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Beryl .. Biblical: the eighth foundation stone of the wall of New Jerusalem was made of beryl ..
Bethany .. From the New Testament description of life in the house, the name has rather domestic, cozy connotations ..
Caledonia .. The Caledonian Canal runs through Northern Scotland, while New Calenonia consists of a group of tiny islands in the South Pacific ..
Carondelet Geography name: street name in New Orleans .. The street was named for a Spanish governor of New Orleans from 1791-1807.
Cilicia Biblical: a province mentioned in both Old and New Testaments ..
Cimarron Place name: a city in Kansas and a river that runs across the Great Plains from New Mexico to Oklahoma ..
Corinthia .. Saint Paul wrote two Epistles to the Corinthians that form part of the New Testament.
Dabney .. An old Virginia name, used to establish a connection with a 1649 immigrant to the New World named Cornelius d'Aubigny.
Dagny .. (Old Norse) "New day." ..
Delancey .. Place name: Delancey Street in New York City, named for long-ago owners of nearby land.
Elisabeth .. Biblical: the spelling of Elizabeth used in the New Testament, from Elisheva ..
Elmira .. The city of Elmira is supposedly named after Elmira Teal, the daughter of the tavern owner where a meeting was held to discuss a new name for the city in 1828 ..
Evangeline .. (Latin, Greek) "Good news." Fancy name from evangelium, the term for the Gospels (Greek euangelion, from eu "good" and angelma "news") and the French diminutive -ine ..
Gina .. Also used as a prefix to form new variants ..
Harmony .. A new age name ..
Hebe .. Also the name of a type of plant native to New Zealand ..
Ilana .. A name given to girls born on the Jewish holiday "The New Year of the Trees".
Joy .. In modern times, it generally signifies the parents' joy in their new-born child, or with the intention of wishing her a happy life ..
Karma .. New age name ..
Kiri Familiar due to Kiri te Kanawa, Maori opera diva from New Zealand.
Beryl, Bethany, Dagny, Elisabeth, Elmira, Evangeline, Gina, Harmony, Ilana, Joy and Karma are commonly used names, while Caledonia, Carondelet, Cilicia, Cimarron, Corinthia, Dabney, Delancey, Hebe and Kiri are rare in comparison. (2000 U.S. Census)
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