EcoVintage Baby Names

February 18, 2016 Abby Sandel
vintage baby names

Looking for the middle ground between River and Felix, Ruth and Wren? EcoVintage baby names might be the answer. They’re borrowed from the natural world, but unlike Winter or Skye, they have long histories of use. EcoVintage names were just as popular in 1916 as 2016. Many of the most stylish baby names of our day belong to this category.(by Abby Sandel)


Why settle for just Lily or Rose, when Flora is the whole bouquet? Flora comes from the Latin word for flower, and was the Roman goddess of spring. Sound-alikes Nora and Cora are both popular. Pan-botanical Flora remains outside the current US Top 1000 – for now.

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Abby Sandel is nameberry's Senior Editor and resident Name Sage. Look for her baby name news round-ups every Monday, and her Name Sage columns on Wednesdays. Abby is the creator of the baby name blog Appellation Mountain and mom to Alex and Clio. For a chance to have your questions answered, contact Abby at

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