English Female Names K-W

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.

Keturah

Keziah

Lavinia

Lenora

Leticia

Letitia

Lillia

Lil(l)ias

Lilly

Louisa *

Lucia

Lydia

Magdelene

Margaret

Margery

Marian *

  • Don’t make her a maid, even in jest.

Mary

Marybella

Matilda

Mehetabel

Melanie *

  • This is the spelling I found in use during the 17th Century, but before the Golden Age of Piracy started.

Melany

  • This is the spelling I found in use during the Golden Age of Piracy.

Mellantha

Meriola *

Mildred

Millicent

Millie

Mirabella

Miriam

Muriel *

Naomi

Olive

Olivia

Oriana

Parnell

Paulina

Penelope

Philippa

Philippia

Phoebe

Phyllis

  • Not a bad name, but the wrong surname, like Cheeseman or Upshaw, could turn it into a bad pun.

Priscilla

Rachel

Rebecca

Rhoda

Roberta

Robina

  • Don’t give her a surname or profession that has any connection to Robin Hood.

Ruth

Sabina

Sarah

  • Don’t pair this with the surname Bellam.

Selina

Sibella

Sophia

  • Would this be too pun-like for a hag?

Susannah

  • Avoid Smith as a surname.

Sybil

Sybilla

Sylvia

Tacey

Theodora

Theodosia

Theophila

Thomasina

Timothea

Trisana ?

  • Not sure if this is the real spelling or a typo.

Unity

Venetia

Victoria

Virginia *

Winifred

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.

Last edited June 4, 2011

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