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20 New Baby Girl Names Taking The World By Storm

Moms, don’t settle for the ordinary.

Expectant parents are faced with the difficult task of choosing the perfect name for their future daughter. Many moms and dads are on the lookout for an original moniker that will make their little girl stand out in the crowd. They don’t want a traditional or classic title but hope to find an uncommon name. The baby naming books are filled with choices but odds are they won’t contain that special moniker that no one else will have.

Well, look no further. We’ve compiled a list of up and coming names that are totally unique. There are hybrid titles that combine two popular names, creating a rare moniker. We discovered playful re-spellings that can transform a traditional name into an exotic option. Inspiration can be found in everyday words that make for some adorable picks.

Often times, there are long forgotten names that hold a place in history, just waiting to be revived. These vintage monikers can be made brand new when injected into the modern world. Don’t settle for a common title for your little girl. If only the best will do for your newborn, then you will enjoy this list of 15 new girl names taking the world by storm.

20 Stasia

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Anastasia is one of those names that just sounds too heavy for a dainty girl. A super adorable option would be to name your daughter Stasia. It’s feminine but a bit more spunky than it’s more formal counterpart. This one peaked on the name charts in the 1920’s and is just waiting to be claimed once again. It has an old-fashioned sensibility but would totally translate beautifully in modern times.

"Stasia" is a name of Russian origin, and it means "Resurrection".Stasia is the 6,308th most popular name of all time. According to the Social Security Administration, 2,184 babies born with the first name Stasia in the United States. The highest recorded use of the first name Stasia was in 1916 with a total of 76 babies.

19 Jurnee

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Are you looking to give your daughter a name that will instill a sense of adventure? Then you will fall in love with the name Jurnee. It’s a clever respelling of the word Journey and just sounds cute. This one found a place on the charts in the 1990’s and saw a big jump in 2016. You should put dibs on this one because it’s unique but doesn’t sound too “out there”.

Jurnee is of English origin and means "To go somewhere far”. From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,750 babies born with the first name Jurnee in the United States. The highest recorded use of the first name Jurnee was in 2013 with a total of 286 babies. Jurnee is the 5,433rd most popular name of all time.

18 Lakelyn

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Expectant parents who have an affinity for water will adore the name Lakelyn. It is a gussied up version of the common title Lynn and would be quite a charming name for a little girl. It emerged onto the charts in the early 2000’s and saw a big jump in 2016. We think that this one is on the brink of becoming mainstream but is still totally distinctive.

"Lakelyn" is a name of American origin, and it means "Beautiful Lake". From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 656 babies born with the first name Lakelyn in the United States. The highest recorded use of the first name Lakelyn was in 2016 with a total of 100 babies. Lakelyn is the 13,538th most popular name of all time.

17 Aviana

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If you have a thing for birds then you might want to name your daughter Aviana. This one has an airy quality that makes it sound very ladylike. It first appeared on the name charts in the late 1990’s and didn’t pick up steam until recently. Your little girl will stand out in a crowd with this lovely name. It even ranked #143 on names.org unique baby name list.

"Aviana" is a name of Latin origin, and it means "Birdlike". From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,175 babies born with the first name Aviana in the United States. The highest recorded use of the first name Aviana was in 2016 with a total of 839 babies. Aviana is the 4,178th most popular name of all time.

16 Emryn

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When looking for inspiration, it can be fun to reach back into history and reclaim a name that has fallen out of favor. Emryn is one of those monikers that held it’s place in the early 1900’s and has just been waiting to make a comeback. It would be classified under a “new to you” title. A little girl named Emryn will come with an extra dose of sassiness, for sure.

Emryn is of English origin and means "Baby of Shai”. From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 13 babies born with the first name Emryn in the United States. The highest recorded use of the first name Emryn was in 2014 with a total of 8 babies. Emryn is the 67,727th most popular name of all time.

15 Briella

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If you love the name Gabriella but feel like you want might want something a little bit different for your daughter, then you’ll want to circle that name Briella. This streamlined title sounds just as sophisticated as it’s longer counterpart. It is distinctive but not too offbeat. A little girl name Briella will captivate everyone she meets. It happens to be #110 on the names.org unique girl names list.

