Named List

  1. Andra
    • Origin:

      Variation of Andrea
    • Description:

      Arty seventies name usually pronounced AHN-dra.
  2. Arty
    • Beryl
      • Origin:

        Greek
      • Meaning:

        "sea-green jewel"
      • Description:

        Dated British favorite that never caught on in this country, where Jade remains the green gem of choice. Interesting namesakes: British writer Beryl Bainbridge and British aviatrix Beryl Markham.
    • Beverly
      • Origin:

        English
      • Meaning:

        "dweller near the beaver stream"
      • Description:

        The remarkable success of the girls' name Everly makes a revival of the name Beverly seem possible. More commonly a masculine name in the 19th century, it began to be used for girls in the early 1900s, reaching #14 ion the popular names list in 1937. Inspirations: Beverly Johnson was the first African-American model to appear on the cover of Vogue, Beverly Sills was a major American soprano, Beverly Cleary authored the beloved 'Ramona' books, and Beverly Goldberg is the beloved TV matriarch of 'The Goldbergs'.
    • Boris
      • Origin:

        Slavic
      • Meaning:

        "to fight"
      • Description:

        Boris is one of the old Russian names being revived by chic Europeans; it hasn't quite made a comeback yet in the U.S., but it does have potential.
    • Brenna
      • Origin:

        Feminine form of Brennan
      • Meaning:

        "descendant of the sad one"
      • Description:

        Brenna is a feminine form of the Irish surname Brennan, or perhaps a variation of Brenda or Brendan—all of which have different meanings. Whatever its derivation or authenticity, it's a modern sounding name which has steadily decreased in popularity since 1995 when it peaked at Number 235 in the United States.
    • Chamois
      • Origin:

        French
      • Meaning:

        "soft leather, yellowish-brown"
      • Description:

        Pronounced sham-me, this color and word name is soft and appealing.
    • Chloris
      • Origin:

        Greek
      • Meaning:

        "pale"
      • Description:

        Antiseptic sounding.
    • Clea
      • Origin:

        Literary name
      • Description:

        An attractive and unusual name that may be a variation of Cleo, Clea was possibly invented by Lawrence Durrell for a character in his Alexandria Quartet.
    • Cleo
      • Origin:

        Greek
      • Meaning:

        "glory"
      • Description:

        Cleo, one of the few girls' names to boast the cool-yet-lively o ending, is of course short for Cleopatra, the name of one of the most powerful women in history.
    • Cloris
      • Corliss
        • Origin:

          English
        • Meaning:

          "carefree person"
        • Description:

          Corliss, eccentric yet well-established, has an independent and artistic air.
      • Cypress
        • Origin:

          Nature name
        • Description:

          Lovely entry into the tree name genre, joining Juniper, Oak, and Willow.
      • Doris
        • Origin:

          Greek
        • Meaning:

          "gift of the ocean"
        • Description:

          Doris had long been on our so-far-out-it-will-always-be-out-for-babies list, and seemed to be written there in indelible ink. But there are signs of a sea change, that Doris could profit from the revivals of Dorothy and Dorothea.
      • Douglas
        • Origin:

          Scottish
        • Meaning:

          "black water"
        • Description:

          Douglas, and more particularly its nickname, Doug, had a real romantic swagger in the 1950s and 1960s dating back to swashbuckling Douglas Fairbanks, but today is more likely to conjure up your mom's prom date. Originally a Celtic river name, it became attached to a powerful Scottish clan, renowned for their strength and courage. In its earliest incarnation, Douglas was used equally for girls and boys.
      • Dumas
        • Origin:

          French
        • Meaning:

          "of the little farm"
        • Description:

          The name of the great French novelist, author of the timeless The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers, would make a surprising middle name choice.
      • Elea
        • Eleanor
          • Origin:

            English variation of French Provencal Alienor, meaning unknown
          • Description:

            Eleanor's straightforward feminine image combined with its royal medieval history is striking just the right note for parents in search of a girls' name that combines substance and style.
        • Enos
          • Origin:

            Hebrew
          • Meaning:

            "mankind"
          • Description:

            A thundering biblical name - belonging to a grandson of Adam and Eve, also known as Enosh - that hasn't made as much of a comeback as similar Enoch. Enos is also a book in the Book of Mormon, and the name of the first chimpanzee to go into orbit. Caution: depending on your accent, it could have one or two unfortunate rhymes.
        • Eros
          • Origin:

            Greek
          • Meaning:

            "desire"
          • Description:

            The name of the Greek winged god of sexual love may seem a lot to live up to, but like other deity names, it's on the rise. He appears in DC comics as an ally of Wonder Woman, and is the alias of Marvel's Starfox character. Eros is also the name of an asteroid in our solar system. The name is more popular in Italy, where it's been in the Top 200 in recent years,