If you are having a baby girl, there might be tons of things that might be stressing you out. From taking care of yourself or your spouse (If you are the man in the relationship). However, one of the most stressful tasks is choosing your baby's name.
When choosing a baby girl's name, you have to weigh in a lot of factors. Starting with a gender-appropriate name, the unending suggestions of your friends and relatives, and lastly, trying to choose something unique and beautiful and keeping in mind that your child doesn’t get bullied for it in the school playground.
If you are a parent who’s expecting a little angel to drop by their house and you can’t think of anything. Look no further; here are some unique and strong baby names that you can choose from according to your liking.
Baby girl names that are on the decline in 2023
If you are having a baby girl, then you can go through this list of baby girl names that are becoming unpopular. You can either steer clear of baby names from this list or choose one if you want to keep it unique.
The name Angela is derived from Greek which means “The Messenger.” this name used to be popular during the 70s and 80s in the United States. It used to be one of the most popular names in 1975; however, the popularity of Angela has dropped after being over-used by the Americans. According to The Bump, the baby name Angela ranked at number 548 in popularity in 2021 and seems to drop down even further in 2022.
Miley is originally an old Slavic word that means dear, pleasant or gracious. Although, in America, it means “Smiley.” The name became popular in the early 2000s because of Miley Cyrus. Even though Miley Cyrus is still popular in 2022, the name Miley has dropped down in popularity since 2017 and still going down further.
Alexa is derived from the Greek name Alexandra which means “Defender of Man”. This name was quite popular years ago, but in 2020 only 17 babies were named “Alexa”. This might have to do something with Amazon’s Alexa putting people off this beautiful name.
Allison has French and Spanish origins, and it means “Noble”. Due to the popularity of its shortened version, “Alice”, the name has dropped in popularity in recent years. Allison was one of the most popular names back in the 70s.
Although Anne, a name that comes of Hebrew origin, has been quite a popular name among queens of England, the name isn’t popular among common people any more. The name means “grace", and I still think it is a beautiful name for your little baby girl.
Although Cindy is a shorter version of Cynthia, a powerful name that means “from Mount Kynthos”, it is highly unpopular among people. Only ten babies were named Cindy in 2020, and it is highly unlikely that this name will gain any popularity in 2022.
Pamela has Greek origins meaning “honey”. The name might have been popular during the fame years of Pamela Anderson, but the name certainly isn’t catching on with modern parents. Only nine babies were named Pamela in 2020. Two years later, in 2022, there hasn’t been any newborn with the name.
Shauna means “God is gracious” and originated from Hebrew. This has been one of the least popular names since 2020. No babies were named Shauna after 2020.
Tamzin has English origins, and the name means twin. The name hasn’t been popular at any time, but after 2020, the name has gone extinct.
The name has German and Scottish origins. Wilma is actually a short version of the name Wilhelmina. The name gained traction after Flinstones wife named, Wilma, and later after the cartoon show Scooby-doo. Although, the name has lost its popularity since then.
Popular Girl Names Right Now
If those almost extinct baby girl names didn’t spark your interest then here are some popular baby girl names that you can choose from. These are the most popular names in the United States according to the Social Security Administration. The names are in descending order of popularity.
Olivia is a Latin name that means “Olive Tree”. In Greek, it represents the serenity of an Olive tree.
Emma comes from an old Germanic word that means “whole” or “universal”.
The name might be originated from an old Germanic word aval meaning “guarantee”. It might also have originated from the Latin word Avis, which means “birdlike”.
The name Charlotte dates back to the 14th century. It originates from France.
Sophia has been a popular name in the U.S. for a very long time. It was the most-used name in the U.S. from 2011 to 2013. The name means “wisdom” in Greek.
Amelia is derived from the Latin word “amal”, which means work.
Isabella comes from the Hebrew word Elisheba. In Hebrew, it means “God is my oath”.
The name Mia has several origins. The closest ones seem to be Italian and Arab. In Italian, it means “mine”, while in Arabic, it means “beauty, beloved.”
The name Evelyn is English. It is a combination of two names, “Eve” and “Lynn”. The name means “Beautiful Bird”.
Harper used to be a surname. The ancient Irish people gave noble status to harp players, and the name has carried on since then. Harper has gained popularity as a first name in recent years.
Beautiful, Rare Baby Girl Names
If you don’t want the most common names, here are some rare and beautiful baby girl names you can choose from.
