Top 10 Coolest and Unique Baby Girl Names

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… 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.

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.

Popular Girl Names

The Social Security Administration keeps track of the rankings of popular baby names and says the three most popular baby names for girls are Emma, Olivia, and Ava. Emma has been the most popular baby name in the United States for the last five years, and from 1996 to 2007, it was a similar name—Emily. But some people don’t want an overly popular name. Some couples prefer to choose a baby girl name that is unique but not completely off-the-wall. So here are some suggestions for some of the coolest baby girl names!

Top 10 Coolest Baby Girl Names

 Amara

Pronunciation: (a-MAH-ra)

Meaning: “grace” (African) “bitter” (Italian) “immortal” (Sanskrit) “peaceful” (Mongolian)

Peak Popularity: #193 in 2018

 

Carli 

Pronunciation: (car-LEE)

Meaning: “free woman” (Carly or Carli is the feminine diminutive of Carl. The name Carl is a German version of Charles)

Peak Popularity: #483 in 2018

 

Elodie 

Pronunciation: (EL-oh-DEE)

Meaning: “foreign riches” (French, variation of Greek name Alodia)

Peak Popularity: n/a

 

Maeve

Pronunciation: (MAYv)

Meaning: “she who brings great joy” (Irish)

Peak Popularity: #334 in 2018

 

Nova

Pronunciation: (NOH-va)

Meaning: “new” (Latin) “bright star” (astronomy)

Peak Popularity: #140 in 2018

 

Oaklyn

Pronunciation: (OHK-lin)

Meaning: American invented name

Peak Popularity: #493 in 2018

 

Onyx

Pronunciation: (ON-ix)

Meaning: Gemstone

Peak Popularity: n/a

 

Posey

Pronunciation: (POH-zee)

Meaning: “bunch of flowers” (English)

Peak Popularity: n/a

 

Thea

Pronunciation: (thee-AH)

Meaning: “goddess” “godly” (Greek)

Peak Popularity: #273 in 2018

 

Wren

Pronunciation: (Ren)

Meaning: “songbird” (English) “bird of prophecy” (Druid)

Peak Popularity: #469 in 2018

If you’re still looking for cool and unique baby girl names for your little girl-bundle, try these on for size: Billie, Elliot, Evangeline, Freya, Mabel, Magnolia, Maple, Max, Ottilie, Piper, Poppy, River, or Sapphire. Happy name hunting!