’s name meaning “consort of Jupiter” and is of Latin origin. A Roman mythology goddess that was the wife of Jupiter and the queen of the heavens. Posts with the name Juno: 25 Unique Middle Names for Girls

Larissa

Larissa is a Greek name meaning: “citadel”. The name Larissa is from the name of the Greek ancient city Larisa in Thessaly. 

Lavinia

Meaning: “from Lavinium”.

Lethia

Lethia Meaning and Origin The name Lethia is a girl's name meaning "sweet oblivion" and is of Greek origin.  Posts with the name Lethia: 60 Goth Baby Names from the Darkside for Girls and Boys

Lissandra

Lissandra Meaning and Origin The name Lissandra is a girl's name meaning "defender of men" and is of Greek origin. A Latinate feminine variant of Alexander. This is one of those rare monikers that are fresh and original, it sounds like it would belong to a Greek...

Lucia

Lucia is an Italian and Spanish name meaning: “light”.

Lucrezia

Lucrezia Meaning and Origin Lucrezia is a girl’s name of Latin, Italian origin, meaning “wealth.”  Posts with the name Lucrezia: 60 Victorian Girls Names with Cute Nicknames

Luna

Luna is a Latin name meaning: “moon”.

Magdalena

Magdalena Meaning and Origin Magdalena is a girl's name meaning "woman from Magdala" and is of Greek origin. It’s classic, yet contemporary. Plus, it’s a well-known name, yet it’s virtually one-of-a-kind. How many names have that special combination? Current...

Mathilde

Mathilde Meaning and Origin Mathilde is a girl's name meaning "mighty battle" and is of German origin. A form of the Germanic female name Mahthildis, derived from the Old High German "maht" (meaning "might, strength") and "hild" (meaning "battle"). Mathilde appeared...

Mavra

Mavra Meaning and Origin Mavra is a girl's name meaning "swarthy, Moorish, dark" and is of Russian and Latin origin. This name comes from Latin "Maurus," meaning "belonging to the people of the Moors." It was a word for the people who lived in a region of Africa...

Minerva

Minerva Meaning and Origin The name Minerva is a girl's name meaning "intellect" and is of Latin origin. Minerva was the Roman goddess of wisdom and war.  Posts with the name Minerva: 100 Forgotten Vintage Names for Girls and boys

Octavia

Octavia is a Latin name meaning: “eighth”.

Orion

Orion is a Greek name meaning: “hunter”.

Perdita

The girl’s name Perdita is a Latin name meaning: “lost”.

Persephone

Persephone Meaning and Origin Persephone is a girl's name meaning "bringer of destruction" and is of Greek origin. The name Persephone is ethereal and mystical. It has an exquisite sound that will make a lovely name for any young lady. Current Popularity: #820. Posts...

Persis

Persis Meaning and Origin Persis is a girl's name meaning "Persian woman" and is of Greek origin. A name from the New Testament borne by a woman mentioned by St Paul, ‘the beloved Persis’ (Romans 16:12). Alternatively, the name may be tied to the Greek noun περσις...

Petra

Feminine form of Peter. Petra is, in fact, the regular Late Latin word for “stone”.

Phaedre

Phaedre Meaning and Origin Phaedre is a girl's name of Greek origin, meaning "bright."  Posts with the name Phaedre: 100 Hauntingly Gorgeous Dark and Romantic Goth Baby Names

Prisca

Of New Testament origin feminine form of the Roman family name Priscus “ancient”.

Priscilla

The girl’s name Priscilla is derived from the Roman family name Priscus, meaning: “ancient”.

Prunella

Latinate name coined in the 19th century derived from Late Latin pruna “plum”.

Sabina

Meaning: “Sabine woman”.

Sabine

Sabine is a French and German girl’s name meaning: “woman of the Sabine People”.

Selene

Selene Meaning and Origin The name Selene is a girl’s name of Greek origin meaning “goddess of the moon”. Current Popularity: #800. Selene was the Greek goddess of the moon who drove her chariot across the heavens. We love this name that embodies the soft power and...

Seneca

Seneca (seh-nuh-kuh) is a girl’s name of Latin origin meaning: “old”.

Seraphina

Seraphina is a Hebrew name meaning: “burning ones”.

Severine

Severine Meaning and Origin The name Severine is a girl's name meaning "severe" and is of French origin. A feminine form of Latin family name Severinus, derived from Severus ‘stern, severe’.

Solveig

Solveig Meaning and Origin The name Solveig is a girl's name meaning "house strength" and is of Norwegian origin. Pronounced SOL-vay. From Old Norse salr’ house’ and veig ‘strength,’ alternatively, it may mean “the way of the sun.” A common name in Sweden, Norway,...

Sophronia

Sophronia Meaning and Origin Sophronia is a girl’s name of Greek origin, meaning “sensible, prudent.”  Posts with the name Sophronia: 60 Victorian Girls Names with Cute Nicknames

Thea

Thea Meaning and Origin Thea is a girl's name meaning "goddess" and is of Greek origin. Current Popularity: #303. Posts with the name Thea: 40 Breathtaking Boho Chic Earthy Names for Girls 500 of the Prettiest Girl Names You’ve Ever Heard

Theda

Theda Meaning and Origin Theda is a girl’s name meaning “people” and is of German origin. Latinate short form of various Germanic female names derived from peud ‘people, race’. Posts with the name Theda: Adorable German Names You Should Consider 30 Uncommon Girl...

Theodosia

Theodosia Meaning and Origin Theodosia is a pretty and romantic Victorian option that is overdue for a revival! It even has many nicknames to choose from, like Thea, Teddie, Sia, and Dosie. Theodosia is a girl's name meaning "God's gift" and is of Greek origin.  You...

Thessaly

Thessaly is a Greek place name from the name of a region in eastern central Greece of ancient Illyrian origin.

Tordis

Tordis Meaning and Origin The name Benjamin is a boy's name meaning "goddess" and is of Scandinavian origin. This name derives from the Old Norse name “Þordís,” composed of two elements: “Þórr” (thunder, thor) plus “dís / dis” (female deity, Norse goddess, woman,...

Una

Anglicized feminine form of Latin unus “one”. 

Ursula

Ursula Meaning and Origin Ursula is a girl’s name meaning “she-bear” and is of Latin origin. A diminutive of ursa ‘she-bear’. Posts with the name Ursula: 50 Exotic & Unique Names for Your Baby Girl 60 Old Fashion Girl Names That Grandma Will...

Ute

Ute Meaning and Origin Ute is a girl's name meaning "heritage" and is of German origin. From earlier Uda a Germanic name meaning ‘heritage. It is also the name of the Native American people of Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico and a language belonging to the Uto-Aztecan...

Valentina

Valentina is a Latin name meaning: “healthly”.

Venus

The Latin equivalent of Greek Aphrodite, her name is related to venustas “‘beauty, delight”.

Vesta

Vesta Meaning and Origin Vesta is a girl’s name meaning “hearth” and is of Latin origin. The name of the Roman goddess of the hearth, akin to the Greek goddess of similar traits, Hestia. Posts with the name Vesta: 50 Exotic & Unique Names for Your Baby Girl 500 of...

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