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:
  • Gemma

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    Gemma is a jewel of a name, an Italian classic that was very popular in 1980s England, but has only recently been started to be used here; it entered the list in 2008, and is already at 272. ... Read More 

  • Gena

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    Actress Gena Rowlands publicized this name, which she pronounces with a soft e. Read More 

  • Geneva

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    Unlike its somewhat formal Swiss city namesake, this is a lively and appealing place-name that also has a real history as a female name.

    Geneva was a relatively popular American name... Read More 

  • Genevieve

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Genevieve is a perfect choice for anyone who wants to retain the gen sound but is tired of all the overused Jen names. The medieval saint Genevieve, patroness of Paris, defended the city against... Read More 

  • Georgette

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Has a musty 1940s feel. Try Georgia -- or Georgiana.Read More 

  • Georgia

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    Georgia is so rich, lush and luscious, it's almost irresistible. Georgia's now a rising star among the feminizations of George, helped by associations with the southern state (named for British... Read More 

  • Georgina

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Now more popular than Georgiana in Britain, this elegant Dickens. Jane Austen name deserves attention. Most American parents prefer Georgia to Georgina or any other feminization of George.Read More 

  • Gracie

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Cute Gracie is one of the more recently revived nickname names by parents who chose it over the more formal Grace--or variations like Graziella or Grania. Country singers Faith Hill and Tim... Read More 

  • Gwen

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    While Gwen may have originated as a short form of Gwendolen, these days, it usually stands on its own. Rocker Gwen Stefani has given it a shot of cool, and parents are choosing it as a standalone... Read More 

  • Gwyneth

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Because of Gwyneth Paltrow, this has almost become a one-person name, but not in the prohibitive there's-only-one-Oprah sense. Also seen as Gwenyth and Gweneth, this mellifluous appellation is... Read More 

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