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200+ Badass Girl Names That Sound Fierce AF

If you want your little girl to grow into a powerful woman, give her one of these badass names to begin her journey.

Women are strong. Women are fierce. Women are badass. They deserve names that sound as tough as they are, so the world knows not to mess with them. Here is a full list of badass girl names to give your little girl. I mean, who wouldn’t want to introduce their little one with a badass name that they will grow up to love and own?

Maybe you’re searching for a badass girl name that is also pretty and has come from classic works of literature or inspired by a Disney princess or character. Maybe you’re looking for a name that is typically for boys but you like it anyway. Or maybe you’re looking for the name of someone who has had a strong impact on your life. Whatever the case may be, you’ve come to the right place.

These baby names can encourage your little girl to grow up to become a strong, independent, and powerful woman just like her mother. We have badass girl names from many nationalities. We have badass girl names for those wanting to name their little girl after a famous, powerful woman in (or making) history.

We have many names on this list that are both common and unique. Nonetheless, they are still the best names for those wanting to raise an empowering, strong young woman. Stop your search for the best baby girl names because we have them all here! Consider these cool, badass names to be the perfect name for your baby.

Badass Girl Names Inspired From Badass Women In (Or Making) History

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Who inspires you? Who empowers you? There are women in history who have paved the way for women today. They have given women the ability to be confident in all that they do.

Whether your favorite woman is a talented actress, an activist, a motivational speaker, a woman in politics, an artist, a doctor, or someone whose work you love, let them (and their names!) serve as inspiration and motivation for your daughter.

Here is a list of some empowering females that we think could be good names for your little one:

Amelia

This name is inspired by the extraordinary aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

Marie

Although this is a pretty common name, it’s still a powerful one. Let Marie Curie, one of the most famous scientists of all time and the first female to win a Nobel Prize be an inspiration for this name.

Harriet

This name can be inspired by the American abolitionist and political activist Harriet Tubman, who developed the Underground Railroad to rescue nearly 70 enslaved people.

Nadia

Not only is this a Slavic name meaning “hope,” but this can be associated with Nadia Murad, the first Iraqi woman to receive a Nobel Peace Prize. Her fight for women and for ending human trafficking makes her a true badass.

Reese

This is a Welsh gender-neutral name meaning “fiery.” You might recognize this name from Reese Witherspoon, an American actress, producer, and entrepreneur. She is best known for playing Elle Woods in Legally Blonde and for starting Reese’s Book Club. What, like it’s hard?

Althea

This name could be inspired by Althea Gibson, the first African American woman to play at Wimbledon. She paved the way for other women, African Americans, and African American women.

Greta

This Greek name is pretty common, however, it can serve as great name option for your little environmental activist, like Greta Thunberg. Greta is a young, Swedish activist bringing attention to climate change and a perfect example for your little girl to stand up for what she believes in.

Estée

This is a name of French and Latin origin and also the name of one of the most influential cosmetic companies in the world and one of the wealthiest self-made women in the world, Estée Lauder.

Ada

This name could be inspired by Ada Lovelace, the 19th-century mathematician, and creator of the first computer algorithm. If that’s not the right name to empower your little one in a male-dominated industry, then we don’t know what is.

Badass Girl Names From Mythology, Astrology, and Astronomy

Baby girls deserve beautiful names. Here are some of the most badass girl names you can use for your daughter:

Athena

Greek name based on the mythological goddess Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom and War.

Pandora

In Greek mythology, Pandora was the first human woman created by Hephaestus. This name means “all,” “gift,” and “all-gifted.”

Sirena

Greek name meaning “enchanter.” In Greek mythology, sirens were half-bird, half-woman creatures who lured seamen to their doom with their irresistible singing.

Medusa

Based on the Greek mythological woman who was so beautiful and so vain that the gods punished her by making her hair into snakes.

Terra

This is a Latin name meaning “Earth.” In mythology, she was the Roman earth goddess and equivalent to the Greek Gaia.

Hera

In Greek mythology, Hera was the Queen of Heaven and the wife of Zeus. This name means “queen” signifying the “goddess of marriages.”

Lyra

Greek name meaning “lyre.” In astronomy, this is a constellation based on the lyre of Orpheus. In Greek mythology, Orpheus was a poet who entranced wild beasts with his singing and lyre playing.

