The name has never fallen out of favor in the US, sticking staunchly in the top 26 names since the late s. Currently it ranks as the 13 th most popular name in America.
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Though quite popular, with adorable and numerable nicknames like Lizzie, Beth, Eliza, and even the throwback Betty, you will always be able to make your Elizabeth feel like one of a kind. Nora is a quiet classic that is set apart from some of the more overused options.
Still a follower of the recent trend requiring a two-syllable name ending in a vowel, it sounds a little more posh and distinctive. While Nora used to be exclusively a name for those honoring their Irish heritage, now it is a much more popular option for anyone wanting an old-fashioned name with a modern sound.
After taking a relative dip in popularity, it has come back into fashion with the help of some pop culture references and famous namesakes. Nora Roberts, the American novelist shares the name, as well as Nora Ephron, he film director. Along with other similar names, Nora was once quite popular in the late 19 th century, fell a few hundred spots, and has been climbing the charts since the old-fashioned name explosion of the early s. It has a unique and literary history, as Sir Philip Sidney created it in the 16 th century to use in his collection of sonnets entitled Astrophel and Stella.
Tennessee Williams also used it in his play A Streetcar Named Desire and Marlon Brando made it famous as the name he belts out in the classic movie moment of the film adaptation. If you are looking for a beautiful name that is rare enough to fall outside the top , this very well could be it. The most popular it has ever been in the US was number in Now it is a rarely used name in America, sitting at number , and it almost never used as a name in France.
Parents in the Netherlands have been cozying up to it recently, as it is perched just outside the top at number Possibly the most famous Jolie is actress Angelina Jolie, who decided her middle name was too lovely to be ignored and took it as her stage last name. Other celebrities have noticed it though, such as Keenen Wayans, Quincy Jones, and Sean Patrick Thomas, who have all used Jolie as either first or middle names for their daughters. It is somewhat as popular in real life, as it is currently the 69 th most popular name in America.
This makes it a comfortably used name that is common enough not to incite questions, but just rare enough to avoid running into many others. A relatively new name to the top charts in America, Maya has been climbing higher since the late s as internationally inspired names have become more widespread. Some of the most famous women who share the name are Maya Angelou, the poet, Maya Rudolph, the actress, and Maya Ying Lin, the architect. A beautiful alternative to the classics Emily and Amelia, Emilia is a feminine name with international appeal.
Although it is at here in America, it ranks inside the top 60 in England, Ireland, and Sweden. Germany really loves it, as it is the 5 th most popular name there. William Shakespeare used it in his play Othello as a youthful and virtuous, yet worldly, character. More recently the movie The Princess Diaries uses Emilia as the central protagonist. Sure to be an interesting and unique choice of a name, Emilia is just familiar enough to avoid too much confusion and just exotic enough to stand out in a crowd.
However, it looks poised to scoot its way up the popularity charts as parents continue to look for names with old-fashioned roots and modern appeal. We have just recently welcomed the name Grace back to the top 20 most popular girl names, and it is no wonder why. Conjuring images of sweetness and purity, Grace is a sweetheart of a name with history. Along with other names calling up characteristics, such as Faith, Charity, and Hope, Puritans accepted it with open arms in the 17 th century.
Then it shot up in popularity, sticking strongly in the top 25 for decades in the late s and early s. Currently it ranks at number 19 after a comeback beginning in the early s. Of course the most famous Grace is Grace Kelly, princess of Monaco and American actress, who stunned the world with her beauty and, yes, grace. Many of the Hollywood set have taken a liking to Grace, including Mark Wahlberg, Wynonna Judd, Christy Turlington, and Elisabeth Hasselbeck who have all dubbed their daughters with the name.
If you are a Boston Red Sox fan, you could get your baby name inspiration from the soft-rock Neil Diamond hit that has become the theme at Fenway Park. Not a baseball fan? As a beautiful, feminine version of Charles, the youthful Caroline is a nice mix of classic and modern. Perhaps that is why it has been a pretty consistently popular name for a couple centuries now, and now sits at number 62 in the US.
You can also come up with some cute nicknames, including Carrie, Lina, and Care. An ultra-feminine and dreamy name, Evangeline sounds regal and majestic. While it experienced lots of ups and downs in its lack of popularity over the years, it has recently become more appreciated and lands at number in the US and in England.
So this might be a great choice for the parent who loves a good classic, but wants her little one to stand out. Though there are not many famous Evangelines, there are some notable ones, such as actress Evangeline Lilly and American author Evangeline Walton. A lovely name that has lived at the top of the charts over time, Evelyn is making a grand comeback as a poised and proper moniker for little ones.
Echoing its popularity in the early s topping out at number 12 , it currently takes the number 15 spot in the US. Truly a classic, Evelyn sounds wonderful on little girls and more mature women. A flexible name, it is feminine while also being strong—a winning combination.
Though it is not a common name among famous women, there are some great examples such as Evelyn M. When it comes to beautiful names, this one has class, style, and familiarity. However, the name is a beautiful alternative to the more common Julia or Julie. Currently it is enjoying its most popular spot ever landing at number The French spelling Juliette is slightly more popular, coming in a Why such a clearly beautiful name is left in the dust is unclear, but this gem is just waiting to make a strong comeback.
If the simplicity of Julie, Jules, or Julia is drawing you in but you want your daughter to have options, Juliet would be a perfect way to pull those nicknames from a more unique full name. Valentina is an exotic and artsy sounding name just dripping with panache.
