main banner

12-Popular-Baby-Girl-Names-From-1916

12 Popular Baby Names For Girls From 1916

Why not take inspiration from one of the most significant events in our recent history when naming your baby?

Wouldn’t it be great if we kept the traditional names which were popular during that era alive?
Here are some of the most popular girls names from 2016:



 

1. Constance

With Latin origins, Constance means “constant/firm of purpose”. While it may appear that Constance is not an overly popular name, there are quite a few Connie’s in Ireland.

2. Elizabeth

Derived from Greek, Elizabeth means “my god is abundance”. Beth, Liz and Lizzie are all popular variations of Elizabeth.

3. Helena

Helena has Greek origins and means “bright shining light”. The legend of Helena, wife of the Greek king of Sparta, was famed as the cause of the Trojan war when she was abducted.

4. Kathleen/Kitty 

Anglicised version of Caitlin and Catherine, meaning pure. St. Catherine was revered for her courage and purity.

5. Madeleine

A French variation of Magdalene which became well known because of Mary Magdalene, it means elevated, great, magnificent.

6. Margaret/Maggie

A Greek name adopted to French and Latin meaning “pearl” or “cluster of blossoms”.

7. Mary 

The meaning of Mary is thought to be “beloved lady” after the Christian adoration for the virgin Mary. However other schools of thought believe it to mean “sea of bitterness”.

8. Mollie 

Of Latin origin and derived from Mary, Mollie means “star of the sea”.

9. Rose 

A Norman form of a Germanic name, it was made popular by Scotland and means “flower”.

10. Winnie 

Winnie has its origins in Wales and is thought to mean “fair and pure”. Variations include Winifred, Gwyneth, Edwina and Guinevere.

11. Bridget

Bridget aka Brigid, Bridie or Brid is a Celtic name which means “power, strength, vigour and virtue”. It is also thought to mean “exalted one”.

12. Aine 

Aine is a beautiful ancient Irish name meaning “splendour, radiance, brilliance”. The name is also connected with prosperity. Aine was the queen of the Munster fairies according to Irish legend.


About the Author

Jenny Sherlock is a working mom of three children, aged 9, 5 and the youngest arrived in January this year. She is a civil servant and a freelance writer. She enjoys art, reading, music and good food. She gives an honest account of the rollercoaster that is parenting, warts and all! Check out her blog seriouslymammy.wordpress.com for more!

Comments

Please login to leave a comment.