Traditional names have become popular for baby names, but a new trend is starting. One of the latest trends is to give babies a badass name. These names tend to have a more modern take on them than more classic options. To figure out the perfect name for your child, check out these 100 badass baby girl names.
100 Badass Baby Girl Names
Willow is a beautiful name for a baby girl. A willow tree is strong and resolute. Over the years, it has often been a representation of loyalty and faithfulness.
Nightshade is a deadly poison, which certainly qualifies this as a badass baby girl name.
Lilith comes from Hebrew. In Hebrew, it is often translated as night monster, storm goddess or ghost. In Jewish folklore, Lilith was the first partner of Adam. She rejected his marriage proposal and was turned into a demon afterward.
4. Maya Angelou
Maya would be a wonderful girl’s name. Maya Angelou was known for her poetry, autobiographies and work as a civil rights activist.
This Egyptian goddess name would make a wonderful girl’s name.
In the Bible, Delilah was the one who tricked Samson out of his strength by cutting his hair.
Ruby is a beautiful stone as well as one of the badass actresses who stars in Orange Is the New Black.
Athena was the goddess of wisdom in ancient myths and is often represented by an owl.
Mulan would be a great girl’s name. It is one of the few Disney princesses who actually does something important. In the movie, Mulan saves all of China by disguising herself as a man and joining the army to defeat the Huns.
Lola is often a name of temptresses in Hollywood movies and is a popular name in Hollywood at the moment.
In Buddhist myths, Mara tried to tempt the Buddha from achieving enlightenment.
Flame might sound like a comic book hero, but it would be a badass baby name.
Blaze could also be spelled as Blaise. The original name came from Latin and meant someone who stutters. In an Arthurian legend, Blaise is the secretary of Merlin the Magician.
Luna means moon, but the name Luna can also represent the Greek goddess of the moon, Artemis. In the Harry Potter series, Luna Lovegood was one of the members of Dumbledore’s Army.
15. Rosie the Riveter
Rosie the Riveter was a major feminist icon during and after World War II, so Rosie would be an awesome name for a little girl.
16. Jane Austen
Jane would be a wonderful name since Jane Austen is one of the most famous female novelists ever. Her novels are still constantly being turned into Hollywood movies.
Harlow might sound like a boy’s name, but it can also be used for little girls. In Old English, it was a word for a meadow of hares.
Radium might be an element on the periodical table, but it would also be a wonderful name for a little girl.
Mercury was the messenger god in Greek mythology. It is also the closest planet to the sun in our solar system.
Ravens are some of the smartest birds and are often used to represent wisdom. In the X-Men movies, Raven is also someone who fought alongside Professor X for mutant justice.
Entropy is a scientific term, but it also sounds like an amazing name for a baby girl. It has a hip, unusual sound to it.
Beryllium is one of the elements. You could also create nicknames using this name like Little Bear.
An atom might be the fundamental particle in the universe, but your Atom will be the fundamental part of your family life.
24. Florence Nightingale
Florence Nightingale became famous as a legendary nurse. Florence is also a name based on the root word for flower.
Beretta would be an incredibly badass, hip name. The Beretta gun is manufactured in Italy and has now become a baby name.
Volt sounds like a superhero name, and it would certainly be an unusual choice for your daughter.
Sacajawea is famous as a face on our dollar coins. Long ago, she was the Native American guide who helped Lewis and Clark cross the country.
28. Susan B. Anthony
Long ago, Susan B. Anthony was known for fighting for women’s suffrage and was a household name.
Ida Wells-Barnett was an amazing woman. In addition to being a suffragist and a journalist, she also campaigned against lynching. In her day, she was also one of the leading figures responsible for preventing segregation in Chicago’s schools.
Neptune might sound a bit like a boy’s name, but it would certainly be a unique name for a little girl.
Kublai Khan was a famous conqueror and warrior, but his name sounds like something that could be used as a girl’s name today.
Artemisa is a famous artist from the Baroque era. Artemisia Gentileschi was one of the only female artists to ever attend the art academies. She painted her famous work, “Judith Slaying Holofernes,” as revenge after her rapist was convicted and never served his prison sentence.
Radon would certainly make an unusual name.
This name might be badass, but it would also raise a lot of eyebrows in your child’s science classes.
Xena is a name from a television show that showcased a warrior princess.
Neon is both a type of color and an element in the periodic table.
Artemis was known as the goddess of the hunt and the moon. She is often portrayed with bows and arrows as an ancient version of the modern Katniss.
If you are not sure which element to use on the periodic table, you could always just call your daughter Element.
Trinity has religious overtones, but it was also the name of a site for testing nuclear bombs.
With the popularity of Buddhism in the United States, we think that Zen is going to become an increasingly popular name.
Amelia Bloomer was known as a women’s rights activist during the 19th century. She also advocated for changes to women’s clothing that would make the clothes less restrictive.
If you want to go nuclear with your naming options, choose this name.
Rogue is often used to mean a troublemaker and someone going rogue means that they go off on their own. It also happens to be the name of a female superhero in the Marvel universe.
The black mamba is a dangerous snake, which makes this one of the more badass names on this list.
Kahina was a warrior, which makes this a wonderful name for a little girl.
Aiden is a name that comes from Ireland. It comes from the name, Aodh, which was the name of the Celtic god of the son. Aiden means little and fiery. A similar sounding name in Turkish, Aydin, means enlightened.
