So, you just found out that you’re going to have a baby girl. That’s awesome, but what about the baby’s name? Either you want to stick to a unique name or you wish to find a more original alternative middle names for girls, you will most probably be able to find the right name for your baby on this list.
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Olivia has a Latin origin and was first spelled this way by Shakespeare in the “Twelfth Night”. The name is unique in America and in many European countries, including England, Spain, France, Italy, Norway, and Sweden.
The most famous Emma is probably Jane Austen’s central character in the book of the same name. Emma remained in the hearts of so many people that it is the second most preferred name for girls around the world.
Sophia is another traditional name that enjoys a huge unique. The name has Greek origins and is one of the most unique girl names in the last decade in both America and Europe.
A unique name in the 1950s, Ava almost disappeared from the name lists around the world between 1970 and 1980. Since then, the name gained increased uniquely and it reached the top five most unique girl names in the last decade.
The name derives from the most “royal” name Elisabeth and it was first used in France, Portugal, and Spain. There are many ways to spell Isabela, including Isabella, Isabel or Izabella. But no matter which spelling you choose, the name is simply gorgeous.
Mia’s origins are as old as Ancient Egypt, although many believe that Mia has Latin origins, meaning “mine”.
To some, Abigail might sound austere, but the truth is that this name is not only unique but also extremely beautiful. A great nickname for this name is Abbie and if you’re aiming to choose a unique name, you could choose the Hawaiian version, which is Abigail.
A traditional British name that didn’t lose its uniquely over the centuries, Charlotte is the feminine form of Charles.
If you’re looking for a classic yet the unique name for your baby girl, then Emily might be a great option. The name has Latin origins and it has been used in the English speaking world since the 18th century. Nowadays, Emily is in the top ten most unique girl names in many English speaking countries.
Amelia, the Latinized form of the German name Amalia, is famous in many countries, including Australia, USA, and Poland. The name itself is really beautiful, but if you wish to give it a more romantic touch, you can use Amelie, the French version of the name.
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Inspired by the flower with the same name, Azalea could be an excellent choice if you are looking for a unique baby girl name.
With an exciting exotic sound, Magnolia is not one of those names that can be easily found around. This beautiful name inspired by a beautiful flower represents a splendid choice if you want the name of your little one to stand out from the crowd.
Charming as the flower, Poppy is raising in uniquely, especially in the United Kingdom. Needless to say that Poppy is a perfect name for a redhead, while a beautiful alternative could be Piper or Petal.
Zinnia is not only an unusual name, but it is a rather unique flower too. Although the flower is common in South America, the origin of the name is German.
Uncommon but elegant, Cassia is a name of uncertain origins. Some believe that it derives from Greek, naming a cinnamon-like spice, others believe that it is the feminine form of the Latin name Cassius.
Either you think of the herb or of the combination of the names Rose and Mary, Rosemary is an elegant and sophisticated name to give to your child.
Sage is an increasingly unique name in the last decade, being preferred by those parents who look for sophisticated unisex names. In fact, Sage is a unique name for both girls and boys and has its origins in the name of a delicious herb
With strong Latin origins, Aurelia is one of those names that inspires a powerful character.
A unique name at the beginning of the twentieth century, Penelope lost it uniquely until 2001. So if you want to name your baby with a cultural name, you might want to give Penelope a thought.
Athena is another increasingly unique name that has its roots in the Greek mythology. In fact, Athena is considered the goddess of mathematics, wisdom, and courage, is the daughter of Zeus.
A relatively new name, Analia is the combination of the names Anne, meaning grace, and Lucia, meaning light.
The exotic name Farah is definitely a suitable name for a long-desired child, in Persian the name meaning “happy”. In addition, Farah is a quite unique name and it sounds really romantic.
Corinna is another unique name to consider if you’re expecting a baby girl. The name has Greek origins and has many variations, including Carina, Corinne, and Corynne.
We can say that Joslyn is the “American” version of the more unique name Jocelyn. The name has French origins, being originally used as the boy name.
One of the most analyzed feminine characters in the history, Ophelia was made famous by Shakespeare.
According to Baby Name Science, Harlyn is one of the most unique baby girl names around the world.
