100 Beautiful Vintage Girl Names You Don’t Hear Anymore

Do you love uncommon old-fashioned baby girl names? Are you looking for a vintage baby girl name you don’t hear anymore? Then, this is the right post for you.

My name is Gloria. And yes, Gloria is a vintage girl name. I can count on one hand how many Gloria’s I’ve met. We are that few (and special)!

You can imagine how pleased I am to write this post today, it resonates deeply with me as a fellow old-fashioned namesake.

Anyhow, the beauty of having an uncommon retro girl name is that you get to stand out amongst your peers as the girl with the timeless name.

So, I totally get why you would want such a special name for your baby girl.

I’ve taken out the time to compile 100 forgotten vintage girl names that I’m sure you’ll absolutely love. These are girl names hardly used anymore!

You would find that many are uncommon and a few have been brought “back to life” because they are names of famous people or characters such as Gwyneth (Paltrow), Octavia (Spencer), Hermione (Granger – Harry Potter).

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100 Vintage Baby Girl Names You Don’t Hear Anymore

Below are the detailed meanings, origins and nicknames of 100 elegant vintage girl names. If you want to know more about these uncommon old-fashioned baby girl names, keep on reading.

AGATHA

Agatha is a strong old lady’s name of Greek origin meaning “good, honourable”. Some nicknames for Agatha are Aggie and Ags.

AGNES

Agnes is a cute old school name of Greek origin meaning “pure, holy”. Some nicknames for Agnes are Agnie and Nessie.

ALMA

Alma is a sweet name from a variety of origins – Latin, Italian, Hebrew and Arabic. It means “nourishing, kind; soul; young woman; learned”. Some nicknames for Alma are Al and Ali.

AMARANTHA 

Amarantha is a beautiful Greek name meaning “unfading”. Some nicknames for Amarantha are Amara and Ammy.

ANTOINETTE

Antoinette is a stunning name of French origin. In English Baby Names the meaning of the name Antoinette is: “Highly praiseworthy”. Some nicknames for Antionette are Annie and Netty.

AUGUSTA

Augusta is a pretty Latin name meaning “great, magnificent”. Some nicknames for Augusta are Gus and Gussie.

BARBARA

Barbara is a traditional name of Greek origin meaning “strange” or “foreign”. Some nicknames for Barbara are Babs or Barbs.

BENEDICTA

Benedicta is a pretty Latin name meaning ‘blessed’. Some nicknames for Benedicta are Bennie and Bene.

BERENICE

Berenice is a lovely name that comes from Ancient Greek origin and means “bringer of victory”. Some nicknames for Berenice are Bere and Reni.

BERNICE

Bernice is another lovely form of Berenice which originates from Ancient Greek and has the meaning “bringer of victory”. Some nicknames for Bernice are Bernie and Benny.

CARLISLE

Carlisle is a strong name of English origin meaning “from the walled city”. Some nicknames for Carlisle are Carli and Lyle.

CAROLE

Carole is a traditional name of English origin, meaning “free person” or “song”. Some nicknames for Carole are Caro and Carrie. Carole is also a cute Christmas female name.

CATHERINA

Catherina is a beautiful name that derives from Ancient Greek and has the meaning “pure”. Some nicknames for Catherina are Cat and Cath.

CLAUDINE

Claudine is a lovely forgotten vintage name that is French in origin and means “lame”. Some nicknames of Claudine are Claudi and Dina.

CONCORDIA

Concordia is an unusual and unique name that comes from Latin origin meaning “harmony”. Some nicknames of Concordia are Connie and Cory.

CONSTANCE

Constance is a pretty name of Latin origin and has the meaning “constant”. Some nicknames for Constance are Connie and Consta.

DEBORAH

Deborah is a traditional name that comes from Hebrew origin meaning “bee”. Some nicknames for Deborah are Debs and Debbie.

