Naming a kid is no cakewalk. How does one select a name that will go onto define an individual's identity in the future? The name must not only be timeless, and unique, but not too difficult to pronounce; it must have rich meaning and history, but must also be easy to remember - with so many yardsticks to cover, it is natural that months of searching and researching goes into finalizing the perfect name. Nonetheless, the process is extremely anxiety-inducing and challenging.
Every expecting parent wants to find a name that matches the personality of their child. When naming a girl, parents want pretty names that not only sound gorgeous but have great meaning too. They search for a name that is not overused and common, but yet not too unusual that people find it strange. A girl name should conjure up an image of a beautiful girl with a sweet smile.
Why do some parents prefer classic names why other come up with brand new ones? Some parents name their kids after the grandmothers or great-aunts while there are some parents who believe their child should have trendy and cool names that are elegant at the same time. If the pressure to come up with a unique, classy and elegant name is getting too much, worry not, rescue is on its way.
Just think of Princess Charlotte, a traditional and classy name, yes! But if the royal couple had an option choose something other than the traditional names of their ancestors, I'm sure they would have picked one these fabulous names from our list of brand new girl names. Here we present a list of 25 brand new girl names that haven’t become wildly popular and are up for grabs:
The sublime, differently-spelled, unique, two-syllable name has Celtic and Welsh origins, and means ‘white’ or ‘fair’, according to the Babble.com. While it is a more trendy variant of the ‘Winter’, the easier English interpretation for ‘Wynter’ could also be ‘born in the winter’, as per SheKnows. The website adds, “People with this name have a deep inner desire for travel and adventure, and want to set their own pace in life without being governed by tradition.” They seek harmony and balance in their lives and respond positively to beautiful things.
The Kabalarian Philosophy website states that individuals named Wynter are active and restless by nature and dislike system and monotony. They are constantly on the lookout for opportunities that seek change and travel. They tend to be very perceptive and compassionate, and often jump to the aid of those in need.
With ample of self-confidence, they could do well in the fields of sales and promotions. On the flipside, the philosophy cautions that “The restlessness this name creates could find an outlet in caustic, irritable expression.” The name has been witnessing a sustained growth in its popularity levels since 2010 as per the data available with BabyCenter.
Amara is a gorgeous German name which means ‘steadfast’ or ‘immortal’ in Sanskrit, as per BabyCenter. The name can also be traced back to Italian, Greek, Spanish, Mongolia, and African roots, and could mean different things in different contexts. The name truly embodies the multicultural lives we live today and is strikingly beautiful. SheKnows explains, “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.”
As per the BabyNameWizard, the name instills a sense of appreciation for life, music, art, literature and drama in individuals.
They also tend to be sensitive, caring, understanding, and emotional. Depending on their mood, they could be very communicative and extroverted, or reclusive and broody. Warm, friendly and helpful, girls named Amara tend to do very well in their professional lives.
Several famous people named Amara can be found in the entertainment industry, in addition to its liberal usage in the popular culture and works of fiction. However, despite its usage, the name remains largely obscure. Some common nicknames could be: Amy, Ama, Ams, Mara, etc.
The Italian-Spanish medieval name comes from the word Graecia (Greece). The mellifluous name will definitely make heads turn, and will be appreciated for its beauty once people learn how to pronounce it correctly!
If looked at from the perspective of Kabalarian Philosophy, girls with this name are independent, reticent and studious. They deeply appreciate arts, music, literature and nature, and are exceptionally intelligent. They generally have a gift of written expression, and very secretive in nature. Despite being hard-working and talented, they prefer to work alone as they value independent decision-making more than anything else. On the flip side, the secrecy and the air of disconnect risks them coming across as aloof or arrogant. However, once people get to know them, they realize just how sensitive and caring they are.
The popularity of this name rose sharply in the 1980s, and has fluctuated since then. In the last few years, its usage has notably declines, but going by its record, there is no saying when it might stage a comeback. But with the lack of any famous public figures named Grecia, the chances of the name catching on are pretty slim. Common nicknames could be: Gray, Grace, Recca, Cia etc.
