30 Gorgeous Girl Names That End In Er

Thanks to the popularity of the name Jennifer, girl names that end in er have become exceedingly popular. The only issue with this energetic class of names is that there are not a ton of established options. This can be a blessing for those who want to significantly narrow down their baby name shortlist or a curse for others who really want a lot to work with. However, we have chosen dozens of these girl names to share with you and we sincerely hope they will be worthy of your consideration.

Girl names that end in er include nature names, occupational surnames, seasonal baby names, and many others. These inspired picks include more obscure, unique options as well as timeless classics that have never gone out of style. Take a look and add some of these attractive appellations to your list of potential baby names!

Aster

girl names that end in er

Aster is a unisex option that we prefer for girls. Aster is derived from a Greek root that has been Anglicized and it means “star.” You are likely familiar with this name as it pertains to pretty flowers which also makes this one a botanical name as well. Aster is most commonly seen as an English surname but it is truly heating up as a given one.

Clover

girl names that end in er

Sure, Clover is a botanical appellation but it is also a name that comes from Old English and means “key.” Because of the association with a four-leaf clover, the name is also considered a great choice for good luck. Clover landed in the US top 1000 most popular names for girls in 2021 and we only expect this name to land on even more birth certificates in the coming years.

Demeter

girl names that end in er

Demeter is technically a unisex name but we favor it for girls as it is associated with the earth goddess from Greek mythology. In fact, this name’s meaning is taken from myth, it is considered to mean “earth goddess.” Demeter, the goddess, holds dominion over grain, agriculture, and the harvest, as well as growth and nourishment. It is the root of the name Demetria. While other goddess names are hot today, Demeter has never been a popular choice in the US. You can change that, parents.

December

girl names that end in er

A perfect name for your winter baby, December sound warm and inviting. The name is Latin in origin and means “tenth,” a reference to the ancient Roman’s outdated calendar. While December might be one of the most fashionable month names (we think it gives April and June a run for their money), it has never been popular in the US.

Ember

girl names that end in er

A great nickname for a girl named December or a standalone, French variation of Amber, there is no denying Ember’s warmth. As it evokes the glow produced by flame, this girl name is a great option for winter babies as well. The name has had huge success in the US over the last twenty years and it is on its way to becoming a top 100 name for girls in the coming years.

Esther

girl names that end in er

Esther is one of the girl names that has been a timeless, perennial favorite for babies in the US and beyond. It has always been a top 500 name here since records began in 1880. Esther is of Persian origin and it means “star.” Due to the popularity of this appellation, you might want to give Aster a try as an alternative possibility.

Ever

girl names that end in er

Ever might seem like a contemporary fad of a name but it was actually most popular in the US at the turn of the last century! Ever is an English word name that means “at any time.” The name also has a connection to male names from Scandinavian and Hebrew traditions but don’t let that stop you from using this as a girl name.

Ginger

girl names that end in er

In Britain, Ginger is a term for a redhead. Which you could take as this name’s meaning. The name has traditionally been used as a nickname for Virginia, which would make the meaning “pure.” Ginger was a mildly popular choice as a given name in the US beginning in the late 1930s before losing steam just before the 1990s. We think it’s one of the girl names that deserves a comeback.

Juniper

girl names that end in er

Juniper is an ancient Latin name coined by the Romans for the botanical shrub. Its root actually means “young.” After centuries of neglect, Juniper entered the US top 1000 most popular girl names in 2011. It’s been on the rise ever since and now is poised to break into the top 100 in the next couple of years.

Lavender

girl names that end in er

Another amazing botanical choice, Lavender names a plant with small purple flowers that smell absolutely heavenly. Unlike Juniper, Lavender has never been a popular option in the US. Believe it or not, in the 18th century, the name was mostly used for boys. Today, it is widely considered a girl name.

Parker

girl names that end in er

Parker is an excellent gender-neutral option for parents who love nature. Parker, as with so many occupational surnames, once denoted a person who is a “park keeper.” Today, the name is pretty evenly split between girls and boys with it being ever so slightly popular for little boys. We love it as a girl name and hope you do too!

Pepper

girl names that end in er

Pepper is one of the girl names that has been rare in the US. It had a moment of mild popularity in the 1970s but new parents have mostly neglected this peppy name. Pepper is an English name from a Latin root that means “berry.” It is a reference to the peppercorn that seasons so many different foods.

River

girl names that end in er

River is a unisex baby name that has enjoyed a wave of popularity for both girls and boys over the past fifteen years. It is one of the most treasured nature names that parents are putting on birth certificates today. This name is as straightforward as it gets and an easy one to fall in love with.

