There are so many unique names to give newborns, but with each decade, there are names that stand out from the rest. The popularity of baby names change along with the times, but it’s always fun to look back at names that were once the most popular and see how these reflect the cultural zeitgeist. Here are some lovely baby girl names that used to be the most popular names.
It’s clear that the fame and popularity of actress Ava Gardner made the short and sweet name a popular name for parents to choose for their newborn baby girls. It is a derivative of the name “Eva” and could be related to the Latin word “avis,” which means bird.
The name Joyce comes from the Middle English word “joise,” which translates to rejoice in Modern English. The name actually originated with Saint Joyce, who was a Breton prince and the song of Judicael, king of Brittany.