150 Unique and Rare Girl Names

Whether you’ve purchased all the baby name books at your local bookstore, or have been scouring the internet, finding a unique girls’ name for your daughter can be as exciting as it is challenging—and even overwhelming at times! We hope to make it a little easier for you with this curated list of rare names for baby girls. If you’re looking for a name that helps your daughter stand out from the crowd, keep reading!

Pretty and Unique Baby Girl Names

If you would like a beautiful and unique girls’ name with a pretty sound or meaning, these rare options surely fit the bill. 1. Annalise. A combination of the girl names Anna and Lise, this name is simple, pretty and unique.

2. Brigitta. This name is the German, Dutch and Hungarian form of Bridget. With the spelling Brigitta, it seems to have a prettier 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 names could work wonderfully as twin girl names.

4. Constance. As the medieval form of Constantia, which derives from the name of Roman emperor Constans, Constance means “constant” or “steadfast.” It’s certainly a beautiful and unique name for a girl.

5. Geneviève. This unique name is medieval, but its origin is uncertain, possibly having German, Gaulish and Celtic elements. It’s the name of the patron saint of Paris and sounds very sweet.

6. Larisa. This pretty and rare girls’ name is most likely derived from the ancient city of Larisa in Greece and is also the name of a Greek saint. You could pair Larisa with Melissa if you’re having twin girls!

7. Lorelei. German in origin, the name Lorelei 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 prefer, the name has a pretty ring to it either way.

8. Lucinda. Based on the name Lucia, the name Lucinda appears in literature. It’s a more unusual form of the name Lucille.

9. Micaela. This is a feminine form of Michael, a Hebrew name that means “Who is like God?” If monikers like this interest you, check out some more biblical names.

10. Priscilla. This name is a diminutive of the Roman moniker Prisca, which appears in the New Testament.

11. Talulla. The name Talulla has Gaelic origins and comes from the words tuile and flaith, which mean “abundance” and “princess,” respectively. It has a rather old-fashioned vibe for your baby girl and is one of those unique names with a deep meaning.


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Cute and Unique Baby Girl Names

Any of the following names would be a cute choice for your unique and beautiful baby girl.

12. Calista. This name is the feminine form of Callistus, which means “most beautiful” in Greek. What could be a better name for your lovely daughter?

13. Candace. A biblical name from the New Testament, Candace means “queen mother.” Of course, you don’t have to be religious to choose this unique name with a deep meaning for your baby girl.

14. Filippa. This regal-sounding name is the feminine form of Philip, which means “lover of horses.”

15. Gemma. As a medieval Italian nickname, Gemma means “gem” or “precious stone.” This could be the perfect name meaning for your precious little one!

16. Gillian. This 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 G or a hard G, which makes this an even more interesting and rare name for girls.

17. Harlow. Originally a place name, Harlow comes from Old English and means “rock hill” or “army hill.” It’s an ideal choice if you want your daughter’s name to exemplify strength.

18. 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, giving her this name could get her off to a wonderful start.

19. Odette. Odette is the French diminutive of Oda, which is the feminine form of Otto. You might recognize the name from the ballet Swan Lake.

20. Phoebe. This is the Latinized form of the Greek name Phoibe, which means “bright” or “pure.” If you’d like a Greek mythology name for your little one, Phoebe was a mythological titan. Not only does the name have a great meaning, but it also has a powerful ring to it.

21. Willow. The name of the willow tree comes from the Old English word welig. This name could evoke the tranquility of willow tree branches swaying gently in the breeze.

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Short and Unique Baby Girl Names

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

22. Enya. This is the English form of Eithne, which means “kernel” or “grain” in Irish. It’s also the name of a saint and offers a unique and serene sound.

23. Fay. In Middle English, this short and unique girls’ name means “fairy.” To make the name a little fancier, you could add an e to the end. Either way, it’s an adorable moniker with a cute meaning.

24. Fern. From the word for the plant, the name originally comes from the Old English word fearn.

25. 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!

