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Vintage Boy Names

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 are being added to the roster all the time. If you're in search of vintage baby names for your son, our master list of stylish vintage boy names is here.

  • Ansel

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    Ansel, primarily associated with the great western photographer Ansel Adams, famed for his magnificent photographs of the Yosemite Valley, could make a creative artist-hero choice. For Adams it... Read More 

  • Apollo

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    With mythological names rising, the handsome son of Zeus and god of medicine, music, and poetry among many other things might offer an interesting, if high-pressure, option. But if Romeo and Venus... Read More 

  • Archer

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    Archer is an Anglo-Saxon surname that feels more modern than most because of its on-target occupational and Hunger Games associations. And it's a nice way to bypass the clunky Archibald... Read More 

  • Archie

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    Forget Archie Bunker, forget Archie comics, and take a fresh look at this amiably retro nickname name. It's made a big comeback in the UK--where it's now in the Top 20-- and seems destined for... Read More 

  • Arthur

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    Arthur, once the shining head of the Knights of the Round Table, is, after decades of neglect, now being polished up and restored by some stylish parents, emerging as a top contender among Read More 

  • Asa

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    A short but strong biblical name with multicultural appeal, Asa is enjoying new visibility thanks to hot young actor Asa Butterfield of "Hugo" fame.

    Asa was the name of an important... Read More 

  • Asher

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    Asher -- an excellent, soft and sensitive Old Testament choice -- is a baby boy name on the rise, and is a Nameberry biblical favorite. Asher's... Read More 

  • Atlas

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    Previously thought too powerful for a baby boy--who would have to be strong enough to carry the world on his shoulders--Atlas has joined the pantheon of Greek and Roman god and goddess names now... Read More 

  • Atticus

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    Atticus, with its trendy Roman feel combined with the upstanding, noble image of Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird, is a real winner among Read More 

  • August

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    August has been heating up in Hollywood--used by Mariska Hargitay, Lena Olin, Dave Matthews and Jeanne Tripplehorn, (and by Garth Brooks for his daughter), and is rapidly becoming the preferred... Read More 

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