Colonial Names for Girls

  • Rosanna

    Rose lovers today would probably prefer Rosemary, Rosamund, or even Rose itself, all more stylish variations of the name. Some may associate this form of the name with actress Rosanna Arquette and... Read More 

  • Selah

    The name is derived from the term commonly used in the Book of Psalms, which has a many Hebrew scholars in confusion over its meaning. Given its context in the Bible, Selah is likely to mean “to... Read More 

  • Susanna

    Susanna is an old and under-appreciated name, perhaps because of the recent overpopularity of Susan, that is certainly due for a comeback.

    The Susannah spelling is just as... Read More 

  • Tabitha

    Though never as popular as the name of her Bewitched mother, Samantha, Tabitha has its own quirky, magical charm. The name of a charitable woman who was restored to life by Saint Peter in... Read More 

  • Temperance

    Not too long ago, Temperance was found only on lists of Puritan baby names.

    With increased increase in virtue names, and Dr. Temperance "Bones"... Read More 

  • Theodosia

    This feminine form of Theodosius has long been buried deep in the attic, but might be a good discovery for the parent who wants to move beyond Theodora. Vice President Aaron Burr named a daughter... Read More 

  • Verity

    If you love Puritan virtue names and want to move beyond Hope and Faith and Grace, this is a wonderful choice, both for its meaning and its sound. A rare find here, though occasionally heard in... Read More 

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