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Vintage Baby Name News

Vintage baby names have been fashionable for many years now, and here we cover news updates and analysis on style and trends in the modern usage of vintage names. If you want to see the best vintage names, go to our big list of Vintage Baby Names.

These Names Are Older Than You Think
Thu Oct 27 2022

These Names Are Older Than You Think

Some ancient names have aged so well that their antique origins can be hard to reconcile with the image they conjure up today. From Candace to Chad, discover 25 of the most surprising ancient names here.
Where to Find A Cool Vintage Girl Name
Tue Oct 04 2022

Where to Find A Cool Vintage Girl Name

So you’re looking for cool vintage girl names. The perfect name has to have style. It has to have charm! It shouldn’t be common. We get it. Yes, these seemingly elusive qualities are hard to capture all in one name, but hey, that’s why we’re here.
Where To Find A Cool Vintage Boy Name
Mon Oct 03 2022

Where To Find A Cool Vintage Boy Name

Cool vintage boy names and where to find them! Explore some of our top recommendations here, from edgy retro nicknames, to stylish surnames, to unique vintage boy names which are likely to stay rare.
Cottagecore Baby Names Turn Back the Clock
Fri Sep 30 2022

Cottagecore Baby Names Turn Back the Clock

Cottagecore baby names embrace the vintage, wholesome aesthetic of the cottagecore movement. See our picks for the most bucolic names.
Victorian Baby Names Revive an Era
Mon Aug 22 2022

Victorian Baby Names Revive an Era

Victorian baby names feel fresh and strong, even as other vintage names rise up the charts. We round up the best popular and unique Victorian picks.
Unusual Bible Names Feel Fresh Again
Sat Jul 30 2022

Unusual Bible Names Feel Fresh Again

Unusual Bible names that are ready to make it in the modern world! From Ashbel to Zillah, these cool Biblical baby names feel unique, but totally on-trend.
Waldorf Names: Whimsical and Wonderful
Sat Jul 02 2022

Waldorf Names: Whimsical and Wonderful

On the roster for Waldorf schools, you'll find children's names ticking many of the hottest trend boxes: names from nature and seasons, history and books, and classics hiding in plain sight. Discover the best names with this aesthetic — often ahead of the curve, sometimes way outside it.
Forgotten Names Now Back On The Charts
Sun May 22 2022

Forgotten Names Now Back On The Charts

Meet the comeback kids of 2021: names that no one used for years, but are now back on birth certificates! Discover 100+ rare names in every style, from ancient gems to recent inventions, that are ready to dust off and revive.
Inspirational Names of Forgotten Feminists
Tue Mar 08 2022

Inspirational Names of Forgotten Feminists

Discover 20 of the most intriguing obscure names belonging to some incredible forgotten feminists from around the world.
Bridgerton Names: Fantasy or historic reality?
Wed Feb 02 2022

Bridgerton Names: Fantasy or historic reality?

Bridgerton names are part of the Netflix series' enthralling fantasy, but may not represent real early 19th century naming practices.
Best Rare Names from 100 Years Ago
Tue Jan 11 2022

Best Rare Names from 100 Years Ago

Rare names from 100 years ago that were fashionable during the Roaring Twenties, but feel fresh and unique today.
Extinct Names That Are Never Ever Coming Back
Tue Jan 04 2022

Extinct Names That Are Never Ever Coming Back

These extinct names from 1920 made us cringe and laugh (and cringe again). We are glad to say that these names are long gone — and never coming back!
How to Name Your Baby After Your Grandma
Sat Nov 06 2021

How to Name Your Baby After Your Grandma

What to do when you want to name your baby after your grandma, but you can't bring yourself to call her Linda, Carol or Barbara? We bring you smart, stylish ideas for reinventing the top names of the 1930s and 1940s.
New Geek Chic Names For Boys
Tue Nov 02 2021

New Geek Chic Names For Boys

Whether you call them hipster, nerdy, funky-clunky or Grandpa names, there’s no denying that geek chic names for boys are cool.
Beautiful Babyberry Names of October
Mon Nov 01 2021

Beautiful Babyberry Names of October

Our members welcomed three times as many girls as boys in October, with sweet and spunky vintage girl names very much the flavor of the month. On the boys’ side, cool contemporary classics reigned supreme, paired with dramatic literary middles for added flair!
Choosing Vintage Boy Names
Wed Aug 12 2020

Choosing Vintage Boy Names

They agree on vintage boy names, and yet can't agree on The Name for this baby! If it's a girl, she'll be Sylvie Rae Scott. But what would you choose for Blythe Norah;s little brother?
Vintage Nicknames Refresh Classic Names
Tue Jun 09 2020

Vintage Nicknames Refresh Classic Names

Traditional names that need a style revival can find it with an unexpected vintage nickname. These retro short forms will make you reconsider all of the classics.
16 Surprising Saints Names for Babies
Wed Apr 29 2020

16 Surprising Saints Names for Babies

16 surprising saints names for baby boys and girls that are both spiritual and stylish.
Choosing Offbeat Boy Names
Wed Mar 04 2020

Choosing Offbeat Boy Names

They named their first son Ralph because they found it traditional, but approachable; a little bit different, but still cuddly and fun. Now let’s find more offbeat boy names to help name Ralph’s brother!
Little Women Sets New Name Trends
Thu Dec 26 2019

Little Women Sets New Name Trends

The new Little Women movie is sure to set lots of style trends, including one for names from its Civil War era, particularly Jo and Louisa.
New Geek Chic Names For Girls
Tue Oct 22 2019

New Geek Chic Names For Girls

Here are the newest geek-chic names for girls, from Albertine to Winifred.
Ghost Names for Babies
Thu Oct 17 2019

Ghost Names for Babies

To celebrate Halloween here are ten scary real-life ghost names for babies.
Memorial Day Namesakes: Alburtus to Loyola
Fri May 24 2019

Memorial Day Namesakes: Alburtus to Loyola

A celebration of notable namesakes born in the year of the first Memorial Day
Classic Baby Names: Current comebacks
Tue May 14 2019

Classic Baby Names: Current comebacks

Which classic baby names came back in 2018?
Old Man Names: What’s next?
Sun Apr 28 2019

Old Man Names: What’s next?

Parents drawn to old man names will move past Max and Jake to Ralph and Roger.