50 Unique Baby Girl Names and What They Mean

Eliza Martinez
Newborn baby girl wearing headband

Unique names are becoming more common, with new moms being inspired to help their daughters stand out from the crowd. However, it can be difficult to find truly extraordinary names for your baby girl. At the same time, you don't want something too strange or that has a weird meaning. This list has some beautiful choices that will set your little girl apart from rest of her peers.

Unique Names for Baby Girls

The following names are uniquely lovely for a baby girl.

Name Meaning Pronunciation

Alternate
Spellings

Achava

Friendship a-cha-va

Adria

From Hadria ay-dree-ah

Audris

nobility and strength ah-dris
Barcelona City in Spain bar-sa-lo-na
Caprice Whimsical kah-prees

Catriona

Pure kah-tree-oh-na
Constance Steadfast kahn-stehns
Daron Feminine for Darren dair-on Deron, Daryn

Daveigh

Beloved duh-vay
Demetria Earth mother duh-mee-tree-ah
Enna Light ee-nah Ena, Enah

Eyota

Native American for great i-ota
Freya Woman fray-uh
Gardner Gardener g(a)-rd-ner

Hamida

Giving thanks huh-mee-daa
Harela Lord's mountain ha-ray-la
Holland Land on the ridge hah-lind

Iamar

Moon i-uh-mar
Imogen Maiden im-oh-jen Imogene
Jacintha Hyacinth yah-sin-tah

Jenara

Latin for January juh-nah-rah
Kailani Sea and sky kai-lah-nee Kaylani
Kala Princess, sun kah-lah

Lainil

Soft-hearted lay-neel Laynil
Lirah Unknown lear-ruh Lira
Louressa Cheerful loo-ree-suh

Maira

Unknown mah-ee-rah
Marielle Unknown mar-ee-ell Maryel, Mariel
Mattea God's gift mah-tay-uh

Maxine

Greatest mak-seen
Ophelia Help o-phee-lee-yah
Orange Fruit, color oh-rahn-ge

Paz

Peace pahz
Porsche Pig porsh, por-shah
Priya Beloved prih-yah

Raivyn

Large black bird ray-ven Raven, Ravin
Saffron Flower saf-ronn
Sojourner Traveller, temporary resident soh-juwrn-er

Taban

Genius tay-bon Tayban
Talia Heaven's dew tah-lee-uh Tahlia, Tahlya
Tallulah Leaping water tah-loo-lah Talula, Talullah

Tarleton

Thor's settlement tahr-luh-ton
Tawny Tanned, small, tiny taw-nee Tawnie, Tawnee
Unity Harmony yoo-nit-tee
Venetia City of canals vuh-nee-shah
Wendell Wanderer wen-dell
Wisdom Rare virtue wiz-dum Wyzdom
Wynne Friend win
Zahrah Blossom zah-rah
Zenia Guest stranger zee-nee-ah Xenia

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How to Choose an Extraordinary Name for a Baby Girl

Consider the following questions as you narrow down your choices.

  • Will the name grow with your child or is it only appropriate for a baby, or young child?
  • Do you and your spouse agree on the name?
  • Do you like the meaning of the name?
  • Does the first name sound nice with the middle and last names?
  • Is there a person you would like to honor with your baby's name?
  • Can it be shortened to a nickname you don't like?
  • Is the name so unique that it is difficult to pronounce?
  • Is the name something that other kids might make fun of?

The answers to these questions can help you make the big decision of what name to give your baby girl. Keep in mind that the ultimate choice comes down to you, as the parents, and you may have to disregard the thoughts and comments of others who have never heard your unique choice. The final decision should be a name you love and that you'll enjoy giving to your baby.

baby girl footprints

Bringing Back the Classics

In this day and age of rare names and unusual spellings, many new parents are finding that sometimes, the best way to provide a unique name is to change a formerly common one. Few babies are now named Helen or Lucille, both of which were common names at the turn of the century. Delving back into history may inspire a new spelling, and oftentimes uniqueness is found in the resurrection of a long-forgotten favorite. Giving the classic spelling of a name a new twist is another easy way to make it unique without being so bizarre that you find yourself explaining it to everyone you meet. Remember, your daughter has to live with the name her whole life.

50 Unique Baby Girl Names and What They Mean