Baby Names

530+ Rare & Unique Baby Girl Names 

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Overview

Unique girl names can be a great choice for your new baby. While many parents take the “safer” route by choosing popular girl names, your child might have the same name as two other classmates if you do the same thing.

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Baby naming can be challenging. So, we’ve prepared this extensive list of 530+ baby name ideas to help you handpick the perfect name for your little one.

 

Unique Girl Names For Girls By Category & Style

What Are The Rarest & Most Uncommon Girl Names Of 2022?

  1. Alanna – Old High German girl name meaning “precious”
  2. Annika – Russian girl name meaning “gracious and unique”; a Russian version of “Anna”
  3. Aubrielle – French girl name meaning “God is my strength”; another form of the angel name “Gabrielle”
  4. Chantria – Cambodian name that means “moon”
  5. Dionne – Greek girl name meaning “divine” or “follower of Dionysus (Greek god of wine and ecstasy)”
  6. Eloise – German name for girls; means “famous warrior
  7. Eudora – Greek girl name meaning “good gift”
  8. Fiona – Latin and Gaelic girl name meaning “fair” or “white”
  9. Frida – Scandinavian and Old Norse name meaning “peace”
  10. Gianna – Italian girl name meaning “God is gracious”; feminine form of the baby boy name “John”
  11. Inez – French, Portuguese, and Spanish girl name meaning “pure”
  12. Leia – Hawaiian name for girls; means “child of heaven” or “heavenly flowers”
  13. Lessie – English girl name meaning “sacred and spiritual garden”
  14. Lillee – English variant of the flower name, “Lily”
  15. Lorena – Spanish baby girl name meaning “laurel”
  16. Luciana – Italian girl name that means “light”
  17. Maira – Irish girl name that means “bitter”; variant of “Mary”
  18. Marion – French gender-neutral name meaning “star of the sea”; unisex version of “Mary”
  19. Psalm – Old English biblical name meaning “song”; links to the Book of Psalms partly written by King David
  20. Violetta – Italian name for the color and flower, violet

 

What Are Edgy & Badass Female Names?

  1. Alanis – Gaelic girl name meaning “little rock” or Hawaiian name meaning “precious” and “cheerful”
  2. Arya – Sanskrit and Indian name meaning “noble”; badass character in “Game of Thrones”
  3. Asteria – Greek name meaning “star”; legendary Amazon warrior (tribe of warrior women) who used a golden armor to defeat an army of men
  4. Avery – English and French name meaning “ruler of elves”
  5. Hayden – English name that means “fire” or “heather-grown hill”; country boy’s name that’s now popular as a unisex name
  6. Hermione – Greek girl name meaning “messenger”; smartest young witch and one of Harry Potter’s best friends
  7. Marcella – Roman and Italian name meaning “warlike” or “martial”; female form of “Marcello” or “Mark”
  8. Rebel – Nonbinary name meaning “defiant person”
  9. Sloane – Irish warrior name meaning “raider”
  10. Zena – Greek and Ukrainian girl name meaning “warrior princess” or “guest”

 

What Are The Prettiest Girl Names?

  1. Aria – Italian musical girl name meaning “melody” or “song”
  2. Estelle – Latin and French girl name meaning “star”
  3. Lyric – Comes from the Greek word meaning “lyre” (a musical instrument)
  4. Zahara – Black girl name of Swahili origin; means “to shine” or “flower”
  5. Zara – Arabic girl name meaning “splendor,” “blossoming flower,” or “dawn”

 

What Are Meaningful Names For A Girl?