Analia is a pretty girl name of Spanish and Italian origin, says NameBerry. However, BabyNameWizard says that it is of Hebrew origin, and means gracious, and mercy. A similar sounding Swedish name Analiah, or the ancient Anamaria, are some close relatives of this name. Girls going by the name of Analia are playful, boisterous and extremely lively.
Going by the Kabalarian Philosophy, girls named Analia are easy-going, good-natured, social and very friendly.
They tend to be gifted with verbal and musical expression and are also very creative and inventive. However, academic rigor is not their forte, and this leads to some challenges in their lives. They get along with friends and family very easily and avoid any confrontation or friction with them. Their easy and efficient expression allows them to be very emotive and loving.
BabyCenter says that the name’s popularity was the highest in 2009, and has been on the decline since, barring a spurt or two. Finding public figures named Analia is not very challenging, and name has also been used a few times is the popular culture. Some easy short-forms of Analia could be: Ana, Lia, Anna, Ann, Annie.
As per Babble, the name Myra derives from the Latin word for ‘Myrrh’, and is possible a variant of the name ‘Myrna’. The English poet Fulke Grenville can also be credited with the invention of this wonderful name; he is believed to have compressed Miranda to come up with Myra. However, NameBerry says that the word is of Greek origin, and means ‘sweet smelling oil’.
SheKnows says, “People with this name tend to be creative and excellent at expressing themselves. They are drawn to the arts, and often enjoy life immensely. They are often the center of attention, and enjoy careers that put them in the limelight. They tend to become involved in many different activities, and are sometimes reckless with both their energies and with money.”
Quite literally, the name means ‘a quiet song’, and after a consistent year-after-year fall in its popularity from 1970’s to 2000’s, in the last few years, the name has picked up pace again, as per the data available on BabyCenter. One can still be assured that the name is already past its prime, but has a very rich historical, linguistic and cultural meaning – making it a natural choice for a deep and profound name.
This musical four-syllable word has Celtic, Italian and Latin origins, according to Babble. Girls with this name tend to be very systematic, practical, hard-working and diligent. They are especially adept in managing numbers and have a very good memory as well. However, this does risk them making more business-oriented and ambitious in life, sometimes too much for their own good.
SheKnows website breaks down the meaning of the name as, “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. Because of their focus on order and practicality, they may seem overly cautious and conservative at times.”
The usage of the name spiked in the late 1990’s but has stabilized since, according to BabyCenter.
With plenty of public figures and fictional characters going by the name of Oriana, the name is most likely to never go obsolete, yet remain as charming as ever. Nicknames could be: Oreo, Ora, Ori, Riana, Ri etc.
Shanay, a calming and meditative name, has its origins in ‘Shani’, a powerful god in Hindu mythology. While the name was predominantly used for boys, it is now also used for girls. One interpretation of the name could be someone who is ‘ancient’ and ‘eternal’.
According to momjunction.com, people with this name tend to be very honest and fair. Confident, helpful, hard-working and ambitious, individuals with the name Shanay achieve extraordinary success in life. They have a charming personality and are very resourceful. Always on the lookout for opportunities to travel and undertake new experiences, people with this name happen to be accommodative and flexible in nature. However, on the downside, people with this name tend to be very impressionable and can get themselves embroiled in conflicts which have nothing to do with them. As a result, people can take advantage of their giving nature.
According to BabyCenter data, the name peaked in its popularity somewhere in the 1990’s, which it hasn't been heard much. Shanay, thus, fits the bill to be a unique, exotic, mythical and historically rich name. In all likelihood, girls named Shanay will be the center-of-attraction in every sphere of their lives.
This exquisite French name has only recently started getting around. The feminine equivalent of ‘Armel’, it can be traced back to Celtic/Breton origins, according to BabyNameWizard. It has been derived from the words ‘Arz’, which means ‘bear’ and ‘Mael’, which means ‘prince’. Popular nicknames could be Mellie, Mel, Amy, Elle etc.
As per parenting.firstcry.com, girls named Armelle are sensitive and emotional.
Their artistic expression is heightened, and their social nature expresses affection, kindness, and thoughtfulness. More than anything, they are exceptionally loving and caring individuals who despise all forms of conflict. They often go out of their way to be accommodative and considerate of others. On the contrary, their loving and genial nature is sometimes taken advantage of by those closest to them. This can cause a lot of pain and agony, especially because they would choose to not express their disappointment.
