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Adelpha .. (Greek) "Beloved sister."
Agrippina .. Sister of the corrupt Roman emperor Caligula and mother of the also unsavory Roman Emperor Nero, who had her murdered.
Alala .. Greek mythology: the sister of Ares, the god of war.
Anna .. The name was borne by the sister of Dido, Queen of Carthage, in Virgil's "Aeneid" ..
Bethany .. The name is popular with Roman Catholics, being bestowed in honor of Mary of Bethany, sister of Martha and Lazarus ..
Bronte .. Literary: transferred use of the surname of the sisters Charlotte, Emily, and Anne ..
Careen .. The younger sister of Scarlet ..
Decca .. It was famous as the Mitford family nickname for the journalist sister Jessica, and as a defunct American record label.
Eithne .. Saint Ethenia, a daughter of King Laoghaire, was one of Saint Patrick's first converts, together with her sister Fidelma.
Elodie .. Saint Elodia or Alodia was a ninth-century Spanish martyr along with her sister Nunilo.
Eris .. Mythology: goddess of discord and destruction, and sister of Ares the god of war.
Fay .. Late 19th-century coinage, influenced by the legend of King Arthur, in which Morgan le Fay, his half-sister, is a mysterious sorceress also known as "Lady of the Lake" ..
Hope .. Was favored for sisters by Puritans and Catholics ..
Irene .. Saint Irene (fourth century) was one of the three sisters martyred for their faith in Macedonia ..
Isis .. Sister to Osiris and mother of Horus.
Jerica .. Author Jean Auel used Jerika as the name of the hero's sister in the "Clan of the Cave Bear" series.
Latoya .. Made familiar by Latoya Jackson, sister of singer Michael Jackson.
Lucretia .. During the Renaissance, darker associations were given to the name through Lucrezia Borgia, sister to Cesare Borgia.
Martha .. Biblical: the sister of Mary and Lazarus ..
Miriam .. Biblical: the sister of Moses, who saved his life as a baby when she hid him in a basket among the rushes at the river's edge for the Pharoah's daughter to find ..
Anna, Bethany, Fay, Hope, Irene, Isis, Jerica, Latoya, Lucretia, Martha and Miriam are commonly used names, while Adelpha, Agrippina, Alala, Bronte, Careen, Decca, Eithne, Elodie and Eris are rare in comparison. (2000 U.S. Census)
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