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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.

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

Who inspires you? Who empowers you? There are women in history who have paved the way for women today. The 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 can 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

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 – 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.

Nova

Jupiter

Saturn

Astro

Artemis

Skye

Karma

Orion

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Badass Girl Names That Are Also Pretty and Classic

Nia

Clarice

Zara

Monique

Lennox

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.

Winslet

Xena

Fallon

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.

Mia

Moana

Sawyer

Cleo

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

Valentina

Lux

Gemma

Rory

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.)

Evangeline

Maxine

Badass Girl Names From Colors and Crystals

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

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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 – 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 – 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 – A English unisex name meaning “spark” or “burning low.”

Devyn – 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 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 Girl Names That Are More Common Yet Still Unique

Brooke

Aria

Tess

Yvonne

Wren

Scarlett

Celine

Zoe

Adrianne

Paige

Roxy

Raquel

Sloane

Taryn

Simone

Sydney

Blair

Fiona

Bailey

Badass Girl Names From Popular Music Artists and Fictional Characters

Lennon

Jovi

Zelda

Katniss

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

Lisbeth

Elsa

Adele

Fantasia

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

Juno

Lourde

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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

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

Trinity

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. Read more articles from January on Thought Catalog.

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