Naming a baby is one of the most, if not the most important things a new parent will do. There are so many factors to consider when choosing a baby name. Some people love the classic names that have been around for years, while others lean towards trendier names that are newer and feature creative spelling.
When choosing a baby name, parents have to decide on how that name is going to fit their child from infancy right through to adulthood. A name that might sound cute for a baby may not be so endearing to a grown adult. There's a lot of pressure to come up with the perfect name for your child because they're going to have that name for the rest of their lives.
Trendy and original names are fun, but there's nothing like old school glamour when it comes to picking the perfect name for your little girl. Giving your daughter a glamorous name that evokes old Hollywood or society socialites is a no-brainer. A glamorous name is a name that people won't forget, and that people will fall in love with. It will instill confidence and power in your daughter, and will definitely make people stand up and notice her.
When one hears the name 'Sophia' they immediately think old Hollywood glamour! The name has quickly climbed the top of all most popular baby girl name lists and stayed there over the past few years. It's no wonder it's become so popular because it's truly a gorgeous and glamorous name.
Sophia, or Sofia or even sometimes Sophie is a timeless classic that is derived from the Greek meaning of 'wisdom.' Many of Hollywood's most glamorous celebrities are named Sophia. Stars like Sophia Loren, Sofia Vergara, and Sophia Bush are just some of the famous women who bear this stunning name.
Sophia was the most popular girl name of 2017 and it seems that it's going to be just as popular in 2018. If you don't want to give your daughter such a popular name, keep reading because there are many more gorgeous and glamorous names to choose from.
Ireland may not seem nearly as glamorous a location as Paris, but that doesn't mean that naming your daughter Ireland isn't glam!
Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger popularized the name Ireland for a girl when they followed a family tradition of naming their child after a geographical location and named their daughter Ireland. Since then the name has seen a huge boost in popularity, but it's still not as common as other glam names such as Ava or Sophia.
That's a good thing though if you're looking to give your daughter a name with a touch of glam but not one that she's going to share with every other child in her class. Ireland is unique and special and the perfect name for a little girl who is the both those things.
Perhaps one of the most classically glamorous names of all time is Juliet. When I hear the name Juliet I can't help but think of the classic Shakespeare play, 'Romeo and Juliet.'
Juliet is a form of the name Julie, but much more glamorous. While some think of the name Julie as more common and plain, Juliet is simply more exotic and unique. When you think of a girl named Juliet, you think of someone smart, kind and beautiful.
The name, which means 'soft haired' has really seen a peak in popularity over the past five years or so and is growing in popularity still. Juliet currently ranks #243 in popularity so far this year, up 10 spots from last year.
It's the perfect name choice if you're looking for something classic yet glam for your daughter.
When one thinks of glamorous baby girl names, we almost always find Ava in the mix! After all, the name has topped the charts of the most popular baby girl name for years, currently ranked at the second most popular baby name in the US.
Ava is not only glam but a beautiful name that is adored by all. It's the name of Oscar-nominated director Ava DuVernay, and was popularized as one of the most glam names of all time by Hollywood actress Ava Gardner.
It's super popular amongst Hollywood parents like Reese Witherspoon, Hugh Jackman, Heather Locklear, Martina McBride, Kevin Dillon, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Jason Priestly, Larry Davis, Eli Manning and many more who have chosen the glam name for their own daughters.
If you love the glam feel of Ava but don't want a name that half of Hollywood's elite has named their child, you can always opt for variations on the name such as Eva, Avery, Ada or Aveline.
Isabella is one of those names that instantly makes you think of a glamour girl. While the name peaked in popularity in 2010, it's been consistently in the top 10 most popular names in the US for the past decade. That means chances are your Isabella will share a class or two with another Isabella, but it's such a beautiful name that each girl really does make it her own.
Isabella is Italian in origin, but also has many different variations across different countries. Isabel, Isabela, and Ysabel are all variations on the glam name, and each is equally glam themselves. Nicknames for Isabella are just as gorgeous as the name itself with Isa, Belle and Bella being some of the more popular choices.
You can't go wrong choosing Isabella for your daughter.
It doesn't get much more glamorous than naming your child after one of the most glam cities in the entire world! Naming your child after a city is becoming increasingly popular, not only among celebrities, (hello Chicago West!) but among all parents as well.
