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81 Stunning Victorian Girl Names that are New Again

Aug 29, 2021

81 Stunning Victorian Girl Names that are New Again

Choosing the prettiest Victorian name for your baby girl…

If you’re looking for beautiful Victorian girl names you’re in the right place!

All of the names on this list were popular during Queen Victoria’s reign from 1837 to 1901, a period known for its simplicity, elegance, and decorum.

Higher moral standards, technological innovations, science-based medicine, social reforms to end slavery and improve factory conditions, and the first public school systems were just a few of the many advancements during Queen Victoria’s reign.

Romanticism made its mark on literature, art, and fashion in this era, too.

It’s no wonder that parents are looking back to this period for inspiration when choosing names for their daughters.

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Many of the Victorian names on this list have been in use for generations, while others have just returned to regular use after having been dormant for some time.

You’ll probably be surprised to see how many Victorian baby names are still among the top 100 most popular choices today.

If you love the Victorian period, or just want to give your daughter a timelessly beautiful name, here are some of the most popular names from back then…

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Cute Victorian Girl Names

Break out those lacey dresses and hair bows and let’s check out these friendly and sweet-sounding Victorian names for girls, most of which end in the “ee” sound.

The source for popularity data is SSA.

Addie

Name meaning: Noble.

Popularity: This sweet Victorian name is not currently ranking in the top 1000 baby names for girls.

Victorian middle name ideas:

  • Addie Grace
  • Addie Josephine
  • Addie Hannah
  • Addie Frances
Annie

Name meaning: Grace.

Popularity: This name ranks #288 for baby girls in the U.S.

Victorian middle name ideas:

  • Annie Victoria
  • Annie Grace
  • Annie Marion
  • Annie Violet
Daisy

Name meaning: Flower name.

Popularity: This name ranks #143 for baby girls in the U.S.

Victorian middle name ideas:

  • Daisy Adeline
  • Daisy Elizabeth
  • Daisy Harriet
  • Daisy Victoria

If you like flower names, you may also like this huge list of hippie names.

Effie
Name meaning: Pleasant speech.

Popularity: This sweet Victorian name is not currently ranking in the top 1000 baby names for girls.

Victorian middle name ideas:

  • Effie Arabella
  • Effie Margaret
  • Effie Valentina
  • Effie Frances
Elsie

Name meaning: Pledged to God.

Popularity: This name ranks #814 for baby girls in the U.S.

Victorian middle name ideas:

  • Elsie Violet
  • Elsie Margaret
  • Elsie Grace
  • Elsie Matilda
Evie

Name meaning: Life.

Popularity: This name ranks #319 for baby girls in the U.S.

Victorian middle name ideas:

  • Evie Prudence
  • Evie Isabella
  • Evie Alexandra
  • Evie Augusta
Goldie

Name meaning: Gold.

Popularity: This sweet Victorian name is not currently ranking in the top 1000 baby names for girls.

Victorian middle name ideas:

  • Goldie Olive
  • Goldie Arabella
  • Goldie Henrietta
  • Goldie Margaret
Hazel

Name meaning: Of the Hazelnut tree.

Popularity: This is one of the most popular Victorian girl names on our list, coming in at #31 in the U.S.

Victorian middle name ideas:

  • Hazel Adeline
  • Hazel Clementine
  • Hazel Georgiana
  • Hazel Elizabeth

The name Hazel also appears on our list of edgy names.

Lucie or Lucy
Name meaning: Light.

Popularity: The spelling Lucie isn’t ranking but Lucy is the 49th most popular baby girl’s name.

Victorian middle name ideas:

  • Lucie Violet
  • Lucie Hazel
  • Lucy Alexandra
  • Lucy Charlotte
Minnie

Name meaning: Intelect.

Popularity: This sweet Victorian name is not currently ranking in the top 1000 baby names for girls.

Victorian middle name ideas:

  • Minnie Adelaide
  • Minnie Emmeline
  • Minnie Frances
  • Minnie Juliana

You might also like the girl’s name, Mia.

