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Girls' Names With Gravity

For many parents, girls' names (and boys' names too) should carry more than an attractive sound and appealing image; they should have real history behind them. These names relate to a range of impressive personages, real and imagined, and also have both breadth and depth in terms of the meaning they convey. Inspired by a fascinating discussion on our forums, here are some girls' names with history and weight.
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  • Morgan

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    Morgan has long been a traditional Welsh male name whose most notable female antecedent is Morgan le Fay, King Arthur's half sister and a famed sorceress in Arthurian legend. In this country, Morga... Read More 

  • Phoebe

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    A mythological, biblical, Shakepearean, and Salinger name, the warm and captivating Phoebe was given a boost in popularity by one of the Friends. In classical mythology, Phoebe is the by-name of ... Read More 

  • Sophia

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    Sophia, which hit the Number 1 baby names spot in the U.S. in 2011, has a sensuous sound and high-minded meaning. Sophia's been chosen by several celeb parents, and reached the top of the charts wi... Read More 

  • Susannah

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    Susannah is by far the most stylish form of the classic name now that Susan and Suzanne have retired. Susannah has biblical and musical pedigrees, is impervious to trends, and has an irresistible, ... Read More 

  • Victoria

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    Victoria, the epitome of gentility and refinement, reflects the image of the long-reigning British queen. In the nineties, Victoria managed to breach the Top 20, but has dropped a bit now to fall j... Read More 

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