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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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  • Guinivere

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  • Henrietta

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    Despite a return to such feminizations of male names as Josephine, Clementine, and Theodora, starchy Henrietta has not made it into that group. Still, if you look hard enough, you'll see that Henri... Read More 

  • Hester

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    The disgraced heroine of The Scarlet Letter's name, after long neglect, just might have a chance at revival,following in the wake of sister-name Esther. We've characterized her elsewhere as an ecce... Read More 

  • Honora

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    Honora and Honoria are two ways of softening the severity of Honor, while retaining its righteous meaning. They were predominant until the Reformation, when the Puritans adopted the abstract virtue... Read More 

  • Ione

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    This unusual Greek flower and color name has gained considerable recent attention via actress Ione Skye, who is the daughter of sixties folksinger Donovan. Ione was one of the fifty sea nymphs--Ne... Read More 

  • Isolde

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    Now that Tristan has been rediscovered, maybe it's time for his fabled lover in the Arthurian romances and Wagnerian opera, a beautiful Irish princess, to be brought back into the light as well. ... Read More 

  • Jacinta

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    Jacinta, the Spanish word for hyacinth, is a lot softer and sweeter than the English version. Although the name is slightly different, Jacinta is largely associated at present with Australian-born ... Read More 

  • Jezebel

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    Jezebel, the wife of King Ahab in the Hebrew Book of Kings, has long had a bad girl reputation. But in the modern secular world, this is somewhat mitigated by the feminist perspective of her as a s... Read More 

  • Katherina

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  • Lake

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    This body of water runs deep; the best of a group of new possibilities that includes Bay, Ocean, River, and the more established Brook. It has received attention via the actress Lake Bell. Lake wou... Read More 

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