Having a baby is a momentous occasion, and there’s so much to do. One thing soon-to-be-parents focus on before delivery is the name they give to their newborn. There are many unique options out there, and most people consider the newer ones.
Throughout the decades, certain names stand apart from the crowd. Popularity might change with the times, but it’s cool to look back at some names that were considered the best to see the reflection of cultural moods during particular periods in history. Scroll through to see if your name is on the list, and check out some beautiful girl names!
Ava Gardner was a popular and famous star, so it’s clear why her name became the top choice for newborn baby girls in that time period. It’s the derivative of “Eva” and is related to “avis,” a Latin word meaning bird.
Joyce is a name that comes from “joise,” a Middle English word that translates to “rejoice” in modern times. It technically originated with Saint Joyce, though he was a Breton prince and the son of the King of Brittany (Judicael).
Hattie is an adorable girl’s name and is often short for Harriet or Henriette, English, and French, respectively. The name means “little” mistress of the home” or “little ruler of the home.” All forms originate from the name Henry, which ultimately means “powerful ruler of a home.”