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The princess names for girls here are those chosen by royal families around the world over the past decade or so. Your idea of princess names can be expanded to include those used over past generations -- Anne and Elizabeth and even Diana, say -- and to extend to fictional princesses such as Ariel and Aurora. Many of the real little princesses have three or four middle names.
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  • Isadora

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    Why is Isabella megapopular while Isadora goes virtually ignored? Too close a tie with tragic modern dancer Isadora Duncan (born Angela Isadora), who was done in by her long flowing scarf, perhaps,... Read More 

  • Joanna

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    The most usable name in her family, Joanna has been unobtrusively fashionable since the 1980s and continues to be appreciated for its New Testament history as a woman who accompanied Jesus on his t... Read More 

  • Josephine

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    With its large measure of class and character and a gently offbeat quality, plus an intriguing number of vivacious nicknames, it's no wonder Josephine is a Nameberry favorite and climbing up the na... Read More 

  • Juliana

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    Long common in Europe, the elegant and regal Juliana, also spelled with two n's, has invaded these shores, in tandem with the more classic Julia. There were several early Saint Julianas and Queen J... Read More 

  • Khadija

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    The Prophet Muhammad's first wife and the first convert to Islam.  Read More 

  • Laetitia

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    Laetitia adds a layer of ancient patina to the more prosaic LETITIA. Read More 

  • Laurence

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    A feminine form in France, this boyish choice could make a fresh alternative to Lauren or Laura -- or be an inventive way to honor Grandpa Larry.  Read More 

  • Leila

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    Leila is the root name for a lush garden of similarly exotic examples, including Laila and Layla. It was popularized by the poet Byron, who used it in his poem Don Juan for a ten-year-old Turkish g... Read More 

  • Lily

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    Lily is the most popular of the popular delicate century-old flower names now making a return, thanks to its many irresistible attributes: a cool elegance and a lovely sound, a symbol of purity and... Read More 

  • Louise

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    Louise has for several decades now been seen as competent, studious, and efficient -- desirable if not dramatic qualities. But now along with a raft of other 'L' names, as well as cousin Eloise, L... Read More 

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