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Page 1/2. 39 Young names and what they mean, for young for baby girls, listing 1-20. Adelaide, Agnes, Alma, Blossom, Camilla, Clarissa, Coralie, Elaine, Esther, Fawn, Gemma and Gigi are commonly used names, while Adonia, Afra, Aphra, Arachne, Atalanta, Aviva, Bathilda and Chryseis are rare in comparison. Here is the list of Young names for boys.
Adonia .. Greek mythology: Adonis was a young man so beautiful that Aphrodite, goddess of love, became enamored of him ..
Afra .. "Young deer." ..
Alma .. "Young woman." ..
Aphra Possibly means "young deer" in Hebrew ..
Arachne .. Greek mythology: a young maiden who challenged the goddess Athena to a weaving contest and was turned into a spider for offending her ..
Atalanta .. Greek mythology: Atalanta was an athletic young maiden huntress who refused to marry any man who couldn't beat her in a foot race ..
Blossom .. Generic flower name first used in the 19th century as an affectionate pet name for a young girl.
Chryseis .. Mythology: name of a beautiful young girl in Homer's "Iliad" ..
Clarissa .. Latin version of Clarice occasionally found in medieval documents and made famous by Samuel Richardson's novel "Clarissa", also known as "the History of a Young Lady" (1748).
Coralie .. However, it may also be derived from Italian Coralina, the traditional name of the cunning young woman in the Commedia dell'Arte ..
Elaine .. Since many names in Arthurian legend are Celtic in origin, Elaine may actually be derived from the Welsh word elain meaning "young deer" ..
Gemma .. She was an ordinary young woman whose religious life included manifestations of the stigmata, or the marks of Christ's wounds.
Gigi .. Literary: the name of a young girl in a French novel by Colette, later made into an award-winning stage play and movie musical, with glamorous and "gamine" charm given the name by Leslie Caron's performance.
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