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Rare Baby Name Finds (Girls)

Accalia
Seraphina
Ekaterina
Lionella
Bellina
Persephone
Doveva
Verbena
Calandra
Andromeda
Calypso
Fiora
Zenobia
Camellia
Deirdre
Millicent
Fiamma
Xanthe
Fable
Wisteria
Yelena
Pomeline
Acantha
Freesia
Zarina
Celestina
Viridiana
Galina
Indigo
Arcadia
Aquinnah
Ceridwen
Rowena
Ostara
Lura
Chantal
Avelina
Cosima
Aviva
Indira
Jemima
Nimue
Octavia
Elva
Catharina
Alyona
Maple
Coral
Clover
Oceana
Emmanuelle
Opal
Bryony
Andra
Larimar
Charm
Melora
Pandora
Sequoia
Odessa
Oksana
Diantha
Sirena
Lilac
Jessamine
Saskia
Lilika
Phaedra
Thora
Alvina
Cornelia
Soline
Genoveva
Avalon
Galatea
Ambeline
Elowen
Timea
Omarosa
Amarantha
Azzurra
Runa
Plumeria
Siobhan
Tira
Graciella
Halina
Pola
Twila
Havana
Sephora
Lamia
Hermione
Portia
Wilhelmina
Winifred
Sakura
Ursula
Ravenna
Ginevra
Perdita

Comments

  1. Plenty of gorgeous names! I take it a male version of this list is in the pipeline? Calypso is a current favourite of mine, as is similar-sounding Callisto.

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Alifair Hatfield
The baby name Allifair, alternatively spelled Alifair, Alafair, or Alafare, has a very interesting history. This girl's name suddenly popped into existence in the U.S. around the mid 1800's, with no mention why or how.

Some history buffs may be familiar with the Hatfield-McCoy "New Year's Day" Massacre, in which a long-time hatred between families (including Union vs Confederacy differences) finally escalated into an all-out violent battle. Alifair was the name of Randolph McCoy's daughter, born in 1858, who suffered from Polio as a child but remained productive. During an attack on the McCoy home, Alifair was shot and killed. There was later a legal trial for her murder. Ironically, there was an Alifair Hatfield born in 1873 in Kentucky.

So how did she get her name? There are records of others in 1809, 1815, 1819, 1831, 1870, 1883, 1920 and 1923. 1767 or 1787 seems to be the earliest it was recorded. It could come from Alfher/Alvar/Aelfhere…