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10 Classic Girl Names Making A Strong Return Today


Picking the perfect name for your child can be a daunting task. A name can represent so many things, from how they're perceived by others and the foundation for their own identity. You will want to choose a name that they will not only love as a child, but as a grown adult in whichever profession they may pursue. Always thinking about short-forms and what it rhymes with you want to make sure their name is not something they will struggle with later in life.

Whether you choose to name them after a loved one, or one with a special significance, there's usually a lot of thought that goes into picking a name.

If you're having a girl and want to find the right name for a sassy gal, you can find inspiration in the beauty queens and stars that came before us. Old Hollywood glamour is timeless and can provide a plethora of inspiration when it comes to choosing a name for your little lady.


Ava is a lovely name for a charming young lady. Becoming well-known after film actress, Ava Gardner, who was known for being a free-spirit, this name will not only be glamorous for a girl, but also shows she has a good head on her shoulders.

Coming from Latin origin, it means "Like a Bird" it fits with the free spirit philosophy. Between 1880 and 2015, 218,673 babies were born in the United States with the first name Ava.


A classic and sophisticated name that will capture expectant parent's attention is Audrey. The super chic name not only makes you think of the glitz and glamour of high brow sophistication brought on by famous actress Audrey Hepburn, but the radiance of the name may rub off on your young lady. Made famous by the film Breakfast at Tiffany's, hopefully your girl will lead an equally dazzling lifestyle.

The name Audrey is of English descent and has the meaning "Noble Strength". From 1880 to 2015 there were 269,514 babies in the United States who bore the name Audrey. The highest record of this name was in 2013 with a total 5,588 babies claiming the name.



Many who love vintage names will love this glamorous name for any young girl. Actor Ewan McGregor was an early adopter of the name, giving it to one of his daughters. Known for it's popularity from The Nutcracker ballet's leading role, this name represents a sophisticated girl.

Clara is of Latin origin and carries the mean "Bright, Clear", so you can imagine that the little girl that has this name will be a sunny personality. In 2015 Clara was ranked the 99th most popular name in the United States with 3,055 babies being born with that name.


Classic and simple, Eva is a name not to be underestimated. This feminine name is shared by actresses, singers and artists. This creative mind will surely set your little girl up for a future that inspires her and everyone surrounding her. This understated name is glamourous for any beauty.

Coming from Hebrew, it is the Latin form of Eve. The name simply means "Life". The name has been consistently in the top 300 in the United States, peaking in 1989.


A put together little lady may have the name Faye. Associated with the talented actress Faye Dunaway and her high cheekbones and classic beauty, she will definitely will turn heads. Don't mess with little Faye though, she's smart, chic, classy and a force to be reckoned with.

Faye, is of French origin, and carries the meaning "Fairy or Elf". 67,860 took this name in the United States between 1880 and 2015, with it's peak being in 1943 with a total of 1,467 children getting this classy name.


This sweet name was inspired by classic film actress Grace Kelly, for her poise and calm attitude. After her career as an actress, she married Prince Albert of Monaco and became a Princess. A girl who carries the same name is sure to live up to this sophisticated demeanor.

The name Grace comes from Latin origin and means, "Grace of God". Between 1880 and 2015 476,735 babies were born with the name Grace.


Isabella is the kind of name that will make any girl feel fancy. A name that is both proper and sultry, it bring memories of Italian actress Isabella Rossellini, who is cinema's modern day glamour girl. Surely a lady named after her will be a class act.

Isabella is Italian in origin and means "God is my Oath". From 1880 to 2015 there were 290,933 babies who were born with the first name Isabella in the United States.


If you want a delicate, feminine name, Lily is a great choice for your little girl. After all, stage actress Lily Langtry was celebrated for her beauty and charming personality. As graceful as a flower she was named after, this little girl's sweet nature will capture the eye of everyone she meets.

The name Lily, is from English origin and means "Lily Flower". Between 1880 and 2015, 129,986 babies received the name Lily in the United States.


When you think of the name Veronica, you picture a sensuous and strong woman. Whether you think of her as the woman who wiped Jesus's face when he was on his way to Calvary, and later became the patron saint of photographers or as the dark-haired rival of Betty in the Archie comics, this name no doubt represents a strong, sophisticated woman.

The name Veronica has a Latin origin and it means "she who brings victory, true image".


If parents are seeking a sophisticated name for their daughter, Vivien will no doubt pop up on their list. Made famous by old Hollywood starlet, Vivien Leigh, who became recognizable for her role in Gone With The Wind in 1939. This actress was a red-headed beauty who lit up the screen with her glamour, so there's no doubt that a girl who shares the same name will be captivating.

The name "Vivien" comes from French origin, meaning "Alive". It's not a common name, however with only 5,811 babies born with the first name Vivien in the United States between 1880 to 2015. The name however reached record use in 2014 with 248 babies carrying the name.

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