Baby Names

710+ Rare Baby Names For Girls With Stylish Spellings & Cool Meanings

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Overview

Rare baby names for girls can be unique and fun for your little one. It’s less likely for your baby girl to have the same name as her classmates or friends if you pick unique and unusual names.

Of course, popular girl names such as Olivia, Emma, and Charlotte remain the top pick, but you might find a gem from the 190+ rare and beautiful names on our list below.

Popularity ranks below are from the SSA (Social Security Administration) based on actual name data for registered births in the US. (1)

You can also check out our list of rare baby boy names for more naming trends and ideas.

 

What Are The Rarest Names For Girls?

Abhishree

 

  • Origin: Sanskrit and Hindu baby girl name
  • Meaning: Long girl name that means “fearless beauty,” “brilliant,” “powerful,” “to enlighten,” “surrounded by glory,” “shining,” or a badass girl name that means “beauty who is fearless”
  • Pronunciation: “ahb-heesh-ree”
  • Length: 9 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None
  • Another name you might also like: Aldara

 

Aella

  • Meaning: “Whirlwind” or “tempest”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-eh-lah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Aella is an Amazon (a tribe of warrior women in Greek mythology) who fought and was killed by the Greek god Heracles during his quest for the magic girdle worn or war belt by Hyppolita (the queen of the Amazons)
  • Variants: Aela and Aellah
  • Another name you might also like: Arya

 

Alohi

  • Meaning: “Shining” or “brilliant” 
  • Pronunciation: “ah-low-hee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Ahlohi and Allohi
  • Another name you might also like: Addie

 

Bathilda

 

  • Origin: Germanic girl name
  • Meaning: “Battle” or “woman warrior”
  • Pronunciation: “bah-theel-dah”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Magical name after the fictional Professor Bathilda Bagshot, described as a British witch and magical historian who supposedly wrote “A History of Magic” in the “Harry Potter” series
  • Variants: Batilda and Batthilda
  • Another name you might also like: Belinde

 

Caitriona

  • Origin: Gaelic girl name
  • Meaning: Long girl name that means “chaste,” “pure,” and “clear”
  • Description: A variant of “Katherine” or “Catherine”
  • Pronunciation: “kayt-ree-oh-nah”
  • Length: 9 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Filipino-Australian beauty pageant titleholder and Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray
  • Variants: Catriona, Caitlin, Catherine, and Catronia
  • Another name you might also like: Anastasia

 

Elein

  • Origin: Native American girl name
  • Meaning: Rare girl name that means “as bright as a torch” or “bright and shining light”
  • Pronunciation: “eh-layn”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: None
  • Variants: Elaine and Ellen
  • Another name you might also like: Imani

 

Keren

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Glorious dignity,” “horn of antimony (used as cosmetic in ancient times),” or “ray of light”
  • Pronunciation: “ker-ehn”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: She’s Job’s youngest daughter; she’s also described as beautiful
  • Also after American singer-songwriter Keren DeBerg and Israeli crossover soprano Keren Hadar
  • Variants: Kerren
  • Another name you might also like: Karina

 

Novalie

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “New one” or “new field”
  • Pronunciation: “no-vah-lee”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Novalee, Novalei, and Novaleigh
  • Another name you might also like: Allira

 

Ottiline

  • Meaning: “Prosperous in battle”
  • Pronunciation: “ot-uh-lin”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Ottilie and Ottoline
  • Another name you might also like: Kienna

 

Tamsyn

  • Origin: Cornish and English girl name
  • Meaning: “Twin”
  • Pronunciation: “tam-zin”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: English installation artist Tamsyn Challenger
  • Variants: This twin name for girls is the modern form of the Hebrew girl name “Thomasina,” which is also derived from the biblical boy name “Thomas.” It can also be spelled as “Tamsin.”
  • Another name you might also like: Koami

 

These names had an increase in popularity (2022) from their ranking in 2021, based on SSA data: (2)

 

Amayah

 

  • Origin: Hebrew and Arabic girl name
  • Meaning: “Close to God,” “daughter of the sun,” “night rain,” greeting (“peace be with you”), or “mother city”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-mah-yah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #701 (up from #1,025 in 2021)
  • Namesakes: Spanish fashion designer Amaya Arzuaga and Dominican artist Amaya Salazar
  • Variants: Amaya, Amaia, Ammaya, and Ammayya
  • Another name you might also like: Annika

 

Arlet

  • Meaning: “Eagle”
  • Pronunciation: “ahr-let”
  • Length:  5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #741 (up from #1226 in 2021)
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Arleth, Arlette, Arletta, and Arleta
  • Another name you might also like: Karrigan

 

Arleth

 

  • Meaning: “Honor” or “noble”
  • Pronunciation: “ahr-leth”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #634 (up from #959 in 2021)
  • Namesakes: Mexican soap opera actress Arleth Terán
  • Variants: Arlet, Arlett, and Arrlet
  • Another name you might also like: Ariza

 

Georgina

  • Meaning: “Farmer” or “earthworker”
  • Pronunciation: “jawr-jee-nah”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #878 (up from #1310 in 2021)
  • Namesakes: British actress Georgina Bouzova and Lebanese model Georgina Rizk
  • Variants: Georgianna, Georgeanna, Georgia, Georgiana, and Jorja; feminine form of “George”
  • Another name you might also like: Arlowe

 

Neriah

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Pronunciation: “nuh-rah-yah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #993 (up from #1683 in 2021)
  • Namesakes: American model and actress Neriah Davis
  • Variants: Nerriah and Neria
  • Another name you might also like: Ariellah

 

Inaya

 

  • Meaning: “Concern,” “care,” or “solicitude”
  • Pronunciation: “ih-ney-uh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #966 (up from #1,228 in 2021)
  • Namesakes: American singer Inaya Day and British journalist Inaya Folarin Iman
  • Variants: Inaaya, Ynaya, Enaieh, Enayah, and Inayah
  • Another name you might also like: Isobel

 

Wrenlee

  • Origin: American girl name
  • Meaning: Nature name that means “small song bird”
  • Pronunciation: “ren-lee”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #712 (up from #1420 in 2021)
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Wrenley
  • Another name you might also like: Everley

 

Zhuri

 

  • Origin: English and Swahili – African girl name
  • Pronunciation: “zoo-ree”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #843 (up from #1,055 in 2021)
  • Namesakes: Zhuri James (the daughter of basketball star LeBron James)
  • Variants: Zuri and Zurri
  • Another name you might also like: Zanika

 

 

These are some unique girl names that were popular the past century: (5)

 

Kathryn

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “Pure”
  • Pronunciation: “kah-thruhn”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #658 (#76 in the century ranking)
  • Namesakes: American actress Kathryn Morris and Australian children’s fantasy author Kathryn Deans
  • Variants: Cathryn, Katherine, and Catherine
  • Another name you might also like: Amilka

 

Lori

 

  • Origin: American girl name
  • Meaning: “Laurel”
  • Pronunciation: “law-ree”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+ (#99 in the century ranking)
  • Namesakes: Canadian ice hockey player Lori Dupuis and American voice actress Lori Alan
  • Variants: Laury and Lauri
  • Another name you might also like: Lana

 

Patricia

 

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “Patrician” or “noble”
  • Pronunciation: “puh-trish-uh”
  • Length: 8 letteres, 3 syllables 
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+ (#2 in the century ranking)
  • Namesakes: American actress and director Patricia Arquette and author Patricia Briggs
  • Variants: Patricie, Patrycja, and Patrizia
  • Another name you might also like: Annaliese

 

What Are Some Beautiful Rare Girl Names?

Alora

  • Origin: Latin and Bantu (African language) girl name
  • Meaning: “My little dreamer” or “the dreamer”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-loh-rah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 266
  • Namesakes: American actresses Alora Johnson and Alora Catherine Smith
  • Variants: Allorah, Alorah, and Allora
  • Another name you might also like: Emersyn

 

Aoife

  • Meaning: “Radiant” or a name that means “beautiful”
  • Pronunciation: “eeh-fuh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American musician Aoife O’Donovan and Irish actress Aoife Mulholland
  • Variants: Aeife, Aífe, and Aoibhe; due to its pronunciation, the name is sometimes spelled as “Efa” or “Eva”
  • Another name you might also like: Auli

 

Aubrielle

 

  • Origin: French name for girls
  • Meaning: God is my strength” 
  • Pronunciation: “ow-bree-yel”
  • Length: 9 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 896
  • Namesakes: TV personality Aubrielle Holly and baseball player Rodrigo Richard Barajas’ daughter Aubrielle Barajas
  • Variants: Another form of the angel name “Gabrielle”
  • Another name you might also like: Chantal

 

Belleann

  • Origin: Hebrew, American, and French girl name
  • Description: This name combines “Belle” (French for “beautiful”) and Ann (a biblical girl name meaning “God has favored me” or “grace”).
  • Pronunciation: “bell-ann”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Belleanne, Belle Ann, and Belleanna
  • Another name you might also like: Andie

 

Calista

  • Meaning: “The most beautiful”
  • Description: It’s also a variant of the Greek boy name “Callistus.”
  • Pronunciation: “kah-lees-tah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: English reality TV personality Calista Kazuko Robertson and American actress Calista Flockhart
  • Variants: Callista and Kalista
  • Another name you might also like: Assa

 

Clíodhna

  • Meaning: “Beautiful” or “shapely”
  • Description: She’s the goddess of beauty and love in Irish mythology.
  • Pronunciation: “klee-uh-nah”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Mythical name after Clíodhna, the Queen of the Banshees of the Tuatha Dé Danann (tribe of the gods in Irish mythology)
  • Variants: Clionadh, Clíodna, and Clídna
  • Another name you might also like: Ayva

 

Dakota

 

  • Meaning: “Ally” or “friend”
  • Pronunciation: “duh-kow-tah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 258
  • Namesakes: American actresses Hannah Dakota Fanning and Dakota Mayi Johnson
  • Variants: Dakottah and Dakoda
  • Another name you might also like: Olivia

 

Darby

 

  • Origin: Irish, Norse, and Scandinavian unisex name
  • Meaning: “From the deer estate” or “free from envy”
  • Pronunciation: “dar-bee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actress Darby Camp
  • Variants: Darbee and Darrby
  • Another name you might also like: Sydney

 

Davina

 

  • Origin: Scottish and Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Beloved”
  • Pronunciation: “daw-vee-nah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 563
  • Namesakes: British television presenter Davina McCall
  • Variants: Female form of the biblical boy name “David”
  • Another name you might also like: Toni

 

Dionne

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “Divine” or “follower of Dionysus (Greek god of wine and ecstasy)”
  • Pronunciation: “dee-yown”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American singer Dionne Warwick and musician Dionne Farris 
  • Variants: Dione
  • Another name you might also like: Annika

 

Isobel

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: Spiritual name that means “pledged to God” or “God’s promise”
  • Pronunciation: “eeh-sow-bel”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American screenwriter and playwright Isobel Lennart and fictional character Isobel “Izzie” Stevens in the medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy
  • Another name you might also like: Analeah

 

Joslyn

 

  • Origin: German girl name
  • Meaning: “To pour,” “flowing water,” or a gothic name meaning “little Goth”
  • Pronunciation: “jos-leen”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: YouTuber Joslyn Davis
  • Variants: Joscelin and Jocelyn
  • Another name you might also like: Jaireh

 

Kalonice 

 

  • Origin: Greek name for girls
  • Meaning: “Victory of beauty”
  • Pronunciation: “kah-low-nee-keh”
  • Length: 8 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Kallonice
  • Another name you might also like: Annistyn

 

Layana

  • Origin: Persian and Sanskrit girl name
  • Meaning: “Beautiful,” “shining,” “radiant,” and “glowing” 
  • Pronunciation: “lay-ah-nah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Layyanah and Layanah
  • Another name you might also like: Amryn

 

Osmara

  • Origin: Arabic girl name
  • Meaning: “One (or a girl) who shines like the glory of God” 
  • Pronunciation: “os-mah-rah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actress and model Osmara Rojas and Motherhood Community’s Editor-in-Chief Osmara Aryal 
  • Another name you might also like: Aletta

 

Spiritual Baby Girl Names

Adalee

 

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning:God is my refuge”
  • Pronunciation: “ey-dah-lee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 673
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Adalie
  • Another name you might also like: Magnolla

 

Anahita 

 

  • Origin: Persian girl name
  • Meaning: Spiritual name meaning “immaculate”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-nah-hee-tah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Iranian actress and model Anahita Nemati; also after the Iranian goddess of the water
  • Variants: Annahita
  • Another name you might also like: Ramona

 

Gracyn

 

  • Origin: English unisex name
  • Meaning: “Grace of God” or “son or daughter of the gray-haired one”
  • Pronunciation: “gray-sin”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American tennis player Gracyn Wheeler Kelleher
  • Variants: Gracen
  • Another name you might also like: Briar

 

Jobelle

 

  • Origin: Hebrew and American girl name
  • Meaning: “Gracious,” “kindness,” or “Yahweh is merciful”
  • Pronunciation: “joh-bell”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Jobele
  • Another name you might also like: Eunice

 

Julane

 

  • Origin: Latin, English, and American girl name
  • Meaning: “Love’s child,” “Yahweh is God,” and “pretty”
  • Pronunciation: “joo-lane”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Julaine
  • Another name you might also like: Rachel

 

Lessie

 

  • Origin: English girl name
  • Meaning: “Sacred and spiritual garden”
  • Pronunciation: “leh-see”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a girl dog name after Lassie (a variation), the famous collie in the 1950s TV series “Lassie
  • Variants: Lassie, Lesslyn, or Leslie
  • Another name you might also like: Cersia

 

Liesel

 

  • Meaning:God’s promise”
  • Pronunciation: “lee-sel”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: German-American children’s writer Liesel Moak Skorpen
  • Variants: Liezel and Lissel
  • Another name you might also like: Arya

 

Psalm

 

  • Origin: Old English unisex biblical name 
  • Meaning: “Song”; links to the Book of Psalms partly written by King David
  • Pronunciation: “saam”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Psalm Kardashian-West, child of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
  • Variants: None
  • Another name you might also like: Esther

 

Shivani

 

  • Origin: Hindi girl name
  • Meaning: “Follower of Lord Shiva (Hindi god)” or “life and death”
  • Pronunciation: “shuh-vah-nee”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Indian actress and model Shivani Bhai
  • Variants: Shivanni
  • Another name you might also like: Adeline

 

Shivaun

 

  • Origin: Irish and Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning:God is gracious”
  • Pronunciation: “shee-von”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Siobhan and Shavonne
  • Another name you might also like: Danika

 

What Are Meaningful Names For A Girl?

Addilyn

 

  • Origin: Old German name for girls
  • Meaning: “Noble one”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-deh-lin”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 573
  • Namesakes: TikTok star Addilyn Fox
  • Another name you might also like: Wisteria

 

Alisa

 

  • Meaning: “Joy” or “great happiness”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-lee-sah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American singer and songwriter Alisa Childers
  • Variants: Alyssa and Alissa
  • Another name you might also like: Vhal

 

Arianne

 

  • Origin: Welsh and Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “Most holy”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-ree-yan”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Australian chess player Arianne Caoili and Dutch tennis player Arianne Hartono
  • Variants: Ariana or Arianna
  • Another name you might also like: Mariette

 

Asha

 

  • Origin: Swahili – African girl name
  • Meaning: “Life”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-sha”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Canadian politician and doctor Asha Seth
  • Variants: Assha, Asya, or Aisha
  • Another name you might also like: Isish

 

Brigitta

 

  • Origin: Latin and Swedish girl name
  • Meaning: Name that means “strength” or “the high one”
  • Pronunciation: “bree-gih-tah”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Canadian voice actress Brigitta Dau and Italian actress Brigitta Boccoli
  • Variants: Bridgit and Bridgit
  • Another name you might also like: Gwenaëlle

 

Brinley

 

  • Origin: English unisex name
  • Meaning: “Burnt meadow”
  • Pronunciation: “brin-lee”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 451
  • Namesakes: Actress Brinley Foley
  • Variants: Brynley, Brinleigh, and Brinlee
  • Another name you might also like: Lissandra

 

Britta

 

  • Origin: Scandinavian and Swedish girl name
  • Meaning: “Exalted one” or “lofty”
  • Pronunciation: “bree-tah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Saint Britta, a 4th-century martyr
  • Variants: Brita
  • Another name you might also like: Filomena

 

Channah

 

  • Origin: Hebrew name
  • Meaning: “Graciousness”
  • Pronunciation: “cha-nah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Hannah, Chaanah, or Chaana
  • Another name you might also like: Charlotte

 

Ingrid

 

  • Origin: Scandinavian girl name
  • Meaning: “Ing’s beauty (Ing is the Norse god of fertility)” or “fair”
  • Pronunciation: “een-grid”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American country music singer-songwriter Ingrid Elizabeth Andress
  • Variants: Ingríðr (Old Norse)
  • Another name you might also like: Hyacinth

 

Iona

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “Yew place,” dove,” or “omen”
  • Pronunciation: “eye-yoh-nah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Jamaican triathlete Iona Wynter
  • Variants: Ioanna and Yona
  • Another name you might also like: Ilana

 

Journey

 

  • Origin: English unisex name
  • Meaning: “A long trip”
  • Pronunciation: “jor-nee”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 315
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Journee
  • Another name you might also like: Queenie

 

Leanna

 

  • Origin: Latin and Gaelic girl name
  • Meaning: Name that means “light” or “graceful meadow”
  • Pronunciation: “lee-an-nah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 942
  • Namesakes: American actress and film director Leanna Creel
  • Variants: Lianna, Liana, and Leana
  • Another name you might also like: Emilia

 

Lena

 

  • Origin: Persian girl name
  • Meaning: “Ray of light” or “torch”
  • Pronunciation: “leh-nah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 251
  • Namesakes: American actress, writer, and director Lena Dunham
  • Variants: Lenah and Lenna
  • Another name you might also like: Aimee

 

Leona

 

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “Lioness”
  • Pronunciation: “lee-oh-nah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 534
  • Namesakes: British singer-songwriter and actress Leona Louise Lewis
  • Variants: Liona and Leone; also a feminine form of the Latin boy name “Leon”
  • Another name you might also like: Laurice

 

Lexie

 

  • Origin: American girl name
  • Meaning: “Defender of the people”
  • Pronunciation: “lek-see”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 953
  • Namesakes: American actress Lexie Stevenson
  • Variants: Lexi; also a short form of the Greek girl name “Alexandra”
  • Another name you might also like: Shauwna

 

Liora

 

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “My light”
  • Pronunciation: “lee-oh-rah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Canadian Instagram star Liora Lapointe
  • Variants: Leora and Liorra
  • Another name you might also like: Alexia

 

Leyla

 

  • Origin: Arabic girl name
  • Pronunciation: “lay-lah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 593
  • Namesakes: Turkish operatic soprano Leyla Gencer
  • Variants: Leila and Layla
  • Another name you might also like: Leanie

 

Paulette

 

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “Small” or “little Paul”
  • Pronunciation: “paw-lett”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American singer-songwriter Paulette Carlson
  • Variants: Pauline; also a feminine form of the Latin boy name “Paul”
  • Another name you might also like: Mabel

 

Shenandoah

 

  • Meaning: “Beautiful daughter of the stars”
  • Pronunciation: “sheh-nun-dow-ah”
  • Length: 10 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a place name after several locations in the US, including a tow, river, and mountain in Virginia
  • Variants: Skenandoa 
  • Another name you might also like: Dakota

 

Yanin

 

  • Origin: Thai name
  • Meaning: “Intelligent,” “smart,” or “wise”
  • Pronunciation: “yah-nin”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Thai actress and martial artist Yanin “Jeeja” Vismitananda
  • Variants: Yaanin
  • Another name you might also like: Ysabelle

 

Other Rare Baby Names For Girls

What Are Legendary Names For A Girl?

Arwen

  • Origin: Welsh girl name
  • Meaning: “Noble maiden,” “fair,” or “fine”
  • Pronunciation: “aar-wen”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Magical name after Lady Arwen, the princess of the elves and Aragorn’s queen in “The Lord of the Rings
  • Variants: Eirwen, Aren, and Aireen; can also be a variant of the Welsh boy name “Arwyn”
  • Another name you might also like: Arli

 

Baylin

  • Origin: Hindi, Sanskrit (Indo-European language), and American gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Mighty warrior”
  • Pronunciation: “bay-leen”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a last name after folk music, jazz singer, and songwriter Jessie Baylin
  • Variants: It’s a unisex name that can also be spelled as “Bailin.”
  • Another name you might also like: Aubriella

 

Godiva

 

  • Origin: Old English girl name
  • Meaning:God’s gift”
  • Pronunciation: “guh-dai-vah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Mystical name after Lady Godiva, the noblewoman from the 11th century who became famous for riding nude around the town to force her husband (Leofric, the earl of Mercia, which was one of the three main Anglo-Saxon kingdoms) to reduce taxes and help the people (3)
  • Variants: Godivah and Godyvah
  • Another name you might also like: Janice

 

Kiko

  • Meaning: “The warrior,” “brave one,” “hope,” or “rejoicing child”
  • Pronunciation: “kee-kow”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American-Japanese actress and model Kiko Mizuhara
  • Variants: It can also be spelled as “Keiko” and can mean “happy child” as a Japanese name.
  • Another name you might also like: Avril

 

Rare But Powerful Baby Girl Names From Mythology

Here are some of the cool and powerful goddess names you can choose from myths and legends:

 

Aine

 

  • Origin: Celtic and Irish girl name
  • Meaning: “Happiness” or “brilliant”
  • Pronunciation: “awn-yah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Celtic goddess of love
  • Variants: Aineh
  • Another name you might also like: Eirish

 

Athena

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “From Athens (a city in Greece)”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-thee-nah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 78
  • Variants: Atheena, Athina, or Atena
  • Another name you might also like: Celsa

 

Aura

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: Breeze
  • Pronunciation: “aw-rah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Titan of the breeze and the fresh morning air in Greek mythology
  • Variants: Aurah or Aurra
  • Another name you might also like: Demetra

 

Cybelle

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “Great mother of the gods
  • Pronunciation: “sih-bell”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Greek goddess known as the mother of the powerful gods
  • Variants: Cybele
  • Another name you might also like: Joane

 

Echo

  • Origin: Latin and Greek name for girls and boys
  • Meaning: “A repeated sound” or “reflected sound”
  • Pronunciation: “eh-kow”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Echo, the mountain nymph that Zeus often visited
  • Variants: Ekko, Ecko, and Ehko
  • Another name you might also like: Andrea

 

Eire

 

  • Origin: Irish girl name
  • Meaning: Ireland
  • Pronunciation: “eh-rah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Goddess of Ireland
  • Variants: Eireh or Eira
  • Another name you might also like: Adele

 

Eudora

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “Generous gift” or “good gift”
  • Pronunciation: “yoo-daw-rah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: She’s a minor goddess known as the Nereid (sea nymph) of sailing and a good fish catch.
  • Variants: Eudorah
  • Another name you might also like: Aubree

 

Freya

 

  • Origin: Scandinavian girl name
  • Meaning: “Noble lady”
  • Pronunciation: “fray-uh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Scandinavian goddess of love 
  • Variants: Freyja
  • Another name you might also like: Merish

 

Gaia

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Pronunciation: “gah-yah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Gaia is the mother goddess or the personification of the Earth in Greek mythology.
  • Variants: Gaea
  • Another name you might also like: Arden

 

Juno

 

  • Origin: Latin name
  • Meaning: “Queen of the heavens”
  • Pronunciation: “joo-noo”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Roman queen of the gods, the protector of women and marriage, and the patron goddess of Rome
  • Variants: Juneaux, June, or Juneau
  • Another name you might also like: Jille

 

Lara

 

  • Meaning: “Cheerful,” “citadel,” or “protection”
  • Pronunciation: “lah-rah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 695
  • Namesakes: Mythological Amazonian mermaid often called the “Lady of the Lake”
  • Variants: Larra, Larah, or Larrah
  • Another name you might also like: Laney

 

Maia

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “Great mother”
  • Pronunciation: “mai-uh”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 420
  • Namesakes: Greek goddess and the mother of Hermes
  • Variants: Maya or Maiah
  • Another name you might also like: Marish

 

Nefeli

  • Origin: Ancient Greek girl name
  • Pronunciation: “neh-feh-lee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Nefeli is the ancient Greek goddess that Zeus created from a cloud. She gave birth to the Centaurs.
  • Variants: Nephele
  • Another name you might also like: Airlea

 

Thalia

  • Origin: Greek and Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “To flourish” or “dew from heaven”
  • Pronunciation: “tha-lee-yah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 642
  • Namesakes: After Thalia, the goddess of comedy.
  • Variants: Taliea (Italian), Taylia (Aramaic), and Talya (Hebrew)
  • Another name you might also like: Ahmeira

 

What Are The Prettiest Rare Names For A Girl?

