Best Cool Unusual Girls' Names

This is a list of the best, cool unusual girls' names---those that have deep roots, are attractive, and can fit into contemporary life, yet are not on the brink of widespread discovery. And by unusual girls’ names, we mean those used for 25 or fewer baby girls last year. To see more, here is our full menu of girls' names and uinusual names.

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  • Pippa

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    Pippa, a peppy condensation of Philippa that turns it from serious to sprightly, has come into the public eye in a big way via the former Kate Middleton's sister.

    Heard far more in the... Read More 

  • Quincy

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    Quincy is a Presidential surname name that actually sounds both cute and strong when used for a girl. While it's still far from making the Top 1000, over 160 baby girls were named Quincy in the US... Read More 

  • Rafaella

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  • Sabra

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    Term for a native-born Israeli, first brought to notice in Edna Ferber's 1929 novel Cimarron. Prickly pear has neen interpreted to mean tough on the outside, soft and sweet within.Read More 

  • Saffron

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    Spice names are increasingly appealing to the senses of prospective parents; this one, belonging to a precious spice derived from the crocus has a vaguely orange-scented-incense sixties feel. ... Read More 

  • Saskia

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    From the first time we saw the name Saskia attached to a portrait of Rembrandt's wife (her full name was Saakje van Uylenburgh, but she was always called Saskia), we have found it utterly charming... Read More 

  • Sidra

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    Sidra is an uncommon name shared by a gulf off the coast of Libya. Read More 

  • Sinead

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    One of the best known of the Irish girls' names, thanks to singer Sinead O'Connor. Though it's still in the Irish Top 100, it's no longer quite as fashionable in Ireland as Aoife or Aisling. But... Read More 

  • Snow

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    There's definitely a cold front of names moving in, with Summer, Spring and Autumn giving way to Winter--plus North, January, Frost--and Snow. This name feels brisk, fresh, pure, evocative -- and... Read More 

  • Spring

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    Spring doesn't sound half as contemporary as Winter, which has become the cool season name. Read More 

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