Is it teething time for your little one?


When choosing a name for their baby girl many parents loads of time searching for the perfect name. Most parents want to choose a unique name for their little girl that will stop them fading into the background.


Why not choose an old fashioned name that isn’t used as much nowadays? Here is a list of retro baby names that are absolutely lovely and will make your little girl stand out from the rest.


Ada- Originates from a German word meaning nobility


Adelaide- English form of the Germanic name Adalheidis, meaning "noble natured"


Agatha- This name can also be shortened to the adorable Aggie is derived from ancient Greek meaning good


Aimee- Derived from the Latin amatus meaning loved


Alexis- Derived from Greek and meaning to help or defend


Alice- Derived from the Proto- Germanic word aþala meaning noble


Amity- Derives from French, this name signifies friendship and harmony


Amelia- A blend of the medieval names Emilia and Amalia


Anna- A Latin name that means favour, Grace or harmony


Bernadette- Derived from Old German meaning brave as a bear


Bronte- Means “the sound of the thunder” in Greek and is also a tribute to the Bronte sisters


Calliope- Meaning beautiful voice, this name can also be shortened to Callie


Cordelia- From Shakespeare, Cordelia was King Lear’s youngest daughter



Cecilia- From the semi- legendary Saint Cecilia who was known for refusing to worship the Roman gods


Charlotte- derived from French origin meaning free man or petite


Clara- Feminine form of the Late Latin name Clarus which meant clear, bright, famous


Daisy- Derived from the name of the pretty flower


Dorothy- Derived from Greek and meaning God’s gift


Elizabella- Origin of the name Isabella and a bit more unusual


Eliza- Derived from Hebrew and meaning joyful


Eloise- Derived from a Germanic name meaning healthy


Esmé- From Old French ad meaning esteemed or loved


Faye- Derived from Middle English and meaning fairy


Freya- From Old Norse mythology, meaning lady


Genevieve- Derived from the Germanic name Genowefa meaning Woman of the race.


Grace- Inspired by the word grace meaning eloquence or beauty of form, kindness, mercy, favour.



Harper originally an English surname derived from the Old English word hearpere, meaning ‘one who plays the harp’


Hazel- Inspired from the tree or the colour


Ivy- Taken from the name of the evergreen plant


Josephine- feminine form of the name Joseph, which is taken from the Hebrew name Yosef, meaning "Jehovah increases"- can be shortened to the lovely Josie


Juliet- Another name from Shakespeare, heroine of Romeo and Juliet


June-  Derived from the Latin Juno, the Roman mythological goddess of marriage


Lavinia- From Roman mythology, the daughter of King Latinus


Livia- From the ancient Romans, the powerful wife of the Emperor Augustus, Livia Drusilla


Lorelei- Taken from German legend, it was the name of the beautiful Rhine River seductress whose haunting voice led sailors to hazardous rocks that would cause them to be shipwrecked.


Lydia- an ancient kingdom in western Asia Minor  


Mabel- Meaning lovable


May- Derived from the name of the month, which comes from Maia, the name of a Roman fertility goddess


Millie- Short for Amelia but equally a cute stand-alone name


Morgan- Lives by the sea or sea born


Nancy- Originally a pet form of the name Ann


Nora- Originally short for the name Honora, meaning honour


Pamela- Believed to be derived from Greek, meaning all sweetness


Pearl- Derived from the precious stone


Penelope- From Greek mythology, Odysseus’s’ wife


Rose- From the flower and associated with love and beauty


Ruby- Inspired by the precious stone


Stella- Latin for star


Selene- Derived from the Greek word meaning brightness


Sylvia- From Roman mythology, mother of Romulus and Remus


Violet- Inspired by the flower


Veronica- Derived from Latin, meaning true image


Valentina- Derived from Latin meaning strong


Willow- Inspired by the tree and associated with gracefulness



Hello Mama!
Help us help you by allowing us and our partners to remember your device as having browsed MummyPages and serve you better content and ads

We're on a mission to help our mums and their families thrive by informing, connecting and entertaining.

Join us in our mission by consenting to the use of cookies and IP address recognition by us and our partners to serve you content (including ads) best suited to your interests, both here and around the web.

We promise never to share any other information that may be deemed personal unless you explicitly tell us it's ok.

If you want more info, see our privacy policy.