Nelly or Nellie

Name meaning: Light.

Popularity: The spelling Nelly is not currently ranking, but Nellie is #837 in the U.S.

Victorian middle name ideas:

  • Nelly Grace
  • Nelly Valentina
  • Nellie Rose
  • Nellie Marion

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Olive

Name meaning: From a tree.

Popularity: This name ranks #197 for baby girls in the U.S.

Victorian middle name ideas:

  • Olive Sadie
  • Olive Henrietta
  • Olive Marie
  • Olive Jane

Related: Middle names for Olivia

Roxy

Name meaning: Dawn.

Popularity: This pretty Victorian girl name is not currently ranking in the top 1000 baby names for girls.

Victorian middle name ideas:

  • Roxy Emma
  • Roxy Hannah
  • Roxy Arabella
  • Roxy Olive
Ruby

Name meaning: Strong red gemstone.

Popularity: This is one of the more popular Victorian girl names on our list, coming in at #74 in the U.S.

Victorian middle name ideas:

  • Ruby Adelaide
  • Ruby Augusta
  • Ruby Emmeline
  • Ruby Margaret
Sadie

Name meaning: Princess.

Popularity: This is one of the most popular Victorian girl names on our list, coming in at #78 in the U.S.

Victorian middle name ideas:

  • Sadie Harriet
  • Sadie Octavia
  • Sadie Grace
  • Sadie Agnes
Tillie

Name meaning: Strength in battle.

Popularity: This Victorian era girl name is not currently popular in the U.S.

Victorian middle name ideas:

  • Tillie Hazel
  • Tillie Henrietta
  • Tillie Leonora
  • Tillie Rose

Long Victorian girl names

If you gravitate towards long girl names composed of 7 or more letters, this next batch of Victorian names is for you!

All of these girls’ names are romantic and distinctive, and some even have a delightful melodic ring to them.

Adelaide

Name meaning: Noble.

Popularity: This classic Victorian name ranks #274 in the U.S. for female babies.

Victorian name combinations:

  • Adelaide Frances
  • Adelaide Grace
  • Adelaide Mercy
  • Adelaide Pearl
Adeline

Name meaning: Noble.

Popularity: This name ranks #100 for baby girls in the U.S.

Victorian name combinations:

  • Adeline Frances
  • Adeline Jane
  • Adeline Daisy
  • Adeline Maisie

If you like 3-syllable A names, you might also like Avery.

Alexandra

Name meaning: Defender.

Popularity: This lovely Victorian baby name ranks #137 in the U.S.

Victorian name combinations:

  • Alexandra Grace
  • Alexandra Marie
  • Alexandra Jane
  • Alexandra Valerie

For a full list of ideas, check out these middle names for Alex.

Angelina

Name meaning: Angel.

Popularity: This is the 290th most popular baby girl’s name in the U.S.

Victorian name combinations:

  • Angelina Grace
  • Angelina Pearl
  • Angelina Violet
  • Angelina Frances
Arabella

Name meaning: Yielding to prayer.

Popularity: This classic Victorian name ranks #202 in the U.S. for female babies.

Victorian name combinations:

  • Arabella Daisy
  • Arabella Grace
  • Arabella Jane
  • Arabella Ruby
Augusta

Name meaning: Magnificent.

Popularity: This old Victorian name is not currently in the top 1000 baby names for girls in the U.S.

Victorian name combinations:

  • Augusta Pearl
  • Augusta Marie
  • Augusta Jane
  • Augusta Violet
Beatrice

Name meaning: She who brings happiness.

Popularity: This name ranks #550 for baby girls in the U.S.

Victorian name combinations:

  • Beatrice Ella
  • Beatrice Hazel
  • Beatrice Maisie
  • Beatrice Rose
Charlotte or Lottie

Name meaning: Free woman.

Popularity: This Victorian name is just as fresh today as it was 200 years ago! It’s ranking #4 in the U.S.

