Unusual baby girl names


If you're looking for an unusual girl name that will help your new arrival stand out in the classroom then you should look no further than our unique baby names for your newborn daughter. With names that are short, cute, pretty and powerful, there are plenty of rare names for you to consider.

Whether you're in search of a cute unique girl name beginning with a, like Amelie, a pretty unique name like Elodie or a unique name from around the world such as Margot or Adelina, find the perfect name for you baby with our round up some of the best unusual baby girl names here.

Top 50 unusual girl names we love

  • Ione - Greek, meaning ‘violet’. Also the name of a type of orchid.
  • Ophelia - Greek, meaning ‘help’. Lead character from Shakespeare’s play Hamlet.
  • Axelle - Greek, meaning ‘father of peace’. More commonly used in French- and Flemish-speaking communities.
  • Winona - Indian, meaning ‘first-born daughter’. Actress Winona Ryder is named after the town where she was born, Winona in Missouri, USA.
  • Zosia - Greek, meaning ‘wisdom’. Actress Zosia Mamet is known for her roles in Mad Men, Parenthood and Girls.
  • Africa - Celtic, meaning ‘pleasant’, as well as the name of the continent.
  • Brea -  Shortened form of Brianna, meaning ‘strong’, but used in its own right. Also the name of a god in ancient Irish mythology.
  • Alda - German, meaning ‘old’ or ‘prosperous’. St Alda was an Italian mystic in the eleventh century, who took care of the sick.
  • Lyra - Latin, meaning ‘lyre’. The central character in Philip Pullman’s ‘His Dark Materials’ trilogy.
  • December - Latin, meaning ‘tenth month’.
  • Enola - Native American, meaning ‘solitary’.
  • Gianina - Hebrew, meaning ‘God’s graciousness’. Sometimes associated with the town of Ioannina in Greece.
  • Oceane - Inspired by the ocean itself, this chic, popular French name has started to become a favourite in England. The name also relates the ancient Greek Oceanus, god of the sea, cool right?

  • Alohi - Variant of the Hawaiian greeting Aloha, meaning ‘love and affection’. More commonly used in the USA.
  • Tullia - Latin, meaning ‘bound for glory’.
  • Safiyya - Arabic, meaning ‘sincere friend’. Also the name of one of Muhammad’s wives.
  • Maeve - Irish Gaelic, meaning ‘intoxicating’. Famous Maeves include Queen Maeve from Irish mythology, author Maeve Binchy and writer Maeve Brennan.
  • Zahara - Arabic, meaning ‘flowering and shining’. The most famous Zahara is the daughter of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.
  • Ianthe - Greek, meaning ‘purple flower’. Also the name of a character in ancient Greek mythology.
  • Katja - We are obsessed with this beautiful twist on Kate. A stylish version of a traditional name, we love how cool this name is!
  • Xoey - Variant of Zoe, meaning ‘life’. Often used as a spelling variation for Zoe or Zoey.
  • Oriana - Latin, meaning ‘dawning’. Oriana was the nickname for Queen Elizabeth I.
  • Vita - Latin, meaning ‘life’. Often used to refer to the life story of a saint, or their biography.
  • Elora - Greek meaning is 'light' and in Hewbrew 'God is Light'
  • Sierra - Spanish, meaning ‘saw’.
  • Myra - Latin, meaning ‘scented oil’. Famous Myras include pioneering lawyer Myra Bradwell and pianist Myra Hess.
  • Ula - Celtic, meaning ‘gem of the sea’. Also the name of a Manchu tribe from China.
  • Arella - Hebrew, meaning ‘angel’. More commonly used in the USA.
  • Odelia - Hebrew, meaning ‘I will praise the Lord’. Also an eighth-century French saint.
  • Yesenia - Arabic, meaning ‘flower’. The name was invented in the 1970s for a Spanish-language television production.
  • Venus - Latin, from the ancient Roman goddess of sexuality and fertility, also the name of the planet.
  • Erma - German, meaning ‘universal’. Erma Franklin, the sister of soul legend Aretha Franklin, was an American gospel singer.
  • Inez - Spanish, meaning ‘pure’. Also a spelling variation of Agnes.
  • Santana - Spanish, meaning ‘holy’. Usually associated with the male guitar legend Carlos Santana.
  • Zelia - Scandinavian, meaning ‘sunshine’.

