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These cute girl names will make you wish you were having twins (OK, almost)

Kim Grundy is a mom, writer, expert laundry folder and sandwich maker, not necessarily in that order. Raised in Oklahoma, she is now a West Coast gal and lives in California with her husband and two sons, along with one dog, two fish (oo...

Looking for pretty girl names? We've got you covered

Why is it so darn hard to decide on the perfect baby name?

According to the Social Security Administration, Mary, Patricia, Jennifer, Elizabeth and Linda reign supreme as the top five baby names for girls over the past 100 years, but you won't be finding those old standards on our list. While the favorites are certainly still pretty monikers for your new little one, there are so many more gorgeous names to choose from.

From floral inspiration to sparkling gems and even a celeb or two, our list can help you narrow down your search for the perfect name.

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After all, sugar and spice and everything nice is what little girls are made of. If you want a baby name that is pretty and feminine for your little sweetie, get ready to dive in and make your pick.

Looking for pretty girl names? We've got you covered
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Tips for finding a pretty baby name

If you are still searching for the perfect pretty girl's name, why not consider searching for names straight from the Romance languages? You can use our Advanced Baby Name Search to narrow down your choices to French baby names, Spanish baby names or Italian baby names, for example.

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Think about your favorite characters from romance novels or movies for inspiration when searching for a pretty baby name. You can even think of objects you think are pretty and determine if this could be translated into a romantic and unique name.

Before you go, check out our slideshow below:

Looking for pretty girl names? We've got you covered
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Originally published Dec. 2011. Updated Oct. 2016.

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