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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  • Elizabella

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    Elizabella is a much more obscure smoosh than sisters Isabella and Annabelle, but the megapopularity of Isabella may give this unusual combo name a boost. Read More 

  • Fabia

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    Fabia is one of several pleasant international-accented female versions of Fabian.  Read More 

  • Fannia

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    A cute alternative to FANNY, with a slight Russian accent. Read More 

  • Fausta

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    Though often heard in the Hispanic and Italian communities, it hasn't made an impact here, perhaps because of the connection to the character of Faust and his pact with the devil. Variations: FAUS... Read More 

  • Faustina

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    A name with several distinguished namesakes: the wife of ancient Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius, a famous Italian opera singer, and two Catholic saints--making it both substantial and unusual. Read More 

  • Felicia

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    A lacy, lucky name very popular in the Hispanic community a decade ago, less so now.  Read More 

  • Flavia

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    An ancient Roman clan name, Flavia is one choice that's unusual but historic.  Read More 

  • Florentina

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    The most feminissima and flowery of the 'Flor" names. Another option would be FIORENTINA. Read More 

  • Fortunata

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    Brimming over with a sense of good fortune. Could make a little girl feel very lucky. Read More 

  • Gaia

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    The name of the Greek mythological earth goddess and universal mother; actress Emma Thompson stated that she was attracted by its ecological element, so other "green" parents may want to follow her... Read More 

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