Female Names
name description

A

A Bit Of A Flirt:

a female that likes to flirt with the opposite sex. Again if you think this is a laudable quality in a bitch, feel free to use this expression as a name. Slightly disapproving but not overwhelmingly negative. It could at a stretch be applied to a male but is normally used for the female of the species (any species).

A Bit Of A Tease:

someone who likes teasing others particularly in a romantic way. Remember the verses in Abba's "Dancing Queen": "You're a tease so you turn them on Leave them birning and then you're gone". Strictly speaking, this could be used in reference to a male but is generally used for females. Don't blame me for the sexist nature of our society!

A Broad Abroad:

a "broad" is uncomplimentary American slang for a woman, though why I have no idea. I rather enjoy the rhyme that's all. C£ould also be used for a bitch imported from another country or which is going to be sent to join her new owners in another country.

A Girl Like You/ With A Girl Like You:

the sixties band, the Troggs ("Wild Thing"/"Love Is All Around") had one number one in the British charts, "With A Girl Like You", in 1966, the band's most successful year.

A Joy Forever:

from a poem by John Keats: the full line is "A thing of beauty is a joy forever". From Book 1 of "Endymion". Since the word "joy" is a girl's name, all entries beginning "a joy to" are entered under "Female Names".

A Joy To Behold:

a thing which, when we look at it (behold it), gives us pleasure. Best reserved for an elegant breed perhaps.

A Joy To Behold:

for explanation, see under "A Joy To Know".

A Joy To Know:

the meaning is clear but note that "Joy" can also be a woman's name so I have included it under female names.

A Joy To Meet:

the meaning is clear I think but I have included the expression among female names because "Joy" can also be a woman's name.

A Joy To Read:

see under "A Joy To Know".

A Joy To See:

for explanation, see under "A Joy To Know".

A Joy To Watch:

for explanation see under "A Joy To Know".

A Lady Born:

similar to "A Gentleman Born" (q.v.) except that it would apply to bitches.

A Pretty Penny:

a tidy sum, quite a large amount of money. "Penny", apart from being the lower denomination in the British currency, is also short for "Penelope", not only a character from Greek mythology but also a name in its own right. In English, "Penelope" has four syllables and is frequently shortened to "Penny". Therefore, I am adding this entry to the "Female Names" section.

A Proper Eyeful:

a very attractive thing, especially a shapely woman.

A Real Lady:

same reasoning as "a real gentleman".

A Woman's Work:

from the expression:"A woman's work is never done", meaning that women are always overworked. I think that this a general problem these days. They expect us to work volutarily even outside official hours then express surprise when we suffer from stress or drop dead with a heart attack!

Abigail:

one of the wives of King David in the Old Testament. Quite why her name should be as popular as it is no in the English-speaking world, I am unsure. Perhaps it is because there is a sixth-century Irish saint called abigail as well.She is the patron saint of bees and beekeepers.

Able Mabel:

"Mabel" is for my generation an old-fashioned name (from French "ma belle" - my beautiful girl) but apparently it is undergoing a resurgence of popularity in English-speaking countries. The rhyming word "able" means having the capacity to do something well. Look how many English words have the suffix "-able", breakable, debatable, affordable, commendable" and so on. From the latin "habilis" (cf. "homo habilis", the prehistoric hominid, literally "able (capable) man" though exactly what he was able to do, you'd better ask a palaeontologist!

Adalsindis:

an 8th-century saint who was also a nun an d lived near Arras, France. Both her parents and her sister were saints too. Also a 7th century French saint, based at Bèze in southern France

Adam's Rib:

according to the Bible, the first woman, Eve, was made from the rib of Adam, the first man, created from dust by God. If you believe that, .............

Adela:

the original spelling of "Adele", the latter being the French version, the former, the Latin or Italian equivalent. Both forms are used in English, look at the very talented singer Adele (her "Someone Like You" is one of the most meaningful, moving and beautiful songs to have been written this century) and the daughter of William the Conqueror, who was also the mother of Stephen (1135-1154), the fourth post-Conquest king of England.

Adelaide:

Italian saint and second wife of Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor in the 10th century. Also Queen consort of William IV of England (United Kingdom, whatever). Queen Adelaide had several pregnancies but none gave the heir to the throne which she and William had hoped for. It was as a result of this that Queen Victoria, niece to William and son of the latter's yonger brother, Edward Duke of Kent, succeeded to the throne of the United Kingdom when William died in 1837. The Australian city of Adelaide, capital of the state of South Australia, was named in her honour.

Adelina/Adeline:

French saint, granddaughter of William the Conqueror, Adelina is the Latin form of her name, Adeline the French. Apparently her brother, Vitalis, was also a saint. She died in 1125.

Aglaia:

one of the three Graces (see also: "Euphrosyne" and "Thalia") in Greek mythology.

Agnes:

Agnetha:

Agrippina:

Albina:

Alena:

Alice:

Alida:

Alien Queen

the marvellous creation by James Cameron in his extremely good sequel to Ridley Scott's "Alien" that is, "Aliens". That confrontation at the very end between Ripley and the alien queen was brilliant!

All Aflutter:

in a tense or excited state, often in anticipation of something pleasurable.

All Of A Flutter:

in a state of high emotion. This expression is used in contexts like "I was all of a flutter" or "My heart was all of a flutter". It was used most in nineteenth-century literature and would be most often found applied to a woman rather than a man. Therefore it might be best used for a bitch rather than a dog. Also it might be best given to a gundog, since birds flutter. Of course so do butterflies and you would not use a gundog to go butterfly hunting (or would you?).

Alma Mater:

a Latin term, meaning "nourishing/sustaining mother" originally used by the Romans in praise of the favours of certain goddesses used to symbolise maternal bountifulness or generosity. It was used as a term in medieval Christendom in respect of the virgin Mary. In modern usage however, it is used by grateful alumni for the formative role played in their lives by the university they have attended, particularly the more "ivy league" universities, whether in the USA or elsewhere. The motto of Europe's oldest university, established in Bologna in 1088, is "Alma Mater Studiorum", ("nourishing mother of studies").

Almira:

Alodia:

Alula:

Amalberga:

Amanda:

Amandine:

Amata:

Amazon:

Amelia:

Amity:

Ammonaria:

Amunia:

Amy:

Anastasia:

Anatolia:

Andromeda:

Andromeda:

Angadresma:

Angela:

Angelica:

Anna Karenin(a):

the heroine of Tolstoy's marsterpiece of the same name. The only thing to add is whether you say "Karenin" or "Karenina". "Karenin" is the Anglicised version but both are used in English translations of the novel. In Russian, surnames are feminised for women: "-sky" :for example at the end of a surname in Russian can be only for a man, because the female ending would be "-skaya". "Karenina" is the name Anna adopts when she marries, because her husband's name is "Karenin".

