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  1. Aquilla
    • Coco
      • Origin:

        Spanish and French pet name
      • Description:

        Coco came to prominence as the nickname of the legendary French designer Chanel (born Gabrielle) and has lately become a starbaby favorite, initially chosen by Courteney Cox for her daughter Coco Riley in 2004. At first it was the kind of name that the press loves to ridicule, but we predict Coco's heading for more broad acceptance and even popularity.
    • Cosmo
      • Origin:

        Greek, Italian, English
      • Meaning:

        "order, beauty, universe"
      • Description:

        We all heard it on Seinfeld as the long-concealed first name of Kramer, then considered a punchline. Now some pioneering parents are embracing this expansive Greek name, which makes a creative and cool choice for a baby. Influential celebrity couple Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost chose it for their son, born in 2021, which will likely drive Cosmo up in popularity. In the UK, it currently ranks within the Top 1000 boy names and is trending upwards.
    • Digby
      • Origin:

        Norse
      • Meaning:

        "town by the ditch"
      • Description:

        Digby is a place-name in Lincolnshire turned surname turned quirky first name that is starting to get some attention.
    • Dove
      • Origin:

        Color and nature name
      • Meaning:

        "dove, a bird"
      • Description:

        Subtle but clear unisex way to signal peace, especially in middle place.
    • Indigo
      • Origin:

        Greek
      • Meaning:

        "Indian dye"
      • Description:

        Indigo is one of the most appealing and evocative of the new generation of color names. Color names have joined flower and jewel names -- in a big way -- and Indigo, a deep blue-purple dye from plants native to India, is particularly striking for both girls and boys. Indigo is the name of a character in the Ntozake Shange novel Sassafrass, Cypress & Indigo, and was used for his daughter by Lou Diamond Phillips.
    • Josephine
      • Origin:

        French feminine variation of Joseph
      • Meaning:

        "Jehovah increases"
      • Description:

        Josephine, with its large measure of class and character and a gently offbeat quality, has been on a gentle uphill climb in the US for over 30 years, now ranking in the Top 100. With an intriguing number of vivacious nicknames, from Jo to Josie to Fifi to Posy, Josephine is a Nameberry favorite.
    • Juniper
      • Origin:

        Latin tree name
      • Meaning:

        "young"
      • Description:

        Juniper is a fresh-feeling nature name -- it's a small evergreen shrub -- with lots of energy. A new favorite of fashionable parents, Juniper joins such other tree and shrub names as Hazel, Acacia, and Willow.
    • Lettice
      • Origin:

        English variation of Letitia
      • Meaning:

        "joy, gladness"
      • Description:

        Lettice is still occasionally heard in upper-class British families, but we fear it would cause too much salad-green teasing to be considered in the U.S. Calling your little Lettice Lettie could help make the name more user-friendly, or go all the way to the original Letitia.
    • Mabel
      • Origin:

        Diminutive of Amabel, Latin
      • Meaning:

        "lovable"
      • Description:

        Mabel is a saucy Victorian favorite rising in popularity in the US over the past decade, after a 50-year nap If you love offbeat old-fashioned names like Violet or Josephine, only sassier, Mabel is one for you to consider.
    • Moses
      • Origin:

        Egyptian
      • Meaning:

        "delivered from the water"
      • Description:

        Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin's choice of this white-bearded Old Testament name helped bring it into the modern age, along with brethren Elijah, Isaiah and Isaac. User-friendly nicknames include Moe and Mose.
    • Petra
      • Origin:

        Greek
      • Meaning:

        "rock, stone"
      • Description:

        A strong Greek name with pan-European charm, Petra is a relatively recent feminization of Peter, though it relates back to an incredible ancient city in Jordan that was rediscovered in the early nineteenth century.
    • Rafferty
      • Origin:

        Irish
      • Meaning:

        "floodtide, abundance, prosperity"
      • Description:

        Jaunty and raffish, Rafferty is one of the most engaging of the Irish surnames, used by Jude Law and Sadie Frost for their son. Fortunately, it doesn't still go by its original form: O'Raighbheartaigh.
    • Sebastian
      • Origin:

        Latin from Greek
      • Meaning:

        "person from ancient city of Sebastia"
      • Description:

        Sebastian is an ancient martyr's name turned literary, and Little Mermaid hero—think Sebastian the Crab—that's more popular than ever, as a classic-yet-unconventional compatriot for fellow British favorites T Theodore and Oliver.
    • Theodora
      • Origin:

        Feminine variation of Theodore
      • Meaning:

        "gift of God"
      • Description:

        Theodora is one of the most revival-worthy of the charmingly old-fashioned Victorian valentine names, softly evocative but still substantial, as is the reversed-syllable Dorothea.
    • Valentina
      • Origin:

        Latin
      • Meaning:

        "strength, health"
      • Description:

        Effortlessly stylish, with plenty of sweetness and strength, Valentina feels like a fresh alternative to Valerie, Victoria, or Vanessa.
    • Wren
      • Origin:

        English
      • Meaning:

        "small bird"
      • Description:

        Wren, a lilting songbird name, could be the next Robin. Wren entered the Top 1000 for the first time in 2012 and is among the new wave of popular English names for girls.
    • Zebedee
      • Origin:

        English variation of Hebrew Zebediah
      • Meaning:

        "gift of God"
      • Description:

        Zebedee is an adorable and unusual New Testament name--which may sound like but is not a contradiction in terms. Unlike some of the longer biblical Z-names, Zebedee has a more lighthearted usability, with its gleeful ee-ending. And Zeb makes a fabulous nickname.