Sojourner

girl names that end in er

African-American and women’s rights activist Sojourner Truth was given the name, Isabelle when she was born into enslavement. She adopted her new name after she began traveling and preaching about abolition in 1843. It is considered a hero name and a great way to honor Truth’s successful activism. Sojourner is an English name from French and it means “to stay a while.”

Summer

girl names that end in er

Summer was considered a hippie name until it was finally embraced in the early 1970s. It was seen as trendy at the time but it is now a firmly established option. It peaked in 1977 but it is on track to best that ranking in the next couple of years. We can think of no better girl name for a summer baby than this one.

Vesper

girl names that end in er

The name Vesper comes from Latin and means “evening star.” It’s a mysterious and fun girl name. Evening prayers are often called vespers in Catholic practices. For a name that connotes mystery, contemplation, and stars, Vesper is a real winner.

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Winter

girl names that end in er

As with Summer, Winter is another seasonal name worth exploring. There is evidence of the name being used since the 17th century. In the US, the name had a flash-in-the-pan moment of popularity in the 1970s before it was absent from the top 1000 list for decades. It came back in 2012 and is now more popular than ever before.

Even More Unique Girl Names That End in Er

Cather

girl names that end in er

Cather is an English and French occupational surname that has begun to take on new life as a given option. The appellation means “caterer.” This is one of the more unique girl names that end in er on this list.

Ellender

girl names that end in er

Did you know that Blake Lively‘s middle name is Ellender? The name is derived from an Old German word that means “foreigner” or “stranger.” Technically, the name is unisex but due to the Ellen beginning, we favor this one as a girl name. This name has always been extremely rare in the US but you can help change that.

Kemper

girl names that end in er

Kemper originated in the border region of Germany and the Netherlands. There are slight nuances in meaning between the two countries. According to Nameberry, in Germany, Kemper referenced a serf, while in the Netherlands it referred to anyone who worked with hemp. This name is a rare girl name in the US but we see it as an energetic choice that can also work for baby boys.

Keller

girl names that end in er

The name Keller probably makes you think of the activist and hero Helen Keller. As a surname, Keller historically belonged to a “cellar keeper” or a “store master.” Kellar originated in German but feels completely accessible to English speakers. We would love to see this more a given name as it has been rare thus far.

Silver

girl names that end in er

Silver’s use as a given name rode a wave of word names that became popular in the hippie era (like Summer). However, Silver has never matched other girl names in its class and deserves more attention from new parents. It’s a name with lots of luster!

Thunder

girl names that end in er

As with Silver, Thunder is a unisex word name. Usain Bolt used it for one of his twin sons, born in 2021. We love it as a first name for a girl even if it is a bit loud.

Bryher

girl names that end in er

Bryher is a Cornish girl name that is pronounced exactly the same way as Briar. It names an island, an Isle of Scilly, off the coast of Cornwall. Bryher is a popular name for girls in Cornwall today but that’s a new development. The name means “hilly place.”

Hester

girl names that end in er

Hester was first used as a Medieval form of the Persian name, Esther which we have already suggested. It shares its meaning, “star.” Hester was once a very popular girl name in the US but it fell from favor completely by the 1950s. It is an appellation that is ripe for revival and it makes a great alternative to the more popular Esther.

Jupiter

girl names that end in er

Somehow, Jupiter, as a girl name, is on track to be one of the fastest-growing names in the US. It was already slowly gaining traction before Ed Sheeran chose Jupiter for his little girl in 2022, and Ashley Tisdale named her daughter Jupiter Iris in 2021. As with most celebrity baby names, they tend to take off so expect this name of Latin origin to be mainstream in the next couple of years. Yes, this name means “godfather” or “sky father.”

Prayer

girl names that end in er

A gentle name that connotes devotion, Prayer is a unisex name that could be a very unique possibility. This name has never been a popular or widely established option but we see the potential for it due to the popularity of names like Grace, Psalm, and Saint.

Foster

girl names that end in er

Foster is rarely used as a girl name but we think that is a mistake. The name is an English occupational name for a “forester.” For boys, this name has been a popular given name and why should they get to have all the fun?

Timber

girl names that end in er

Timber is a soft-sounding name with a solid meaning. This tree name is rare in the US but it is given to more baby girls than boys. We think this one really works thanks to its similarities with the more established names Kimber and Kimberly. Just be warned if you call after your daughter with this name in a forest you might cause some panic.

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Jennifer

girl names that end in er

Finally, we leave you with one of the most successful girl names that end in er in the US ever. Jennifer is the Cornish variation of Guinevere, which ultimately derived from the Welsh name Gwenhwyfar. The appellation means “white wave” or “white shadow.” It was the number one most popular name for girls for most of the 1970s and 1980s. It is out of the top 100 today and on the decline, but it is still a safe and practical possibility.

