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You obviously want the best for your little gal. The way to set her up for success from the start? By giving her a smarty-pants name, of course. Here, 13 brilliant options to consider.

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Harriet

Meaning: “Ruler of the house.” Also, a really cool kid spy in a yellow coat.

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Mika

Originating in Scandinavia, Mika means “intelligent raccoon.” The raccoon part is neither here nor there, but the intelligent part we’ll take.

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Akeelah

In Arabic, Akilah means “intelligent” or “logical.” In English, “winner of spelling bees.”

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Dara

A Hebrew name, meaning “nugget of wisdom.” We have a feeling she’ll grow up to be as funny as she is smart.

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Veda

In Sanskrit, Veda means "wisdom" and "knowledge." It’s also the name given to the sacred books in Hinduism.

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Shannon

Meaning: “Wise woman.” (She’ll grow into the woman part.)

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Alvie

An English name that was once a shortened form of Alvina; it means "intelligent."

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Minerva

The Roman goddess of wisdom, Minerva’s also the name of one of our favorite Harry Potter characters (ahem, Professor McGonagall). You can call her Min for short. 

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Kayla

Coming from Arabic, this popular name means “wise child.”

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Cassidy

Meaning: “Clever.” Perfect for little Cass.

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Sage

Meaning: “Wise.” See also: A delicious spice.

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Mackenzie

This Gaelic or Irish name was originally meant for boys and means “son of the wise ruler.” We like it for smart girls.

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Sophia

Coming from Greece, this beyond popular name means "wisdom." Francophiles can opt for the French version, Sophie.

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