Ammelia

  • Origin: Latin and British girl name
  • Meaning: “Hardworking” or “industrious”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-meh-lee-yah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None for “Ammelia” but several for the variant “Amelia” (e.g., American aviation pioneer Amelia Mary Earhart and American model and television personality Amelia Gray Hamlin)
  • Variants: It’s the female form of the Latin baby boy name “Amal.” Some variants include “Amelia,” “Emilia,” and “Emily.”
  • Another name you might also like: Avalee

 

Annika

  • Origin: Hebrew, German, and Russian girl name
  • Meaning: “Sweet-faced,” “gracious and unique,” or “gracious”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-nee-kah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 838
  • Namesakes: Fictional Princess Annika in “Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus” and German tennis player Annika Beck 
  • Variants: Russian form of the Disney name “Anna”
  • Another name you might also like: Ariana

 

Axelle

  • Origin: Scandinavian and French name for girls
  • Meaning: “My father is peace
  • Pronunciation: “ax-sell”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: French actress and comedian Axelle Laffont and Canadian water polo player Axelle Crevier
  • Variants: It’s the French female form of the Scandinavian boy name “Axel.”
  • Another name you might also like: Adley

 

Carys

  • Origin: Welsh girl name
  • Pronunciation: “kah-rees”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Carys Zeta Douglas (the daughter of Hollywood stars Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas)
  • Variants: Cherise, Carie, and Carrie
  • Another name you might also like: Avyanna

 

Estelle

 

  • Origin: Latin and French girl name 
  • Meaning: “Star”
  • Pronunciation: “es-tell”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 723
  • Namesakes: American actress Estelle Getty and British rapper Estelle
  • Variants: Estele or “Stella”
  • Another name you might also like: Adorabelle

 

Isabeau

  • Origin: Hebrew and French girl name
  • Meaning: “God’s promise” or “pledged to God”
  • Pronunciation: “eeh-zah-bow”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Fantasy girl name after Lady Isabeau d’Arjou, a woman who transforms into a hawk in the movie “Ladyhawke
  • Variants: It’s a French version of “Isabel” or “Isabelle.”
  • Another name you might also like: Ariyah

 

Zahara

 

  • Origin: Black girl name of Swahili origin
  • Meaning: “To shine” or “flower”
  • Pronunciation: “zah-hah-rah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt (daughter of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt)
  • Variants: Zakhara or Zachara
  • Another name you might also like: Zelina

 

Rare Old-Fashioned & Vintage Baby Names For Girls

Adriana

 

  • Origin: Latin and Italian name for girls
  • Meaning: “One from Adria (a town in Italy)”
  • Pronunciation: “ayd-ree-yah-nah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 329
  • Namesakes: American actress and singer Adriana Caselotti and Brazilian model Adriana Lima
  • Variants: Addriana, Adrianna, or Adrienne (French girl name)
  • Another name you might also like: Barbara

 

Alina

 

  • Origin: German girl name
  • Meaning: Vintage girl name meaning “truth” or “nobility”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-lee-nah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 133
  • Namesakes: American singer Alina Baraz and journalist Alina Tugend
  • Variants: Ahleenah
  • Another name you might also like: Yoona

 

Amabella

 

  • Origin: Latin and Italian girl name
  • Meaning: Name that means “love” (“lovable” and “loving”) or “beautiful”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-mah-beh-lah”
  • Length: 8 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Amabella Sophia Markert (daughter of American TV personality Pauly D and Amanda Markert)
  • Variants: Amabelle (French girl name)
  • Another name you might also like: Annette

 

Anabella

 

  • Origin: Hebrew and Italian girl name
  • Meaning: “Favored grace”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-nah-beh-lah”
  • Length: 8 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Anabel, Anabelle, or Annabelle
  • Another name you might also like: Amiabelle

 

Augusta

 

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “Magnificent” or “great”
  • Pronunciation: “uh-goos-tah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Saint Augusta (an Italian saint) and several princesses, including Princess Augusta of Cambridge (1800s)
  • Variants: Auguste (German) or Avgusta (Slovene)
  • Another name you might also like: Airina

 

Azariah

  • Origin: Hebrew unisex name
  • Meaning: “Helped by God”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-zah-ree-yah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 619
  • Namesakes: None for girls
  • Variants: It comes from the Hebrew name “Azar,” which means “support” or “help.” It can also be spelled as “Azaria.”
  • Another name you might also like: Anisa

 

Cecilia

 

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “Blind,” “little blind one,” or “blind to one’s beauty”
  • Pronunciation: “seh-seel-yah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 145
  • Namesakes: Italian mezzo-soprano opera singer Cecilia Bartoli and Mexican actress Cecilia Suárez
  • Variants: Cécile or Cecilija
  • Another name you might also like: Samirah

 

Corinna

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “Girl” or “maiden”
  • Pronunciation: “koh-ree-nah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: British actress Corinna Brown and Italian snowboarder Corinna Boccacini
  • Variants: Corina
  • Another name you might also like: Celestia

 

Dominica

 

  • Origin: Latin, Spanish, and Italian girl name
  • Meaning: “Of the Lord” or “belonging to God
  • Pronunciation: “doh-mee-nee-kah”
  • Length: 8 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Dominique (French). Dominika, or Domenica
  • Another name you might also like: Francia

 

Ellasandra

  • Origin: Italian, Greek, and Spanish girl name
  • Meaning: Long girl name that means “beautiful protector of humanity” or a mystical name meaning “fairy maiden”
  • Pronunciation: “eh-lah-san-drah”
  • Length: 10 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: It combines “Ella” (beautiful) with “Sandra” (protector of humanity) and is a rare feminine form of the Greek boy name “Alexander.”
  • Another name you might also like: Ashy

 

Gianna

 

  • Origin: Italian girl name 
  • Meaning: God is gracious”
  • Pronunciation: “gee-ah-nah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Kobe Bryant’s daughter Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant and American singer-songwriter and actress Gianna Ernst
  • Variants: Feminine form of the baby boy name “John”
  • Another name you might also like: Janine

 

Georgia

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “Farmer”
  • Pronunciation: “jor-jah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 162
  • Namesakes: British-American fashion model and designer Georgia May Ayeesha Jagger and American actress Georgia Bright Engel
  • Variants: Georgette, Georgina, or Georgea
  • Another name you might also like: Felicity

 

Harriett

 

  • Origin: French and Old High German girl name
  • Meaning: “Home ruler”
  • Pronunciation: “har-yet”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actress Harriet Nelson and British actress Dame Harriet Mary Walter
  • Variants: Harriette
  • Another name you might also like: Harmine

 

Hattie

 

  • Origin: German girl name
  • Meaning: Vintage girl name meaning “estate ruler”
  • Pronunciation: “hah-tee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 411
  • Namesakes: American actress Hattie Winston
  • Variants: Harriet
  • Another name you might also like: Lunette

 

Henrietta

 

  • Origin: French girl name
  • Meaning: “Rules her household” or “keeper of the hearth”
  • Pronunciation: “hen-ree-yeh-tah”
  • Length: Long girl name with 9 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American artist and author Henrietta Barclay Paist
  • Variants: Feminine form of the German boy name “Henry”
  • Another name you might also like: Jadine

 

Leona

 

  • Origin: Greek and Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “Lioness”
  • Pronunciation: “lee-oh-nah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #534
  • Namesakes/Description: Croatian alpine ski racer Leona Popović and British actress and singer-songwriter Leona Louise Lewis 
  • Another name you might also like: Carmine

 

Lottie

 

  • Origin: French girl name
  • Meaning: “Little and womanly” or “free man (or woman)”
  • Pronunciation: “lot-eeh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 950
  • Namesakes: English model and makeup artist Charlotte Elizabeth Tomlinson
  • Variants: Can also be a short form of “Charlotte” or “Carlotta”
  • Another name you might also like: Soleile

 

Louella

 

  • Origin: German girl name
  • Meaning: “Famous warrior”
  • Pronunciation: “loo-weh-lah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American fashion designer and California sportswear pioneer Louella Ballerino
  • Variants: Louela, Loella, and Luella
  • Another name you might also like: Ziyon

 

Lucia

 

  • Origin: Latin, Italian, and Spanish girl name
  • Meaning: “Light”
  • Pronunciation: “loo-see-yah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 126
  • Namesakes: Also an anime name after the main character in “Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch” anime series
  • Variants: Lucija (Slovenian)
  • Another name you might also like: Aliana

 

Lucienne

 

  • Origin: French and Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “Light”
  • Pronunciation: “loo-sheen”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: French actress Lucienne Bridou
  • Another name you might also like: Amiah

 

Lux

 

  • Meaning: “Light” or “brightness”
  • Pronunciation: “laks”
  • Length: 3 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American music video and film director Hannah Lux Davis
  • Variants: Luz (Portuguese and Spanish)
  • Another name you might also like: Beaba

 

Lydia

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: Name that means “beautiful one”
  • Pronunciation: “leed-yah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 93
  • Namesakes: American fashion model Lydia Marie Hearst-Shaw and singer Lydia Lunch
  • Variants: Lidia and Lidija
  • Another name you might also like: Camille

 

Mercedes

 

  • Origin: Latin and Spanish girl name
  • Meaning: “Mercy,” “benefits,” or “wages”
  • Pronunciation: “mer-say-deez”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American professional wrestler Jazmin Benitez and Swedish-born American actress Mercedes Mason 
  • Variants: Mercedez and Merceditas
  • Another name you might also like: Marcialita

 

Ophelia

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “Help” or “aid”
  • Pronunciation: “oh-fel-yah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 272
  • Namesakes: American author Ophelia Benson and English actress Ophelia Lovibond 
  • Variants: Ofelia, Opphelia, and Ophella
  • Another name you might also like: Amanda

 

Phoebe

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “Radiant” or “bright”
  • Pronunciation: “fee-bee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 214
  • Namesakes: American singer-songwriter Phoebe Lucille Bridgers and former actress Phoebe Belle Cates Kline
  • Variants: Pheabe, Phebe, and Pheba
  • Another name you might also like: Francia

 

Ramona

 

  • Origin: Spanish and Old German girl name
  • Meaning: “Wise protector” or “protecting hands”
  • Pronunciation: “rah-moh-nah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 794
  • Namesakes: American actress Ramona Young and British child actress Ramona Marquez
  • Variants: Feminine version of the Spanish boy name “Ramon”
  • Another name you might also like: Alicia

 

Renata

 

  • Origin: Latin, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish girl name
  • Meaning: “Reborn”
  • Pronunciation: “reh-nah-tah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 492
  • Namesakes: American author and film critic Renata Adler and American-born Dominican beauty pageant titleholder and actress Renata De Jesús Soñé Savery 
  • Variants: Renate and Renée 
  • Another name you might also like: Gracie

 

Savannah

 

  • Origin: Spanish and American girl name
  • Pronunciation: “suh-vah-nuh”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 76
  • Namesakes: Australian-born American broadcast journalist Savannah Clark Guthrie and American singer Savannah Paige Outen 
  • Variants: Savanna and Savanah
  • Another name you might also like: Odette

 

Tabitha

 

  • Origin: Aramaic and Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Gracious” or a nature name for girls meaning “gazelle”
  • Pronunciation: “tah-bee-thuh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American author Tabitha King (Stephen King’s wife) and American gymnast Tabitha Yim
  • Variants: Tabathina, Tabytha, and Tabatha
  • Another name you might also like: Alice

 

Theodosia

  • Origin: Latin and Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “Giving to God,” “divine gift,” or “God’s gift”
  • Pronunciation: “thee-uh-dow-shuh”
  • Length: 9 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Saint Theodosia of Tyre (a 4th century martyr) and Saint Theodosia of Constantinople(an 8th century martyr)
  • Variants: It’s a female form of the Ancient Greek name “Theódoros” or the English boy name “Theodore.” Monikers or nicknames can include “Teddy” and “Dosia.”
  • Another name you might also like: Aubreeanna

 

Zelda

 

  • Origin: German girl name
  • Meaning: “Gray battle maid”
  • Pronunciation: “zel-dah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 669
  • Namesakes: American actress and director Zelda Williams
  • Variants: Zeldah and Zelde
  • Another name you might also like: Thalia

 

Preppy Baby Girl Names 

Aurore

 

  • Origin: Latin and French girl name
  • Meaning: “dawn”
  • Pronunciation: “uh-rawr”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: French actress Aurore Auteuil and archer Aurore Trayan 
  • Another name you might also like: Yvette

 

Polly

 

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “Humble” or “little”
  • Pronunciation: “pah-lee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actress and director Polly Carey Draper and Canadian actress Polly Shannon
  • Variants: Pollie and Pauly
  • Another name you might also like: Beatrice

 

Skylar

 

  • Origin: German, American, and Dutch unisex name
  • Meaning: “Scholar” or “student”
  • Pronunciation: “sky-ler”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 87
  • Namesakes: American singer and actress Skylar Star Stecker and model Skyler Rose Samuels 
  • Variants: Skyler
  • Another name you might also like: Annika

 

Summer

 

  • Origin: British unisex name
  • Meaning: Season name for “summer”
  • Pronunciation: “suh-mer”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 153
  • Namesakes: American model and actress Summer Danielle Altice and English actress Summer Peta Vaigncourt-Strallen
  • Variants: None
  • Another name you might also like: Caitriona

 

Unusual & Uncommon Classic Baby Names For Girls

Ceinwen

  • Origin: Welsh girl name
  • Meaning: “A fair lady,” “blessed,” or “beautiful”
  • Description: It combines the Welsh words “cain” (fair) with “gwen” (white).
  • Pronunciation: “kayn-wen”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Saint Ceinwen or Saint Keyne (a 5th-century hermitess)
  • Variants: Keyne
  • Another name you might also like: Alivia

 

Ellery

  • Origin: English gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Cheerful,” “joyful,” “descendant of Hilary,” or “lives by the alder tree”
  • Description: It’s a unisex name that you can also choose as a nickname.
  • Pronunciation: “eh-leh-ree”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actress Ellery Sprayberry
  • Variants: Ellerey and Ellary
  • Another name you might also like: Alyce

 

Sunniva

  • Meaning: “Sun gift”
  • Pronunciation: “sun-eeh-vah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Sunniva, the Irish-born patron saint of Western Norway
  • Variants: Sunngifu, Suniva, and Sunnivah
  • Another name you might also like: Azarliah

 

Rare Artsy & Creative Names For Girls

Elanor

  • Origin: Hebrew and Sindarin (invented language by J.R.R. Tolkien)
  • Pronunciation: “eh-lah-nor”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Fictional name after Elanor Gardner (eldest daughter of hobbits Samwise Gamgee and Rosie Cotton) in Tolkien lore
  • Variants: Eleanor 
  • Another name you might also like: Audrina

 

Lulee

  • Origin: Latin and German name for girls
  • Meaning: “Girl whose birth was illuminated by daybreak” and “warrior maiden” 
  • Pronunciation: “loo-lee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Lulie and Lully
  • Another name you might also like: Lilyan

 

Sonnet

  • Origin: English and Italian name for girls
  • Meaning: “Little song”
  • Pronunciation: “sah-nuht”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Sonnet Noel Whitaker (daughter of Hollywood star Forest Whitaker)
  • Variants: None
  • .Another name you might also like: Alayna

 

Hip & Cool Baby Names For Girls

Adalynne

  • Origin: German girl name
  • Pronunciation: “ah-dah-leen”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None as “Adalynne” but several with the variant “Adalyn” (e.g., American actresses Adalyn Doyle and Adalyn Mayer)
  • Variants: Adalyn, Adeline, and Adalynn
  • Another name you might also like: Amadee

 

Annalise

  • Origin: Latin and German girl name
  • Meaning: “Graced with God’s bounty”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-nah-lees”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 417
  • Namesakes: American women’s basketball player Annalise Pickrel and actress-model Annalise Basso
  • Variants: Annalisa, Annaliz, and Anneliese
  • Another name you might also like: Anaya

 

Nemy

  • Origin: Mende – African girl name
  • Meaning: “Sweet”
  • Pronunciation: “niy-miy”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Nemi
  • Another name you might also like: Namea

 

ShakespeareVerity

  • Origin: Latin and English unisex name
  • Meaning: “Truth”
  • Description: Virtue name derived from the Latin word “veritas”
  • Pronunciation: “veh-ree-tee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: English pop singer Verity Keays and actress Verity Rushworth
  • Variants: Veriti and Veritie 
  • Another name you might also like: Villarri

 

Rare Nature Names For Little Girls

Laken

 

  • Origin: American unisex name
  • Pronunciation: “lay-ken”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actress Laken Giles
  • Variants: Laiken and Laykin
  • Another name you might also like: Soleil

 

River

 

  • Origin: English unisex name
  • Meaning: “Flowing body of water”
  • Pronunciation: “ree-ver”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Adira River Ohanian (Serena Williams’ daughter)
  • Variants: River, Rio, and Rivier
  • Another name you might also like: Claryce

 

Rare Flower Names For Girls

Flower names are popularly used as girl names, but here are some rare choices:

 

Azalea

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “Dry” or “dry flower”
  • Description: Girl plant name after a colorful flower that can survive in sandy soil
  • Pronunciation: “ah-zay-leh-yuh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 404
  • Namesakes: Venezuelan painter Azalea Quiñones and Scottish-born American textile designer Azalea Thorpe
  • Variants: Azealia 
  • Another name you might also like: Astoria

 

Azure

 

  • Origin: French girl name
  • Meaning: “Sky blue”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-zur”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actresses Azure Parsons and Sky Azure Van Vliet
  • Variants: Azurah and Azuree
  • Another name you might also like: Aimee

 

Fleur

 

  • Origin: French girl name
  • Meaning: “Flower”
  • Pronunciation: “fleur”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Beautiful witchy name after a fictional character Fleur Delacour in the “Harry Potter” series
  • Variants: Fflur and Flor
  • Another name you might also like: Toya

 

Ione

  • Origin: Ancient Greek girl name
  • Description: This flower name comes from the Greek word “ion” (violet).
  • Pronunciation: “eeh-oh-nee”
  • Length: 4 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actress Ione Skye and British singer-songwriter Aeone Victoria Watson
  • Variants: Ionee and Ionne
  • Another name you might also like: Aeris

 

Jessamine

  • Origin: Old Persian and French girl name
  • Meaning: Girl plant name meaning “jasmine flower”
  • Pronunciation: “jeh-suh-meen”
  • Length: 9 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American artist, cartographer, and historian Jessamine Shumate
  • Variants: Jessamin and Jessamyn
  • Another name you might also like: Jesseth

 

Lilac

 

  • Origin: Persian and English girl name
  • Meaning: Girl plant name meaning “flowering pale-purple shrub” or “bluish purple color”
  • Pronunciation: “lai-lak”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: English actress Lilac Emery-Haynes (the daughter of British actor Stephen Moyer)
  • Variants: Lilach
  • Another name you might also like: Cynthia

 

Lilia

 

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “Lily”
  • Pronunciation: “lee-lee-yah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American Internet personality, dancer, and actress Lilia Buckingham
  • Variants: Lillia
  • Another name you might also like: Demeter

 

Meadow

 

  • Origin: American girl name
  • Meaning: “Vegetation” or “grass”
  • Pronunciation: “meh-dow”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank:406
  • Namesakes: Meadow Walker (Paul Walker’s daughter) and American actress Meadow Sisto
  • Variants: Meeda and Medie
  • Another name you might also like: Kathryn

 

Orchid

 

  • Origin: Latin and English girl name
  • Meaning: “Flowering plant” or “orchid flower”
  • Pronunciation: “or-kuhd”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Badass girl name after the fictional character Black Orchid from the video game series “Killer Instinct
  • Variants: None
  • Another name you might also like: Katya

 

Peony

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “Praise giving”
  • Pronunciation: “pee-uh-nee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a flower name
  • Variants: None
  • Another name you might also like: Porsha

 

Perla

 

  • Origin: Latin and Spanish girl name
  • Meaning: “Pearl”
  • Pronunciation: “per-lah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Brazilian-American actress Perla Haney-Jardine and American musician Perla Batalla 
  • Variants: Pearlie or Perle
  • Another name you might also like: Jaana

 

Petula

 

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “Tulip petal” or “pertness”
  • Pronunciation: “peh-tyoo-lah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Welsh pop singer Petula Sally Olwen Clark
  • Variants: Pettula
  • Another name you might also like: Mabelle

 

Rayne 

 

  • Origin: Scandinavian and Latin gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Song,” “helpful friend,” or “counsel”
  • Pronunciation: “ray-nay”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 798
  • Namesakes: American model Rayne Guerra and actress Rayne Marcus
  • Variants: Reyna and Raina
  • Another name you might also like: Maia

 

Terra

 

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “Earth”
  • Pronunciation: “teh-rah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actresses Terra Deva and Terra Wellington
  • Variants: Terah or Terrah
  • Another name you might also like: Raisa

 

Rare Earth-Inspired Names For Girls

Aneira

  • Origin: Welsh girl name
  • Meaning: Earthy name meaning “much snow,” “splendid,” or “golden”
  • Description: It can be a good pick for a baby girl born in winter.
  • Pronunciation: “ah-nay-ruh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Anaira and Anneira
  • Another name you might also like: Aeris

 

Beryl

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “Light green semi-precious gemstone” or “sea-green jewel”
  • Pronunciation: “beh-ruhl”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: English jazz singer Beryl Audley Bryden and Spanish-born American actress Beryl Mercer 
  • Variants: This name is an alternative to the popular gemstone name “Jade,” which has a darker green shade.
  • Another name you might also like: Bonnie

 

Forest

 

  • Origin: French gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Woods”
  • Pronunciation: “fuh-rest”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a last name (e.g., American painter Autumn de Forest)
  • Variants: Forrest
  • Another name you might also like: Lunette

 

Hadlee

 

  • Origin: English gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Heather meadow”
  • Pronunciation: “had-lee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 854
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Hadley
  • Another name you might also like: Audrey

 

Harley

 

  • Origin: Old English unisex name
  • Meaning: “Hare’s meadow”
  • Pronunciation: “haar-lee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 331
  • Namesakes: English actress and voice actress Harley Bird (the voice behind children’s cartoon character Peppa Pig)
  • Variants: Harlee and Harleigh
  • Another name you might also like: Shakespeare

 

Harlow

 

  • Origin: English unisex name
  • Meaning: “Army hill” or “rock hill”
  • Pronunciation: “haar-low”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 261
  • Namesakes: Also a place name after Harlow, North Dakota
  • Variants: Haarlow and Herlawe
  • Another name you might also like: Clover

 

Harlyn

 

  • Origin: English girl name
  • Meaning: “Army land” or “rocky land”
  • Pronunciation: “haar-leen”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Harleen
  • Another name you might also like: Charleen

 

Hartley

 

  • Origin: British gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Deer meadow”
  • Pronunciation: “hart-lee”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a last name (e.g., American actress Lindsay Hartley)
  • Variants: Hartleigh and Hartleigh
  • Another name you might also like: Lexie

 

Haven

 

  • Origin: Old English unisex name
  • Meaning: “Safe harbor” or “a place of refuge”
  • Pronunciation: “hay-ven”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #285
  • Namesakes: American pair skater Haven Denney
  • Variants: Hayven and Havyn
  • Another name you might also like: Theia

 

Lexley

 

  • Origin: English gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Lynx glade” or “glade by the lake”
  • Pronunciation: “lex-lee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Lezley, Lesley, and Leslie
  • Another name you might also like: Gail

 

Topaz

  • Origin: Latin and Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “Golden gem” or “to seek”
  • Pronunciation: “tow-paz”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Anime girl name after Topaz, the Guardian Units of the Nations’ agent in the “Sonic X” series
  • Variants: Topaziya, Topazz, and Topazya
  • Another name you might also like: Ataya

 

Rare Tree-Inspired Names For Girls

Acacia

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “Thorny”
  • Pronunciation: “uh-kay-shah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American pop singer Acacia Kersey and photographer-Instagram star (also a Canon EOS Youth Ambassador) Acacia Diana
  • Variants: None
  • Another name you might also like: Adie

 

Acela

 

  • Origin: Latin and Spanish girl name
  • Meaning: “The ash tree” or a spiritual name meaning “flower from God
  • Pronunciation: “uh-seh-luh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Asella and Asela
  • Another name you might also like: Yolanda

 

Ash

 

  • Origin: Hebrew unisex name
  • Meaning: “Happy” or “ash tree”
  • Pronunciation: “ash”
  • Length: 3 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American rapper Ash Wednesday and actress Ash Sroka
  • Variants: Asha
  • Another name you might also like: Amira

 

Ashtyn

  • Origin: English girl name 
  • Meaning: “Ash tree town”
  • Pronunciation: “ash-teen”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Americana singer/songwriter and musician Ashtyn Barbaree and writer Ashtyn Newbold
  • Variants: Ashtine, Ashtin, and Ashtyne
  • Another name you might also like: Bronte

 

Clementine 

 

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “The gentle one” or “merciful and mild”
  • Pronunciation: “kleh-men-tayn”
  • Length: 10 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 558
  • Namesakes: American actress Clementine Ford
  • Variants: Female form of the Latin boy name “Clement”
  • Another name you might also like: Arlette

 

Elowynne

  • Origin: Cornish girl name 
  • Meaning: “Elm”
  • Pronunciation: “eh-low-een”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Elowen
  • Another name you might also like: Bray

 

Elswyth

  • Origin: Anglo-Saxon girl name 
  • Meaning: “Elf from the willow trees”
  • Pronunciation: “elz-wyth”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American novelist Elswyth Thane (pen name of Helen Ricker Beebe)
  • Variants: Ealhswith and Ealswith 
  • Another name you might also like: Bryony

 

Juniper

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “Evergreen,” “juniper tree,” or “young”
  • Pronunciation: “joo-nee-per”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 114
  • Namesakes: Fictional name after Juniper Lee (the main character in cartoon series “The Life and Times of Juniper Lee”) and American author Juniper Sage (Margaret Wise Brown’s pen name)
  • Variants: None
  • Another name you might also like: Bellamy

 

Oakley

 

  • Origin: English unisex name
  • Meaning: “Meadow of oak trees”
  • Pronunciation: “oak-lee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 157
  • Namesakes: Instagram star Oakley Fisher
  • Variants: Oakleigh, Oaklie, and Oaklee
  • Another name you might also like: Nerriah

 

Rare Spice, Herb, & Other Plant Names For Girls

Alcea

 

  • Origin: Ancient Greek name
  • Meaning: “Hollyhocks” or “mallow plant”
  • Pronunciation: “al-see-uh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Alsea and Alceah
  • Another name you might also like: Winonah

 

Anisa

  • Origin: Arabic girl name 
  • Meaning: “Anise plant” or “pleasant companion”
  • 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 
  • Another name you might also like: Brodie

 

Clover

  • Origin: Old English girl name
  • Meaning: Girl plant name meaning “meadow flower”
  • Pronunciation: “klow-ver”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 755
  • Namesakes: Badass girl name after Clover, one of the main characters in the “Totally Spies” animated series
  • Variants: Klover and Cleevor
  • Another name you might also like: Bailee

 

Lien

  • Meaning: “The forest,” “lotus flower,” or “water lily”
  • Pronunciation: “leen” or “leeng”
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Belgian Olympic athlete and sprinter Lien Huyghebaert
  • Variants: Also spelled with an accent (Liên)
  • Another name you might also like: Bronwen

