Baby Girl Names Due For a Comeback

Introduction:What to name the baby. Soon-to-be parents have always pondered this question. Most modern baby girl names are delightful, but folks tend to ignore some great names from the past. Without further ado, here are my top five baby girl names due for a comeback.

  • 01

    Joyce

    Joyce as my first choice should come as no surprise. The name Joyce reached its popularity during the 1930s. It was the time of the Great Depression, and I suppose folks were looking for a little joy in their lives. So Joyce is a perfect choice in today's world. Some famous Joyces: Psychologist Dr. Joyce Brothers and Joyce DeWitt, the actress who played opposite John Ritter in the '70s TV hit "Three's Company."

  • 02

    Teresa

    Teresa as my second choice should come as no surprise either -- unless you neglected to check out the name of the writer of this List My Five. Teresa, Theresa, the spelling can vary. Teresa reached its popularity during the 1960s. The name comes from the Greek and means "harvester." That sounds appropriate: I spent most of the '60s helping to harvest the crops on the family farm. Some famous Teresas: Mother Teresa -- the nun who helped India's poor -- and Teresa Brewer, pop singer of the 1950s.

  • 03

    Joanne

    Nothing like having Facebook friends named Joanne -- they offer inspiration to List My Five writers. Joanne reached its popularity peak in the 1940s. It comes from the Hebrew and means "God is gracious." Joanne is a form of the name Joan. Some famous Joannes: Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling -- yup, the "J" stands for Joanne -- and Jo Anne Worley, comedy actress known for her role on the '60s TV classic, "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In." And Joanne Woodward, a class act of an actress.

  • 04

    Karen

    I've always liked Karen as a first name. Perhaps it's the Scandinavian feel of the name. Karen reached its peak in popularity during the 1960s. It comes from both the Greek and the Danish and means "pure." Some famous Karens: Pop singer Karen Carpenter of the brother-sister singing duo, the Carpenters. And then there's sexy supermodel Karen Mulder. I have never heard of Karen Mulder. But she must be famous. The internet tells me so.

  • 05

    Linda

    Linda is Spanish for pretty. Those familiar with my online writing are either cheering or booing at this point -- something else by Joyce Mann regarding the Spanish language. Back to the name...Linda reached its popularity in the 1950s when it was the number two name of the decade! Famous Lindas: Singer Linda Ronstadt -- who in my opinion has the best pipes in the business -- and actress Linda Blair who did a head-spinning turn in the movie "The Exorcist." Another famous Linda is Linda Lovelace. Guys, feel free to Google her name. Just don't do so in the office -- you may end up getting fired.





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  • dashboardc33 1/18/2012 Flag This Comment

    good list!

  • PriscillaBenfield 12/19/2010 Flag This Comment

    I agree with so many of the comments posted here. These are very familiar names of girls I grew up with! I am sure that the Apples,Destinys and others will be choosing these names when they have babies.

  • RachelR 11/30/2010 Flag This Comment

    Hah! I loved Linda Ronstadt "best pipes in the business" that was great :)
    I think these names will pop back up - one just never knows.

  • AReynolds 11/27/2010 Flag This Comment

    I agree with TanLMommy28 - Some names thought up recently are a bit outrageous. Liable to be some really angry people by the time they are old enough to have children of their own...

  • bossypants 11/24/2010 Flag This Comment

    Nice list of names. Went to school with at least one of each of these and would love to see them make a comeback!

  • penelope7 11/24/2010 Flag This Comment

    I had trouble with three girls in high school with the name Joyce. Up until then, I dreamed of marrying and naming a girl Sidney Joyce. Isn't that pretty! Lovely list of names, however.

  • ListingToTheLeft 11/23/2010 Flag This Comment

    Nice list, but I think these names may just go the way of Edna, Edith, and Eleanor. I could be wrong!

  • Miri 11/23/2010 Flag This Comment

    Great comeback names! I never know what I will come up with either.

  • TandLMommy28 11/22/2010 Flag This Comment

    My mom's name is Karen and my aunt is Linda. I think "normal" names are going to make a big comeback when all the kids with freakish names grow up and rebel against their parents rebellion of normal names!

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