26. Iris. Meaning “rainbow” in Greek, this short, unique baby name for a girl was also the moniker of the Greek goddess of rainbows and is the name of a flower. Discover more flower names for girls!

27. Ivy. This short and sweet name originates from 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.

28. Katya. This is a cute diminutive of Yekaterina, which is Russian for Katherine.

29. Kylie. Kylie is popular in Australia and believed to mean “boomerang” in one of the Australian Aboriginal languages.

30. Layla. In Arabic, this beautiful name means “night.” It also plays a significant role in a set of romantic poems popular in medieval Arabia and Persia. It’s the perfect option for a popular girls’ name from around the world !

31. Maia. This name comes from Greek mythology and means “good mother.” There are several spellings, but Maia is one of the more unique variants. If you’re looking for an uncommon girls’ name with a unique meaning, this could be it!

32. 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, the name belonged to the writer and artist Zelda Fitzgerald, who was anything but dull. Besides, there is nothing dreary about a name that starts with a z.

Unusual, Rare and Unique Baby Girl Names

If you want your unique daughter to stand out from the crowd, choose one of these less traditional names for girls.

33. Allegra. This pretty name means “cheerful” or “lively” in Italian and makes a beautiful option for a little girl, and one of the best girl names starting with A.

34. Caitríona. The Irish and Scottish form of Katherine is a unique choice for a baby girls’ name and has a very pretty ring to it.

35. Christabel. This rare girls’ name combines Christina with the suffix “bel.” If you’re having twins, you might consider naming your daughters Christabel and Isabel, as these make a lovely pair.

36. 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. It’s also a great option for a unique name with a deep meaning for girls.

37. Fionnuala. An Irish name that means “white” or “fair shoulder,” Fionnuala comes from the Irish legend of a girl being transformed into a swan.

38. Isolde. The roots of this name are uncertain, but in Arthurian legend, Isolde is an Irish princess who falls in love with her king’s knight.

39. Joelle. The feminine form of Joel, which in Hebrew means “Yahweh is God,” Joelle could be a lovely name for your daughter. You can pronounce the J with a hard G sound, or with a “zh” sound.

40. Jolene. This uncommon girls’ name was created in the twentieth century by combining “Jo” with “lene.” It’s a great modern choice for your daughter, while still being a relatively rare girls’ name.

41. Nikita. This name is derived from the Sanskrit word meaning “house” or “habitation.” Its meaning may seem plain, but there’s nothing boring about this unique name!

42. Siobhán. The Irish form of Jehanne, which is the Norman French version of Jeanne, Siobhán is quite the unique option!

43. Tabitha. This Aramaic name means “gazelle” and appears in the New Testament.

44. Thaïs. This 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.

45. Thalia. In Greek, this unique name for girls means “to blossom.” It’s also the moniker of one of the nine Muses in Greek mythology.

46. Zaynab. In Arabic, this unusual girls’ name means “beauty,” and it’s also the name of a fragrant flowering tree. The name would be a pretty way to honour your daughter.

Edgy and Uncommon 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 slightly more edgy unique girl names.

47. Avalon. This is the name of the island that King Arthur was brought to upon his death, according to legend. If you’re a fan of myths and legends, you might consider this option.

48. Aviva. As the feminine form of the Hebrew name Aviv, which means “spring,” Aviva is also part of the name of the city of Tel Aviv. In this feminine form, it sounds very lively and fresh.

49. Chantal. Derived from a French surname and place name that means “stony,” Chantal was also a saint’s name. When pronounced with the sh sound, the name sounds very pretty.

50. Danica. This Slavic girls’ name means “morning star” or “Venus,” which is a unique image to have when thinking about your daughter.

51. Kiera. This is the English version of the Irish girls' name Ciara, which is based on the masculine name Ciar, meaning “black.” This girls’ name is both unique and strong.

52. Raquel. This name is the Spanish and Portuguese form of the Hebrew name Rachel, which means “ewe.” With such a sweet meaning of a baby sheep, Raquel also sounds rather unique.

53. Sibyl. From the Greek word meaning “prophetess,” Sibyl sounds both edgy and intelligent. According to Greek and Roman legends, there were several Sibyls in the ancient world.

