17 Throwback Baby Girl Names With Unique Vintage Cred

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There's definitely something about the old days that stirs up feelings of elegance and grandeur. For any parents-to-be who might be zeroing in those feelings left over from the Victorian era or that wonderful Jazz Age, history can still teach us a thing or two -- including in the realm of baby names.


"Old-fashioned names can be sturdy, quirky, or playful," notes Laura Wattenberg, BabyNameWizard.com founder. "But if there's one feeling that's best captured by an antique, it's elegance -- like the elegance of a long gown back in the days when gowns were still more clothing than costume."

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Laura has identified a series of baby names for girls with "throwback elegance" that she believes will exhibit true staying power in modern times. As Laura says, "A new group is rising and pushing the opulence and literary style even further."

Here's a look at some of our favorite baby girl names that might be a little vintage, but still exude style and sophistication.

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