Some people can take or leave invented baby names while others love them. No matter what boat you fall into, these 30 invented baby names are beautiful, unique, and totally usable; in fact, some are already gaining popularity. Whether you choose a name on this list or make up one of your own, no doubt giving your child an invented name will make them stand out and feel special. So if you’re considering a made-up name for your child, take a look at this list; we’ve also provided real name alternatives for each. Move over, Olivia, it’s time to meet Olydia.
Can’t decide between Amelia and Eliana, how about Ameliana? This gorgeous smoosh name is a combination of German Amelia, meaning “work” and Hebrew Eliana, meaning “God has answered.” We think this name is absolutely stunning and the perfect moniker to kick off this list. Real name alternative: Aviana.
Audrielle is a happy marriage between Audrey and Brielle, two names that fall in the charts’ top 100. If you chose Audrielle, you’d benefit from having a popular name that is still truly one of a kind. Real name alternative: Audra.
This name walks the line between exotic and familiar, and we couldn’t be happier with this invented name that combines Aurora and Maya. Real name alternative: Amaya.
Not keen on a popular name like Ava or Avery, well, then let us introduce you to its hybrid Avely. It’s so simple yet so cute we are surprised this name isn’t on the charts yet. This name is likely an elaboration of Ava or a variation of Avery; either way, we’re completely sold on this cutie. Real name alternative: Everly.
Azlynn takes a fresh spin on the Irish name Aislinn which means “dreamy or vision.” We envision this on a trendy little girl. Real name alternative: Aisling.
Following Azlynn is another name with a trendy “z” sound and –lynn ending. Brezlynn is a breezy laidback name flirting on a modern edge; we see this replacing Brooklyn one day. Real name alternative: Bexley.
It’s Britley b**tch, just kidding, but this invented name is def giving us Britney vibes, and did we mention its absolutely adorable. Real name alternative: Whitley.
Daviegh looks and sounds gorgeous on paper, but what’s even better is that it’s a diminutive of David, so you could honor relatives while giving your daughter a unique and cool name. Real name alternative: Delaney.
A gorgeous-sounding name that smashes together two chic French names: Elise and Isabelle, can we say oh la la. Real name alternative: Estelle.
Another name that is familiar yet unique, Emerly, is a modern invented name that combines Emily and Emerson. With this name, you get the benefit of having a feminine name with a masculine flair. Real name alternative: Embry.
This name sounds Parisian to boot; we picture the lucky girl wearing this name will possess a certain je ne sais quoi. Real name alternative: Esmeralda.
The combo of the Hebrew names Eva and Beth sounds like a future form of Elizabeth. We think it has a lot of potential for topping the charts one day. Real name alternative: Euodia.
Had your heart set on having a boy named Ezra, but then you found out you were having a girl? No fear, Evra is here, and seriously could this name be any sweeter? We love this combo of Eve and Ezra. Real name alternative: Veda.
There is something downright Feline about this name, but make no mistake our furry friends aren’t any part of this equation, and we think you’ll love the meaning of this name; “fairy light” taken from Fae meaning fairy and Lina meaning light. Real name alternative: Fabiana.
Move over, Hazel, welcome the new kid on the block Hazelyn, shes hip and refined; we see this name gaining momentum soon. Real name alternative: Halsey.
Cute alert! So fresh and so fun we are in love with the name Jahnasia. Real name alternative: Anastasia.
Here’s a modern twist on our favorite 80’s name, Jessica, combined with the popular –ily suffix. We think its totally righteous. Real name alternative: Jessamine.
An alternative to Kingsley, this name also has a regal ring to it. Whoever wears this name is sure to aspire to royalty. Real name alternative: Kinley.
We are swooning over Liselle; it’s like Giselle got a makeover. Liselle could potentially be a short form of Elizabeth. Real name alternative: Lesina.
This beautiful name is a combination of the traditional Irish name Maeve and the English name Avery. Real name alternative: Mabel.
When we hear this name, we picture an exotic little town in Spain near the coast with plenty of sunshine. Real name alternative: Maeve.
It sounds Hawaiian, or maybe it’s Italian like Gianna, were not entirely sure, but this invented name sure is adorable, pretty, and exotic. Real name alternative: Mahalia.
Do you love Olivia but don’t want your daughter to be one of the Oliva B’s? Then you should consider Olydia, a cute smoosh of Olivia and Lydia. Real name alternative: Odelia.
A cute nature-sounding name that reminds of a gorgeous flower in an English garden. You could call her Nea for short. Real name alternative: Penina.
A more feminine take on the unisex Quinn, although we also think this could be worn equally well by a boy. Real name alternative: Quinn.
If the word name Sailor and the name Sadie had a baby, it would be Saylie. We think it is cute and youthful. Real name alternative: Sadie.
How ethereally gorgeous is this name? Tessadora is a bewitching name straight out of a fairy tale. Real name alternative: Theodosia.
A little bit country and a little bit rock n roll, this modern name has tons of vintage charm. Real name alternative: Vivienne.
Another name with vintage charm, sweet Vietta, is a mash of Violet and Etta. Real name alternative: Violet.
A combo of Winnie and Nora that is super unique, and we are pretty sure she won’t get lost among her peers. Real name alternative: Winona.
Whimsical and cute, watch out this name is quickly climbing the charts due to its familiar sound and popular –ly ending. Real name alternative: Waverly.
Extra special thanks to our favorite youtuber SJ Strum for some of the amazing names on this list.