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25 Girl Names That Will Take Dad's Breath Away

Pregnancy is a totally different experience for dads. They experience all the changes from the outside. But this isn't the 1800s, when men were uninvolved with all things pregnancy and parenting. Increasingly, partners seek to have more active roles in the family beyond just being the breadwinner. They want to be present in every step that involves raising their children, and be present from the start to the end.

That does not just mean that he will be present at birth, and will be helping the mom to change diapers or feed the baby. This means that dad will also want his opinion to be taken into account when it comes to choosing the baby's name. And although we know that choosing the name of a baby is not an easy task, getting to agree with a partner and family is probably the most challenging part of the whole process.

Something that many men wish is to be the dad of a little princess. In fact, the bond between fathers and their daughters is completely different than the one they create with their sons. According to Chaitali Phatake, the bond between a dad and his daughter is unbreakable because every father sees his mother and sister in his daughter's eyes, and this makes him love and respect his daughter more. Finally, he will be the first man she looks up to and he will always try to brings out the best in her little princess.

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25 Adriana

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Adriana is a feminine name that has diverse origins such as Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Polish, Slovak, Czech, English, and Dutch. This name is the feminine version of the name Adrian, and among its meanings we can highlight "man of Adria" and "dark". Its correct pronunciation in English is ayd-ree-AN-ə.

Adriana is a name with a lot of personality that is quite popular in countries such as Czech Republic, Italy and Spain. This name is easy to write and pronounce, and usually combines very well with English-speaking surnames. Finally, according to Baby Center the name is currently ranked number #259 in the popularity lists.

24 Bonnie

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Bonnie is a feminine name that has diverse origins such as French, Scottish, English, and Latin. This name comes from the Scottish word bonnie which means "pretty" or "beautiful". It has been in use as a given name since the 19th century, but when the movie "Gone with the Wind" came out in 1939, the name Bonnie became popular as a girl's name because it was the nickname of Scarlett's daughter, the main character in the movie and book.

Bonnie is a charismatic name that is usually quite popular in countries like Canada, the United States and Australia. Currently the name is ranked number #659 in the popularity charts.

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23 Brooklyn

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Brooklyn is a name that can be used for girls or boys alike. The word Brooklyn comes from one of the neighborhoods in New York, but the word was originally derived from Dutch Breukelen meaning "broken land". This name is more common to hear in countries such as Canada, England and Wales, New Zealand, and the United States. Its correct pronunciation in English is BRUWK-lən.

Brooklyn is the ideal choice for those parents who love to think outside the box, and for those who are looking for something out of the ordinary like the classic girl's name such as Anne or Emma. The name Brooklyn offers attitude and is easy to combine with English-speaking surnames.

22 Caroline

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Caroline is a feminine name that has diverse origins such as French, English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, and Dutch. This name is the feminine version of the French name Carolus and means "song of happiness". A famous bearer is Caroline, Princess of Hanover, and that's why the name is usually associated with the elegance and grace of the princess.

Caroline is a pretty classic name without being boring. And among its qualities we can highlight that it's easy to combine with different surnames and middle names, and finally it's easy to pronounce and spell. According to Baby Center the name is currently ranked number #88 in the popularity charts.

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21 Diana

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Diana is a feminine name that has diverse origins such as English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Catalan, German, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Russian, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, Polish, and Roman Mythology. This name means "luminous, and perfect", while in Greek mythology refers to the goddess of the moon.

According to Behind the Name, the given name Diana derived from an old Indo-European root meaning "heavenly, divine." Diana was a Roman goddess of the moon, hunting, forests, and childbirth. The name has been used since the Renaissance, and became more common in the English-speaking world after Sir Walter Scott's novel 'Rob Roy' (1817). Currently is ranked number #204 in the popularity charts.

20 Esmeralda

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Esmeralda is a feminine name that has diverse origins such as Spanish, Portuguese, and English. The given name Esmeralda means "emerald" in Spanish and Portuguese. Additionally, the name is best known thanks to Victor Hugo, who used the name in his novel 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' (1831), in which Esmeralda is a gypsy and the love interest of the main character Quasimodo. It has occasionally been used in the English-speaking world since that time. The celebrity couple Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes, named one of their daughters Esmeralda.

Esmeralda, due to its roots in Latin, is a charming name that usually combines pretty well with English-speaking names, creating a very interesting contrast.

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19 Faith

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Faith is a feminine name that has diverse origins such as English, Greek, American, and Latin. This name has different meanings but we can highlight "confidence", "trust" and "belief". According Behind the Name, Faith comes from the English word faith, ultimately from Latin fidere "to trust" . And as a curious fact we can mention that Faith was one of the virtue names adopted by the Puritans in the 17th century.

Faith can be the ideal option for parents who love short names, and look for something that is easy to write, pronounce, and combine with different middle names and surnames. Currently is ranked number #114 in the popularity lists.

