Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Adele

Noble; noble kind; noble, soft, tender

German

Adia

Noble

German

Agatha

Good, honorable

Greek

Aja

Goat

Indian (Sanskrit)

Alaska

Native American

Aletta

Footloose; verity, truth; small winged one

Latin

Aliz

Noble, exalted

German

Alora

My Dream

African

Amalia

Industrious, striving; work; rival; laborious; eager

Latin

Amani

Peace

African

Amaris

Promised by God

Hebrew

Amity

Friendship, harmony

Latin

Angelique

Messenger; messenger of God; angelic

Latin

Anisa

Pleasant companion

Arabic

Ansley

Hermitage field

English

Antoinette

“A girl in flower or bloom,” based, ultimately, on the Greek anthos, a flower.

French

Arafa

Knowledgeable

African

Arcelia

Treasure chest

Spanish

Arden

Great forest

Latin

Ariadne

Most holy

Greek

Aubrielle
Ayita

Dance

African

Azariah

Helped by God

Hebrew

Azura

Sky blue

Spanish

Basma

Smile

Arabic

Beatriz

Voyager (through life); blessed

Latin

Belinda

“The beautiful river,” from the Latin bella (beautiful) and Indus (a river in Asia).

German

Bellamy

Beautiful friend

French

Bethesda

House of mercy

Hebrew

Betsy

A diminutive form of Elizabeth.

Hebrew

Birdie

Bright, famous; little bird

German

Brenna

Little drop of water; raven or black-haired

Gaelic

Calliope

Beautiful voice

Greek

Callista

Cup; fairest, most beautiful

Latin

Cara

Beloved; friend

Latin

Carla

Free man

German

Clarissa

Bright, famous

Latin

Claudia

Lame

Latin

Corazon

Heart

Spanish

Damaris

Calf; to tame; gentle

Latin

Danica

Morning star; from Denmark

Slavic

Dasha

Gift of God

Greek

Deasia

Combination of De and Asia

American

December
Delia

From Delos

Greek

Delora

Sorrows

Spanish

Demetria

“The fruitful one,” in allusion to Demeter, the Greek goddess of fruitfulness and protectress of marriage.

Greek

Devora

Bee

Hebrew

Devyn

Poet

Irish

Elodie

Marsh flower

Greek

Emerald

Precious gemstone

Spanish

Esmeralda

Emerald

Spanish

Esperanza

Hope

Spanish

Estelle

Star

Latin

Etta

A diminutive form of Henrietta, “mistress of the home.”

Italian

Faye

Loyalty; belief

French

Fern

Fern

English

Florence

Flowering, in bloom

Latin

Geneva

Juniper tree

French

Georgie

Latin

Georgina

A variant form of Georgiana.

Latin

Goldie

English

Guadalupe

Wolf valley

Spanish

Gwyneth

Happiness

Welsh

Haisley

Hazel woods

Irish

Harriet

Home ruler

German

Havana

Place Name, Habana

Spanish

Heavenly

From the heavens

English

Holland

Land on the Ridge

American

Honesty
Iman

Belief, faith

Arabic

Imogen

Maiden

Irish

Isabeau

God's promise

Hebrew

Itzayana

Created name

Spanish

Jessa

He sees

Hebrew

Jewel

Plaything, delight

French

Jiya

Piece of heart

Indian (Sanskrit)

July

French

Juniper

Juniper tree

English

Juno

Queen of heaven

Latin

Kamilah

Perfect

Arabic

Kamiyah

Created name

American

Karasi

Life and Wisdom

African

Karina

Love

Scandinavian

Kataleya

Orchid

Spanish

Keilani

Heaven, sky; glorious, royal one

Polynesian

Kenia

Greatest champion

Welsh

Kesia

Favorite

African

Khadijah

Early baby

Arabic

Khari

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

African

Kyra

Lord

Greek

Lalana

Playing

Indian (Sanskrit)

Lalika

Lovely woman

Indian (Sanskrit)

