We’ve talked a lot about the Glamour Girl celebrity names of Hollywood’s Golden
Age, but how about their Gorgeous Guy
counterparts? With the ladies, it’s mostly their first names, like Ava
, that have been picked up on by baby namers, plus just a couple of surnames, as in Harlow
. For the boys, we’re focusing on last names only—some of which are already being used for babies, others that would make fresh, creative choices.
Western star Gene (born Orvon) Autry has a surname with just the right cowboy swagger. Its derivation is French, and its meaning is old and powerful. Autry could join other Au-starting names like Audrey, Aubrey and Auden; a similarly lean and lanky option is Destry.