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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

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