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From Nabila to Nyx and everything in between, hundreds of baby girl names starting with the letter N along with the meanings and origin of each name.
A difficult or confusing spelling of a common name may be frustrating to an elementary school-aged child whose name is often mispronounced, or difficult for them to write out and spell. This carries into adulthood when it becomes necessary to fill out forms, go on job interviews, and make introductions as part of their normal everyday life. Consider an easier spelling for baby girl names you like if the sound is the same when it’s pronounced to others.
Most Popular Baby Girl Names Starting with N
First we’ll start with the most popular baby girl names from 2018. They were:
Nora was the most popular baby girl name starting with N in 2018. This should come as no surprise as Nora has been the most common baby girl name starting with N as far back as 2009. What a run!
Here’s how the top three names have looked over the past decade:
Nora wasn’t just popular for N girl names in 2018. Overall it was the number 30 most popular name among all baby girl names in 2018. Here’s how it looked when compared to all baby girls born in 2018.
While Nora was a popular choice in 2018, you can see it was only about 90% as popular a baby girl name as Layla. Just for fun, let’s take a look at the most popular baby girl names beginning with N throughout history.
Now let’s look into what girl’s names lost and gained popularity in 2018, again only for names starting with N.
As you can see, Naila jumped by 11 slots while Nila lost some ranking in 2018 by 3 spots.
Unique Baby Girl Names Starting With N
While it’s fun to see what lots of other people are naming their babies, many people prefer to find baby names that are more uncommon. To that end, below is the some of the more unique baby girl names starting with N.
Overall, Nathalia was the 1004th most popular girl name in 2018 with 257 babies. That means there were 23x more Noras than Nathalias last year. That makes it a very unique name!
If you don’t have your name in mind yet, don’t worry! Below we present a list of literally every baby girl name — including middle names — starting with N, the name’s meaning and origin. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
Nabelung through Nalani
- Nabelung African — beautiful one
- Nabila Arabic — Noble.
- Nada Arabic — The generous one.
- Nadda Aboriginal — A camp.
- Nadezda Czech — one with hope
- Nadia Slavonic — Hope.
- Nadie — Hope.
- Nadine — Hope.
- Nadira Arabic — Precious.
- Nadya — The generous one.
- Nafeeza Arabic — precious thing
- Nagihan Turkish
- Nahoko Japanese — child of Naho
- Naia Greek — flowing
- Naida Greek — A water nymph.
- Nailah African — succeeding
- Naimah Arabic — living a soft, enjoyable life
- Naina Hindu — eyes
- Nairne Scottish Gaelic — From the river.
- Nalani Hawaiian — The calm of the skies.
Nalini through Napea
- Nalini Sanskrit — lovely
- Nama Aboriginal — A Tea-Tree.
- Namazzi Ugandan — water
- Nami Japanese — A wave.
- Namiko Japanese — child of Nami
- Namrata Hindu
- Nan — Grace, or favoured by God. From the name Anne, Nancy and Nanette.
- Nanako Japanese — child of Nana
- Nancy — Grace, or favoured by God. Originally a nickname from Anne, but also an independent name.
- Nandini Hindu
- Nandita Hindu
- Nanette French — Grace, or favoured by God. Originally a nickname from Anne, but also an independent name.
- Nani Polynesian — Beautiful.
- Nanine — Grace, or favoured by God. From the Hebrew name Hannah, meaning. Also see Annabel, Annamaria, Anneliese, Hannah, Nancy.
- Nanna Hebrew — graceful one
- Nanon French — Grace, or favoured by God. From the name Anne.
- Nantale Ugandan — clan totem is a lion
- Naoko Japanese — child of Nao
- Naomi Hebrew — Pleasant. A biblical name, and the feminine form of Noam.
- Napea Latin — A girl of the valley.
Nara through Natasha
- Nara Old English/Japanese/Aboriginal — Old English: The nearest and dearest one. Japanese: An Oak tree. Aboriginal: A companion.
