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Unique Baby Girl Names

  • Lavinia

    Lavinia is a charmingly prim and proper Victorian-sounding name which actually dates back to classical mythology, where it was the name of the wife of the Trojan hero Aeneas, who was considered... Read More 

  • Lenore

    A "modernization" of Leonora that has suddenly come back on the radar along with the many other Leo names--both male and female. With literary cred via a famous eponymous poem by Edgar Allan Poe... Read More 

  • Lilibeth

    Queen Elizabeth's childhood nickname was Lillibet, and Lilibeth has the same kind of charm. While many combo names are less attractive than either of their original parts, Lilibeth can make a... Read More 

  • Loretta

    Though Loretta has long ago lost its Latin flair, fashionable Sarah Jessica Parker's choice of it as the middle name of one of her twin daughters freshens it up a bit. It's one of several such... Read More 

  • Louisiana

    Louisiana is a geographic spin on the Louise theme. Pretty, if a bit of a syllable overload. Short form Lou or Lulu lightens it.Read More 

  • Mamie

    Mamie is back. Having finally shorn her Mamie Eisenhower bangs, this insouciant and adorable nickname name is perfect if you want a zestier way to honor a beloved aunt Mary. Meryl Streep's... Read More 

  • Marilla

    Marilla is a names that's familiar via its resemblance to Mary and variations, but also distinctive: It hasn't been on the Top 1000 since the 1800s and was given to only nine baby girls last year.... Read More 

  • Mercy

    The quality of mercy makes this lovely Puritan virtue name a quiet favorite today. Although it was most popular in the late nineteenth century, Mercy is on its way to a comeback -- it rose 143... Read More 

  • Moira

    Well-established Irish and Scottish name that has never appealed much to American ears. Remembered by an older generation as the beautiful red-haired ballerina in the film The Red Shoes, Moira... Read More 

  • Muse

    Remember, the Muse is passive: someone else's inspiration. Read More 

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