18 Georgia

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Georgia is a feminine name that has diverse origins such as German, Greek, American and English. This name means "farmer", and is the feminine form of the name George. Georgia just like Brooklyn are words that refers to places and people decided to use them as a given name. Georgia is the name of one of the American states, which was named after the British king George II.

For parents looking for names with a strong character and personality, Georgia may be the ideal option for their little princess. Finally, this name is easy to write, spell, learn, and it's easy to combine with different surnames.

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17 Haylie

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Haylie is a feminine name that has American roots. This name is a variation of the name Hayley, which means "field of hay". In previous decades this name was used only as a surname, but it was over the years that some people started using it as a given name. A famous bearer is the American actress and businesswoman Haylie Duff, the big sister of the also actress Hilary Duff, best known for her role as Lizzie Mcguire.

Haylie is a beautiful and feminine name for a little princess. This name is easy to write, spell, and it works perfectly with diverse surnames and middle names. Currently it is ranked #1.764.

16 Isla

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Isla is a feminine name that has Scottish and Spanish roots. This given name comes from the name of a Scottish river, while in Spanish this name means "Devoted to God", and the correct pronunciation of this name in English is IE-lə.

Isla can be the perfect choice for those parents who are looking for something different from the names they usually hear among their friends' children. This name is not only charming and elegant, but also it has a certain beauty in each of its letters that makes it irresistible, and generate curiosity. Currently the name is ranked number #69 in the popularity charts.

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15 Joy

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Joy is one of those names that reflect their meaning. This girl's name has diverse origins such as English, Latin, American, and French, which it means "happiness or rejoicing". The word joy derived from Norman French joie,and it has been used as a given name since the late 19th century.Currently is ranked number #297 in the popularity charts.

So, what is beautiful about this name? Everything. Joy is a feminine given name that's short, is easy to combine with middle names, diverse English-speaking surnames, and finally is easy to write, spell, and pronounce making it a great option for a baby girl. In fact, this name has a certain charm that attracts the attention of everyone around.

14 Jessica

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Jessica is a feminine name that has diverse origins such as English, French, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Italian, and Spanish. This name means " rich and God beholds" .

According to Behind the Name the name was first used in this form by Shakespeare in his play 'The Merchant of Venice' (1596), where it belongs to the daughter of Shylock. But some people believe that Shakespeare looked for inspiration on the biblical name ISCAH, which would have been spelled Jescha in his time. It was not commonly used as a given name until the middle of the 20th century. Currently the name is ranked in the position number #425 in the popularity charts.

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13 Katie

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Katie is a feminine name that has diverse origins such as English, Greek, American, and Irish. Katie is usually used as a diminutive or nickname for people who bear the name Katherina or Katherin, and among its meanings we can highlight "pure."

For parents who love short names, Katie may be the ideal option. This name is catchy, easy to remember, write and spell, besides it sounds great with almost any English-speaking surname. Katie is currently ranked in the position number #405 in the popularity charts, which means that is not that common to hear nowadays. Finally, its correct pronunciation en English is KAY-tee.

12 Luna

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Luna is a feminine name that has diverse origins such as Roman Mythology, Italian, Spanish, and English. Luna comes from the word luna in Spanish which means "moon", while in the Roman mythology Luna was the goddess of the moon, frequently depicted driving a white chariot through the sky. In fact, the Hollywood couple John Legend and his wife Chrissy Teigen, decided to name their first daughter Luna.

Usually, names of Latin or Spanish roots bring with them a certain charm and seduction that attracts people. Luna is an elegant and beautiful name ideal for a little princess, the name is short and easy to learn. This name is currently ranked number #14 in the popularity charts.

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11 Layla

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Layla is a feminine name that has diverse origins such as Arabic and English. This name means "born at night" or "night." According to Behind the Name, Layla was the name of the object of romantic poems written by the 7th-century poet known as Qays. The story of Qays and Layla became a popular romance in medieval Arabia and Persia, but the given name became common in the English-speaking world after the 1970 release of the song 'Layla' by Derek and the Dominos, which was inspired by the medieval story.

Layla is the ideal option for parents who seek something different and love to think outside the box. This name is currently ranked in the position number #18 in the popularity charts.

10 Mia

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Mia is a feminine name that has diverse origins such as Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, German, and English. This name means "rebellion" and is the Scandinavian, Dutch and German diminutive of the given name Maria, while in Italian and Spanish the word mia means "mine". Its right pronunciation in English is MEE-ə.

The good thing about short names is that are easy to learn and remember, especially for kids. Mia is a charm given name that easily combines with diverse English-speaking surnames and middle names. Currently, the name is ranked in the position number #7 in the popularity charts.

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9 Noelle

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Noelle is a feminine name that has diverse origins such as French, American, and English. This name means "birthday" and it's the feminine form of the masculine name Noel. Besides, this name is commonly used to refer to Christ's birth and Christmas festival.