Victorian name combinations:

  • Charlotte Emma
  • Charlotte Grace
  • Charlotte Hannah
  • Charlotte Nora
  • Lottie Rose
  • Lottie Grace
Clementine

Name meaning: Mild and merciful; or citrus fruit.

Popularity: This classic Victorian name ranks #610 in the U.S. for female babies.

Victorian name combinations:

  • Clementine Mabel
  • Clementine Pearl
  • Clementine Eve
  • Clementine Anne
Constance

Name meaning: Steadfastness.

Popularity: This Victorian era girl name is not currently popular in the U.S.

Victorian name combinations:

  • Constance Anne
  • Constance Ella
  • Constance Grace
  • Constance Victoria
Dorothy

Name meaning: Gift of God.

Popularity: This old-fashioned Victorian baby name ranks #534 in the U.S.

Victorian name combinations:

  • Dorothy Rose
  • Dorothy Grace
  • Dorothy Pearl
  • Dorothy Elizabeth
Eleanor

Name meaning: Shining one.

Popularity: This old Victorian name is new again! It’s ranking #22 in the U.S.

Victorian name combinations:

  • Eleanor Grace
  • Eleanor Marie
  • Eleanor Hannah
  • Eleanor Mercy
Elizabeth

Name meaning: Oath.

Popularity: This is one of the most popular Victorian girl names on our list, coming in at #16 in the U.S.

Victorian name combinations:

  • Elizabeth Anne
  • Elizabeth Marie
  • Elizabeth Pearl
  • Elizabeth Violet
Emmeline

Name meaning: Work.

Popularity: This lovely Victorian baby name ranks #873 in the U.S.

Victorian name combinations:

  • Emmeline Ada
  • Emmeline Agnes
  • Emmeline Grace
  • Emmeline Ruby
Florence

Name meaning: Prosperous.

Popularity: This classic Victorian name ranks #762 in the U.S. for female babies.

Victorian name combinations:

  • Florence Emmeline
  • Florence Hannah
  • Florence Mabel
  • Florence Valerie
Georgiana

Name meaning: Farmer.

Popularity: This pretty Victorian girl name is not currently ranking in the top 1000 baby names for girls.

Victorian name combinations:

  • Georgiana Grace
  • Georgiana Marie
  • Georgiana Evelyn
  • Georgiana Olive
Harriet

Name meaning: Home.

Popularity: This Victorian name is not currently ranking in the top 1000 baby names for girls.

Victorian name combinations:

  • Harriet Grace
  • Harriet Valerie
  • Harriet Jane
  • Harriet Maisie
Henrietta

Name meaning: Estate ruler.

Popularity: This old Victorian name is not currently in the top 1000 baby names for girls in the U.S.

Victorian name combinations:

  • Henrietta Grace
  • Henrietta Eve
  • Henrietta Rose
  • Henrietta Anne
Isabella

Name meaning: Promise.

Popularity: This is one of the most popular Victorian girl names on our list, coming in at #7 in the U.S.

Victorian name combinations:

  • Isabella Grace
  • Isabella Rose
  • Isabella Pearl
  • Isabella Ruby
Josephine or Josie

Name meaning: Jehovah shall grow.

Popularity: This old Victorian name is new again! It’s ranking #86 in the U.S.

Victorian name combinations:

  • Josephine Rose
  • Josephine Emma
  • Josephine Harriet
  • Josie Hazel
  • Josie Pearl
Juliana

Name meaning: Youthful.

Popularity: This lovely Victorian baby name ranks #188 in the U.S.

Victorian name combinations:

  • Juliana Grace
  • Juliana Eve
  • Juliana Pearl
  • Juliana Ruby
Leonora or Nora

Name meaning: Light.

Popularity: Leonora is not currently ranking, but Nora is the 30th most popular girl’s name in the U.S.

Victorian name combinations:

  • Leonora Frances
  • Leonora Grace
  • Leonora Jane
  • Nora Emmeline
  • Nora Adeline
Lillian or Lily

Name meaning: Lily.

Popularity: Lillian ranks #46 in the U.S. for female babies. Its shorter version, Lily, ranks #35.