The name’s popularity has dipped to its lowest in the last few years – not to say that it was ever wildly famous, according to BabyCenter. With not many notable public figures named Armelle, it can be safely assumed that if chosen, the name will definitely surprise people with its unique sound and pronunciation. The name is pretty common in France, but not so much beyond the French borders.
This spicy name will perfectly compliment the personality of any lively little girl! Naming a girl after one of the most expensive spices in the world which exudes a brilliant yellow-orange hue will not go unnoticed.
Saffron is one of the many spice-related names that are becoming increasingly sought-after. Other than its obvious association with the spice and hue, SheKnows breaks down the significance of the name, “People with this name are excellent at analyzing, understanding, and learning. They tend to be mystics, philosophers, scholars, and teachers. Because they live so much in the mind, they tend to be quiet and introspective, and are usually introverts. When presented with issues, they will see the larger picture. Their solitary thoughtfulness and analysis of people and world events may make them seem aloof, and sometimes even melancholy.”
The name caught on in 1997, and then again in 2012, but has since become less common. Foodies and chefs can really consider this flavorful option of a name for their daughters, and lovingly call them: Saffy, Saff, Frannie etc. The name has enjoyed popularity in the popular culture by appearing in music, television and books every once in a while.
The name Aurelia is an ancient Latin name and has been around for a very long time. Literally, the name means ‘golden’, and is believed to have been shared by minor saints. The name was very common in the early Roman Empire, and is the female form of Aurelio or Aurelius. Although it faded from the public memory in the last few decades, since 2012, it has been slowly coming around, according to BabyCenter.
SheKnows breaks down the meaning of the name as, “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. Because of their focus on order and practicality, they may seem overly cautious and conservative at times.”
Girls named Aurelia are kind, patient and hard-working.
The name fuses in itself beauty, charm and history, and is ideal for parents looking for culturally rich names. Common nicknames could be: Aura, Auri, Ari, Elia, Ella etc.
The multi-faceted name ‘Maya’ means different things in different languages. For instance, in Latin it represents greatness, whereas in Sanskrit it means an ‘illusion’. In Hebrew, the name means ‘spring’, whereas in ancient Persian Maya means ‘generous’. In Nepalese, the word ‘Maya’ means ‘love’. On the other hand, for Romans, ‘Maya’ was the daughter of Atlas and the goddess of earth and nature, and the month of May has been named after her.
SheKnows further breaks down the layered meaning of the name, “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. Because of their focus on order and practicality, they may seem overly cautious and conservative at times.”
These interpretations have meant that a wide variety of people, from diverse places in the world, are naming their daughters Maya. Naturally, the number of women named Maya has gone up in the public glare. The name continues to be enticing, mystic and royal in its own accord, and continues to ride its wave of popularity.
Ezria is a short, sweet and beautiful name for baby girls. The name has an endearing ring to it and is relatively not very well known. The name can be considered a unique and creative variant of Ezra, or Ezri, both popular names. Although the name itself is short and easy to pronounce, some easy nicknames can be: Ezi, Izzie, Ria, Ri etc.
Baby girls named Ezria tend to be innocent, playful and pure in their nature and behaviour. As per kabalarians.com, girls with the names Ezria have a restless, yet creative, nature. They also tend to be versatile, musical, artistic, independent and are happy when they have the freedom to express their creative ideas and abilities. The philosophy says, “The qualities of this name would find a more constructive outlet in work that involves high-pressure selling or promotional activities, possibly in community affairs, for it contains a positive, driving power.”
The popularity of the name has been steadily increasing in the last few years according to BabyCenter.
However, the name is yet to make its mark in the popular culture and media, and is thus, still truly unique and one-of-a-kind.
This wonderful name is popular across the Indian subcontinent and means ‘light’ or ‘lamp’. As per SheKnows, “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.” Furthermore, the website says that girls named Diya tend to be creative and are naturally drawn to arts and often enjoy life immensely. “They are often the center of attention, and enjoy careers that put them in the limelight.”
