Girl Names with (Obvious) Symbols

[name_m]Hi[/name_m] Berries -

[name_f]Aimee[/name_f] needs our help! Her daughters are [name_f]Luna[/name_f] [name_u]James[/name_u] + [name_f]Lilia[/name_f] [name_u]Wren[/name_u], and now they’re expecting their third girl. Because both of her older daughters have clear symbols associated with their names, they’d like the same for this new baby, too.

More details in today’s Name Sage post here.

[name_f]My[/name_f] take is that the name has to be easily represented by a single, obvious emoji. So [name_u]Sage[/name_u] counts, but how do you express [name_u]Sage[/name_u]?

I’m leaning towards something familiar and almost noun-like. [name_f]Melody[/name_f] or [name_f]Bella[/name_f], maybe?

What are some more girls’ names with built-in symbols?

[name_u]Abby[/name_u], The Name [name_u]Sage[/name_u]


Maybe a colour name? I liked the suggestion of Ruby!


Other ideas:

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[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] (elm tree)
[name_u]Laurel[/name_u] (like a laurel wreath)
[name_f]Neve[/name_f] (snow)
[name_f]Esther[/name_f] (star)
[name_f]Esme[/name_f] (emerald)

Great challenge, [name_u]Abby[/name_u]! I’ll follow your lead with the emoji criteria.

If we’re sticking to an ‘L’ theme, my first thought was [name_f]Leonie[/name_f]! :lion: Has a clear lioness symbol (sorry, no lioness emoji!) – a strong, exciting name to represent the fiery nature of a young girl.

Since [name_f]Luna[/name_f] means “moon” and [name_f]Lilia[/name_f] means “lily” or “bird”, I thought a name that related to the sun would be a beautiful way to tie the two names together.

Some names that can mean “sun” and go nicely with the other two girls…

  • [name_u]Akira[/name_u] :sunny:
  • [name_f]Eleni[/name_f] / [name_f]Elora[/name_f] :sunny:
  • [name_f]Soleil[/name_f] / [name_f]Solara[/name_f] :sunny:
  • [name_f]Sunniva[/name_f] / [name_u]Sunny[/name_u] :sunny:

[name_u]Or[/name_u] perhaps any other sky-themed name, since [name_f]Luna[/name_f] and [name_f]Lilia[/name_f] can both be interpreted that way…

  • [name_f]Celeste[/name_f] :cloud: :angel:
  • [name_f]Julia[/name_f] :cloud: :angel:
  • [name_f]Alba[/name_f] :sunrise:
  • [name_f]Zora[/name_f] :sunrise:
  • [name_u]Aster[/name_u] :star2:
  • [name_f]Lyra[/name_f] (also can connect to music) :star2: :musical_note:
  • [name_u]Vega[/name_u] (swooping eagle - best of both worlds!) :eagle:

How about a classic water-themed name?

  • [name_f]Maribel[/name_f] :ocean:
  • [name_f]Maris[/name_f] :ocean:
  • [name_f]Selkie[/name_f] :ocean: (pretend there is a seal emoji here!)
  • [name_f]Oceania[/name_f] / [name_u]Ocean[/name_u] :ocean:
  • [name_f]Mayim[/name_f] / [name_f]Maya[/name_f] :ocean:

[name_f]My[/name_f] top choices for [name_f]Aimee[/name_f] are:

[name_f]Luna[/name_f], [name_f]Lilia[/name_f], and [name_f]Leonie[/name_f]
[name_f]Luna[/name_f], [name_f]Lilia[/name_f], and [name_f]Elora[/name_f]
[name_f]Luna[/name_f], [name_f]Lilia[/name_f], and [name_f]Soleil[/name_f]
[name_f]Luna[/name_f], [name_f]Lilia[/name_f], and [name_f]Alba[/name_f] :heart_eyes: (Alba is my top choice for [name_f]Aimee[/name_f]! It means “dawn”.)
[name_f]Luna[/name_f], [name_f]Lilia[/name_f], and [name_f]Maris[/name_f]
[name_f]Luna[/name_f], [name_f]Lilia[/name_f], and [name_f]Maya[/name_f]

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Lyra🎵and Leonie🦁 are my fav for this sib set

[name_f]Gaia[/name_f] :earth_asia:
[name_u]Ember[/name_u] or [name_f]Asha[/name_f] :fire:
[name_f]Raina[/name_f] :cloud_with_rain:

[name_f]Rose[/name_f] / [name_f]Rosa[/name_f]
[name_u]Rae[/name_u] (sun ray)
[name_u]Sky[/name_u] / [name_u]Skye[/name_u] / [name_f]Skyla[/name_f]
[name_f]Olive[/name_f] / [name_f]Olivia[/name_f]

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Sticking with L my first thoughts are (sorry for any repeats)