Teuta was a famous warrior, which makes her name a great one for a little girl.
Long ago, Isis was a part of the Egyptian pantheon of gods. While this would normally be a badass name for a little girl, it is an unfortunate choice now because the Islamic State group uses the acronym ISIS as well.
Sadie is such a beautiful sounding name that was immortalized forever in the Beatles song called Sexy Sadie.
Blair is an amazingly badass name that just has a chic, hip ring to it.
Nefertiti was famous as a female pharaoh who once ruled over all of Egypt.
52. Calamity Jane
If you love old western stories about bandits and bank robbers, then the name Calamity Jane is a perfect choice for you.
These female warriors would make a great name for a little girl.
Medusa is always portrayed as a monster with snakes instead of hair. She was known as a formidable opponent and would be quite a badass name for a little girl.
Roxy is short for Roxanna, which means dawn and bright. It was also famous for being in a Police song and was later used as the name of the main character in Chicago.
Buffy is the famous name of the main character in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which makes this another awesome naming option.
Ion is both a badass name and a conveniently short name to use. You could add just about any middle name to Ion.
Dalai is part of the title of the Dalai Lama, which makes this name have a hip, New Age feel to it.
Celeste has a heavenly, celestial ring to it.
Eon would be another excellent name for a baby name,
Harley might be a type of motorcycle, but it could also be a name for a baby girl. In the Batman Universe, Harley Quinn is the name of the female assistant to the Joker.
Jubilee is a joyful, happy sounding name.
At first glance, this sounds like just a name from a comic book. On second glance, it has a hip, badass sound to it that would make it perfect for a strong, empowered daughter.
Xenon is an element, but it would also make for a unique baby name.
Elektra has an “electric” ring to it that makes it really stand out on this list.
Katniss was the main character in the Hunger Games series. She was known for being an amazing archer and for taking her sister’s spot in the Hunger Games.
Helium would be an unusual name. If you name your daughter this, I foresee many, many balloons in her future.
Aella was known for being an Amazon warrior. In Greek mythology, she wielded a double-edged sword. While we are not sure how this should be pronounced, we do know that it means whirlwind in Greek.
Boudica was a warrior queen who is famous in Celtic legends and history.
Juno is the goddess who is the queen of the gods. It was also the name of the main character in a popular Hollywood movie.
Vapor sounds like another comic book name.
Hera was the queen of the gods who was the partner of Zeus.
Diana was the goddess of the moon, the wilderness and virginity.
Rebel is the name of a popular comedian and would be a brilliant name for a little girl with a rebellious nature.
Venus was the goddess of love and romance. It is also the name of the second planet from the sun.
Elizabeth I was known as the virgin queen. She was infamous for her amazing ability to rule, and she also made a name for herself by defeating the Spanish armada.
Kartini sounds like an awesome name. It is also the name of a social activist and writer Raden Adjeng Kartini. Kartini advocated for women’s rights, education and emancipation. She is often considered the first feminist in Indonesia.
This would be another unusual, but amazing, name choice.
79. Marie Curie
Marie Curie discovered radiation along with her partner and husband. She ultimately died from exposure to radiation, but she still remains one of the most famous female scientists ever.
80. Annie Oakley
Annie Oakley was an amazing hunter. Growing up with just her mother and siblings, she started to hunt to provide for her family. It was said that she could shoot a squirrel through its eye. Later on, she became a star in Wild West shows for her excellent shooting abilities.
Tempest is a major storm, and it is often used to describe girls who are passionate.
82. Isadora Duncan
Isadora Duncan was an unusual woman in history. She created her own style of dancing that involved Greek statue-like dance movements and lots and lots of see-through scarves.
Hermione was the badass sidekick of Harry Potter in the Harry Potter series.
Selenium is an element, but it also sounds like a word that is used for the moon stone.
85. Nellie Bly
Nellie Bly was known as a stunt journalist. She traveled around the world in 72 days. She rose to fame by going undercover in an insane asylum to document the abuses and neglect of the patients.
Tequila would be a badass name, but it is also an alcohol made from the agave plant. You might want to watch out and make sure that this name does not encourage your daughter to become an alcoholic.
Aphrodite was known as the goddess of love.
Amazon warriors were a female group of warriors who were legendary for their ferociousness and fighting ability.
Saturn is the sixth planet from the sun.
Alexander the Great was one of the greatest military leaders and conquerors ever. This is a female version of his name.
91. Hannah Senesh
Hannah Senesh was part of the Jewish resistance to the Nazis during World War II. She parachuted into occupied territory to fight the Nazis. After she was eventually caught, she withstood torture to protect her fellow fighters and was ultimately executed right as the Nazis were losing the war.
Angelina is a name that means angel, but it also is the name of the abolitionist and suffragist, Angelina Grimke Weld.
Queen Victoria was one of the most popular queens of England in history.
Electron would be a clever, unusual name for a baby girl.
Violet is both a beautiful flower and a beautiful little girl’s name.
Nancy was the name of a spy and journalist called Nancy Wake who worked with the French Resistance in World War II. She managed to save the lives of more than a hundred Allied military men by sneaking them through France to Spain.
This is another elemental name that would be an interesting choice for a baby girl.
Indigo is a beautiful flower that creates a purple and blue-colored dye.
If you loved Battleship Galactica and want a space-oriented name, this is a good choice.
Shabina is an Arabic name that means eye of the storm.