Luna

This is an Italian and Spanish name, but of Latin origin, meaning “moon.”

Venus

Equivalent to the Greek goddess Aphrodite, Venus was the Roman goddess of love and beauty.

Lovely Girl Names from Old English, French, and Greek Origin

Desdemona

Greek name meaning “ill-starred”, and a character in Othello. If you’re a fan of William Shakespeare’s writing, this name just might be meant for you!

Elektra

This is a badass baby name. It’s a Greek name meaning “shining,” or “amber,” or “incandescent.”

Kamala

This is a Sanskrit (or Greek) name meaning “lotus,” which means “the flower.”

Echo

Latin and Greek origin meaning “reflected sound.” It was also found in Greek mythology–a nymph had an unrequited love for Narcissus that forced her to fade away and leave the sound of her voice. Makes sense, huh?

Lexis

Greek name related to “Alexis” meaning “defender.”

Emersyn

An English name meaning “son of Emery.” This name is also a variation of “Emerson,” based on the famous essayist and poet. If you’re a fan of his writing or just literature in general, this name might be of interest to you.

Ember

An English unisex name meaning “spark” or “burning low.”

Devyn

An English name meaning “young deer” or “poet.” Other variations of this name are Devon and Devin.

Delphine

French name with two associations–“dolphin” and “delphinium”, which is a bluebell-like flower. It also is associated with the name “Delphi”, based on the ancient Greek city of Delphi that the Greeks believed to be the womb of the earth.

Calixta

Greek name meaning “most beautiful.”

Domino

French and Latin variant of Dominique, meaning “lord.”

Hale

Typically a boy’s name, this Old English name means “hero.”

Badass Girl Names That Are Also Pretty and Classic

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Here are some cool girl names that you can use on your daughter or a fictional character in stories:

Hermione

Harry Potter lovers, this one is for you! We all know and love Hermione, but this is also a great way to pay tribute to Emma Watson, the actress who played her.

Emma

This is a German name meaning “whole” or “universal.” It’s a quite popular name, but one that will never go out of style. If you’re a fan of Jane Austen’s Emma, this might be a good name for your little one.

Mulan

Disney lovers, this one might be for you. Hua Mulan, a Chinese legend, was the inspiration behind the classic Disney film.

Eden

A Hebrew name meaning “delight.” Eden is also the name of the first woman from ancient Israel and the Catholic Bible’s Book of Genesis. Other variants of this name are Edith (feminine) and Aiden/Aidan (masculine.)

Nia

This name means bright, lustrous, goal, or purpose.

Clarice

This name means bright, clear, or famous.

Zara

This name means radiance.

Monique

This name means wise, warm, or single.

Lennox

This name means with many elm trees.

Winslet

This name means channel or stream.

Nova

This name means a star showing a sudden large increase in brightness and then slowly returning to its original state over a few months.

Jupiter

This name refers to the largest of the planets and fifth in order from the sun.

Saturn

This name refers to the planet sixth in order from the sun.

Astro

This name relates to the stars, celestial objects, or outer space.

Artemis

This name refers to the goddess of the hunt.

Skye

This is a gender-neutral name with a Scottish origin.

Karma

This name refers to destiny or fate.

Orion

This name refers to a giant hunter slain by Artemis in Greek mythology.

Xena

This name means guest or stranger.

Fallon

This name means superiority or descended from a ruler.

Mia

This name derives from a word that means dear or darling.

Moana

This name means ocean, sea, or wide expanse of water.

Sawyer

This name means someone who earned his living by sawing wood.

Cleo

This name means to praise or acclaim.

Valentina

This name means healthy and strong.

Lux

This name means light.

Gemma

This name means precious stone.

Rory

This name means red-haired king.

Evangeline

This name means good news.

Maxine

This name means the greatest.

Badass Girl Names From Colors and Crystals

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Topaz

Teal

Sapphire

Rouge

Olive

Opal

Jade

Ivy

Ruby

Indigo

Jewel

Badass Girl Names Inspired By Places, Animals, and Things

London

Boston

Dallas

Amazon

Fawn

Coral

Flame

Vegas

Vienna

India

Bristol

Alaska

Badass Girl Names That May Be Used For Boys’ Baby Names

Who said that a baby name has to properly identify the gender of the baby? Who said that girl names have to be girly and pretty and only for girls? Who said that names for baby boys are only for boys? Times are changing and that’s not the way things go anymore!

