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Page 1/4. 67 Heroine names and what they mean, for heroine for baby girls, listing 1-20.
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 ..
Ayla .. Literary: Ayla is the heroine of Jean Auel's "Clan of the Cave Bear" series.
Beatrice .. Literary: beloved heroine of Dante's "Divine Comedy" and of Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing" ..
Becky .. Becky Sharp, heroine of William Thackeray's novel "Vanity Fair".
Belle .. Name of one of Disney's most popular heroines ..
Brenda .. Comic strip heroine Brenda Starr.
Brett .. Literary: Lady Brett Ashley was Hemingway's heroine in the novel "The Sun Also Rises".
Brunhilda .. Heroine of the Siegfried legend made popular by the Ring cycle of operas by Richard Wagner ..
Camilla .. The heroine of Alexandre Dumas's famous play "Camille" was actually named Marguerite (see Camellia) ..
Carinthia .. First used as a given name after George Meredith used it as the name of his heroine in his novel "The Amazing Marriage" (1895).
Carmen .. Also the name of the tragic romantic heroine of Bizet's opera "Carmen" (1875) ..
Charlotte .. White's "Charlotte's Web", the heroine of the title is a spider ..
Cher .. Cher is also the name of the heroine of the movie and TV series "Clueless".
Christabel .. Use has been primarily literary, as in Samuel Taylor Coleridge's 1816 poem of the same name, in which the heroine is an example of innocent purity ..
Cindy .. It is sometimes used as a short form of the unrelated fairy-tale heroine's name Cinderella ..
Claudine .. Literary: made popular in the early 20th century as the name of the heroine of novels by French writer Colette.
Alice, Amelia, Beatrice, Becky, Belle, Brenda, Brett, Camilla, Carmen, Charlotte, Cher, Cindy and Claudine are commonly used names, while Aminta, Aoife, Aranrhod, Ayla, Brunhilda, Carinthia and Christabel are rare in comparison. (2000 U.S. Census)
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