The Spanish version of the French name Mireille, Mireya is an adorable name suitable for an adorable baby girl. Unique in the Spanish speaking regions of the world, and above all in Spain and Latin America, Mireya is a rather unique name in the rest of the world.
This beautiful girl name has multiple origins but what is certain is that it became unique thanks to the Kaya dolls. Kaya has Japanese, Native American, African-Zulu, and Turkish origins.
Short but powerful, Oda is a predominantly Scandinavian name that was widely used in the German culture too. A more unique version is Odette.
Inna is a Russian name that is quite unique in the Russian speaking countries but almost unused in the rest of the world.
The feminine version of Alexander, the name reminds the emperor Alexander the Great, making a perfect name for a baby girl that was born to be a leader.
the name is synonym with elegance and femininity. So, if you’re a romantic, you should probably consider this name.
A beautiful name with roots in the Greek mythology, Daphne is not extremely famous in the English speaking countries but it seems to be used more frequently in France and in the Netherlands.
Another ancient name that didn’t lose its charm is Camilla, a name related to the Roman mythology and nowadays highly associated to the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles’ spouse. With this spelling, the name is quite unique in Britain, while in the other English speaking countries the French spelling Camille or Spanish spelling Camila are preferred.
Rarely used in the English speaking countries, Celine seems to be quite unique in France. The name is gracious, classy and feminine, being perfect for a little baby girl.
If you are looking for a less used name but with a strong historical importance, then you might consider naming your daughter Constance. The name is almost unused nowadays, but it is extremely beautiful and it has a beautiful meaning too, Constance coming from the Latin and meaning faithful.
Meaning pure, Bianca is a perfect name for a sweet-tempered baby girl, while its Italian flair definitely makes it attractive. If you want to give it a more romantic pinch, you could use the French Blanche instead.
This ancient name has something contemporary about it, being a beautiful name to consider if you would rather give a unique name to your little one. The name of an Orthodox saint, Daria is more frequently used in Russia and it is also unique among other Orthodox populations.
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Edith might be an old British name, but you have to agree that it uniquely was given by the renowned French singer Edith Piaf.
Originally used as a nickname for Eleanor or Elena, Ellie is now a unique name on its own, being widely used not only in America but also in England.
A charming royal name that is unique in America and in other English speaking countries, Beatrice is a name widely used in Italy.
Delilah has Hebrew origins and is the name of one of the characters in the Bible. The name is also widely used in the United Kingdom, and you have to agree that it is simply gorgeous.
Another old-fashioned name that boosts in uniquely is Stella, a charming name that hit the top in many countries around the world.
Just like Stella, Aurora is another name that has something celestial about it. It is useless to say that Aurora has been considered a charming name in the last decade.
Simone is one of those charming French names you could give to your child if you’re looking for something rather unique that sounds pretentious. The name is not really unique nowadays, but we have to admit that it’s charming.
A cool, creative yet old-fashioned name to consider if you’re not interested in the trends is Zelda, a strong name with a strong connotation. Meaning woman warrior, the name can suit like a glove a baby girl born in difficult conditions.
With a French sound, Lola makes us think to a cabaret dancer. Nevertheless, there is something attractive about this name and many parents consider it a suitable choice.
Georgia is another of those names that boast an antique charm, although it is quite underused compared to George, its male counterpart. It is mainly used in the United Kingdom and in Australia, and if you would like a softer alternative, you could think of the French Georgette.
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If Georgette didn’t touch your heart but you are dreaming about a French–ette ending, a name to consider is Cosette. Cosette is the main feminine character in Hugo’s “Les Misérables” and the name is simply romantic and sweet.
If you’re one of those parents who want to give a unique yet simple name to their future child, then Daisy might be a good choice.
A splendid name for a baby girl, this name is actually a modern name invented by Jenny Farley for a daughter. The name is a twisted combination of Melanie and Leilani, and there is to say that it could definitely be a unique choice.
While Rita might not sound as sophisticated as many other names listed here, its wonderful meaning made us include it in the list. In fact, Rita means “child of light”, being a suitable name for a long-expected baby.
Sarah, including its other spelling Sara, is a name that boasts more than 100 years of uniquely in America and not only.
