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Best Victorian Names

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AUGUSTUS

For a boy

Totally distinguished. (And how cute is Gus for a nickname?)

 

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OTTILIE

For a girl

A feminine form of the boy’s name Otto. You could call her Tillie for short.

 

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ADELIA

For a girl

Means noble. And probably musically gifted.

 

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BAXTER

For a boy

Evolved from the English surname “Baker." 

 

 

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CLEMENTINE

For a girl

If it’s good enough for Ethan Hawke’s daughter, it’s good enough for us.

 

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CLIFFORD

For a boy

It’s actually used to describe a ford near a slope. (No relation to the big red dog.)

 

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MERRITT

For a girl

This English name means “boundary gate.” 

 

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ELEANORA

For a girl

Think of it as the cool girl’s combo of Ella and Nora.    

 

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ELMER

For a boy

Means noble and famous. And we assume Elmo’s Christian name?

 

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FLETCHER

For a boy

In olden days, this name meant a maker and seller of arrows. 

 

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HARRIET

For a girl

Loves to be silly. Goes by Hattie for short.

 

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LARKIN

For a boy

It’s actually the surname of Lawrence. And it means “brave warrior.”

 

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MABEL

For a girl

Means lovable. Obviously.

 

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VIOLA

For a girl

Shakespearean charmer. No kidding.

 

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HUGH

For a boy

Total charmer. (Or cad?) 

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Best Southern Names

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MASON

For a boy

Meaning: “Stone worker.” Also, heartstring tugger.

 

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SAVANNAH

For a girl

Meaning: “From the open plain.” And she’s gonna crawl all over it.

 

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BEAU

For a boy

Meaning: “Handsome.” But, of course.

 

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AUSTIN

For a boy

Meaning: “Majestic.”

 

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BELLE

For a girl

Meaning: “Beautiful” and “lovely one.”

 

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CLEMENTINE

For a girl

Meaning: “Mild” and “merciful.” Only when she’s asleep, of course.

 

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RHETT

For a boy

Meaning: “Fiery.” Hopefully only in spirit.

 

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SCARLETT

For a girl

Meaning: “Red.” See also: “fierce.”

 

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TENNESSEE

For a boy or girl

Meaning: “Around the river bend.” 

 

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MAGNOLIA

For a girl

Meaning: “Flower.” Has an affinity for all blooms.

 

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GEORGIA

For a girl

Meaning: “Farmer” or “tiller of the soil.” But mostly, likes to twirl.

 

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WILLOW

For a girl

Meaning: “Slender” and “graceful,” after the branches of a willow tree.

 

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SAWYER

For a boy

Meaning: “Cuts timber.” Or naps. That’s cool.

 

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NOLA

For a girl

Meaning: “Famous.” And loves jazz.

 

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PRESLEY

For a boy

Meaning: “From the priest’s meadow.” Loves to visit Graceland.

 

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JUNE

For a girl

Meaning: “Young.” Also, sleepy.

 

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CASH

For a boy

Meaning: “Wealthy man.” (And lover of Junes.)

 

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CHARLOTTE

For a girl

Meaning: “Tiny and feminine.”

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Best Literary Names

 

babies harriet

HARRIET (FROM “HARRIET THE SPY”)

Setting her up for precocity.

babies stuart

STUART (FROM “STUART LITTLE”)

Preferably if he’s got tiny little glasses.

babies jo
JO (FROM “LITTLE WOMEN”)

You’re never too young for feminism.

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LEOPOLD (FROM “ULYSSES”)

Little Leo’s in for an epic life.

babies winnie

WINNIE (FROM “WINNIE THE POOH”)

Cue adorable alert.

babies pip

PIP (FROM “GREAT EXPECTATIONS”)

So. Darn. Cute. (He can go by Philip when he wants to seem serious.)

 

babies ramona

RAMONA (FROM “BEEZUS AND RAMONA”)

Eccentric and totally lovable. 

babies cash

CASH (FROM “AS I LAY DYING”)

He’ll be the coolest kid in school.

babies hermione

HERMIONE (FROM “HARRY POTTER”)

Girl boss in training. 

babies clay

CLAY (FROM “THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER AND CLAY”)

It can totally be a first name, too.

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CELIE (FROM “THE COLOR PURPLE”)

Beautiful name, crazy-strong namesake.

babies milo

MILO (FROM “CATCH-22”)

His English teachers will think you’re hip.

babies violet

VIOLET (FROM “CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY”)

Violet! You’re turning violet, Violet!

babies finn

FINN (FROM “ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN”)

A real guy’s guy.

babies clarissa

CLARISSA (FROM “MRS. DALLOWAY”)

We’re not afraid of your cool character names, VW.

babies heathcliff

HEATHCLIFF (FROM “WUTHERING HEIGHTS”)

The boy will be born to brood.

babies zora

ZORA (FROM “ON BEAUTY”)

Could also pay homage to Neale Hurston.

babies calixta

CALIXTA (FROM “THE STORM”)

What is it about x’s that make names so inherently cool.

babies binx

BINX (FROM “THE MOVIEGOER”)

Seriously…

babies malcolm

MALCOLM (FROM “MACBETH”)

Mac, for short.

 

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