Antique Baby Names Ready for Restoration

If you're looking for somewhat unusual baby names, but ones 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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  • Susannah

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    Susannah is by far the most stylish form of the classic name now that Susan and Suzanne have retired. Susannah has biblical and musical pedigrees, is impervious to trends, and has an irresistible,... Read More 

  • Sybil

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    The image of the lovely Lady Sybil, tragic youngest daughter of the Crawley family on Downton Abbey is likely to go a long way towards reviving this almost forgotten name, off the list... Read More 

  • Sylvia

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    The musical, sylvan Sylvia seems poised to join former friends Frances and Beatrice and Dorothy back in the nursery.

    Sylvia has been consistently on the popularity list since records... Read More 

  • Thaddeus

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    Thaddeus, a distinguished, long-neglected name, has several areas of appeal: a solid New Testament legacy, a nice antique feel, and the choice of several more modern nicknames and international... Read More 

  • Theodora

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    Theodora is one of the most revival-worthy of the charmingly old-fashioned Victorian valentine names, softly evocative but still substantial, as is the reversed-syllable Dorothea. It was borne by... Read More 

  • Tobias

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    Tobias is one of a number of s-ending boys' names that are riding a wave of popularity. It rose to its highest-ever position, Number 246, in 2016,... Read More 

  • Veronica

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    The name Veronica projects a triple-threat image: at once saintly, sensuous, and strong.

    Veronica was the name of the compassionate woman who wiped Jesus's face when he was on his way... Read More 

  • Wilhelmina

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    Wilhelmina was long burdened with the Old Dutch cleanser image of thick blond braids and clunky wooden clogs, but that started to be changed somewhat by the dynamic Vanessa Williams character on... Read More 

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