How great are these girl names that end in er? We hope you found some options worthy of your consideration. While the stock of these appellations is limited we feel we’ve offered you some that really will fit a little girl born today. If you want even more baby name inspiration, keep reading! We’ve rounded up the hottest names of the year so far!

Top 10 Baby Names for Girls in 2022

hottest baby names of 2022
  • Maeve – A name of Irish origin that means “she who intoxicates”
  • Luna – A name of Latin origin, meaning “moon”
  • Ophelia – A name of Greek origin, meaning “help”
  • Aurelia – A name of Latin origin that means “the golden one”
  • Eloise – A name of French and English origin, meaning “healthy”

Top 10 Continued

hottest baby names of 2022
  • Isla – A Scottish place name or Spanish baby name, meaning “island”
  • Aurora – A name of Latin origin that means “dawn”
  • Freya – A name of Norse origin, meaning “noblewoman”
  • Elodie – A name of French origin, meaning “foreign riches”
  • Iris – A flower name of Greek origin, meaning “rainbow”

Fastest-Rising Names for Girls in 2022

hottest baby names of 2022
  • Ottilie – A name of French and German origin, meaning “prosperous in battle”
  • Sienna – A name of Italian origin that means “orangish-red”
  • Ella – A multicultural name that means “all” or “completely” or “fairy maiden”
  • Flora – A name of Latin origin that means “flower”
  • Eva – A Latin name of Hebrew origin, meaning “life”

Fastest-Rising Girl Names Continued

hottest baby names of 2022
  • Mia – An Italian name that means “mine”
  • Esther – A name of Persian origin that means “star”
  • Daisy – An English flower name that means “day’s eye”
  • Imogen – A name of Celtic origin, meaning “maiden”
  • Mabel – A diminutive form of Amabel, meaning “lovable”

Other Notable Fast-Rising Girl Names

hottest baby names of 2022
  • Lola – A name of Spanish origin that means “lady of sorrows”
  • Poppy – An English name from Latin, meaning “red flower”
  • Scarlett – An English color name that means “deep red”
  • Elsie – A Scottish short form of Elizabeth, meaning “pledged to God”
  • Anastasia – A name originating in Greek that means “resurrection”

Fast-Risers for Girls Continued

hottest baby names of 2022
  • Clementine – A French name that means “mild”
  • Beatrice – A name of Latin origin, meaning “she who brings happiness”
  • Chloe – A name of Greek origin that means “young, green shoot”
  • Olive – An English name from Latin, meaning “olive tree”
  • Cecilia – A name of Latin origin that means “blind”

Solid Baby Names for Girls Holding Steady in 2022

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  • Ivy – An English botanical name
  • Alice – A name of German origin, meaning “noble”
  • Amelia – A name of German origin that means “work”
  • Eleanor – A name of French Provencal origin, meaning unknown
  • Charlotte – A feminine form of Charles, meaning “free man”

Also Holding It Down

hottest baby names of 2022
  • Clara – A name of Latin origin that means “clear”
  • Daphne – A name of Greek origin, meaning “laurel tree”
  • Violet – A Latin color name that means “purple”
  • Genevieve – A name of Welsh origin that means “tribe woman”
  • Ava – A multicultural name that can mean “life,” “bird,” and “water island”

More Popular Contenders

hottest baby names of 2022
  • Nora – A name of Irish origin, meaning “light”
  • Josephine – A French feminine form of Joseph, meaning “Jehovah increases”
  • Penelope – A name of Greek origin that means “weaver”
  • Lucy – An English form of Lucia that means “light”
  • Adelaide – A name of German origin that means “noble”

Still Great Choices in 2022

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  • Cora – A name of Greek origin related to Persephone, meaning “maiden”
  • Evangeline – A name of Greek origin that means “bearer of good news”
  • Astrid – A name of Scandinavian origin that means “divinely beautiful”
  • Cordelia – A name found in Latin and Celtic naming traditions, meaning “heart” or “daughter of the sea”
  • Matilda – A German name that means “mighty in battle”

These Names for Girls Aren’t Going Anywhere in 2022

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  • Phoebe – A name of Greek origin that means “radiant”
  • Lyra – A name of Greek origin that means “lyre”
  • Stella – A name of Latin origin, meaning “star”
  • Rose – An English flower name
  • Maisie – A Scottish form of Mary that means “pearl” or “bitter”

Other Baby Names for Girls That Are Still Hanging In There

hottest baby names of 2022
  • Arabella – A name of Latin origin that means “yielding to prayer”
  • Mae – A short form of Mary, meaning “bitter” or “pearl”
  • Thea – A name of Greek origin that means “goddess”
  • Celeste – A name of Latin origin that means “heavenly”
  • Athena – A goddess name from Greek mythology that means “from Athens”

