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Top Baby Girl Names: 160 Unique, Pretty, Badass, Edgy, & Trending Names For Your Daughter

Updated on 10 May 2022 • 9 minute read

 

What should I name my daughter?

Ah, the age-old question for new parents. Some parents may already have the perfect name for their child the moment they get a positive pregnancy test. And some parents are already pressed for time and still at a loss on what name to pick.

That’s understandable because there are thousands of baby name lists available, and it’s so easy to get overwhelmed. Do you want a unique name or a popular one? Should the mom or the dad decide?

In this article, we’ll give you baby girl name ideas and share some tricks about picking the perfect name for your daughter. You can name your daughter with the combination of the mother and the father’s names, get inspiration from a really badass movie or book character, or search online for meaningful baby girl names (like with this article! *wink)

If you’re expecting a baby girl to join the family soon and still undecided on what to name her, stress no more because we have fierce and badass baby girl names, ancient Greek names or Greek mythology names, meaningful Chinese names, down to trending girl names that start with letter J.

 

11 Ways To Choose The Perfect Baby Name

  1. Revisit the family tree to get inspiration.
  2. Look up meanings and connotations.
  3. Think universal and search what the name means in other languages.
  4. Consider all possible nicknames.
  5. Contemplate on a good middle name
  6. Try to say the name aloud and imagine calling your little girl with it. 
  7. Would the name still sound good when she turns into an adult?
  8. Consider the initials.
  9. Consider what the full name would sound like.
  10. Ask family and friends for name suggestions.
  11. Choose what feels right.

 

What Is The #1 Most Popular Baby Girl Name?

Top 20 Most Popular Girl Names And Their Meaning

According to SSA (Social Security Administration), these are the top 20 popular baby names for the year 2020: (1)

1. Abigail

  • Meaning: Source of joy
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Variations: Abby, Gail

 

2. Amelia

  • Meaning: Industriousness, fertility
  • Origin: English, German
  • Variations: Amalia 

 

3. Ava

  • Meaning: Lively, birdlike
  • Origin: Possibly Latin, German, Persian, and Hebrew

 

4. Avery

  • Meaning: Ruler of the elves
  • Origin: English
  • Variations: Alfred, Alberich

 

5. Camila

  • Meaning: Young religious attendant
  • Origin: Latin
  • Variations: Camilla, Camillus

 

6. Charlotte

  • Meaning: Female version of Charles, strong, vigorous
  • Origin: French
  • Variations: Carlie, Carly, Carley, Carlota, Carlotta, Char, Charl, Charlie, Charley, Chaz, Cherry, Harlie, Harlo, Lola, Lotta, Lotte, Lottie

 

7. Elizabeth

  • Meaning: My God is an oath, my God is abundance
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Variations: Elisheva

 

8. Ella

  • Meaning: Goddess (Hebrew); all, fairy maiden (English); all, other (German)
  • Origin: English, Hebrew, German
  • Variations: Alia

 

9. Emily

  • Meaning: Persuasive, wily, rival
  • Origin: Latin, Italian, English
  • Variations: Aemilia, Emilia, Emil, Emilio

 

10. Emma

  • Meaning: Whole, universal
  • Origin: Ancient Germanic, Ancient & Modern Scandinavian, Old Norse, and Italian
  • Variations: Emmeline, Amelia

 

11. Evelyn

  • Meaning: Desired, wished for, water, island
  • Origin: English, German, French
  • Variations: Aveline

 

12. Gianna

  • Meaning: God is gracious
  • Origin: Italian
  • Variations: Giovanna, Joann, Joanna

 

13. Harper

  • Meaning: From the musical instrument harp, Harper means the one who plays the harp
  • Origin: English

 

14. Isabella

  • Meaning: God is my oath
  • Origin: Spanish, Italian, Hebrew
  • Variations: Isa is a gender-neutral variation that means “salvation of God”

 

