When it comes to motherhood, dreaming of baby names is one of the most exciting aspects. It’s something a lot of women do from the time they are very little themselves. The names inevitably change over the years but the dreams and anticipation remain the same. And when the time actually comes, it’s hard not to feel the pressure on top of the excitement!
There are so many things that parents want in a name for their daughters. They want a name that's beautiful but unusual, soft yet bold, and memorable but not too strange. And in today's world, it's important that parents make sure their chosen name is strong too. Everyone wants to make sure their little baby girl has the chance to grow up to be a boss, so they need to make sure that the name is powerful and dignified as well.
One thing is for sure, every little girl deserves a name that is both pretty and strong, and luckily there are some great name options out there, many of which have not been overused! Keep reading for 25 baby girl names that guarantee she will be a total boss. What more could a mother want for her daughter?
You can’t go wrong with a good A name, so we will kick this list off boss baby names off with the name Arianna. According to NameBerry.com the name is of Italian, Greek origin and is currently ranked at number 87 on NameBerry.com popularity charts for girls names. “The name Arianna is a Greek baby name. In Greek the meaning of the name Arianna is:Chaste, very holy. Ariadne was Greek mythological daughter of King Minos of Crete who aided Theseus to escape from the Cretan labyrinth after killing the Minotaur,” writes SheKnows.com. Talk about a strong meaning behind the name!
The name Maven is of English origin and means ‘one who understands’, according to NameBerry.com. “Comedian Tracy Morgan added this one to the lexicon when he chose it for his daughter. In English, a maven can be defined as an expert or connoisseur. Maven feels more nameworthy than some other word choices given its similarity to the Irish Maeve or the trendy spiritual choice Haven,” adds NameBerry.com. This two-syllable name is very unique, and is not currently ranked on any popularity charts. The name is also very sweet and full of charm, perfect for any little girl boss!
Quinn is next up on the list. This uni-sex baby name is so cute for a little girl. “The name Quinn is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "descendent of Conn". Quinn is ranked #76 on our popularity charts,” states NameBerry.com. “The name Quinn is an Irish baby name. In Irish the meaning of the name Quinn is:Counsel; intelligent,” adds SheKnows.com. It’s a strong choice for a baby girl’s name. It’s short, sweet and full of character. “People with this name have a deep inner desire to create and express themselves, often in public speaking, acting, writing or singing. They also yearn to have beauty around them in their home and work environment,” suggests SheKnows.com.
Reese is the next bossy baby name on the list and it literally means fiery. “The name Reese is an English baby name. In English the meaning of the name Reese is:Ardent; fiery,” states SheKnows.com. It is common for both boys and girls and is a stylish and not overused choice. “The sassy, steel magnolia appeal of Oscar-winning Reese (born Laura Jeanne—Reese is her mother's maiden name) Witherspoon has single-handedly propelled this formerly boys’ name into girls' popularity,” writes NameBerry.com. Reese is currently ranked at number 171 for girls names on NameBerry.com popularity charts, though it does appear to be on the rise in popularity.
Naomi is next up on the list, and this name sure packs in the character. Naomi is one of those names that just rolls off your tongue and has positive vibes to it. The name is of Hebrew origin and means pleasantness, according to NameBerry.com. “Beautiful black model Naomi Campbell and blond actress Naomi Watts have helped the modernization. Other namesakes are singer Naomi Judd and feminist writer Naomi Wolf. The lovely French version is Noemie, in Italian Noemi,” writes NameBerry.com. It is a strong name and one that is sure to lead any little girl to a successful and happy life.
“Everywhere else, Milan is mostly a boys’ name, but in the US, it's also popular for girls, although it's still a bit more popular for boys. It entered the Top 1000 for boys in 2013, while for girls it has been in the Top 1000 since 2009,” states NameBerry.com. This place name is a strong candidate for a little girl. It’s pretty yet packs a powerful punch. Any little Milan is sure to be the CEO of her own company someday, and what parent wouldn’t dream of that for their little girl? If you’re looking for short, sassy and powerful, look no further than Milan.
One of my favorite names on this list, Lila is next. This pretty and timeless name has a dark side to it, literally. “The name Lila is a girl's name of Arabic, Hindi, Persian origin meaning "night",” shares NameBerry.com. The name is currently ranked at number 210 on NameBerry.com popularity charts. “Lila is one of the girls' names with a double l sound -- Lila, Lola, and Lily -- that have recently caught on, and we must admit we love -- make that love love love -- them all. Sultry and forceful, Lila has a slight Near Eastern tinge. In Hinduism, Lila is a conceptualism of the universe as a playground of the gods,” adds NameBerry.com. This simple sounding name has a big meaning behind it, one that is sure to set any little girl off on a successful path.
