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  1. Absalon
    • Agnes
      • Origin:

        Greek
      • Meaning:

        "pure, virginal"
      • Description:

        Agnes is the Latin variation of the name Hagne, which itself derived from the Greek word hagnos, meaning "chaste." In medieval times, St. Agnes was a very popular saint, leading to its popularity as a girl's name. Agnes Grey is the title of one of the two novels written by Anne Brontë.
    • Anker
      • Anouk
        • Origin:

          Dutch and French variation of Anna
        • Meaning:

          "grace"
        • Description:

          Anouk, made famous by French actress Anouk Aimée, is a singular name with a lovely sound and a Bohemian feel. Anouk Aimée was born as Francoise, but adopted the first name of the character she played in her debut film.
      • Audrey
        • Origin:

          English
        • Meaning:

          "noble strength"
        • Description:

          Audrey is one of the girls' names that have been rising due to their connection to Old Hollywood glamour—in this case the eternally chic and radiant Audrey Hepburn. Audrey has another very different appeal as one of the elite group of girl names that mean strong, brave, or powerful.
      • August
        • Origin:

          German form of Latin Augustus
        • Meaning:

          "great, magnificent"
        • Description:

          The name August is at its highest point since the 1890s, when it ranked among the Top 100 boy names in the US. And deservedly so, given its great meaning, historic roots, and cool nicknames.
      • Beatrice
        • Origin:

          Latin
        • Meaning:

          "she who brings happiness; blessed"
        • Description:

          Beatrice is back. Stored in the attic for almost a century, the lovely Beatrice with its long literary (Shakespeare, Dante) and royal history is being looked at with fresh eyes by parents seeking a classic name with character and lots of upbeat nicknames, like Bea and Bee.
      • Benjamin
        • Origin:

          Hebrew
        • Meaning:

          "son of the right hand"
        • Description:

          Benjamin is a biblical name that has enjoyed widespread favor for decades, ranking in the US Top 50 for almost half a century and the Top 10 from 2015 until 2023.
      • Christian Walter
        • Dagmar
          • Origin:

            Norse
          • Meaning:

            "Day maiden"
          • Description:

            This royal Danish name has long been used across Scandinavia, Germany and Slavic countries and somewhat in the US around the turn of the last century --it was #622 in 1888. There were two notable silent screen stars named Dagmar, one with Polish, the other with Danish roots.
        • Elizabeth
          • Origin:

            Hebrew
          • Meaning:

            "pledged to God"
          • Description:

            Elizabeth is one of the most popular girls' names of all time, the female equivalent of James or William. Yet Elizabeth has so much going for it—rich history, broad appeal, and timeless style—that no matter how many little girls are named Lizzie, Eliza, and Beth, you can still make Elizabeth your own.
        • Ellinor
          • Elvira
            • Origin:

              Spanish
            • Meaning:

              "white, fair"
            • Description:

              Before there was the campy TV Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, Elvira was the long-suffering wife of Don Juan, and remnants of those negative, gothic images still cling to it, though they are fading.

              Other references include the romantic film Elvira Madigan, based on a real person, and the main ghostly character in Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit, as well as appearances in several operas.

          • Emanuel
            • Origin:

              Spelling variation of Emmanuel, Hebrew
            • Meaning:

              "God is with us"
            • Description:

              Fewer letters does not always mean easier—the traditional spelling is the one most people will recognize.
          • Emmanuelle
            • Origin:

              French, feminine variation of Emanuel
            • Meaning:

              "God is with us"
            • Description:

              The female version of Emanuel could become more prominent, though for some it still carries a steamy image dating back to a then sensationally erotic French film. Singer and Shameless star Emmy Rossum's full name is Emmanuelle.
          • Eva
            • Origin:

              Latin form of Eve, Hebrew
            • Meaning:

              "life"
            • Description:

              Eva is a simple, classic Hebrew name for girls that recently slipped out of the US Top 100 for the first time in more than a decade. Pronounced either like her more popular sister Ava or less popular sister Eve, Eva is one of the elite group of girl names that mean life.
          • Farah
            • Origin:

              Arabic
            • Meaning:

              "happiness"
            • Description:

              Farah is a soft and lovely Arabic name, best known here in this original spelling via the last Empress of Iran, Farah Palavi. It's currently a Top 250 name in both France and the Netherlands, which both have a large Arabic-speaking population, and appears in at least two video games.
          • Finola
            • Origin:

              Irish
            • Meaning:

              "white shoulders"
            • Description:

              Finola, the readily accessible version of some of the more problematic Gaelic versions of the name, would make a welcome addition to the stockpot of Irish girls' names.
          • Fiona
            • Origin:

              Scottish
            • Meaning:

              "white, fair"
            • Description:

              Fiona entered the American consciousness with the opening of the 1954 Broadway musical Brigadoon, but didn't come onto the U.S. popularity list until 1990.
          • Flora
            • Origin:

              Latin
            • Meaning:

              "flower"
            • Description:

              Flora, the name of the Roman goddess of flowers and spring, who enjoyed eternal youth, is one of the gently old-fashioned girls' flower names we think is due for a comeback— alongside cousins Cora and Dora. Florence, Fiorella, Fleur, and Flower are translations, but we like Flora best of all.