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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  • 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 

  • Sybil

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    The image of the lovely Lady Sybil, tragic youngest daughter of the Crawley family on Downton Abbey is likely to go a long way towards reviving this almost forgotten name, off the list... Read More 

  • Taja

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    Soft, sultry resonance. Read More 

  • Tally

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    Nickname sometimes heard on its own, sort of an updated Sally and playmate of Hallie. Read More 

  • Tana

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    An Ethiopian place-name and diminutive for several Slavic names that's somewhat slight but is enjoying new visibility thanks to bestselling mystery writer Tana French. Pronounced as it is spelled... Read More 

  • Tansy

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    Tansy is a flower name rarer than Rose, livelier than Lily and a lot less teasable than Pansy.

    Tansy is a perennial herbaceous plant of the aster family that has clusters of small... Read More 

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