Baby names rise and fall in popularity, often in cycles – so it’s perhaps no surprise then that vintage monikers like Ada, Dorothy and Elsie are making a comeback.
That’s according to The Daily Record, which suggested names that were once considered “old lady” or “old gentleman” names are becoming increasingly popular.
Earlier this year, BabyNames.com founder Jennifer Moss said the trend for old-school names isn’t going anywhere, as people are researching their ancestry online and “finding these cool names that sound fresh because they haven’t been heard for so long”.
What’s more, the baby names expert told Today.com that period dramas such as Bridgerton and Downton Abbey are likely behind the rise in parents choosing olden day names for their little ones.
Celebrities and social media influencers are also exploring the vintage name trend, which could prompt others to follow suit.
According to experts at Nameberry, the best vintage names are inspired by literary, biblical and royal sources.
So, if you’re thinking of opting for a classic name for your new arrival, here are 38 girls’ names that evoke “old lady chic”.