Two-Syllable Baby Names

Two syllable baby names sound best with surnames that are, well, NOT two syllables. If you feel that a two-syllable name would strike the right balance with your shorter or longer last name, here are a few of the best.

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  • Anna

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    Anna has become the dominant form of the Ann family, having been firmly in the Top 25 for years and only slipping in the past couple years. Anna offers a touch of the exotic and a bit more style... Read More 

  • Arden

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    Arden, the name of the magical forest in Shakespeare's As You Like It, is poised to join the other A names on the popularity list, with its strong, straightforward image. Another... Read More 

  • August

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    August has been heating up in Hollywood--used by Mariska Hargitay, Lena Olin, Dave Matthews and Jeanne Tripplehorn, (and by Garth Brooks for his daughter), and is rapidly becoming the preferred... Read More 

  • Bridget

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    One of the earliest Irish names for girlsto immigrate to the USA, Bridget, the most familiar form of the name of the Celtic... Read More 

  • Brontë

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    Bronte is the lovely surname of the three novel-writing sisters, now used as a baby name; a fitting tribute for lovers of Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights. An extra element of... Read More 

  • Calvin

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Calvin is a slightly quirky but cozy name that has a fashion edge thanks to Calvin Klein. It has been steadily on the popularity list since records were kept, never lower than Number 250, peaking... Read More 

  • 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 

  • Cora

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    Cora is a lovely, old-fashioned girls' name -- Cora was a daughter of Zeus and Cora Munro is the heroine of The Last of the Mohicans --... Read More 

  • Dara

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    Though Dara was an (extremely wise) male figure in the Bible, this name couldn't feel more feminine to modern English speakers. The Irish Gaelic version, Darragh, is well-used in contemporary... Read More 

  • Delta

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    Southern charm, lazy-day-down-by-the-river feel. Read More 

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