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450+ Exotic Girl Names From Around The World

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What Are Exotic Names & Top Reasons To Choose Them?

There are different interpretations of exotic names. However, they’re usually linked to unique names, those that relate to a tropical paradise (such as Hawaiian names), or other baby names with foreign origins.

So, why choose an exotic name for your little girl? Well, these can be cool, mysterious choices. They can also be intriguing or help your little one connect with other cultures. 

In this article, we’re sharing 450+ exotic and unusual names. Some of these beautiful names might be familiar because they’re already popular in the US.

The popularity ranks below are from the SSA (Social Security Administration). (1)

 

Exotic Girl Names By Category

Aaliyah

 

  • Origin: Arabic girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Exalted one” or “highborn”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-lee-yah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #69
  • Namesakes: After American singer Aaliyah and basketball player Aaliyah Edwards
  • Variants: Aaliya and Aliyah 
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Abigaia and Immanuella

 

Amara

 

  • Origin: Sanskrit, Spanish, Mongolian, and Igbo – African girl name
  • Meaning/Description: Name meaning “grace,” “immortal,” “to love,” or “peaceful”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-mah-rah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #142
  • Namesakes: Indonesian singer Amara and American football player Amara Darboh
  • Variants: Amarah and Ammara; also the female form of the Latin baby boy name “Amarus”
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Atasha and Dominique

 

Helen

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning/Description: Name that means “light” or “torch”
  • Pronunciation: “hel-en”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #421
  • Namesakes: After Helen of Troy (known as the most beautiful woman in Greek mythology)
  • Modern namesakes include English author Helen Grant and Swedish singer Helen Sjöholm
  • Variants: Helene and Helena
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Hailyn and Harriet

 

Kiera

 

  • Origin: Greek and Irish girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Dark-haired” or “dark” (can also be considered a black girl name)
  • Pronunciation: “kai-rah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American author Kiera Cass and actress Kiera Allen
  • Variants: Also spelled “Keira”
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Karina and Keita

 

Leila

 

  • Origin: Hebrew and Arabic girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Born at night,” “night,” or a gothic name that means “dark”
  • Pronunciation: “lay-lah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #246
  • Namesakes: American film actress Leila Hyams and Egyptian singer Leila Mourad
  • Variants: Also spelled “Lailah,” “Layla,” “Leyla,” or “Laela”
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Lalima and Laika

 

Mila 

 

  • Origin: Slavic, Hebrew, Persian, Arabic, and Spanish girl name 
  • Meaning/Description: “Gracious,” “dear,” or “miracle”
  • Pronunciation: “mee-lah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #19
  • Namesakes: American actress Mila Kunis and country music artist Mila Mason
  • Variants: Milla, Maila, and Milah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Melania and Milka

 

Moana

 

  • Origin: Hawaiian girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Ocean,” “sea,” or “wide expanse of water” (a name that means “water”)
  • Pronunciation: “mohw-uh-nah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: New Zealand singer Moana Maree Maniapoto and a Disney princess name after the primary character in the animated film “Moana
  • Variants: Moanah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Meena and Iona

 

Nala

 

  • Origin: Arabic and African girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Water in the desert,” “successful,” “lion,” or “queen”
  • Pronunciation: “nah-lah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #804
  • Namesakes: American actor Keenan Ivory Wayans’ daughter Nala Wayans
  • Variants: Nahla, Nalah, and Nahlah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Lala and Tamila

 

Ria

 

  • Origin: Spanish girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Small river” (a name meaning “water”)
  • Pronunciation: “ree-yuh”
  • Length: 3 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American child prodigy Ria Cheruvu and Greek beauty pageant winner Ria Antoniou
  • Variants: Riah, Reah, Reiah, Reea, and Raiah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Ricci and Winata

 

Sarah 

 

  • Origin: Hebrew and Arabic girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Princess”
  • Pronunciation: “sare-ruh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #94
  • Namesakes: Biblical girl name for Abraham’s wife
  • Modern namesakes include English singer Sarah Harding and American actress Sarah Jessica Parker 
  • Variants: Also spelled as Sarai, Sariah, Sariyah, Sara, and Sarahi
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Sheila and Sanya

 

Serafina 

 

  • Origin: Latin, Hebrew, and Italian girl name
  • Meaning/Description: Angel name meaning “fiery” or “burning ones” after the “Seraphims” (according to the Bible, they’re burning angels that stand beside God’s throne)
  • Pronunciation: “seh-rah-fee-nah”
  • Length: 8 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: English songwriter Serafina Steer and Saint Serafina (a 13th-century Italian saint)
  • Variants: Also spelled as “Seraphina”
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Samantha and Leone

 

Sofia

 

  • Origin: Greek name for girls
  • Meaning/Description: Great name that means “wisdom”
  • Pronunciation: “sow-fee-uh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #13
  • Namesakes: Colombian-American actress and TV personality Sofía Vergara
  • Variants: Also spelled as “Sophia” and “Sofie”
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Clarissa and Digna

 

Yana

 

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning/Description: God is gracious” or “He answers”
  • Pronunciation: “yan-uh”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Ukrainian Olympic swimmer Yana Klochkova and Czech-Indian model-actress Yana Gupta
  • Variants: Also spelled as “Yannah”
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Yanice and Tanya

 

The Most Exotic Female Names With Beautiful Meanings

Aiday

 

  • Origin: Kazakh girl name
  • Meaning/Description: Moon child
  • Pronunciation: “ai-day”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Ayeda and Aeeda
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Eadie and Verdi

 

Amora

 

  • Origin: Spanish girl name
  • Meaning/Description: Name that means “love”; also a pet name for your little one
  • Pronunciation: “ah-mow-rah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #373
  • Namesakes: Brazilian video game artist Amora Bettany
  • Also a magical name after the sorceress in Marvel Comics’ “Enchantress”
  • Variants: Amore, Amorra, and Amorah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Auri and Amie

 

Angelika

 

  • Origin: Latin and German girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Angel,” “messenger of God,” or “angelic”
  • Pronunciation: “ayn-gel-ee-kah”
  • Length: 8 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: German author and journalist Angelika Overath
  • Variants: Angélique (French girl name), Angélica (Portuguese), and Angeliki
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Hayley and Ilaria

 

Anika

 

  • Origin: African and Sanskrit girl name
  • Meaning/Description: Name that means “graceful” or “sweet-faced”
  • Pronunciation: “ahn-eeh-kah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #821
  • Namesakes: American actress and singer Anika Larsen 
  • Variants: Also spelled as “Annika”
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Siobhan and Erin

 

Aniyah

 

  • Origin: Hebrew and Polish name for girls
  • Meaning/Description: “Helper,” “God is gracious,” grace,“ “favor,” or “merciful”
  • Pronunciation: “ahn-eeh-yah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #378
  • Namesakes: American gymnast Aniyah Lewis and actress Aniyah Mitchell
  • Variants: Anniyah, Anniya, and Aniya
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Lalika and Sansa

 

Aoife

 

  • Origin: Irish name
  • Meaning/Description: Name that means “beautiful” or “radiant”
  • Pronunciation: “ee-fah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Irish actress Aoife Mulholland and American musician Aoife O’Donovan
  • Variants: Aífe, Aeife, and Aoibhe
  • Because of its pronunciation, it’s also spelled as “Eva” or “Efa” 
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Calista and Isobel

 

Elena

 

  • Origin: Spanish, German, Greek, and Italian name for girls
  • Meaning/Description: “Bright,” “torch,” or “shining light”
  • Pronunciation: “ehl-ay-nuh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #49
  • Namesakes: American singer Elena Siegman and Greek designer Elena Votsi
  • Also a fantasy girl name after Elena Castillo Flores, Disney’s first Latina princess in the animated TV series “Elena of Avalor
  • Variants: Helena, Helene, Helen, and Eliana (Portuguese)
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Eliza and Eilish

 

Esperanza

 

  • Origin: Spanish girl name
  • Meaning/Description: Long girl name that means “expectations” or “hope”
  • Pronunciation: “es-peh-ran-zah”
  • Length: 9 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Mexican actress Esperanza Baur and Spanish actress Esperanza Roy
  • Variants: Esperantia
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Gianina and Anastasiya

 

Keava

 

  • Origin: Irish and Scottish girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Beautiful,” “kind,” and “gentle”
  • Pronunciation: “kee-uh-vah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Keeva and Kieva
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Ianthe and Safiya

 

Kidist

 

  • Origin: Amharic – Ethiopian girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Blessed by God,” “holy,” or “blessed”
  • Pronunciation: “kaid-eest”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Kidisst
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Leslie and Anoushka

 

Yaretzi

 

  • Origin: Aztec name for girls
  • Meaning/Description: “You will always be loved”
  • Pronunciation: “yah-ret-zee”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #489
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Jaretzi, Yaretzie, Yahretzi, and Yarretzi
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Bodashka and Innessa

 

Yarina

 

  • Origin: Greek and Russian girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Peace” as the Russian form of “Irene”
  • Pronunciation: “yah-ree-nah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Airene and Yarinah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Mariya and Natalia

 

Zori

 

  • Origin: Arabic girl name
  • Meaning/Description: Nature name that means “golden dawn” 
  • Pronunciation: “zao-riy”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Zorri
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Amaris and Chantria

 

What Are Legendary Names For A Girl?

Athena

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “From Athens (a city in Greece)”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-thee-nah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #78
  • Namesakes: Greek goddess of wisdom and war
  • Variants: Athina, Atheena, or Atena
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Aura and Juno

 

Aurora

 

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Dawn”
  • Pronunciation: “uh-roar-uh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #31
  • Namesakes: Roman goddess of dawn
  • Also a Disney princess name after Princess Aurora in “Sleeping Beauty
  • Variants: Aurore and Avrora (Russian name)
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Imogen and Azure

 

Daphne

 

  • Origin: Greek and Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning/Description: Girl plant name that means “bay tree” or “laurel”
  • Pronunciation: “daf-nuh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #278
  • Namesakes: After the nymph turned into a plant to escape Greek god Apollo
  • Also after American actress Daphne Zuniga and English writer Daphne du Maurier
  • Variants: Dafne, Defne, and Dapine
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Arella and Adina

 

Gaia

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “The Earth,” “rejoicing,” “goddess of the earth,” or “mother goddess”
  • Pronunciation: “gah-yah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: The mother goddess and the personification of the Earth, according to Greek mythology
  • Variants: Gaea
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Thalia and Carys

 

Hera

 

  • Origin: Ancient Greek name
  • Meaning/Description: “Protectress”
  • Pronunciation: “heh-rah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After the Greek goddess of marriage and the queen of the gods
  • Also a poetic name after New Zealand poet Hera Lindsay Bird
  • Variants: Herra and Herah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Anthea and Aoife

 

Luna

 

  • Origin: Latin, Spanish, and Italian name
  • Meaning/Description: Name that means “moon”
  • Pronunciation: “loo-nah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #10
  • Namesakes: Roman goddess of the moon
  • Also a witchy name after “Harry Potter” character Luna Lovegood
  • Variants: Selene (Greek goddess counterpart)
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Shauna and Sherah

 

Maya 

 

  • Origin: Sanskrit, Hebrew, Hindu, Maori, and Greek girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Dream,” “water,” “illusion,” “bravery,” “courage,” “supernatural power,” or “good mother”
  • Pronunciation: “my-ah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #51
  • Namesakes: African-American author and poet Maya Angelou
  • Variants: Also spelled as “Maia”
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Marina and Amebella

 

Penelope

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Weaver”
  • Pronunciation: “puh-nel-uh-pee”
  • Length: 8 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #21
  • Namesakes: After the loyal wife of Odysseus, the hero of Homer’s epic story “Odyssey”
  • Modern namesakes include Spanish actress Penélope Cruz and British fiction writer Penelope Lively
  • Variants: Penélope (with an accent) and Penny
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Adelisa and Corinna

 

Persephone

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name 
  • Meaning/Description: “Queen of the underworld” after the Greek goddess
  • Also a name meaning “death” or bringer of death and destruction, but she’s considered a benevolent goddess
  • Pronunciation: “per-sef-oh-nee”
  • Length: 10 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #689
  • Namesakes: Goddess of spring growth and queen of the underworld
  • Variants: Proserpina (Roman goddess of the underworld)
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Henrietta and Mercedes

 

Phoebe

 

  • Origin: Latin and Greek girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Radiant” and “bright”
  • Pronunciation: “fee-bee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #214
  • Namesakes: American former actress Phoebe Belle Cates Kline and singer-songwriter Phoebe Lucille Bridgers
  • Variants: Phebe, Pheba, and Pheabe
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Renata and Lydia

 

Other Exotic Goddess Names From Myths & Legends

Bast

 

  • Origin: Ancient Egyptian girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Place of shelter”
  • Pronunciation: “bast”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Egyptian goddess of cats, pleasure, protection, and good health; also the personification of the sun’s heat 
  • Variants: Also spelled as “Bastet”
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Isa and Kaia

 

Camilla

 

  • Origin: Italian and Latin girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Noble” or “helper to the priest”
  • Pronunciation: “kam-eeh-lah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #313
  • Namesakes: A swift hunter in Roman mythology who can run without bending a blade of grass
  • Modern namesakes include American actress Camilla Belle and British singer Camilla Marie Beeput
  • Variants: Camila and Camille
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Karina and Keilani

 

Eydís

 

  • Origin: Old Norse, Scandinavian, and Norwegian name
  • Meaning/Description: “Island goddess”
  • Pronunciation: “ey-dees”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After the Old Norse goddess of good fortune and good luck
  • Variants: Eidis
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Keegan and Amaris

 

Grainne

 

  • Origin: Irish girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Grain,” “charming,” and a name that means “love”
  • Pronunciation: “graw-nya”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Goddess of the grain in Irish mythology
  • Modern namesakes include American television writer Grainne Godfree and Irish cricketer Grainne Clancy
  • Variants: Graine, Granya, and Grania
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Chantria and Frida

 

Maeve

 

  • Origin: Irish girl name 
  • Meaning/Description: “Intoxicating” or “she who rules”
  • Pronunciation: “may-vee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 104
  • Namesakes: Mythical name after the Irish queen of the fairies and the Celtic warrior queen
  • Variants: Also spelled as “Maebh”
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Maia and Adriana

 

Mazu

 

  • Origin: Chinese girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Sacred mother,” “heavenly,” “eternal mother,” “ancestor mother,” or “patron goddess of seas”
  • Pronunciation: “maht-zoo”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Chinese goddess of the sea and a protector of seafarers
  • Variants: Mazzu and Matzu
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Rumi and Seona

 

Sedna

 

  • Origin: Inuit – Native American girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Goddess of the sea”
  • Pronunciation: “sed-nah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Goddess of the sea, the underworld, and marine creatures
  • Variants: Seddna
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Signe and Tullia

 

Exotic Fantasy Names For Girls

Ilona

 

  • Origin: Finnish and Hungarian girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Joy,” “light,” or a mystical name that means “queen of the fairies”
  • Pronunciation: “i-loh-nuh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American rugby player and 2020 Olympian Ilona Maher
  • Variants: Illona, Ilonah, and Ilonka
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Taja and Ula

 

Illyria

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name 
  • Meaning/Description: “Angel,” “free land,” or a girl space name that means “from the stars”
  • Pronunciation: “i-lirr-ee-uh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Place name in ancient Greece; fictional character in the TV series,
  • Variants: Illyrii, Illyrioi, and Ilyria
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Tullia and Gianna

 

Isidore

 

  • Origin: Greek gender-neutral name
  • Meaning/Description: “Gift from Isis (the Egyptian goddess of life, magic, and the moon)”
  • Pronunciation: “iz-uh-dohr”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None (for girls)
  • Variants: Izadore, Izidor, and Izidore
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Inez and Maira

 

Lilith

 

  • Origin: Assyrian girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Belonging to the night” or “spirit”
  • Pronunciation: “leel-eeth”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #270
  • Namesakes: German stage and film actress Lilith Stangenberg
  • Variants: Lilit and Lilita
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Nashoba and Thùy (Vietnamese name)

 

Muirgen

 

  • Origin: Irish girl name
  • Meaning/Description: Mermaid name that means “born of the sea”
  • Pronunciation: “mur-gehn”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After the girl turned into a mermaid before getting turned back to human after 300 years
  • Variants: Murgen, Muireann, and Muirenn
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Alanis and Sloane

 

Naida

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning/Description: Mystical name that means “water nymph” 
  • Pronunciation: “ny-duh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After the river or water nymph in Greek mythology
  • Variants: Nadiya, Nadiia, and Nadja
  • Other Names You Might Also Like:

 

Nerida

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Sea nymph”
  • Pronunciation: “ner-eeh-dah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After the Nereids (the daughters of the Oceanid Doris and Nereus, the “Old Man of the Sea”)
  • Variants: Nereida
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Ariah and Zahara