  1. Arianne – Welsh and Greek name meaning “most holy”
  2. Asha – Swahili name meaning “life” for the little love of your life
  3. Elena – Spanish girl name that means “bright shining light”
  4. Journey – English unisex name meaning “a long trip”

 

Unique & Powerful Names From Mythology

  1. Aine – Celtic goddess of love
  2. Athena – Greek goddess of war and wisdom
  3. Aura – Titan of the breeze and the fresh morning air in Greek mythology
  4. Eire – Goddess of Ireland
  5. Freya – Scandinavian goddess of love
  6. Juno – Latin name meaning “queen of the heavens”; Roman queen of the gods, the protector of women and marriage, and the patron goddess of Rome
  7. Lara – Mythological Amazonian mermaid often called the “Lady of the Lake”
  8. Maeve – Also spelled as “Maebh”; Irish queen of the fairies
  9. Maia – Greek goddess and the mother of Hermes

 

Classic & Old-Timey Baby Girl Names

  1. Adelisa
  2. Adriana
  3. Amabella
  4. Anabella
  5. Augusta
  6. Cecilia
  7. Corinna
  8. Dominica
  9. Georgia
  10. Harriett
  11. Henrietta
  12. Lydia
  13. Mercedes
  14. Ophelia
  15. Penelope
  16. Ramona
  17. Renata
  18. Savannah
  19. Tabitha

 

Cool & Preppy Baby Girl Names

  1. Imogen
  2. Polly
  3. Skylar
  4. Summer

 

Nature-Inspired Unique Girl Names

Nature names can also be fun and unique options for your little one:

Earthy Names

  1. Azure
  2. Meadow
  3. Perla
  4. Rayne
  5. Terra

 

Space-Inspired Unique Names

  1. Aurora
  2. Cassiopeia
  3. Jupiter
  4. Nebula
  5. Nova
  6. Skye
  7. Thalassa

 

Plant & Tree-Inspired Unique Names

  1. Ash
  2. Aspen
  3. Clementine
  4. Juniper
  5. Oakley

 

Names After Herbs & Flowers

  1. Alcea
  2. Anisa
  3. Azalea
  4. Merrybell
  5. Saffron
  6. Violet

 

Animal-Inspired Unique Names

  1. Jael – Hebrew unisex name meaning “mountain goat”; biblical girl name for the kickass woman who killed the Canaanite army commander for Israel’s freedom
  2. Peregrine – After the peregrine falcon, a powerful bird of prey
  3. Yara – Arabic girl name for “small butterfly”

 

Location-Themed Unique Names

  1. Forest
  2. Haven
  3. Paris
  4. River
  5. Sydney

 

Precious & Pretty Baby Girl Names

  1. Callista
  2. Chiara
  3. Ginny
  4. Serena
  5. Valerie

 

Unique Nonbinary & Gender-Neutral Names

  1. Banks
  2. Ever
  3. Logan
  4. Navy
  5. Patience
  6. Regan
  7. Tatum
  8. Teegan
  9. Una

 

Unique Short & One-Syllable Girl Names

  1. Fay
  2. Sun
  3. Val
  4. Viv

 

Celebrity & Literature-Inspired Unique Girl Names

  1. Aaliyah – After the American singer, Aaliyah; Arabic girl name meaning “highborn” or “exalted”
  2. Enya – After the Irish singer-songwriter Enya; English form of the Irish name “Eithne,” which means “fire”
  3. Goldie – After the American actress Goldie Hawn; Yiddish name meaning “gold”
  4. Gwyneth – After the American actress Gwyneth Paltrow; Welsh name meaning “happiness”
  5. Marilyn – After the American actress Marilyn Monroe; British name meaning “star of the sea”
  6. Minnie – After “Minnie Mouse,” a beloved Disney character; the name means “of the mind” or “intellect”
  7. Mona – After Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous painting, the “Mona Lisa”; the name means “noble good”
  8. Presley – After Elvis Presley; English name meaning “priest’s meadow”
  9. Raddix – After the child of Good Charlotte rocker Benji Madden and Actress Cameron Diaz; the name means “root” in Latin and “happy and willing” in Slavic
  10. Rihanna – After the Barbadian singer and actress Rihanna; Welsh name meaning “great queen”
  11. Saoirse – After the Irish actress Saoirse Una Ronan; Irish name meaning “liberty” or “freedom”

 

Cute & Unique Middle Names

  1. Esperanza
  2. Gianina
  3. Ianthe
  4. Safiyya

 

