Expectant mums, youll love these sweet names inspired by the 1940s

The forties didn’t just give us swing dresses and the jive, there were also a number of names that came into their own during that decade.

Over the years they have slowly started to decline in popularity, and while sad, it means you won't have a class full of kids with the same name as your child's.

If you fancy looking at the forties for baby name inspiration, have a look at these most popular ones from that era:

1. Ann – meaning priceless

2. Bonnie – meaning pretty, charming

3. Betty – meaning God is satisfaction

4. Catherine – meaning pure

5. Constance – meaning firm of purpose

6. Daisy – meaning the day’s eye

7. Doris – meaning gift

8. Etta – meaning little one

9. Evelyn – meaning life

10. Edith – meaning riches, blessed

11. Florence – meaning Son of Gawain

12. Gladys – meaning sword

13. Grace – meaning grace

14. Harriet – meaning ruler of the home

15. Louisa – meaning famous warrior

16. Mabel – meaning beautiful, lovable

17. Margot – meaning pearl

18. Mae – meaning bitter

19. Rosalind – meaning beautiful, pretty rose

20. Theodora – meaning God given

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