Annabel:

Anne-Marie:

Anne:

Annifrid:

Annunciata:

Anthusa:

Antigone:

Antoinette:

Antonella:

Antonia:

Antonina:

Anysia:

Aphra:

Aphrodite:

Apollinaria:

Apollonia:

Apphia:

Apple Blossom:

"blossom" is a word in English usually used for the flowers of fruit trees or sometimes other species of tree. Hence, "cherry blossom", "pear blossom", "peach blossom" and so on. Best used for a bitch.

Apple Turnover:

Apricot Turnover:

April:

Aprosexia:

quite simply the inability to concentrate - and not what you thought!

Apulia:

Apulia:

Aquarelle:

French for "water colour". A truly beautiful name, on paper and to hear. best suited to bitches because the gender of "aquarelle" is feminine.

Aquilina:

Arabella:

Arabesque:

Arabica:

Arcadia:

Aretha:

Arev:

Armenian girl's name meaning "sun".

Argenta:

Ariadne:

Ariane:

Arianell:

Welsh name, based on a word for "silver".

Arilda:

Aritia:

Arkina:

Armenian girl's name meaning "priceless".

Armenia:

another trans-Caucasian Republic I would like to visit one day. I had a French friend, Michel Pazoumian, when I was at university and he unwittingly sparked an interest in Armenia that has never left me. I have even given the names Yerevan of Tonispada (Yerevan is the capital of Armenia) and Yossarian of T. (Yossarian is the anti-hero of the classic "Catch-22" by Joseph Heller and the name is of Armenian origin) to two curly-coated retrievers I bred in 1999.

Artemis:

Artist's Muse:

Arwen:

As Befits A Queen:

as is fitting for a queen.

Ascelina:

Asteria:

Astra:

Astrid:

Atalanta:

Ataraxia:

imperturbability; totally cool and calm, even in an emergency; completely zen.

Athaliah:

Athanasia:

Attalia:

Attar Of Roses:

Attila The Hen:

humorous nickname applied to Margaret Thatcher, who had the reputation of being high-handed and contemptuous of her government colleagues in the Cabinet. It is based on the historical figure, Attila the Hun (qv), who was instrumental in the collapse of the Western Roman Empire. He was noted for his capricious cruelty. However he enjoys a much more favourable reputation in Hungary and Turkey for example than he does in most Western countries.

Audrey:

Augusta:

Auntie Beeb:

a nickname used with a degree of affection but also a degree of mild amusement by the public(and especially the newspapers) for the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation). It basically suggests that the BBC is a well-meaning but rather prudish and inflexible maiden aunt who is there to protect people from "unpeasantness" in BBC programmes, especially connected with sex, violence and bad language.

Aura Of Authority:

Aurea:

Aurelia:

Aurora:

Azalea:

Azenor:

Azniv:

Armenian girl's name meaning "gentle".

Aztec Princess:

see under "Aztec Prince" but mutatis mutandis, of course.

Aïda:

B

Baby Jane:

one of only two Rod Stewart songs I have ever liked (the other was "Maggie May").

Bad Hair Day:

Badinerie:

Bagatelle:

Balbina:

Baltic Amber:

amber is frequently found in the Baltic and is often made into necklaces. Best suited to yellow coloured dogs. As a human name, it is most often given to girls.

Bambina:

Banjo Girl:

I like the mental image: a bitch with a banjo.

Barbara:

Barbarella:

Baroness:

Bartered Bride:

an opera by the 19th -century Czech composer Bedrich Smetana (Bedrich=Frederick). Actually, the title ought to be "The Sold Bride" or even "The Sold Fiancée" but never mind. There is a real bartered wife in Thomas Hardy's masterpiece "The Mayor of Casterbridge" but that is another matter.

Bartered Bride:

Basilla:

Bathsheba:

Beatrice:

Beatrix:

Beauty Sleep:

the sleep had before midnight. It was erroneously believed that going to bed early was important for maintaining good, youthful looks.

Beauty:

Becky Sharp:

the anti-herione of Thackeray's brilliant social satire, "Vanity Fair" which I would recommend anyone to read. One of the most memorable literary characters ever created.

Becoming Modesty:

appropriate or fitting demureness, being modest in accordance with propriety. Even if it is not p.c., this is likely to be applied to a female.

Before Dawn:

the meaning is obvious. See also "Before Daybreak".

Begonia:

Belgian Lace:

Belina:

Belinda:

Belladonna:

Belle Of The Ball:

the most beautiful and attractive woman at a ball. This is an expression which come from a bygone era.

Belle Of The Ball:

Belle Of The Ball:

in Victorian times when balls were common events in middle and upper class circles, the most attractive woman´dancing was often called "the belle of the ball", from the French word "belle" meaning beautiful.

Bellezza:

Benefactress:

see previous entry.

Benevolence:

Berengaria:

Berenice:

Bernadette:

Bertilla:

Beryl:

Betelgeuse:

Bette Davis Eyes:

the massive international hit by Kim Carnes in 1981

Bianca:

Bibiana:

Billie-Jean:

Biological Clock:

at a certain age, women have the menopause when they cease to be able to reproduce. This does not apply to men. So if a woman wishes to have children, she has to bear in mind the ticking of her "biological clock" as she is inexorably moving towards an age when she will no longer to have a family. There is of course no menopause in dogs either so in theory a bitch can have a litter up until the day she dies. I had a friend whose bitch had an accidental litter (of one puppy) when she was nearly thirteen.

Birthday Girl:

Black Bess:

the title of a novel written in the nineteenth century about a horse of the same name by Anna Sewell. Her humane efforts on behalf of animal welfare and particularly that of horses brought about legislation to curb the cruelty that was too often meeted out to defenceless animals (and regrettably still is today). Obviously best suited to a black breed of the feminine gender.

Black Betty:

name of a song penned by Lead Belly but recorded by many singers over the years. It may even go back to song brought over by slaves from Africa. Obviously best suited as a name for a black bitch.

Black Cherry:

Black Maria:

colloquial name for a police van. The name "Maria" is here pronounced like "Mariah" in Mariah Carey, the pop singer, or the English pronoun "I". In other words, the "i" is pronounced as a diphthong. As a dog's name is should be used for a black bitch. "Maria" is Italian for "Mary" but is quite popular as an alternative form of "Mary" in English-speaking countries.

Black Widow:

a deadly spider found in Australia. Its bite can kill a man. The only reason why I have classed it among female names is because it icludes the word "widow". Please do not accuse me of being sexist. That is a matter you will need to bring up with whatever authority gives names to species.

Blaesilla:

Blanche:

Blandina:

Blind Faith:

Blind Justice:

Bliss:

Blonde Bombshell:

a very glamorous or sexy blonde. As a dog's name, it would be most appropriate for a yellow or wheaten coloured bitch.

Blondie:

Blossom:

Blue Rinse:

older people, particularly women, use a dye to colour their grey hair. Inexpertly applied, it can give an exaggeratedly blue colour to greying hair. "The blue rinse brigade" is an unflattering description of narrow-minded criticism of anything new, experimental or even slightly risqué by middle-aged, middle-class ladies of a conservative socio-political bent. Despite the pejorative connotations, it could be quite an attention-attracting name for a blue- (grey-) coloured dog.

