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Jane Austen Baby Names

If you're a fan of Jane Austen, you might draw inspiration for baby names from her characters. These classic baby names are perfect for parents who value strength, sophistication, and substance.
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  • Louisa

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    Louisa, a quaint vintage name, is an example of the idea that these days, old-style girls' names are more fashionable when they end with an a rather than with e, as in Julie/Julia, Diane/Diana. Ano... Read More 

  • Lydia

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    Lydia is a very early place name, that of an area of Asia Minor whose inhabitants are credited with the invention of coinage and of having strong musical talent--as well as great wealth. Although... Read More 

  • Margaret

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    Margaret is a rich, classic name used for queens and saints. Margaret was replaced for decades by less starchy forms like Maggie and Meg, but some stylish parents are reviving Margaret in full, att... Read More 

  • Maria

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    As the most common female name in all Spanish-speaking countries, this saintly Latin variation of Mary is more likely to be an ethnic name, though old-line Wasps still favor it, and it retains a ti... Read More 

  • Mariann

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  • Mary

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    Mary, the quintessential New Testament name, was Number 1 for girls for four hundred years. Though still close to the Top 100, at 123, Mary is used now mostly for religious or family reasons. If it... Read More 

  • Penelope

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    Penelope's former image of an elderly British gardening lady in large-brimmed hat has of late been counterbalanced by the dramatic sensuality of Spanish actress Penelope Cruz. Penelope's popularity... Read More 

  • Price

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    Some names referring to expensive things -- Tiffany, Armani, Porsche -- are in fact declasse, but Price transcends that label with its simplicity and strength.  Read More 

  • Richard

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    Richard is a far from stylish old Norman name, with a rich royal history, but now not even in the Top 100. All the possible nicknames of Richard -- Richie, Ricky, and especially Dick -- are so over... Read More 

  • Russell

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    One of many names that started as a nickname for a redhead; this has lost its color, except for one dynamic bearer, Russell Crowe.  Read More 

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