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Page 2/4. 64 Love names and what they mean, for love for baby girls, listing 21-40. Charity, Charmaine, Corinna, Courtney, Cynthia, Elaine, Eloise, Esther, Francesca and Gudrun are commonly used names, while Chloris, Cliona, Clytie, Dido, Engracia, Esme, Euron, Freya, Grainne and Heloise are rare in comparison.
Charity .. From the word which originally denoted the Christian's love for his fellow man (Latin "caritas" meaning "generous love", from Latin "carus" meaning "dear") ..
Chloris .. It was used by the Roman poet Horace for one of his loves (see Lalage), and was used by Augustan poets of the 17th and 18th centuries ..
Cliona .. She was a goddess who fell in love and ran away with a mortal, but the god of the sea sent a wave to pull her back ..
Clytie .. Mythology: a water nymph in love with Apollo, god of the sun ..
Dido .. Literary: in Virgil's "Aeneid", the queen of Carthage who falls in love with the wandering Aeneas ..
Eloise .. The name was made famous in the 12th century by the tragic love letters between the passionate and intelligent Heloise (the Old French form of the name) and her tutor, Peter Abelard ..
Engracia .. "Love and protection of God's grace."
Euron .. The poet Llywelyn ap Moel wrote his love poetry to a girl of this name in the 15th century.
Francesca .. Her love story has been retold in Dante's "Inferno", as well as in other literary works and in a symphonic fantasy by Tchaikovsky.
Freya .. Scandinavian mythology: Freya was the goddess of love and fertility, and her name is probably derived from an Old German word "frouwa" (German "Frau") meaning "lady, mistress" ..
Grainne .. "Love."
Heloise .. The 12th-century French philosopher Peter Abelard fell in love with and seduced his student Heloise ..
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