60 Victorian Girls Names with Cute Nicknames

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While names like Adelaide, Bernadine, Dorothea, and Lucrezia might sound old-fashioned and a bit stuffy, these Victorian baby names are making a long-overdue comeback. The Victorian era excludes royalty and elegance, much like the names on this list; it’s no wonder that parents are looking back to this period for inspiration when choosing names for their daughters. So if you love the Victorian era or just want to give your daughter a classiclly beautiful name, here are 60 stunning options from back then with an adorable nickname to go with them. We only chose our favorite nicknames, but the possibilities are endless.

 

1. Adelaide

Della
Origin: English
Meaning: Noble

 

2. Alderose

Rose
Origin: English
Meaning: Old rose

 

3. Alethea

Thea
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Truth

 

4. Antoinetta

Nettie
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Praiseworthy

 

5. Arabella

Ara
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Uncertain

 

6. Athaliah

Thalia
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: God is exalted

 

7. Beatrice

Bea
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Bringer of happiness

 

8. Bellamira

Mira
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Beautiful, wondrous

 

9. Bernadine

Dina
Origin: German
Meaning: Brave as a bear

 

10. Cecelia

Cecily
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Blind

 

11. Clarinda

Clara
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Bright, clear

 

12. Clementina

Clea
Origin: Latin, French
Meaning: Merciful

 

13. Constance

Connie
Origin: English
Meaning: Constant, steadfast

 

14. Cordelia

Delia
Origin: Latin, Celtic
Meaning: Heart, the jewel of the sea

 

15. Cornelia

Nellie
Origin: Irish
Meaning: Strong-willed or wise

 

16. Deidamia

Mia
Origin: Greek
Meaning: She who is patient in battle

 

17. Dorothea

Dorie
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Gift of God

 

18. Edwina

Winnie
Origin: English
Meaning: Wealthy friend

 

19. Elenora

Ella
Origin: Spanish, Italian
Meaning: Bright, shining one

 

20. Emmeline

Emma
Origin: German, French, English
Meaning: Work

 

21. Ernestine

Nessie
Origin: English
Meaning: Determined, earnest

 

22. Esmeralda

Esma
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: Emerald

 

23. Eudora

Dora
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Generous gift

 

24. Euphemia

Effie
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Well-spoken

 

25. Evangeline

Evie
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Gospel

 

26. Florence

Flora
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Blossom

 

27. Genevieve

Nevie
Origin: Celtic
Meaning: Woman of the race

 

28. Gertrude

Trudy
Origin: German
Meaning: Strong spear

 

29. Harriet

Hattie
Origin: French, English
Meaning: Estate ruler

 

30. Henrietta

Etta
Origin: English
Meaning: Ruler of the home

 

31. Hermione

Mimi
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Messenger of God

 

32. Hesperance

Essie
Origin: English from Spanish and Italian
Meaning: Hope

 

33. Imogene

Imma
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Maiden, innocent

 

34. Josephina

Josie
Origin: French, English
Meaning: God will increase

 

35. Keturah

Ketty
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Incense

 

36. Lavinia

Livy
Origin: Latin
Meaning: From Lavinium

 

37. Leonora

Leni
Origin: Italian
Meaning: Light

 

38. Lucinda

Lucy
Origin: Spanish and Latin
Meaning: Light

 

39. Lucrezia

Luca
Origin: Latin, Italian
Meaning: Wealth

 

40. Marguerite

Daisy
Origin: French
Meaning: Pearl, daisy

 

41. Marjorie

Jorie
Origin: Scottish
Meaning: Pearl

 

42. Matilda

Tilly
Origin: German
Meaning: Strength in battle

 

43. Mildred

Millie
Origin: English
Meaning: Gentle strength

 

44. Millicent

Mila
Origin: German
Meaning: Labor strength

 

45. Minerva

Minnie
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Intellect

 

46. Novella

Nova
Origin: Latin
Meaning: New, young

 

47. Octavia

Tavia
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Eighth

 

48. Ophelia

Phia
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Help

 

49. Ottilie

Lottie
Origin: German
Meaning: Riches

 

50. Petronia

Nia
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Rock, crag

 

51. Philomena

Mena
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Lover of strength

 

52. Prudence

Prue
Origin: English
Meaning: Provident

 

53. Rosetta

Rosie
Origin: Italian, Persian
Meaning: Splendid

 

54. Sophronia

Sophie
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Sensible, prudent

 

55. Tabitha

Tabby
Origin: English from Aramaic
Meaning: Gazelle

 

56. Theodora

Teddie
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Gift of god

 

57. Thomasine

Tasmin
Origin: Aramaic
Meaning: Twin

 

58. Vesperina

Vesper
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Evening star

 

59. Wilhelmina

Willa
Origin: German
Meaning: Will-helmet

 

60. Winifred

Winnie
Origin: Welsh
Meaning: Blessed, reconciled

 

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