 

Merrybell

  • Origin: American and French girl name
  • Meaning:  “Wonderful” or “drop of the sea” 
  • Pronunciation: “meh-ree-bell”
  • Length: 9 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Merrybelle, Marybelle, and Merribell 
  • Another name you might also like: Brandi

 

Saffron

 

  • Origin: Arabic unisex name
  • Meaning: “Yellow flower”
  • Pronunciation: “sah-fraan”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American comedian Saffron Herndon and English actress Saffron Marni Coomber
  • Variants: None
  • Another name you might also like: Wrenley

 

Primrose

  • Origin: English girl name
  • Meaning: “First rose”
  • Pronunciation: “prim-rowz”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Jamaica-born American botanical artist Marguerite Primrose Gerrard
  • Variants: Primarosa (Latin); a version of “Rose
  • Another name you might also like: Millicent

 

Violette 

 

  • Origin: French girl name
  • Meaning: “Purple flower”
  • Pronunciation: “vah-yoo-let”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: French ballerina Violette Verdy
  • Variants: Violet
  • Another name you might also like: Jasmine

 

Rare Celestial & Space Names For Baby Girls

Cassiopeia

  • Origin: Ancient Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “One who chooses to excel”
  • Pronunciation: “kah-shee-uh-pee-yah”
  • Length: 10 letters, 5 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Girl space name meaning after the northern sky constellation named the queen who boasted about the unrivaled beauty of her daughter Andromeda in Greek mythology.
  • Variants: Kassiépeia and Cassiepeia
  • Another name you might also like: Breeta

 

Celeste

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “Heavenly” or “of the heavens”
  • Description: Variants include “Celestia” or “Celestine”
  • Pronunciation: “seh-les-teh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 292
  • Namesakes: American actress Celeste O’Connor and soccer player Celeste Boureille
  • Variants: Celestia and Celestielle
  • Another name you might also like: Brylee

 

Jupiter

 

  • Origin: Latin unisex name
  • Meaning: “The supreme god
  • Pronunciation: “joo-pee-ter”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None
  • Another name you might also like: Briella

 

Nebula

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “Mist”
  • Description: The name also means “giant cloud of dust and gas in space.”
  • Pronunciation: “neh-byuh-lah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Tough fictional character Nebula, a villain who turned into one of the Avengers in “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Avengers
  • Variants: Nebulah and Nebulla
  • Another name you might also like: Marlee

 

Selena

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “Moon” or “bright”
  • Description: It’s a name that means moon, after the Greek goddess and personification of the Earth’s natural satellite.
  • Pronunciation: “seh-lee-nah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 239
  • Namesakes: American singer and actress Selena Gomez
  • Variants: Selene
  • Another name you might also like: Maisie

 

Thalassa

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “Sea”
  • Pronunciation: “tha-lah-sah”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Greek primordial goddess of the sea (the primordials formed out of nothing)
  • Variants: Thalassah and Thalasa
  • Another name you might also like: Ammayya

 

Rare Place Names For Baby Girls

Dallis

  • Origin: Scottish gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “From the dales and the valley meadows”
  • Pronunciation: “dah-lees”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Fictional character Dallis the Hammer, white magister general and leader of Lucian’s Divine Order in the video game series “Divinity
  • Variants: Dolles and Doleys
  • Another name you might also like: Ballentine

 

Kenya

  • Origin: English, African, and Russian name for girls
  • Meaning: “Striped one,” “mountain of white,” and “animal horn”
  • Pronunciation: “ken-yah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American singers Kenya Bell and Kenya Hathaway
  • Variants: Keniya and Kennya 
  • Another name you might also like: Brixley

 

Ireland

 

  • Origin: Irish unisex name
  • Meaning: “Fertile land” or “land of abundance”
  • Pronunciation: “eye-ur-land”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Ireland Eliesse Basinger Baldwin (daughter of Hollywood stars Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger)
  • Variants: None
  • Another name you might also like: Manila

 

London

 

  • Origin: English unisex name
  • Meaning: “From the great river” or “fortress of the moon”
  • Pronunciation: “lon-dn”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 297
  • Namesakes: British comedian, TV writer, and presenter London Hughes
  • Variants: None
  • Another name you might also like: India

 

Sahara

 

  • Origin: Arabic girl name
  • Meaning: “Desert”
  • Pronunciation: “suh-heh-ruh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American inventor, screenwriter, and actress Sahara Lotti
  • Variants: Saharra, Sahra, and Saharah
  • Another name you might also like: Belinda

 

Rare Animal-Inspired Names For Baby Girls

Damaris

  • Origin: Greek and Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “Calf”
  • Description: This unique baby girl name can also mean “gentle” or “to tame.” 
  • Pronunciation: “dah-mah-rees”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American model Damaris Lewis
  • Variants: Damiris, Damarys, and Damaryss
  • Another name you might also like: Brynn

 

Jael

 

  • Origin: Hebrew unisex name
  • Meaning: “Mountain goat”
  • Pronunciation: “yah-el”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Biblical girl name for the kickass woman who killed the Canaanite army commander for Israel’s freedom
  • Variants: Jahel or Yael
  • Another name you might also like: Blithe

 

Oona

  • Origin: Gaelic, Scottish, and Irish girl name
  • Meaning: “Lamb,” “one,” or “universal”
  • Pronunciation: “ooh-nuh”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American model and actress Oona Hart
  • Variants: Una, Oonagh, and Oonah
  • Another name you might also like: Braelyn

 

Peregrine

 

  • Origin: Latin unisex name
  • Meaning: After the peregrine falcon, a powerful bird of prey or “traveler”
  • Pronunciation: “peh-reh-grin”
  • Length: 9 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Peregrin
  • Another name you might also like: Anaisa

 

Yara

  • Origin: Aborigine, Brazilian, and Arabic girl name
  • Meaning: “Seagull” or “small butterfly” 
  • Pronunciation: “yah-rah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Brazilian actress Yara Cortes and Lebanese singer Yara
  • Variants: Yarra and Yarah
  • Another name you might also like: Matiyah

 

Rare Celebrity & Pop Culture Names For Girls

Aaliyah

 

  • Origin: Arabic girl name
  • Meaning: “Highborn” or “exalted”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-lee-yah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 69
  • Namesakes: After the American singer, Aaliyah
  • Variants: Aliyah or Aaliya
  • Another name you might also like: Zeena

 

Angelina

  • Origin: Greek, Spanish, Russian, and Italian girl name
  • Description: It’s an angel name for girls.
  • Pronunciation: “an-jel-eeh-nuh”
  • Length: 8 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 305
  • Namesakes: Celebrity namesakes include Angelina Jolie and Russian filmmaker Angelina Yurevna Nikonova
  • Variants: Angelika, Angelica, and Angeline
  • Another name you might also like: Breanna

 

Enya

 

  • Origin: English and Irish girl name
  • Meaning: Name that means “fire”
  • Pronunciation: “en-yah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After the Irish singer-songwriter Enya
  • Variants: English form of the Irish name “Eithne”
  • Another name you might also like: Xiomarra

 

Goldie

 

  • Origin: Yiddish name
  • Meaning: “Gold”
  • Pronunciation: “gol-dee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 813
  • Namesakes: After the American actress Goldie Hawn
  • Variants: Goldy or Golda
  • Another name you might also like: Yamileth

 

Gwyneth

 

  • Origin: Welsh name
  • Meaning: “Happiness”
  • Pronunciation: “gwee-neth”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After the American actress Gwyneth Paltrow
  • Variants: Gwenyth or Gweneth
  • Another name you might also like: Yimmi

 

Halle

 

  • Origin: Norse and Scandinavian gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: Warrior name meaning “army ruler” or “heroine”
  • Pronunciation: “hal-ee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 708
  • Namesakes: American actresses Halle Berry and Halle Bailey
  • Variants: Hailey and Hallie
  • Another name you might also like: Angelina

 

Hayley

  • Origin: Norse and Old English gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Hay meadow” or “wise one”
  • Pronunciation: “hay-lee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 829
  • Namesakes: American musician Hayley Nichole Williams and actress Hayley Marie Norman
  • Variants: Haylie, Haylee, and Hayleigh
  • Another name you might also like: Candice

 

Ilaria

  • Origin: Italian girl name
  • Meaning: “Cheerful”
  • Pronunciation: “eeh-lah-ree-yah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Name of the seventh child of celebrity couple Alec and Hilaria Baldwin
  • Variants: Hilaria, Hillary, and Hillari
  • Another name you might also like: Cordelia

 

Mariah

 

  • Origin: English and Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Wished for,” “the wind,” or “God is my teacher”
  • Pronunciation: “mah-rah-yah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 345
  • Namesakes: American singer-songwriter and record producer Mariah Carey
  • Variants: Meriah
  • Another name you might also like: Beulah

 

Marilyn

 

  • Origin: British girl name
  • Meaning: “Star of the sea”
  • Pronunciation: “mah-ree-leen”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 696
  • Namesakes: After the American actress Marilyn Monroe
  • Variants: Marileen or Marillyn
  • Another name you might also like: Zaireh

 

Minnie

 

  • Origin: English girl name
  • Meaning: “Of the mind” or “intellect”
  • Pronunciation: “mee-nee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Variants: Minny or Minerva
  • Another name you might also like: Cirella

 

Mona

 

  • Meaning: “Noble good” or “aristocratic”
  • Pronunciation: “moh-nah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous painting, the “Mona Lisa”
  • Variants: Monna or Monah
  • Another name you might also like: Zeldah

 

Presley

 

  • Origin: English unisex name 
  • Meaning: “Priest’s meadow”
  • Pronunciation: “pres-lee”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 230
  • Namesakes: After Elvis Presley
  • Variants: Presly or Preslee
  • Another name you might also like: Zemirah

 

Raddix

 

  • Origin: Latin and Slavic unisex name
  • Meaning: “Root” or “happy and willing”
  • Pronunciation: “rah-diks”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After the child of Good Charlotte rocker Benji Madden and Actress Cameron Diaz
  • Variants: Radix
  • Another name you might also like: Karrigan

 

Rihanna

 

  • Origin: Welsh girl name
  • Meaning: “Great queen”
  • Pronunciation: “ree-yah-nuh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After the Barbadian singer and actress Rihanna
  • Variants: Riyannah or Rihanah
  • Another name you might also like: Ariellah

 

Saoirse

 

  • Meaning: “Liberty” or “freedom”
  • Pronunciation: “sur-shuh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 901
  • Namesakes: After the Irish actress Saoirse Una Ronan
  • Variants: None
  • Another name you might also like: Everley

 

Winona

  • Meaning: “First-born daughter”
  • Pronunciation: “wee-noh-nah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 980
  • Namesakes: The name of actress Winona Ryder, which was taken from her birthplace: Winona, Missouri
  • Variants: Winúŋna, Winnona, Winonna, and Winonah
  • Another name you might also like: Milana

 

Zendaya

  • Meaning: “To give thanks” or “to give thanks to God”
  • Pronunciation: “zen-day-uh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 683
  • Namesakes: Name of the American actress and singer Zendaya (formally Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman)
  • Variants: Tendai (unisex Zimbabwean – African version)
  • Another name you might also like: Maclennan

 

Literature & Shakespeare-Inspired Unique Girl Names

Darya

  • Origin: Persian and Russian girl name
  • Pronunciation: “dar-yah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Fictional character Darya “Dolly” Alexandrovna Oblonskaya in Leo Tolstoy’s “Anna Karenina” and Russian actress Darya Vladimirovna Poverennova
  • Variants: Also spelled as “Daria”; can be a feminine form of the Persian boy name “Darius”
  • Another name you might also like: Delvina

 

DaryaÉowyn

 

  • Origin: Old English girl name
  • Meaning: “Horse joy”
  • Pronunciation: “eeh-yow-ween”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Mystical name after Eowyn, a character in “The Lord of the Rings
  • Variants: Eowin
  • Another name you might also like: Xyliah

 

Lavinia

 

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “Legendary mother of the Roman people” or “woman of Rome”
  • Pronunciation: “luh-vi-nee-uh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Italian Renaissance painter Lavinia Fontana and American sculptor Lavinia Ellen “Vinnie” Ream; after the daughter of the titular character in Shakespeare’s “Titus Andronicus
  • Variants:  Lavina, Lavena, and Lavinna
  • Another name you might also like: Enayah

 

Regan

 

  • Origin: Latin unisex name
  • Meaning: “Sovereign,” “nobility,” or “descended from kings”
  • Pronunciation: “ree-guhn”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Fictional character Regan in Shakespeare’s “King Lear
  • Variants: Reagan
  • Another name you might also like: Laury

 

Titania

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “Of the giants” or “giant”
  • Pronunciation: “tai-tay-nee-uh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Magical name after the queen of the fairies in Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Variants: Titanya and Tittania
  • Another name you might also like: Kammala

 

Unique Disney Names For Girls

Lilo

 

  • Origin: Hawaiian girl name
  • Meaning: “Generous one”
  • Pronunciation: “lee-low”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 sylalbles
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: The Hawaiian girl who meets the cute alien in Disney’s “Lilo & Stitch
  • Variants: Lillo
  • Another name you might also like: Lyrik

 

Merida

 

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “One who has achieved a high honor”
  • Pronunciation: “meh-ree-dah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After the headstrong and badass princess in “Brave
  • Variants: Meridah and Merrida
  • Another name you might also like: Dulce

 

Pocahontas

 

  • Origin: Native American girl name
  • Meaning: “Playful one”
  • Pronunciation: “pow-kah-haan-tuhs”
  • Length: 10 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After the princess of the Powhatan people in history and the Disney movie “Pocahontas
  • Variants: Poccahontas
  • Another name you might also like: Bijjou

 

Nicknames, One-Syllable, & Other Short Names For Girls

Brea

  • Meaning: “Hill,” “noble,” “tar,” or a girl name that means “strong”
  • Description: It can be a nickname for “Brianna” or a standalone first name.
  • Pronunciation: “bray-uh”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actress Brea Grant
  • Variants: Bree, Bria, and Breya
  • Another name you might also like: Clydie

 

Cia

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “Of the moon”
  • Pronunciation: “see-eye-ay”
  • Length: 3 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Swedish singer, actress, and composer Cia Berg
  • Variants:  None
  • Another name you might also like: Sia

 

Elka

 

  • Meaning: “God is my oath” or “noble”
  • Pronunciation: “el-kah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Dutch Olympic gymnast Elka de Levie
  • Variants: Elkah and Elke
  • Another name you might also like: Elliana

 

Fay

 

  • Origin: Old French girl name
  • Pronunciation: “fay”
  • Length: 3 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American journalist Melissa Fay Greene and cartoonist Fay King
  • Variants: Faye
  • Another name you might also like: Yoona

 

Fia

  • Origin: Italian, Irish, and Portuguese girl name
  • Meaning: “Weaver,” “deer,” or “wild”
  • Pronunciation: “fee-uh”
  • Length: 3 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Swedish painter Fia Johansson and model Fia Ljungstrom
  • Variants: Ffia and Fiah
  • Another name you might also like: Caisyn

 

Hape

 

  • Origin: Old English unisex name
  • Meaning: “Low ground between hills” or “the side of a hill”
  • Pronunciation: “hah-pay”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a last name (e.g., American swimmer Janis Hape)
  • Variants: Happe
  • Another name you might also like: Frejya

 

Honey

  • Origin: Old English unisex name
  • Meaning: “Sweetness” or “nectar”
  • Description: It’s a favorite pet name for loved ones but rarely used as a first name.
  • Pronunciation: “huh-nee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actress and TV personality Rhonda Honey Shear
  • Variants: Nectar
  • Another name you might also like: Corinne

 

Ida

 

  • Origin: Old Norse and Germanic girl name
  • Meaning: “Industrious”
  • Pronunciation: “eeh-duh”
  • Length: 3 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Polish-American actress Ida Nowakowska
  • Variants: Idda, Eida, and Idah
  • Another name you might also like: Ann

 

Ilse

 

  • Origin: German girl name
  • Meaning: “Oath of God
  • Pronunciation: “eel-seh”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Mythical name after the legendary princess Princess Ilse of the Harz mountains in German mythology
  • Variants: Illse and Ilseh
  • Another name you might also like: Lane

 

Ina

 

  • Origin: Anglo-Saxon and Filipino girl name
  • Meaning: “Home,” “to entertain,” or “mother”
  • Pronunciation: “eeh-nah”
  • Length: 3 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American playwright Ina Norris
  • Variants: Yna and Ena
  • Another name you might also like: Lake

 

Katya

 

  • Meaning: “Perfect” or “pure”
  • Pronunciation: “kat-yah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American fantasy novel writer Katya Reimann
  • Variants: Katja and Katia
  • Another name you might also like: Faith

 

Kaya

 

  • Origin: Turkish girl name
  • Meaning: “Wise child,” “stone,” “forgiveness,” and “restful place”
  • Pronunciation: “kaa-yuh”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American singer and actress Kaya Jones
  • Variants: Kaia and Kayah
  • Another name you might also like: Emilia

 

Miya

  • Meaning: “Sacred house,” “shrine,” “temple,” “palace,” “beautiful,” or “relax”
  • Pronunciation: “my-yah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Japanese-American musician and composer Miya Masaoka American and musician Miya Folick
  • Variants: Other forms include “Maya” and “Mia”
  • Another name you might also like: Monika

 

Nelle

  • Origin: English and Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “Bright, shining one,” “ray of sunshine,” or “God is my judge” as a short form of “Danielle”
  • Pronunciation: “nell”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American architect Nelle Elizabeth Nichols Peters and writer Nelle Harper Lee (1961 Pulitzer Prize winner for the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird”)
  • Variants: Nell and Nellie
  • Another name you might also like: Maysen

 

Rya

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “Dream,” “vision,” or “to flow”
  • Pronunciation: “ree-uh”
  • Length: 3 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actress Rya Kihlstedt
  • Variants: Ria and Riya
  • Another name you might also like: Sabra

 

Sia

  • Origin: Old Norse girl name
  • Meaning: “Victory” or “wisdom”
  • Pronunciation: “sigh-ah”
  • Length: 3 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: English actress Sia Berkeley and Australian singer-songwriter Sia Kate Isobelle Furler
  • Variants: Siah and Siyya
  • Another name you might also like: Maylah

 

Skye

  • Origin: Old Norse, Scottish, and English gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Sky,” “blue atmosphere,” or “island of clouds”
  • Pronunciation: “sky”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American gymnast Skye Blakely and African-American actress-singer Skye Townsend 
  • Variants: Skai and Sky 
  • Another name you might also like: Moxlan

 

Sun

 

  • Pronunciation: “sun”
  • Length: 3 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Chinese actress Sun Li and model Sun Feifei
  • Variants: Sunne
  • Another name you might also like: Winna

 

Val

 

  • Origin: Latin unisex name
  • Meaning: “Valiant”
  • Pronunciation: “val”
  • Length: 3 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Australian actress Valerie Kathleen Lehman and Marvel fictional character Valerie “Val” Cooper 
  • Variants: Vhal
  • Another name you might also like: Xanthia

 

Viv

  • Origin: Latin and Roman girl name
  • Meaning: “Lively”
  • Description: It can be a first name or a moniker for longer girl names like “Vivian.”
  • Pronunciation: “veev”
  • Length: 3 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: British singer-songwriter Viv Albertine and fictional character Viv Hope in the British soap opera “Emmerdale
  • Variants: Vivian and Vivienne 
  • Another name you might also like: Ora

 

Zadie

  • Origin: Arabic and Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Princess” or “prosperous”
  • Pronunciation: “zay-dee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Actress Zadie Baker and TV personality Zadie Cannon
  • Variants: Zada and Zady; it can also be spelled as “Sadie”
  • Another name you might also like: Peta

 

Politics-Inspired Unique Girl Names

Frances

 

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “Free one” or “from France”
  • Pronunciation: “fraan-sis”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #418
  • Namesakes: After Frances Perkins, the first woman to serve in a US Cabinet position
  • Variants: Franceska, Francoise (French), and Francesca
  • Another name you might also like: Merrida

 

Kamala

 

  • Origin: Indian – Hindu and Sanskrit girl name
  • Pronunciation: “kah-mah-lah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Kamala the first Indian American, African American, and woman to serve as US vice president
  • Variants:  Kamalah and Kammala
  • Another name you might also like: Allegra

 

Madeleine

 

  • Origin: French and Greek girl name
  • Meaning: Long girl name that means “woman from Magdala (an ancient Jewish city)” or “woman from the tower”
  • Pronunciation: “mah-duh-luhn”
  • Length: 9 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #384
  • Namesakes: Madeleine Albright, the first female secretary of state in the US
  • Variants: Madeline
  • Another name you might also like: Harmonie

 

Rare Girl Names From Around The World By Origin

Rare Hebrew Names For Girls

Adley

 

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning:God is just”
  • Pronunciation: “ad-lee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 649
  • Namesakes: American singer Adley Stump
  • Variants: Adlee, Adleigh, and Adlai
  • Another name you might also like: Anastasia

 

Ariel

 

  • Origin: Hebrew unisex name
    • Meaning: “Lion”
  • Pronunciation: “ayr-yel”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 237
  • Variants: Arielle and Ariella
  • Another name you might also like: Heloise

 

Chaya

 

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Life”
  • Pronunciation: “cha-yah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 602
  • Namesakes: American actress and neuroscientist Mayim Chaya Bialik
  • Variants: Female version of the Hebrew boy name “Chaim”
  • Another name you might also like: Remi

 

Dara

 

  • Origin: Hebrew and Irish girl name
  • Meaning: “Oak tree” or “pearl of wisdom”
  • Pronunciation: “dah-rah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actress Dara Reneé
  • Variants: Darah and Darra
  • Another name you might also like: Francoise

 

Kelilah

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Crown” or “victorious”
  • Pronunciation: “keh-lie-lah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Kellilah, Kellila, and Kelila
  • Another name you might also like: Carlisha

 

Selah

  • Origin: Hebrew and Arabic girl name
  • Meaning: “Pause,” “praise,” “rock,” or “boulder”
  • Pronunciation: “say-lah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 364
  • Namesakes: Belgian singer Selah Sue (born Sanne Greet A. Putseys) and American fashion model Selah Louise Marley
  • Variants: Sellah and Sela
  • Another name you might also like: Cambri

 

Rare Spanish Names For Girls

Alma

 

  • Origin: Latin, Hebrew, Filipino, Arabic, and Italian girl name
  • Meaning: “Soul”
  • Pronunciation: “al-mah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 482
  • Namesakes: American film actress Alma Rubens and English singer Alma Angela Cohen Cogan
  • Variants: Almah and Almma
  • Another name you might also like: Blysse

 

Analia

 

  • Origin: Spanish girl name
  • Meaning: “Grace and light”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-nah-lee-yah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 637
  • Namesakes: Argentine composer Analia Llugdar
  • Variants: Analeigh and Analee
  • Another name you might also like: Ramone

 

Arabella

 

  • Origin: Latin, German, Spanish, and English girl name
  • Meaning: “Prayerful,” “eagle heroine,” “beautiful,” or “little Arabian woman”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-rah-beh-lah”
  • Length: 8 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 231
  • Namesakes: British royal heiress Lady Arbella Stuart (one of Queen Elizabeth I’s possible successors)
  • Variants: Arrabella
  • Another name you might also like: Yaanin

 

Guadalupe

 

  • Origin: Spanish girl name
  • Meaning: “Wolf’s river”
  • Pronunciation: “gwa-dah-loo-peh”
  • Length: 9 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 953
  • Namesakes: Mexican film actress María Guadalupe Villalobos Vélez (also known as Hollywood star Lupe Vélez)
  • Variants: Guadeloupe
  • Another name you might also like: Azure

 

Lola 

 

  • Origin: Spanish girl name
  • Meaning: “Sorrow”
  • Pronunciation: “loh-lah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 262
  • Namesakes: American actress Lola Glaudini and Spanish actress Lola Rodríguez Díaz 
  • Variants: Short form of one of the Virgin Mary’s Spanish titles, “Nuestra Señora de los Dolores” (Our Lady of Sorrows)
  • Another name you might also like: Pearlie

 

Paula

 

  • Origin: Portuguese and Spanish girl name
  • Meaning: “Small”
  • Pronunciation: “pow-lah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 801
  • Namesakes: American actress Paula Patton and R&B singer Paula DeAnda
  • Another name you might also like: Anya

 

Alazne

  • Origin: Spanish and Basque – Southwestern European name
  • Meaning: Hispanic name that means “miracle” or “mirror”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-laz-nay”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Spanish actress Alazne Etxebarria and a fantasy name after Alazne Ortega, a character in the “Altered Carbon” TV series
  • Variants: Alaznay
  • Another name you might also like: Corey

 

Solana

  • Origin: Spanish girl name 
  • Meaning: “Sunshine” (name that means “sun”) or “eastern wind”
  • Pronunciation: “soh-lah-nah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American R&B singer-songwriter SZA or Solána Imani Rowe
  • Variants: Solena and Solanna
  • Another name you might also like: Cailin

 

Vida

 

  • Origin: Spanish girl name
  • Meaning: “Life”
  • Pronunciation: “vee-dah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 972
  • Namesakes: British film actress Vida Hope
  • Variants: Vidda or Vita
  • Another name you might also like: Kara

 

Rare Italian Names For Girls

Capri

 

  • Origin: Italian girl name
  • Meaning:Italian island,” “goat,” or “wild boar”
  • Pronunciation: “kap-ree”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 653
  • Namesakes: Canadian singer Capri Everitt and American politician Capri Silvestri Cafaro (former Ohio rep)
  • Variants: Caprice
  • Another name you might also like: Heloísa

 

Ginevra

 

  • Origin: Italian girl name
  • Meaning: “White phantom”
  • Pronunciation: “jee-nev-rah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Italian actress and model Ginevra Francesconi and painter Ginevra Cantofoli
  • Variants:  Italian version of the Norman French name “Guinevere”
  • Another name you might also like: Noemi

 

