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Alexandra is one of the original elaborate feminizations, classy and classic. It's a gorgeous name, but there are an awful lot of little girls named Alexandra, Alexa, Alexis, Alex and so on around these days. If you want something more unusual, consider one of these Alexandra equivalents.
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  • Federica

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    Federica is the Latin version of Frederica, one of those formerly stuffy female names -- think Josephine and Eleanor -- that feels fresh and elegant again. And Federica has more energy without that... Read More 

  • Francesca

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    Francesca is a lighter and much more feminine choice than the classic Frances, and one that is increasingly popular with upscale parents. Francesca made an appearance in Dante's Inferno and then,... Read More 

  • Gabriella

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    Gabriella -- a strong yet graceful feminine form of Gabriel -- is on the rise, given to more than five thousand baby girls last year, with the double L spelling more popular. For more variations of... Read More 

  • Georgiana

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    Long a popular upper-crust form in England, where it's pronounced George-ee-AH-na, Georgiana has been been neglected here. But with Georgia growing more popular and the general fashion for elabora... Read More 

  • Julietta

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    Julietta feels newly fresh and friendly thanks to the growing familiarity of Juliet and French sister Juliette. Read More 

  • Liliana

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    This melodious and feminine Latin variation of the Lily family is a favorite in the Hispanic community and would work beautifully with an Anglo surname as well. The late Sopranos star James Gando... Read More 

  • Mirabella

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    The short-lived magazine edited by former Vogue chief Grace Mirabella put this beautiful name off-limits for a while, but now it's perfectly fit to join the fashionable Bella pantheon. More distin... Read More 

  • Natalia

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    More exotic that Natalie, more unusual than Natasha, Natalia has been climbing up the popularity list since 1980; Natalia--also spelled Natalya--is now at Number 120. Heard frequently in Spain, Po... Read More 

  • Philippa

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    Philippa is a prime example of a boy's name adapted for girls that was common as crumpets in Cornwall, but rarely heard stateside, never having appeared in the Top 1000. That was before the advent... Read More 

  • Raffaela

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    Whether spelled Raffaela, Rafaela, Raffaella, or Raphaela, a euphonius and exotic name with a dark-eyed, long-flowing-haired image. Like Gabriella and Isabella, is beginning to be drawn into the A... Read More 

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