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.


Sexy, sleepy-eyed Robert Mitchum was actually born Robert Mitchum, which is an English-Irish name also spelled Mitcham. One of the first anti-heroes, known for his work in film noir, he was known as much for his exploits off-screen as on. Mitchum has some potential as an alternative to Mitchell as a pathway to cool nickname Mitch.

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