America’s dream child has been born, and her name is Vivienne. We’re referring to Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s daughter. Ever since the stars named their daughter Vivienne, the name has been launched back into the limelight. The name chimes grace and elegance and originates from the French word Viviana which means “lively.”
This a beautiful vintage name that is definitely on the rise and making a comeback. Vivienne Westwood is, with no doubt, the most recognizable Vivienne out there, but besides her, there is the poet Vivienne Haigh-Wood Eliot, the actress Vivienne Segal, and the Canadian member of the Senate Vivienne Poy.
Nora may have been forgotten for a while, but now this name is making a comeback, and not just for humans, apparently. There are several towns that have been named Nora, but the name actually comes from Eleanora, which means "light" in French. The Arabic variation is usually spelled Noora and also means "light."
Of course, there is also Norah Jones, the sultry songstress who wooed us all in the early 2000s. There is Nora Ephron, who had directed a few films over the years, the super-talented comedian Nora Aunor, and the screenwriter Nora Roberts who wrote "The MacGregors trilogy."
Hazel has been a fashionable name since the turn of the 20th century. More recently, though, parents have been choosing the name for their baby girls, but the name was initially meant for boys. Nowadays, we know this to be a lovely name for a girl. The word itself is derived from an Old English term, spelled hæsel, that refers to a greenish-brown color, but it can also refer to a tree.
The most famous Hazel we know is Hazel Blears, the former British politician, there is Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman, one of the most famous female tennis players of all time, and there is Hazel Scott, one of the most famous Hazels pianists the world has ever known.
If you happened to be born in the 1950s, you might have met a few girls named Olivia. Pronounced Oh-LIV-ee-ah, the name derives from the Latin word "olive," and the masculine option, Oliver, is a traditional choice for boys. Lately, the name has been rising up the ranks, with no less than 16,451 babies named Olivia in 2021.
We bet this trend started with Olivia Wilde but has only increased with the rise of Olivia Rodrigo. In 2022, actress and singer Olivia Newton-John sadly passed away, which brought the name back into the headlines, being such an inspiration to many.
This name might be enough to put you in a time machine to your childhood when you watched "Sleeping Beauty" for the first time. Aurora is a romantic name that personified an ancient Roman Goddess. The name also refers to the dazzling lights displayed in the Earth's sky called the Aurora Polaris, which is only visible in high-latitude regions like the North and South Poles.
Not to mention the famous Norwegian singer Aurora, who brings a lot of whimsy to this ancient name. In recent years many Tik Tok icons, Instagram stars, and YouTubers have been going by the name of Aurora (not sure if this is their given name); however, Aurora Appice, Aurora Martini, and Aurora Culpo have modernized this name tremendously.