The top 100+ unusual girl names
Girl names that start with A
Ace, Addison, Adelia, Alva, Ambrosia, Asa, August, Avery, Aviana
Fun fact: Asa is actually a great androgynous or unisex name; Asa Butterfield is a great example of its use on a boy.
Famous namesakes: August Zuckerberg
Girl names that start with B
Banks, Beata, Beryl, Bijou, Billie, Blaine, Blue Ivy, Branwen, Bobbie
Fun fact: Bijou is a beautiful French name that means ‘jewel’.
Famous namesakes: Billie Lourd
Girl names that start with C
Cade, Cameo, Cameron, Caoimhe, Carson, Cecile, Celestia, Circe, Consuelo, Curtis
Fun fact: In Greek mythology, Circe is the daughter of the sun Helios.
Famous namesakes: Carson Kressley, Cameron Diaz
Girl names that start with D
Darcy, Desta, Dharma, Dylan
Fun fact: Dharma is a very sacred concept in Hinduism. It means the nature or order of the universe.
Girl names that start with E
Fun fact: Elektra is of Greek origin and means ‘incandescent’ or ‘shining’. It lends its name to ‘Elektra complex’, which is like the opposite gender version of an Oedipus complex.
Girl names that start with F
Fable, Federica, Finn, Flavia, Fleur, Frankie
Fun fact: Fleur means ‘flower’ in French. It was the name of a character, Fleur Delacour, in Harry Potter.
Girl names that start with G
Garrett, Glenn, Gracia, Grey
Fun fact: Grey is a Scottish-English name that, aptly enough, was used to refer to people with grey hair.
Girl names that start with H
Harlan, Harper, Hayden, Henley, Hester
Fun fact: Hester Prynne is the name of the main character in The Scarlet Letter.
Girl names that start with I
Ira, Isabeau, Isolde
Fun fact: Isolde used to be a really common English name since it’s derived from an old Celtic romance story.
Girl names that start with J
Jacinda, Jessie, Jordan, Julian
Fun fact: Jessie as a nickname is common as a shortened form of ‘Jessica’.
Famous namesakes: Jessie J, Jordin Sparks
Girl names that start with K
Keiko, Kennedy, Kent, Kit, Kulture, Kyle
Fun fact: In Japanese, Keiko means ‘happy child’.
Famous namesakes: Kulture Kiari Cephus
Girl names that start with L
Lake, Lakshmi, Logan, Lou, Lyle
Fun fact: Lakshmi (sometimes spelled Laxmi) is also the name of the Hindu goddess of prosperity.
Famous namesakes: Logan Browning
Girl names that start with M
Madison, Mason, Maxima, Maxwell, Mellie, Millicent, Monroe
Fun fact: Millicent was a very popular name from the Middle Ages, but it’s not as commonly seen today.
Famous namesakes: Monroe Cannon, Madison Pettis
Girl names that start with N
North, Nona, November
Fun fact: Nona could be a nickname, but on its own, it means ‘nine’.
Famous namesakes: North Kardashian-West
Girl names that start with O
Fun fact: Olympia is a Greek name that means ‘of Mount Olympus’, the mountain where all of their gods reside.
Girl names that start with P
Parker, Peyton, Phoenix, Portia
Fun fact: Phoenix is also the name of the mythological bird that ‘dies’ in flames and is reborn from the ashes.
Famous namesakes: Portia de Rossi
Girl names that start with R
Raleigh, Reagan, Rigby, Rosabel
Fun fact: Rosabel is a portmanteau of ‘Rosa’ and ‘Isabel’.
Girl names that start with S
Sabine, Sable, Shawn, Shay, Sloan
Fun fact: Sabine is a very popular name in France, but not so much elsewhere.
Famous namesakes: Shay Mitchell
Girl names that start with T
Tansy, Tatum, Toby, Tony, Thisbe
Fun fact: Thisbe is a tragic character from Greek mythology; her story is briefly portrayed in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Girl names that start with U
Fun fact: Urban is more popular as a last name (like Keith Urban), but people have begun using it as a first name.
Girl names that start with V
Val, Van, Velvet, Verona
Fun fact: Verona is a place in Italy commonly referenced in Shakespeare’s place, most famously in Romeo and Juliet.
Girl names that start with W
Wesley, Winslow, Wyatt
Fun fact: There is a city in Arizona called Winslow.
Girl names that start with Y
Fun fact: Yolanda actually means “violet” in Greek.
Famous namesakes: Yolanda Hadid
Girl names that start with Z
Fun fact: The most popular work that references a ‘Zora’ is the video game series The Legend of Zelda.
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This list proves that unusual names don’t always have to be weird or funny – they can be sweet and meaningful, too!