Whimsical Girl Names – Magical, Enchanting, Fairy Tale Names For Girls

By Maria Wilcox •  Updated: 07/06/22 •  5 min read
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Whimsical girl names that have a magical, enchanting, or fairy-like ring to them are all the rage right now. These light-hearted and dreamy feminine names give your baby an aura of awe and wonder, and oftentimes, can be fun to say. So, what are these whimsical names and what are their meanings? We’ll be answering all of that and more in today’s whimsical girl names post. 

What Are Some Enchanting Girl Names?

When it comes to girl names for a baby, “enchantment” and “wonder” seems to fit the bill. After all, your baby is a dream come true for you, and as a result, you likely want to reflect that concept in your baby girl’s name.

Consider the following enchanting names girl to see if any of them suit your fancy:

Enchanting Names: Girl

  • Freya: An ode to love and beauty, this light and airy name is the perfect pick for your baby girl.
  • June: What isn’t whimsical and enchanting about the transition from spring to summer? Use June as your baby girl’s name as a nod to this whimsical summer month.
  • Juniper: An evergreen shrub that bears berry-like cones, the name “Juniper” evokes a sense of mystery, relaxation, and beauty.
  • Harper: Harps have long been associated with the angelic, and as such, a name like “Harper”, which has traditionally referred to as one who plays the harp, is a perfect and trendy name for your little one. 
  • Finn: Though also used as a boy’s name, the name “Finn” or “Fynn” can be spun female and means “fair one”. 
  • Eliza: Meaning “pledged to God”, this fun and modern name has a deep and enchanting meaning making it the perfect blend of whimsical mixed with a bit of sobriety for those looking for names that have depth to them.
  • Arabella: The name “Arabella” isn’t only fun to say, but also has several enchanting meanings including beautiful, prayerful, and heroine. 
whimsical girl on a horse

Other Enchanting Girl Names:

Looking for more enchanting names for a girl? Try these on for size:

  • Apple
  • Adeline
  • Amira
  • Clover
  • Georgia
  • Izzy
  • Lark
  • Dotty
  • Celestine
  • Everdeen
  • Brighton
  • Halsey
  • Alouette
  • Heidi
  • Briella
  • Ember
  • Delia
  • Daisy
  • Echo
  • Birdie
  • Bitsy
  • Cali
  • Elmira
  • Clementine
  • Cleo
  • Kiki
  • Kiko
  • Indigo
  • Jubilee
  • Cambria
  • Calliope
  • Tala

Fairytale Girl Names

Looking for girl names that sound as if they are taken right from a fairy tale? Consider some of these fairytale-inspired names to see if any of them are a good fit for your little beauty!

  • Ariel/Arielle: Meaning “lioness of God”, this name is also the name of the main character in the hit Disney movie “Little Mermaid”. 
  • Belle: Belle is the lead character in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and means “beautiful” in French.
  • Aurora: Referring to the natural phenomenon in the sky, the name Aurora is a princess in the movie “Sleeping Beauty”.
  • Alice: Mature and feminine, the name Alice is an ode to Disney’s “Alice and Wonderland”.
  • SnowSnow White is a timeless classic, and as such, you can use the unique name “Snow” as an equally enchanting first (or middle) name for your baby girl. 
  • Elsa: Meaning “God’s promise”, Elsa is one of the main characters in Disney’s “Frozen”.
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What Are Some Pretty Fairy Names? 

The following are a few other fairy names that might be fitting for your little princess:

