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300 Adorable Rare Names for Girls (Soft, Strong, Cute, Unique)

Last Updated on 03/09/2024 by Nell Marie

How about some rare names for girls in today’s names list?

If you love the names that are low on the popularity list, names that aren’t so out there that you’re afraid they may be mocked when they are in school, but rare enough that they likely won’t know another one like their name in their age-range, then this list is for you!

Of course, everything is subjective but I believe this names are rare and beautiful and I hope you will, too.

Selecting a rare name for a baby holds the potential to instill a sense of individuality and uniqueness from an early age.

Embracing a name that is not commonly heard can empower a child to stand out in a crowd and cultivate a strong, distinct identity.

Rare names often carry cultural or familial significance, fostering a connection to heritage and providing a meaningful story for the child to carry throughout their life.

Just so you know, I love rare names as well.

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My favorites are vintage names and rare names.

I have a child named Dash for heavens sake. I am all for the rare and the unique.

I know there can be some possible drawbacks and your child may not love having a different name when they’re young, but as people grow they tend to grow into their names.

I didn’t like my given name or my nickname, which is Nell, when I was a teen. Hated them to be honest.

Why?

Because it made me stand out and all I wanted to do was fit in but now as an adult I simply adore my name, given and nickname, and wouldn’t have it any other way.

Although you can never know ahead of time if your little one will enjoy a unique name, I think the chances are high that she will, at least when she grows up!

Let’s look at some cute and unique names for your little one.

So, let’s hop into the names, shall we?

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Rare Names for Girls

So how did I find these rare names?

I turned to the trusty social security administration website for baby names!

I set the parameters to the top 1,000 names for 2022, 2015, 2010, and 2000 and looked for cute rare girl names that ranked from 500-1,000.

Let’s get started with these cute be uncommon names from decades gone by.


Rare Girl Names – 2022

  1. Luella
  2. Elsa
  3. Soleil
  4. Maisy
  5. Emmeline
  6. Lakelyn
  7. Winona
  8. Vida
  9. Rowyn
  10. Rosalee
  11. Lottie
  12. Billie
  13. Brylee
  14. Giovanna
  15. Nori
  16. Lenora
  17. Aubriella
  18. Raina
  19. Tinsley
  20. Guinevere
  21. Aubrielle
  22. Veda
  23. Luisa
  24. Georgina
  25. Elowyn
  26. Iliana
  27. Celia
  28. Braelyn
  29. Lilianna
  30. Greta
  31. Vada
  32. Zora
  33. Marigold
  34. Jada
  35. Louisa
  36. Loretta
  37. Novalee
  38. Marianna
  39. Goldie
  40. Baylor
  41. Birdie
  42. Arlette
  43. Mercy
  44. Bridget
  45. Jolie
  46. Joelle
  47. Ashlyn
  48. Carly
  49. Liberty
  50. Ocean
  51. Bria
  52. Pearl
  53. Clover
  54. Love
  55. Alena
  56. Aviana
  57. Violeta
  58. Sky
  59. Henley
  60. Emmie
  61. Jovie
  62. Pennie
  63. Flora
  64. Estelle
  65. Aileen
  66. Fallon
  67. Halle
  68. Miley
  69. Karina
  70. Novah
  71. Theodora
  72. Selene
  73. Elodie
  74. Erin
  75. Vienna
  76. Mavis
  77. Coraline
  78. Janelle
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Rare Girl Names – 2015

  1. Libby
  2. Aubrianna
  3. Rhea
  4. Mollie
  5. Ireland
  6. Giavanna
  7. Frankie
  8. Avalyn
  9. Ophelia
  10. Tinley
  11. Emmalee
  12. Kiana
  13. Lilyanna
  14. Ellis
  15. Ingrid
  16. Elora
  17. Cordelia
  18. Ellison
  19. Dixie
  20. Veda
  21. Yasmin
  22. Faye
  23. Vienna
  24. Landry
  25. Alisha
  26. Arden
  27. Andi
  28. Tara
  29. Aitana
  30. Halle
  31. Zion
  32. Giana
  33. Estella
  34. Zaria
  35. Bonnie
  36. Dana
  37. Adrienne
  38. Remy
  39. Holland
  40. Briar
  41. Adley
  42. Celine
  43. Casey
  44. Clementine
  45. Aurelia
  46. Farrah
  47. Rosie
  48. Nola
  49. Laurel
  50. Noa
  51. Leanna
  52. Lennox
  53. Jolene
  54. Corinne
  55. Collins
  56. Jemma
  57. Leona
  58. Esme
  59. Kiera
  60. Kensley
  61. Irene
  62. Oakley
  63. Margot
  64. Beatrice
  65. Liberty
  66. Winter
  67. Adelina
  68. Charley
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Rare Girl Names – 2010