Felicia has Latin origins meaning “lucky” or “fortunate”. Additionally, Felicitas was the Roman goddess of success.
Norabel is an English name that means “beautiful light”.
Orabelle means “prayerful” in Latin. In English, the name means “beautiful coast”.
Venus was named the Roman goddess of love. She was the daughter of Uranus.
Lillybelle is the combination of Lily, the flower, and the belle, which means “beautiful”. The word has been derived from the Middle English word “Lillie”.
Nefertari is the name of one of the greatest queens of Egypt. She was the first wife of Ramesses the Great. The name means “beautiful companion”.
Ulanni is the diminutive of U'i lani. A Hawaiian name that means “Heavenly Beauty”.
The name Kassandra has ancient Greek origins. Originally Cassandra was the name of a princess of troy. The daughter of King Priam had the gift of prophecy. It means “the one who shines and excels over men”.
Cora comes from Greek mythology as the name of Persephone, the Greek goddess of spring. She was the daughter of Zeus and the wife of the god of the Underworld, Hades. Cora was also a brave and bold character in James Fenimore’s The Last of Mohicans.
Up until 2007, Avery was a popular name for boys. However, it has changed now. It is an English and French derivative that means “ruler of elves”.
Unusual Baby Girl Name Ideas
If you are looking for something new or something different, here are some suggestions you can take.
Raven is originally a messenger bird name. It is also the name of one of the DC’s Titans superheroes. She is the daughter of a powerful demon Trigon.
Selina is derived from the Greek word ‘Selene’, which means “moon”. Catwoman in DC comic was also named Selina Kyle.
The name Juliet is from Shakespeare’s famous play “Romeo and Juliet”. It is the feminine name of the English Julius, which means ‘youthful’.
The name Alma has multiple origins including Italian, Latin, Hebrew, and Arabic. The name means “nourishing and kind”. In modern Spanish, it means ‘soul’.
Sasha originates from Eastern and Southern European countries, which means “defender of mankind”. It is a unisex name, although I think it goes very well on a baby girl.
The name comes from the Hebrew word ‘Azar’, which means “to protect”.
Luna is the Latin name for the moon. In Roman mythology, it was also the name of the moon goddess.
Sierra is a Spanish name for a girl which means ‘saw’ or ‘mountain range’. Both of the translations represent physical and mental strength.
Derived from the Latin word ‘oliva’, it is an English and French word for olive, the fruit.
Jade is basically a unisex name, but I believe it suits a baby girl more. It is a Spanish word for the beautiful gemstone.
Baby Girl Names That Might Be Popular in Future
Here are some names that I think will be quite popular in the coming months and years.
Billie is a unisex name, but because of the Billie Eilish fever, this name is here to stay for a while.
It is taken from the name of the shrub, the Juniper. It has started trending in the last decade and isn’t going anywhere in the near future.
Remi is another one of the famous names that will stay popular in the future too. It has French origins, and it means ‘oarsman’.
Since the Harry Potter series, Hermoine has gained a lot of popularity. I believe this one should stay marked for the future because the love for Hermoine doesn’t seem to fade among people.
Camilla Cabello is another famous person that has inspired people around the globe. Her career is just at the beginning stages. She seems to be the one to stay in the industry for a long time, and so will her name.
The world will forever remember the basketball legend Kobe Bryant. Kobe died along with his daughter Gianna in a helicopter crash in 2020. Gianna has been trending ever since, and people seem to love paying tribute to the young girl.
In Spanish, Ella means ‘she’ or ‘her’.The name was very popular in the 1920s and has been on the rise again since the early 2000s. After the Grammy nomination of singer Ella Mae, this name started trending again.
The name comes from ancient Greek meaning ‘aid’. Ophelia was also the name of a character in Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
Carabelle comes from Italian origins, meaning ‘beloved’.
The name means ‘horse lover’. Eowyn was originally created by J. R. R Tolkien in his famous Lord of the Rings.
Most Unique Girl Names in the World
Here are some of the unique names in the world for a girl.
Ember is an Engish-originated name meaning ‘spark’.
In Greek, Aria means ‘lioness’. The name has Persian, Greek, and Latin origins. However, in Spanish, Aria means ‘melody’.
In Italian, Karina means ‘dear’ or ‘beloved’. It is also a Russian name, meaning ‘pure’.
Gracie is a diminutive of Grace. It was also a famous Scottish surname.
The name Ivy has many origins. Recently, Jay-Z and Beyonce named their daughter Ivy. The name symbolizes fidelity, vigor, and eternal life.
