333 Unique Baby Girl Names That Are Super Rare
Finding a unique girl name for your daughter may seem like a daunting task. Even though there are a seemingly endless number of baby names, it can still be difficult to find one that has rarely been used.
Luckily, we have more than 300 for you to make your own. From Adora to Ever to Lennon, here are some of the most unique baby girl names of the year.
This Italian place-name is particularly popular in Australia, Great Britain and New Zealand, but it currently only ranks No. 186 on the U.S. Social Security Administration’s (SSA) list.
British-American actress Sienna Miller is perhaps the most famous Sienna we know.
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Arya ranks No. 119 in the SSA baby names list, making it popular but still not too popular. Of course, “Game of Thrones” is to thank, as revenge-seeker Arya Stark was a beloved character on the HBO show.
You can also spell it Aria, which is both melodic and feminine, and is ideal for a musical family. After all, an aria is a solo song often found in operas.
This is a wonderful name for the seasons, especially for a unique baby girl born in June, July or August.
The name Summer rose to popularity in 2005, when it ranked No. 140 on the SSA list, but it has since decreased to the No. 199 spot.
If you like the name Anne but want something more unique, consider this Swedish version that means “grace.”
Ranking No. 723 on the SSA list, Annika is the name of retired Swedish-American professional golfer Annika Sörenstam, one of the best female golfers in history.
Fiona ranks No. 222 on the SSA list and means “fair, white, beautiful” in Gaelic.
Singer Fiona Apple and the character, Princess Fiona, from the “Shrek” movies have put the name back on the map, but it’s still quite unique.
This is another place name that we love, and it’s become more unique in recent years. It currently ranks No. 165, a big drop from its No. 23 spot in 2000.
Australia’s unofficial capital city, Sydney, comes to mind, making it another good one for the well-traveled babe.
The name Regan currently doesn’t even rank in the SSA’s top 1,000. It’s been off and on the list since the 1970s, though, with 2001 being its best year ever at No. 391.
If a Halloween name is of interest, then you can turn to young Regan MacNeil, one of the scariest horror characters of all time in “The Exorcist.”
Ranked No. 392 on the SSA list, this Latin name means “tranquil; serene.”
Of course, tennis champion Serena Williams brings this name to mind, making it a great name for a sporty babe.
This name is so unique that it doesn’t even break into the top 1,000 baby names.
Adora is a Latin name that means “adored,” which is likely what your baby girl will be.
This Irish name means “small clock or cape” and is a unisex name with rock ‘n’ roll roots. After all, The Beatles’ John Lennon is one of the most famous musicians of all time.
More popular for girls, Lennon currently ranks No. 431 on the SSA list.
The feminine form of the name, George, this name has roots in the Greek word "georgos," which translates to “farmer or earth worker.”
A state in the U.S. as well as a country in Eurasia, this is a unique baby girl name for an on-the-go babe.
This is a last-name-turned-first that is best known because of former President John F. Kennedy and his prominent political family.
Another unisex name, this one is actually more common for girls and currently ranks No. 59 on the SSA list.
This Irish name means “from the island to the west,” and is actually the Gaelic name for Ireland.
Eire, a more traditional variation of the name, was the goddess of Ireland.
Ranking No. 240 on the SSA list, Adriana is the female version of Adrian, which means “man of Adria.”
Another variant is Adrienne.
The name Isla (pronounced EYE-lah) is Scottish and is derived from Islay, an island off Scotland. In Spanish, “isla” (pronounced EES-lah) translates to the word “island.”
Both pronunciations make gorgeous girl names, and it currently ranks No. 82 on the SSA list.
If Aurora is too popular for you (it currently ranks No. 44), then the nickname “Rory” is much more unique at No. 579.
Plus, who doesn’t love Alexis Biedel’s character in “Gilmore Girls”?
Another character played by Alexis Bledel was Lena Kaligaris in “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” (and the sequel).
Of course, actresses Lena Dunham (of “Girls” fame) and Lena Headey (of “Game of Thrones”) also brought this name back into the spotlight. Lena currently ranks No. 301 on the SSA list.
