Fashionable Classic Baby Names

Can classic baby names also be fashionable? We think so: Witness several of the centuries-old names at the top of the popularity list today. There are other names that are both classic and stylish even if they're not yet visibly in the Top 100. Of course, not every classic name is fashionable or vice versa, but these qualify.

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  • Ada

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Ada is one of the classic baby names for girls that is suddenly super stylish again. A favorite at the end of the nineteenth century, Ada is an alternative to the over-popular Ava. Ada is also... Read More 

  • Adeline

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    Adeline has a lovely, old-fashioned "Sweet Adeline" charm, but has become so popular in the US under so many spellings and variations -- with Adalynn and Adalyn also popular -- that considered... Read More 

  • Alexander

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Alexander has been in the Top 25 since 1991. The noble Alexander has led to the popularity of so many spinoffs, such as Alex, Zander, Xan and Zan -- not to mention all the female versions -- that... Read More 

  • Alice

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Alice is a classic name that's both strong and sweet, which got a big bounce via Tina Fey's choice of the name for her daughter. Alice has experienced a recent surge in popularity. ... Read More 

  • Amelia

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Amelia, a lovely Victorian name, with a heroic connection to aviatrix Amelia Earhart, is one of the HOTTEST girls' names as an alternative to the overused Emily and Amanda. Amelia emerged as the... 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 

  • 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 

  • 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 

  • Benjamin

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Benjamin is a biblical name that has enjoyed widespread favor for decades -- and is attractive and strong enough for it to break into the top 10 for the first time ever in 2015. It has stayed near... Read More 

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