 

Phoenix

 

  • Origin: Greek nonbinary name
  • Meaning/Description: Name that means “red” or “a mythical bird that rises from the ashes after death”
  • Pronunciation: “fee-nix”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #317 (girl)
  • Namesakes: Also a last name (e.g., American professional wrestler Beth Phoenix)
  • Variants: Phoenicks, Phenix, Foenicks, and Foenix
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Osmara and Arianne

 

Sirena

 

  • Origin: Spanish girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Mermaid” or “entangler”
  • Pronunciation: “sigh-ree-nuh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American voice actress Sirena Irwin and violinist Sirena Huang
  • Variants: Serina and Sirene
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Asha and Corinna

 

Exotic Musical Names For Girls

Allegra

 

  • Origin: Italian girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Cheerful,” “lively,” or “happy”; variant of the Italian boy name “Allegro” (which means “brisk, lively musical tempo”)
  • Pronunciation: “ah-leg-rah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Italian-American heiress Allegra Versace and British-American author Allegra Huston 
  • Variants: Alegra and Alegria
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Alora and Amalie

 

Calliope

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning/Description: Beautiful voice
  • Pronunciation: “kuh-lie-uh-pee”
  • Length: 8 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #583
  • Namesakes: Greek goddess and muse of eloquence and epic poetry
  • Variants: Kalliope
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Dolce and Diana

 

Carminia

 

  • Origin: Hebrew, Italian, and Roman girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Song,” “poem,” “orchard,” or “garden”
  • Pronunciation: “kar-meen-ee-yah”
  • Length: 8 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Houston-based internal medicine doctor Carminia Davidsohn
  • Variants: Carmine and Carmina
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Joanna and Rebecca

 

Kimeyah

 

  • Origin: Native American girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Singing throat,” “illusion,” “magic,” or “acolyte”
  • Pronunciation: “kai-mee-yah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Kamiyah and Kimeya
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Jochebed and Selah

 

Lyra

 

  • Origin: Greek and Latin girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Lyre” (a musical instrument)
  • Pronunciation: “lie-ruh”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #497
  • Namesakes: Northern Irish journalist and author Lyra McKee
  • Variants: Lyre and Lyrae
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Amari and Aishi

 

Shira

 

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Singing,” “song,” or “poetry”
  • Pronunciation: “shee-rah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American novelist and short story writer  Shira Nayman
  • Variants: Sheerah and Sheera
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Alya and Sepphora

 

Charming & Cute Names For Girls

Aisling

 

  • Origin: Gaelic and Irish girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Dream” or “vision”
  • Pronunciation: “ash-leen”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actress Aisling Sistrunk
  • Also a fantasy girl name after Empire Princess Aisling Duval in the “Elite: Dangerous” video game 
  • Variants: Aislene, Aislinn, Ashlynn, and Aislin
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Amirah and Andrina

 

Alaia

 

  • Origin: Basque – southwestern European girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Joyful” or “happy”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-lah-yah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #138
  • Namesakes: Celebrity kid Alaia Baldwin, the daughter of Hollywood actor Stephen Baldwin
  • Variants: Also spelled as “Alayah”
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Arden and Banou

 

Nayara

 

  • Origin: Spanish girl name
  • Meaning/Description: Hispanic girl name that means “beautiful eyes” or “of the Virgin Mary”
  • Pronunciation: “nah-yah-rah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After the Spanish city where the Virgin Mary supposedly appeared in medieval times
  • Variants: Naiara 
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Beatrix and Eliza

 

Niva

 

  • Origin: Hebrew and Latin girl name
  • Meaning/Description: Name meaning “sun” or “speech and expression”
  • Pronunciation: “nee-vah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Neeva and Nivah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Nemy and Ione

 

Sasha

 

  • Origin: Slavic and Russian name
  • Meaning/Description: “Defender” or “helper of mankind”
  • Pronunciation: “sash-uh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #640
  • Namesakes: Mexican actress Sasha Montenegro
  • Variants: Sacha (French name), Saša (Slovenian), and Sasja (Danish)
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Aneira and Ashtyn

 

Zena

 

  • Origin: Russian, Ukrainian, and Greek girl name
  • Meaning/Description: Warrior princess,” “guest,” “welcoming,” or “belonging to Zeus”
  • Pronunciation: “zee-nuh”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American silent film actress Zena Keefe and British performance poet Zena Edwards 
  • Variants: Zenah or Zeena 
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Asha and Channah

 

Elegant & Classic Exotic Names For Girls

Adelita

 

  • Origin: Spanish girl name
  • Meaning/Description: Latin American and Hispanic name that means “noble”
  • Can also mean “little Adele”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-del-eeh-tah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After the “La Adelita,” among the most famous corridos (tale or ballad) of the Mexican Revolution
  • Variants: Adelaide, Alita, and Adeline
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Estelle and Yanin

 

Aliana

 

  • Origin: Latin, American, and Arabic girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Gracious,” “my God has answered,” “noble,” or “bright”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-lee-yah-nah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Cuban-American artist Aliana de la Guardia and American gymnast Aliana Lopez 
  • Variants: Also spelled as “Alianah” and “Alianna”
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Alisa and Alora

 

Khari

 

  • Origin: Swahili – African unisex name
  • Meaning/Description: “Born ruler” or “queenly” (also means “kingly”)
  • Pronunciation: “khah-ree”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+ (girl)
  • Namesakes: None for girls
  • Variants: Khary, Kharie, Kahri, and Kharih
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Ambria and Beeba

 

Nariyah

 

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Worker for God” or “bright light”
  • Pronunciation: “nah-ree-yah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+ 
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Nariya, Narria, and Narriyah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Braelynn and Caia

 

Nayeli

 

  • Origin: Native American girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “I love you” or “open”
  • Pronunciation: “nah-yel-eeh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #337
  • Namesakes: Mexican footballer Nayeli (Lydia) Rangel
  • Variants: Also spelled as “Nayali”
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Camari and Dakota

 

Orla

 

  • Origin: Celtic girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Golden princess”
  • Pronunciation: “owr-lah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Irish track cyclist Orla Walsh and actress Orla Fitzgerald
  • Variants: Orlagh and Orlah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Darby and Effie

 

Regina

 

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Queen”
  • Pronunciation: “reh-ghee-nah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Russian-American singer-songwriter Regina Spektor
  • Variants: Regine (Norwegian), Reina (Spanish), and Regena 
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Elina and Emilija

 

Solange

 

  • Origin: French girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Religious,” “formal and dignified,” or “solemn”
  • Pronunciation: “suh-lanj”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actress, songwriter, and singer Solange Piaget Knowles
  • Variants: Solly and Sollie 
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Sonya and Soraya

 

Tana

 

  • Origin: Russian and Greek girl name
  • Meaning/Description: Name that means “fire” or “star goddess”
  • Pronunciation: “tah-nah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American internet personality Tana Marie Mongeau and actress Tana Helfer 
  • Variants: Tanah and Tanna 
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Tasha and Thora

 

Vada

 

  • Origin: German name for girls
  • Meaning/Description: “Famous ruler” or “knowledge”
  • Pronunciation: “vay-dah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Fictional character Vada Margaret Sultenfuss in the films “My Girl” and “My Girl 2”
  • Variants: Also spelled as “Veda” 
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Juni and Katja

 

Powerful & Warrior Exotic Names For Girls

Ailani

 

  • Origin: Hawaiian girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Female chief” or “spiritual food”
  • Pronunciation: “ay-lahn-eeh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Social media and internet personality Ailani Rai
  • Variants: Alani and Aillani
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Bonita and Chiqui

 

Elmina

 

  • Origin: German girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Willful warrior,” “determined protector,” “helmet,” “protection,” or “the mine”
  • Pronunciation: “ehl-miy-nah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a place name after the Elmina Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Elmina, Ghana (previously called the Gold Coast)
  • Variants: Ellmina and Elminah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Winnie and Abriella

 

Harolin

 

  • Origin: Spanish girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Army leader,” “army ruler,” or “free man”
  • Pronunciation: “hah-roh-leen”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Harolyn
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Acela and Addilyn

 

Hawise

 

  • Origin: Medieval English girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Battle wood” or “battle wide”
  • Pronunciation: “hah-wees-ah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Hadewidis and Hawis 
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Aerie and Braelynn

 

Isha

 

  • Origin: Sanskrit nonbinary name
  • Meaning/Description: “Protector,” “one who protects,” or “the ruler”
  • Pronunciation: “eeh-shah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Indian film actress Isha Chawla and American journalist Isha Sesay
  • Variants: Eesha, Izhaa, Issha, and Ishah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Hagar and Edna

 

Koa

 

  • Origin: Hawaiian gender-neutral name
  • Meaning/Description: “Warrior” or “brave one”
  • Pronunciation: “koh-uh”
  • Length: 3 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+ (girl)
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Koah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Miesha and Noa

 

Olympia

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “From Mount Olympus (home of the Greek gods)”
  • Pronunciation: “oh-leem-pee-yah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American writer, professional speaker, and rocket scientist Olympia LePoint
  • Variants: Olympe (French) and Olimpia (Italian)
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Oriana and Ottilie

 

Serilda

 

  • Origin: Teutonic – Old German girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Battle armor” or “armed warrior woman”
  • Pronunciation: “ser-eel-dah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Serildah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Paulette and Quintana

 

Torianna

 

  • Origin: Latin and Japanese girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Victory,” “favored grace,” or “bird”
  • Pronunciation: “tohr-eeh-uh-nah”
  • Length: 8 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Torrianna, Toriana, and Torriana
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Rasha and Tallulah

 

Yari

 

  • Origin: Hebrew and Spanish unisex name
  • Meaning/Description: “Gold” or “straight spear”
  • Pronunciation: “yahr-ee”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None for girls
  • Variants: Yarih, Yarri, and Yaari
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Tana and Ulani

 

What Are Badass Female Names?

Amari

 

  • Origin: Latin, Sanskrit, Hebrew, and Yoruba – African girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Miracle,” “promised by God,” “eternal,” “immortal,” or “strength”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-mahr-eeh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #320
  • Namesakes: Amari Miller, the ring name of American professional wrestler Camron Clay
  • Variants: Amarri, Amaris, and Amariah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Mireya and Neriah

 

Anahi

 

  • Origin: Spanish and Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Immortal,” “one who answers,” “flower-like beauty,” or “speaker” 
  • Also a name that means “beautiful” (beautiful like a flower)
  • Pronunciation: “ahn-uh-hee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #565
  • Namesakes: Mexican singer-songwriter and actress Anahí Giovanna Puente Portilla
  • Variants: Annahei, Anahie, Anahei, and Annahi
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Analia and Adelaide

 

Neliah

 

  • Origin: African girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Strong-willed”
  • Pronunciation: “nehl-uh-yah
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Nelly and Nellie
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Clothilde and Dionne

 

Nyla

 

  • Origin: Arabic girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Winner,” “the achiever,” “champion,” or “the successful one”
  • Pronunciation: “ny-lah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: New Zealand distance runner Nyla Jane Carroll
  • Also a fictional character after Nyla Adrose in “For Colored Girls
  • Variants: Also spelled as “Nylah”
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Eloise and Gianna

 

What Are Edgy Names For A Girl?

Exótica

 

  • Origin: Spanish girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Exotic”
  • Pronunciation: “ehk-sow-tee-kah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a musical genre that includes easy-listening lounge music 
  • Variants: Exotika
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Lillee and Nashoba

 

Isla

 

  • Origin: Spanish and Scottish girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Island” or “bright as the sun”
  • Pronunciation: “ees-lah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #36
  • Namesakes: English actress and singer Isla Blair
  • Variants: Ila and Ile
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Psalm and Arya

 

Lucienne

 

  • Origin: Latin and French name
  • Meaning/Description: A name that means “light”
  • Pronunciation: “loo-sheen”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Swiss soprano Lucienne Bréval and French actress Lucienne Bridou
  • Variants: Lucinda and Luciene; also a female form of the English boy name Lucian
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Madeira and Naomie

 

Luigsech

 

  • Origin: Ancient Gaelic girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “To break,” “black,” or “to swear an oath”
  • Pronunciation: “loo-seh” or “lee-sak”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Luighseach
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Nevis and Philippa

 

Naia

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Dolphin,” “water nymph,” “wave or seafoam,” or “flowing”
  • Pronunciation: “nye-yah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American singer and “The Voice” semifinalist Naia Kete
  • Variants: Naya, Naiia, and Naiah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Asenath and Bithiah

 

Novi

 

  • Origin: Latin and Yugoslavian girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “New”
  • Pronunciation: “noh-vee”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a place name after the city of Novi in Oakland County, Michigan
  • Variants: Novie and Novih
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Oda and Petra

 

Saraid

 

  • Origin: Old Irish girl name 
  • Meaning/Description: “Excellent”
  • Pronunciation: “sah-raid”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: New Zealand-based journalist and fiction writer Saraid de Silva
  • Variants: Sarayid
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Sariah and Shivani

 

Rare & Unique Baby Names For Girls

Analia

 

  • Origin: Spanish girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Light and grace”
  • Pronunciation: “ahn-uh-lee-yah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #637
  • Namesakes: Argentine composer Analia Llugdar and Paraguayan handballer Analia Yaryes
  • Variants: Annalia, Analie, and Analiah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Shivaun and Skylah

 

Iyabo

 

  • Origin: African girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Like her mother” or “mother has returned”
  • Pronunciation: “iy-yah-bow”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Iyapo
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Suri and Tana

 

Nafuna

 

  • Origin: African girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Born feet-first”
  • Pronunciation: “naf-oon-uh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Nafunna, Nafunah, Nafoonah, Nafoona, Naphuna, and Naphunah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Shenga and Thisbe

 

Nava

 

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Pleasant,” “beautiful,” or “lovely”
  • Pronunciation: “nah-vah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American artist Nava Lubelski and Israeli journalist Nava Boker 
  • Variants: Navah and Naava
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Akilina and Noémie

 

Nira

 

  • Origin: Hebrew unisex name
  • Meaning/Description: “Loom,” “plowed field,” or “light”
  • Pronunciation: “nee-rah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None for girls
  • Variants: Nirrah, Nirra, and Nirah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Raisa and Sébire

 

Shante

 

  • Origin: Sanskrit unisex name
  • Meaning/Description: “Peaceful” or “stone”
  • Pronunciation: “shan-teh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American rapper Snoop Dogg’s ex-wife Shante Taylor
  • Also a middle name after Lolita Shanté Gooden, the birth name of American rapper Roxanne Shanté from “Roxanne Wars and Juice Crew”
  • Variants: Shantie, Shanteh, and Shantal
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Seira and Bláthnaid

 

Nature-Inspired Exotic Girl Names

Exotic Flower Names

Amaranta

 

  • Origin: Italian and Spanish girl name
  • Meaning/Description: Girl plant name that means “flower” or “flower that never fades”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-mahr-an-tah”
  • Length: 8 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Mexican TV host and actress Amaranta Ruiz
  • Also a fictional name after Amaranta, the character in Colombian Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s “100 Years of Solitude
  • Variants: Amarantha, Amaranda, and Amarante
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Anoushka and Gwenaëlle

 

Cataleya

 

  • Origin: Spanish girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Orchid” or “Cattley’s flower” (after English botanist William Cattley)
  • Pronunciation: “kah-tahl-eh-yah”
  • Length: 8 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #341
  • Namesakes: Colombian-American singer Cataleya Lopez and actress Cataleya Restrepo
  • Variants: Cataliyah, Kataleya, Catalayah, Cattleya, and Cataleah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Joëlle and Mailys

 

Fiorella

 

  • Origin: Italian girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Little flower”
  • Pronunciation: “fee-ow-rey-lah”
  • Length: 8 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Italian film director and screenwriter Fiorella Infascelli
  • Variants: Fiorela, Fioretta, and Floortje (Dutch)
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Abaigeal and Amirah

 

Fleurette

 

  • Origin: Dutch and French girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Small flower” or “little Fleur”
  • Pronunciation: “floo-ret”
  • Length: 9 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Fleurete and Fleuretta
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Aodhnait and Casiane

 

Kalina

 

  • Origin: Slavic and Bulgarian girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Flower” or a name that means “love and affection”
  • Pronunciation: “kah-lee-nah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Polish singer and actress Kalina Jędrusik
  • Also a royal name after Princess Kalina of Bulgaria
  • Variants: Kalinah, Kaline, Kalena, and Kalene
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Clothilde and Darcy

 

Lilja

 

  • Meaning/Description: Flower name that means “Lily”
  • Pronunciation: “lil-yah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Icelandic crime writer and playwright Lilja Sigurdardottir
  • Variants: Also spelled as “Lilou”
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Eilish and Eliza

 

Millaray

 

