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Transforming Top to Uncommon Girl Names

Transforming Top to Uncommon Girl Names

When it comes to baby names — particularly girl names — popularity can get a bad rap. Uncommon girl names are often seen as more desirable — it’s cool to be different!

But the top girl names are popular for a reason: they’re fashionable, lovable, and appeal to a broad set of parents. So what do you do if you love a common name, but not its popularity?

We’ve taken the Top 100 girl names of 2019 and given them a makeover. Each name is matched with its uncommon counterpart — some based on sound, some based on style, and some based on origin.

All of the uncommon girl names are below the Top 300 (many below the Top 1000!) and were given to fewer than 1000 baby girls in 2019.

Uncommon Girl Names to Substitute

OliviaOlympia

EmmaAlma

AvaAviva

SophiaOphelia

IsabellaMarcella

CharlotteCeleste

AmeliaAmalia

MiaPia

HarperHarbor

EvelynElowen

AbigailTabitha

EmilyAmelie

EllaEtta

ElizabethBeatrice

CamilaPaloma

LunaLumi

SofiaAlessia

AveryTatum

MilaMika

AriaAura

ScarlettColette

PenelopePersephone

LaylaLyra

ChloeCleo

VictoriaHonora

MadisonMadigan

EleanorLeonora

GraceBlythe

NoraNoor

RileyRipley

ZoeyZella

HannahHelena

HazelWren

LilyLilia

EllieWinnie

VioletViola

LillianHarriet

ZoeZola

StellaEstrella

AuroraAurelia

NatalieNadia

EmiliaMilena

EverlyEllery

LeahSelah

AubreyWaverly

WillowMarlowe

AddisonArden

LucyDarcy

AudreyEsme

BellaWilla

NovaLux

BrooklynBrighton

PaisleyAinsley

SavannahSusannah

ClaireBlair

SkylarLarkin

IslaEilidh

GenesisBlessing

NaomiNoemi

ElenaEleni

CarolineEmmeline

ElianaEliora

AnnaAnya

MayaGaia

ValentinaValencia

RubyGoldie

KennedyKensington

IvyClover

ArianaAviana

AaliyahLaia

CoraCordelia

MadelynDelancey

AliceOpal

KinsleyHensley

HaileyHartley

GabriellaEsmeralda

AllisonEllison

GiannaGinevra

SerenityVerity

SamanthaSeraphina

SarahSeren

AutumnWinter

QuinnBrynn

EvaAoife

PiperFifer

SophiePosie

SadieZadie

DelilahDinah

JosephineDelphine

NevaehHeavenly

AdelineDella

AryaYara

EmeryAmory

LydiaLinnea

ClaraFlora

VivianSylvie

MadelineMarceline

PeytonPayson

JuliaLiana

RyleeRaya

See our transformations of top boy names here.

About the Author

Sophie Kihm

Sophie Kihm has been writing for Nameberry since 2015. She has contributed stories on the top baby name trends of 2021, baby name synesthesia, and the top names in each state. 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.