Are you on the hunt for baby names that are distinctive, full of charm, and start with the letter B? You’ve landed in the right place. This curated list will inspire you and help you find the perfect moniker for your little one. Each name has been chosen for its uniqueness, character, and the potential to stand out in a crowd.
From timeless classics reimagined to names influenced by nature and mythology, these B names are beautiful and packed with personality. They represent strength, beauty, wisdom, and more. So, whether you’re looking for something traditional with a twist or completely unconventional, prepare to be inspired as we dive into this collection of exceptional names.
Despite being popular for girls and boys (spelled more often Bronwyn for little dudes) in its native Wales, Bronwen goes virtually unused in the US. This gentle name means “white breast.” Bronwen is the daughter of Llyr, the god of the sea in Welsh mythology.
Bindi Irwin, daughter of the late Steve Irwin, has brought visibility to this Australian appellation. It comes from the Noongar language of Western Australia and means “butterfly.” This name is exceedingly rare in the US.
A perfect alternative to Selene or Celine, Beline comes from French and means “goddess.” We think its familiar sound and winning meaning make it a real contender.
Brizo is a name from Ancient Greece that means “to slumber.” Brizo names a goddess who holds dominion over fishermen, mariners, and sailers. In Delos, women would float food offerings to Brizo in little boats.
Bayar is a unisex Mongolian name that means “joy.” To say this one correctly, go with ba-YAR, with stress on the second syllable. We love this appellation’s soft sound and happy meaning.
Bracha is a popular name in Israel today that is rare in the US. It is the Hebrew word for “blessing.” We think it sounds like one, too.
Surprisingly, you will hear the name Brina often in Slovenia today, where it is a top-twenty-five baby appellation. The name comes from Yiddish and means “brown.”
We have no idea why the vintage charmer Benjamina never took off in the US. It has never been a popular name here. It’s much more common in the UK than here. This name comes from Hebrew and means “son of the right hand.” It also comes with a host of adorable nickname possibilities that include Ben, Bennie, Benjie, Jamina, and Mina, to name a few.
The Brits love this name as well. Beryl comes from Greek and means “sea-green jewel.” If you are expecting a baby in May, you have even more of an excuse to choose this one, as it is one of the birthstones for the month.
A name popular among Spanish speakers, Belen sounds both familiar and exotic. It is the Spanish name for Bethlehem, which means “house of bread.” Yum! Belen is one the rise in the US, and we hope more English speakers go for it.
Brona is the express way to spell this name, but in Ireland, you will see it spelled Bronach and Bronagh. This sweet-sounding name masks a bummer meaning in “sorrows.” In the sixth century, a mystic by this name was a follower of Saint Patrick. If you have Irish heritage, consider this appellation.
Bring the retro darling Bea back! Bea is a diminutive form of Beatrice, an appellation of Latin origin that means “bringer of happiness” and “blessed.” This name has not made the US top 1000 baby names in over 120 years! Its time has come.
Bernadette is a baby name of German and French origin that means “brave as a bear.” Its most popular year in the US was 1945, and it has fallen from use in recent decades. We love the nickname Bee for this one.
Fun fact: Blythe is Drew Barrymore‘s middle name! Blythe originated as a nickname in Old English for a person who is always upbeat; thus, the appellation means “cheerful.” This name is technically unisex, but it goes to more girls than boys; that does not mean it is popular! The name has never landed in the top 1000 in the US.
Hey, BayBay! Bay is a new nature name that is starting to take hold. It is a unisex option that comes from Latin and means “berry.” That’s one nature connection; the other is a body of water.
Benazir is a Pakistani name that is pronounced BEN-uh-zeer. The appellation is closely tied to Benazir Bhutto, Pakistan’s first female Prime Minister! This zippy appellation means “incomparable.” Not bad, right?
The literary hero name, Brontë, names some very famous novel-writing sisters. Their surname comes from Greek and means “thunder.”
A name that is extremely popular among Roman Catholics in Europe, Beata is rare in most English-speaking countries. It is especially popular in Poland today. Beata is a Latinate appellation that means “blessed.”
A lovely nature-inspired appellation, Bluet names a low-growing plant with tiny blue flowers. The name originated in French and means “blue.”
Barra is a unisex name of Irish origin that means “fair-haired.” The name belongs to a Scottish island as well.
Brio is a name of Italian origin that means “vivacity.” It is commonly used in music to denote an upbeat tempo. Brio is a unisex appellation that’s full of energy and tenacity.
A lovely nature-inspired name, Birch works for both boys and girls. Birch is a common surname that means “one who lives among the birch trees.” The birch tree symbolizes grace, beauty, strength, and stability.
A name that is found as a surname more often than a given one, Ballou comes from French and means “from Ballou.”
The name of a pretty purple-flowering shrub, Bettany is a beguiling English appellation. This name also means “from Betony.”
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Blossom is an English name that means “to bloom.” Sadly, this gorgeous name has not been popular in the US since the 1920s and ’30s. We wish that new parents would bring this sweet appellation back.
As we wrap up this exploration of B names for girls, we hope you’ve found inspiration and perhaps even the perfect name for your little one. Each of these names carries a unique story, an inherent charm, and a distinct character that could beautifully complement your baby’s personality. Remember, choosing a name is a deeply personal journey — there’s no right or wrong choice, only what feels right for you and your family. Here’s to finding a name that’s as unique and full of character as your future daughter will undoubtedly be!
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