While the name 'Paris' is Greek in origin, many who are named Paris are given the name because of the city of lights. Famous socialite and Hilton heir Paris Hilton was given her name because of her parents love of the French capital city.
Michael Jackson was also said to love the city and named his only daughter, Paris Jackson after it as well. While these are probably the two Paris's you think of the most when you hear the name, it's also a name that can be used for a boy, although I prefer it as a girl's name.
Grace is another name that instantly evokes a feeling of old-school glamour and class. It's a name that is classically perfect and makes you think of beauty and royalty when you hear it. It's the kind of name that suits a baby and a grown woman equally. One can't help but think of Hollywood actress Grace Kelly who left acting behind to become the Princess of Monaco.
Like Diana, Grace makes you think of royalty when you hear it, and what's more glamorous than being named after a princess? Grace peaked in popularity around 2003, but it's been growing in popularity again over the recent years. Celebs such as Christy Turlington and Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Costner and Meryl Streep all have daughters named Grace. Celebs like Kelly Ripa, Robert DeNiro and Christina Applegate all have daughters who have the middle name Grace.
Jean Harlow is one of the ultimate symbols of 1930's old Hollywood glamour. It should come as no surprise that her surname has become increasingly popular as a first name, or that it radiates the same kind of glamour as the blonde bombshell herself did.
Celebrity Nicole Richie and her husband musician Joel Madden named their firstborn daughter Harlow back in 2008. Not surprisingly, the name cracked the top 1000 most popular baby names the year after. By 2015, it had become in the top 500 most popular.
Harlow has only grown in popularity over the years, currently sitting in the #371 spot for most popular names. It makes sense since it's a modern take on a classic name. Other parents have also chosen Marlow as a popular baby name.
Everything old is new again, and Sylvia is one of those names that has consistently seen its popularity rise again over recent years.
Sylvia, which means 'woodland' reached it's peak popularity back in the 1030's and 1940's for its class and glamour, but it's remained in the top 1000 baby girl names over the years.
Although it's down in popularity from last year, it still sits near the top 1000 baby names, thanks to its timeless glamour. Famous Sylvia's include poet Sylvia Plath and activist and politician Sylvia Pankhurst. Sylvia is a strong name yet glamorous - the perfect combination for any baby girl.
Sylvia also offers parents a variety of spelling options and name variations from Silvia to Sylvie to Syv as a nickname. Sylvia is definitely a glam name option for a girl and is far from boring.
How interesting that the name Vivian means 'life' as it seems this name, one mostly attributed to being a name your grandmother might have, is getting a new life. Vivian is a name that many associates with old-school Hollywood glam.
Vivien Leigh was an iconic Hollywood actress, and many celebrities have since named their daughters a variation of the name. Melissa McCarthy has a daughter named Vivian, as does Gisele Bundchen and husband Tom Brady.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt chose to go with the French version of the glam name and called their daughter Vivienne. The best part about the name Vivian is the nicknames that are associated with it. Viv and Vivi and even Ivy are all shortforms of the name that is seeing a rise in popularity once again.
Selena is a name that has gained popularity over the recent years thanks in part to singer and actress Selena Gomez. Of course, slain Latin pop singer Selena Quintanilla had popularized the name before that, and it's quickly become a favorite amongst parents searching for a name that evokes a feeling of glamour.
Selena is a little exotic and a lot feminine, making it the perfect name for a baby, young girl, teen and adult woman. It's currently the 197th most popular baby girl name in the United States, and that's up 46 spots from last year already. Clearly, parents are falling in love with the beautiful name.
While the name is rising in popularity, it's still unique enough that your daughter probably won't have multiple friends with the same name, which is a priority for some parents.
One can't create a list of glamorous baby names without including the name Marilyn. After all, Marilyn Monroe is the epitome of glamour and a style icon. Not only was she adored by men, but women as well.
The name is a combination of two names; Mary and Lynn. Marilyn has a Hebrew origin meaning bitter, but there's nothing bitter about this glamor gal name. Not only is Marilyn an obvious choice if you're looking for a name with some glam for your baby girl, but it also gives you lots of options in the nickname and spelling department too.
Or if you love the name but are looking for something just as glam but a bit more current than Marilyn, you could be like Mariah Carey. The famous songstress named her daughter Monroe after the iconic actress, choosing to use her last name instead of her first.
