So, Your mom is planning to name your newborn baby after your great-great-great grandmother. Don’t resist it. Old-fashioned baby names–with their hip and stylish jiggle to the past–are kind of the cutest. Cue your chance to make them totally timeless.
Meaning: “To flower and flourish” (and possibly wear a flower crown at all times).
Meaning: “Nobility.” Popularized in 1865 thanks to some dude named Lewis Carroll.
Meaning: “Bright” and “shining” and “gentle.” Pairs well with a tweed blazer.
Meaning: German for “spear of strength” (kind of like her mama).
Meaning: Skilled at picking out jewelry. Obviously.
Meaning: “Power” and “leader” and “ruler.” No pressure, baby.
Meaning: A riff on Matilda, it means “battle-mighty.” (As in, who run the world? Maude.)
Meaning: Art for short, this name means “noble,” “courageous” and “strong as a bear.” Rawr.
Meaning: Pronounced “bee-ooo-lah.” It technically means “married” (but only if she wants to).
Meaning: A compromise 19th-century moms made when they couldn’t pick between “Rose” and “Mary.” Also means “dew of the sea.”
Meaning: “Gift of God.” And lover of pineapple.
Meaning: “Brave counsel” (but beware, giving advice makes him tired).
Meaning: “Wished for child.” BRB, sobbing.
Meaning: “From wine’s town.” A kid after our own heart.
Meaning: “Tiller of the soil” or “farmer.” Also, royal.