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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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  • Turia

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    An ancient Roman name, lost to time. Read More 

  • Urbana

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    If you live in the city, you might call your urban baby Urbana; if you live in the suburbs--don't even think of Surbana. Read More 

  • Valentina

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    Valentina is a more exotic and artistic ballerina-type successor to Valerie; a pretty, recommended choice. Mexican-born actress Salma Hayek and husband Francois-Henri Pinault named their daughter V... Read More 

  • Valeria

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    Valeria -- the original form of the name, used by early Christians -- is now more popular than the Franco-American Valerie.  Read More 

  • Varinia

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    An ancient Roman name rarely heard in modern times, though the related VARINA appears in Slavic families. Read More 

  • Verina

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    More often spelled VERENA, this name is attached to a third century Swiss saint. But the "virtue" name VERITY, is more appealing and comes more directly to the point. Read More 

  • Viviana

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    Lively and rhythmic version of Vivian heard in Italy and Spain. A vivid choice.  Read More 

  • Zelina

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    An exotic, rarely heard name which might appeal to parents looking for an unusual name starting with "Z". Read More 

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