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Page 1/3. 44 Poet names and what they mean, for poet for baby girls, listing 1-20. Here is the list of Author names for boys.
Alcina .. Literary: Italian poet Ludovico Ariosto used the name Alcina for a mistress of alluring enchantments and sensual pleasures in the 16th century Orlando poems.
Althea .. The name was revived in the 17th century by poet Richard Lovelace, as a poetic name for his beloved ..
Amanda .. Literary: poets and playwrights brought this name into popular usage in 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.
Amy .. Poet Amy Lowell ..
Anthea .. Used in the classical period as a byname of the goddess Hera at Argos, but as a modern given name, it was reinvented by English 17th-century poets to symbolize spring.
Armida .. First used in the 16th century by Italian poet Torquato Tasso for a character in an epic poem "Gerusalemme Liberata", meaning "Jerusalem Liberated".
Aurora .. Used by 19th-century poets such as Byron and Browning ..
Camilla .. Literary: Camilla was the name of a warrior maiden, Queen of the Volscians, who fought in the army of Aeneas in Roman poet Virgil's "Aeneid" ..
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 ..
Christina .. Poet Christina Rossetti ..
Clarinda .. Poet Robert Burns (18th century) also used the name Clarinda in his poems.
Cliona .. Anglicized form of Clíodhna, which in Irish legend, was one of the three beautiful daughters of the poet Libra ..
Clodagh .. Clodagh may also be linked to the Latin name Clodia (name of the mistress of the Roman poet Catullus), a variant of Claudia.
Clorinda .. Literary named coined by 16th-century Italian poet Torquato Tasso in "Gerusalemme Liberata" (1580) ..
Corinna .. The name was also used by the Roman poet Ovid for the woman in his love poetry .. It was used by English poets in the 16th and 17th centuries, such as Robert Herricks in his poem "Corinna's going a-Maying" (1648) ..
Csilla .. The name was created by 19th-century Hungarian poet Mihály Vörösmarty.
Cynara .. Made famous by the late-19th-century English poet Ernest Dowson's line "I have been faithful to thee, Cynara! in my fashion".
Cynthia .. Cynthia was later used by first-century Roman poet Propertius in his love poetry .. The English given name was not used in the Middle Ages, but was used in the 16rh century by poets who used Cynthia as a title for Queen Elizabeth I, as Artemis was a virgin goddess of virtue and Elizabeth wanted to emphasize her role as Virgin Queen ..
Dervla .. (Irish, Gaelic) "Poet's daughter." ..
Althea, Amanda, Amy, Armida, Aurora, Camilla, Christina, Clarinda, Clorinda, Corinna and Cynthia are commonly used names, while Alcina, Aminta, Anthea, Chloris, Cliona, Clodagh, Csilla, Cynara and Dervla are rare in comparison. (2000 U.S. Census)
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