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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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  • Laken

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  • Liberty

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    A seventies hippie name now seeing something of a resurgence.  Read More 

  • Lincoln

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    This was a great year for Honest Abe: Lincoln climbed a whopping 47 places, bringing it into the Top 100 for the first time ever. This admirable presidential choice with a stylish two-syllable soun... Read More 

  • Lorenzo

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    Latinizing Lawrence gives it a whole new lease on life. Like Leonardo, Lorenzo has been integrated into the American stockpot of names, partly via actor Lorenzo Lamas. Other associations are with ... Read More 

  • Nash

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    Nash is an English surname whose sound puts it right in step with currently trendy names like Cash, Dash and Ash. It first came to prominence via TV character Nash Bridges, portrayed by Don Johnson... Read More 

  • Olympia

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    With its relation to Mount Olympus, home of the Greek gods, and to the Olympic games, this name has an athletic, goddess-like aura, making it the perfect Olivia substitute. A well-known art refere... Read More 

  • Opal

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    Opal is on the verge of a repolishing, following other jewel names like Ruby and Pearl. A Top 100 name during the first two decades of the twentieth century, the opalescent Opal has a good chance o... Read More 

  • Orion

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    Orion is a rising star, with both mythical and celestial overtones. Heard sporadically in the late nineteenth century, it burst on the scene in full force in 1994 and has been shooting upwards eve... Read More 

  • Pilar

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    The fact that this Spanish classic, which honors the Virgin Mary, does not end in the conventional letter 'a' gives it a special sense of strength, elegance, and style, making it a worthy choice. ... Read More 

  • Rafe

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    Used almost exclusively in England; would make an equally amiable short form here for Raphael or Rafferty -- and could also stand on its own.  Read More 

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