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.


Dashing swashbuckler Errol Leslie Thompson Flynn was born in Tasmania but clearly had Irish roots. Baby name Flynn, also that of the dashing animated hero of Tangled, is just beginning to catch up with popular cousin Finn. Flynn first appeared on the list in 2011 (the year that Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom used it for their son), then quickly jumped almost 250 places this year and is sure to climb higher.

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