Obscure Female Names

Many names you probably have never heard of, most are "invented," with no history, but are still beautiful and strong names
  1. Aiza
    • Origin:

      Arabic
    • Meaning:

      "replacement, substitute"
    • Description:

      An Arabic name popular in the Muslim community. It may derive from an Arabic word meaning "replacement, substitute", or from Aisha, the name of a wife of the Prophet Muhammad.
  2. Alessia
    • Origin:

      Italian variation of Alexis
    • Meaning:

      "defending warrior"
    • Description:

      Young Canadian pop singer Alessia Cara has given this spicy-sounding name a new lease on life, propelling it into the Top 1000 in 2016. (It was one of the year's fastest-rising girls' names.) The main risk is that it feels so close to Alexa, Alicia, Alexis and Alyssa-- all becoming overused -- that it could be mistaken for one of those more familiar names.
  3. Alexina
    • Origin:

      Variation of Alexandra, Greek
    • Meaning:

      "defending men"
    • Description:

      This spin on the "Alex" prefix was the 88th most popular girl name in Scotland in 1900.
  4. Allouette
    • Andree
      • Arayah
        • Arlinda
          • Arlo
            • Origin:

              Irish, English
            • Meaning:

              "between two hills"
            • Description:

              Arlo, an unexpectedly popular name for boys these days, is also finding new life as a girls' name. The first name Arlo may be rooted in the surname Arlow or the place name Aherlow, meaning "between two highlands". As a surname, it also has roots in a place name meaning "rocky hill".
          • Ashlene
            • Aveline
              • Origin:

                French from German
              • Meaning:

                "desired; or island, water"
              • Description:

                Aveline is a name that's long been an obscure cousin of more widely-used choices, but may come into its own riding the tail of the megapopular Ava, which may derive from the same root.
            • Avira
              • Origin:

                Tamil
              • Meaning:

                "bright"
              • Description:

                A rare girls' name with cross-cultural appeal to burn, Avira might be a good option for parents interested in Ava but put off by its huge popularity.
            • Aarita
              • Adaenia
                • Ademia
                  • Adrela
                    • Adroma
                      • Afira
                        • Aghna
                          • Agnetha
                            • Aisyll