Monday, 10 October 2011

The Gentleman's Magazine Names 1809-1820

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The names bellow have been taken from The Gentleman's Magazine, a biannual publication that ran for much of the Georgian and Victorian Eras. They were found in the Magazine's Wedding Announcement section.  All the names are actual names of women who lived in early nineteenth century and married. Most of the names in the list show the naming trends of the years and decades, but they also tend to be unique names, such as Roseeia.

1809
Emmeline Eden
Milly
Wilhemina-Sarah
Charlotte Susannah
Jane-Amelia
Sarah Diana

1810
Marianna
Constantia
Roseeia
Laura Edwyna
Flora-Anne

1815
Joanna Elizabeth
Thomasine
Rose Matilda
Antomeda
Miranda
Clementina
Belle-Anna
Renira Charlotte

1816
Josepha Sophia
Jaqueline
Margaretta
Phoebe Anne

1817
Juliet
Charlotte Aubrey
Charlotte Florentina
Henriette-Philippine
Cornelia
Hilare
Constantine
Anna Horatia
Mary Edwardina

1818
Elvira
Antonia Henrietta
Rhoda
Florence
Maria Euphemia
Catherine Margaret Olympia
Margaret Rosamund

1819
Caroline Augusts
Lucy-Anne
Elizabeth Augusta
Theophila
Charlotta Louisa
Eliza Dore
Ellis Anne Elizabeth
Georgiana Isabella Frances

1820
Rita Loiza
Septima Sexta
Prudence
Helea
Johanna Catharina
Dorothe
Francisca
Guiditta
Letitia Penelope
Ellin Sybilla

Which names can you seen coming back? Theophila? Sybilla? What's your favourite name from the list? Personally, I think Georgiana is underrated nowadays.