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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.
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  • Grace

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    Grace is now just outside the Top 20, but who would have thought such a simple and pure virtue name as Grace, which originally referred to divine grace, could ever become trendy? Because that's wha... Read More 

  • Harlow

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    Jean Harlow (born Harlean Carpenter), the original platinum blonde bombshell, was a symbol of 1930's glamour, a factor that first Patricia Arquette and then Nicole Richie and Joel Madden probably h... Read More 

  • Harper

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    Harper is a red hot name for girls, having jumped an impressive 30 places between 2011 and 2012, a prime example of the trend for using surnames-turned-boys'-names for girls. Harper was rarely hear... Read More 

  • Hillary

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    This is the spelling of the name used by Mrs. Clinton, whose fame has temporarily taken this name off the table for babies. A pity, really, as it's got so much going for it: the popular, rhythmic t... 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 

  • 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 

  • 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 

  • Juno

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    Juno is an ancient name that feels as fresh as if it had been minted — well, not yesterday, but in 2007. Since the release of the popular indie film Juno , this lively but strong o-ending Roman god... Read More 

  • Louisa

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    Louisa, a quaint vintage name, is an example of the idea that these days, old-style girls' names are more fashionable when they end with an a rather than with e, as in Julie/Julia, Diane/Diana. Ano... Read More 

  • Maya

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    Maya, which has an exotic, almost mystical image, has been steadily climbing in popularity, and is now firmly in the Top 70. In addition to being the name of a Central American culture, Maya was ... Read More 

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