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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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  • Leopold

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    This aristocratic, somewhat formal Germanic route to the popular Leo is a royal name: Queen Victoria used it to honor a favorite uncle, King Leopold of Belgium. Though Leopold sounds as if it might... Read More 

  • Lilian

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    Long dormant since its Lillian Russell-Floradora Girl heyday at the turn of the last century (when it ranked Number 13), Lillian is making a comeback, seen by parents as a more serious and subdued ... Read More 

  • Livia

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    Though it sounds like a chopped-off variation of Olivia, the distinctively attractive Livia has been an independent name since the days of the ancient Romans, when it belonged to Livia Drusilla, th... Read More 

  • Louisa

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    Louisa, a quaint vintage name, is an example of the idea that these days, old-style girls' names are more fashionable when they end with an a rather than with e, as in Julie/Julia, Diane/Diana. Ano... Read More 

  • Lucinda

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    Lucinda, an elaboration of Lucia created by Cervantes for his 1605 novel Don Quixote , is a pleasingly pretty alternative to Lucy. It was subsequently used by Moliere in his play The Doctor in Spit... Read More 

  • Nicholson

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    If you're looking for a Nicholas substitute or namesake, Nicholson would make a more distinctive path to the likable nickname Nick, fitting in with other newer patronymics like Anderson and Harriso... Read More 

  • Oliver

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    Oliver, now the Number 2 name in England, also entered the Top 100 in the U.S. for the first time in 2009, and is now at Number 52, having jumped 21 places. Why? Because Oliver is energetic and go... Read More 

  • Orlando

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    Orlando, the ornate Italianate twist on the dated Roland, with a literary heritage stretching back to Shakespeare and before, has appealing book-ended o's, and is open to combination with almost an... Read More 

  • Ozias

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    Everyone says they want an unusual name — well, if you truly do, this is one with Biblical cred that fits the bill, with the added attraction of the user-friendly nickname of Oz or Ozzie. Ozias is ... Read More 

  • Placido

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    Opera star Domingo was responsible for giving this popular Latin name its green card. It was commonly used by early Christians to convey their serenity in the faith, and it was borne by several mi... Read More 

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