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.


Heroic, suave, with a tinge of sadness, British-born Ronald Colman started in the Silent Era, then went on to star in such classics as Lost Horizons and A Tale of Two Cities. Colman is a neglected trade name (“one who burns charcoal”) with the appealing nickname Cole.

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