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 Franklin Beedle, Jr. morphed into Oscar-winning charmer William Holden. Putting Beedle aside, Holden has been on the list for 26 years—somewhat influenced by Holden Caulfield-- and is now at a high of Number 296. A similarly long-running favorite is Cooper, as in Gary.

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