Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Aarin
Adria

From Hadria

Latin

Aiza
Alaiya

Sublime

Arabic

Aldis

Battle-seasoned

English

Alice

Of nobility

German

Alyx

Defender, protector

Greek

Amber

Hue of yellow

English

Aphrodite

Foam

Greek

Araxie

River that inpires poetic talent

Armenian

Ari

Brings rain

Arabic

Arlo
Artemis

Butcher

Greek

Arya

Faithful friend

Persian

Athalia

The Lord is exalted

Hebrew

Athena

Wise

Greek

Bailey

Bailiff

English

Bellatrix

Warlike

Latin

Billie

A feminine diminutive of William.

English

Blade

Knife or sword

English

Brenn

Sword; little drop of water; raven or black-haired

Scandinavian

Brienne

High, noble, exalted

Irish

Buffy

God is my oath

English

Caci

Alert, watchful

Irish

Casha

Thorny tree

Greek

Cayenne

Hot Spice

French

Chana

He (God) has favored me

Hebrew

Chanel

Pipe

French

Charley

Free man

German

Ciri

Mistress, lady

Spanish

Clove

Nail

Latin

Cori

Maiden; the hollow

Irish

Crimson

Full of love. Leader in things that need to be done.

Unknown

Danica

Morning star; from Denmark

Slavic

Darcy

Dark

Irish

Delilah

Delicate

Hebrew

Deven

English

Drew

Scottish

Edra

Wealthy, powerful

English

Effie

Well-spoken

Greek

Eilith

Seasoned warrior

English

Elida

Small winged one

Latin

Elrica

Ruler over all

German

Elva

White, noble, bright

Irish

Elvira

Foreign, true

German

Eve

Life, animal

Latin

Fae

Loyalty; belief

French

Fallon

Superiority; descended from a ruler

Irish

Farley

From the fern-covered clearing

English

Frankie

From France

Latin

Freja

Norse Goddess of Love

Scandinavian

Gemma

Precious stone

Italian

Gerdene

Spear ruler

German

Gia

God is gracious

Italian

Giada

Jade

Italian

Gillian

Youthful

Latin

Ginger

Pep, liveliness; ginger

Latin

Gisele

Pledge; hostage

German

Harley

Hare meadow

English

Heloise

Famous warrior

German

Hera

Queen

Greek

Hida

Warrior

German

Hidi

Root

African

Idris

Fiery leader; prophet

Welsh

Inga

Guarded by Ing

Scandinavian

Ivy

Ivy plant

English

Izar

Star

Spanish

Izzy

God's promise

Hebrew

Jade

Precious stone

English

Jalia

Clear, manifest

Arabic

Jasira

Bold, Courageous

African

Jenica

God is gracious

Hebrew

Jessie

He sees

Hebrew

Jett

Black

English

Jetta

Home ruler

Danish

Jezebel

Pure, virginal

Hebrew

Jinx

Spell

Latin

Jolie

Pretty

French

Katana

Sword

Japanese

Kayde

Pure

Greek

Kia

American

Kiara

Black

Irish

Kinley

White warrior

Irish

Kirek

The strong one, the brave one

Gaelic

Layla

Night

Arabic

Leela

Night beauty

Arabic

Lennox

From Levenach, Scotland

Scottish

Lex

Diminutive form of Alexander or Alexis

English

Lilith

Belonging to the night

Ancient

Lola

The sorrows

Spanish

Macy

Weapon

French

Mae

The fifth month

English

Maeve

Intoxicating

Irish

Magenta

The color magenta

English

Mallory

Unlucky

French

Marley

Boundary wood

English

Mattie

Lady; mistress of the house; mighty in battle

German

Maxie

Greatest

Latin

Melanie

Black

Greek

Mina

Love

German

Missy
Moxie
Murphy

Descendant of sea warrior

Irish

Myla

Soldier

English

Naia

Water nymph

Greek

Nellie

Horn; sun ray, shining light

Latin

Nerissa

Black-haired

Italian

Neve

Snow

Latin

Nisha

Night

Indian (Sanskrit)

