76 Downton Abbey-Inspired Baby NamesWho says old-fashioned is obsolete?

Who says old-fashioned is obsolete? Well, it seems like in the baby-naming game, old-fashioned baby names have suddenly become the “in” thing.

For anyone who has watched the popular British TV show, “Downtown Abbey”, they know there’s just so much to love about it — the set, the 1920s feel, the hair, the clothes — oh just about everything vintage and old-style!

And if you’re one of them,¬†I’m sure you’ve been fantasising how you’d rather be called Cora or Edith or Sybil or Daisy or any of the characters’ names.

Well, if you’re pregnant and an avid fan of the show, perhaps you’re thinking about naming your little bundle of joy after one of the characters? So, we’ve compiled the characters’ names in the show for you to choose so you’ll always remember how the show made you feel. Happy picking!

Girl’s Names

Amelia

It is a mix¬†of the medieval¬†names¬†Emilia and Amalia. In Latin, it means “industrious” and “striving.”

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Anna

A Latin form of the Greek¬†name¬†ŠľćőĹőĹőĪ and the Hebrew¬†name Hannah (Hebrew: ◊ó÷∑◊†÷ł÷ľ◊Ē Šł§annńĀh‚Äé), the name means “favour” or “grace” or “beautiful”.

Audrey

From the Old English name Aethelthryth, the name means noble and strong.

Cora

A variant of the Greek KOR√č or CORINNA, it means “maiden.”

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Daisy

It is thought to be derived from the¬†name¬†of the flower, which comes from the Old English word d√¶geseage,¬†meaning¬†“day’s eye”.

Daphne

A Greek baby name meaning bay tree, or laurel tree.

Edna

In Hebrew, it¬†means¬†“pleasure”.

Edith

It is derived from the Old English words “ńďad,” meaning riches or blessed, and “ń°»≥√į,” meaning war.

Elsie

A Scottish baby¬†name meaning ‘my god is bountiful’, or ‘god of plenty.’

Evelyn

A¬†name¬†in the English language which means “beauty” and “radiance”.

Gladys

It comes from the Welsh¬†name “Gwladus or Gwladys,” which bears the¬†meaning¬†of royalty (princess) or the gladiolus flower.

Gwen

It is a Welsh name meaning¬†“white, holy”.

Isobel

It is the Scottish form of Isabel, a Spanish variant of Elizabeth¬†meaning¬†“God is my oath”.

Ivy

An English baby name meaning faithfulness.

Jane

An English baby¬†name meaning¬†“Jehovah has been gracious.”

Kitty

It is known as a pet name for girls named Catherine or Kathleen.

Lavinia

While its meaning is unknown, in classical mythology, Lavinia was the daughter of King Latinus and the wife of Trojan hero Aeneas, who named the city Lavinium in her honour.

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Lucy

It is an English and French name¬†derived from the Latin masculine name¬†Lucius meaning “as of light” (born at dawn or daylight, maybe also shiny, or of light complexion).

Mabel

A Latin baby name meaning beautiful, loving, lovable.

Margie

A Persian baby name meaning child of light.

Marigold

An English baby¬†name which is derived from the flower’s name which means Mary’s gold, referring to both the flower and the mother of Jesus.

Martha

An Aramaic baby name meaning lady.

Mary

A Hebrew baby name meaning wished-for child, rebellion, or bitter.

May

It is originally used as a pet form of Mary and Margaret (meaning pearl), but is usually associated with the name of the month, which is derived from the Latin Maius (the month of Maia, the Greek mythological goddess of increase).

Miranda

A Latin baby name meaning worthy of admiration or wonderful.

Penelope

A Greek baby¬†name meaning bobbin.¬†Penelope¬†was the faithful wife of Odysseus in Homer’s Odyssey.

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Prudence

It is a Medieval form of the Latin “Prudentia,” meaning prudence or good judgment.

Rita

It is a short form of the Spanish “Margarita” (which means pear) or the Italian “Margherita” (which means pearl).

Rose

A Norman form of a Germanic¬†name, which was composed of the elements “hrod” meaning fame and “heid” meaning kind, sort, type. It was introduced to England as Roese and Rohese. However, early on, it was associated with the flower’s name.

Rosamund

Also spelled¬†Rosamond¬†and¬†Rosamunde, it originally combined the Germanic elements “hros,” meaning¬†horse, and “mund,” meaning protection.

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Sarah

A Hebrew baby name meaning princess.

Susan

A Hebrew baby name meaning graceful lily.

Sybil

It is derived from the Latin “Sibylla” which means a fortuneteller, or a prophetess.

Vera

It is of Russian¬†origin, from the word “verus” meaning¬†verity and coincides with the Russian¬†meaning¬†of faith.

Violet

From the Old French “violette,” a diminutive form of viole, which is derived from the Latin, “viola” (which means a¬†violet).

