Home Life 100 Badass Baby Girl Names

100 Badass Baby Girl Names


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

1. Willow

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.

2. Nightshade

Nightshade is a deadly poison, which certainly qualifies this as a badass baby girl name.

3. Lilith

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.

5. Ishtar

This Egyptian goddess name would make a wonderful girl’s name.

6. Delilah

In the Bible, Delilah was the one who tricked Samson out of his strength by cutting his hair.

7. Ruby

Ruby is a beautiful stone as well as one of the badass actresses who stars in Orange Is the New Black.

8. Athena

Athena was the goddess of wisdom in ancient myths and is often represented by an owl.

9. Mulan

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.

10. Lola

Lola is often a name of temptresses in Hollywood movies and is a popular name in Hollywood at the moment.

11. Mara

In Buddhist myths, Mara tried to tempt the Buddha from achieving enlightenment.

12. Flame

Flame might sound like a comic book hero, but it would be a badass baby name.

13. Blaze

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.

14. Luna

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.

17. Harlow

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.

18. Radium

Radium might be an element on the periodical table, but it would also be a wonderful name for a little girl.

19. Mercury

Mercury was the messenger god in Greek mythology. It is also the closest planet to the sun in our solar system.

20. Raven

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.

21. Entropy

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.

22. Beryllium

Beryllium is one of the elements. You could also create nicknames using this name like Little Bear.

23. Atom

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.

25. Beretta

Beretta would be an incredibly badass, hip name. The Beretta gun is manufactured in Italy and has now become a baby name.

26. Volt

Volt sounds like a superhero name, and it would certainly be an unusual choice for your daughter.

27. Sacajawea

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.

29. Ida

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.

30. Neptune

Neptune might sound a bit like a boy’s name, but it would certainly be a unique name for a little girl.

31. Kublai

Kublai Khan was a famous conqueror and warrior, but his name sounds like something that could be used as a girl’s name today.

32. Artemisia

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.

33. Radon

Radon would certainly make an unusual name.

34. Radioactive

This name might be badass, but it would also raise a lot of eyebrows in your child’s science classes.

35. Xena

Xena is a name from a television show that showcased a warrior princess.

36. Neon

Neon is both a type of color and an element in the periodic table.

37. Artemis

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.

38. Element

If you are not sure which element to use on the periodic table, you could always just call your daughter Element.

39. Trinity

Trinity has religious overtones, but it was also the name of a site for testing nuclear bombs.

40. Zen

With the popularity of Buddhism in the United States, we think that Zen is going to become an increasingly popular name.

41. Amelia

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.

42. Nuclear

If you want to go nuclear with your naming options, choose this name.

43. Rogue

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.

44. Mamba

The black mamba is a dangerous snake, which makes this one of the more badass names on this list.

45. Kahina

Kahina was a warrior, which makes this a wonderful name for a little girl.

46. Aiden

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.

47. Teuta

Teuta was a famous warrior, which makes her name a great one for a little girl.

48. Isis

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.

49. Sadie

Sadie is such a beautiful sounding name that was immortalized forever in the Beatles song called Sexy Sadie.

50. Blair

Blair is an amazingly badass name that just has a chic, hip ring to it.

51. Nefertiti

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.

53. Valkyrie

These female warriors would make a great name for a little girl.

54. Medusa

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.

55. Roxy

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.

56. Buffy

Buffy is the famous name of the main character in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which makes this another awesome naming option.

57. Ion

Ion is both a badass name and a conveniently short name to use. You could add just about any middle name to Ion.

58. Dalai

Dalai is part of the title of the Dalai Lama, which makes this name have a hip, New Age feel to it.

59. Celeste

Celeste has a heavenly, celestial ring to it.

60. Eon

Eon would be another excellent name for a baby name,

61. Harley

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.

62. Jubilee

Jubilee is a joyful, happy sounding name.

63. Storm

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.

64. Xenon

Xenon is an element, but it would also make for a unique baby name.

65. Elektra

Elektra has an “electric” ring to it that makes it really stand out on this list.

66. Katniss

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.

67. Helium

Helium would be an unusual name. If you name your daughter this, I foresee many, many balloons in her future.

68. Aella

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.

69. Boudica

Boudica was a warrior queen who is famous in Celtic legends and history.

70. Juno

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.

71. Vapor

Vapor sounds like another comic book name.

72. Hera

Hera was the queen of the gods who was the partner of Zeus.

73. Diana

Diana was the goddess of the moon, the wilderness and virginity.

74. Rebel

Rebel is the name of a popular comedian and would be a brilliant name for a little girl with a rebellious nature.

75. Venus

Venus was the goddess of love and romance. It is also the name of the second planet from the sun.

76. Elizabeth

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.

77. Kartini

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.

78. Atomic

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.

81. Tempest

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.

83. Hermione

Hermione was the badass sidekick of Harry Potter in the Harry Potter series.

84. Selenium

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.

86. Tequila

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.

87. Aphrodite

Aphrodite was known as the goddess of love.

88. Amazon

Amazon warriors were a female group of warriors who were legendary for their ferociousness and fighting ability.

89. Saturn

Saturn is the sixth planet from the sun.

90. Alexandra

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.

92. Angelina

Angelina is a name that means angel, but it also is the name of the abolitionist and suffragist, Angelina Grimke Weld.

93. Victoria

Queen Victoria was one of the most popular queens of England in history.

94. Electron

Electron would be a clever, unusual name for a baby girl.

95. Violet

Violet is both a beautiful flower and a beautiful little girl’s name.

96. Nancy

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.

97. Chromium

This is another elemental name that would be an interesting choice for a baby girl.

98. Indigo

Indigo is a beautiful flower that creates a purple and blue-colored dye.

99. Galactica

If you loved Battleship Galactica and want a space-oriented name, this is a good choice.

100. Shabina

Shabina is an Arabic name that means eye of the storm.


  1. Dacey is a beautiful name. It’s actually a French name, in French the meaning of the name Dacey is “Of the nobility.”

    • Thank you for sharing your insights and thoughts. There are many backgrounds for names. We always appreciate when members of our community share their positive and supportive comments. Please share more of your thoughts and feelings in the future. Have a great day, Dacey!

    • Thank you for sharing your insights and thoughts. There are many backgrounds for names. We always appreciate when members of our community share their positive and supportive comments. Please share more of your thoughts and feelings in the future. Have a great day, Dacey!


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here