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.


Western star Gene (born Orvon) Autry has a surname with just the right cowboy swagger. Its derivation is French, and its meaning is old and powerful. Autry could join other Au-starting names like Audrey, Aubrey and Auden; a similarly lean and lanky option is Destry.

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