This unisex Hebrew name is especially popular for kids born under the horoscope sign of Capricorn (it means “mountain goat”).
And Jael has quite a legacy in the Bible as a strong woman who killed Sisera, the commander of the Canaanite army, in his sleep.
This name is sweet and simple, and in Irish, it means “a friend.”
It currently ranks No. 873 on the SSA list.
This classic Italian name means “renowned warrior” and is quite unique, not even cracking into the SSA’s top 1,000.
It’s a wonderful bilingual name for baby girls born into multicultural families.
Another rockin’ unisex name is Presley, popularized by none other than Elvis Presley.
It’s an English name that means “priest’s meadow” that is actually more common for girls than boys, ranking No. 206 in 2018.
The name Elena means “bright shining light” with Spanish, Latin and Greek roots.
A variation of Helen, it’s a classic name that ranks higher on the SSA list at No. 66.
Traditionally an English boy’s name meaning “fire” or “heather-grown hill,” Hayden has become a popular name for girls, likely due to “Nashville” star Hayden Panettiere.
It currently ranks No. 261 on the SSA list.
A beautiful “nature name,” River is currently No. 244 on the SSA list.
In fact, singer Kelly Clarkson gave her daughter the name in 2014.
The name Gianna is of Italian origin and currently ranks No. 80 on the SSA list. “How to Get Away with Murder” actress Karla Souza and her husband Marshall Trenkmann gave their daughter the name in April 2018.
Other spellings or variations include Giana, Gia and Giovanna.
This name is quite unique, currently ranking No. 648 on the SSA list. It’s a very artsy name, bringing to mind famous painter Frida Kahlo.
If you like Frida, you may also like Freya, which is a bit more popular at No. 266.
This color name can be used for either boys or girls.
Regardless, it’s a great way to honor the naval warfare service and anyone in the family who’s served.
The name Leia shot up the baby name chart after “Star Wars” first hit screens in the 1970s.
It currently ranks No. 296 on the SSA list and is an ideal choice for a baby girl, whether she wants to be a princess or a general.
Currently ranking No. 200 on the SSA list, this name of Irish origin means “handsome, cheerful.”
If you want something even more unique, though, Alanis (as in singer Alanis Morisette) hasn’t even cracked into the top 1,000 baby names.
We have HBO’s “Succession” to thank for this Irish name (pronounced “shiv-awn”) coming into the spotlight.
Several early Irish queens were named Siobhan, and another variation of the name is Shivaun.
Vida means “life” in Spanish.
It was more popular at the turn of the 20th century when it ranked No. 320 in 1903, but it's since fallen off the top 1,000 list.
Another traditional name popular in the late 1800s, Alma means “nurturing” and is also Spanish for “soul.”
This is a unisex name that sounds and feels timeless.
After all, it means “always and eternal,” according to HGTV star Leanne Ford and husband Erik Allen Ford, who named their baby girl Ever Allen Ford.
We love the name Olivia, but it’s been in the top 10 list for a decade now, which is why the more unique Liv is so appealing. It ranks No. 684.
And actress Liv Tyler keeps this name ever-so-cool.
The name Ginny is an English diminutive of Virginia, which means “virginal.” It fell out of the SSA top 1,000 baby girl names list in 1983 — but it deserves a comeback.
After all, we love Ginny Weasley, the Harry Potter character who goes from a little girl attending Hogwarts to a world-class wizard and one of the fiercest Quidditch heroes the school has ever seen.
The Latin name Cecilia is the female form of Cecil, and it has been referenced several times throughout pop culture.
It appears in Charles Dickens’ “Hard Time,” the novel/movie “The Virgin Suicides” and the film series “The Hunger Games.” Simon & Garfunkel even wrote a song about a woman named Cecilia.
Elliot Page played a pregnant teen in the indie film, “Juno,” but this name dates back centuries.
With a Latin origin meaning “queen of the heavens,” Juno was the patron goddess of Rome and the protector of women and marriage.
