Eugene means ‘well born’. Minnie Many parents love the idea of a ‘grandfather name’ which simple means an old fashioned name, like one your grandfather would have had.

We almost named our second son Theodore, and it was at the top of our list for months, then I decided to go with our second favorite because my father pronounced it The O Door. After 1250, names shifted almost completely to Norman names like Robert and William. We love old fashioned/classy names. These cookies will be stored in your browser only with your consent. Joe (though both Joseph and Josiah are on the top 100 list). ANDREW — Always a classic. Lena Lillian You also have the option to opt-out of these cookies.

Mae Edgar is an English baby name which means ‘fortunate and powerful’. Some are classics like John, while others are throwbacks to a classic age, like Clinton, Felix or Levi. Originally it meant ‘consel’ and ‘wolf’ in Old Norse. Leon Many of these quirky, old-fashioned girl names are moving up quickly on the trend list: Trudy, Celia, Etta, and Lillian, among others. Ernest and Herbert to feature on rare occasions in the Times and Telegraph birth announcements here in the UK. Josephine Male wise my pa is Wes which I rarely here and my great grandfather was Alexander! Genevieve

Humans have so much in common with the oceans—much more than we care to admit at times. Is it purely based on their sound? I was recently accused of my name "Merl" getting dangerously close to hipster.

Horace is an English baby name, meaning ‘timekeeper’. Elmer A larger group is, not surprisingly, on the cutting edge of style, supporting the whole Hundred-Year theory by indicating which vintage 1920s names we’ll be hearing more of in the decade ahead. I have an uncle named Hillman, who was named after his uncle Hillman. Lois is one I’d love to see revived. Vincent The names in the first list and also Ruby, have been done to death already, here in Australia! Calvin comes from the French surname Cauvin.

The. Theodore is a Greek baby name meaning ‘God-given’. Denis is the medieval French form of Dionysius, a common name for early saints in the Bible. There’s something really cool and vintage about it.
I love vintage names- I am getting some disagreement from my family although I’m probably choosing a family name for my newest daughter. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website.

I have always loved my name, but I don’t like it how it is used in the Twilight series.

Originally Ralph was a Scandinavian name, which was brough to England by the Normans. Choosing a “retro” baby name can be the perfect solution for parents who want to give their baby boy a traditional yet unique name. There was a little Gladys on Ohdeedoh a few weeks ago and I love it. Robert: They did not call 20’s the Roaring 20s for nothing. Eliza Morris Cosmopolitan participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means we may get paid commissions on editorially chosen products purchased through our links to retailer sites.

Originally a Hebrew or Egyptian name meaning ‘highest mountain’ or ‘exhaulted’. I love it, and then maybe Wiley or Obie. Charlotte I’m surprised it’s not already popular. Variation of Lloyd, meaning ‘grey-haired’ in Welsh. Hubert is a German name, meaning ‘bright heart’. Ellis is the English version of Elias/Elijah. Thomas was an apostle in the Bible.

Frederick is the English version of a German name meaning ‘peaceful ruler’. It means ‘brave heart’. Jacob I also like the Scottish Gaelic version of Marjorie which is Marsali (pronounced MARsally). Sweet, sweet names.

Not so long ago, Eleanor, Clara, and Violet were all out of favor, too.

i really like the name Everestt because of the sense of adventure name that comes with it. I love Lillian for the girls and also think Maggie and Annie are lovely too! Phyllis is my name, and I am only 25 years old. Genevieve Rather like Helen and Barbara?

Daniel is a Hebrew baby name and means ‘God is my judge’. Ella Rosalie

Okay you guys, I LOVE the name Thelma.

Cecil xx, My great grandfathers name was Eph. These are some of the best names but i have always enjoyed Alexandra, Peyton, Kristen, Jessie and Mya. The names that I feel in love with for boys are Henry, Maxwell, Theodore, Benjamin, Bradley, Walter, and William.

190s had the most perfect and pretty names, Robert being one of them. Nelson is an English name meaning ‘son of Neil.’. Prepare for Breastfeeding While Pregnant: 9 Must-Read Tips, 9 Genius Sleep Hacks for When You’re Pregnant and Can’t Sleep At Night, Don’t Waste Your Money on These Unnecessary Baby Items. These timeless "old-lady" names are gaining modern appeal. It’s one of my favorite boy names from the 1800s.

Mac is the Gaelic word meaning son, and can also be used as a general slang term for ‘man’. Dewey e.g. Classic, old-fashioned names like "Rudy," "Walt," "Felix," and "Silas" are more popular than ever. So, for anyone claiming to be a fan of old-fashioned boy names, the list below will definitely put this self-proclaimed belief to the test.

IRENE — another beautiful classic with a lovely meaning. Just as hemlines rise and fall and lapels widen and shrink, names go in and out of fashion. Edith Marvin is a Welsh name which means ‘sea hill’.


He was going to be Ethan until it became popular. Herman is another Germanic baby name, meaning ‘soldier’. Lewis is the English spelling, Louis is the French. Hiram is a Hebrew baby name which literally means ‘my brother is exalted’. We didnt want Samuel as it was popular for the time. Gloria Victorian and Edwardian baby boy names that were once popular and in the top 100 and are now rare and not even in the top 1000 names in the USA.

Anton is an English boy name which means ‘highly praiseworthy’. February 2020. I hope it doesn’t get trendy though.

JULIA — my best friend’s top baby name and she is hearing it everywhere on babies! It is a Latin baby name. Herbert was originally a German baby name, which means ‘illustrious army’. Samuel is derived from a Hebrew name meaning ‘name of God’ or ‘God has heard’. Velma

Vintage baby names for both girls and boys. the name and the number of occurrences of that name. Russell was originally a surname. Eloise , this is so cute my friend loves this and she is about to turn 18 and is having a baby shower i picked a name for her baby she calling it sarabi leanne robertson so cuteeeeeeeeeeeeee. Everett The spelling is "Francis" not "Frances" for boys. It can also be a Scottish diminutive for William.

Florence This list of old fashioned boy names from the 1800s will help you find the perfect name for your new son! Nameberry is a registered trademark of Nameberry, LLC. I like Myrtle because it is really different but i really don’t see it coming back into fashion. Elijah is a Hebrew name (the Latin form is Elias). My other three favorite names are Solomon Dean, Roman Felix, and Silas.