  • Origin: Mapuche – Chilean girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Golden flower” 
  • Pronunciation: “mil-uh-ray”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Millari
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Emersyn and Fiadh

 

Nicte

 

  • Origin: Ancient Greek and Mayan girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Flower”
  • Pronunciation: “nik-teh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Nikte
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Fiona and Grier

 

Oliana

 

  • Origin: Polynesian and Spanish girl name
  • Meaning/Description: Nature name for girls that means “oleander flower” or “my God has answered”
  • Pronunciation: “ohl-eeh-yan-uh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Fictional character Oliana in Lauren Kate’s book “Rapture
  • Variants: Oleanna
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Autumn and Scarlett

 

Rosalba

 

  • Origin: Latin and Italian girl name
  • Meaning/Description: White rose
  • Pronunciation: “rohs-ahl-bah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Italian singer and actress Rosalba Pippa
  • Variants: Rossalba
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Haisley and Halldóra

 

Shion

 

  • Origin: Japanese girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Aster flower” or “poem”
  • Pronunciation: “shee-awn”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Japanese pop singers Shion Miyawaki and Shion Tsuji
  • Variants: Shiohn, Shihon, Shieon, Sieon, Sion, and Shiun
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Alazne and Solana

 

Sigalit

 

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Violet flower” (a name that means “purple”)
  • Pronunciation: “see-gah-leet”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Israeli sculptor and installation artist Sigalit Landau
  • Variants: Sigallit and Sigalhit
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Vienne and Wynna

 

Zinnia

 

  • Origin: Latin and German girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Colorful flower” or “Zinn’s flower” (after German botanist Johann Zinn)
  • Pronunciation: “zin-eeh-uh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: English equestrienne Zinnia Rosemary Denison
  • Variants: Zinia and Zinyah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Xanthe and Zarela

 

Exotic Tree & Girl Plant Names

Acacia

 

  • Origin: Greek name
  • Meaning/Description: “Thorny” or “feathery tree”
  • Pronunciation: “uh-kay-shah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American pop singer and YouTube personality Acacia Kersey
  • Variants: None
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Acela and Adley

 

Ayla

 

  • Origin: Hebrew and Turkish girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Oak tree,” “beautiful,” “blessed,” “moonlight,” “halo of light around the moon,” or “with the moon”
  • Pronunciation: “ay-luh”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #98
  • Namesakes: American artist Ayla Brown and Turkish-American tennis star Ayla Aksu
  • Variants: Aila and Aylah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Ibolya and Izett

 

Cassia

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Cinnamon” (an evergreen tree)
  • Pronunciation: “kash-uh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Brazilian actress Cássia Maria Oliveira Linhares
  • Variants: Keziah and Casiane
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Cossette and Eilish

 

Elitsa

 

  • Origin: Bulgarian girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Little fir tree” or “a trusted individual”
  • Pronunciation: “eh-lit-sah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Actress Elitsa Milenova Atasanova
  • Variants: Elisha and Elitza
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Kriva and Mishael

 

Idra

 

  • Origin: Aramaic girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Fig tree”
  • Pronunciation: “eehd-rah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Idrah and Iddra
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Della and Elina

 

Sequoia

 

  • Origin: Cherokee – Native American girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Giant redwood tree”
  • Pronunciation: “see-kwoy-uh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Entrepreneur and internet personality Sequoia Armstrong
  • Variants: Sequoyah 
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Delphine and Elliana

 

Tamar

 

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Date palm tree”
  • Pronunciation: “tah-mar”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a biblical girl name after one of King David’s ancestors
  • Variants: Tamara
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Tayja and Terah

 

Exotic Earthy Names

Ayala

 

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Hillside,” “pasture,” “gazelle,” or “female deer”
  • Pronunciation: “ai-yahl-uh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Israeli footballer Ayala Truelove and shotputter Ayala Hetzroni
  • Variants: Ayalah, Ayella, Ayallah, and Ayaila
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Zarah and Xuda

 

Esmaria

 

  • Origin: Spanish girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Emerald”
  • Pronunciation: “ehz-mahr-eeh-uh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Esmarie
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Lessie and Luciana

 

Giada

 

  • Origin: Italian name
  • Meaning/Description: “Jade”
  • Pronunciation: “jaa-duh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Italian actress and film director Giada Colagrande
  • Variants: Jada and Giadda
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Gillian and Godiva

 

Johari

 

  • Origin: Swahili – African unisex name
  • Meaning/Description: “Jewel”
  • Pronunciation: “jow-har-eeh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actress and comedian Johari Johnson
  • Variants: Joharri
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Gracyn and Harlyn

 

Meena

 

  • Origin: Sanskrit girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Blue semi-precious stone,”  “fish,” or “bird”
  • Pronunciation: “miy-nah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American lawyer and children’s book author Meena Harris
  • Variants: Minah and Meenah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Hartley and Indira

 

Oriana

 

  • Origin: Italian girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Sunrise,” “dawn,” or “gold”
  • Pronunciation: “aw-reeh-uh-nah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: French cartoonist and author Oriane Lassus
  • Variants: Also spelled as Orianna, Orianne, and Auriana
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Queenie and Paloma

 

Rabia

 

  • Origin: Arabic unisex name
  • Meaning/Description: “Gentle wind” or “spring”
  • Pronunciation: “rahb-eeh-yah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Turkish journalist Rabia Kazan and Pakistani athlete Rabia Ashiq
  • Variants: Rabiah and Rabbia
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Giustina and Nevaeh

 

Rayne

 

  • Origin: Latin and Scandinavian girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Song,” “helpful friend,” “counsel,” “precipitation,” or “rain”
  • Pronunciation: “ray-nay”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 798
  • Namesakes: American actress Rayne Marcus and model Rayne Guerra
  • Variants: Raina and Reyna 
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Nebula and Thalassa

 

Sahara

 

  • Origin: Arabic girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Desert”
  • Pronunciation: “suh-heh-ruh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American screenwriter, actress, and inventor Sahara Lotti
  • Variants: Sahra, Saharah, and Saharra
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Sarai and Selma

 

Sapphire

 

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Blue gem”
  • Pronunciation: “saff-ayr”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #910
  • Namesakes: English actress Sapphire Elia
  • Variants: Sapphira
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Shani and Shulammite

 

Solana

 

  • Origin: Spanish girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Eastern wind” or “sunshine” (name that means “sun”)
  • Pronunciation: “soh-lah-nah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American R&B singer-songwriter Solána Imani Rowe (stage name SZA)
  • Variants: Solanna, Solena, and Solanah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Sébire and Adia

 

Topaz

 

  • Origin: Latin and Greek unisex name
  • Meaning/Description: “To seek” or “golden gem”
  • Pronunciation: “tow-paz”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Anime girl name after the fictional character Topaz, an agent of the Guardian Units of the Nations in the “Sonic X” series
  • Variants: Topazz, Topaziya, and Topazya
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Ashtyn and Elswyth

 

Zola

 

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning/Description: Earthy name that means “ball of earth,” “lump of earth,” “mound,” or “quietness”
  • Pronunciation: “zow-lah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American “The Platters” singer Zola Taylor (born Zoletta Lynn Taylor)
  • Variants: Zolla and Zolah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Lien (Vietnamese name for girls) and Cassiopeia

 

Exotic Animal Names

Aiya

 

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Bird”
  • Pronunciation: “eye-uh”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Filipino contemporary artist Aiya Balingit
  • Variants: Aya
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Kenya and Yara

 

Aurelia

 

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Golden one”; a type of jellyfish
  • Meaning: “The golden one”
  • Pronunciation: “aw-rehl-yah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 490
  • Namesakes: Portuguese painter Aurélia de Souza and St. Aurelia of Strausborg (a 4th-century saint)
  • Variants: Aurella and Aurélie 
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Aurinda and Aviva

 

Avianna

 

  • Origin: Latin and Greenlandic girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Bird,” “family,” or “graceful as a bird”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-vee-yah-nah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #443
  • Namesakes: Chinese-Canadian sport shooter Avianna Chao
  • Variants: Aviannah and Aviana
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Brigitta and Cadence

 

Bennu

 

  • Origin: Egyptian unisex name
  • Meaning/Description: Badass girl name that means “eagle”
  • Pronunciation: “ben-ooh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None as a girl name
  • Variants: Benu
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Bodhi and Bora

 

Delphine

 

  • Origin: French, Greek, and Latin girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Dolphin” or “woman from Delphi (a Greek city)”
  • Pronunciation: “del-fin”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: French model and television presenter Delphine Wespiser and actress Delphine Chanéac
  • Variants: Delfine; also a feminine form of the Roman and Latin boy name “Delphinus”
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Denali and Desirae

 

Ibis

 

  • Origin: Latin nonbinary name
  • Meaning/Description: “Long-legged bird”
  • Pronunciation: “eye-bis”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Dinah and Elodie

 

Isi

 

  • Origin: Choctaw – Native American girl name 
  • Meaning/Description: “Deer” or “consecrated to God
  • Pronunciation: “eeh-see”
  • Length: 3 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: German professional golfer Isi Gabsa (born Isabell Gabsa)
  • Variants: Isih
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Irie and Juni

 

Jhazala

 

  • Origin: Arabic, Hindi, and Egyptian girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Gazelle”
  • Pronunciation: “jah-zay-lah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Ghazala 
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Isolde and Jamila

 

Keyara

 

  • Origin: Aboriginal and Celtic girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Cockatoo,” “first ray of sun,” “clear,” or “small one with dark hair”
  • Also a goth girl name that means “little dark one”
  • Pronunciation: “kee-yah-rah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Keyarah, Chiara, and Ciara
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Joelle and Katalia

 

Léone

 

  • Origin: French unisex name
  • Meaning/Description: “Lion”
  • Pronunciation: “lee-yown”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American-born Canadian phonetician (expert in phonetics) Léone Boudreau-Nelson
  • Variants: Leonie, Leonee, and Leona
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Lexie and Lexley

 

Lynx

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Wild cat,” “brightness,” or “light”
  • Pronunciation: “links”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a last name (e.g., actress Claudia Lynx)
  • Variants: Linx
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Liesel and Liora

 

Oona

 

  • Origin: Finnish, Gaelic, Irish, and Scottish girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Lamb,” “universal,” or “one” 
  • Pronunciation: “ooh-nuh”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American ice dancer Oona Brown and model-actress Oona Hart
  • Variants: Oonah, Una, and Oonagh
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Winona and Zendaya

 

Philomel

 

  • Origin: English and Greek girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Nightingale”
  • Pronunciation: “fil-oh-mel”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: A figure in Greek mythology used as a figurative and direct symbol of Western canon literary and artistic works
  • Variants: Philomela
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Aaliyah and Gwyneth

 

Roseline

 

  • Origin: French and German name
  • Meaning/Description: “Gentle horse”
  • Pronunciation: “rose-lin”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Australian singer-songwriter Rosaline Yuen and Scottish novelist Rosaline Masson
  • Variants: Also spelled as “Roslindis” and “Rosalind”
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Marilyn and Rihanna

 

Svana

 

  • Origin: Icelandic and Scandinavian girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Swan”
  • Pronunciation: “svah-nah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Svanah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Saoirse and Gianina

 

Yael

 

  • Origin: Hebrew unisex name
  • Meaning/Description: “Mountain goat” or “desert-dwelling goat”
  • Pronunciation: “yah-el”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+ (girl)
  • Namesakes: Israeli-American artist Yael Kanarek and American soccer player Yael Averbuch
  • Variants: Jael and Yahel
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Yarine and Haven

 

Exotic Water Names

Galia

 

  • Origin: Hebrew name for girls
  • Meaning/Description: “Born in waves” or “spring”
  • Also a spiritual name that means “the wave of God” or “God shall redeem”
  • Pronunciation: “gahl-eey-yah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Spanish table tennis player Galia Dvorak and Mexican adventurer Galia Moss
  • Variants: Also spelled as “Gallia” and “Galiah”
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Sydney and Chiara

 

Myrla

 

  • Origin: English girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Shining sea” or “blackbird”
  • Pronunciation: “myr-lah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Myrrla and Myrlah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Monette and Ginny

 

Namiko

 

  • Origin: Japanese name for girls
  • Meaning/Description: “Wave” or “surf child”
  • Pronunciation: “nahm-eeh-koh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Logan and Regan

 

Ocean

 

  • Origin: Greek nonbinary name
  • Meaning/Description: “Large body of saltwater”
  • Pronunciation: “owsh-un”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #759
  • Namesakes: None for girls
  • Variants: Oceane and Okeane
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Patience and Teagan

 

Reva

 

  • Origin: Hindi and Indian girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Rain,” “one that moves,” or a girl space name that means “star”
  • Pronunciation: “riy-vah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American musical theater actress and singer Reva Rice
  • Variants: Reyva, Reyvah, Revah, and Rayvah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Una and Fay

 

Tallulah

 

  • Origin: Irish and Native American girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Leaping water” (a name that means “water”) or “lady of abundance”
  • Pronunciation: “tuh-loo-lah”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Tallulah Willis (the daughter of A-list Hollywood stars Demi Moore and Bruce Willis)
  • Variants: Talula and Tallula
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Tamsin and Tania

 

Yahara

 

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Catfish river” (a river in Wisconsin)
  • Pronunciation: “yah-hair-uh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Yaharra
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Tasha and Ulani

 

Exotic Sky & Celestial Names

Elara

 

  • Origin: Italian girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Cheerful and happy,” “hazelnut,” or “spear shaft”
  • Pronunciation: “ehl-uh-rah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: One of Jupiter’s moons
  • Also after the giant Tityos’ mother in Greek mythology
  • Variants: Ellara, Elarah, and Ylara
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Uma and Vayla

 

Kehlani

 

  • Origin: Polynesian and Hawaiian name for girls
  • Meaning/Description: “Sea and sky” or “sea heavens”
  • Pronunciation: “keh-lah-nee”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 152
  • Namesakes: American singer-songwriter Kehlani Ashley Parrish
  • Variants: Kailani and Kaylani 
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Leilani and Abia

 

Nalani

 

  • Origin: Hawaiian girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “The heavens,” “calm skies,” or “serenity of the skies”
  • Pronunciation: “nah-lahn-ee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #556
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Nahlani, Nalanie, and Nahlanie
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Acela and Brinley

 

Nilani

 

  • Origin: Tamil (language in India and Sri Lanka) girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Enchanting moon” (a name that means “moon”)
  • Pronunciation: “nee-lahn-ee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Nilanee
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Aerie and Aila

 

Nova

 

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “New” or “star that suddenly increases in brightness, then returns to its original state”
  • Pronunciation: “noh-vuh”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #32
  • Namesakes: British stage and movie actress Nova Pilbeam and American author Nova Ren Suma
  • Variants: Novah, Novvah, and Noova 
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Capri and Luisa

 

Soleil

 

  • Origin: French nonbinary name
  • Meaning/Description: Name that means “sun”
  • Pronunciation: “sow-lay”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #990
  • Namesakes: American actress Soleil Moon Frye
  • Variants: Soleia and Soleile 
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Jolene and Margot

 

Exotic Place Names For Girls

Aitana

 

  • Origin: Arabic and Basque – Southwestern European girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Glory” or “high honor”
  • Pronunciation: “ey-taw-nah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #325
  • Namesakes: SpanishItalian actress Aitana Sánchez-Gijón
  • Also a place name after a Spanish mountain range
  • Variants: Eitana and Itana
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Mavis and Cassie

 

Galilea

 

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “District of nations”
  • Pronunciation: “gahl-eeh-ley-uh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #731
  • Namesakes: American actress Galilea La Salvia
  • Also a biblical name for a region in Northern Israel
  • Variants: Galilee
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Harmony and Kallie

 

Iliana

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Ray of light”
  • Pronunciation: “iy-lee-uh-nah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #870
  • Namesakes: After the ancient city of Ilium (popularly known as Troy)
  • Variants: Ileana and Eliana
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Zephyrine and Danica

 

Nazari

 

  • Origin: Persian and Italian girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Child of Nazar”
  • Links to “Nazareth,” another place name in the Bible
  • Pronunciation: “nahz-ahr-eeh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Nazariy
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Jinendra and Lalika

 

Nyrobi

 

  • Origin: African girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Place of cool waters”
  • Pronunciation: “nai-rohb-eeh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a place name after the capital city of Kenya
  • Variants: Nairobi
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Nivritti and Sansa

 

Zion

 

  • Origin: Hebrew androgynous name
  • Meaning/Description: “Highest point”
  • Pronunciation: “zye-un”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actress and model Zión Moreno
  • Also a place name after a hill in Jerusalem (Israel’s capital)
  • Variants: None
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Greta and Darya

 

Faith-Based Exotic Girl Names

Alinafe

 