Unique Last Names Used As First Names

  1. Emerson
  2. Kennedy
  3. Lennon
  4. Leslie

 

Unique Baby Names By Origin

Russian Girl Names

Russian versions of popular girl names can be a unique choice for your little one:

  1. Anastasiya – Means “resurrection”; Russian version of “Anastasia”
  2. Anoushka – Means “favor and grace”; Russian version of “Anna”
  3. Bodashka – Means “gift of God”
  4. Innessa – Means “purity”
  5. Mariya – Means “star of the sea”; Russian version of “Mary”
  6. Natalia – Means “birthday of the Lord”; it’s less common than the French and English form “Natalie”
  7. Stefaniya – Means “crown”; Russian version of “Stephanie”
  8. Tiana – Means “princess”; one of the official Disney princesses
  9. Yekaterina – Means “innocent and pure”; Russian version of “Catherine”

 

Italian Girl Names

  1. Capri – Means “Italian island,” “goat,” or “wild boar”
  2. Ginevra – Italian version of the Norman French name “Guinevere,” which means “white phantom”
  3. Luisa – Means “renowned warrior”
  4. Rosa – Italian flower name meaning “rose”

 

French Girl Names

  1. Bernadette – French baby name and female form of the German boy name, “Bernard” (bear)
  2. Jolene – Means “pretty”
  3. Margot – Means “pearl”
  4. Mavis – Means “songbird”
  5. Oceane – Means “ocean”
  6. Rosalie – French variant of the Latin name “Rosalia”; also means “rose”

 

Greek Girl Names

  1. Cassie – Nickname for the Greek girl name “Cassandra”; the name means “prophetess” or “one who shines and excels over men”
  2. Harmony – Means “blended” or “united”; also a musical name
  3. Kallie – Means “most beautiful
  4. Zephrine – Feminine form of the Greek god name Zephyr, the personification of the west wind

 

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

  1. Aislinn – Irish girl name meaning “vision”
  2. Danica – Slavic name that means “morning star”
  3. Erin – Gaelic name for “Ireland,” which means “from the island to the west”
  4. Siobhan – Name of several Irish queens

 

Sanskrit & Indian Girl Names

  1. Jinendra – Means “victorious”
  2. Lalika – Means “lovely woman”
  3. Nivritti – Means “happiness”
  4. Sansa – Means “charm” and “praise”

 

German Girl Names

  1. Greta – German girl name meaning “pearl”; can be a nickname for “Margaret”
  2. Lorelei – Means “alluring” or “temptress”

 

Arabic & Persian Girl Names

  1. Darya – Persian name meaning “the sea”; female form of “Darius”
  2. Lulu – Arabic name for “pearl”
  3. Zada – Arabic name meaning “fortunate” and “prosperous”

 

Spanish Girl Names

  1. Alma – Means “soul”
  2. Isla – Means “island”
  3. Lola – Means “sorrow”; short form of one of the Virgin Mary’s Spanish titles, “Nuestra Señora de los Dolores” (Our Lady of Sorrows)
  4. Luna – Means “moon”
  5. Vida – Spanish for “life”

 

Hebrew Girl Names

  1. Ariel – Means “lion”; Disney princess name (the Little Mermaid)
  2. Brielle – Short form of the Hebrew angel name “Gabrielle,” meaning “heroine of God” (angel name)
  3. Dara – Means “oak tree” or “pearl of wisdom”
  4. Liana – Means “my God has answered”
  5. Zadie – Means “princess”

 

Latin Girl Names

  1. Adora – Means “adored”
  2. Clara – Means “bright and clear”
  3. Julia – Latin girl name meaning “youthful”
  4. Stella – Means “star”
  5. Verity – Latin name meaning “truth”

 

Old English Girl Names

  1. Adelaide – Old English and German name meaning “noble”
  2. Birdie – German and Old English name meaning “bird”
  3. Blythe – Old English name meaning “cheerful” or “joyous”
  4. Parker – Old English surname meaning “keeper of the park”

 

