One of the toughest decisions new parents face is the name they are going to give their child, which will be with them forever. There are so many unique names out there, but within every time period, there are names that are more popular and become fashionable. Let’s take a look back at some beautiful baby girl names that are no longer so common, but can give us insight to the cultural zeitgeist of the times gone by.
Ava Gardner’s fame certainly had effect on the fact that the name Ava became popular. The short and sweet name is a derivative of the name “Eva.” It is said to be related to the Latin word for bird, “avis.”
Joyce is a name that dates back to Middle English, specifically the word “joise” that translates to rejoice in our modern day English. It could date back to Breton prince Saint Joyce who was the son of Judicael, King of Brittany.