- Allegra (ahl-LEG-rah, Italian)--"cheerful"
- Astrid (AHS-trid, Scandinavian)
- Berenice (behr-en-EYE-see, English; or behr-en-EE-chay, Italian)--ancient form of Veronica
- Blythe (BLITHE [long 'i' like in "like"; 'th' like in "the"], English)--"cheerful"
- Cecily (SES-il-ee, English)
- Coral (KOHR-ahl, English)
- Coralie (KOHR-ah-lee, French)
- Danae (dah-NAH-ee, Greek; dah-NAY, English)
- Davina (dah-VEE-nah, Scottish)--feminine form of David
- Dinah (DYE-nah, Hebrew)
- Evelina (ev-el-EE-nah, English)--form of Aveline
- Georgina (jor-JEE-nah, English)
- Imogen (IM-o-jen, English)
- Isadora (is-ah-DOH-rah, English)
- Linnea (LIN-ay-ah, Swedish)
- Mercy (MUR-see, English)
- Petra (PEH-trah, Greek)--feminine form of Peter
- Portia (POHR-shah, Latin)
- Renata (ren-AH-tah, Italian)
- Rosaline (ROZ-ah-line or ROZ-ah-leen, English)
- Seraphina (sehr-ah-FEE-nah, Latin)
- Thea (THEE-ah or THAY-ah, Greek)--a stand-alone nickname for Dorothea/Theodora or Althea, and a form of Theia.
- Theodora (thee-o-DOHR-ah, Greek)--feminine form of Theodore
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Perennially Unpopular (Girls)
I'd intended to only do one post on perpetually uncommon names, but the boys' list ran pretty long! So, in continuation, here are a selection of girls' names that just can't quite catch on. They're never popular, but are in consistent use, staying just on the edge of obscurity.