"Briella" is a name of Unknown origin, and it means "Goddess". From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6,124 babies born with the first name Briella in the United States. The highest recorded use of the first name Briella was in 2014 with a total of 968 babies. It is the 3,283rd most popular name of all time.

14 Lexa

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Lexa is a new name that is the sleeker version of the super fancy moniker, Alexandra. It has a plucky sensabilty that makes it seem like the cool younger sister to it’s formal counterpart. The name first made it’s mark on the name charts in 1988 and has been steadily climbing ever since. Although it is not a freshly picked title, it’s just begging to be claimed.

Lexa is of Czech origin and it means "Defender of man". From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,031 babies born with the first name Lexa in the United States. The highest recorded use of the first name Lexa was in 2016 with a total of 58 babies. Lexa is the 10,200th most popular name of all time but not for long.

13 Signy

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Signy is the spunky version of the gender neutral name, Sidney. If you’re looking to give your daughter a title that will encourage individuality then this one is for you. Inspired by Norse mythology, Signy was the daughter of King , so this moniker is totally fit for royalty. A famous person with this name is Signy Aarna, a soccer player for the Pallokissat. It hasn’t even found a place on the name charts yet, so your little girl will be ahead of the curve.

Signy is of Scandinavian origin and it means "new victory". The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Signy is Saturday, December 27th, 1879. From 1880 to 2016 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Signy.

12 Saylor

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Expectant moms and dads who are hoping to give their daughter a name with a nautical bent will adore the moniker Saylor. It’s a total play on the word sailor and has quite the feminine flair. It first made an appearance on the charts in the early 1990’s and has been slowly trending upward ever since. A little girl with this name will be your first mate for life.

Saylor is of Unknown origin and means ""Gift from the sea"". From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,340 babies born with the first name Saylor in the United States. The highest recorded use of the first name Saylor was in 2016 with a total of 727 babies. Saylor is the 4,057th most popular name of all time.

11 Blythe

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Another one of those vintage names that has taken a break from the spotlight is Blythe. Parents will want to shine a light on it once again because it has a serious retro vibe. We’re reclaiming this one and predicting that it will see a surge on the name charts in 2018. It claimed a spot in the early 1900’s and has been up and down through the decades. You might want to snatch this one up before someone else does.

"Blythe" is a name of English origin, and it means "Happy". From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,437 babies born with the first name Blythe in the United States. The highest recorded use of the first name Blythe was in 2013 with a total of 174 babies.

10 Jaya

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Jaya is a bold name that would be a solid pick for a little girl. It’s fairly uncommon so your daughter might be the only gal on the playground with this one. If you’re on the lookout for an exotic name that isn’t too extreme then take note of Jaya. It just so happens to be the moniker of a Buddhist goddess so spiritually minded parents might be attracted to it.

"Jaya" is a name of Indian (Sanskrit) origin, and it means "Victory". From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,088 babies born with the first name Jaya in the United States. The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jaya is Saturday, October 17th, 1908. It ranks #30 on names.org top Indian names.

9 Cambrie

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Looking for a heavenly name for your little girl that is totally unique? Well, look no further than the moniker Cambrie. This is a hybrid name that brings together Cam and Bree to make one adorable title. This one claimed a place on the name charts in 1998 and has been steadily rising in popularity until it peaked in 2013.

"Cambrie" is a name of American origin, and it means "Angel". From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,434 babies born with the first name Cambrie in the United States. he oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cambrie is Thursday, December 12th, 1912. The highest recorded use of the first name Cambrie was in 2013 with a total of 162 babies.

8 Zailey

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If you’re on the hunt for a unisex name for your daughter that packs a serious punch then you might want to consider Zailey. It’s a peppy diminutive of the title Bailey that just sounds delightful. It recently saw a spike on the name charts and is showing a lot of promise to keep up the momentum. Your little girl will rule the school with this one.

