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125 Victorian Baby Girl Names {from the 1800s}

125 Victorian Baby Girl Names {from the 1800s}

Cute Victorian Girl Names

Looking for classic Victorian baby girl names from the 1800s? Here’s over 125 to choose from! As you comb through this list, you may find girl names that are more common but you didn’t realize they originated from this era. 

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Other names are more unique, traditional, and are quite uncommon for us in the United States. 

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Best Victorian Baby Girl Names from the 1800s 

Alexandra 

With a Greek origin, this name means defending men. There are quite a few nicknames to choose from as well including, Alex, Lexi, Lex, Allie, Xan, and Xandra. In other forms, this name can be used for boys as well. 

Beatrice 

Names like this one that were used long ago are coming back in popularity. A cute little girl nickname is Bea. Bea means she who brings happiness, which is very fitting in this case! 

Charlotte 

This girl’s name has made the top of the list in several categories of names. Common nicknames include Char and Lottie. It’s actually a French diminutive of Charles and means free man. 

Eleanor 

What a beautiful choice! You may be reminded of the little French girl who got into all the mischief on the popular tv show. This is an English name that means bright or shining one. 

Josephine 

Another French girl’s name that is timeless. If you are going to choose a nickname, let us recommend Jo or Josie. 

Mabel 

This baby girl’s name was actually in the top 20s during the 1800s. It comes from a Latin origin meaning lovable. How appropriate, right? 

Sophia 

Even though this name originated long ago, it made a comeback in the mid 2000s. Sophie would be a great nickname, and there are several different spellings you could use. 

Victoria 

It wouldn’t even be right if we didn’t include this name for the best of this category. After all, it was Queen Victoria who was reigning, and the era is named in her honor. From Latin origin, it means victory. Nicknames include Vicky and Tori, along with other variations in spelling. Since the Queen, there are many other well known females who have carried this name, including Victoria Beckham and even the popular retail store, Victoria’s Secret! 

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These are baby girl names from the 1800s also known as the Victorian Era:

Victorian Baby Girl Names that Start with A

  • Ada (nobility, adornment) 
  • Adelaide (nobility, adornment)
  • Adelia (nobility, adornment) best nicknames include Della or Delia
  • Aethel (noble)
  • Agatha (good, virtuous)
  • Agnes (pure, holy, lamb)
  • Alma (loving, apple, good) 
  • Amanda (worthy of love)
  • Amelia (work, industrious, striving) best nicknames include Amy and Lia
  • Anna (grace, eagle)
  • Annabel (grace, eagle)
  • Anne (grace, eagle)
  • Annie (grace, eagle)
  • Arabella (answered prayer) best nickname is Bella 
  • Audrey (strength, nobility) best nicknames include Audie, Addie, and Drey

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Victorian Baby Girl Names that Start with B

  • Beatrix (she who makes people happy) best nickname includes Bea
  • Bernice: (bringer of victory) best nickname is Bernie 
  • Beryl (gemstone) 
  • Bessie (God is my oath)
  • Betsy (God is my oath)
  • Betty (God is my oath)

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Victorian Baby Girl Names that Start with C

  • Caroline (strong, free) best nickname is Carrie
  • Catherine (pure) best nickname is Cathy
  • Cathryn (pure) best nickname is Cat
  • Charlotte (strong, free) best nicknames include Char and Lottie
  • Christina (follower of Christ) best nickname is Tina
  • Christine (follower of Christ)
  • Clara (bright, clear)
  • Clare (bright, clear)
  • Clementine (merciful, gentle) best nicknames include Clem and Clemmie
  • Cora (maiden, good) 

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Victorian Baby Girl Names that Start with D

  • Dora (gift of God)
  • Doris (gift of God)
  • Dorothy (gift of God)

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Victorian Baby Girl Names that Start with E

  • Ebba (strong) 
  • Edith (riches, blessed)
  • Eleanor (bright, shining one) best nicknames include Ellie, Nora, Elle, and Ella
  • Elizabeth (God is my oath) best nicknames include Eliza, Lizzie, Liz, Beth, Elise, Ellie, and Liza 
  • Emily (striving, industrious, eager) 
  • Emma (universe) 
  • Esther (star) 
  • Ethel (noble)  
  • Eugenia (good, born) 
  • Eunice (good victory)
  • Euphemia (good speaker, well-spoken) best nickname is Effie 
  • Evelyn (wished for) best nicknames include Eve, Evie, Eva, and Lyn 
  • Eveline (desired, water, or island) 