Charmaine comes from ancient Greek. The name means ‘filled with delight.
It is a French word meaning ‘growing’. It is also a variation of the word ‘crescent’.
Drea is a short name for Alexandria, but it has started to catch on as a first name after Sopranos star, Drea De Matteo.
Ivara has German origins, meaning ‘tree’.
Minerva is the name of the Roman goddess of wisdom. The name means ‘of the mind’. Minerva was also the name of the Deputy Headmistress in the Harry Potter series.
The Most Beautiful Baby Girl Names
Here are some very beautiful baby girl names.
Nerissa means ‘from the sea’ in Greek. It was also the name of a very well-loved character in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice.
Nolwenn is a popular Welsh name that means ‘shining’. The daughter of a 6th-century prince of Cornwall was also named Nolwenn.
Ronia originates from Hebrew. It means “God’s joyful song”.
Seeley comes of English origin, meaning “blessed, happy”. It has also been portrayed as a fairy-like creature in The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare and Joshua Lewis.
Selket or Serket was the ancient Egyptian goddess of scorpions. Her job was the protection of dead souls moving through the afterlife.
Shiloh means ‘at peace’ or ‘tranquil’ in Hebrew.
Starla is a different variation of the English word star.
Tavia is a girl’s name in Spanish. It means ‘eighth’.
Tove is an old Scandanavian name and is related to Thor. It is a Swedish, Norwegian name meaning ‘beautiful’.
The name is a diminutive of Evangelina. A Spanish and Portuguese word for ‘the bringer of good news’.
Powerful Names for a Girl
If you are looking for names that make an impact and look powerful as soon as they are uttered from the mouth, here are some names for you.
Adira comes from the Hebrew word ‘Adir’. The name means ‘strong and courageous.
Akiva is another name that comes from Hebrew origin. It means ‘protect’ or ‘shelter’.
Athena was the Greek goddess of war and wisdom. What or who can be stronger than a goddess of war and wisdom?
Diana was the goddess of hunting, the moon, and childbirth. It rose to popularity in the 80s after Princess Diana. Another strong character named Diana is Wonder Woman from DC comics.
Hera means ‘queen’ in ancient Greek. In Greek mythology, Hera was the goddess of heaven and marriage. She was married to the god Zeus.
Moxie is a famous American name that means ‘rebellious’. What is strength without a little rebellion?
Philomena comes from Greek origin, meaning ‘lover of strength’. Philomena is also the name of the daughter of a powerful sorcerer and the goddess of the dark moon Selemene, in DOTA: Dragon’s Blood. It is an anime adaptation of the world-renowned online game DOTA 2.
The name comes from Scandanavian origins, meaning ‘beautiful wisdom’.
Zaila is an Arabic name that means ‘victory’ or ‘power’.
Arnia is an American name. It is a name you give to your baby girl if you would like to see her soar like an eagle; because that is exactly what the name means: eagle.
Trudi is a short name for the Germanic name Gertrude. The name means ‘spear and strength’.
Tahmina is a beautiful and strong Persian name, meaning ‘valiant’. The famous Persian poet Ferdowsi named one of his characters ‘Tahmina’ in his famous poem Shahnameh.
Irena was the name of the first female ruler of the Byzantine Empire. The name is of Greek origin, meaning peace.
Lagertha was the most famous Viking Shield-Maiden. She was also the wife of the most popular Viking ruler of all time: Ragnar Lodbrok. In Slavic, the name means ‘gift of the sun’.
Nimerah is a name of Arab origin. The name means ‘tigress’, and in India and Pakistan, Nimerah is pronounced as Nimra.
The Coolest Baby Girl Names
Here are some of the coolest baby names you will ever know.
Bellatrix means ‘female warrior’ in Latin. It was also the name of one of the most powerful witches in the Harry Potter franchise. After Voldemort, she was the one who all of the witches and wizards feared the most.
Freja was the Norse goddess of beauty, love, war, and death. In old Norse, the name means ‘lady.’
Gunhild is an old Norse name given to the fiercest shield-maidens of the Viking era.
Melisande was a fierce queen of Jerusalem who defeated her husband and tried to take over her inherited kingdom. The name means ‘strong’.
Valkyries were female Norse warriors that served the god Odin. They used to carry the souls of the men fallen in battle and were worthy of a place in Valhalla.
Nikita is a Greek name. It was also the name of the spy assassin on a TV show. The name means ‘she who remains unconquered’.