Maira (pronounced “may-ra”) is Irish version of the name, Mary, and means “bitter.”
Mary, of course, is a biblical name, with a total of six Marys in the Bible.
This name means “child of Emery” and is perfect for a literary family. After all, writer, poet and thinker Ralph Waldo Emerson always comes to mind.
While it’s common for boys, the girl’s version is more popular, ranking No. 143 on the SSA list.
If you want to name your daughter after a true winner, name her after Danica Patrick, the award-winning American professional stock car racer, who was the first woman to lead the Indianapolis 500 as well as the only woman to win an IndyCar Series race.
The Slavic name means “morning star.”
Lydia Becker was a famous British suffragette, an amateur scientist and a journalist who founded and published the Women’s Suffrage Journal between 1870 and 1890.
A Greek name meaning “woman of Lydia,” it has bounced on and off the top 100 baby girl name lists in both the U.S. and England for the past decade.
The name Mona has cultural significance from da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” painting.
This Irish name, meaning “noble good,” is quite unique, though, not even cracking into the top 1,000 names.
Lyric is quite a musical name based on the Greek word meaning “lyre.”
It currently ranks No. 323, making it still very unique for those hoping to inspire the next Carole King or Taylor Swift.
Pronounced “ihm-eh-jen,” the name is of Celtic origin and means “maiden.”
Imogen was the wife of Brutus of Troy, Britain’s first king, but it's likely musician Imogen Heap who put this name back on the map.
Strong and powerful like the tree it’s derived from, Oakley is now even more popular for girls than it is for boys.
Annie Oakley, one of the most famous American sharpshooters, is the perfect person to name your little girl after.
Penelope is one of the more popular names on this list, ranking No. 26.
But we still haven’t met many Penelopes. Of course, actress Penelope Cruz comes to mind, but it's the birth of Kourtney Kardashian’s daughter, Penelope, in 2012 that is likely the reason for the recent surge in popularity.
Ranking No. 329 on the SSA list, the name Paris brings to mind France’s capital city, renowned for its art, fashion and literary heritage.
Actress Cameron Diaz and Good Charlotte rocker Benji Madden welcomed a baby Raddix into the world in 2019.
It’s a wonderfully rare baby name that means “root” in Latin or could also come from the Slavic name element “rad,” meaning "happy; willing."
A Greek word meaning “unity” or “blended,” Harmony is quite a peaceful moniker for someone growing up in today’s chaotic and stressed world.
It’s also a good name for a musical family, hoping their baby girl will have perfect pitch.
This Irish name (pronounced “ash-ling”) means “vision” and is also a genre of Irish language poetry from the late 17th century.
Another variation of the name is Aislinn.
Dakota is a Native American name that means “friendly one,” and it’s especially cute for girls.
Actresses Dakota Fanning and Dakota Johnson make it especially cool, even though it remains at No. 247 on the SSA list.
This bilingual baby name ranks No. 183 and was the choice of actors America Ferrera and Ryan Piers Williams for their second child, Lucia Marisol Williams, whom they welcomed on May 4, 2020.
It’s a name of Spanish and Italian origin that means “light.”
Charlotte currently ranks No. 6 on the SSA list, but if you’re going for something more unique, the nickname Charlie only ranks at No. 152.
Soccer star Alex Morgan and her husband had a baby girl Charlie on May 7, 2020.
This Hebrew girl’s name means “delight or to flirt” and now ranks in the top 100 baby girl’s names.
Actress Keira Knightley and her husband certainly love the name, giving it to their second daughter.
This name has a fun mythical meaning: “ruler of elves.”
We haven’t heard the name Avery on the playground, but it’s certainly one of the more popular names on this list, having ranked in the top 20 since 2011.
This ancient Irish name (pronounced “mave”) means “bringer of great joy” or “enchanting one.”
In Irish mythology, Maeve (spelled Maebh) was queen of the fairies.
Dutch for “scholar,” this name currently ranks No. 50 on the SSA list.
It’s also often spelled Skyler.
