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Cool Vintage Baby Names

Vintage baby names are very cool these days....and cool vintage names are very Nameberry. So does that mean that all vintage baby names are cool? Not exactly. Here are some of the coolest -- at least by popular agreement -- right now.
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  • Tess

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    With its solid Thomas Hardy background, Tess has a lot more substance, strength, and style than most single-syllable names, with an efficient yet relaxed image. The iconic literary Tess is the be... Read More 

  • Theo

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    Many modern parents use Theo as the short form for Theodore rather than the dated Ted--including some celebs, such as Dallas Bryce Howard-- but others bypass the Grandpa name Theodore entirely and ... Read More 

  • Tobias

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    Tobias is one of a number of s-ending boys' names that are riding a wave of popularity, now at the midpoint of the Social Security list and poised to rise. With its Old Testament-Dickensian feel, ... Read More 

  • Violet

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    Violet is soft and sweet but not shrinking. The Victorian Violet, one of the prettiest of the color and flower names, was chosen by high-profile parents Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck, definitely ... Read More 

  • Walter

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    Walter was seen as a noble name in the Sir Walter Raleigh and Sir Walter Scott era, but then spent decades in baby name limbo. Now quite a few independent-minded parents are looking at it as a rene... Read More 

  • Winifred

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    One of the few remaining unrestored vintage gems, with a choice of two winning nicknames--the girlish Winnie and the tomboyish Freddie--as well as the slight stretch Freda. Winifred, the name of a... Read More 

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