Nixie

Water sprite

German

Nox

Night

Latin

Numa
Nyathera

She Survived

African

Nyx

Night

Greek

Olenna

Torch

Slavic

Osha

Shining

Indian (Sanskrit)

Paige

Young servant

English

Pepper

Pepper spice

English

Phoebe

Bright and pure

Greek

Phoenix

Dark red

Greek

Piper

Pipe player

English

Porter

Doorkeeper

English

Puma

Mountain Lion

Latin

Qadr

Power, fate

Arabic

Quirina

Warrior

Latin

Ramie

Protecting hands

Spanish

Raven

Raven

English

Ravenna

Raven

Italian

Regina

Queen

Latin

Rexine

English

Roxanna

Dawn

Persian

Roxie

Dawn

Persian

Ryann

King

Irish

Ryder

Knight, mounted warrior

English

Safara

Fire

African

Sayer

Craftsman

Welsh

Scarlett

Shade of red

English

Semara

Guardian or protected by God; night talk

Hebrew

Seven

The Number 7

American

Sixta
Skylar

Noble scholar

English

Sloane

Raid

Irish

Tamber

Music Tone

American

Tasha

Born on Christmas

Russian

Tavy

Eighth

Latin

Tempest

Turbulent, stormy

French

Thora

Thor's struggle

Scandinavian

Tila
Tiza

“The provoker,” in allusion to the phonetic value of the term.

Trinity

The Holy Trinity

English

Trix

Voyager (through life); blessed

Latin

Tyra

Thor's battle

English

Ulka

Power of the wolf; power of the home

German

Uma

Do not; flax or turmeric

Indian (Sanskrit)

Ursa

Little she-bear

Scandinavian

Valentia

Strong, healthy

Latin

Velvet

Velvet fabric

English

Venus

Love

Latin

Vesper

Evening star

Latin

Viatrix
Vix

Victory

Latin

Voss

Fox

German

Vyra

Truth

American

Walda

Ruler

German

Warna

Fighting defender

German

Whitney

White island

English

Xaria

Respelling of Zaria

American

Xava

The New House

American

Xena

Guest, stranger

Greek

Xeni

Protector of plants, flowers

Xia

Guest, stranger

Greek

Zada

Prosperous, fortunate

Arabic

Zenith

The very top

English

Zita

Seeker

Greek

Ziva

Radiance, brilliance or light of God

Hebrew

Zoey

Life

Greek

Zondra

Man's defender

Spanish

Bad girl names pack a punch. Charismatic and cool, these monikers have energy that leans toward the wild side in any situation. Whether you’re naming a character or tough-as-nails daughter, we’ve rounded up our favorites. Let’s run through a few standouts together.

Fictional characters are a great place to find inspiration for bad girl names. Arya from Game of Thrones is a modern favorite. Worn by a little one who always overcomes adversity, Arya is a badass name with excellent associations. Similarly, there’s Ciri from the Witcher series. Like Arya, Ciri is a television powerhouse, raising all sorts of hell despite her small size. See Gemma for a more mature association, as in the ill-tempered matriarch of Sons of Anarchy.

Real people also inspire bad girl names, like rocker Joan Jett. Joan reads vintage, wowing lovers of old-school names, while Jett is decidedly modern and edgy. You could try out Eve, too, as in the rapper, or Jolie, as in actress Angelina Jolie. If you turn to the halls of history, there’s an unlikely bad girl behind Alice. Famously worn by the daughter of President Theodore Roosevelt, Alice was known for her rebellious side.

Meanings are another way to find good names for bad girls. Ursa’s meaning “little she-bear” is one of our all-time favorites here. Strong yet approachable, we adore her ultra-rare U start and unique sound. Safara’s “fire” is also epic. For water lovers, there’s Murphy, meaning “descendant of the sea warrior.”

Some bad girl names fit the bill because of their sound, like Maeve, a rare Irish moniker meaning “intoxicating.” Close to her in sound is the sharply styled Neve. Meaning “snow,” Neve is a natural among modern names. So are her friends Ari and Naia. One of our favorite cool bad girl names is Ryder. While she’s far more common for boys, Ryder makes an epic choice for a badass baby girl or character. We love her tomboy style and modern sound.

Check out our list of bad girl names and see what tough cookies rock your name list.