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.


Marlon Brando was a junior, with a surname that derives from Brandeau, which belonged to one of his German immigrant forebears. Conjuring up the dynamic yet sensitive qualities of the iconic actor, Brando could make a great o-ending homage to an Uncle Brandon.

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