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Badass Girl Names

  1. ZannaHeart
    • Origin:

      Diminutive of Susanna; Polish variation of Jane
    • Description:

      A feminine multicultural nickname name perfectly able to stand on its own.
  2. SantanaHeart
    • Origin:

      Spanish, condensed form of Santa Ana
    • Description:

      Santana is a saintly name...or Latin rock band. While traditionally masculine, character Santana Lopez on the show Glee showed the name's potential for a girl as well. Sound-wise, it feels like Savannah with a twist.
  3. KingsleyHeart
    • Origin:

      English surname
    • Meaning:

      "king's meadow"
    • Description:

      Regal Kingsley seems like an all-boy name, but a growing number of parents have bestowed this name on a girl. Credit the ever-trendier -ley suffix.
  4. DenaliHeart
    • Origin:

      Place-name and Native American
    • Meaning:

      "the great one"
    • Description:

      Alaska's Denali National Park is the home of the highest mountain in the US, officially renamed Denali in 2014, endowing the name with a lofty feel. Twice as many girls as boys were given the name in 2021, but the gender gap is closing.
  5. LegacyHeart
    • Origin:

      Word name
    • Description:

      Legacy is proof that any attractive-sounding word can be turned into a name, and this one has the added attractions of an inspirational meaning and a cool creative namesake -- hot young artist Legacy Russell.
  6. LupineHeart
    • Origin:

      Flower name from Latin
    • Meaning:

      "pertaining to the wolf"
    • Description:

      Lupine (spelled Lupin outside of North America) is a flower related to sweetpeas. It was given its wolfish meaning because the plant was said to deplete the soil. Comedian Jenny Slate used it as a middle name for her daughter Ida in 2020.
  7. SevenHeart
    • Origin:

      Numerical word name
    • Description:

      Seinfeld's George threatened to name his future child Seven, and then singer Erykah Badu actually did it.
  8. JenicaHeart
    • Origin:

      Romanian variation of Jane
    • Meaning:

      "God's gracious gift"
    • Description:

      Jenica might work if you can't decide between Jennifer and Jessica. It's certainly a more distinctive option.
  9. NakiaHeart
    • Origin:

      Arabic
    • Meaning:

      "pure"
    • Description:

      Technically a boy's name, but certainly one that would work in the Western culture for a girl, especially after the release of Black Panther, in which it was the name of Lupita Nyong'o's fiery character. Nakia lies outside the Top 1000 but is among the fastest-rising names for both girls and boys.
  10. HurricaneHeart
    • Origin:

      Spanish from Native American word name
    • Meaning:

      "hurricane"
    • Description:

      Hurricane is a storm, but it's also an American name, thanks to rising tennis star Hurricane Black -- whose sister's name is Tornado. There's no reason this tempestuous choice can't work for boys too, inasfar as the name can work for any child. As a name, Hurricane is definitely original and attention-getting, but is it a name you'd want to carry around for life?
  11. LozenHeart
    • Origin:

      Apache, Native American
    • Meaning:

      "one who steals horses"
    • Description:

      Lozen is the name of a female Apache warrior and medicine woman who fought with Geronimo in the 19th century. The sister of the warrior called Victorio, Lozen was the name chosen by soccer star Hope Solo and football player Jerramy Stevens for their daughter, Lozen Orianna Judith, twin of Vittorio Genghis.
  12. TornadoHeart
    • Origin:

      Spanish word name
    • Meaning:

      "tornado"
    • Description:

      Tornado first meant thunderstorm and only later came to mean whirlwind, the common modern meaning. More recently, Tornado is the first name of a tennis-playing teen whose sister is called the equally attention-getting Hurricane. Both names work for either gender, if you think you can withstand the storm jokes.
  13. LibertadHeart
    • Origin:

      Spanish
    • Meaning:

      "liberty"
    • Description:

      Libertad is the forceful name recently given to his daughter by Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal. English equivalent Liberty has been in use for girls for some time. Libertad might be considered a Spanish virtue name or word name. See our list of other Spanish word names.
  14. TzipporahHeart
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "bird"
    • Description:

      Spelling variation of Tziporah.