  • Origin: Chewa – African girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “He is with us”
  • Pronunciation: “ahl-eehn-uh-feh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank:  1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Allinafe
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Zada and Guadalupe

 

Godiva

 

  • Origin: Old English and Anglo-Saxon girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Gift from God
  • Pronunciation: “guh-dai-vah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Mythical name after the 11th-century noblewoman Lady Godiva, who rode nude on a horse around their town to force the earl (her husband, the ruler of one of the Anglo-Saxon main kingdoms) to help the people by reducing taxes (2)
  • Variants: Godyvah and Godivah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Hattie and Jobelle

 

Sabela

 

  • Origin: Galician (a language in Northwestern Spain) girl name
  • Meaning/Description: God is my oath,” “God’s promise,” or “consecrated to God
  • Pronunciation: “sah-behl-uh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Spanish actress and dancer Sabela Hermida Mondelo
  • Variants: Sabeela and Sabeel
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Kienna and Kumasi

 

Talia

 

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Dew from God,” “gentle dew from heaven,” or “by the water”
  • Pronunciation: “tahl-eeh-uh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #303
  • Namesakes: American TV actress Talia Balsam and Canadian gymnast Talia Chiarelli 
  • Variants: Also spelled as “Thalia,” “Taaliyah,” and “Taaliah”
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Aalok and Uriela

 

Yoshi

 

  • Origin: Sanskrit and Japanese unisex name
  • Meaning/Description: God shall add,” “respectful,” “good luck,” or “righteous”
  • Pronunciation: “yow-shee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None for girls
  • Variants: Yosshi
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Liana and Zadie

 

Zana

 

  • Origin: Hebrew and Slavic girl name
  • Meaning/Description: God is gracious,” “blond,” or “golden-haired”
  • Also a flower name that means “lily” or “graceful lily”
  • Pronunciation: “zaa-naah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Bosnian actress Zana Marjanovic and American fashion designer Zana Bayne
  • Variants: A form of “Jane”; also spelled as Zanna and Xanah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Yedoash and Zeruah

 

Exotic Names From Around The World

Asian Baby Girl Names

Amaya

 

  • Origin: Japanese and Spanish girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “The end,” “heavenly valley,” or “mother city” 
  • Pronunciation: “ahm-uh-yah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #169
  • Namesakes: Chilean actress and pop singer Amaya Forch 
  • Variants: Amaia
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Zibiah and Zillah

 

Humiya

 

  • Origin: Japanese and Arabic girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “History,” “rosy cheeks,” or a name that means “red”
  • Pronunciation: “hoo-mee-yah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Zilpah and Abihail

 

Huyen

 

  • Meaning/Description: “Jet black”
  • Pronunciation: “hhuh-yehn”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Amiri and Inaya

 

Kamiko

 

  • Origin: Japanese girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Little goddess” or “fragrant ocean child”
  • Pronunciation: “kuh-mee-koh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Kimiko
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Katana and Miya

 

Mika

 

  • Origin: Scandinavian, Hungarian, Japanese, and Russian girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Beautiful fragrance,” “three trees together,” “one who resembles God,” or “quick and nimble”
  • Pronunciation: “mee-kah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Japanese-American musician Mika Horiuchi and American actress Mika Boorem
  • Variants: Micah, Mikah, and Mykah
  • Can also be a female variant of the angel name “Michael”
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Mireya and Moira

 

Tamika

 

  • Origin: Swahili – African and Japanese name for girls
  • Meaning/Description: “Child of the people,” “child of great beauty,” or “sweet”
  • Pronunciation: “tahm-eeh-kah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actress Tamika Lawrence and Australian squash player Tamika Saxby
  • Variants: Tammika
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Omica and Oashni

 

Arabic Girl Names

Amira

 

  • Origin: Arabic and Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Princess,” “proverb,” “sheaf of corn,” “treetop,” or “saying”
  • Pronunciation: “ahm-eer-uh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #209
  • Namesakes: American singer and rapper Amira Daugherty
  • Variants: Amirrah and Amirah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Gloria and Grier

 

Anisa

 

  • Origin: Arabic girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Pleasant companion,” “anise plant,” “friendly,” or “friend”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-nee-sah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: 2001 Miss Universe Albania and model Anisa Kospiri
  • Variants: Annisa and Anissa 
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Azalea and Anabel

 

Basma

 

  • Origin: Arabic girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Smile,” “happy,” “cheerful,” or “smiling”
  • Pronunciation: “bahs-mah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Princess name after Jordanian royal Basma bint Talal, the daughter of Jordan King Talal and Queen Zein
  • Variants: Basmah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Saffron and Violette

 

Iara

 

  • Origin: Arabic girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Little butterfly” or “water bearer”
  • Pronunciation: “eeh-yah-rah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Yara and Iarah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Val and Enya

 

Imania

 

  • Origin: Arabic girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Belief” or “faith”
  • Pronunciation: “ay-mey-nee-yah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Also a feminine form of the Arabic boy name “Iman”
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Seirah and Mearra

 

Kareemah

 

  • Origin: Arabic girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Generous,” “honorable,” and “noble”
  • Pronunciation: “kahr-eehm-uh”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Internet personality Kareemah Emordi
  • Variants: Karimah and Kareema
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Enola and Emersyn

 

Nudara

 

  • Origin: Arabic girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Gold”
  • Pronunciation: “noo-dahr-uh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Nuddara
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Stefani and Alisha

 

Nuria 

 

  • Origin: Hebrew, Portuguese, Catalan – European, and Arabic girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Bright”
  • Pronunciation: “noor-eeh-uh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Mexican actress Nuria Bages 
  • Variants: Nuriya
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Emogene and Iree

 

Samara

 

  • Origin: Arabic and Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Guardian,” “protected by God,” or “winged seed that falls from a tree”
  • Pronunciation: “sam-uh-rah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #299
  • Namesakes: American jazz singer Samara Joy and Brazilian actress Samara Felippo
  • Variants: Samarah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Izette and Jarra

 

German Girl Names

Amalia

 

  • Origin: German girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Work,” “activity,” or “hardworking”
  • Pronunciation: “ahm-uh-lee-yah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #580
  • Namesakes: American psychologist and author Amalia Mesa-Bains
  • Variants: Amálie (Czech) and Amélie (French)
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Ambriah and Amiah

 

Cordula

 

  • Origin: German girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Heart”
  • Pronunciation: “cor-due-lah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: German comedian Cordula Stratmann
  • Variants: Cordelia and Cordella
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Ammia and Aminah

 

Franze

 

  • Origin: German and Teutonic girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “From France” or “free”
  • Pronunciation: “fran-zeh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+0
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Franzie
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Analeigh and Lelani

 

Norwegian & Old Norse Girl Names

Dagný

 

  • Origin:  Old Norse, Scandinavian, and Norwegian girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “New day”
  • Pronunciation: “daeg-neh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After Dagny Hultgreen, an American TV personality with Norwegian heritage
  • Variants: 
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Dagne, Dagna, and Dagnija (Latvian)

 

Signy

 

  • Origin: Old Norse unisex name
  • Meaning/Description: “New victory”
  • Pronunciation: “sig-nee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actress Signy Coleman and Estonian footballer Signy Aarna
  • Variants: Signe
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Taija and Tulya

 

Sunniva

 

  • Origin: Norwegian girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Sun gift”
  • Pronunciation: “sun-eeh-vah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After St. Sunniva (Western Norway’s Irish-born patron saint)
  • Variants:  Sunnivah, Suniva, and Sunngifu
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Eleanor and Sonnet

 

Hawaiian Baby Girl Names

Halani

 

  • Origin: Hawaiian girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Breath of heaven”
  • Pronunciation: “hah-lan-ee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Annaliz and Nemi

 

Kaimana 

 

  • Origin: Hawaiian girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Diamond” or “power of the sea”
  • Pronunciation: “kay-mah-nah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Kaimanah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Veriti and Azealia

 

Nanea

 

  • Origin: Hawaiian girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Fascinating,” “relax,” or “peaceful”
  • Pronunciation: “nahn-eeh-yah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Nani and Nania
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Anneira and Ealswith 

 

Noelani

 

  • Origin: Hawaiian girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Heavenly mist”
  • Pronunciation: “noh-ehl-ahn-eeh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Hawaiian and American historian Noelani Arista
  • Variants: Noellani
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Anissa and Nebulla

 

Roselani 

 

  • Origin: Hawaiian girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Heavenly rose”
  • Pronunciation: “rows-lan-eeh”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Roselany
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Selene and Keniya 

 

Polish Girl Names

Agnieszka 

 

  • Origin: Polish name for girls
  • Meaning/Description: “Holy,” “chaste,” or “pure”
  • Pronunciation: “ag-nee-yesh-ka”
  • Length: 9 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Polish playwright and poet Agnieszka Baranowska
  • Variants: Also a form of “Agnes”
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Alanna and Amaris

 

Delja

 

  • Origin: Polish, Portuguese, and ancient Greek name)
  • Meaning/Description: “Daughter of the sea”; also a mermaid name
  • Pronunciation: “dehl-yah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a song title after “Delja Rude” (about Rude, the sheep) by Swiss-Albanian jazz singer and composer Elina Duni
  • Variants: Dehlia, Delia, and Daleka (Czech)
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Eloisa and Dione

 

Zoja

 

  • Origin: Polish and ancient Greek name
  • Meaning/Description: “Life”
  • Pronunciation: “zoh-yah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Belarusian-Latvian draughts (checkers) player Zoja Golubeva
  • Variants: Also a form of “Zoe”
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Nasshoba and Violette

 

Greek Baby Girl Names

Alethea

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Truth” or “verity”
  • Pronunciation: “uh-lay-thee-uh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American children’s author Alethea Kontis and English actress Alethea Blow Charlton
  • Variants: Aleethia, Aletea, and Alathia
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Frieda and Fionna

 

Ianthea 

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Violet flower”
  • Pronunciation: “yan-thee-ah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Iantea, Iantha, Ianthia, Ianthiya, and Ianthya
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Esperantia and Riyannah

 

Katka 

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Pure”
  • Pronunciation: “kaht-kah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Katya, Katja, and Kate
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Monna and Golda

 

Paradisa

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Garden,” “orchard,” or “paradise”
  • Pronunciation: “pahr-uh-dees-uh”
  • Length: 8 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Paradise and Paradissa
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Aaliya and Vivienne

 

Parthena

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Pure,” “maiden,” or “chaste”
  • Pronunciation: “pahr-theen-uh”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Austrian figure skater Parthena Sarafidis and Greek-American statistician Parthena Katsaounis
  • Variants: Parthenna and Parthenia
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Teegan and Yoona

 

Italian Baby Girl Names

Chiara

 

  • Origin: Italian girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Famous,” “bright,” or “luminous”
  • Pronunciation: “chee-yah-rah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Canadian voice actress Chiara Zanni and American actress Chiara Aurelia
  • Variants: Ciarra, Chiarra, and Kiara
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Jinnie and Rivier

 

Ginara

 

  • Origin: Italian girl name
  • Meaning/Description: God is gracious” or “God is merciful”
  • Pronunciation: “jin-uh-rah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Ginera and Ginarah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Chiarra and Syrena

 

Ginevra

 

  • Origin: Italian girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “White phantom”
  • Pronunciation: “jee-nev-rah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Italian model and actress Ginevra Francesconi
  • Variants: Italian form of the Norman French girl name “Guinevere”
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Rosah and Luiza

 

Giulia 

 

  • Origin: Italian girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Young,” “dedicated to Jove,” or “youthful”
  • Pronunciation: “joo-lee-yuh
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Italian beauty queen and TV presenter Giulia Arena
  • Variants: A form of the ancient Roman name “Julia”
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Veritie and Adelheid

 

African Baby Girl Names

Aba

 

  • Origin: African unisex name
  • Meaning/Description: “Born on a Thursday”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-ba”
  • Length: 3 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Abah and Abba
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Bexly and Bria

 

Akosia

 

  • Origin: African girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Born on Sunday”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-kosh-eeh-yah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Akosua and Akosha
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Caitlynn and Brita

 

Arafa

 

  • Origin: Swahili – African unisex name
  • Meaning/Description: “Knowledgeable”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-rah-fah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None for girls
  • Variants: Arrafa
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Calliya and Dinya

 

Dalila

 

  • Origin: Swahili – African girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Gentle,” “delicate,” or “guide”
  • Pronunciation: “duh-lie-lah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Canadian-American actress Dalila Bela and Italian model-actress Dalila Di Lazzaro
  • Variants: Also a form of “Delilah”
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Dorkas and Derinda

 

Hamisi 

 

  • Origin: Latin and Kenyan – African unisex name
  • Meaning/Description: “Born on Thursday”
  • Pronunciation: “hahm-eeh-siy”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None for girls
  • Variants: Hameesi and Hanesi
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Chantrea and Leiah

 

Ifeoma

 

  • Origin: Igbo – African girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “First-born,” “beautiful thing,” or “good thing”
  • Pronunciation: “eeh-fay-oh-mah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Lassie and Arryah

 

Jabari

 

  • Origin: Swahili – African unisex name
  • Meaning/Description: “Fearless,” “the brave one,” or “valiant”
  • Pronunciation: “jah-bahr-eeh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+ (girls)
  • Namesakes: Also a fictional name after Wakanda’s Jabari tribe in Marvel Comics
  • Variants: Jabbari
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Asatira and Haiden

 

Limbani

 

  • Origin: Chewa – African androgynous name
  • Meaning/Description: “Be strong”; primarily a boy’s name but sometimes used for girls
  • Pronunciation: “lim-bah-nee”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Limbami
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Zeena and Ariea

 

Njema

 

  • Origin: Swahili – African girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Good”
  • Pronunciation: “nuh-jejm-uh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Njima and Njeema
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Stella and Zakhara

 

Safiyah

 

  • Origin: Swahili – African girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Friend” or “pure”
  • Pronunciation: “suf-eeh-yah”
  • Length:  letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American film director Safiya Songhai and Egyptian actress Safia El Emari
  • Variants: Safiyyah and Saffiya
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Zahra and Arianna

 

Sauda

 

  • Origin: Swahili – African girl name
  • Meaning/Description: Black girl name that means “dark complexion,” “dark and beautiful,” “righteous,” or a name that means “love”
  • Pronunciation: “sah-ood-uh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Saudda
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Aisha and Chaana

 

French Baby Girl Names

Antoinette

 

  • Origin: French girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Beyond praise,” “elegant,” or “highly praiseworthy”
  • Pronunciation: “ahn-twaw-net”
  • Length: 10 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actress Antoinette Lindsay “Toni” Trucks
  • Variants: Also a feminine form of “Anthony”
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Eleanor and Journee

 

Chantal

 

  • Origin: French girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Stone” or “made of stone”
  • Pronunciation: “shan-tahl”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American singer Chantal Claret and South African badminton player Chantal Botts 
  • Variants: Chantel, Chantalle, Shantelle, and Shantal
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Aineh and Athina

 

Elvire

 

  • Origin: French and German girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Fair and white,” “all true,” or “truth”
  • Pronunciation: “el-veer”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Romanian-French actress Elvire Popesco and French novelist Elvire de Brissac
  • Variants: Elvira and Ellvire
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Emmeline and Emberly

 

Francoise

 

  • Origin: French girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Free one” or “from France”
  • Pronunciation: “fran-swaz”
  • Length: 9 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: French figurative painter Françoise Adnet and actress Françoise Arnoul
  • Variants: Frances; also a feminine form of the French boy name “François” or the German boy name “Frank”
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Kamalah and Madeline

 

Josiane

 

  • Origin: French, Hebrew, and Tupinambá – Brazilian girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “He will add,” “Jehovah increases,” or “born under the waterfall”
  • Pronunciation: “josh-eeh-yan”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: French actress, director, and writer Josiane Balasko
  • Variants: Joshan, Jossiane, and Jossian
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Meridah and Tittania

 

Marise

 

  • Origin: French and Japanese name for girls
  • Meaning/Description: Name that means “love” or “endless and infinite”
  • Pronunciation: “mah-rihs”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: South African tennis player Marise Kruger and Australian Minister for Defence Marise Ann Payne
  • Variants: Marisse, Mariz, and Marisa
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Ariella and Dijana

 

Mélisande

 

  • Origin: French girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Strong in work,” “strength,” or “determination” (a girl name that means “strong”)
  • Pronunciation: “meh-lee-sand”
  • Length: 9 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Magical name after the fictional character Princess Melisande in “The Flight of Dragons” movie
  • Variants: Melissande
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Eistir and Rebbekah

 

Spanish Baby Girl Names

Azora

 

  • Origin: Spanish girl name
  • Meaning/Description: Hispanic girl name that means “blue as the sky”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-zohr-uh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Azura and Azure
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Sariah and Elisheva

 

Bellita

 

