www.babygaga.com

25 Vintage Girl Names That Went From Granny To Trendy

A name is one of the first real gifts a mother gives to her child – besides the gift of life, of course. It is something that moms think long and hard about. They want to make sure they choose a name that will truly represent their little one for the rest of their life. In the process of choosing the perfect name, all moms hope that once their baby gets older that they will learn to love and appreciate the name that was hand-picked just for them.

Names like McKenzie, Hailey, and Bella are not what every single mom is searching for when looking for the best of the best. Just because something sounds newer does not necessarily make it the most suitable for everyone.

Sometimes vintage names can be even more stunning than modern day baby names. There is just something so beautiful about history, and it surrounds every person in this world every single minute of the day. There are quite a few remarkable vintage baby girl names that appear to have risen above from a time some thought to be forgotten. Names like Sadie, Emma, and Violet are not just for our grandmother’s, great-grandmothers, and sixth-grade science teachers anymore. Please continue reading to see some fabulous vintage girl names that have gone from granny to trendy.

 

Continue scrolling to keep reading

Click the button below to start this article in quick view

Start Now

25 Emma

Emma holds the lovely meaning of universal and being complete. It comes in at number one on the Vintage Girl Names list. This should be no surprise to anyone, given how beautiful this simple vintage name is. It also happens to come in at number 39 on the Most Popular Girl Names list, and number 69 on the Classic Girl Names list. The first recorded use of the name Emma, in the United States, dates back to Thursday, April 30, 1863. That is 155 years’ worth of history tied to this wonderful name. Emma’s tend to be freedom-loving and adventurous individuals.

24 Grace

The name Grace sounds so beautiful and innocent. It would be the perfect vintage name for any little girl to own. It has risen and fallen in popularity throughout time. The earliest documented use of this name in the United States, according to Names.org, was back on Saturday, August 30, 1823. Grace is at number two on the Vintage Girl Names list, number 61 on the Most Popular Girl Names list, and number 47 on the Classic Girl Names list. This name means Grace of God and to favor.

23 Ella

Ella has the simple meaning of girl, she, or her. It is a fabulous name for a little one. It’s short and sweet, you don’t even need a nickname. It will be something that is easy to learn once your baby starts to learn how to spell her name. The oldest recorded birth of someone with this name, in the United States, dates back to Thursday, December 22, 1864. Ella is at number three on the Vintage Girl Names list and number 122 on the Most Popular Girl Names list.

22 Lillian

Lillian is a timeless, vintage name that you could choose for your baby girl. It means Lily, like the flower. It is at number four on the Vintage Girl Names list, number 76 on the Most Popular Girl Names list, and number 70 on the Classic Girl Names list. According to Ohbabynames.com, Lillian’s are loving and affectionate individuals. The oldest recorded use on this name in the United States dates back to Sunday, October 30, 1864. Back in 1920, there were a total of 10,049 babies born with the first name Lillian in the United States.

21 Sadie

Sadie holds the wonderful meaning of Princess in Hebrew. It is at number five on the Vintage Girl Names list. According to Ohbabynames.com, Sadie’s are considerate, nurturing, sensitive, patient, loving, kind, and gracious individuals. The oldest recorded use of this name in the United States dates back to Friday, November 30, 1866. Sadie was the most popular back in 2014 when there were close to 5,000 babies who were born with this first name in the United States that single year alone.

20 Evelyn

Evelyn is a lovely name that means beautiful bird. It happens to fall in at number six on the Vintage Girl Names list, number 49 on the Most Popular Girl Names list, and number 25 on the Classic Girl Names list. According to Ohbabynames.com, Evelyn’s are extremely bright, intuitive, and inspirational individuals. The oldest documented birth with someone with this first names dates back to Friday, April 10, 1868. 1929 was the most popular year for the name Evelyn with over 14,000 babies who had been given this name at birth in that year alone in the United States.

19 Julia

Julia is a fabulous vintage girl’s name that means youthful and downy. It is at number seven on the Vintage Girl Names list, number seven on the Classic Girl Names list, and number 71 on the Most Popular Girl Names list. The earliest recorded use of the name Julia dates back to Monday, February 5, 1866, in the United States. 2001 happened to be the best year for this name because there were close to 9,000 babies who were born with the first name Julia in that one year in the United States.