This old-fashioned baby name is making a comeback, landing at No. 43 on the SSA list.
Violet refers to both the purplish color and the flower of the same name.
A common Scottish last name, Leslie means “garden of holly.”
While this name has traditionally been used for boys, Leslie for girls has been in and out of the top 1,000 names for the last 100 years, currently ranking No. 520.
This Russian girl’s name means “birthday of the Lord” and is particularly fitting for girls born around Christmas.
It currently ranks No. 114 on the SSA list, while the more common variation, Natalie, ranks No. 39.
Polly doesn’t even crack into the top 1,000 baby names for girls, which means its especially unique for your baby girl.
It’s a vibrant name that can also be spelled Polli or Pollie.
The name Lulu is perfect for those parents who love vintage names. It was uber-popular at the turn of the 20th century but has since fallen off the top 1,000 list.
It’s of Arabic origin and means “pearl.”
Not to be confused with Cara, this name has fallen in and out of the top 100 names list in recent years, but it’s remained in the top 200 for the past decade.
Clara means “bright, clear” and is of Latin origin.
This name is more popular for boys than girls, and that’s why we love having it on this list of unique girl names. It means “keeper of the park,” so it’s ideal for a family of nature lovers.
And who doesn’t love actress Parker Posey?
Julia means “youthful” and is the feminine form of the Latin name, Julius.
Ranking No. 93 on the SSA list, it's actually more popular in European countries like Spain, France and Germany. And you can always go even more unique with Juliet, Juliana or Julie.
Ivy is another name with traditional roots that is making a comeback.
It’s slowly been climbing the baby name charts since 2000 but is still not too popular as it bounces in and out of the top 100 list.
This is another vintage name that was popular in the 1880s and means “of the mind, intellect.”
Of course, it’s also a fun choice for any Disney fans.
Amy is a timeless name that is a variant of the French Aimee, meaning “beloved.”
Several celebrities are named Amy, including Amy Adams, Amy Schumer, Amy Poehler and Amy Winehouse.
This Latin name means, “star” and is a unique name for a bilingual baby.
“Teen Mom OG” alum Ryan Edwards and his wife gave their daughter the name in early 2020.
Actress Blake Lively definitely comes to mind when thinking of a female Blake, but it’s a lovely choice for either sex.
It’s an English name that means “fair-haired, dark.”
This Spanish name means “noble” and currently ranks No. 391 on the SSA list.
Famous Alicias include actress Alicia Silverstone and singer-songwriter Alicia Keys.
A well-traveled babe will wear this name well. After all, the island of Capri is what inspires this Italian girl name.
The late Kobe Bryant and his wife gave their fourth daughter the name in 2019.
The name Andrea comes from the Greek "Andros," which means “strong and manly.”
It’s the feminine form of Andrew and is especially popular in Europe.
Similar to Charlie, Frankie began as a nickname for Frank, Francis or Franklin, but now it’s actually more common for girls, ranking No. 808 on the SSA list.
And who doesn’t love Lily Tomlin’s character in the Netflix television series “Grace and Frankie”?
This variation of Christina is of Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Romanian origin.
It means “a Christian” in Greek.
This French name means “to climb like a vine” and is perfect for an adventurous baby girl.
It’s a beautiful, graceful name with a similar vibe as Juliana and Eliana.
Enya is an Anglicized version of the Irish name Eithne, which means “fire” — making it perfect for an Aries babe.
Singer-songwriter Enya (born Eithne) brought this name back in the 1990s, but it’s also a name with serious Irish roots. St. Eithne was the daughter of an Irish king.
This name is perfect for a literary fan or other creative types. It’s hasn’t ranked in the top 1,000 names since 1900, so it’s also quite unique.
“Breaking Bad” actor Aaron Paul and wife Lauren recently gave their daughter the name.
Yes, Arya is already on this list. But Darya is just as cool-sounding. Meaning “the sea,” it’s an obvious choice for a nature-loving family that wants to encourage their baby’s love for the ocean.
