Why Choose A Shorter Name?
It’s Easier To Remember
Kids from big families, raise your hands if you’ve ever been called your siblings’ names? It’s annoying, isn’t it? Don’t make the same mistakes as your parents! Giving your baby girl a shorter name will make it much easier for you and everyone else to remember!
It’s Easier To Write
One of the proudest moments in a young parent’s life is seeing their babies learn how to read and write. A shorter name isn’t just easier for you kid in the early stages of her development; it’s also helpful in the long run! Filling out government documents, getting a cuppa at Starbucks, signing into offices – these common, day-to-day tasks can be made easier with 4 letter names.
It’s A Good Alternative To A Longer First Name
If you’re already fixated on long first names for your baby girl, 4 letter names might be good options for her middle name! Having both a long first name and a short middle name means you can always opt for the short nickname if the long name gets too tiresome!
The Best 4 Letter Female Names
Here are some absolutely lovely 4 letter baby names for girls:
Names that start with A
Meaning: “Radiance and splendour”
Famous Namesakes: The Irish goddess of summer.
Famous Namesakes: As it is the Hungarian form of Alice, namesakes include Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, The Lovely Bones’ author Alice Sebold, and Crystal Castles’ Alice Glass.
Names ending in A
Pronunciation: Ta (as in “tart”) - la (as in “lamp”)
Meaning: “Bright star” or “story”
Famous Namesakes: Iranian actress Tala Ashe and the grandmother in Disney’s Moana.
Meaning: “Goddess”. In Greek mythology, Theia was the titan of sight.
Famous Namesakes: Australian writer Thea Astley and archivist and art historian Thea Exley.
Names that start with E
Meaning: “Prosperous in war”.
Famous Namesakes: American actress and model Edie Sedgwick.
Meaning: Etta is derived from Henrietta, the female version of Henry. Henry comes from Heimrich, which means “ruler of the home”.
Famous Namesakes: The late American jazz, blues, and R&B singer Etta James.
Names that start with F
Pronunciation: It sounds like how you would say “floor”, but with a hard “r”.
Meaning: This Spanish name has a cute meaning – it literally translates to “flower”!
Famous Namesakes: ‘80s star Farrah Fawcett.
Names that start with I
Meaning: “Cool”, “One who spreads peace”
Names that start with J
Meaning: In Roman Mythology, Juno is the queen of the gods. She is also known as the goddess of women and fertility.
Famous Namesakes: English actress Juno Temple and the pregnant lead character in the film Juno.
Meaning: As the feminine form of Jan – which is the Slavic form of the biblical name John – Jana means “God is gracious”.
Famous Namesakes: Jana is a common name in the Czech Republic, so you’ll find countless athletes there named Jana.
Names that start with K
Famous Namesakes: Though the spelling is off by one letter, Korra is the main character in the animated series The Legend of Korra.
Famous Namesakes: Kari Byron was a host on the awesome science show Mythbusters.
Names that start with L
Famous Namesakes: Luna Lovegood, the quirky but bright character in the Harry Potter series.
Names that start with M
Meaning: Maya has several meanings depending on the country of origin. In Nepali, Maya means “love”, while in the Maori language, Maia means “courage”.
Famous Namesakes: Maya Hawke, the young actress who plays Robin in season three of Stranger Things; poet Maya Angelou.
Meaning: In Spanish, it means “to look”. In the Hindu belief, Mira was a devout acolyte of Krishna.
Famous Namesakes: American actress Mira Sorvino.
Names that start with N
Meaning: “Mother goddess”
Gender-neutral 4 Letter Names
Famous Namesakes: In Harry Potter, “Avis” is the name of a spell.
2-Syllable 4 Letter Names
Famous Namesakes: Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ daughter has a similar-sounding name: Suri.
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