Heroine Baby Names

If you want to give your little girl an inspirational name drawn from a heroine of the past or present, in the arts or politics, real or fictional but always inspirational, consult this list of heroine baby names.
  • 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 

  • Djuna

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Novelist Djuna Barnes introduced this interesting and unusual name with an arty, Bohemian feel to the mix. She explained that it was invented by her father, saying it came about as a combination... Read More 

  • Edith

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Edith was a hugely popular name a hundred years ago that's being revived among stylish parents in Stockholm and London. It's currently beginning to gain traction in the US among those with a taste... Read More 

  • Eleanor

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Eleanor, a stately name that has been in and out of fashion since Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine brought it from France to England in the twelfth century, is hot again. Eleanor's straightforward... Read More 

  • Emma

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Emma made a surprise return to the Number 1 spot, having done handsprings up the popularity charts thanks to a legion of Emma heroines, from Bovary to Goldman to Jane Austen's protagonist. So... Read More 

  • Flannery

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Long before the vogue of using Irish surnames for girls, writer Flannery O'Connor gave this one some visibility. It has a warm (flannelly) feel and the currently popular three-syllable ee-ending... Read More 

  • Florence

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Florence, which has been neglected for decades, has a lot going for it, both for its floral feel and as a place name connection to the lovely Italian city (after which Florence Nightingale was... Read More 

  • Frida

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    The dynamic personality and paintings of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo have inspired growing numbers of parents to resurrect this form of the name. Read More 

  • Georgia

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Georgia is so rich, lush and luscious, it's almost irresistible. Georgia's now a rising star among the feminizations of George, helped by associations with the southern state (named for British... Read More 

  • Gloria

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Gloria is beginning to move beyond its de-glamorized Grandma image, most recently thanks to glamorous young Hollywood parents Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard, who chose it for their second... Read More 

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