What are popular vintage baby names for girls?


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As of 2015, popular vintage baby names for girls include Clara, Alice, Olive, Lillian and Amelia. Other popular choices include Naomi, Nora, Hazel and Adeline. Parents are choosing vintage names from the late 1800s through the mid-1900s according to data gathered by the Social Security Administration. For a vintage baby girl's name with a deeper meaning, select names such as the mythological Greek flower "Ione," the Welsh saint "Winifred" or "Stella," which is the word "star" in Latin.

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As of September 2015, there are not any vintage names in the latest Social Security Administration list, the “Top 10 Baby Names for 2014.” Many parents who choose vintage names for baby girls are pleased their choice of name is not overused. Many vintage baby names make excellent pairings for twins, siblings or first and middle names.

According to the Huffington Post, some less popular but intriguing vintage names, given to at least 100 babies in 1914, are Delphine, Edwina, Georgiana, Odessa and Polly. Parents may choose to give a daughter the name of a famous person or character of interest, such as Etta, tied to soul singer Etta James, or Flossie, tied to the Bobbsey Twins' character. Another literary name is Lucinda from Don Quixote.

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