I never, ever get tired of writing about baby names for girls because there are ENDLESS options of pretty, 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 pretty 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.
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 girl names
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.
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Pretty girl names
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.
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.
Ultra Rare Girl Names
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!
If you have any favorite pretty unique girl names, I’d love to hear them!
Let me know in the comments!
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My daughter’s name is Xaris, pronounced Caris because it’s unique
My parents named me Liberata like my grandma
Yvonni is our baby girl name ♥️♥️
How pretty! And I’ve never heard it before
My daughters name is Vienna
Gorgeous name! I’m actually working on a post of baby names inspired by places in the world and this is on it 🙂
Hope I’m not too late but my friends daughter is called Ginevra which I think is really nice
My name is Shalece (Shah-leese) I’ve never met anyone else with it!
I have two daughters named Promise and Tesla
Definitely unique! And pretty 🙂
I heard the name Franklyn for a girl and Landis for a boy. I just had a baby 3 weeks ago and named him Liam. My next, if it’s a girl, will be Joelle.
Cute names! Funny you mentioned a baby girl Franklyn… I’m working on a post about all the new boy names being used on girls- definitely a major naming trend right now!
I’d be interested in that list!
my fiance name is joelle. and she is so beautiful. we only know one other person named ljoelle. her mom found her name in a shoe lol. but her sisters are danielle, Joelle, Michelle, and Nikkelle. Caitlin you should do sibling names that flow together. that would be fun. Happy New Year all. Also our daughter is due in march and her name will be Grey Everleigh or spelled Everly. we havent decided. short but sweet. we just fell in love with it driving in pittsburgh past a street called Grey and were hooked ever since
I love Grey, how precious! And thanks for your idea for a new post- sibling names, I am definitely going to write it!
Our baby girl’s name is Holland. We also have a Kennedy.
My name is Melecia Mel-eh-sea-ya 🙂
I’ve never heard that one before! So pretty!
We named our daughter Tanaea (Ta-neigh-ah).
I have 4 kids 1 boy is name is Tygh i have 3 girls there names are Tiara Brooklyn and Joanne
1 more thing to add to my first comment i have a baby on the way we dont know what it is yet im 8 weeks cant wait!!😁😁😁💓💓🤰 i wonder what it will be leave a reply and tell me what u think boy or girl
Hmm… my first reaction said BOY…. come back and let me know if I’m right! Any name ideas for this one? I always found choosing a name gets harder the more kids you have!
My son’s name is Truth James
I have one boy and his name is Aries Constantine. It fits him so well and I’m in love with his name! Still have only seen it on the 1 list that I chose it from. I have a pretty rare name so I wanted to choose something uncommon for my son as well!
My husband and I are both teachers, so it was very hard picking a name! We ended up choosing Henley for our baby girl 😊.
My cousin named her daughter Savannah Skye.
My husband & I do not have any kids yet. But when we go, I’d love to name our girl, Haven & our boy, Remington
Beautiful uncommon choices!
The name for our little girl is Sonique.
I have 3 beautiful girls and names – Elya (Ee lee u – (u as in up), Taya and Shenae (Shen ay)
Definitely beautiful and unique names! 💕
My daughters name is Soren. Often a boys name. If you’d like to add it to your “boys name being used as girls names” list. Same with the next name I plan on using for a girl: Lennon. Or Oaken for a boy 😅. All very unique…
My daughter’s name is Isadora, I have yet to meet someone else with the same name.
I have met one! Beautiful name
My name is August. My daughter’s have long names. Oldest is Misty Brooke Payge and other one is Jurney Kyera Paityn.
My name is Milena. Haven’t met anyone with the name and spelt like this.
I’m about to have a baby girl and we chose Claudia Marie after my Grandpa Claude. Kind of an old fashioned name but not common.
My name is Melindy, never met another
I love seeing some of the names on here. My daughter’s middle name is Cyanna-pronounced “see-Anna”. It’s a combination of the beginning of each of our mothers names. I just couldn’t come up with a middle name I loved for her and once I came up with that, nothing else worked. She is Aubree Cyanna.
How cool that you were able to honor both of your mothers and come up with a pretty name out of them!
My husband’s name is Warren..his nickname is Wren..we have 3 kids.. Wrenea Beatrice, Wren Jensen & Wrena Isabelle
I have always loved the name Zaphara for a girl. I haven’t had the chance to use it. For her middle name I would’ve picked Simone. I also love the name Saoirse. More so the spelling. For the middle name I would’ve picked Rhiannon.
My sons name is Dietrich Xavier and my daughter’s name is Camille Eliese.
My daughter’s name is Kepler. We are expecting another girl in December. It’s going to be hard trying to come up with something just as unique.
Our daughter’s name is Freya Elowen 🥰
I think my granddaughters name is very unique. We have not heard it used by anyone else. Creedance
Just had a baby girl named Aspen Reese 💗
Congratulations! beautiful name
My oldest daughter is Milena also. I love this name 💕
My daughters name is Robey pronounced Roe-be. It was my maiden name 🙂
My youngest is Eris. Never met another but its so pretty! Pronounces like Erin but an s
Emma Lea is a very pretty name my mom is thinking of naming my baby sister
One of my favorite, more rare girls names is Lydia.
My daughter’s name is Molli Elisabeth. Our next girl will be Anastasia Josephine (Anni) and if we have a boy Anakin (hubby and daughter are big Star Wars fans) Marklee (A combination of my dad’s name and my father-in-law’s name both have passed)
My name is Marcia, never seen in a list
My name is Delta.. I named my daughter, Vivian Delta..
Our baby will be called ALIKA…Named after her late grandfather Alexander but was called Alec
My daughter’s name is Tanith Grace. I found her name from the Olympian figure skater, but I’ve never found anyone with her name and it’s not on any baby lists. It’s pronounced just how it looks “Tan-ith”, short “a” short “i”. Expecting again and having a hard time finding unique names I like. Thank you for this list.
Cadence is my granddaughter’s name. Middle name Allegra. Musical name and musical girl.