Common Girl’s Names: Pronunciation

Below is a list of common girl’s name in England with an audio as well so you can hear the pronunciation of the name. It is important to learn common names in English for your IELTS listening test. IELTS frequently ask you to listen for personal information such as a name in section 1. You can also listen to boys’ names or watch a video to practice listening for names.

Girls Names



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  1. Its started now..Thank you

  2. There is no sound for this audio

  3. Tanya awan says:

    Can we use Jacky as Jackie
    Lucy as Lucie and zoe as zoey?

  4. Dear Liz,
    I am a teacher of English in a school in Russia. Your lessons are very helpful. God bless you!

  5. Nisha kawang says:

    hello mam,
    here, rachael sounds like richael. is it correct?

  6. Cristiana says:

    I agree with Sanone. In the audio I can hear the ‘sh’ sound even for Skarlett…
    Anyways I would thank you for all the tips, I personally find your website very helpful! I’m doing the exam and I hope obtain the score I need to have. Many thanks you’re a very good teacher.

  7. Narayan Pokhrel says:

    Dear Liz.
    First of all, I would like to appreciate to your helpful hands.Your helpful tips and lessons are certainly praiseworthy and supports to hasten the progress that I am experiencing.
    My query…
    Here,I have confusion in writing the spelling of the two English names for Girls:Scarlett and Charlotte.Both names pronounce in the same way and how can we identify whether it is former or later.Will it be right if we write the either spelling?
    Thank you.

  8. Hello, Liz, Thank you for essential practises, how can we download girls and boys name’s audios?

    • Unfortunately I don’t have audios for download at present. Hopefully in the future I can organise it.
      All the best

  9. Hi Liz,

    Correct me if I’m wrong . I found ” Charlie ” in both ( girls and boys ) list.


  10. Hi Liz,

    Scarlett and charlotte has same pronunciation. Or i am not able to identify the subtle difference in them?

  11. Liz,
    Can I ask a question? Shouldn’t it be Jacqueline, rather than Jacqueline?


  12. thank you very much, that was a great help!
    what about other common names, such as name of UK cities or ….

  13. Nuraddin says:

    Hi,Liz. Thank you for helping. Does somebody have the common male names?

    Thanks in advance

    • I don’t understand the question. They are common names which means they are the name most people have.
      All the best

  14. Hi Liz, Thank you for putting this up.

    Charlotte and Scarlett sounded the same, how do we differentiate these?

    • Charlotte is pronounced with “Sh” at the start whereas Scarlet is pronounced with “Sk” at the start.

  15. Hi Liz,

    Great job. Helps me a lot. Thank you

  16. Md. Abdul Ahad says:

    Hi,Liz,nice to meet you.
    Honestly,Your tips for IELTES are Superb and they’re helping me a lot.
    I’m planning for IELTES exam.

    • Try to read through all lessons and don’t forget the information pages (FAQ) in each section – they contain lots of tips.
      All the best

  17. Thank you for the audio of the names

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