The Kabalarian Philosophy website says that girls named Diya are friendly, approachable and generous. It goes on to add that girls with this name are carefree, happy and warm and have trouble planning things ahead of time, or the following routine. “There are artistic, creative abilities in this name that could be expressed through music or singing, or, in a practical way, through sewing or interior decorating.” Popular nicknames for Diya can be: Di, Iya, Div, Dee etc.
According to BabyCenter, the name is beginning to make its way into the United States. The name is very popular in India, and one can definitely find a few celebrities who share this illuminating name.
Mazikeen, a mystical, powerful and striking name for baby girls is as unique as they come. The meaning of the name differs depending on which language or mythology you refer to, but is undoubtedly a unique and special name.
As per the Kabalarian Philosophy, young ones named Mazikeen have a quick-minded and sensitive nature. They also tend to be creatively blessed in art, music, singing or fancy work.
Girls named Mazikeen to express affection, kindness, and thoughtfulness to the extent of being governed by their emotions, rather than logic and reason. The desire for love, and being loved, often leads individuals named Mazikeen into dreamy and romantic relationships. People named Mazikeen to go out of their way to prevent argument and conflict, and are very considerate of the feelings of those around them, according to the philosophy.
The name can be sourced back to Hebrew, Sanskrit and Celtic origins, and has been interpreted differently in different cultures. Without a doubt, a girl named Mazikeen will evoke curiosity and questions regarding her name for her entire life, for the name is beautiful and unheard of in equal parts. Some popular nicks-names could be: Mazzi, Azi, Zikeen, Zikki, etc.
Hestia is an earthy and simplistic name of Greek origin meaning ‘hearth’, as per Names.org. This mythological name has seen a massive upswing in its popularity in the last couple of years, as per the data by BabyCenter. According to SheKnows, the Persian meaning of the name is ‘star’. The website adds, “People with this name have a deep inner desire for a stable, loving family or community, and a need to work with others and to be appreciated.”
Delving into the root of the name, Nameberry says, “Hestia is the name of the Greek goddess of the hearth, home and chastity. Though Hestia has been long dormant as a name, it's a possibility for the parent in search of a classic name with deep roots that's also unusual.” The Kabalarian Philosophy, however, says that girls named Hestia are responsible, dependable, self-sufficient and have a deep desire to be prosperous. It adds that individuals with this name are strong and determined, and appreciative if quality in all things.
While not completely unheard of, the name Hestia is still hard to find in popular culture. Barring a few fictional characters, the name has largely gone under the radar. Some common short-forms of Hestia could be: Stia, Tia, Hessie etc.
Anandi is a wildly popular name in the Indian subcontinent that has originated from Sanskrit. The name means ‘jovial’ or ‘happy’ and is the female equivalent of the word ‘Anand’. As per the popularity information on BabyCenter, the name saw a massive popularity spike somewhere in 2013, which has since come down. The popularity can be attributed to a popular Indian soap opera, the protagonist of which goes by the name of ‘Anandi’. While famous people that go by the name might be hard to find, the name has been used extensively in the world of fiction and entertainment.
The simple and easy-to-pronounce name is perfect for little girls who are mischievous, playful and restless.
The name ‘Anandi’ instills a great deal of positivity and happiness and is, therefore, a natural choice for young girls. According to the BabyNameWizard, girls named Anandi are sensitive and creative and often do well in the literary and artistic fields. They also tend to be very perceptive and emotive, and can intuitively recognize the thoughts and feelings of others around them.
Other ways to describe girls named Anandi, according to the philosophy, are: kind, shy, determined, harmonious etc. Some common nicknames for Anandi could be: Anu, Nandi, Ana, etc.
The name ‘Drishya’ comes from the Sanskrit word ‘Drishyum’, which means ‘sight’ or ‘vision’, according to BabyNameWizard. The Indian origin name has been catching the fancy of young parents who are looking for a deep and profound name for their baby girls, as its popularity has risen in the recent times, says BabyCenter.
