When trying to choose a name for your baby girl, you want a moniker that stands out and helps tell your child’s story. Classic baby names like Amanda, Andrea, and Alexandra are indeed wonderful, but it’s always a great idea to think outside of the box and find a name that helps your child stand out from the rest.
After all, you do not want your daughter to be one of three so-and-so’s in a classroom. Please do not relegate her to being Anna K. or Anna S. It’s tempting to hand down a family name that’s very common. Resist that temptation and go for something with a little razzle-dazzle. You’ll be very glad you did when you’re constantly complimented by other parents for making a bold choice. We went through every letter of the alphabet and handpicked special names for each that are beautiful and full of charm. Here are 130 unique baby names for girls that are exciting and deserve your consideration.
Annia is an ancient Roman name that is Latin in origin. This very old name now seems modern. The name is a female form of Antonius and it means “priceless one.” We got a little negative about the name Anna in the intro and it’s a wonderful name, but Annia provides more character!
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Beah is an uncommon diminutive of Beatrice, a Latin name that means “she who brings happiness.” Beah has the gentle qualities of Leah but with the added benefit of starting with a “B” and sounding very hip.
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Not so on-the-nose as Dive, Deva is a winning option. Deva has Hindi origins and means “divine.” Deva is the name of a Hindu moon goddess and it certainly shines.
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Ezri is a variation of the Hebrew name, Ezra which means “help.” Ezri is a fabulous gender-neutral baby name that is trending for girls at the moment.
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Freedom is an English name that means exactly what you think it does. Similar to Justice and Constance, Freedom conveys a sense of adventure and liberty.
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Goldie is the Anglicized version of the Yiddish name, Golde. The name means, surprise, “gold.” Of course, Goldie Hawn is the best-known example with this name. Goldie was a hot name from 1900-1940, but its popularity declined in the 1950s. We’d love to see this name make a comeback.
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The girl’s name, Hanifa has Arabic origins and means “true believer.” The beautiful name is very popular for Muslim girls.
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Ivette is an alternative form of the French name Yvette. Yvette comes from the masculine name Yves and means “yew tree.” Spelling this name with an “I” gives it much more of a contemporary appeal.
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Jovana is the Slavic form of Johanna and it means “God is gracious.” The name is extremely popular in The Balkans with parents in both Serbia and Bulgaria favoring the name. A welcome alternative to Giovanna.
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Fans of The Good Wife will be very familiar with this gorgeous Hindi name. Kalinda means “sun” and refers to the mythical Kalinda Mountains from which a sacred river flows.
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If you’re attracted to the name Elizabeth but find it to be too common, consider a French form of the name: Lisette. The name can also be spelled, Lizette. Lisette means “pledged to God” and it had a moment in the US in the 1990s but it has since fallen from favor. Bring back, Lisette!
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Minerva might sound like a Disney villain’s name, but it actually has a fantastic, enlightened meaning. The name has Latin origins and means “intellect.” In Roman mythology, Minerva was a goddess of wisdom.
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Naja is a name for girls that’s found in both Arabic and Navajo. The name means “success” or “silver hands.” The name is pronounced nah-hah, so no hard “J” sound.
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Olivet is a happy and cute alternative to the very popular names Olive or Olivia. Olivet has a somewhat Biblical origin. Mount Olivet is a mountain ridge east of and adjacent to Jerusalem’s Old City.
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Priya is an extremely popular name in India, but you don’t hear it enough in the US. The Sanskrit name means “beloved.” The name is traditionally given to girls who are born in August.
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Quest is gaining favor among parents who are searching for unique names for boys and girls. The word quest comes from Latin and means “mission.” In French, the name is spelled Questa.
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Rosabel is an English name with vintage charm that means “beautiful rose.” A less fussy alternative to Rosabelle or Rosabella, Rosabel strikes the perfect balance. And, parents who choose this name get the wonderful option to nickname their child Rosie or Belle.
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Sandrine is the French form of the Greek name Alexandra. The name means “defending men.” This is a more sophisticated choice than Sandra.
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Thailah is a Thai name that means “Thai queen.” The name is pronounced tie-lah and it would be a great alternative to Twyla or Tyla.
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Una is an ancient name that has Latin origins and means “one” or “lamb.” In Ireland, the name is exceedingly popular but with the alternative spelling, Oona.
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Vesper is a Latin name that means “evening star.” In many Catholic traditions, vespers are evening prayers and often involve meditative songs. This unisex baby name is trending upward for baby girls.
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While this name might give you Hocus Pocus vibes, it a traditional Welsh name that means “blessed peacemaking” which this world could use a bit more of. Parents who choose this handsome name have the option to nickname their daughter Winnie, Win, or Freddie.
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Xenia is one of the more approachable X-names for girls. It has Greek origins and means “welcoming.” Xenia of Saint Petersburg is a beloved Christian saint who, according to tradition, gave away all her wordly possessions after the death of her husband.
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Americans have Yoko Ono to thank for this name’s broad appeal in the US. Yoko is a very popular name in Japan it means “good girl.”
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Zerlina is a stunning name for girls that has origins in Arabic but is very common in Spanish as well. The name means “beautiful dawn.” With a meaning like that, is there even any question?
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There’s a beautiful and unique name for girls for every letter of the alphabet. These 130 underutilized names should help inspire you and hopefully one of them ends up on a birth certificate!
Andrew is a Chicago-based writer who enjoys finding the best of the internet, obsessively making lists, and cooking for friends. After studying Film and Art History, he developed a deep love for both topics. Celebrity news, pop culture, and stories that bring people together are his passions.
- 1 26. Annia
- 2 25. Beah
- 3 24. Celestina
- 4 23. Deva
- 5 22. Ezri
- 6 21. Freedom
- 7 20. Goldie
- 8 19. Hanifa
- 9 18. Ivette
- 10 17. Jovana
- 11 16. Kalinda
- 12 15. Lisette
- 13 14. Minerva
- 14 13. Naja
- 15 12. Olivet
- 16 11. Priya
- 17 10. Quest
- 18 9. Rosabel
- 19 8. Sandrine
- 20 7. Thailah
- 21 6. Una
- 22 5. Vesper
- 23 4. Winifred
- 24 3. Xenia
- 25 2. Yoko
- 26 1. Zerlina
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