This unisex baby name is so sweet and strong for a little girl. Carson is of Scottish and Irish origin and means son of the marsh-dwellers. Much more common as a boys name, Carson is not currently ranked on popularity charts for girls names. NameBerry.com also shares that the names first female association is novelist Carson McCullers. “...McCullers was an American novelist, short story writer, playwright, essayist, and poet. Her first novel, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, explores the spiritual isolation of misfits and outcasts in a small town of the U.S. South. Her other novels have similar themes and most are set in the deep South,” shares Wikipedia.com.
“The name Kennedy is an Irish baby name. In Irish the meaning of the name Kennedy is:Helmeted; helmed head,” writes SheKnows.com. It’s an odd meaning but the name is still super cute and strong! “This attractive surname name still projects that Kennedy family charisma. While it didn't come into widespread use until long after the deaths of martyred heroes President John F. or Senator Robert Kennedy, Kennedy is now quite popular for girls. This is one name that manages to sound trendy and classic at the same time,” suggests NameBerry.com. Kennedy is a total boss babe name!
Valencia is the next name on the list, and how bold and bossy is this name!? The name Valencia is of Spanish origin and means brave and strong. Do you even need any more convincing? “People with this name tend to be orderly and dedicated to building their lives on a solid foundation of order and service. They value truth, justice, and discipline, and may be quick-tempered with those who do not. Their practical nature makes them good at managing and saving money, and at building things in the material world,” suggest SheKnows.com. The name Valencia is strong and beautiful baby name for a little girl, and definitely one to consider adding to any list of possibilities!
Another place name, Brooklyn is up next. Stylish and classy, this name is sure to remain timeless. The name currently ranked at number 39 on NameBerry.com popularity charts. “The name Brooklyn is an English baby name. In English the meaning of the name Brooklyn is: Water; stream,” shares SheKnows.com. Any little Brooklyn is sure to be leading the neighborhood kids in activities throughout her childhood. Brooklyn is a darling name for any little girl who is sure to grow up and be a boss babe. Brooke also makes a cute choice in nicknames if you prefer a shortened version.
The next name up on the list is Amelia, and this sweet sounding girls name is another that has a powerful meaning behind it. “The name Amelia is an English baby name. In English the meaning of the name Amelia is: Industrious. Striving,” shares SheKnows.com. The American meaning of the name is defender, according to SheKnows.com. “Amelia, a lovely Victorian name, with a heroic connection to aviatrix Amelia Earhart, is one of the hottest girls' names as an alternative to the overused Emily and Amanda. Amelia emerged as the top British name in 2011 and retains the Number 1 spot, and in 2017 vaulted into the US Top 10 for the first time. Amelia is also a Top 10 girls' name in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland and Polands,” shares SheKnows.com.
“Zora is a meaningful literary heroine name honoring Zora Neale Hurston, an important black writer and leader of the Harlem Renaissance,” states NameBerry.com. This seriously strong and kick butt baby name is a solid choice for any powerful little girl. Zora is of Serbo-Croation origin and means dawn, according to NameBerry.com. Zora is ranked at number 325 on NameBerry.com popularity charts and is likely to continue to rise in popularity. This powerful two-syllable girls name is seriously one to consider adding to your list of potential girls names. Any Zora will be sure to thank you down the road for such an awesome name.
Another short and sweet name, Jane is up next. The name Jane is of English origin and means ‘God is gracious’, according to NameBerry.com. This one syllable name is currently ranked at number 282 on NameBerry.com popularity charts for girls names. “A very old name, Jane has been around since Tudor times, in this country moving in and out of fashion. Jane was once so common that it became generic—as in Jane Doe and G.I. Jane—then spent a considerable time as the back end of such smooshes as Maryjane, Bettyjane, and Sarajane. We think it's time for a fresh look at Jane—and not only in the middle place. Just think of all the awesome Janes of the past, both real and fictive—from Austen to Addams to Eyre to Fonda. ,” states NameBerry.com.
This name, of German origin, means peaceful. Frida is the next fiery and powerful girls name suited for any boss baby! “People with this name have a deep inner desire to use their abilities in leadership, and to have personal independence. They would rather focus on large, important issues, and delegate the details,” suggests SheKnows.com on those with the name Frida. This two-syllable name is gentle and sweet yet manages to also be a bit bold. Any Frida is sure to be a boss babe with her own business someday! Frida is definitely a name to consider adding to the list of possibilities for any little girl!
“The name Eva is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "life", states NameBerry.com. This short and sassy name is about as simple and full of zest as it gets. Any Eva is sure to succeed at whatever it may be she chooses to pursue in life. Eva is currently ranked at number 73 on NameBerry.com popularity charts and doesn’t appear to be going out of style anytime soon. Ava, Eve and Evita are also popular choices among fans of the name Eva and they are all super cute. The name brings about images of evening and night to the mind, giving it a bit of a dark side, which is a good thing, in my opinion!
