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  1. YardleyHeart
    • Origin:

      English surname
    • Meaning:

      "wood clearing"
    • Description:

      Yardley, a surname redolent of British soaps and perfume, was used for her daughter by Megyn Kelly.
  2. PhillipsHeart
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      • ClaiborneHeart
        • Origin:

          French, German
        • Meaning:

          "boundary with clover"
        • Description:

          Fashion designer Liz Claiborne (born Anne Elizabeth Jane Claiborne) make this name a feminist option for girls. She was a pioneer in her field — Liz Claiborne was the first woman-owned company to make the Fortune 500 list. However, the company that shares her name no longer has the same panache it once did, which may deter some parents from using this otherwise inspiring name.
      • GreeleyHeart
        • Origin:

          English
        • Meaning:

          "pock-marked, scarred"
        • Description:

          This English surname was originally a nickname for someone with a pock-marked face. It's a less-than-ideal meaning, but Greeley's upbeat sound and modern unisex style keep it on our lists.