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Unique Girl Names That Are Beautiful Yet Different

I never, ever get tired of writing about girls’ names because there are ENDLESS options of beautiful, unique girl names. While  the uber-popular girl name choices like Ava, Emma, Olivia, and Sophia are gorgeous, the beauty of the name gets lost when it becomes so commonplace. A less common name that is just as beautiful will stand out much more, and reduce the confusion of having several others in school with the same name.

This list includes unique girl names only- I also have a comparable list of unique boy names and a comprehensive list of 200  unique baby names that includes boys, girls, and unisex.

Unique Girl Names

For categorization purposes, I’ve separated this list by style to include names that are vintage, pretty, creative, and ultra rare!

After you’ve found the perfect first name, read my top picks for middle names for girls or just be inspired by these beautiful first and middle name combinations!

Vintage

Unique girl names vintage

If old-fashioned baby names are your thing, I’ve got you covered. I love vintage names because they won’t “date” your child: vintage is always in! Your daughter will stand out from the sea of trendy new baby names if you go with an old classic beauty like one of these.

Adelaide

Audra

Blythe

Cosette

Elodie

Elowyn

Elspeth

Esme

Eudora

Fawn

Helena

Leighton

Linnea

Maren

Margot

Miriam

Maude

Odette

Ophelia

Rosalie

Shea

Tabitha

Yvette

Pretty

Unique girl names pretty

Of course, I think ALL the names on my lists are pretty! These names just have that sweet and feminine “pretty” vibe more than anything else. Unlike “cute” names, which tend to only work on a baby or little girl, pretty names are adorable for a baby as well as beautiful for an adult woman.

Ainsley

Aurelia

Brenna

Britta

Calla

Calista

Cambria

Daphne

Delaney

Elara

Esmeralda

Fiona

Freya

Kaia

Layana

Lillith

Mira

Mireya

Nahla

Rhea

Salma

Creative

Unique girl names creative

These exotic, artsy, different-sounding girl names are gorgeously unique. When I say creative, I don’t mean “made up”! These names inspire your creativity while still giving your daughter a name with history and meaning.

Adria

Alondra

Arista

Astra

Bexley

Brielle

Calliope

Eudora

Imani

Indie

Jessamine

Phoebe

Kateri

Larissa

Luna

Lysandra

Mallory

Midori

Nova

Paloma

Persephone

Petra

Shiloh

Siren

Soma

Trudy

Waverly

Ultra Rare

Unique girl names ultra rare

If you want to be sure your girl won’t have any other kids in her class with the same name, stick to these rare yet beautiful name choices!

Aella

Aeris

Alethea

Arwen

Calypso

Camari

Carys

Elladine

Fyvie

Liesel

Lyra

Melisande

Merrigan

Nikita

Nimah

Octavia

Parisa

Saela

Sapphire

Shoshana

Sorrell

Svea

Tennille

Thessaly

Ulani

Xanthe

Xena

Zemira

If you have a favorite unique girl name, I’d love to hear it!

Let me know in the comments!

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Perfectly Paired Baby Boy Name Combinations

Finding a first and middle name that compliment each other and flow well together can be a lot more challenging than it sounds. You want names that match stylistically, but don’t sound matchy-matchy or have repetitive sounds. Find inspiration in these perfectly paired baby boy name combinations, listed below from A to Z.

Expecting a baby girl? Here is the list of perfectly paired baby girl name combinations!

Baby boy name combinations

Abram Joel

Both names have a vintage appeal that hold up over time. The combination of a two-syllable name followed by one-syllable name tends to work well.

Brecken James

Brecken is one of those names that is trendy and modern, but sounds familiar because the style is similar to many other popular names. It sounds a little choppy, so I love it with something soft and simple like James.

Camden Gage

If you’re looking for a lovely preppy name pair, this is it! Be sure to put some baby Oxfords on your registry for little Camden Gage.

Declan Oliver

Both of these names are climbing the charts, so if you’re looking for an up-to-date popular name, Declan Oliver is a great option. It has a bit of British charm to it if you’d like to pay homage to England with your son’s name.

