Coolator for Girls' Names

Cool girls' names can sometimes be made from less-than-cool ones. Sometimes, all you have to do is add an a to the end to bump them up several coolness levels: Natalie to Natalia, Susan to Susanna -- you get the picture. The point is that with a bit of ingenuity you can ramp up a name you like to a similar one that's cooler, or tone it down if you want to go in a quieter direction. Here are some examples:
  • Anna

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Anna has become the dominant form of the Ann family, having been firmly in the Top 25 for years and only slipping in the past couple years. Anna offers a touch of the exotic and a bit more style... Read More 

  • Anne

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    The name of the sainted mother of the Virgin Mary was among the top girls' baby names for centuries, in both the original English Ann spelling and the French Anne. Both left the Top 100 around... Read More 

  • Annika

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Annika is a surprise hit of recent years, inspired by golfer Sorenstam; for Trekkies, it was also the name of a 'Star Trek:Voyager' character. Some people's first memory of it might be as Pippi... Read More 

  • Aurora

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Aurora, the poetic name of the Roman goddess of sunrise whose tears turned into the morning dew, and of (Disney's) Sleeping Beauty, would be sure to make any little girl feel like a princess. ... Read More 

  • Ava

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Ava was given a huge popularity boost -- Ava's currently at Number 5 -- when dozens of high-profile stars such as Reese Witherspoon and Hugh Jackman chose Ava for their daughters. This Glamour... Read More 

  • Avery

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Though this unisex name has been around for a few decades, Avery has now definitely heated up for girls, partly as an alternative to the epidemic Ava. The female Avery has had a meteoric rise,... Read More 

  • Avis

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Avis is a bird name that's been in hibernation for awhile, possibly due to the car rental association, but it could make a return on the wings of Ava. Baldwin brother Daniel chose it for his... Read More 

  • Brianna

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Many different versions of Brianna are in the Top 1,000 -- a sure sign that, though pretty, Brianna's gotten more and more difficult to make distinctive. This is the most popular spelling, at... Read More 

  • Bronte

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    This lovely surname of the three novel-writing sisters, now used as a baby name makes a fitting tribute for lovers of Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights. While the original name... Read More 

  • Bryn

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Bryn is an up-and-coming gentle, yet substantial, Welsh name that would also be effective in the middle spot. In Wales it's more often heard as a boys' name.

    Bryn entered the U.S.... Read More 

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