Victorian name combinations:

  • Lillian Marie
  • Lillian Grace
  • Lillian Pearl
  • Lily Marion
  • Lily Valentina
Margaret or Maggie

Name meaning: Pearl.

Popularity: Margaret ranks #126 for baby girls in the U.S. Maggie ranks #293.

Victorian name combinations:

  • Margaret Anne
  • Margaret Grace
  • Margaret Emma
  • Maggie Rose
  • Maggie Elizabeth
Margery or Marjorie

Name meaning: Pearl.

Popularity: This Victorian era girl name is not currently popular in the U.S.

Victorian name combinations:

  • Margery Anne
  • Margery Grace
  • Margery Rose
  • Marjorie Clara
Matilda

Name meaning: Strength in battle.

Popularity: This cute Victorian baby name ranks #478 in the U.S.

Victorian name combinations:

  • Matilda Grace
  • Matilda Agnes
  • Matilda Anne
  • Matilda Hazel

You may also like the M name, Madelyn.

Octavia

Name meaning: Eighth.

Popularity: This is the 335th most popular baby girl’s name in the U.S.

Victorian name combinations:

  • Octavia Grace
  • Octavia Anne
  • Octavia Jane
  • Octavia Maisie
Prudence

Name meaning: Careful.

Popularity: This pretty Victorian girl name is not currently ranking in the top 1000 baby names for girls.

Victorian name combinations:

  • Prudence Mercy
  • Prudence Eve
  • Prudence Celia
  • Prudence Grace
Rosalind

Name meaning: Pretty rose.

Popularity: This sweet Victorian name is not currently ranking in the top 1000 baby names for girls.

Victorian name combinations:

  • Rosalind Marie
  • Rosalind Grace
  • Rosalind Frances
  • Rosalind Olive
Susanna

Name meaning: Lily.

Popularity: This old Victorian name is not currently in the top 1000 baby names for girls in the U.S.

Victorian name combinations:

  • Susanna Grace
  • Susanna Marie
  • Susanna Pearl
  • Susanna Violet
Valentina

Name meaning: Strength.

Popularity: This Victorian name is just as fresh today as it was 200 years ago! It’s ranking #73 in the U.S.

Victorian name combinations:

  • Valentina Audrey
  • Valentina Jane
  • Valentina Marie
  • Valentina Rose
Victoria

You don’t get more Victorian than the name Victoria!

Name meaning: Winner.

Popularity: This old Victorian name is new again! It’s ranking #34 in the U.S.

Victorian name combinations:

  • Victoria Grace
  • Victoria Frances
  • Victoria Hazel
  • Victoria Pearl

Short Victorian girl names

If you’re looking for something shorter—or perhaps even a middle name—the following lovely Victorian-style names are 5 letters or less.

Ada

Name meaning: Noble.

Popularity: This classic Victorian name ranks #184 in the U.S. for female babies.

Victorian middle name ideas:

  • Ada Grace
  • Ada Rose
  • Ada Emmeline
  • Ada Mabel
Agnes

Name meaning: Pure.

Popularity: This pretty Victorian girl name is not currently ranking in the top 1000 baby names for girls.

Victorian middle name ideas:

  • Agnes Harriet
  • Agnes Juliana
  • Agnes Lillian
  • Agnes Octavia
Alice

Name meaning: Noble.

Popularity: This Victorian name is just as fresh today as it was 200 years ago! It’s ranking #76 in the U.S.

Victorian middle name ideas:

  • Alice Emmeline
  • Alice Giorgiana
  • Alice Isabella
  • Alice Margaret
Anne

Name meaning: Grace.

Popularity: This name ranks #625 for baby girls in the U.S.

Victorian middle name ideas:

  • Anne Margaret
  • Anne Rosalind
  • Anne Sophie
  • Anne Valentina
Celia

Name meaning: Heavenly.

Popularity: This old-fashioned Victorian baby name ranks #784 in the U.S.

