Old Lady Names

<a href="http://nameberry.com/blog/nameberry-picks-12-best-old-lady-names">Old lady names</a> are cool by virtue of their very disdain for fashion. If you're interested in the baby names on this list, check out our blog on <a href="http://nameberry.com/blog/2009/11/10/old-lady-names-ready-for-the-next-wave/">old lady names</a> for more commentary and ideas.
  • Ada

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    Ada was a favorite at the end of the nineteenth century that has started to come back in the last few years. Some may seek it out as an alternative to the over-popular Ava, and it's also part of... Read More 

  • Adelaide

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    Adelaide is now heading straight uphill on the coattails of such newly popular sisters as Ava, Ada, and Audrey, and in the company of Adeline and Amelia. It was chosen by actress Katherine Heigl... Read More 

  • Adelia

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    The super-success of Adele, both the singer and the name, has brought attention to all her cousins--Adela, Adeline, Adelina--and the lovely Adelia. An undiscovered gem just waiting to be... Read More 

  • Adeline

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Adeline's has a lovely, old-fashioned "Sweet Adeline" charm, and is a less-used cousin of the trendy Madeline.

    Adeline was introduced to England by the Normans in the eleventh century,... Read More 

  • Agatha

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    Agatha until recently summoned up visions of martyred saints, mauve silk dresses, and high lace collars, but now that some dauntless excavators have begun to resurrect it, we're sure more will... Read More 

  • Agnes

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    Agnes, though it was the third most common English girls' name for four hundred years, has long been stuck in the attic. But now it looks like Agnes was so far out it's just about ready to come... Read More 

  • Alberta

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    This jazzy old name could make a comeback, the way Josephine and Ella have. In England the name was popularized by Queen Victoria's daughter Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, after whom her... Read More 

  • Alma

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    Alma is a somewhat solemn, soulful name that had a burst of popularity a century ago, then faded into the flowered wallpaper, and is now finding its footing once more. It jumped 175 spots on the... Read More 

  • Anastasia

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Anastasia is no longer a forbidding regal Russian name, but is now seen as a viable -- and increasingly popular -- American option, elegantly beautiful.

    Anastasia's greatest claim to... Read More 

  • Antonia

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Antonia is stronger than most feminized boys' names, reflecting the pioneer spirit of Willa Cather's classic novel My Antonia. Antonia is hovering near the bottom of the US popularity... Read More 

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