Fashionable Classic Baby Names

George Clooney's newborn twins' names walk the line

by Linda Rosenkrantz

Can baby names be both fashionable and classic? Absolutely, and the names of George and Amal Clooney‘s newborn twins Ella and Alexander are a case in point. Both have long histories and international status, yet feel way more stylish than classic names like say, Anne and John.

Fashionable classic baby names might be high on the popularity list (Olivia, William) or further out on the cutting edge of style (Louisa and Walter). But all are proven commodities that combine elegance with staying power. Here are 12 of the best. For more, see our new list of Fashionable Classic Baby Names.


Henry is a perennially stylish classic, with a bit of a funky edge. It’s riding high now, firmly ensconced in the Top 25. A name with lots of history, character and personality, Henry has been wildly popular in the celebrisphere, with Meryl Streep, Viggo Mortensen, Julia Roberts, Colin Farrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfuss just a few of the stellar members of the Henry Parents Club.

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