Giustina

  • Origin: Italian girl name
  • Meaning: “Fair and just” or “righteous”
  • Pronunciation: “joos-tee-nah”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Italian form of “Justine”; also spelled as “Justina” or “Giustiniana”
  • Another name you might also like: Carina

 

Luisa

 

  • Origin: Italian girl name
  • Meaning: “Renowned warrior”
  • Pronunciation: “loo-eeh-suh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 885
  • Namesakes: Disney name after the fictional character Luisa Madrigal in “Encanto
  • Variants: Luiza
  • Another name you might also like: Cerise

 

Oriana

  • Origin: Italian, Latin, and Spanish girl name
  • Meaning: Name that means “light,” “dawn,” or “sunrise”
  • Pronunciation: aw-reeh-uh-nah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: English actress Oriana Pooles and Argentine actress-singer Oriana Sabatini
  • Variants: Auriana, Orianna, and Orianne
  • Another name you might also like: Cordilee

 

Rosa

 

  • Origin: Italian flower name
  • Meaning:Rose
  • Pronunciation: “roh-sah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 605
  • Namesakes: American actress Rosa Salazar and civil rights activist Rosa Parks
  • Variants: Rose, Roze, or Rosah
  • Another name you might also like: Fawne

 

Unique American Names For Girls

Amiah

 

  • Origin: Old French and American girl name
  • Meaning: “Wished for child,” “close to God,” or “drop of the sea”
  • Pronunciation: “ey-mah-yah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Amia and Ammia
  • Another name you might also like: Freida

 

Aspen

  • Origin: American and British unisex name 
  • Meaning: “Shaking tree”
  • Pronunciation: “ahs-pen”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 196
  • Namesakes: American artist Aspen Mays and Broadway actress Aspen Vincent
  • Variants: None
  • Another name you might also like: Carey

 

Kienna

 

  • Origin: Latin, American, and Italian girl name
  • Meaning: “Reddish-brown” or “city in Tuscany, Italy”
  • Pronunciation: “key-ehn-nah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Kiena; sometimes considered a variant of “Sienna”
  • Another name you might also like: Alice

 

Kori

 

  • Origin: Greek and American girl name
  • Meaning: “Maiden,” “heart,” or “hollow”
  • Pronunciation: “kaw-ree”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 744
  • Namesakes: Fictional character Kori Brose from “The Bad Girls Club
  • Variants: Korie and Koire

 

Nevaeh

  • Origin: American invented name
  • Meaning: Backward spelling of “heaven”
  • Pronunciation: “nee-vah-yeh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 95
  • Namesakes: American musician Nevaeh Jolie
  • Variants: Nevayah and Navaya
  • Another name you might also like: Chenoa

 

Rare Russian Names For Girls

Akilina

  • Meaning: “Eagle”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-kee-lee-nah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Female version of the rare boy name “Aquila”; also spelled as “Aquilina”
  • Another name you might also like: Calista

 

Anastasiya

 

  • Origin: Russian girl name
  • Meaning: “Resurrection”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-nas-tah-see-yah”
  • Length: 10 letters, 5 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Russian professional tennis player and prodigy Anastasia Sergeyevna “Nastia” Pavlyuchenkova
  • Variants: Russian version of “Anastasia”
  • Another name you might also like: Clementia

 

Anoushka

  • Origin: Russian and Hebrew girl name
  • Pronunciation: “ah-noosh-kah”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Indian American sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar (*sitar is a stringed instrument in the lute family)
  • Variants: Version of “Anna” or “Anne”; also spelled as “Anousjka,” “Anuschka,” “Anushka,” and “‘Anuska”
  • Another name you might also like: Deirdre

 

Bodashka

  • Origin: Russian, Ukrainian, and Cornish name 
  • Meaning: “Gift of God”
  • Pronunciation: “boh-dash-kah”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: “Bodazka” and “Bodashkah”
  • Another name you might also like: Domonique

 

Innessa

 

  • Origin: Russian girl name
  • Meaning: “Purity”
  • Pronunciation: “eeh-neh-sah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Russian-American pop singer and songwriter Inessa Lee (also known as Liza Fox)
  • Variants: Inessa, Ineza, or Innezza
  • Another name you might also like: Edyth 

 

Mariya

 

  • Origin: Russian girl name
  • Meaning: “Star of the sea”
  • Pronunciation: “mah-ree-yah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Russian version of “Mary”
  • Another name you might also like: Eleanora

 

Natalia

 

  • Origin: Russian girl name
    • Meaning: “Birthday of the Lord”
  • Pronunciation: “nah-tal-yah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 79
  • Namesakes: Russian model Natalia Mikhailovna Vodianova (also known as “Supernova) and British actress and musician Natalia Gastiain Tena (she played Nymphadora Tonks in “Harry Potter”)
  • Variants: Less common than the French and English form “Natalie”
  • Another name you might also like: Elize

 

Stefaniya

 

  • Origin: Russian girl name
    • Meaning: “Crown”
  • Pronunciation: “ste-fah-nee-yah”
  • Length: 9 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Russian version of “Stephanie”
  • Another name you might also like: Elisheva

 

Tiana

 

  • Origin: Russian girl name
    • Meaning: “Princess”
  • Pronunciation: “tee-yah-nah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 661
  • Namesakes: One of the official Disney princesses (Tiana in “The Princess and the Frog”)
  • Variants: Tianna
  • Another name you might also like: Jeaine

 

Yekaterina

 

  • Origin: Russian girl name
    • Meaning: “Innocent and pure”
  • Pronunciation: “yeh-kah-teh-ree-nah”
  • Length: 10 letters, 5 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Russian speed skater and Olympic bronze medalist Yekaterina Abramova
  • Variants: Russian version of “Catherine”
  • Another name you might also like: Louisiana

 

Rare French Names For Girls

Adrienne

 

  • Origin: Latin and French girl name
  • Meaning: “Of Hadira (ancient city in Italy)”
  • Pronunciation: “ay-dree-yen”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actress and singer-songwriter Adrienne Danielle Frantz
  • Variants: Adrienn and Adriene
  • Another name you might also like: Nehaleniya

 

Aerie

 

  • Origin: Latin, Hebrew, and Old Norse girl name
  • Meaning: “Airy,” “level surface,” “open space,” or “lion”
  • Pronunciation: “eh-ree”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Aeri
  • Another name you might also like: Cocco 

 

Aglaé

  • Origin: French and Greek name meaning 
  • Meaning: “Beauty” and “splendor”
  • Pronunciation: “ahg-lah-yeh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: French noblewoman Aglaé de Polignac born in the 1760s
  • Variants: It’s from the Greek word “Aglaia.”
  • Another name you might also like: Drea

 

Bernadette

 

  • Meaning: Name that means “strong” or “brave bear”
  • Pronunciation: “ber-nah-dett”
  • Length: 10 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actress and singer Bernadette Peters and French actress Bernadette Lafont 
  • Variants: Female form of the German boy name “Bernard” (bear)
  • Another name you might also like: Jhett

 

Gwenaëlle

  • Origin: French girl name
  • Meaning: “Generous” and “blessed”
  • Pronunciation: “gwee-nah-yel”
  • Length: 9 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: French footballer Gwenaëlle Butel
  • Variants: Gwen
  • Another name you might also like: Preenie

 

Joëlle

  • Origin: French girl name
  • Meaning:  “God will be willing,” “Jehovah is God,” or “Yahweh is God”
  • Pronunciation: “joh-well”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 783
  • Namesakes: American YouTuber, dancer, and singer Joelle Joanie “JoJo” Siwa
  • Variants: It’s a French feminine variant of the biblical boy name “Joel.”
  • Another name you might also like: Purdie

 

Jolene

 

  • Origin: French girl name
  • Meaning: “Pretty”
  • Pronunciation: “joh-leen”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 485
  • Namesakes: American actress and model Jolene Blalock and actress Jolene Andersen
  • Variants: Jollene or Jolenne
  • Another name you might also like: Zeena

 

Mailys

  • Origin: French girl name
  • Meaning: “Mother of lilies” or “chief”
  • Pronunciation: “may-lees”
  • Length: 6 letters, syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Actresses Maïlys Amrous and Mailys Robin
  • Variants: None
  • Another name you might also like: Pippa

 

Margot

 

  • Origin: French girl name
  • Meaning: “Pearl”
  • Pronunciation: “mar-go”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 193
  • Namesakes: Australian actress and film producer Margot Robbie and Canadian-American actress Margot Kidder
  • Variants: Margaux
  • Another name you might also like: Abigael

 

Mavis

 

  • Origin: French girl name
  • Meaning: “Songbird”
  • Pronunciation: “may-vis”‘
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 680
  • Namesakes: American singer and civil rights activist Mavis Staples
  • Variants: Mayvis
  • Another name you might also like: Eveline

 

Nadège

  • Origin: French and Russian girl name 
  • Meaning: “Hope”
  • Pronunciation: “nah-deesz”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actress, podcast host, and producer Nadège August
  • Variants: “Nadia”
  • Another name you might also like: Delia

 

Noémie

  • Origin: French girl name
  • Meaning: “Pleasant,” “good,” and “lovely”
  • Pronunciation: “noh-weh-mee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: French film director and actress Noemie Lvovsky
  • Variants: “Naomi” and “Noemi”
  • Another name you might also like: Darcie

 

Oceane

 

  • Origin: French girl name
  • Meaning: “Ocean”
  • Pronunciation: “oh-shan”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: French professional tennis player Océane Dodin 
  • Variants: Ocean
  • Another name you might also like: Fenimore

 

Rosalie

 

  • Origin: French girl name
  • Meaning: “Rose garden” or “rose”
  • Pronunciation: “row-sah-lee”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 176
  • Namesakes: American actress and model Rosalie Chiang
  • Variants: French variant of the Latin name “Rosalia”
  • Another name you might also like: Haliyah

 

Sébire

  • Origin: French and Norse-Viking name 
  • Meaning: “Bright sea” or “prophetess”
  • Pronunciation: “seh-beer”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a last name (e.g., French politician and physician)
  • Variants: Sibyl (English name)
  • Another name you might also like: Dovie

 

Rare Muslim & Arabic Names For Girls

Adara

 

  • Meaning: “Noble” and “beauty”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-dah-rah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Spanish TV personality Adara Molinero
  • Variants: Adarah and Adaira
  • Another name you might also like: Veronika

 

Ambria

 

  • Origin: Arabic girl name
  • Meaning: “Translucent fossil resin often used in jewelry making”
  • Pronunciation: “aim-bree-yah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actress Ambria Miscia
  • Variants: Amber
  • Another name you might also like: Frida

 

Amina

 

  • Origin: Arabic girl name
  • Meaning: “Faithful” and “honest”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-mee-nah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 318
  • Namesakes: Egyptian actress Amina Rezk
  • Variants: Aminah
  • Another name you might also like: Imogene

 

Kilah

 

  • Origin: Latin, Arabic, Sanskrit, Hebrew, and English girl name
  • Meaning: “Triumphant,” “flame and fire,” or “a crown”
  • Pronunciation: “kee-lah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Kylah
  • Another name you might also like: Amelia

 

Lulu

 

  • Origin: Arabic, Hawaiian, Swahili, and Tanzanian – African girl name
  • Meaning: “Pearl” or “precious”
  • Pronunciation: “loo-loo”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actress Lulu Antariksa and singer Lulu Roman
  • Variants: Luile; can also be a short form of “Lu-” names (e.g., Lucy, Lucia, Louise, etc.)
  • Another name you might also like: Vivienne

 

Raisa

  • Origin: Arabic, Yiddish, and Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: Powerful name meaning “chief,” “princess,” “leader,” “adaptable,” or “easy-going”; it’s also a flower name meaning “Rose”
  • Pronunciation: “ray-suh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Russian poet Raisa Blokh
  • Variants: Raissa and Raiza
  • Another name you might also like: Dimity

 

Samira

  • Origin: Arabic girl name
  • Meaning: “Entertaining companion,” “the one with lively conversation,” or “night companion”
  • Pronunciation: “sah-mee-rah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 778
  • Namesakes: American actress Samira Wiley
  • Variants: Sameera, Sameerah, and Samirah
  • Another name you might also like: Deserae

 

Seira

  • Origin: Arabic and Japanese girl name
  • Meaning: “Pure,” “holy,” “blue,” or a girl space name meaning “new star”
  • Pronunciation: “say-rah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Siara and Seirah
  • Another name you might also like: Demi

 

Zada

 

  • Origin: Arabic unisex name
  • Meaning: “Fortunate” and “prosperous”
  • Pronunciation: “zaa-dah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Zeda and Zadah
  • Another name you might also like: Cerise

 

Rare Persian Girl Names

Katana

  • Meaning: “Sword,” “single-edged sword,” or “honorable”
  • Pronunciation: “kah-tah-nah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Katanah and Kattana
  • Another name you might also like: Kylah

 

Kimia

 

  • Origin: Ancient Greek and Persian girl name
  • Meaning: “Unique,” “rare,” or “elixir of life”
  • Pronunciation: “kee-mee-yah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Iranian actress Kimia Hosseini
  • Variants: Kimiya
  • Another name you might also like: Ganda

 

Soraya

 

  • Origin: Persian girl name
  • Meaning: Girl space name meaning “star cluster” after the Pleiades constellation
  • Pronunciation: “soh-rah-yah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Spanish singer Soraya Arnelas Rubiales
  • Variants: Sooraya, Suraia, and Zoraya
  • Another name you might also like: Zenith

 

Yasmin

 

  • Origin: Persian girl name
  • Meaning: “Jasmine flower”
  • Pronunciation: “yas-min”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 906
  • Namesakes: English actress Yasmin Finney
  • Variants: Yasmine
  • Another name you might also like: Hermione

 

Rare Irish Names For Girls

Beibhinn

  • Origin: Irish and Gaelic girl name 
  • Meaning: “Fair or white woman” or “melodious lady”
  • Pronunciation: “bey-veen”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Celtic goddess of birth, fertility, and queen of the underworld
  • Variants: Bebinn and Bebhionn
  • Another name you might also like: Declynn

 

Bláthnaid

  • Origin: Irish and Gaelic girl name 
  • Meaning: “Little flower”
  • Pronunciation: “blaw-nid”
  • Length: 9 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Irish TV personality Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh
  • Variants: Blanaid
  • Another name you might also like: Dakoa

 

Kaylie

 

  • Origin: Irish girl name
  • Meaning: “Slender,” “graceful,” “beautiful,” or “slim and fair”
  • Pronunciation: “kay-lee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American writer and memoirist Kaylie Jones
  • Variants: Kaelie and Kayla
  • Another name you might also like: Eden

 

Kiva

 

  • Origin: Irish girl name
  • Meaning: “Grace” or “beautiful and gentle”; also a pet name for girls meaning “dear”
  • Pronunciation: “kee-vah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Canadian film programmer and writer Kiva Reardon
  • Variants: Keeva and Caoimhe (Irish name pronounced as “kee-vah”)

 

Makenna

  • Origin: Irish and African girl name
  • Meaning: “Abundance” or “happy one”
  • Pronunciation: “muh-keh-nah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American tennis player Makenna Jones and child actress Makenna Cowgill
  • Variants: McKenna and Makena
  • Another name you might also like: Etta

 

Meara

  • Origin: Irish girl name
  • Meaning: “Lake” or “pool”
  • Pronunciation: “mee-ah-rah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Canadian politician Meara Conway; also a last name (e.g., American comedian and actress Anne Meara)
  • Variants: Maera and Mearra
  • Another name you might also like: Emilijah

 

Rowan

  • Origin: Scottish, Irish, and Arabic girl name
  • Meaning: First and middle name meaning “little redhead” or “a river in paradise”
  • Pronunciation: “row-uhn”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 276
  • Namesakes: American actress  Rowan Blanchard
  • Variants: Rowanne (feminine form), Rowen, and Roan
  • Another name you might also like: Eisley

 

Rare Greek Girl Names

Cassie

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “Prophetess” or “one who shines and excels over men”
  • Pronunciation: “kah-see”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American musician and artist Cassie Ramone and singer Cassie Gaines
  • Variants: Nickname for the Greek name “Cassandra”
  • Another name you might also like: Ingrid

 

Eunice

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “Good victory”
  • Pronunciation: “yoo-nis”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American opera singer Eunice Alberts
  • Variants: Euniss, Eunyce, and Eunise
  • Another name you might also like: Blair

 

Kallie

 

  • Origin: Greek and American girl name
  • Pronunciation: “kah-lee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 911
  • Namesakes: American actress Kallie Flynn Childress and editor Kallie Plagge
  • Variants: Callie
  • Another name you might also like: Irish

 

Zephyrine

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “West wind”
  • Pronunciation: “zeh-feh-reen”
  • Length: 9 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: English actress Zephyrine Frances “Zeph” Gladstone
  • Variants: Zephrine; also a feminine form of the Greek god name Zephyr, the personification of the west wind
  • Another name you might also like: Juneaux

 

Gaelic, Scottish, Welsh, Slavic, & Celtic Girl Names

Aila

 

  • Origin: Scottish Gaelic and Finnish girl name
  • Meaning: “From the strong place” or “bringer of light”
  • Pronunciation: “ay-luh”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 795
  • Namesakes: Croatian-American tennis player Aila Winkler
  • Variants: Aylah and Ayla
  • Another name you might also like: Ilseh

 

Aislinn

 

  • Origin: Irish and Celtic girl name
  • Meaning: “Vision”
  • Pronunciation: “ash-ling”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Canadian actress Aislinn Paul
  • Variants: Ashlynn and Aislin
  • Another name you might also like: Lilianna

 

Danica

 

  • Origin: Slavic name
  • Meaning: “Morning star”
  • Pronunciation: “dah-nee-kah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actresses Danica McKellar and Danica Lee
  • Variants: Danika and Dannica
  • Another name you might also like: Maebh

 

Ensley

 

  • Origin: Scottish girl name
  • Meaning: “Solitary clearing”
  • Pronunciation: “enz-lee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 828
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Ennsley; can also be a variant of “Ainsley” (Old English)
  • Another name you might also like: Tovi

 

Erin

 

  • Origin: Gaelic name
  • Meaning: “Ireland,” which means “from the island to the west”
  • Pronunciation: “eh-ruhn”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 685
  • Namesakes: American paralegal and environmental activist Erin Brockovich 
  • Variants: Erynn and Eryn
  • Another name you might also like: Marcelina

 

Keegan

 

  • Origin: Irish, Gaelic, and American unisex name
  • Meaning: “Little fierce one”
  • Pronunciation: “kee-gan”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Canadian actress and author Keegan Connor Tracy
  • Variants: Kegan
  • Another name you might also like: Terra

 

Maisie

 

  • Origin: Scottish girl name
  • Meaning: Vintage girl name meaning “pearl”
  • Pronunciation: “may-zee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 347
  • Namesakes: English actress and director Maisie Richardson-Sellers
  • Variants: Maisy, Maysie, Maizie, and Maisey
  • Another name you might also like: Kaelie

 

Shea

 

  • Origin: Gaelic and Irish unisex name
  • Meaning: “The stately, dauntless one,” “admirable,” or “hawk-like”
  • Pronunciation: “shay”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American singer-songwriter Shea Diamond
  • Variants: Shaye and Shae
  • Another name you might also like: Adine

 

Siobhan

 

  • Origin: Irish girl name
  • Meaning:God is gracious”
  • Pronunciation: “shiv-awn”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actress Siobhan Fallon Hogan and “American Idol” contestant Siobhan Magnus 
  • Variants: Siubhán, Shivaun, and Sioban
  • Another name you might also like: Myrrha

 

Sanskrit & Indian Girl Names

Jinendra

 

  • Origin: Indian – Hindi unisex name
  • Meaning: “Victorious”
  • Pronunciation: “jee-nen-drah”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Jinnendra
  • Another name you might also like: Mirabela

 

Lalika

 

  • Origin: Sanskrit and Indian girl name
  • Meaning: “Lovely woman”
  • Pronunciation: “lah-lee-kah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Lallika
  • Another name you might also like: Montana

 

Nivritti

 

  • Origin: Indian – Hindi girl name
  • Meaning: “Happiness” or “repose”
  • Pronunciation: “niv-ree-tee”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Nivriti
  • Another name you might also like: Serafina

 

Sansa

 

  • Origin: Indian – Hindi and Sanskrit girl name
  • Meaning: “Charm” and “praise”
  • Pronunciation: “san-sah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Fictional character Sansa Stark in “Game of Thrones
  • Variants: Sanssa
  • Another name you might also like: Tattum

 

Latin Girl Names

Adora

 

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “Adored”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-doh-rah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American writer Adora Svitak and actress Adora Andrews
  • Variants: Adorra and Addora
  • Another name you might also like: Georgia

 

Aldari

 

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “Elder,” “chief,” or “just”
  • Pronunciation: “al-dah-ree”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Aldairi and Aeldari
  • Another name you might also like: Lenah

 

Alena

 

  • Origin: Greek, Latin, and Russian name for girls
  • Pronunciation: “ah-leh-nah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Czech figure skater Alena “Ája” Vrzáňová
  • Variants: Allena
  • Another name you might also like: Myah

 

Aliana

 

  • Origin: Latin and American girl name
  • Meaning: “Gracious” or “my God has answered”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-lee-yah-nah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American gymnast Aliana Lopez and Cuban-American artist Aliana de la Guardia
  • Variants: Aliyanah and Alianah
  • Another name you might also like: Nollah

 

Clara

 

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “Bright and clear”
  • Pronunciation: “klah-rah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 110
  • Namesakes: British actress and model Lady Clara Elizabeth Iris Paget 
  • Variants: Clarah, Clarrah, and Claire (French)
  • Another name you might also like: Juliette

 

Julia

 

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “Youthful”
  • Pronunciation: “jool-yah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 112
  • Namesakes: American actresses Julia Fiona Roberts, Julia O’Hara Stiles, and Julia Scarlett Elizabeth Louis-Dreyfus
  • Variants: Giulia (Italian) and Julie (English)
  • Another name you might also like: Maryam

 

Mabel

 

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “Lovable” or “dear”
  • Pronunciation: “may-bel”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 312
  • Namesakes: American impressionist painter Mabel May Woodward
  • Variants: Mabelle, Maybell, and Mable
  • Another name you might also like: Alice

 

Madeira

 

  • Origin: Latin, Portuguese, and English girl name
  • Meaning: “Wood” or “carpenter”
  • Pronunciation: “muh-dee-rah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a place name after a region in Portugal
  • Variants: None
  • Another name you might also like: Bria

 

Maire

 

  • Origin: Latin, Hebrew, and Irish girl name
  • Meaning: “Star of the sea,” “drop of the sea,” or “exalted one”
  • Pronunciation: “my-ruh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Irish actress Máire Breathnach
  • Variants: Marye (French) and Maria (Latin)
  • Another name you might also like: Fayre

 

Old English Girl Names

Adelaide

 

  • Origin: Old English and German girl name
  • Meaning: “Noble” or “noble kind”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-duh-layd”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 283
  • Namesakes: American jazz singer Adelaide Hall and soprano singer Adelaide Fischer
  • Variants: Adelheid
  • Another name you might also like: Myrrah

 

Birdie

 

  • Origin: German and Old English name
  • Meaning: Vintage girl name meaning “bird,” “bright,” or “famous”
  • Pronunciation: “bur-dee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 803
  • Namesakes: American parachutist and stunt performer Birdie Draper
  • Variants: Byrdie, Birdee, and Birdy
  • Another name you might also like: Noelle

 

Blythe

 

  • Origin: Old English girl name
  • Meaning: “Cheerful” or “joyous”
  • Pronunciation: “blydh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actresses Blythe Auffarth and Blythe Metz
  • Variants: Blithe and Blyth
  • Another name you might also like: Roxanna

 

Parker

 

  • Pronunciation: “par-ker”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 115
  • Namesakes: American actress and musician Parker Christian Posey
  • Variants: Parkley and Parks
  • Another name you might also like: Theresia

 

Hawaiian Girl Names

Kehlani

 

  • Pronunciation: “keh-lah-nee”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 152
  • Namesakes: American singer and songwriter Kehlani Ashley Parrish
  • Variants: Kaylani and Kailani
  • Another name you might also like: Akasha

 

Leia

 

  • Origin: Hawaiian girl name
  • Meaning: “Child of heaven” or “heavenly flowers”
  • Pronunciation: “lay-uh”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 256
  • Namesakes: Mozambican basketball player Leia Dongue and the fictional Princess Leia from “Star Wars
  • Variants: Leiah
  • Another name you might also like: Areia

 

Leilani

 

  • Origin: Hawaiian girl name
  • Meaning: “Royal child”
  • Pronunciation: “lay-lah-nee”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 59
  • Namesakes: American model Leilani Bishop and actress Leilani Jones Wilmore
  • Variants: Laylani and Lelani
  • Another name you might also like: Adrianne

 

Malia

 

  • Origin: Hawaiian girl name
  • Meaning: “Calm and peaceful”
  • Pronunciation: “mah-lee-yah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 264
  • Namesakes: American actress Malia Pyles and Malia Obama, former US President Barack Obama’s daughter 
  • Variants: Mallia, Maalia, and Mahlia
  • Another name you might also like: McKenna

 

Rare German Girl Names

Adelisa

 

  • Origin: Germanic girl name
  • Meaning: “Of the nobility”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-deh-lee-sah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Swedish football player Adelisa Grabus
  • Variants: Adeliza or Adelisse
  • Another name you might also like: Yvette

 

Rosamund

 

  • Origin: Germanic girl name
  • Meaning: “Horse protection”
  • Pronunciation: “row-sah-mond”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: British actress Rosamund Mary Ellen Pike
  • Variants: Rosamonde and Rosamunde
  • Another name you might also like: Xanna

 

Rowena

 

  • Origin: German girl name
  • Meaning: “Fame and happiness”
  • Pronunciation: “row-eh-nah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actress and novelist Rowena Granice Steele
  • Variants: Roweina and Roweena 
  • Another name you might also like: Xayah

 

Tillie

 

