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Victorian Girl Names

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Victorian girl names range from timeless classics like Elizabeth, Catherine and Margaret, to truly Victorian-era choices like Euphemia, Tryphena and Lettice (no, not like the vegetable – it's a form of Letitia, which also makes this list!)

The names Queen Victoria herself chose for her daughters include stylish choices like Adelaide, Alice, Helena, Beatrice and Louise. More unusual choices among the Victorian royal baby names include Alberta, Augusta, and Maud.

Nickname names for girls were also popular with Victorian parents, including sweet choices like Annie, Betsy, Elsie, Kitty, Polly and Minnie.

Find our longlist of Victorian baby names for girls below.

  • Abigail

    Abigail comes from the Hebrew name Avigail and is derived from the Hebrew elements ab, meaning “father,” and g-y-l, meaning “to rejoice.” In the Old Testament, Abigail was the... Read More 

  • Ada

    Ada is derived from the German name Adelaide, which came from the ancient name Adalheidis. The root, adal, is a Germanic word meaning “noble.” Ada can also be considered a variation of... Read More 

  • Adela

    This variation of Adele sounds somewhat more feminine than the original by virtue of the a- ending. It could join the army of popular A girls' names, especially with its tie to the recent... Read More 

  • Adelaide

    Adelaide is now heading straight uphill on the coattails of such newly popular sisters as Ava, Ada, and Audrey, and in the company of Adeline and Amelia. It was chosen by actress Katherine Heigl... Read More 

  • Adeline

    Adeline originated as a French diminutive of Adele, which came from the Germanic root adal, meaning “noble.” Adeline was introduced to England by the Normans in the eleventh century, was... Read More 

  • Agatha

    Agatha until recently summoned up visions of martyred saints, mauve silk dresses, and high lace collars, but now that some dauntless excavators have begun to resurrect it, we're sure more will... Read More 

  • Agnes

    Agnes is the Latin variation of the name Hagne, which itself derived from the Greek word hagnos, meaning “chaste.” In medieval times, St. Agnes was a very popular saint, leading to its... Read More 

  • Alberta

    This jazzy old name could make a comeback, the way Josephine and Ella have. In England the name was popularized by Queen Victoria's daughter Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, after whom her... Read More 

  • Alexandra

    Alexandra is the feminine form of Alexander, which ultimately derived from the Greek components alexein, meaning “to defend,” and anēr, “man.” In Greek mythology, Alexandra was... Read More 

  • Alexandrina

    Alexandrina is the most elaborate and unusual of the Alex- girls's names.The real first name of Queen Victoria, who was given it in honor of her godfather, Alexander I of Russia (her childhood... Read More 

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