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Old-fashioned baby names: Classic, yet cool

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Trendy baby names come and go, but old-fashioned and traditional baby names stand the test of time -- including our picks of the best classic baby girl names and baby boy names.


Top baby names from the 1880s


The Social Security Administration has compiled the top baby names that were popular in the 1880s. Check out some of our favorite old-fashioned baby names from the past.

Top boy names of the 1880s

John
Charlie
Louis
Clarence
Samuel
Harry
Edward
Robert
George
Henry

Top 50 classic boy baby names

Top girl names of the 1880s

Mary
Anna
Elizabeth
Margaret
Minnie
Ida
Clara
Florence
Grace
Mabel

Top 50 classic girl names

Roaring Twenties baby names

The 1920s were a time of flappers and speakeasies -- and great old-fashioned baby names! Check out our picks of the best names of the Roaring Twenties.

Boy names of the 1920s

Eugene
Ralph
Kenneth
Raymond
Paul
Albert
William
Donald
Frank
James

Popular baby names by decade

Girl names of the 1920s

Dorothy
Ruth
Virginia
Mildred
Frances
Evelyn
Shirley
Marjorie
Rose
Lillian

More popular baby names from the 1920s

 

 

What's old is new again

The old-fashioned baby name boom is evident in celebrity baby names. Lily Allen just named her daughter the classic name Ethel, while Jennifer Connelly chose the name Agnes for her baby girl. Tori Spelling's daughter was given the old-fashioned name of Hattie

Even the boys got in on the trend! David Schwimmer named his son Cleo, while Kate Hudson decided on the name Bingham (nicknamed Bing) for her son.

More celebrity old-fashioned baby names:

Penelope: Tina Fey's daughter
Rex: Niki Taylor's son
Arlo: Toni Collete's son
Felix: Elizabeth Banks' son
Waylon: Drea de Matteo's son
Hudson: Lindsay Price's son

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