Names for mean girls

So I’m writing this coming of age novel thing right now (that’s the best way to describe it) .
[name]One[/name] of the characters is from [name]Louisiana[/name], the other [name]Virginia[/name] but they both live in [name]Virginia[/name].
I need clique of “mean” girls from [name]Louisiana[/name] and one from [name]Virginia[/name].
Here are some of my ideas:

Thanks :slight_smile:

I would steer away from stereotypical mean girl names. Maybe one, but don’t have her be the “queen bee”. The best way to think of it are who are the meanest girls in your school? I was born in the middle of the [name]Jessica[/name]/[name]Brittany[/name] phase, but the meanest girls in my school were [name]Kyra[/name], [name]Kara[/name], [name]Gina[/name] and [name]Miriam[/name]. A wide variety. So to make it more realistic chose a variety of names from different cultures. Mix some of the popular names the time they were born with some more unpopular names. I’d look at the Social Security list from the year these characters were born.

[name]Joanna[/name] (number 186 in 1995)

Some ideas:


[name]Brandy[/name], [name]Kelsey[/name], [name]Chelsea[/name], and [name]Devin[/name].

When I think mean girl I think [name]Danielle[/name], [name]Alyssa[/name], [name]Allison[/name], [name]Jessica[/name], and [name]Ashley[/name]. Maybe it’s because I grew up with a slew of girls named these but that’s just my experiences.

Mos of the horrible and tedious people I’ve met have names like [name]Olivia[/name], [name]Christina[/name] and [name]Alex[/name].

I agree with a previous poster, I wouldn’t go to close to the typical/ stereotypical mean girl’s names, which is the feeling I get from most of the ones you have listed. I personally imagine a girl with a unisex name that is better for a boy, a really popular 80-90’s name, a wacky name as in unexpected, unusual, and then a girl with a name that is popular today, or a sweet name nobody would expect.

[name]Brynn[/name] is a good name.
I agree that mean girls don’t have stereotypically ‘mean girl’ names. I knew a mean girl name [name]Megan[/name], which is stereotypical-ish, but that doesn’t make all mean girls the sort to have names like ‘[name]Tiffany[/name]’ and ‘[name]Charlotte[/name]’. I’d stick to a variety, from unisex to decidedly girly to unusual to common. Like a group named [name]Dylan[/name], [name]Kendall[/name], [name]Carolina[/name], [name]Polly[/name], [name]Gertrude[/name], [name]Fiona[/name], and Xyla. Make it realistic.



There is no such thing as a mean girl name. There are mean girls with all types of names. I knew a mean girl named [name]Julie[/name] growing up, but I still don’t think of [name]Julie[/name] as a “mean girl name” because there are all types of [name]Julie[/name]'s out there. Perhaps you should focus more on a name that was popular in [name]Virginia[/name] and [name]Louisiana[/name] at the time these girls were born

This, exactly. Some of the “mean girls” at my school don’t have what you would consider “mean girl” names. I agree with @mellowyellows suggestion of researching names that were popular in [name]Virginia[/name] and [name]Louisiana[/name] during whenever they were born.

I would make it (for a set of 5): [name]Channing[/name], [name]Jacqueline[/name]/[name]Jaclyn[/name], [name]Sophia[/name], [name]Kourtney[/name], and [name]Alicia[/name].

You can look up the most popular girls’ names from the year your characters would have been born AND look by state on the Social Security website, if that would make it feel more authentic.

As a Southerner, though, here are some mean-girl names from area (birth years in the early 80s):

[name]Shasta[/name] (yes, like the discount soda)

The mean girls at my school were named things like [name]Brittany[/name], [name]Brooke[/name], [name]Sydney[/name], [name]Jessi[/name], [name]Tiffany[/name], [name]Taylor[/name], [name]Amanda[/name], [name]Brandie[/name], [name]Nicole[/name], etc… My archenemy was named [name]Susie[/name].



[name]Tara[/name], [name]Jennifer[/name], [name]Kristina[/name], [name]Stephanie[/name], [name]Lindsay[/name]… All name of friends they were not mean girls just name of people born in the early 80’s. not sure exactly what time frame your looking for

the names I think of when I hear mean girls are:
and [name]Karen[/name].
they aren’t very popular, but they just sound mean too me.

When I think of mean girls I think of [name]Ebony[/name], [name]Kailey[/name], Jarelle, [name]Chanelle[/name], and [name]India[/name] because the worst girls I know have these names

As a [name]Louisiana[/name] girl- some of the “mean girls” at my school (2008 HS grad)

  • [name]Elise[/name]
  • [name]Amber[/name]
  • [name]Elizabeth[/name]
  • [name]Megan[/name]
  • [name]Morgan[/name]
  • [name]Michelle[/name]
  • [name]Danielle[/name]
  • [name]Victoria[/name]

But I also know a lot of girls with these names who aren’t mean- For a true southern sounding name, I would go for at Least one unique double-name like, [name]Mary[/name] [name]Finn[/name], [name]Mary[/name] [name]Brennan[/name], [name]Mary[/name] [name]Jo[/name], [name]Mary[/name] [name]Hartly[/name], etc.
[name]One[/name] “masculine” name- [name]Frankie[/name], [name]Stevie[/name], [name]Bobbie[/name], [name]Jamie[/name], [name]Jordan[/name], [name]Morgan[/name], [name]Blake[/name], [name]Bryn[/name]. [name]Duffy[/name], [name]Charlie[/name], [name]Alex[/name] etc.
one long classic name- [name]Victoria[/name], [name]Rosemary[/name], [name]Frances[/name], [name]Caroline[/name], [name]Charlotte[/name], [name]Emily[/name], [name]Elizabeth[/name], [name]Georgia[/name], [name]Alexandra[/name], Etc.
and one over the top or cutesy nicknamey name- KK, Cici, [name]Coco[/name], [name]Penny[/name], [name]Lulu[/name], [name]Gigi[/name], [name]Mimi[/name], Mimsy, Khaki, [name]Posie[/name], [name]Tinley[/name], [name]Finley[/name], [name]Deedee[/name], [name]Darby[/name], [name]Libby[/name], [name]Liv[/name], [name]Sunny[/name], [name]Ali[/name], Etc.

Some amazingly mean girls I knew were [name_f]Emma[/name_f], [name_f]Tammy[/name_f], [name_f]Miranda[/name_f], [name_f]Jocelyn[/name_f], and [name_f]Hailey[/name_f]. Some typical mean girl names would probably be [name_u]Courtney[/name_u], [name_u]Ashley[/name_u], [name_u]Brooke[/name_u], or [name_f]Tammy[/name_f].