Antique Baby Names Ready for Restoration

If you're looking for somewhat unusual vintage baby names, rare names with a solid history and vintage charm, these names are just that. Dating back to Great-Grandma's day, they've been retired long enough to feel young and fresh again.

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  • Ada

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    Ada was a favorite at the end of the nineteenth century that has started to come back in the last few years. Some may seek it out as an alternative to the over-popular Ava, and it's also part of... Read More 

  • Alonzo

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    Alonzo is dashing and debonair, with a large measure of Latin flair.

    You may be surprised to know that Alonzo has been on the Most Popular list since 1880, when such records began to be... Read More 

  • Amabel

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    Amabel is an older name than Annabel and a lot more distinctive. Amabel was a very common name in the twelfth and thirteen centuries, then was revived during the nineteenth century British fad for... Read More 

  • Amity

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    Amity--what nicer gift to give your little girl than a name that signifies friendship and harmony? This virtue name is also more rhythmic and feminine than the single-syllable Hope, Faith, and... Read More 

  • Amos

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    Amos has been shunned since the 1930s due to its association with racially stereotyped characters on the radio and TV show Amos 'n' Andy, but we think it's time to move beyond that dated... Read More 

  • Barnabas

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    Barnabas, whose birth name was Joseph, was one of the earliest Christian disciples in Jerusalem, who undertook missionary journeys with Paul the Apostle, His name is a bit Old World compared to... Read More 

  • Berenice

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    A name with a surprising amount of history--it was the name of the wife of Ptolemy I of Egypt, occurs in the New Testament, and belonged to a fourth century saint. In the US, it has long been... Read More 

  • Cecilia

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    Cecilia, a delicate and lacy feminine form of Cecil, which derives from a Roman clan name, has definitely been rediscovered. The martyred Saint Cecilia was designated the patron of musicians,... Read More 

  • Cecily

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    Cecily is as dainty as a lace handkerchief. Cecily has a wide assortment of namesakes. One Cecily was the mother of King Richard III, whose beauty gained her the title "the Rose of Raby," Cecily... Read More 

  • Celia

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    Celia, splendidly sleek and feminine, is a name that was scattered throughout Shakespeare and other Elizabethan literature, but still manages to feel totally modern.

    Shakespeare has... Read More 

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