Bluebell Wood:

or at least, she would if she could!

Bluebell:

Blues Floozy:

Bluestocking:

Blushing Bride:

in former times, brides were supposed to blush at the thought of what married life would bring them, as proper young ladies were not expected to enjoy the carnal side of marriage. The phrase is still heard from time to time: "Always the bridesmaid, never the blushing bride" is a phrase often trotted out when speaking of an aging spinster. The expression is basically from a time when the purpose of women's lives was based on and revolved around family life, with hubby being waited on by his doting wife, always a housewife, and producing lots of children for him.

Bobby Dazzler:

a person (often of the female sex) that is very attractive. Increasingly rare English slang expression.

Bologna:

Bona:

Latin for "good" but the feminine form so the name can only be given to a bitch. The male form is "bonus" but of course that has an entirely different meaning in English.

Bond Girl:

Bonita:

Bonnie:

Born Contrary:

Bossa Nova:

Bottom Drawer:

in the nineteenth century, a nubile young lady would have a "bottom drawer" (the lowest one) in her chest of drawers in which she would keep (or in which her mother would have put since childhood) items, mostly clothes or things made of cloth, which she would need for her wedding day or for her house once she was married. The expression is unconnected with "top drawer" (q.v.) which simply means from the best, or at least highest, echelons of society.

Bouncy Bouncy:

Bratislava:

Brava Ragazza:

Bravura:

Brazen Hussy:

Brazen Minx:

Bride-To-Be:

Bridesmaid:

Bridget:

Brimstone:

Britannia:

Bronte:

Brunella:

Brunhilda:

Bruschetta:

Bucolic Beauty:

Buddleia:

Bundle Of Joy:

Bunny Girl:

Bunny-Boiler:

a popular expression denoting a jilted woman who has completely gone off the rails and is wreaking the most dreadful vengeance on her former lover. It comes from the thriller "Fatal Attraction" where an adulterous affair results in acts of pathological revenge, including the boiling of a rabbit that was a family pet. Not the most endearing of associations if you decide to give this name to one of your dogs but you'll have endless fun explaining what the name actually means. It makes me laugh anyway (with all due respect to rabbits everywhere).

Bunty:

Buona Sera:

Buriana:

Burqa:

Busy Lizzie:

Buttercup Meadow:

Buttercup:

Buttered Muffin:

C

Cadenza:

Calendar Girl:

Calendar Girl:

Call Me Delores:

Callinica:

Calliope:

the muse of epic poetry in Greek mythology. The name comes from the Greek for "beautiful voice"). Daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne. As in most names and words which have retained their Greek form more or less intact, the final "E" must be pronounced, so "Kaliopy" with three syllables (cf.Penelope, catastrophe, etc.).

Calypso:

a character from Greek mythology, she detained Odysseus for a while (between one and seven years) on her island with a view to forcing him to become her husband. Also the name of a popular West Indian style of music.

Camellia:

Camilla:

Camomile Tea:

Campanula:

Can-Can

Candice:

Candida:

Candle In The Wind:

Candlelit Supper:

for fans of the BBC series "Keeping Up Appearances" whose main character, Hyacinth Bucket, pronounced "bouquet", is a dreadful snob and harridan. Says musch about some English social circles....... Patricia Routledge's role as Hyacinth is brilliantly compelling yet repulsive at the same time.

Candytuft:

Canina:

Cantata:

Canterbury Bell:

Capitolina:

Caprice:

Caramel:

Caraway:

Caribbean Queen:

Carina:

Carissima:

Fifth-century Catholic nun and saint. The word is Latin and Italian for "dearest" or "dear friend".

Carmen:

Carmina:

Carnation:

Carnival Queen:

Caroline:

Carte Blanche:

Cassandra:

Cassilda:

Cassiopeia:

Cassonade:

Catherine:

Catwalk Queen:

Cecilia:

Ceiling Rose:

Celandine:

Celeste:

Celine:

Ceres:

Cerise:

Cesarine:

Chachacha:

Chakra:

Chambermaid:

Chantilly:

Charitina:

Charlotte Russe:

Charlotte:

Charybdis:

Chaste Maid:

Check-Out Girl:

Cheeky Minx:

Cheerleader:

Cheesecake:

Chelidonia:

Cherie:

Cherish Forever:

Cherry Blossom:

Cherry Brandy:

Cherry Cake:

Cherry Cola:

Cherry Ripe:

Chic And Sleek:

Chic Chick:

Chick Flick:

Chick Lit:

China Girl:

Chionia:

Chiquita:

Chloe:

Chopin Mazurka:

Chopin Polonaise:

Chopin Polonaise:

Christina:

Christmas Carol:

Christmas Eve:

Christmas Holly:

Christmas Joy:

Christmas Rose:

Chutney:

Ciao Bella:

Cinderella:

Clarissa:

Claudia:

Clean And Preen:

Clementine:

Cleopatra:

Clio:

the muse of history in Greek mythology. Like all the nine muses, she was the daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne.

Clotilda:

Catholic saint and wife of the Frankish king, Clovis, whom she was instrumental in converting to Christianity. Also venerated for her charity. She lived from 475 to 445. The name can also be written "Clotilde".

Colette:

Coloratura:

Columbine:

Comely Maid:

Concordia:

Constance:

Constant Flow:

Constant Joy:

Contrary Mary:

Copacabana:

Copper Bracelet:

Coquette:

Cordelia:

Coriander:

Corncockle:

Cornelia:

Cornucopia:

Corona:

Cosmetic Changes:

Country Girl:

Country Lass:

Cover Girl:

Coy Mistress:

Crescentia:

Cressida:

Crispina:

Crocus:

Crown Princess:

Crystal:

Crêpe Suzette:

Cultured Pearl:

"Pearl" is sometimes given as a first name to a girl. A cultured pearl is one that is not entirely natural but induced by a pearl farmer under controlled conditions.

Cunegunda:

Curds And Whey:

Curlilocks:

Curly Girlie:

Custard Cream:

Cyclamen:

Cynthia:

Czarina:

D

Dacia:

Dad's Little Girl:

Daddy's Girl:

Dahlia:

Daily Help:

Dairymaid:

Daisy Bumble:

Daisy Chain:

Daisy:

Dame Fortune:

Dames' Delight:

Damsel:

Dancing Queen:

a classic song by the Swedish group Abba. Number one all over the world, even in the USA. Ah, those were the days....

Daphne:

Daria:

Dark Temptress:

Daughter And Heir:

Davina:

Dawn Breaks:

Dawn Chorus:

Dawn Of Time:

Dawn Patrol:

Dawn To Dusk:

Dead Gorgeous:

Delilah:

Delphic Clarity:

Delphic Sybil:

Delphine:

Delphinium:

Demelza:

Demetria:

Demure Damsel:

Demure:

Dental Floss:

Diamond Lil:

Diamond Tiara:

Diana:

Dido:

Digna:

Dill:

Dilys:

Dimotiki:

Disco Diva:

Dizzy Lizzy:

Dolly Bird:

Dolly Daydream:

Dolly Mixture:

Dolores:

Domestic Goddess:

Dominica:

Donatella:

Donna Romantica:

Dora:

Dorinda:

Dorothy:

Dot Your I's:

Doting Mum/Mother:

a very attentive or indulgent mother. "Mum" is more familiar than "Mother".