Victorian middle name ideas:

  • Celia Adelaide
  • Celia Jane
  • Celia Grace
  • Celia Hazel
Clara

Name meaning: Clear and bright.

Popularity: This classic Victorian name ranks #103 in the U.S. for female babies.

Victorian middle name ideas:

  • Clara Rose
  • Clara Frances
  • Clara Jane
  • Clara Mabel
Cora

Name meaning: Maiden.

Popularity: This Victorian name is just as fresh today as it was 200 years ago! It’s ranking #88 in the U.S.

Victorian middle name ideas:

  • Cora Adeline
  • Cora Beatrice
  • Cora Hazel
  • Cora Valerie
Edith

Name meaning: Prosperous in war.

Popularity: This old Victorian baby name ranks #473 in the U.S.

Victorian middle name ideas:

  • Edith Alexandra
  • Edith Hannah
  • Edith Jane
  • Edith Octavia
Ella

Name meaning: Fairy maiden.

Popularity: This Victorian name is just as fresh today as it was 200 years ago! It’s ranking #15 in the U.S.

Victorian middle name ideas:

  • Ella Grace
  • Ella Rose
  • Ella Marion
  • Ella Sophie
Emma

Name meaning: Whole.

Popularity: This old Victorian name is new again! It’s ranking #2 in the U.S.

Victorian middle name ideas:

  • Emma Prudence
  • Emma Grace
  • Emma Margaret
  • Emma Violet
Grace

Name meaning: Goodness.

Popularity: This Victorian name is just as fresh today as it was 200 years ago! It’s ranking #28 in the U.S.

It’s also the perfect middle name for so many Victorian girl names.

Victorian middle name ideas:

  • Grace Arabella
  • Grace Emmeline
  • Grace Lillian
  • Grace Margaret
Jane

Name meaning: Gracious.

Popularity: This simple Victorian baby name ranks #265 in the U.S.

Victorian middle name ideas:

  • Jane Margaret
  • Jane Marion
  • Jane Victoria
  • Jane Violet
Lena

Name meaning: Ray of light.

Popularity: This name ranks #270 for baby girls in the U.S.

Victorian middle name ideas:

  • Lena Charlotte
  • Lena Daisy
  • Lena Harriet
  • Lena Marion
Mabel

Name meaning: Lovable.

Popularity: This name ranks #427 for baby girls in the U.S.

Victorian middle name ideas:

  • Mabel Alexandra
  • Mabel Elizabeth
  • Mabel Rose
  • Mabel Valerie
Marie

Name meaning: Star of the sea.

Popularity: This classic Victorian name ranks #619 in the U.S. for female babies.

Victorian middle name ideas:

  • Marie Clementine
  • Marie Leonora
  • Marie Arabella
  • Marie Grace
Mercy

Name meaning: Compassion.

Popularity: This baby name ranks #814 for girls in the U.S.

Victorian middle name ideas:

  • Mercy Arabella
  • Mercy Frances
  • Mercy Henrietta
  • Mercy Victoria
Pearl

Name meaning: Gem.

Popularity: This lovely Victorian baby name ranks #773 in the U.S.

Victorian middle name ideas:

  • Pearl Marie
  • Pearl Victoria
  • Pearl Alexandra
  • Pearl Evelyn
Rose or Rosie

Name meaning: Flower.

Popularity: Rose ranks #113 and Rosie ranks #470 for baby girls in the U.S.

Victorian middle name ideas:

  • Rose Adeline
  • Rose Victoria
  • Rosie Hannah
  • Rosie Juliana
Vera

Name meaning: Faith.

Popularity: This is the 246th most popular baby girl’s name in the U.S.

Victorian middle name ideas:

  • Vera Adeline
  • Vera Elizabeth
  • Vera Grace
  • Vera Margaret

More sweet Victorian names for girls

Just 13 more names to go!

Now that you’ve seen Victorian girl names that are cute, long, and short, let’s take a look at one more batch of beautiful names for girls.

Audrey

Name meaning: Noble strength.

Popularity: This old Victorian name is new again! It’s ranking #60 in the U.S.