Tyra is a Norse name meaning ‘Thunder Warrior’. The already cool name was made cooler by supermodel Tyra Banks.
The name Althea is found in Greek Mythology. It means ‘the one with the healing power’.
In Bible, Edrei is the name of a town. The word means ‘strong and powerful.
Elfrida is an English name, and its meaning is even cooler than the name itself. It means ‘elf power.’
Short Unique Girl Names
Here are some unique and short names for baby girls.
- Amy: is an English name that means ‘beloved’.
- Ara: The name Ara comes from Arabic origin. It means ‘bringing rain.’
- Ava: is a beautiful Latin name, meaning ‘to live.
- Eden: is the name of Paradise in Hebrew.
- Enid: is a Welsh name that means ‘soul’ or ‘life.’
- Eve: In the Christian faith, Eve is the mother of all the human race and the wife of Adam, the first human on Earth.
- Gigi: means farmer in French. Gigi Hadid is also a famous TV personality.
- Lola: is a beautiful Spanish name, and it means ‘the sorrow’.
- Mari: is a famous Welsh name, meaning ‘sea of bitterness.
- Nia: originates from Africa. The name means ‘lustrous’, ‘goal’, or ‘purpose’.
Cute Baby Girl Names
If you are looking for some cute baby girl names because you know your child is going to be cuddly as a cat, here are some suggestions.
- Maya: has Sanskrit origins, and it means ‘illusion’.
- Sky: is the perfect name for an angel who has come down from the clouds to brighten up your life.
- Uma Thurman: is a well-renowned name in Hollywood. Her name is of Hebrew origin, which means ‘nation’.
- Alina: The name Alina can also be nicknamed Lina. it comes from a Slavic word meaning ‘bright and beautiful.’
- Azora: is more of an exotic name than cute. It is a Spanish word that means ‘blue as the sky’.
- Dita: means ‘fortune’ in German. It is a cute name and perfect for your baby because you surely want to see her have a bright future.
- Lucia: means light in Italian. It is a quite popular name in Italy.
- Nuria: is a sweet and cute Arabic name that means ‘bright’.
- Solange: is the name of the baby sister of the famous singer Beyonce. It is a French word that means ‘religious’.
- Zada: is a cute and short Arabic name, meaning ‘prosperous’.
Exotic Baby Girl Names
Here is a list of some rare and exotic names for your baby girl.
- Adelita: releases an exotic aura as soon you say it. It is a Spanish name meaning ‘noble’. Adelita is also a celebration of female soldiers in the Mexican revolution.
- Godiva: It is an Anglo-Saxon name of a famous Lady. She rode through Coventry to protest against her husband imposing too many taxes on the town. The name means ‘gift from God’.
- Maeve: is taken from Irish Mythology, and the name means ‘intoxicating’. It is the name of one of the strongest characters in the HBO show West World.
- Dondi: is a Latin name. It is another word for ‘lady’.
- Serilda: is one of the fiercest names out there. It is a German word that means ‘battle armor’.
- Valdis: is one of the coolest, most exotic, and badass names on this list. It is an old Nordic word for ‘goddess of the dead’. The name sounds dark but so cool.
- Amara: means ‘grace’ in Sanskrit. It is also a Mongolian name that means ‘peaceful’.
- Oona: means ‘lamb’ in Finnish. In Finland, it is the 22nd most popular name, but in the U.S., it is quite unique.
- Signy: is a strong character from Norse mythology. It means ‘victory.’
- Tatiana: is believed to be originated from Russia, meaning ‘fairy queen’. However, the origins or name might be from ancient Rome. A similar name Tatina was used for the Queen of Fairies in Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dreams.
- Nova: basically has Latin origins. It is also the name of a star.
- Esperanza: means ‘hope’ in Spanish. It is also the name of Grammy award-winning Spanish singer Esperanza Spalding.
- Gabriella: is the female form of the name Gabriel, the messenger angel in the Christian faith. Gabriella means ‘woman of God’.
- Chanel: is a French brand. The brand is exotic, and the name does feel like it.
- Hamisi: is an exotic and beautiful Kenyan name. It means ‘born on a Thursday’ and is usually given to girls born on that day.
Here are some of the most unique, coolest, rarest, and most exotic names you can take ideas from if you are expecting a baby girl in your home. Even if you are not expecting and planning for the future, this list will still help you choose a relevant and beautiful name at that time.
If you have any more suggestions, drop them down in the comments.