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60+ Vintage & Beautiful Old Fashioned Girl Names

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Names listed as old fashioned girl names doesn’t mean those names have less meaning than they once had when they ranked well. Interestingly, most of these beautiful old fashioned girl names make any child who bears such a name appear unique because the name has become uncommon.

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If you are a mom-to-be and expecting a female child, there are a lot of unique and uncommon names that you may want to consider.

These old fashioned girl names have great meanings that would ensure a beautiful future for your newborn.

These old fashioned girl names include but not limited to the following;

Mavis

After some decades, it is making a renaissance just like Doris, Phyllis, and Gladys.

MEANINGORIGINPOPULAR NAMESAKE
The thrush plantScottishMavis Staples an American gospel singer

Gladys

It is currently the name of a popular Australian politician. It’s a stereotypical name that brings the thoughts of cluttered houses with crinoline dolls and crocheted doilies. 

MEANINGORIGINPOPULAR NAMESAKE
PrincessWelshNSW Premier Berejiklian Gladys, Gladys Knight US soul singer

Edna

The English version of Irish Eithne

MEANINGORIGINPOPULAR NAMESAKE
DelightIrishEdna a superhero costume designer

Esme

A short form for Esmeralda

MEANINGORIGINPOPULAR NAMESAKE
LovedFrenchEsme Coy a poldark actress

Sheila

Not popular but has the same origin as Celia.

MEANINGORIGINPOPULAR NAMESAKE
The blind oneIrishSheila Kennelly, Sheila Kitzinger a British natural birth advocate

Mildred

In the 20th century, it ranked as the 10th of the top popular names.

MEANINGORIGINPOPULAR NAMESAKE
Gentle strengthEnglishMildred Harris an American movies star, Mildred Pierce

Maude

It can also be spelled as Maud

MEANINGORIGINPOPULAR NAMESAKE
Might in battleGermanMaude Harcheb a French singer.

Adorable Old Fashioned Girl Names

Marjorie

Marjorie can also be spelled as Marjory and Margery.

MEANINGORIGINPOPULAR NAMESAKE
PearlGreekMarjorie Jackson-Nelson an Australia Olympic athlete

Pauline

Pauline is the feminine form of Paul just like Paula and Paulina.

MEANINGORIGINPOPULAR NAMESAKE
HumbleLatinActress Pauline Collins, Politician Pauline Hanson

Agatha

Agatha can also be shortened to Aggie.

MEANINGORIGINPOPULAR NAMESAKE
HonorableGreekAgatha Christie a crime writer

Prudence

Prudence can be shortened to Prue.

MEANINGORIGINPOPULAR NAMESAKE
SensibleLatinPrudence Farrow, a sister to Mai Farrow an actress

Gwendolyn

It can also be spelled as Gwendolen.

MEANINGORIGINPOPULAR NAMESAKE
White browScottishGwendolyn Christie

Ursula

 MEANINGORIGINPOPULAR NAMESAKE
Little bearLatinUrsula le Guin a fantasy writer, Ursula Andress

Dora

It is a short form for Isadora, Dorothea, Doreen, Theodora, and Dorothy.

MEANINGORIGINPOPULAR NAMESAKE
GiftGreekDora Maar a French photographer

Agnes

MEANINGORIGINPOPULAR NAMESAKE
Chaste(Greek), Lamb(Latin)Greek/LatinAgnes Varda a French filmmaker, Agnes Moorehead

Eileen

The Irish version of Eileen is Aileen and a variant of Helen.  

MEANINGORIGINPOPULAR NAMESAKE
BrightScottishActress Eileen Atkins, Eileen Marie Collins an astronaut

Irene

 Irene may be spelled as Eirene.

MEANINGORIGINPOPULAR NAMESAKE
PeaceGreekActress Irene Dunne, Singer Irene Cara

 Myrtle

MEANINGORIGINPOPULAR NAMESAKE
The plantGreekMyrtle Augee an English shot putter

 Sylvia

In French, it is spelled Sylvie and can also be spelled as Silvia.

MEANINGORIGINPOPULAR NAMESAKE
From the woodsLatinSylvia Jeffreys an Australian journalist, poet Sylvia Plath

Constance

It can be shortened as Connie.

MEANINGORIGINPOPULAR NAMESAKE
SteadfastLatinActresses Constance Zimmer, Constance Wu, Connie Britton

Nellie

The name Nellie is an alternate way of spelling Nelly

MEANINGORIGINPOPULAR NAMESAKE
Shining oneEnglishNellie Melba an Australian soprano

Vintage Old Fashioned Girl Names

Loretta

It is a variant of Laura

MEANINGORIGINPOPULAR NAMESAKE
The treeEnglishActresses Loretta Swit and Loretta Young, Singer – Loretta Lynn

Florence

The male version of Florence is Florentius.

MEANINGORIGINPOPULAR NAMESAKE
BlossomingLatinFlorence Nightingale (she established the civilized school of nursing), Olympian Florence Joyner, Actress Florence Henderson

Liza

It is a variant of Eliza.

MEANINGORIGINPOPULAR NAMESAKE
God is my oathHebrewLiza (features on T.V show “Younger”), Liza Minelli

Millicent

The short forms are Millie or Milly.

MEANINGORIGINPOPULAR NAMESAKE
Strong workerGermanMillicent Martin an English actress, Millicent Simmonds a deaf actress

Martha

MEANINGORIGINPOPULAR NAMESAKE
LadyAramaicActress Martha Plimpton, Martha Stewart a domestic guru, Choreographer – Martha Graham

Adelaide

MEANINGORIGINPOPULAR NAMESAKE
The noble typeGermanAustralian actresses Adelaide Kane, Adelaide Clemens

Matilda

Overtime, Matilda has become a classic name in Australia and also a British actress.

MEANINGORIGINPOPULAR NAMESAKE
Mighty battleGermanMatilda Swinton a British actress
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Olive

It is a name that is associated with peace.

MEANINGORIGINPOPULAR NAMESAKE
Olive treeLatinOlive (daughter of Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher an Australian actress

Pearl

Pearl can also be spelt Perle or Perla

MEANINGORIGINPOPULAR NAMESAKE
UnsurprisinglyLatinPearl Balley an American actress and singer, Pearl (daughter to Jack Osbourne)
Sadie
MEANINGORIGINPOPULAR NAMESAKE
PrincessHebrewSadie Frost (former wife of Jude Law and once an actress)

Ivy

It is widely used for December babies.     

MEANINGORIGINPOPULAR NAMESAKE
Name of the plantEnglishBlue Ivy( daughter of Jay Z and Beyonce)

Ruby  

It is regarded as the prettiest among the gemstone names which includes Jade, Crystal, Amber, and Sapphire.

MEANINGORIGINPOPULAR NAMESAKE
RedLatinRuby Rose an Australian actress, Ruby Wax a funny TV presenter, singer Ruby Hunter

Maisie

It can be spelt as Maisy.

MEANINGORIGINPOPULAR NAMESAKE
PearlScottishMaisie Willams

More Vintage Old Fashioned Girl Names

Violet

MEANINGORIGINPOPULAR NAMESAKE
Purplish colorLatinViolet(second daughter of John Krasinski and Finch Emily Blunt

Hazel

Asides from being a name, it is also a color of the eyes  

MEANINGORIGINPOPULAR NAMESAKE
Name of the nuts or treeEnglishHazel Court, Hazel Hawke

Iris  

It is also a name for a part of the eye.

MEANINGORIGINPOPULAR NAMESAKE
RainbowGreekIris Apfel a fashionista

Betty  

It is slang that is used for a hot girl.

MEANINGORIGINPOPULAR NAMESAKE
Pledged to GodLatinActresses Betty Grabie and Betty White

Lillian

It represents purity.                      

MEANINGORIGINPOPULAR NAMESAKE
FlowerLatinLillian(daughter of Baz Luhmann, Lillian Gish a silent film star

Joan

Joan was derived from Johanna.

MEANINGORIGINPOPULAR NAMESAKE
God is graciousHebrewJoan of Arc a religious activist, Entertainers – Joan Rivers, Joan Crawford, and Joan Collins, Joan Snails a model, Joan Armatrading, Joan Sutherland.