Elias Graham

Handsome, cool, and smart is the image that comes to mind from Elias Graham.

Fabian Lorenzo

Expecting a little Italian stallion? Fabian Lorenzo is an adorable name he can grow into. The names work well together without having the ending “o” sound in both names, which is overdoing it just a tad.

Grady Ryan

For the All-American boy next door, Grady and Ryan are a perfect pairing.

Perfect baby boy name pairings

Holden Anthony

Holden is a familiar but underused name choice. Pair it with something more common, like Anthony, or a name you love from your family tree.

Isaiah Michael

The vowels in these two names make them fit together like a glove. Isaiah Michael sounds like the name of a boy who is sweet and sensitive.

Julian Alexander

If you like traditional names with a little twist, Julian Alexander is a beautiful choice. It feels like an updated version of the uber-common John Alexanders of our generation.

Kasen Jeremiah

If you like the overdone “-ayden” names like Kayden, but don’t want to be part of the trend, Kasen is a gorgeous alternative. I like it paired with the long and flowy Jeremiah.

Lincoln Caldwell

Maybe he’ll be a business owner, maybe he’ll be president. Lincoln Caldwell is a kid who’s going places!

Mason Benedict

This combo has a bit of a bad-boy edge to it. Mason is trendy right now, but so irresistable. Benedict is less common with a similar style and feel.

Noah Christopher

This is a “safe” name choice due to its wide appeal. It is equally as cute for a little boy as it is handsome for a grown man.

Baby boy name combinations

Orion Maxwell

This name rides the line between smart and nerdy in the best way possible. It is eccentric in an attractive way that will definitely help your little one stand out.

Paxton Elijah

Paxton Elijah is an all-around “good kid” name choice. It has a sweet and slightly sporty feel to it and strikes a good balance between common but not too popular.

Quincy Raymond

A name with historical depth, Quincy pairs well with something masculine and traditional like Raymond.

Rhett Levi

Perfect for the boy who’s a little bit country! Rhett Levi is a great combination that’s rustic, masculine, and handsome.

Spear Augustus

Stand out from the crowd with this unique baby name. Spear is solid and sharp, Augustus is classic and smart. Together they make a name that is different without being weird or difficult.

Titan Marshall

Strong and masculine Titan pairs well with the soft “all” in Marshall.

Baby boy name combinations

Uriah Marcus

Uriah is a soft sounding name with its lack of hard consonants, but with a different, cool edge to it. It goes great with almost anything but I love it with a masculine name ending in “s” or “n”, like Marcus or Martin.

Vinn Alessandro

Another handsome Italian name choice, Vinn is solid and strong which compliments the longer, more melodic Alessandro.

Wyatt Graham

Wyatt has a bit of a Southern feel without being overly country. Pair it with a softer sounding middle name like Graham.

Xander Eli

How adorable is little Xander Eli? It comes across as likable, friendly, and a little bit quirky. Eli also happens to be on my list short but sweet three letter names.

Yuri Samuel

The multi-lingual name Yuri is best known for its Russian roots- it’s the Russian form of the name George. But Yuri is also found in Greek, Hebrew, and Japanese. It goes great with familiar, friendly Samuel.

Zane Isaac

Zane is already too cool for school. Pair “trendy cool” with “classic cool” by going with the middle name Isaac.

What is YOUR favorite boy name combination? Leave a comment!

For uncommon baby boy name inspiration, check out my list of unique names for boys. Or if you’re a Disney lover like me, don’t miss the cutest Disney-inspired names for boys.

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Beautiful Baby Girl Name Combinations (First and Middle) From A to Z

If you loved my guidelines from middle names for girls but want to see more prime examples, this is for you! I chose a beautiful girls’ name for each letter of the alphabet and paired it with its perfect middle name match. I hope you’ll be inspired by these baby girl name combinations!

And if you’re expecting a boy, here is the list of perfectly paired boy name combinations.

Girl name combinations

Aubree Jane

The combination of trendy Aubree with traditional Jane makes for a perfect pairing.

