According to reports, Charlotte originated in Great Britain during the 17th century. It’s a French name that is the feminine diminutive of Charles, and it only ranks as the 33rd most popular woman’s name in France. However, in the United States, it’s currently ranked in the seventh spot and reaches as high as number two in both Australia and New Zealand. Although, with the recent naming of Princess Charlotte, daughter of Prince William and his lovely wife Kate Middleton, we could see it quickly climb the ranks.
Vintage names are also making a comeback with parents trying to come up with unique and fitting names for their children. One of those names is Amelia, which is believed to have been originated by the daughters of King George II and George III soon after the German House of Hanover came to the British Throne during the 18th century. If you currently live anywhere in the United Kingdom it’s likely that you know a few Amelia’s because it’s been the most popular female name there and has been for quite some time. But even still, it made the list of the most regretted names.
Sometimes short and sweet is the best way to go when picking a name for your child. And if you have been blessed with a little girl, one name that fits that mold is Anne. If you want it to be a bit more unique, other variations include Annabelle and don’t forget little orphan, Annie. One of the most famous Anne’s in history was the second wife of Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn.