50 Favorite Vintage Baby Girl Names

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I’m an old-fashioned girl in pretty much every aspect of my life, and vintage baby names have long been my favorite. Every time I see one that I love, I add it to my growing list. When I had Caroline, I had SO many names that I wanted to use–I wish I could have given her three middle names! I’m sharing my list of favorite Vintage Baby Girl names with you, and it was so fun to type them out–it made me baby hungry!

Some of these have become more popular over the years, and others still hover below the top 1000.  So whether you’re looking for a name that not everyone on the playground will have, or one that’s classic and recognizable, there’s a name on here I bet you’ll love!

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50 FAVORITE VINTAGE BABY GIRL NAMES 

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Kierste is a blogger who shares her love of all things DIY. She is the mother of six, and focuses on simple ideas and projects to make a house a home! When she's not chasing around two sets of twins, a teenager, and a baby, she's working on a project, training for her next race, reading one of her favorite books, or baking something with chocolate in it.

110 thoughts on “50 Favorite Vintage Baby Girl Names

  1. We love ‘vintage’ names, too. Our oldest is named Eloise and our youngest is Margot. Evelyn and Genevieve were also contenders.

  2. You have Emma, but not Emilie. My daughter is named after her great-great grandmother who was named after her father, Emil.

  3. My Daughters are named Violet and Vivian. I love the old fashioned feel of them, and knowing that not many children have these names. :)

  4. There are so many lovely old names! You have one of my aunts names, Pearl. Opal and Jean are a couple of lovely names not on your list!

  5. Interestingly, so many of those names are so popular right now!

    If I had another daughter, I would have named her Mary-Jane.

    Another name that is cool is Felicia( name of a friend growing up).

  6. My sister’s name is Eloise Clara! She hates it and has always gone by “Corki” which is a nickname she picked up from a family friend as a toddler. I’ve told her that her name is back in style, but she thinks I’m crazy :)

  7. I love vintage…and was excited to see that most of my girls made your list! :) We have a Meg (Meghann), Em, Claire, Annie and Josie. Yes….5 special girls….of course no drama ever over here! Thanks for your blog….best wishes on your house building. It’s been very fun to watch. We did it four times, loved it…but now want to stay put!

    1. Five girls!! Definitely special and SO fun, I’m sure!! Lol about the drama. :) Thanks for reading, for the well wishes, and for following our house journey!! We will definitely want to be here for awhile as well, after all this hard work! :) xoxo

  8. I have and Adeline Margaret and a Priscilla Kendrick. As you can tell, I love old fashioned names as well!

  9. Our now 23-yo daughter is named Sophia Pearl, after her maternal great-grandmother and paternal grandmother, respectively. We love the old-fashioned sound it has. Fortunately, she likes her name too.

  10. We have Louisa Leigh, Eleanor Grace and Annabelle Marie. I’ve always loved Hannah and Rebekah, as well!

  11. One of our favourites on our list at the moment is Florence! Hubby totally has his heart set on it! I prefer Matilda so no matter what she will have a vintage name 😍

  12. My middle name came from my grandmother and I gave it to my daughter too. It’s a classic but still rare. “Aurelia”

  13. My oldest daughter is Grier (Greer) and my baby is simply, Olive. I love old fashioned and seldom heard names.

  14. We have a EmmaLee Kate (named after a grandmother) a Kingston Lee (named after her great grandfather) and a Zadie Grace (named after her great great grandmother) as you can tell we love family names!

  15. My daughter’s name is Ophelia Lavender and we call her Ella. I think Ophelia and Lavender are vintage. And my next baby if it’s a girl will be Eleanora Belle which I believe are vintage as well as Rosemary, Fiona, and Odette.