15. Luna

  • Meaning: Moon
  • Origin: Italian, Spanish, Latin
  • Variations: Louna, Lunara, Luneth, Lunetta, Lunette, Lunneta

 

16. Mia

  • Meaning: My, mine, loved one, dear, darling
  • Origin: Latin, Italian, Hebrew, Scandinavian
  • Variations: Mary, Maria, Miriam, Maryam, Amalia, Amelia, Emilia, Emily, Maya, Salome, Solomia

 

17. Mila

  • Meaning: Gracious, dear
  • Origin: Indo-European

 

18. Olivia

  • Meaning: Olive, olive tree
  • Origin: Latin
  • Variations: Olive

 

19. Scarlett

  • Meaning: Red color
  • Origin: English
  • Variations: Scarlet, Scarlette

 

20. Sophia

  • Meaning: Wisdom
  • Origin: Greek
  • Variations: Sofia, Sophie, Sofie



What Is A Unique Baby Girl Name?

Top 20 Unique Girl Names And Their Meaning

1. Amaya

  • Meaning: Night rain
  • Origin: Japanese
  • Variations: Amaia

 

2. Aimi

  • Meaning: Ai means love and affection
  • Origin: Japanese
  • Variations: Ai, Aiko, Aina, Airi

 

3. Aria

  • Meaning: Song or melody (Italian), lioness (Greek), noble (Persian)
  • Origin: Italian, Greek, Persian, Indian
  • Variations: Ari, meaning lion in Hebrew; can also be spelled as Arya, a gender-neutral name in India

 

4. Ayanna

  • Origin: Japanese
  • Variations: Ayana, Aiana

 

5. Eirene

  • Meaning: Peace, after the name of the Greek goddess of peace
  • Origin: Green
  • Variations: Irene, Irini

 

6. Jada

  • Meaning: Gemstone jade
  • Origin: Hebrew

 

7. Ja’Hira

  • Meaning: Bold, beautiful
  • Origin: Arabic

 

8. Jamila

  • Meaning: Beauty
  • Origin: Arabic
  • Variations: Jamil

 

9. Ji

  • Meaning: Wisdom
  • Origin: Korean

 

10. Jia

  • Meaning: Beautiful, good, outstanding
  • Origin: Chinese

 

11. Joicy

  • Meaning: Honest, benevolent, joyous
  • Origin: India

 

12. Kairi

  • Meaning: A serene sounding baby girl name that means ocean village
  • Origin: Japanese
  • Variations: Kairy, which means sea

 

13. Lian

  • Meaning: Grace, favor
  • Origin: Chinese
  • Variations: Lianne

 

14. Nara

  • Meaning: Flower from heaven
  • Origin: Japanese

 

15. Nevaeh

  • Meaning: Heaven spelled backward
  • Origin: American, although believed to have an Irish origin
  • Variations: Heaven, Neve, Nivie, Nieve, Nev, Vae, or Niamh (Irish)

 

16. Nyx

  • Meaning: Greek goddess or personification of the night
  • Origin: Greek

 

17. Rada

  • Meaning: Filled with care
  • Origin: Russian, Slavic

 

18. Rei

  • Meaning: Rule or law
  • Origin: Japanese
  • Variations: Gender-neutral and spelled the same as a baby girl name or baby boy name

 

19. Sienna

  • Meaning: Reddish-brown color
  • Origin: Italian
  • Variations: Siena (historic Tuscan city)

 

20. Xiu

  • Meaning: Beautiful, graceful, elegant, luxuriant
  • Origin: Chinese
  • Variations: Often combined with a middle name–Xiu Ying, which means elegant & brave



What Are The Prettiest Girl Names?

