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Dutch Baby Names for Girls

Popular girl baby names in the Netherlands range from the familiar (to an English speaker) like Lisa and Kim through exotic baby names like Anouk to the intriguingly unusual. A sampling of baby names frequently heard in The Netherlands for girls:
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  • Fleur

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    Fleur is a generic, delicate flower name that emigrated into the English-speaking world when John Galsworthy bestowed it on one of the Forsytes in his celebrated saga. More recently, there was Fle... Read More 

  • Gwen

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    While Gwen may have originated as a short form of Gwendolen, these days, it usually stands on its own. Rocker Gwen Stefani has given it a shot of cool. Might also be short for Guinevere or Gwendolyn. Read More 

  • Ilse

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    Pronounced with two syllables, as if spelled Ilsa, Ilse is popular in The Netherlands and may rise here with cousin Elsa. Read More 

  • Isa

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    Isa is a name unto itself but might also be a short form of Isabel or Isadora. With the new popularity of Isabel and Isabella and even Bella, Isa may become more familiar.  Read More 

  • Isis

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    Isis, the name of the supreme Egyptian goddess of the moon, sky, magic, motherhood and fertility, is being revived by feminists and others willing to cross into arcane territory. And with the mini-... Read More 

  • Jade

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    As cool as the precius green stone said to transmit wisdom, clarity, justice, courage, and modesty, Jade has been rising in popularity since Mick and Bianca Jagger chose it for their daughter in 19... Read More 

  • Lara

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    Laura or Lauren alternative made romantic by Dr. Zhivago, and sexy by video-game heroine Lara Croft.  Read More 

  • Liv

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    The fame of actress and Aerosmith daughter Liv Tyler helped to infuse life into this short but solid Scandinavian name that was chosen for her daughter by Julianne Moore. Liv Tyler was given the ... Read More 

  • Lotte

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  • Luna

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    This strong but shimmery moonstruck name has been growing in popularity, undoubtedly influenced by the Harry Potter character Luna Lovegood. From 2010 to 2012, it quickly jumped 119 places. It had ... Read More 

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