  • Origin: Old German girl name
  • Meaning: “Mighty in battle”
  • Pronunciation: “tee-lee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American children’s author Tillie Schloss Pine
  • Variants: Tilly and Tilda
  • Another name you might also like: Eloise

 

Zelda

  • Origin: German and Yiddish girl name
  • Meaning: Classic girl name meaning “gray battle maid,” “happy,” or “blessed”
  • Pronunciation: “zel-dah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 669
  • Namesakes: American actress Zelda May Rubinstein and actress-director Zelda Williams
  • Variants: Zelde and Zeldah
  • Another name you might also like: Zoella

 

Other Exotic Girl Names

Akia

 

  • Origin: Uganda – African unisex name
  • Meaning: “First born”
  • Pronunciation: “uh-kee-yah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,00+
  • Namesakes: English Akia Aretha Guerrier from Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Variants: Akiya and Akiah
  • Another name you might also like: Kaia

 

Alana

 

  • Origin: Latin, Aramaic, and Hawaiian girl name
  • Meaning: “Awakening,” “precious,” “oak tree,” “handsome,” or “bright” and fair
  • Pronunciation: “ah-lah-nah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 203
  • Namesakes: American actress and former model Alana Hamilton Stewart
  • Variants: Alanna and Alannah
  • Another name you might also like: Caoimhe

 

Amalie

 

  • Meaning: “Industrious”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-mah-lee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American sportswriter Amalie Benjamin
  • Variants: Amalia 
  • Another name you might also like: Avery

 

Amara

 

  • Origin: Sanskrit, Spanish, and Igbo – African girl name
  • Meaning: “To love,” “immortal,” or a name that means “grace”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-mah-rah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 142
  • Namesakes: American football player Amara Darboh
  • Variants: Ammara and Amarah; also a female form of the Latin boy name “Amarus”
  • Another name you might also like: Chiara

 

Amiri

 

  • Origin:  Hebrew and Arabic unisex name
  • Meaning: “Treetop” or “prince” (as a variant of the Arabic boy name “Amir”)
  • Pronunciation: “uh-mee-ree”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #876 (girl name rank; up from #1299 in 2021)
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Amirr, Amhir, and Amira
  • Another name you might also like: Adora

 

Chantria

 

  • Origin: Cambodian name
  • Meaning: Name that means “moon”
  • Pronunciation: “cha-aen-tree-yah”
  • Length: 8 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Canada-based actress Chantria Tram
  • Variants: Chantrea
  • Another name you might also like: Elise

 

Emilija

 

  • Origin: Lithuanian girl name
  • Meaning: “Trying to equal” or rival”
  • Pronunciation: “eh-mee-lee-yah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Croatian singer Emilija Kokic
  • Variants: Emilijah
  • Another name you might also like: Mercia

 

Erica

 

  • Origin: Old Norse girl name
  • Meaning: “Ever powerful” or “eternal ruler”
  • Pronunciation: “eh-ree-kah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American singer and songwriter Erica Monique Campbell
  • Variants: Erika; also a feminine version of “Eric” (Scandinavian and Old Norse)
  • Another name you might also like: Vera

 

Eseld

 

  • Origin: Cornish girl name
  • Meaning: “Ice battle”
  • Pronunciation: “eh-zeld”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Ezeld
  • Another name you might also like: Autumn

 

Frida

 

  • Pronunciation: “free-dah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Mexican painter Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón
  • Variants: Freida and Frieda
  • Another name you might also like: Alexis

 

Jochebed

 

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “YHWH is glory (YHWH means “Yahweh,” one of God’s names in the Bible)”
  • Pronunciation: “jok-uh-bed”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Brave Israelite midwife who saved newborn baby boys from getting killed by Pharaoh (the king of Egypt); she’s the mother of three important biblical figures: Aaron, Miriam, and Moses
  • Variants: Yokheved
  • Another name you might also like: Johanna

 

Kahlua

 

  • Origin: Hawaiian girl name
  • Meaning: “Second child”
  • Pronunciation: “kah-loo-ah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a brand of classic rum and coffee liqueur
  • Variants: None
  • Another name you might also like: Leanne

 

Indira

 

  • Origin: Sanskrit girl name
  • Meaning: “Splendid” or “beauty”
  • Pronunciation: “een-dee-rah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: French model and Miss France 2023 Indira Ampiot; also a goddess name as a byname (another name) for Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity and beauty
  • Variants: Endira and Endirah
  • Another name you might also like: Fleur

 

Kimiko

 

  • Meaning: “Beautiful,” “noble,” “child,” or “valuable”
  • Pronunciation: “kee-mee-koh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actress Kimiko Glenn
  • Variants: Kimi
  • Another name you might also like: Alicia

 

Kindra

 

  • Origin: Old Norse and English girl name
  • Meaning: “Greatest champion” or “royal protector”
  • Pronunciation: “kin-drah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Kendra, Kynndra, and Kyndra
  • Another name you might also like: Ynah

 

Lorena

 

  • Origin: Spanish girl name 
  • Meaning: “Laurel”
  • Pronunciation: “loh-reh-nah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Mexican former professional golfer Lorena Ochoa and actress Lorena Velázquez
  • Variants: Lorrena or Lorenna
  • Another name you might also like: Roxette

 

Shasta

 

  • Origin: Indian – Hindi and Native American girl name
  • Meaning: “Commended,” “praised,” and “teacher”
  • Pronunciation: “shas-tah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American professional golfer Shasta Averyhardt
  • Variants: Shastah and Shahsta
  • Another name you might also like: Alwina

 

Thùy

 

  • Origin: Vietnamese name 
  • Meaning: 1 syllable girl name meaning “friendship”
  • Pronunciation: “twee”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Vietnamese American singer and songwriter Thuy Thi Thu Tran
  • Variants: “Twee”
  • Another name you might also like: Annet

 

Other Fun Baby Names For Girls

What Are Edgy & Badass Female Names?

Alanis

 

  • Origin: Gaelic and Hawaiian name for girls
  • Meaning: “Little rock,” “precious,” or “cheerful”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-lah-nees”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Canadian-American singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette
  • Variants: Allanis; also a feminine form of the Gaelic and Celtic boy name “Alan”
  • Another name you might also like: Adela

 

Arya

 

  • Origin: Sanskrit and Indian name 
  • Meaning: “noble”
  • Pronunciation: “ar-yah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 121
  • Namesakes: Badass fictional character Arya Stark in “Game of Thrones
  • Variants: Arryah or Aryah
  • Another name you might also like: Kate

 

Asteria

 

  • Origin: Ancient Greek name 
  • Meaning: “Star”
  • Pronunciation: “as-ter-ee-yuh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Legendary Amazon warrior (tribe of warrior women) who used a golden armor to defeat an army of men
  • Variants: Astoria or Asatira
  • Another name you might also like: Mishka

 

Avery

 

  • Origin: English and French girl name 
  • Meaning: “Ruler of elves”
  • Pronunciation: “ay-vuh-ree”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actresses Avery Mull and Avery Camp 
  • Variants: Avari and Averey
  • Another name you might also like: Ameille

 

Galadriel

  • Origin: Sindarin Quenya girl name (Tolkien-invented languages)
  • Meaning: Goth girl name that means “maiden or lady crowned with a garland”
  • Pronunciation: “gah-lad-ree-yel”
  • Length: 9 letters, 4 syllables
  • Description/Namesakes: Powerful elf queen in Tolkien lore (e.g., “The Lord of the Rings”)
  • Popularity: 1,000+
  • Variations: Galaddriel and Galladriel
  • Another name you might also like: Guinuivere

 

Hayden

 

  • Origin: English name; country boy name that’s now popular as a unisex name
  • Meaning: “Fire” or “heather-grown hill”
  • Pronunciation: “hay-den”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 343
  • Namesakes: American actress Hayden Panettiere
  • Variants: Haydn, Haiden, or Heyden
  • Another name you might also like: Charisse

 

Hermione

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “Messenger”
  • Pronunciation: “her-mai-uh-nee”
  • Length: 8 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: The smartest young witch and one of Harry’s best friends in the “Harry Potter franchise
  • Variants: Feminine form of the Greek god name “Hermes”
  • Another name you might also like: Lovette

 

Marcella

 

  • Origin: Roman and Italian girl name
  • Meaning: “Warlike” or “martial”
  • Pronunciation: “mar-seh-lah”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American comedian Marcella Arguello and voice actress Marcella Lentz-Pope
  • Variants: Female form of “Marcello” or “Mark”
  • Another name you might also like: Krishelle

 

Rebel

 

  • Pronunciation: “reh-bel”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Australian actress Rebel Wilson
  • Variants: Rogue (similar meaning)
  • Another name you might also like: Blythe

 

Sloane

 

  • Origin: Irish name for girls
  • Meaning: “Raider”
  • Pronunciation: “slown”
  • Length: 6 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 140
  • Namesakes: American tennis player Sloane Stephens and actress Sloane Avery
  • Variants: Sloan
  • Another name you might also like: Chanel

 

Zena

 

  • Origin: Greek and Ukrainian girl name
  • Meaning: “Warrior princess” or “guest”
  • Pronunciation: “zee-nuh”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: British performance poet Zena Edwards and American silent film actress Zena Keefe
  • Variants: Zeena or Zenah
  • Another name you might also like: Zarina

 

Precious & Pretty Baby Girl Names

Callista

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “The most beautiful”
  • Pronunciation: “kah-lees-tah”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actress Calista Flockhart and softball player Callista Balko
  • Variants: Kallista and Calista
  • Another name you might also like: Klementine

 

Chiara

 

  • Origin: Italian girl name
  • Meaning: “Luminous” and “bright”
  • Pronunciation: “chee-yah-rah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actress Chiara Aurelia and Canadian voice actress Chiara Zanni
  • Variants: Ciarra and Chiarra
  • Another name you might also like: Claryce

 

Ginny

 

  • Origin: English girl name
  • Meaning: “Pure” or “chaste”
  • Pronunciation: “gee-nee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Fictional character Ginny Weasley in “Harry Potter” (Ron Weasley’s sister and Harry’s girlfriend)
  • Variants: Ginnie, Jinnie, and Jinny
  • Another name you might also like: Edyth

 

Serena

 

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “Serene,” “calm,” or “tranquil”
  • Pronunciation: “see-ree-nah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 386
  • Namesakes: American tennis player Serena Williams and professional wrestler Serena Deeb
  • Variants: Serinna, Serina, and Syrena
  • Another name you might also like: Eleanore

 

Valerie

 

  • Origin: Latin and French girl name
  • Meaning: “Strong and healthy”
  • Pronunciation: “vah-leh-ree”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 148
  • Namesakes: American actresses Valerie Anne Bertinelli and Valerie Kathryn Harper
  • Variants: Valery, Valeree, and Valarie
  • Another name you might also like: Lisabetta

 

Unique Musical & Song-Inspired Girl Names

Allegra

 

  • Origin: Italian girl name
  • Meaning: Musical girl name meaning “lively” or “happy”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-leg-rah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: British-American author Allegra Huston and Italian-American heiress Allegra Versace
  • Another name you might also like: Eimy

 

Ariah

 

  • Pronunciation: “ah-ree-uh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 460
  • Namesakes: American actress Aria Noelle Curzon and singer Aria Crescendo
  • Variants: Aria or Ariea
  • Another name you might also like: Katherine

 

Cadence

 

  • Origin: Latin and English girl name
  • Meaning: “Flowing” or “rhythmic”
  • Pronunciation: “kay-denz”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 857
  • Namesakes: American Winter Olympics figure skater Cadence Parrish
  • Variants: Kadence
  • Another name you might also like: Shenandoah

 

Harmony

 

  • Origin: Greek and English girl name
  • Pronunciation: “har-moh-nee”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 215
  • Namesakes: American actress Harmony Santana and the vampire character Harmony Kendall in the TV series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Variants: Harmonie
  • Another name you might also like: Janes

 

Lyric

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: Comes from the Greek word meaning “lyre” (a musical instrument)
  • Pronunciation: “lee-rik”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American writer and actress Lyric Anderson and actress Lyrica Woodruff
  • Variants: Lyrik or “Lyre”
  • Another name you might also like: Katja

 

Unique Pet Names & Monikers

Some pet names for your little girl:

 

Bonita

 

  • Pronunciation: “boh-nee-tah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actress Bonita Friedericy and musician Bonita Boyd 
  • Variants: Bonnie and Bunnie
  • Another name you might also like: Anastasiya

 

Cara

 

  • Origin: Italian girl name
  • Meaning: “Friend”
  • Pronunciation: “kah-rah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: English model and actress Cara Jocelyn Delevingne
  • Variants: Carra, Carah, and Kara
  • Another name you might also like: Bernice

 

Chiqui

 

  • Origin: Spanish pet name for girls
  • Meaning: “Something tiny” or “little girl”
  • Pronunciation: “chee-kee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Spanish actress Chiqui Fernández
  • Variants: Chicky and Chickie
  • Another name you might also like: Dorothea

 

Winnie

 

  • Origin: Welsh and English unisex name
  • Meaning: “Friend of peace” or “gentle friend”
  • Pronunciation: “wee-nee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 592
  • Namesakes: American film actress Winnie Lightner and screenwriter Winnie Holzman
  • Variants: Nickname for longer names like “Gwendolyn” or “Winifred”
  • Another name you might also like: Galathea

 

Fashionable Designer Brand-Worthy Names

Dolce

 

  • Origin: Italian and Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “Sweet”
  • Pronunciation: “dowl-chay”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Part of the famous luxury brand name “Dolce & Gabbana”
  • Variants: Dulce and Dulsi
  • Another name you might also like: Maire

 

Prada

 

  • Origin: Italian gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: Earthy name that means “meadow” or “glow”
  • Pronunciation: “praa-duh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After the Italian luxury fashion house “Prada”
  • Variants: None
  • Another name you might also like: Raisa

 

Zara

 

  • Origin: Arabic girl name
  • Meaning: “Splendor,” “blossoming flower,” or “dawn”
  • Pronunciation: “zah-rah”
  • Popularity/Rank: 201
  • Namesakes: After “ZARA” (the Spanish multi-national retail clothing chain); also after American actress Zara Cully and English actress Zara Dawson
  • Variants: Zarah or Zahra
  • Another name you might also like: Jhayd

 

Cute & Unique Middle Names

Esperanza

 

  • Origin: Spanish girl name
  • Meaning: Hispanic girl name meaning “hope” or “expectation”
  • Pronunciation: “es-peh-ran-zah”
  • Length: 9 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Spanish actress Esperanza Roy
  • Variants: Esperantia
  • Another name you might also like: Isabelle

 

Gianina

 

  • Origin: Italian girl name
  • Meaning:God is gracious”
  • Pronunciation: “jee-yah-nee-nah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Costa Rican actress and film producer Giannina Facio
  • Variants: Giannina and Gianinah
  • Another name you might also like: Ammayya

 

Ianthe

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “Purple flower”
  • Pronunciation: “eey-yan-thee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Wall Street Journal investigative reporter Ianthe Jeanne Dugan
  • Variants: Ianthea and Iantha
  • Another name you might also like: Arleth

 

Kamryn

 

  • Origin: Scottish unisex name
  • Meaning: “Crooked nose”
  • Pronunciation: “kam-reen”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #531
  • Namesakes: Surinamese-Dutch singer Kamryn Belle and American ballerina Kamryn Baldwin
  • Variants: Cameron and Camreen

 

Safiya

 

  • Origin: Arabic girl name
  • Meaning: “Best friend” or “confidante”
  • Pronunciation: “sah-fee-yah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American YouTuber Safiya Nygaard and film director Safiya Songhai
  • Variants: Safiyya and Safiyah
  • Another name you might also like: Georgina

 

Unique Last Names Used As First Names

Emmerson

 

  • Origin: German unisex name
  • Meaning: “Child of Emery,” “powerful,” or “brave”
  • Pronunciation: “eh-mer-sn”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 170
  • Namesakes: Also a common last name (e.g., English novelist Sally Emerson and American singer and actress Jacqueline Emerson)
  • Variants: Emerson
  • Another name you might also like: Neriah

 

Kennedy

 

  • Origin: Irish unisex name
  • Meaning: “Armored”
  • Pronunciation: “keh-neh-dee”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 74
  • Namesakes: American actress Kennedy McMann and singer Kennedy Holmes
  • Variants: Kennedee and Kenedy
  • Another name you might also like: Winonna

 

Lennon

 

  • Origin: Irish unisex name
  • Meaning: “Lover”
  • Pronunciation: “leh-non”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 229
  • Namesakes: American actress and comedian Lennon Parham
  • Variants: Lenon and Lennan
  • Another name you might also like: Blythe

 

Leslie

 

  • Origin: Scottish girl name
  • Meaning: “Holly garden”
  • Pronunciation: “lez-lee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 652
  • Namesakes: American stand-up comedian and actress Annette “Leslie” Jones
  • Variants: Lesley and Leslee
  • Another name you might also like: Annais

 

Artsy & Poetic Unique Girl Names

Bijou

 

  • Origin: French unisex name
  • Meaning: “Jewel”
  • Pronunciation: “bee-zhoo”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American stage actress ijou Fernandez and actress Bijou Lilly Phillips (the daughter of singer John Phillips)
  • Variants: Bijjou
  • Another name you might also like: Annie

 

Cleo

 

  • Origin: English and Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “Glory” and “fame”
  • Pronunciation: “klee-oh”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #664
  • Namesakes: After the Greek muse of history
  • Variants:  Klio and Cleoh
  • Another name you might also like: Bella

 

Scarlette

 

  • Origin: French girl name
  • Pronunciation: “skar-let”
  • Length: 9 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #962
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Scarlet and Scarlett
  • Another name you might also like: Claryce

 

Rare Girl Names From A To Z

Rare Baby Names For Girls Starting With A

Abaigeal

  • Origin: Irish girl name
  • Meaning: “Father rejoiced” or “joy of the father”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-bah-gyl”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None with this spelling, but many with the variant “Abigail” (e.g., American actress Abigail Breslin)
  • Variants: Irish form of “Abigail”
  • Another name you might also like: Amiya

 

Abia

 

  • Origin: Arabic unisex name
  • Meaning: “Great”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-bee-yah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Abiya
  • Another name you might also like: 

 

Abriella

 

  • Origin: Latin and Italian girl name
  • Meaning:God is my strength”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-bree-yeh-lah”
  • Length: 8 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actress and model Abriella Gonzales
  • Variants: Aubriella and Aubrielle
  • Another name you might also like: 

 

Adia

  • Origin: East African and German girl name
  • Meaning: “Noble” or “gift”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-dee-yah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American women’s basketball coach Adia Barnes
  • Variants: Adiah and Addia
  • Another name you might also like: Accla

 

Aisha

  • Origin: African and Arabic girl name
  • Meaning: Spiritual name meaning “life,” “vivaciousness,” “alive,” or “well”
  • Pronunciation: “ai-yee-shuh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 461
  • Namesakes: American television and film actress Aisha Hinds; also an important Muslim figure as the third and favorite wife of the Prophet Muhammad
  • Variants: Asha, Ayeshah, and Aishah
  • Another name you might also like: Aliva

 

Aisling

  • Origin: Irish and Gaelic girl name
  • Meaning: “Vision” or “dream”
  • Pronunciation: “ash-leen”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actress Aisling Sistrunk and the fictional Empire Princess Aisling Duval in the video game “Elite: Dangerous
  • Variants: Ashlynn, Aislene, Aislinn, and Aislin
  • Another name you might also like: Amien

 

Alanna

 

  • Origin: Old High German girl name 
  • Meaning: “Precious” or “beautiful offering”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-lah-nah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 568
  • Namesakes: American actresses Alanna Masterson and Alanna Ubach
  • Variants: Alana
  • Another name you might also like: Clarice

 

Alaska

 

  • Origin: Aleut – Native American unisex name
  • Meaning: “The mainland” or “great land”
  • Pronunciation: “uh-las-kah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None
  • Another name you might also like: Lenna

 

Amaris

 

  • Origin: Latin and Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Bitter” or “promised by God” 
  • Pronunciation: “ah-mah-rees”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 909
  • Namesakes: Latin-American actress and singer-songwriter Amaris Dupree
  • Variants: Amariah
  • Another name you might also like: Arvani

 

Amirah

  • Origin: Arabic and Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: Cute girl name meaning “princess”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-mee-rah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actress and singer Amirah Vann
  • Variants: Amira, Amyrah, Amyra, Ameerah, and Ameera
  • Another name you might also like: Alvira

 

Andrina

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: Vintage girl name meaning “brave and manly”
  • Pronunciation: “an-dree-nah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American singer Andrina Turenne
  • Variants: A feminine form of “Andrew
  • Another name you might also like: Amiela

 

Aodhnait

  • Origin: Irish girl name
  • Pronunciation: “ay-neht”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Another name you might also like: Anona

 

Arden

  • Origin: British unisex name
  • Meaning: Nature name that means “great forest,” “valley of the eagle,” or “high land”
  • Pronunciation: “ar-den”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actress, model, and singer Arden Cho
  • Variants: Arden and Ardden
  • Another name you might also like: Aliva

 

Armelle

 

  • Origin: Breton – Celtic girl name
  • Meaning: “Bear princess”
  • Pronunciation: “ar-mell”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: French actress and comedian Armelle Leśniak
  • Variants: Armella
  • Another name you might also like: Aaliya

 

Asantewaa

 

  • Origin: Latin and African girl name
  • Meaning: “Brave, fearless warrior woman”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-san-te-waah”
  • Length: 9 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Asante (ancient African tribe) warrior queen Yaa Asantewaa
  • Variants: None
  • Another name you might also like: Adelheid

 

Ashlyn

 

  • Origin: Irish and American girl name
  • Meaning: “Dream”
  • Pronunciation: “ash-leen”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 779
  • Namesakes: American actresses Ashlyn Pearce and Ashlyn Gere
  • Variants: Ashlyne 
  • Another name you might also like: Aubriella 

 

Aurelia

 

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “The golden one”
  • Pronunciation: “aw-rehl-yah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 490
  • Namesakes: St. Aurelia of Strausborg, a 4th-century saint
  • Variants: Aurélie and Aurella
  • Another name you might also like: Gwenyth

 

Aurinda

 

  • Origin: Latin and Old English girl name
  • Meaning: “Gold” or “beautiful gold”
  • Pronunciation: “aw-rin-dah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Orinda
  • Another name you might also like: Innessa

 

Aviana

 

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “Bird-like”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-vee-yah-nah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 743
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Avianna
  • Another name you might also like: Lucienne

 

Aviva

 

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Fresh,” “dewy,” or “springtime”
  • Pronunciation: “uh-vee-vah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actress Aviva Baumann
  • Variants: Avivah and Avviva
  • Another name you might also like: Natalia

 

Rare Baby Names For Girls Starting With B

Banou

  • Origin: Swahili, Turkish, and Persian girl name
  • Meaning: Black girl name meaning “princess,” “grand lady,” “lady,” or “little sister”
  • Pronunciation: “bah-noo”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a place name after a small town in Burkina Faso, Africa
  • Variants: Banu
  • Another name you might also like: Benya

 

Beatrix

  • Origin: Latin, Hungarian, Dutch, English, and German name for girls
  • Meaning: “Blessed,”  “she who brings happiness,” or “voyager”
  • Pronunciation: “beh-yah-triks”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American figure skater Beatrix Loughran and English children’s author and illustrator Beatrix Potter
  • Variants: Beatrice and Beatriz
  • Another name you might also like: Braylen

 

Beeba

 

  • Origin: African girl name
  • Meaning: “Beloved”
  • Pronunciation: “bee-bah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Biba and Beaba
  • Another name you might also like: Alisha

 

Bexley

 

  • Origin: English girl name
  • Meaning: Nature name meaning “clearing surrounded by box trees”
  • Pronunciation: “bek-slee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 897
  • Namesakes: American actress Bexley Lapp
  • Variants: Bexly and Bexleigh
  • Another name you might also like: Bernadette

 

Blaise

 

  • Origin: French gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Lisp”
  • Pronunciation: “blayz”
  • Length: 6 letters, 1 syllable girl name
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Another name you might also like: Caitlin

 

Bodhi

 

  • Origin: Indian – Sanskrit gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Enlightenment” or “awakening”
  • Pronunciation: “bow-dee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Bodie
  • Another name you might also like: Clothilde

 

Boopa

  • Meaning: “Flower” or “blossoms”
  • Pronunciation: “boo-puh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Bupa and Boopah
  • Another name you might also like: Britta

 

Bora

 

  • Pronunciation: “boh-rah”
  • Length: 4  letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Korean-American composer and vocalist Bora Yoon
  • Variants: Borra
  • Another name you might also like: Liv

 

Braelynn

 

  • Origin: Celtic and Welsh girl name
  • Meaning: “Dweller near the moor” or “meadow”
  • Pronunciation: “brey-linn”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 574
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Braelyn and Braylynn
  • Another name you might also like: Dominique

 

Brielle

 

  • Origin: French and Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Heroine of God”
  • Pronunciation: “bree-ehl”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #116
  • Namesakes/Description: American singer Brielle Von Hugel and actress Brielle Barbusca
  • Variants: Breelle, Briele, Brill, Briella, and Brealle; also a short form of “Gabrielle”
  • Another name you might also like: Jade and Isabella

 

Bronwyn

  • Origin: Welsh girl name
  • Meaning: “White raven,” “fair and blessed breast,” or “pure of heart”
  • Pronunciation: “bran-win”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American digital artist and painter Bronwyn Lundberg; also a fantasy girl name after the character Bronwyn in the magical “Adventure Time” TV series
  • Variants: Bronwin
  • Another name you might also like: Brandi

 

Rare Baby Names For Girls Starting With C

Caia

 

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “To rejoice”
  • Pronunciation: “kay-uh”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Dutch field hockey player Caia van Maasakker
  • Variants: Feminine form of the Latin boy name “Caius”
  • Another name you might also like: Wilma

 

Caitlin

 

  • Origin: Gaelic and Celtic girl name
  • Meaning: “Pure”
  • Pronunciation: “kate-lyn”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actress and filmmaker Caitlin FitzGerald
  • Variants: Caetlynn and Caitlynn
  • Another name you might also like: Bree