Dowager Duchess:

Dowager Empress:

Downtown Girl:

Drachma:

Dragon Queen:

Drama Queen:

Draws Attention:

Drusilla:

Dry Sherry:

Duchess:

Dulcie:

Dulcimer:

Durable Ephemera:

Dusky Blonde:

Dutch Widow:

Dutiful Daughter:

Dwynwen:

Dymphna:

E

Each To Her Own:

Earth Mother:

Easter Bonnet:

Easy Virtue:

Edith:

Edwardian Lady:

Effortless Grace:

Effulgence:

Egyptian Goddess:

Egyptian Mummy:

Elder Sister:

Eleanor Rigby:

Eleanor:

Electra:

Elizabeth:

Ella Elle L'A:

Ellen Ripley:

Eloquence:

Elsa:

Embellishment:

Emerence:

Emerita:

Emily:

Emily:

Emma Bovary:

Emma:

Empowerment:

Empress:

Enchantress:

Endless Summer:

Endora:

English Rose:

Enigma:

Ephemera:

Eponymous Hero:

Erato:

Erica:

Ermelinda:

Ermengytha:

Ernestine:

Erudition:

Esmee:

Esmeralda:

Essence Of Luxury:

Essential Unity:

Essex Girl:

Eternal Joy:

Eternal Marilyn:

Eternal Venice:

Eternal Verity:

Etiquette:

Eudoxia:

Eulalia:

Eunice:

Eunice:

Euphemia:

Euphony:

Euphoria:

Euphrasia:

Euphrosyne:

one of the three Graces in Greek mythology.

Eureka:

Europa:

Eurydice:

Euterpe:

Eutropia:

Eve:

Evelina:

Evening Star:

Evviva:

Exit Poll:

Exuperantia:

Eye Candy:

F

Fair Countenance:

Fairest Of Them All:

Fairest One Of All:

Faith No More:

Faith Renewed:

Faith Renewed:

Faith Renewed:

Faith Rewarded:

Fallen Heroine:

Fallen/Falling From Grace

Fancy Nancy:

Fandila:

Fantasy:

Farfalla:

Fashion Chic:

Fashion Chic:

Fashion Chic:

Fashionista:

Fate Takes A Hand:

Faustina:

Fay:

Febronia:

Feisty Fiona:

Felicia:

Felicity:

Felicula:

Female Intuition:

Feminine Wiles:

Feminist Icon:

Feminist Issue:

Femme Fatale:

Fenella:

Fern Frond:

Fetching Ensemble:

Fetching Modesty:

Fickle Fashion:

Field Poppy:

Filigree:

Fine Tracery:

Finely-Spun Silk:

Finishing School:

Fire Goddess:

Firebird:

Fit For A Queen:

Flame:

Flaming June:

Flaunting It:

Flavia:

Fleeting Joy:

Flemish Poppy:

Fleur:

Flibbertigibbet:

Flighty Flirt:

Flirtatious:

Flirty Gertrude:

Flora And Fauna:

Flora:

Floral Tribute:

Floral Tribute:

Florence:

Florentina:

Floribunda:

Flower In Bloom:

Flush:

Follette:

Folly:

Forest Flower:

Forest Orchid:

Forget-Me-Not:

Fortune-Teller:

Foxy Lady:

Fragrant Bouquet:

Fragrant Flower:

Frayed Patience:

Freya:

Frisky Flirt:

Fritillary:

Frivolity:

Frosted Holly:

Frugal Daughter:

the antonym of a prodigal son (qv).

Fulvia:

Fusca:

Fyncana:

Fyndoca:

Für Elise:

G

Gabriella:

Galadriel:

Galaxy Girl:

Gamekeeper's Girl/Lass:

Gamma:

Gangster's Moll:

Garbo:

Gardenia:

Garland:

Gather Rosebuds:

Gaudentia:

Gender Politics:

Genevieve:

Gentle Presence:

Gently Jostling:

Georgette:

Georgina:

Geraldine:

Gertrude:

Giggles:

Gilding The Lily:

Girl From Ipanema:

Girl Guide:

Girl Power:

Girl Talk:

Girl With A Past:

Give Her Her Due:

Glamorous Granny:

Glamour And Glitz:

Glamour Girl:

Glamour Puss:

Glaphyra:

Glenda:

Glittering Jewel:

Gloria Mundi:

Gloriana:

Glyceria:

Go It Girl:

Go-Go Dancer:

Gobnata:

Godiva:

Godlieve:

Gold Lame:

Gold-Digger:

Goldberry:

Golden Aura:

Golden Daffodil:

Goldilocks:

Golightly:

Goneril:

Good Girl:

Good Grace:

Good Queen Bess:

Good-Time Girl:

Goody Two Shoes:

Gorgeous Gem:

Grace Abounding:

Grace And Poise:

Grace:

Grand Duchess:

Grass Widow:

Great-Aunt:

Great-Grandma:

Greek Heroine:

Greensleeves:

Gretel:

Grigetta:

Griselda:

Gudula:

Gunilla:

Gwendoline:

Gymkhana:

Gypsy Moth:

H

Harlinda:

Hath No Fury:

Haunting Beauty:

Haunting Melody:

Haute Couture:

Haute Cuisine:

Hawthorn:

Hazel Plat:

a small area of land used for growing hazel trees (for their nuts). Don't forget that "Hazel" is a girl's first name.

Hazel:

Head Girl:

Headmistress:

Heartsease:

Heather View:

Hedera:

Hedwig:

Hedy:

Heidi:

Helen:

Helga:

Hell Hath No Fury:

Hen Night:

Henna Rinse:

Her Cotton Socks:

Her Excellency:

Her Holiness:

Her Ladyship:

Her Line Goes On:

Hera:

Hermione:

Hestia:

Hidden Gem:

High Fashion:

High Priestess:

Highly Desirable:

Hilda:

Hildegard:

Hildemarca:

Hiltrude:

Hippolyta:

Holly:

Honey Trap:

Honey:

Honeysuckle Rose:

Honeysuckle:

Honeysweet:

Honorina:

Hope Regenerate:

Hope:

Hortense:

Hot Pants:

How Flirtatious:

Hoyden:

Humbeline:

Hunna:

Hyacinth Bucket:

Hyacinth:

I

I Sure Can Cancan:

I'm A Good Girl I Am:

I'm A Lady:

I'm Your Venus:

I'm Your Venus:

Ice Queen:

Idle Tears:

from Tennyson. The meaning of "idle" is that tears are futile, pointless, a waste of time.