Top 20 Prettiest Girl Names And Their Meaning

1. Aimée

  • Meaning: Beloved
  • Origin: Old French, Latin, English
  • Variation: Amy, Amée, Amie, Ami

 

2. Angelica

  • Origin: Latin, Italian, Polish, Russian
  • Variation: Angel, Anjelica, Angelic, Angelique, Angela, Angelina

 

3, Arya 

  • Meaning: Noble one, honorable
  • Origin: Sanskrit, Old Iranian
  • Variation: Aria, Aryan, Ariana

 

4. Esme

  • Meaning: Beloved
  • Origin: French
  • Variation: Esmeralda

 

5. Fatima

  • Meaning: Beautiful like the stars
  • Origin: Arabic
  • Variation: Fatimah

 

6. Gabriella

  • Meaning: Strength of God
  • Origin: Italian, Hebrew
  • Variation: Gabriela, Gabriele, Gabriel, Gabby

 

7. Haisley

  • Meaning: The hazel tree
  • Origin: Old English
  • Variation: Hazel

 

8. Juliane

  • Meaning: Youthful, sky father
  • Origin: German
  • Variation: Julianne

 

9. Keeva

  • Meaning: Beautiful, kind, gentle, dear, noble
  • Origin: Irish
  • Variation: Anglicized spelling of Caoimhe, the masculine forms are Caoimhín or Kevin

 

10. Lillian

  • Meaning: Lily
  • Origin: Latin, French
  • Variation: Lilian, Lilliann, Lilliana, Lilliane

 

11. Meghan

  • Meaning: Pearl
  • Origin: Greek, Welsh
  • Variation: Margaret (a saint’s name)

 

12. Nova

  • Meaning: New, also used to name a star
  • Origin: Latin

 

13. Oakley

  • Meaning: Oak wood or cleaning, oak-tree field
  • Origin: English
  • Variation: Unisex name

 

14. Penelope

  • Meaning: Weaver
  • Origin: Greek

 

15. Raelynn

  • Meaning: Beautiful lamb, embrace, angelic
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Variation: Raelyn (advisor and protector)

 

16. Rylee

  • Meaning: Courageous
  • Origin: Irish
  • Variation: Riley

 

17. Sara

  • Meaning: Happiness, music, purity, soul
  • Origin: English
  • Variation: Sarah

 

18. Skylar

  • Meaning: Noble scholar
  • Origin: English
  • Variation: Schuyler, Skyler, Skyllar

 

19. Vivienne

  • Meaning: Life
  • Origin: French
  • Variation: Vivian

 

20. Zoey

  • Meaning: Life
  • Origin: Greek
  • Variation: Zoe (the Greek Jewish translation of Eve)



What Is A Badass Girl Name?

Top 20 Badass Girl Names And Their Meaning

1. Adelheid

  • Meaning: Noble, nobility 
  • Origin: Dutch, German
  • Variation: Adelaide, Adelaide, Adelina, Heide, Heidi

 

2. Adira

  • Meaning: Noble, strong, powerful
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Variation: Masculine form Adir

 

3. Aella

  • Meaning: Whirlwind, the badass Amazon warrior from Greek mythology that wielded a double-edged sword
  • Origin: Greek

 

4. Aloisa

  • Meaning: Renowned warrior
  • Origin: German
  • Variation: Louisa, Eloise

 

5. Alvara

  • Meaning: Elf warrior
  • Origin: Italian, Old English

 

6. Amira

  • Meaning: Ruling princess
  • Origin: Arabic
  • Variation: Emira, Ameera, Amirah

 

7. Freya

  • Meaning: Noble lady, the Norse goddess of beauty, love, and fertility
  • Origin: Scandinavian
  • Variation: Freyja and masculine forms Frey or Freyr

 

8. Harriet

  • Meaning: Home ruler
  • Origin: German, French
  • Variation: Henriette, masculine form Henry

 

9. Jarah

  • Meaning: Boldness and bravery (Arabic), God gives sweetness, honey (Hebrew)
  • Origin: Arabic, Hebrew
  • Variation: Used as a surname in Iran, Egypt, and Iraq

 

10. Juno

  • Meaning: Queen of heaven
  • Origin: Latin, Roman
  • Variation: Jupiter

 

11. Kendra

  • Meaning: Greatest champion
  • Origin: Welsh, English
  • Variation: Kendrick

 

12. Lula

  • Meaning: Famous warrior
  • Origin: German
  • Variation: Louise, Luella

 

13. Merida

  • Meaning: Pearl
  • Origin: Spanish
  • Description: A badass Disney princess who stays true to herself, speaks her mind,  and learns from her mistakes.

