Romantic Baby Names for Girls

There has been an upturn in the use of romantic baby names for girls in recent years -- think Isabella and Sophia. Some of these romantic baby names are classic, some are popular, but we're also including several names here that are more unusual. Here's a list of girls' names that have a romantic image and feel.

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  • Chloe

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    Considerably more dynamic than most of the other Greek-based romantic literary names of the seventeenth century, Chloe is a pretty springtime name symbolizing new growth, though by no means as... Read More 

  • Christabel

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    Though Isabel is a smash hit, Christabel still hasn't been fully embraced. It was originally popularized in England via the Coleridge poem Christabel ("whom her father loves so well") and was... Read More 

  • Clare

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    This is the original, more prosaic spelling, but the airier Claire now dominates. Almost 700 spaces separate the two on the US popularity charts.

    If you're seeking a literary connection,... Read More 

  • Cleopatra

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    A royal name in ancient Egypt that's never quite made it to the modern world, though nickname Cleo is widely used. Other now-extinct Cleopatra diminutives, including Cleora and Cleola, achieved... Read More 

  • Dorothea

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    Dorothea is a flowing and romantic Victorian-sounding name which was popular in the early decades of the twentieth century, but has been off the charts since 1970. Definitely on the brink of a... Read More 

  • Emma

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    Emma has now been the most popular name in the United States for three years in a row, having done handsprings up the charts thanks to a legion of Emma heroines, from Bovary to Goldman to Jane... Read More 

  • Evangelina

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  • Forsythia

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    This yellow harbinger spring bloom was named for Scottish botanist William Forsyth, and is even more unusual than such exotic species as Acacia and Azalea.Read More 

  • Gabriella

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    Gabriella -- a strong yet graceful feminine form of Gabriel -- is on the rise, given to more than four thousand baby girls last year, with the double L spelling more popular. For more variations... Read More 

  • Isadora

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    Why is Isabella megapopular while Isadora goes virtually ignored? Too close a tie with tragic modern dancer Isadora Duncan (born Angela Isadora), who was done in by her long flowing scarf,... Read More 

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