Shirley means “bright wood”, “bright meadow”. These names are inspired by Old Hollywood glamour icons of the '20s, '30s, and '40s. Guinevere means “white shadow, white wave”. It's safe to say that Melina is a hidden gem that won't be overused any time soon. Both Doll and Dolly has been used since the 16, Eliza is a shortened form of Elizabeth which has a very beautiful meaning to it. LivvLaa. This name is shared by the famous romance novelist of British origin, Georgette Heyer. I'm sure you'll find that perfect middle name. Lyric means “lyre”. “thunder”. We chose a "classic" name ( Delia, so happy to see it on your list) and have been surprised at how few people have ever heard it before. “Sunshine” is a common English word that some use as a name. (Similar to Braelynn.). BTW, Im brand new here and having fun reading different Hubs. but have found a lot of us out there. Please leave a comment below. Both names have a long and ancient history, coming from the Latin root "vivus" which means "life." Parents are using "old lady" names more and more—not out of obligation but because many formerly out-of-date names, like Emma, are coming back around and sounding fresh and pretty to today's young parents. Ambrosia is a Greek and Roman mythology name. If you know in your heart that your little girl is destined to be an old soul, read through this list of old-fashioned girl names now. My paternal grandmother was Mida Matilda!!! Lorraine is derived from the Medieval Latin word Lotharingia and means “from the land of Lorraine”. What names do you love, and what names do you hate? Mine are Sophia Josephine Jaqueline, Constance Justine Clementine, Haven James Sabastian, Ophelia Eugenia Phillipa, Imogene Ernestine Claudette, Henry Soren Oliver, Maximilian Draven Vinson, Tallulah Prestley Benia, Willowdean Adelaide Opal, Pippa Ariadne Onabliss, and Azreal Jemison Ilya-Neriah on the way! Currently, the name is more popular for boys than it is for girls, but it is rarely used for either gender. It’s an old Greek name, and I love it. Lachelle is a variation of Chelle. I named my granddaughter and it's one I've never seen on any list but I think it's beautiful . Toril, a strong Scandinavian name related to Tor/Thor, the Norse god of thunder. Lake is a gender-neutral name. As noted by Behind the Name, this Spanish moniker can trace its roots to the late Roman name Ignatius. Sign up for the Thought Catalog Weekly and get the best stories from the week to your inbox every Friday. Arabella means “yielding to prayer” or “beautiful”. Looking for true old English not just 'vintagey' sounding. From Valentine's Day to Black History Month, February is packed with symbolism to get your creative juices flowing! Its deep-rooted meaning makes it a perfect choice for your baby girl. It has a very subtle and beautiful meaning, “well born” that suits any baby girl. It is a mix of French and English origins and may have been derived from the Mason-Dixon line. My 5 year olds name is Agatha! Please read my, Copyright © 2020 - TulaMama. This is a very unique name which has become a name on its own. My daughter's name is Teye (rhymes with 'eye'), Egyptian for "Promised to the Goddess Neith". Still, this name has a long way to go before it becomes mainstream. Domino means “lord, master”. It's rarely used in the U.S., but when it is, it's more frequently used for girls. Blanche is one of the cute names that are still in vogue and mean “white” or “fair”. Alma gets its reference from the Latin version of “Alma Mater” which means “dear mother”. My full name is Hollice Virginia Wells. It shares a rich history with Princess Ina who was the granddaughter of Queen Victoria. This Scottish name deserves to have a chance across the pond! This name is a classy retro name of Greek origin, made popular by the 4th century Dalmatian saint who was martyred. Some of those names are listed again on top of the list. Remi means “oarsman”. my daughters are named Phae (Fay) Louise and Emma Hope. Goda - Goda represents 0.5% of female names in Lincolnshire. I loved it as soon as I heard the name. I never heard of anyone named Joy at that time. Adley is a variation of Hadley. Here is a comprehensive list of traditional French names as well as the most popular names for girls in France and Canada today. 70 Beautiful Old-Fashioned Baby Girl Names with Meanings, This name is a classy retro name of Greek origin, made popular by the 4. century Dalmatian saint who was martyred. Sarah Carlsley from Minnesota on September 11, 2013: Love the list of names you're not ready for. Mercedes means “gracious gifts, benefits”. Ada is an old fashioned English girls name meaning ‘nobility’ or ‘noble’. Rayne means “counsel; song”. His grandfather was Gregory Ernest, his other Grandfather Ernest John, and my brother Ernest John. Vintage baby names for both girls and boys. For your convenience, this list of unusual girl names is listed in alphabetical order. Hallie is 15 and is very quite but beautiful. Voted up for interesting! Much lovelier than Madison and McKenzie, in my humble opinion. Waverly is a gender-neutral name. i'm 23 weeks and have my heart set on Doris Avelyn (first/middle names) for my little girl, but am yet to convince DH. November is a common English word name which refers to the eleventh month of the year. Remember to visit a dermatologist once you've completed the quiz, and talk to them about your answers. “Lake” is a common English word that may be used as a name. I am looking to write a book but have no names to use. We do. Lyric is a gender-neutral name. Mostly old school and many found on a list, to my surprise. Many of us are looking to unique names - names that will make our daughters stand out. ". Arie is a variation of Ari which means “lion of God”. “noble, nobility”. I love the combination of including both grandfathers whom I loved dearly and respected as well as my wonderful brother. By Jerome London Updated August 9, 2018. I suspect those "ugly" names will rise up in popularity eventually, as fashion seems to go in a circle. Your use of this site indicates your agreement to be bound by the Terms of Use. For example, the name Neva means "snow," which in my opinion is quite beautiful. It is an Italian name that has been derived from the Germanic element, gild. It's a great choice, and I would bet it fits your darling daughter well! A baby is a bringer of joy and blessings, Beatrice is the perfect name for your child. Eugenia is the feminine form of the male name Eugene, having a Greek origin.