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Victorian Baby Girl Names that Start with F

  • Flora (flower)
  • Florence (flower) best nickname is Flo
  • Frances (free, from France) best nicknames include Franny and Fanny

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Victorian Baby Girl Names that Start with G

  • Genevieve (woman of the people) best nicknames include Jenny Vive, Nev, and Viv 
  • Georgia (works with the land, farmer) 
  • Gertrude (strength of the spear) best nicknames include Trudy and Gertie 
  • Gladys (land, nation)
  • Gwenllian

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Victorian Baby Girl Names that Start with H

  • Harriet (ruler of the home)
  • Henrietta (ruler of the home) best nickname is Etta
  • Hetty (estate ruler)

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Victorian Baby Girl Names that Start with I

  • Ida (hardworking, prosperous) 
  • Irene (peace)
  • Ivy (represents vigor and energy) 

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Victorian Baby Girl Names that Start with J

  • Janet (God’s gracious gift)
  • Jean (God is gracious) 
  • Johanna (God’s is gracious)
  • Josephina (God grows) best nicknames include Josie, Jo, and Phina
  • Josephine (God grows) best nicknames include Josie and Jo

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Victorian Baby Girl Names that Start with K

  • Kathleen (pure)

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Victorian Baby Girl Names that Start with L

  • Lillian (Lily) 
  • Louisa (famous warrior)
  • Louise (famous warrior)
  • Luella (God is my light) best nicknames include Ella, Lou, and Lulu 
  • Lydia (beautiful, noble one) 

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Victorian Baby Girl Names that Start with M

  • Mabel (loveable)
  • Mable (loveable)
  • Maisie (pearl, child of light)
  • Margaret (pearl, child of light) best nicknames include Maggie and Marge
  • Marguerite (pearl, child of light) best nicknames include Maggie, Rita, and Marge
  • Marion (star of the sea) best nicknames include Mary and Marie
  • Marjorie (pearl, child of light) best nickname is Marge
  • Matilda (strong battle maiden, mighty in battle) best nicknames include Tilly and Matty 
  • Mildred (gentle power) best nickname is Millie
  • Minnie (wished-for, rebellion) 
  • Molly (star of the sea)
  • Muriel (of the bright sea)
  • Myrtle (green shrub) 

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Victorian Baby Girl Names that Start with N

  • Nell (sun ray, shining light)
  • Nellie (sun ray, shining light)

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Victorian Baby Girl Names that Start with O

  • Olive (represents sweetness and gentleness) best nickname is Oli 
  • Ora (to pray)

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Victorian Baby Girl Names that Start with P

  • Paulina (young, little)
  • Pauline (young, little)
  • Petronilla (meaning unknown)
  • Philadelphia (brotherly love)
  • Priscilla (ancient) best nicknames include Prissy and Cilla 

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Victorian Baby Girl Names that Start with R

  • Rhoda (rose)
  • Rosa
  • Rosanna (combination of Rose and Anna)
  • Rose
  • Rosie
  • Ruth (friend) best nickname is Ruthie 

Victorian Baby Girl Names that Start with S

  • Sabina (sabine)
  • Sadie (princess, noble women)
  • Sally (noble, princess)
  • Sara (noble, princess)
  • Sarah (noble, princess)
  • Selina (variation of Selena or Celine)
  • Sophia (wisdom, clever)
  • Sophie (wisdom, clever)
  • Silvia (wood spirit, wood nymph)
  • Stella (star)
  • Sylvia (wood spirit, wood nymph)
  • Sylvie (wood spirit, wood nymph)

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Victorian Baby Girl Names that Start with T

  • Temperance (virtue)
  • Teresa (to harvest, late summer) 
  • Theresa (to harvest, late summer) best nickname is Terri
  • Therese (to harvest, late summer) 

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Victorian Baby Girl Names that Start with V

  • Vashti (truth)
  • Vera (faith) 
  • Victoria (victory) best nicknames include Vicky, Vik, and Tori 
  • Virgie (maiden, virgin)

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Victorian Baby Girl Names that Start with W

  • Winifred (fair, soft, pure, happiness) best nicknames include Winnie and Win 

Victorian Baby Girl Names that Start with Z 

  • Zadie (prosperous) 

We hope you are inspired to name your baby girl one of these beautiful names from the Victorian era! 

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Victorian Baby Girl Names From the 1800s