Top 75 Rare Baby Girl Names With Meanings

75 Rare Baby Names for Girls That You Will Surely Love

Names go in and out of vogue over the years. If you were around in the ‘70s or ‘80s then you would have heard names like Amy and Jennifer being a rage. But the same names have fallen down the list of popularity. The reasons could be over usage of these names or they might be linked with famous people, making the names too common. Having a vintage name is charming with the possibility of very few people sharing that name with your little one. That is why it becomes important to choose beautiful and rare girl names for your princess to give her the aura of mystery and uniqueness.

75 Rare Baby Girl Names That Might Not Have Heard Yet

We have here a list of names that have deep roots in history and are also cute and rare girl names. If you choose from here it is very likely you would have an undiscovered name for your baby girl.

1. Abril

This has Spanish origin and it means the month of April. The name has not been in circulation for decades now and if you choose this name, it would be one in a million.

2. Aislinn

It is an Irish name which means “dream”. This beautiful and rare name, with an airy feel to it, will be an apt name for your girl whom you wished and dreamt for.

3. Alabama

This is an American name which is also a place in America. The place means “vegetation collectors” and was made famous by the movie “Sweet Home Alabama”. But it has not been in use for quite some time now and maybe it is the time to pick this and revive this name.

4. Alpha

Alpha has Greek origin and is the first letter in the Greek language. This was quite a famous name back in the 1880s but not anymore. If you make this your girl’s name, it is surely going to be unique.

5. Amanda

A cute name for a girl which literally means “loveable” in Latin. This name is supposed to have been coined in the 17th century but is quite extinct now.

6. Angelita

A befitting name for y our little angle, this means “angle girl”. It has Spanish origin which was used a lot in the ‘80s but not so much anymore.

7. Anita

This name has roots in Hebrew and Spanish. Spanish Ava has come from Hebrew Hannah and all the names mean “grace”.

8. Ashley

This has been a very popular name from the ‘80s till 2000. It is actually a unisex name that has English origin. It means “living in the ash tree”. This name has a ring to it with a nostalgic feel.

9. Barbra

An English name which means “foreign”. It was made famous by the singer Barbra Streisand and was high on the charts for 3 decades but seems to be vanishing now.

10. Bettie

A diminutive of Hebrew name Elizabeth, this means “committed to God”. A pretty name which had gained popularity with the character in the famous “Archie” comics, is now on the verge of extinction.

11. Blanche

It is a French name that has come from the word “blanc” and means “white”. This name was usually given to girls with blonde hair.

12. Bertha

It has German origin and means “bright one”. A befitting name for your little scholar.

13. Cassandra

This was a fashionable name in the U.S just a few years back but is not used so much now. It has Latin and Greek origins. In Greek it means “to excel” and she was a mythical princess of Trojan.

14. Cathy

This name if of Latin origin with a beautiful meaning; “pure”. A classy name that will suit your pure-hearted girl perfectly.

15. Charlize

This is one of the rare badass girl names which is a feminine form of “Charles”. It has south African origin and means “free woman”. It was popularized by the famous actress Charlize Therone but now it is getting away from the mainstream names.

16. Chelsea

This is a name that comes from old English and its literal meaning is “chalk wharf”. It is actually the name of a place.

17. Cheryl

This name is French name originally, which is just the right word to call your girl, it means “darling”. This name has a very sweet connotation and meaning.

18. Cilla

It is a shortened version of “Pricilla”. It has a Latin origin and means “ancient”. This name has an old-world charm attached to it.

19. Cindy

This name came into full bloom because of the famous model and actress Cindy Crawford. It has English and Greek origin. It comes from the Greek name “Kynthia” or English version “Cynthia”. It refers to the moon Goddess in Greek traditions.

20. Claudine

It is the feminine version of the Roman name “Claudius”. It was topping the charts in the 1970s with singer Claudine Longet becoming very popular. It has fallen off the radar in the last few years and would be a good choice for your girl for its exclusivity quotient.

21. Cordelia

This is a name of Latin origin and means “daughter of the sea”. A charming name with a and equally charming meaning, this was also the name of King Lear’s daughter.

22. Cynthia

This has Latin and Greek origin and a twist of the name “Kynthia”. Kynthos was a mountain on the Delos island and this name means a woman from those mountains.

23. Danielle

This is a Hebrew name and also has biblical significance. A feminine version of Daniel, means “God is my arbiter”.

24. Diane

This is a name with many roots. In the Indo-European version, it means divine. It is also the name of the Roman Goddess of childbirth. In French, it means “giver of goodness”. Whichever root you want to consider, this name has a deep meaning and was popular in the times of Princess Diana but not so much now.

25. Dixie

It means “tenth” and English and French origins. This has a cheerful connotation to it.

26. Dolores

It is a Spanish name which means “sorrows”. It has been in popular name in the U.S in the 1920s and 1930s but if you choose it for your girl now, she will be amongst the few with this name.

27. Donna

A feminine version of “Don”, this name has Italian roots. It means “woman” and what better name to give your girl than this!

28. Dorothy

It means “God’s gift”. A unique name nowadays is so befitting for your precious gift. It has an English origin.

29. Edna

This is a Hebrew name derived from the biblical garden of Eden. It means “delight” and your girl is surely your delight.

30. Erma

It has German origins and means “Complete”. It is also the name of the goddess of war.

31. Fenella

An unusual name with an unusual meaning “white shoulder”. It has Irish origin and became famous with Sir Walter Scott’s character in “Peveril of the Peak”.

32. Fiona

This name came about In Scotland and Ireland and since then was a popular name in English speaking countries. It means “fair”, coming from Gaelic word Fionn.

33. Gail

A befitting name for your independent girl as it means “independent”. It has Hebrew origin and a shorter version of the name “Abigail”.