 

Calia

 

  • Origin: Italian girl name
  • Meaning: “Beautiful person” or “good”
  • Pronunciation: “kah-lee-yah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Callia and Calliya
  • Another name you might also like: Drewie

 

Calla

 

  • Origin: Greek and Latin girl name
  • Meaning: Girl plant name meaning “beautiful lily”
  • Pronunciation: “kah-lah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American pair ice skater Calla Vita Urbanski
  • Variants: Kalla
  • Another name you might also like: Gabbie

 

Camari

 

  • Origin: Latin and Irish name for girls
  • Meaning: “Crooked nose”
  • Pronunciation: “kah-mah-ree”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Kamari
  • Another name you might also like: Jenesis

 

Carmel

 

  • Origin: Hebrew unisex name
  • Pronunciation: “kar-mel”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American figure skater Carmel Waterbury Bodel
  • Variants: Karmel; also spelled “Carmela” as a girl name, and “Carmelo” as a boy name
  • Another name you might also like: Harper

 

Casiane

  • Origin: English and ancient Greek name for girls
  • Meaning: “Cinnamon”
  • Pronunciation: “kah-see-yah-nee”
  • Length: 7 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Cassiane, Kassiani, and Kasiani; also a feminine form of the Greek boy name “Casiano”
  • Another name you might also like: Carisa

 

Cicely

 

  • Origin: English girl name
  • Meaning: “Blind of self beauty”
  • Pronunciation: “see-suh-lee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actress Cicely Tyson
  • Variants: Cecilia 
  • Another name you might also like: Taylor

 

Clea

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “Glory” or “acclaim”
  • Pronunciation: “kleh-yah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actress Clea Lewis
  • Variants: Klea
  • Another name you might also like: Agatha

 

Clio

 

  • Origin: Greek gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Glory”
  • Pronunciation: “klee-yoh”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Variants: Klio
  • Another name you might also like: Angelou

 

Clothilde

  • Origin: French and German girl name
  • Pronunciation: “klo-teeld”
  • Length: 9 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: French actresses Clotilde Courau and Clotilde Hesme
  • Variants: Clotilde
  • Another name you might also like: Chanell

 

Colette

 

  • Origin: French and English girl name
  • Meaning: “People of victory” or “little victorious one”
  • Pronunciation:  “kuh-let”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 448
  • Namesakes: American pair skater Colette Appel
  • Variants: Nicolette
  • Another name you might also like: Blakey

 

Corinne

 

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “Beautiful maiden” or “spear”
  • Pronunciation: “koh-rinn”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American TV producer and writer Corinne Brinkerhoff
  • Variants: Korryn and Korryn
  • Another name you might also like: Emily

 

Cossette

  • Origin: French and Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “Little thing” or “people of victory”
  • Pronunciation: “kow-zet”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None with this spelling, but many with the variant “Cosette” (e.g., the little girl in Victor Hugo’s “Les Misérables”)
  • Variants: Cosette, Cozette, Cosetta, and Cozetta
  • Another name you might also like: Carlisha

 

Cristina

 

  • Origin: Greek and Spanish girl name
  • Meaning: “Follower of Christ” or “to annoint”
  • Pronunciation: “kris-tee-nah”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American voice actress Cristina Pucelli
  • Variants: Christina
  • Another name you might also like: Gloria

 

Rare Baby Names For Girls Starting With D

Darcy

  • Origin: French and Irish gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: Black baby name that means “dark one,” “descendant of the dark,” “dark-haired,” or “from the fortress”
  • Pronunciation: “dar-see”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actresses Darcy LaPier and Darcy Sterling
  • Variants: Darci and Darcey
  • Another name you might also like: Danika

 

Deirdre

 

  • Origin: Irish and Gaelic girl name
  • Meaning: “Sorrowful” or “broken-hearted”
  • Pronunciation: “deer-druh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actress Deirdre Lovejoy
  • Variants: Deidra and Dierdre
  • Another name you might also like: Zadie

 

Delaney

 

  • Origin: Irish gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Dark challenger”
  • Pronunciation: “duh-lay-nee”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 242
  • Namesakes: American singer-songwriter Delaney Gibson
  • Variants: Delanee
  • Another name you might also like: Amethyst

 

Della

 

  • Origin: German girl name
  • Meaning: “Noble”
  • Pronunciation: “del-uh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 657
  • Namesakes: American singer and actress Della Reese
  • Variants: Delle
  • Another name you might also like: Crystal

 

Delphine

 

  • Origin: French and Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “Dolphin”
  • Pronunciation: “del-fin”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: French actress Delphine Chanéac
  • Variants: Feminine form of the Roman boy name “Delphinus”
  • Another name you might also like: Gratia

 

Denali

 

  • Origin: Native American unisex name
  • Meaning: “The high one”
  • Pronunciation: “duh-nah-lee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Actress Denali Bennett
  • Variants: Denalli
  • Another name you might also like: Margarethe

 

Desirae

 

  • Origin: American girl name
  • Meaning: “Desire”
  • Pronunciation: “deh-seh-ray”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Musician Desirae Brown from the classical piano ensemble “The 5 Browns”
  • Variants: Deserae
  • Another name you might also like: Marisol

 

Diem

 

  • Origin: Latin unisex name
  • Meaning: “Day”
  • Pronunciation: “dee-yem”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American TV personality and philanthropist Diem Brown
  • Variants: Diyem
  • Another name you might also like: Paisley

 

Dinah

 

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning:God will judge”
  • Pronunciation: “dai-nuh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American singer and actress Dinah Shore and a biblical girl name after Jacob’s only daughter
  • Variants: Dina, Deenah, and Dinya
  • Another name you might also like: Annalise

 

Dottie

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “Gift of God
  • Pronunciation: “dah-tee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American country music singer Dottie West (stage name of Dorothy Marie Marsh)
  • Variants: Dotty and Dodie
  • Another name you might also like: Amorah

 

Dominique

  • Origin: Latin and French name for girls
  • Meaning: “Belonging to God” or “of the Lord”
  • Pronunciation: “doh-mee-neek”
  • Length: 9 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actress and producer Dominique Swain and gymnast Dominique Helena Moceanu
  • Variants: Feminine form of the Latin boy name “Dominic”
  • Another name you might also like: Daviana

 

Drea

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “Virile” and “strong”
  • Pronunciation: “dree-yah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American dancer and reality TV personality Andrea Danyell “Drea” Kelly
  • Variants: Short form of “Andrea” or “Andrew” 
  • Another name you might also like: Anushka

 

Rare Baby Names For Girls Starting With E

Edena

 

  • Origin: English girl name
  • Meaning: “Delight” or “pleasure”
  • Pronunciation: “eh-deh-nah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Actress E’Dena Hines
  • Variants: Also spelled as E’Dena or Eden
  • Another name you might also like: Dora

 

Effie

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “Well-spoken”
  • Pronunciation: “eh-fee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: English actress and theater manager Effie Bancroft
  • Variants: Eppie; also a short form of “Eufemia” (Italian)
  • Another name you might also like: Dorel

 

Eilish

  • Origin: Gaelic and Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Pledged to God”
  • Pronunciation: “eye-lish”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: British athlete Eilish McColgan; also a middle name for girls (e.g., American singer and songwriter Billie Eilish, born as Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell)
  • Variants: Gaelic form of “Elizabeth”
  • Another name you might also like: Eloraina

 

Elara

 

  • Origin: Italian girl name
  • Meaning: “Hazelnut,” “spear shaft,” or “cheerful and happy”
  • Pronunciation: “ehl-uh-rah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: The giant Tityos’ mother, according to Greek mythology
  • Variants: Elarah, Ellara, and Ylara
  • Another name you might also like: Amora

 

Elina

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Pronunciation: “eh-lee-nah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 853
  • Namesakes: Romanian-American actress Elina Löwensohn
  • Variants: Ellina and Eliina
  • Another name you might also like: Riley

 

Eliza

  • Origin: Hebrew gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “God is satisfaction” or “joyful”
  • Pronunciation: “ih-ly-zah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 122
  • Namesakes: English actress and singer Eliza Bennett and American actress Eliza Patricia Dushku
  • Variants: Elliza; also a nickname for “Elizabeth”
  • Another name you might also like: Eisley

 

Elliana

 

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “My God has answered”
  • Pronunciation: “eh-lee-yah-nah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 131
  • Namesakes: American dancer and model Elliana Walmsley
  • Variants: Eliana and Eleana
  • Another name you might also like: Sonia

 

Elodie

  • Origin: Greek and French girl name
  • Meaning: “Foreign riches”
  • Pronunciation: “eh-luh-dee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 690
  • Namesakes: French actress Élodie Bouchez-Bangalter and American film and TV director Elodie Keene
  • Variants: Elodea and Elodia
  • Another name you might also like: Edwina

 

Eloise

 

  • Origin: German name for girls
  • Meaning: “Famous warrior”
  • Pronunciation: “eh-loh-eez”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 86
  • Namesakes: American actress Eloise Mumford and children’s writer Eloise McGraw
  • Variants: Eloisa (Spanish) and Heloise (French)
  • Another name you might also like: Karina

 

Elora

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Pronunciation: “eh-loh-rah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 515
  • Namesakes: American actresses Elora Riley and Elora Hall
  • Variants: Ellora and Alaura
  • Another name you might also like: Brave

 

Elspeth

 

  • Origin: Scottish and Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Chosen by God
  • Pronunciation: “els-peth”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Scottish novelist and journalist Elspeth Barker
  • Variants: Elspet and Elspie
  • Another name you might also like: Diana

 

Elvire

 

  • Origin: French and German girl name
  • Meaning: “Fair and white”
  • Pronunciation: “el-veer”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: French novelist Elvire de Brissac
  • Variants: Ellvire and Elvira
  • Another name you might also like: Grazie

 

Emaline

 

  • Origin: Latin and German girl name
  • Meaning: “Peaceful home”
  • Pronunciation: “eh-muh-leen”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Emmalyn and Emmeline 
  • Another name you might also like: Onorata

 

Ember

 

  • Origin: English nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “Burning low” or “spark” (name that means “fire”)
  • Pronunciation: “em-ber”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 160
  • Namesakes: American model and actress Ember (born Amber Davis)
  • Variants: Emberly
  • Another name you might also like: Hope

 

Embry

 

  • Origin: English girl name
  • Meaning: “Flat-topped hill”
  • Pronunciation: “em-bree”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None
  • Another name you might also like: Ustinya

 

Emersyn

  • Origin: British and German unisex name
  • Meaning: “Powerful,” “child of Emery,” or “brave”
  • Pronunciation: “eh-mer-sin”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 134
  • Namesakes: American actress Emersyn Fiorentino
  • Variants: First or middle name for girls, coming from the boy name “Emerson”
  • Another name you might also like: Eulla

 

Enola

  • Origin: Native American girl name
  • Meaning: “Solitary” or “alone”
  • Pronunciation: “eh-noh-lah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Badass girl name after the main character in the movie “Enola Holmes” (about the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes’ twin sister)
  • Variants: Ennola, Enolah, and Enolla
  • Another name you might also like: Ethelyn

 

Evalina

 

  • Origin: French and Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “Desire” or “bird”
  • Pronunciation: “eh-vah-lee-nah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Miss Curaçao 2011 Evalina van Putten
  • Variants: Evelina
  • Another name you might also like: Blossom

 

Everleigh

 

  • Origin: Old English girl name
  • Meaning: “Boar meadow”
  • Pronunciation: “eh-ver-lay”
  • Length: 9 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 99
  • Namesakes: Social media star Everleigh Rose Soutas
  • Variants: Everlee and Everlei
  • Another name you might also like: Brooke

 

Evie

 

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Life”
  • Pronunciation: “eeh-vee”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 275
  • Namesakes: American actress and producer Evie Peck
  • Variants: Eve
  • Another name you might also like: Cascade

 

Rare Baby Names For Girls Starting With F

Fable

  • Origin: Latin and English nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “Tale” or “legend”
  • Pronunciation: “fay-bl”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Story
  • Another name you might also like: Fellie

 

Farrah

 

  • Origin: Arabic girl name
  • Meaning: “Rejoice,” “joy,” or “happiness”
  • Pronunciation: “fah-rah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American TV personality Farrah Abraham
  • Variants: Farah and Farra
  • Another name you might also like: Harlow

 

Farren

 

  • Origin: English gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Handsome servant” or “adventurous”
  • Pronunciation: “fehr-ren”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a last name (e.g., English actress Nellie Farren)
  • Variants: Farhan and Farran
  • Another name you might also like: Mistie

 

Fiadh

  • Origin: Portuguese, Irish, and Italian name for girls
  • Meaning: “Weaver,” “respect,” or a nature name for girls that means “wild deer”
  • Pronunciation: “fee-yuh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None
  • Another name you might also like: Fallon

 

Fiala

 

  • Origin: Czech girl name
  • Meaning: “Violet”
  • Pronunciation: “fee-yah-lah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Fialla and Fialah
  • Another name you might also like: Summer

 

Fiona

  • Origin: Irish, Gaelic, and Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “Fair and beautiful” or “white”
  • Pronunciation: “fee-yoh-nah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 357
  • Namesakes: British TV presenter Fiona Bruce, American singer-songwriter Fiona Apple, and a magical name after Princess Fiona in the “Shrek” series
  • Another name you might also like: Frannie

 

Rare Baby Names For Girls Starting With G

Gemma

 

  • Origin: Latin and English girl name
  • Meaning: “Jewel” or “gem”
  • Pronunciation: “gem-uh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 197
  • Namesakes: English influencer, actress, and radio presenter Gemma Louise Atkinson
  • Variants: Gemmah and Gem

 

Giada

 

  • Origin: Italian girl name
  • Meaning: “Jade”
  • Pronunciation: “jaa-duh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Italian film director and actress Giada Colagrande
  • Variants: Giadda and Jada

 

Gillian

 

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “Youthful”
  • Pronunciation: “jee-lee-yan”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actress and director Gillian MacLaren Jacobs
  • Variants: Jillian

 

Gloria

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “Immortal glory” or “the glorious one”
  • Pronunciation: “glaw-ree-yah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 631
  • Namesakes: American singer Gloria Gaynor and actress Gloria Frances Stuart
  • Variants: Glory, Gloree, Glorea, and Glorea
  • Another name you might also like: Giovanna

 

Grecia

 

  • Origin: Latin and Spanish girl name
  • Meaning: “Graceful” or “gracious”
  • Pronunciation: “greh-sha”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Venezuelan actress Grecia Colmenares
  • Variants: None
  • Another name you might also like: Mia

 

Greta

  • Origin: German girl name
  • Meaning: “Creature of light” or “pearl”
  • Pronunciation: “greh-tah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 858
  • Namesakes: American actress Greta Lee and singer Greta Salpeter
  • Variants: It can be a nickname or moniker for “Margarethe” or “Margaret.”
  • Another name you might also like: Gracen

 

Grier

  • Origin: Scottish girl name
  • Meaning: “Watchful” and “alert”
  • Pronunciation: “gree-er”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a last name (e.g., American actress and singer Pamela Suzette Grier)
  • Variants: It can also be spelled as “Greer.”
  • Another name you might also like: Gypsi

 

Rare Baby Names For Girls Starting With H

Haisley

  • Origin: English and Irish girl name
  • Meaning: “Forest clearing,” “the hazel tree,” “enclosure on the hill,” “near the hazel tree,” or “wet haylands”
  • Pronunciation: “hayz-lee”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 471
  • Namesakes: Also a last name (such as American artist Mary Haisley)
  • Variants: Hayslee and Hazlie; it also comes from the surname “Hazley”
  • Another name you might also like: Hartlen

 

Halldóra

  • Origin: Norse, Icelandic, and Norwegian name for girls
  • Meaning: “Thunder goddess” or “thunder”
  • Pronunciation: “hal-doh-rah”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Icelandic actress and musician Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir
  • Variants: Hallþórr, Haldora, Haldorah, Halldorra, and Haldorra 
  • Another name you might also like: Huntah

 

Harolin

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

 

Helena

  • Origin: Greek and Spanish girl name
  • Meaning: “Shining light” or “bright, shining light” (name that means “light”)
  • Pronunciation: “heh-leh-nah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 473
  • Namesakes: Swedish-American actress Helena Mattsson and English actress Helena Bonham Carter
  • Variants: “Helen” and “Eleanor”
  • Another name you might also like: Huntleigh

 

Rare Baby Names For Girls Starting With I

Ibolya

  • Origin: Hungarian girl name
  • Meaning: Purple name meaning “violet color” or “violet flower”
  • Pronunciation: “ih-ball-yah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Hungarian actress Ibolya Baranyai
  • Variants: None
  • Another name you might also like: Itzyana

 

Imogen

  • Origin: Irish and Celtic girl name
  • Meaning: “Innocent maiden”
  • Pronunciation: “im-uh-juhn”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Welsh model Imogen Mary Thomas and English actress Imogen Stubbs
  • Variants: Imojeen, Imogene, and Emogene
  • Another name you might also like: Ileen

 

Inez

 

  • Origin: French, Portuguese, and Spanish girl name 
  • Meaning: “Pure”
  • Pronunciation: “eeh-nez”
  • Length: 4 letter girl name, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American novelist and television writer Inez Asher 
  • Variants: Ines

 

Irie

  • Origin: Jamaican gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Happy,” “good,” “nice,” or “cool,” or “carefree”
  • Pronunciation: “eeh-ree”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American singer and songwriter Irie Love Taylor
  • Variants: Irry and Iree
  • Another name you might also like: Ivyisla

 

Isa

 

  • Origin: German and Arabic girl name
  • Meaning: “Strong-willed” or “salvation of God
  • Pronunciation: “eye-suh”
  • Length: 3 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Swedish singer and songwriter Isa Tengblad
  • Variants: Issa, Esa, and Ysa
  • Another name you might also like: Ivy

 

Isolde

 

  • Origin: Welsh girl name
  • Meaning: “Ice ruler,” “iron lady,” or “fair lady”
  • Pronunciation: “uh-zowl-duh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: One of the fictional main characters in the Celtic legend “Tristan and Isolde
  • Variants: Iseult
  • Another name you might also like: Olivie

 

Iva

 

  • Origin: Slavic girl name
  • Meaning:God is gracious”
  • Pronunciation: “eye-vuh”
  • Length: 3 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American soprano singer Iva Bigelow Weaver
  • Variants: Ivah and Ivva
  • Another name you might also like: Plum

 

Izett

  • Origin: Irish and Norse unisex name
  • Meaning: “Fair aspect”
  • Pronunciation: “ai-zet”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Izetta; also a form of “Isolde” or “Isolda”
  • Another name you might also like: Inara

 

Rare Baby Names For Girls Starting With J

Jaelynn

 

  • Origin: American girl name
  • Meaning: “May God protect”
  • Pronunciation: “jay-leen”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Plus-size influencer Jaelynn Chaney
  • Variants: Jaylin and Jaelyn
  • Another name you might also like: Peaches

 

Jamila

 

  • Origin: Arabic girl name
  • Meaning: Name that means “beautiful”
  • Pronunciation: “jah-mee-lah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American singer and actress Jamila Velazquez
  • Variants: Jamilah and Jamillah; also a feminine form of the Arabic boy name “Jamil”
  • Another name you might also like: Rayven

 

January

 

  • Origin: English girl name
  • Meaning: “First month of the year” or “month named after Roman god Janus”
  • Pronunciation: “jan-yoo-eh-ree”
  • Length: 7 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American singer January Thompson and actress January Jones 
  • Variants: Jan
  • Another name you might also like: Willoh

 

Jara

  • Origin: Hindi and Spanish girl name
  • Meaning: “Rock-rose,” “spring,” “earthen water jug,” “little butterfly,” or “strong”
  • Pronunciation: “jah-rah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: It’s also the name of the Hindu goddess of happiness and the household.
  • Variants: Jarrah, Jarah, and Jarra
  • Another name you might also like: Jamarni

 

Jezebel

 

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Virginal” or “pure”
  • Pronunciation: “jeh-zuh-bel”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Fictional character Jezebel Jet, a fashion model and one of Bruce Wayne’s love interests in “Batman” comics
  • Variants: Jezabel and Jezzebel
  • Another name you might also like: Woolf

 

Juni

  • Origin: German and Scandinavian girl name
  • Meaning: “Lovable,” “young,” or “the month of June”
  • Pronunciation: “joo-nee”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None with this spelling
  • Variants: June, Juno, and Junie
  • Another name you might also like: Jazlyn

 

Rare Baby Names For Girls Starting With K

Kaia

 

  • Origin: Latin, Scandinavian, and Hawaiian girl name
  • Meaning: “Pure,” “life,” or “the sea”
  • Pronunciation: “kai-uh”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American model Kaia Gerber
  • Variants: Kaiah and Kaya
  • Another name you might also like: Wren

 

Karina

 

  • Origin: Scandinavian and Latin girl name
  • Pronunciation: “kah-ree-nah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 702
  • Namesakes: American singer and pianist Karina Pasian
  • Variants: Karyna, Karinna, and Kareina
  • Another name you might also like: Leigh

 

Karma

 

  • Origin: Sanskrit girl name
  • Meaning: “Destiny” or “fate”
  • Pronunciation: “kaar-muh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American children’s author Karma Wilson
  • Variants: Karrma
  • Another name you might also like: Jash

 

Kass

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “One who shines and excels over man”
  • Pronunciation: “kass”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a last name (e.g., Estonian children’s writer and illustrator Kristiina Kass)
  • Variants: Cass; can also be a short form of “Kassandra”
  • Another name you might also like: Camille

 

Katalia

 

  • Origin: Latin and Spanish girl name
  • Meaning: “Shining,” “rejoicing,” “pure and clean,” and “dangerous flower”
  • Pronunciation: “kah-tah-lee-yah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Kataleya and Katallia
  • Another name you might also like: Erika

 

Katja

  • Origin: Russian girl name
  • Meaning: Traditional name meaning “pure”
  • Pronunciation: “kat-yah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American voice actress Katja Zoch
  • Variants: Katia and Katya; also a Russian form of “Kate”
  • Another name you might also like: Kaiana

 

Keilani

 

  • Origin: Hawaiian girl name
  • Meaning: “Royal one, “sky,” “heaven,” or “glorious chief”
  • Pronunciation: “kay-lah-nee”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 632
  • Namesakes: American model Keilani Malia Asmus
  • Variants: Kehlani
  • Another name you might also like: Novvah

 

Kekepania

  • Origin: Greek and Hawaiian girl name
  • Meaning: “Wreath” or “crown” 
  • Pronunciation: “keh-keh-pah-nee-yah”
  • Length: 9 letters, 5 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Hawaiian form of the Greek girl name “Stephanie”
  • Another name you might also like: Melika

 

Kerensa

  • Origin: Cornish girl name
  • Meaning: Name that means “love”
  • Pronunciation: “ker-en-suh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Karenza and Carensa
  • Another name you might also like: Kaelyn

 

Keva

  • Origin: Gaelic and Irish girl name 
  • Meaning: “Gentle,” “precious,” or a name that means “beautiful”
  • Pronunciation: “kee-vah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000
  • Namesakes: Keva DeVelle Horry (ex-wife of American basketball player Robert Horry)
  • Variants: Kieva and Keeva 
  • Another name you might also like: Bambi

 

Kumasi

  • Origin: Twi – African girl name
  • Meaning: “The kum tree (a large banyan tree) survived” or “under the Kum tree (the tree of life)”
  • Pronunciation: “koo-mah-see”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a city in Ghana, Africa
  • Variants: None
  • Another name you might also like: Katlynne

 

Rare Baby Names For Girls Starting With L

Liana

  • Origin: French girl name
  • Meaning: “My God has answered”; also a hippie name meaning “vine” or “to twine around”
  • Pronunciation: “lee-yah-nah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 450
  • Namesakes: Canadian YouTuber Liana Kerzner and American actress Liana Liberato
  • Variants: Lianna, Liane, and Lianne
  • Another name you might also like: Letisha

 

Lillee

 

  • Origin: English name
  • Meaning: Flower name for girls meaning “Lily”
  • Pronunciation: “lee-lee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American singer Lillie McCloud and actress Lillie Hayward
  • Variants: “Lily” or “Lille”
  • Another name you might also like: Roxanne

 

Lisbeth

  • Origin: English girl name
  • Meaning: “God is my oath”
  • Pronunciation: “lees-beth”
  • Description/Namesakes: Gothic name after a character in “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Popularity: 1,000+
  • Variations: Lisbet, Lizbeth, and Liesel
  • Another name you might also like: Lucinda

 

Lissandra

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “Defender of men”
  • Pronunciation: “lee-san-drah”
  • Length: 9 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Witchy name after Lissandra, the Ice Witch in the multi-player, battle arena video game “League of Legends
  • Variants: Lisandra and Lyssandra; another form of “Alexandra” or a female version of the Greek name “Alexander”
  • Another name you might also like: Leeaster

 

Lorelei

  • Origin: German girl name
  • Meaning: “Alluring temptress”
  • Pronunciation: “lorr-uh-ly”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 442
  • Namesakes: After the mystical creature Lorelei; according to German mythology, she’s the maiden who lures fishermen with her voice while they navigate a treacherous pass
  • Variants: Lorelai and Laurelei
  • Another name you might also like: Laylin

 

Luda

  • Origin: Slavic and Russian girl name
  • Pronunciation: “loo-dah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Australian salsa dancer and five-time world Salsa champion Luda Kroitor
  • Variants: Ludah; also a variant of the Scottish boy name “Lludd”
  • Another name you might also like: Lyrica

 

Luciana

 

  • Origin: Italian name for girls
  • Meaning: Name that means “light”
  • Pronunciation: “loo-see-yah-nah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #360
  • Namesakes: Brazilian television host and former model Luciana Gimenez Morad and British Luciana Caporaso
  • Variants: Lucianna
  • Another name you might also like: Madelle

 

Rare Baby Names For Girls Starting With M

Madrigal

  • Origin: Latin and Spanish girl name
  • Meaning: Musical girl name meaning “a song for unaccompanied voices”
  • Pronunciation: “mah-druh-gahl”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Mystical girl name after the Madrigal, a chimera with bat wings and gazelle horns, and a human form in the “Daughter of Smoke & Bone
  • Variants: None
  • Another name you might also like: Mahalia

