Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Abby

Father of exaltation

Hebrew

Ada

Noble one

German

Adele

Noble; noble kind; noble, soft, tender

German

Alena

Tower

Russian

Alexa

Defender of man

Greek

Alexis

Defender

Greek

Alia

Rising, ascending

Hebrew

Alicia

Noble one

Spanish

Allie

Shortened Al- name form

English

Alma

Nourishing, kind; soul; young woman; learned

Modern

Amber

Hue of yellow

English

Ana

Gracious one

Hebrew

Angel

Heavenly messenger

Greek

Anne

He (God) has favored me

Hebrew

Annie

Gracious one

Hebrew

Anya

Resurrection; He (God) has favored me

Hebrew

April

To open

Latin

Asha

Alive and well

Arabic

Ayla

Terebinth tree

Hebrew

Belle

Beautiful

French

Bess

A diminutive form of Elizabeth, “to the Lord I consecrate thee.”

Bette

God's promise; God is my oath

Hebrew

Bianca

White

Italian

Blaire

Plain, field

Scottish

Bonnie

Fine, attractive, pretty

Scottish

Bree

Noble

Irish

Brenda

Sword

Scandinavian

Brenna

Little drop of water; raven or black-haired

Gaelic

Bria

High, noble, exalted

Irish

Brynn

Hilled area

Welsh

Carly

Free man

Latin

Carmen

Song

Spanish

Carol

Free man

German

Carrie

Free man

German

Cass

Man's defender

Greek

Chelsea

Chalk landing place

English

Connie

A short form of Constance.

English

Dani

God is my Judge

Hebrew

Dawn

The first appearance of light, daybreak

English

Della

Noble

German

Delta

Wetlands

Greek

Diana

Heavenly and divine

Latin

Diane

Divine

Latin

Dolly

A variant spelling of Dollie.

English

Edith

Strife for wealth

English

Eileen

“The brightly shining one,” from the Greek lielene, something shining, as a torch.

Gaelic

Elaine

Sun ray, shining light

Greek

Elisa

God's promise

Hebrew

Elle

She

French

Ellen

Sun ray, shining light

Greek

Elsa

God's promise; God is my oath

Hebrew

Ember

Smoldering coal

English

Emmy

Rival

German

Erin

Ireland

Irish

Etta

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

Italian

Eve

Life, animal

Latin

Evie

Life

English

Gia

God is gracious

Italian

Gina

Shortened form of Regina

Italian

Gwen

Fair, white, blessed, holy

Welsh

Helen

Sun ray, shining light

Greek

Holly

The holly tree

English

Irene

Peace

Greek

Jada

Precious stone

English

Jamie

He who supplants

Hebrew

Jane

God is gracious

Hebrew

Jean

God is gracious

Hebrew

Jenna

Fair magical being

English

Jessie

He sees

Hebrew

Joanna

God is gracious

Latin

Jodi

He Will Add

Hebrew

Josie

God will increase

English

Joy

Happiness

Latin

Joyce

Lord

Latin

Julie

A variant form, regarded as French, of Julia.

French

July

The month of July

French

June

Month of June

Latin

Kara

A short form of Karen.

Latin

Kate

Pure

English

Katie

Pure

English

Kayla

Pure

English

Kelly

Descendant of Ceallach

Irish

Kenna

Greatest champion

Welsh

Kira

Black

Irish

Kyra

Lord

Greek

Lana

Little rock

English

Lara

Protection

Latin

Laura

Laurel

Latin

Lee

Meadow or pasture

English

Lena

Woman from Magdala

Hebrew

Leslie

Holly garden

Scottish

Lexi

Defender of man

Greek

Lina

Palm tree

Latin

Linda

Pretty

Spanish

Louisa

Famous warrior

German

Lyla

Night

English

Lyra

Lyre

Greek

Macy

Weapon

French

Maggie

Pearl

English

Mara

Bitter

Hebrew

Maren

Star of the sea

Latin

Marie

A French form of Mary.

French

Mary

Of the sea

Latin

Mavis

Song thrush

French

May

The fifth month

English

Megan

Pearl

Welsh

Merry

Joyful, lighthearted

English

Missy
Misty

Mist

English

Monica

“The virgin one,” ultimately from the Greek monies, solitary, in allusion to the chastity of a solitary life.

Latin

Nancy

A diminutive-variant of Anna or Anne, from the Hebrew hannah, grace.

Hebrew

Naya
Nicole

Victory of the people

French

Nina

Little girl

Spanish

Olive

Olive tree

English

Paige

Young servant

English

Paola

Small

Latin

Paris

Of unknown meaning

Greek

Paula

Small

Latin

Pearl

Pearl

Latin

Pippa

An Italian diminutive form of Philippa.

Greek

Polly

A diminutive form or nickname for Mary.

Latin

Raven

Raven

English

Robin

A short variant form of Roberta.

German

Rosa

Rose

Latin

Rosie

Rose

Latin

Sally

“The princess,” a diminutive form of Sarah.

Hebrew

Sasha

A short variant form, regarded as Russian, of Alexandra.

Russian

Shay

Admirable

Gaelic

Shayne

Irish

Sonia

A Slavonic form of Sophia.

Greek

Tashae
Tessa

Harvest

Greek

Thea

Gift of God

Greek

Tonia

A variant form of Toinette.

Latin

Tori

Bird

Japanese

Vera

Truth and faith

Latin

Willa

Will helmet, protection

German

Wren

Bird

English

Xyla

Woodland; wood-dweller

Greek

Zadie

Prosperous, fortunate

Arabic

Zora

Dawn

Slavic

Zuri

Beautiful

African

If you want to avoid popularity but still retain familiarity with a name, simple uncommon girl names might be the monikers for you. Stylish without being Top 10 staples found in every playgroup, these names retain a specialness that helps them stand apart. Let’s meet some uncommon names for girls who shine with simplicity.

Our first stop in simple uncommon girl names is with timeless choices, like Jane. This literary classic is well-loved and easy to spot in multiple places throughout history, yet she hasn’t lost her sheen. June makes an excellent alternative to Jane if you’re looking for something with a touch more rarity. She’s well-known in musical circles, but she isn’t as common as other J names. Among J names, we adore Joy, as this sweet moniker puts a smile on everyone’s face. See Laura, Adele, and Marie for more simple but uncommon girl names with a timeless air.

There are plenty of simple but uncommon girl names who lean vintage on the flip side. This includes Bette, an Old Hollywood favorite. This diminutive of Elizabeth is chic and not at all popular today. Della is another standout here. Meaning “noble,” this German great is soft in sound and as sweet as can be. See Elaine, Pearl, and Carol for more simple uncommon girl names with vintage ties.

If you prefer modern names, there are tons of uncommon names for girls to choose from. Brenna is one of our favorite names to recommend from them. Meaning “raven,” this beauty isn’t common yet wears well amongst contemporary picks. She carries an upscale air and a sweet sound. Naya is another contender here. This rhyming friend to the super popular Maya is equally gorgeous. See Emmy, Rae, and Cass for more modern simple uncommon girl names.

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