You’re expecting a baby soon. You know you’re having a girl. You’ve got your hospital bag packed and the nursery decorated. There’s just one thing left to do (besides giving birth, of course): Choose a baby name. It’s not always an easy decision, which is why many parents every year go into the hospital not knowing what they’re going to call their baby girl.
Everyone has different criteria for what they choose. Some are after a cute baby name; others want a trendy name that’s doing the rounds culturally for their newborn. Many want something timeless. But one of the most popular choices is a unique baby name — something uncommon that will stand out. It’s easy to see why; you want your child to feel like an individual throughout school and the rest of their lives. Why wouldn’t you want to give them a name that’s as unique as they are?
With that in mind, we dig into the latest baby name data available for the United States (2021) and the United Kingdom (2020) to pull out some of the rarest unique girl names around right now. We highlight some of the best short baby names for girls (if pithy is your thing), some uncommon names inspired by nature (if you need that kind of zen in your life), and also some of the prettiest, unique names that most people just haven’t discovered yet.
Quick! Pick one before everyone else finds them! (And if it’s unique boy names you’re after, we’ve got that covered too.)