There are so many beautiful old fashioned English baby names for girls but they have become so popular recently it’s hard to find a lovely old fashioned name that’s really unique.
But luckily there are some truly stunning old fashioned English girl’s names that have been hiding away for ages and really are rare and ripe for rediscovery.
So what’s the big secret you ask? How come these names haven’t become super popular if they’re so lovely?
Well the thing is, most really old fashioned English girl’s names disappeared way, way back in 1066 when the Normans invaded and everyone suddenly adopted French names. It turns out all those lovely old fashioned names like Alice and Lucy and Sophie aren’t really English at all. They’re French. Who knew?
So, if you want a genuinely old fashioned English girl’s name for your baby then check out this big list of unbelievably beautiful old baby names I have got for you here that go back to Saxon times.
You’ll know some of these old English baby names as they became popular with the Victorians but some of the most beautiful of these names are long forgotten and will be truly unique.
Now not all of them will be everybody’s cup of tea. One person’s beautifully rare is someone else’s downright weird but hopefully most of you will find some beautiful old fashioned girls names you haven’t heard of before that you truly love.
Do check them out and let me know which you love best.
And for more suggestions and ideas do check out all these other unusual baby names …
Old Fashioned English Girl’s Names
Old English Names Beginning With A
- Alyse – an old spelling of Alice
- Aelswith – a very old fashioned version of Elizabeth
- Alyssum – as in the flower sweet Alyssum
- Aethelflaed – now I know this one isn’t going to be most people’s cup of tea but she was the first Queen of England effectively and the more commonly known Ethel comes from her name.
Old English Names Beginning With B To D
- Bliss – old English for grace & happiness
Old English Names Beginning With An E
Old English was awash with pretty girls name beginning with an E including :
Or if you love the name Elizabeth but would like a more unusual twist there’s:
Old English Names Beginning With F to H
- Fearn – old English for Fern
- Hasel – old English for Hazel
- Hilda – one of Englands’ first saints
- Holen – old English for Holly
Old English Names Beginning With An L
Old English Names Beginning With M to N
Old English Names Beginning With O
Old English Names Beginning With R To S
- Rinella – a stream or brook
- Sterrra – old English for star
Old English Names Beginning With T To W
I do hope you found some names you love for your baby in this list. For more beautiful baby name ideas and simple pregnancy tips do check out these posts:
- Vintage Baby Names For Girls
- Nature Inspired Baby Names
- Boho Baby Names
- Healthy Pregnancy Snacks
- Pregnancy Nausea Remedies
- Breastfeeding Basics