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45+ Vintage Girl Names You Don’t Hear Anymore

Last Updated on 03/14/2024 by Nell Marie

Congratulations on your upcoming bundle of baby girl joy! Now comes the fun but very challenging task of naming your baby. If you are interested in vintage girl names you don’t hear anymore, that is where this article can help you.

So, you’ve decided you’re drawn to vintage girl names that you don’t hear every day? That’s a great place to start!

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In this article, we go over vintage girl names from 1880, 1925, and 1965 – we’re going to kick it old school!

So let’s jump in, shall we?

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Vintage Girl Names You Don’t Hear Anymore

There are so many beautiful girl names to choose from in so many styles so narrowing it down to vintage names that you don’t often hear anymore is a great place to start and focus on.

In the list below, you’ll find names that are vintage, unique, and you don’t hear that much.

I hope you find the perfect name!


Vintage Names from 1880

Please note, while we researched each name, we cannot guarantee each origin or meaning and some names have multiple meanings and origin stories. I’d advise you Google any name you are interested in with “meaning” or “origin” behind it to see all the possible meanings and origins – if the meaning and origin of the name is important to you.

  • Minnie – means beloved and is Hebrew in origin
  • Ida – means industrious one and is German in origin
  • Clara – means bright, clear and is Latin in origin
  • Nellie – means shining light and is Hebrew in origin
  • Mabel – means beautiful, loving, lovable, and is Latin in origin
  • Hattie – means ruler of the home and is French in origin
  • Mattie – means lady and is German in origin
  • Helen – means torch, light and is Greek in origin
  • Louise – means renowned warrior and is French and German in origin
  • Lula – means famous warrior and is English in origin
  • Lena – means bright, light and is English in origin
  • Pearl – means precious and is Latin in origin
  • Maggie – means pearl and is Greek in origin
  • Effie – means well spoken and is Greek in origin
  • Della – means of nobility and is English in origin
  • Flora – means flower and is of Scottish and Latin origin
  • Sadie – means princess and is Hebrew in origin
  • Addie – means noble and has roots in Hebrew, Latin, and German
  • Lottie – means free-man and is English in origin

Vintage Names from 1925

  • Margaret – means pearl and is Greek in origin
  • Ruth – means friend and is Hebrew in origin
  • Virginia – means maid, virgin, pure, and is derived from the Roman name Virginius (source: the bump)
  • Evelyn – means desired and is Brittish in origin
  • Jean – means God is gracious and is English in origin (source: name berry)
  • Shirley – means bright meadow and is Old English in origin
  • Irene – means peace and is Greek in origin
  • Florence – means flourishing and is Latin in origin
  • Ruby – means red precious stone and is Latin in origin
  • Eleanor – means shining light and Greek in origin
  • Gladys – means princess, ruler and is Welsh in origin
  • Lucille – means light and is French in origin
  • Hazel – means hazel tree and is Brittish in origin
  • Lorraine – means from lorraine and is French in origin
  • Esther – means star and is Old Persian in origin (though also has Hebrew roots)
  • Joan – means God is gracious and is English in origin
  • Marilyn – means star of the sea and is Brittish in origin
  • Alma – means nurturing, soul, and seems to have many origins

Vintage Names from 1965

  • Lisa – means God’s promise and is Hebrew in origin
  • Patricia – means noble and is Latin in origin
  • Linda – means pretty and is Spanish in origin
  • Tammy – means date palm and is Brittish in origin (source: The Bump)
  • Sandra – means defending men and is Italian and Greek in origin
  • Dawn – means daybreak and is English in origin
  • Tina – means follower of Christ and is Latin in origin
  • Rhonda – means good lance and is Welsh in origin
  • Wendy – means friend and is Brittish in origin
  • Catherine – means pure and is Greek in origin
  • Connie – means steadfast and is English in origin
  • Dana – means God is my judge and is Hebrew in origin
  • Shelly – means sheep, little rock, and is Hebrew in origin
  • Penny – means weaver and is Greek in origin

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Favorite Vintage Name Combos

and unique, trendy middle names to pair with them!

  • Minnie Solene
  • Mabel Marigold
  • Helen Rose
  • Lula Rosemary
  • Della Clementine
  • Addie Imogen
  • Dana Eloise
  • Lorraine Elodie
  • Ruth Avery
  • Lucille Mirabelle
  • Wendy Primose
  • Jean Noelle
  • Ida Jane

Vintage Names You Don’t Hear Wrap Up

Vintage girl names that have fallen out of favor still possess a timeless charm and a unique allure.

While these names may not be as common in today’s world, they continue to carry the elegance and grace of a bygone era.

Rediscovering these vintage gems can be a delightful journey into the past, evoking a sense of nostalgia and history.

As we celebrate individuality and diversity in naming our children, these forgotten names serve as a reminder of the rich tapestry of names that have graced generations before us.

Whether you choose to revive one of these names or simply appreciate their beauty from a distance, vintage girl names are a tribute to the enduring allure of the past and the endless possibilities of the future.

My top 10 favorite vintage girl names on this list:

  1. Lula
  2. Maggie
  3. Sadie
  4. Addie
  5. Lucille
  6. Ruth
  7. Wendy
  8. Lisa
  9. Shirley
  10. Jean

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