Baby girl names beginning with N

Looking for baby name ideas for a girl that start with the 14th letter of the alphabet? We’ve got some natty suggestions, along with their origin and meaning

The letter N

Look through our list of baby girl name ideas to find out their origin and meaning before you decide if your newborn could be a Nafisa, Nessa or Nola

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1. Naama

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: beautiful, pleasant, good fortune

2. Nadezhda

  • Origin: Russian
  • Meaning: hope
  • Also: Nadine (French form), Nada, Nadia

3. Nafisa

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: exquisite
  • Also: Nafeesa

4. Naima

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: peaceful
  • Also: Naeema

5. Najwa

  • Origin: African American
  • Meaning: passionate

6. Nala

  • Origin: Mixed African
  • Meaning: drinking water in the desert

7. Nancy

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: grace
  • Also: Ann, Nancie (French form), Nana (French form),  Nanette (French form), Nan

8. Naomi

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: pleasant

9. Naserian

  • Origin: African American
  • Meaning: lucky person

10. Nataki

  • Origin: African American
  • Meaning: royal

11. Natalie

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: the Lord’s birthday (Christmas)
  • Also: Natalya (Russia form), Natasha(Russia form), Tasha (Russia form), Natalia.

12. Navya

  • Origin: Sanskrit
  • Meaning: new, fresh

13. Nayana

  • Origin: Sanskrit
  • Meaning: lovely eyes

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14. Neema

  • Origin: Swahili
  • Meaning: born into prosperity

15. Neha

  • Origin: Sanskrit
  • Meaning: beauty

16. Nell

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: light
  • Also: Ellen, Eleanor, Helen, Nelly

17. Nerys

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: lady

18. Nessa

  • Origin: Scottish
  • Meaning: headlands. promontory
  • Also: Agnes, Nessie, Nesta, Vanessa

19. Netta

  • Origin: French/Latin
  • Meaning: priceless
  • Also: Janet

20. Neva

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: new, or from the Spanish meaning snow or brilliant wine

21. Nevaeh

  • Origin: American
  • Meaning: the word heaven spelt backwards

22. Niamh

  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: beautiful or bright

23. Nichelle

  • Origin: African American
  • Meaning: victorious maiden

24. Nicola

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: victory of the people; the feminine form of Nicholas
  • Also: Nicole, Nicoletta, Nickie, Nikki, Nicki, Nicci

25. Nikita

  • Origin: Hindi
  • Meaning: earth

26. Niloufer

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: water lily flower
  • Also: Neelofar

27. Nina

  • Origin: predominantly eastern European
  • Meaning: Russian short form of Antonia or Anna
  • Also: Ann, Anna, Antonia, Ninette

28. Nisha

  • Origin: Hindi
  • Meaning: night

29. Nishant

  • Origin: Sanskrit
  • Meaning: dawn

30. Nita

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: gift of God
  • Also: Juanita

31. Noel

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: a name derived from Latin meaning Christmas
  • Also: Noelle and Nowell

32. Noelani

  • Origin: Hawaiian
  • Meaning: beautiful girl from heaven

33. Nola

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

34. Nona

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: ninth

35. Nora

  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: light
  • Also: Eleanor, Honora, Leonora, Nonie, Noreen

36. Norma

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: northman, a Viking and then a French name; the feminine form of Norman

37. Nova

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: new

38. Nuala

  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: white shoulders
  • Also: Fionnuala

39. Nyra

  • Origin: Indian
  • Meaning: beauty of Goddess Saraswati

40. Nysa

  • Origin: Greek/Latin
  • Meaning: from the Greek, beginning, starting point, from the Latin, goal, aim

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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