These forgotten baby names from 100 years ago are GORGEOUS

4th Oct 18 | News

Some of these definitely need to make a comeback!

We’re all a little obsessed with baby names here at Xpose.ie HQ and we’re always on the lookout for unusual names to add to our ever growing list of favourites.

And sometimes the most unusual names, and often the most beautiful, are not new trendy names but often those that were popular in the past but have simply been just forgotten.

Website Nameberry have compiled a list of the “100 great lost names from 100 years ago” and we think some of these definitely need to make a comeback!

100 years ago all these names were in the top 500 but today they don’t even feature in the top 1,000.

Cleo, Carmella, Effie, Lottie and Polly all feature on the girls' list and on the boys list are Dale, Archie, Ollie and Flyod.

Which ones are your favourites?

 

Girls

Agatha

Alpha

Althea

Augusta

Avis

Bernadette

Beryl

Bessie

Birdie

Carmella

Cleo

Delia

Dixie

Effie

Etta

Fay

Geneva

Gertie

Ida

Inez 

Ione

Iva

Lelia

Loretta

Lorna

Lottie

Louella

Lucinda

Lula

Lulu

Mamie

Maude

Merle

Minerva

Minnie

Muriel

Myrtle

Odessa

Olga

Opal

Pauline

Philomena

Polly

Rosalind

Rosella

Roxie

Sibyl

Theda

Winifred

Yolanda

 

Boys

Abe

Alphonse

Ambrose

Archie

Barney

Benedict

Booker

Burl

Cecil

Chester

Claude

Clement

Cleveland

Cornelius

Dale

Dewey

Dorsey

Doyle

Dudley

Edmund

Ferdinand

Floyd

Forest

Garland

Grover

Hiram

Homer

Isadore

Kermit

Lemuel

Lowell

Lucius

Luther

Ned

Noble

Norris 

Ollie

Perry

Pete

Roscoe

Rufus

Sol

Stuart

Thaddeus

Ulysses

Vito

Waldo

Wallace

Ward

Wiley

 

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