Larina

Protection

Latin

Lavender

Lavender flower

English

Leoni

Lion

Latin

Libra

The Scales, Equality

Latin

Livvy

Olive tree

Latin

Lourdes

French

Luana

Enjoyment

Polynesian

Lyanna

Gracous, Field

American

Magdalena

Woman from Magdala

Greek

Magnolia

Magnolia flower

English

Marisol
Marissa

Of the sea

Latin

Marixa

Of the Sea or Bitter

Spanish

Marjorie

Pearl

English

Martha

Lady; mistress of the house

Aramaic

Maxine

Greatest

Latin

Mercy

Compassion, forebearance

English

Miyanda

Of unknown meaning

African

Morena

Brown, brown-haired

Spanish

Nadira

Precious, scarce

Arabic

Naiara

City in the Basque country

Spanish

Nala

Successful

African

Navya

Young

Indian (Sanskrit)

Naya
Nebraska

Flat water

Native American

Nerida

Sea nymph

Spanish

Niara

With utmost purpose

African

Noella

Christmas

French

Nola

“A little bell,” in allusion to the commune of Nola, in Campania, Italy, where bells of excellent quality were first made.

Irish

Odette

Wealth

German

Oksana

Praise God

Russian

Omarosa

My Beautiful Child

African

Oriana

Sunrise

Latin

Palesa

Flower

African

Pandora

All gifts

Greek

Paola

Small

Latin

Patience

Enduring, forebearing

English

Persephone
Priscilla

Ancient, venerable

Latin

Promise

One's word

English

Ramona

Protecting hands

Spanish

Rihanna

Sweet Basil

Arabic

Rosalind

Gentle horse

German

Roxanne

Dawn

Persian

Roxy

Dawn

Persian

Safara

Fire

African

Safiya

Friend; pure

African

Sahara

Desert

Arabic

Sakina

Calm, comfort, presence of God

Arabic

Salma

Peace; helmet of God; safe

Hebrew

Samiya

High, elevated

Indian (Sanskrit)

Saniyah

Resplendence, brillance.

Arabic

Saoirse

Freedom

Irish

Sarabi

Mirage

African

Sariyah

Princess of the lord

Hebrew

Saskia

The Saxon people

Slavic

Sayda

Huntress; fortunate

Arabic

Shreya

Favorable

Indian (Sanskrit)

Simone

Hear, listen

Hebrew

Siyanda

We Are Growing

African

Taraji

Hope, Faith

African

Tendai

Be Thankful To God

African

Tenley
Theodora

God's gift

Greek

Tilly

Mighty in battle

German

Veda

Knowledge, wisdom

Indian (Sanskrit)

Ventura

Good Fortune

Spanish

Verity

Truth

Latin

Vienna

Forest stream

Latin

Viola

Purple

Latin

Violeta

Purple

Latin

Viviana

Alive

Italian

Waverly

Meadow of quivering aspens

English

Whitley

White meadow

English

Winter

Winter season

English

Wren

English

Xaviera

Bright, splendid; new house

Spanish

Xolani

Please Forgive

African

Yassah

A Dance

African

Zahirah

Brilliant, shining

Arabic

Zalika

Well-born

African

Zamira

Conscientious.

Arabic

Zaniyah

Forever, Always

Aztec (Nahuatl)

Ziraili

Help of God

African

Zora

Dawn

Slavic

Popularity is a hit or miss with parents, and for those looking for something special, rare girl names are perfect. These names aren’t heard in every playgroup and bring a splash of uniqueness to the table. Don’t worry that a name is too out there, as every name was once rare if you study the charts. Whether you love long names like Esmeralda or prefer something short and sweet like Aliz, we have the rare girl name for you.

Rare girl names come from around the world, with exotic picks like Aja, Samiya, and Keilani some of the stunning options to explore. If you turn to your roots or travel beyond, you’ll be surprised what beautiful names you’ll find. You can also check out place name choices like Havana and Alaska for a dash of worldly beauty.

Vintage picks are plentiful among rare girl names, and we have our eye on a few like Claudia, Agatha, and Harriet. There are old-school nicknames like Birdie and Goldie up for grabs as well, fitting in nicely beside Sadie and Ellie. If you love something modern monikers, try out Haisley or Tenley. For the best of both worlds, names like Elodie and Brenna saddle both styles.

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Whether you swoon over Saskia or fall for Faye, we have the rare girl names you’ve been searching for!