Boys, Girls

100 Posh Baby Names

The name game, it seems, is changing yet again. A few years ago, and indeed for a large part of the late-80s to early 90s, weird was wonderful. Now trend-setters say it’s bye-bye Satchel, Apple and Jermajesty, because classy is in.

In fact, we’ve gone just a few steps above classy this time. More and more modern parents are opting for names that have a – how can we say this nicely – decidedly upper-crust feel to them.

If that’s you, we’ve got a great list for you to look over: 100 Posh Baby Names!

Ladies first, as they say:

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Allegra

Meaning ‘cheerful, lively’ in Italian, Allegra is perfect for a bouncing baby girl.

Annabelle

A version of Annabel/Amabel that rose out of Scotland to the height of posh baby name class.

Antoinette

A queenly name meaning invaluable, that’s perfect for a precious girl.

Audrey

A beautiful Old English name derived from the name Aethelthryth which means noble and strength.

Aurelia

Female form of Aurelius, this latin name means ‘golden’ and is ideal for the dainty sun in your life.

Beatrice/Beatrix

Thought to mean ‘voyager’ or ‘traveller’ this name is sure to serve as a classy reminder when your daughter travels the world.

Bianca

This gorgeous duo both mean ‘the white one’.

Camilla

Moniker of a certain famous lady, Camilla is a rarely used, but classic, name with royal history.

Cecelia

Made popular by Atonement, this name is falling out of popularity, but remains classy nonetheless.

Celeste

A sweet name meaning heavenly from a french background.

Clara

A lovely late Latin name meaning ‘Clear’ and ‘Bright’.

Clementine

The French, female version of Clement, this posh name means ‘gentle, merciful’.

Cordelia

The original meaning of this name isn’t known, but she was the loyal daughter of King Lear, which is a timeless classic.

Chanel 

A french baby girls name meaning Channel like the perfume.

Charlotte

A lovely and popular Latin name meaning ‘Petite”, Charlotte is a popular shortened name to Charlie.

Delilah

With a varied history, Delilah, which means ‘delicate’ in Hebrew, is definitely a name for the ages.

Eleanor

An Old French name with lots of opportunities to add at the end (Eleanora, etc) and make it even more gorgeous.

Elizabeth

A popular Greek name derived from Eliza, Elizabeth means ‘God is satisfaction’.

Emmeline

This French name has the history and reputation as an elegant but underused name, which derives from Amelina

Esme

An Old French name meaning ‘To Esteem’. Esme is a unique and soft name for a girl.

Evangeline

A gorgeous name, which means ‘good news’ in Greek, your little one will be the story you’ve been waiting to tell

Florence

Like a certain machine, this name means ‘thriving’, and is perfect for a growing girl.

Gabrielle

A french baby girls name meaning ‘woman of God’.

Genevieve

The English version of the French name, this strong, but classy, moniker was held by the patron saint of Paris.

Grae

A popular unisex name which can be spelt differently, elegant and sophisticated.

Gwendolyn

Means ‘white ring’ in Welsh, this is a name equally home in swanky halls and rolling fields.

Hannah

An extremely popular girls name meaning favor or grace.

Harper

A Middle English name meaning Harp, Harper is a lovely and sweet name for a girl.

Henrietta

Another name with a delightfully unisex nickname (Henri), this name is fashionable, but rare.

Isabella

A consistently popular name, Isabella has been held by high-class royals for centuries.

Isla

A lovely and unique Scottish name after two island off of the Scottish coast.

Jane 

A simple and sweet English name meaning ‘Jehovah has been gracious’.

Juliet

This variant of the name was indeed made popular by Shakespeare, but this classic name has seen many happy endings

Katherina

This is a twist on the popular Katherine, which gives enough foreign elegance to last a lifetime.

Madeline

Popular in children’s literature, parents could also choose Madelina for an even more elegant twist.

Margot

A name that oozes class, Margot means ‘pearl’ and is fitting for the centre of your world.

Mauve

A beautiful and unique sounding English name referring to the deep colour of purple.

Miranda

A Latin name meaning ‘Worthy of admiration’ and ‘wonderful’.

Monroe

A Scottish name that in Gaelic means ‘the mouth of the Roe’.

Natalia

A stylish version of the overused Natalie, Natalia offers a swanky new feel.

Octavia

There aren’t enough ‘O’ names out there, but this is one that is both old-timey and elegant.

Ophelia

It might have a sad history, but Ophelia – meaning ‘help’ – is a stunning name with a posh reputation.

Odette

The princess from Swan Lake, Odette is a French name with a delicate sound for your own little princess.

Olive 

A Latin name referring to the leaf of the olive tree.

Primrose

An English baby girls name referring to the lovely primrose flower.

Penelope

A name that has been steadily growing in popularity, Penelope is a fancy name with Greek roots.

Romilly

With French roots, this unusual name is sure to set your little one aside as graceful and unique.

Rosemary

A beautiful baby girls name meaning ‘Dew of the sea’.

Rosalee

A German girls name meaning ‘kind’, ‘soft’ or ‘fame’.

Rosalind

Thought to mean ‘beautiful rose’, this exquisite name has all your little lady will need for class.

Seraphina/Serafina

Not common among English speakers, Seraphina and other variants mean ‘fiery ones’ after an order of angels.

Sloane

An Irish name meaning ‘Warriors’, a strong and popular girls name.

Silvia

An old spelling of a common name, this goes back as far as Rome, and is as classy as it is timeless.

Sophia

Few names have the genteel reputation of Sophia, which means ‘wisdom’ in Greek.

Tabitha

Although popular in the 1960s thanks to Bewitched, this enchanting name is rare today.

Valentina

An Italian name with class to boot, this derives from a male derivative that means ‘strong and healthy’

Victoria

A Latin name meaning ‘Victory’, a posh and lovely name popular for girls.

Verity

Literally meaning truth, this name hasn’t ever been popular in Australia, but it is as refined as they come.

Veronica

Another quite posh name for a baby girls name meaning ‘honest image’.

Virginia

This elegant title has been held by famous faces throughout the ages, and it’s never been popular in Australia, allowing you to change the name-game here.

Vivian 

A Latin name meaning ‘Alive’, a name usually shortened to Viv.

Willa 

AN English name derived from William, meaning ‘protection’.

Wren

A short and lovely welsh name meaning ‘Ruler’.

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