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26th Apr 2024

The 100-year rule: Baby girl names that are due a comeback in 2024

Jody Coffey


Baby name trends are as old as time

We’ve seen names from years gone by come back into circulation and surge in popularity once more.

However, every year, there’s a new medley of seasoned, vintage, and ancient monikers to choose from.

If this naming trajectory is anything to go by, the 100-year rule is one way for parents to narrow their name search by simply looking back in time.

Luckily, the majority of the work has been done as Bupa UK researched to help expectant parents land the perfect moniker by compiling all the names of Bupa’s care home residents born in 1924.

From Bette to Mona, will the names of Bupa’s centenarians inspire your newest arrival’s moniker?

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43 girls names that could make a comeback in 2024, based on the 100-year rule:

  • Alison
  • Anne
  • Anne Marie
  • Barbara
  • Beryl
  • Bessie
  • Bette
  • Blanche
  • Brenda
  • Cynthia
  • Dora
  • Doris
  • Edna
  • Ethel
  • Gerda
  • Gladys
  • Gwendolline
  • Gwynneth
  • Hilda
  • Ilse
  • Innis
  • Irene
  • Janet
  • Jenny
  • Joyce
  • Kathlyn
  • Lorna
  • Mageswary
  • Mair
  • Malvina
  • Margerie
  • Majorie
  • Mildred
  • Mona
  • Olwynne
  • Pamela
  • Pauline
  • Phyllis
  • Rhoda
  • Sadika
  • Sheila
  • Thelma
  • Walpurga