Every year there are a handful of names that make the top list in terms of popularity, and every decade has a couple of boys’ and girls’ names that stand out.


Sadly, some of these names have started to disappear in favour of other more modern names, but there are definitely a few choices that need to need to make a comeback.




1. Beatrice - meaning bringer of joy


2. Bonnie - meaning pretty, charming


3. Doris - meaning gift


4. Dorothy - meaning God’s gift


5. Edna - meaning pleasure


6. Esther - meaning star


7. Eileen - meaning shining light


8. Florence - meaning to flower


9. Gloria - meaning glory


10. Hedy - meaning battle or war


11. Ivy - meaning faithfulness


12. Loretta - meaning pure


13. Nanette - meaning grace, favour


14. Peggy - meaning pearl


15. Penny - meaning flower


16. Queenie - meaning royal lady or ruler


17. Rose - meaning the name of a flower


18. Sally - meaning princess


19. Tabitha - meaning beauty, grace


20. Wendy - meaning family, wanderer





1. Arthur - meaning noble, courageous


2. Bobby - meaning bright, shining


3. Bartholomew - meaning ploughman


4. Cain - meaning spear, possessed


5. Cecil - meaning blind


6. Chester - meaning fortress


7. Ernest - meaning serious, determined


8. Gilbert - meaning bright, pledge


9. Guy - meaning warrior


10. Harold - meaning heroic leader


11. Kent - meaning white


12. Leonard - meaning lion strength


13. Maurice - meaning dark-skinned


14. Norman - meaning Man from the North


15. Otis - meaning wealthy


16. Quentin - meaning the fifth


17. Roger - meaning fame and spear


18. Samson - meaning bright sun


19. Victor - meaning conqueror


20. Walter - meaning army, warrior 




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