15 Rare Baby Girl Names Inspired by the Magic of Paris

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If we closes our eyes and concentrate hard enough, we might be able to (virtually) transport ourselves to the City of Lights -- that is, Paris, France. But, even for those of us who don't have our passports ready, or the time to dedicate a vacation wandering around the French capital, we can all bring a piece of Paris home by choosing a Parisian baby name -- and a person doesn't have to parle français (that's "speak French") to enjoy these attractive titles. (Woohoo!)

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Want to find the perfect baby name for a petite princesses? We spoke with Emily Cardoza, a blogger at of BabyNameWizard.com, who identified the most chic and sophisticated baby names that have been big hits in Paris. And we have to admit it, we love them too! 

"The following names made the top 200 in Paris .... but are relatively obscure on American shores," notes Emily. "They're melodic and multisyllabic, familiar but not faddish." Which is parfait ("perfect") for a name that is French-inspired, but not too overboard. 

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Here's Emily's list of Parisian-inspired baby names for girls that might seem unfamiliar, but are totally impressionnant (that's French for "awesome"). 

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