Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Ailani

High chief

Polynesian

Aisha

Alive, well

Arabic

Aitana

Glory

Portuguese

Alaya

Sublime

Arabic

Alessia

Help, aid; man's defender

Greek

Alora

My Dream

African

Althea

Healing herb

Greek

Amalia

Industrious, striving; work; rival; laborious; eager

Latin

Anahi

Immortal

Persian

Aniya

Grace

Slavic

Araceli

Altar of heaven; heavenly homemaker

Latin

Araya

Princess

Indian (Sanskrit)

Artemis

Butcher

Greek

Astrid

Fair, beautiful goddess

Scandinavian

Aylin

Of the moon

Turkish

Baila

Dance

Spanish

Baptista

To dip

Latin

Beatriz

Voyager (through life); blessed

Latin

Bellamy

Beautiful friend

French

Blessing

Consecration

English

Blossom

Flower-like

English

Blythe

Blithe, cheerful, carefree

English

Bristol

Site of the Bridge

English

Carina

Beloved

Latin

Celeste

Heavenly

Latin

Charlize

Free man

German

Chaya

Life

Hebrew

Cherish

To treasure, care for; dear

Modern

Cielo

Sky

Spanish

Cleopatra

Father's glory

Greek

Corinne

Maiden

Greek

Dania

From Denmark; God is my Judge

Hebrew

Dayanna

Divine

Latin

Denali

Great One

Native American

Desdemona

Wretchedness

Greek

Desi

Desired

Spanish

Devina

Beloved; divine, heavenly

Scottish

Devorah

Bee

Hebrew

Dinah

Justified

Hebrew

Dominique

Lord

Latin

Echo

Reflected sound

Latin

Egypt

Home of the soul of Ptah

Greek

Eleni

Sun ray, shining light

Greek

Eliora

God is my light

Hebrew

Elodie

Marsh flower

Greek

Emani

Faith

Arabic

Emiliana

Rival; laborious; eager

Latin

Ermina

Complete, universal; weasel

German

Evangelina

Good news

Greek

Ever

Always

American

Fern

Fern

English

Fiorella

Flower

Latin

Frida

Peaceful; lady

German

Geneva

Juniper tree

French

Giada

Jade

Italian

Gimbya

Princess

African

Graciela

Favor; blessing

Latin

Guinevere

Fair one; white, smooth, soft

Welsh

Gwyneth

Happiness

Welsh

Hadassah

Myrtle tree

Hebrew

Halo

Divine Aura

Greek

Haniya

A place to rest; to be happy

Hebrew

Havana

Place Name, Habana

Spanish

Hedy

Delightful, sweet; my echo

Hebrew

Henley

High field

English

Hesper

Evening; evening star

Greek

Holland

Land on the Ridge

American

Honor

Woman of honor

Latin

Imani

Belief, faith

Arabic

Indigo

Blue-purple color

English

Indira

Splendid

Indian (Sanskrit)

Ines

Pure, holy; chaste

Spanish

Irina

Peace

Greek

Itzel

Star of the aurora sky

Spanish

Ivory

Creamy-white color; hard tusk used for carving fine art, jewellery

Latin

Jahzara

Blessed princess

African

Jamila

Lovely

Arabic

Jariya

Maiden

Arabic

Jersey

Grassy island

English

Julietta

Youthful; youthful; Jove's child

Latin

Juno

Queen of heaven

Latin

Kalani

The heavens, sky; royal one

Polynesian

Kamilah

Perfect

Arabic

Kataleya

Orchid

Spanish

Kenna

Greatest champion

Welsh

Keziah

Cassia tree

Hebrew

Kimber

Cyneburg's field

English

Landry

Land ruler

English

Lavender

Lavender flower

English

Leonie

Lion

Latin

Leticia

Joy

Latin

Liberty

Freedom

English

Linnea

Lime or linden tree

Scandinavian

Liv

Defense

Scandinavian

Marigold

“Resplendent Mary,” from Mary (regarded as the Virgin Mary) and gold (here the symbol of splendor).

English

Mavis

Song thrush

French

Maxine

Greatest

Latin

Melina

Honey

Greek

Mireya

Admired

Spanish

Moira

“She who is allotted (by fate),” ultimately from the Greek meiresthai, to receive one’s portion.

