Old southern girl names; like from Hart of Dixie or Yaya Sisterhood

I really enjoy unique names that are southern. I love double names, & anything that has an -anna in it as well.

I really love all the names from [name_f]Divine[/name_f] Secrets of the yaya sisterhood & hart of dixie.

Some names I am loving right now are:

[name_f]Rose[/name_f] [name_f]Anna[/name_f],
[name_f]Eva[/name_f] [name_u]Lee[/name_u],

Please help fellow nameberries! I am obsessed and can’t seem to find anymore that I like. Im looking for names as perfect as my two children. Azilee (Az-uh-lee) & Coan (co-in)

I had an aunt named Evanelle, you might like that.



[name_f]Savannah[/name_f] or [name_f]Susannah[/name_f]

[name_f]Magnolia[/name_f] was my first thought, perfect with Azilee and Coan. I also second the suggestion of [name_f]Suzanna[/name_f]/[name_f]Susannah[/name_f] and I’ll add
[name_f]Annalee[/name_f] (prolly too close to Azilee)

[name_f]Magnolia[/name_f] was my first thought as well, but I think other quirky floral names would also work, like [name_f]Azalea[/name_f] (not with Azilee, of course) or [name_f]Gardenia[/name_f], [name_f]Begonia[/name_f], [name_f]Freesia[/name_f], or [name_f]Hyacinth[/name_f]. Oh, [name_f]Tansy[/name_f] or [name_f]Zinnia[/name_f] might work!

The one girl I can think of who I know in in real life with “old Southern heritage” is named [name_f]Zanna[/name_f].

Lousiana could work if you’re looking for something super-Southern. It has the -anna ending that you like, and loads of nickname potential - [name_u]Lou[/name_u], [name_f]Lucy[/name_f], [name_m]Louie[/name_m], [name_f]Louise[/name_f], [name_f]Louisa[/name_f], [name_f]Lula[/name_f], [name_f]Luana[/name_f], [name_f]Luna[/name_f], and so on …

[name_f]Eulalie[/name_f] / [name_f]Eulalia[/name_f]

[name_f]Eve[/name_f]-[name_f]Marie[/name_f] / [name_f]Eva[/name_f]-[name_f]Marie[/name_f]
[name_f]Lily[/name_f]-[name_f]Kate[/name_f] / [name_f]Lily[/name_f]-[name_f]Jane[/name_f]

Here is a thread I started a long time ago of church cookbook names. The names I listed were all from my grandmother’s very very southern church cookbook, so you might enjoy those:


I live in the South. [name_f]My[/name_f] last landlady was 91 years old (she’s 92 now) and her name is [name_f]Camelia[/name_f]. :slight_smile:

[name_f]Evangeline[/name_f] – very much captures [name_f]Louisiana[/name_f]
[name_f]Charlotte[/name_f] – “[name_f]Lottie[/name_f]”
[name_f]Carolina[/name_f] / [name_f]Caroline[/name_f]
[name_f]Anna[/name_f] [name_f]May[/name_f]
Acadie – another very [name_f]Louisiana[/name_f] one
[name_f]Louise[/name_f] / [name_f]Louisa[/name_f]

Most “ette/etta” names, “dora” and “belle/bella/elle/ella” names are good contenders. Double first names are also quite common ([name_f]Ellie[/name_f] [name_f]May[/name_f], [name_f]Marybeth[/name_f]), as well as double first names that include both a boy and girls name such as [name_u]Billie[/name_u] [name_u]Jean[/name_u] and [name_u]Bo[/name_u] [name_f]Kate[/name_f].

[name_m]Just[/name_m] wanted to add one more, [name_f]Lucinda[/name_f].

[name_f]Eugenia[/name_f] or Aibileen? :slight_smile:

I love your name choices. I do have a few options of name that were circulating around the time ofthe age rangeof the women in [name_f]Divine[/name_f] secrets of Ya-Ya sisterhood-which would correlate with [name_f]Dixie[/name_f] because they all southern- and hopeful this helps you:

1.) Virgina
2.) Alcyon
3.) [name_f]Vivienne[/name_f]/[name_u]Vyvyan[/name_u] (an older spelling)
4.) [name_f]Amaryllis[/name_f]
5.) [name_f]Gretchen[/name_f]
6.) [name_f]Bluebelle[/name_f]
7.) Loradonna
8.) [name_f]Georgianna[/name_f]
9.) [name_f]Rosamund[/name_f]
10.) Clarimond

Thank you ladies! Some very good choices! I have been thinking about [name_f]Magnolia[/name_f] a lot lately too, that’s funny yall brought it up. I love flower choices because Azilee is a form of [name_f]Azalea[/name_f], & I thought it might be neat to come up with another flower variation that is still unique.

I love [name_f]Rosaleen[/name_f], [name_f]Zanna[/name_f] is perfect too because it has the anna i like, but the little Z makes it completely different! I always love [name_u]Juniper[/name_u] too, but I dont think I will be able to talk my husband into that one. It reminds me of [name_m]Benny[/name_m] & Joon, also my favorite scent [name_u]Juniper[/name_u] [name_f]Breeze[/name_f]. I like [name_f]AnneMarie[/name_f], [name_f]Eva[/name_f] [name_f]Marie[/name_f], [name_f]AnnaBeth[/name_f], & [name_f]Verity[/name_f]. Thank you so much for all your input! Right now Im going thru the new list of peoples grandparents names too on nameberry today. So far I found Everlyn, I like the twists on classics! :slight_smile: