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Best One-of-a-Kind Names for Girls

  • Ceil

    With the growing popularity of Celia and Cecilia, this vintage canasta-playing nickname name could be due for a comeback.

    Ceil had a few years of recorded popularity in the first decade... Read More 

  • Celie

    Attractive, underused name made famous by the heroine of The Color Purple. Still, if you're going to go to Celie, why not go all the way to Celia or Cecelia? You can always use Celie for short.Read More 

  • Cerelia

    Cerelia is a melodic and unusual choice, perfect for a child born in April or May. Another version is Cerella. Read More 

  • Cia

    What's Cia short for? Cynthia or most any other C-name. Stylish in its sleek Mia-Nia minimalist feel, but may remind some of the Central Intelligence Agency. Read More 

  • Circe

    In Greek myth, Circe, daughter of Helios, the sun, was a sorceress living on the island of Aeaea, who could turn men into animals with her magic wand, which is just what she did to Odysseus's crew... Read More 

  • Clove

    Clove is a spice name that is a tad more piquant than Saffron or Cinnamon. It might get more attention now as a member of The Hunger Games family of names.Read More 

  • Coralia

    Coralia was the name of a dancing mermaid in a 19th century ballet. As Cora -- which has another root and means maiden -- rises, so may elaborations and related names such as Coralie, Coraline,... Read More 

  • Daffodil

    Yes, though it seems so extreme, girls were actually sometimes given this name a century ago; now it is so uncommon it would make a strong springtime statement. Biggest obstacle: the nickname... Read More 

  • Dancer

    A word name that's appealing when applied to a person boogying or doing ballet; a different story in the context of Santa's reindeer. Read More 

  • Decima

    In the days of huge families, this name of the Roman goddess of prophecy and childbirth, and one of the Fates, would be saved for bambina number ten. Now it might be used for a girl born in... Read More 

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