Unique Girl Names

Whether you’ve bought all the baby name books at your local bookstore, or have been bookmarking pages from all over the internet, finding just the right name for your daughter can be as exciting as it is challenging and even overwhelming at times. As you shortlist names, you might be wondering what the best baby girl names are.

Check out this carefully curated list of 70 unique baby girl names to find the best name for your little one.

Pretty and Unique Baby Girl Names

If you would like something pretty sounding, these unique baby girl names will fit the bill.

1. Annalise. A combination of the name Anna and Lise, it’s simple, pretty, and unique.

2. Brigitta. This name is the German, Dutch, and Hungarian form of Bridget, but in this form, it seems to have a more feminine ring to it.

3. Charmaine. Although the name's exact meaning is unknown, it’s highly likely that Charmaine is a combination of the word charm with the suffix aine from the girls’ name Lorraine. If you happen to be having twins, both of these names could work wonderfully as twin girl names.

4. Constance. This is the medieval form of Constantia, which derives from the name of Roman emperor Constans, meaning constant or steadfast.

5. Geneviève. This unique name is medieval, but its origin is uncertain. It possibly has German, Gaulish, and Celtic elements. It’s the name of the patron saint of Paris. It may be a little difficult to pronounce for some, but it sounds very pretty.

6. Lorelei. German in origin, the name most likely comes from a rocky area along the Rhine River. It’s also the name of a rock song from the 1970s. Whichever story you like more, the name has a pretty ring to it.

7. Lucinda. Based on the name Lucia, the name Lucinda appears in literature. It’s a much more unique form of the name Lucille. 8. Micaela. This is a feminine form of Michael, a Hebrew name that means “Who is like God?” If names like this interest you, check out some more biblical names. 9. Priscilla. This is a diminutive of the Roman name Prisca, which appears in the New Testament. 10. Talulla. This name has Gaelic origins and comes from the words tuile and flaith, which mean abundance and princess, respectively. It has a rather old-fashioned ring to it.


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Cute and Unique Baby Girl Names

Any of these names would be a cute choice for your beautiful baby girl.

11. Calista. It’s the feminine form of Callistus, which means “most beautiful” in Greek. What could be a better name for your gorgeous daughter? 12. Candace. A biblical name from the New Testament, it means “queen mother.” Of course, you don’t have to be religious to choose this unique option. 13. Filippa. This regal-sounding name is the feminine form of Philip, which means “lover of horses.” 14. Gemma. It’s a medieval Italian nickname meaning gem or precious stone. Just the perfect name meaning for your precious little one! 15. Gillian. The feminine form of Julian is based on Julius, the name of a Roman emperor and a saint. You could pronounce this either with a soft or hard G. 16. Harlow. Originally a place name, Harlow comes from Old English and means “rock hill” or “army hill.” It’s the perfect name if you want your daughter’s name to exemplify strength. 17. Letitia. In Latin, this pretty name means “joy” or “happiness.” It’s also the name of a saint revered in Spain. If you’d like your little one’s life to be full of good cheer and contentment, then this name could get her off to a wonderful start. 18. Odette. The French diminutive of Oda, which is the feminine form of Otto, has a cute ring to it. The name also features in a famous Russian ballet. 19. Phoebe. This is the Latinized form of the Greek name Phoibe, which means “bright” or “pure.” Phoebe was a titan in Greek mythology. Not only does the name have a great meaning, it also has connotes power. 20. Willow. The name of a tree whose name comes from the Old English word welig. This name could be reminiscent of the tranquility of willow tree branches swaying gently in the breeze.

