unique and classic girl names

A fun mix of my favorite names. From classic to unique. Mostly unique. But always beautiful and elegant.
  1. Adara
    • Origin:

      Arabic; Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "virgin; or noble, exalted"
    • Description:

      Perfect name for a Virgo or an Aries baby. It is also the name of a character in the fantasy Belgariad series.
  2. Adasha
    • Origin:

      Hebrew, variant of ADARA
    • Meaning:

      "noble, exalted"
    • Description:

      A pretty and unusual name with a multi-cultural feel--Hebrew, Greek, and a dash of Russian.
  3. Alethea
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "truth"
    • Description:

      Alethea, the name of the Greek goddess of truth, came into fashion in England in the 16th century, in tandem with the virtue names. Alethea may find new favor now as one of the goddess names stylish for baby girls.
  4. Amara
    • Origin:

      Igbo, Sanskrit, Arabic
    • Meaning:

      "grace, immortal, tribe"
    • Description:

      Strong, attractive, and stylish, Amara is a true multicultural choice enjoying some popularity in both the US and the UK. In the US Top 1000 since the turn of this century, Amara has been holding steady in the rankings between overly popular and obscure.
  5. Amaris
    • Origin:

      Variation of Amara or Amariah
    • Description:

      Amaris sounds like "amorous," which is a loving name for a child, but doesn't really have a clear derivation or meaning of its own. The popular Amara is one of the most international names on the charts, with derivations and meanings in cultures that truly span the globe. And Amariah is an ancient Hebrew name. Still, Amaris is unusual and pretty, and that may be enough.
  6. Anaelle
    • Origin:

      Breton form of Anna
    • Meaning:

      "grace"
    • Description:

      Also spelled Anael, this offers a new spin on an old standard. Or even a couple of old standards, if you count Annabelle.
  7. Annia
    • Origin:

      Latin, female variation of Antonius
    • Meaning:

      "priceless one"
    • Description:

      An ancient Roman name that has never made it into the modern world.
  8. Ariella
    • Origin:

      Spelling variation of Ariel
    • Meaning:

      "lion of God"
    • Description:

      This variation of Ariel, with the extra-feminine suffix, has been on the rise in recent years and has now surpassed the original. The similarity to the name of the Little Mermaid gives Ariella a princessy flair. Ariella entered the charts in 2008, and has now risen into the Top 200. The cute nickname Ari is on trend as seen with the popularity of Ariana and Arianna, as are any girl names ending in "-ella", making Ariella a natural hit. Arabella is another name with the best of both of these trends.
  9. Asa
    • Origin:

      Hebrew, Japanese, or Scandinavian
    • Meaning:

      "healer; morning; of the gods"
    • Description:

      A male Biblical name meaning healer, Asa is also an international gem. In Japanese, it means "(born in the) morning". And in Scandinavia, where it's generally spelled Åsa or Ása and pronounced O-sa, it's a popular diminutive form of Old Norse names beginning with the element áss "god".
  10. Asha
    • Origin:

      Sanskrit; Swahili
    • Meaning:

      "hope; life"
    • Description:

      Asha is an Indian name that comes from the Sanskrit word for hope or desire, but it is also a Swahili name derived from Aisha, meaning life. Since the ascendance of Ashley through the 1980s and 90s, all baby names Ash-related have been used in the U.S. for both girls and boys, from Ashlyn to Ashby, Ashton to Asher. Despite its separate roots, Asha is part of this group.
  11. Azalea
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "azalea, a flower"
    • Description:

      Azalea is one of the fresher flower names, along with Zinnia and Lilac, that are new to the name bouquet — in fact, it entered the Social Security list for the first time in 2012. So if Lily and Rose are too tame for you, consider this brilliant pink springtime blossom with a touch of the unusual that has been growing in popularity.
  12. Arastella
    • Bellina
      • Bianca
        • Origin:

          Italian
        • Meaning:

          "white"
        • Description:

          Bianca, the livelier Italian and Shakespearean version of Blanche, has been chosen by many American parents since the 1990s, just as Blanca is a favorite in the Spanish-speaking community. Its meaning of white relates to snow, making it one of the prime names for winter babies.
      • Briella
        • Origin:

          Short form of Gabriella
        • Meaning:

          "God is my strength"
        • Description:

          If you feel, as many parents do, that Gabby or Gabi is too harsh a short form for the mellifluous name Gabriella, try Brie, Brielle, or Briella.
      • Coco
        • Origin:

          Spanish and French pet name
        • Description:

          Coco came to prominence as the nickname of the legendary French designer Chanel (born Gabrielle) and has lately become a starbaby favorite, initially chosen by Courteney Cox for her daughter Coco Riley in 2004. At first it was the kind of name that the press loves to ridicule, but we predict Coco's heading for more broad acceptance and even popularity.
      • Emina
        • Origin:

          Arabic and Slavic
        • Meaning:

          "truth"
        • Description:

          This name of an Albanian supermodel is a short form of many Slavic choices but is an intriguing alternative to Emma on its own.
      • Gaia
        • Origin:

          Greek and Latin
        • Meaning:

          "earth mother; rejoicing"
        • Description:

          The name of the Greek mythological earth goddess and universal mother; actress Emma Thompson stated that she was attracted by its ecological element, so other "green" parents may want to follow her lead.

      • Hermione
        • Origin:

          Greek, feminine version of Hermes, "messenger, earthly"
        • Meaning:

          "messenger, earthly"
        • Description:

          Hermione's costarring role in Harry Potter has made this previously ignored, once stodgy name suddenly viable. Hermione could really take off once today's children start having kids of their own.
      • Honor
        • Origin:

          English word and virtue name
        • Meaning:

          "honor"
        • Description:

          Honor is a somewhat more straight-laced virtue name than Hope or Grace, placing a high standard on any girl carrying it, but it's a goal worth setting. By choosing Honor for her daughter, Jessica Alba brought it very much into the modern world.