  1. Lilith
  2. Bryleigh
  3. Xiomara
  4. Donna
  5. Zuri
  6. Mae
  7. India
  8. River
  9. Lorena
  10. Kimber
  11. Myra
  12. Shaylee
  13. Willa
  14. Alisa
  15. Marianna
  16. Adelina
  17. Saige
  18. Rayne
  19. Briella
  20. Tania
  21. Micah
  22. Cailyn
  23. Ember
  24. Abbie
  25. Tianna
  26. Matilda
  27. Libby
  28. Rylan
  29. Moriah
  30. Ingrid
  31. Harlow
  32. Felicity
  33. Carley
  34. Giada
  35. Celia
  36. Cheyanne
  37. Cecelia
  38. Raelyn
  39. Ariella
  40. Ali
  41. Deanna
  42. Janae
  43. Paloma
  44. Leighton
  45. Elsie
  46. Cara
  47. Adelynn
  48. Perla
  49. Aspen
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Rare Girl Names – 2000

  1. Marlen
  2. Keeley
  3. Antoinette
  4. Kenna
  5. Rhianna
  6. Breonna
  7. Luisa
  8. Blair
  9. Kori
  10. Emerald
  11. Lourdes
  12. Gia
  13. Keira
  14. Scarlett
  15. Lilliana
  16. Martina
  17. Joelle
  18. Hazel
  19. Nadine
  20. Darby
  21. Lori
  22. Shirley
  23. Baby
  24. London
  25. Darlene
  26. Amara
  27. Noelia
  28. Maeve
  29. Ansley
  30. Greta
  31. Mattie
  32. Anissa
  33. Mariela
  34. Gretchen
  35. Violet
  36. Gwendolyn
  37. Brielle
  38. Loren
  39. Estrella
  40. Janessa
  41. Delilah
  42. Lexus
  43. Stella
  44. Kaelyn
  45. Maribel
  46. Daphne
  47. Anika
  48. Calista
  49. Sienna
  50. Brynn
  51. Leanna
  52. Keely
  53. Noemi
  54. Nicolette
  55. Reyna
  56. Aspen
  57. Athena
  58. Piper
  59. Marlene
  60. Nora
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Rare Vintage Girl Names – Early 1900s

  1. Jossie
  2. Isadora
  3. Fae
  4. Theda
  5. Marianna
  6. Arlena
  7. Almeta
  8. Pollie
  9. Zadie
  10. Leonore
  11. Ardella
  12. Tilda
  13. Delta
  14. Aurora
  15. Verona
  16. Norine
  17. Thora
  18. Theodora
  19. Zada
  20. Roma
  21. Lorna
  22. Ettie
  23. Novella
  24. Mellie
  25. Elenora
  26. Eleanora
  27. Imogene
  28. Iris
  29. Aurelia
  30. Leora
  31. Polly
  32. Cordelia
  33. Iona
  34. Willa
  35. Fanny
  36. Georgie
  37. Odessa
  38. Nelle
  39. Mina
  40. Dolly
  41. Lona
  42. Louella
  43. Nola
  44. Nona
  45. Lettie
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More Uncommon Names – YouTube Vlogs

Below are videos I found helpful when looking for a unique and uncommon girl name.

After all, you can’t have enough name options to choose from!

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Rare Names for Girls – Wrap Up

Exploring the world of rare girl names unveils a rich tapestry of diversity, history, and uniqueness.

The quest for a distinctive name for a baby girl can lead to fascinating discoveries, from forgotten gems to culturally rich choices.

Embracing a rare name is not just about standing out but also celebrating individuality and the stories behind these uncommon choices.

As parents navigate the vast landscape of naming possibilities, they may find that opting for a rare girl name is a way of bestowing a truly special identity upon their child—one that reflects the beauty of rarity and the joy of uniqueness.

Choosing a rare name becomes a tribute to the extraordinary and a nod to the endless possibilities that come with embracing the uncommon.

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Are there any names on this list that are favorites for your baby name list? Let me know in the comments below! I’d love to hear what you like for your little one.

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