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Cool Vintage Baby Names

  • Louise

    Louise has for several decades now been seen as competent, studious, and efficient—desirable if not dramatic qualities. But now along with a raft of other L names, as well as cousin... Read More 

  • Lydia

    Lydia is a very early place name, that of an area of Asia Minor whose inhabitants are credited with the invention of coinage and of having strong musical talent—as well as great wealth. ... Read More 

  • Mae

    Mae is derived from May, the month name that was chosen for its connection to Maia, the Roman goddess of growth and motherhood. Mae can be used as a nickname for the names Mary and... Read More 

  • Montgomery

    This image of this distinguished Anglo-Scottish surname, drawn from the French place name of the ancient castle of Saint Foi de Montgomery, is rapidly shifting from fusty and formal to cool. And... Read More 

  • Oscar

    Oscar has Irish and Norse roots—Norse Oscar comes from the Old English Osgar, a variation of the Old Norse name Ásgeirr. The Irish form was derived from the Gaelic elements os, meaning... Read More 

  • Otis

    Otis has a double image: it's cool and bluesy a la Otis Redding, but also an upscale, high-society name of the past. Otis has real appeal for parents attracted to its catchy O initial and... Read More 

  • Otto

    Cutting-edge parents have revived this German name a la Oscar.

    Like most German names, Otto fell out of favor during and... Read More 

  • Pearl

    Pearl, like Ruby, has begun to be polished up for a new generation of fashionable children after a century of jewelry box storage. The birthstone for the month of June, Pearl could also make a... Read More 

  • Phineas

    Phineas is the English variation of Phinehas, a Hebrew name likely derived from the Egyptian name Pa-nehasi. Pa-nehasi, meaning “the Nubian” can also be translated as “the bronze-colored one.” The... Read More 

  • Reuben

    Reuben is derived from the Hebrew words ra’a, meaning “to see, to understand,” and ben, “son.” As a phrase it translates to “behold, a son.” In the Bible, Reuben is Jacob's... Read More 

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