It’s a Russian or Persian name that’s a variation of Daria and is also a feminine form of Darius.
Another obvious choice for a baby that might live by the sea is Oceane.
It’s a French name that not at all surprisingly means "ocean."
Audrey Hepburn stunned audiences in the 1960s, and your baby will do the same with such a vibrant name. After all, it means “noble strength.”
It’s currently in the SSA’s top 100, but it’s still fairly uncommon. It was only given to about 0.2 percent of the baby girls named in the U.S. last year.
The female form of Eric, the name Erica was popular in the 1970s and ’80s but has since fallen out of favor.
That’s a shame, though, because with a meaning of “powerful ruler,” you’d think it would be a strong contender for any baby girl.
This French name means “pearl” and sounds much more sophisticated than the similar Margaret.
You can also use the alternative spelling Margo.
Sloane Peterson was the ultimate sidekick in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” and it’s a name that a lot of people forget about but really shouldn’t.
Of Irish origin, the name means “raider” — another perfect one for a strong baby girl.
Daisy is a classic name that’s making a comeback.
It’s a flower name that’s been used many times throughout pop culture, including movies “Mystic Pizza” and “Driving Miss Daisy” as well as the novel and subsequent movies, “The Great Gatsby.”
Another flower name, Rose derives from the Old English and the Latin "rosa."
There are several variations of this name, including Rosalie, Rosa, Rosalia and Rosaria.
This gender-neutral name is much more unique for girls, not even ranking in the top 1,000 baby names for girls since 2002.
Of course, that wasn’t long after Brad Pitt played the dreamy character in “Legends of the Fall,” providing baby-name inspiration for years to come.
Chinese emperors were once buried in this stone due to the belief that it would grant them eternal life. Now, that makes for a powerful name!
Of Spanish origin, Jade is the name of Mick Jagger's designer daughter as well as Jade Carey, the American gymnast.
If gemstone names are your thing, then perhaps Ruby would be more your style.
It’s a vintage name that still feels quite modern.
Adelaide is derived from the Germanic name Adalheidis and means "noble natured.”
Other variations of the name — which also happens to be an Australian capital city — are Adalyn, Addie and even Adele.
Calling all “Game of Thrones” fans! While Sansa starts as a weaker character on the show, she becomes one of the most interesting and finally emerges a strong, sincere woman.
This name of Sanskrit origin means “praise, charm,” and is much easier to spell than Daenerys and Khaleesi but much more unique than the previously mentioned, Arya.
Chloe means "blooming," and there have been several references to the name throughout history.
In fact, it’s considered to be an epithet of the Greek goddess of agriculture and fertility, Demeter.
Florence is a Latin girl’s name that means “flourishing and prosperous.” It’s also a popular city in Italy, which happened to inspire the name of the famous nurse, Florence Nightingale, who was born there.
Singer Florence Welch, of Florence + the Machine fame, makes this name look super cool.
A baby girl name that screams “country” is Jolene, the name of Dolly Parton’s 1973 hit song and album of the same name.
Jolene re-entered the U.S. top 1,000 baby name chart in 2010 and has been gaining in popularity ever since — but not too much.
Yara means “small butterfly” and is of Arabic origin.
It’s very common in Brazil (where it’s sometimes spelled “Iara”), often referencing the “Lady of the Lake,” a mythological Amazonian mermaid. It’s also quite popular in the Netherlands and Portugal but not so much in the U.S.
Kallie is more common as a nickname and was popularized by the female Canadian Olympian Kallie Humphries, who was the first woman to lead a mixed-gender bobsled team.
It’s a variation of Callie, which means “beautiful” in Greek.
Yes, the Kinks’ song of the same name always comes to mind when we hear the name Lola, and its upbeat melody almost guarantees you will tap your feet.
It’s a sweet and feminine name that means “lady of sorrows” in Spanish.
The beautiful French name Colette was most popular in the year 1966 when it ranked No. 372, but it’s much more unique these days.
However, that might change since singer Macklemore recently named his daughter Colette.
