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Cool Girls' Names—Rare, Unique and Unusual

Cool girls' names come in many varieties, from ancient to modern, traditional to invented. The best cool names for girls are those that have deep roots, are attractive, and can fit into contemporary life, yet are not on the brink of widespread discovery. Cool names are a matter of opinion, but by rare, unusual and unique baby names, we mean those used for 25 or fewer baby girls, which means these names are uncommon no matter where you live. The cool names for girls listed here are some top picks to get you started. To see thousands more, here is our full menu of girls' names and unusual names.

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  • Adair

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    This undiscovered unisex name has lots of flair. It was first noticed as a girl's name, starting in the 1980's, on the long-running daytime drama Search for Tomorrow, with the character... Read More 

  • Afra

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    Earthier version of the name of England's first female professional writer, Aphra Behn. Read More 

  • Aidy

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    Appealing comedian Aidy Bryant -- born Aidan -- put this energetic nickname on the map when she joined the cast of Saturday Night Live in 2012. Each of the years since then has seen a... Read More 

  • Alva

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    While the male Alva or Alvah relates directly to the minor Biblical character, the female version is more likely an anglicized form of Ailbhe. Best known as Thomas Edison's middle name, from the... Read More 

  • Amabel

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    Amabel is an older name than Annabel and a lot more distinctive. Amabel was a very common name in the twelfth and thirteen centuries, then was revived during the nineteenth century British fad for... Read More 

  • Ambrosia

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    Heavenly, if you like your names over the top. Read More 

  • Anokhi

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    A sweet Hindi girls' name that would wear well in the Western world.Read More 

  • Anouk

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    Anouk, made famous by French actress Anouk Aimée, is a singular name with a lovely sound. Anouk Aimée was born as Francoise, but adopted the first name of the character she played in her debut... Read More 

  • Anthea

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    This unjustly neglected floral name has a BBC accent and a Greek mythological heritage: Anthea is an epithet of Hera, the Greek queen of the gods, and her name has been used as poetic symbol of... Read More 

  • Apolline

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    Apolline is a luscious French name chic in Paris and ripe for the plucking in the English-speaking world. Derived from the mythological name Apollo, the name may mean strength; Apollo was the god... Read More 

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