Cool Underused Names for Girls

Underused names that need to be given more attention. Cool-sounding and beautiful names for Girls.
  1. Arionna
    • Athene
      • Barbarella
        • Bibianne
          • Calypso
            • Origin:

              Greek
            • Meaning:

              "she who hides"
            • Description:

              This hyper-rhythmic name has two evocative references. In Greek mythology, she was an island nymph, a daughter of Atlas, who delayed Odysseus from returning home. It is also a genre of West Indian music, originating in Trinidad and Tobago and largely popularized in the States by Harry Belafonte.
          • Clio
            • Origin:

              Greek
            • Meaning:

              "glory"
            • Description:

              Clio is the name of the ancient Greek mythological muse of history and heroic poetry, one that is rich with modern charm and would make an intriguing choice, especially thanks to its dynamic o-ending. Unlike the sound-alike Cleo, which brings up visions of Cleopatra, Clio is very much a stand-alone name.
          • Daffodil
            • Origin:

              Flower name, from Greek
            • Meaning:

              "asphodel"
            • Description:

              Yes, though it seems so extreme, girls were actually sometimes given this name a century ago; now it is so uncommon it would make a strong springtime statement. Biggest obstacle: the nickname Daffy.
          • Dione
            • Origin:

              Greek
            • Meaning:

              "divine queen"
            • Description:

              In Greek mythology the mother of Aphrodite by Zeus, and also one of Saturn's moons; this is an astral name quite distinct from the better known Dionne.
          • Echo
            • Origin:

              Greek mythology name
            • Meaning:

              "echo or sound"
            • Description:

              Echo, the pretty, resonant name of a legendary nymph, was the heroine of Joss Whedon's sci-fi series Dollhouse. Nick Hexum, of the band 311, named his daughter Echo Love.
          • Evadne
            • Origin:

              Greek
            • Meaning:

              "pleasing one"
            • Description:

              In Greek mythology, Evadne was the daughter of Poseidon. Evadne also appears in literature (Mary Shelley's "The Last Man") and has a pop culture reference as the cousin of Wonder Woman. A more unusual alternative to other Greek "-ee" names like Ariadne, Daphne and Penelope. The trendy "Ev" sound makes this a lovely choice in a world of Evelyns, Evangelines and Everlys.
          • Faun
            • Floralie
              • Giza
                • Griselda
                  • Origin:

                    German
                  • Meaning:

                    "grey battle"
                  • Description:

                    Griselda is a famous folklore figure, noted for her patience and obedience. Her story has been told by Petrarch, Chaucer, Boccaccio and set to music by Scarlatti, Vivaldi and Massenet.
                • Henrietta
                  • Origin:

                    Feminine variation of Henry
                  • Meaning:

                    "estate ruler"
                  • Description:

                    Despite a return to such feminizations of male names as Josephine, Clementine, and Theodora, starchy Henrietta has not made it into that group. Still, if you look hard enough, you'll see that Henrietta has the same vintage charm.
                • Hildegard
                  • Origin:

                    German
                  • Meaning:

                    "comrade in arms"
                  • Description:

                    Hildegard is an ancient name that sounds it, but it does have sweet short forms Hildie and Hilda to recommend it, as well as several illustrious historical bearers.
                • Io
                  • Origin:

                    Greek mythology name
                  • Description:

                    Io may be one of the slightest names in the book, but there aren't many two-letter names with as much substance as this Greek mythological example. Io, a name used for the largest moon of Jupiter, was in classic myth raped by Zeus and escaped from him by changing herself into a cow.
                • Ily
                  • Janne
                    • Origin:

                      Danish and Norwegian diminutive of Johanna
                    • Meaning:

                      "God is gracious"
                    • Description:

                      This common name for both boys and girls in Scandinavia would definitely work better as a feminine name in the U.S.
                  • Janvier
                    • Origin:

                      French word name
                    • Meaning:

                      "January"
                    • Description:

                      Used in France as a male name, this would make an appealing and unusual choice, as would two other Gallic month names, Avril and Mai.