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25 Feisty Baby Girl Names That Are Perfect For Mom's Little Girl

One of the most exciting moments during pregnancy is when parents choose their child’s name. It’s important to give them a title that will set the stage for the rest of their kid’s life. It’s been said that a person’s name can influence how the world sees them. It can open career doors and even determine who their mate will be. It’s a big responsibility for parents to pick just the right one.

If parents are hoping to give their daughter a powerful name that will never go out of style, then this list is for them. We’ve studied baby-naming lists and popularity charts to bring readers the very best. These options aren’t for the frilly girls. This collection is for the gutsy girls of the world who plan on making their mark on the world.

We’ve drawn inspiration from all sort of places, from historical figures to amazing characters in literature, these names are bold and feisty. Unisex names are perfect for moms and dads who want to give their daughter a chance to break gender stereotypes. These names are super sassy and ripe for the taking. Please enjoy this list of 25 feisty girl names that are perfect for mom’s little girl.

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25 Oakley

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Oakley is a spunky name that is inspired by Annie Oakley, a sharpshooting gunslinger known for being an amazing marksman. Oakley would be adorable for a little girl that could put boys in their place. No one would mess with her on the playground.

"Oakley" is a name of English origin, and it means "From the oak tree field". From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 8,888 babies born with the first name Oakley in the United States.

24 Scout

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Scout is probably the most adorable name, ever. Literary-minded parents will love this one because it was inspired by the character, Scout Finch, from the beloved classic novel, To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Scout would be the plucky little girl you’ve been longing for.

“Scout” is a name of American origin, and it means “First Explorer.” From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,793 babies born with the first name Scout in the United States.

23 Briar

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Briar is quite a distinctive name that is full of spunk. You may remember it as the name of the main character in the classic fairytale, Sleeping Beauty. It is a magical moniker that would set your daughter up for a charmed life, for sure.

"Briar" is a name of English origin, and it means "Shrub, Small Tree". From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,981 babies born with the first name Briar in the United States.

22 Ramona

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Ramona is a retro name that has some serious vintage credibility. Book lovers will probably remember that Ramona Quimby was the character from Beverly Cleary books. It’s totally unique but manages not to be too “out there”. This one was ranked #9 on Nameberry’s Spanish Girl Names list.

"Ramona" is a name of Spanish origin, and it means "Counsel Protection". From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 68,310 babies born with the first name Ramona in the United States.

21 Birdie

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Birdie is just too delightful to leave off of this list. It’s totally trendy with the cool parents but is still just uncommon enough to be original. Actress, Busy Phillips, named her daughter Birdie. You’d be wise to add this one to your short list.

"Birdie" is a name of English origin, and it means "little bird: birdlike." From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 12,290 babies born with the first name Birdie in the United States.

20 Piper

Parents who are musicians will love the name Piper. If you’re hoping to give your daughter a musical name than this would be a great choice. This one landed on #78 on Nameberry’s popularity chart. It’s on-trend without being too common.

“Piper” is a name of English origin, and means “Flute Player.” From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 42,369 babies born with the first name Piper in the United States. Piper is the 1,116th most popular name of all time.

19 Daisy

Flower names are totally popular right now and Daisy is the cutest option out there. It just sounds so bright and cheery. No one will be able to resist her sweet ways and she’ll put a smile on everyone’s face. It ranked #10 on the Vintage Girl Names list.

"Daisy" is a name of American origin, and it means "Daisy Flower". From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 140,778 babies born with the first name Daisy in the United States.

18 Thea

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Why not name your daughter after a mythological goddess? Thea is a beautiful option that would suit any little girl. It’s a variation of Althea that didn’t see much action on the charts until 2013 but it’s gaining steam. This one was ranked #19 on the Unique Girl Names list.

"Thea" is a name of Greek origin, and it means "Gift of God". From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 11,840 babies born with the first name Thea in the United States.

17 Roxie

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Roxie is one of those names that brings up images of a scrappy little girl. It’s like the spunky sister of the name Roxanne. This one is so cute and fun. "Roxie" is a name of American origin, and it means "Dawn".

From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 18,266 babies born with the first name Roxie in the United States. Roxie is the 1,766th most popular name of all time. So, your daughter will stand out!

16 Wren

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Wren is an “old lady cool” name that the hipster parents love. It’s seen a spike in popularity on the charts over the years. Parents who admire nature will be attracted to this unique moniker because of its sweet meaning.

"Wren" is a name of English origin, and it means "Small Bird." From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,028 babies born with the first name Wren in the United States. Wren is the 3,774th most popular name of all time.

15 Cricket

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Cricket is best known as a nickname but we think that it would be precious as a first name. This one hasn’t seen much action on the charts so your daughter will totally be a trend-setter. Nature lovers will fall in love with Cricket for their little girl.

"Cricket" is a name of American origin, and it means "Loud Insect of the Night". From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 578 babies born with the first name Cricket in the United States.

14 Harley

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Harley may seem like a masculine name but it’s totally catching on as more and more parents are opting to use this one for their daughter. Thanks in part to the character Harley Quinn from the Suicide Squad. It’s tough and sweet all at once.

