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:
  • 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. ... Read More 

  • Carolina

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    Languid, romantic, and classy, this variation heats up Caroline and modernizes Carol, adding a southern accent.

    Pronounced Caro-LINE-a in English-speaking countries, it is heard as... Read More 

  • Caroline

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    Caroline is a perennial classic, in the Top 100 since 1994. It is now up from last year at Number 58, roughly the same position it held in 1885. Caroline is elegant, calling to mind the Kennedy... 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 

  • Cassandra

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    The name of the tragic mythological Trojan princess who was given the gift of prophecy by Apollo, but was condemned never to be believed, Cassandra has been used for exotic characters in movies... Read More 

  • Cassidy

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    Has fallen off its Kathie Lee Gifford inspired peak. 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... Read More 

  • Charlotte

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    The name of the young Princess of Cambridge, Charlotte is the latest classic name to join Sophia, Emma, Olivia, and Isabella in a rise toward the top of the list, making Number 10 in the US this... Read More 

  • Cheyenne

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    The name of a courageous tribe, Cheyenne became quite popular in the 1990s, inspiring a wide range of spelling variations—Shyanne is one example that's still on the rise. Read More 

  • Chiara

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    Chiara is a lovely and romantic Italian name that's familiar but not widely used here: a real winner. You might consider Chiara instead of Claire, Clara, Cara, or even Keira.

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