[name_f]Lilia[/name_f], [name_f]Luna[/name_f] & [name_u]Lake[/name_u]
[name_f]Lilia[/name_f], [name_f]Luna[/name_f] & [name_f]Lea[/name_f] (meadow)
[name_f]Lilia[/name_f], [name_f]Luna[/name_f] & [name_u]Laurel[/name_u] (tree)
[name_f]Lilia[/name_f], [name_f]Luna[/name_f] and [name_f]Olive[/name_f] “Liv”

I love [name_f]Clementine[/name_f] :tangerine:


[name_f]Goldie[/name_f] :sunny:
[name_f]Rosie[/name_f] :rose:

[name_f]My[/name_f] favorite of Abby’s suggestions is [name_f]Olive[/name_f] :dove:

Not “L” names, but my first thoughts were [name_f]Stella[/name_f] :sparkles: and [name_f]Paloma[/name_f] :dove:

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Oh! Colors + seasons are really good ideas. Thanks!

LOVE [name_u]Laurel[/name_u] for a third L name!

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@MeredithWS - [name_f]Clementine[/name_f] is genius!

@Oblivious_octopus - Sky/e would work, wouldn’t it? [name_u]Love[/name_u] it as a middle for them, too.

@columbiacharm - Really drawn to [name_u]Ember[/name_u]!

@eileithyia - Yes, [name_f]Leonie[/name_f] is perfect! And the sun/sky idea is wonderful. [name_f]Eleni[/name_f] sounds amazing with [name_f]Luna[/name_f] and [name_f]Lilia[/name_f] - a strong L sound, but it’s not actually an L name …

I love [name_f]Soleil[/name_f], but I always wonder if it’s a pronunciation nightmare?

@LouC - oh, [name_f]Olive[/name_f] shortened to [name_f]Liv[/name_f] is kind of genius …


[name_f]My[/name_f] first thought was [name_f]Linnea[/name_f]. Which means “lime tree” :deciduous_tree:


If you really wanted to lean into the “L” thing, I love [name_f]Lyra[/name_f] and [name_u]Laurel[/name_u] too, and there is also [name_f]Linnea[/name_f], but I wouldn’t do it, personally. I think I would constantly mix all the names up.

If not [name_u]Ruby[/name_u], I think I would expect to see [name_f]Aurora[/name_f] or [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] in this sibset.


I think [name_u]Aria[/name_u], [name_f]Bella[/name_f], [name_f]Stella[/name_f], and [name_u]Willow[/name_u] fit really well here!

Other ideas:
[name_f]Reina[/name_f] :crown:
[name_f]Scarlett[/name_f] :red_square:
[name_u]Lyric[/name_u] :musical_note:
[name_f]Angelica[/name_f], [name_f]Angelique[/name_f] :angel:
[name_u]Skye[/name_u] :partly_sunny:

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I’ll seggest [name_u]Ruby[/name_u] too! It’s such a cute name, and goes well with the other.
Other suggestions:

[name_f]Flora[/name_f] (flower/nature)
[name_f]Stella[/name_f] (star)
[name_f]Lotte[/name_f] (lotus)
[name_f]Lucy[/name_f] (light)
Fayra (faery)


sorry for any repeats !!

[name_f]Candy[/name_f] :lollipop:
[name_f]Stella[/name_f] :star:
[name_u]Dove[/name_u] :dove:
[name_f]Honey[/name_f] :honey_pot:
[name_u]Paris[/name_u] :fr:
Oceane/Oceana :ocean:
[name_f]Kitty[/name_f] :cat:
[name_f]Mariposa[/name_f] :butterfly:
Bee/Bea :honeybee:
[name_f]Portia[/name_f] (bit hidden) :pig2:
Flora/Fiorella/Flore :bouquet:
[name_f]Apple[/name_f] :apple:

[name_f]Lucia[/name_f] or [name_f]Luciana[/name_f] – light (My daughter is [name_f]Lucia[/name_f] [name_f]Rose[/name_f] – so, 2 symbols :-))

[name_u]Love[/name_u] all these names! [name_f]My[/name_f] favorite from the Name [name_u]Sage[/name_u] column is definitely [name_f]Iris[/name_f]. :rainbow:

Other suggestions:
[name_f]Fern[/name_f] :herb:
[name_u]Briar[/name_u] :rose:
[name_u]Nova[/name_u] :sparkles:
[name_f]Goldie[/name_f] :yellow_heart:
[name_f]Ivy[/name_f] :seedling:
[name_f]Delta[/name_f] :ocean:
[name_f]Isla[/name_f] :desert_island:
[name_f]Daphne[/name_f] :deciduous_tree:
[name_f]Sylvia[/name_f] :deciduous_tree::deciduous_tree::deciduous_tree:
[name_f]Viola[/name_f] :purple_heart:
[name_u]Eden[/name_u] :tulip::rose::hibiscus::cherry_blossom::blossom::sunflower:
[name_u]Juniper[/name_u] 🫐
[name_f]Aurora[/name_f] :rainbow: