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3 Side names and what they mean, for side for baby girls, listing 1-3. Maria is a commonly used name, while Clotilda and Pollyanna are rare in comparison.
Clotilda .. Saint Clothilde was the wife of Frankish King Clovis I in the sixth century, and supposedly went into battle by his side ..
Pollyanna Eleanor Porter's novel "Pollyanna" made the name proverbial for one who sees the bright side of every situation ..
Chastity .. This name has been familiar since the 1970s due to Chastity Bono, daughter of singer/actress Cher and singer/actor/politician Sonny Bono ..
Niobe .. Mythology: Niobe was a boastful queen of Thebes whose children were killed by Apollo and Diana as a reprimand for her arrogance ..
Becky .. Pet form of Rebecca (Hebrew) "to bind" ..
Precious .. In Catholic tradition, also a reference to the "precious blood of Christ".
Bedelia .. Literary: a very literal-minded maid named Amelia Bedelia features in a popular series of children's books ..
Melba .. The city of Melbourne takes its name from British politician William Lamb Melbourne (19th century) and means "border" ..
Bree .. Also possibly (Latin) "from the boundary line" ..
Adelie .. The Adélie penguin is so named because it breeds on that coastline.
Fedora .. Also the name for a soft felt hat with a modest brim.
Eilwen .. Possibly from ael "brow" or ail "just like", combined with (g)wen or (g)wyn meaning "white, fair, blessed, holy".
Adela .. The name died out in England in the later Middle Ages, and was revived in the 19th century, being the name of a character in Johann Strauss's opera "Die Fledermaus" .. It was also made popular in the 1930s as the name of a character in the novels of Dornford Yates ..
Modesty .. "Modest, without conceit." ..
Creola .. "Of American birth but European descent." ..
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