No one reflects class, style, and glamour as much as Coco Chanel did. Perhaps that's why just hearing the name 'Coco' makes you think of someone famous. I imagine a very wealthy, very glam woman draped in pearls and diamonds when I hear the name Coco.
That doesn't mean it isn't a great name for a baby or young girl though. The name Coco is fun and flirty and fit for girls of all ages. Courteney Cox and David Arquette named their daughter Coco after deciding against naming her after Courteney (who was named after her grandmother). Coco was the nickname that Courteney was given as a child, so she opted to give it to her daughter.
Coco currently ranks #1717 in popularity down 245 spots from 2017, but that doesn't mean it's not the perfect glam name for your little girl.
In addition to Marilyn, Audrey is another classic Hollywood name that just radiates glamor, thanks to legendary actress Audrey Hepburn. Even if you've never seen Breakfast at Tiffany's, chances are you know Hepburn's iconic glamorous look of her signature black dress, white gloves, pearl necklace and bouffant hairstyle from the movie. French actress Audrey Tatou is another famous Audrey who exudes glamour.
The English name, which means 'noble strength' is still one of the most popular girl names of the year so far, ranking at a respectable 78. It is down in popularity from last year, but not by much. Still, if you're looking for a similar name that isn't quite as popular as Audrey, you could try a variety of variations on the name.
Audey, Audra, and Adrianna are just as glam and maybe a bit more unique if that's what you're looking for.
Scarlett O'Hara is the ultimate old school Southern glamour girl, so it's no wonder that the name Scarlett has been used by parents wanting to give their own daughters a touch of that Southern charm.
Current A-list actress Scarlett Johansson is a modern-day glamour starlet who rocks the classic glam name. The name, which is of English origin, means not surprisingly, 'bright red.' However it isn't a name traditionally associated with redheads, and more a name for a girl with a lot of personality and charm to pull it off.
Celebrities like Sylvester Stallone, Molly Sims have Scarletts, and actor Rob Schneider and Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger have used the glam name as middle names for their daughters.
Diana will always be a name that is synonymous with glamour and class. After all, the most famous Diana of all, Princess Diana, was one of the most glamorous women in the world while also being one of the most endearing.
Her granddaughter, Princess Charlotte, also has the name Diana as one of her middle names. You definitely can't go wrong when you name your daughter after British royalty!
The name, which has Latin origins, means 'divine.' It's also the name of the Roman Goddess of the hunt, the moon and nature. She was also known as the virgin goddess of childbirth and women. Not only is Diana a classic and glam name, but it has deep meaning too.
Diana comes with a variety of spellings and nicknames like Di, Dee and even Dina, meaning you have lots of ways you can make it your own.
I will admit, Brooke is one of my most favorite baby girl names ever. I just think it's just so beautiful and all the Brooke's I've ever known have been as beautiful and gracious as their name. Brooke is just as glamorous as some of the more exotic names on this list even though it's quite simplistic.
American socialite Brooke Astor was said to first make the name popular, with actress and model Brooke Shields further cementing its popularity. Although the name seemed to peak between 1996 and 2003, it's quickly climbing the charts once again.
Brooke is currently sitting in the #143rd spot, up 72 spots since last year. Looks like Brooke is a favorite of a lot of parents who are looking for a sophisticated, glam name. Many will also choose the variation of Brooklyn for both boys and girls.
While babies have been named after the various seasons for years; think Autumn and Summer, people have started to opt for a cooler, crisper name for their seasonally inspired names. The name Winter has definitely picked up in popularity after Nicole Richie used it as daughter Harlow's middle name. While Autumn and Summer have a more free spirit feel to them, Winter is all glam. Not everyone can pull off Winter, but for those who can it is definitely a name people will be jealous of.
The name Winter has never been more popular as it is now. It didn't crack the top 1000 baby names until 2012, and this year it's holding steady in the 200's. Winter is definitely a glam name to choose for your baby girl if you're looking for something strong, cool and unique.
The name Blair is of Scottish Gaelic origin and may mean 'field' or 'plain' but there's nothing plain about this glamour girl name. Blair is the ultimate glamorous name that can be used for both a boy or a girl. It just screams 'high society', especially after being made popular on television's 'Gossip Girl' by the character Blair Waldorf.
The wonderful thing about the name Blair is that it isn't as common as other popular girl names. If you want to ensure your daughter isn't sharing her kindergarten classroom with four other girls with the same name, Blair is a fantastic option.
