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Vintage always has its moment in fashion but lately, we’ve seen quite a resurgence in vintage names steadily climbing the charts. For this list of baby names we went back in time and handpicked rare old fashion gems that still have yet to reach the top 1,000 most popular names. So without further ado here are 100 forgotten vintage names for girls and boys that will make your grandma proud.

 

Girls

 

1. Adelia

Flowering plant

 

2. Agnes

Greek, pure

 

3. Althea

Greek, healing

 

4. Annalie

Finnish variation of Hebrew name Hannah meaning “Grace”

 

5. Belinda

English literary name

 

6. Beverly

English, beaver stream

 

7. Camelia

Flower name or Romanian variation of Camilla meaning “beloved”

 

8. Cleo

Greek, glory

 

9. Concetta

Italian, conception

 

10. Cordelia

Celtic, jewel of the sea

 

11. Delphia

Greek, from ancient city name Delphi

 

12. Eliora

Hebrew, God is my light

 

13. Elva

Irish, elf

 

14. Enola

English, unknown meaning & Native American meaning magnolia

 

15. Esta

Spanish, word name

 

16. Eula

Greek, sweetly spoken

 

17. Faustine

Latin, feminine of Faustus meaning “fortunate one”

 

18. Fayette

French, faith

 

19. Filomena

Italian from Greek, loved

 

20. Freda

German, peaceful

 

21. Goldie

English, gold

 

22. Gretchen

German, diminutive of Margarethe meaning “pearl”

 

23. Heloise

French from German, healthy & wide

 

24. Hilda

Norse, battle

 

25. Honora

Latin, honor

 

26. Jeanette

French, God is gracious

 

27. Lavinia

Latin, from Lavinium

 

28. Lisette

French, diminutive of Elizabeth meaning “pledged to God”

 

29. Lolita

Spanish diminutive of Dolores meaning “lady of sorrow”

 

30. Lucretia

Latin from Roman clan name Lucretius

 

31. Magdalene

Hebrew, tower

 

32. Maisy

Scottish, diminutive of Margaret meaning “pearl”

 

33. Marcella

Latin, warlike

 

34. Marlene

Combination of the names Maria + Magdalene

 

35. Nadine

French from Russian, hope

 

36. Odessa

Greek, wrathful

 

37. Olivette

Elaboration of Olive meaning “olive tree”

 

38. Pandora

Greek, all gifts

 

39. Posey

English, small bouquet

 

40. Prunella

Latin, plum

 

41. Quilla

Incan, moon mother

 

42. Rochelle

French, little rock

 

43. Roma

Italian, Rome

 

44. Sandrine

French from Greek, defender of men

 

45. Susannah

English from Hebrew, lily

 

46. Temperance

Word name

 

47. Tilly

German, short form of Matilda meaning “strength in battle”

 

48. Tresa

German variation of Theresa meaning “harvest”

 

49. Unica

Ancient Roman coin

 

50. Verona

Italian place name

 

 

Boys

 

1. Aldous

English from German, old

 

2. Alister

Scottish from Greek Alexander meaning “defender of men”

 

3. Alton

English, settlement by the spring

 

4. Audley

English, woodland clearing

 

5. Barlow

English, boar woodland clearing

 

6. Baxter

English & Scottish, baker

 

7. Bertram

German, bright raven

 

8. Boaz

Hebrew, swiftness

 

9. Caswell

English, water spring

 

10. Chaplin

English & French, clergyman

 

11. Clayton

English, clay village

 

12. Dietrich

German, ruler

 

13. Dixon

Scottish, son of Dick

 

14. Eason

Scottish, Aythe’s son

 

15. Ebenezer

Hebrew, stone of help

 

16. Eleazar

Hebrew, God helps

 

17. Elston

English, noble victory

 

18. Fenton

English, marsh settlement

 

19. Gabe

Hebrew, short for Gabriel meaning “God is my strength”

 

20. Garfield

English, triangle field

 

21. Garson

French & Scottish, young boy

 

22. Germain

French, from Germany

 

23. Herrick

German, army power

 

24. Heston

English, brushwood settlement

 

25. Hindley

English, wood clearing

 

26. Hutton

English, ridge settlement

 

27. Ivor

Norse, bow warrior

 

28. Junius

Ancient Roman family name

 

29. Kenton

English, kings settlement

 

30. Klement

German surname

 

31. Lambert

English & French, bright land

 

32. Lazarus

Hebrew, God helps

 

33. Marion

French, variation of Mary

 

34. Marston

English, marsh settlement

 

35. Norman

English, men from the north

 

36. Novak

Slavic, new

 

37. Octavius

Latin, born eighth

 

38. Orlean

French, golden

 

39. Percival

French, pierce valley

 

40. Prewitt

English from French, small and brave

 

41. Quade

Irish from Gaelic clan name Mac Uaid meaning “descendant of Uaid”

 

42. Radley

English, red meadow

 

43. Remus

Latin, unknown meaning

 

44. Rupert

English from German, bright fame

 

45. Saxon

German, swordsman

 

46. Styles

Anglo-Saxon, steep ascent

 

47. Sylvester

Latin, woodland

 

48. Truman

English, loyal

 

49. Wells

English, spring

 

50. Zadock

Hebrew, righteous

 

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1 Comment

  1. Emmeline

    Love the list!
    Fun fact: A camellia with two l’s is a flower 🙂
    Also “esta” just means “this,” or “he/she/it is” (if there’s an accent on the a). It’s still a nice sound for a name, but not really a meaning in Spanish.

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