Illuminata:

Imelda:

Immaculata:

Immeasurable Joy:

Imogen:

In A Pretty Pickle:

In Clover:

In For A Penny:

In Full Blossom:

In Her Sunday Best:

Indira:

Inez:

Infinite Joy:

Inflorescence:

Ingrid:

Invicta:

Iolanthe:

Iota:

Iphigenia:

Ipsilon:

Irene:

Iridescence:

Iris:

Irma:

Irmina:

Isis:

It's A Girl:

of a phrase used by a midwife to inform the mother/parents of a baby which sex it is as soon as it is born. Similarly "It's a boy" (cf).

Italia:

Ithaca:

Ivy:

J

Jade:

Jam And Jerusalem:

Jane Eyre:

Jane:

Janet Weiss:

Janine:

Jemima:

Jennifer Juniper:

Jennifer:

Jenny Wren:

the wren is Britian's smallest native species of bird (though there is a smaller migrant bird, the goldcrest). For some inexplicable reason, the diminutive name "Jenny" (Jennifer) has become associated with the bird. Best given to a bitch of small stature.

Jersey Lily:

Jessica:

Jeune Et Belle:

Jewellery Box:

Jocasta:

Josephine:

Jovita:

Joy Abounding:

Joy Guaranteed:

Joy On Four Legs:

Joy Unbounded:

Joy:

Jucunda:

Judith:

Judy In Disguise:

Juliet:

Julitta:

Jump For Joy:

June:

Juniper:

Juno:

Just Before Dawn:

Just Reward:

K

Kalevala:

Kamchatka:

Karma:

Katharevusa:

Kathleen:

Kay:

Keen Anaboulia:

Keeping Buoyant:

Keeping Mum:

Kekela:

"beautiful" in Georgian.

Kennel-Made:

Kennera:

a fourth-century Scottish saint.

Kerenza:

Key Quay:

Killer Queen:

Kimono:

Kinesis:

Kinky Boots:

Kiri:

Kirsty:

Kismet:

"fate" or "destiny" in Arabic.

Kiss And Tell:

Kiss Curl:

Kiss Of Life:

Kitty Fisher:

Kohar:

Armenian for "jewel" and also a girl's name.

L

La Dolce Vita:

La Fashionista:

La Gioconda:

La Gioconda:

Italian for Da Vinci's, the Mona Lisa.

La Joconde:

the French for the Mona Lisa, probably the most famous painting in the world - an icon.

La Lambada:

La Parisienne:

La Romana:

La Serenissima:

a very apt nickname of the most beautiful city in the world - and totally unique - Venice. It means "the most serene one" and if you have every watched sunrise in Venice, you will instantly see the connection. "Venezia, Venezia, quanto mi manchi".

La Serenissima:

La Vie En Rose:

one of the most famous songs associated with the incomparable Edith Piaf, though more recently an up-tempo version was recorded by Grace Jones. The title is quite difficult to translate, literally "life in pink", though it might be more felicitously rendered as "life through rose-tinted spectacles", that is seeing life positively or optimistically, feeling that life is going your way.

Ladies' Night:

Lady Bountiful:

Lady Bracknell:

Lady Eleanor:

Lady Godiva:

Lady In Red:

Lady Luck:

Lady Marmalade:

Lady Of Leisure:

Lady Of The House:

Lady Of The Manor:

Lady With A Past:

Lady With The Lamp:

Lady's Slipper:

Lady-In-Waiting:

Ladybird

Lambada:

Lampedusa:

Landrada:

Lara:

the unforgettable heroine of "Dr Zhivago", the unforgettable novel by Boris Pasternak and the role which the unforgettable Julie Christie made her own in the unforgettable film "Dr Zhivago" by David Lean. They really don't make films or actresses like that any more.....

Larkspur:

Late Bloomer:

Laura:

Lavender:

Lavinia:

Law Unto Herself:

Layla:

Lazy Susan:

Leading Actress:

Leading Lady:

Leda:

Leocadia:

Levina:

Liberata:

Lilac Flower:

Lilac:

Lilian:

Lilibet:

Lily Of The Valley:

Lingua Franca:

Lingua Latina:

Little Darling:

Little Dorrit:

Little Flirt:

Little Madam:

Little Mermaid:

Little Minx:

Little Nell:

Lively Lady:

Liverpudliana:

Living Doll:

Lollipop Lady:

Looby Loo:

Loredana:

Loretta Martin:

Lorna Doone:

Lorraine:

Lost Faith:

Lotus Flower:

Love At First Sigh:

Love-In-A-Mist:

Lovely Rita:

Lovely To Look At:

Lucille:

from French, which derives from the Latin name "Lucilla", based on the Latin word for "light" ("lux"). The best known bearer of the name is the mightily talented American comedienne Lucille Ball, most remembered and loved as a result of her several series of comedy shows from the 1960s ("I Love Lucy", "The Lucille Ball Show" and so on).

Lucina:

Lucinda:

Lucitania:

Lucky Heather:

Lucky Heather:

Lucrece:

the English form of the better known Lucretia (yes, as in Borgia but don't let that put you off!). It is also the name of a narrative poem by Shakespeare about the probably mysthical Lucretia whose rape by the son of the last king of Rome results in the overthrow of the monarchy and the advent of the Roman republic. Sorting fact from fiction in the sixth century B.C. is well nigh impossible but Lucrece (or Lucretia) lives on as a symbol of virtue and has inspired, among many other works of art, the Shakespearean poem referred to above.

Lucretia:

the Latin form of "Lucrece" a legendary figure from the early days of Rome and whose tale is briefly recounted under "Lucrece" (q.v). Also the name of the infamous Lucretia ("Lucrezia" in modern Italian), of the equally notorious Borgia family. She was the daughter of Pope Alexander VI, brother of Cesare Borgia, who inspired Machiavelli's amoral guide to politics "The Prince", and her mother was the mistress of another pope, Julius II. "Don't do as I do, do as I say". I hope this has not put you off the name which is actually quite beautiful.

Lucy In The Sky:

Lucy Lockett:

Lucy Westenra:

Lucy:

Lullaby:

Lulu:

Luna:

Luthfild:

Luthgard:

Lux Aeterna:

Lydia:

Lydwine:

Lyra:

the heroine of the brilliant "His Dark Materials" trilogy by Philip Pullman. My only regret about this work of literature is that it was written for adolescents rather than adults which is reflected somewhat in the style. But the sheer invention and food for thought contained in the trilogy make it comparable with such books of fiction as "The Lord of the Rings" though Pullman might object to the analogy. Pullman is to agnosticism what Tolkien is to Roman Catholicism. In my view, you need not be either an agnostic or catholic to appreciate fully the two brilliant trilogies - go for them!

