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Romantic Baby Names for Girls

There has been an upturn in the use of romantic baby names for girls in recent years, think Isabelle and Sophia. Some of these romantic baby names seem to coincide with classic names, and others are heard less often. Here's a list of romantic girl names chosen for their originality, use in literature and film, as well as romance novels:
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  • Chloe

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    Considerably more dynamic than most of the other Greek-based romantic literary names of the seventeenth century, Chloe is a pretty springtime name symbolizing new growth, though by no means as fres... Read More 

  • Christabel

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    Though Isabel is a smash hit, Christabel still hasn't been fully embraced. It was originally popularized in England via the Coleridge poem Christabel ("whom her father loves so well") and was given... Read More 

  • Clare

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    This is the original, more prosaic spelling, but the airier Claire now dominates.  Read More 

  • Cleopatra

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    A royal name in ancient Egypt that's never quite made it to the modern world, though nickname Cleo is widely used. Other now-extinct Cleopatra diminutives, including Cleora and Cleola, achieved so... Read More 

  • Dorothea

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    Dorothea is a flowing and romantic Victorian-sounding name which was popular in the early decades of the twentieth century, but has been off the charts since 1970. Definitely due for a revival! D... Read More 

  • Emma

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    Emma is the Number 2 name -- up from Number 3 last year and the year before -- having done handsprings up the popularity charts thanks to a legion of Emma heroines, from Bovary to Goldman to Jane A... Read More 

  • Evangelina

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  • Forsythia

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    This yellow harbinger spring bloom was named for Scottish botanist William Forsyth, and is even more unusual than such exotic species as Acacia and Azalea. Read More 

  • Gabriella

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    Gabriella -- a strong yet graceful feminine form of Gabriel -- is on the rise, given to more than five thousand baby girls last year, with the double L spelling more popular. For more variations of... Read More 

  • Isadora

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    Why is Isabella megapopular while Isadora goes virtually ignored? Too close a tie with tragic modern dancer Isadora Duncan (born Angela Isadora), who was done in by her long flowing scarf, perhaps,... Read More 

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