English Female Names A-J

Attention: This is not a “name the baby” list! While most of the names are nice and normal by modern American standards, many of them are best left to fiction.

Abigail

Adah +

Adeline

Adria

Adriana

Agatha

Agnes

Albinia

Alethea

Alice

Alicia

Althea

Amerentia

Amity

Amy

Anastasia

Ancilla

Anna

Annabel

  • See Anna.

Ann(e)

  • See Anna.

Annette

  • See Anna.

Anstice

  • See Anna?

Antonina

Aphra

  • Avoid surnames with Ben in them.

Arabella

Ardina

Armanell

Attarah

Audrey

Aurelia

Barbara

Bathsheba

Beatrice

  • See Beatrix.

Beatrix

Benedicta

Berenice

Bethula

Betty

Binah

Bridget

Briliana *

  • Seems a bit Mary Sue-ish, but it existed and doesn’t sound too bad.

Camilla

Carina

  • Latin for keel. May be too pun-like for sailors, pirates, or women with the surname Hall.

Caroline

Cassandra

Catherine

Cecilia

Cecily

Celia

Charlotte

Christabell

Christiana

Christine

Cicely

  • See Cecily.

Clara

Clemence

Consolata *

Constance

Constancy

Constania

Cordelia

Cornelia

Cyrilia

Damaris

Deborah

Decima

Diana

Dinah

Dorothea

Dorothy

Dulcebella

Edith

Edwina *

Eleanor

Elinor

Eliza

Elizabeth

Ellen

Ellinora

Emilia

Emily

Emma

Esther

Eugenia

Eulalia

Eunice

Eva

Eve

Faith

Felicia

Flora

Florana

Florence

Flower

Frances

Gabriella

Gertrude

Grace

Gratiana

Hannah

Harriet

Helen

Helena

Heneretta

Henrietta

Herberta *

Hester

Hope

Irene

Isabel(l)

Isabella

Jacoba

Jane

Janet

Jemima

Jemina ?

  • Real name or misspelling of Jemima? Either way, heed the advice for Jemima.

Jenetta

Joan

Joanna

Jocamina *

Johanna

Josina

Judith

Juliana

Joyce

Letters in parentheses are optional.

* I couldn’t find this name in the Golden Age of Piracy, but it was used in the 17th Century, and could be justified for an older person or someone named after an older person.

+ I couldn’t find this name in the Golden Age of Piracy, but it was an 18th Century Biblical name, and could be justified if the character’s parents were Puritans or similarly minded.

Last edited August 3, 2009

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Responses

  1. Anthea, a form of Althea should be considered as well. i can find it as late as 1895 but know not how early.


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