  • Origin: Spanish girl name
  • Meaning/Description:God’s promise” or “little beauty”
  • Pronunciation: “bel-eeh-tah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Belita
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Carmine and Elyana

 

Braulia 

 

  • Origin: Spanish and French girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Bright,” “shining,” or “radiant”
  • Pronunciation: “brau-lee-uh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Also a feminine form of the French boy name “Braulio”
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Yokheved and Sellah

 

Chavela

 

  • Origin: Spanish girl name
  • Meaning/Description:God is my oath” as a variant of “Isabella” or “Elizabeth”
  • Pronunciation: “cha-vehl-uh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Costa Rican-born Mexican singer María Isabel Anita Carmen de Jesús (aka “Chavela”) Vargas Lizano
  • Variants: Chabelle and Chabela
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Amariah and Mireia

 

Corazon

 

  • Origin: Spanish girl name
  • Meaning/Description: Hispanic name that means “heart”
  • Also a pet name for girls
  • Pronunciation: “kohr-uh-zon”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Maltese singer-songwriter Corazon Mizzi
  • Variants: Corrazon and Corathon
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Uriyella and Aavyah

 

Daija

 

  • Origin: Spanish and French girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Remembrance” or “already”
  • Pronunciation: “day-juh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American model Daija Williams and Daija Jade Holland (American soul singer Chaka Khan’s granddaughter)
  • Variants: Daijja, Deija, and Dajah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Ayishi and Dolley

 

Ines

 

  • Origin: Spanish girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Chaste,” “pure,” or “virtuous”
  • Pronunciation: “ay-nehz”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Argentine field hockey player Inés Arrondo and Italian writer Ines Castellani Fantoni Benaglio
  • Variants: Inez, Ynes, and Ynez
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Dyrinda and Edena

 

Milagros 

 

  • Origin: Spanish girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Miracle”
  • Pronunciation: “meel-uhg-rohs”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Cuban beach volleyball player Milagros Crespo and Venezuelan political scientist Ana Milagros Parra
  • Variants: Millagros, Meleagros, and Milagrosa
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Chaanah and Yaanin

 

Exotic Girl Names With Invented Or Unknown Meanings

Aelita

 

  • Origin: Latvian and Russian girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Noble,” “little angel,” or a girl space name that means “starlight seen for the last time”
  • Pronunciation: “ayl-eeh-tah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Alleta and Aelitah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Eira and Freyja

 

Daleyza

 

  • Origin: Spanish and Italian girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Delightful”
  • Pronunciation: “dah-ley-zah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Dalayza, Dalleyza, and Daleyzah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Larrah and Maiah

 

Esilda

 

  • Origin: Swahili – African girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “We are happy”
  • Pronunciation: “‘eh-sil-dah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Bolivian lawyer Esilda Villa 
  • Variants: Essilda and Isilda
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Adelisse and Adrienne

 

Imaria

 

  • Origin: Jamaican girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Precious” or “scarce”
  • Pronunciation: “eem-uh-ree-yah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Immariah and Immaria
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Amabelle and Auguste

 

Ivella

 

  • Origin: French girl name
  • Meaning/Description:God’s gracious and glorious gift,” “ruler,” “love,” or a name that means “sun”
  • Pronunciation: “i-vehl-uh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Ivela and Ibella
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Cecilija and Corina

 

Medora

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Mother’s gift” or “ruler”
  • Pronunciation: “mehd-ow-ruh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American heiress  Medora de Vallombrosa (the inspiration for the name of the town of Medora in North Dakota)
  • Variants: Medorah, Medorrah, and Medorra
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Georgina and Harriette

 

Nalia

 

  • Origin: Arabic and Swahili – African girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Wise,” “fresh breeze,” “a gift,” or “to give a gift”
  • Pronunciation: “nahl-eeh-yah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Bangladeshi model and actress Naila Nayem
  • Variants: Naliyah and Nallia
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Arrabella and Armella

 

Yolani

 

  • Origin: African girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Hawk of royalty” or “happiness”
  • Pronunciation: “yow-lahn-eeh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Yollani
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Yolande and Lelani

 

Zyla 

 

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “A reflection of one’s self,” “a follower,” or “quiet and calm”
  • Pronunciation: “zai-lah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Zyla Moon Oluwakemi (the daughter of American rapper Wale, real name Olubowale Victor Akintimehin, and Claudia Alexis Jourdan)
  • Variants: Zylee and Zylah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Ashlyne and Orinda

 

Celebrity-Inspired Exotic Baby Girl Names

Adele

 

  • Origin: German girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Nobility” or “noble”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-del”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #819
  • Namesakes: After English singer-songwriter Adele and American writer Adele Griffin
  • Variants: Addelle, Adalee, and Adel
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Merrida and Harmonie

 

Arianna

 

  • Origin: Italian and Greek girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Most holy”
  • Pronunciation: “arr-eeh-uh-nah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #175
  • Namesakes: After American singer Ariana Grande
  • Variants: Aryana, Ariana, Arianne, and Ariane
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Brianna and Adrianna

 

Bette

 

  • Origin: Dutch, English, and Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning/Description:God’s promise‘
  • Pronunciation: “bet-tiy”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After American singer Bette Midler and Dutch fashion model Bette Franke
  • Variants: Betty and Betti
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Asya and Aurra

 

Selena

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Bright” or a name that means “moon”
  • Pronunciation: “sehl-eeh-nah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #239
  • Namesakes: After Disney star Selena Gomez and the Greek goddess and also the personification of the moon (the Earth’s natural satellite)
  • Variants: Selene and Luna (Roman goddess of the moon)
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Dolles and Keniyah

 

Sia 

 

  • Origin: Old Norse girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Wisdom” or “victory”
  • Pronunciation: “sigh-ah”
  • Length: 3 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Australian singer-songwriter Sia Kate Isobelle Furler and English actress Sia Berkeley
  • Variants: Siyya and Siah 
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Skai and Zada

 

Suri 

 

  • Origin: Hebrew and Persian girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Princess” or a girl plant name that means “red rose”
  • Pronunciation: “soo-ree”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After the daughter of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes
  • Also after English film director Suri Krishnamma and Indian-American philanthropist Suri Sehgal
  • Variants: Surri and Surya 
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Sibille and Talah

 

Zendaya

 

  • Origin: African girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “To give thanks to God” or “to give thanks” 
  • Pronunciation: “zen-day-uh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 683
  • Namesakes: After American actress Zendaya (born Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman)
  • Variants: Zendayah and Tendai (nonbinary Zimbabwean – African version)
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Breya and Siyyah 

 

Exotic Girl Names By Length

Short Girl Names

Alba

 

  • Origin: Latin gender-neutral name
  • Meaning/Description: “White,” “purity,” “bright,” “fortunate,” or “dawn”
  • Pronunciation: “ahl-bah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American-Canadian model and TV host Alba Galindo and Mexican sculptor Alba Rojo Cama
  • Variants: Albba and Albah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Primarosa and Celestina

 

Asa

 

  • Origin: Hebrew unisex name
  • Meaning/Description: “Healer” or “doctor”
  • Pronunciation: “ass-uh”
  • Length: 3 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+ (girl)
  • Namesakes: Swiss dancer Asa Lanova
  • Also an anime name after the fictional character Asa Shigure in the “Shuffle!” novel and anime series
  • Variants: Assa
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Azzuba and Bilha

 

Aya

 

  • Origin: Arabic, Mongolian, Turkish, and Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Miracle,” “wonderful,” “amazing,” “goodness,” “music,” “melody,” or “to fly swiftly”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-yah”
  • Length: 3 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #749
  • Namesakes: American actress Aya Sumika and Japanese writer Aya Kitō
  • Variants: Ayah and Ayya
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Addriana and Avgusta

 

Cho

  • Origin: Burmese, Japanese, Chinese, and Korean girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Sweet,” “butterfly,” or “beautiful”
  • Pronunciation: “cho”
  • Length: 3 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: South Korean actress Cho Yeo-jeong and a witchy name after “Harry Potter” character Cho Chang
  • Variants: Chou
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Jiji and Ching

 

Dita

 

  • Origin: Spanish and English girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Prosperous in war” or “strife for wealth”
  • Pronunciation: “deet-uh”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: German actress Dita Parlo and Latvian basketball player Dita Rozenberga 
  • Variants: Ditah and Ditta
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Pheabeh and Ofelia

 

Gia

 

  • Origin: Italian name for girls
  • Meaning/Description: God is gracious” or “God’s gracious gift”
  • Pronunciation: “jee-uh”
  • Length: 3 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #267
  • Namesakes: American model Gia Carangi and fashion designer Gia Ventola
  • Bible Source: None
  • Variants: Giah and Jia 
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Giani and Kita

 

Kai

 

  • Origin: Hawaiian gender-neutral name
  • Meaning/Description: Nature name that means “ocean,” “sea,” “shell,” “willow tree,” or “warrior
  • Pronunciation: “kai”
  • Length: 3 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: #790 (girl)
  • Namesakes: American singer-songwriter Kai Altair 
  • Variants: Cai (Welsh), Kye (Scottish), and Khai (Vietnamese)
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Kayah and Sela

 

Naya

 

  • Origin: Indian – Hindi girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Fresh,” “new,” or “renewal”
  • Pronunciation: “nye-ah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 747
  • Namesakes: American singer and actress Naya Rivera
  • Variants: Nayya and Nayah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Nimah and Nieves

 

Neve

 

  • Origin: Irish and Latin girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Bright,” “snow,” or “radiant” 
  • Pronunciation: “neev”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Canadian actress Neve Campbell (the lead actress in the “Scream” movie series)
  • Variants: Neveh and Neeve
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Noell and Nollah

 

Ori

 

  • Origin: Hebrew and Bini – African unisex name
  • Meaning/Description: “My light” or “corncake”
  • Pronunciation: “oh-ree”
  • Length: 3 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None for girls
  • Variants: Orri
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Laiken and Lenah

 

Ren

 

  • Origin: Japanese gender-neutral name
  • Meaning/Description: Flower name that means “lotus”
  • Pronunciation: “ren”
  • Length: 3 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Fantasy girl name after the fictional heroine in “Ren: The Girl with the Mark” fantasy web series
  • Variants: Rhen and Rena
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Kearah and Rain

 

Zyra

 

  • Origin: Spanish, Hindi, Hebrew, and Arabic girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Gift of God,” “bring good change in a person’s life,” “eastern brightness,” “dawn,” or “brightness of the morning”
  • Pronunciation: “zai-rah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Badass girl name after a powerful human-plant hybrid character in the “League of Legends” online game
  • Variants: Zaira and Zyrah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Zilppah and Zinna

 

Long Girl Names

Altagracia

 

  • Origin: Spanish girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “High grace”
  • Pronunciation: “ahl-tah-grah-siy-uh”
  • Length: 10 letters, 5 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Dominican volleyball player Gina Altagracia Mambrú Casilla
  • Variants: Can also be spelled as “Alta Gracia”
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Tzipporah and Gabrielle

 

Amaris

 

  • Origin: Latin and Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning/Description: Gothic name that means “bitter” or “promised by God” 
  • Pronunciation: “ah-mah-rees”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 909
  • Namesakes: American actress Amaris Dupree
  • Variants: Ammaris and Amariah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Chantreah and Eloissa

 

Augustina

 

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Magnificent,” “grand,” or “majestic”
  • Pronunciation: “awg-ust-eeh-nuh”
  • Length: 9 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Argentine actress and dancer Agustina Cherri
  • Variants: Augustyne, Augustine, and Augustyna
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Damaryss and Kennya 

 

Avivah

 

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Springtime,” fresh,” or “dewy”
  • Pronunciation: “uh-vee-vah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Scottish contemporary and author Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg
  • Variants: Aviva and Avviva
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Biba and Blaize

 

Bernadette

 

  • Origin: French girl name
  • Meaning/Description: Name that means “strong” or “a brave bear”
  • Pronunciation: “ber-nah-dett”
  • Length: 10 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: French actress Bernadette Lafont and American actress-singer Bernadette Peters 
  • Variants: Also a female form of the German boy name “Bernard”
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Jolenne and Margaux

 

Diamonique

 

  • Origin: English girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Brilliant” or “of high value”
  • Pronunciation: “dai-uh-mow-neek”
  • Length: 10 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Internet personality Diamonique Kelly
  • Variants: Diamonik and Diamonica
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Dominique and Cassandra

 

Dominique

 

  • Origin: Latin and French girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Of the Lord” or “belonging to God” 
  • Pronunciation: “doh-mee-neek”
  • Length: 9 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American gymnast Dominique Helena Moceanu and actress Dominique Swain
  • Variants: Also a feminine form of the French and Latin boy name “Dominic”
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Elliza and Elodia

 

Eliana

 

  • Origin: Hebrew and Greek unisex name
  • Meaning/Description:God answered my prayer” or “daughter of the sun”
  • Also a name that means “light” 
  • Pronunciation: “el-eeh-ah-nuh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #41 (girl)
  • Namesakes: Mexican actress Eliana Alexander and Brazilian actress Eliana Michaelichen Bezerra
  • Variants: Elliana and Elyana
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Thaliah and Amarissa

 

Izaria

 

  • Origin: Basque – Southwestern European girl name
  • Meaning/Description: Girl space name that means “star”
  • Pronunciation: “eeh-zahr-eeh-yah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Izariah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Alaura and Elvirra

 

Kamalei

 

  • Origin: Hawaiian unisex name
  • Meaning/Description: “Beloved child”
  • Pronunciation: “kah-mah-lay”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Kamalea
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Emmalyn and Emmersyn

 

Mariquita

 

  • Origin: Spanish name for girls
  • Meaning/Description: “Bitter,” “beloved,” or “star of the sea”
  • Pronunciation: “mahr-eeh-kee-tah”
  • Length: 9 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: English painter Mariquita Jenny Moberly and Argentine patriot Mariquita Sanchez
  • Variants: Mariquite and Marikita
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Emilijah and Ennsley

 

Narissara

 

  • Origin: Thai name for girls
  • Meaning/Description: “Smart woman”
  • Pronunciation: “nah-ree-sah-rah”
  • Length: 9 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Narisara and Narissarah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Erika and Evelina

 

Palladia

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Wisdom”
  • Pronunciation: “pahl-uh-dee-uh”
  • Length: 8 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Also a feminine form of the Greek boy name “Palladio”
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Everlei and Fialla

 

Philomena

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Strong friend” or “friend of strength” 
  • Pronunciation: “fee-luh-meh-nah”
  • Length: 9 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: English writer and actress Philomena McDonagh
  • Variants: Filomena
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Poppee and Priyanka

 

Sariyah

 

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Princess”
  • Pronunciation: “sar-eeh-yah
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #730
  • Namesakes: YouTuber Sariyah Panton and New York-based singer-songwriter Sariyah Idan
  • Variants: Sariya; also a variant of the biblical girl name “Sarah”
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Avigail and Magdalene

 

Tahani

 

  • Origin: Arabic girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Best wishes,” “greetings,” or “congratulations”
  • Pronunciation: “tah-hahn-eeh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Fictional character Tahani Al-Jamil in “The Good Place” TV series
  • Variants: Tahanni
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Myrrah and Elyanah

 

Tavana

 

  • Origin: Persian, Arabic, and Hindi unisex name
  • Meaning/Description: “Stylish,” “strong,” or “powerful”
  • Pronunciation: “tah-vah-nah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Tavanna and Tavanah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Taalia and Mireiah

 

Yalani

 

  • Origin: African girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Inner beauty and success”
  • Pronunciation: “yah-lan-eeh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Yalanee
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Nasyah and Neria

 

Zaniyah

 

  • Origin: African-American and Nahuatl – Aztec name for girls
  • Meaning/Description: “Forever,” “always,” “stranger,” or “foreigner”
  • Pronunciation: “zah-eeh-yuh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #812
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Zaniya and Zaniyyah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Abija and Giannina

 

Zorana

 

  • Origin: Slavic girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Dawn”
  • Pronunciation: “zow-rah-nah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Serbian women’s basketball player Zorana Todorović
  • Variants: Zora, Zorane, and Zorrana
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Jarsheeka and Theodora

 

Gender-Neutral & Nonbinary Exotic Names

Azariah

 

  • Origin: Hebrew unisex name
  • Meaning/Description: “Helped by God
  • Pronunciation: “ah-zah-ree-yah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 619
  • Namesakes: None for girls
  • Variants: Azaria; also a feminine form of the Hebrew boy name “Azar”
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Ellasandra and Theodosia

 

Idrissa

 

  • Origin: Arabic and African unisex name
  • Meaning/Description: “Interpreter” or “immortal”
  • Pronunciation: “eed-rees-uh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None for girls
  • Variants: Also a form of “Idris”
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Dosia and Keyne

 

Manu

 