From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 547 babies born with the first name Zailey in the United States. The highest recorded use of the first name Zailey was in 2016 with a total of 89 babies. The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2000. Zailey is the 15,177th most popular name of all time.

7 Lyri

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Music lovers will be enchanted by the name Lyri. This rare title is the short and sweet version of the name Lyric. Both melodic and exotic, this moniker has not even found a place on the baby name charts yet so it is totally ripe for the picking. It’s big sister Lyric burst onto the scene in 1984 and saw a huge spike in popularity in 2014.

From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 17,091 babies born with the first name Lyric in the United States. The highest recorded use of the first name Lyric was in 2014 with a total of 1,215 babies. Lyric is the 1,804th most popular name of all time. We think that it’s little sister, Lyri will be a totally unexpected contender.

6 Morrigan

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Morrigan is a fierce name that is just waiting to overtake the world. Inspired by the ancient mythological goddess of war, this moniker would be perfect for a strong little girl. It’s distinctive and approachable all at once. It’s a solid Irish title that emerged on the charts in 1995 and is poised to make a comeback in 2018. Be sure to snag this one before your friends do.

"Morrigan" is a name of Irish origin, and it means "War Goddess". From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 695 babies born with the first name Morrigan in the United States. The highest recorded use of the first name Morrigan was in 2015 with a total of 48 babies. Morrigan is the 13,070th most popular name of all time.

5 Novalee

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Looking for a new girl name that is out of this world? Novalee is a unique moniker that sounds quite dreamy. I suppose that it could be classified as a smoosh name of Nova and Lee. It has a southern twang to it but holds a certain level of sophistication as well. A girl with this name will be one of a kind because this name only recently found a place on the charts.

"Novalee" is a name of American origin, and it means "New Field". From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,525 babies born with the first name Novalee in the United States. The highest recorded use of the first name Novalee was in 2016 with a total of 286 babies. Novalee is the 7,931st most popular name of all time.

4 Season

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Nature lovers will be charmed by the name Season. There has been a rise in popularity of names inspired by the seasons such as Spring and Summer. This moniker takes that theme and runs with it. The title saw a day in the sun in the 1980’s and is poised to shine again in 2018. A little girl named Season will no doubt stand out in a crowd

"Season" is a name of Latin origin, and it means "Sowing, Planting". From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,156 babies born with the first name Season in the United States. The highest recorded use of the first name Season was in 1979 with a total of 110 babies. Season is the 9,442nd most popular name of all time.

3 Julep

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Parents who want to give a wink to their southern heritage might want to name their daughter Julep. Inspired by the famous cocktail, the Mint Julep, this title is refreshing and sweet. This one has yet to find a place on the charts so it would be quite a unique pick. It’s a fresh moniker that would be a quirky option.

From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 10 babies born with the first name Julep in the United States. The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2014 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the first name Julep was in 2014 with a total of 5 babies. Julep is the 73,000th most popular name of all time.

2 Wynter

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Another name inspired by the seasons, Wynter is an alluring play on the word winter. This version carries a certain elegance that would make it a refined choice for a little girl. It claimed its place on the charts in the 1960’s and is positioned to gain popularity this year. A little girl named Wynter will be one of the cool kids, for sure.

"Wynter" is a name of English origin, and it means "Born in the winter". From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,166 babies born with the first name Wynter in the United States. The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1962 when it was given as a first name to 5 newborn babies. Wynter is the 4,183rd most popular name of all time.

1 Jorja

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Jorja is the simplified version of the traditional name Georgia. There has been a surge in popularity of naming girls after locations and places. This super playful respelling makes this one quite a fun pick. Rocker Brett Michaels and his wife chose this title for their little girl. It’s an unexpected option that might just overtake the charts in 2018. Be sure to claim it for your daughter.

"Jorja" is a name of American origin, and it means "Respelling of Georgia". From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,563 babies born with the first name Jorja in the United States. The highest recorded use of the first name Jorja was in 2006 with a total of 267 babies. Jorja is the 5,678th most popular name of all time.

Sources: names.org, nameberry.com

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