Numerical baby names are monikers that parents can always count on. While all names hold a special meaning and significance, number names trace their origins to a number or numerical concept. These names can honor family by denoting the number of children. These baby names can also be signifiers for dates. Perhaps your baby girl was born in August or on the eighth of the month, then you could with Octavia, which means “eighth.”
If you are not trying to find anything specific to a number and, instead, are after attractive names for baby girls, you’ll also find them within this list. After all, many of these names have been around since the ancient Romans began using them as names centuries ago. That means that these names are versatile, well-known, and beloved classics. All-in-all, these names really add up! Check out these 25 numerical baby names for girls and get inspired by the numerals.
Let’s start with a name inspired by the number one. Una is a gorgeous name that was first used by the ancient Romans as a name meaning “one.” The name later became associated with an Irish, epic poem and name which is spelled, Una or Oona. She is the personification of truth, beauty, and unity.
Nessa might be familiar to you as a diminutive form of Vanessa, but in Cornish, the name means “second.” You will also find the name in Scandinavian, Russian, and Scottish traditions. It can also mean “headlands” or “promontory.”
Are you looking for a zippy name for your third child? The Italian charmer, Terza might be the perfect option. The name means “third.” Practically unknown outside of Europe, this name would be a unique moniker with plenty of character. The name is pronounced TAIR-tza.
Trinity fell off of the popularity charts and out of the top 1000 baby names in the seventies. Luckily, the name was resurrected thanks to the popularity of The Matrix (1999). Trinity then enjoyed a meteoric rise to the top 100. The name has fallen from favor slightly in recent years, but we just think that’s more of an incentive for new parents to choose it. Trinity has Latin origins and means “triad.”
Like Nessa, Tressa also has Cornish roots. Tressa means “third.” The name Tressa was fairly popular in the US in the late nineteenth century but completely fell off the popularity charts by 1975. The name is like a beautiful marriage between Trinity and Tessa.
Rabia is a gorgeous Arabic name that comes from Raabi’a and means “spring.” However, the Anglicized spelling of the name, Rabia means “fourth.” It refers to the saint and mystic Rabia of Basra who was the fourth daughter of her family.
Quintessa can be parsed a couple of different ways. The name shares Latin roots with the word meaning “quintessential.” Thus, some take the name to mean “essence.” However, if you dig a little deeper, you’ll discover that Quintessa is the feminine form of Quintus, a Roman family name meaning “five.” This name has the added benefit of sounding similar to Contessa.
Delta is a romantic name of Greek origin that means “fourth” thanks to its order as the fourth letter in the Greek alphabet. A once fairly common name in the US, Delta has not enjoyed popularity since the 1920s. Bring it back, new parents!
You are probably familiar with the name Sia thanks to an Australian singer-songwriter who bears the name and wrote the hit song “Chandelier.” Sia is most commonly found as a name coming from Old Norse and meaning “victory.” However, in Scottish Gaelic, Sia means “six.
Wow! Septima certainly has a regal ring to it. Parents today do not have families as big as they once did when having seven children was not considered too big of a deal. Septima has Latin origins and means “seventh.” If you’re expecting your seventh (bless you), this name is a perfect fit. However, seven is a number that can be significant for any number of reasons.
If you’re expecting a rainbow baby, we urge you to consider the Japanese name, Nanako. This gorgeous moniker refers to the seven colors of the rainbow. The name breaks down to “seven + rainbow.” Other popular Japanese names for girls incorporate the number seven, including Nanaka (“seven +summer”) and Nanami (“seven + sea”).
Softer and touch more exotic than Octavia, Ottavia is the preferred Italian form of the name and means “eight.” Now, we know that most parents these days are not trying for eight kids, but the name is so beautiful, we think it’s fit for any baby girl.
Nona was one of the most popular names in the US until the 1960s. We really hope parents bring back this vintage gem. Nona has Latin roots and means “ninth.” In Roman mythology, Nona, whose name means “ninth”, was called upon by pregnant women in their ninth month when the child was due to be born. She was worshipped as a goddess of pregnancy and the personification of destiny.