Vivienne, the elaborated version of Vivian, is one of those names almost forgotten that were brought again into the flashlight by the celebrities.
Leonor is nothing but the Spanish form of the American Eleanor, the name being quite unique in Portugal and in Chile.
About this name we can say only one thing: it went to the top to stay there. Brianna is one of the most unique names in America and in Ireland, although not so unique in the rest of the world. The feminine form of Brian, Brianna sounds simply charming.
Even if Molly is considered to be one of the most unique names in America, it is still an underused name that can be a cute choice for your little one.
Another unique name that is simply adorable is Naomi, a named that ranks in the top 100 most unique names in America since 2010. The name is perfect for a delicate little girl and you can be sure that it will never be considered old-fashioned.
A name with a romantic resemblance, Annabelle will perfectly suit a sweet girl. The name is not overused even if it is one of the most unique girl names. The name is radiant, elegant and sophisticated.
First a surname transformed into a boys’ name then transformed again into a name for girls, Madison is considered one of the trendiest names in the English speaking countries. The name might not be classical or sophisticated, but it surely has its charm.
Elisabeth is one of those old names that are gaining uniquely in the last decade. The name was preferred by the royal families, writers, singers, and producers along the centuries, while the charming nicknames such as Liz or Lizzie give only one more reason to use it for your future girl.
Together with Emma, Olivia, and Grace, Evelyn is another old-fashioned name that is becoming unique again. The name has British origins and we can only say that it sounds fascinating. Another unique spelling is Evelynn.
Chloe is another extremely unique name that is not only fascinating, but that has a beautiful meaning too. It means new growth, springtime, being more than suitable for a baby girl born in spring. If you would like to use less unique spelling, Khloe is a great alternative.
If you’re searching for a unique name that is short, strong and powerful, you should definitely consider naming your little girl Ella. Shorter than Isabella and more sophisticated then Emma, Ella is definitely a name that stands out.
Old-fashioned and elegant, Scarlett reminds us of the delicate beauty of the main character from the “Gone With The Wind”. However, there is to remember that Scarlett was a strong character with leadership characteristics, and is more than inspiring for a little girl’s name.
Victoria, meaning literally “victory”, is another of the long forgotten names that made it to the top again. Victoria is a strong name with a subtle royal pinch and can be a suitable choice for a girl born to rule the world.
Basically an altered spelling of the original Greek name Zoe, Zoey is an extremely unique name, especially in America. Both Zoe and Zoey mean life and regardless of your preferred spelling the name is great for a baby girl that was born after a difficult pregnancy.
If the above mentioned Delilah didn’t really convince you, then you might like Layla instead. Layla derives from another beautiful Arabic name, Leila, which means night. Needless to say that the name is perfect for a baby girl delivered during the night.
Natalie is one of those names that inspire femininity and gracefulness, being suitable for a delicate baby girl. The name is pretty unique too, so you will give your little one a trendy, charming name.
Sally might not be as famous as Natalie, but it might be a good option if you are looking for a cheerful name for your child. The name has a moderate uniquely, therefore you will also choose a rather unique name.
Trudy was probably born as a nickname for the German name Gertrude but it’s been long since it has been used as a self-standing name both in Europe and America.
An increasingly unique name especially in America, Serenity is definitely a suitable name for a calm and peaceful baby girl.
Kendra is a quite recent invention and while the origins are up for debate, we can’t help noticing that its mysterious sound makes it… well… fabulous. Not so famous but still quite unique, Kendra will help your little one stand out.
At first glance, Seraphina might look outdated and totally unsuitable for a charming young lady. Nonetheless, this angelic name is lovely enough to make us consider it a distinctive and classy choice.
Valentina is a name that inspires love and you have to agree that it is absolutely gorgeous. This little girl will surely break many hearts.
Originally a nickname for Theodora or Dorothea, Thea has been used as a self-standing name since the 19th century. It is useless to say that the name in enchanting, and with its beautiful meaning “goddess” or “gift of God” it makes a splendid and unique name.
