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:
  • Cindy

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    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

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    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 

  • Daisy

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Daisy, fresh, wholesome, and energetic, is one of the flower names that burst back into bloom after a century's hibernation. Originally a nickname for Margaret (the French Marguerite is the word... Read More 

  • Dawn

    Gender: F Love Dislike

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

  • Diana

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Diana, the tragic British princess, inspired many fashions, but strangely, not one for her name. The classic and lovely moon-goddess name Diana hovered for years around Number 100, though now it's... Read More 

  • Diane

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    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... Read More 

  • Dinah

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    As the song says, "Dinah, is there anyone finer?" Dinah is a charming, underused Old Testament name, long shunned for its old slave-name stereotype--Dinah was the family cook in Uncle Tom's... Read More 

  • Dora

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Dora is poised for a comeback, right behind Laura, Nora, Cora, and Flora. First-time parents who haven't watched cartoons in a couple of decades should be aware of the Dora the Explorer... Read More 

  • Eliza

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Eliza is one of our favorite names; we love its combination of streamlined modernity and Eliza Doolittle charm and spunk, and offer Eliza as one of our top recommendations.

    That... Read More 

  • Florida

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Lacks the cachet of some newer place-names. Read More 

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