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Transforming Top to Uncommon Girl Names

November 17, 2020 Sophie Kihm
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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

Do you agree with these transformations? How would you revamp the top girl names?

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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