Friday, 2 April 2010

Edwardian & Victorian Names

There are some beautiful EDWARDIAN and VICTORIAN ERA names that are resurfacing amongst Hollywood. These names are more classic and traditional in nature and are also more unaffected and modest.

  • Clemintine ~ Cybyll Sheppard
  • Ella ~ Rhea Durham & Mark Wahlberg
  • Estelle ~ Mike Dirnt
  • Eugenia ~ Sarah Ferguson & Prince Andrew
  • Georgia ~ Harrison Ford, Harry Connick Jr. & Jill Goodacre, Mick Jagger & Jerry Hall, Felicity Huffman & William H. Macy
  • Leila ~ Vincent D'Onofrio
  • Margaret ~ Kellie Martin, variation Maggie ~ Faith Hill & Tim McGraw
  • Mathilda ~ Michelle Williams & Heath Ledger, Moon Unit Zappa
  • Mabel ~ Tracy Ullman
  • Stella ~ Dan Aykroyd & Donna Dixon
  • Violet ~ Jennifer Garner & Ben Affleck, David Grohl
Biblical names such as Ruth and Mary were a popular trend for girls. Not unlike today, floral names were also fashionable during the Victorian Era with choices like Rose, Myrtle and Hazel. Regal names resonated with parents of boys with names like James, George, Charles, Henry, Edward, Arthur and Louis showing popularity.
  • Charles ~ Russell Crowe
  • Edward ~ Mel Gibson
  • Ezra ~ Taylor Hanson
  • Finley ~ Holly Marie Combs
  • Harley ~ Kevin Smith
  • Harry ~ Bing Crosby, David Letterman
  • Henry ~ Michelle Pfieffer (John Henry)
  • Samuel ~ Sally Field, variation Sam ~ William Hurt
  • Wyatt ~ Goldie Hawn & Kurt Russell

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