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.


William Clark Gable ’s name was emblematic of the roguish romantic hero in the Golden Age of Hollywood, an image that still clings to it. Kevin Nealon used it for his son in 2007. Brings to mind cousin-names Mabel and Abel.

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