Tara is widely known as an Irish name meaning “rocky hill.” The name became so popular in the US, that the pronunciation of the name morphed over the years from Tar-ah to Tair-UH. However, Tara isn’t just a name with Irish roots, it’s found in a number of different naming traditions, including the Hausa (Nigeria and Niger). In this case, the name means “nine.”
Like Nona, Decima was one of the Three Fates in Roman mythology. Along with Nona, Decima oversaw birth. As you might suspect, this number name for girls comes from Latin and means “tenth.” Now, we don’t expect too many families to have ten children, so this name would be great for a baby born in October.
English number names also work as given names and many hip parents are beginning to use them for their children. Eleven was first seen as a possibility for a baby girl after the hit show, Stranger Things introduced us to a gifted young girl with rather heinous enemies. On baby name databases BabyNames.com and Nameberry, the name is currently trending. Expect to hear a lot more of this name in coming years.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s clever adaptation of the Roman numerals IV, Ivy has seen a huge shift in favor and it’s now more popular today than ever before in the US. Traditionally considered, a botanical name, Ivy has a lot going for it and would make for a perfect name for your fourth child.
Erykah Badu and Andre 3000 broke the rules when they decided to name their son Seven. However, we see the name as a totally acceptable gender-neutral option. The name has been on the rise ever since and David Beckham chose the name for his daughter, Harper Seven.
Primrose means “first rose,” because the flower blooms early in the spring. Primrose is more popular in the UK than it is in the US and even has origins as a surname in Scottish. We love that this name is both a flower name and a number name! It also gives you the excellent nicknames Prim or Rose.
Soraya is another name for the Pleiades, a star cluster in the constellation Taurus. By either name, they’re the seven sisters, daughters of Pleione. In Greek myth, their names are Maia, Electra, Taygete, Alcyone, Celaeno, Sterope, and Merope. If you’re after a unique nod to the number seven, this is it!
You will not be disappointed in a month name for your baby girl. June and April are a couple of the most popular. June, of course, is the sixth month and is so named for Juno, the roman goddess and queen of the heavens. The name fell out of the top 1000 in the 1980s, but it’s on the rise again today.
For your firstborn daughter, consider the energetic name, Kensa. The name has Cornish origins and means “first.” With the popular names Kenzie, Kinsley, and Kynlee on the rise, Kensa offers a fresh alternative that’s rarely heard in the US.
A cross-cultural hit, Hana is one of the most popular Anglo-Korean names. The name means “one” in Korean, but you’ll notice it looks a lot like Hannah. This roundly appealing name can also be found in Hebrew, Slavic, Czech, Polish, and Japanese naming traditions.
Mona is a retro name that’s associated with an Irish moniker that means “noble good.” However, as with Hana, Mona can be found in a variety of languages and traditions. Mona is the Greek word for “one.” Last year, fewer than 100 girls were given this name in the US even though the name was hugely favored in the thirties, forties, and fifties. Bring Mona back for your first baby girl.
Winona is a gorgeous name for girls meaning “firstborn daughter.” The name is also commonly spelled Wynona or Wynonna. The name has Dakota and Sioux origins. Actress Winona Ryder and singer Wynonna Judd have helped propel the name in recent years. The name saw its most popular year in 1931. Clearly, Ryder and Judd were outliers.
There you go! 25 numerical baby names for girls that give a name extra special meaning. We hope you feel inspired by these names and will count on one of them for your baby girl.
Andrew is a Chicago-based writer who enjoys finding the best of the internet, obsessively making lists, and cooking for friends. After studying Film and Art History, he developed a deep love for both topics. Celebrity news, pop culture, and stories that bring people together are his passions.
- 1 25. Una
- 2 24. Nessa
- 3 23. Terza
- 4 22. Trinity
- 5 21. Tressa
- 6 20. Rabia
- 7 19. Quintessa
- 8 18. Delta
- 9 17. Sia
- 10 16. Septima
- 11 15. Nanako
- 12 14. Ottavia
- 13 13. Nona
- 14 12. Tara
- 15 11. Decima
- 16 10. Eleven
- 17 9. Ivy
- 18 8. Seven
- 19 7. Primrose
- 20 6. Soraya
- 21 5. June
- 22 4. Kensa
- 23 3. Hana
- 24 2. Mona
- 25 1. Winona
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