  • Forrest
  • Dianthe
  • Shaylee
  • Elowen
  • Violet
  • Iris
  • Sophia
  • Alette
  • Shayleen
  • Tiana
  • Shayleigh
  • Weaver
  • Ellie
  • Sage
  • Nissa
  • Firtha
  • Summer
  • Bloom
  • Rhiannon
  • Primrose
  • Frost
  • Dela
  • Flora
  • Wanda
  • Fairy
  • Lily
  • Elisa
  • Shailyn
  • Linetta
  • Bridget
  • Finn
  • Olette
  • Onyx
  • Titan
  • Petal
  • Sen
  • Kelpie
  • Posy
  • Mariam
  • Blossom
  • Paris
  • Lanette
  • Ilayda
  • Celeste
  • Daisy
  • Dana
  • Marin
  • Alice
  • Robyn
  • Shaylee
  • Meriol
  • Ivy
  • Fleur
  • Winn
  • Briar
  • Gulliver
  • Fern
  • Feya
  • Blue
  • Avery
  • Magnus
  • Éire
  • Chepi
  • Win
  • Marica
  • Tinsel
  • Lynette
  • Poppy
  • Aspen
  • Peony
  • Elida
  • Migina
  • Radella
  • Ireland
  • Adelina
  • Ophelia
  • Naida
  • Morgan
  • Aubrey
  • Tansy
  • Aurora
  • Hyacinth
  • Shaylah
  • Fayetta
  • Gary
  • Linette
  • Rosemary
  • Aslan
  • Faye
  • Shayla
  • Dahlia
  • Eflie
  • Tatiana
  • Alfreda
  • Tunder
  • Tallulah
  • Parisa
  • Hai
  • Nixie
  • Cordelia
  • Diana
  • Elvinia
  • Calypso
  • Aubrette
  • Aine
  • Elvina
  • Pixie
  • Sebille
  • Ainslee
  • Céilidh
  • Melody
  • Brucie
  • Titania
  • Charlotte
  • Pippy
  • Ailsa
  • Camellia
  • Lilac
  • Advika
  • Jasmine/Jasmin

What Girl Name Means Magic?

  • Alvina (English): magical being
  • Bormey (Khmer): magical
  • Cassandra (Greek): prophetess
  • Guinevere (French, Welsh): blessed magical being
  • Kendra (English): magical
  • Kiama (Kenyan): magic
  • Kimaya (Indian): magic
  • Rhian (Welsh): magical maiden
  • Shannara (Unknown): mystical
  • Zinta (Latvian): magic

Vintage Whimsical Girl Names

If you’re looking for something whimsical but throwback at the same time, we’ve got you covered! Nowadays, it’s just as popular to pick a vintage or seemingly “old-school” name as it is to pick something dreamy and whimsical. Why not pick a name that’s a blend of both?

Check out these popular vintage whimsical girl names for a little additional inspiration: 

  • May
  • Clara
  • Ava
  • Estelle
  • Rose
  • Minnie
  • Lydia
  • Mabel
  • Nora
  • Daisy
  • Jane
  • Helen
  • Demi
  • Elise
  • Gracie
  • Clarissa
  • Etta
  • Juliette
  • Flora
  • Esther
  • Lydia
  • Sadie
  • Jospehine
  • Eloise
  • Grace
  • Josephine
  • Hattie
  • Story
  • Esme
  • Lovella
  • Mariana
  • Sabine
  • Mathilde
  • Solene
  • Noémi
  • Margaux
  • Neve
  • Soleil
  • Odette
  • Tova
  • Roma
  • Sonia
  • Sienna
  • Pia
  • Lorna
  • Sylvie
  • Ophelia
  • Mariposa
  • Paloma
  • Priya
  • Lola
  • Lucia
  • Sarita
  • Marcella
  • Marielle
  • Nina
  • Parvati
  • Reese
  • Oceane
  • Nala
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Dreamy Girl Names

Dreaming of something, well, dreamy for your wee little one? Check out the following tranquil dreamy girl names for your baby:

  • Juliette
  • Linnea
  • Lavender
  • Lisette
  • Gemma
  • Elisabetta
  • Lilou
  • Giselle
  • Giada
  • Flora
  • Ines
  • Jacinta
  • Delphine
  • Esméralda
  • Fleur
  • Kiana
  • Celina
  • Arabesque
  • Skye
  • Lily
  • Lillian
  • Vera
  • Shilo
  • Halle
  • Francesca

Whimsical Girl Names: No Longer a Mystery!

Whimsical girl names are no longer a mystery, thanks to the wild assortment of fairy-like names available for your choosing. 

Pick from names inspired directly from fairy tales, or choose lesser-known names with a dreamy, whimsical, or vintage feel to them for something a bit more unique. 

Remember that though names like these are very popular right now, many of them are uncommon meaning it’s likely that your baby girl may be the only one sporting some of the more rare names on this list- which for some parents, may be a very good thing! 

Whatever you choose, we’re sure your little princess will grow up to love her name, and we’re sure others will, too! 

Until next time! Meanwhile, these posts might interest you:

Maria Wilcox

Former instructor with an M.A. in Education turned grateful stay-at-home mama to one, I look to share helpful insights related to babies, toddlers, kids, and families for the benefit of real people just like you.

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