40 Sleek, Modern, Rare Names for Girls

From Aja to Zia

modern baby girl names

By Pamela Redmond

Nameberry loves vintage baby names, but that doesn’t mean we don’t love modern baby names too, names that are simple and sleek yet rare and distinctive.

These lovely creatures are standouts among the kree8tiv spellings and strange inventions that also rank among contemporary names.

Some of the girls’ names here do have deep history — Echo, Gaia, and Ione all have mythological roots, for instance —  but others are newly-minted. Think of them as classics of the future.

If you’re looking for a name for your baby girl that’s short, sweet, and unique, consider these excellent choices, all so unusual they’re below the US Top 1000 Baby Names.

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August 21st, 2017 at 1:48 am

I love Juno & Leni!

Starelli Says:

August 22nd, 2017 at 6:55 am

Fia isn’t here. I like Fia.

chloe18 Says:

August 22nd, 2017 at 1:33 pm

I love: Juno, Dara, Romy and Neve!

Lo Says:

August 22nd, 2017 at 8:28 pm

Love Greer and Drew!

GPU Says:

August 23rd, 2017 at 4:34 am

Una is my favourite!

McCharlie Says:

August 23rd, 2017 at 11:51 am

I like: Bree, Cleo, Drew, Gaia, Juno, Leni, Lula, Neve, Pia, Romy, Shay.
Jude is all boy. Marine is the feminine spelling of the name.

thesilenceinbetween Says:

August 23rd, 2017 at 4:10 pm

I generally prefer longer names, but of this list, I do like Bryn, Greer, Neve, Romy, Vida, and Zia. Dixie, Ina, and Lula do not sound modern (or sleek) to me at all (I’m pretty sure they were all at the top of the charts a century ago), and given the state of the world, I’m pretty surprised to see Dixie on any suggestion list.

neve_humphries Says:

August 31st, 2017 at 3:27 am

Finally a list with my name – Neve! Really love Gaia, Pia and Leni!

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