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Top 100 Coolest and Unique Baby Girl Names

Sleeping newborn baby in a wrap on white blanket. Beautiful portrait of little girl, one week old. Baby smiling in a dream.

by Kristen v.H. Middleton

Former School Teacher & Administrator

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So you’re about to have a baby girl and you’re looking for a cool name for her, right? You want a name that captures the essence of who she is and the girl and woman that you envision her becoming. A name that sets her apart and celebrates her unique gifts. A name you can imagine being written on her cubby at preschool, her college entrance essay, her first novel. You want your precious daughter to have a name that will convey all the qualities and values that you hope she will embody: you need a name fit for a queen, an astronaut, a good friend, a doctor, a professional athlete, a… Read More

So you’re about to have a baby girl and you’re looking for a cool name for her, right? You want a name that captures the essence of who she is and the girl and woman that you envision her becoming. A name that sets her apart and celebrates her unique gifts. A name you can imagine being written on her cubby at preschool, her college entrance essay, her first novel.

You want your precious daughter to have a name that will convey all the qualities and values that you hope she will embody: you need a name fit for a queen, an astronaut, a good friend, a doctor, a professional athlete, a spiritual leader, a wonderful mother, a nurse, an activist, a scholar, a student, a leader, a follower, a good person—any of the things you imagine she can and will become in her lifetime. Choosing a unique name for your baby girl is a great way to distinguish her from the start!

Finding a cool baby girl name may seem like a daunting task. There are so many options! Research shows that names for baby girls are currently trending towards representations of nature, gemstones, and food. Also growing in popularity for girls’ names are names that are not common girls names at all—such as names that have been traditionally used for boys, or last names.

Consider selecting a name that is uncommon, whether it is from another country, old-fashioned, or derived from today’s pop culture. Other sources for rare first names include names that are unisex or typically boys’ names, last names, and names from myths or stories. From cute to masculine, the special names below offer options that will capture your daughter’s personality and will carry her from birth through womanhood.

If you’re torn between a short name or a long name, try writing and saying the possible first name out loud followed by your daughter’s last name, for example: “(first name) Aberdeen (last name) Smith” or “(first name) Midori (last name) James” to see exactly how it looks on paper and sounds in reality.

Have fun!

100 Most Unique Baby Girl Names

  1. Aberdeen
  2. Adaeh
  3. Aisha
  4. Amarah
  5. Averie
  6. Badrai
  7. Behati
  8. Bess
  9. Billie
  10. Blakemore
  11. Bleuenn
  12. Braedyn
  13. Carbry
  14. Carli
  15. Celestine
  16. Cerys
  17. Charlamaine
  18. Clancy
  19. Cressida
  20. Cricket
  21. Daly
  22. Dayna
  23. Desta
  24. Dot
  25. Eberhard
  26. Ebony
  27. Eleanor
  28. Elliot
  29. Elodie
  30. Emmeline
  31. Eudora
  32. Evangeline
  33. Fable
  34. Fiadh
  35. Flannery
  36. Frederica
  37. Freya
  38. Garnet
  39. Grace
  40. Haldor
  41. Holiday
  42. India
  43. Isla
  44. Jacqueline
  45. Jaelynn
  46. Jazlyn
  47. Jettie
  48. Kendy
  49. Kirsten
  50. Kyla
  51. Leilani
  52. Lottie
  53. Lydia
  54. Mabel
  55. Maeve
  56. Manon
  57. Maple
  58. Max
  59. Midori
  60. Mimoko
  61. Moon
  62. Nataki
  63. Nova
  64. Oaklyn
  65. Onyx
  66. Orli
  67. Ottilie
  68. Paz
  69. Piper
  70. Poppy
  71. Posey
  72. Quinlan
  73. Rigby
  74. River
  75. Ruari
  76. Sabra
  77. Sapphire
  78. Seneca
  79. Solveig
  80. Taffeta
  81. Taliyah
  82. Thea
  83. Ulanni
  84. Unity
  85. Urban
  86. Utah
  87. Velvet
  88. Violet
  89. Winnie
  90. Wren
  91. Xanthe
  92. Xuxa
  93. Yael
  94. Yara
  95. Yardley
  96. Yemima
  97. Zahra
  98. Zaniyah
  99. Zoie
  100. Zya

Finding the right name for your little one is a big task, but very fulfilling in the end. Ultimately, you will choose a name and you still might find yourself naturally adjusting it, or shortening it to create a nickname for your daughter. All of these iterations are something to keep in mind as you choose a name for her.