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25 Effortlessly Cool Names for Baby Girls

After scouring baby name sites and tons of popular baby name books for your new arrival, you might want to consider something a little different. But not too different (like X Æ A-12 or Stormi). Giving your daughter a unique name can be a bit of a challenge. You want a name that helps her stand out, but not one you’ll regret it, or she’ll hate later in life. The good news is there’s still time to choose the perfect name — and expectant parents have plenty of cool options to choose from. To prove it, we’ve compiled a list of effortlessly cool names for baby girls that are a little off the radar but not entirely out there. Some of these may be the most popular baby girl names according to the social security administration (SSA), but others are rare gems waiting to be discovered. Scroll through to check out these adorably cool and oh-so-hip baby names that will make her truly one-of-a-kind.

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1. Ada

The name Ada means “adornment” and is of Hebrew origin. Short and sweet and can’t possibly be shortened to anything else, it’s the perfect alternative to the ultra-popular Ava. You may also like: Audrey, Arya, Adele, Anna, Alina


2. Arden

The name Arden means “eagle valley” and is of English origin. Arden is one of those names that sounds old-fashioned but has a modern ring to it. Great for parents looking for something that is both classic and unusual. You may also like: Aspen, Ariel, Aurelia, Alice, Abigail


3. Beatrix

The name Beatrix means “blessed” and is of Latin origin. Beatrix is an upbeat and more stylish version of Beatrice. You may also like: Amelia, Rowan, Avery, Ayla


4. Bexley

The name Bexley is an English place name. Another name that has stylish undertones, Bexley could easily be shortened to Bex or even Leigh. You may also like: Birdie, Brooklyn, Bella, Daphne, Amara


5. Briar

The name Briar means “shrub, small tree” and is of English origin. A little bit edgy and a little bit preppy, Briar is the perfect boy name for parents who want a mix of both. You may also like: Blair, Azalea, Aaliyah, Faye


6. Calliope

The name Calliope means “beautiful voice” and is of Greek origin. It’s light and fun but still with a strong melodic character. You may also like: Camila, Artemis, Athena, Helena, Kali


7. Clementine

The name Clementine means “merciful” and is of French origin. This name holds some vintage feels while also sounding totally modern. You may also like: Charlotte, Cora, Chloe, Dorothy


8. Colette

The name Colette means “victorious” and is of French origin. Another vintage choice you might want to consider the sweetly old-fashioned sounding name of Colette! You may also like: Georgia, Cecilia, Claire, Diana


9. Eisley

The name Eisley means “cheerful” and is of English and Swiss origin. Thought of more as a traditional last name, Eisley makes for one adorably modern baby girl name. You may also like: Eloise, Daisy, Alia, Eva


10. Eloah

The name Eloah means “the living God” and is of Hebrew origin. This name is reminiscent of Noah and equally short, sweet, and adorable. It’s a really cool first name or even middle name choice. You may also like: Ellie, Eliza, Aria, Elora


11. Embry

The name Embry means “flat-topped hill” and is of English origin. If you’re looking for a girl’s name that starts with an E but trying to avoid the super popular Emily and Emma, why not give Embry a try? You may also like: Freya, Ella, Quinn, Hazel


12. Ezlynn

The meaning of the name Ezlynn is unknown and is of Sri Lankan origin. Ezlynn is a stylish baby girl name that is not currently very popular, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see that change. You may also like: Flora, Eleanor, Evelyn, Fallon


13. Harlow

The name Harlow means “hare’s meadow” and is of English origin. This stylish baby girl seems to be gaining popularity, but it’s still uncommon enough that your little one will probably be the only one in her class. You may also like: Hadley, Hailey, Helen, Hannah


14. Hartford

The name Hartford means “the place where deer cross” and is of English origin. Hartford is one name that is for sure to be not overused and different from all the other options out there. You may also like: Harper, Heaven, Grace, Anne


15. Inez

The name Inez means “pure” and is of Portuguese origin. This stylish name for girls is adorable and simple. You may also like: Isla, Ivy, June, Greta, Iris


16. Lennox

The name Lennox means “elm grove” and is of Scottish origin. Lennox is a great gender-neutral name and sounds adorable for both boys and girls. You may also like: Lily, Lyla, Kaia, London, Parker


17. Loxley

The name Loxley means “glade by the lake” and is of English origin. It’s not in the top 1000 most popular baby names but is also not obscure – making it a great stylish baby girl option. You may also like: Layla, Genevieve, Lucy, Lorelai, Leah


18. Mavery

The name origin and meaning of Mavery are unknown; it may be a modern invented name. This sweet moniker is the perfect blend of both stylish and unique. You may also like: Mia, Mae, Magnolia, Margaret, Mila


19. Nova

The name Nova means “new” and is of Latin origin. We think Nova sounds fresh and modern and would also make a great middle name choice! You may also like: Ophelia, Eve, Nora, Isabel


20. Prue

The name Prudence means “good judgment” and is of French via Latin origin. Whimsical and girly, Prue is a cheerful modern option for a baby girl. You may also like: Piper, Pearl, Poppy, Samantha, Phoebe


21. Remy

The name Remy means “oarsman” and is of French origin. Remy is a strong unisex name option for those looking for something gender-neutral. You may also like: Ruth, Reese, Rory, Riley, Scout


22. Thea

The name Thea means “goddess” and is of Greek origin. With mythical origins, Thea evokes feelings of strength and power. You may also like: Sienna, Sadie, Olivia, Persephone, Raya


23. Vada

The name Vada means “famous ruler” and is of German origin. This name is different from the more common, Ava or Vera; Vada makes for a pretty and more modern upgrade. You may also like: Violet, Scarlett, Victoria, Isabella, Gloria


24. Yara

The name Yara means “water lady or small butterfly” and is of Brazilian and Arabic origin. This sweet, whimsical name is perfect for nature lovers or those who just want something a little different. You may also like: Willa, Selena, Maria, Sarah,Sophia


25. Zavia

The name Zavia means “new house” and is of Basque and Spanish origin. It’s cool, it’s sleek, and for parents looking for a moniker that starts with a z, this should be kept in the running. You may also like: Gianna, Zoey, Sofia, Janiyah

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