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Best Cool Unusual Girls' Names

This is a list of the best, cool unusual girls' names---those that have deep roots, are attractive, and can fit into contemporary life, yet are not on the brink of widespread discovery. And by unusual girls’ names, we mean those used for 25 or fewer baby girls last year. Click here to see lots more girls' names and here to view our full menu of unusual names.
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  • Adira

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    Adira is one of those rare names that's both exotic and simple. Pronounced ah-DEER-ah, Adira is given to only a handful of girls in the U.S. each year and could make a worthy substitute for such o... Read More 

  • Albany

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    Not yet on the place-name map, this name has Shakespearean ties via the Duke Of Albany character in King Lear . Read More 

  • Amabel

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    Amabel is an older name than Annabel and a lot more distinctive. Amabel was a very common name in the twelfth and thirteen centuries, then was revived during the nineteenth century British fad for ... Read More 

  • Ambrosia

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    Heavenly, if you like your names over the top.  Read More 

  • Annora

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    Annora is a noble name, a distinctive twist on its most essential form: Honor. Other variations to explore include Honora and Nora.  Read More 

  • Anouk

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    Anouk, made famous by French actress Anouk Aimée, is a singular name with a lovely sound. Anouk Aimée was born as Francoise, but adopted the first name of the character she played in her debut fi... Read More 

  • Antonina

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  • Augustina

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    While Augusta is the more traditional feminine form of the name, tacking on the -ina ending makes Augustina more feminine and contemporary sounding. Read More 

  • Austen

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    While Austin is a popular boys' name, this spelling, honoring novelist Jane, is more girlish.  Read More 

  • Birdie

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    Birdie was until recently a middle-aged Ladies' Club member wearing a bird-decorated hat --but now it's just the kind of vintage nickname (think Hattie, Josie, Mamie, Millie) that's coming back int... Read More 

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