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.

AMELIA

This sweet Victorian treasure has become a successor to the long reigning Emily, never more popular than it is now, given to 10,500+ girls in 2016, and reaching the 11th spot. Amelia has also ranked as the very top name in Britain, where it has royal connections, since 2011. Senator Elizabeth Warren has a grown daughter named Amelia, and it’s the birth name of Minnie Driver.

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