 

Maeve

  • Origin: Irish and Gaelic girl name
  • Meaning: “Intoxicating” or  “she who rules”
  • Pronunciation: “may-vee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 104
  • Namesakes: Mythical name after the Celtic queen of the fairies
  • Variants: “Maebh”
  • Another name you might also like: Maxxy

 

Maira

 

  • Origin: Irish girl name 
  • Meaning: “Bitter”
  • Pronunciation: “my-rah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American singer Mayra Verónica
  • Variants: “Mary”
  • Another name you might also like: Laverne

 

Maren

 

  • Origin: Scandinavian and Danish girl name
  • Meaning: “Pearl” or “star of the sea”
  • Pronunciation: “mah-ren”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 500
  • Namesakes: American country singer-songwriter and record producer Maren Morris
  • Variants: Marren, Marin, and Maryn
  • Another name you might also like: Moira

 

Marina

 

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Pronunciation: “mah-ree-nah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 646
  • Namesakes: American actress Marina Teresa Squerciati and English actress Marina Sirtis
  • Variants: Maryna and Mariana
  • Another name you might also like: Riya

 

Marisol

 

  • Origin: Spanish girl name
  • Meaning: “Mary of the solitude”
  • Pronunciation: “mah-ree-sol”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Maria de la Soledad, one of the names of the Virgin Mary
  • Variants: Marisole; can also be a short form of “Maria Soledad”
  • Another name you might also like: Zenni

 

Marleigh

 

  • Origin: Old English gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Pleasant pasture,” “marshy meadow,” or “seaside meadow”
  • Pronunciation: “mar-lay”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 711
  • Namesakes: Actress Marleigh Adler
  • Variants: Marlei, Marley, and Marlee
  • Another name you might also like: Aisha

 

Marlowe

 

  • Origin: French unisex name
  • Meaning: “From the hill by a lake” or “remnants of a lake”
  • Pronunciation: “maar-low”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 781
  • Namesakes: American actress Marlowe Peyton
  • Variants: Marlow
  • Another name you might also like: Ardden

 

Maylah

 

  • Origin: English and American girl name
  • Meaning: “Free bird” or “soldier”
  • Pronunciation: “may-lah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Mylah and Mayla; also a feminine form of the Irish boy name “Miles”
  • Another name you might also like: Beatrix

 

Melika

 

  • Origin: English, Hawaiian, and ancient Greek girl name
  • Meaning: Nature name that means “bee”
  • Pronunciation: “meh-lee-kah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Iranian actress Melika Sharifinia and German-Iranian actress Melika Foroutan
  • Variants: Hawaiian variant of “Melissa”
  • Another name you might also like: Calithea

 

Merab

 

  • Origin: Hebrew unisex name
  • Meaning: “Abundant” or “God will increase”
  • Pronunciation: “mehr-ab”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Biblical name after King Saul’s eldest daughter 
  • Variants: Merrab, Marrab, and Marab
  • Another name you might also like: Carina

 

Mercer

  • Origin: Old French gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: Occupational name meaning “shopkeeper” or “merchant”
  • Pronunciation: “mur-sr”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None for girls
  • Variants: Merser and Marcer
  • Another name you might also like: Marlee

 

Merritt

 

  • Origin: Old English unisex name
  • Meaning: “Boundary gate”
  • Pronunciation: “meh-rit”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Canadian actress Merritt Patterson
  • Variants: Merrit and Meritt
  • Another name you might also like: Charlotte

 

Miesha

  • Origin: Slavic, Hebrew, and Arabic girl name 
  • Meaning: “Gift from God” or “alive and well”
  • Pronunciation: “meesh-uh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Misha and Miessha
  • Another name you might also like: Albertine

 

Mika

 

  • Meaning: “Beautiful fragrance,” “three trees together,” “quick and nimble,” or “one who resembles God
  • Pronunciation: “mee-kah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actress Mika Boorem
  • Variants: Mikah, Micah, and Mykah; can also be a feminine form of the angel name “Michael”
  • Another name you might also like: Delaney

 

Milana

 

  • Origin: Italian girl name
  • Meaning: “Favored” or “from Milan (city in Italy)”
  • Pronunciation: “mee-lah-nah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 766
  • Namesakes: American actress and comedian Milana Aleksandrovna Vayntrub
  • Variants: Millana, Miljana, and Milanka
  • Another name you might also like: Desirae

 

Millicent

 

  • Origin: Old French and German girl name
  • Meaning: “Strong in work” or “labor strength”
  • Pronunciation: “mee-lee-suhnt”
  • Length: 9 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: English singer and actress Millicent Mary Lillian Martin
  • Variants: Milicent
  • Another name you might also like: Eliza

 

Mimosa

 

  • Origin: Haitian and Latin girl name
  • Meaning: Girl plant name that means “tropical tree or shrub”
  • Pronunciation: “mee-mow-sah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also the name of a cocktail drink
  • Variants: None
  • Another name you might also like: Monchy

 

Mireya

 

  • Origin: Spanish and Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “Admired” or “miracle”
  • Pronunciation: “mee-reh-yah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American zoologist and TV personality Mireya Mayor
  • Variants: Mireia
  • Another name you might also like: Elvire

 

Moira

 

  • Origin: Irish girl name
  • Meaning: “Fate,” “share,” or “destiny”
  • Pronunciation: “moi-rah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actresses Moira Harris and Moira Kelly
  • Variants: Moyra (Italian) and Moire (Scottish Gaelic)
  • Another name you might also like: Erica

 

Rare Baby Names For Girls Starting With N

Nadia

 

  • Origin: Russian, Arabic, and Slavic girl name
  • Meaning: “Hope,” “delicate,” or “tender”
  • Pronunciation: “nay-dee-uh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 437
  • Namesakes: American actress, model, and singer Nadia Alexandra Bjorlin
  • Variants: Nadya, Nadiya, and Nadja
  • Another name you might also like: Farrah

 

Naila

 

  • Origin: Arabic girl name
  • Meaning: “Successful” or “attainer (one who accomplishes things in life)”
  • Pronunciation: “nah-eeh-lah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Bangladeshi model and actress Naila Nayem
  • Variants: Naile (Turkish) and Nayla (Tunisian – African)
  • Another name you might also like: Fialla 

 

Naomie

 

  • Origin: Hebrew and Japanese girl name
  • Meaning: “Gentle,” “pleasant,” or “straight and beautiful”
  • Pronunciation: “nay-uh-mee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American internet personality Naomie Olindo
  • Variants: Naomi and Noémie
  • Another name you might also like: Fionna

 

Nara

 

  • Meaning: Name that means “sun,” “happy,” “pomegranate tree,” or “country”
  • Pronunciation: “nah-rah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: South Korean female singers Kwon Nara and Jang Na-ra (Koreans write their names as last name + first name)
  • Variants: Na-ra and Narah
  • Another name you might also like: Gardenia

 

Nashoba

  • Origin: Choctaw – Native American name (unisex)
  • Meaning: “Wolf”
  • Pronunciation: “nah-shoh-bah” 
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a place name (it’s popularly used in Massachusetts and Oklahoma)
  • Variants: None
  • Another name you might also like: Niomie

 

Nathalia

  • Origin: Spanish girl name
  • Meaning: “Born on Christmas Day” or “birthday of Christ”
  • Pronunciation: “nah-thah-lee-yah”
  • Length: 8 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actress Nathalia Ramos
  • Variants: A form of the traditional names “Natalia” and “Natalie”
  • Another name you might also like: Nicolette

 

Naya

 

  • Origin: Indian – Hindi girl name
  • Meaning: “Fresh,” “renewal,” and “new”
  • Pronunciation: “nye-ah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 747
  • Namesakes: American actress and singer Naya Rivera
  • Variants: Nayya
  • Another name you might also like: Celestine

 

Nerissa

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: Mermaid name that means “from the sea” or “sea nymph”
  • Pronunciation: “neh-ree-sah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American rock and folk musician Nerissa Nields
  • Variants: Neryssa, Nerisse, Nerys, and Nereida
  • Another name you might also like: Nevelle

 

Neve

 

  • Origin: Latin and Irish girl name
  • Meaning: “Bright,” “radiant,” or “snow”
  • Pronunciation: “neev”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Canadian actress Neve Adrianne Campbell (lead actress in the “Scream” movie series)
  • Variants: Neeve and Neveh
  • Another name you might also like: Gardeniya

 

Nevis

 

  • Origin: Spanish girl name
  • Meaning: “Our Lady of the Snows”
  • Pronunciation: “nee-vuhs”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Nuestra Señora de las Nieves, another name for the Virgin Mary as the Lady of the Snows
  • Variants: Nieves
  • Another name you might also like: Jianella

 

Niamh

 

  • Origin: Irish and Gaelic girl name
  • Meaning: “Princess of the golden hair,” “bright,” or “radiant”
  • Pronunciation: “nee-yam” 
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: English actress Niamh Blackshaw
  • Variants: Nimah
  • Another name you might also like: Grier

 

Noelle

 

  • Origin: French girl name
  • Meaning: “Christmas”
  • Pronunciation: “noh-well”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 211
  • Namesakes: American singer Noelle Scaggs and actress Noelle Beck
  • Variants: Noell; also a female form of the Old French boy name “Noel”
  • Another name you might also like: Haisley

 

Nola

 

  • Origin: Gaelic and Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “White shoulder”
  • Pronunciation: “now-luh”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 630
  • Namesakes: Broadway actress Nola Fairbanks
  • Variants: Nollah and Nolla
  • Another name you might also like: Harriet

 

Novah

 

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “New”
  • Pronunciation: “noh-vah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 697
  • Namesakes: American singer-songwriter Jade Novah (born Lindsay Fields)
  • Variants: Nova
  • Another name you might also like: Holle

 

Novice

 

  • Origin: Latin and English girl name
  • Meaning: “Beginner” or “inexperienced person”
  • Pronunciation: “naah-vuhs”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a place name after Novice, Texas
  • Variants: Novus
  • Another name you might also like: Idah

 

Rare Baby Names For Girls Starting With O

Octavia

 

  • Origin:  Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “Eighth”
  • Pronunciation: “aak-tay-vee-uh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 249
  • Namesakes: American actress Octavia Lenora Spencer
  • Variants: Feminine form of the Latin boy name “Octavus”
  • Another name you might also like: Iona

 

Oda

 

  • Origin: Hebrew, German, and Scandinavian girl name
  • Meaning: “Praise God,” “wealthy,” “prosperous,” or “great field”
  • Pronunciation: “oh-dah”
  • Length: 3 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Saint Oda of Scotland
  • Variants: Oda and Odda
  • Another name you might also like: Iseult

 

Odessa

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “Odyssey (long journey)”
  • Pronunciation: “ow-deh-suh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Fantasy girl name after Odessa, a character in the series “Etheria
  • Variants: Oddessa
  • Another name you might also like: Jamillah

 

Odette

  • Origin: Albanian, OId German, and French name
  • Meaning: “Wealthy,” “little Oda,” and “rich”
  • Pronunciation: “oh-dett”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: French-American actress and violinist Odette Myrtil and actress Odette Juliette Annable
  • Variants: Odet and Odetta
  • Another name you might also like: Olivette

 

Olea

 

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “Olive” or “the moon”
  • Pronunciation: “oh-lee-ah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Norwegian illustrator and children’s writer Lagertha Broch
  • Variants: Ollea
  • Another name you might also like: Jobelle

 

Olympia

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “From Mount Olympus”
  • Pronunciation: “oh-leem-pee-yah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American rocket scientist, writer, and professional speaker Olympia LePoint
  • Variants: Olimpia (Italian) and Olympe (French)
  • Another name you might also like: Joelle

 

Opal

 

  • Origin: Sanskrit girl name
  • Meaning: “Precious stone” or “gem”
  • Pronunciation: “ow-pal”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 525
  • Namesakes: American musician Stephanie Opal Weinstein
  • Variants: None
  • Another name you might also like: Karina

 

Orenda

  • Origin: Native American girl name
  • Meaning: “Magical power” or “great spirit”
  • Pronunciation: “aw-ren-duh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Magical name after the supernatural beings who are present in things, according to Iroquois Indian mythology 
  • Variants: None
  • Another name you might also like: Ora

 

Osanne

  • Origin: French and Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Deliver us,” “cry of praise,” or “save us, we pray”
  • Pronunciation: “oh-sah-neh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: French painter Osanne Marie Louise Nègre
  • Variants: French form of the biblical name “Hosanna”
  • Another name you might also like: Osprey

 

Ottilie

 

  • Origin: French and German girl name
  • Meaning: Warrior girl name meaning “prosperous in battle” 
  • Pronunciation: “oh-tee-lee”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American writer Ottilie A. Liljencrantz
  • Variants: Ottillie and Ottilia
  • Another name you might also like: Keilani

 

Rare Baby Names For Girls Starting With P

Paislee

 

  • Origin: Scottish girl name
  • Meaning: “Paisley (teardrop-shaped motif) patterned fabric” or “church”
  • Pronunciation: “pays-lee”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 505
  • Namesakes: Paislee Mae Lind (daughter of TV personalities Adam Lind and Chelsea Houska)
  • Variants: Paisley
  • Another name you might also like: Lexie

 

Paloma

 

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “Dove”
  • Pronunciation: “puh-low-mah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables 
  • Popularity/Rank: 957
  • Namesakes: American actress and model Paloma Bloyd
  • Variants: Palloma and Peloma
  • Another name you might also like: Layla

 

Pandora

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “All gifts”
  • Pronunciation: “pan-daw-rah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: English actress Pandora Beatrice Collin
  • Variants: Pandoura, Pandorra, and Pandorrah
  • Another name you might also like: Liorra

 

Paola

  • Origin: Italian girl name
  • Meaning: “Small” or “little and humble”
  • Pronunciation: “pow-lah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 984
  • Namesakes: Puerto Rican actress and playwright Paola Lázaro; also a last name (e.g., American poet and author Suzanne Paola)
  • Variants: Paula; also a feminine version of the biblical boy name “Paul”
  • Another name you might also like: Pridget

 

Petra

  • Origin: Greek, Hebrew, Latin, and Slavic girl name
  • Meaning: “Unshakeable and resilient,” “rock,” or “stone”
  • Pronunciation: “peh-trah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Czech professional tennis player Petra Kvitová and American musician and singer Petra Haden
  • Variants: Feminine version of the Hebrew and Greek boy name “Peter”
  • Another name you might also like: Priya

 

Phayre

 

  • Origin: Middle English girl name
  • Meaning: “Light-haired,” “fair,” or “beautiful”
  • Pronunciation: “feyr”
  • Length: 6 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Phaire
  • Another name you might also like: Mercer

 

Philippa

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “Lover of horses” or “horses’ friend”
  • Pronunciation: “fil-uh-puh”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American pianist Philippa Duke Schuyler
  • Variants: Phillippa and Phillippa
  • Another name you might also like: Nathalia

 

Philomena

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “Friend of strength” or “strong friend”
  • Pronunciation: “fee-luh-meh-nah”
  • Length: 9 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: English actress and writer Philomena McDonagh
  • Variants: Filomena
  • Another name you might also like: Nerissa

 

Pia

 

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “Reverent” or “pious”
  • Pronunciation: “pee-yah”
  • Length: 3 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American singer and songwriter Pia Mia Perez
  • Variants: Piia; also a feminine form of the Latin boy name “Pio”
  • Another name you might also like: Nixie

 

Piper

 

  • Origin: English girl name
  • Meaning: “Flute player” or “pipe player”
  • Pronunciation: “pai-per”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 113
  • Namesakes: American actress Piper Lisa Perabo 
  • Variants: Pyper
  • Another name you might also like: Odessa

 

Poppy

 

  • Origin: Latin and Old English girl name
  • Meaning: “Red flower”
  • Pronunciation: “paah-peeh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 338
  • Namesakes: Australian-American actress Poppy Montgomery and a magical name after Princess Poppy in “Trolls
  • Variants: Poppee and Poppi
  • Another name you might also like: Orchid

 

Portia

 

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “An offering”; can also mean “pig”
  • Pronunciation: “por-shuh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actresses Portia Dawson and Portia Ann Doubleday
  • Variants: Feminine form of the Latin boy name “Porcius”
  • Another name you might also like: Otzara

 

Priya

 

  • Origin: Sanskrit girl name
  • Meaning: “Beloved” or “dear”
  • Pronunciation: “pree-yah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American journalist Priya David
  • Variants: Priyanka and Priyal
  • Another name you might also like: Paulette

 

Prudence

 

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “Discretion” or “caution”
  • Pronunciation: “proo-dens”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American folk and jazz singer Prudence Johnson
  • Variants: Prudee
  • Another name you might also like: Perrine

 

Rare Baby Names For Girls Starting With Q

Qiana

  • Origin: African-American and Persian girl name
  • Meaning: Name that means “gracious,” “silky,” or “soft”
  • Pronunciation: “key-ah-nah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Actress Qiana Davis
  • Variants: It’s an alternative form of “Kiana”
  • Another name you might also like: Quinne

 

Queenie

 

  • Origin: Old English girl name
  • Meaning: “Queen” or “royal”
  • Pronunciation: “kwee-nee”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Beautiful witchy name after Queenie Goldstein, a half-blood witch in the “Fantastic Beasts” film series
  • Variants: Queen and Queeny
  • Another name you might also like: Rhona

 

Quetzalli

  • Meaning: “Beautiful feather” or “precious thing” 
  • Pronunciation: “ket-zah-lee”
  • Length: 9 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Quetzaly and Quetzalcoatl
  • Another name you might also like: Qyanlee

 

Quinlan

  • Origin: Irish nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “Shapely,” “fit,” or “strong”
  • Pronunciation: “kwin-luhn”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a last name (e.g., British actress and comedy writer Carrie Quinlan)
  • Variants: Kwinlan, Quinlen, Quinlin, and Quinlynn
  • Another name you might also like: Quasie

 

Quinn

 

  • Origin: Irish unisex name
  • Meaning: “Reason,” “wise,” or “sense”
  • Pronunciation: “kween”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 73
  • Namesakes: American actresses Quinn Shephard and Quinn McColgan
  • Variants: Quinne and Quynn
  • Another name you might also like: Royse

 

Quintana

 

  • Origin: Spanish girl name
  • Meaning: “Country house” or “the fifth girl”
  • Pronunciation: “keen-tah-nah”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables 
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Quintana Roo Dunne (the daughter of American writer and journalist Joan Didion)
  • Variants: Quintanah
  • Another name you might also like: Sariah

 

Rare Baby Names For Girls Starting With R

Raina

 

  • Origin: Slavic and German girl name
  • Meaning: “Queen”
  • Pronunciation: “ray-nuh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 929
  • Namesakes:America’s Next Top Model” runner-up Raina Hein
  • Variants: Reyna, Reign, Rayna, and Rainah
  • Another name you might also like: Sahara

 

Ramsey

 

  • Origin: English gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Low-lying land”
  • Pronunciation: “ram-zee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a last name (e.g., American actress Laura Ramsey)
  • Variants: Ramsay
  • Another name you might also like: Shea

 

Rani

 

  • Origin: Sanskrit and Hebrew gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Joyous song” or “queen”
  • Pronunciation: “rah-nee”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: English television presenter Rani Price
  • Variants: Ranni and Ranee
  • Another name you might also like: Tana

 

Rasha

 

  • Origin: Arabic girl name
  • Meaning: “Young gazelle”
  • Pronunciation: “rah-sha”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Rasha Thadani (daughter of Indian actress Raveena Tandon)
  • Variants: Rassha and Raasha
  • Another name you might also like: Tillie

 

Rayna

 

  • Origin: Scandinavian girl name
  • Meaning:  “Song” or “counsel”
  • Pronunciation: “ray-nah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American musician and actress Rayna Gellert
  • Variants: Raynah
  • Another name you might also like: Trinity

 

Reeve

 

  • Origin: English unisex name
  • Meaning: “Bailiff”
  • Pronunciation: “reev”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a last name (e.g., American actress and singer Dana Reeve)
  • Variants: Reev
  • Another name you might also like: Unity

 

Rehema

  • Origin: Egyptian unisex name
  • Meaning: “Forgiveness” and “compassion”
  • Pronunciation: “reh-heh-mah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Ugandan – African film actress and director Rehema Nanfuka
  • Variants: None
  • Another name you might also like: Rylee

 

Remi

 

  • Origin: French unisex name
  • Meaning: “Oarsman,” “cure,” or “remedy”
  • Pronunciation: “reh-mee”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: YouTube star Remi Cruz
  • Variants: Remy
  • Another name you might also like: Uriela

 

Reverie

 

  • Origin: French girl name
  • Meaning: “Daydream”
  • Pronunciation: “reh-ver-eeh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Anime girl name after Reverie “Ren” Metherlence in “Elemental Gelade
  • Variants: Revery
  • Another name you might also like: Ustinya

 

Rhea

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “Flowing” or “flowing stream”
  • Pronunciation: “ray-uh”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 597
  • Namesakes: British actress Rhea Bailey; also after the Greek goddess of motherhood and fertility in Greek mythology
  • Variants: Rheya
  • Another name you might also like: Vega

 

Rhona

 

  • Origin: Scottish and Old Norse girl name
  • Meaning: “Holy spear,” “rough island,” or “ruler’s advisor”
  • Pronunciation: “roh-nuh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American singer, model, and actress Rhona Bennett
  • Variants: Rona and Ronna
  • Another name you might also like: Velora

 

Rochelle

 

  • Origin: French girl name
  • Meaning: “Rest” or “little rock”
  • Pronunciation: “roh-shell”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actress and model Rochelle Aytes
  • Variants: Rochele and Rochell
  • Another name you might also like: Verona

 

Rory

 

  • Origin: Irish gender-neutral name
  • Pronunciation: “raw-ree”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 335
  • Namesakes: American filmmaker Rory Kennedy
  • Variants: Ruairí
  • Another name you might also like: Whitley

 

Rosalyn

 

  • Origin: Spanish girl name
  • Meaning: “Pretty rose” or “beautiful”
  • Pronunciation: “row-sah-leen”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 938
  • Namesakes: American actress Rosalyn “Roz” Borden; also a twin girl name with Marilyn Borden
  • Variants: Rosalynne, Rosalynn, and Roslyn
  • Another name you might also like: Avery

 

Rouge

 

  • Origin: French girl name
  • Meaning: “Red-colored”
  • Pronunciation: “roozh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Congolese-South African rapper and TV presenter Rouge (born Deko Barbara-Jessica Wedi)
  • Variants: None
  • Another name you might also like: Xanthe

 

TillieRoyce

 

  • Origin: German unisex name
  • Meaning: “Rose,” “fame,” or “regal”
  • Pronunciation: “roys”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a last name (e.g., American silent film actress Ruth Royce)
  • Variants: Royse
  • Another name you might also like: Yahira

 

Rumi

  • Origin: Japanese girl name
  • Meaning: “Flow,” “Lapis lazuli (deep-blue semi-precious stone),” or “beauty”
  • Pronunciation: “roo-mee”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American blogger and model Rumi Neely
  • Variants: None
  • Another name you might also like: Ryliana

 

Rare Baby Names For Girls Starting With S

Sabra

 

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “To rest”
  • Pronunciation: “saah-bruh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American dancer Sabra Johnson and artist Sabra Moore
  • Variants: Sabrah and Zabra
  • Another name you might also like: Alexa

 

Safiyya

  • Origin: Arabic girl name
  • Meaning: “Sincere friend,” “best friend,” “confidante,” or “pure”
  • Pronunciation: “sah-fee-yah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Safiyya bint Huyayy, an important Muslim figure after one of the wives of the prophet Muhammad
  • Variants: Safiyah, Saffiyah, Safiyyah, Safia, Safija, Safya, and Safeia
  • Another name you might also like: Sallie

 

Sarai

 

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Princess”
  • Pronunciation: “sair-ahy”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 428
  • Namesakes: American model Sarai Rollins and TV actress Sarai Givaty
  • Variants: Sarahi, Saira, Sahrai, Sara, and Sarah
  • Another name you might also like: Ruth

 

Saraid

 

  • Origin: Old Irish girl name
  • Meaning: Excellent
  • Pronunciation: “sah-raid”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: New Zealand-based fiction writer and journalist Saraid de Silva
  • Variants: Sarayid
  • Another name you might also like: Naomi

 

Sariah

 

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: Spiritual name meaning “princess of the Lord”
  • Pronunciation: “sah-ree-yah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 902
  • Namesakes: American actress Sariah DeVard
  • Variants: Seraiah and Serayah
  • Another name you might also like: Hanna

 

Selma

 

  • Origin: Old German, Arabic, and Celtic girl name
  • Meaning: “Beautiful view” or “God’s helmet”
  • Pronunciation: “sel-mah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actress Selma Blair
  • Variants: Salma
  • Another name you might also like: Janice

 

Sena

 

  • Origin: Arabic, Hindi, and African girl name
  • Meaning: “Bringing heaven to earth,” “army,” “to praise,” or “this world’s beauty or grace”
  • Pronunciation: “seh-nah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Japanese snowboarder Sena Tomita
  • Variants: Senah and Saena
  • Another name you might also like: Merlinda

 

Senga

 

  • Origin: Scottish girl name
  • Meaning: “Pure” or “slender”
  • Pronunciation: “seng-gah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Sengga
  • Another name you might also like: Sandy

 

Seona

  • Origin: Scottish and Celtic girl name
  • Meaning: “God is gracious” 
  • Pronunciation: “see-yoh-nah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After the 1980s British new wave group Seona Dancing, starring comedian Ricky Gervais
  • Variants: Seonna, Sheona, and Shona
  • Another name you might also like: Shakya

 

Serafina

 

  • Origin: Italian and Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “Fiery” or “the burning ones”
  • Pronunciation: “seh-rah-fee-nah”
  • Length: 8 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Cuban poet Serafina Núñez
  • Variants: Seraphina and Seraffina; also the female form of the angel name “Seraphim”
  • Another name you might also like: Shakira