Short and Unique Baby Girl Names

If you’re looking for a unique baby girl name that’s short and sweet, try one of these:

21. Enya. This is the English form of Eithne, which means “kernel” or “grain” in Irish. It’s also the name of a saint. The name is unique and serene sounding. 22. Fay. In Middle English, this short name means “fairy.” To make the name a little fancier, you could add an e to the end. Either way, it’s an adorable name with a cute meaning. 23. Fern. From the word for the plant, the name originally comes from the Old English fearn. It has a dignified ring to it. 24. Greta. This is a short form of the name Margareta, which is derived from a Greek word meaning “pearl.” Just imagine calling your little one by this elegant name. 25. Iris. Meaning “rainbow” in Greek, this short name was also the name of the Greek goddess of rainbows and is the name of a flower. 26. Ivy. This short name originates from the name of the climbing plant and is originally derived from the Old English word ifig. Winding ivy brings up images of regal English homes, so for a classic name that’s filled with lots of heritage, consider Ivy for your baby girl. 27. Kylie. Another short name with a big impact is this name, which is popular in Australia and is believed to mean “boomerang” in one of the Australian Aboriginal languages. 28. Layla. In Arabic, this beautiful name means “night.” The name also plays a significant role in a set of romantic poems popular in medieval Arabia and Persia. 29. Maia. This name comes from Greek mythology and means “good mother.” There are several spellings, but Maia is one of the more unique variants. 30. Zelda. This is the short form of Griselda, which comes from the German words gris and hild, which mean “gray” and “battle,” respectively. Although the meaning sounds a bit gloomy, a famous bearer of the name, wife of American novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald, was anything but dull. Besides, there is nothing dreary about a name that starts with a Z.

Beautiful and Unique Baby Girl Names

If you want your daughter to stand out from the crowd, choose one of these beautiful names.

31. Allegra. This pretty name means “cheerful” or “lively” in Italian. It’s a beautiful option for a little girl. 32. Caitríona. The Irish and Scottish form of Katherine is much more unique and has a very pretty ring to it. 33. Christabel. Combining the name Christina with the suffix bel, the name occurs in medieval literature. If you’re having twins, you might consider naming your daughters Christabel and Isabel, as these make a lovely pair. 34. Euphrasia. Meaning “good cheer” in Greek, this might be the perfect name for a new baby who has already brought so much happiness into your life. 35. Isolde. The roots of this name are uncertain, but in Arthurian legend, Isolde is an Irish princess who due to a love potion falls in love with her king’s knight. Although their story is tragic, this unique name has a beautiful ring to it. 36. Joelle. The feminine form of Joel, which in Hebrew means “Yahweh is God.” You can pronounce the J with a hard G sound, or with a “zh” sound. 37. Nikita. This name is derived from the Sanskrit word meaning “house” or “habitation.” Its meaning may sound a little plain, but there’s nothing boring about this unique name. 38. Siobhán. This name is the Irish form of Jehanne, which is the Norman French version of Jeanne. In this form, the name is much more unique. 39. Tabitha. This Aramaic name means “gazelle.” It also appears in the New Testament. 40. Thaïs. This very unique-sounding name most likely means “bandage” in Greek. It’s also a name of a saint, and has been featured in literature and art, including a famous French opera.

Very Unique Baby Girl Names

If you’re looking for something really different or even unusual for your baby girl, then take a look at this list of very unique names.

41. Avalon. This is the island that legend says King Arthur was brought to upon his death. If you’re a fan of myths and legends, you might consider this option. 42. Aviva. The feminine form of the Hebrew name Aviv, which means “spring” and is also part of the name of the city of Tel Aviv. In this feminine form, it sounds very lively and fresh. 43. Chantal. Derived from a French surname from a place name that means “stony.” There is also a saint with this name. 44. Danica. This Slavic name means “morning star” or “Venus,” which is a pretty image to have when thinking about your daughter. 45. Solange. The French form of Sollemnia, which comes from the Latin sollemnis, which means “religious.” Of course, you don’t have to be religious to choose this beautiful name. 46. Raquel. The Spanish and Portuguese form of the Hebrew name Rachel, which means “ewe.” Although the meaning isn’t that appealing, the name actually sounds rather edgy. 47. Sibyl. From the Greek meaning “prophetess.” According to Greek and Roman legends, there were a number of sibyls in the ancient world. The name sounds both edgy and intelligent. 48. Tatiana. As the feminine form of the Roman name Tatianus, the name Tatiana was given to a saint who was martyred in Rome. The name has an edgy ring to it. 49. Yesenia. This name comes from Jessenia, a type of tree in South America. The name has also been featured in Mexican telenovelas. For a sassy name, consider this one for your baby girl. 50. Zenaida. This is a name derived from the Greek god Zeus. It was also the name of a saint. Your daughter probably won’t meet anyone else in school with this name.