Brielle Amaya

Brielle is one of those rare names that sounds ulta-feminine without any “a”s. Feel free to pair it with an “a” heavy middle name like Amaya.

Charlotte Rain

Classic and sweet Charlotte goes well with a short, slightly edgy middle name like Rain.

Daelyn Juliet

Daelyn is an almost-unknown girl’s name that goes well with tons of middle names. Pick something with 1 or 3 syllables for the best match. Jane or Juliet are both great options.

Everleigh Rose

Both spellings of Everly/Everleigh are predicted to be huge in 2019. The name is even more beautiful next to gorgeous, single-syllable Rose.

Fallyn Carina

If you love different girl’s names that lean toward gender-neutral, Fallyn is an excellent choice. I always recommend pairing a unisex name with something feminine, like Carina.

girl name combinations

Gianna Faith

A lovely Italian girl name, Gianna goes great with almost any short middle name, including Faith.

Harper Isabelle

Doesn’t this combination just have the perfect ring to it? Harper is a little edgy and cool, Isabelle is flowy and pretty.

Ilaria Joy

The unique name Ilaria is bordering on being a little harsh-sounding, so be sure to balance it out with a soft and simple middle name like Joy.

Joelle Sophia

Names ending in -elle pair perfectly with names ending in -a, making Joelle Sophia a lovely choice.

Kinsley Ayanna

Both names have a modern, trendy sound to them but the flow of Kinsley works well with the more choppy Ayanna.

London Amalia

If you’re looking for a highly glamorous name, I couldn’t dream up a better choice than this!

Mila Vivienne

Equal parts sweet and classy, Mila Vivienne has a modern yet timeless appeal.

Nora June

This name combination conveys the image of a girl who is smart and down to earth.

Oaklynn Jae

Super cool and trendy Oaklynn is best complimented with a short and simple middle name like Jae.

baby girl name combinations

Presley May

Pretty with a vintage feel, Presley pairs well with the slightly southern May.

Quinn Milena

Unisex names like Quinn are beautiful when combined with a feminine middle name like Milena.

Ryleigh Paige

Cute Ryleigh (or other spellings Riley, Rylee, etc) flows wonderfully into soft-sounding Paige.

Skyla Grace

Pretty and sweet all around, Skyla stands out next to a soft and gentle middle name like Grace.

Teagan Rochelle

This adorable name will not date your child- it’s equally likely to belong to a child born in the 1990s as it is 2019.

Una Louise

The short (but not short on style) three letter name Una is a solid choice with the vintage name Louise.

Violet Esme

If you’re looking for a beautiful name pairing with a touch of whimsy, Violet Esme is a great bet.

Winona Claire

The perfect name for a girl with Southern charm, Winona Claire sounds like everyone’s favorite girl next door.

Ximena Catherine

There is a beautiful contrast between fierce Ximena and regal Catherine.

Yasmine Clarisse

Slightly French-sounding, Yasmine pairs well with the matching middle “ee” sound in Clarisse.

Zuri Miranda

Want your daughter to be bold and different? A show stopping unique name like Zuri can go with almost anything, including a longer, strong choice like Miranda.

I’d love to hear some of YOUR favorite girl name combinations!

Don’t be shy- leave a comment!

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Three Letter Names That Are Short But Oh-So Sweet

Fun fact: If baby number 4 had been a girl, his name was going to be Mae. Our reason for picking such a short and sweet name was because our third child, Elle, turned us on to simple, one-syllable names. We thought one of our favorite super short, three letter names was the way to go for a few reasons:

  • For one, you can’t shorten it, which is great if you want to avoid having the world call your kid a shortened nickname that you don’t like.
  • If you have a big family like ours, shorter names make it less cumbersome to list off everyone or write everyone’s name.
  • Short names work best with our three-syllable last name.

Whatever your reason is for wanting a short and sweet baby name, there are more than you think to choose from! Here is a list of 65 three letter names for girls and boys.

Three Letter Names

Three letter names for girls

From the uber traditional Eve, Ann, and Lee to the super trendy Lux, Ava, and Mya, there are styles galore in these short names for girls.

