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Vintage Names for Boys

Vintage boy names are in style now, combining the gravitas of a name with traditional roots with the freshness of one that hasn't been heard for decades. While not all vintage boy names make the fashion grade – sorry, Herbert and Melvin – new choices such as George and Theodore are being added to the roster all the time.

Along with George and Theodore, other vintage names for boys in the US Top 200 include Abel, Asher, Bennett, Elias, Finn, Henry, Jasper, and Xavier. Rarer vintage names for baby boys on the rise include Linus, Cassian, Ned, and Aurelius.

If you're in search of vintage baby names for your son, our master list of stylish vintage boy names is here.

  • Abel

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    Abel, the name of Adam and Eve's unfortunate younger son, compensates with positive connotations: capable, competent, ready and willing.

    Abel has literary connections to the novels of... Read More 

  • Abner

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    This neglected Biblical name--it was the name of the commander of Saul's army and appears twice in the New Testament--is ready to flee Dogpatch. It was regularly used in the nineteenth century,... Read More 

  • Abraham

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    Abraham is among the most classic baby names that's still widely-used today, popular for its references to both the Bible and American history. The Biblical... Read More 

  • Adrian

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    Adrian has in the past been neglected due to its similarity to the feminine Adrienne, but is now being reconsidered. Well used in England since the 1950s, and the name of one Pope and several... Read More 

  • Albert

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    Albert has acquired a new gloss as one of the top royal baby boy names, a serious upgrade from its serious, studious image (think... Read More 

  • Alexander

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    Alexander has been in the Top 25 since 1991. The noble Alexander has led to the popularity of so many spinoffs, such as Alex, Zander, Xan and Zan -- not to mention all the female versions -- that... Read More 

  • Alfred

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    Alfred is up off his recliner! If you're looking for a path to Fred, you can go directly to Frederick or take the long way around with the so-out-it's-in-again Alfred. Alfred is quite popular in... Read More 

  • Ambrose

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    A favorite of British novelists including Evelyn Waugh and P. G. Wodehouse, Ambrose has an air of blooming well-being and upper-class erudition. It comes from the same Greek root as 'ambrosia',... Read More 

  • Amias

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    Amias or Amyas is a unique name with an attractive sound and feel and a lovely meaning. Though it might sound like a Biblical name,... 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 

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