Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Adelita

Noble; small winged one

Latin

Aiya

Bird

Hebrew

Akosia

Born on Sunday

African

Alessandrine

Man's defender

Greek

Alethea

Verity, truth

Greek

Allegra

Cheerful

Italian

Alletta

Footloose

Greek

Allidia

Small winged one

Latin

Almeda

Ambitious

Latin

Alta

High, elevated

Latin

Alvara

Elf warrior

Italian

Amaranta

Unfading

Greek

Ancelina

Handmaiden

French

Arafa

Knowledgeable

African

Arcelia

Treasure chest

Spanish

Arwen

Muse

Welsh

Asmara

Love

Indonesian

Aviella

My father is God

Hebrew

Avivah

Springtime

Hebrew

Azize

Beloved precious; mighty

Hebrew

Azmina

God Protector

Spanish

Azora

Sky blue

Spanish

Azuba

Assisted

Hebrew

Basma

Smile

Arabic

Batu

Loyal

Asian

Bellini

Little beautiful one

Italian

Bellita

Little beauty; God's promise

Spanish

Bethari

Goddess

Indonesian

Bharati
Bijoux

Jewel

French

Bryn

Hill, mount

Welsh

Cais

Rejoicer

Vietnamese

Calliope

Beautiful voice

Greek

Cambree

The people

Welsh

Camella

Helper to the priest

Latin

Cantara

Little bridge

Arabic

Caraf

I love

Welsh

Cascade

To fall, waterfall

French

Chabela

God is My Oath

Spanish

Chara

Free man

German

Cherina

Dear, darling

French

Cinnia

Beauty

Celtic

Daija

Already, remembrance

Spanish

Dalila

Delicate, gentle

African

Damara

Calf; to tame; gentle

Latin

Daru

Of the Cedar Tree

Indian (Sanskrit)

Davitah

Cherished

Hebrew

Devica

Derived from god

Indian (Sanskrit)

Dhariana

Maintains possessions well

Persian

Elandra

Home by the Sea

Aboriginal

Elaxi

Woman with Bright Eyes

Indian (Sanskrit)

Eligia

Chosen One

Spanish

Elmina

Will helmet, protection

German

Emanuella

God is with us

Hebrew

Esmaria

Emerald

Spanish

Fayetta

Little fairy

French

Florenzia

Flower; flowering, in bloom

Latin

Fredia

Peaceful ruler

German

Gaia

The earth

Greek

Giada

Jade

Italian

Gidja

God of the Moon

Aboriginal

Ginara

God is gracious

Italian

Giuseppa

The Lord adds

Italian

Halina

Sun ray, shining light

Greek

Hermina

Messenger; earthly

Spanish

Huyen

Jet black

Vietnamese

Ianthia

Violet flower

Greek

Iara

Water lady; small butterfly

Arabic

Ilanis

Island

French

Iman

Belief, faith

Arabic

Imara

Female version of Imre

Unknown

Ishani

Desire

Indian (Sanskrit)

Isley

From the Hazel Grove

Aboriginal

Itzel

Star of the aurora sky

Spanish

Ivania

God is gracious

Slavic

Jacintha

Hyacinth

Spanish

Jakiara

Unknown

Unknown

Jamala

Friendly, Well-mannered

African

Janita

God is gracious

Spanish

Johari

Jewel

African

Jordana

Down-flowing

Hebrew

Jovanna

God is gracious

Spanish

Kabira

Noble, great

Arabic

Kaiyo

Forgiveness

Japanese

Kalina

Flower

Slavic

Kamiko

Little goddess

Japanese

Kanani

The beautiful one

Polynesian

Karasel

Musical

American

Karasi

Life and Wisdom

African

Kareemah

Generous, giving

Arabic

Katka

Pure

Greek

Keianna

Rapture.

Japanese

Keiki

Child

Polynesian

Keilana

Glory; calmness

Polynesian

Kendria

Greatest champion

Welsh

Kerensa

Love

English, Welsh

Kesari

Youthful

Spanish

Keyara

Beautiful river.

African

Khari

Queenly: Joyful Song: Born to rule and bring joy.

African

Kiersten

Follower of Christ

Scandinavian

Kimeya

Singing Throat

Native American

Kiora

Greetings

Aboriginal

Kissa

First Born Daughter

African

Krizia

Unknown

Latin

Lapis

Lapis Lazuli Gemstone

Egyptian

Latoria

Victorious one

Spanish

Laveda

Cleansed

Latin

Leana

To twine around

French

Lieu

Willow tree

Vietnamese

Linnea

Lime or linden tree

Scandinavian

Lorel

The bay, or laurel plant

Latin

Malha

Queen

Hebrew

Manara

Light

Arabic

Marika

Danish

Mariquita

Star of the sea

Latin

Maylin

Beautiful jade

Chinese

Meira

Light

Hebrew

Mekea

Who resembles God?

Hebrew

Melesa

Bee; honey

Greek

Merete

Pearl

Dutch

Miyanda

Of unknown meaning

African

Mulan

Wood orchid

Chinese

Myrene

Wonderful; peace; propserous

Slavic

Nada

Hope

Russian

Nafuna

Delivered Feet-First

African

Nahuatl

Four Waters

Aztec (Nahuatl)

Naima

To be contented

Arabic

Nanami

Seven Seas

Japanese

Nara

Place name

Japanese

Nariko

Gentle child

Japanese

Narissara

Smart Woman

Asian

Narolie

Very sure of something or its true. Usually given when one wished for a baby girl and has given birth to a girl. Its like saying really its true or has come true."