- Narcissa Greek — self-love
- Narda Latin — A fragrant ointment or perfume.
- Narella Greek — bright one
- Narelle Australian — Probably derived from Nara and Elle. Nara – Old English: The nearest and dearest one. Japanese: An Oak tree. Aboriginal: A companion. Elle – She, a woman.
- Naretha Aboriginal — A saltbush.
- Narkeasha African — pretty
- Narmada Hindu — name of a river
- Nasha African — Born during rainy season.
- Nashwa Egyptian — wonderful feeling
- Nasiche Ugandan — born during locust season
- Nasrin Persian — A wild rose.
- Nastasia Russian from Greek — She who will rise again.
- Natala — Born at Christmas. From the name Natalie, but also used as an independent name.
- Natalia — Born at Christmas. From the name Natalie, but also used as an independent name.
- Natalie Latin — Born at Christmas.
- Natalya Russian — Born at Christmas.
- Natane Native American — Female child.
- Nataniella Hebrew — gift of God
- Natasha Russian — Born at Christmas. From the name Natalie, but also used as an independent name.
Nathalie through Neena
- Nathalie French — Born at Christmas. From the name Natalie, but also used as an independent name.
- Nathania Hebrew — The gift of God. Feminine form of Nathan.
- Natividad Spanish — The nativity.
- Natsuko Japanese — child of Natsu
- Navdeep Hindu — Navdip
- Naveena strong-willed supporter — Navina
- Nawal Arabic — A gift.
- Nayoko Japanese — child of Nayo
- Naysa Hebrew — miracle of God
- Nazaret Spanish — Of Nazareth.
- Nazirah Arabic — equal, like
- Nea — New, the newcomer.
- Neala Irish Gaelic — The champion. Feminine form of Neal or Neil.
- Neci Latin — intense, fiery
- Neda Slavonic — Born on Sunday.
- Nediva Hebrew — noble and generous
- Neeharika Hindu
- Neelam Hindu — sapphire
- Neelja Hindu
- Neena Hindu
Neerja through Nerys
- Neerja Hindu — lotus flower
- Neeta Hindu
- Neha Hindu — rain
- Neka Native American — A wild goose.
- Nelda Old English — Of the Elder tree.
- Nelia — The champion. .
- Nell Old French — The light of the sun. From Eleanor and a form of Helen.
- Nelleke Dutch — a horn
- Nellie — From Helen.
- Nellwyn Old English — A bright companion.
- Neola Greek — The young one.
- Neoma Greek — The new moon.
- Nerhim Turkish
- Neria Hebrew — lamp of God, angel
- Nerida Aboriginal — A flower.
- Nerin Greek — a nereid, one from the sea
- Nerina Greek — A sea nymph.
- Nerissa Greek — A sea nymph.
- Neroli — After an Italian princess.
- Nerys Welsh — A lady.
Nessa through Nickita
- Nessa — Pure, chaste. From the name Agnes and Vanessa.
- Nessan — Stoat.
- Nesta Welsh — Pure, chaste. Form of Agnes.
- Netanya — God’s gift.
- Netta Latin — Beyond price, praiseworthy. From the name Antonia, Henrietta and many names ending with `ette’.
- Nettie Latin — Beyond price, praiseworthy. From the name Antonia, Henrietta and many names ending with `ette’.
- Netty Latin — Beyond price, praiseworthy. From the name Antonia, Henrietta and many names ending with `ette’.
- Neva Spanish — covered with snow
- Nevada Spanish — Snow, or as white as snow. Also the name of an American state. A boy or girl’s name.
- Newlyn Celtic — The dweller at the new pool. A boy or girl’s name.
- Neysa Greek — pure
- Ngaio Maori — The name of a native New Zealand tree.
- Ngaire Maori — Flaxen.