Three letter names

Eve

Uma

Liz

Ava

Isa

Lee

Ivy

Mae

Lux

Gia

Kit

Zoe

Lia (this Italian variation of Leah is also found over on Italian girl names!)

Paz

Mal

Ann

Luz

Kim

Rue

Joy

Sun

Pia

Ana

Jan

Amy

Ida (love old lady names? Check out all of my beautiful, old fashioned names for girls and boys)

Pam

Meg

Sky

Nia

Mya

Ada

Bea

Ina

Fae

Three letter names for boys

The ultra cool Kai, Ace, and Jet have one thing in common with the old-school Hal, Roy, and Ike: they’re all made up of only three letters!

Three letter names

Leo

Max

Jeb

Ben

Kai

Hal

Roy

Ace

Jax

Sid

Luc (love Luc? Check out more French baby names that might be right up your alley!)

Cal

Reg

Tim

Lou

Eli

Dan

Tye

Zev

Jet (also found on this amazing list of cool unique names for boys)

Ari

Guy

Sal

Dax

Joe

Ike

Gus

Ray

Tom

Pax

Ian

Van

Sam

Ike

Teo

Jay

Do you have a favorite three letter name?

Share it with me in the comments!

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three letter names

Nature Names For Girls For Your Future Free Spirit

Are you imagining your future baby girl as a tree-hugging, nature-loving free spirit? You need to check out this list of nature names for girls, all inspired by Mother Earth herself.

Whether you choose her name from a flower, season, or spice, your daughter will be connected to her earthy roots with a name from nature.

Nature names for girls

And once you’ve found the perfect name for your baby girl, it’s time to pair it with the perfect girls middle name!

Flower names

If you’re imagining your daughter being intricate, delicate, and beautiful, naming her after a flower is the perfect choice. You can go with something unique like Azalea, Poppy, or Marigold (isn’t the nickname Goldie so tempting?) or stick with the more well-known Lily or Violet.

Azalea

Daisy

Flora

Freesia

Nature names for girls

Lavender

Lily

Lilac

Marigold

Poppy

Posey

Primrose

Rose

Violet

Zinnia

Nature names for girls

Season names

These are lovely names, especially when your due date lines up with the season! If the name Winter feels a little too “cold” for you, the nickname Winnie really sweetens it up.

Autumn

Summer

Winter

Plant names

Get closer to nature with one of these lovely plant names for your little girl. For a baby born around Christmas time, Holly and Ivy are obvious choices. Laurel and Willow are both soft, gentle names that work for any season.

Cassia

Nature names for girls

Clover

Holly

Ivy

Juniper

Laurel

Willow

Bird Names

Tweet, tweet! Maybe your baby girl will end up as a songbird with one of these bird-inspired monikers.

Birdie

Lark

Piper

Nature names for girls

Raven

Robin

Sparrow

Wren

Sun and sky names

If you like French baby names, Azure (clear blue, like the sky) and Soliel (sun) are both pretty name options. You also have the conventional (Dawn) or nontraditional (Rainbow, Stormy) varieties of sky and weather names.

Aster

Azure

Celia

Nature names for girls

Dawn

Rain

Rainbow

Sky

Soliel

Stella

Stormy

Gemstone Names

If your baby girl is like a valuable, precious gem, go with one of these names!

Coral

Jade

Onyx

Opal

Ruby

Pearl

Land inspired names

Your love for her is as vast as the eye can see, just like these land names. These earthy names conjure up images of laying in a field on a warm spring day.

Briar

Meadow

Nature names for girls

Heather

Savanna

Bodies of water

Time to name the baby? It’s sink or swim! Water-inspired names are perfect for a little Florida or California girl.

Brooke

River

Nature names for girls

Lake

Ocean

Names of spices

These names are bringing the flavor! Spice things up with one of these fun, whimsical names.

Anise

Cayenne

Caraway

Ginger

Rosemary

Saffron

Sage

What’s your favorite nature name for girls?

Let me know in the comments!

 

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