Noelle is a peculiar given name that is uncommon to hear nowadays, which makes the name even more striking and original. Noelle is perfect for a baby girl because its beauty lies in the fact that it's rare to hear among little girls today, and its meaning. This name is easy to learn, write, spell and combine easily with diverse English-speaking surnames, and middle names.

8 Olympia

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Olympia is a feminine name that has diverse origins such as French, Greek, Italian, and English. This name means "from the home of the gods" or "from Olympus". A famous bearer of the name is Olympia Ohanian, daughter of the player tennis Serena Williams and the businessman Alexis Ohanian.

Olympia is one of those names that has a strong personality, is feminine and powerful. And one of the advantages of this name is that it is uncommon to hear among girls today, which gives it greater originality. This name also has a certain grace that makes it striking, and usually combines well with different surnames of diverse origins.

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7 Pixie

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Pixie is a feminine name that has diverse origins such as Celtic, Swedish, Cornish, and English, while its meaning is "fairy". This name may be the ideal option for parents who love to think outside the box and are looking for something quite different from the typical baby girl names they hear among their friends.

Pixie is a name with charisma that has a strong personality. Among its qualities we can highlight that is short, easy to learn, write, and spell, besides this given name combines pretty well with different English-speaking surnames. Finally, this name is currently ranked in the position number #11,987 in the popularity charts.

6 Summer

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Summer is a feminine name that has American and English roots. This name comes from the word that refers to the season, but also comes from the Old English word sumor. It has been in use as a given name since the 1970s.

Many parents seek inspiration in seasons and nature, and what better name than Summer for a baby girl? During this season everything shines and the sun seems to brighten our days while we enjoy the warm weather. Summer is a charismatic name that combine with diverse middle names and surnames, besides is easy to write and spell. Currently the name is ranked #162 in the popularity charts.

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5 Serenity

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Serenity is a feminine name that has English, and roots. This name comes from the English word meaning "serenity, tranquility", while in Latin comes from the word serenus that means "clear, and calm". Its correct pronunciation in English is sə-REN-!-tee.

This name is ideal for parents who seek calm and peaceful names. Serenity is an elegant name that conveys peace when we hear it. And among its other qualities with can highlight that the name combines easily with middle names ,and English-speaking surnames, it is easy to write, spell, and pronounce. And finally, Serenity is currently ranked #80 in the popularity lists.

4 Rachel

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Rachel is a feminine name that has diverse origins such as English, Hebrew, French, German, Dutch, and Biblical. This name means "lamb", and according to Behind the Name, Rachel was a common name among Jews in the Middle Ages, but it was not generally used as a Christian name in the English-speaking world until after the Protestant Reformation.

When the sitcom "Friends" aired in 1994, everyone was captivated by Jennifer Aniston's character, Rachel. This character was the typical "it girl" that everyone wanted to be, in fact character's hairstyle, called "the Rachel", was quite popular in that period of time. Currently the name is ranked in the position number #80 in the popularity charts.

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3 Tiffany

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Tiffany is a feminine name that has diverse origins such as Greek, American, and Latin. This name means "Gods incarnate" and is the Medieval form of Theophania. Tiffany was traditionally given to girls born on the Epiphany (January 6), the festival commemorating the visit of the Magi to the infant Jesus, but the given name became less popular after the Middle Ages, and it wasn't until the movie "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (1961) that the name gained popularity again.

Tiffany is a name full of grace that has certain elegance. It's easy to combine with English-speaking surnames and middle names, and currently is ranked in the position number #543 in the popularity charts.

2 Vera

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Vera is a feminine name that has diverse origins such as Russian, English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, Hungarian, Romanian, Serbian, and Croatian. Among its meanings we can highlight "faith" and "true". This given name has been in general use in the English-speaking world since the late 19th century.

For parents who are looking for short names that are easy to write, spell and learn, Vera may be the ideal choice for their little girl because in its simplicity lies its elegance and beauty. This name is easy to combine with diverse surnames and middle names from different origins. Currently the name is ranked in the position number #236 in the popularity charts.

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1 Zoe

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Zoe is a feminine name that has diverse origins such as English, Italian, and Ancient Greek. This name means "life" in Greek, and from early times it was adopted by Hellenized Jews as a translation of Eve. According to Behind the Name, Zoe was common in the Byzantine Empire, being borne by a ruling empress of the 11th century, while as an English name, Zoe has only been in use since the 19th century.

The good thing about short names is that they are much easier to write, spell, pronounce and even remember. Nowadays, many parents, in their urgency to find something original, opt for very complex names with too many letters that in the end only generates confusion. Most of the time elegance lies in simplicity, and that's why Zoe could be the perfect name for a baby girl.

References: bounty.comwehavekids.comstorypick.com, behindthename.com,

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