Boy’s Names

Albert

An English baby name meaning noble, bright.

Alfred

In English, the meaning of the name is sage, wise or elvin. It is also derived from the Old English, Aelfraed, meaning elf counsel or from Ealdfrith or Alfrid, meaning old peace.

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Anthony

An English baby name meaning highly praiseworthy.

Barrow

It is of Anglo-Saxon origin which could also be a topographical name for someone who lived by a grove, or a locational name from any of the numerous places called Barrow in Cheshire, Derbyshire, Gloucestershire, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Shropshire, Suffolk and Somerset.

Bertie

A French baby¬†name meaning¬†intelligent or glorious raven. It is also a French form of the German “Bertram,” meaning bright raven.

Billy

It is an English baby name which is usually a nickname for William which means resolute protector.

Branson

It is an English surname¬†meaning¬†“son of Brando” which was a medieval Germanic¬†name¬†derived from “brand” meaning sword.

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Brendan

It is the Latin form of the Irish¬†name “Br√©anainn” which was derived from a Welsh word¬†meaning prince.

Carlisle

An English baby¬†name meaning “from the protected tower or from the walled city.”

Carson

It is the transferred use of the surname¬†meaning¬†‚ÄúCarr’s son.‚ÄĚ The¬†name¬†Carr comes from the Middle English and Scottish car, carre (marsh, mossy place), from the Welsh, caer (a fort), and from the Gaelic, carr (rock).

Charles

It is derived from the common Germanic¬†name¬†element “hari” meaning army, warrior.

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Craig

It is derived from the Scottish Gaelic word “creag,” meaning¬†“rock,” similar to Peter.

Daniel

In Hebrew, it means “God is my judge”.

Davis

It is derived from the name David which is a Hebrew name meaning beloved.

Drake

It is derived from the Old Norse name “Draki” or the Old English name “Draca” both¬†meaning¬†“dragon”. It could have also originated from the Greek word őīŌĀőĪőļŌČőĹ (drakon)¬†meaning¬†“dragon, serpent”.

Durrant

It is derived from the Olde French “durant”¬†meaning enduring, from “durer”, meaning to endure, and from the Latin “durus”, meaning hard or firm.

Ethan

In Hebrew, the name means firm, strong and long-lived.

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George

It is from the word ‘georgos’ meaning¬†tiller of the soil, or farmer.

Henry

It is from a Germanic name¬†composed of the elements “haim, heim” meaning home and “ric” meaning¬† power or ruler.

Harold

It is derived from the Old English¬†name “Hereweald”, and derived from the Germanic elements “here” meaning army and “weald” meaning power, leader or ruler.

Hugh

It is from the Germanic element “hug,” meaning heart, mind or spirit.

Jack

An English baby¬†name meaning “God is gracious.”

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James

Derived from the Hebrew name, Jacob, it means supplanter or one who follows.

Jimmy

A Hebrew baby name meaning supplanter.

John

A Hebrew baby¬†name meaning¬†“Jehovah has been gracious or has shown favour.”

Joseph

A Hebrew baby¬†name meaning¬†“May Jehovah add/give increase.”

Julian

In Latin, the¬†meaning¬†of the¬†name is youthful. It is also from Latin “Julianus”, which is also a form of Julius.

Kemal

It is the Turkish form of Kamal which means perfection in Arabaic.

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Kieran

A borrowing from the Irish,¬†Kieran¬†is the Irish form of the Gaelic “Ciar√°n” (little dark one), which is from “ciar” (black, dark), a word¬†meaning¬†“dark-haired” or “black-haired”.

Mark

Derived from old Latin “Mart-kos”, the name means “consecrated to the god Mars”, and also may¬†mean “God of war” or “to be warlike”.

Matthew

A Hebrew baby¬†name meaning “Gift of the Lord.”

Michael

From the Hebrew¬†name¬†◊ě÷ī◊ô◊õ÷ł◊ź÷Ķ◊ú (Mikha’el), it means “who is like God?”.

Neville

A French baby¬†name meaning “from the new village.”

Robert

A German baby name meaning famed, bright or shining.

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Septimus

A Latin baby¬†name meaning¬†“born seventh.”

Terence

From the Roman family name Terentius which has an unknown meaning, the name was used in Ireland as an Anglicised form of TOIRDHEALBHACH, but it was not in use as an English name until the late 19th century.

Thomas

From Aramaic “t’om’a,” which means twin.

Tom

It is the Greek form of the Aramaic¬†name¬†◊™÷ł÷ľ◊ź◊ē÷Ļ◊ě÷ł◊ź (Ta’oma’) which means “twin”.

Travis

An English baby name meaning crossing, crossroads or toll gate.

Turner

It is an occupational name for a maker of objects of wood, metal, or bone by turning on a lathe.

William

A German baby name meaning resolute protector or will.

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Which of these Downtown Abbey-inspired baby names do you like?

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