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 Anna, Andrea, and Alexandra are indeed wonderful, but it’s always a great idea to think outside 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 a name for each that is beautiful and full of charm. Here are 26 unique baby names for girls that are exciting and deserve your consideration.
A popular name in India, Avani should definitely appeal to parents in the US as well. This Hindi name means “the good earth.” Social media sensation Avani Gregg is an influencer who is especially good at TikTok.
A unique baby name for girls that starts with B can be hard to come by. Brona is a variation of the Irish name Bronagh which means “sorrow.” Both forms of the name are popular in Ireland and we’d love to see more of the name in the US.
We were today years old when we found out that Clea is a character from the Wonder Woman comics. Actor Clea DuVall actually inspired us to choose this name for the list. Clea is a variation of Cleo, a name that means “renowned glory.”
Sure, Delphine would be a wonderful name for your daughter, but you could go even further with Delfina. Delfina is a variation of the classic French name, Delphine. The name has Greek origins and means “dolphin.” For Spanish and Italian speakers, Delfina is the preferred form of the name.
The Italian name Isabella both means and is “beautiful.” Why not spice it up a bit and go with Elizabella? It’s a wonderful combination of Elizabeth and Isabella. Alyssa Milano named her daughter Elizabella when she was born in 2014.
Most will be more familiar with Famke, a name that belongs to actor Famke Jensson. The more common Dutch name for girls Femke is almost unheard of in the US. Femke has Old German origins and means “peace.”
Gita is a unique name for girls that has Sanskrit origins and means “good.” You might be more familiar with the name as a pet-form of Brigitta, the Swedish form of Bridget which means “strength.”
A step away from Eloise, Heloise has French and German origins and most likely means “healthy” or… “wide.” The name’s origins are hard to pin down and it could also be from the Proto-German family name Hailawidis which means “holy wood.” Héloïse was a French nun, scholar, and writer who had a huge impact on French literature. Her writing would go on to influence Voltaire, Simone Weil, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
The ancient name, Idra comes from Aramaic and means “fig tree.” Fig trees have long symbolized peace and learning.
Although it sounds like a cross between Jessica and Jennifer, Jenica is an ancient Roman name that shares the same origins as Jane. It means “God’s gracious gift.”
Keva is a unique name with origins that are hard to pin down. It might be a variation of the Irish name, Kevyn which means “handsome.” Akiva is another possible origin which is an Arabic (and Hebrew) name that means “to protect.”
Lulani is a lyrical name for girls that has Hawaiin origins and means “sky.” If Lulu or Luna are not doing it for you, consider Lulani for your baby girl.
A wonderfully nature-inspired hippie name, Moon is another great alternative to the ubiquitous Luna (which we love). Frank Zappa named his daughter Moon Unit, which may or may not be encouraging.
Nira is a solid choice. The name has Hebrew origins and means “light” or “furrowed.” The name carries symbolic weight as it’s commonly given on Tu B’Shevat, which translates to “New Year of the Trees.”
Odette comes from French by way of German and means “wealthy.” A thoroughly vintage-sounding name, Odette is on the rise once more. Ballet fans will recognize the name as a character from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake.
Paz is a fun name for girls with both Spanish and Hebrew origins. The name means “peace” to Spanish speakers and “golden” in Hebrew.
Quinley is a form of the Scottish name, Finley which means “fair hero.” A great alternative to Quinn and a possible gender-neutral name, Quinley is a great option.
A popular name for girls in Japan today, Riko has tons of charm with a touch of playfulness. Riko means “white jasmine” or “logic.”
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An excellent alternative to Sara, Sabra is a Hebrew name that means “prickly pear.” A little bit thorny and a little bit sweet, this name is more than just your favorite brand of hummus.
Temple is an English name for girls that means “one who lives by a temple” or simply “temple.” This name has fallen from fashion, but we love it and hope it makes a comeback.
A gorgeous name with an equally beautiful meaning, Unity, of course, means “oneness.” It never became as popular as similar names like Faith or Hope, but it was common among Puritans.
The name for a very romantic Italian city, Venice would also be a wonderful name for a girl. The etymology of the name is unclear, but it’s possible the name means “beloved.”
Go ahead, name your child for Wednesday Addams. The English name means “Woden’s day” and refers to the Anglo-Saxon god Woden.
Xanthe is a Greek name and an epithet of Demeter. The name means “golden” and was traditionally given to children with blonde hair.
Yonina is a female form of Jonah and comes from Hebrew. The name means “dove.” A great alternative to Nina that allows you to use the nickname “yo.”
Acclaimed English novelist, Zadie Smith has the most attractive name. Zadie is a variation of Sadie and in the 1880s it was an extremely popular name! The name has Hebrew origins and means “princess.”
There you go! 26 unique baby names for girls from A-Z. There’s an exceptional name for every letter of the alphabet and we hope you are inspired by our picks.
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. Avani
- 2 25. Brona
- 3 24. Clea
- 4 23. Delfina
- 5 22. Elizabella
- 6 21. Femke
- 7 20. Gita
- 8 19. Heloise
- 9 18. Idra
- 10 17. Jenica
- 11 16. Keva
- 12 15. Lulani
- 13 14. Moon
- 14 13. Nira
- 15 12. Odette
- 16 11. Paz
- 17 10. Quinley
- 18 9. Riko
- 19 8. Sabra
- 20 7. Temple
- 21 6. Unity
- 22 5. Venice
- 23 4. Wednesday
- 24 3. Xanthe
- 25 2. Yonina
- 26 1. Zadie
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