"Harley" is a name of English origin, and it means "From the hares' wood". From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 61,503 babies born with the first name Harley in the United States.

13 Zooey

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Zooey is a playful name that would be just right for a little girl that has a zest for life. Parents who are bookworms will love it because it gives a wink to J.D. Salinger’s book, Franny and Zooey. It’s a light and feminine option. Be sure to put dibs on this one.

Zooey is of Greek origin and it means “life”. From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 937 babies born with the first name Zooey in the United States.

12 Kyra

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Kyra is the feistier version of the super formal name, Keira. This one found ranked #49 on the Greek Girl Names list and is holding its own on the charts. A well-known celebrity that goes by this title is the actress, Kyra Sedgewick. You should snatch this one up before your friends do.

"Kyra" is a name of Greek origin, and it means "Lady". From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 34,815 babies born with the first name Kyra in the United States.

11 Sophie

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Sophia is a light and airy name. It’s an effortlessly sophisticated option that would grow right along with your daughter. It’s finding a place in the charts and ranks #7 on the Vintage Girl Names list and #31 on French Girl Names list. You’d be smart to circle this one.

"Sophie" is a name of French origin, and means "Wisdom". From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 111,128 babies born with the first name Sophie in the United States.

10 Bryn

Bryn is a sassy variation of the traditional name Brianna. It’s full of spunk and undeniably cute. This one found a place on the charts in the 1950s and is just waiting to be claimed once again. We think that it’s totally poised to make a return in a big way.

The name Bryn is of Greek origin and means "Dark Heights". From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 7,790 babies born with the first name Bryn in the United States.

9 Presley

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Elvis fans will fall in love with the name Presley for their little girl. What better way to honor the king of rock-and-roll than to name your daughter after him? This one ranked #188 on the Unisex Names list and #71 on Modern Girl Names.

"Presley" is a name of English origin, and it means "From the priest's field". From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 24,489 babies born with the first name Presley in the United States.

8 Emryn

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Emryn is one of those names that is just waiting to be reclaimed. It found it’s place on the charts in the early 1900s but hasn’t been used for decades. Your little girl will stand out in a crowd if you give her this “new to you” name.

Emryn is of English origin and means "Baby of Shai”. From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 67 babies born with the first name Emryn in the United States.

7 Saylor

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Parents hoping to give their daughter a sea-worthy name will adore the name, Saylor. It’s a playful variation on the word sailor and would be such a fun name for a little girl. It’s a bold choice that would set her apart from the rest of the ladies.

Saylor is of Unknown origin and means " Gift from the sea". From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,103 babies born with the first name Saylor in the United States.

6 Daphne

 

Could there be a spunkier name than Daphne? It may remind you of the glamorous character on Scooby-Doo but it has roots in mythology as well. Daphne was a nymph who was rescued from Apollo and transformed her into a Laurel tree. It ranked #12 on the Names Inspired By Greek Myths list.

"Daphne" is a name of Greek origin, and it means "Laurel Tree". From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 35,066 babies born with the first name Daphne in the United States.

5 Felicity

 

Virtue names are on the rise and Felicity is the most charming of them all. This one has a happy meaning and just feels light and cheerful. Parents have taken note because it ranked #97 on the Unique Girl Names list.

"Felicity" is a name of Latin origin, and it means "Happiness". From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 12,587 babies born with the first name Felicity in the United States. Felicity is the 2,201st most popular name of all time.

4 Tabitha

 

Tabitha is a darling name that has a magical connotation as it was the name of Samantha’s daughter on the popular 1960’s television show, Bewitched. It ranked #34 on the Hebrew Girl Names list and is just waiting to be snatched up.

“Tabitha” is a name of Hebrew origin, and it means “A Gazelle”. From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 57,946 babies born with the first name Tabitha in the United States. Tabitha is the 910th most popular name of all time.

3 Poppy

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Poppy is a cheerful name that just sounds so sweet. You might recognize this one as the pink-haired character in the animated film, Trolls. Your daughter will sing and dance her way through life with this name.

"Poppy" is a name of Latin origin, and it means "From the Flower." From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,877 babies born with the first name Poppy in the United States. Poppy is the 5,350th most popular name of all time.

2 Sadie

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Sadie is a name this is totally fit for royalty. Your little girl will feel so special with this moniker. It may sound a bit old-fashioned but it has a modern sensibility to it. It ranked #5 on the Vintage Girl Names and is climbing the charts.

"Sadie" is a name of Hebrew origin, and it means "Princess". From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 122,106 babies born with the first name Sadie in the United States.

1 Lula

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Lula is a shortened version of the name Tallulah but can totally stand on its own two adorable feet. This one was common in the late 1880s and we predict sassy girls everywhere will bring Lula back into fashion. It ranked #43 on the Girl Names of the 1880’s list.

"Lula" is a name of English origin, and it means "Famous warrior". From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 84,686 babies born with the first name Lula in the United States.

References: Names.org, Nameberry.org

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