Victorian name combinations:

  • Audrey Elizabeth
  • Audrey Emma
  • Audrey Frances
  • Audrey Grace

You may also like the similar name Aubrey.

Eliza

Name meaning: Pledged to God.

Popularity: This lovely Victorian baby name ranks #115 in the U.S.

Victorian name combinations:

  • Eliza Harriet
  • Eliza Jane
  • Eliza Mabel
  • Eliza Ruby
Evelyn

Name meaning: Wished for child.

Popularity: This old Victorian name is new again! It’s ranking #9 in the U.S.

Victorian name combinations:

  • Evelyn Rose
  • Evelyn Mabel
  • Evelyn Pearl
  • Evelyn Ruby
Frances

Name meaning: From France; or Free woman.

Popularity: This classic Victorian name ranks #416 in the U.S. for female babies.

Victorian name combinations:

  • Frances Victoria
  • Frances Adelaide
  • Frances Hannah
  • Frances Lillian
Hannah

Name meaning: Grace.

Popularity: This is one of the most popular Victorian girl names on our list, coming in at #39 in the U.S.

Victorian name combinations:

  • Hannah Anne
  • Hannah Elizabeth
  • Hannah Frances
  • Hannah Margaret

If you like H names, you may also like Hailey and Hadley.

Judith
Name meaning: Woman from Judea.

Popularity: This is the 903rd most popular baby girl’s name in the U.S.

Victorian name combinations:

  • Judith Ruby
  • Judith Daisy
  • Judith Emmeline
  • Judith Mabel
Lydia

Name meaning: Beautiful one.

Popularity: This is one of the most popular Victorian girl names on our list, coming in at #96 in the U.S.

Victorian name combinations:

  • Lydia Anne
  • Lydia Josephine
  • Lydia Mabel
  • Lydia Jane
Maisie

Name meaning: Pearl.

Popularity: This name ranks #409 for baby girls in the U.S.

Victorian name combinations:

  • Maisie Cora
  • Maisie Elizabeth
  • Maisie Hannah
  • Maisie Prudence
Marion

Name meaning: Drop of the sea; or beloved.

Popularity: This Victorian era girl name is not currently popular in the U.S.

Victorian name combinations:

  • Marion Mercy
  • Marion Ada
  • Marion Grace
  • Marion Rose
Phoebe

Name meaning: Shining one.

Popularity: This Friends-reminiscent name is ranking #256 for baby girls in the U.S.

Victorian name combinations:

  • Phoebe Jane
  • Phoebe Grace
  • Phoebe Clara
  • Phoebe Mabel

The name Phoebe also appears on our list of outer space names!

Sophie

Name meaning: Wisdom.

Popularity: This old Victorian name is new again! It’s ranking #75 in the U.S.

Victorian name combinations:

  • Sophie Agnes
  • Sophie Anne
  • Sophie Charlotte
  • Sophie Grace
Valerie

Name meaning: Strength.

Popularity: This name ranks #145 for baby girls in the U.S.

Victorian name combinations:

  • Valerie Augusta
  • Valerie Emma
  • Valerie Hannah
  • Valerie Josephine
Violet

Name meaning: Purple.

Popularity: This Victorian name is just as fresh today as it was 200 years ago! It’s ranking #37 in the U.S.

Victorian name combinations:

  • Violet Arabella
  • Violet Henrietta
  • Violet Grace
  • Violet Alexandra

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Final thoughts on choosing a Victorian girl name

All of these names capture the heart of the Victorian Era and would make wonderful choices for your baby girl.

Victorian baby names will forever be associated with an age when women stood up for themselves through hard work and perseverance. No matter which way you go, your daughter’s name will be a tribute to the strength and passion of womanhood.

Hopefully, you’ve found a few favorites on this mega list of Victorian girl names, or at least come away with some baby name inspiration.

For more baby name ideas, check out 100 Gorgeous Long Girl Names.

Good luck and best wishes in finding the perfect Victorian name for your baby girl!

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Stunning Victorian Girl Names that are New Again