100+ Girl Names You Don’t Know
by Esmeralda Rocha
Because we didn’t know them either, most of them, anyway. These unusual girls’ names come from all over the world, inspired by nature, mythology, art, and beyond.
We bet that most of these secret baby name gems will be a refreshing discoveries for you. Most did not appear at all on the US popular names list in 2016, which means they were given to fewer than five babies, and those names that did appear were used for only a handful of babies.
Will you break that trend and use one of these rare and unique girls’ names for your baby? Which would you use, if only you were brave enough?
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on December 5th, 2017 at 12:57 am
A good deal of these were new to me which is a nice surprise!
Corisande has been one of my favourites for years however!! I wish I were brave enough to use it!
on December 5th, 2017 at 1:02 am
Many of these I didn’t know.
Some of them I have known and loved for awhile:
Of all those, I would choose Ligeia Ngaio (love the sound) or Corisande, which to me sounds like the name of a heavenly baking spice. Gwyneira is particularly lush too.
on December 5th, 2017 at 2:38 am
on December 5th, 2017 at 4:21 am
I LOVE Cirilla, Pari (my daughter’s middle), Tanwen, Mereigan, Orana, and Sabra.
on December 5th, 2017 at 5:02 am
Most of these I don’t know, but a few I did:
Ffion (my dad’s Welsh cousin is named this)
Gwyneira (a long-time GP of mine)
Hila (I have a friend named this, it means ‘halo’, and I adore it)
Rhonwen (dad has another Welsh cousin with this name, her and Ffion are sisters!)
Of those I didn’t know, I like these:
Ellisif (WOW WOW WOW)
on December 5th, 2017 at 9:13 am
I taught a Svea (pronounced sah-VEE-ah), and it was very wearable.
on December 5th, 2017 at 9:51 am
Surprised by how many Welsh names are on here, especially as some of them are fairly common ones? Talking Ffion and Rhonwen especially. Eilonwy i’m sure is a disney character that quite a few people would recognise. Tanwen is a gp of mine and has been for a long time and Prideaux and Zennor are both Cornish place names- I’ve used them both in the “baby a day” thread in the games forum
on December 5th, 2017 at 2:04 pm
Loving Azra, Gwyneira, Hila and Svea!
on December 5th, 2017 at 4:46 pm
Wow! I was actually surprised to see a handful of names I didn’t know. Most of these are familiar to me. I’ve even known some people with these names.
on December 5th, 2017 at 7:00 pm
I once named a little kitten Rialta. She was the cutest little thing.
on December 7th, 2017 at 4:25 pm
What about Eirawen? First time I heard of it. It is also a welsh name I believe and means snow and white, similar to Gwyneira. Anyone heard of it?
on December 8th, 2017 at 4:00 am
Many of these names are on my ‘like but would never actually use’ list (with a few spelling changes), and some on the real deal list too :
Aroa, Azenor, Azra, Cleona, Delphia, Doveva, Elucine, Erendira, Evora, Gwynora, Halona, Hila, Nephele, Nerea, Pomeline, Verbena, Yareli
on December 9th, 2017 at 7:45 am
Really quite like Svea and Pomeline. Very pretty.
on January 18th, 2018 at 12:46 am
I like Antinea. My tastes have definitely become bolder over time, but I really doubt I’d be brave enough to use Antinea!
on May 5th, 2019 at 9:08 am
Thoughts on the name Ora for baby girl?
on February 27th, 2020 at 9:10 pm
Ora reminds me of a mom who was going to name her daughter Orally. She wanted the nn Rory.
I suggested maybe Auralee or Auraleigh could be nicknammed Rory.
From this list, I think Aroha would work with nn Rory.
She went with Sherry. No nn needed. ☺
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