DIANE

Diane is a pretty name of French origin meaning “divine”. Some nicknames for Diane are Di and Dee-Dee.

DOLORES

Dolores is a lovely name that comes from Spanish origin and means “lady of sorrows”. Some nicknames for Dolores are Dolly and Lola.

DOROTHEA

Dorothea is a beautiful name of Greek origin and has the meaning “gift of God”. Some nicknames for Dorothea are Dot and Dottie.

EDITH

Edith is a stunning name that comes of English origin and means “prosperous in war”. Some nicknames of Edith are Edie and Dita.

ELDA

Elda is a pretty name of Hebrew origin and has more than one meaning. In English, it means “old and wise protector”. In Italian it means “a battle maiden” and in Latin, it means “of advanced age”. Some nicknames of Elda are El and Elds. 

ELISABETH

Elisabeth is a pretty relation to the Hebrew name Elizabeth, meaning “God’s promise”. Some nicknames of Elisabeth are Elisa and Lissie.

EMMANUELLA 

Emmanuella is a beautiful name that is Hebrew in origin and means “God is with us”. Some nicknames for Emmanuella are Emma and Emmy.

ENID

Enid is a lovely Welsh name and means “life, spirit”. Some nicknames for Enid are Enie and Edie.

ERNESTINE

Ernestine is a pretty name of Old German origin meaning “serious”. Some nicknames for Ernestine are Ernie and Nessie.

ETHEL

Ethel is a traditional name that comes from English origin meaning “noble maiden”. Some nicknames for Ethel are Ettie and Ethy.

EUDORA

Eudora is a beautiful name that is Greek in origin and means “good gift”. Some nicknames for Eudora are Dora and Dorie.

EUNICE

Eunice is a lovely name that comes from Greek origin meaning “good victory”. Some nicknames for Eunice are Uni and Nessa.

FRANCES

Frances is a pretty non- girly name which is of Latin origin meaning “from France” or “free one”. Some nicknames for Frances are Frankie and Fran.

FREDRIKA

Fredrika is a stunning name that comes from Old German meaning “peaceful ruler”. Some nicknames for Fredrika are Freddie and Rika.

GENEVA

Geneva is a beautiful of French origin meaning “juniper tree”. Some nicknames for Geneva are Gene and Ginny. 

GENEVIEVE

Genevieve is a strong name that is French in origin and means “tribe woman”. Some nicknames for Genevieve are Nevie and Gene.

GERALDINE

Geraldine is a traditional name of Old German and French origin meaning “spear ruler”. Some nicknames of Geraldine are Geri and Dina.

GERTRUDE

Gertrude is a strong name of Old German origin and means “strong spear”. Some nicknames of Gertrude are Gertie and Trudy. 

GILBERTA

Gilberta is a pretty name of Old German origin and means “bright promise”. Some nicknames for Gilberta are Gilly and Berta.

GLORIA

Gloria is a lovely name of Latin origin meaning “glory”. Some nicknames of Gloria are Glo and Ria.

GWENDOLEN

Gwendolen is a pretty name of Welsh origin meaning “white ring”. Some nicknames of Gwendolen are Gwen and Gwennie.

GUINEVERE

Guinevere is a beautiful name of Welsh origin and means “white shadow”. Some nicknames of Guinevere are Evie and Ginnie.

GWYNETH

Gwyneth is a traditional Welsh name meaning “happiness”. Some nicknames for Gwyneth are Gwyn and Gwynnie. 

HARRIETTA

Harrietta is a beautiful name of German origin and means “home-ruler”. Some nicknames for Harrietta are Harri and Ettie.

HENRIETTA

Henrietta is a lovely name that has the same origin and meaning as Harrietta above. Some nicknames of Henrietta are Henri and Etta.

HEPHZIBAH

Hephzibah is a stunning name of Hebrew origin meaning “she is my delight”. Some nicknames for Hephzibah are Hephie and Effie.

