Are you looking for short baby names with only 4 letters for your baby girl? Here are a bunch of beautiful, unique, and sweet short names that would be perfect for your daughter.
Along with their various meanings and origins, there is also a pronunciation guide for the less common names.
Popular names for girls
From classic to modern, here are some of the most popular four-letter baby girl names that are both stylish and easy to remember.
In Hebrew, Aria means lion of God. It also has some Italian and Persian origins too!
Italian for song or melody, and Persian for noble.
English origin, Jane means God is gracious. Jane is a strong name that many successful women have, including Jane Austen, Jane Fonda, and Jane Goodall.
Spanish origin meaning young girl or feminine. Ella is a fun name for your daughter!
In Hebrew, Anna means grace or favor. Made popular again by the Disney movie Frozen, Anna another short and sweet name.
Greek for life. Zoey has a few spelling variations, but this is the most common one.
Unique girl names
If you are looking for a more unique 4 letter baby girl name, these are some good choices for your daughter's first or middle name.
6.Xena (pronounced zee-nu)
Greek for guest or stranger. Xena is most notable a warrior princess in Greek mythology.
French for fairy or elf, Faye is a great magical baby name for your daughter!
- pronounced fay
Arabic for blooming flower. Zara is another unique 4 letter baby name that has such a beautiful meaning.
- pronounced zar-uh
Thea has a Greek origin meaning Goddess. In Greek mythology, she was the Goddess of light.
- pronounced thee-uh
Rhea is another greek name means a flowing stream.
- pronounced ray
Strong girl names
Anne has a Hebrew meaning of gracious, merciful or favored by God. A few notably people with this name are Anne Hathaway, Anne Frank, and Anne Boleyn.
- pronounced ann or ann-ee
Brea has a Gaelic origin meaning noble or exalted.
- pronounced bree-uh
Latin for deep red gemstone. There are lots of different ways you could spell this, but this four letter variation is the most common.
- pronounced roo-bee
English origin for glory. Cleo is a shortened form of Cleopatra.
- pronounced clee-oh
Dora is Greek for gift. In Latin, Dora means gift of God.
- pronounced door-uh
Elle has a French origin meaning she. In Hebrew, it means feminine or bright one.
- pronounced el-l or ell-ee
Emma has an old German origin meaning whole or universal.
- pronounced em-muh
Hebrew meaning heroine of God.
- pronounced Ga-bee
Joan is another Hebrew name meaning God is gracious.
Erin is Irish for "from the island to the west".
- pronounced air-n
Tess is a short form of Theresa which in old English means harvester.
Jean is french for God is gracious. It is also the English and Scottish version of Jane.
- pronounced jee-ne or jahn
Skye comes from an old Norse world meaning cloud. There are a couple of different variations for this name, with the e and without.
- pronounced sk-eye
Gwen is Welsh for fair, white, blessed or holy. Shortened version of Gwenivere or Gwendolyn.
- pronounced g-wen
Jill is English for child of the Gods or youthful.
Kris is English for follower of Christ.
Rory is Irish for red king. Most of us know Rory from the Gilmore girls, which is Lorelei's daughter.
- pronounced Roar-ee
Iris is Greek for rainbow. It's also a beautiful flower name too!
- pronounced eye-ris
Kara is Italian for beloved. In Gaelic, the spelling variation Cara, means friend.
- pronounced care-uh or car-uh
Lana has multiple origins including a Gaelic word for child. It's a shortened form of the name Svetlana which means light.
- pronounced lah-na or l-anne-uh
Cora is Greek for maiden. It also comes from a Latin word meaning daughter.
- pronounced core-uh
Rose is Latin for flower. This is also on our comprehensive list of flower names for girls.
- pronounced roe-s
Lisa is English and Hebrew for God is my oath.
- pronounced lee-sa
Emmy is French for hard working.
- pronounced em-me
Juno is Latin for queen of heaven.
- pronounced ju-noh
Kira has quite a few different origins and meanings. In Japanese, it means glitter. In Persian, it means sun, and in Irish it means black.
Leah comes from a Hebrew word for delicate.
- pronounced lee-uh
Hope has an English origin and means to cherish a desire.
Isla is Scottish for island. This would be a great unique baby name that not many people have!
- pronounced eye-la
Lena is Persian for ray of light. There are a couple of different spelling variations, but any of them would be perfect for your daughter.
- pronounced Lee-nuh
Anya is Hebrew for resurrection.
- pronounced ahn-yuh
Lara is Latin for protection.
- pronounced lar-uh
Milk comes from the Spanish word for miracles.
- pronounced me-luh
Evie is Hebrew for life. This is another old-fashioned name that hasn't been used in awhile.
- pronounced ee-vee
Lyla is Arabic for night. It also has a couple of different spellings.
- pronounced l-eye-luh
Maya comes from the Greek word for water. In Latin, it means great.
- pronounced my-uh
Mary is Latin for star of the sea. This name has been used throughout time, and still has a lot of prominence to this day.
Nala in Swahili means lioness, queen or successful. Definitely a strong name for your baby girl.
- pronounced nah-luh
Raya in Hebrew means friend. In Bulgarian, it means heaven.
- pronounced rye-uh
Rain means abundant blessings from above.
Sara is German for princess, queen or pure.
- pronounced s-air-uh
Lucy is Latin for light. It's another old fashioned name that is still fun today!
Vera means faith. There are a couple of different spelling variations, but this one is used most.
- pronounced veer-uh
Ruth in Hebrew means friend. This would make a great first or middle name!
Jade is a type of beautiful green gemstone. This elegant name is great for a baby girl!
Mira comes from the Latin word meaning admirable. In Spanish, it means look.
- pronounced meer-uh
Nina in Spanish means little girl. She was an Incan goddess of fire.
- pronounced nee-nuh
Nora is Arabic for light. In Latin, it means light.
- pronounced n-or-uh
Luna is Latin for moon. In Roman mythology, she was a goddess of the moon.
- pronounced loo-nuh
Lily is Latin for flower, pure, and beauty. There are a couple of different ways you can spell this beautiful name, but this one is the most used.
- pronounced l-ill-ee
A great choice that's unique is Raya, Isla, or Juno.
Lucy is Latin for light and is a very cute name for a baby girl.
Elle, Jean, Anne, and Jade all make great middle names since they go together with lots of other names.
Jane, Lucy, Mary, Lisa, Aria, and Zoey are all four-letter names that are popular in the United States.