Georgia already appears on this, but perhaps you want another way to honor this southeastern state.
After all, Savannah is one of Georgia’s prettiest cities, with its historic architecture, cobblestone squares and beautiful parks.
Yes, there’s Darya, but what about Dara? It means “pearl of wisdom” or “oak tree.”
Olympic swimmer Dara Torres is a famous female athlete who wears the name proudly.
An Italian name, Ginevra translates most easily to the English "Genevieve” or “Guinevere."
It also refers to the Italian form of "Geneva," the Swiss city. Of course, Harry Potter fans will recognize the name of character Ginevra Weasley.
This flower name means “rainbow” and is perhaps even more unique than Rose or Violet (already on this list).
It also happens to be the title of a Goo Goo Dolls song.
This girl's name of English origin is elegant and pure, while also managing to be cool and trendy.
It is one of several “virtue” names that are quite unique for baby girls.
Indigo is a gender-neutral name of Greek origin.
It is a deep blue-purple color and means "Indian dye" in Greek.
Blythe means "happy, carefree" and is the name of actress Blythe Danner, aka Gwyneth Paltrow’s mom.
It also happens to be the middle name of actress Drew Barrymore.
An Arabic name, Zara means “blossoming flower, splendor, dawn.”
Zara Tindall, the daughter of Princess Anne and Mark Phillips, is the eldest granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II.
Meaning “praised,” Jude is a unisex baby name that can be short for Judith or Judy.
Of course, the Beatles’ song, “Hey Jude,” comes to mind to anyone who hears it.
Another one of the three virtue names (along with Hope and Charity), Faith is also of English origin.
Country singer Faith Hill popularized this name in the 1990s, but it has since become more unique.
If you like the name Isabel but want something more unique, try Zabelle (or Zabel).
It’s a fresh name of Armenian origin.
This name of Italian origin means “beautiful.”
There are several Bellas throughout pop culture, including the main character in the “Twilight” books and movies as well as Bella in Charles Dickens’ “Our Mutual Friend.”
We have fashion legend Coco Chanel to thank for this French name.
Short and sweet, the name is considered an abbreviation of Socorro, which means “help” in Spanish.
The name True is a good fit for either a boy or girl, and Khloe Kardashian and basketball player Tristan Thompson gave their baby girl the name.
It's a word name that reminds parents to focus on the simple joys in life.
Of course, literary fans know the famous Scout Finch character from “To Kill a Mockingbird.”
And who wouldn’t want to name their baby girl after her?
Whether it’s short for Stephanie or a name all its own, Stevie is an excellent choice for a unique baby girl.
And Fleetwood Mac frontwoman Stevie Nicks proves it’s a rather fitting name for the dreamers of the world who are looking to forge their own path.
Parents love this name for their giggly little baby.
After all, what's happier than the name Joy?
This name of Arabic origin means “fortunate, prosperous.”
It’s a popular choice in Syria but not so much anywhere else. Plus, you can spell it several ways, including Zayda, Zaida and Zadah.
Rosalie means “rose” and is the French version of the Latin Rosalia.
It’s another flower name that’s much less obvious.
This Latin name literally translates to “from Mount Olympus.”
In Hindi, though, it means "beloved” or “pious.”
This old-fashioned name is of German origin.
While the popularity of Maria Semple’s 2012 book, “Where'd You Go, Bernadette?” has brought this name back a bit, it’s still very unlikely you’ll hear it on the playground anytime soon.
Another name that peaked in the 1800s but is still uber-cute is Birdie.
It’s derived from “bird” and is also the name of Jessica Simpson’s third child with husband, Eric Johnson.
Yes, days of the week can make excellent baby names. (Think Wednesday from “The Addams Family.”)
And as a baby name, Sunday typically applies to girls.
Actress Hilary Duff named her daughter Banks, a very interesting gender-neutral name.
It means “one who lives on the hillside or riverbank" and is a surname of English origin.
A Latin virtue name, Patience resembles the more popular name, Payton, making it a less common (but equally beautiful) choice for your baby girl.
