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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.

Cottagecore Baby Names Turn Back the Clock
Fri Jul 09 2021

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.
Bridgerton Names: Fantasy or historic reality?
Sat Jan 09 2021

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
Sun Jan 03 2021

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.
Victorian Baby Names Revive an Era
Mon Oct 26 2020

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.
Where to Find Cool Vintage Girl Names
Fri Oct 09 2020

Where to Find Cool Vintage Girl Names

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. You refuse to be scoffed at! We get it. Yes, these seemingly elusive qualities are hard to capture all in one name, but hey, that’s why we’re here. We’ve identified one […]
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.
Extinct Names That Should Stay Extinct
Tue May 19 2020

Extinct Names That Should Stay Extinct

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!
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!
Where To Find A Cool Vintage Boy Name
Fri Jan 24 2020

Where To Find A Cool Vintage Boy Name

Cool vintage boy names and how to choose one! From cool retro nicknames, to stylish surnames, to unique vintage boy names which are likely to stay rare.
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.
New Geek Chic Names For Boys
Mon Oct 21 2019

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.
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.
February Baby Names to Inspire You
Sun Feb 03 2019

February Baby Names to Inspire You

A short month long on baby name inspiration, from Norman Rockwell to Jimi Hendrix to Amy Tan.
Prince and Princess Names: From fiction and fable and screen
Thu Jan 31 2019

Prince and Princess Names: From fiction and fable and screen

16 wonderful, undiscovered names of fictional princes and princesses perfect for non-royal babies as well.
Unique Baby Names, Nameberry Style!
Thu Jan 24 2019

Unique Baby Names, Nameberry Style!

Brilliantly original names chosen by a single Nameberry visitor last year–offering inspirational ideas for other creative baby namers.
2019 Baby Names from 1919: Metro, Marvel, Maude
Fri Jan 11 2019

2019 Baby Names from 1919: Metro, Marvel, Maude

By Linda Rosenkrantz Which 2019 baby names follow the hundred-year rule and are ready for a comeback from the 1919 popularity list? At the beginning of each new year, we like to take a century-long look back hoping to discover some lost names that could be perfect for today. In 1919, the First World War—aka […]
18 Great Christmas Carol Names
Thu Dec 20 2018

18 Great Christmas Carol Names

A Merry Christmas post filled with names from carols and other Xmas songs.
December Baby Names: Helena to Huckleberry
Thu Nov 29 2018

December Baby Names: Helena to Huckleberry

Some wonderful namesakes for a December baby, from Rosa Parks to Charles Dickens.
Baby Names in the  News: Agnes and Angus
Wed Nov 28 2018

Baby Names in the News: Agnes and Angus

Baby name news this week, from vintage to badass.