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Cool Girl Names From Around the World

Cool names for girls from a range of cultures and countries are ripe for the picking no matter where you live. As the world becomes a smaller place, baby names become more international, with names like Lucy and Jenna being swapped for Luciana and Gemma.

Along with Luciana and Gemma, other cool girls’ names from across the globe in the US Top 1000 include Antonella, Carmen, Ingrid, Maeve, Malia, Noemi, Paloma, Sylvie. Names that are cool in other countries but remain undiscovered in the US include Anoush, Fiorella, Kalindi, and Xanthe.

If you're looking for a cool unusual name for your baby girl, choosing one from another country can be a way to combine tradition with innovation. Consider these cool girl names from around the world.

  • Alejandra

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    Alejandra, the Spanish form of this popular and multivaried name, has fans both in and outside the Latino community. Still, it has lost ground since its peak in the 1990s.Read More 

  • Alessia

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    Young Canadian pop singer Alessia Cara has given this spicy-sounding name a new lease on life, propelling it into the Top 1000 in 2016. (It was one of the year's fastest-rising girls' names.) The... Read More 

  • Alexane

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    This attempt to exoticize ALEXANDRA only makes it sound 1950s, a la MARIANNE and ROSEANNE.Read More 

  • Amaia

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    This pretty and uncommon Basque name is all but unheard of in this country. Amaya is a spelling variation as well as a similar Japanese name meaning "night rain." With the newfound popularity of... Read More 

  • Amelie

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    Emily gets a Bohemian spin and a French accent when it becomes Amelie. This favorite among French girl names has been... Read More 

  • Anika

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    Anike is an attractive name with ties to several cultures, both African and Scandinavian. The African pronunciation emphasizes the second syllable while the Nordic one emphasizes the first. While... Read More 

  • Anja

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    Anja is one of the most exotic of several versions of Ann/Anna now being imported, also including Anya and Annika.

    Anja is heard in several European cultures, including Germany,... Read More 

  • Anoush

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    A dramatically exotic name with a lot of sweep and swoosh. Also spelled Anush. Read More 

  • Antonella

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    Antonella is an Italian version more feminine and exotic than Antonia. Antonina is a similarly appealing possibility, heard in Poland and Russia.Read More 

  • Aziza

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    Aziza is a zippy palindromic choice that is the female variation of Aziz and is found in several Middle Eastern and African languages and cultures. All in all, an attractive and interesting... Read More 

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