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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:
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  • Anne

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    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 1970... Read More 

  • Avis

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    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 daught... Read More 

  • Brianna

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

  • Carol

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    A Caroline abbreviation that was wildly popular with Mom's generation...or Grandma's. At one time it was given to girls born around the holidays because of its association with Christmas carols. C... Read More 

  • Casey

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    One of the original unisex Irish surname names, energetic Casey bounced onto the scene in the 1960s, then peaked in the 1980s for both boys and girls.  Read More 

  • Charlene

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    Charlene is a Charlotte variation that, along with similar names like Arlene and Marlene, spiked in popularity in the 1940s and fifties, reaching a high of Number 100 in 1949. Most parents today w... Read More 

  • Cindy

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    Cindy's gone from cute teenager to peppy soccer mom, but it's not for her daughter. Cindy as proper name has been falling fast in recent years. Read More 

  • Crystal

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    Originally a male name, Crystal was hot in the 1980s along with shoulder pads and big hair, but retains none of the sparkle it once had.  Read More 

  • Dawn

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    There are more substantial names with the same golden meaning: Aurora (Latin), Zora (Arabic), and Roxana (Persian).  Read More 

  • Diane

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    Like Joanne and Christine, middle-aged Diane has been overshadowed by the a-ending version of her name. Diane has a definite mid-century feel; it was a Top 20 name from 1946 to 1959. Though it h... Read More 

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