African

Nashara

Unknown

Nava

Lovely

Hebrew

Navit

Lovely; pleasant

Hebrew

Nehara

Light

Hebrew

Neliah

Storng willed and a vigrous spirit with a leveled mind.

African

Nerolie

Orange flower

Italian

Nevya

Snow

Spanish

Nireida

Sea nymph

Spanish

Njema

Good

African

Noeline

Christmas

French

Nudara

Gold

Arabic

Nuria

Luminous, bright

Arabic

Obara

Small plain

Japanese

Onaona

Sweet Smell

Polynesian

Oneida

Long awaited

Native American

Orana

Welcome

Aboriginal

Otzara

Wealth, treasure

Hebrew

Palesa

Flower

African

Palladia

Wisdom

Greek

Pandora

All gifts

Greek

Paradisa

Garden, orchard

Greek

Primina

First

Latin

Qiao

Pretty, Handsome

Chinese

Quynh

Night blooming flower

Vietnamese

Rabiah

Gentle wind

Arabic

Ratana

Crystal

Asian

Rhodia

Rose; from Rhodes

Latin

Romilda

“Brave battle maiden,” from the Germanic.

Italian

Romonia

Protecting hands

Spanish

Rosalie

Rose flower

French

Rupetta

Bright fame

German

Ruza

Rose

Latin

Sachiko

Child of joy

Japanese

Sadira

Lotus tree

Persian

Safiyah

Friend; pure

African

Saharah

Desert

Arabic

Saidah

Happy, Fortunate

African

Samara

Guardian

Hebrew

Sannah

Lily

Hebrew

Saskia

The Saxon people

Slavic

Satomi

Village, Wise, Beautiful

Japanese

Sevilla

A Spanish equivalent of Sibyl.

Spanish

Shamira

He who defends

Hebrew

Shante

Stone; peaceful

Indian (Sanskrit)

Siara

Black

Irish

Sitara
Solange

Solemn, dignified

Latin

Svetlana

Light

Slavic

Sypriana

From Cyprus

Italian

Tajia

Crown

Indian (Sanskrit)

Takara
Tandie

Eternal life

Greek

Taraji

Hope, Faith

African

Tarani
Teresia

Late summer

Greek

Tesanee

Beautiful Rose

Asian

Theta

People

German

Thuong

Love tenderly

Vietnamese

Tiara

Headdress

Latin

Timea

Honoring God

Hungarian

Tomoka

Brilliant friend

Japanese

Tsukiko

Moon

Japanese

Tzephyra

West wind

Greek

Urselina

Little she-bear

Scandinavian

Uttara

Royal Daughter, Star

Indian (Sanskrit)

Valina

Strong, healthy

Latin

Vasanta

Spring

Indian (Sanskrit)

Veleda

“The virgin prophetess,” in allusion to a Germanic maiden revered for her prophetic prowess.

German

Velora

Strong, healthy

Latin

Venetia

Latin

Verina

Faith; truth; true

Slavic

Wenonah

First-born daughter

Native American

Xantara

Protector of the Earth

American

Xiomara

Guest, stranger

Greek

Xola

Stay in Peace

African

Yamilet

Beautiful, Elegant

Spanish

Yara

Water lady; small butterfly

Arabic

Yeira

To illuminate

Hebrew

Zada

Prosperous, fortunate

Arabic

Zakiah

Pure

Hebrew

Zalika

Well-born

African

Zandra

A variant form of Sandra, which is a short form of Alexandra.

Spanish

Zaniyah

Forever, Always

Aztec (Nahuatl)

Zareena

Golden

Persian

Zenaida

Life of Zeus; belonging to Zeus

Russian

Zepharina

Gentle wind

Spanish

Zerlina

Beautiful dawn

Spanish

Zinerva

Pale

Celtic

Ziporah

Bird

Hebrew

Zorana

Dawn

Slavic

Zuri

Beautiful

African

Zuria

White and lovely

French

Branching out to exotic girl names is incredibly rewarding. Every name has its own meaning, and many exotic picks have a beautiful sound. Whether you love fancy French finds or want joyful Japanese names, we’ve compiled these worldly picks in one place!

As we venture into exotic girl names, let’s stop in Europe first where you’ll find a dash of old-world charm in picks like Veleda and Saskia. If you head south into Africa, you’ll find strong, energizing names including Johari and Arafa. The Middle East offers up serene sweethearts like Naima and Iman, while Asia packs such delights as Qiao and Tomoka. These are just some of the places you’ll find exotic girl names. If you turn to the origins of your ancestors, you might find your new favorite!

One of the best things about exotic girl names is their meanings. They typically extend beyond a simple meaning like “purity,” as seen in the French name Fayetta, meaning “little fairy.” Along the same lines you’ll find Kamiko meaning “little goddess” and Nariko meaning “gentle child.”  These three are simply adorable on your little one by meaning alone. For bolder backstories, check out Maylin meaning “beautiful jade,” while Timea means “honoring God.”

Outside of meanings, exotic girl names are simply stunning in sound. Because they’re not heard as often, these unexpected beauties capture your attention. There are darlings like Cinnia and Akosia that fit in with the mega-popular -ia suffix trend, as well as melodic picks like Neliah and Sadira. You can find many names that mirror more popular names stateside like Ava’s rhyming friend Nava and Adelina, a name similar to Adeline and Addison.

Exotic girl names deserve more attention. They’re simply too beautiful not to love. With exotic girl names, you never know what gorgeous name you’ll find next!