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80+ Unique Girl Names That Start With A

A is for Apple… but there are so many other unique girl names that start with A that haven’t been used by Gwenyth! Are you looking for a unique girl name beginning with the letter A? Check out this list of 80 lovely and unique girl names that start with A!

80+ Girls Names that Start with Letter A

Why Letter A?

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Did you know almost 15% of names in the US begin with the letter A? For girls, that stat is even higher, at nearly 18%. Not only is it the first letter of the alphabet, but there is something appealing and attractive about the letter and its sound. No wonder it’s so popular.

You might be worried that you won’t be able to find a unique girl name that starts with A because so many people have A names. But don’t worry. We’ve done the work for you.

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Below we’ve compiled a list of over 80 beautiful and unique girls names that start with A. From exotic to old fashioned to totally new and original, you’ll have no trouble finding the perfect name for your new baby girl.

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Unique Girl Names The Start with A

Aanya

From Sanskrit, meaning ‘inexhaustible’.

Aarya

Variant of Arya, and Indo-Iranian name meaning ‘noble’.

Abrielle

Variation on Aubrielle which is an elaboration of Aubrey.

Acacia

After the tree of the same name.

Ada

Shortened form of Adelaide.

Adaline

Variant of Adelina, meaning ‘noble’.

Addilyn

Variant of Adeline.

Adelaide

meaning noble and kind. Saint Adelaide was the wife of Holy Roman Emperor Otto the Great. A city in Austria bears the name Adelaide.

Adele

From the Germanic, meaning ‘noble’.

Adella

Variant of Adela, meaning ‘noble’.

Adia

Means ‘queen’ in Igede and ‘gift’ in Swahili.

Adley

Variant of Hadley, a surname meaning ‘heather field’.

Adria

Shortened form of Adriana.

Agnes

Meaning ‘chaste’ or ‘lamb’.

Aida

Variant of Ayda, meaning ‘returning visitor’ in Arabic.

Aila

Finnish form of Aile, meaning ‘holy’ or ‘blessed’.

Aileen

Variant of Eileen.

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Ainsley

From the surname, originally a location in England.

Ainslyn

Variation of Ainsley.

Aisling

Meaning ‘dream, vision’ in Irish Gaelic.

Aja

From Greenlandic meaning ‘maternal aunt’.

Alaya

From the Buddhist term, ‘dwelling’ or ‘abode’, refers to where a person’s karma resides.

Alba

Feminine form of Albus, meaning ‘white’ or ‘bright’ in Latin, or ‘elf’ in Germanic.

Alberta

Feminine form of Albert, meaning ‘noble’ and ‘bright’

Alia

Variant of the Germanic, Ella, or Arabic, Alya.

Aleena

Variant of Alena or Alina.

Alessia

Italian feminine form of Alexis, meaning ‘helper’ or ‘defender’.

Alida

Shortened form of Adelaide, meaning ‘noble’.

Alisa

Eastern European form of Alice.

Alita

Variant of Aletha, meaning ‘truth’.

Alivia

Variant of Olivia.

Aliza

Meaning ‘joyful’ in Hebrew.

Allegra

Meaning ‘cheerful’ or ‘lively’.

Alma

Latin for ‘nourishing’, Spanish for ‘the soul’ or Hebrew for ‘young woman’.

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Althea

Related to the Greek word for ‘healing’.

Alora

Variant on Elora.

Amaira

Variant of Amirah, feminine form of Amir, meaning ‘commander’ or ‘prince’.

Amalia

Latinized version of Germanic name, Amala, meaning ‘work’.

Amara

Meaning ‘grace’ in Igboo (West African).

Amberly

Elaboration of Amber, which refers to the gemstone.

Amalie

From amal, meaning ‘work’.

Aminah

Meaning ‘truthful’ in Arabic.

Anastasia

Feminized variant of Anastasius.

Anaya

Feminine form of Anay, derived from the Sanskrit word, meaning “misfortune adversity; without a superior’.

Anais

Occitan and Catalan form of Anna.

Andi

Shortened form of Andrea,

Angeline

French form of Angela, from the word, ‘angel’.

Angelique

French/Dutch version of Angelica, meaning ‘angelic’ or from the Greek for ‘messenger’.

Anika

A diminutive for Anna in German, Dutch or Slovene, or the Indian and Hindi feminine form of Anik, meaning ‘army’ or ‘splendor’.

 

Anita

A diminutive of Ana or the feminine form of Anit.

Antionette

Feminine diminutive of Antoine, made famous by Marie Antionette, Queen of France.

Ara

Originally a masculine name of Sumerian origin, A name of a legendary Armenian king.

Arabella

Scottish variant of Annabel, meaning ‘invokable’.

Aria

A modern name meaning song or melody in English (Aria refers to a type of solo in an opera), or a variant of the Persian name, Arya

Ariade

Portuguese form of Ariade, meaning ‘most holy’.

Ariel

Originally a male name meaning ‘lion of God’ in Hebrew, it became a popular female name after Disney released The Little Mermaid in the 1980’s.

Aryana

Variant of Ariana, the Portuguese form of Ariade, meaning ‘most holy’.

Asha

From the Sanskrit word for ‘wish, desire, hope’. or a Swahili name meaning ‘life’.

Ashleen

Anglicized form of Aisling, meaning ‘dream, vision’ in Irish Gaelic.

Asia

An English name after the continent, or a Polish diminutive of Joanna.

Aspen

An English name for the tree of the same name.

Astrid

From the Old Norse for ‘god’ and ‘beautiful, beloved’.

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Athena

Greek goddess of wisdom and warfare.

Aubree

Variant of Aubrey, originally a masculine name, but became popular for girls after the 1970’s song by Bread.

Audra

English variant of Audrey or Lithuanian for ‘storm’.

Audrina

An elaboration of Audrey, became popular after the MTV show, The Hills premiered.

Augusta

Feminine form of Augustus, meaning ‘great’.

 

August

After the 8th month of the year.

Aura

Meaning a distinctive atmosphere or illumination

Aurelia

Feminine form of Aurelius, from the Latin for ‘golden, gilded’

Aurora

The Roman goddess of the morning, meaning ‘dawn’ in Latin.

Austin

Originally a boy’s name, Austin is a shortened form of Augustine, and is also a city in Texas

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Autumn

After the name of the season.

Avalon

Refers to the island paradise King Arthur was taken to after he died.

Avalyn

A combination of Ava and Lynn, or a form of Aveline

Avana

Feminized form of Avan, from the Kurdish for water.

Aveline

A Norman French version of Avila, meaning ‘desired’.

Aven

Anglicization of the Irish Aoibheann, meaning ‘beautiful sheen in Gaelic.

Avia

Hebrew for ‘my father is Yahweh’. Variant of Abijah, the name of several people in the Old Testament.

Aviana

Made famous by movie star, Amy Adams, who gave this name to her daughter after her birthplace, Aviano, Italy.

Aya

A Japanese name meaning ‘colour’ or ‘design’.

Ayla

Hebrew variant of Elah, or Turkish for ‘moonlight, halo’. Ayla is the main character in ‘Clan of the Cave Bears’.

Azalea

Named after the flower of the same name.

 

 

Name meanings were sourced from Behind the Name.

These are my favorite unique girl names that start with A. I hope this makes your journey to choosing your baby’s name a little easier!

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