Looking for a rare girl name with a retro feel? Here are dozens of ideas. All came straight from very old films that were released from the 1910s to the 1940s.
This post is part of a series of posts featuring female names from early cinema. I’m going backwards, so the other lists so far are U, V, W, X, Y, and Z. The names below are the second half of the T-list (Ti- to Ty-). The first half has the Ta- to Th- names. Enjoy!
Tiare was a character name in multiple films, including The Leopardess (1923) and The Moon and Sixpence (1942).
Trixie Trixie Friganza was an actress who appeared in films from the 1920s to the 1940s. She was born in Kansas in 1871. Her birth name was Delia O’Callahan. Trixie was also a character name in multiple films, including Falling Leaves (short, 1912) and The Good Bad Girl (1931).
Tsakran was a character played by actress May Robson in the film Turkish Delight (1927).
Tsuru Tsuru Aoki was an actress who appeared in films from the 1910s to the 1960s. She was born in Japan in 1892.
Tui Bow was an actress who appeared in films from the 1920s to the 1980s. She was born in New Zealand in 1906. Her birth name was Mary Lorraine Tui.
Tuila was a character played by actress Conchita Montenegro in the film La Melodia Prohibida (1933).
Tula Belle was a child actress who appeared in films from the 1910s to the 1920s. She was born in Norway in 1906. Her birth name was Borgny Erna Bull Høegh. Tula was also a character name in multiple films, including The Vengeance of Najerra (short, 1914) and Kongo (1932).
U2 will be officially releasing its 12th studio album, No Line on the Horizon, in about a week. In honor of the occasion, I combed through the band’s earlier albums and compiled a list of U2-inspired baby names:
Ann, from the song Crumbs From Your Table: “Sister Ann, she says / Dignity passes by” (How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, 2004).
Cain, from the song In God’s Country: “I stand with the sons of Cain” (The Joshua Tree, 1987).
Dorian, from the song The Ocean: “A picture in grey / Dorian Gray” (Boy, 1980).
Elvis, in the song title Elvis Presley And America (The Unforgettable Fire, 1984).
Gloria, from the song Gloria: “Gloria / In te Domine” (October, 1981).
Grace, from the song Grace: “Grace, it’s a name for a girl / It’s also a thought that changed the world” (All That You Can’t Leave Behind, 2000).
Jacob, from the song Bullet the Blue Sky: “Jacob wrestled the angel / And the angel was overcome” (The Joshua Tree, 1987).
Joe, from the song Holy Joe: “Here it comes / Holy Joe” (Discothèque B-side, 1997).
John, from the song I Fall Down: “Julie says, John I’m getting nowhere” (October, 1981). Also in the song Angel of Harlem: “We got John Coltrane and a love supreme” (Rattle and Hum, 1988).
Johnny, from the song Mysterious Ways: “Johnny, take a walk with your sister the moon” (Achtung Baby, 1991).
Joshua, in the album title The Joshua Tree (1987).
Judy, from the song A Room At The Heartbreak Hotel: “Like Judy Garland, like Valentino / You give your life for rock n’ roll” (Angel of Harlem B-side, 1988).
Julie, from the song I Fall Down: “Julie says, John I’m getting nowhere” (October, 1981).
Michael, from the song The Playboy Mansion: “If coke is a mystery / Michael Jackson, history” (Pop, 1997).
The new album was “leaked” a few days ago, so all of the songs have already been posted to U2’s MySpace page. And, as it turns out, there’s another name in this bunch: Josephine, which is mentioned in the song Stand Up Comedy.
And don’t forget about Peter, the name of the boy featured on several of U2’s early album covers.
Finally, here are a few random U2 name facts for you:
Bono’s real name is Paul.
Edge’s real name is David.
Larry Mullen, Jr. didn’t start off with a suffix…but he tacked one on after his father began receiving his (rockstar-sized) tax bills. [Just one of the possible drawbacks to passing a name down.]