According to the BabyNameWizard., girls named Drishya are warm, friendly and genial. They tend to be easy-going and expressive, and have no trouble striking deep and meaningful friendships. They are also extremely sympathetic and generous, and often lend a helping hand to those around them. Blessed with impressive artistic and creative expression, girls named Drishya do well in fields of creative expression like music, dance, visual arts etc. The philosophy says that individuals with this name seek freedom from monotony and are very neat, methodical and orderly in their working.
The name is very popular in the Indian subcontinent, especially in South Indian states. While predominantly used for girls, instances of the name being used for boys are also not unheard of. Some popular nicknames for Drishya could be: Drish, Rish, Drishi, Ish, etc.
Aditi is a wondrous, simple and melodious name with Sanskrit roots with the meaning ‘free’ or ‘boundless’ according to BabyCenter. In Hindu mythology, ‘Aditi’ is considered the mother of all gods, and is the goddess of the sky and fertility, says BabyNameWizard. The name is also associated with motherhood, creativity, freedom, might and honor in the Hindu mythology.
As per the Kabalarian Philosophy, girls named Aditi are self-reliant, creative, diligent and independent. They tend to work best when alone and like to be in control.
They also tend to enjoy outdoor activities and nature and have the ability to establish deep and meaningful friendships. Individuals with the name Aditi might face difficulty in expressing their thoughts and emotions clearly, and hence, could be mistaken for being serious or shy. However, they face no challenges in being open and candid with those closest to them.
Although the name can be found easily in the Indian subcontinent, it has been witnessing a gradual decline in its fame in the last few years, which makes it a perfect choice for parents looking for a relatively unheard of name! Some popular nicknames for Aditi can be: Adi, Dit, Diti, etc.
This Indian origin name generally means ‘chattering of birds’, and is also sometimes spelled as ‘Peehu’ or ‘Pihoo’. The name exudes simplicity in its musical pronunciation and is exceptionally easy on the tongue. More so, the name is perfect for little girls who love to dabble in artistic endeavors.
As per NameBerry, girls named Pihu are very generous, compassionate and helpful in nature. They actually walk the extra mile to be of help to others, even if it means discomfort to their own self. Affectionate, expressive, imaginative, impressionable and warm are some of the other traits of people who go by this name.
The name saw some interest from young and edgy parents in this decade, as its popularity has been on the rise since 2010, although it has plummeted in the last couple of years, according to BabyCenter. Although the name is very popular in the Indian subcontinent, it is often an abridged version of a longer name and is more commonly found as a nickname. Hardly any public figures with the name Pihu can be found, which makes it a suitable choice for parents looking to give their girls a short, simple and unique name.
Chhavi is a royal Indian name that means ‘reflection’ or ‘radiance’. The lyrical name is perfect for young girls who have ambivalent personalities.
As per momjunction.com, girls named Chhavi are very responsible, creative and assertive. They are quick-learners and tend to be very hardworking and persevering.
They tend to be perfectionists, and do not breathe easy until their work is impeccable. Sometimes, their direct and to-the-point nature gets them in trouble and alienates friends and acquaintances.
Girls named Chhavi are trustworthy, cooperative and spiritual in nature. They value their independence and are meticulous planners. Risk-takers, individuals with this name are very adventurous and daring and can take balanced decisions in high-pressure situations. They are practical, focused and self-driven individuals with an unwavering penchant for perfection. On the flip side, their trusting nature is sometimes taken advantage of by people, and can leave them hurt and bruised easily.
While the name is popular in India, it is very rare to find in the rest of the world. BabyCenter data suggests that its popularity has remained very low over the last few years, which means that the name is unlikely to become common anytime soon.
The name Ahana has Irish origins, and means ‘from the little ford’, according to the Babble. Girls named Ahana are deeply creative and expressive, are can make excellence careers in roles that require them to undertake public speaking, acting, writing or singing. They chase happiness, peace, and tranquillity, and are not caught up in the small insignificant details, choosing to focus on the more important things in life.
In addition to describing the literal meaning of the name, SheKnows elucidates, “People with this name are excellent at analyzing, understanding, and learning. They tend to be mystics, philosophers, scholars, and teachers. Because they live so much in the mind, they tend to be quiet and introspective and are usually introverts. When presented with issues, they will see the larger picture. Their solitary thoughtfulness and analysis of people and world events may make them seem aloof, and sometimes even melancholy.”
