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Do British baby girl names have a distinct style? You bet, and often British names are a step or two ahead of American style. Some of the hottest baby girl names in England, Scotland, and Wales are still cool -- and underused -- choices in the U.S.. Here, some of the most intriguing British baby names for girls.
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  • Catriona

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    This Katherine variation, used through Ireland and Scotland, is pronounced as Katrina -- kat-tree-na. The name became popular after the Crusaders brought home stories about the colorful fourth cen... Read More 

  • Cerys

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    Common name in Wales -- it's pronounced ker-is and also spelled Carys -- that's all but unknown in the U.S. Certainly an attractive choice ripe for export. Read More 

  • Clementine

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    Clementine is a Nameberry favorite though it hasn't appeared on the U.S. Top 1000 for more than half a century. Still, its style value may mean there are more Clementines than you might guess in y... Read More 

  • Clover

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    Clover is a charming, perky choice if you want to move beyond hothouse blooms like Rose and Lily, and it's recently become a new celeb favorite, chosen by both Neal McDonough and Natasha Gregson Wa... Read More 

  • Cressida

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    Cressida is a pretty mythological and Shakespearean heroine name much better known in Britain than it is here — an imbalance the adventurous baby namer might want to correct. For although the Troja... Read More 

  • Eilidh

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    Long popular in Scotland, this attractive name is widely considered to be the Gaelic version of Helen. After the Normans introduced it into the British Isles, it was transformed into Evelyn. It h... Read More 

  • Elspeth

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    Elspeth is one of those names that never quite made it out of the British Isles--particularly Scotland, but possesses a winningly childlike charm. Elspeth was used by Sir Walter Scott for several o... Read More 

  • Eugenie

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    Eugenie enjoyed a major dusting off when Fergie and Prince Andrew chose it for their daughter, restoring a patina of royal sheen it hadn't had since the time of Napoleon III's glamorous empress--wh... Read More 

  • Eva

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    Eva is a simple, classic name, but be warned: There are suddenly a lot of little girls named Eva (and Ava and Eve) around, perhaps inspired by Eva Longoria--Eva has been a Top 100 name since 2009. ... Read More 

  • Evie

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    In the land of the nickname name, otherwise known as the UK, where diminutives like Freddie, Millie, Maisie, Alfie and Ollie are all the rage, Evie has been in and around the Top 10 for several yea... Read More 

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