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Origin: German
Meaning: Noble, happy

Ada, which was among the top 100 baby names from the late 1880s until 1913, is simple and surprisingly modern for an "old lady" name. It's also a perfect choice for parents who are considering "Ava" (the fifth most popular baby name for girls in 2012) but want something more unusual.
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The Comeback Kids: 8 Vintage Baby Names We Want to See in 2013

Looking for a baby name that's a little nostalgic, a tad offbeat, and harkens back to a simpler time? Look no further! Even as older-sounding names like Ava, Olivia, Mason, and Elijah lead the lists of top baby names, there's still plenty of room for originality if you're on the hunt for a vintage moniker. Click through for 8 vintage baby names that just might be making a comeback in 2013. (And we promise these aren't your grandparent's baby names!) - By Dana Vogel


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