Rosemary  

A combination of two traditional names Rose and Mary.

MEANINGORIGINPOPULAR NAMESAKE
Dew of the seaLatinRosemary Leach a British T.V actress, Singer Rosemary Clooney

Beatrice     

It can be shortened to Bea and it is a variant to Beatrix.

MEANINGORIGINPOPULAR NAMESAKE
BlessedItalianPrincess Beatrice(granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth)

Ida

MEANINGORIGINPOPULAR NAMESAKE
WorkGermanActress Ida Lupino
Vera
MEANINGORIGINPOPULAR NAMESAKE
True oneLatinVera Wang an American designer, Vera Farmiga an actress, Vera Rostov an actress, singer Vera Lynn

Jean

Jean is the female version of John but in France John is referred to as Jean.

MEANINGORIGINPOPULAR NAMESAKE
God is graciousHebrewActresses Jean Smart, Jean Simmons

Dorothy     

The nickname is Dolly and that is where the word doll is gotten from.

MEANINGORIGINPOPULAR NAMESAKE
Gift of GodGreekActresses Dandridge Dorothy and Dorothy Lamour

Myra

MEANINGORIGINPOPULAR NAMESAKE
MyrrhEnglishMyra Hindley a serial killer, Myra Hess a British pianist

Edith  

It can be shortened to Edie or Eddy,

MEANINGORIGINPOPULAR NAMESAKE
Prosperous in warEnglishEdith Head a Hollywood costumer, singer Edith Plaf

Unique Old Fashioned Girl Names

Wanda

MEANINGORIGINPOPULAR NAMESAKE
ShepherdessSlavicAn American comedienne and actress Wanda Sykes

Clementine

This is the female version of Clement. It is a variant of Clemence. Its short form is Clem.

MEANINGORIGINPOPULAR NAMESAKE
MercifulLatinClementine Ford a feminist Australian writer

Augusta

Augusta is the female form of August and was used as a title for prominent people in ancient Rome.  

MEANINGORIGINPOPULAR NAMESAKE
GreatLatinAugusta Savage a sculptor and civil rights activist

 Harriet       

It is derived from the name Henrietta.

MEANINGORIGINPOPULAR NAMESAKE
Ruler of the homeGermanHarriet Walter a British actress

 Nora

It is popularly believed by some people that its male version is Norman. It is a variant of Norah and Noreen.

MEANINGORIGINPOPULAR NAMESAKE
LightIrishNora Ephron a screenwriter

 Frances      

The male form is Francis and can be shortened to Frannie.

MEANINGORIGINPOPULAR NAMESAKE
FrenchLatinActresses Frances McDormand and Frances O Connor

 Selma

MEANINGORIGINPOPULAR NAMESAKE
Protector of GodGermanSelma Blair an American actress, Selma(twin sisters of Marge Simpson)

 Muriel

MEANINGORIGINPOPULAR NAMESAKE
Bright seaIrishNovelist Muriel Spark

 Flora

MEANINGORIGINPOPULAR NAMESAKE
FlowerLatinItalian actress Carabella Flora

 Enid

In 1920, it was a popular name.    

MEANINGORIGINPOPULAR NAMESAKE
Soul of lifeWelshEnid Blyton(children’s author)

 Bernadette

It is a female version of Bernard and it is associated with huge St. Bernard dogs.

MEANINGORIGINPOPULAR NAMESAKE
Strong bearFrenchBernadette Peters

 Winifred    

It ranked among the first 200 Welsh names.

MEANINGORIGINPOPULAR NAMESAKE
Joy and peaceWelshPianist Winifred Atwell, Winnie Mandela

 Doris

MEANINGORIGINPOPULAR NAMESAKE
From Dorian tribeGreekDoris Day an actress and singer

 Phyllis

MEANINGORIGINPOPULAR NAMESAKE
LeafGreekActress Phyllis Diller

Conclusion

Though these names are old-fashioned, they were once popular at a point in time. These old fashioned girl names have been compiled from different countries. However, some of these beautiful old fashioned names are borne by prominent persons and you should consider such for your little one as soon as they arrive.

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