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Feminizations are, in the classic sense, feminine variations of male names rather than unisex baby names. You may be attracted to these baby names because you want to name a daughter after dad or grandpa, or maybe you simply love the traditional feel of many of these baby names.
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  • Edwina

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    Edwina may still be taking tea in the parlor, but we can see her joining friends like Matilda and Josephine for a comeback, especially if pronounced like Edwin rather than Edween. She had a very ... Read More 

  • Francesca

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    Francesca is a lighter and much more feminine choice than the classic Frances, and one that is increasingly popular with upscale parents. Francesca made an appearance in Dante's Inferno and then,... Read More 

  • Frederica

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    Frederica is an interesting possibility for the parent unintimidated by its old-fashioned formality, and who can appreciate the vintage charm and verve lurking inside its stuffiness. The name em... Read More 

  • Georgia

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    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 Kin... Read More 

  • Geraldine

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    Though twin brother Gerald is still in baby name limbo, Geraldine is in line to follow the path of Josephine to imminent revival--even though Gerry is not as spunky a nickname as Josie. Geraldine ... Read More 

  • Gianna

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    Gianna -- a Latin feminization of John -- is rapidly gaining favor outside the confines of Italian culture; Gianna is now among the Top 100 in the U.S., at Number 73. This common Italian classic e... Read More 

  • Harriet

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    Harriet has long been considered a stylish, upscale name in England, but is still waiting to be revived in the U.S. --though some parents seeking a solid, serious semi-classic are beginning to cons... Read More 

  • Henrietta

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    Despite a return to such feminizations of male names as Josephine, Clementine, and Theodora, starchy Henrietta has not made it into that group. Still, if you look hard enough, you'll see that Henri... Read More 

  • Jacqueline

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    To most Americans, the French Jacqueline still recalls the Kennedy era and its elegant First Lady, although it's lost much of its glamorous image and Gallic gloss. Jacqueline and Jackie peaked as n... 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 

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