54. Solange. This name is the French form of Sollemnia, which comes from the Latin word sollemnis, which means “religious.” Of course, you don’t have to be religious to choose this beautiful and unique girls’ name.

55. 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.

56. Yesenia. This name comes from Jessenia, a type of tree in South America. The moniker has also been featured in Mexican telenovelas.

57. Zenaida. This is an uncommon girl’s name derived from the Greek god Zeus and was also the name of a saint. Your daughter probably won’t meet anyone else in school with this name.

Strong and Unique Baby Girl Names

These unique names for girls sound powerful and also come with strong and deep meanings.

58. Aaliyah. This is the feminine form of the Arabic male name Aali, which means “high,” “lofty,” or “sublime”—the ideal meaning for your strong little girl.

59. Arabella. This medieval Scottish name is most likely a variant of Annabel, and stems from the Latin word orabilis, which means “invocable.”

60. 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.

61. Athena. Athena was the Greek goddess of wisdom and warfare, as well as the patron goddess of the capital of Greece. It’s a name that’s brimming with courage and strength, so it’s a great choice for a unique girls’ name with deep meaning.

62. 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.

63. Devika. In Hindi, this name means “little goddess”—the perfect moniker for your little one!

64. Kirsten. This name is the Danish and Norwegian version of Christina. Pronounced KyEER-stehn, this girls’ name sounds unique.

65. Ophelia. In Greek, this pretty name means “help.” It’s also been featured in literature and is a truly rare girls’ name.

66. 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 meaning is powerful, the name itself has a gentle ring to it.

67. Sarai. In Hebrew, this name means “my princess” and was Sarah’s original name in the Old Testament. It’s another terrific option for your little princess.

68. Sinéad. This unique name is the Irish version of Jeannette and pronounced shen-AYD.

69. Thekla. From ancient Greek, this uncommon girls’ name means “glory to God.” It was also the name of a saint.

70. Valencia. The name of cities in Spain and Venezuela, Valencia comes from the Latin word valentia and means “strength” or “vigor.” The moniker sounds powerful while still offering feminine and romantic vibes.


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More Unique Baby Girl Names

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

71. Amina.

72. Aarti.

73. Agnetha.

74. Aimee.

75. Ainslee.

76. Akari.

77. Aksana.

78. Aldina.

79. Alondra.

80. Amal.

81. Andra.

82. Beatriz.

83. Bellona.

84. Betania.

85. Bora.

86. Branca.

87. Bryony.

88. Cambria.

89. Chita.

90. Dalal.

91. Damira.

92. Darina.

93. Edita.

94. Eudora.

95. Everlee.

96. Galene.

97. Ginevra.

98. Graciela.

99. Gyda.

100. Hadassah.

101. Hana.

102. Imaan.

103. Inga.

104. Jacira.

105. Jolanthe.

106. Judyta.

107. Kaede.

108. Kamala.

109. Kiraz.

110. Leida.

111. Lesia.

112. Maeva.

113. Maryse.

114. Masami.

115. Nalini.

116. Naoko.

117. Nashwa.

118. Nika.

119. Noam.

120. Odell.

121. Olene.

122. Petula.

123. Piera.

124. Raisa.

125. Rasima.

126. Reina.

127. Rivka.

128. Rowena.

129. Rubina.

130. Rupa.

131. Salima.

132. Senga.

133. Shadi.

134. Shan.

135. Sima.

136. Stefania.

137. Tamar.

138. Teofila.

139. Timea.

140. Uzma.

141. Vanna.

142. Vera.

143. Vida.

144. Vinka.

145. Wallis.

146. Wayan.

147. Xenia.

148. Xiomara.

149. Yamuna.

150. Zaria.


Rare girls’ names are those monikers that are unique and uncommon. Perhaps they were once popular and have fallen out of style, or maybe they’re modern and unique. You have plenty of choices with our list of 150 rare girls’ names.

The Bottom Line

Have you found the perfect, 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 list of middle names for girls or consider some adorable French girl names. 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’s name.