  • Origin: Polynesian, Egyptian, and Hindi unisex name
  • Meaning/Description: “Ruler of the earth,” “the first man,” “God is with us,” “bird,” “greatest,” and “born second”
  • Pronunciation: “mah-noo”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None for girls
  • Variants: Manoo
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Ellary and Sunngifu

 

Tierney

 

  • Origin: Irish gender-neutral name
  • Meaning/Description: “Master” or “descendant of a lord”
  • Pronunciation: “teer-nee”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Mystical name after the fictional character Kyra Tierney in “Phantasy Star IV” video game
  • Variants: Tiernee
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Eleanora and Lully

 

Zayn

 

  • Origin: Arabic unisex name
  • Meaning/Description: Name that means “grace” or “beauty”
  • Pronunciation: “zayn”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+ (girl)
  • Namesakes: None for girls
  • Variants: Zain
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Sonnette and Adalynn

 

More Exotic Girl Names From A To Z

Exotic Girl Names Starting With A

Adina

 

  • Origin: Hebrew unisex name
  • Meaning/Description: “Delicate” or “noble” 
  • Pronunciation: “ah-dee-nuh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American singer-songwriter Adina Howard and Czech actress Adina Mandlová
  • Variants: Addina and Adinah 
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Adrielle and Marinna

 

Agatha

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Honorable” or “good”
  • Pronunciation: “ahg-uh-thah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: English crime writer Agatha Christie and American artist Agatha Bennett
  • Variants: Agatah, Agatina (Italian), Agatka (Polish girl name), and Aagtje (Dutch)
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Apphiah and Assah

 

Akila

 

  • Origin: Latin and Arabic gender-neutral name
  • Meaning/Description: “Intelligent,” “eagle,” or “logical”
  • Pronunciation: “uh-key-lah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American human rights lawyer Akila Radhakrishnan
  • Variants: Akhila, Aquila, Akvile, and Akhil
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Attarah and Aazubah

 

Alina

 

  • Origin: German girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Nobility” or “truth” 
  • Pronunciation: “ah-lee-nah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 133
  • Namesakes: American journalist Alina Tugend and singer Alina Baraz
  • Variants: Ahleenah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Alyssa and Alorah

 

Almeda

 

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Ambitious,” “the city,” or a nature name for girls that means “poplar grove”
  • Pronunciation: “ahl-med-uh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Albanian actress and model Almeda Abazi Sayişman
  • Variants: Almeida
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Eunyce and Ezeld

 

Amrita

 

  • Origin: Sanskrit girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Immortality” or “nectar”
  • Pronunciation: “ahm-ree-tah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Hungarian-Indian painter Amrita Sher-Gil
  • Variants: Amritaya and Ammrita
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Evalina and Farhan

 

Anaya

 

  • Origin: Sanskrit – Hindi and Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning/Description: Name that means “graceful,” “gracious,” “God answers,” “protection,” “care,” or “superior”
  • Pronunciation: “ahn-uh-yah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #407
  • Namesakes: Fictional character Anaya Imanu in the video game “Tomb Raider: Legend
  • Variants: Anayah, Anaiah, and Annaya
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Assenath and Bitthiah

 

Araceli

 

  • Origin: Spanish girl name
  • Meaning/Description: Hispanic name that means “altar of heaven or the sky”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-rah-sel-eeh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #903
  • Namesakes: American actress Araceli Valdez and Ecuadorian artist Araceli Gilbert
  • Variants: Aracely, Arcilla, and Aracelis
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Michal and Allai

 

Asmara

 

  • Origin: Indonesian girl name
  • Meaning/Description: Name that means “love”
  • Pronunciation: “ahs-mar-uh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a last name (e.g., Indonesian songwriter and director Sekar Ayu Asmara)
  • Variants: Asmera
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Sipporah and Shiprra

 

Avayah

 

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Life,” “one who has arrived,” or “God’s gift”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-vah-yah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #868
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Avaya and Avvayah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Abiyyahu and Ahinoam

 

Avia

 

  • Origin: Hebrew and Latin girl name
  • Meaning/Description:God is my father” or “bird”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-vee-yuh”
  • Length: 4 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+9
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Avia and Abijah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Odda and Ollea

 

Exotic Girl Names Starting With B

Bastina

 

  • Origin: Serbian and French girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Inheritance” or “venerable”
  • Pronunciation: “bahs-teen-uh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Bastiene
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Olimpia and Aurianna

 

Beatriz

 

  • Origin: Latin, Spanish, and Portuguese girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Brings joy,” “she who brings others happiness,” “blessed one,” or “voyager”
  • Pronunciation: “beh-yaht-riz”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American ballet dancer Beatriz Stix-Brunell and Chilean-born American chess player Beatriz Marinello
  • Variants: Beatrice, Beatrix, and Beatrice (Italian)
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Bexleigh and Bodie

 

Bébinn

 

  • Origin: Celtic and Old Irish girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Melodious woman” or “white and blessed”
  • Pronunciation: “bey-veen”
  • Length: 6 letters, syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Bebhinn, Bébhionn, and Béḃind
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Blanaid and Mearrah

 

Benoîte

 

  • Origin: Latin unisex name
  • Meaning/Description: “Blessed”
  • Pronunciation: “behn-wah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Benoist and Benoît
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Rowanne and Adiah

 

Exotic Girl Names Starting With C

Calithea

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Beautiful goddess,” “beautiful flower,” or “beautiful view” (a name that means “beautiful”)
  • Pronunciation: “kahl-eeh-thee-ah”
  • Length: 8 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Calathea and Callitea
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Ayeshah and Hazlie

 

Caressa

 

  • Origin: French, American, and Greek girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Loving touch,” “tender touch,” or a pet name for girls that means “beloved”
  • Pronunciation: “kah-res-uh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Miss America 2010 Caressa Venal Cameron
  • Variants: Carissa and Karessa
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Ameerah and Ardden

 

Carina

 

  • Origin: Brazilian and Italian girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Beloved” or “dear little one” (pet name for a loved one)
  • Pronunciation: “kahr-eeh-nah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American author Carina Axelsson and Norwegian singer-songwriter Carina Dahl
  • Variants: Karina
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Boopah and Cassiane

 

Carlita

 

  • Origin: Spanish, Italian, Latin, and German girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Free man” or “little Carl”
  • Pronunciation: “kahr-leet-uh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Fictional character Carlita in the animated movie “Barbie of Swan Lake
  • Variants: Karlita and Charlotte
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Cosetta and Darcey

 

Catira

 

  • Origin: Colombian and Caribbean girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Woman of white robe” or “blonde”
  • Pronunciation: “kah-teer-uh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Katira
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Ellizah and Elodea

 

Charlotte

 

  • Origin: French girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Free”
  • Pronunciation: “shahr-luht”
  • Length: 9 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #3
  • Namesakes: Welsh musician Charlotte Church and American author Charlotte Armstrong
  • Variants: Carlotta
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Carolyn and Madeline

 

Clara

 

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Bright and clear”
  • Pronunciation: “klah-rah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 110
  • Namesakes: British model and actress Lady Clara Elizabeth Iris Paget 
  • Variants: Claire (French), Clarah, and Clarrah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Juliet and Serafina

 

Claudia

 

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Enclosure” or “lame” 
  • Pronunciation: “klaw-dee-uh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American children’s author Claudia Guadalupe Martinez
  • Variants: Cloudia, Klaudia, and Claudea
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Cala and Debbora

 

Coco

 

  • Origin: French and Greek unisex name
  • Meaning/Description: “Cocoa” or “the celebrated one”
  • Pronunciation: “koh-koh”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American tennis player Coco Gauff and pop singer Coco Jones
  • Variants: Cocco and Koko
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Kalah and Edde

 

Consuela

 

  • Origin: Latin and Spanish girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Comfort,” “solace,” or “consolation”
  • Pronunciation: “kon-soo-wehl-uh”
  • Length: 8 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Fictional character Consuela “Connie” Rubirosa in the TV series “Law & Order
  • Variants: Also a feminine form of the Spanish boy name “Consuelo”
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Eithne and Eleisha

 

Exotic Girl Names Starting With D

Damara

 

  • Origin: Greek and Latin girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Calf” or “gentle”
  • Pronunciation: “duh-mahr-uh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Celtic goddess of fertility
  • Also a magical name after the fictional character Damara Megido in the web series “Homestuck
  • Variants: Damarra
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Jenesis and Gratia

 

Davitah

 

  • Origin: Hebrew and Latin girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Cherished” 
  • Pronunciation: “dey-vee-tah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Davina and Davitha
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Hadassa and Osanne

 

Devica

 

  • Origin: Indian – Hindi and Dutch girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Derived from God,” “angel,” “little goddess,” or “beautiful girl”
  • Pronunciation: “deh-vee-kah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Devika
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Hulda and Ivvah

 

Dorit

 

  • Origin: Greek and English girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Gift of God” or “unique present from the almighty God
  • Pronunciation: “daw-rit”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Israeli-American artist and mediator Dorit Cypis
  • Variants: Dorritt; also a short form of “Dorothea”
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Avah and Jani

 

Dubraska

 

  • Origin: Latin and American girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Feeling,” “noble,” or “adaptable”
  • Pronunciation: “doob-ras-kah”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Internet personality Dubraska Hernandez
  • Variants: Dubraskah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Jannah and Jehoshebah

 

Exotic Girl Names Starting With E

Elandra

 

  • Origin: Hebrew, Aboriginal, and American girl name
  • Meaning/Description:God is perfection,” “warrior,” “home by the sea,” or “God is my oath”
  • Pronunciation: “el-uhn-drah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Ellandra
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Jemima and Jordyn

 

Elaxi

 

  • Origin: Indian – Hindi and English girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Woman with bright eyes”
  • Pronunciation: “ehl-ax-eeh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Ellaxi
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Alexi and Eliyana

 

Elham

 

  • Origin: Arabic, Persian, and Turkish girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Inspiration” or “revelation”
  • Pronunciation: “ehl-ham”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Egyptian actress Elham Shaheen and Iranian swimmer Elham Asghari
  • Variants: Ilham, İlhami, and Ellham
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Joie and Kerren

 

Elise

 

  • Origin: French girl name
  • Meaning/Description:God’s promise” or “pledged to God
  • Pronunciation: “eh-leez”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #259
  • Namesakes: American singer and songwriter Elise Kuhn
  • Variants: Elize, Ilyse, Ellise, and Eliza
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Elisabet and Cassia

 

Elqenna

 

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “One who is superior”
  • Pronunciation: “ehl-ken-uh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Elkennah and Elqena
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Krivva and Loyce

 

Esthitru

 

  • Origin: Church Slavonic – Indo-European girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Star”
  • Pronunciation: “ehs-thit-roo”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: A form of the biblical name “Esther”
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Kaimana and Fleurette

 

Exotic Girl Names Starting With F

Fanaka

 

  • Origin: Swahili – African girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Success” or “one who has prosperity”
  • Pronunciation: “fah-nah-kah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Marah and Merrab

 

Fanchon

 

  • Origin: French girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Free one,” “whimsical,” or “from France”
  • Pronunciation: “fan-chon”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Vaudeville theater performer Fanchon Simon
  • Variants: None
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Francisca and Miessha

 

Femi

 

  • Origin: Nigerian Yoruba – African unisex name
  • Meaning/Description: Name that means “love” or “the Lord loves me”
  • Pronunciation: “feh-mee”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None for girls
  • Variants: Femmi
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Olufela and Lesslyn

 

Fiadh

 

  • Origin: Irish, Portuguese, and Italian name for girls
  • Meaning/Description: “Respect,” “weaver,” or a nature name for girls meaning “wild deer”
  • Pronunciation: “fee-yuh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Glorea and Fiona

 

Fitria

 

  • Origin: Indonesia and Malay girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Holy”
  • Pronunciation: “feet-ree-uh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Fitriya
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Fatima and Margarethe

 

Francesca

 

  • Origin: Italian girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Free man” or “from France”
  • Pronunciation: “fran-ches-kah”
  • Length: 9 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #387
  • Namesakes: American child actress Francesca Capaldi and British comedian Francesca Martinez
  • Variants: Francheska, Francine, and Françoise
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Jillian and Gracen

 

Freyde

 

  • Origin: Yiddish girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Joy” or “happiness”
  • Pronunciation: “fray-duh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Frayda
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Franceska and Kammala

 

Exotic Girl Names Starting With G

Gabriella

 

  • Origin: Spanish and Italian girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Heroine of God” or “God is my strength”
  • Pronunciation: “gab-ree-el-uh”
  • Length: 9 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #89
  • Namesakes: American model Gabriella Halikas and Romanian runner Gabriella Szabó
  • Variants: Gabrielle, Gabriele, Gabrijela (Croatian), and Gavrilla (Romanian)
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Marielle and Aubrielle

 

Gadise

 

  • Origin: African girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Shelter” or “shield”
  • Pronunciation: “gad-ee-seh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Gadiss and Gadize
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Lillo and Lyrik

 

Gamela

 

  • Origin: Scandinavian and Arabic girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Elder” or “handsome and beautiful person”
  • Pronunciation: “gaem-el-uh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Gamila, Gameala, Djamila, Jamila, and Jemila
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Bijjou and Klio

 

Gardenia

 

  • Origin: Scottish girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Garden’s flower” (American botanist Alexander Garden)
  • Pronunciation: “gar-dee-nee-uh”
  • Length: 8 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Fictional character Gardenia “Dinnie” Ross in “10 Kids, No Pets” by Ann M. Martin
  • Variants: Gardeniya
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Dijanah and Johanna

 

Gianella

 

  • Origin: Italian and Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning/Description:God is gracious”
  • Pronunciation: “jee-uh-nel-uh”
  • Length: 8 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American professional makeup artist Gianella Ortmann and Peruvian actress Gianella Neyra
  • Variants: Jianella, Gianela, and Giannela
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Vanessa and Liya

 

Exotic Girl Names Starting With H

Halina

 

  • Origin: Polish, Slavic, and Greek girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Sun ray,” “calm,” “serene,” or “shining light”
  • Pronunciation: “hah-lee-nah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Dutch actress and writer Halina Reijn
  • Variants: Helena and Halene
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Serene and Myriam

 

Hermina

 

  • Origin: Old High German and Teutonic girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Boundary marker,” “stone heap,” or “cairn (mound of rough stones)” 
  • Pronunciation: “her-mee-nah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: South African athlete Hermina Geyser and Croatian actress Hermina Pipinić 
  • Variants: Herminia and Ermina; also a feminine variant of the German boy name “Herman”
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Rachelle and Sariah

 

Exotic Girl Names Starting With I

Idara

 

  • Origin: Latin and African girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Well-organized woman,” “joy,” or “happiness”
  • Pronunciation: “ih-day-rah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Iddara and Idarah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Rebbeka and Carmina

 

Ilaya

 

  • Origin: Hindi and Latin unisex name
  • Meaning/Description: “Young” or “Gift of god
  • Pronunciation: “eel-uh-yah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Ilayah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Elkanah and Nasayah

 

Imani

 

  • Origin: Arabic and Swahili – African girl name
  • Meaning/Description: Spiritual name that means “faith” or “belief”
  • Pronunciation: “eeh-man-eeh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #503
  • Namesakes: American singer-songwriter and violinist Imani Coppola
  • Variants: Immani and Imanee
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Nevayah and Aquilina

 

Indigo

 

  • Origin: English and Greek gender-neutral name
  • Meaning/Description: “From India,” “a deep blue dye,” or “Indian dye”
  • Pronunciation: “in-dee-goh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #982
  • Namesakes: American-Brazilian singer-songwriter Indigo De Souza and Australian indie rock musician Indigo Sparke
  • Variants: None
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Anuschka and Bodashkah

 

Indira

 

  • Origin: Sanskrit girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Beauty” or “splendid”
  • Pronunciation: “een-dee-rah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Miss France 2023 and model Indira Ampiot
  • Also a goddess name after the byname (alternative name) for Lakshmi, the Hindi goddess of prosperity and beauty
  • Variants: Endirah and Endira 
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Ioanna and Ireland

 

Ingrid

 

  • Origin: Scandinavian girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Fair” or “Ing’s beauty (after Ing, the Norse god of fertility)”
  • Pronunciation: “een-grid”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American country music songwriter and singer Ingrid Elizabeth Andress
  • Variants: Ingríðr (Old Norse)
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Yona and Ivva

 

Isadora

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Gift of Isis (the Egyptian goddess of fertility)”
  • Pronunciation: “ees-uh-doh-rah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American dancer Isadora Duncan and Serbian writer Isidora Bjelica
  • Variants: Isadorra and Isidora
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Iseult and Jaylin

 

Ishani

 