 

14. Nadia

  • Meaning: Hope
  • Origin: Slavic, Armenian, Arabic, Persian, Latin, Greek
  • Variation: Nadja, Nadya, Nadine, Nadiya, and Nadiia
  • Description: Popularized by Nadia Murad, who fought for women and to end sexual violence as a weapon of war, which made her the first Iraqi woman to be awarded a Nobel Peace Prize. (2)

 

15. Samara

  • Meaning: Guardian, protected by God
  • Origin: Hebrew, Arabic
  • Variation: Samaria, Samarie, Sammara

 

16. Titania

  • Meaning: Giant, great one
  • Origin: Greek

 

17. Valeria

  • Meaning: Strong, brave, healthy
  • Origin: Italian
  • Variation: Valéria

 

18. Valerie

  • Meaning: Strong, healthy
  • Origin: French
  • Variation: Valeria

 

19. Velora

  • Meaning: Strong, healthy
  • Origin: Latin
  • Variation: Valentina, Valentine

 

20. Zondra

  • Meaning: Defender of men
  • Origin: Spanish, Greek
  • Variation: Alexandra, Sondra, Zandra



Which Name Is Best For Girl?

Top 20 Best Girl Names And Their Meaning

1. Alina

  • Meaning: Bright, beautiful, noble  
  • Origin: Russian, Arabic
  • Variation: Alena, Alya, Adelina, Albina, Helen

 

2. Anthea

  • Meaning: Goddess of flowers and floral wreaths, a symbol of spring
  • Origin: Greek
  • Variation: Another name for the Greek goddess Hera

 

3. Ariadne

  • Meaning: Most holy
  • Origin: Greek
  • Variation: Ariana

 

4. Aya

  • Meaning: Colorful
  • Origin: Japanese
  • Variation: Maya, Kaia, or Isla

 

5. Celeste

  • Meaning: Sky, heaven, heavenly
  • Origin: Latin
  • Variation: Celestine

 

6. Emi

  • Meaning: Beautiful smile
  • Origin: Japanese
  • Variation: Emy, Emmie

 

7. Hana

  • Meaning: Flower, blossom
  • Origin: Japanese
  • Variation: Hannah

 

8. Hermione

  • Meaning: Messenger, earthly
  • Origin: Greek
  • Variation: Masculine form: Hermes

 

9. Irina

  • Meaning: Peace, peaceful
  • Origin: Russian, Greek
  • Variation: Irene, Irena, Irisha, Irin, Ira, Arisha, Atina

 

10. Iris 

  • Meaning: Goddess of the rainbow and messenger of the gods
  • Origin: Greek
  • Variation: Irie

 

11. Katya 

  • Meaning: Pure, perfect
  • Origin: Russian
  • Variation: Katiya, Katia, Katyusha, Ekaterina

 

12. Lada

  • Meaning: Goddess of beauty
  • Origin: Russian
  • Variation: Vladislava, Vladimira

 

13. Lia

  • Meaning: Bearer of good news 
  • Origin: Greek
  • Variation: Leah, Lea, Lya, Leia

 

14. Madeleine

  • Meaning: A woman from Magdala or high tower
  • Origin: Greek, English
  • Variation: Madeline, Madelyn 

 

15. Mayumi

  • Meaning: Elegant, bow or truth, reason, beautiful, modest
  • Origin: Japanese, Filipino
  • Variation: Yumi (modesty in Filipino)

