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Two-Syllable Baby Names

Two syllable baby names sound best with surnames that are, well, NOT two syllables. If you feel that a two-syllable name would strike the right balance with your shorter or longer last name, here are a few of the best.
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  • Leah

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    For several years now, this serene and gentle biblical name -- Leah has been gaining a considerable following. Many use Leah as a less common alternative to Sarah or Hannah, Rebecca or Rachel. In... Read More 

  • Levi

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    Levi, lighter and more energetic than most biblical names, with its up vowel ending, combines Old Testament gravitas with the casual flair associated with Levi Strauss jeans. Now being rediscover... Read More 

  • Lilac

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    Could Lilac be the next Lila or Lily or Violet? It certainly has a lot going for it--those lilting double 'l's, the fabulous fragrance it exudes, and the fact that it's a color name as well, provi... Read More 

  • Lola

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    A hot starbaby name -- chosen by Kelly Ripa, Chris Rock, Lisa Bonet, Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen, Kate Moss, Carnie Wilson, and Annie Lennox, and used as the nickname of Madonna's Lourdes -- ... Read More 

  • Lucas

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    Lucas is steadily inching up in popularity with parents who want something similar to but more substantial than Luke, to the point where it ranks Number 27, its highest place ever. . Lucas has lon... Read More 

  • Margot

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    Margot, a French pet form of Marguerite, has a lot going for it: spelled with or without the final 't', it's one of the few girls' names with the dynamic o-ending sound; it's familiar, yet uncommon... Read More 

  • Mercy

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    The quality of mercy makes this lovely Puritan virtue name undervalued today. Rarely heard since the late nineteenth century, we see Mercy as one choice destined for a comeback. Right now, it's b... Read More 

  • Milla

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    Milla, or Mila, can actually be short forms of many names that end or begin in mila throughout Eastern Europe. Milla Jovovich is a Ukaranian-born actress and supermodel. Another idea, newly fashion... Read More 

  • Moses

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    Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin's choice of this white-bearded Old Testament name helped bring it into the modern age, along with brethren Elijah, Isaiah, and Isaac. User-friendly nicknames includ... Read More 

  • Noah

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    Noah, the name of the Old Testament patriarch of the ark, is one of those unexpected fashion hits. It seems Noah has definitely shaken off its ancient image and is now rising rapidly up the popular... Read More 

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