21 Totally Rad Baby Girl Names Inspired by Our Fave '90s TV Shows

Tanvier Peart | Jun 24, 2016 Pregnancy
21 Totally Rad Baby Girl Names Inspired by Our Fave '90s TV Shows
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There were so many great moments during the '90s that made it a totally rad decade. Between the music, movies, and television shows, our lives were practically complete. Speaking of TV, it should be known that our favorite throwback shows are a great source for baby name inspirations. It's true! If one is expecting a little girl, here are some awesome baby names inspired by our favorite '90s television shows.

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Want to take a trip down memory lane? The '90s brought us so many TV shows that we love and cherish -- Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Living Single, Twin Peaks, Full House ... these were the shows that we were obsessed with. So why wouldn't we use them as inspiration for amazing baby names? We spent our childhoods with these characters; countless hours of television watching that we'll never get back ... so why not name our babies after some of the beloved characters we grew up with? '90s girls names were cool and retro sounding -- thanks in no small part, we're sure, to the resurgence of '40s swing culture that had a moment of '90s fame. 

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Take a close look at these '90s girls names that we can't get over. They're totally cool. Okay, we're outtie!



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  • Whitley


    How could you not fall in love with Whitley Gilbert? Sure, she was pompous at times, but she evolved over time into a fun-loving person who just so happened to enjoy life in designer heels and furs. If you're quiet, you can hear this beloved character from A Different World yelling for Dwayne in her high-pitched voice. 

  • Phoebe

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    Aww, who didn't love Phoebe on Friends? Greek for the "shining one," Lisa Kudrow's character Phoebe was a little quirky and totally lovable. 

  • Celeste


    Remember her? Aside from Kelly Taylor, Steve Sanders loved Celeste Lundy on Beverly Hills, 90210. Latin for "heavenly," Celeste is an adorable baby name for a little girl.

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  • Lindley


    Not all baby names are inspired by someone's first name. On the show Dawson's Creek, Michelle Williams played Jen Lindley, a New York transplant who trades her wild past for days along the creek. Even if you didn't watch the show, know that Lindley is a great name for your daughter.

  • Blossom


    "Don't know about the future, that's anybody's guess. Ain't no good reason for getting all depressed." Come on, you know when you heard the opening song for Blossom you got a little giddy. A rad coming-of-age TV show, Blossom also gives us, well, the baby name Blossom, should you want something floral.

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  • Willow

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    Everyone needs a bestie who isn't afraid to cast a spell from time to time -- and that's just what Buffy had in Willow on the show Buffy the Vampire SlayerWillow is a sweet baby name choice for a little girl. It's quite precious.

  • Brooke


    Before we loved Kristin Davis as Charlotte on Sex and the City, she played Brooke Armstrong, a publicist with a manipulation problem, on Melrose Place. Sure, that kind of behavior isn't something you want your child to emulate, but Brooke is still a great baby name.

  • Summer


    If Buffy sounds too much to take on as a baby name, consider this heroine's last name on the cult TV show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Summer is not only the warmest season of the year but also something that puts a smile on your face. (Technically, Buffy's last name was Summers, but you get the idea.)

  • Felicity

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    Aww, sweet Felicity! If you happened to grow up in the '90s, there's a good chance you ran home to watch Felicity on the WB network. It was a story about a high school senior following her crush to a New York college, and you couldn't help but root for this heroine. Felicity. Sounds like a great baby name.

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  • Dawn


    All days begin again with the coming of dawn. Known as Buffy's "little sister" on Buffy the Vampire SlayerDawn is a gorgeous name choice for a daughter.

  • Violet


    Violet Anne Bickerstaff was a quirky but lovable character on the hit show Saved by the Bell. Played by Tori Spelling, she was a sweetheart to Screech and later stole his heart. If you love a good floral name, choose Violet for your daughter.

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  • Maxine


    "Maxine Shaw, attorney at law." Living Single was a classic story of four single friends living in New York and enjoying life. Maxine was the funny neighbor who had no shame swinging by, eating up all the food, and serving major tea. In case you didn't know, Maxine means "greatest" -- which is kinda perfect for a baby's name.

  • Winnie

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    It's hard to think about The Wonder Years and not tear up a little. After all, who didn't love the story of Kevin and Winnie, even though they didn't end up together? (Spoiler alert!) Regardless, Winnie -- which happens to mean "gentle friend" -- is an adorable name.

  • Roxie

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    What a catchy name! On Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Soleil Moon Frye played Roxie King, Sabrina's college roommate who became a close friend. The name Roxie is a fun play on Roxanne that would be perfect for any little girl.

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  • Marilyn

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    Marilyn is a classic name that only gets better with age. It also happens to be the name of Will Truman's mother on the '90s mega hit Will & Grace.

  • Gia


    Remember Stephanie's friend Gia on Full House? Sometimes she was her friend, and sometimes her nemesis. (Hey, that's junior high for ya.) Still, the name Gia is a sweet baby name idea and is Italian for "God's gracious gift."

  • Daphne


    Who didn't love Daphne on Frasier? She was caring, down-to-earth, and a person with never-ending stories. Plus, isn't Daphne a beautiful name?

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  • Audrey

  • Abigail

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    Known as Dharma's free-spirited mother on Dharma & Greg, Abigail (or "Abby") O'Neil was all about self-discovery ... and sticking to a strict vegan lifestyle. No matter your eating habits, the name Abby is a precious name for a little girl.

  • Vivian


    "Hey, Aunt Viv." Even though The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air did a change-up on the actress who played Aunt Vivian, her character, as a whole, was loving and an overall joy. Vivian. You know, that's a classic baby name that will never go out of style.

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  • Elaine

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    Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Elaine on Seinfeld delivered laugh after laugh. Known for not holding back her tongue -- and for often yelling "Get out!" -- her character was, oddly enough, very lovable. Ironically, the name Elaine means "shining light," which makes it the perfect choice for your little girl.

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