Old is new again. We all love vintage items and trends making a come back like high waisted jeans, crop tops, and classic childhood movie remakes like Aladdin. The same goes for baby names. Baby names have been recycled through time and used decades later for a new generation. Bringing back old school trends and names is meaningful to us. With these old vintage baby boy names i'm sure some of your older relatives have had one of these names.
Meaning: English for Tailor or marshy land near the sea
Nickname: Sy, Morey
Popularity: Seymour name rose to popularity around 1910 and eventually declined by 1940.
Meaning:Latin for "Hour in Time" or "Timekeeper"
Nickname: Horry, Ace, Harris
Popularity: Horace was a very popular name all throughout the 1800s until it's decline in the 1980s.
Meaning: West Germanic for "Bear" and "Brave, hardy"
Popularity: Bernard has always been a popular name throughout the 1800s until it declined in the early 2000's.
Meaning: Welsh for "Grey"
Popularity: Lloyd has been a popular starting in the 1880s with its height in the 1920s until it declined around the 1950s.
Meaning: English for "Stone" and "wood, clearing, meadow"
Popularity: Stanley was a very popular name during Queen Victoria's reign and was in the top 100 boys' names in England for 5 decades until it declined in the late 1950s.
Meaning: French for "conqueror" or "to win"
Popularity: Victor was a name that was common among early Christians and during the middle ages. It made a revival in the 19th century.
Meaning: French, German for "Wise protector"
Popularity: Raymond was in top 20 baby names in 1900 and continued to be popular throughout time until today.
Meaning: French for "Mountain belonging to the ruler"
Nickname: Mon, Ty
Popularity: Monty became popular during in the 1930s and remained popular until the 1980s.
Meaning: English "Pierces the Valley"
Popularity: Percy was a popular name all throughout english history starting in the 12th century and was very popular in the mid-19th century and declined by the 1930s.
Meaning: Germanic "Ruler of the Army"
Popularity: Walter was a popular name during the late 1500s and became popular again from the 1970s through the 1940s. It has recently regained popularity again after the hit show Breaking Bad.
Meaning: German for "fame bright"
Popularity: Rupert rose to popularity in the late 1800s and declined by 1950.
Meaning: Derived from the latin name Vincentius meaning "conquering"
Nickname: Vince, Vin
Popularity: Vincent was most popular during the early 1960s.
Meaning: Anglo-Saxon for "Gracious Defender"
Nickname: Des, Dez, Desi
Popularity: Desmond was most popular in 1985
Meaning: Scottish for "Dark River"
Nickname: Doug, Dougie
Popularity: Douglas was in the top 200 most commonly used names during the 20th century until it's decline in 1990
Meaning: English "wolf-counsel"
Nickname: Rafe, Raff, Ralphy
Popularity: Ralph became popular throughout the 18th and 19th century.
Meaning: French for "fame of the land"
Popularity: Roland became popular in the late 1800s until the 1940s
Meaning: Roman "Noble, Courageous"
Nickname: Artie, Art
Popularity: We all know the legendary tale of King Arthur in the middle ages, and Arthur has been a popular ever since but has declined in the late 1900s but is making a comeback from the show Peaky Blinders.
Meaning: Greek "Defender of the people"
Nickname: Alex, Ander, Aly, Zander, Alexi
Popularity: Alexander is one of the most popular names throughout history. We know Alexander the Great that was popular in ancient Greece, it's a royal name in Scotland and has been in the top 25 since 1991.
Meaning: Hebrew, German, English meaning "Universal"
Nickname: Em, Mit, Mitty
Popularity: Emmett as a baby name was popular in the late 1800s and reached the height of its popularity in 2009 most likely because of the popular Twilight movie franchise.
Meaning: English "Wealth, fortune"
Nickname: Ed, Eddy, Eddie, Ted
Popularity: Edward has been a popular name for Kings and royals throughout history. In fact, England has had 11 King Edward's since 1066. Edward has always been a popular baby name until the 1930s when it started to decline. In recent years it's making a comeback also from the Twilight movie franchise.
Meaning: Greek "God-Given"
Nickname: Theo, Teddy
Popularity: Theodore was most popular during the early 1900s with Theodore Roosevelt then went into decline. It has recently gained popularity again especially among celebrities babies including Ivanka Trump, Bryce Dallas Howard and Ali Larter.
Meaning: Latin "Wisdom and Achievement"
Nickname: Law, Larry
Popularity: Lawrence became a popular baby name in the 1890s through the 1950s.
Meaning: English "Battle Worthy" "Blazing Iron"
Nickname: Harv, Harvie, Vey, Harvs
Popularity: Harvey peaked in popularity in 1906 and stayed common for decades.
Meaning:Germanic "renowned, famous battle"
Nickname: Lew, Lou
Popularity: Lewis was a popular baby name during the late 1890s until it fully declined in the 1950s.
Meaning: German, Greek, English "Prosperity, fortune, rich or wealthy"
Nickname: O, Oats, Odie
Popularity: Otis was the most popular name near the turn of the 20th century but has since dwindled.
Meaning: German, English "the greatest"
Nickname: Maximus, Maxwell, Ax
Popularity: Max was most popular in 1917 and in the 1980s.
Meaning: German "Noble Ruler"
Nickname: Ric, Al
Popularity: Alaric was a popular name through the 1940s to the 1970s and went in decline until the early 2000s when it became popular again.
Meaning: English "Elm"
Nickname: El, Mo
Popularity: Elmore was a very popular name in the 1910s and 1920s
Meaning: English "rules by the spear"
Popularity: Garrett gained in popularity in the 1880s and 1890s then declined until the 1990s and early 2000s.
Meaning: English "meadow of the hares"
Popularity: Harland was popular in the 1920s until in the 1940s where the name died off.
Meaning: English, French "Home, Power, Ruler"
Popularity: Henry was a very popular name during the middle ages and was the name of eight kings.
Meaning: English "Peddler of goods"
Popularity: Jagger was a popular name in the middle ages as part of their job (peddler of goods) and became popular again in the 1960s from Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones
Meaning: Italian "Famous Land, Heroic"
Popularity: Orlando was most popular from the1960s to the 2010s
Meaning: English "son of piers"
Popularity: Pierce was popular in the 1890s and died off for almost 100 years and became popular again the 1990s.
Meaning: English "the priests village"
Nickname: Pres, Press, Prez
Popularity: Preston has been a pretty steady name since the 1880s
Meaning: Irish "Red Haired One"
Nickname: Re, Red
Popularity: Reid became popular in the 1950s and has been an average name until it spiked again in 2018.
Meaning: English "Foot Soldier"
Nickname: Roy, T
Popularity: Troy has been a popular name since the 1890s and spiked in the 1970s and recently became popular again in the 2010s.
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