The whole idea of classic girls’ names that are hot right now might seem like a contradiction in terms: How can a name be both trendy and timeless? It can if it’s an ancient name that’s been well and widely used over the centuries but that’s also enjoying the heat of attention right now.
The 12 classic girls’ names here qualify. All have deep and illustrious roots yet are also listed by the official U.S. roster of names that were the fastest-rising in the past year. That makes all of them excellent choices, offering both style and substance.
Following in the footsteps of Top 5 Ava, Ada jumped more than fifty places. Though it lacks Ava’s obvious glamour-girl pedigree, Ada has a more vintage feel and lots of literary cred. Ada Lovelace was the daughter of Lord Byron and is credited as being the world’s first computer programmer.