Names for girls that are not common, yet very beautiful

The name for the baby is one of the most important and difficult decisions for mom and dad because it is a choice for life. Some parents go for classic names, others for unusual names that may feel unique, such as their little ones. This time we bring you a selection for girls; we are sure you will be inspired.

Uncommon names for girls

Do you want a name that stands out from the rest? We have uncommon options with beautiful meanings that we think you will like.

Letter A

  • Allora: Its origin is Australian and means “Swamp” or “Marsh”. It is also often related to an Italian word Allora which means “in this case” or “therefore”.
  • Ailén or Aylen: It comes from the Mapuche language, a native people of the Chilean territory. It means “Transparent”, “Very clear”.
  • Áine: Goddess of the sky in Celtic mythology and Irish queen of the fairies. She is a deity associated with the moon who is attributed gifts such as pure love, fortune, and magic. In Gaelic (Celtic language) it means “Radiance”.
  • Amarilis: It comes from the Greek and means “The one who shines”. The name was mentioned by the Greek poet Theocritus in his Idylls and by the Roman poet Virgil in his Eclogues. Amarilis is also a beautiful plant with trumpet-shaped flowers that blooms in spring and winter.
  • Arya, Aria: It has its origin in Sanskrit and means “Noble, great and true”. It is very little used in Latin America, but it was famous in 2017 for being one of the characters in the Game of Thrones series (Arya Stark).

Letter B

  • Brenna: It comes from Gaelic and it means “Small drop of water”.
  • Briseida: From Greek origin meaning “Queen of beauty” or “Venus of the wind”. In Greek mythology, Briseida was a Trojan widow who was kidnapped by Achilles during the Trojan War, after the death of her three brothers and her husband, King Mines of Lynerso.

Letter C

  • Calliope: From the Greek and it means “The one with the beautiful voice”. She is the muse of epic poetry and eloquence.
  • Cassandra: From the Greek and it means “Sister of men”. In mythology, Cassandra was the sister of Hector and Paris and she had prophetic gifts.
  • Cristel: From the Greek word krystallos, it means “She who is clear”, “She who is pure”. In its Latinization, its meaning changed to “She who has clear thinking”.
  • Cora, Kora: Name of Greek origin, which comes from the word Korë’ which means “Girl, Maiden, or Young Virgin”. In Greek mythology, Cora was the daughter of Demeter, goddess of agriculture, the seasons, and spring. Other theories claim that it comes from Australia and means “Companion”. Finally, there is a third version that indicates that it is the nickname for the Latin name “Coral”, which means “precious stone, the beauty of the coral, or Innocent”.
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Letter D

  • Daila or Dayla: Its origin is Latin and means “Beautiful as a flower”.
  • Damara, Damaris: It comes from the Greek and means “Friendly”.
  • Dakota: Comes from “The Dakotas”, a Native American tribe that were located in Minnesota and western Wisconsin in the United States, whose meaning is “Friendly”.
  • Dasha: Variant of Dassah, from the Hebrew hadassah, which means “Myrtle tree”. Other theories point that it comes from the Greek and in this case, it means “Gift from God”.
  • Daya: From the Sanskrit “Day”; this name means “Compassion and sympathy”. This name is rare in Spanish, but very popular in India and the United States.
  • Deva: Name that comes from the proto-Indo-European word deiwos, and means “Celestial, heavenly, Bright”, “The sky illuminated by daylight”. In Sanskrit it is “devi” which means “Divine” or “Goddess”. Devas are benevolent deities in Hinduism and Buddhism. They are portrayed with warrior qualities.
  • Dru: It is used for both girls and boys. It comes from the Greek and means “The one who sees everything clearly”. Other theories point that it is a variant of the Anglo-Saxon name Drew, which means “Wise”.

Letter E

  • Eda, Edda, Hedda: Its origin is in the Anglo-Saxons. It means “Full of health”, “The one that is happy”. Eda in Czech is also a name for a boy which means “keeper of wealth”.
  • Eider: Variant in Basque of the name Eideard, common in Scotland and Ireland. This girl’s name refers to “Beauty, Fairness”.
  • Eira, Heira: From the Scandinavian, it means “Snow”. It derives from the Scandinavian goddess of health, who was in charge of granting happiness and tranquility. In Guaraní (a native language of South America) it means “Honey”.
  • Enith, Enid: Feminine name that comes from the Celtic and means “She who loves beautiful things”.
  • Enora: Original from the Anglo-Saxon and means “Sunbeam” or “Bright light”.

Letter F

  • Faina: From the Greek, it means “Resplendent”, “Splendid”, “Bright”.
  • Farah: It is Islamic; it means “Joy”, “Joviality”.

Letter G

  • Gaia, Gaya: Name original from the Greek mythology. It refers to the goddess of the earth and mother of our planet.
  • Galya, Galia: Russian in origin, it means “God will redeem us”.
  • Garazi: This name is of Basque origin, a variant of Gracia, which comes from the Latin Gratia and means “Heartwarming”, “Pleasant”.
  • Geraldine: French variant of Gerarda, feminine of Gerardo meaning “Strong” or “Brave”.

Letter H

  • Hasna: It comes from Arabic and means “Beautiful, strong and fair woman”.
  • Haya: It is of Hebrew origin; it means “Life”.


  • Haviva: It comes from Hebrew and means “Well loved”.


  • Hailey: A girl’s name of English and Scottish origin that means “Hay meadow”.

Letter I

  • Idara: Derived from the Latin Ita which means “She who is farsighted”. Other versions indicate that it comes from the Etruscan language with a similar meaning: “The one who is forewarned”.  
  • Idina: Means “Kind”, “soft” or “Gentle”. It is also a name for both a girl and a boy and comes from the Hebrew.  
  • Ilse: Germanic in origin and means “Nymph of the rivers”. It is precisely in the German culture that Ilse is a fairy who is in charge of protecting rivers. Other versions indicate that it is a Dutch and English variant of Elizabeth, a name of Hebrew origin that comes from the voice elisheva which meaning is “Promise of God”.
  • Iria: Girl name original from the Celtic which meaning is “Fertile land”.  
  • Itzayana: Name that comes from the Mayan culture and which means “Gift of God”.  
  • Izaro: This name of Basque origin, specifically from the island of Bermeo, means “Star”. Legend has it that in that place, a Franciscan friar fell in love with a young woman whom he went to see every night swimming, guided by a light that she lit every night. The family got to know about his visits and one stormy night turned on the lights on a cliff where the in-love friar died.

Letter J

  • Jacaranda: Name that comes from the Guaraní word hakuã, which means “That has perfume” or “Fragrant”. It is related to the tree with purple flowers of delicious fragrance.


  • Jara: it is of Hebrew origin meaning “Sweet”.


  • Jamila: It comes from the Arabic and means “Beautiful”.

Letter F

  • Kaia: From the Greek Gaea which means “Goddess of the earth”, “Mother Earth” or “Earth”. Other versions indicate that it is of Slavic origin and means “Pure”. Kaya is also the name of a city in Japan.


  • Keira, Keyra, Keyrah: Name of Celtic origin that derives from Ciara, Irish feminine of Ciaran. It means “Person with dark hair and eyes”.


  • Kenia, Kenya: In African tribal language it is the shortening of the expression Kirima Kere Nyaga, which means “The Mountain of brilliance”, “Splendor” or “Radiance”. Kenya is a country in eastern Africa that owes its name to a 5,199-meter mountain.
  • Keren: Name of Hebrew origin that means “Maiden Queen kept for God” or “Vineyard of God”. Keren-Hapuc was Job’s youngest daughter in the Bible.

Letter L

  • Laia: Catalan diminutive of Eulalia, a name of Greek origin that means “To speak well”.  
  • Lara: Diminutive of the name Larisa, from the Greek, that means “The one who is happy and willing”. Another theory indicates that it comes from the Roman mythology and it was the name of one of the water nymphs.
  • Liv: Of Norwegian origin that derives from the word hilf and which means “Protection”, “Shelter” or “Heat”. It is also associated with the word liv which in Scandinavian means “Life”.

Letter M

  • Malika: Of Arabic origin, it means “Queen”.
  • Morgana: Of Celtic origin, feminine of Morgan; it means “Lady of the sea”.

Letter N

  • Neferet: Of Egyptian origin and means “Beautiful woman”.

Letter O

  • Oda: Scandinavian diminutive of Odelia which in Hebrew means “I will worship God”.
  • Odette: French variant of Odetta, which comes from the German and means “Wealth”.


  • Ornella: Of Italian origin, it means “Ash bloom”.

Letter P

  • Pili: Name of Egyptian origin. It means “Born second”. In some Spanish-speaking countries it refers to the diminutive of Pilar, a Marian invocation of the Virgin of the Pillar.
  • Prisca: Name of Latin origin, feminine variant of Prisco that derives from the name Priscus which means “Venerable old man”.

Letter Q

  • Quetzal, Quetzali: It is of Nahuatl origin, it means “Sacred and magnificent bird”.
  • Quirina: Of Latin origin, it means “The one who carries the spear”.

Letter R

  • Randi: Female variant of Randolph, meaning “Shield Wolf”.
  • Rani: Of Hindu origin, it means “Queen”.
  • Rashida: Of Arabic origin, it means “Sober, prudent”.


  • Roberta: Feminine form of Roberto, which is of Germanic origin and means “Admired for his fame”.


  • Romina: Derives from the Latin Romanus and means “From the land of the Christians”.


  • Rosabella: Compound name of Latin origin, it means “Beautiful rose”.


  • Rosella: Italian name that means “Beautiful flower”.

Letter S

  • Sabina: Of Latin origin, it means “From the country of the Sabines”.


  • Samay: This name is of Quechua origin and means “Peace”.


  • Sansa: Name of Sanskrit origin that means “Praise”, “Charm”. Sansa Stark is a character from Game of Thrones.

Letter T

  • Tea: Diminutive of Dorotea which in Italian means, “The one that was granted by God”.  
  • Telma: Its origin is Germanic and means “Helm” or “Helmet”. Another version is that it is of Greek origin and means “Will”.

Letter U

  • Umay: Of Turkish origin, it means “Hope”.


  • Ukara: Name of Japanese origin and means “Morning dew”.

Letter V

  • Vania, Vanya: Of Russian origin, it is the feminine form of the masculine name Ivan that means “Blessed by God”.

Letter X

  • Xena: Of Greek origin. It means: “The guest who comes from abroad”.


  • Xenia: Of Greek origin, it means: “She who is supportive” or “Hospitable woman”.

Letter Y

  • Yamileth: Of Arab origin. It means “Beautiful, cute”.


  • Yarazeth: Of Arabic origin, it means “Friendship”.


  • Yaretzi: Of Nahuatl origin that means “She who will always be loved”.


  • Yatziri, Yatziry: Of Mayan origin, it means “Flower of the dew or Maiden of the moon”.

Letter z

  • Zenda: It comes from the Persian and means “Holy woman”.  
  • Zoe, Zoey: The origin of Zoe is in Greek and means “Full of life”.  
  • Zuri: Its origin is Swahili, an African language spoken in Tanzania, and it means “Good, beautiful”.

Translated by: Ligia M. Oliver Manrique de Lara

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