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Alia

Lyrical and pretty, Alia has never quite achieved the name fame of other similarly lovely names. A Hebrew girl's name, Alia... Read More

Alma

Celtic: Good

Irish: Good

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Amaryllis

Greek: Flower; poetically used to mean a simple shepherdess or country girl in I Care Not For Those Ladies by Thomas Campion (1567-1620)...

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Arabella

If you love the name Isabella but can't bear to have your daughter in a class with five other kids with the same name, try... Read More

Aragorn

Central character in J.R.R. TolkienĀ“s The Lord of the Rings, Aragorn is the heir of the Numenorean kings, and the one who... Read More

Aramis

French: Fictional swordsman from Alexandre Dumas'' Three Musketeers

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Arathorn

Character in J.R.R.TolkienĀ“s The Lord of the Rings, father of Aragorn Read More

Ariadne

Greek: Holy one; In Greek mythology, Ariadne is the daughter of King Minos who saves Thesus by helping him navigate the prison maze...

Latin Origin

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Arien

Greek: A Greek poet and musician. The mythological magic horse born to Poseidon and Demeter.

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Arline

Celtic: Oath

English: Variant of names ending in "arlene", such as Carlene and Charlene

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Arwen

English: In J.R.R. Tolkien''s The Lord of the Rings, Arwen is the daughter of Elrond and marries Aragorn to become queen of elves...

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Aslan

Persian Origin

Turkish: Lion; Parents and children will recognize Aslan as the majestic golden lion who rules Narnia in the classic C.S. Lewis book...

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Atalanta

Greek: Immoveable; the name of a female athlete and huntress in Greek mythology who vowed never to marry a man unless he beat her...

Latin Origin

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Aurora

Aurora was the poetic name of the princess in the 1959 Disney film Sleeping Beauty, but is only now rising in popularity... Read More

Bathsheba

Hebrew: Daughter of the oath; Bathsheba was the beautiful wife of King David, whom she married after David had her husband Uriah...

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Bella

Bella is a red-hot name right now. Thanks to the massive vampire-in-love phenomenon known as Twilight, Bella has skyrocketed... Read More

Brett

English: A person from Britain or Brittany; Brett is derived from a French surname and was co-opted by the English as a first name...

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Briana

Celtic: Strong or ascends; feminine form of Brian

English Origin

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Briony

English: Botanical name, a flowering perennial vine with heart-shaped leaves and a root used in some folk medicine; variant of Bryony...

Greek Origin

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Byron

English: The cattle herder or from the cow sheds

Teutonic: From the cottage

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Cade

English: Round or barrel

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Calliope

Greek: Beautiful voice; describes a mythological muse for epic poetry and a musical instrument filled with steam whistles

Latin Origin

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Catalina

Catalina is a modern-sounding alternative to the cool and composed Catherine, of which it's a variant. It's currently at... Read More

Clarissa

If you're old enough to associate this name with Melissa Joan Hart as the title character in "Clarissa Explains it All,"... Read More

Clea

Greek: Abbreviation of Clotilde and Cleopatra.

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Clifford

English: Lives near the ford by the cliff; Children will recognize this name for the beloved, classic canine character Clifford the...

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Conrad

Joseph Conrad, author of several books including the classic Heart of Darkness, was said to spend hours searching for the... Read More

Coraline

Coraline is a 2002 fantasy novella by Neil Gaiman that was made into a stop-motion film in 2009. Coralline is a type of algae... Read More

Cordelia

Queen Cordelia was a legendary Queen of the Britons and the youngest daughter of King Leir whose story was adapted by Shakespeare... Read More

Cormac

A Romanesque church at Cashel in Ireland is known as Cormac''s Chapel, for the Ulster king who built it, Cormac mac Carthaig... Read More