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Page 1/5. 82 Heroine names and what they mean, for heroine, hero, idol 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 ..
Augusta .. Ge Wodehouse's foppish hero Bertie Wooster had a terrifying Aunt Augusta, possibly giving the name a slightly intimidating connotation Popular in Britain toward the end of the 19th century ..
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) ..
Candida .. This may have been inspired by George Bernard Shaw's play "Candida" (1897), which was based on the name of the hero in Voltaire's 1759 novel "Candide", which is the French form ..
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) ..
Ceridwen .. Also supposedly the name of the mother of the legendary sixth-century Welsh hero Taliesin.
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".
Alice, Amelia, Augusta, Beatrice, Becky, Belle, Brenda, Brett, Camilla, Candida, Carmen, Charlotte and Cher are commonly used names, while Aminta, Aoife, Aranrhod, Ayla, Brunhilda, Carinthia and Ceridwen are rare in comparison. (2000 U.S. Census)
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