Latin

Mona

Noble, aristocratic

Italian

Monaco

Place Name

Italian

Montserrat

Jagged mountain

Latin

Nailah

Attainer

Arabic

Nami

Wave

Japanese

Navya

Young

Indian (Sanskrit)

Neriah

Lamp of God

Hebrew

Nessa

Pure, holy; butterfly

Greek

Niari

Happy

African

Nika

Victory

Greek

Nikola

People of victory

Greek

Nuri

My Fire

Hebrew

Ocean

Sea

Odelia

Praise God

Hebrew

Odette

Wealth

German

Olympia

From Mount Olympus

Greek

Oriana

Sunrise

Latin

Penina

Pearl or coral

Hebrew

Pepper

Pepper spice

English

Pia

Pious, reverent

Latin

Pippa

An Italian diminutive form of Philippa.

Greek

Poe

Peacock

English

Poet

Writer of poems

English

Psalm

Song

Hebrew

Quincy

Counsel; estate of the fifth son

Irish

Rahma

Compassion

African

Raquel

Ewe

Spanish

Raya

Friend

Israeli

Reina

Queen

Spanish

Rhiannon

Great queen, or goddess

Welsh

Ridley

Reed Clearing

English

Rihanna

Sweet Basil

Arabic

Ripley

Shouting man's meadow

English

Rivka

To bind

Hebrew

Roxana

Dawn

Persian

Rumi

Beauty

Japanese

Ryder

Knight, mounted warrior

English

Salem

Peace

Hebrew

Salome

Peace

Hebrew

Saniyah

Resplendence, brillance.

Arabic

Santana

Holy

Spanish

Saoirse

Freedom

Irish

Sequence

Succession

American

Simone

Hear, listen

Hebrew

Soraya

Princess

Persian

Taraji

Hope, Faith

African

Tiara

Headdress

Latin

Tierney

Lord

Irish

Tirzah

Delight, pleasantness, cypress tree

Hebrew

Tova

Beautiful Thor; good

Scandinavian

Tzivia

Doe

Hebrew

Uira

Water lady; small butterfly

Arabic

Ulani

Cheerful

Polynesian

Valkyrie

Chooser of the slain

Scandinavian

Vanya

God is gracious; butterfly; brings good news

Latin

Verity

Truth

Latin

Vesper

Evening star

Latin

Vida

Life

Spanish

Walker

Cloth-walker

English

Wynn

Holy, blessed reconciliation; joy and peace; fair, pure

Welsh

Xaria

Respelling of Zaria

American

Xavia

Bright, splendid; new house

Spanish

Xiana

Youthful

Ancient, Spanish

Yacinta

Hyacinth

Italian

Yakira

Costly, precious

Hebrew

Yamina

Suitable, proper

Arabic

Yana

God is gracious

Hebrew

Yvetta

Yew

German

Zahira

Brilliant, shining

Arabic

Zaida

Prosperous, fortunate

Arabic

Zarita

Princess

Hebrew

Zhuri

Beautiful

African

Zylia

Shadow

Hebrew

Zylina

Woodland; wood-dweller

Greek

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Interesting names for girls come in all shapes and sizes, from the long and frilly to the short and sweet. In the longer crowd, you’ll find Aitana, a pretty Portuguese pick meaning “glory.” She’s similar to many of today’s most popular picks yet retains her rare gem status on the charts. Another longer choice is Dominique, a Latin love meaning “lord.” She’s unisex like many of today’s names and rich in nickname options. If you’d prefer shorter interesting girl names, we highly recommend Ever. This word-name wonder is similar to the mega-popular Eden and Harper but isn’t nearly as common. You might also like Fern and her friend Liv for an interesting petite pick.

Many interesting baby girl names have fascinating backstories from history or mythology. These ties give these names more depth than others, which can be fun for your little one to explore as she grows. Cleopatra is an obvious choice here, as this famed leader is quite the namesake. She also comes with the mega-cute nickname Cleo. Poe is another beloved option, especially for literary lovers, while science whizzes might adore Nikola. See Frida for a splash of the arts, as in painter Frida Kahlo. Check out Hedy, Althea, and Indira for more interesting names for girls with historical links.

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Browse the rest of our interesting girl names list and uncover more treasures.