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Nameberry Picks: 12 Best Old Lady Names

Old lady names are wonderful because they’re both classic and quirky, timeless yet intriguing. And they tend to have admirable antecedents, whether they’re famous women, literary heroines, or even beloved members of your own family.

Here, our favorite 12 old lady names right now.

Winifred

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Winifred, which dropped off the Top 1000 and has barely been heard from since, may be the most old ladyish of our favorite Old Lady Names, but who can resist the winning nickname Winnie? Painter Winifred Nicholson, whose work is pictured here, was but one of the worthwhile women who bore this distinguished Welsh name.

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