100+ Girl Names You Don’t Know

An A to Z of rare and wonderful choices

by Esmeralda Rocha

How do we know that you don’t know these rare baby names for girls?

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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  • Beneste
  • Berengaria
  • Berit

 

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Kibby Says:

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!

lesliemarion Says:

December 5th, 2017 at 1:02 am

Many of these I didn’t know.

Some of them I have known and loved for awhile:

Berengaria
Corisande
Delphia
Gwyneira
Leocadia
Ligeia
Ngaio
Orinthia
Pomeline
Tegwen
Verbena

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.

Great blog.

FelicitySmoak Says:

December 5th, 2017 at 2:38 am

I like

Corisande
Delphia
Dorrin
Evora
Merrigan
Willodean
Zerynthia

tfzolghadr Says:

December 5th, 2017 at 4:21 am

I LOVE Cirilla, Pari (my daughter’s middle), Tanwen, Mereigan, Orana, and Sabra.

maggiemary Says:

December 5th, 2017 at 5:02 am

Most of these I don’t know, but a few I did:

Corisande
Delphia
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)
Isra
Leocadia
Lowri
Merewen
Merrigan
Nephele
Pomeline
Rhonwen (dad has another Welsh cousin with this name, her and Ffion are sisters!)
Tanwen
Urbana
Yesenia

Of those I didn’t know, I like these:

Berit
Dorrin
Eleusine
Ellisif (WOW WOW WOW)
Ferelith
Flordelis
Halona
Medora
Nereida
Willodean

PrimButcher Says:

December 5th, 2017 at 9:13 am

I taught a Svea (pronounced sah-VEE-ah), and it was very wearable.

FantasyandPrayer Says:

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

ceryle Says:

December 5th, 2017 at 2:04 pm

Loving Azra, Gwyneira, Hila and Svea!

chi1127 Says:

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.

DawnitaSunshine Says:

December 5th, 2017 at 7:00 pm

I once named a little kitten Rialta. She was the cutest little thing.

HannahMali Says:

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?

ElsaAnne Says:

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

Great post!

amie1la Says:

December 9th, 2017 at 7:45 am

Really quite like Svea and Pomeline. Very pretty.

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