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28 Gorgeous Girls’ Names We Love

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By Abby Sandel

Nameberry is lucky enough to have millions of visitors every month, and one of our favorite things to do is check out the baby names that catch your interest. It’s the basis of the Nameberry Top 1000, a list that includes many a favorite in the US and elsewhere in the English-speaking world, but also some baby names that are popular only on Nameberry – at least for now.

Let’s take a look at some of the gorgeous names for girls that are far more popular on Nameberry than they are in the US. Sometimes it’s clearly the influence of Britberries – Imogen, we’re looking at you! But often it just demonstrates that Nameberry readers are consistently ahead of the curve when it comes to choosing stylish baby names.

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By Abby Sandel

Karolina Kurkova recently welcomed her second son. John Oliver announced that he’s a new dad to a baby boy, and word is that David Tennant has a new daughter.

So far, we’ve yet to hear the names those famous families have chosen for their new additions.

Is delaying the name announcement the new norm?

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New Starbabies Born in October

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How does she do it? Once again, CaraMichelle has managed to unearth the names of a prodigious number of celebrity births.

Both Deschanel sisters gave birth in October, but it was Zooey‘s name choice, Elsie Otter, that attracted the most attention—particularly the middle name, which was seen, for the most part, as an adorable new animal option. Another high-powered celeb, Carey Mulligan, picked the more classic Evelyn Grace, while Brooklyn Decker and Andy Roddick went the cut-to-the-nickname route with Hank.

A couple of interesting sibsets: Halo, Heaven and Harmony, and Scout and Sailor. But the most unique prize has to go to baby boy Xess Xava.

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Long, Lovely Names for Girls

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By Abby Sandel

Earlier this week, Mike Myers and wife Kelly Tisdale welcomed a new daughter, a sister for Spike Alan and Sunday Molly. Their older kids’ names are bold, unconventional choices, but they went a different direction for their newest arrival: Paulina.

It might be a departure for the Myers family, but it’s in step with many of the names that we love for girls today. Sophia is popular the world over. Olivia and Isabella are Top Ten favorites in the US, and names like Arabella, Ariana, and Valentina are stylish, too.

Could Paulina be part of the next wave of long, lovely, romantic names for girls? And if so, what are some of the other up-and-coming names that could also catch on?

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Popular French Baby Names of 2016

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By Stephanie Rapoport, meilleursprenoms

To check out the latest trends in French baby names, we turn once again to our go-to expert Stéphanie Rapoport, creator of the popular site Meilleurs Prénoms. Each year, Stéphanie shares her predictions for the following year, based on her analysis of the current data provided by the French National Statistics Office. Here’s what she sees ahead for 2016.

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