34. Gemma

A perfect name for your gem of a girl as this means “Gem”. It has Italian origins.

35. Geneva

It is a German origin name which means “juniper tree”. A very rare name with less than 200 babies being named after this in the U.S.

36. Giavanna

This has Hebrew origin and means “God is Kind”. This name was once popular in its other version “Giovanna” but quite unheard of now.

37. Hadleigh

This means “heather meadow” and has Old English ties. It has many variants like Hadli, Hadleah, and Hadley and sounds pretty in all the versions.

38. Jacqueline

A feminine form of the French name Jacques, it means “May God shelter”. A name with positive vibes is what your girl deserves.

39. Janice

This has English origin and is a form of the male name John. It means “God is kind”.

40. Jennifer

A Cornish name which means “fair one”. It seems to have come from the name Gwenhwyfar, which is a Welsh name.

41. Jodie

A name of Hebrew origin it means “praised”. This name is very suitable for Jew families and even otherwise.

42. Katherine

This has Latin origin and means “pure”. A name that was once popular is now in the danger of extinction. An apt name for your baby as it signifies someone who spreads peace and harmony in the world.

43. Kay

This is a name from Arthurian legends. It means “the one who stores keys”. It could also be seen as an abbreviation of Katherine.

44. Kelly

There is an ancient Gaelic name “Ceallach” from which this name has been derived. It means warrior and has an appealing sound.

45. Kirsty

A befitting name for Christian families specially as it means “Christian”. It has a Scottish origin.

46. Kylie

The name has Hawaiian as well as Gaelic roots. It means “beautiful” and has feminine charm to it which would suit your baby girl perfectly.

47. Lauren

This is derived from English name Laurence. It has many meanings and one of them is “wisdom”. Your wise girl truly deserves a sweet name like this.

48. Leanne

A name that is open to many meanings. It has English origin and could mean “wood” or “grace” (derived from Anne). It can also be seen as a derivative of the name “Helem” which means “light”. All the meanings are wonderful and befitting for a girl.

49. Marcia

It is a Latin/Greek origin name. Its male version is Marcus and means “someone from Mars”. As per Roman mythology, it is also the name of “God of reproduction.”

50. Melissa

It is a Greek name meaning “honey”. A sweet sounding name with a sweet meaning attached.

51. Mildred

It means “gentle strength”. It has English roots. It has such a profound meaning and so perfect for a girl. It was at the peak of popularity in the early 1900s, though not so prevalent now.

52. Myrtle

This is an English word that is the name of a tree. It has a feminine connotation and sounds sassy at the same time.

53. Nancy

An English name that means “grace”. This is a graceful name for a girl and once quite widely used, is on the verge of waning completely now.

54. Nanette

This has English origin and means “favour”. It was at a peak in the 1950s but has grown out of fashion ever since. Re-introducing this will make sure you have an exclusive name for your girl.

55. Nicole

A name of French origin, this means “victory”. It had become famous due to the famous actress Nicole Kidman but not so much used now.

56. Olga

It is derived from Scandinavian name Helgi which means “hale and hearty”. An auspicious name for keeping your girl always safe.

57. Pam

Sir Philip had first used this name in his poem “Arcadia”. It comes from Greek and means “everything sweet”.

58. Portia

The name of the famous heroine in Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice”, Portia has Latin origin and means “offering”. The name has not been used much after 2015 and could be a good choice for a unique name for your girl.

59. Rachel

Rachel was Jacob’s wife as per the Bible. It has Hebrew origin and means “female sheep”.

60. Rhiannon

A Welsh origin name, it means “majestic queen”. This is a sophisticated and lyrical name to give your girl.

61. Rhonda

This has roots in Wales and means “grand”. It is also the name of a valley in Wales.

62. Sallie

Sarah is a biblical name and Sallie is a derivative of the same. She was Issac’s mother. A vintage name was famous around the late 1800 and till the 1960s but not anymore.

63. Samantha

Belonging to old English and Hebrew, it means “Listener”. A name with deep meaning which will resonate with your girl.

64. Shakira

A Muslim name with Arabic origins, it means “thankful”. It gained popularity in the 2000s with the pop sensation Shakira, but has faded now and maybe this is the right time to rejuvenate it.

65. Shannon

It means “Old river”. It has old Irish roots.

66. Sheba

A short form of biblical Bathsheba, this means “promise”. This name has almost disappeared now.

67. Sondra

This is another exotic take on the name Sandra, which has Greek origins. It means “man’s saviour”.

68. Stacy

This name has Greek, Latin and English connections. It means “productive”.

69. Sue

An English name which is after the flower Lily. A pretty name for your pretty girl.

70. Susan

It has Greek roots and is the name of “Lotus flower”.

71. Tanya

It is a name of Hebrew origin and refers to the teachings in Greece. Once a very common name in the English-speaking world, now rarely used.

72. Thisbe

A mythological name that is said to have inspired the play, Romeo and Juliet. It has Greek roots and was the lover of Pyramus.

73. Trish

A very cool name in the 1960s, this has Latin origin and means “noble”.

74. Ursula

A name of Latin origin with the literal meaning of “little bear”. People with this name are very sympathetic.

75. Zelma

A rising name in the 1920s, mostly in America, it has almost expired its fame now. It means “attractive woman”.

Though these names are on the verge of fading away into oblivion, reviving them would mean you have a rare name. They all sound lovely and have wonderful meanings too.

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Gauri Ratnam completed her Masters in English Literature from the University of Pune. She began her journey as a German translator soon after completing her graduation, but later moved on to pursue her passion for writing. Having written for both digital and print media in a varied range of industries, she has the ability to write relatable and well-researched content, benefical for anyone seeking advice or direction.