What does it mean for word to have female connotations?
A noun can have female connotation when it is mostly used to describe women.
adjective pretty is usually used to describe women so it can have female connotations. Its synonym with male connotation could be the word handsome.
some professions can also have female connotations; the example could be a nurse or a teacher; this is because more women work in those professions than men.