If You Like Isabella, You Might Love...

Isabella is one of the classic baby names that are hugely popular right now -- perhaps too popular for you. If you want something more distinctive, consider one of these alternate baby names.
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  • Alessandra

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    This softened version is even prettier than the original. Its popularity rose from Number 398 to Number 299 in the past two years alone.  Read More 

  • Allegra

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    In music, the term allegro means "quickly, lively tempo," which makes this still-unusual and quintessential ballet dancer's name all the more appealing. One of the most creative sounding of names... Read More 

  • Anastasia

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    Anastasia is no longer a forbidding regal Russian name, but is now seen as a viable -- and increasingly popular -- American option, elegantly beautiful. Anastasia's greatest claim to fame is via ... Read More 

  • Angelica

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    Angelica is by far the choicest form of the angelic names -- more delicate than Angelina, more feminine than Angel, more modern than Angela. But though Angelica is so lacy and poetic, it lags behi... Read More 

  • Arabella

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    Arabella, lovely and elegant, has long been well used in Britain and finally made it onto the American list in 2005; it is now in the Top 200, as more and more parents see it as a distinctive alte... Read More 

  • Christiana

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    Not cutting edge, but still graceful and feminine.  Read More 

  • Clementina

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    The Spanish version, with its -eena ending, takes the name out of the Oh My Darlin' realm, which for many American parents may be just the thing. Read More 

  • Cressida

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    Cressida is a pretty mythological and Shakespearean heroine name much better known in Britain than it is here — an imbalance the adventurous baby namer might want to correct. For although the Troja... Read More 

  • Eliana

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    Eliana is a lilting, rhythmic choice, which has begun to catch on here along with many other El-starting names; it is now in the Top 120 and rising. One celebrity who chose it for his daughter is C... Read More 

  • Engracia

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    Exotic and charming alternative to the overused Grace.  Read More 

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