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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  • Sabina

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    Sabina is a sleek but neglected name (possibly due to The Rape of the Sabine Women) from an ancient Roman tribal name that's well worth consideration. The equally alluring Sabine is heard in France... Read More 

  • Septima

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    Name for a seventh child, back when people had them.  Read More 

  • Sergia

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    Not as common as brother Sergio, but still quite frequently heard in the Hispanic community, as in Bolivian singer Sergia Llanos. Read More 

  • Severina

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    Not only stern and serious, but a little too severe. Read More 

  • Silvia

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    This original form of the name -- the more familiar Sylvia spelling came later -- seems more modern now.  Read More 

  • Tanaquil

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    This intriguing name of an ancient Etruscan queen renowned for her prophetic powers was long associated with the prima ballerina Tanaquil LeClerq.  Read More 

  • Tauria

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    The name of an area of Peru, this could be a possibilty for a springtime baby born under the sign of Taurus. Read More 

  • Tertia

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    Tertia—which is occasionally used in the UK, but rarely in the US, would make an unconventional but interesting possibility for the third child in a family. Terza and Terzo are lively Italian femal... Read More 

  • Titiana

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    Related to the Roman name Titius and the more modern Titus, the "tit" syllable would be problematic for any modern girl. Try the similar Russian name Tatiana. Read More 

  • Tullia

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    The unusual and intriguing Tullia has been used since Roman times as a feminine of the illustrious family name Tullius, as in philosopher Marcus Tullius Cicero. Modern parents who like Tallulah or ... Read More 

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