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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.

  • Florence

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Florence, which has been neglected for decades, has a lot going for it, both for its floral feel and as a place name connection to the lovely Italian city (after which Florence Nightingale was... Read More 

  • Frederick

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Frederick, and friendlier nickname Fred, seemed almost to have disappeared, leaving just the memory of Freds past such as Astaire, Mr. Rogers and Flintstone. But today's parents are beginning to... Read More 

  • Freya

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Freya, the name of the Norse goddess of love, beauty and fertility, has long been popular in the U.K. but is just beginning to be appreciated here. Freya could make a possible namesake for an... Read More 

  • Genevieve

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Genevieve is a perfect choice for anyone who wants to retain the gen sound but is tired of all the overused Jen names. The medieval saint Genevieve, patroness of Paris, defended the city against... Read More 

  • George

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Iconoclasts though we may be, we like Fred, we like Frank, and we like George, which was among the Top 10 from 1830 to 1950, when the number of little Georges started to decline. Solid, strong,... Read More 

  • Gideon

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Gideon is an unjustly neglected Old Testament name and is an excellent choice for parents looking to move beyond such overused biblicals as Benjamin and Jacob. In the Old Testament, Gideon was a... Read More 

  • Grace

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Who would have thought such a simple and pure virtue name as Grace, which originally referred to divine grace, could ever become trendy? Because that's what Grace is, chosen by celebrities such as... Read More 

  • Hazel

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    When Julia Roberts named one of her twins Hazel in 2004, there was a great public outcry against "another one of those nutty celebrity names." But we didn't see why. Now that the old Hazel the... Read More 

  • Henry

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Henry, after hovering around the latter half of the Top 100 for 35 years, is now rising once again. Its stylishness has increased substantially to the point where in upmarket neighborhoods and... Read More 

  • Homer

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Homer is a name that has traveled from the ancient Greek scribe of the great classical epics to Bart Simpson's doltish dad, and has also become the surprise hot celebrity pick of such parents as... Read More 

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