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Page 2/5. 82 Heroine names and what they mean, for heroine, hero, idol for baby girls, listing 21-40.
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.
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 ..
Consuelo .. The heroine, a gypsy, became a successful opera singer.
Cora .. An invented name coined by American writer James Fenimore Cooper for the dark-haired heroine in "The Last of the Mohicans" (1826) ..
Courtney .. People have associated the name with "court nez" meaning "short nose", which was the nickname of a famous hero from a medieval story who lost the tip of his nose in battle ..
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.
Dillian .. (Old English) "Idol, god."
Dorothy .. Literary: the heroine of Frank Baum's "The Wonderful World of Oz", published in 1900 ..
Eluned .. (Welsh) "Idol, shape." .. 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.
Flora .. In 1746 Scottish heroine Flora Macdonald helped Bonnie Prince Charlie escape the English ..
Frankie .. It is most famous as the name of the heroine of "The Ballad of Frankie and Johnny".
Gabrielle .. (Hebrew) "Heroine of God." ..
Gavrila Variant of Gabrielle (Hebrew) "heroine of God".
Giselle .. Name of a famous 19th-century ballet whose heroine is a peasant girl ..
Halfrida .. (Old German) "Peaceful heroine."
Hayley .. May possibly be from the Norse word "haela", meaning "hero" ..
Cindy, Claudine, Clelia, Consuelo, Cora, Courtney, Dorothy, Flora, Frankie, Gabrielle, Giselle and Hayley are commonly used names, while Christabel, Cressida, Desdemona, Dillian, Eluned, Eurfron, Gavrila and Halfrida are rare in comparison. (2000 U.S. Census)
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