- Nhu Vietnamese — everything according to one’s wishes
- Nia Swahili — purpose
- Niamh Irish Gaelic — Beautiful, bright. The daughter of a sea god in Irish mythology.
- Nichelle — Victorious maiden.
- Nicia Greek — victorious army
- Nicki — The people’s victory. From the name Nicole.
- Nickita Hindu
Nicola through Ninon
- Nicola Latin — The people’s victory. The feminine form of Nicholas.
- Nicole — Victory of the people.
- Nicolette French — The people’s victory. From the name Nicole.
- Nidra Hindu — a form of the Devi
- Niju Hindu — Pansophist
- Nika Russian — born on Sunday
- Nike Greek — victory
- Nikita Russian/Greek — Unconquered people. A boy or girl’s name.
- Nikki — The people’s victory. From the name Nicole.
- Niley Aboriginal — A shell.
- Nilgen Turkish
- Nilima Hindu
- Nilini Hindu — perpetuator of the Kuru race
- Nima Tibetan/Sherpa — Sun. A boy or girl’s name.
- Nimah Arabic — blessing, loan
- Nimisha Hindu
- Nimmi Hindu
- Nina Spanish — A girl. Also see Anne and Antonia.
- Ninon French — Grace, or favoured by God. From the name Anne.
Niobe through Niverta
- Niobe Greek — fern
- Nira Modern Hebrew — Of the loom.
- Niradhara Hindu
- Niral Hindu
- Nirguna Hindu
- Nirvana Hindu — deep silence, ultimate bliss
- Nirvelli Tudas Indian — water child
- Nisha Hindu — night
- Nishtha Hindu
- Nisi Hebrew — emblem
- Nissa Scandinavian — A friendly elf.
- Nita Native American — A bean grower. Feminine form of Fabian.
- Nitara Hindu — deeply rooted
- Niti Hindu
- Nitika Native American — angel of precious stone
- Nitu Hindu
- Nitya Hindu — goddess Parvati
- Nitzana Hebrew — blossom
- Nivedita Hindu
- Niverta Hindu
Nixie through Noreen
- Nixie German — A water sprite.
- Niyati Hindu — fate
- Nizana Hebrew — A flower bud.
- Noelani Hawaiian — A beautiful girl from heaven.
- Noella French — christmas
- Noelle Old French — Christmas, or born at Christmas. The feminine form of Noel.
- Nola Irish Gaelic — The champion, or the fair-shouldered one. Also see Nuala.
- Noleen — The people’s victory. The feminine form of Nicholas.
- Nolene — The people’s victory. The feminine form of Nicholas.
- Noleta Latin — Unwilling.
- Nona Latin — The ninth, as in the ninth child.
- Noni — From the name Nona and Nora. Nona – The ninth, as in the ninth child. Nora – The light of the sun.
- Nonie — From the name Nona and Nora. Nona – The ninth, as in the ninth child. Nora – The light of the sun.
- Noor Arabic — Light.
- Noora Aboriginal — A camp.
- Nora — The light of the sun.
- Norah — The light of the sun.
- Norberta Old German — blond hero
- Nordica Teutonic — From the north.
- Noreen — The light of the sun.
Nori through Nyx
- Nori Japanese — A doctrine.
- Noriko Japanese — doctrine child
- Norma Latin — A rule or standard. The perfect girl or woman. Also a Scottish feminine form of Norman.
- Norna Old Norse — The goddess of fate.
- Nova Greek — New, the newcomer.
- Novyanna lovely — Novy, Novie
- Noya Arabic — beautiful, ornamented
- Nozomi Japanese — hope
- Nu Burmese — Tender.
- Nuala Irish Gaelic — The fair-shouldered one. Also see Nola.
- Nuray Turkish — white moon
- Nurhan Turkish
- Nydia Latin — A refuge or nest.
- Nyoko Japanese — A gem or treasure.
- Nyree — Flaxen.
- Nyssa Greek — The beginning.
- Nyx Latin — White-haired.
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