Cool Girl Names from Ancient Cultures

There are so many ancient names for girls -- from Rome and Byzantium, from Olde England and Germany -- that deserve to be unearthed in the interest of cool. Here's a selection of worthy ancient names, from a range of eras and places, that make unique baby names for girls.
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  • Abelia

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    This feminine form of Abel makes a distinctive alternative to the widely used Abigail.  Read More 

  • Aeliana

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    This female form of the ancient Latin Aelian has an appealing sound, though kids might have a hard time handling that initial "ae" spelling. The Annals of Aeliana is a children's fantasy series by... Read More 

  • Albia

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    A rarely heard ancient Latin name that has a not-so-appealing brand name feel. Read More 

  • Amica

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    Amica is a word meaning girlfriend that is not often used as a name in Italy, but it would sound pretty and namelike elsewhere. Read More 

  • Annia

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    An ancient Roman name that has never made it into the modern world. Read More 

  • Aphra

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    Aphra would make an interesting choice-- especially since it's the name of the first professional female writer in English, the seventeenth century's Aphra Behn. Born in 1640, she was a prolific dr... Read More 

  • Aquilia

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    This and two other female forms -- AQUILA and AQUILINA -- of the Roman family name Aquilius might live on in modern times.  Read More 

  • Argentia

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    A shimmery ancient Roman name that could still shine today. VARIATION: ARGENTA Read More 

  • Arria

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    The name of a woman who played a dramatic role in ancient Roman legend, it seems quite slight for modern use. Variation: ARIA Read More 

  • Atarah

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    This name of a minor character in the Old Testament, also spelled Atara, has a softly pleasing sound. In the Old Testament, Atarah was a descendant of Judah.  Read More 

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