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All the beautiful old names now held by our Grandparents and Great-Grandparents are making a come-back!

Have you noticed? There have been more classy vintage baby names popping up lately. These old school monikers are harking back to simpler times, and we love it!

The Most Beautiful Vintage Baby Names | Stay at Home Mum

Scroll down to find out what each name means!

Vintage Names for Baby Girls

Giving your daughter a vintage, old school style name is a great way to imbue her future with a sense of class and style. Name trends seem to be coming and going faster than ever, but the classics are classics for a reason.

Addie

Meaning Noble and the youngest of siblings.

Alexis

A Greek name and meaning to defend or help.

Alice

German derived name meaning ‘Noble One”.

Alyce

A version of “Alice”, Noble One.

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Amber

An Arabic name, A type of jewel.

Annie

To be Gracious or with grace.

April

A Latin name used for the 4th month of the year.

Audra

Variant of the name Audrey, which means “noble strength”.

Aurora

Meaning Dawn, from roman mythology.

Astrid

Comes from an ancient Scandinavian name meaning “beautiful or beloved god”.

Betsy

A form of Elizabeth, meaning ‘God is my oath’.

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Betty

A form of Bethany.

Blythe

From a surname that meant “cheerful” in Old English.

Bonnie

Originates from a Scottish word meaning “pretty”.

Callie

Meaning independence.

Candy

Meaning white, pure and sincere.

Celeste

From a Late Latin name that meant “of the sky, heavenly”.

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Cecilia

Comes from Roman times, where St Celia was the patron saint of music and musicians.

Charlotte

A derivative of Charles, meaning full grown man.

Cindy

A Derivative of Cynthia.

Clara

Meaning Bright, Clear and Famous

Colette

Meaning

‘Victory of the people’.

Connie

Derivative of Constance.

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Cora

Has a meaning from Greek mythology as a byname for Persephone.

Corinne

Meaning ‘Victory over the wreath’ from greek mythology.

Darla

A variant of Darling.

Dahlia

A flower, named for a Swedish botanist.

Deidre

Meaning young girl and no fear.

Dorothy

Means “gift of god”, this name was made famous in the Wizard of Oz.

Edith

Meaning Prosperity and fortune.

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Eleanor

Meaning Light, torch and bright.

Ella

Ella is a German name meaning “Light”.

Eloise

Either comes from an Old French name meaning “healthy” and “wide”, or a Greek name relating to the sun.

Emma

Meaning Strength

Evangeline

Means “good news” in Greek.

Evelyn

A french version of the name Avila.

Faye

Variant of Fay, which means “fairy”.

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Fern

Comes from the plant, has been in use as a name since the late 19th century.

Florence

Meaning blooming, flourishing and prosperous.

Frances

French feminine form of Franceis.

Genevieve

English form of a French name of unknown meaning, but likely related to the meaning “family”.

Georgia

A derivative of George, which means husbandman, earthworker and farmer.

Ginny

Shortened version of Virginia, which likely means “maid” or “virgin”.

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Gloria

A Latin name meaning Glory

Grace

Meaning eloquence or beauty of form, kindness, mercy, favor in Latin

Gretchen

Meaning Pearl in French.

Gwendolyn

Meaning White, Fair and Blessed.

Hattie

Shortened version of Harriet, which itself elated to the name Harry.

Harriet

Ruler or Home ruler in English

Hazel

In old english meaning “God See’s”

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Helen

Meaning torch, light and bright.

Helena

A Latin form of Helen, which likely means “torch”.

Ida

Comes from the German word of “work” or “labour”.

Imogen

Meaning maiden or girl.

Inez

Originates from the name Agnes, which likely means “chaste”.

Judith

Comes from a Hebrew name meaning “woman from Judea”.

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Juliette

Originates from the name Julie, which itself is related to the Roman name Julius.

Kitty

Shortened version of Katherine, of which it’s many potential meanings is “pure”.

Lana

A Hebrew name meaning God will add, God will increase.

Lenore

Short version of Eleanor, which is of indeterminate meaning.

Lotty

Comes from the name Charlotte, a name that is related to the male name Charles.

Mabel

Comes from a Late Roman name meaning “loveable”

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Marian

Meaning sea of sorrow or sea of bitterness.

Marilyn

Meaning Lake and derivative of mixed names.

Matilda

Meaning might and power, powerful in battle.

Margot

A Greek meting of pearl.

Mary

A Hebrew name meaning rebellion

Mercy

compassion, forgiveness, pity in Latin.

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Meridith

Meaning sea protector

Mildred

gentle, mild, generous in old english.

Myra

A name created by a poet in the 17th century, thought to be related to myrrh, the fragrant resin from a tree.

Nellie

Originally a nickname from Nell, this name probably traces its roots back to Eleanor, Ellen, or Helen.

Octavia

Means “eight” and is often given to the eight child in the family, or in a situation where eight is a significant number.

Odette

Likely comes from Odilia, meaning “wealth, fortune”.

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Olive

Meaning a symbol of peace

Opal

Precious stone or jewel.

Penelope

This name could derive from a species of duck, or it could come from two elements that mean “threads” and “face,eye” respectively.

Polly

Variant of Molly, although the reason behind the letter change is unknown.

Quinn

Comes from an Irish surname meaning “descendant of Conn”, with Conn meaning “chief”.

Renata

This name comes from a Late Latin name meaning “born again”.

Rowena

The meaning of this name is unknown, but it may come from elements meaning “fame” and “joy, bliss”.

Sadie

Meaning Princess.

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Selma

Meaning unknown, may be inspired by some 18th-century poems.

Stella

refereed to is another name for the stars.