Hawaiian Girl Names

  1. Kehlani – Hawaiian name that means “sea heavens”
  2. Leilani – Means “royal child”

 

Unique Pet Names & Monikers

Some pet names for your little girl:

  1. Bonita – Spanish, Portuguese, and Mexican girl name meaning “pretty and cute”
  2. Cara – Italian for “friend”
  3. Chiqui – Spanish pet name meaning “something tiny” or “little girl”
  4. Winnie – Nickname for longer names like “Gwendolyn” or “Winifred”

 

Unique Girl Names By Letter

Names Starting With A

  1. Abia
  2. Abriella
  3. Acacia
  4. Acela
  5. Adalee
  6. Adara
  7. Addilyn
  8. Adley
  9. Adrienne
  10. Aerie
  11. Aila
  12. Akia
  13. Alana
  14. Alaska
  15. Aldari
  16. Alena
  17. Aliana
  18. Alisa
  19. Allegra
  20. Alora
  21. Amalie
  22. Amara
  23. Ambria
  24. Amiah
  25. Amina
  26. Analia
  27. Arabella
  28. Armelle
  29. Asantewaa
  30. Ashlyn
  31. Aurelia
  32. Aurinda
  33. Aviana
  34. Aviva

 

Names Starting With B

  1. Beatrix
  2. Beeba
  3. Bexley
  4. Blaise
  5. Bodhi
  6. Bora
  7. Braelynn
  8. Brea
  9. Brigitta
  10. Brinley
  11. Britta
  12. Bronwyn

 

Names Starting With C

  1. Cadence
  2. Caia
  3. Caitlin
  4. Calia
  5. Calla
  6. Camari
  7. Carmel
  8. Celeste
  9. Charlie
  10. Chaya
  11. Cicely
  12. Clea
  13. Clio
  14. Colette
  15. Corinne
  16. Cristina
  17. Cybelle

 

Names Starting With D

  1. Dakota
  2. Darby
  3. Davina
  4. Deirdre
  5. Delaney
  6. Della
  7. Delphine
  8. Denali
  9. Deserae
  10. Diem
  11. Dinah
  12. Dottie
  13. Drea

 

Names Starting With E

  1. Edena
  2. Effie
  3. Elina
  4. Eliza
  5. Elka
  6. Elliana
  7. Elodie
  8. Elora
  9. Elspeth
  10. Elvire
  11. Emaline
  12. Ember
  13. Embry
  14. Emersyn
  15. Emilijah
  16. Ensley
  17. Erica
  18. Eseld
  19. Eunice
  20. Evalina
  21. Everleigh
  22. Evie

 

Names Starting With F

  1. Farrah
  2. Farren
  3. Fleur
  4. Frankie

 

Names Starting With G

  1. Gemma
  2. Giada
  3. Gillian
  4. Godiva
  5. Gracen
  6. Grecia
  7. Greer

 

Names Starting With H

  1. Hadlee
  2. Haisley
  3. Halle
  4. Hape
  5. Harley
  6. Harlow
  7. Harlyn
  8. Hartley
  9. Hattie
  10. Hensely

 

Names Starting With I

  1. Ida
  2. Ilse
  3. Ina
  4. Indra
  5. Ingrid
  6. Iona
  7. Ireland
  8. Irie
  9. Isa
  10. Isolde
  11. Iva
  12. Ivy

 

Names Starting With J

  1. Journee
  2. Juneau
  3. Jamila
  4. Jaelyn
  5. January
  6. Jezebel
  7. Joelle
  8. Jessamine
  9. Joslyn
  10. Jobelle
  11. Julane

 

Names Starting With K

  1. Kaelie
  2. Kaia
  3. Karina
  4. Karma
  5. Kass
  6. Katalia
  7. Katana
  8. Katya
  9. Kaya
  10. Keegan
  11. Keilani
  12. Kenya
  13. Kienna
  14. Kilah
  15. Kimia
  16. Kimiko
  17. Kindra
  18. Kingsley
  19. Kiva
  20. Kori
  21. Kumasi

 

