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Rare Girl Names You Don’t Know (Yet!)

June 29, 2020 Sophie Kihm
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Connoisseurs of rare girl names are familiar with the challenge of finding the perfect name that is at once unusual, usable, and fits your personal style.

You may be looking for a name so rare and cool, it’s intimidating (try Ottilia or Socorro). Or perhaps you’re on the hunt for one that conveys friendliness from the get-go (how about Halona or Lulie?). Included here are girl names from cultures all over the world, as well as English word names and invented names that haven’t hit the mainstream. You may not have heard of these girl names before, so here’s your formal introduction.

Each of these girl names was given to 10 babies or fewer in 2018, the most recent year from which we have official Social Security data, however many are truly one-of-a-kind.

Here, our A to Z roster of 100+ unique names for girls.

Girl Names You Don’t Know

A

Admire

Akiko

Alouette

Anokhi

Apolline

Aryani

B

Bergen

Brindle

C

Calandra

Caledonia

Calloway

Calvary

Cameo

D

Delphi

Devri

Dharma

Djuna

Dulcinea

E

Elenoa

Elke

Eluned

Endellion

Evora

F

Fuchsia

G

Galit

Genoveva

Graceland 

H

Hajira

Halona

Haviland

Hazen

Hutton 

I

Idalie

Indre

Izara

Izumi

J

Jancey

Jericha

Jerusha

Jessamy

Joliet

Jumelle 

K

Kalindi

Katori

Kelilah

Kerensa 

L

Larsa

Lazuli

Leocadia

Libi

Lucine

Lulie

Lydian 

M

Madelief

Madhavi

Marijke

Margalo

McCartney

Mieko

Minda

Miyu

Momoko

N

Nemy

Nephele

Netta

Ngozi

O

Omya

Ondine

Ottilia

Ottoline

P

Pella

Pemma

Pfeiffer

Philou

Pomeline

Q

Quetzal

Quiana

R

Rhonwen

S

Sandrine

Sarika

Seville

Shruthi

Sibley

Sistine

Socorro

Sosie

Sunniva

T

Thessaly

Torvi

Tressa

Tulia 

U

Umayma

Umeko

Urbana

V

Verbena

Vienne

Virtue

Vivienna

W

Wellesley

Willodean

X

Xael

Xanthe

Xevera

 Y

Yarden

Yareliz

Yolani

Z

Zafreen

Zeldy

Zuly

 

If you had to name a daughter using this list, which name would you choose?

About the author

Sophie Kihm

Sophie Kihm has been writing for Nameberry since 2015. She has contributed stories on the top middle names of 2019, the top baby names in each state, and the hottest nickname names of 2018. Sophie is Nameberry’s resident Name Guru to the Stars, where she suggests names for celebrity babies. She also manages the Nameberry Instagram and Pinterest. You can follow her personally on Instagram or Pinterest, or contact her at sophie@nameberry.com. Sophie lives in Chicago.

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