Blair is currently ranked 803 in popularity for girl names so far this year, meaning it's not only a gorgeous and glam name, but it's also unique. If you're looking for a name that is powerful, glam and not so common, Blair is a perfect choice.
The name Ginger is synonymous with old Hollywood glamour! The name just feels glamorous to say.
While many people refer to those with red hair as 'gingers' it's also a name that makes you think of legendary stars like Ginger Rogers, who really helped make the name popular, or current television host Ginger Zee.
Naturally, the name is derived from the English word for the spice ginger and the reddish brown color it's often associated with. But your daughter doesn't need to be a redhead to be named Ginger. Ginger is sometimes used as a nickname for Virginia.
Ginger's are smart and confident and a little brash as well as a lot of glam and sassy. The name peaked in popularity in the 1970's but I definitely think it's ready for a comeback.
The first person I think of when I hear the name is Bridget is the famous French actress Brigitte Bardot. Bardot is one of the best-known sex symbols from the 1950's and 1960's and her name became synonymous with glamor. She was also known for her timeless beauty and class, traits anyone would want to be associated with their daughter.
The name Bridget has taken on many different spelling variations over the years. There's the most common English spelling of Bridget, the French spelling of Brigitte, and other variations such as Brigida and Birgida.
Like many other classic glamour names, Bridget is a Gaelic/Irish name and it means, "power, strength, vigor, virtue."
While the name peaked in popularity in the 1970's, it's been quickly rising in popularity over the past few years. People are starting to realize what a glam and gorgeous name it really is.
Josephine isn't your typical baby girl name, but that doesn't make it any less glamorous. The name, which is the feminine variation of Joseph, seems to be more popular for its variety of nicknames than for it's full iteration.
Famous Josephine's include Napoleon's wife, Josephine Boneparte and actress and dancer Josephine Baker. Famous fictional Josephine's include Jo from the novel Little Women, Joey Potter from Dawson's Creek and even Josie, from Josie and the Pussycats.
Josephine is popular, but not too popular, meaning your daughter will probably be the only Josephine you know. And if the name is too much for her when she's younger, she can always go by the variety of nicknames it has spawned.
Jo, Jojo, Joey, Joie and Josie are all popular short forms of the glam name.
Athena is a particularly glam name because it's named after the Greek Goddess of Wisdom. Who wouldn't want to name their daughter after an actual Goddess? Athena is also the daughter of Zeus and the patron goddess of the city of Athens in Greece.
Comedian Tina Fey gave her second daughter Penelope the middle name of Athena, paying homage to her Greek heritage. You don't have to be Greek to name your daughter Athena though, you just have to want to give her a strong, intelligent and glamorous name.
Athena might not be as popular as Sophia or Isabella, but it is rising in popularity. It currently ranks at #80 in baby girl name popularity.
For those who aren't fans of nicknames, Athena is a perfect choice as it's rarely shortened.
Like Juliet, the name Ophelia is one that is most commonly associated with Shakespeare. The tragic heroine who fell in love with the title character in the play 'Hamlet,' only to go insane and drown herself, Ophelia is a classically glamorous name of Greek origin that means serpent.
Still, some of Hollywood's most famous women from Kate Winslet to Helena Bonham Carter to Julia Stiles and Daisy Ridley have all played the fictional character.
Ophelia isn't one of those uber common glam baby girl names, sitting comfortably just below the 500 mark in most popular baby girl name listings. This makes it the perfect choice if you're looking for something a little more unique for your own daughter, but still beautiful and glamorous. If you're looking for a name that evokes creativity and energy, this is a perfect choice.
Guinevere is one of those names that you wish was more popular than it was. The name Jennifer is actually the Cornish version of the name, as is increasingly popular and far less glam that this Celtic version that means, 'fair one'.
While Guinevere has never been featured in the top 1000 names, the perfect choice for someone looking for that unique name, variations of it has definitely topped the charts.
Gwen, Gwyneth, and Vera are all more current variations of the name made famous by the Queen of Camelot, yet they don't hold the same glamour as that of Guinevere.
While Guinevere is a lot of name for a little girl, it's a stunning name for a young adult and grown woman. Any woman named Guinevere will be successful, smart and glamorous!
Sources: Babycenter.com, Nameberry.com, Babynamewizard.com, Behindthename.com