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6 Sir names and what they mean, for sir for baby girls, listing 1-6.

Barrie .. Possibly influenced by the fame of Sir James Barrie, author of "Peter Pan" ..
[Bari, Barri]

Belinda .. It was used by Sir John Vanbrugh for a character in his comedy "The Provok'd Wife" (1697) and by Alexander Pope for the society beauty in his poem "The Rape of the Lock" (1712) ..
[Bel, Belenda, Belindra, Belle, Bellinda, .. 7 more]

Charmian .. He took it from Sir Thomas North's translation of Plutarch's "Parallel" ..
[Charmin, Charmiane, Charmyan, Sharmian, Sharmiane, .. 3 more]

Imogen .. Literary: the name has connotations of the perfect heroine as used in Shakespeare's play "Cymbeline" and Sir Walter Scott's novel "The Heart of Midlothian" ..
[Emogen, Emogene, Imogene, Imogenia, Imogine, .. 2 more]

Lynette .. In the Arthurian tales, Lynette accompanied Sir Gareth on a knightly quest.
[Lanette, Linett, Linette, Linnet, Lynelle, .. 5 more]

Rowena .. Rowena was the name of one of the two heroines in Sir Walter Scott's novel "Ivanhoe" (19th century).
[Rhowena, Roweena, Roweina, Rowenna, Rowina]

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Sir names: Belinda, Lynette, Rowena

Barrie, Belinda, Lynette and Rowena are commonly used names, while Charmian and Imogen are rare in comparison. (2000 U.S. Census)


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