Fancy Girl Names
Origin:Spanish, Portuguese, Tupi-Guarani flower name
Description:Distinctive and charming nature name that blends elements of Jacqueline and Amanda.
Origin:French feminine version of Leopold
Description:A sophisticated girls' name for those attracted to Leona, Leonie and Leonore.
Meaning:"she who disbands armies"
Description:In the Aristophenes comedy, Lysistrata is the Athenian woman who organizes her fellow wives to end war in their country by denying their husbands sex until a peace treaty is signed. Interesting thought, but rather unwieldy as a baby name.
Description:Berengaria was one of the medieval queens of England - married to Richard I (also known as Richard the Lionheart). She was originally from Navarre (in modern northern Spain) and despite being the Queen of England, she only lived in England after her husband had died. Despite its royal roots, Berengaria is one of the less attractive medieval names, although it gets points for having an unusually strong meaning for a feminine name.
Description:Abyssinia is the ancient name of the Ethiopian Empire, no longer found on any map but with a possible future as a melodic girls' name in the ever-expanding place-name category. Among African names for girls, this one is undiscovered.
Description:A rarely heard name that was the title of a hugely popular Big Band song in the forties.
Origin:Place-name, ancient Palestinian city in present-day Jordan
Description:Similar to but distinct from Samara, this pretty name was chosen for his daughter by rapper LL Cool J.
Meaning:"tree and spice name"
Description:A hardwood tree native to Africa, India and other tropical regions, which bears sweet pod-shaped fruits which are used as a flavoring in many world cuisines, including Indian and Filipino. A rare and intriguing nature name which could honor an ancestral Tammy or Tamar.
Meaning:"strong in work"
Description:Melisende, the mellifluous name of a 12th century queen of Jerusalem, gave rise to the more modern (but less lovely) Millicent. Other old forms include Melisent, Malasintha, and the French Melisande, a fairy tale heroine.
Description:Arcangela is a heavenly possibility if Angel or Angela isn't elevated enough for you.
Description:Form of Swanhild
Origin:English female form of Leontios, Greek
Description:Almost exclusively associated with opera diva Leontyne Price. If you want to use the suddenly-stylish Leontyne, we'd recommend the French Leontine spelling.
Description:Corymbia is the botanical name of many species of beautiful flowering gum trees. It is a rare, but attested, girls name in Australia.
Description:Fidelity is an admirable virtue, yes, but as a name it tends to sound like a financial institution. Faith, Honor, or Patience would be easier to live with than Fidelity.
Description:Polyxena was a minor figure in Greek mythology - a daughter of King Priam and a love interest of the famed warrior Achilles. The name is a bit clunky but could be pulled off by the right woman.
Origin:Italian, from Arabic
Description:A cool and breezy nature name with a stylish sound, used by Volkswagen for one of its cars.