  • Peony - Greek, from the flower of the same name.
  • Xylia - Greek, meaning ‘from the woods’.
  • Oralie - French, meaning ‘golden’. Oralia Dominguez is a Mexican opera singer.
  • Nola - Irish Gaelic origin, Latin meaning ‘white shoulder’. Also a city and area in Italy.
  • Verona - Latin, shortened form of Veronica. From the city of the same name in Italy.
  • Zemira - Hebrew, meaning ‘joyous melody’. An opera by Francesco Bianchi.
  • Sloane - Irish Gaelic, meaning ‘man of arms’. Usually associated with Sloane Square in London, after which the Sloane Rangers are named.
  • Yolanda - Spanish, meaning ‘violet flower’. There have been several monarchs of Europe known as Yolanda.
  • Thalia - Greek, meaning ‘blooming’. There are half a dozen ancient Greek muses, nymphs and graces who share the name Thalia.
  • Star - English, meaning ‘star’.
  • Uriela - Hebrew, meaning ‘angel of light’. Found particularly in German- speaking communities.
  • Xena - Greek, meaning ‘foreigner’. The popularity of this name rose after the success of Xena: Warrior Princess.
  • Willa - German, meaning ‘helmet’. American Willa Cather was a Pulitzer Prize-winning author.
  • Rae -  Shortened form of Rachel, meaning ‘ewe’. Rae Armantrout is known for her poetry and academic writing.
  • Nora - Shortened form of Eleanor, meaning ‘light’, used in its own right. Nora Roberts is an American author who has written over 200 romance novels, some under pseudonyms.


Unique American baby girl names

Why not take some inspiration from across the pond with an unusual American baby girl name directly from the United States? We love Autumn or Dakota for a girl.  You can find more unusual and unique American baby girl names here.

Unique Muslim baby girl names

Looking for the perfect unique muslim name for your new arrival? You can read our round up of the best unusual and unique muslim baby girl names, such as Zainab, Aziza and Qadira.

Unique French baby girl names

French baby names all seem to sound so chic - it's no surprise you're thinking about naming your new baby girl with a stylish and unique French baby name. Some of our favourites include Lilou or Adeline. Take a look at some more unique and unusual French baby names here.

Unique Italian baby girl names

There are so many unique and beautiful Italian names out there to choose from that could really suit your baby girl! We love Elettra or Grazia for a girl. You can take a look at some more unique and unusual Italian baby names here.

Unique Spanish baby girl names

Looking for a more exotic and unique baby name? There are some gorgeous and unusual Spanish baby girl names that would be perfect for your new arrival. Think names like Adelina or Florencia. You can read more unique Spanish girl names here.

Creating your own unusual girl name

If you really love a baby girl name you've seen but want to make it your own cool name by adding a unique or unusual twist, you might create the perfect unique name for your baby girl. Take a name like Alexandra, there are so many ways you can add more letters to make this more unusual to create a name like Alexandria, Alexina or Alexandrina.

Make it more unique by adapting the spelling, swapping a letter around or changing the first letter. For instance, make Elisha - Elisya, Jemma - Jemmi, or Diamond - Diamon. The wonder of giving your baby a more unusual name is that you can be creative and work from a starting point to create a name that is truly one-of-a-kind.

You can try this with so many other names, so why not have a play around with names that you like to try and come up with a unique alternative.

Unique and unusual celebrity baby girl names

We all know today's celebrities love to give their children weird and wonderful names, but not all of their unusual picks have been totally bonkers. These are the most unusual girl names that we actually can kind of get on board with, for a bit of extra inspiration:

  • Raddix - Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden named their first born Raddix.
  • Kulture Kiari - rappers Cardi B and Offset named their daughter with the name Kulture.
  • Birdie Mae - Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson decided to name their baby girl Birdie.
  • Banks Violet Bair - Hilary Duff and Matthew Koma went with this unique name for their daughter.
  • Stormi - of course the daughter of Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott had to have an unusual name.
  • Trixie - Emma and Matt Willis named their little girl this adorable but unusual name.

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Still not found "the one"? Browse our full list of unique baby names for girls below and use our baby name generator to help spark your imagination. Like the sound of some of these names? Try adapting them like we suggested earlier!

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