18 Audrey

Audrey is a very lovely name for a little girl. When most people hear this name they may think of the late actress, Audrey Hepburn. This name is at number 8 on the Vintage Girl Names list, number 22 on the Classic Girl Names list, and number 137 on the Most Popular Girl Names list. In the United States, the oldest recorded birth of someone with the name Audrey was on Friday, September 15, 1871. People with this name are truth-seekers, uplifting, and inspirational. Audrey means noble strength.

17 Anna

The name Anna holds the beautiful meaning of grace. This name is at number 9 on the Vintage Girl Names list, number 3 on the Classic Girl Names list, and number 17 on the Most Popular Girl Names list. There is a lot of history that goes with this wonderful vintage baby girl name. The oldest recorded birth by someone with this name in the United States dates back to Friday, March 6, 1835. The name Anna has it’s the best year 100 years ago back in 1918 when there were over 15,000 babies who were born with Anna as their first name in the United States alone.

16 Eliza

Eliza is such a pretty vintage name for a little girl. It is at number 36 on the Vintage Girl Names list. Eliza is the shortened version of the popular name Elizabeth. In the United States, the first documented use of the name Eliza dates back to Friday, August 4, 1865. According to Ohbabynames.com, people with this name usually find wealth and make great problem-solvers. They are also high achievers and there is nothing that they can’t do if they put their minds to it. 2017 was the most popular year for Eliza in the United States with a little over 2,000 babies who were born with this first name in that single year.

15 Sophia

Sophia has the perfect meaning of wisdom. It is at number 11 on the Vintage Girl Name list. The oldest recorded use of this name by the Social Security Administration dates back to Sunday, January 27, 1867. This name was the most popular in 2011 when there were nearly 5,000 babies who were born with this first name Sophia in the United States alone. According to Ohbabynames.com, people with the first name Sophia are freedom-loving, adventurous, and easygoing. They are also very intelligent individuals.

14 Madeline

Madeline holds the meaning of woman of Magdala. It may not have the most interesting meaning, but don’t let that take away from the beauty of this vintage name. Madeline is at number 12 on the Vintage Girl Names list. This name has a lot of history and was first recorded by the Social Security Administration way back on Saturday, June 6, 1868. The best year for this name was back in 1998 when there were nearly 6,000 babies who were born with this first name in the United States just in that single year.

13 Violet

Violet is a very lovely name that you could choose to give to your little one if you are looking for something with a vintage feel. It is at number 13 on the Vintage Girl Names list. The first recorded use of the first name Violet, in the United States, dates back to Saturday, November 28, 1868. In 2016 in the United States, there were almost 5,000 babies who were born with Violet as their first name. According to Ohbabynames.com, people with this name tend to be inspirational, highly intuitive, uplifting, and extremely bright.

12 Charlotte

Charlotte has the wonderful meaning of free. It is at number 14 on the Vintage Girl Names list, number 100 on the Most Popular Girl Names list, and number 31 on the Classic Girl Names list. The oldest recorded use of the first name Charlotte dates back to Friday, November 2, 1866, in the United States. The most popular year for this name was in 2016 when there were a little over 13,000 babies who were given this name at birth in the US. That is a lot of Charlotte’s all born in the same year. According to Ohbabynames.com, people with this name are often very happy, optimistic, and creative.

11 Adelaide

Adelaide means of noble kin. It is a very beautiful vintage name for a girl. It is at number 38 on the Vintage Girl Names list, and at number 26 on the Unique Girl Names list. This name is the perfect combination of vintage and rare. The oldest recorded use of the first name Adelaide dates back to Saturday, May 18, 1867, in the United States. 2016 was the year that this name was the most popular with only a little over 1,000 babies who were born with this first name in the US. According to Ohbabynames.com, people with this name love being free and adventurous. They are also usually able to adapt to any new situation with ease.

10 Lucy

Everybody loves Lucy! The meaning of this name is light. Perhaps that’s why people with this name tend to be so light-hearted. Lucy is at number 16 on the Vintage Girl Names list, number 49 on the Girl Names of the 1880s, and number 98 on the Classic Girl Names list. The oldest documented use of the name Lucy dates back to Friday, November 6, 1863, in the United States. Also in the US, Lucy was the most popular in 2016 when there were a little over 4,500 babies born with this first name. According to Ohbabynames.com, people with this name are wise, intuitive, and can appear to come off as eccentric.

