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.
  • Hermione

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    Hermione's costarring role in Harry Potter has made this previously ignored, once stodgy name suddenly viable. Hermione could really take off once today's children start having kids of... Read More 

  • Hero

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    Despite the possibility of gender confusion, the Hero in Greek myth was a woman. Myleene Klass got that when she chose Hero for her daughter, and Sam Taylor-Wood and Aaron Johnson used it as their... Read More 

  • Hestia

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    Hestia is the name of the Greek goddess of the hearth, home and chastity. Though Hestia has been long dormant as a name, it's a possibility for the parent in search of a classic name with deep... Read More 

  • Ianthe

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    Like Violet, Lavender and Lilac, Ianthe is a purple flower name. Chosen by the poet Shelley for his daughter, Ianthe has a poetic, romantic, almost ethereal quality. In the ancient myth, she was... Read More 

  • Indira

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    Indira might have a more modern, exotic feel were it not for the somewhat middle-aged image of longtime Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi. Read More 

  • Irene

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    Serene Irene, the name of the Greek goddess of peace, was hugely popular in ancient Rome and again in the United States a hundred years ago.

    One of the most popular names of the Roman... Read More 

  • Iris

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    Iris is one of the bouquet of turn-of-the-last-century flower names that is gradually beginning to regain its appeal: it is now at the highest point it has been since 1956.

    Part of this... Read More 

  • Isis

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    Isis has gone from magical, feminist name on the rise to the forbidden list because of the extremist terror group called ISIS, an acronym for Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Unsurprisingly, Isis... Read More 

  • Isolde

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    Now that Tristan has been rediscovered, maybe it's time for his fabled lover in the Arthurian romances and Wagnerian opera, a beautiful Irish princess, to be brought back into the light as well. ... Read More 

  • Jana

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    A sweet name with many cross-cultural ties, popular in the Slavic countries, Holland, Scandinavia, and Ireland. Read More 

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