100 Canadian Girl Names

Canadian girl names are perfect if you're looking for worldly, modern, and original options. Don't miss the list we've prepared for you!
100 Canadian Girl Names
Marcela Alejandra Caffulli

Reviewed and approved by the pediatrician Marcela Alejandra Caffulli.

Last update: 22 February, 2023

Canada has always been a multicultural country. You only have to look at its francophone, despite the fact that it’s a territory located in North America, to realize this fact. That’s why, if you want a worldly option to name the future queen of the house, you cannot miss the following Canadian names for girls.

Canadian names for girls

Since the Middle Ages, according to a study carried out by Juan Francisco Maura from the University of Vermont, Basque and Portuguese fishermen were those who used the word ‘cañada’ to name this country. Later, it evolved to its current name.

This fact, together with the great powers that have influenced this territory (France and the United States, among others), has led to a country that gathers different cultures. But it also exudes a fragrance of its own. It’s not surprising, therefore, that Canadian names cause great expectation among parents from all over the world.

Canadian names for girls from A to B

  1. Ada: comes from the German Athal, which alludes to the ‘noble lineage’ of the little girl.
  2. Adeline: comes from France and means ‘noble’.
  3. Adina: for the one who’s ‘noble and adorned’, this Hebrew name is perfect.
  4. Adrienne: of French origin, it alludes to ‘she who comes from the sea’.
  5. Aimée: comes from French and means ‘beloved’.
  6. Alanna: alludes in Celtic to a girl who’s ‘bright and beautiful’.
  7. Alda: is the feminine variant of Aldo. In this regard, its origin is uncertain, but it’s thought to come from Germanic Longobard and Celtic. In any case, Canadian parents have been particularly captivated by this name for their little girls.
  8. Alida: is the Canadian variant of Aida, a Greek name meaning ‘elegant and noble’.
  9. Albane: this is the feminine variant of the Basque name Alban, which, in turn, comes from the Latin gentilic of the city of Alba Longa.
  10. Alia: a Hebrew name that alludes to one who is ‘exalted’ or ‘elevated’.
  11. Althea: a variant of the Greek name Althaia. It comes from the term althos, which means ‘healing’.
  12. Amanda: a variant of Amy, which alludes to ‘the one to be loved’.
  13. Athena: of Greek origin, it refers to a ‘wise’ girl.
  14. Aude: comes from French and means ‘noble’.
  15. Aurelie: with the same origin as the previous option, it alludes to ‘gold’.
  16. Amelia: means ‘work’ in Germanic.
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Canadian girl names from C to M

  1. Cheri: of French origin, it means ‘affection’.
  2. Gaelle: also from French, it means ‘blessed and generous’.
  3. Georgette: means ‘farmer’ in French.
  4. Geraldine: refers to a ‘brave and strong woman’ in Gaelic.
  5. Gertrude: comes from the Germanic name Gertrude. In this regard, it’s a compound of ger (‘spear’) and trut (‘faithful, valuable’). Therefore, its translation could allude to the ‘faithful and valuable spear’.
  6. Greta: this is the diminutive of Margarita, so it also alludes to the ‘precious pearl’.
  7. Gwendoline: this name comes from Celtic and alludes to the ‘sacred ring’ or the woman ‘with white eyelashes’.
  8. Iona: this is a Russian variant of the prophet Jonah, but Canadian parents opt for it as one of the most popular choices for girls.
  9. Irène: a variant of the Greek name that alludes to ‘peace’.
  10. Madeline: means ‘woman of Magdala’. This is the city on the Sea of Galilee where St. Mary Magdalene was born.
  11. Malvina: this name was invented by the Scottish writer James Macpherson after one of the characters in his Ossian Songs in the 18th century.
  12. Marcia: the feminine derivative of the Roman god of war, Mars.
  13. Marine: the French form of Marina.
  14. Marita: variant of Margaret.
  15. Marjolaine: means ‘marjoram’ in French.
  16. Marjorie: a medieval variant of Marguerite.
  17. Maya: comes from Greek and alludes to ‘godmother, wet nurse, or mistress’.
  18. Maxine: of Latin origin, it alludes to ‘the greatest’.

