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Mythological Baby Names for Girls

Mythological baby names for girls can impart both tradition and strength to a child. The pantheon of Greek and Roman deities and other classical mythological figures can provide an abundant source of audacious options, all combining deep history with not-heard-in-a-long-time freshness.
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  • Clio

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    Clio is the name of the ancient Greek mythological muse of history and heroic poetry, one that is rich with modern charm and would make an intriguing choice, especially thanks to its dynamic o-endi... Read More 

  • Cybele

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    Cybele, the name of a Greek goddess of fertility, health, and nature, would unfortunately and undoubtedly be confused with Sybil. Read More 

  • Cynthia

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    Cynthia is an attractive name -- in classical mythology an epithet for Artemis or Diana -- that was so overexposed in the middle of the twentieth century, along with its nickname Cindy, that it fel... Read More 

  • Daphne

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    Daphne's origins may be Greek, but it's seen by Americans as quintessentially British--as in the Daphne Moon character on Frasier . In the past five years, it jumped from Number 538 to 397, the hig... Read More 

  • Delia

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    Delia is a somewhat neglected seductive southern charmer that stands on its own but also might be short for Adelia or Cordelia. Delia's name is based on that of the Greek island of Delos, which i... Read More 

  • Demeter

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    Demeter, the Greek goddess of grain, agriculture, and the harvest, growth and nourishment, was Zeus's sister and Persephone's mother. Variation Demetria is the full name of actress Demi Moore.  Read More 

  • Diana

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    Diana, the tragic British princess, inspired many fashions, but strangely, not one for her name. The classic and lovely moon-goddess name Diana hovered for years around Number 100, though now it's... Read More 

  • Echo

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    Echo, the pretty, resonant name of a legendary nymph, was the heroine of Joss Whedon's sci-fi series Dollhouse . Nick Hexum, of the band 311, named his daughter Echo Love. In the Greek myth, Echo ... Read More 

  • Enid

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    This Celtic goddess and Arthurian name may sound terminally old-ladyish to many ears--but so did names like Ella and Etta not so long ago. So Enid is yet another forgotten four-letter E-possibility... Read More 

  • Eos

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    Eos -- that's pronounced with a short e like eros without the r -- is the Greek Titan of the dawn. Any ancient name with a sleek modern feel has definite revival possibilities. Eos could be an in... Read More 

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