I've been considering this as a middle name for a girl in homage to the famous favourited singer. A beautiful alternative to the classics Emily and Amelia, Emilia is a feminine name with international appeal. This is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. With nicknames like Ora, Ori, and the popular Rory you can quickly modernize the dreamy name. Dahlia This big and beautiful perennial comes in lots of bright colours like purple and red. More in Pregnancy. I live in Europe.
A more unbridled cousin to Valerie, the name is surely something to live up to. A newcomer to the American top names, just making its first appearance in the mid s, it has slowly but steadily risen up hundreds of spots. Now it sits at , a pretty respectable place for a name so new to American appreciation. Parents in Spain, however, love the name as it is currently the 17 th most popular name used for baby girls. If you are looking for an impressive role model, Valentina has an inspiring namesake. Russian-born Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space in Additionally, Valentina Cortese is an accomplished actress who has received an Oscar nomination, and Valentina Ferrer was crowned Miss Argentina in Sources: Nameberry.
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Again a modern word name with beautiful meaning and especially popular with us musical types! If Melody and Lyric are on your style sheet, the peaceful Harmony, popularized by Buffy the Vampire Slayer, should be too. Vintage botanical name The quirky, offbeat and energetic botanical name Ivy is enjoying a deserved revival, sure to be propelled even higher by its choice by high-profile parents Beyonce and Jay-Z for baby girl Blue Ivy. Ivy -- associated with clinging vines -- also has an interesting history: ancient Greeks presented an ivy wreath to newlyweds as a symbol of fidelity.
And in the language of flowers, Ivy signifies faithfulness. An uncommon nature name that quant and rare. It screams elegance and beauty to me and the name got something of a hippieish vibe via the hit Donovan song, 'Jennifer Juniper. A new favorite of fashionable parents, Juniper joins such other tree and shrub names as Hazel, Acacia, and Willow. One of my all time favourites, its just so delicate and pretty! Lola manages to be sexy without going over the top. Be warned, though:.
Luella is a sleeker version of the girls' name Louella that at this point is four times more popular than the original. Well-used in the 19th century, Luella fell off the Top in the s, but is making a resurgence today, given to over baby girls in the US and swimming just below the Top Its use as a first or middle name by several edgy celebrities elevates Luella from crusty to cool, and it's stylish double-L sound and -ella ending make it a nicely revived vintage name for girls.
A variation of Lola that makes your babies name that little more unique! Lula is one of the livelier nickname-names with the fashionable double-L sound: It joins Lulu, Lila, Lily, and Lou among the trendiest names today. Lula might be short for Talula and sister of Lucy or Louise, or may stand on its own two adorable feet. No bohemian girls name list would be complete without Luna. This strong but shimmery moonstruck name has been growing in popularity, undoubtedly influenced by the Harry Potter character Luna Lovegood and several high profile celebrity babies.
Very ethereal and mysterious, but also very cute. A different spelling for the name Mia, again it adds that extra something to make your your babies name more special. It has been made most familiar by Miah Persson, a famous Swedish opera singer. This mysterious Disney name is one you'll recognise from the lion king! A powerful yet delicate name that you probably wont come across again making it very individual and special. It is of African descent and after research I've read it means. Such an individual strong girls name i personally adore this name and it's creeping slowly up my list of favourites!
Nova is a name that has the feel of both newness, from his meaning, and great energy from being an astronomical term for a star that suddenly increases in brightness, then fades. I have loved this name for a long time, it's just so pretty and individual. I believe it's of Irish origin similar to Enya. Orla is an Irish name closely associated with the high king Brian Boru, as it was the name of his sister, daughter and niece.
An authentic Irish name with a lovely meaning and no pronunciation problems. Made more popular by the pattern of course comming back in style as of late, but also the tv star Paisley from Tattoo fixers. Really a bubbly feminine girls name! For a name related to a Scottish town, a richly patterned Indian fabric, and a country singer named Brad, Paisley has been a remarkable success story.
She entered the Top in , and broke into the Top 50 for the first time in Any bohemian name list would be incomplete without this name!
Unlike the other fruit names that are just coming onto the baby name menu, Peaches is an old-timey nickname previously reserved for spangled showgirls, and now would be considered an outrageous -- verging on hip -- choice. You may relate it to the late famous Peaches Geldof - Bob Geldofs daughter. Or Prim for short But it's not a name you hear often enough now, and why not?! Still found in quaint British novels, and until recently considered a bit too prim for most American classrooms, some adventurous namers are suddenly beginning to see Primrose as an attractive member of the rose family.
Very individual, but a lovely nature name I doubt there will be anyone else in her class with this name. Most of the notable Rivers have been male, but this nature name certainly flows as well for a girl. More than half of the babies named River are now girls, and this fraction may increase. It was on the rise for both sexes the past few years, jumping more than spots on the girls' side of the list since Just adore this name!
It's still not a name that is heard too often, which makes it a good choice if you don't want to go too out of the box, but still have something a little uncommon. Stevie survives as a short form of Stephanie thanks to the immortal Ms. Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac my favourite band of all time. I've been considering this as a middle name for a girl in homage to the famous favourited singer. After a little more than a decade out of the limelight, it rejoined the US Top in Again going down the nature route, this is such a gorgeous earthy name from a very elegant tree!
An ancient tree that figures in literature from Shakespeare to Harry Potter and is believed to possess magical powers, Willow is a lovely name, as graceful as its inspiration, that is growing in popularity along with Willa and Will. Wren, a lilting songbird name, could be the next Robin.