“The name Lexie is an English baby name. In English the meaning of the name Lexie is:defender of mankind,” states SheKnows.com. Okay, it honestly does not get any more boss than that meaning. I think it’s such a sweet name with a seriously awesome meaning. Beyond perfect for any little girl sure to succeed at life, and do it with a strong heart. Lexie leaves flexibility for spelling, you could also use the following; Lexi, Lexy or even Lexey. The name is currently ranked at number 782 on NameBerry.com popularity charts, so it is definitely not too popular!
Isla is such a strong name, when I hear it I think of a warrior or princess in a fantasy novel, I think it’s such a neat name. The name is of Spanish origin and actually means island, according to NameBerry.com. “People with this name are excited by change, adventure, and excitement. They are dynamic, visionary and versatile, able to make constructive use of freedom. They fight being restricted by rules and conventions,” suggests SheKnows.com on those named Isla. The name Isla is currently ranked at 103 on NameBerry.com popularity charts, and seems to be growing in popularity. And it’s no wonder why. Isla is a seriously boss choice for any little girl.
“The name Zoe is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "life",” writes NameBerry.com. The name Zoe is currently ranked at number at 41 on NameBerry.com popularity charts for girls name. It’s remained a popular choice over the past decade. “Zoe is one of those surprising names that has been on the Top 1000 nearly every year since 1880, but it's just recently been zooming toward the top. As popular as it has ever been, Zoe still sounds distinctive despite its popularity, and Zoey ranks even higher,” adds NameBerry.com. This name is sweet yet remains fierce and fiery, and definitely is the name for a little boss!
Willa is next on the list. This sweet and melodic two-syllable name is of German origin and means resolute protection, according to NameBerry.com. It’s still a unique name, currently ranked at number 454 on NameBerry.com popularity charts. Though with Thomas Rhett and his wife Lauren choosing the name Willa for one of their daughters, it would be no surprise i the name skyrockets in popularity. “People with this name have a deep inner desire to use their abilities in leadership, and to have personal independence. They would rather focus on large, important issues, and delegate the details,” writes SheKnows.com. Willa is a unique and charming name for any born leader.
“Very much a boy's name in Italy, it's beginning to be seen as a unisex possibility here: actress Jennie Garth used it for her daughter. Also spelled Lucca as in the Italian city, it can also be considered one of the place names along with Venezia, Roma, and Milana that make great Italian names for girls,” shares NameBerry.com on the name Luca. This girls name is not very common and is totally full of zest and spice. Any Luca is sure to be a little rebel as a child but is sure to grow up to be a fierce leader.
Of English origin, the girls name Audrey means noble strength, according to NameBerry.com. It’s a sweet name with a meaning that is literally strong. How fitting for a future female leader? The name is currently ranked at number 46 on NameBerry.com popularity charts. “Audrey is one of the girls' names that have been rising due to their connection to Old Hollywood glamour--in this case the eternally chic and radiant Audrey Hepburn. Celebs who have chosen Audrey include Greg Kinnear, Steve Zahn, and Faith Hill & Tim McGraw,” adds SheKnows.com. Audrey is a darling and classic choice in a little girl’s name!
Blakely is bold and fun, and definitely the name of a future boss lady! “The name Blakely is a girl's name of English origin meaning "dark wood or clearing", writes NameBerry.com. The name Blakely is currently ranked at number 258 on NameBerry.com popularity charts, making it common enough, but not too popular. The meaning behind it is sweet, the name itself is fun and the pronunciation packs a punch. Blakely is definitely a name to consider adding to any list of potential baby girl names. Other spelling variations include Blakeley, Blakeleigh and Blakelee and all make darling name choices.
“The name Scarlett is an English baby name. In English the meaning of the name Scarlett is: Red. One who wears or sells scarlet cloth. Famous Bearers: Margaret Mitchell's heroine (Scarlett O'Hara) in 'Gone With the Wind',” states SheKnows.com. Scarlett is a quaint and feminine girls name that has certainly stood the test of time. The name is currently ranked at number 18 on NameBerry.com popularity charts. If you are looking for a beautiful name that is equally strong, look no further than Scarlett. It is most certainly the name of a future leader. Lettie makes a darling nickname for any Scarlett, so that is also something to keep in mind!
Jordyn is the last name on this list of 25 baby girl names that guarantee she will be a boss, and boss she will be with a name like Jordyn! The name Jordyn is of Hebrew origin and means flowing down. Currently ranked at number 162 for baby girl names on NameBerry.com, Jordyn is a variation of the name Jordan, which is much more commonly used as a boys name. As a girls name though, Jordyn is a fun and charming option. Jordyn remains much more popular as a choice for a girls name versus Jordan, the traditional spelling.