  • Origin: Indian – Hindi girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Desire,” “the one who rules the earth,” or “silk-cotton tree”
  • Pronunciation: “ish-ah-nee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Disney name after the famous air racing champion from India in the animated movie “Planes
  • Variants: Isshani
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Jezebel and Jowelle

 

Itzayana

 

  • Origin: Basque and Mayan girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Rainbow lady,” “protection, or “shadow”
  • Pronunciation: “it-zah-yah-nah”
  • Length: 8 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #855
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Itzel and Jessamyn

 

Exotic Girl Names Starting With J

Jamala

 

  • Origin: Swahili – African unisex name
  • Meaning/Description: “Well-mannered,” “friendly,” or “generous”
  • Pronunciation: “jah-mah-lah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Ukrainian singer Jamala
  • Variants: Jamalah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Joscelin and Jobele

 

Janita

 

  • Origin: Spanish and Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning/Description:God is gracious,” “Yahweh is gracious,” or “gift from God
  • Pronunciation: “jan-eeh-thah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Finnish-American singer-songwriter Janita Maria
  • Variants: Juanita
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Julaine and Kaelie

 

Jocosa

 

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Joking,” “playful,” or “merry”
  • Pronunciation: “joh-kow-sah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Jokosa
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Karyna and Katallia

 

Julieta

 

  • Origin: Latin and Spanish girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Youthful,” “love’s child,” or “little Julia”
  • Pronunciation: “hool-ee-et-tuh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Italian rhythmic gymnast Julieta Cantaluppi and Mexican artist Julieta Aranda
  • Variants: Juliet and Juliette
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Kaiah and Kehlani

 

Exotic Girl Names Starting With K

Kabira

 

  • Origin: Arabic girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Great,” “powerful,” or “noble”
  • Pronunciation: “kah-beer-uh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a name that means “water” after Kabira Bay in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
  • Variants: Kabirra; also a feminine form of the Arabic boy name “Kabir”
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Kiena and Kimiya

 

Kady

 

  • Origin: English, American, Celtic, and Irish girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Pure,” “first,” or “torture”
  • Pronunciation: “kay-dee”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Canadian children’s book illustrator Kady MacDonald Denton
  • Variants: Cady and Kadie
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Kimi and Kendra

 

Kanani

 

  • Origin: Hawaiian girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “The beautiful one” or “the glory”
  • Pronunciation: “kah-nah-nee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Hawaii State Representative Kanani Souza
  • Variants: None
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Kinsley and Koire

 

Karasi

 

  • Origin: African girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Full of life and wisdom”
  • Pronunciation: “kayr-uh-see”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Karrasi
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Kumasi and Laykin

 

Karina

 

  • Origin: Scandinavian and Latin girl name
  • Meaning/Description: Name that means “love”
  • Pronunciation: “kah-ree-nah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 702
  • Namesakes: American singer Karina Pasian and actress Karina Lombard
  • Variants: Karinna, Kareina, and Karyna
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Kassandra and Karrma

 

Kartini

 

  • Origin: Javanese – Indonesian girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Hidden” or “brave and strong”
  • Pronunciation: “kar-tee-nee”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a last name (e.g., Javanese noblewoman Raden Adjeng Kartini, who fought for native Indonesian women’s rights)
  • Variants: None
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Katalleah and Liona

 

Kateri

 

  • Origin: Native American girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Pure” or “clear”
  • Pronunciation: “kayt-eh-ree‘
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Catholic saint Kateri Tekakwitha (also called the Lily of the Mohawks)
  • Variants: Katerih
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Caprice and Bernadette

 

Katya

 

  • Origin: Russian name for girls
  • Meaning/Description: “Pure” or “perfect”
  • Pronunciation: “kat-yah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Russian dancer Katya Jones and American fantasy novel writer Katya Reimann
  • Variants: Katia and Katja 
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Sienna and Kimiko

 

Keilana

 

  • Origin: Hawaiian girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Calmness” or “glory”
  • Pronunciation: “kay-lah-nah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Keilani
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Karenza and Lianne

 

Keziah

 

  • Origin: Hebrew unisex name
  • Meaning/Description: Spiritual name that means “restored to the heart of God
  • Also a nature name that means “cassia tree (a sweet-scented spice)”
  • Pronunciation: “keh-zee-yah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: British Olympic player and rhythmic gymnast Keziah Gore
  • Variants: Cassia and Kezzia
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Krivva and Louise

 

Kissa

 

  • Origin: Swedish, Finnish, Spanish, and Kenyan – African girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Born after twins” or “the sister of twins”
  • Pronunciation: “kis-uh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Russian writer Alexander Kuprin’s daughter Kissa Kouprine (born Ksenia)
  • Variants: None
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Lidka (Polish girl name) and Mikelle

 

Exotic Girl Names Starting With L

Lalita

 

  • Origin: Sanskrit – Hindi and Spanish girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Playful,” “pleasant,” “desirable,” or “talkative”
  • Pronunciation: “lah-lee-tah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American microbiologist Lalita Ramakrishnan and Indian film actress Lalitha Kumari
  • Variants: Lalitha, Lalit, and Lolita
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Mikaella and Morriah

 

Leilani

 

  • Origin: Hawaiian girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Royal child” or “heavenly garland of flowers”
  • Pronunciation: “lay-lah-nee”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 59
  • Namesakes: American actress Leilani Jones Wilmore and model Leilani Bishop 
  • Variants: Lelani and Laylani 
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Bunnie and Chiquita

 

Líadan

 

  • Origin: Irish girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Gray poet” (poetic name) or “gray lady” after the 17th-century poet who turned into a nun in Irish mythology 
  • Pronunciation: “lee-uh-dahn”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Fantasy girl name after the fictional character Liadan in the “Child of the Prophecy” novel
  • Variants: Liaden and Liaddan
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Winifred and Gwendolyn

 

Linza

 

  • Origin: American and Germanic girl name
  • Meaning/Description: Name that means “beautiful”
  • Pronunciation: “leen-zah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a ghost name after the character “Linza the Disgraced” in the “RuneScape” online game
  • Variants: Linzah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Abiya and Aubriella

 

Lola

 

  • Origin: Spanish girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Sorrow”
  • Pronunciation: “loh-lah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 262
  • Namesakes: Spanish actress Lola Rodríguez Díaz and American actress Lola Glaudini 
  • Variants: Also a spiritual name as a short form of “Nuestra Señora de los Dolores” (Our Lady of Sorrows),” one of the Virgin Mary’s Spanish titles
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Paola and Vidda

 

Lucia

 

  • Origin: Latin, Spanish, and Italian girl name
  • Meaning/Description: Name that means “light”
  • Pronunciation: “loo-see-yah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 126
  • Namesakes: Anime name after the primary character in the “Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitchanime series
  • Variants: Lucey, Lucija (Slovenian), Lucy, and Lucie
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Lucette and Maybell

 

Exotic Girl Names Starting With M

Madeleine

 

  • Origin: French and Greek girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Woman from the tower” or “woman from Magdala (an ancient Jewish city)”
  • Pronunciation: “mah-duh-luhn”
  • Length: 9 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #384
  • Namesakes: US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and British violinist Madeleine Mitchell
  • Variants: Madeline
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Meriddah and Pocahontas

 

Malaya

 

  • Origin: Malay and Filipino girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Free,” “without bondage,” or “independent”
  • Pronunciation: “muh-lay-uh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #710
  • Namesakes: American actress Malaya Drew and Canadian Inuit artist Malaya Akulukjuk
  • Variants: None
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Dulsi and Bijjouh

 

Manaia

 

  • Origin: Samoan and Maori gender-neutral name
  • Meaning/Description: “Messenger,” “guardian,” “beautiful,” or “nice”
  • Pronunciation: “man-ah-yah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Mythical name after the mythological creature serving as a messenger between the spirit and mortal worlds
  • Variants: None
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Cleoh and Anka (Russian name)

 

Manara

 

  • Origin: Arabic girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Light,” “the light in the lives of many,” “light-house,” or “source of light”
  • Pronunciation: “mah-nah-rah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also the name of a cruise ship, MS Manara, of Saudi Arabia’s AROYA Cruises
  • Variants: None
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Kiana and Dorrothea

 

Marisol

 

  • Origin: Spanish girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Mary of the solitude”
  • Pronunciation: “mah-ree-sol”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actress Marisol Nichols and Puerto Rican beauty queen Marisol Malaret
  • Also a spiritual name after Maria de la Soledad, among the names of the Virgin Mary
  • Variants: Marisole; also a short version of “Maria Soledad”
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Marlowe and Marley

 

Meira

 

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Shining,” “giving light,” or “one who illuminates”
  • Pronunciation: “meh-ear-uh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actress Moet Meira
  • Also a middle name for girls (e.g., singer Jo Meira Strogatz)
  • Variants: Meirra and Meirah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Mylah and Meriah

 

Meital

 

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Dewdrop”
  • Pronunciation: “may-eeh-tahl”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Israeli actress and musician Meital Dohan and film director Meital Cohen Navarro
  • Variants: None
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Merritt and Mika

 

Melesa

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning/Description: Nature name that means “bee” or “honey”
  • Pronunciation: “meh-leh-sah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American lawyer Melesa A. Freerks
  • Variants: Melessa, Melissa, and Mellisa
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Miljana and Millicent

 

Milani

 

  • Origin: Latin and Xhosa – African gender-neutral name
  • Meaning/Description: Earthy name that means “from the middle of the plain,” “heavenly beauty,” “miracle from heaven,” “gentle caress,” or “growth”
  • Pronunciation: “mee-lah-nee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #234
  • Namesakes: Also a last name (e.g., Italian rower Laura Milani and Canadian model-actress Leyla Milani)
  • Variants: Meilani
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Moyra and Naddiya

 

Morwen

 

  • Origin: Welsh and Cornish girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Great or white sea” and “maiden”
  • Pronunciation: “mowr-wehn”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Mystical name after two characters in J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth lore: Rohan King Théoden’s mother Morwen Steelsheen and great warrior Húrin’s wife Morwen Eledhwen
  • Variants: Morwenna
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Naylah and Noémie

 

Mumbi

 

  • Origin: Kenyan – African girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Mother of the people” or “creator”
  • Pronunciation: “moom-bee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Kenyan actress Mumbi Maina and spoken-word poet Mumbi Macharia
  • Variants: None
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Narah and Orchid

 

Murni

 

  • Origin: Indonesian and Latin girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Pure soul” or “pure”
  • Pronunciation: “muhr-nee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Neeve and Maryan

 

Exotic Girl Names Starting with N

Nalaya

 

  • Origin: Sanskrit girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Successful” or “sunshine”
  • Pronunciation: “nah-lah-yah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also part of an Indian film’s title “Nalaya Manithan
  • Variants: None
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Noveah and Paislee

 

Nandita

 

  • Origin: Hindi girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Happy,” “delighted,” “at ease and joyous,” or “pleasing”
  • Pronunciation: “nan-deet-uh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Indian-born American environmental engineer Nandita Basu and Indian classical dancer Nandita Behera
  • Variants: Nandeeta
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Nayana

 

  • Origin: Indian – Hindi girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Beautiful eyes” or “the pupil of the eye”
  • Pronunciation: “nah-yan-uh” 
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After the Hindu goddess Nayana Deeksha, whose name means “passing power through the eyes”
  • Variants: None
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Pandoura and Mitchela

 

Nayla

 

  • Origin: Arabic girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Attainer,” “successful one,” “achiever,” “gracious,” “charitable,” “winner,” or “go-getter”
  • Pronunciation: “nay-luh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Lebanese writer and academic Nayla Tamraz and Swiss businesswoman Nayla Hayek
  • Variants: Naila
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Nayya and Niamh

 

Nehara

 

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Light” or “born of the light”
  • Pronunciation: “neh-hah-rah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Sri Lankan actress Nehara Pieris Rajapakse
  • Variants: None
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Nerissa

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning/Description: Mermaid name that means “sea nymph” or “from the sea”
  • Pronunciation: “neh-ree-sah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American musician Nerissa Nields and pianist Nerissa Brockenburr Stickney
  • Also a literary name after a character in Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice
  • Variants: Nerisse, Neryssa, Nerys, and Nereida
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Hosanna and Paula

 

Nia

 

  • Origin: Swahili – African girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Goal,” “purpose,” or “lustrous”
  • Pronunciation: “nee-uh”
  • Length: 3 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #600
  • Namesakes: American artistic gymnast Nia Dennis and soccer player Nia Williams
  • Variants: Niah, Neea, and Niaah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Lilian and Kriva

 

Exotic Girl Names Starting With O

Odelia

 

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Praise God” 
  • Pronunciation: “oh-deel-yah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Israeli actress and comedian Odelia Yakir 
  • Variants: Odile, Odilia, and Odella
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Jahel and Havyn

 

Odette

 

  • Origin: OId German and French girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Little Oda” or “wealthy”
  • Pronunciation: “oh-dett”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: French actress Odette Joyeux and American actress Odette Juliette Annable
  • Variants: Odet and Odetta
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Olea and Ottilia

 

Odine

 

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Wise woman,” “eager,” or “furious (as a variant of “Odin”)”
  • Pronunciation: “ow-din”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Oddine
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Orenda and Qiana

 

Onyx

 

  • Origin: Greek androgynous name
  • Meaning/Description: “Nail,” “claw,” or “shiny, black gemstone”
  • Pronunciation: “oh-niks”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+ (girls)
  • Namesakes: None for girls
  • Variants: Onix
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Quinlin and Rehema

 

Orana

 

  • Origin: Wiradjuri – Australian and Polynesian girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Welcome” or “be well”
  • Pronunciation: “oh-rah-nah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None 
  • Variants: None
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Safiyyah and Sheona

 

Otzara

 

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Wealth,” “treasure,” or “riches”
  • Pronunciation: “owt-zah-rah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Otzarah, Otzarrah, Ozara, Otzarra, and Ozarra
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Signy and Tajah

 

Exotic Girl Names Starting With P

Palesa

 

  • Origin: Sotho – African and Latin girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Flower”
  • Pronunciation: “pah-les-uh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Palessa
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Sibia and Zilla

 

Perrine

 

  • Origin: French and Greek girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Rock,” “stone,” or “wanderer”
  • Pronunciation: “per-eehn”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: French mogul skier Perrine Laffont and Canadian writer Perrine Leblanc
  • Variants: Perine and Perrin; also a feminine form of the French boy name “Pierre”
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Zina and Bekah

 

Pipaluk

 

  • Origin: Greenlandic Inuit and Native American girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Sweet little thing” or “the little one
  • Pronunciation: “pi-pah-look”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Danish-Greenlandic-Swedish writer Pipaluk Freuchen
  • Also an animal name after Pipaluk the Polar Bear at the London Zoo
  • Variants: None
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Camon and Jairah

 

Pragtige

 

  • Origin: Afrikaans – West Germanic girl name
  • Meaning/Description: Name that means “beautiful” or “gorgeous”
  • Pronunciation: “prag-taj”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Bastinah and Freyda

 

Exotic Girl Names Starting With Q

Qahira

 

  • Origin: Arabic girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Victorious” or “overpowering”
  • Pronunciation: “kah-heer-uh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a place name after the formal name of Cairo as Al-Qāhirah or Al Qahira
  • Variants: Qahirah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Ghazala and Tafari

 

Quinella

 

  • Origin: Latin and Roman girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Beautiful girl,” “Queen’s lawn,” “from Quintana (country house),” “fifth,” or a name that means “graceful”
  • Pronunciation: “kwin-el-uh”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also an anime girl name after the beautiful character Quinella in the “Sword Art Online” novel series
  • Variants: Quinela
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Vancha and Alessandra

 

Quỳnh

 

  • Origin: Vietnamese girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Night blooming flower” or “graceful and charming”
  • Pronunciation: “kwin”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Vietnamese musical artist Quỳnh Th and internet personality Quynh Nga
  • Variants: Sounds the same as the Irish gender-neutral name “Quinn”
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Limbani and Medorrah

 

Exotic Girl Names Starting With R

Raquel

 

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Ewe (female sheep)” or “innocent sheep”
  • Pronunciation: “rah-kehl”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American tennis player Raquel Atawo and Chilean folklorist Raquel Barros
  • Variants: Rachel, Rachelle, and Raakel (Finnish)
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Serilda and Valentina

 

Ratana

 

  • Origin: Thai girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Crystal,” “gem,” or “precious stone”
  • Pronunciation: “rah-tah-nah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Thai fan-favorite webtoon comic creator Ratana Satis
  • Variants: Rattana, Rathana, Rathanna, and Ratnah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Zubaira and Altaira

 

Rathnait

 

  • Origin: Old Irish girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Prosperity,” “wealthy,” “charming,” or “grace”
  • Pronunciation: “rah-net”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Amrita and Carminia

 

Reverie

 

