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Serena
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Serena asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 1 decade ago

Victorian names for a character?

I'm writing a book and I'd really like to use a Victorian or old-fashioned name for the female main character. She's a very strong character and I want her name to reflect that. Her personality is gentle, bossy, willful, a little sad, and she's very introverted. She doesn't like people telling her what to do. She has medium-brown hair, misty gray eyes, pale skin, is about 5'7 1/2" tall. She's about 21. Thanks in advance.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    I love Victorian-era names. The most simplest and still common names for a female would be Mary, Elizabeth, Victoria, Jane, Catherine, Lydia, Charlotte, Rosalyn/Rose and Cornelia are but a few. Here's a longer list;

    * Abigale / Abby

    * Ada

    * Adella

    * Agnes

    * Allie

    * Almira / Almyra

    * Alva

    * America

    * Amelia

    * Ann ~ (also nickname for Nancy) / Annie

    * Arrah

    * Beatrice

    * Becky ~ (see Rebecca)

    * Bernice

    * Bess, Bessie, Beth, Betsy ~ (for Elizabeth)

    * Charity

    * Charlotte

    * Chastity

    * Claire

    * Constance

    * Cynthia

    * Dorothy ~ (also Dot)

    * Edith

    * Edna

    * Edwina

    * Ella

    * Eleanor

    * Ellie

    * Elizabeth ~(also Eliza, Liza, Lizzy; see Bess.)

    * Elvira

    * Emma

    * Esther

    * Ethel

    * Ettie ~ (see Henrietta)

    * Eudora

    * Eva

    * Fidelia

    * Frances

    * Fanny ~ (usually nickname for Frances)

    * Flora

    * Florence

    * Geneve

    * Genevieve

    * Georgia

    * Gertrude / Gertie

    * Gladys

    * Grace

    * Hannah

    * Hattie

    * Helen

    * Helene

    * Henrietta / Hettie ~ (also Ettie)

    * Hester

    * Hope

    * Hortence

    * Isabell / Isabella

    * Jane

    * Jennie

    * Jessamine

    * Josephine

    * Judith

    * Julia

    * Juliet

    * Katherine / Kate

    * Laura

    * Leah

    * Lenora

    * Letitia

    * Lila

    * Lilly

    * Lorena

    * Lorraine

    * Lottie

    * Louise / Louisa

    * Lucy

    * Lulu

    * Lydia

    * Mahulda

    * Margaret ~ (see Peggy)

    * Mary

    * Mary Elizabeth

    * Mary Frances

    * Martha

    * Matilda / Mattie

    * Maude

    * Maxine /Maxie

    * Mercy

    * Mildred

    * Minerva

    * Missouri

    * Molly ~ (nickname for Mary)

    * Myrtle

    * Nancy ~ (see Ann)

    * Natalie

    * Nellie / Nelly

    * Nettie

    * Nora

    * Orpha

    * Patsy

    * Parthena

    * Peggy ~ (nickname for Margaret)

    * Permelia

    * Phoebe

    * Philomena

    * Polly ~ (nickname for Mary)

    * Preshea

    * Rachel

    * Rebecca ~ (see Becky)

    * Rhoda / Rhody

    * Rowena

    * Rufina

    * Ruth

    * Samantha

    * Sally

    * Sarah

    * Sarah Ann

    * Sarah Elizabeth

    * Savannah

    * Selina

    * Sophronia

    * Stella

    * Theodosia

    * Vertiline ~ (also Verd)

    * Victoria

    * Virginia / Ginny

    * Vivian

    * Winnifred / Winnie

    * Zona

    * Zylphia

    Source(s): This very useful website: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~...
  • 1 decade ago

    Elizabeth

    Abigail

    Mary

    Sarah

    Catherine

    Amelia

    Source(s): Life
  • 1 decade ago

    I like the name(s)

    Vivian.

    Helen

    Hattie

    Agnes

    Beatrice

    Bessie

    Elizabeth

    Charlotte

    Audie

    Cynthia

    Frances

    Ethel

    Florence

    Hannah

    Isabell/Isabella

    Jane

    Jennie

    Juliet

    Kate/Katherine

    Louisa

    Selina

    Natalie

    Molly...

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