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Fascinating Names for a Unique Girl

Updated on August 13, 2010

Top 10 Fascinating Girl Names

So you want your yet-to-be-born daughter to be someone special. Somebody who grows up to have flair, and definitely not some plain jane or some boring Mary. On the other hand, you really don't want to give her some strange title that will put her on the fast track to ridicule and teasing from the kids from school with more common names. Do you feel the unease creeping in just as you spit on the word "common"? Well, have I got a list for you. The names I have carefully selected below all have one thing in particular: they're all names for a very special, different girl. Men will automatically want to date her. Employers will hasten to hire her after picking her out from the crowd. Yes, These names attract attention, but of the very best kind. Not only is she interesting/ smart/ glamorous, but she is also mysterious. She is a fighter. Raaawrrr! Let the naming begin.

Interesting Names for a Girl

1) Jenna , short for Jennifer, derived from Welsh name Guinevere, meaning fair, white smooth.

Take: Jennifer is too common, and Jenna is a pretty and modern derivative.

2) Penelope: Greek origins, and could be related to pene "threads, weft". In Homer's epic the 'Odyssey' this is the name of the wife of Odysseus, forced to fend off suitors while her husband is away fighting at Troy. It has occasionally been used as a English given name since the 16th century.

Take: Beautiful name, with exotic- sounding Greek roots that gives “Penelope” much flavor.

3) Theodora: From the Greek name Theodoros, which meant "gift of god" from Greek theos "god" and doron "gift".This name was common in the Byzantine Empire, being borne by several empresses.

Take: very strong, yet feminine name.

4) Irene: From Greek Eirene, derived from a word meaning "peace". This was the name of the Greek goddess who personified peace.

Take: very pretty and unique, and not too popular, which is a good thing.

5) Whitney: From a surname which was originally derived from a place name meaning "white island" in Old English.

Take: Quite popular in the United States, but not overly so. It is a lovely name that inspires images of a gorgeous glowing girl frolicking in the sand, her long blond hair tumbling down her shoulders.

6) Valentina: female form of Valentine, from the Roman family name Valentinus which was from Latin valens "strong, vigourous, healthy".

Take: Gorgeous name; quite Italian and therefore very exotic. For a very stunningly beautiful girl.

7) Rosabel: Meaning Beautiful Rose.

Take: very girly, feminine name, but at the same time it inspires a sortof romantic feeling, perhaps with an edge.

8) Rebecca: “Joined” in Hebrew. (Made famous by the famous gothic romance Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier, a must-read novel.)

Take: Very mysterious, fiery name. The bearer is a very passionate woman.

9) Helena: Meaning “light”. After Helen of Troy, daughter of Greek God Zeus, who was so beautiful that she supposedly caused the Trojan War.

Take: a name that befits a very headstrong woman with a lot of character.

10) Katherina: Meaning “pure”.

Take: Very popular name, and there are many versions of it, for example: Catherine, Katrina, Kathryn, Catharina, etc..

So there you have it, the most glamorous, most fascinating, most interesting girl names!


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