50 Long-Lost Baby Names That Are Making a Comeback

When it comes to baby names, I certainly prefer ones that are unique or more old-fashioned. We named our daughters Adair Lynden (Addie) and Ingrid Grey. Baby #3, that’s due in April, will also have a unique/old-fashioned name. (No, we’re not spilling the beans just yet!) Baby name trends are certainly changing. There’s been a huge shift over the past few years, with more and more parents reverting to old-fashioned or “vintage” baby names. Here are 50 of my favorites that are making a comeback…

  • Bring back these great names!

    Bring back these great names!

    From Florence and Ruby to Oliver and Felix, these baby names are coming back!

  • Alba

    Alba

    This baby girl name is just beautiful, as it means “dawn.”

  • Albert

    Albert

    Give your little Einstein a name that means “noble and bright.”

  • Amos

    Amos

    This baby boy name means “carried.” After 9 long months, that seems appropriate!

  • Annie

    Annie

    The name Annie is Hebrew for “prayer.”

  • Arthur

    Arthur

    Arthur (or Arty) means “strong as a bear.”

  • August

    August

    This modern-sounding name is actually a bit old-fashioned! It means “majestic.”

  • Calvin

    Calvin

    This is a great boy’s name with a funny meaning, “hairless.”

  • Charlie

    Charlie

    Charlie is predominantly a boy’s name, although some girls are given this name, too. It means “free man.”

  • Clara

    Clara

    This lovely name means “bright” or “clear.”

  • Clarence

    Clarence

    The boy version, meaning “bright.”

  • Cora

    Cora

    A lovely name that sounds great at every stage of life. This one means “maiden.”

  • Dorothy

    Dorothy

    A sweet little name for baby girl, meaning “gift from God.”

  • Everett

    Everett

    This unique name means “brave as a wild boar.”

  • Felix

    Felix

    This boy’s name is latin for “happy.”

  • Finn

    Finn

    This adventure name means “white” or “fair.”

  • Florence

    Florence

    This girl’s name is latin for “flourishing, prosperous.”

  • Florin

    Florin

    This is the boy’s version of Florence, meaning “flower, prosperous.”

  • Frank

    Frank

    Frank (or Franklin) is French for “free man.”

  • Gemma

    Gemma

    This is a girl’s name, meaning “precious stone.”

  • George

    George

    George means “farmer.”

  • Harry

    Harry

    Harry is a boy’s name meaning, “estate ruler.”

  • Hattie

    Hattie

    Hattie is a variation of the name Harriet, and also means “estate ruler.”

  • Hazel

    Hazel

    I love this baby girl’s name, meaning “hazelnut tree.”

  • Helen

    Helen

    Helen is a Greek name, meaning “bright, shining one.”

  • Henry

    Henry

    Henry is another boy’s name meaning “estate ruler.”

  • Hilda

    Hilda

    Hilda means “battle woman.”

  • Ingrid

    Ingrid

    I am partial to this one since it’s my daughter’s name. :)

  • Jasper

    Jasper

    Jasper is a Persian name, meaning “bringer of treasure.”

  • Julian

    Julian

    This is a boy’s name, meaning “youthful.”

  • Lola

    Lola

    Lola means “lady of sorrows.”

  • Lucy

    Lucy

    Lucy means “light.”

  • Margaret

    Margaret

    This one is Greek for “pearl.”

  • Margot

    Margot

    Margot is the French version of Margaret.

  • Maude

    Maude

    This comes from the name Matilda.

  • Oliver

    Oliver

    This boy’s name is Latin and means “olive tree.”

  • Owen

    Owen

    Owen means “young warrior.”

  • Penny

    Penny

    Penny comes from the name, Penelope.

  • Ralph

    Ralph

    Ralph means “wolf-counsel.”

  • Ruby

    Ruby

    Ruby means “red precious stone.”

  • Ruthie

    Ruthie

    Ruthie (or Ruth) is a biblical name.

  • Selma

    Selma

    Selma is a girl’s name, meaning “Godly helmet.”

  • Silas

    Silas

    Silas means “forest.”

  • Thaddeus

    Thaddeus

    Thaddeus (Thad) means “gift of God.”

  • Thelma

    Thelma

    Thelma is a baby girl’s name.

  • Theodore

    Theodore

    This one also means “gift of God.”

  • Truman

    Truman

    A presidential name for baby!

  • Veda

    Veda

    Veda is a girl’s name meaning “knowledge.”

  • Walter

    Walter

    Walter means “army ruler.”

  • Winifred

    Winifred

    Winifred (Winnie) is a girl’s name, meaning “peacekeeping.”

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