M

Ma Copine:

Macrina:

Madam Speaker:

Madame Butterfly:

Madcap Millie/Meg/Maud/etc:

Madeleine:

Madrigal:

Mafalda:

Magenta:

Maggie's Farm:

Magna Carta:

Maharanee:

Maid Marion:

Maid Of Honour:

Maiden Over:

Maiden Speech:

Maiden Voyage:

Maidservant:

Majolica:

Mama Cass:

one of the two female singers in the American sixties group the Mamas and the Papas. Her voice was (and is) phenomenal and very distinctive. After the group split, she also had a successful solo career. Some of her hits to savour: "California Dreaming", "Dedicated To The One I Love", "I Saw Her Again", "Monday Monday"(with the Mamas and the Papas) and "Dream A Little Dream Of Me" and "It's Getting Better" (under her own name). Discover her, she's worth it!

Mamma Mia:

Manefrida:

Manifest Joy:

Manzana:

Spanish for "apple", simple but the word is as agreeable to the ear as an apple is to the eyes and palate.

Marcella:

Mariana Trench:

Marie-Celeste:

Marigold:

Marionette:

Mariposa:

Spanish for "butterfly" - a wonderful sound

Marjoram:

Marjory:

Marsala:

Marsh Marigold:

Marsh Marigold:

Marshmallow:

Martha:

Martina:

Mary:

Matchmaker:

Material Girl:

Matilda:

Matriarch:

Matrona:

Maud:

Maura:

Maureen:

Maxellendis:

Maxentia:

Maxima:

May Flowers:

May:

Mayflower:

Meddlesome Minx:

Meine Freundin:

Melancholy Joy:

Melanie:

Melissa:

Melitina:

Melody:

Melpomene:

Memorabilia:

Menefrida:

Menodora:

Merewenna:

Mesapotamia:

"between two rivers", from Greek. it refers to that part of modern-day Iraq that lies between the Tigris and the Euphrates rivers and is generally considered to be the cradle of civilisation. Certainly it is where the oldest written texts to have survived originate (eg. the Gilgamesh epic).

Messalina:

Messina:

Metre Maid

Mi Amiga:

Michaela:

Michaelmas Daisy:

Micheline:

Mildgytha:

Mildred:

Milicent:

Minerva:

Mini-Skirt:

Minimum Of Fuss:

Miniskirt:

Minnie Bannister:

a character invented by the Goons (Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe and Peter Sellars) which so influenced British humour. It was basically a radio show with a myriad of odd characters. Minnie was old, deaf, doddering and not very bright: neither was her beau, Henry Crun q.v.

Miranda:

Miscellany:

Mischievous Minx:

Miss Bossy Boots:

see "Bossy Boots" - except of course that it can refer only to a woman or girl

Miss Hoity-Toity:

Miss Lonely Heart:

Miss Molly:

Miss Moneypenny:

Miss Muffet:

Miss Mystery:

Miss Sensible:

Miss Sensible:

Miss World:

Miss You Too:

Mistral:

Mitzi:

Mnemosyne:

Modena:

Modern Heroine:

Molly Jensen:

the female lead role in the film "Ghost", played by Demi Moore. See also therefore under "Sam Wheat".

Mon Amie:

Mona Lisa:

Monica:

Morena:

Morgana:

Mother Country:

Mother Earth:

Mother Knows Best:

Mother Nature:

Mother Ship:

Mother Superior:

Mother Tongue:

one's native language.

Mother's Ruin:

Mother-In-Law

Mother-Of-Pearl:

Mother-in-Law:

Mozzarella:

Mrs Coulter:

Mrs Dalloway:

Mrs Malaprop:

Mrs Robinson:

Multi-Tasker:

Mum's The Word:

Muriel's Wedding:

Musical Box:

Musical Soirée:

Musician's Muse:

Musk Rose:

My Beauty Sleep:

My Fair Lady:

My Giddy Aunt:

My Heroine

My Kind Of Girl:

My Old Dutch:

My Protégée:

My Sainted Aunt:

Myrope:

Mysterious Miss:

Mysterious Smile:

Mystery Girl:

Mystic Meg:

Mystic Smile:

Mzissadari:

Georgian for "like the sun".

N

Nadezhda:

Namadia:

Nameless Joy:

Nana:

Nancy:

Naomi:

Natasha:

National Psyche:

Natural Beauty:

Nebula:

Nectar:

Nefertiti:

Nemesis:

New Dawn:

Niebelungenlied:

Night Bird:

Nina:

Nirvana:

No Dumb Blonde:

No Score Draws:

No Tabloid Trivia:

Noble Queen:

Nocturne:

Nola:

Nouvelle Cuisine:

Nouvelle Cuisine:

Nova:

Novella:

Noyala:

Nuthatch:

Nutmeg:

Nyree:

Nyx:

Greek goddess of the night: might suit a very black bitch.

O

Obdulia:

Object Of Desire:

Ocarina:

Octavia:

Odessa:

Odette:

Odile:

Oh Pretty Woman:

Old Girl Network:

Older Sister:

Olive Grove:

Olivia:

Olympic Flame:

Ombretta:

Omega:

On The Outskirts:

One Of The Girls:

Oodles:

Oona:

Opera Diva:

Ophelia:

Opportuna:

Orchid:

Ornella:

Osiris:

Osyth:

Ottilie:

Outdoor Girl:

Outrageous Flirt:

Oxiana:

Oxonia:

P

Paloma:

Pamela:

Pandora's Box:

Pandora:

Pappagena:

Parma:

Party Girl:

Paschasia:

Passing Fair:

Pat Of Butter:

Patricia:

Peach Blossom:

Peach:

Pearl Barley:

Pearl Of Wisdom:

Pearl-Diver:

Pearls Of Wisdom:

Pearly Queen:

Peek-A-Boo:

Peggotty:

Penelope:

Penny Arcade:

Penny Black:

Penny Drops:

Penny Farthing:

Penny For The Guy:

Penny From Heaven:

Penny Red:

Penny Wise:

Peppermint:

Perestroika:

Perfect Harmony:

Perfect Lady:

Pernilla:

Perpetua:

Perpetual Joy:

Persephone:

Perseveranda:

Persona Grata:

Petra:

Petronella:

Petronilla:

Petula:

Petunia:

Pharailde:

Philanthe:

Philippa:

Philomena:

Philoxena:

Phlox:

Phoebe:

Phyllis:

Piacenza:

Piaf Forever:

Pierrette:

Pillar Of Salt:

Pink Champagne:

Pippa:

Pirouette:

Pizza Margherita:

Placida:

Plautilla:

Pocahontas:

Polish Polka:

Polly Flinders:

Polly:

Polyandrous:

Polyhymnia:

Polyxena:

Pomegranate:

Poppy Fields:

Poppy:

Portia:

Portrait Of A Lady:

Posh Spice:

Power Dressing:

Precious Flower:

Precious Gem:

Precious Jewel:

Pregnant Pause:

Pregnant Silence:

Pregnant Silence:

Pretty Lively:

Pretty Penny:

Pretty Polly:

Priceless Gem:

Priceless Jewel:

Primadonna:

Primrose Path:

Primrose:

Princess Royal:

Princess:

Priscilla:

Prolegomena:

Promise Of Spring:

Proper Lady:

Proper Madam:

Prudence Pays:

Prudence:

Prunella:

Psyche:

Psychedelia:

Publia:

Pudentiana:

Pulcheria:

Pulchritude:

Pursuit Of Beauty:

Pusinna:

Pythoness:

Q

Qualifier:

Quality Street:

Quaver:

Queen And Country:

Queen And Country:

Queen Bee:

Queen Consort:

Queen Empress:

for an explanation of this title, please see under "King Emperor".