  16. I adore classic names too and searched the SS index for the 40s & 50s for our names, which are both on your list–Amelia Jane & Annie Layne. 😊 I love that they’re not made up names but also not too trendy. And that they each have awesomely pioneering women with the same names (I’m a history teacher).
    Oh and I see Millie on your list–I thought it was mostly used as a nickname for Amelia. Do you know if it was commonly used on its own? Just curious. 😊

    1. Love both of those names so much! And I too appreciate their pioneering roots. When I was doing my searching, I didn’t come across Millie by itself too often, but I’ve loved it ever since I was small, and watched Thoroughly Modern Millie. :)

    1. I have a McKenna! It’s actually Taylor-McKenna, and yes, we call her by her full name. I also have a Sunshine, Krystal, and Kennedy. My boy is Taylor as well, but he has his dad’s last name and the girl Taylor-McKenna has my last name.
      My sister has Tina,Teri, and Eric. It was fun reading this!

  17. My name is Betsy! Can’t get more vintage than sharing a name with the sewer of the American flag!

  18. My daughter is Amelia and I’ve loved it! Her daughter is Naomi Jane, which is vintage and my other granddaughter is Ophelia which I also love

  19. I have a good friend that is very vintage right down to the way she dresses and she named her girls Ava, Mabel, Mary and Jane…love them! My mom’s name is Nola and I’ve always loved that one too!

  20. In Germany its also trendy to give vintage names. A few years ago many kids get an english name.
    My daughters name is Melissa. Its no big trendy name and in Germany on place 80 of popular names. But I find the name very cute. I don´t really know, if it´s a vintage name?!

    1. I think it’s an 80’s vintage name! :) Usually when I think of vintage I’m thinking 1940’s or earlier, but I suppose everyone has their own thoughts about it. Melissa is a super cute name!

  21. We have a Ruthann Marie (goes by Marie), Vincent Gabriel, Sophie Renee, and David Randall. I love classic names that arent impossible to spell.

  22. I luv all of these. I think Lillian should have a spot. I named my baby this after my great grandmother.

  23. My nieces names are Emma Rose and Charlotte Noel, my girls are Kristina Marie and Erin Kathleen! All of the girls were named after great grandmothers and grandmothers. I loved all these names. Di

  24. I have a Scarlett Charley. I love Mabel too, I just couldn’t convince her dad to go for it lol.

  25. We named our daughter Thea Isabelle. I love Audrey on your list but I know my husband won’t go for it :-(. He likes Lexi instead, which I don’t mind :-)

    1. I love both of those!! Deciding on names together can be so hard—there are several names I just loved that my hubby vetoed. But I guess I did the same to him. :)

  26. My granddaughters are Franchesca, we call her Frannie. Then we have Bennett, we call her Benne. On the way we have Abilene, we plan to call her Abby.

  27. My daughter is Sadie Amelia. She’s 10 so it really wasn’t a trendy name then. She’s named after my ancestor Sadie Nell.

  28. My not quite 2 year old daughter is Marion Elaine. She is named Marion after my grandfather who was named after his mother. My other great grandmother was also named Marion. Her middle name, Elaine is for her grandmother and also both of her great grandmother’s on her father’s side.

  29. My Daughters name is Stephanie Nicollette after my grandmother. If I have another girl I will name her Harlow Scarlett. I love vintage names!

  30. Oh my goodness, I could talk baby names for daaaayyyyys! And especially girl names – so many adorable options! I love so many of the names on your list!! Lucy, Violet, Eleanor, Eloise, Hazel, Hattie – I DIE! Two of our nieces are Greta and Mable – LOVE! I also love the name Leisl. So pretty! Yesterday I discovered the name Avigail for the first time and I just love it! Girl names are just too fun. :)

      1. YES! I tell my husband that all the time! We need to have at least ten daughters to use all my favorite girl names. :)

  31. Love this! Such gorgeous names. My sisters and I obviously share a love for vintage, as our girls are Nora, Mia, Elizabeth, and Evelyn. Our short list for more girls has family names like Elaine, Hattie, Helen, and Sophie. Can’t wait for your boys list!!

  32. Love vintage. I had a Great-great Aunt Rosine ( Rose-een). Loved her name, but I had boys. My sisters are Josephine & Dorathea and I’m Danniela (Dah-niela) German pronunciation.

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