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.
  • Grace

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Grace returned to the Top 20 in 2015 after three years hovering just below. Who would have thought such a simple and pure virtue name as Grace, which originally referred to divine grace, could... Read More 

  • Harlow

    Gender: F LoveDislike

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

  • Harper

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Harper is a red hot name for girls, having jumped from obscurity to near the top of the popularity list in less than a decade; it entered the top 10 for the first time in 2015. Harper is a prime... Read More 

  • Hillary

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    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... Read More 

  • Indira

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    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

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    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,... Read More 

  • Josephine

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    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... Read More 

  • Juno

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    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... Read More 

  • Louisa

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    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 an e, as in... Read More 

  • Maya

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Maya, which has an exotic, almost mystical image, has been steadily climbing in popularity, and is now firmly in the Top 75.

    In addition to being the name of a Central American... Read More 

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