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Middle names for girls run the gamut from the traditional connecting names to family surnames to new names carrying deep meaning. These middle names for girls come from all these categories.
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  • Grace

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    Grace is now just outside the Top 20, but who would have thought such a simple and pure virtue name as Grace, which originally referred to divine grace, could ever become trendy? Because that's wha... Read More 

  • Hope

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    Can a name as virtuous as Hope be cool and trendy? Strangely enough -- yes. But though this optimistic Puritan favorite is experiencing substantial popularity, Hope is too pure and elegant to be c... Read More 

  • Jade

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    As cool as the precius green stone said to transmit wisdom, clarity, justice, courage, and modesty, Jade has been rising in popularity since Mick and Bianca Jagger chose it for their daughter in 19... Read More 

  • Jane

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    No, we don't consider Jane too plain. In fact, for a venerable and short one-syllable name, we think it packs a surprising amount of punch, as compared to the related Jean and Joan. A very old na... Read More 

  • Jean

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    Jean was popular in Scotland long before it found favor elsewhere, and had its most shining moment here in the era of Jean Harlow, ultimate symbol of silver screen glamour, but now, though there ar... Read More 

  • Jo

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    Still evokes the spunky image of the character in Louisa May Alcott's Little Women.  Read More 

  • Joan

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    Poor Joan. After being the seventh most popular name throughout the 1930s, it hasn't even appeared in the Top 1,000 for a dozen years, and it would take a Joan of Arc to revive it today. These days... Read More 

  • Joy

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    Joy is from an older generation of word names, which also included Merry, Bliss, and Glory -- all of which exert personality pressure on a child. One interesting name that means the same thing: Chara. Read More 

  • June

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    June, a sweetly old-fashioned month name that was long locked in a time capsule with June (born Ella) Allyson and June Cleaver, may not be exactly busting out all over, but is definitely showing si... Read More 

  • Kate

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    Kate, in the headlines via Catherine Middleton, has been as pervasive as Kathy was in the 1950s and 1960s, both as a nickname for Katherine and Kaitlyn and as a strong, classic stand-alone name. K... Read More 

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