Unique Baby Names for Girls

Unique baby names are exceptional by nature. They are inimitable, hard to match with other common names and truly outstanding! You will not be able to compare the following unique baby names for girls with any other baby names, as our team has worked hard to uncover real gems from the scattered literature found both offline and online.

We picked our unique baby names list based on unrivaled appeal in strange yet non offensive but rather cool names. We define “unique” not only as hard to find, but also extraordinary with a compelling story behind each name. Most of the names are picked from ancient mythology and include great women and epic tales. Every name in this page has an astonishing narative that doesn’t makes it bizarre but rather unusual and amazing!

Find the best unique baby girl names that are rare and uncommon!

unique baby names for girls

Unique Baby Names for Girls

Abrial: one of the oldest French baby names that make it stand out of the crowd. Abrial means being protected and defines strong feminine personality. It’s a more confident variation of Avril or April, though it sounds similar to them.

Amya: a name which might be difficult to pronounciate, but still one of our all time favorite in the unique baby names list! What makes it so unique? The fact that it has multiple meanings depending on the origin of the name. If you travel far East in Japan, Amya means night rain. If you stay back home in US but choose to travel back in time, you will find that native Americans used Amya for sweet dreams. Last but not least, the Hebrew meaning of this unique name is the people of God.

Branwen: a baby name of Welsh origin. It is actually a rare combination of two parts. Bran which means “raven” and Gwen which represnets someone who is “blessed”. Branwen can be traced in the Welsh mythodology, in Mabinogion, which is a huge collection of tales. According to the ancient myth, Branwen was the daughter of King Llyr, and sister of King Bran of Britain. The story goes that Branwen got married to Matholwch, the King of Ireland, but the magestic wedding did not bring peace to the realm.

Callisto: Greek mythology is so rich that it can be found in almost any unique baby names list. Callisto (or Kallisto) was a nymph of the Goddess of hunting, Artemis. The story tells her mythical transformation into a bear which later became a group of stars, known today as Callisto the moon of Jupiter and one of the largest moons in our solar system. The name Callisto derives from the Greek word “kalisti” which means the most beautiful. Now, this is truly unique, isn’t it?

Cessair: derived from Irish mythology. Based on the Book of Invasions, Cessair was the female leader of the first residents in the land of Ireland. She was the widow that cried so hard for her loss that caused a flood. Some historians tried to link Cessair’s extraordinary story to the biblical flood of Noah. The actual meaning of the name Cessair is sorrow.

Cyra: the female variant of Cyrus, Cyra is a special baby name that has a unique doulbe pronounciaton, SEER-a or CY-ra. The origin of Cyra is Persian and its meaning is lord, or sun or throne. Cyra McFadden is probably the most known person bearing this unique name, a distinguished writer whose 1977 novel “The Serial: A Year in the Life of Marin County” received critical acclaim.

Dulce: among the Spanish-origin unique baby names with a sweet meaning. Dulce was a description given to “dulce nombre de Maria” which is the Spanish honeyed name of Virgin Mary.

Electra: another compelling story behind a unique name. Electra was the lead character of Sophocles’ works but has also been an inspiration for other Greek tragedies as well. Daughter of King Agamemnon she was the princess of the town-country Argos. Electra plotted the revenge for the murder of her father, and killed her mother along with her brother Orestes. A true family disaster, but then again, that’s why we call them tragedies! The Electra complex is also known in psychology as a child’s competition with her mom for the hears and minds of the father in the family.

Fenella: a unique name that has Celtic roots and means the white-shouldered one. It’s not as common as Fiona, however it is much easier to speel than Fionnuala. Fenella broke into the world of baby names with “Peveril of the Peak”, the 1823 novel by Sir Walter Scott. One of the characters, Finella Christian, was the fairy-like assistant of the Countess of Derby.

Hadleigh: a not so common variant of popular name Hadley, this old English surname-turned-name means heathery field. The roots of this name can be found at “Paris Wife”, one of the best Ernest Hemingway novel (get a copy of this magnificent Paris narative from Amazon).

Imara: an excellent choise for American parents who would like to choose an impressively reminiscent name for their baby girl. Imara strikes a flawless equilibrium between the mysterious and the familiar. Imara means firm in the African language Kiswahili.

Indigo: a haunting name that leads the way of the new generation of color-related baby names. Indigo doesn’t sound too Greek, thus it has the unique ability to hide its origin and remain exotic since it is associated with the seven colors of the rainbow (if you are a rainbow fun, you can also consider Iris as a cool baby name).

Jonquil: a rare English name from the French flower Jonquille. This wonderful baby name, is considered unique as it’s not as eccentric as Daffodil but less common than the heavily used Daisy.

Kenzie: if we told you that Kenzie is the dimunative of McKenzie, would you guess the name’s origin? OK that wasn’t too hard, was it? Kenzie is Scottish and means the fair one. It’s the most uncommon variation of the Kenz- family of names. Other popular forms include Kenzy, Kenza or even Kinzie.

Lucasta: belongs to the English unique baby names and means pure light. Lucasta is a characteristic, seldom used variant of other popular names like Luca or Luke. It can also be a cool alternative for parents that love the name Lucy but would like to pick a more exclusive choice.

Nia: this vibrant baby name means brilliance in Swahili. This substantial short name has a unique meaning for parents of African-American origin since Nia represents one of the days of Kwanza.

Phaedra: according to Greek mythodology, Phaedra was the wife of Theseus, who fell in love with another man, Hippolytus. Phaedra derives from “phaidros”, the Greek word for “bright”. The name became known lately thanks to Real Housewives’ Phaedra Parks (see photos of her new born son, Dylan).

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6 responses to “Unique Baby Names for Girls”

  1. markayla Michelle green says:

    Cute

  2. Angela says:

    Still cant find my daughters names :)

  3. Carlo-Antonio Marin says:

    I found this site at the absolute worst time… I thought I had my daughter’s name chosen!! and now I’m not so sure haha! You have some amazing suggestions on this site! Love it.

    • BabyNames says:

      Hi Carlo-Antonio (is this Italian by the way?) thanks so much for your kind words. Such amazing feedback keeps our team spirit high so that we can keep on delivering the best baby name suggestions for future parents like you. You made my day, thank you !!!

  4. Carlo-Antonio Marin says:

    Half Italian, half Spanish :). Yup, we’ve changed again :D. I think we’re gonna go with Imara for her middle name!

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