HERMIONE 

Hermione is a pretty name of Greek origin that means “messenger, earthly”. Some nicknames for Hermione are Hermie and Hemmie.

HILDEGARD

Hildegard is a strong name of Old German origin meaning “battle stronghold. Some nicknames for Hildegard are Hilda and Hildy.

HILDRED

Hildred is a lovely name of Old German origin which means “battle counsellor”. Some nicknames for Hildred are Hilly and Hils.

HONORIA

Honoria is a pretty name of Latin origin meaning “woman of honour”. Some nicknames for Honoria are Honor and Norie.

HYACINTH

Hyacinth is Greek for Hyacinth flower. Cute nicknames are Jacinda, Jacintha, Giacinta.

IMELDA

Imelda is a beautiful name of both Old German and Italian origin meaning “universal battle”. Some nicknames for Imelda are Melda and Immy.

IMOGEN

Imogen is a pretty name from both Irish and Gaelic origin meaning “maiden”. Some nicknames for Imogen are Immy and Ginny.

JOSEPHINA

Josephina is a lovely name of Hebrew origin and means “He shall increase”. Some nicknames for Josephina are Josie and Fifi. 

JUDE

Jude is a strong name of Hebrew and Latin origin meaning “praised”. Some nicknames for Jude are Judy and Judes.

JUDITH 

Judith is a lovely name of Hebrew origin and means “woman of Judea”. Some nicknames for Judith are Judy and Jude.

KATHERINA

Katherina is a beautiful name of Greek origin meaning “pure”. Some nicknames for Katherina are Katy and Kath.

LENORA

Lenora is a beautiful name related to the Greek names Eleanor, Lenore and Leonora. Some nicknames for Lenora are Lenny and Nora.

LEONTINE

Leontine is a stunning name from both French and Latin origins meaning “lioness”. Some nicknames of Leontine are Leonie and Tina.

LORENZA

Lorenza is a beautiful name of Italian origin meaning “from Laurel”. Some nicknames for Lorenza are Laurie and Renzie.

LORRAINE

Lorraine this beautiful French name means “from Lorraine”. Short forms of Lorraine include Lori, Lorine.

LUCREZIA

Lucrezia is a stunning Italian name meaning “profit or wealth”. Lucrezia Noin is an anime character from Gundam Wing.

MAGDALENE

Magdalene is a Greek name that means “from Magdalene”. There are so many pet names for Magdalene. My favourites are Lena, Lynn, Madge, Maude. 

MARCELINE

Marceline a pretty Latin name meaning “belonging to Mars”. It’s also a feminine form of Mark. Common nicknames are Marcy, Marquita.

MARGARET

Margaret is of Greek origin, Margaret means “pearl”. Greta, Gretchen, Maggie, Maisie are some great nicknames for Margaret.

MARJORIE

Marjorie is a form of Margery. It means “pearl”. Marje and Marjie are great pet names.

MATILDA 

Matilda is an Old German name. It means “powerful in battle”. Tilly, Mattie are perfect nicknames.

MAUD

Maud is a form of Madeline or Matilda.

MAUREEN

Maureen is a sweet old French name that means “dark-skinned”. It’s nicknames include Mora, Moira and Maurizia.

MELISANDE

Melisande was made popular in recent years by the Tv series, Game of Thrones. Melisande is a form of Melissa that means “honey bee”. Short forms are Mellie, Millie, Missy, Misha.

MEREDITH

Meredith a Welsh name meaning “guardian of the sea”. A beautiful pet name is Merry.

MILDRED

Mildred means “gentle counsellor”. It’s Old English in origin. Cute nicknames are Milly, Millie.

MILLICENT

Millicent means “industrious” and is a form of Melissa. Short forms are Mel, Missy, Millie.

MIRELE

Mirele is a Hebrew that’s a short form of Miriam meaning “wished for a child”. Nicknames include Mele, Maire.

