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10 Strong and feminine baby girl names from the Bible

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A baby name expert shares some surprising and lesser-known biblical names to consider for your little angel.

While my parents named me Caryn (pronounced car-in) as a nod to their Swedish heritage, they opted to spell it with a more “feminine” flair. With a hard consonant up front, they liked the softened look of a curving “C” up front and a “y” looping down near the end, instead of the straight lines of a “K” and an “i.”

Of course, the beauty of a name is in the eye of the beholder, and yet there do seem to be a few common threads that make a name feel particularly feminine: soft consonants, looping letters, “ee” endings. All qualities that, perhaps surprisingly are found in some lesser-known but beautiful and feminine biblical baby names.

“I love Bible names,” says Lorilee Craker, author of A Is For Atticus: Baby Names from the Great Book. “All my kids have them. I feel like they’re ‘value-added’ names. For their whole life, they get to have a special connection with someone in the Bible.” And Craker says she really loves names that people don’t even realize are from the Bible. Here are 10 other little-known, but lovely ones.

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