60 old fashioned baby names making a comeback

What’s old is new again and we are loving these old fashioned baby names that have made it back on the shortlists of soon-to-be parents.

Just as ’90s teens dared to wear flares like their parents did decades before, there has been somewhat of a retro revival in the baby naming stakes.

We aren’t talking about names that sound great on adults but weird on babies (though I am sure there are a few amongst them), we mean the monikers from a bygone era.

They are the names that at first don’t seem to belong to a baby born today but are so irresistible and classically sweet they’re ready to return.

Here’s 60 of our favourites:

Boys

  1. Declan
  2. Leonard
  3. Emmett
  4. Edmund
  5. Arthur
  6. Frederick
  7. Alfred
  8. Gus
  9. Otis
  10. Benedict
  11. George
  12. Harry
  13. Edward
  14. Thomas
  15. David
  16. Robert
  17. Alvin
  18. Gerald
  19. Martin
  20. Oscar
  21. Henry
  22. Dennis
  23. Clifford
  24. Oliver
  25. Theodore
  26. Walter
  27. Vincent
  28. Howard
  29. Warren
  30. Calvin

Girls

  1. Florence
  2. Gloria
  3. Dorothy
  4. Peggy
  5. Loretta
  6. Norma
  7. Elaine
  8. Beatrice
  9. Evelyn
  10. Eleanor
  11. Wanda
  12. Alice
  13. Mabel
  14. Ethel
  15. Polly
  16. Alma
  17. Olive
  18. Theresa
  19. Nancy
  20. Arlene
  21. Margaret
  22. Katherine
  23. Posey
  24. Clara
  25. Bernice
  26. Eden
  27. Esther
  28. Prudence
  29. Violet
  30. Betty

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