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Vintage Baby Names

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Vintage baby names are among the most fashionable today, for girls as well as boys. Along with vintage names such as Emma and Noah leading the list, the US Top 100 includes such vintage names for girls as Alice, Grace, and Penelope, and vintage boy names Henry, Julian, and Wyatt. Unique vintage names gaining visibility include such new old choices as Ophelia and Posey for girls, Cassian and Linus for 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.

  • Archie

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    Archie made global news as the surprise first name of the newborn royal baby, son of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex aka Harry and Meghan. Archie has now officially transcended Archie Bunker and... 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 

  • Athena

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    Athena is the name of the daughter of Zeus who was the goddess of wisdom, warfare, handicrafts, mathematics, and courage (and that's just a partial listing), and the great patroness-goddess of the... 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 

  • Audrey

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    Audrey is one of the girls' names that have been rising due to their connection to Old Hollywood glamour--in this case the eternally chic and radiant Audrey Hepburn. Celebs who have chosen Audrey... 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 

  • Augusta

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    Augusta is a dignified name reminiscent of wealthy great-aunts, but with the fashion for both August and Gus for boys, Augusta could get some fresh energy.

    Augusta was the title of... Read More 

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