Queen For A Day:

Queen Mother:

Queen Of Disco:

Queen Of Sheba:

Queen Regnant:

Queen's Council:

Queen's English:

Queen:

the female equivalent of a king but can be divided into "Queens Regnant", monarchs in their own right (Queen Victoria, Elizabeth II, Pharaoh Hatshepsut) and "Queens Consort" who are the wives of reigning kings.

Querida:

Quiche Lorraine:

Quiescence:

Quietude:

Quite A Cutie:

Quite A Looker:

Quite A Stunner:

Quite Contrary:

Qué Guapa:

R

Rachel:

Ragazza Mia:

Ragazzina:

Rainbow:

Raises The Issue:

Rare Bloom:

Rare Flower:

Ravenna:

Rebecca:

Reckless Folly:

Red Carnation:

Red Queen:

Red Riding Hood:

Red Rose:

Red-Hot Mamma:

Regina:

Relinda:

Reparata:

Restituta:

Rhapsody:

Rhipsime:

Rhoda:

Rhubarb Crumble:

Riccia:

Rich Ruby Red:

Ricotta:

Riga:

Right Madam:

Rightful Queen:

Rightful Queen:

Ring Of Roses:

Rise Rose Risen:

Rita:

Roberta:

Robusta:

Rockrose:

Romina:

Rosalba:

Rosalie:

Rosalind:

Rosaria:

Rose Petal:

Rose:

Rosebud:

Rosebud:

Rosemary:

Rosetta:

Rosina:

Rosy Future:

Rosy Glow:

Rosy Picture:

Rosy Prospects:

Rough Guide:

Roulette Wheel:

Rowena:

Roxane:

Royal Diadem:

Royal Gala:

Royal Porcelain:

Royal Regalia:

Rubina:

Armenian girl's name.

Ruby Red:

Ruby Slippers:

Rufina:

Rumba:

Ruth:

S

Sabina:

Sabrina:

Sadie:

Safe And Warm:

Saffron:

Saga:

Sagacity:

Salammbo:

historical novel by Gustave Flaubert, one of France's greatest novellists and author of the more famous "Madame Bovary". This novel is set in ancient Carthage and its principle character is a woman.

Salome:

Samantha:

Sambuca:

Sandila:

Sandy Shore:

Sapphire:

Sarah:

Saucy Giggle:

Saucy Minx:

Saucy Sue:

Saucy Wench:

Savina:

Saving Grace:

Scarlet Letter:

Scarlet Woman:

Scarlet:

Schadenfreude:

Scholastica:

Schoolboy Crush:

Schoolmistress:

slightly dated synonym for a woman teacher.

Scintilla:

Latin and Italian for "spark" or "flash". Can also be used in English more figuratively to mean "a very small amount" e.g. "There isn't a scintilla of proof that she is the murderer". The "c" is not pronounced.

Scullery Maid:

Scully:

Scylla:

Scylla:

Sealed With A Kiss:

See Emily Play:

Seraphina:

Seraphina:

Serena:

Serenade:

Serenata:

Serenella:

Set Fair:

Shake Your Booty:

Shall I Be Mother:

a vaguely amusing quip when someone, particularly a man, offers to pour out the tea, a task which traditionally used to be perfomed by the matriarch of the family.

Shameless Flirt:

Shameless Hussy:

Shameless Wanton:

Shamiram:

Armenian girl's name

She Loves You:

the immortal Beatles' song which helped to put the Fab Four into the supergroup category. It was only their fourth single yet spent absolutely ages in the British charts between 1963 and 1964. Unusual inasmuch as it is a young man telling a friend of friend to get back with his girlfriend because her love is sincere. An interesting take for the times.

She Who Dares:

She Who Dares:

She's Got It:

Sheila:

Sherry Trifle:

Shield Maiden:

Shimmering Gem:

Shocking Pink:

Shop Till You Drop:

the motto of shopaholics and materialsts everywhere. See also "Retail Therapy". It is self-explanatory really. I have included it as a female name but a man could also be a shopaholic, though the term does not immediately conjure up the mental image of a man.

Shotgun Wedding:

Shula:

Sienna:

Siesta:

Siesta:

Sigourney:

Silk Purse:

Silk Purse:

Silver Lamé:

Simulated Pearl:

Single Mother:

Siren Voices:

Siren:

Siroun:

Armenian for "lovely".

Sisterhood:

Sitting Pretty:

Sleeping Beauty:

Sleepy Jean:

words from a song by the Monkees called "Daydream Believer" (one of their best): "Cheer up sleepy Jean, Oh what can it mean To a daydream believer And a homecoming queen?"

Smartie Pants:

Smelling Of Roses:

Smidgen:

Smooth And Silky:

Snapdragon:

Snookums:

Snow Crystal:

Snow Queen:

Snuffles:

Snuggles:

So Refined:

Solange:

Solita:

Sonatina:

Songbird:

Sophia:

Sophia:

Sophie:

Sorrel:

Spaghettata:

Spanish Riviera:

Sperandea:

Spice Girl:

Spinnet:

Spinning Jenny:

Splendour:

Spontaneous Joy:

Spray Of Lilac:

Sprig Of Holly:

Sprig Of Holly:

Sprig Of Lilac:

Spring Blossoms:

Springfield:

in honour and remembrance of Dusty Springfield, the greatest female singer the UK has ever produced.

Square Peg:

Stardust:

State Of Grace:

Stella:

Stellar Cast:

Stern Duenna:

Stolen Kiss:

String Of Pearls:

Strudel:

Study In Scarlet:

Stunning Beauty:

Suburbia:

Such A Tease:

Suffragette City:

Suffragette:

Sugar Ans Spice:

Sugar Bowl:

Sugarplum:

Suicide Blonde:

Sultry Temptress:

Sun Goddess:

Sunday Girl:

a massive hit by Blondie in the 1970s. They don't make them like this any more..... They don't make them like Debbie Harry any more either!

Sunrise:

Sunset:

Sunshine:

Superheroine:

Supernova:

Sweet Caroline:

Sweet Cheat:

Sweet Chestnut:

Sweet Melancholy:

Sweet Smile:

Sweet Surrender:

Sweetheart:

Sweetpea:

Swept Off My Feet:

Swing Out Sister:

Sybil:

Synclectica:

Synecdoche:

when a part of something is used as a metaphor for the whole:"hired hands" or "several head of cattle" (note the use in this example of the singular "head" when clearly it should be plural).

Synecdoche:

when a part of something is used as a metaphor for the whole:"hired hands" or "several head of cattle" (note the use in this example of the singular "head" when clearly it should be plural).

