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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  • 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 

  • Emma

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Emma has now been the most popular name in the United States for three years in a row, having done handsprings up the charts thanks to a legion of Emma heroines, from Bovary to Goldman to Jane... Read More 

  • Emma

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Emma has now been the most popular name in the United States for three years in a row, having done handsprings up the charts thanks to a legion of Emma heroines, from Bovary to Goldman to Jane... Read More 

  • Eve

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Eve, the oldest name in the Book, is now coming back into style, having the virtues of simplicity and purity, yet with more strength and resonance than other single-syllable names like Ann.... 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 

  • Faith

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Faith is one of the most straightforward of the virtue names popularized by the Puritans in the seventeenth century, many parents still choosing it as an indicator of their religious conviction.... 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 

  • Frances

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Frances, a soft and gentle classic, last popular a hundred years ago, seems to be on the cusp of a possible revival, along with other such neglected quiet and serious names. It's been chosen in... 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 

  • Georgia

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Georgia is so rich, lush and luscious, it's almost irresistible. Georgia's now a rising star among the feminizations of George, helped by associations with the southern state (named for British... Read More 

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