9 Naomi

Naomi is a fantastic vintage name for a baby girl and it means beautiful and gentle in Hebrew. It is at number 17 on the Vintage Girl Names list, and number 50 on the Classic Girl Names list. The oldest recorded birth of someone with this first name dates back to Monday, December 2, 1867, in the United States. 2017 was the year that Naomi was the most popular in the United States with nearly 4,000 babies born with this as their first name in that one year. According to Ohbabynames.com, people with this name are often eccentric, wise, imaginative, and very intuitive.

8 Daisy

Daisy is a gorgeous first name for a little girl. It means Daisy flower or Day’s Eye. It is at number 10 on the Vintage Girl Names list. In the United States, Daisy dates back to Friday, February 7, 1868. The most popular year for this name was back in 1996 when there were a little over 2,500 babies born with Daisy as their first name in the United States. According to Ohbabynames.com, people with this first name radiate confidence. They make great leaders and are also very organized and disciplined.

7 Cora

Cora is a very beautiful name that any little girl would be proud to own. It means heart and maiden. It is at number 23 on the Vintage Girl Names list, number 23 on the Girl Names of the 1880s, and number 47 on the Girl Names of the 1890s. The oldest documented use of the first name Cora dates back almost 200 years ago on Monday, December 5, 1825, in the United States. The most popular year for this name was in 2017 with almost 3,500 babies born with Cora as their first name in the US. According to Ohbabynames.com, people with this name are usually very successful in life, they are inventive and independent.

6 Hazel

Hazel is such an adorable, vintage name for a daughter. It is at number 27 on the Vintage Girl Names list, number 44 on the Girl Names of the 1920s list, number 27 on the Girl Names of the 1910s list, number 24 on the Girl Names of the 1900s list, number 23 on the Girl Names of the 1890s list, and number 39 on the Old-Fashioned Girl Names list. The oldest documented use of Hazel as a first name was way back on Friday, October 3, 1862, in the United States. 1918 was the most popular year for this name when there were over 7,600 babies born with Hazel as their first name in the US.

5 Isabelle

Isabelle is such a pretty name and it means God is my oath. It is at number 21 on the Vintage Girl Names list. The oldest documented use of the first name Isabelle, in the United States, dates back to Monday, November 5, 1866. 2007 was the best year for this name where there were over 4,000 babies who were given the first name Isabelle at birth in the United States. According to Ohbabynames.com, people with this name are inspirational and highly intuitive.

4 Lila

Lila is such a sweet name for any little girl to own. It means dark beauty and playful. It is at number 26 on the Vintage Girl Names list. The oldest recorded use of someone with the first name Lila dates back to Saturday, December 23, 1865, in the United States. Also in the US, 2010 was the best year for this name when there were almost 2,000 babies who were born with the first name Lila in that single year alone. People with this name are often eccentric, wise, intuitive individuals, according to Ohbabynames.com.

3 Allie

Allie can be spelled other ways such Ally, and it is a gorgeous name for a little girl. It means noble one. Allie is at number 30 on the Vintage Girl Names list, number 80 on the Unique Girl Names list, and number 109 on the Gender-Neutral Names List. The oldest recorded use of someone with this first name dates back to Thursday, December 12, 1867, in the United States. 2010 was the best year for this name in the US, with over 1,500 babies who were born with the first name Allie just in that one single year. According to Ohbabynames.com, people with this name are happy, social, popular, and usually very optimistic.

2 Eva

Eva is a beautiful name that means giver of life. It is at number 34 on the Vintage Girl Names list, number 146 on the Most Popular Girl Names list, and number 35 on the Classic Girl Names list. The oldest recorded use of someone with the first name Eva in the United States dates back to Monday, October 29, 1866. 1918 was the best year for this name because there were over 4,500 babies who were born with the first name Eva in the United States in that one year. According to Ohbabynames.com, people with this name are independent, ambitious, and strong-willed.

1 Clara

Clara is a very beautiful name that means illustrious. It is at number 29 on the Vintage Girl Names list, number 136 on the Most Popular Girl Name list, and number 40 on the Old-Fashioned Girl Names list. The oldest documented use of the first name Clara in the United States dates back to Monday, October 3, 1864.

The most popular year for this name was way back in 1918 when there almost 6,000 who were given the first name Clara at birth in the United States. According to Ohbabynames.com, people with this name are excellent problem solvers who usually find great wealth in life.

Sources: Names.org, OhBabyNames.com, Names.org

More in Baby Names