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Modern Names for Girls Perfect for Your Little Trendsetter

Kim Grundy is a mom, writer, expert laundry folder and sandwich maker, not necessarily in that order. Raised in Oklahoma, she is now a West Coast gal and lives in California with her husband and two sons, along with one dog, two fish (oo...

If old-fashioned names aren't your thing, check out these girl names for your very modern baby

On the hunt for modern names for girls? You've come to the right place. We've sought out all the best names for girls that leave the 20th century in the dust. Old fashioned? Nope. Forward thinking? Absolutely.

If you want a baby girl name that is unique, interesting and trend-setting, you're going to love our list. From unisex names, to titles with letters that don't get used nearly as often as they should, our modern baby names are going to help you narrow down your list, tout suite.

If old-fashioned names aren't your thing, check out these girl names for your very modern baby

More: Designer Baby Names for a Very Fashionable Baby

Baby girl names with X and Z

Girl names with the letters "x" and/or "z" have a distinctive edge to them. Our picks for these cool, modern girl names:

Unisex names

Our sex no longer defines our role in the workplace, so why should our name? You can also switch out the spelling to skew a name as more female or male. For instance, Logann instead of Logan or Billie instead of Billy. Here are some options for unisex names:


Virtue names

Virtue names that describe a personality characteristic put a definite modern spin on names. These virtue names also make a great middle name. In fact, Grace is one of the top middle names for girls. Here are more cool options:

Green baby names

Whether you call them earth-friendly, eco-friendly or green, today's modern parents are concerned about taking care of Mother Earth. Why not give your baby girl a name that reflects your hope for the future of our wonderful planet? Here are some baby girl names taken straight from nature:

You can also consider naming your baby girl one of these beautiful and unique names that actually mean "green" or have a strong affiliation with this earth-friendly color.

Before you go, check out our slideshow below.

If old-fashioned names aren't your thing, check out these girl names for your very modern baby
Image: Farley Baricuatro/Getty Images

Originally published November 2010. Updated February 2017.

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