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Page 1/9. 82 Heroine names and what they mean, for heroine, hero, idol for females. These girl names reached the height of their popularity in 1940-1949 and are somewhat less popular today, with names like Joan, Janice, Judith, Flora and Belle falling out of fashion. The trendier baby names in this list are Dorothy, Beatrice, Cora, Camilla and Alice.
Alice .. Made famous by the heroine in Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" (1865) and "Through the Looking Glass" (1872), who was based on his child friend Alice Lidell, daughter of the Dean of Christ Church, Oxford ..
Amelia .. Henry Fielding may possibly have first coined it for the heroine of his novel "Amelia" (1751), though forms such as Meelia, Amaly, and Aemelia existed since the 17th century ..
Aminta .. Aminta was the heroine of a well-known pastoral play by the Italian poet Torquato Tasso (16th century) of the Renaissance.
Aoife .. The name has also been associated with Esuvia, a Gaulish goddess, and was borne by several heroines in ancient Irish legend ..
Aranrhod .. The legendary heroine may originally have been a moon goddess ..
Alice and Amelia are commonly used names, while Aminta, Aoife and Aranrhod are rare in comparison. (2000 U.S. Census)
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A to Z Index of all names (with variants) for girls
[Alice - Aranrhod]
[Augusta - Candida]
[Carinthia - Consuelo]
[Cora - Frankie]
[Gabrielle - Isabel]
[Janice - Laura]
[Leonora - Perdita]
[Phaedra - Ulyssa]
[Una - Zuleika]
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