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12 Letter Girl Names

ScheherazadeHeart

  • Origin:

    Persian
  • Meaning:

    "noble lineage"
  • Description:

    Scheherazade -- or Sheherazade --is a legendary Persian queen immortalized as the narrator of all one thousand stories in the One Thousand and One Nights. Her story is even more remarkable than the tales she tells.

ExuperyHeart

  • Origin:

    French
  • Meaning:

    "excel, surpass"
  • Description:

    Antoine Marie Jean-Baptiste Roger, comte de Saint-Exupéry was a French writer and aviator, most famous for the children's classic novella The Little Prince.

EquinoxHeart

  • Origin:

    Latin
  • Meaning:

    "equal night"
  • Description:

    A dramatic nature-inspired possibility for either sex.

BlanchefleurHeart

  • Origin:

    French
  • Meaning:

    "white flower"
  • Description:

    A widely used name in medieval Europe that's been almost completely forgotten. Blanche still reads as old lady-ish, and the frilly "-fleur" doesn't make it feel younger. But it could be a striking, not to say iconic, choice for a bold parent, especially if they had some sort of connection to white flowers or the Middle Ages.

PhiladelphiaHeart

  • Origin:

    Greek place-name
  • Meaning:

    "brotherly love"
  • Description:

    Place-name mentioned in the New Testament and not yet on the name map. Philadelphia Thursday was the character played by Shirley Temple in John Ford's 1948 "Fort Apache."

CharlemagneHeart

  • Origin:

    French
  • Meaning:

    "Charles the Great"
  • Description:

    The Old French name of the Frankish king Charles the Great (742-814), which surprisingly remained in the Top 500 in France until the mid-20th century.

QuintessenceHeart

  • Origin:

    Word name
  • Description:

    Sounds pretty. But pretentious.

EccentricityHeart

  • Origin:

    Word name
  • Description:

    The definition of quirky.

KittiwakeHeart

  • Origin:

    English, Scottish
  • Meaning:

    "bird name"
  • Description:

    The kittiwake is a black, white and grey seabird which takes its name from its distinctive call. A dramatic nature-inspired middle name or a super quirky route to the nickname Kit.

RosemayHeart

  • Origin:

    English
  • Meaning:

    "rose of May"
  • Description:

    A quirky twist on Rosemary or a combo of the popular elements Rose and May, this would make a lovely traditional yet surprising middle name. It also works the other way around: Mayrose.

PennylaneHeart

  • Origin:

    English
  • Meaning:

    "street name"
  • Description:

    Inspired by the Beatles song “Penny Lane”, about the sights and sounds of a typical street in Liverpool, England, this quirky smoosh name has charted regularly in the US since 2008.

MaxentiusHeart

  • Origin:

    Latin
  • Meaning:

    "greatest"
  • Description:

    An even more dramatic derivative of the Latin name Maximus, which belonged to a Roman emperor as well as a 6th century French saint. An adventurous route to Max.

Frankie-jeanHeart

  • Origin:

    American name combination
  • Description:

    Funky, boyish, old-style combo name chosen for their daughter by hip couple Donna D'Ericco and Nikki Sixx.

MaximilienneHeart

  • Origin:

    Female variation of Maximilian
  • Description:

    Vies with Maximiliana for the title of most obscure Maximilian variant. You could argue that both were made obsolete by Jessica Simpson's use of Maxwell for her daughter.

SamosetHeart

  • Origin:

    Algonquin
  • Meaning:

    "he who walks over much"
  • Description:

    The name of an Abenaki chief who was the first Native American to make contact with the Pilgrims at Plymouth, Massachusetts.