Canadian Girl Names from M to Z

  1. Melia: alludes in Greek to ‘ash tree, sweetness, or honey’.
  2. Melinda: of Greek origin, it alludes to the ‘beauty of the dragon’ or refers also to the ‘harmonious woman’, according to its Hebrew meaning.
  3. Mélanie: a French variant of the Greek name Melania, meaning ‘black or dark’.
  4. Mila: on the one hand, it could be the diminutive of the Latin name Milagros; on the other hand, it could have a Slavic origin and would allude to the one who is ‘loved by her people’.
  5. Mildred: means ‘delicate strength’ in Anglo-Saxon.
  6. Millie: of English origin, it means ‘gentle strength’ or ‘strong in work’.
  7. Mitzi: comes from Germanic to allude to the ‘little one’ of the house.
  8. Mona: it’s said that it comes from Irish and means ‘noble’, although its origin is also shuffled between Gaelic or Greek origins.
  9. Muguette: this is a plant with a very old French tradition. On May 1st, in Paris, this precious flower is given as a gift to wish good luck to loved ones. It’s also known as ‘lily of the valley’.
  10. Myrna: this is the English form of the Gaelic name Muirne, which means ‘dear and kind’.
  11. Nadege: a Russian and Slavic name alluding to ‘hope’.
  12. Viviana: this is one of the variants of the Latin name Bibiana.
  13. Vivienne: this is the French version of the previous option, which alludes to ‘she who lives intensely’.
  14. Wilda: of Germanic origin, it means ‘willow tree’.
  15. Wilma: it’s a variant of Guillermina that comes from the Germanic words vilja (‘will’) and helm (‘protection’).
  16. Winona: comes from the North American tribe of the Dakota. In this regard, it alludes to the ‘firstborn’ of the family.
  17. Zoé: of Greek origin, it alludes to the ‘woman full of life’.
  18. Zora: means ‘dawn’ in Slavic.

Canadian names for both sexes

Canada inspires other countries with its modernity. In fact, as reflected in research published in 2021, its Feminist Foreign Policy is intended to serve as an international example. And, of course, this is also reflected in the beauty contained in the diversity of its names.

In this regard, more and more Canadian parents are opting for unisex options, which work for both boys and girls, when deciding on their daughter’s name. If you’re also looking for such an option? Take note!

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The United States and France, among others, have had a great influence on Canada, so their typical names from different parts of the world are often chosen by parents.

Canadian names for girls: Unisex options from A to G

  1. Aden
  2. Alva
  3. Amida
  4. Azaria
  5. Basil
  6. Casimir
  7. Charlie
  8. Chery
  9. Christin
  10. Clair
  11. Chery
  12. Coral
  13. Evan
  14. Gervais
  15. Gildas
  16. Goldie
  17. Gontran
  18. Gratien
  19. Gregoire

H to M names

  1. Harper
  2. Hilarion
  3. Honore
  4. Hunter
  5. Innocent
  6. Irenee
  7. Jayden
  8. Lambert
  9. Landry
  10. Lazar
  11. Loris
  12. Louison
  13. Medine
  14. Mika
  15. Mina
  16. Mirca
  17. Modeste

From N to Z

  1. Nova
  2. Pacome
  3. Parfait
  4. Percy
  5. Ryan
  6. Sky
  7. Skyler
  8. Tyler
  9. Van
  10. Wenceslas
  11. Wilfrid
  12. Winifred

The North American and French-speaking country lovingly guards these Canadian names for girls

We hope you’ve fallen in love with the options chosen by Canadian parents to name their future daughters. As you may have already noticed, they’re names from all over the world and are steeped in the cultures of different countries. In addition, they have an essence of their own that exudes naturalness, originality, and modernity. Just like the future queen of the house.

What about you? Which one would you choose? We’d love to hear from you in the comments!

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