Rani is a Hebrew name that means “my song, my joy,” and in Hindi, it means “queen” or “she is singing.”
Actress Kate Hudson and director Danny Fujikawa chose it for their daughter in 2018.
Quinn is a unique name that’s suitable for a boy or a girl, but we love it for a girl.
Rhys is Welsh for “ardor.”
Of course, there are the more popular Reese and Reece spellings, but Rhys is the traditional spelling that's much more unique.
Tiana happens to be in the top 1,000 baby girl names, but it doesn’t even crack the top 500, which means it’s quite a special name.
This sweet-sounding name can also be spelled Tianna or Tiyana.
This Hebrew name means “princess” and is a lot less common than the trending name, Sadie.
In fact, British writer Zadie Smith was actually born Sadie but decided to change her name to stand out from the crowd.
Of course, actress Goldie Hawn comes to mind when thinking of this name that is quite cheerful.
It comes from the Yiddish word “golda,” which means “gold.”
Verity is another name that means “truth,” and it’s of Latin origin.
This name is the perfect combo of traditional and unique — so much so that it doesn’t even rank in the SSA’s top 500.
The female variation of Zephyr, Zephrine is a Greek name that means “west wind.”
It sounds similar to the more common Justine or Christine but is much more exotic.
Very similar to Cecilia, Cicely is a rather unusual name choice that we love.
Plus, the alternative, Cecily, is equally as pretty and interesting.
A shortened version of the name, Cassandra, Cassie means “prophetess.”
Marcella means “warlike,” which makes it an excellent choice for a strong baby girl.
And in Cervantes’ “Don Quixote,” the name (spelled Marcela) is given to “the world's most beautiful woman.”
Hermione means “messenger."
Hermione was the daughter of Spartan King Menelaus in Ancient Greek mythology, and of course, there’s also Harry Potter’s fellow student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Ramona is an excellent choice for parents hoping to raise a “wise protector.”
And, yes, it’s the name of the young protagonist of Beverly Cleary’s children’s book series.
Zena has both Greek and Ukranian roots and means “guest.”
For most people, though, it means “warrior princess,” thanks to the ’90s TV series of the same name.
Winnie has a lot of vintage charm that can stand out on its own — think Winnie Cooper from the “Wonder Years.”
However, it’s also a common nickname for Winifred or Gwendolyn.
Similar to Adora on the list, this name of Arabic and Hebrew origin means “virgin or noble, exalted.”
The Roman goddess of love and beauty was seen as a mother figure and became the subject of many famous artworks, such as Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus.”
Tennis champion Venus Williams has brought the name back, though, giving it a more contemporary vibe.
In Greek mythology, Aura was the Titan of the breeze and the early morning fresh, cool air.
Aurora (“dawn”) and Aurelia (“the golden one”) are other variations that sound equally beautiful.
Clementine means “mild, merciful” and is another old-fashioned name that screams adorable.
Plus, for anyone who loves the little orange fruit, it’s a no-brainer.
Another “goddess of wisdom and war,” Athena gave the Greek city of Athens its name.
Raina is a royal name that’s much less obvious than Elizabeth, Victoria or Mary.
After all, this Slavic and German variation of Regina translates to “queen.”
The Swahili name Zahara means “flower” and “to shine.”
It’s also the name that Angelina Jolie chose for her Ethiopian-born daughter.
Jessie means “wealthy” and has several spelling options (Jesse and Jesy) as well as the shorter nickname, Jess.
While it was a popular nickname for Jessica when the name peaked in the 1980s, we think it stands out perfectly well on its own.
An abbreviated form of the name "Margaret," Greta means “pearl.”
Swedish activist Greta Thunberg has brought this name back into the spotlight in the best way.
Beatrice has origins in the Latin “Beatrix,” which means "she who makes happy."
Home to more than 1.4 billion people, India is a place that brings to mind the smell of delicious spices, and it makes a rather unique place name.
Actor Chris Hemsworth and his wife, Elsa Pataky, gave it to their daughter.
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