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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, a list of the vintage baby names most stylish today.

  • Eliza

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Eliza is one of our favorite names; we love its combination of streamlined modernity and Eliza Doolittle charm and spunk, and offer Eliza as one of our top recommendations. It's both a classic and... Read More 

  • Eloise

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    To some, Eloise will forever be the imperious little girl making mischief at the Plaza Hotel, while the original version Heloise recalls the beautiful and learned wife of the French philosopher... Read More 

  • Elsa

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Lost in limbo for decades and decades, Elsa now stands a good chance of following along in the progression from Emma to Ella to Etta, having just about lost her German accent--and as the ice queen... Read More 

  • Elsie

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Not so long ago, Elsie might have been on a list of Names Least Likely to Succeed—but look at her now! She is currently ranked very highly in the U.K., and in the US, she's widely used as well,... Read More 

  • Emma

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Emma has now been the top girls' name in the United States for four years in a row, claiming the crown again for 2017. Emma has done handsprings up... Read More 

  • Emmett

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Emmett, honest and sincere, laid-back and creative, is on the rise as a male cognate of the megapopular Emma and Emily, not to mention being a character in the popular Twilight series. ... 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 

  • Evelyn

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    After decades of disuse, soft and feminine Evelyn has returned to the baby name stage in a huge way. It reached the Top 10 for the first time in 2017. Evelyn has now surpassed its former heights,... Read More 

  • Ezra

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Ezra has a lot going for it: the strength of its heroic Biblical legacy, its quirky sound, and its fresh but familiar feel. Ezra is currently growing in popularity with parents seeking a fresh... Read More 

  • Felix

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Felix, energetic and upbeat with a felicitous meaning, has finally transcended its negative associations to Felix The Cat and the persnickety Felix Unger.

    The name of four popes and... Read More 

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