25 Insanely Beautiful & Unique Baby Girl Names that are Rising in Popularity

January 2, 2019

Are you interested in a unique baby girl name? I'm counting on this list to satisfy you if so. I've been asking my audience on Instagram lately all about baby names. I asked them to share the name they almost used but didn't. Um…hello that post got more responses than any other I have done, like 2k comments. Check it out here. Be sure to follow me too They are not common but are consistently rising in the US. Some of the names added were wholly made up by someone somewhere and then heard and repeated. Those names will not have a meaning included. If you are struggling to name your baby, as we all do at some point, be sure to read our tips for naming a baby.

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Ensley is an English Surname meaning  ‘one's own meadow.'


Oaklynn or Oaklyn first appeared on the US charts in 2011. It is a relatively new name that is made up. I found one source that stated it means ‘Name for strength, peace, and beauty' but that's not concrete.

Highly unusual but climbing the charts for the US  and mean ‘a series of thoughts, images, and sensation.


Same as above “Oaklynn or Oaklyn first appeared on the US charts in 2011. It is a relatively new name that is made up. I found one source that stated it means ‘Name for strength, peace, and beauty' but that's not concrete.”


This mean ‘Black, Dark.'


Emberly is growing in popularity, but the meaning is unknown.


The Latin name Octavia means ‘born eighth.'


This is an English name (variant from Paisley) meaning ‘giving glory to God'


Yara is a beautiful baby girl's name with a Brazilian and Arabic origin, and it means ‘water lady or small butterfly.' Yara or Lara is also connected to Brazilian mythology.


A gorgeous Hawaiian baby girl name and it means ‘Sea and sky.' This is most certainly one of my favorites of the very unique baby girl names that are rising in popularity according to the US SSA.


Okay, this is my other favorite baby girl name from this list. Amora is a Spanish word used as a baby girl name, which means ‘Love.'

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A German variation of the name Maria or Miriam. The meaning of this baby girl name is unclear but possibly ‘Bitter.'


This name has several meanings, including ‘God has answered' and in Persian, it means ‘the girl who has a beautiful face.'


Greek origin with a possible meaning of ‘brightness.'


The origin and meaning of this one are unknown, but it is rising on the charts. Go figure!


A greek variation of Melanie meaning ‘dark, black, shadowy.'


An English name meaning “one who is from the Oak tree'.


A made up name! No origin or meaning to be found. Possibly from the surname Mckinely?


A German name meaning ‘whole or universal.'


A Hindu name. The meaning is unclear.


Origin and meaning unclear, however, it is on the charts and trending up.


This greek very unique baby girl name, Lyra, means ‘lyrical.' 

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