13 Least Common Names For Baby Girls In 2023
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How do you want your baby girl to be? A warm-hearted baby, a baby with full of discipline, a smart girl or a cute baby. Each name has its own meaning and carries parents' expectations on their children. We've found out the least common baby girl names in 2023. They are not common but it does not mean it can not be given to your baby girl. Being less common is sometims unique. Check it out!

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13 Least Common Names For Baby Girls In 2023

1. Chelsey

Chelsey is a feminine name of British origin. It is a variation of the English place name, Chelsea, meaning "chalk landing place." In medieval times, Chelsea was a small village outside London that developed into a large settlement due to its riverside location. Today, it is an affluent area known for its international football club and world-famous flower shows. With a name like Chelsey, you can call your little one after your favorite vacation spot or honor Anglo-Saxon ancestors from centuries past.

2. Janet

The name Janet is girl's name of English origin meaning "God's gracious gift".

Janet started as a pet form of Jane but has long been used independently. Jane is a feminine form of John, which derived from the Hebrew name Yochanan. Janet can also be considered a variation of Jeannette, a derivative of Joan and another feminization of the name John.

Five hundred years ago Janet was a royal favorite in Scotland, where it remains a common name. Here in the US, however, Janet has been on a downhill slide since the 1960s, with Grandma Janet now knitting booties for baby Janae. Or even, increasingly, Jane.

3. Addilyn

Addilyn means “noble, nobility”. Addilyn is a variation of Adeline.

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4. Katharine

Katharine is a girl's name of Greek origin. It is derived from the Greek word katharos which means "pure." Katharine offers plenty of variety when it comes to spelling, with popular variations including Katherine, Kathryn, and Catherine. If you're looking for a classic name to celebrate baby's angelic presence, Katherine is a worthy contender. You can also shorten it with a sweet nickname like Kate, Kitty, or Cathy.

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5. Lachelle

Lachelle means “who is like God”. Lachelle is a variation of Chelle.

Unexpected choice Lachelle mainly is used in English has its origin in Germanic, Hebrew and Old English is a baby girl name. Lachelle is form of customary Chelle. Chelle is version of illustrous and biblical Michaela. Also Chelle is a variant form of popular Richelle. Chelle is abridged form of Chelsea. Meaning of Chelle is One who is Like God is used mostly in English has its origin in Germanic and Hebrew.

6. Perpetua

Perpetua is a spelling variation of the common English word “perpetual,” which means never-ending, never changing.

A 3rd century saint's name sometimes used in Catholic communities, and in Western European countries like Portugal and Italy.

7. Kristen

The name Kristen is girl's name of Danish origin meaning "a Christian".

Kristen may be somewhat past its fashion high point, but it remains forever crystalline clear. Possible problem: confusion with the similar Scandinavian names Kristin, Kirsten, Kirstie, et al.

8. Catriona

The name Catriona is girl's name of Gaelic origin meaning "pure".

This Katherine variation, used through Ireland and Scotland, is pronounced like Katrina. The name became popular after the Crusaders brought home stories about the colorful fourth century martyr, Catherine of Alexandria. Its later popularity increased following the success of Robert Louis Stevenson's 1893 Catriona, the sequel to Kidnapped.

9. Donna

The name Donna is girl's name of Italian origin meaning "lady".

Literally meaning "lady" in Italian, Donna was the perfect ladylike housewife mom name on The Donna Reed Show in the fifties and sixties. And there were plenty of namesakes: Donna was in the Top 10 in 1964. These days we'd be more likely to associate it with the emanciatpated clothes of Donna Karen than as a baby name.

Though it seems to have a midcentury date stamp, Donna goes back to at least the late nineteenth century, reaching the Top 100 in 1926 and the Top 20 in the 1940s. In 1960, Donna was the fifth most popular name in the United States. Off the charts now, Donna is still remebered as the subject/object of many pop songs, and via the Queen of Disco, Donna Summer,and current bestselling author Donna Tartt.

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10. Jordan

The name Jordan is both a boy's name and a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "flowing down".

Originally used for children baptized in holy water from the river Jordan, it became one of the leading androgynous names of the nineties. As the balance tips toward the boys' side, it's slipping on the girls' popularity chart. Alternate spelling Jordyn is now more popular for girls.

11. Lorraine

The name Lorraine is girl's name of French origin meaning "from the province of Lorraine".

Sweet Lorraine might just be old enough to be ripe for reconsideration. This French place name has moved in and out of fashion in the few hundred years it's been used as a girls' first name, somewhat influenced by the alternative name of Joan of Arc--Saint Joan of Lorraine. It was quite popular from the 1920s to the fifties, but has pretty much been in limbo since then.

Some memorable Lorraines are A Raisin in the Sun playwright Hansberry, actress Bracco and original SNL cast member Laraine Newman--the alternate spelling Laraine was popularized by forties star Laraine Day. Lorraine is also the name of Jack Nicholson's now grown daughter.

12. Rhian

Rhian is a feminine name of Welsh origin that is sure to help baby connect to both their strong and gentle sides. A variation of the Welsh word rhiain, this name translates to “maiden” or ”young woman,” a unique way to celebrate baby’s youth and potential. Rhian can also be used as a shortened version of Rhiannon, who was a queen in Welsh mythology known for her intelligence, determination, and generosity. This makes for a beautiful reminder for baby to stay strong in her beliefs and goals.

13. Suzanne

The name Suzanne is girl's name of French origin meaning "lily".

Suzanne became popular along with Susan but has just dropped out of the Top 1,000. Wait a generation (or two) in the US, though in France Suzanne is once again tres chic.

Tips for Choosing Names For Your Baby Girl

Determine your baby name style

Do you prefer established names that have been used over the centuries or those that are newly-created, maybe even by you? Girl names that attract attention or those that blend in with the crowd? There are a lot of ways to define baby name style and having a sense of yours -- classic vs. modern, sedate vs. edgy -- can be a good place to start your search for a girls' name.

Consider gender identity

Gender identity is an important consideration today. Are you looking for a name that's distinctly feminine or one that's gender neutral? Do you want a traditionally female name that is down-to-earth and straightforward, or a name that's primarily used for girls but has a unisex feel?

Find your popularity sweet spot

We mark the divide between popular and rare names at the cutoff for the Top 1000 Baby Names in the US, and that might be a good place for you to draw the line too (even though the difference is only a few babies). Names in the Top 1000 tend to be more visible than names below that point, but that can help your child's journey through the world. Another popularity consideration may be traditional vs. unique in the sense of unconventional. A name like Sawyer is both popular and unique, while Ottilie and Bronwen are traditional but rare.

Start the search

Create a collection of baby girl names that speak to you, even if you don't have the answers to any of the questions above. You may determine your preferences names first!

Narrow it down

How do you reduce your long list of preferred names to a manageable short list, which we'd cap at 10? You can make a spreadsheet and rate names on their various qualities. You and your partner can trade one list back and forth, crossing off those you don't like and adding new ideas. Or you can go the Marie Kondo route and favor the names that spark joy, no further analysis necessary.

Make a choice

How and when do you make your final choice? Some parents like to wait until they see the baby to make a selection between three or four finalists, while others need to settle on a name before dealing with the excitement and stress of childbirth and caring for a newborn. There's no right answer except the one that feels most comfortable for you.

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