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Soap Opera Baby Names

Baby names from soap operas, inspired by melodramatic characters, often appear on the popularity charts. If you're expecting a dramatic little one, a "soap" name may be right up your alley. Soap opera writers tend to choose names some may consider a bit over the top.
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  • Aristotle

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    The great philosopher's name is commonly used in Greek families, and is one that could work for daring, exotically inclined American ones.  Read More 

  • Artemis

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    Although it could well sound masculine, Artemis was actually the Greek goddess of the moon, the equivalent of the Roman Diana. Also spelled Artemas and Artemus, this name has a mythological, histor... Read More 

  • Blue

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    Among the coolest of the cool color names, particularly popular with celebs as a unisex middle name.  Read More 

  • Cabot

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    Cabot is an attractive English surname associated with the daring early Italian-born British explorer known as John Cabot; his birth name was Giovanni Caboto.  Read More 

  • Cagney

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    Cagney is one of the spunkiest Irish surnames around, and could make a lively and fresher successor to the tired Casey. James Cagney will be remembered not only for his iconic gangster films, but ... Read More 

  • Calliope

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    Calliope is the name of the muse of epic poetry -- and also the musical instrument on the merry-go-round. Bold and creative, it would not be the easiest name for a girl lacking such qualities.  Read More 

  • Cane

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  • Cassius

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    Cassius is a Shakespearean name with the feel of antiquity that is coming into fashion. Cassius Clay was an abolitionist and the birth name of Muhammad Ali. It was chosen for their sons by singer B... Read More 

  • Cato

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    Cato conjures up images of ancient Roman statesmen and southern antebellum retainers; it could have revival potential, with its 'O' ending and the current interest in the names of Greek and Roman a... Read More 

  • Charity

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    Charity is one of the Big Three abstract virtue names, along with Hope and Faith, though far less widely used than the others. But as Faith, Grace and Hope grow more common, some parents are beginn... Read More 

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