Cool Girl Names From Around the World

Cool names for girls from a range of cultures and countries include the following choices.
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  • Alejandra

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    Alejandra, the Spanish form of this popular and multivaried name, has fans both in and outside the Latino community. Still, it has lost ground since its peak in the 1990s. Read More 

  • Alessia

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    The lovely Alessia would provide a fresh spin on Alexa, Alexis or Alyssa-- all becoming overused -- but probably will often be mistaken for one of those more familiar names. Read More 

  • Alexane

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    This attempt to exoticize ALEXANDRA only makes it sound 1950s, a la MARIANNE and ROSEANNE. Read More 

  • Amaia

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    This pretty and uncommon Basque name is all but unheard of in this country. Amaya is a spelling variation as well as a similar Japanese name meaning "night rain."  Read More 

  • Amelie

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    This French favorite has been gaining notice here thanks to the charming 2001 French film Amelie ; it entered the American popularity list in 2002 and has been rising ever since. Also spelled Amal... Read More 

  • Anika

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    Attractive name with ties to several cultures, both African and Scandinavian.  Read More 

  • Anja

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    Anja is one of the most exotic of several ethnic versions of Ann/Anna now being imported, also including Anya and Annika. Anja is heard in several European cultures, including Germany, Holland, a... Read More 

  • Anoush

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    A dramatically exotic name with a lot of sweep and swoosh. Also spelled Anush.  Read More 

  • Antonella

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    Antonella is an Italian version more feminine and exotic than Antonia. Antonina is a similarly appealing possibility, heard in Poland and Russia. Read More 

  • Aziza

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    Aziza is a zippy palindromic choice which also means "precious" in Swahili and Arabic. All in all, an attractive and interesting option; a Turkish variation is Azize. In African mythology, the A... Read More 

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