Powerful and Unique Baby Girl Names

These names not only have a powerful ring to them, but also have strong meanings.

51. Aaliyah. This is the feminine form of the Arabic male name Aali, which means “high,” “lofty,” or “sublime”—the ideal meanings for your little girl. 52. Arabella. This medieval Scottish name is most likely a variant of Annabel, and stems from the Latin word orabilis, which means invocable. 53. Ashanti. This is the name of a people residing in southern Ghana. It most likely means “warlike” in the Twi language, invoking images of strength and power for your daughter. 54. Athena. Athena was the Greek goddess of wisdom and warfare as well as the patron goddess of the capital of Greece. It is a name that’s brimming with courage and strength, so it’s a great choice if these are qualities you’d like in your little one. 55. Berenice. The Latinization of a Greek name that means “bringing victory,” Berenice also appears in the New Testament as Bernice. The name is powerful as well as feminine. 56. Devika. In Hindi, this name means “little goddess,” the perfect name for your little one. 57. Philomena. This name stems from the Greek words philos (friend or lover) and menos (mind, strength, or force). It was also the name of a saint. While the name’s meaning is powerful, it still has a gentle ring to it. 58. Sarai. In Hebrew, this name means “my princess.” This was Sarah’s original name in the Old Testament. Another terrific option for your little princess. 59. Thekla. From ancient Greek, this unusual name means “glory to God.” It was also the name of a saint. 60. Valencia. The name of cities in Spain and Venezuela, it comes from the Latin word valentia and means “strength” or “vigor.” The name sounds powerful while still sounding feminine and romantic.

More Unique Baby Girl Names

In case you still haven’t found the perfect name for your daughter, here are some more unique names to consider—you never know, one of them might be the right one.

61. Fionnuala. An Irish name that means “white” or “fair shoulder,” it comes from an Irish legend of a girl being transformed into a swan. 62. Jolene. This name was created in the twentieth century by combining Jo with lene. It’s a great modern choice for your daughter, while still being relatively rare. 63. Katya. This is a cute diminutive of Yekaterina, which is Russian for Katherine. 64. Kiera. This is the English version of the Irish name Ciara, which is based on the masculine name Ciar, meaning “black.” The name also has a very nice ring to it. 65. Kirsten. It’s the Danish and Norwegian version of Christina. The I is often pronounced as “ee,” which makes this name sound unique. 66. Larisa. This pretty name is most likely derived from the ancient city of Larisa in Greece. It’s also the name of a Greek saint. You could pair this name with Melissa if you’re having twin girls. 67. Ophelia. In Greek, this pretty name means “help.” It’s also been featured in literature. 68. Sinéad. This is the Irish version of Jeannette. In this form, the name is much more unique. 69. Thalia. In Greek, this very unique name means “to blossom.” It’s also the name of one of the nine Muses in Greek mythology. 70. Zaynab. In Arabic, this unusual name means “beauty,” and it’s also the name of a fragrant flowering tree. What a pretty way to honor your daughter with this name.

The Bottom Line

Have you found a unique name for your baby girl on our list? She’ll definitely stand out from the crowd with any one of these names, and she’ll be unforgettable to everyone she meets.

Choosing a name can be a lot of fun, but in case you’re still looking for inspiration, check out our extensive list of names in our Baby Name Generator.

Whether you’ve got a shortlist you’re trying to narrow down, or you’re completely overwhelmed by all the options, throwing a baby naming party can be a great way to select the perfect unique baby name.