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16 Old-Lady Baby Names That Aren't Just for Grandmas

We're gonna party like it's 1925

Maybe you have a special grandma you’re looking to name you’re daughter after. Maybe you just love the idea of a little girl moniker with history, character and a hint of early 20th-century charm. Either way, take a look at these 16 old-lady baby names, all primed for a serious comeback.

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Pearl

A little gem if ever there was one.

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Frances

Can we call her Frankie? Please, please, please?    

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Edith

Wharton or Piaf reference up to you.

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Gloria

…Ditto with Steinem or Estefan.

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Evelyn

It means “wished-for child,” in case you were wondering.

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Beatrice

C’mon, how cute would it be to have a little Baby Bea?

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Vera

Simple, elegant and oh-so turn of the century.

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Florence

Way to go, Flo!

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Opal

It’s the October birthstone, FYI.

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Ruth

Or Ruthie, if you want something less serious.

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Dorothy

There’s no place like home. And no nickname like “Dot.” For an even more unique touch, consider giving your child an uncommon baby name that stands out just as much.

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Irene

It’s Greek for “peace.”

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Hazel

A hair popular, but still super-cute.    

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Mabel

It’s the next “Hazel.” We’re calling it.    

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Vivian

How could she not be a starlet?

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Blanche

Saucy.


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