Baby Names From Days of Olde

Old Baby Names

I’ve been working on my genealogy for the last 3 months, and I have uncovered some really surprising pieces of information. In addition to finding out that the line we thought was Irish was actually British and learning that I have ancestors buried 5 minutes away from where I am sitting right now, I’ve been enjoying discovering some of the interesting names in my tree. I wish I had known about some of them when I was pregnant with my two kids, too. ┬áSo, for your enjoyment, here are the most interesting names I’ve come across:


  • Korah
  • Alvah
  • Roland
  • Bernhard
  • Dabney
  • Hugo
  • Horatio
  • Edwin
  • Gottfried
  • Ferdinand



  • Carthagenia
  • Malvina
  • Iva
  • Wilhelmina
  • Wyntje
  • Lysbet
  • Sigrid
  • Tonette
  • Apollonia
  • Margaretha
  • Permelia

Have you ever researched your family tree? Have you found interesting names? What was your favorite?




Veronica Jacobsen, BA, CLC, CPST, LCCE, FACCE
Birth Doula, Certified Lactation Counselor, Child Passenger Safety Technician, Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, Fellow of the Academy of Certified Childbirth Educators

Opening BabyLove in September of 2011 has allowed me to build a space where all families can come to get good information in a caring, welcoming environment. I have found that not only do I love teaching more than ever, but I also really love running a business. Hopefully my passion for every aspect of BabyLove shines through.
I live in Richfield with my husband, and I am a mother of a two great children. When I can steal a few free moments, I love to go on adventures with my family, cook, garden, thrift, can, and craft.