Baby Girl Names: Elegant, Exotic, Unusual

Baby Girl Names: Elegant, Exotic, Unusual

by Pamela Redmond

If you’re looking for baby girl names that are unusual but not weird, international yet familiar, we’ve pulled together this list to suit your style.

All these names are below the Top 1000 baby names in the US. They hail from a range of cultures, from the Italian Flavia to the Irish Fia, the Hebrew Shira to the Arabic and African Aziza.

You may recognize a handful thanks to their star connections: Ilaria is the name of Alec Baldwin‘s Spanish-born wife, for example, and Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds named their younger daughter Ines just last year. The African-born daughter of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt is named Zahara, and actress Uma Thurman got her name from a Hindu goddess.

Here, 31 baby girl names that are exotic, elegant, and eminently usable.

  • Adela

  • Anisa

  • Aziza

  • Cassia

  • Domenica

  • Elodie

  • Fia

  • Flavia

  • Ilaria

  • Indira

  • Inez or Ines

  • Junia

  • Kateri

  • Keren

  • Leonie

  • Lorna

  • Mairead

  • Mariel

  • Mattea

  • Neva

  • Nika

  • Pallas

  • Persia

  • Saskia

  • Seren

  • Shira

  • Soledad

  • Tamsin

  • Uma

  • Zadie

  • Zahara

  • Which of these names might you use for a baby girl?

    About the Author

    Pamela Redmond

    Pamela Redmond

    Pamela Redmond is the cocreator and CEO of Nameberry and Baby Name DNA. The coauthor of ten groundbreaking books on names, Redmond is an internationally-recognized baby 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. She has written about baby names for The Daily Beast, The Huffington Post, and People.

    Redmond is also a New York Times bestselling novelist whose books include Younger, the basis for the hit television show, and its sequel, Older. She has three new books in the works.