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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 popular girl names are at the top 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 2020 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 2020.

Top Girl Names -> Uncommon Girl Names

OliviaOlympia

EmmaAlma

AvaAviva

CharlotteCeleste

SophiaOphelia

AmeliaAmalia

IsabellaMarcella

MiaPia

EvelynElowen

HarperHarbor

CamilaPaloma

GiannaGinevra

AbigailTabitha

LunaLumi

EllaEtta

ElizabethBeatrice

SofiaAlessia

EmilyAmelie

AveryTatum

MilaMika

Top Girl Names -> Uncommon Girl Names

ScarlettColette

EleanorLeonora

MadisonMadigan

LaylaLyra

PenelopePersephone

AriaAura

ChloeCleo

GraceBlythe

EllieWinnie

NoraNoor

HazelWren

ZoeyZella

RileyRipley

VictoriaHonora

LilyLilia

AuroraAurelia

VioletViola

NovaLux

HannahHelena

EmiliaMilena

Top Girl Names -> Uncommon Girl Names

ZoeZola

StellaEstelle

EverlyEllery

IslaEilidh

LeahSelah

LillianHarriet

AddisonArden

WillowMarlowe

LucyDarcy

PaisleyAinsley

NatalieNadia

NaomiNoemi

ElianaEliora

BrooklynBrighton

ElenaEleni

AubreyWaverly

ClaireGreer

IvyClover

KinsleyHensley

AudreyEsme

Top Girl Names -> Uncommon Girl Names

MayaGaia

GenesisBlessing

SkylarLarkin

BellaWilla

AaliyahRosalia

MadelynDelancey

SavannahLexington

AnnaAnya

DelilahLilith

SerenityVerity

CarolineEmmeline

KennedyKensington

ValentinaValencia

RubyGoldie

SophiePosie

AliceOpal

GabriellaEsmeralda

SadieZadie

ArianaAviana

AllisonEllison

Top Girl Names -> Uncommon Girl Names

HaileyHartley

AutumnWinter

NevaehHeavenly

Natalia Italia

QuinnBrynn

JosephineDelphine

SarahSeren

CoraCordelia

EmeryEmerald

SamanthaSeraphina

PiperFifer

Leilani Lulani

EvaIda

Everleigh Emberly

MadelineMarceline

LydiaLinnea

Jade Jude

PeytonPayson

Brielle Maelle

AdelineDella

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.