Ahana’s popularity has been steadily rising with time, the data from Baby Center suggests. With very few celebrities named Ahana in the public glare, the name is likely to remain obscure from the media attention. Thus, the name comes with a near guarantee of being unique and exquisite for the foreseeable future.
Indira is a very popular Indian name, and is the female equivalent of ‘Indra’, or the god of sky and rain in Hindu mythology. The name has been used for both boys and girls and has a rich mythological and cultural significance.
The Sanskrit meaning of the name means ‘splendid’ according to SheKnows.
The website further adds, “People with this name tend to initiate events, to be leaders rather than followers, with powerful personalities. They tend to be focused on specific goals, experience a wealth of creative new ideas, and have the ability to implement these ideas with efficiency and determination. They tend to be courageous and sometimes aggressive. As unique, creative individuals, they tend to resent authority, and are sometimes stubborn, proud, and impatient.”
While parents from the previous generation chose to ignore this powerful name in favour of modern names, it is slowly making a comeback in the public eye. The name is gaining popularity across Europe, USA and India, and owing to its easy pronunciation and cultural heritage, is gaining a lot of attention. As a matter of fact, India’s only female Prime Minister was also named Indira. Nicknames like Dre, Dra, Indy, Indie can be used for girls named Indira.
The name Anakin is said to have no linguistic or mythological roots, but is a result of modern-day nomenclature, says NameBerry. The name has a melodious ring to it and is best suited for baby girls with lively, enthusiastic and expressive traits.
According to NameBerry, individuals with this name have an intense desire for forming new associations with people and living new experiences. They also tend to be gregarious, creative, quick-thinking and versatile in nature. Their creativity and independence motivate them to travel and fuels their need to change. However, people with this name are not known for their patience or confidence, the philosophy explains.
The popularity of the name has been on the decline since 2016 according to BabyCenter. The name is unisex and can be used for boys as well as girls. Common pet names for Anakin could be: Ana, Ani, Kinny, Annie, Kin etc. The name might ward off loyal Star Wars fans, as Anakin Skywalker who also goes by the name of Darth Vader, is the main antagonist in the series. George Lucas, the inventor of the popular universe, is said to have come up with the name as an homage to a friend.
This Armenian name is charming and exotic in equal parts. Girls with this name have a gentle and soft nature, and are very sensitive and emotional. A few similar sounding names, but with very different meaning and origin are: Yasmin and Jasmine. Popular nicknames can be Asma, Asmee, Minnie etc.
As per the Kabalarian Philosophy, the girls named Asmin are creative and practical. They tend to be innovative and original and enjoy a healthy social life.
Their warm, genial and friendly nature attracts people easily, and they have no trouble making new friends. Positive, trustworthy, hard-working and generous, they often jump to the rescue of others. On the flip side, people might take advantage of their giving nature. They might not be the best of leaders, but can take wise decision in the face of adversity.
Its popularity has increased only slightly in the recent times according to BabyCenter. That might be in part because of lack of any public figure by the name. The name has also not been used in popular culture either, and hence, has a freshness to it. The name is most definitely assured to make head turns and be appreciated for its uniqueness, beauty, and creativity.
According to BabyCenter, this Polynesian name means ‘cheerful’, and its usage has remained near stagnant in the last decade. Owing to its easy pronunciation, meaning and spelling, the name is slowly being considered by young parents on the lookout for unique and unheard of names.
As per the Kabalarian Philosophy, girls named Ulani are creative, imaginative, have a great eye for detail. Adept in technical, scientific, and mechanical fields, they are innately curious about understanding how things work. People with this name have a wide variety of interests, have a good sense of humor, are good-natured and make friends easily. They have an intellectual bent of mind and often explore things beyond the superficial level. Generous, compassionate and very helpful, girls named Ulani have a heart of gold, sometimes to a fault.
The fact that there are no notable public figures with this name, and it finds no mention in any popular culture reference, has resulted in very few people knowing about the name. Girls named Ulani will receive attention, queries and questions regarding their names for their entire lives and will always have a handy conversation starter! Some common nicknames are: Ula, Lanny, Annie, Una etc.