Susan

A Hebrew name fore Lilly or flower.

Sylvia

Comes from a Latin word meaning “wood, forest”.

Tabitha

Means “gazelle” in Aramaic, and was made popular by 60s TV show Bewitched.

Temperance

From the English word meaning “moderation” or “restraint”.

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Viola

Means “violet” in Latin, made famous by Shakespeare’s play Twelfth Night.

Winifred

Likely means “friend of peace” in Old English.

Yvette

This name traces its roots back to the Yew tree.


Vintage Names for Baby Boys

Giving your son an old school moniker gives him the chance to be timelessly classic in his life without a regretted name holding him down. These names are all about gentlemanly manners, and harking back to when live was easy, and that’s what it’s all about.

Alfred

Meaning “Wise Counsel” or “Supernatural Beings”.

Alton

Comes from an Old English surname meaning “town at the source of the river”.

Amos

A nice short name that means “carried” in Hebrew.

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Ashley

An Old English name meaning ‘wood, clearing, meadow, enclosure’.

Augustine

Meaning great and venerable in Latin.

Basil

Comes from a Greek name meaning “king”.

Bernard

Originally derived from German words meaning “bear” and “brave”.

Bertrand

A German name meaning “Bright Raven”.

Blair

Meaning plain, level or dweller on the plain in Scottish.

Carleton

Meaning freeman, peasant, man in Old English

Carter

From an English surname that relates to professions involving a cart.

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Claude

From Latin language meaning ‘Lame’.

Clement

Comes from a Late Latin name that means “merciful, gentle”

Dorian

First used in the Oscar Wilde novel Picture of Dorian Gray, it’s likely related to an ancient Greek tribe.

Douglas

A Gaelic name meaning dark, grey and Blue.

Dustin

From an English surname, which itself traces its roots to Norse mythology and the god Thor.

Edgar

Meaning prosperity, fortune, riches

Edison

An Old English name meaning “Short: Ed. Pet: Eddie, Eddy”.

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Elijah

A biblical name meaning “my God is Yahweh”.

Elliot

In old French this name means ‘Jehovah is God’.

Ernest

In Old German Meaning “earnest, resolute”.

Everett

Traces its roots back to the name Everard, which means “brave boar”.

Ezra

Name in Hebrew meaning ‘To help’.

Fletcher

From a surname that means “maker of arrows”.

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Floyd

A welsh name for “Gray”.

Foster

From Middle English meaning “a maker of scissors, a shearer”.

Franklin

Originally from an English surname, the meaning of which is “freeman”.

Garth

Middle English Garth Meaning “an enclosed yard or garden”.

Grady

Comes from an Irish surname meaning “noble”.

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Grant

This was an English and Scottish surname, which comes from a French word meaning “great, large”.

Hank

Distantly related to either the name John, or possibly Henry.

Hugh

Comes from a Germanic word meaning “heart, mind, spirit”.

Ira

A short and simple name that means “watchful” in Hebrew.

Irving

Comes from a Scottish surname, the meaning of which is likely “green water”.

Ivan

A Russian name meaning, ‘God is gracious’.

Jacob

A Greek name meaning seizing “by the heel, supplanting”.

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Lance

An Old German name meaning, “a light spear, a lance”.

Jefferson

From an English surname related to Jeffry, which may mean “peace” and either “territory” or “foreign”.

Jeremiah

A biblical name meaning “Yahweh has uplifted” .

Jeremy

Meaning “the Lord loosens, God will uplift” In Old English.

Lance

It originally comes from a German name, but is now more associated with the French word for “spear”.

Leonard

Comes from a German name meaning “brave lion”.

Luther

A  German Name meaning “Famous in war”.

Logan

This is a Gaelic name Meaning “a little hollow”

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Marshall

Originally a surname, it comes from two German words put together, meaning “horse” and “servant”.

Miles

The meaning of this name isn’t properly known, but it may mean “gracious”.

Nathaniel

Comes from a Hebrew name meaning “God has given”.

Noah

Derived from a hebrew name meaning “rest and comfort”.

Oliver

Derived from the name of olive tree.

Otis

From a surname related to Otis, it means “wealth, fortune”.

Oswald

Originally from Old English meaning “god” and “power, ruler”.

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Phineas

A biblical name originally, which may mean “serpent’s mouth” in Hebrew.

Penn

Means “head, top” in Welsh, which came from two characters from Welsh legend.

Quentin

Comes from a Roman name meaning “five”.

Ralph

From the Old Norse meaning “Wolf”.

Reed

This comes from an English surname that may mean “red” or “clearing”.

Rufus

From a Roman name meaning “red-haired”.

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Saul

A Hebrew name meaning “asked for, asked of God”.

Sebastian

Comes from the name of a town in Asia Minor, which was named for the Greek word “venerable”.

Seth

Meaning “appointed” form old English language

Silas

Likely a short version of Silvanus, which means “wood, forest”.

Sterling

An English name meaning “a starling, a type of bird”.

Theodore

Comes from a Greek name meaning “gift of God”.

Terence

From a Roman family name, meaning unknown.

Virgil

This one is a Roman name that doesn’t have a clear meaning, but it was made famous by a Roman poet.

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Wade

An Old English name meaning “ford, wading place”.

Winston

Once a surname, that itself comes from an Old English word meaning “joy stone”.

Wyatt

Comes from a medieval name that has two elements  “battle” and “brave, hardy”.

Zachary

A Hebrew name meaning “God remembers, memory”

Zane

A variant form of John “God is gracious”.

At the end of the day, we can’t say anything about how your kids will turn out, but a good name always gets them off to a good start.Classy Vintage and Old School Baby Names

 

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