MONA

Mona a pretty name of Greek origin meaning “noble”. Cute nicknames are Moina, Monah.

MORGANA

Morgana was made popular by the infamous character in Merlin. Morgana is a beautiful Welsh name meaning “edge of the sea”. A feminine form of Morgan. Pet names include Morgen, Morganne.

MUNA

Muna is a beautiful Arabic name meaning “wishes, desires”. Pretty pet names for Muna are Mona, Mouna.

OCTAVIA

Octavia is the feminine form of Octavius. It’s Latin for “eight”. Notable actress and Oscar winner, Octavia Spencer have made the name more popular lately.

ODELIA

Odelia a Hebrew name that means “I will praise God”.

OLGA

Olga a Scandinavian name meaning “Holy”. Cute short forms are Olive, olva, Helga.

OLYMPIA

Olympia Greek for “heavenly”. Can be shortened to Olympe, Olimpia.

Patricia Latin for “of the nobility” and feminine form of Patrick. Short forms are Pat, Patsy, Trish.

PERPETUA 

Perpetua is Latin for “continuous”. Perpetua Fancourt is a character in the Harry Potter series.

PHYLLIS

Phyllis is Greek for “green bough”. Nicknames are Filide, Philis.

PRUDENCE

Prudence is a beautiful Latin name meaning “foresight, intelligence”. Cute pet names are Peu, Prue.

REGINA

Regina is a Latin name meaning “queen”. Raina, Reggie, Regan are some of her nicknames.

ROBERTA

Roberta an Old English name that means “shining with fame”. Roberta is also a feminine form of Robert. Nicknames include Bobbie, Robbie, Robin.

ROSAMUND 

Rosamund is Old German for “famous guardian”. Beautiful nicknames for Rosamund are Ros, Roz.

ROSLYN

Roslyn is an English variation of the name, Rosalyn. It means “soft, tender, flexible”.

RUTH

Ruth is a biblical name of Hebrew origins. Ruth means “friend of beauty”. A Cute nickname is Ruthie. 

SCHOLASTICA

Scholastica is a Latin name meaning “rhetorician, orator”. Cute nicknames are Scholar, Lastica.

SEVERINE 

Severine is a beautiful feminine name that is a variant of Severina. It means “stern”. Nicknames for Severine are Sev, Rina, Ria.

SIMIN

Simin is a pretty Persian name meaning “silvery”.

SOLEDAD

Soledad is a cute Spanish name meaning “solitude”. And the name of Olympic medalist, Soledad Gracia.

SUSAN

Susan is a Hebrew name for “lily”. Pretty nicknames are Sue, Suki, Suzi.

SYBIL

Sybil is Greek for “prophetess”. Popular nicknames are Cybill, Sib, Sibby.

TERESA

Teresa a Greek name for “reaper”. Tessy, Tracy, Terri, Zita are known nicknames.

THEODORA

Theodora means ‘gift of God’ and a feminine form of Theodore. Theodora is of Greek origin. Sweet nicknames are Dora, Fedora, Theda.

TOVAH

Tovah is a beautiful Hebrew name meaning “good”. An alternate spelling is Tova.

URSULA

Ursula is Latin for “little bear”. Orsa, Sula are common nicknames of Ursula.

VICTORIA

Victoria is Latin in origin. Victoria means “victory” and is the feminine form of Victor. Vickie, Vicky are cute nicknames.

VIRGINIA 

Virginia is Latin for “virginal, maidenly”. Ginger, Ginni, and Jinny are beautiful nicknames.

WINNIFRED

Winnifred is Old German for “peaceful friend”.It’s also a form of Guinevere. Freddie, Freddy, Winnie, Wynn are cute nicknames of Winnifred.

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Vintage girl names you don't hear anymore

Wrapping up,

I hope you’ve found an elegant vintage girl name for your princess from the list above.

If you need middle names to go with these beautiful classic baby girl names, check out these posts below:

Congratulations on your baby girl!

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