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Girls Names as Rare as Diamonds

Below are the names that were not used on any baby girls in 2016, and most have never been recorded in the U.S. at all. These are all legit, and many have historical, mythological or literary backgrounds. If you named your child one of the following names, yes it still shows up as unused because the Social Security Administration, for the sake of privacy, only mentions names given five times or more. I have now (as of 5-12-18) updated this list with the applicable 2017 stats.

Abigaia
Acantha
Accalia (suddenly 7 in 2017)
Acrasia
Adamina
Aegina
Aeronwen
Aetheria
Alastrina/Alastriona
Aleydis
Alienor
Alifair, Allifair, Alafare, Alafair
Allegria
Alsatia
Altamira
Aludra
Alula
Amabilia
Amapola
Amarantha
Ambroselle, Ambrosine/a
Amelina
Aminta
Amoret
Anatolia
Anaxandra
Angerona
Angiola
Angiolina
Antalia
Antalya
Aphra
Aquamarine
Aquilina
Aradia (5 in 2017)
Araminta
Archina
Ardith
Argenta
Arianell
Arianella
Arianwen
Aristea (11 in 2017)
Aristella
Armandine, Armandina
Arolilja
Artemesia
Ashera (6 in 2017)
Aspasia
Atalanta
Atira
Aveza
Awilda
Azzurra

Basia
Belisama
Bellona
Belphoebe
Belva
Berania
Bernardine, Bernardina
Betony
Betsan
Bevan (5 in 2017)
Bluebell
Boglarka
Boudicca
Bradamante
Branwen
Brianza
Brigantia
Britomart
Brunelle
Brunissende
Bunny

Cadwen
Caelia
Calcia
Calico
Calluna
Calpurnia
Calvina
Cambina
Canella & Canela
Capella
Capitola, Capitolia, Capitolina
Capucine
Cardea
Carelia
Carissima
Carmenta
Carnella
Carola (5 in 2017)
Casilda
Caspia
Caspienne
Cassiane
Castalia
Catkin
Catriana
Celandine & Celandina
Cenawen
Chandra (16 in 2017, quite a jump from zero)
Charlotta
Chesten
Chestine, Chestina
Chrysanthe
Circe (5 in 2017)
Clarabel (5 in 2017 spelled Clarabell, along with 5 Clarabella and 30 Clarabelle)
Claria
Clarimonde
Clarissent
Claudie
Clelia
Clorinda
Collina
Concordia
Coralia
Coralina (5 in 2017)
Corisande
Coventina
Crescentia
Crisanta
Cura
Cybele
Cypriana

Dagmar
Dalma
Decima
Deianira
Desdemona (8 in 2017, back again from its last appearance in 1994)
Deverra
Dido
Diamanta
Dianora
Diantha
Divinia
Domitille, Domitilla
Doronina
Doveva
Duessa
Dulcibella

Easter (5 in 2017)
Egeria
Elska
Eluned
Elysiana
Emerant
Emerence, Emerentia, Emerencia, Emerentina
Empanda
Endrina
Epona
Eruca
Esmerina
Espiridiana
Eudoxia
Eulalie
Evelisse

Faina
Fairuza
Falena
Farzana
(Fauna 0 in 2017), Faunella
Fenella
Fenicia
Fennia
Ferelith
Feronia
Ffion
Fiamma & Fiammetta
Fidelia (5 in 2017)
Fien
Fifer
Finola (5 in 2017)
Fiorenza
Florizella
Forestyne
Fortuna, Fortunata
Fortunata
Franzia
Freesia
Frostine
Fruzsina
Furrina

Galatea, no Galatia in 2017
Galene
Galila
Garance
Gavia
Gayla
Ghislaine (5 in 2017)
Glausia
Glynis
Godiva (5 in 2017)
Grania
Gratia
Gunila
Gwyneira

Heliabel
Hester

Ingela
Isannah
Iselin
Ismay 
Ismene
Imriska
Ismenia
Ismeria
Isola
Isolda
Isolina
Izola (5 in 2017)
6 Izora in 2016, none in 2017

Jacquetta
Jennet
Jocasta
Juturna

Kasienka
Kasimira
Katalin
Katinka
Kelda
Kerensa
Kilda
Kilmeny
Kinga
Kolfinna
Kollina

Laureline
Leocadia
Lettice
Lilium
Lillias
Lionella
Lise
Lithia, Lithiya
Lore
Loredana
Loria
Lorian
Lucasta
Ludovica
Lunaria

Mafalda
Magnilda
Maibritt
Malvina
Marcellina
Marcheline
Maristella (7 in 2017)
Marzanna
Marzena
Maudeline
Maximiliana (5 in 2017)
Mazarine
Megaera
Meissa
Melisande
Mellonia
Melusine
Micheline
Milda
Miuccia
Morwenna
Musa
Myfanwy

Nausicaa
Nelleke
Nephele
Nerine
Nicandra
Nimue (5 in 2017)
Nineve
Niniane
Niobe (5 in 2017)
Nortia

Odile
Oenone
Oliviera
Ombeline
Orabel
Orfea
Oriane
Orlena
Osa (6 in 2017)
Ottoline
6 Ourania in 2016, 0 in 2017

Paget
Palatine
Palatua
Pamina
Panna
Pascaline
Patelana
Patria
Pax (5 in 2017)
Pelagia (5 in 2017, very exciting)
Pellonia
Perdita
Peregrina
Peronelle
Perrine
Persinette
Petrina
Petronella & Petronilla
Petunia
Placida
Plumeria
Polaris
Pomeline
Pomona
Porrima
Proserpine
Prunella

Questa
Quilla
Quillana
Quitterie

Radomira
Raziela
Rhonwen
Rhoswen
Rixende
Rohana
Romilda
Romola
Ronia (10 in 2017)
Roos
Rosmerta
Roswitha
Roxelana
Rudolpha & Rudolfa
Rudolphine
Rumina
Runcina
Rurina
Ruscella

Sabeline
Sagitta
Salacia
Satia
Satyana
Season (8 in 2017)
Seia
Serenella
Severina
Shalimar
Shera
Siasmin
Sidonia
Signy (5 in 2017)
Silena
Silveria
Sirene
Sissela
Strenia
Suadela
Sylvestine
Syrene

Tamarisk & Tamarix
Tanaquil
Tanith
Thaddea
Thaisa
Thalassa
Thana
Thebe
Tiarella
Tigris
Timea
Tirion
Titania
Tomyris
Tristana
Tristania
Trystine
Tutelina

Ulla (7 in 2017)
Umbrielle
Undine
Ursa (5 in 2017)

Valentia
Valina
Vanadis
Venelia
Venetia (5 in 2017)
Venla
Verina
Verulia
Vibia
Volutina

Willadeen, Willadine, Willardine
Willodean, Willodeen, Willowdean

Xanthippe

Zabel
Zephyrine

*Update: also, none of these Gascon language girl's names were used except for Adelaida, Alaria, Belina, Celina, and Clarie. Most of these unusual French girl's names weren't used either (2016 data in post).

Comments

  1. When I was in hospital with my son (2015, in Australia) there was another woman who had boy/girl twins named Felix and Aphra. So gorgeous!

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  2. That's an unexpected combo! I've had a soft spot for Aphra since reading Aphra Behn in college.

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