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Classic Baby Names for Girls

Classic baby names for girls, those that have been well used in the English-speaking world over time, are an elite group. While many Biblical names certainly qualify, we've grouped most of those on their own list. Here are the classic girl baby names that remain.
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  • Eliza

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    Eliza is one of our favorite names; we love its combination of streamlined modernity and Eliza Doolittle charm and spunk, and offer Eliza as one of our top recommendations. That said, a lot of ... Read More 

  • Elizabeth

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    Elizabeth, one of the premiere classic girls' names, is just inside the Top 10, even though there are actually fewer babies getting the name these days. Elizabeth has so much going for it -- rich h... Read More 

  • Emily

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    Emily may have dropped somewhat in the current standings, but it was the most popular name for over a decade because it appeals as a girls' name on many levels: Emily is feminine, classic, simple, ... Read More 

  • Emma

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    Emma is the Number 2 name -- up from Number 3 last year and the year before -- having done handsprings up the popularity charts thanks to a legion of Emma heroines, from Bovary to Goldman to Jane A... Read More 

  • Eve

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    Eve, the oldest name in the Book, is now coming back into style, having the virtues of simplicity and purity, yet with more strength and resonance than other single-syllable names like Ann. British... Read More 

  • Faith

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    Faith is one of the most straightforward of the virtue names popularized by the Puritans in the seventeenth century, many parents still choosing it as an indicator of their religious conviction. An... Read More 

  • Florence

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    Florence, which has been neglected for decades, has a lot going for it, both for its floral feel and as a place name connection to the lovely Italian city (after which Florence Nightingale was name... Read More 

  • Frances

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    Frances, a soft and gentle classic, last popular a hundred years ago, seems to be on the cusp of a possible revival, along with other such neglected quiet and serious names. It's been chosen in re... Read More 

  • Grace

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    Grace is now just outside the Top 20, but who would have thought such a simple and pure virtue name as Grace, which originally referred to divine grace, could ever become trendy? Because that's wha... Read More 

  • Helen

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    Helen is a name that has connoted beauty since ancient times (the mythological "face that launched a thousand ships," over whom the ten-year Trojan War was fought). The name Helen has moved in a... Read More 

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