 

16. Mila

  • Meaning: Loved by the people, gracious, dear one
  • Origin: Russian
  • Variation: Ludmila, Milena, Milica, Mela

 

17. Raisa

  • Meaning: Easygoing, rose
  • Origin: Russian, Greek
  • Variation: Raissa, Risa

 

18. Selene

  • Meaning: Goddess of the Moon, moon
  • Origin: Greek
  • Variation: Luna (Latin)

 

19. Sonya

  • Meaning: Wisdom
  • Origin: Russian
  • Variation: Soniyah, Sonyah, Sonjah, Sophia

 

20. Yana

  • Meaning: God is gracious, a gift from God
  • Origin: Russian, Hebrew
  • Variation: Jana



What Is An Edgy Name For A Girl?

Top 20 Edgy Girl Names And Their Meaning

1. Ailey

  • Meaning: Bright, shining light
  • Origin: Irish 
  • Variation: Aileen, Hailey

 

2. Amoli

  • Meaning: Precious, priceless
  • Origin: Indian

 

3. Ariadna

  • Meaning: Most holy
  • Origin: Spanish, Russian, Greek, Polish
  • Variation:  Ariadne

 

4. Brielle

  • Meaning: Hunting grounds
  • Origin: French

 

5. Clio

  • Meaning: Glory, muse of history
  • Origin: Greek

 

6. Dasom

  • Meaning: Love
  • Origin: Korean
  • Variation: Sarang, Aera (other Korean words for love)

 

7. Eos

  • Meaning: Titan goddess of dawn, nightingale
  • Origin: Greek

 

8. Evva

  • Meaning: Life
  • Origin: Russian
  • Variation: Eva, Eve

 

9. Fia

  • Meaning: Wild, weaver 
  • Origin: Irish

 

10. Jazz/Jazzy

  • Meaning: Type of music, energetic, lively, exciting
  • Origin: American
  • Variation: Short for Jasmine

 

11. Moira

  • Meaning: Fate, destiny
  • Origin: Irish
  • Variation: Moyra, Máire, Mary

 

12. Naila

  • Meaning: The attainer, the achiever, the successful one
  • Origin: Arabic
  • Variation: Na’ila

 

13. Noemi

  • Meaning: Pleasantness, loveliness, goodness
  • Origin: Italian, French, Hebrew
  • Variation: Naomi, Noemin

 

14. Roza

  • Meaning: Rose
  • Origin: Latin
  • Variation: Rosa, Rose

 

15. Teaghan

  • Meaning: Little poet or fair
  • Origin: Irish
  • Variation: Teagan

 

16. Vittoria

  • Meaning: Victory, triumphant
  • Origin: Latin, Italian
  • Variation: Victoria, Vicky, Vicki, Vikki, Tori

 

17. Zemirah

  • Meaning: Blessed and happy in life
  • Origin: Hebrew

 

18. Zhanna

  • Meaning: God is gracious
  • Origin: Russian
  • Variation: Jane

 

19. Zoya

  • Meaning: Life, a gift from God
  • Origin: Russian, Greek
  • Variation: Zoe, Zoey

 

20. Zuri

  • Meaning: Beautiful
  • Origin: African



What Is The Most Attractive Name?

Top 20 Attractive Girl Names And Their Meaning

1. Althea

  • Meaning: Healer, wholesome
  • Origin: Greek
  • Variation: Althaea

 

2. Antonie

  • Meaning: Priceless, praiseworthy
  • Origin: English
  • Variation: Antoinette, Antonia

 

3. Aurora

  • Meaning: Dawn, luminous, dazzling, Roman goddess of morning
  • Origin: Latin, Italian
  • Variation: Aurore

 

4. Bernice

  • Meaning: She who brings victory
  • Origin: Greek

 

5. Camila

  • Meaning: Free-born, noble
  • Origin: Latin
  • Variation: Camilla, Camille

 

