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Vintage Baby Names

Vintage baby names are among the most fashionable today, for girls as well as boys. Choosing a vintage name can give you the best of all worlds, drawing on classic inspiration with modern style. Vintage baby names are found on the popularity lists of a hundred years ago, and also inspired by literary, biblical and royal sources. Here, our master list of the vintage baby names most stylish today.

  • Ephraim

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Ephraim is an Old Testament name we would place high on the list of neglected Biblical possibilities, solid but not solemn.

    In Genesis, Ephraim is the second son of Joseph, and founder... Read More 

  • Esme

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Esmé is a sophisticated, distinctive, and charming J. D. Salinger name, from his classic 1950 story For Esmé, With Love and Squalor. Related to the French Aimee, which means beloved, and... Read More 

  • Estelle

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Maybe it's because she shares that winning -elle sound with Isabel and Bella, but Estelle is no longer seen as a muumuu-wearing canasta player of a certain age (think George Costanza's mother on... Read More 

  • Esther

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    One of the major female figures in the Old Testament, quiet, studious Esther was in the Top 50 a hundred years ago, and stayed in the Top 100 until 1935. It is now on the ascent again, appealing... Read More 

  • Ethan

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Ethan, which was given a big boost via the name of the Tom Cruise character in the Mission Impossible film series, is still popular but dipping a bit, after having hit a peak position at... Read More 

  • Etta

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Etta, once a short form of Henrietta, has long been used on its own, and we wonder if it could follow the progression of Emma to Ella to...Etta.

    Etta has taken the first step, having... Read More 

  • Eulalia

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Eulalia is a melodious name with a southern drawl, thanks to those lilting double Ls.

    A teenage martyr, Saint Eulalia was born in Spain and is a patron saint of Barcelona,... Read More 

  • Eva

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Eva is a simple, classic Hebrew name for girls, but be warned: There are suddenly a lot of little girls named Eva (and Ava... Read More 

  • Evan

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Evan -- a Welsh version of John -- has a mellow nice-guy image that has kept it popular, while it has been widely used in Wales since the nineteenth century. And interestingly--and... Read More 

  • Evangeline

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Evangeline is a romantic old name enjoying a major comeback, thanks to its religious overtones, Eva's popularity, and the hot star of the TV megahit Lost, Evangeline Lilly. Evangelica and... Read More 

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