 

Sienna

 

  • Origin: Italian girl name
  • Meaning: “Reddish brown”
  • Pronunciation: “see-eh-nah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 135
  • Namesakes: English-American actress and model Sienna Miller
  • Variants: Siena and Senna
  • Another name you might also like: Amiah

 

Signe

  • Origin: Scandinavian, Danish, and Swedish gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “New victory”
  • Pronunciation: “see-neh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American cartoonist Signe Wilkinson; also a twin name for girls and boys after Signe (matching with “Sigmund”) in Norse mythology
  • Variants: Signy
  • Another name you might also like: Sorel

 

Skylah

 

  • Origin: Dutch unisex name
  • Meaning: “Wise one” or “scholar”
  • Pronunciation: “sky-lah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Actress Skylah Harris Li-Wah
  • Variants: Skyla
  • Another name you might also like: Yahaira

 

Solange

 

  • Origin: French girl name
  • Meaning: “Dignified” or “solemn”
  • Pronunciation: “suh-lanj”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American singer, actress, and songwriter Solange Piaget Knowles
  • Variants: Sollie and Solly
  • Another name you might also like: Yarelli

 

Sonya

 

  • Origin: Ukrainian and Russian girl name
  • Meaning: “Wisdom”
  • Pronunciation: “son-yah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actress Sonya Summers
  • Variants: Sonia and Sonja
  • Another name you might also like: Yimmi

 

Story

 

  • Origin: Old Norse and English unisex name
  • Meaning: “Tale” or “account of events”
  • Pronunciation: “stoh-ree”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American tennis player Story Tweedie Yates
  • Variants: Stori
  • Another name you might also like: Ziva

 

Suri

 

  • Origin: Hebrew and Persian girl name
  • Meaning: “Red rose” or “princess”
  • Pronunciation: “soo-ree”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Suri Cruise (the daughter of Hollywood stars Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes)
  • Variants: Surya and Surri
  • Another name you might also like: Zorina

 

Sybil

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “Oracle” or “prophetess”
  • Pronunciation: “sib-uhl”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Priestess of Apollo in Greek mythology
  • Variants: Sibille and Sibylle
  • Another name you might also like: Elena

 

Sydney

 

  • Origin: Old English unisex name
  • Meaning: “Wide meadow”
  • Pronunciation: “seed-ney”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 271
  • Namesakes: American actresses Sydney Sweeney and Sydney Walsh
  • Variants: Sidney and Sydnie
  • Another name you might also like: Kallista

 

Rare Baby Names For Girls Starting With T

Taja

  • Origin: Slavic, Sanskrit, and Arabic girl name
  • Meaning: “To name,” “to mention,” or “crown”
  • Pronunciation: “tah-jah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American singer-songwriter Taja Sevelle and actress Taja V. Simpson
  • Variants: Tajah, Taija, Tajae, and Teja; a nickname for “Tatjana”
  • Another name you might also like: Tillee

 

Tala

 

  • Origin: Native American, Arabic, and Filipino girl name
  • Meaning: “Gold,” “wolf,” or “bright star”
  • Pronunciation: “tah-luh”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American film director and producer Tala Hadid
  • Variants: Talah
  • Another name you might also like: Ulani

 

Tallulah

 

  • Origin: Irish and Native American girl name
  • Meaning: “Lady of abundance” or “jumping water” (name that means “water”)
  • Pronunciation: “tuh-loo-lah”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Tallulah Willis (the daughter of Hollywood stars Bruce Willis and Demi Moore)
  • Variants: Tallula and Talula
  • Another name you might also like: Maria

 

Tamsin

 

  • Origin: English girl name
  • Meaning: “Twin”
  • Pronunciation: “tam-zin”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: British actress and voice artist Tamsin Heatley
  • Variants: Tamasin, Tamsyn, and Tamzin
  • Another name you might also like: Alanna

 

Tana

 

  • Origin: Greek and Russian girl name
  • Meaning: “Star goddess” or a name that means “fire”
  • Pronunciation: “tah-nah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actress Tana Helfer 
  • Variants: Tanna and Tanah
  • Another name you might also like: Amariah

 

Tania

 

  • Origin: Russian girl name
  • Meaning: Fantasy girl name meaning “fairy queen”
  • Pronunciation: “taan-yuh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Italian-American model Tania Marie Caringi
  • Variants: Tanya
  • Another name you might also like: Annika

 

Tasha

 

  • Origin: Russian girl name
  • Meaning: “Resurrection” or “born on Christmas Day”
  • Pronunciation: “ta-shuh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actress and director Tasha Smith
  • Variants: Tassia and Tasia
  • Another name you might also like: Aubrielle

 

Tayla

 

  • Origin: French girl name
  • Meaning: “Tailor”
  • Pronunciation: “tay-lah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Brazilian football player Tayla Carolina Pereira dos Santos
  • Variants: Teyla and Taylor
  • Another name you might also like: Chantria

 

Thisbe

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “Lover” or “where the dove lives”
  • Pronunciation: “thiz-bee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Dutch jazz singer Thisbe Vos
  • Variants: None
  • Another name you might also like: Clothilde 

 

Thora

 

  • Origin: Old Norse and Scandinavian girl name
  • Meaning: “Thunder”
  • Pronunciation: “tho-rah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actress Thora Birch
  • Variants: Thorra; a variant of the Old Norse god name “Thor”
  • Another name you might also like: Dionne

 

Tinsley

 

  • Origin: English girl name
  • Meaning: “Tynni’s meadow” or “Tynni’s hill”
  • Pronunciation: “tinz-lee”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 916
  • Namesakes: American socialite and TV personality Tinsley Mortimer
  • Variants: Tinslee
  • Another name you might also like: Eudora

 

Tory

 

  • Origin: Latin and English unisex name
  • Meaning: “Conqueror” or “victory”
  • Pronunciation: “taw-ree”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American fashion designer Tory Burch 
  • Variants: Tori and Torry
  • Another name you might also like: Fiona

 

Trinity

 

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “Triad (holy trinity)”
  • Pronunciation: “tree-nee-tee”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 310
  • Namesakes: American actress and singer Trinity Bliss
  • Variants: Trinitey and Trinitee
  • Another name you might also like: Frida

 

Tullia

  • Origin: Latin and Irish girl name
  • Meaning: “Bound for glory,” “calm,” and “peaceful”
  • Pronunciation: “tuh-lee-uh‘
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Italian journalist Tullia Zevi; also a historical name after Tullia Minor, the pre-Republican Rome’s last queen
  • Variants: Tulia, Tulla, and Tulya
  • Another name you might also like: Tavianna

 

Rare Baby Names For Girls Starting With U

Ula

  • Origin: Celtic and Scandinavian girl name
  • Meaning: “Gem of the sea”
  • Pronunciation: “ooh-lah”
  • Length: 3 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Slovene pop singer Ula Ložar and actress Ula Furlan
  • Variants: Ulla, Ulah, and Ullah
  • Another name you might also like: Umiela

 

Ulani

 

  • Origin: Hawaiian girl name
  • Meaning: “Cheerful”
  • Pronunciation: “uw-lah-nee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actress and model Ulani Pavone
  • Variants: Ullani and Ulanee
  • Another name you might also like: Inez

 

Uma

 

  • Origin: Sanskrit – Hindi girl name
  • Meaning: “Fame,” “splendor,” or “tranquility”
  • Pronunciation: “oo-mah”
  • Length: 3 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actress and former model Uma Thurman
  • Variants: Umi and Umah
  • Another name you might also like: Leia

 

Uriela

  • Origin: Hebrew and German girl name
  • Meaning: “Angel of light” (angel name)
  • Pronunciation: “ooh-ree-yeh-lah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Uriella, Uriela, and Uriyella; also a feminine form of “Uriel”
  • Another name you might also like: Uma

 

Ustinya

 

  • Origin: Russian girl name
  • Meaning: “Justice” or “fair”
  • Pronunciation: “oos-tin-yah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Russian singer Ustinya Malinina
  • Variants: Ustina and Justinia
  • Another name you might also like: Pearl

 

Rare Baby Names For Girls Starting With V

Valentyna

 

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “Strong and healthy”
  • Pronunciation: “vah-len-tee-nah”
  • Length: 9 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Valentina
  • Another name you might also like: Lorena

 

Vayla

 

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “Time”
  • Pronunciation: “vay-lah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Vyla and Vaylah
  • Another name you might also like: Lessie

 

Vera

  • Origin: Slavic and Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “Faith” or “true”
  • Pronunciation: “vair-uh”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 224
  • Namesakes: American fashion designer Vera Ellen Wang and actress-director Vera Ann Farmiga
  • Variants: Veera, Vyra, Vira, and Varya
  • Another name you might also like: Veida

 

Verona

  • Origin: Italian and Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “Honest image,” “truth,” or “true image”
  • Pronunciation: “veh-row-nah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American muralist Verona Burkhard and English TV presenter and actress Verona Rose
  • Variants: Veronah and Verrona
  • Another name you might also like: Violah

 

Vienne

  • Origin: French girl name
  • Meaning: “Alive”
  • Pronunciation: “vee-en”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American singer and songwriter Vienna Teng
  • Variants: Form of “Vivienne” or “Vienna” 
  • Another name you might also like: Virlen

 

Vietta

  • Origin: French and Old Norse girl name
  • Meaning: “Small town”
  • Pronunciation: “vee-yeh-tah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American bicultural pop and musical artist Vietta
  • Variants: A form of “Vilette”
  • Another name you might also like: Veramie

 

Violetta

 

  • Origin: Italian girl name 
  • Meaning: Name that means “purple” or “violet” (the color and the flower)
  • Pronunciation: “vee-yoh-leh-tah”
  • Length: 8 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Canadian ballet dancer Violetta Komyshan
  • Variants: Violet and Violette
  • Another name you might also like: Ferrine

 

Rare Baby Names For Girls Starting With W

Waverly

 

  • Origin: English unisex name
  • Meaning: “Meadow of quivering aspens”
  • Pronunciation: “way-ver-lee”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 750
  • Namesakes: Fictional character Waverly Earp in the TV and comic book series “Wynonna Earp
  • Variants: Waverley
  • Another name you might also like: Luciana

 

Weylyn

 

  • Origin: Welsh unisex name
  • Meaning: “Child of the wolf”
  • Pronunciation: “way-leen”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Waylyn
  • Another name you might also like: Maira

 

Whitley

 

  • Origin: English girl name
  • Meaning: “White meadow”
  • Pronunciation: “weet-lee”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 886
  • Namesakes: Fictional character Whitley Gilbert-Wayne in “A Different World” sitcom
  • Variants: Whitlee and Whittley
  • Another name you might also like: Marion

 

Willa

 

  • Origin: Germanic girl name
  • Meaning: “Helmet protection,” “will,” or “desire”
  • Pronunciation: “wee-lah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 396
  • Namesakes: American actress Willa Joanna Chance Holland
  • Variants: Wylla and Willah
  • Another name you might also like: Nasshoba

 

Winifred

  • Origin: Welsh and Old English unisex name
  • Meaning: “Holy, blessed reconciliation”
  • Pronunciation: “win-uh-fred”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American journalist Winifred Sweet Black Bonfils
  • Variants: Winnifred, Winnie, and Winny
  • Another name you might also like: Wandin

 

Wulfrun

 

  • Origin: Old English unisex name
  • Meaning: “Wolf raven”
  • Pronunciation: “wulf-run”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Wolfram and Wulfram 
  • Another name you might also like: Psalm

 

Wynna

  • Origin: Welsh girl name
  • Meaning: “Blessed peace”
  • Pronunciation: “win-nah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Wina, Winna, and Wynne
  • Another name you might also like: Wylla

 

Rare Baby Names For Girls Starting With X

Xael

 

  • Origin: Greek and Anglo-Saxon unisex name
  • Meaning: “From the sea”
  • Pronunciation: “sha-el”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Xayel
  • Another name you might also like: Thùy

 

Xanh

 

  • Meaning: “Blue” or “green”
  • Pronunciation: “san”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Xan
  • Another name you might also like: Violetta

 

Xanthe

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: Color name meaning “yellow” or “golden”
  • Pronunciation: “zan-thee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actress Xanthe Huynh and British actress Xanthe Elbrick
  • Variants: Xantha, Xanti, Xanthia, and Zantha
  • Another name you might also like: Xylah

 

Xayah

 

  • Origin: Turkish girl name
  • Meaning: “Honest” and “sincere”
  • Pronunciation: “shy-yah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Xayyah
  • Another name you might also like: Alanis

 

Xena

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “Stranger,” “guest,” or “foreigner”
  • Pronunciation: “zee-nuh”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+ 
  • Namesakes: This was a popular girl name when the American fantasy TV series “Xena: Warrior Princess” aired in the 1990s.
  • Variants: Xina, Xeena, and Zeena
  • Another name you might also like: Xolani

 

Ximena

 

  • Origin: Spanish girl name
  • Meaning: “One who hears”
  • Pronunciation: “zee-meh-nah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 143
  • Namesakes: Mexican singer-songwriter and actress Ximena Sariñana
  • Variants: Jimena and Ximenah
  • Another name you might also like: Arya

 

Xiomara

  • Origin: Spanish girl name
  • Meaning: “Famous in battle” or “ready for battle”
  • Pronunciation: “zee-oh-mah-rah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 494
  • Namesakes: Cuban-American ballerina Xiomara Reyes
  • Variants: Xiomarra
  • Another name you might also like: Xaviera

 

Xoey

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “Life”
  • Pronunciation: “zoh-wee”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Xoe; another spelling for “Zoe” or “Zoey”
  • Another name you might also like: Ximea

 

Xylia

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: Nature name that means “from the woods”
  • Pronunciation: “ziy-lee-yah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a plant name (Xylia xylocarpa, a medium-sized tree)
  • Variants: Xyla, Xyllia, and Xyliah
  • Another name you might also like: Xenia

 

Rare Baby Names For Girls Starting With Y

Yamileth

  • Origin: Spanish and Arabic girl name
  • Meaning: Name that means “beautiful”
  • Pronunciation: “yah-mee-leth”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 867
  • Namesakes: Mexican professional boxer Yamileth Mercado (the world’s second-best female bantamweight champion)
  • Variants: Yamilet and Yamila
  • Another name you might also like: Yelina

 

Yan

 

  • Origin: Chinese girl name
  • Meaning: Name that means “beautiful”
  • Pronunciation: “yan”
  • Length: 3 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a place name after the historical Yan Kingdom, one of the Chinese “Three Kingdoms”
  • Variants: Yana
  • Another name you might also like: Asteria

 

Yanet

 

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Yahweh is merciful”
  • Pronunciation: “yah-net”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Mexican actress Yanet Sedano
  • Variants: Janet and Yanetfa
  • Another name you might also like: Avery

 

Yani

 

  • Origin: Ancient Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “Yahweh is merciful,” “peace,” or “Yahweh is gracious”
  • Pronunciation: “yah-nee”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Taiwanese professional golfer Yani Tseng who plays in the US-based LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association) Tour
  • Variants: Yanni
  • Another name you might also like: Hayden

 

Yevpraksiya

 

  • Origin: Ancient Greek girl name
  • Meaning: Long name for girls meaning “good conduct”
  • Pronunciation: “yev-prak-see-yah”
  • Length: 11 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Eupraxia
  • Another name you might also like: Marcella

 

Yimmi

  • Origin: Native American unisex name
  • Meaning: “Believes”
  • Pronunciation: “yee-mee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None for girls
  • Variants: Yimi
  • Another name you might also like: Yasmina

 

Yolanda

 

  • Origin: Spanish girl name
  • Meaning: “Violet flower”
  • Pronunciation: “yoh-lan-dah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American professional basketball hall of famer Yolanda Evette Griffith
  • Variants: Iolanda, Jolantha, and Jolantha
  • Another name you might also like: Sloane

 

Yuka

 

  • Origin: Japanese girl name
  • Meaning: “Reason,” “beautiful,” “cause,” “fragrance,” or “good”
  • Pronunciation: “yoo-kah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Anime name after Yuka Nakagawa, a character in “Battle Royale
  • Variants: Yuki
  • Another name you might also like: Zeena 

 

Yvette

 

  • Origin: French girl name 
  • Meaning: Nature name for girls meaning “yew tree”
  • Pronunciation: “eeh-vet”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actress and singer Yvette Vickers
  • Variants: Evette, Ivet, and Iveta
  • Another name you might also like: Ariah

 

Rare Baby Names For Girls Starting With Z

Zabelle

 

  • Origin: Armenian girl name
  • Meaning: “Pledged to God” or “devoted to God
  • Pronunciation: “zah-bell”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actress Flora Zabelle Hitchcock (born as Zabelle Mangasarian)
  • Variants: Zabel
  • Another name you might also like: Estelle

 

Zaire

  • Origin: African gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “The river that swallows all rivers”
  • Pronunciation: “zah-eer”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After the Zaire River (now called the Congo River), the second-longest river in Africa
  • Variants: Zaireh
  • Another name you might also like: Zenayah

 

Zaramama

 

  • Origin: Quechua – Native American girl name
  • Meaning: “Grain mother”
  • Pronunciation: “zah-rah-mah-mah”
  • Length: 8 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Inca goddess of grains
  • Variants: None
  • Another name you might also like: Anushka

 

Zarela

  • Origin: Hebrew and Spanish girl name
  • Meaning: “Princess”
  • Pronunciation: “zah-reh-lah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: New York City-based restaurateur, culinary legend,  and cookbook author Zarela Martinez
  • Variants: Zirella, Cirella, and Sirella
  • Another name you might also like: Zephee

 

Zariah

 

  • Origin: Arabic girl name
  • Meaning: “Helped by God,” “blossom,” or “radiance”
  • Pronunciation: “zah-ree-yah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 477
  • Namesakes: American singer-songwriter Zariah Singletary
  • Variants: Zariyah
  • Another name you might also like: Osmara

 

Zaylee

 

  • Origin: Greek and Arabic girl name
  • Meaning: “Sea strength,” “hay clearing,” “bailiff,” or “berry wood”
  • Pronunciation: “zay-lee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American singer and songwriter Zaylee Jeanne
  • Variants: Zaley, Zaylea, and Zaylie
  • Another name you might also like: Lyric

 

Zelia

  • Origin: Hebrew and Scandinavian girl name
  • Meaning: “Zealous,” “ardent,” or “sunshine” (name that means “sun”)
  • Pronunciation: “zee-lee-yah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: African-American music instructor and musician Zelia N. Breaux
  • Variants: Zella
  • Another name you might also like: Zadie

 

Zemira

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: Musical name that means “joyous melody,” “song,” “palm,” or “vine”
  • Pronunciation: “zeh-mee-rah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Israeli scientist and professor Zemira Mevarech
  • Variants:  Zemirah
  • Another name you might also like: Zaida

 

Zeruah

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Wasp” or “hornet”
  • Pronunciation: “zehr-ooh-uh”
    • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Biblical girl name after King Jeroboam’s mother
  • Variants: Zeruiah
  • Another name you might also like: Zibiah

 

Zifa

 

  • Origin: Persian girl name
  • Meaning: “Beautiful”
  • Pronunciation: “zee-fah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Zeefa
  • Another name you might also like: Asha

 

Zosia

  • Meaning: “Wisdom”
  • Pronunciation: “zoh-see-ah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actress and musician Zosia Mamet
  • Variants: Zosha; Polish form of the Greek name “Sophia”
  • Another name you might also like: Zaya

 

Zumra

 

  • Origin: Turkish girl name
  • Meaning: “Emerald”
  • Pronunciation: “zoom-rah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Zumrah
  • Another name you might also like: Channah

 

Zuri

 

  • Origin: Swahili – African girl name
  • Meaning: “Beautiful” or “bright”
  • Pronunciation: “zuh-ree”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 194
  • Namesakes: American actress Zuri Adele
  • Variants: Zhuri
  • Another name you might also like: Helene

 

Zya

 

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Light and radiance”
  • Pronunciation: “zee-yah”
  • Length: 3 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Zia and Ziyah
  • Another name you might also like: Sophia 

 

Unique Nonbinary & Gender-Neutral Names

Banks 

 

  • Origin: English unisex name
  • Meaning: “Edge of the river”
  • Pronunciation: “bangks”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Banks Violet Bair (daughter of American actress Hilary Duff and singer-songwriter Matthew Koma)
  • Variants: Bankz
  • Another name you might also like: Cameron

 

Billie

 

  • Origin: English girl name
  • Meaning: “Determination” or “strength”
  • Pronunciation: “bil-eeh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #949
  • Namesakes/Description: American singer-songwriter Billie Eilish and Australian professional wrestler Billie Kay
  • Another name you might also like: Bianca

 

Charlie

 

  • Origin: German unisex name
  • Meaning: “Free man (or woman)”
  • Pronunciation: “char-lee”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 123
  • Namesakes: British actress and writer Charlie Covell
  • Another name you might also like: Quinn

 

Ever

 

  • Origin: American unisex name
  • Meaning: “Always”
  • Pronunciation: “eh-ver”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actress Ever Carradine
  • Variants: Everr
  • Another name you might also like: Karter

 

Frankie

 

  • Origin: American and Latin gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Truthful,” “free,” or “French man (or woman)”
  • Pronunciation: “frank-ee”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 545
  • Namesakes: English singer Francesca Bridge
  • Variants: Unisex version of “Frank”
  • Another name you might also like: Aspen

 

Greer

 

  • Origin: Scottish unisex name
  • Meaning: “Guardian,” “watchful,” or “swift”
  • Pronunciation: “grir”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actress and former beauty queen Greer Grammer
  • Variants: Grier
  • Another name you might also like: Gracien

 

Hensely 

 

  • Origin: English unisex name
  • Meaning: “Woody clearing”
  • Pronunciation: “hens-ley”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a last name (e.g., actress Robyn Hensley)
  • Variants: Hensley
  • Another name you might also like: Alberta

 

Kingsley

 

  • Origin: English gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “From the king’s wood” or “king’s meadow”
  • Pronunciation: “kings-lee”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Kinsley
  • Another name you might also like: Skye

 

Larkin

 

  • Origin: Medieval English gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: Badass girl name meaning “fierce” or “rough”
  • Pronunciation: “lar-kin”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American singer-songwriter and musician Larkin Grimm
  • Variants: Larrkin
  • Another name you might also like: Adora

 

Logan

 

  • Origin: Scottish unisex name
  • Meaning: “Hollow”
  • Pronunciation: “low-gan”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 372
  • Namesakes: American volleyball player Logan Tom
  • Variants: Logen and Loggan
  • Another name you might also like: Chaddie

 

Marion

 

  • Origin: French name for boys and girls
  • Meaning: “Star of the sea”
  • Pronunciation: “mar-ee-uhn”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: French actress Marion Cotillard and American actress Marion Ross 
  • Variants: Unisex version of “Mary”
  • Another name you might also like: Alex

 

 

  • Origin: British unisex name 
  • Meaning: “Dark blue” or “fleet of ships”
  • Pronunciation: “nay-vee”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 478
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Navya and Navee
  • Another name you might also like: Charleigh

 

Paris

 

  • Origin: French and Greek unisex name
  • Meaning: “The lover”
  • Pronunciation: “pah-ree”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 488
  • Namesakes: American socialite and Hilton Worldwide heiress Paris Hilton and actress Paris Smith
  • Variants: Pariz, Parissi, and Parissa
  • Another name you might also like: Belen

 

Patience 

 

  • Origin: English unisex name
  • Meaning: “Forbearing” or “enduring”
  • Pronunciation: “pay-shens”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: English poet and writer Patience Agbabi
  • Variants: Patienzia and Paciencia
  • Another name you might also like: Nashoba

 

Peyton

 

  • Origin: English unisex name
  • Meaning: “Fighting man’s estate”
  • Pronunciation: “pay-ton”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 124
  • Namesakes: American actresses Peyton List and Peyton Elizabeth Lee
  • Variants: Payton and Paiton
  • Another name you might also like: Maizie

 

Tatum

 

  • Origin: English unisex name
  • Meaning: “Tata’s homestead” or “Tate’s village”
  • Pronunciation: “tay-tum”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 274
  • Namesakes: Canadian singer and dancer Tatum McRae and American actress Tatum O’Neal
  • Variants: Tattum
  • Another name you might also like: Rehema

 

Teagan

 

  • Origin: Welsh unisex name
  • Meaning: “Holy,” “blessed,” or “pretty”
  • Pronunciation: “tee-gan”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American bodybuilder and actress Teagan Clive
  • Variants: Tegan and Teegan
  • Another name you might also like: Rumi

 

Una

 

  • Origin: Latin and Irish girl name
  • Meaning: “One,” “first,” “only,” or “lamb”
  • Pronunciation: “yoo-nah”
  • Length: 3 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Fictional character Una in Edmund Spenser’s “The Faerie Queene
  • Variants: Unna and Yoona
  • Another name you might also like: Winnie

 

Can You Make Your Own Unique & Rare Baby Name?

Absolutely! Countless parents have created unique baby names by using:

  • The names of people or objects around them
  • Combinations of their names
  • Special variations or different spellings of popular names
  • Your own rules

 

Some of these names made it to the most popular list posted by the SSA (Social Security Administration): (1)

 

The SSA ranks the baby names based on actual registered births on Social Security card applications in the US. Their database goes as far back as 1879. (4)

 

Bonus: Unique Boy Names

Some unique and rare boy names:

  • Bayard
  • Monty
  • Rainn 
  • Salam
  • Zephyr 

 

Factors To Consider When Finding The Perfect Baby Names

Unique Middle Names

You can combine a popular first name and a unique middle name

However, always check the name combinations to ensure they don’t produce a strange or embarrassing compound name.

 

Consider Last Names

Check whether the names don’t sound weird with your last name or produce embarrassing initials.

 

Unique Gender-Neutral Names

Unisex and nonbinary names are also good picks, but it’s still good to check their meanings.

 

 

You can also find ideas from the top 15 baby name generators.

 

References

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

(2) https://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames/popularity_increase.html

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

(4) https://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames/background.html

 

 

 

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