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Southern Baby Names

There's something about the South that says charm, hospitality and courtesy. This list of Dixie baby names may inspire a choice for your southern belle or gentleman.
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  • Nonnie

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  • Peyton

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    Peyton is the most-used spelling of this popular name, thanks to football star Peyton Manning, but it's playing increasingly for the girls' team. The Manning family excels in all-star names, with b... Read More 

  • Portia

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    Portia is a perfect role-model name, relating to Shakespeare's brilliant and spirited lawyer in The Merchant of Venice , and is now also a Hunger Games name . Another Shakespearean Portia was the... 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 

  • Rhett

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    Rhett has been more tied to Gone with the Wind than even Scarlett, but now we're hearing rumblings of its finding new and independent favor among parents, perhaps emboldened by the growing populari... Read More 

  • Ringo

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    Better to stick with John, Paul, or George.  Read More 

  • Rufus

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    Rufus is a rumpled, redheaded (it was the nickname for red-haired King William) ancient Roman name popular with saints and singers (e.g. Rufus Wainwright); now, Rufus is on the cutting edge of cool... Read More 

  • Salome

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    Salome was a Biblical dancer whose unseemly story involving John the Baptist's head on a platter has in the past made parents shy away from her name, but the stigma is definitely fading. Ex- ER sta... Read More 

  • Savannah

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    A place name with a deep Southern accent, the once-obscure Savannah shot to fame, with others of its genre, on the heels of the best seller Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil , which was set i... Read More 

  • Scarlett

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    Scarlett Johansson is doing more for this seductively southern name than Scarlett O'Hara ever did. Sylvester Stallone's third 'S' daughter, following Sophia and Sistine, is Scarlet (one 't', as in ... Read More 

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