Names Searched Right Now:

TV Mom Names

TV Mom names take their inspiration from the perfect (and sometimes highly imperfect) television mothers who typically vacuumed in heels and cooked their children hot lunches. Names that honor these paragons of domesticity range from Alice to Winnie, with detours to Peg and Roseanne.
Rate This List:
  • Dorothy

    Gender: F Rate:

    In the 1930's Dorothy left Kansas and landed in the Land of Oz, by the eighties she had become a Golden Girl, living in Miami with roommates Blanche and Rose, giving her a decidedly older image. Bu... Read More 

  • Edith

    Gender: F Rate:

    Edith was a hugely popular name a hundred years ago that's being revived among stylish parents in London--iand is beginning to gain traction here among those with a taste for old-fashioned names wi... Read More 

  • Ellen

    Gender: F Rate:

    An Old English form of Helen, the sensitive but clear-eyed Ellen has swung in and out of style for centuries, often alternating with the parent name. Ellen was the more common in medieval England, ... Read More 

  • Elyse

    Gender: F Rate:

    Elyse hasn't been heard much since the 80s, but it's beginning to be reconsidered as a possiblity again, now that it's not so much seen as a Mom name, as it was in the TV show "Family Ties." Read More 

  • Florida

    Gender: F Rate:

    Lacks the cachet of some newer place-names.  Read More 

  • Harriet

    Gender: F Rate:

    Harriet has long been considered a stylish, upscale name in England, but is still waiting to be revived in the U.S. --though some parents seeking a solid, serious semi-classic are beginning to cons... Read More 

  • Helen

    Gender: F Rate:

    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 

  • Jill

    Gender: F Rate:

    Probably due to its nursery rhyme association, Jill has the perpetual air of a rosy-cheeked tot -- even though it is one of the oldest names on the roster, a medieval variation on the Roman Julia. ... Read More 

  • June

    Gender: F Rate:

    June, a sweetly old-fashioned month name that was long locked in a time capsule with June (born Ella) Allyson and June Cleaver, may not be exactly busting out all over, but is definitely showing si... Read More 

  • Kate

    Gender: F Rate:

    Kate, in the headlines via Catherine Middleton, has been as pervasive as Kathy was in the 1950s and 1960s, both as a nickname for Katherine and Kaitlyn and as a strong, classic stand-alone name. K... Read More 

See All List Categories

You might also like these lists: