Modern Girl Names: Sleek and Rare

August 20, 2017 Pamela Redmond
modern baby girl names

Modern girl names, simple and sleek yet rare and distinctive, provide a refreshing counterpoint to the elaborately feminine vintage names so popular for girls in recent years .

These lovely modern names for girls 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, modern, and unique, consider these excellent choices, all so unusual they’re below the US Top 1000 Baby Names.

  1. Aja
  2. Ara
  3. Aris
  4. Asa
  5. Bree
  6. Bryn
  7. Caia
  8. Cleo
  9. Coco
  10. Dara
  11. Dixie
  12. Drew
  13. Echo
  14. Gaia
  15. Greer
  16. Grey
  17. Iman
  18. Ina
  19. Ione
  20. Jude
  21. Juno
  22. Lacy
  23. Leni
  24. Love
  25. Lula
  26. Lux
  27. Marin
  28. Neve
  29. Pia
  30. Rey
  31. Romy
  32. Roxy
  33. Shay
  34. Shea
  35. Tia
  36. Una
  37. Vida
  38. Vivi
  39. Zen
  40. Zia

About the author

Pamela Redmond

Pamela Redmond is the cocreator and CEO of Nameberry. The coauthor of ten bestselling baby name books, Redmond is an internationally-recognized name expert, quoted and published widely in such media outlets as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Today Show,, CNN, and the BBC. Redmond is also a New York Times bestselling novelist whose books include Younger, the basis for the hit television show, and its new sequel, Older.

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