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Celebrity Names: Hollywood’s Golden Age Glamour Boys

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 and Audrey, that have been picked up on by baby namers, plus just a couple of surnames, as in Harlow and Monroe. 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.


Valentino

He’s been dead for almost ninety years, yet the name Valentino still sounds as romantic as Romeo. Silent screen idol Rudolph Valentino had eight birth names in all and just one of them was Valentina (sic). Valentino was on the pop list in his 1920's heyday, then dropped off to return in 2006. Ricky Martin used it for one of his twins.

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