If you’re looking for a unique name with ancient origins, then Sloan could be a great choice. The name is probably Irish and it has two spelling versions, Sloan and Sloane. None of them seem to get to the top, therefore the name is not widely used.
Rayna, the transcription of a Bulgarian name, means “queen” and it can represent a more exclusivist option compared to the Spanish name Regina. What name could be better for your little queen?
An almost forgotten name that has a particular charm is Rhea, the mother of Zeus in the Greek mythology and the mother of the founders of Rome in the Roman mythology.
Elena is nothing but the Italian and Spanish version of Helen, but the name is gaining unique in the English speaking countries too.
The feminine version of Florian, Floriana has Italian origins meaning “in bloom”. This retro-chic name is rarely used, making a wonderfully unique name for a baby girl born in spring or summer. Other beautiful versions are Florina or Flora.
Many might think that this name is inspired by a flower, but Iris actually means rainbow in Greek and it is also the name given to a divine messenger by Homer in his masterpiece, “Iliad”. You can get inspired by the meaning you like and use this name for your little baby girl.
Freyja is one of the most important deities in the Norse mythology, being the goddess of love, beauty, and fertility. The name Freyja is rarely used today, and its two versions Freja and Freya. So you can simply choose your favorite spelling if you want to give your baby a stunning yet unique name.
Depending on where you live, Ines might be a super unique name or a rather unique choice. The name is almost unused in America, while it is considered a cosmopolite name in Europe, where is one of the names in the trends.
When thinking about inspiring names, Jaquelin is definitely one of them. The name of many personalities throughout the centuries.
This name is not considered fashionable and almost no one uses it. However, we definitely like the sound of this name and we believe that it could be a wonderful choice if you are looking for a really unique option.
A simple and unpretentious name, Kylie is one of the most unique names in America. There is no wonder why Kylie is simply beautiful and it makes a great choice for a charming little girl.
Miranda, just like Olivia, owes it to Shakespeare, the genius who invented it. It was used for the first time in “The Tempest” and during the centuries it migrated from England to the US.
Carrie is a lovely name that is not enjoying much uniquely, therefore it can be a splendid choice if you’re looking for a romantic yet almost unique name.
The name of a beautiful and enthusiastic witch in a unique TV series, Samantha also means “the flower of God”, so there is no wonder why the name is so unique.
You have to agree that this French name is absolutely adorable. Rarely used in the English speaking countries, Monique can make an excellent choice for a wise little girl, as that is its meaning.
Nadia is the French and British form of a Russian name meaning “hope”. A beautiful name with a beautiful significate can only make a wonderful choice for a gorgeous little girl.
A flower and a color, Violet is simply a splendid name. The name had its ups and downs but lately, it gained a certain fame and uniquely thanks to Disney.
Meaning radiant, Phoebe is one of those names that have always maintained a certain aura of mysticism around them. Neither unique nor unique, Phoebe is nonetheless a splendid choice for your radiant baby girl.
A little Ruby can only be as precious as the gem whose name she bears. The name is in the top 100 most unique girl names, but what makes it stand out is that it has been there for quite some time now.
Sydney was born as a name for boys but during the years it was transformed into an exclusive girl name. Because of its beauty, the name is highly unique, while its masculine origin makes it be one of the most atypical unique girl names around the world.
The name has Russian origins and represents a splendid feminine yet strong name. It is not extremely unique either, so if you are looking for an original name for your baby, Tatiana could be a great choice.
A splendid name that can be a great choice if you want to give your baby a unique name that is nothing else but a wonderful version of the most unique Juliana. The name is actually Russian, but it definitely stands out.
Veronica is a fancy spelling of the more common Veronica. Meaning “true victory”, Veronika can be a wonderful choice for a long-expected baby girl, or for a girl born after a difficult pregnancy.
Anessia is one of those names that almost no one heard of, being, therefore, a wonderful choice if you want a “pure” name for your pure little girl. The name has Greek origins and Nessie could be a wonderful nickname.
Yvonne is a French name, the feminine version of the masculine Yves. The name inspires the class, high social position and it can be a suitable name for a fancy baby girl. The name is rather unique too, as it is rarely used nowadays.
We hope you found inspiration in this list and that you already decided which will be the future name of your beloved little girl.