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Classic Baby Names

What are the most classic baby names for girls and boys? While there are hundreds of classic baby names from the Bible, ancient cultures, and other traditional sources in common use today, these are our picks for the most, um, classic classic baby names.

  • Margaret

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Margaret is a rich, classic name used for queens and saints. Margaret was replaced for decades by less starchy forms like Maggie and Meg, but some stylish parents are reviving Margaret in full,... Read More 

  • Maria

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    As a highly popular girls’ name in all Spanish-speaking countries, this saintly Latin variation of Mary retains a timeless beauty. Through the... Read More 

  • Mary

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Mary, the quintessential New Testament name, was Number 1 for girls until the mid-twentieth century. Though still popular, Mary is used now mostly for religious or family reasons. If it's style... Read More 

  • Michael

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Michael was the Number 1 American boys' name for almost half a century. Now, though, Michael has moved down out of the Top 10 baby boy names, but... Read More 

  • Robert

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Robert was Number 1 in both 1925 and 1950, and in fact was in the Top 25 for an entire century, giving it true classic status. Though no longer stylish, Robert is still widely used as a family... Read More 

  • Sarah

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Sarah is an Old Testament name—she was the wife of Abraham and mother of Isaac—that is a timeless classic, as perpetually stylish as it is traditional. Sarah is still widely used, but with such a... Read More 

  • Sophia

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Sophia, which was the Number 1 girls' name in the US from 2011 to 2013, is among the most popular girls' names in the Western World, with a... Read More 

  • Thomas

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Thomas has been one of the most commonly used classic baby names in both England and the U.S. over time, and is still firmly in the Top 100. From the original... Read More 

  • William

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    William has been among the most enduring of classics. It's among the most popular boys' names, as American parents see it as being ideally conservative yet contemporary, and hands-down the most... Read More 

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