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.


James Cagney, the fiery red-haired tough guy/hoofer, lends his Irish surname a large measure of spirit and spunk, making it a fresher successor to the now dated Casey. Another familiarizing element was the popular eighties female cop show Cagney & Lacey .

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