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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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  • Maeve

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    Maeve is a short and sweet legendary ancient Irish queen's name that is now finding well-deserved favor here--and would make an excellent first or middle name choice, with more character and resona... Read More 

  • Maia

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    Maia is a light, ethereal name with mystical overtones. In Greek legend, she was the fair-haired daughter of Atlas who mothered Zeus's favorite illegitimate son, Hermes. To the Romans, Maia was t... Read More 

  • Melea

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  • Minerva

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    Minerva is the long-neglected name of the Roman goddess of wisdom and invention, the arts and martial strength--which might appeal to adventurous feminist parents. Minerva Pott is a character in D... Read More 

  • Morgan

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    Morgan has long been a traditional Welsh male name whose most notable female antecedent is Morgan le Fay, King Arthur's half sister and a famed sorceress in Arthurian legend. In this country, Morga... Read More 

  • Neith

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    The name of the Egyptian goddess of home and femininity nevertheless has a masculine feel, a la Keith..  Read More 

  • Nephele

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    An enchanting ancient Greek name belonging to the Greek goddess who was created from a cloud by Zeus and so became goddess of the clouds and mother of the centaurs. Read More 

  • Nessa

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    Like its cousin Tessa, Nessa -- a shortening of Vanessa or Agnes or Anastasia among other possibilities -- is an attractive nickname that can stand on its own.  Read More 

  • Niamh

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    Niamh is an ancient Irish name that was originally a term for a goddess; rich in legendary associations. In Irish myth, one who bore it was Niamh of the Golden Hair, daughter of the sea god, who fa... Read More 

  • Nike

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    Better than Adidas.  Read More 

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