  • Origin: French girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Daydream”
  • Pronunciation: “reh-ver-eeh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Anime girl name after the fictional character Reverie “Ren” Metherlence in the manga series (Japanese comics) “Elemental Gelade
  • Variants: Revery
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Eydís and Ginevra

 

Rohesia

 

  • Origin: English girl name
  • Meaning/Description:Rose” or “woman who’s like a famous horse”
  • Pronunciation: “row-hiy-see-uh
  • Length: 7 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Rohese, Roesia, and Rohessia
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Kamika and Malachi

 

Exotic Girl Names Starting With S

Sabriana

 

  • Origin: Celtic, Latin, Italian, and English girl name
  • Meaning/Description: Mythical name that means “legendary princess” or “from the border”
  • Pronunciation: “suh-ree-uh-nah”
  • Length: 8 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Sabrina
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Soraya and Valdis

 

Sadira

 

  • Origin: Persian girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Lotus tree” or “ostrich running from water”
  • Pronunciation: “sah-dye-rah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Disney name after the fictional character Sadira in the “Aladdin” TV series
  • Variants: Sadirah and Saddira
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Sunniva and Adelita

 

Saidah

 

  • Origin: Arabic and African girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Fortunate,” “lucky,” and “happy”
  • Pronunciation: “sah-eed-ah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: British author Saida Miller Khalifa and Tanzanian singer Saida Karoli
  • Variants: Saidda and Saida
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Adinah and Alba

 

Sakara

 

  • Origin: Finnish, Indian, and Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Kind,” “sweet one,” or “quiet one”
  • Pronunciation: “sah-kah-rah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Amaranta and Braulia

 

Salomé

 

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Peace”
  • Pronunciation: “sahl-oh-may”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Argentine alpine skier Salomé Báncora and Portuguese runner Salomé Afonso
  • Variants: Salomea (Polish), Solomiia, and Salomėja (Lithuanian)
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Kallithea and Catira

 

Samira

 

  • Origin: Arabic girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Entertaining companion,” “night companion,” or “the one with lively conversation”
  • Pronunciation: “sah-mee-rah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #778
  • Namesakes: Lebanese footballer Samira Awad and American actress Samira Wiley
  • Variants: Sameerah, Sameera, and Samirah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Chantal and Cordula

 

Saoirse

 

  • Origin: Irish girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Freedom” or “liberty”
  • Pronunciation: “sur-shuh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 901
  • Namesakes: After the American-Irish actress Saoirse Una Ronan and Irish environmentalist Saoirse McHugh
  • Variants: None
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Dubraska and Elandra

 

Shamira

 

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “One who defends” or “protector”
  • Pronunciation: “sha-meer-uh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Brooklyn-based culture writer Shamira Ibrahim and Aruban filmmaker Shamira Raphaela
  • Variants: Shamera
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Elitsa and Esmaria

 

Shani

 

  • Origin: Irish and Swahili – African gender-neutral name
  • Meaning/Description: “Scarlet (a name that means “red”),” “crimson,” “marvel,” or “wondrous”
  • Pronunciation: “shan-ee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: English singer and actress Shani Wallis
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Fanaka and Gamela

 

Shikoba

 

  • Origin: Choctaw – Native American girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Little feather”
  • Pronunciation: “shi-kaw-bah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Humiya and Ianthea

 

Shivani

 

  • Origin: Hindi girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Life and death” or “follower of Lord Shiva (Hindi god)”
  • Pronunciation: “shuh-vah-nee”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Indian model and actress Shivani Bhai
  • Variants: Shivanni
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Ilona and Iyabo

 

Siona

 

  • Origin: Sanskrit girl name
  • Meaning/Description: Girl space name that means “star” or “excellence”
  • Pronunciation: “see-oh-nah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Israeli painter and sculptor Siona Shimshi
  • Also a badass girl name after Siona, the Captain of the Pyleas in “Magic: The Gathering
  • Variants: Sionna
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Jocosa and Kanani

 

Solara

 

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Of the sun,” “sunshine,” or “sun goddess”
  • Pronunciation: “soh-lah-rah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Solarah and Sollara
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Keyara and Lilou

 

Soraya

 

  • Origin: Arabic and Persian girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Star cluster” (refers to the Pleiades constellation)
  • Pronunciation: “soh-rah-yah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American radio journalist Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson and Spanish singer Soraya Arnelas Rubiales
  • Variants: Suraia, Sooraya, and Zoraya
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Manaya and Nanea

 

Sumaya

 

  • Origin: Arabic girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “She who is high above,” “learned,” or “wise”
  • Pronunciation: “soo-mah-yah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Royal name after Princess Sumaya bint Hassan, the princess of Jordan
  • Variants: Soumaya, Sumayya, and Sumayah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Nicte and Parthena

 

Exotic Girl Names Starting With T

Tahara

 

  • Origin: Arabic and Japanese girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Pure” or an earthy name that means “plain of rice paddies”
  • Pronunciation: “tah-har-ah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also the title of an American drama film
  • Variants: None
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Rossalba

 

Tajia

 

  • Origin: Sanskrit girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “One who is crowned” or “crown”
  • Pronunciation: “tah-jeeh-yah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Tajiyah and Tajjia
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Sabela and Sigalit

 

Talani

 

  • Origin: American, Aboriginal, and Latin girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Of noble birth,” “ocean,” or “salty water like tears”
  • Pronunciation: “tah-lah-nee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actress and model Talani Rabb
  • Variants: Tahlani
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Tamika and Zaliki

 

Tatiana

 

  • Origin: Roman and Russian name for girls
  • Meaning/Description: Magical name that means “fairy queen”
  • Pronunciation: “tat-ee-ah-nuh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Brazilian-American surfer Tatiana Weston-Webb and Princess Tatiana of Greece and Denmark 
  • Variants: Tathiana and Tatianna
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Azaire and Ebrima

 

Tawney

 

  • Origin: Old English girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Golden brown, tannish color” or “a green field”
  • Pronunciation: “taw-nee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a last name (e.g., American fiber artist Lenore Tawney)
  • Variants: Tawny and Tawnee
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Girish and Dechen

 

Tazara

 

  • Origin: Arabic girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Grace,” “elegance,” or “railway line”
  • Pronunciation: “tah-zah-rah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also the name of a railway line in East Africa
  • Variants: Tazarrah, Tazarah, and Tazarra
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Deshal and Jothi

 

Tova

 

  • Origin: Hebrew and Swedish gender-neutral name
  • Meaning/Description: “Pleasing,” “good,” or “beloved”
  • Pronunciation: “toh-vah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Norwegian-born American businesswoman Tova Borgnine (the founder of Tova Cosmetics)
  • Variants: Tovah and Tovva
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Dilshad and Zaire

 

Tulay

 

  • Origin: Turkish and Filipino gender-neutral name
  • Meaning/Description: “Bright like the moon,” “delicate as a tulle,” or “bridge”
  • Pronunciation: “too-lai”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Real name (Tülay Keçialan) of Turkish pop singer Asya
  • Variants: Tully and Tullay
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Kalei and Adimu

 

Exotic Girl Names Starting With U

Ulrika

 

  • Origin: Germanic, Scandinavian, and Teutonic girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Wealthy ruler” or “wolf ruler”
  • Pronunciation: “ool-reek-uh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Swedish poet Ulrika Widström and American actress Ulrika R. “Ullie” Akerstrom
  • Variants: Ulrica, Ulrikke, and Ulricka
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Kamili and Ramla

 

Ustinya

 

  • Origin: Russian girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Fair” or “justice”
  • Pronunciation: “oos-tin-yah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Russian singer Ustinya Malinina
  • Variants: Ustina and Justinia
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Safiri and Terema

 

Exotic Girl Names Starting With V

Valdís

 

  • Origin: Icelandic, Latvian, and Old Norse girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Daughter of Thorbrand” or a goth girl name that means “goddess of the dead”
  • Pronunciation: “val-dees”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Icelandic film editor Valdís Óskarsdóttir
  • Variants: None
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Zalika and Aminia

 

Valentina

 

  • Origin: Roman and Latin girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Healthy and strong”
  • Pronunciation: “val-ehn-tee-nah”
  • Length: 9 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #56
  • Namesakes: American cinematographer Valentina Caniglia and Russian-American fashion designer Valentina Sanina-Schlee
  • Variants: Valentyna, Valiantsina, Valentinas, and Valentine
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Fahari and Kiango

 

Vasanta

 

  • Origin: Indian – Hindi girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Spring” or “brilliant”
  • Pronunciation: “vas-an-tah
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also the name of a college in India
  • Variants: Vasamta and Vassanta
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Maarifa and Sadeeki 

 

Velora

 

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Healthy,” “strong,” or “strength”
  • Pronunciation: “vel-oh-rah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Fictional character Velora in the American web series “Critical Role
  • Variants: None
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Salama and Tumaini

 

Victoria

 

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Victory”
  • Pronunciation: “vik-tohr-eeh-yah”
  • Length: 8 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #43
  • Namesakes: American actress-singer Victoria Dawn Justice and English fashion designer Victoria Caroline Beckham 
  • Variants: Viktoria, Victory, and Victori
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Zuberi and Ujana

 

Vincenza

 

  • Origin: Italian girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Conquering,” “prevailing,” or “the one who conquered”
  • Pronunciation: “vin-sen-zah”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+ 
  • Namesakes: American model Vincenza Carrieri-Russo and Italian pianist Vincenza Garelli della Morea
  • Variants: Vincentia; also a feminine form of the classic boy name “Vincent”
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Zahour and Safari

 

Exotic Girl Names Starting With W

Wanniya

 

  • Origin: Arabic girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Gift from the Almighty” or “Allah’s gift”
  • Pronunciation: “wan-eeh-yah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Waniya and Wania
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Wimbo and Tosha

 

Wanessa

 

  • Origin: British girl name
  • Meaning/Description: Nature name for girls that means “butterfly”
  • Pronunciation: “wan-ehs-uh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Brazilian singer-songwriter Wanessa Camargo
  • Variants: Also a form of Vanessa
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Shujaa and Sadiki

 

Wulfrun

 

  • Origin: Old English unisex name
  • Meaning/Description: “Wolf raven”
  • Pronunciation: “wulf-run”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Wulfram and Wolfram
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Balozi and Radhi

 

Exotic Girl Names Starting With X

Xaawo

 

  • Origin: Somali – African girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Alive” or “living one”
  • Pronunciation: “hah-woh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Musical artist Xaawo Kiin
  • Variants: Xawo; also the Somali form of the biblical girl name “Eve”
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Xabiba and Xael

 

Xayah

 

  • Origin: Turkish girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Sincere” and “honest” 
  • Pronunciation: “shy-yah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Xaya and Xayyah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Nyota and Yumna

 

Xiomara

 

  • Origin: Spanish girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Ready for battle” or “famous in battle”
  • Pronunciation: “zee-oh-mah-rah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 494
  • Namesakes: Dominican singer  Xiomara Fortuna and Cuban-American ballerina Xiomara Reyes
  • Variants: Xiomarra
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Thema and Kianga

 

Exotic Girl Names Starting With Y

Yahira

 

  • Origin: Spanish girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “To light” or “to shine”
  • Pronunciation: “yah-hee-rah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Real name (Yahira Arazeli Garcia) of American rapper and actress Flakiss
  • Variants: Yahaira
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Nomalanga and Amma

 

Yamileth

 

  • Origin: Spanish and Arabic girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Beautiful”
  • Pronunciation: “yah-mee-leth”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 867
  • Namesakes: Dominican gymnast and gold medalist Yamilet Peña
  • Variants: Yamilet and Yamila
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Bamidele and Chidinma

 

Yani

 

  • Origin: Australian Aboriginal and ancient Greek unisex name 
  • Meaning/Description: “Graced by Yahweh,” “peaceful,” or “who is like God
  • Pronunciation: “yan-ee”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Taiwanese professional golfer Yani Tseng, playing in the US-based LPGA Tour (Ladies Professional Golf Association)
  • Variants: Yanni
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Habiba and Monifa

 

Yara

 

  • Origin: Brazilian and Arabic girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Small butterfly”
  • Pronunciation: “yah-rah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Brazilian classical pianist Yara Bernette and Lebanese singer Yara
  • Variants: Yarra and Yarah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Kamaria and Taraji

 

Yareli

 

  • Origin: Brazilian and Arabic girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Water lady” or “small butterfly”
  • Pronunciation: “yah-rel-ee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Mexican-American actress Yareli Arizmendi and Miss Mexico Earth 2014 Yareli Carrillo
  • Variants: Yarelli
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Winda and Nandipha

 

Yente

 

  • Origin: Yiddish and Spanish girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Refined” or “noble”
  • Pronunciation: “yen-teh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Fictional character Yente the Matchmaker in the play “Fiddler on the Roof
  • Variants: Yenta
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Siphesihle and Zola

 

Yohana

 

  • Origin: Hebrew, Amharic – Ethiopian, and Japanese girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Gracious God,” “evening,” or “night”
  • Pronunciation: “yow-han-ah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Yohanna, Yoana, and Johanna
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Aicha and Hafsah

 

Exotic Girl Names Starting With Z

Zada

 

  • Origin: Arabic unisex name
  • Meaning/Description: “Prosperous” or “fortunate”
  • Pronunciation: “zaa-dah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Zadah and Zeda
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Khadija and Ava

 

Zaliki

 

  • Origin: Egyptian  girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Well born” or “noble”
  • Pronunciation: “zaah-lee-kee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Keisha and Makeba

 

Zariah

 

  • Origin: Arabic girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Blossom,” “radiance,” or “helped by God
  • Pronunciation: “zah-ree-yah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #477
  • Namesakes: American singer and songwriter Zariah Singletary
  • Variants: Zariyah and Zaria
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Shanice and Yolanda

 

Zenith

 

  • Origin: English and Arabic unisex name
  • Meaning/Description: “The point in the sky located directly above the observer” or “the highest point in the heavens”
  • Pronunciation: “zen-eeth”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None for girls
  • Variants: Zennith
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Jahzara and Adaeze

 

Ziva

 

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Light of God,” “life,” or “radiance”
  • Pronunciation: “ziy-vah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Fictional character Officer Ziva David in the “NCIS” TV series
  • Variants: Zivah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Zari and Urbi

 

Zorina

 

  • Origin: Slavic girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Golden” or “dawn”
  • Pronunciation: “zoh-ree-nah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Fictional name after the main character in the Mexican movie “Zorina
  • Variants: Zoreena and Zorinah
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Ashanti and Malaika

 

Zuri

 

  • Origin: Swahili – African girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Bright” or “beautiful”
  • Pronunciation: “zuh-ree”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 194
  • Namesakes: American model Zuri Tibby and actress Zuri Adele
  • Variants: Zhuri
  • Other Names You Might Also Like: Efua and Ife

 

Factors & Rules To Consider When Choosing Exotic Girl Names

  • Check for the exotic name’s meaning and connotation because it might look cute or sweet but have a dark or even menacing meaning (e.g., the Greek girl name “Keres” means “female spirits drawn to violent deaths” or a name that means “death”)
  • Double-check the spelling 
  • Consider the pronunciation because many exotic names aren’t pronounced in the phonetic way they’re spelled (e.g., the Vietnamese girl name “Thanh” is pronounced either as “tan” or “tieng”)
  • Also check how your baby’s names (first and middle names) sound together with your last name
  • It’s also ideal to check your baby’s resulting initials to try avoid potentially embarrassing or funny acronyms such as “ASS” or “LOL” (but don’t stress it with the initials because there are so many acronyms out there)

 

FAQs

Are Exotic Girl Names Trendy Now?

Yes. For example, the following are the top 10 most popular girl names in the US as of 2022, based on SSA (Social Security Administration) data: (1)

 

  • #1 – Olivia (Latin girl name)
  • #2 – Emma (German girl name)
  • #3 – Charlotte (French girl name)
  • #4 – Amelia (Hebrew girl name)
  • #5 – Sophia (Greek girl name)
  • #6 – Isabella (Italian girl name)
  • #7 – Ava (Latin girl name)
  •  #10 – Luna (Latin girl name)

 

These exotic names, coming from places outside the US, have become so common that they also made it to our list of vintage girl names.

 

What Religious Or Cultural Connotations Should I Consider?

It’s rare to find girl names with cultural or religious connotations that are ‘banned’ or prohibited from being used for babies. 

Even “Mary” (Jesus’ mother) and “Eve” (the first woman that God created) are popularly used around the world.

Still, it’s a good idea to check whether the baby names on your shortlist might have serious negative connotations.

But note that there aren’t “good” or “bad” names. And while society sometimes labels some as “ugly names,” feel free to follow your heart in choosing your little one’s name.

 

Other Baby Name Lists

 

References

(1) https://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames/

(2) https://www.britannica.com/biography/Lady-Godiva

 

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