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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  • Athalia

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    Athalia was an Old Testament daughter of Jezebel and a king's powerful wife with a gory history. You don't wanna know -- and you probably don't wanna name your kid after her either. Pretty name, th... Read More 

  • Aurelia

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    Aurelia is the shimmering female form of the Roman classic Aurelius, very common in the Roman Empire and currently experiencing a resurgence in the US -- it was one of the fastest-rising names in 2... Read More 

  • Avita

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    Avita sounds like a drug name. In fact, it is! (It's an acne medication.) While that may not be enough to stop you, you might want to consider Aviva, Vita, or Evita (which has issues of its own)... Read More 

  • Basilia

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    Rare but attractive female form of Basil.  Read More 

  • Beata

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    Beata, a Latinate saint's name, has been widely used primarily by Roman Catholics in several European countries, but is rarely heard in English-speaking countries. Playground alert: could be mispro... Read More 

  • Calvina

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    There are several better Cal- names that don't simply echo a male form.  Read More 

  • Campana

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    Most often heard as an Italian surname, this might be an unusual yet musical option. Read More 

  • Candida

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    Attractive ancient name borne by several saints but sullied by association with yeast infection.  Read More 

  • Cassia

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    Cassia is one of the rare names that's truly unusual yet has a stylish feel. Cassia has the added attraction of the sweet smell of cinnamon; a cassia tree or bush, which has yellow flowers, produce... Read More 

  • Clemencia

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    This ancient feminine form is the kind of name your child will grow least by her fiftieth birthday.  Read More 

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