Badass Girl Names:
The name may mean ‘angel’, but its most famous bearer Angelina Jolie is anything but. This feisty actor epitomized the bad girl by declaring her love for knives and wearing blood around her neck. Today, Angelina Jolie is an iconic actor and a humanitarian. This moniker is also shared by Angelina Grimke Weld, the abolitionist who fought for the women’s right.
This Hebrew name can mean ‘ghost,’ ‘night monster’, or ‘storm goddess,’ depending on the translation. As per Jewish folklore, Lilith was Adam’s first wife, but was banished from Garden of Eden, when she refused to make herself subservient to Adam. The name is not every popular within the religious communities, but has blossomed through the pop culture as a name full of independence and strength.
This name evokes not just the Ivy League elitism, but also high-stakes revenge schemes. This name was personified perfectly by Blair Waldorf, the “Gossip Girls” evil queen. With her icy stare and flawless hairs, Blair Waldorf commanded both adoration and attention wherever she went. And Blair can be used for baby boys as well.
The name Lola brings to mind a sly temptress who does not like following rules. Both Jean Harlow and Marlene Dietrich played the roles of saucy Lolas in “Bombshell” and “The Blue Angel” respectively. And how can anyone forget the catchy chorus “L-O-L-A”? This name is a favorite in Hollywood right now.
Aella was the fierce Amazon warrior notorious for wielding a double-edged sword in Greek mythology. This beautiful name means ‘whirlwind.’ We’re not quite sure about its pronunciation. Perhaps our Greek readers could help us with it.
Ruby is one of the coolest badass baby girl names, especially when you consider the power of the bad girl, Ruby Rose in “Orange is the New Black,” who is a DJ, model, and a recording artist.
The Irish name Aiden has become quite popular in the recent years, probably because of its meaning ‘little and fiery’. The name is inspired from Aodh, the Celtic god of the sun, but there are similar versions of it found in some cultures, for instance, Aydin, which is a Turkish name, meaning ‘enlightened.’
The name Luna is as powerful as the celestial object it is named after. Luna means ‘moon,’ which is not just a beautiful celestial object, but also controls the tides. This moniker shines as brightly as the moon enlightening the dark world. Plus, the Greek goddess of the Moon, Artemis was also a badass.
Amelia Bloomer, the women’s rights activist is best known for advocating for the less restrictive women’s clothing in the 19th century. She is also considered the first of the feminists. The name also brings to mind the aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart.
Shabina is a beautiful Arabic name and means ‘eye of the storm’, which is just, well, badass. In nature, the eye of the storm is the region of calm weather in the center of hurricane, cyclone and tropical storm. If you go with the metaphorical sense, don’t we all want to be the eye of the storm in life?
The hissing sound of this name is reminiscent of a snake. And it also has a snobbish air to it. Along with these, Sadie also brings to mind the cool girl that everyone loves to hate. And the Beatles immortalized this name via their song, “Sexy Sadie”.
Harlow is an English baby name that means ‘meadow of hares’. What makes badass baby names stand out is that it does not refer to the cute, little bunnies, but energetic and anti-social hares. A girl with this name would not be afraid to be herself.
Tempest is a cool and evocative word name. The first part of Tempest, a moniker from England speaks of a temperate nature. But it also refers to the turbulent storm. This moniker is for girls who are passionate by nature, but would also come to reason quickly.
It cannot get more badass than his. Tequila is a Spanish name for liquor that is obtained from the agave plant. This alcohol is believed to bring out the real person. So a girl named Tequila would also be a real thing. She will not try to hide her original self from anyone.
Do you wish your daughter to become a famous activist and writer? Then you can name her Kartini for Raden Ajeng Kartini, the social activist who advocated for women’s education and emancipation and wrote about the need for protection of traditional arts and public health on the island of Java. Some even regard her as Indonesia’s first feminist.
If you want your baby to fight tirelessly for justice, you couldn’t pick a name better than Ida. Ida Wells-Barnett was a brilliant American suffragist, journalist, and anti-lynching campaigner. She wrote on history and law of lynching and worked with multiple associations and organizations for the advancement of the African-American women. She even blocked the establishment of segregated schools in Chicago.
Raven Darkholme is one of the most badass superheroines. In the X-men movies. Raven was a close aid of Professor X, the leader of X-Men. She fought for mutant justice with him. And there’s Raven from the series “That’s So Raven”. People who have watched the series must be well aware of how cool and daring Raven was on the show.
If you want your daughter’s name to be exceedingly glamorous and badass at the same time, we suggest you name her Nancy, after Nancy Wake, the journalist and spy of the French Resistance during the Second World War. During the war, Nancy saved lives of over a hundred Allied soldiers and downed aviators by escorting them through France to Spain.
Beretta is one of the most usable word names we have come across. The gun Beretta, manufactured by the Italian firearms was named after the owner of the company. This name has now entered the mainstream as a badass baby name. Bristol Palin used it as a middle name for her daughter Breeze.
Do you think your bundle of joy has a fine, artistic mind? Then name her Artemisia after one of the most badass artists of the Baroque era. Artemisia Gentileschi achieved acclaim at a time when women were not even allowed to attend the art academies. She was raped by her colleague’s father and had to go through a brutal trial. Her rapist was convicted, but he did not serve his sentence. After the trial, Artemisia painted her most famous work “Judith Slaying Holofernes, as revenge for her trial.
This macho biker name has now traveled to the female territory. It was given to over 900 girls last year, which is double the number of baby boys named Harley. Harley entered the female side in the year 1991, after the introduction of Joker’s female assistant Harley Quinn in the Batman universe. In the United Kingdom, Harley holds the 49th spot, not bad for a badass baby name. And we predict that it will climb even further.