6. Edha

  • Meaning: Sacred, wealth, strength
  • Origin: Hindi

 

7. Elena

  • Meaning: Torch or light
  • Origin: Greek, Italian, Spanish
  • Variation: Ellen, Lena, Helen

 

8. Eliana

  • Meaning: Mercy, my God has answered
  • Origin: German, Hebrew
  • Variation: Elijah, Aeliana

 

9. Eloise

  • Meaning: Healthy
  • Origin: French
  • Variation: Eloisa

 

10. Felicie

  • Meaning: Good fortune, happy
  • Origin: German
  • Variation: Felicity

 

11. Ida

  • Meaning: Industrious, prosperous
  • Origin: German
  • Variation: Iida, Idella

 

12. Iskra

  • Meaning: Spark, sparkle
  • Origin: Slavic, Bulgarian

 

13. Kathleen

  • Meaning: Pure
  • Origin: Irish, Old French, Greek
  • Variation: Katherine, Kathryn, Kathrine

 

14. Klara

  • Meaning: Clear, bright
  • Origin: Russian, German, Hungarian
  • Variation: Clara, Claire, Clare

 

15. Liezel

  • Meaning: God is satisfaction, oath of God
  • Origin: German
  • Variation: Lizzy, Lizzie

 

16. Maureen

  • Meaning: Love, Beloved
  • Origin: Egyptian
  • Variation: Mairin, Mary, Maria, Mariam, Miriam

 

17. Mona

  • Meaning: Noble, aristocratic
  • Origin: Irish, Italian, Greek, Gaelic, Scottish
  • Variation: Moni, Simone

 

18. Nina

  • Meaning: Little girl, favor, grace
  • Origin: Spanish, Hebrew, Russian
  • Variation: Anne

 

19. Vera

  • Meaning: Faith
  • Origin: Russian
  • Variation: Viera

 

20. Zahra

  • Meaning: Bright, beautiful, shining, brilliant
  • Origin: Arabic
  • Variation: Zahrah, Zehra, Sahra, Zarya



What Are Cute Nicknames For A Girl?

Baby girl

Baby love

Bunny

Chubster

Cutie patootie

Dewdrop

Doll

Jelly belly

Kitten

Love

Mini-me

Peanut

Pretty

Princess

Shortie

Sleepyhead

Snuggler

Squishyface

Sunshine

Teddy Bear

 

What’s A Good Baby Girl Name Combination?

Top 20 First Name & Middle Name Combinations For Your Little Girl

1. Aubrey Jane

Trendy and traditional

2. Chloe Grace

Pretty and sweet all around

3. Chris Anne

Boyish and feminine at the same time

4. Faith Joelle

Biblical and contemporary in one

5. Fallyn Mae

Gender-neutral and girly combination

6. Fia Isabelle

Fairy tale-like name combo

7. Illaria Jae

Equal parts unique

8. Jaime Jillian

Versatile first name matched with a sweet-sounding second name

9. Jia Valeria

Brave and beautiful

10. Kendra Joy

Strong and happy

11. Kinsley Amalia

Modern and glamorous

12. Kris Angelica

Beautiful Christian name with a contemporary twist

13. Lauryn Rose

Stylish and classic

14. Layla Rain

Feminine and edgy

15. Libra Joan

If you want your little girl to be bold and different

16. Paisley Marie

Edgy yet simple

17. Sophia Louise

Smart and strong

18. Una Milena

Short and stylish paired with a feminine middle name

19. Vivienne Elizabeth

Highly glamorous and classy

20. Ximena Claire

Fierce and sweet

 

 

 

References:

(1) https://www.ssa.gov/cgi-bin/popularnames.cgi

(2) https://www.american.edu/sis/news/20211015-sis-welcomes-nobel-peace-prize-laureate-nadia-murad-for-virtual-event-october-19.cfm

 

 

 

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