Syracuse:

Syrup Sponge:

T

Tabula Rasa:

Taking The Veil:

Takouhi:

queen (Armenian)

Talida:

Tamara:

Tamsin:

Tanca:

Tansy:

Taormina:

Tarantella:

Tarbula:

Tarsilla:

Tart With A Heart:

Tatiana:

Tawdry Audrey:

Teacup:

Teenage Rebel:

an expression commonly applied to idealistic adolescents. Also used in the brilliant debut single by Roxy Music in 1972, "Virginia Plain". Does the title refer to a person or to tobacco?

Telga:

Temperance:

Tequila Sunrise:

Teresa:

Terlizzi:

Termagant:

Terpsichore:

Terra Firma:

Thalia:

one of the three Graces in Greek mythology.

The Awakening:

the great seminal feminist novel by American writer, Kate Chopin. Some are dissatisfied with the ending. I am not.

The Bride To Be:

The Dragon Queen:

The Fair Sex:

The Fat Lady Sings:

The Fuller Figure:

The Girl Next Door:

The Girl Next Door:

The Lacemaker:

The Lifted Veil:

The Lovely Amy:

The Sound Of Music:

The Vixen:

the name for a female fox. "Fox" itself indicates both the species generally and the male. To avoid confusion between the species in general and the male in particular, the expression "dog fox" is sometimes used to indicate a male fox.

Thecla:

Thenova:

Thenova:

Thenova:

Theodora:

Theodosia:

Theodota:

Thethrua:

white (Georgian)

Thieving Magpie:

Thirza:

This Is Tiddles:

Thora:

Thumbelina:

Thyme:

Thyme:

Thyme:

Tickled Pink:

Tiger Lily:

Tigris:

Timeless Beauty:

Titania:

Toadflax:

Token Woman:

Tombola:

Too Flirty:

Tootsie:

Tosca:

Transit Of Venus:

Traveller's Joy:

Treacle Tart:

Trefoil:

Tribute To Audrey:

Tricksy Trixie:

Triduna:

Triduna:

Trilby:

Triphina:

Trixie:

Tryphonia:

Tsangali:

desirable (Armenian)

Twinkletoes:

U

Ulrica:

Ultima:

Ultimate Heroine:

Ultra-Chic:

Una:

Unaffected Joy:

Unalloyed Joy:

Undisguised Joy:

Unfeigned Joy:

Unica Spes Cras:

Unica:

Unity:

Universal Verity:

Unmarried Mother:

Unrivalled Bliss:

Unruly Julie:

Unspoilt Beauty:

Unsung Heroine:

Upsa-Daisy:

Uptown Girl:

Urbanity:

Ursa Major:

Ursa Minor:

Ursula:

Usherette:

Ushuaia:

the most southerly town in the world (disputed claim with Puerto Williams) and capital of the Province of Tierra del Fuego in Argentina.

Utopia:

Uxor:

V

Vain Minx:

Valentina:

the female form of "Valentine" but also the first name of the first woman in space, the Russian Valentina Tereshkova.

Valeria:

Valerie:

the French form of "Valeria" (q.v.), popular in the 1950s and 1960s.

Vanessa:

Vanilla Essence:

Vanilla Fudge:

Vanilla:

Vanity Fair:

Vanity Fair:

the brilliant classic by Willian Thackeray. Once you have encountered the heroine, Becky Sharp, you will never forget her.

Varsity:

Vashti:

Veda:

Velvet:

Venera:

saint of the second century, believed to have been born in Gaul. Little is known of her life.

Venetia:

Venus:

Verena:

Veridiana:

Veridiana:

Catholic saint whose life straddled the 12th and 13th centuries. She was Italian and a recluse.

Verity:

Veronica:

Vespa:

Italian for "wasp". Also the name of a make of Italian motor scooter popular in the 1950s and 1960s.

Vesta:

Viburna:

Victoria:

Villette:

Vindolandia:

Viola:

Violet Blue:

Violet:

Viper's Bugloss:

Virago:

Virginia Plain:

Virginia:

Vision Of Beauty:

Vissia:

Catholic saint. Martyred in Italy in the third century.

Vita:

Vital Statistics:

Vivacious:

Vivacity:

Vivat Regina:

Vivienne:

Vixen:

Vulpecula:

a faint constellation of the northern hemisphere. The name means "little vixen" in Latin and would suit a dog of similar appearance or colour to a fox. The masculine form would presumably be "Valpeculus".

W

Walburga:

Waltzing Matilda:

Wanda:

Warrior Princess:

Warrior Queen:

Watercress:

Waynettta:

Wednesday:

the daughter of Morticia and Gomez Addams and sister to Pugsley, in the American Gothic cartoon series (and two subsequent and very funny films which it inspired) "The Addams Family". The role in both films was interpreted by a very young Cristina Ricci.

Weird Sister:

Wendy:

What A Cracker:

What A Dish:

What A Mover:

Whitney:

how much I miss that unique voice of Whitney Houston. I believe she had at least four UK chart-toppers and deserved even more. Great name with which to honour a bitch.

Wild Beauty:

Wild Fennel:

Wild Rose:

Wild Thyme:

Wilhelmina:

Will She Won't She:

Wilma:

Wily Witch:

Wine And Roses:

Winehouse:

in honour and remembrance of Amy Winehouse, one of the greatest singers the UK has produced.

Winifred:

Winona:

Winsome:

Wintergreen:

Witch Hazel:

Witch's Brew:

Witch's Cauldron:

Witch's Familiar:

Witch's Potion:

Witch's Spell:

Witch-Hunt:

Wivina:

Women's Suffrage:

Wood Anemone:

Wood Sorrel:

Wood Spurge:

Woodland Reverie:

Woodruff:

Working Girl:

Worth Her Salt:

Wotcha Fruity:

Wrist Bangle:

ah, the Bangles from the 1980s........

Wych Elm:

X

Xanthi:

a city in Thrace, north-eastern Greece.

Xanthippe:

Xantippa:

Xemxiya:

feminine form of "sunny" so to be used for a bitch only. See also "Xemxi" and "Xemx"

Xibalba:

the underworld in Mayan mythology. The "x" is pronounced like "sh" in English.

Xylia:

Greek girl's name, meaning "of the woods", "sylvan" or "wood-dweller".

Xylina:

a variant (diminutive?) of "Xylia" (q.v.).

Xyris:

Y

Yarrow:

Yew:

Yoko Oh Yes:

Yoko:

Yolanda:

Yolande:

Yoreth:

Yota:

Young Man's Fancy:

Younger Sister:

Younger Sister:

Youthful Folly:

Yucca:

Yum-Yum:

Yvette:

Yvonne:

Z

Zampa:

Italian for "paw" and a feminine noun, so best suited for a bitch.

Zara:

Zaragoza:

Zarifa:

Arabic girl's name, meaning "intelligent" or "graceful".

Zena:

Zenobia:

Zingara:

Italian for "gypsy woman": the male equivalent is of course "zingaro".

Zinnia:

Zita:

Zloty:

Zoe:

Zuleika:

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