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Page 2/4. 67 Heroine names and what they mean, for heroine for baby girls, listing 21-40. Clelia, Consuelo, Cora, Dorothy, Flora, Frankie, Gabrielle, Giselle, Hester, Holly, Isabel and Janice are commonly used names, while Cressida, Desdemona, Eluned, Eurfron, Gavrila, Halfrida, Imogen and Jemima are rare in comparison.
Clelia .. A feisty heroine from legendary Roman history who after having been given by the Romans to the Etruscans as a hostage, escaped by swimming the River Tiber back to Rome ..
Cora .. An invented name coined by American writer James Fenimore Cooper for the dark-haired heroine in "The Last of the Mohicans" (1826) ..
Cressida .. Cressida is the heroine and Trojan princess of the tale "Troilus and Cressida" that has been told by Boccaccio, Chaucer, and Shakespeare ..
Desdemona .. Literary: in Shakespeare's "Othello", Desdemona is the beautiful, innocent heroine, wrongly accused of adultery by her husband.
Eluned .. Literary: Lunete is the form used by French writer Chrétien de Troyes for his heroine of one of his Arthurian stories, and from this the name became the form Lynette ..
Eurfron .. The legendary Tegau Eurfron was a Cymric heroine praised by the ancient bards for her chastity.
Frankie .. It is most famous as the name of the heroine of "The Ballad of Frankie and Johnny".
Gavrila Variant of Gabrielle (Hebrew) "heroine of God".
Halfrida .. "Peaceful heroine."
Hester .. Literary: Hester Prynne is the much put-upon heroine of Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel "The Scarlett Letter".
Holly .. Holly Golightly is the heroine in Truman Capote's nove "Breakfast at Tiffany's", which was made into a film in 1961, starring Audrey Hepburn ..
Imogen .. Literary: the name has connotations of the perfect heroine as used in Shakespeare's play "Cymbeline" and Sir Walter Scott's novel "The Heart of Midlothian" ..
Jemima .. It is now also familiar because of the "Aunt Jemima" brand name for pancake mix and syrup, and Beatrix Potter's foolish heroine in "Jemima Puddleduck".
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