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Page 14/21. 401 Century names and what they mean, for century for baby girls, listing 261-280.
Louise .. Saint Louise (16th century) was co-founder with Saint Vincent de Paul of the nursing order Daughters of Charity ..
Lucetta .. Mostly 19th century use.
Lucille .. Lucilla was used by the Romans and revived in the 19th century ..
Lucinda .. Popular in the 18th century ..
Lucy .. The feast day of Saint Lucy (fourth century), patroness of sight, is called the Festival of Light in Sweden ..
Lynette .. Its first use was by 19th-century British poet Tennyson, for a character in "The Idylls of the King" ..
Maeve .. The original form is Meadhbh, name of the powerful and legendary warrior queen of pre-Christian Ireland (first century) ..
Maggie .. Used as an independent name in the late 19th century ..
Magnolia Nature name: the magnolia flower, named after 17th-century French botanist Pierre Magnol.
Mahalia .. Biblical name that was well used in the 19th century ..
Maida .. Maida and its diminutive form Maidie were used somewhat in the 19th century.
Malvina .. Literary name coined by James Macpherson in the 18th century for a character in his Ossianic poems ..
Marcella .. Saint Marcella (fourth century) was a cultivated woman of ability who was killed during the sack of Rome ..
Marcia .. Used in Imperial Rome and revived in the late 19th century ..
Margery .. Brought to England in the 12th century and used somewhat until a late-19th-century revival, mainly as Marjorie ..
Marguerite .. Also botanical French name for a daisy, and popular in the late 19th century ..
Maria .. Variant for Mary used in English-speaking countries in the 18th century, and popular with both Spanish and non-Spanish cultures .. Revived in the 20th century due to the popularity of "West Side Story", with its famous ballad "Maria" ..
Marie .. Earliest English form of the name which was revived in the 19th century ..
Marietta .. Common since the mid 19th century ..
Marion .. This form was changed into Marian when introduced to Britain in the Middle Ages, but revived in the 19th century ..
Louise, Lucille, Lucinda, Lucy, Lynette, Maggie, Magnolia, Mahalia, Maida, Malvina, Marcella, Marcia, Margery, Marguerite, Maria, Marie, Marietta and Marion are commonly used names, while Lucetta and Maeve are rare in comparison. (2000 U.S. Census)
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