Picking a boy name for your girl is not only unique, but it gives way for a deeper meaning: your child has the freedom, the comfortability, and the safety to grow up as the human they are, no matter how they identify (boy or girl or neither). If you’re searching for a name for your little one that will obviously stand out from the rest, here is the list you’ve been looking for.

Carter

Bandit

Bentley

Dodger

Hunter

Paisley

River

Scout

Shiloh

Sage

Ryland

Tris

Teagan

Quinn

Rowan

Rey

Peyton

Harley

Henley

Badass Baby Girl Names That Are More Common Yet Still Unique

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Brooke

Aria

Tess

Yvonne

Wren

Scarlett

Celine

Zoe

Adrianne

Paige

Roxy

Raquel

Sloane

Taryn

Simone

Sydney

Blair

Fiona

Bailey

Badass Baby Names From Popular Music Artists and Fictional Characters

Lennon – This name comes from a famous singer.

Jovi – This name comes from another famous singer.

Zelda – This comes from The Legend of Zelda.

Katniss – This name comes from the famous trilogy, The Hunger Games.

Ripley – English name meaning “strip of clearing in the woods.” This name was also used in the Alien films, and an actress even used this name for her daughter.

Buffy – This name comes from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Elsa – This comes from the animated movie Frozen.

Trinity – This refers to the holy Trinity or the woman from The Matrix.

Adele – This is the name of a famous singer that everyone has heard of before.

Fantasia – This name is from a famous Disney movie.

Ophelia – Greek name meaning “help.” This is also a character in William Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

Juno – This is from a movie that goes by the same name.

Lourde – This is a famous singer that your baby would be lucky to be named after.

Unique Girl Names With Special Meanings

What’s in a word? Here are some names that have deeper meanings to them and make them all so much more powerful and beautiful:

Calista – Latin and Greek name meaning “fairest; most beautiful”

Endellion – Either a Cornish or Welsh Gaelic name meaning “fire soul.”

Freya – Scandinavian name meaning “noble lady.”

Taika – Finnish name meaning “magic” or “spell.”

Suri – Hebrew name meaning “princess.”

Taya – Japanese name meaning “young.”

Saga – This comes from Norse mythology, meaning “goddess of storytelling” or “she who sees everything.”

Raina – French name meaning “queen.”

Greer – Scottish name meaning “watchful” or “vigilant.”

Klara – Of Latin origin and based on the name “Clarus,” the feminine form of this name means “clear, bright, famous.”

Juniper – Unisex name of Latin origin, derived from the word “Juniperus” meaning “young,” “to produce,” and “evergreen.”

Shabina – Muslim name meaning “the eye of the storm.”

Santana – Spanish name meaning “holy.”

Evren –Turkish name, often given to boys but still unisex, meaning “universe.”

Larkin – Irish and Gaelic name meaning “rough, fierce.”

Maeve – Irish and Gaelic origin meaning “intoxicating.”

Carlotta – Italian name meaning “free man.”

Lark – American name meaning “songbird.”

Myra – Sanskrit name meaning “sweet,” “admirable,” and “extraordinary.”

Tove – Swedish and Norwegian name meaning “beautiful.”

Willa – Old German name meaning “helmet, protection.”

Danica – Slavic and Latin name meaning “morning star.”

Other Badass Girl Names That Are Way Too Good Not To Share

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Anya

Brinley

Beatrix

Katana

Natalia

Felicity

Dixie

Harlow

Dominique

Kahina

Ramona

Naomi

Jaiyana

Kendra

Mamba

Moxie

Eon

Nike

Nikita

Octavia

Oakley

Odessa

Piper

Petra

Pia

Rhyder

Ronya

Radium

Rebel

Sonya

Sabra

Seven

Tempest

Thora

Vivica

Vada

Volt

Vapor

Victory

Winter

Wynn

Yvette

Ziva

Zen

Zona

Zuri

Which badass names were your favorite?

About the author

January Nelson is a writer, editor, and dreamer. She writes about astrology, games, love, relationships, and entertainment. January graduated with an English and Literature degree from Columbia University.

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