Top 10 Baby Names for Boys of 2022

hottest baby names of 2022
  • Soren – A Danish and Norwegian name that means “stern”
  • Theodore – A name of Greek origin that means “gift of God”
  • Atticus – A name of Latin origin, meaning “of Attica”
  • Felix – A name of Latin origin that means “fortunate”
  • Silas – An English name of Latin origin that means “forest”

Top 10 Continued

hottest baby names of 2022
  • Royal – English word name and emerging unisex option
  • Arlo – A name of English and Irish origin, meaning “between two hills”
  • Oscar – A name of Irish origin that means “lover of deer”
  • Hugo – A Latinate form of Hugh, meaning “intellect”
  • Cassius – A name of Latin origin that means “hollow”

Fastest-Rising Baby Names for Boys

hottest baby names of 2022
  • Aurelius – A name of Latin origin that means “the shining one”
  • Evander – A name of Scottish or Greek origin that means “bow warrior” or “strong man”
  • Lachlan – A name of Scottish origin that means “of the fjord land”
  • Mateo – A name of Spanish origin that means “gift of God”
  • Isaac – A name of Hebrew origin that means “laughter”

Other Fast-Rising Baby Boy Names in 2022

hottest baby names of 2022
  • Simon – A name of Hebrew origin that means “he has heard”
  • Cosmo – A name of Greek origin that means “order”
  • Knox – A name of Scottish origin, meaning “round hill”
  • Roman – A name of Latin origin that means “of Rome”
  • Raphael – A name of Hebrew origin that means “God has healed”

Even More Notable Fast-Risers This Year

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  • Wolf – An English animal name
  • Dominic – A name of Latin origin, meaning “belonging to the lord”
  • Zachary – A name of Hebrew origin that means “the Lord has remembered”
  • Magnus – A Scandinavian name of Latin origin that means “greatest”
  • Lucius – A name of Latin origin that means “light”

Rounding Up the Final Fast-Risers for 2022

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  • Tobias – A Greek name originating in Hebrew that means “God is good”
  • Ronan – A name of Irish origin that means “little seal”
  • Alexander – A name of Greek origin, meaning “defending men”
  • Otis – A name of German origin (related to Otto) that means “wealthy”
  • Ethan – A name of Hebrew origin that means “firm”

Solid Names for Boys That Aren’t Going Anywhere in 2022

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  • Oliver – A name of Latin origin that means “olive tree”
  • Caspian – A place name, a reference to the sea, meaning “white”
  • Sebastian – A Latin name of Greek origin that means “of Sebastia”
  • Kai – A unisex name of Hawaiian origin that means “sea”
  • Otto – A name of German origin, meaning “wealthy”

Other Options With Staying Power in 2022

hottest baby names of 2022
  • Caleb – A name of Hebrew origin that means “devotion to God”
  • Nathaniel – A Hebrew name meaning “gift of God”
  • Milo – A name of Latin and German origin that means “soldier”
  • Cyrus – A name of Persian origin that means “sun”
  • Enzo – An Italian form of Henry that means “estate ruler”

These Names Are Sticking Around Another Year

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  • Elio – A Latinate name from Greek that means “sun”
  • Atlas – A name of Greek origin that means “bearer of the heavens”
  • Theo – A diminutive form of Theodore, meaning “gift of God”
  • Ambrose – A name of Latin origin that means “immortal”
  • August – A name of Latin origin that means “greatest”

Even More Names That Are 2022’s Standards

hottest baby names of 2022
  • Rowan – A name of Scottish or Irish origin that means “rowan tree” or “little redhead”
  • Ezra – A name of Hebrew origin that means “help”
  • Louis – A name of German and French origin that means “renowned warrior”
  • Cassian – A name of Latin origin (related to Cassius) that means “hollow”
  • Finn – A name of Irish origin that means “fair”

Expect These Boy Names to Continue to Top the Charts

hottest baby names of 2022
  • Gideon – A name of Hebrew origin that means “hewer”
  • Thomas – A name of Aramaic origin that means “twin”
  • Jude – A name of Hebrew origin, meaning “praised”
  • Archie – A short form of the German name Archibald meaning “truly brave”
  • Lucas – A Latin name of Hebrew origin that means “man from Lucania”

Other Rock-Solid Options in 2022

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  • Emrys – A Welsh name (related to Ambrose) that means “immortal”
  • Jasper – A Persian name that means “bringer of treasure”
  • Nico – A short form of the Greek name that brings us, Nicholas, meaning “people of victory”
  • Rory – A unisex name of Irish origin that means “red king”
  • Azriel – A name of Hebrew origin that means “God is my help”

There you go! We hoped you enjoyed learning about the hottest baby names of 2022, so far! We think there are some excellent names new parents have started to use more often this year. If you’d like to keep learning about even more baby names, check out these nature names that represent that decade’s hottest trend yet! New parents can’t get enough nature names.

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