Names Starting With L

  1. Laken
  2. Larkin
  3. Layla
  4. Leanna
  5. Lena
  6. Leona
  7. Lexie
  8. Lexley
  9. Liesel
  10. Lilac
  11. Lilith
  12. Lillia
  13. Liora
  14. London
  15. Lottie
  16. Louella
  17. Lucia
  18. Lucienne
  19. Luella
  20. Lux

 

Names Starting With M

  1. Mabel
  2. Madeira
  3. Maire
  4. Makena
  5. Malia
  6. Maren
  7. Marina
  8. Marisole
  9. Marleigh
  10. Marley
  11. Marlowe
  12. Maylah
  13. Meara
  14. Meriah
  15. Merritt
  16. Mika
  17. Milana
  18. Millicent
  19. Mireya
  20. Miya
  21. Moira

 

Names Starting With N

  1. Nadia
  2. Naila
  3. Naomi
  4. Nara
  5. Naya
  6. Neve
  7. Nevis
  8. Nimah
  9. Noelle
  10. Nola
  11. Novah
  12. Novice

 

Names Starting With O

  1. Octavia
  2. Oda
  3. Odessa
  4. Odette
  5. Olea
  6. Olympia
  7. Opal
  8. Orchid
  9. Oriana
  10. Ottilie

 

Names Starting With P

  1. Paislee
  2. Paloma
  3. Pandora
  4. Paulette
  5. Petra
  6. Petula
  7. Peyton
  8. Phayre
  9. Phillipa
  10. Philomena
  11. Pia
  12. Piper
  13. Poppy
  14. Portia
  15. Priya
  16. Prudence
  17. Pyper

 

Names Starting With Q

  1. Queenie
  2. Quinn
  3. Quintana

 

Names Starting With R

  1. Raina
  2. Ramsey
  3. Rani
  4. Rasha
  5. Rayna
  6. Reeve
  7. Reign
  8. Reina
  9. Remi
  10. Reverie
  11. Rhea
  12. Rhona
  13. Rochelle
  14. Rory
  15. Rosalyn
  16. Rosamonde
  17. Rosamund
  18. Rouge
  19. Rowen
  20. Royce
  21. Rya

 

Names Starting With S

  1. Sabra
  2. Sahara
  3. Sarai
  4. Sariah
  5. Selah
  6. Selma
  7. Sena
  8. Senga
  9. Seraphina
  10. Shasta
  11. Shea
  12. Shenandoah
  13. Shivani
  14. Shivaun
  15. Sia
  16. Sienna
  17. Skylah
  18. Solange
  19. Sonya
  20. Soraya
  21. Stella
  22. Story
  23. Suri
  24. Sybil
  25. Syden

 

Names Starting With T

  1. Tala
  2. Talullah
  3. Tana
  4. Tania
  5. Tasia
  6. Tayla
  7. Taylor
  8. Thora
  9. Tillie
  10. Tinsley
  11. Tory
  12. Trinity

 

Names Starting With U

  1. Ulani
  2. Uma
  3. Uri

 

Names Starting With V

  1. Vayla
  2. Verona
  3. Valentina

 

Names Starting With W

  1. Waverly
  2. Weylyn
  3. Willa

 

Names Starting With X

  1. Xael
  2. Xena
  3. Xoey

 

Names Starting With Y

  1. Yanet
  2. Yanetfa
  3. Yani
  4. Yasmin
  5. Yolanda
  6. Yvette

 

Names Starting With Z

  1. Zabelle
  2. Zaire
  3. Zarahi
  4. Zariah
  5. Zaylee
  6. Zelia
  7. Zenni
  8. Zosia
  9. Zuma
  10. Zuri
  11. Zya

 

The Most Popular Baby Girl Names

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

  • Amelia
  • Audrey
  • Ava
  • Charlotte
  • Emma
  • Evelyn
  • Harper
  • Isabella
  • Jade
  • Mia
  • Olivia
  • Rose
  • Ruby
  • Sophia

 

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 names 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.

 

Other Popular Baby Name Lists

 

 

 

REFERENCES

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

 

 

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