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Baby girl names beginning with F

Looking for baby name ideas for a girl that start with the 6th letter of the alphabet? We’ve got some fabulous suggestions, along with their origin and meaning

The letter F

Are you compiling a possible baby name list? Look through our list of baby girl names beginning with F with their origins and meanings to find out if your daughter could be a Fabunni, Ffion or Fulvia

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1. Fabia

  • Origin: Italian
  • Meaning: bean; this is the anglicized form of a Roman family name; the feminine form of Fabio
  • Also: Fabiola

2. Fabunni

  • Origin: African American
  • Meaning: given by God or a gift

3. Fahari

  • Origin: African American
  • Meaning: smart, confident

4. Fahimah

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: astute

5. Faith

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Christian virtue used as a first name
  • Also: Fay, Faye

6. Faizah

  • Origin: African American
  • Meaning: victory

7. Faline

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: cat

8. Fallon

  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: descended from a leader

9. Fancy

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: to make visible

10. Fanny

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: free one
  • Also: Frances

11. Farah

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: joy
  • Also: Farrah

12. Faraja

  • Origin: African American
  • Meaning: comfortable life

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13. Farhanah

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: overjoyed

14. Fariza

  • Origin: Indian
  • Meaning: light

15. Fatima

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: captivating

16. Faustine

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: favoured
  • Also: Fausta

17. Fawn

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: a young deer

18. Fay

  • Origin: Middle English
  • Meaning: someone with supernatural properties
  • Also: Faith (below), a variant of Euphemia, Faye

19. Fayme

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: reputation, public esteem, acclaim

20. Feechi

  • Origin: African American
  • Meaning: a woman who worships the Almighty

21. Felicia

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: happy; the feminine form of Felix
  • Also: Felice

22. Felicity

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: happiness
  • Also: Felly

23. Fenella

  • Origin: Gaelic
  • Meaning: white-shouldered
  • Also: Finola

24. Fern

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: the name of a plant used as a first name

25. Ffion

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: foxglove

26. Fidelis

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: faithful
  • Also: Fidelia

27. Fidelma

  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: unknown

28. Fifi

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: a shortened version of Josephine
  • Also: Josephine

29. Filomena

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: loving harmony, devoted to music

30. Fiona

  • Origin: Gaelic
  • Meaning: fair and white
  • Also: Fi

31. Fionnuala

  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: white-shouldered
  • Also: Nuala

32. Flavia

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: yellow; a Roman family name used as a first name

33. Fleta

  • Origin: Anglo-Saxon
  • Meaning: clean, beautiful, inlet of water

34. Fleur

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: a flower
  • Also: Flower, Blossom

35. Flora

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: flower

36. Florence

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: blooming
  • Also: Flo, Florrie and Flossie.

37. Fonda

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: to melt, or from the Spanish meaning profound

38. Fortunata

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: luck, chance

39. Frances

  • Origin: Italian
  • Meaning: from France or free man
  • Also: Francesca (Italian form); Francine (French form), Françoise (French form), Fran, Francie, Fanny, Frankie

40. Frayda

  • Origin: Yiddish
  • Meaning: joy

41. Frederica

  • Origin: Old German
  • Meaning: peaceful ruler; the feminine form of Frederick
  • Also: Freda, Frida, Frieda

42. Freya

  • Origin: Scandinavian
  • Meaning: the Norse goddess of love
  • Also: Frea, Freja

43. Fulvia

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: blonde one; a Roman family name

44. Fumiko

  • Origin: Japanese
  • Meaning: help someone

About our author Catherine Ball

Catherine Ball is a freelance journalist who specialises in writing about parenting and health. She has been a journalist for 20 years, writing for a wide range of regional and national publications. She is also mum to 4 children between the ages 3 and 12, so has drawn up many, many lists of baby names over the past few years.

Illustration: Emma Winchester

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