I have always been fascinated with how certain names will rise and fall in popularity over generations of babies being born. There are always the standbys like Mary, John, and Jane, but I’m more interested in the unique monikers you find popping upevery now and again.
Just by taking a look at what trends for names were big in a specific decade can point to what the era’spop culture, family lives, and traditions were like. There are usually plenty of names being passed down from one branch of the family tree to the next, too, weaving theirway back through centuries of ancestors.
As you can see in the examples below, the Victorian Era certainly doesn’t fall short when it comes to craftingsome delightfully unique names for their little bundles of joy. I also really love how many of them could work well for either a boy or a girl these days!
Did we miss any names from back in the day that you think deserve to be brought back? Let us know in the comments and be sure to SHARE with your loved ones!