10 Fierce Baby Girl Names Inspired By Animals
Looking for inspiration on what to name your baby girl? Enjoy these fierce (in the modern sense of the word) names inspired by the natural world.
1. Anemone: In Greek Myth, Anemone was a nymph. The sea creature is named after the Anemone flower which it resembles. It’s a cute option for a girl’s name.
2. Birdie: This is the sort of name that started out as a popular nickname, and transformed into an official given name for girls. It has a cute retro vibe, which would be perfect for a baby with a bright and bubbly personality.
3. Raven: As the name of a bird with black plumage, this is a wonderfully mysterious name, particularly if your little one has dark hair. It is also Mystique’s name in the X-Men series.
4. Tiger: Though this is a shortened version of Tigerlily (good as it can be shortened to Tiger or the more common ‘Lily’), Tiger is an increasingly popular name in its own right. The name comes directly from the big cat.
5. Ursula: Derived from the Latin ‘Ursa’, meaning ‘Bear’, or ‘She-Bear’. As well as Bond actress Ursula Andress, it is also the name of a character in Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’, and the name of warrior princess Saint Ursula, whose saint’s day is October 21st.
6. Leona: The female version of Leo, or Leon; this name comes from the Latin for Lion. It can also be spelled Leonie. The most famous owner of the name is singer Leona Lewis.
7. Fawn: In the natural world, a fawn is a baby deer; but the name is also derived from Fauna, the Greek Goddess of nature.
8. Branwen: This is a Welsh name, meaning ‘beautiful white raven’, and in Welsh mythology, Branwen was the daughter of King Llyr. It is closely related to the name Bronwen, which is also a beautiful option.
9. Ava: This name is related to the Latin ‘Avis’ meaning ‘Bird’. As well as legendary actress Ava Gardner, it is also the name of Saint Ava, a 9th-century princess.It is also related to names like Eva, and Evelyn.
10. Paloma: Made famous in recent years by singer Paloma Faith, the name comes from the Latin ‘Palumbus’, which means Dove. It is a more common name in countries like Spain, and Italy.