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Three-Syllable Baby Names

Three-syllable baby names strike the perfect balance for a short last name, but work perfectly fine with a one-syllable middle name and a two-syllable last name too. Here are some of the best three-syllable baby names.
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  • Adrian

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    Adrian has in the past been neglected due to its similarity to the feminine Adrienne, but is now being reconsidered. Well used in England since the 1950s, and the name of one Pope and several saint... Read More 

  • Barnaby

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    Barnaby, a genial and energetic name with an Irish-sounding three-syllable lilt, is an ancient appellation that manages to be both unusual and highly attractive and deserves to be used more than it... Read More 

  • Christina

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    Christina, a pretty and feminine, crystal clear classic, may be trending downward, but it's never out of style. Christina's short forms Chris, Christie, and Tina all seem dated-- making the royal C... Read More 

  • Elena

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    Elena, the pan-European version of Helen has never been as popular in the U.S. as it is now--ranking at Number 132--due to the overall popularity of E-names, and to Elena's accessibility as what we... Read More 

  • Eliza

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    Eliza is one of our favorite names; we love its combination of streamlined modernity and Eliza Doolittle charm and spunk, and offer Eliza as one of our top recommendations. That said, a lot of ... Read More 

  • Ellery

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    Ellery is a rhythmic three-syllable boy's name that is familiar and yet rarely used--and just waiting to be discovered. It's long been identified with Ellery Queen--which was both the pen name of t... Read More 

  • Flavia

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    An ancient Roman clan name, Flavia is one choice that's unusual but historic.  Read More 

  • Francesca

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    Francesca is a lighter and much more feminine choice than the classic Frances, and one that is increasingly popular with upscale parents. Francesca made an appearance in Dante's Inferno and then,... Read More 

  • Gabrielle

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    The quintessentially elegant and worldly Gabrielle -- designer Coco Chanel's real name -- is just beginning its descent after years on the rise; Gabrielle fell down to 141 this year.  Read More 

  • Gideon

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    Gideon is an unjustly neglected Old Testament name--which has just recently started to climb-- is an excellent choice for parents looking to move beyond such overused biblicals as Benjamin and Jaco... Read More 

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