Charmingly, funky girls names

Unusual girls names
  1. Arbor
    • Origin:

      Nature name
    • Description:

      Arbor is an original unisex tree-related choice we're sure to hear more of. Highly unusual now, Arbor takes its place alongside other new arborial names ranging from the mighty Oak (or Oakley) to the more delicate Birch to the more flowery Juniper, Acacia, and Hazel.
  2. Adenzia
    • Bronwyn
      • Origin:

        Welsh
      • Meaning:

        "white breast"
      • Description:

        One of the loveliest of the Welsh names, striking the perfect balance between being familiar and unusual. In Wales, the female spelling is always Bronwen, but Americans usually see a "y" as adding femininity.
    • Calla
      • Origin:

        Greek
      • Meaning:

        "beautiful"
      • Description:

        Calla is a lily name that is much more distinctive and delicate than Lily. Rarely heard today, it did appear in the popularity lists in the last decades of the nineteenth century.
    • Caryse
      • Clover
        • Origin:

          Flower name, from Old English
        • Meaning:

          "key"
        • Description:

          Clover is a charming, perky choice if you want to move beyond hothouse blooms like Rose and Lily, and it's recently become a new celeb favorite, chosen by both Neal McDonough and Natasha Gregson Wagner, who used it to honor her mother, Natalie Wood, one of whose most iconic films was Inside Daisy Clover.
      • Crimson
        • Origin:

          Color name
        • Meaning:

          "rich deep red"
        • Description:

          Crimson could be a possible competitor for Scarlett's success, though it's lacking that Johansson charm.
      • Eleri
        • Origin:

          Welsh
        • Meaning:

          "greatly bitter"
        • Description:

          Striking name of a legendary princess and a Welsh river that feels both moody and modern.
      • Elowen
        • Origin:

          Cornish
        • Meaning:

          "elm"
        • Description:

          A beautiful modern Cornish nature name that is rapidly picking up steam in the States: even spawning variant spellings like Elowyn and Elowynn. In its native region, it wasn't widely used as a name before the twentieth century, when the Cornish language was revived. A (currently) unique member of the fashionble El- family of names, it has a pleasant, evocative sound.
      • Estelle
        • Origin:

          French
        • Meaning:

          "star"
        • Description:

          Maybe it's because she shares that winning -elle sound with Isabel and Bella, but Estelle is no longer seen as a muumuu-wearing canasta player of a certain age (think George Costanza's mother on Seinfeld or Joey Tribbiani's talent agent in Friends). This could be in part thanks to the young Royal Couple of Sweden, who chose it for their firstborn daughter, or the single-named British R&B singer. It reentered the US Top 1000 in 2012 after a nearly fifty-year absence.
      • Fable
        • Origin:

          English word name
        • Meaning:

          "a legendary story of supernatural happenings"
        • Description:

          Fable, like Story, is a word name with real potential, combining enchanted tale-telling with a moral edge. And soundwise, it would fit right in with the likes of Abel and Mabel.
      • Freya
        • Origin:

          Norse
        • Meaning:

          "a noble woman"
        • Description:

          Freya has long been popular in the U.K. but has only taken off in the US in the last decade, along with the entire category of mythological names. Derived from the Old Norse name Freyja, meaning "Lady, noble woman", Freya is the name of the Norse goddess of love, beauty, and fertility.
      • Huxley
        • Origin:

          English
        • Meaning:

          "inhospitable place"
        • Description:

          Huxley is definitely rising as a surname name, with its X that makes almost any name cooler. It debuted in the US Top 1000 in 2015. The modern nicknames Hux and Huck certainly don't hurt.
      • Lior
        • Origin:

          Hebrew
        • Meaning:

          "I have a light"
        • Description:

          Lior connects with several factors stylish for Israeli names: It's short, it's unisex, and it has an uplifting nature theme. Lior might make a more modern spin on Leah.
      • Maia
        • Origin:

          Greek
        • Meaning:

          "mother"
        • Description:

          Maia was derived from the Greek word maia, meaning "mother." In Greek legend, she was the fair-haired daughter of Atlas who mothered Zeus's favorite illegitimate son, Hermes. To the Romans, Maia was the incarnation of the earth mother and goddess of spring, after whom they named the month of May. Maya is the more common spelling.
      • Meadow
        • Origin:

          Nature name
        • Description:

          Meadow's upward popularity trajectory certainly suggests that the name has transcended its connection to The Sopranos.. In the US, more than 750 baby girls were named Meadow last year, a number we expect to keep rising.
      • Melina
        • Origin:

          Greek
        • Meaning:

          "little honey"
        • Description:

          This traditional Greek name feels somewhat more distinctive than Melissa, though after a recent upward blip in popularity, it seems to be sliding back down -- which may not be a bad thing for parents looking for a name that both fits in and stands out.
      • November
        • Origin:

          English word name
        • Meaning:

          "month name"
        • Description:

          The menu of usable month names seems to expand every, well, month, with such choices as November, October, and January joining more established names like April, May, June and August. Logical November nicknames include Nova, Novi, or Ember, making this a natural (if adventurous) choice for a baby girl. November is also, obviously, one of the perfect names for November babies.
      • Orchid
        • Origin:

          From Greek
        • Meaning:

          "orchid flower"
        • Description:

          Orchid is a hothouse bloom that has not been plucked by many modern baby namers — yet. In the language of flowers, orchids symbolize love, beauty, and sophistication.
      • Ottilie
        • Origin:

          German, French
        • Meaning:

          "prosperous in battle"
        • Description:

          Ottilie is trending in the UK, where the pronounced T helps the name sound pretty and delicate, rather like Amelie and Elodie. Ottilie is less popular in the US, where many Americans pronounce it as a near-homonym for "oddly".