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We’ve compiled a list of baby names in each category to help you choose the perfect name. Click on a name to find the name meaning, popularity, origin, and other helpful information.

Ada

PRONOUNCED: AH-dah. Borne by the wives of Lamech (Genesis 4:19)

Agatha

Latinized version of Greek name Agathē a feminine form of agathos.

Agnes

Latinized version of the Greek name Hagnē a feminine form of the adjective hagnos ‘pure, holy’.

Alcide

Alcide Meaning and Origin Alcide is a boy's name meaning "glory of Hera" and is of French origin.  Posts with the name Alcide: 30 Vintage Baby Names Lost in Time That Actually Sound Quite Modern

Aldous

Aldous Meaning and Origin The name Aldous is a boy's name meaning "old" and is of English origin. Posts with the name Aldous: 100 Forgotten Vintage Names for Girls and Boys 50 Unique Boy Names That Start with A

Alistair

Alistair Meaning and Origin The name Alistair is a boy's name meaning "to defend man" and is of English origin. Altered spelling of Alasdair, the Scottish Gaelic form of Alexander ‘to defend man’. Current Popularity: #963. Alistair has power, flair and is also...

Alton

Alton is a boy’s name of English origin, meaning river settlement.

Alva

Anglicized form of Irish name Ailbhe from Old Irish albho ‘white’.

Amos

Amos Meaning and Origin Amos is a boy's name meaning "to carry" and is of Hebrew origin. The name of a Hebrew prophet from the 8th century BC. The name is of uncertain meaning but may be connected to the Hebrew verb amos, meaning to carry. It also can mean ‘borne by...

Ardelia

Ardelia Meaning and Origin Ardelia is a girl's name meaning "food of the gods" and is of Hebrew origin. Posts with the name Ardelia: 30 Vintage Baby Names Lost in Time That Actually Sound Quite Modern

Ashby

Ashby Meaning and Origin Ashby is a boy's name meaning "ash tree farm" and is of English origin. Posts with the name Ashby: 30 Vintage Baby Names Lost in Time That Actually Sound Quite Modern

Audley

Audley Meaning and Origin The name Audley is a unisex name meaning "Aldgyth clearing" and is of English origin. Originally a surname from Old English female given name Aldgȳth and lēah ‘clearing’. Posts with the name Audley: 100 Forgotten Vintage Names for Girls and...

Audra

Audra Meaning and Origin Audra is a girl's name meaning "noble strength" and is of English origin.  Posts with the name Audra: 30 Vintage Baby Names Lost in Time That Actually Sound Quite Modern

August

August Meaning and Origin The name August is a unisex name meaning "majestic" and is of Latin origin. The name August is from Augustus derived from the Latin word augere. Current Popularity: #155 for a boy and #856 for a girl. Posts with the name August: 127 Cute...

Baxter

The boy’s name Baxter is a English name meaning: “baker”.

Belinda

Belinda is a girl’s name that may be an Italian coinage from bella meaning: “beautiful”

Benedict

Benedict Meaning and Origin The name Benedict is a boy's name meaning "blessed" and is of Latin origin. From Latin benedictus, meaning blessed. Benedict was the name of a saint (c.480-c.550) who had an influence on the Benedictine rule of the Christian life. Posts...

Bertram

Bertram Meaning and Origin The name Bertram is a boy's name meaning "bright raven" and is of German origin. From an Old French name of Germanic origin from berht ‘bright, famous’ and hramn ‘raven’. Posts with the name Bertram: 100 Forgotten Vintage Names for Girls and...

Bettylou

Bettylou Meaning and Origin Bettylou is a girl's name that is a combination of the names Betty and Lou. Posts with the name Bettylou: Rockabilly Baby Names for Girls and Boys

Beverly

Beverly Meaning and Origin The name Beverly is a girl's name meaning "beaver stream" and is of English origin. Originally a surname now used as a given name for girls. It comes from a place in East Yorkshire from Old English beofor‘ beaver’ and leac ‘stream’.  Posts...

Blythe

(English) carefree, cheerful.

Bonnie

Bonnie Meaning and Origin Bonnie is a girl's name meaning "fine, attractive, pretty" and is of Scottish origin. Originally an affectionate nickname from the Scottish word bonnie. The name enjoyed wide popularity in the second part of the 20th century. Current...

Boris

Boris Meaning and Origin Boris is a boy's name meaning "small" and is of Russian origin. From the Tartar nickname Bogoris ‘small’. Also, a shortened form of the Russian name Borislav from bor ‘battle’ and slav ‘glory’. Posts with the name Boris: The Cutest Russian...

Camelia

Camelia Meaning and Origin The name Camelia is a girl's name meaning "beloved" and is of Spanish origin.  Posts with the name Camelia: 100 Forgotten Vintage Names for Girls and Boys 60 Old Fashion Girl Names That Grandma Will Love

Caspar

Caspar Meaning and Origin The name Caspar is a boy's name meaning "treasurer" and is of Dutch origin. Dutch form of Persian Jasper. Caspar was one of the three wise men who brought gifts to infant Christ. VARIANT: Casper. Posts with the name Caspar: 100 Forgotten...

Ceylon

Ceylon Meaning and Origin Ceylon is a boy's name meaning "Sri Lanka" and is of Arabic origin. Posts with the name Ceylon: 30 Vintage Baby Names Lost in Time That Actually Sound Quite Modern

Clara

Clara is a Latin name meaning: “clear or bright”.

Claudia

Claudia is a Latin name meaning: “enclosure”.

Cleo

Cleo (KLEE-OH) is a Greek girl’s name meaning: “glory”.

Clifton

Clifton Meaning and Origin The name Clifton is a boy's name meaning "cliff settlement" and is of English origin. Originally a surname from Old English clif ‘cliff, slope, bank’ and tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’. Posts with the name Clifton: 100 Forgotten Vintage Names...

Clovis

Clovis Meaning and Origin The name Clovis is a boy's name meaning "famous war" and is of French origin. French derivative of the German name Hlodovic a compound of hlōd ‘famous, clear’ and wīg ‘war’. Posts with the name Clovis: 100 Forgotten Vintage Names for Girls...

Clyde

Clyde is a Scottish boy’s name meaning: “from the river bank”.

Concetta

Concetta Meaning and Origin The name Concetta is a girl's name meaning "conception" and is of Italian origin.  Posts with the name Concetta: 100 Forgotten Vintage Names for Girls and boys

Conrad

Conrad is a German name meaning: “bold counsel”.

Constance

Constance Meaning and Origin Constance is a girl's name meaning "constant, steadfast" and is of English origin. Pronounced: KAHN-stehns. The medieval form of Constantia was introduced to England by the Normans. Posts with the name Constance: 50 Southern Baby Names...

Cordelia

Cordelia is a Latin girl’s name meaning: “heart”

Crawford

Crawford Meaning and Origin Crawford is a boy's name meaning "from the crow ford" and is of English origin. Posts with the name Crawford: 30 Vintage Baby Names Lost in Time That Actually Sound Quite Modern

Creed

Creed Meaning and Origin Creed is a boy's name meaning "belief; guiding principle" and is of English and Latin origin. Posts with the name Creed: 30 Vintage Baby Names Lost in Time That Actually Sound Quite Modern

Daisy

Daisy is an English girl’s flower name meaning: “day’s eye”.

Darwin

Darwin Meaning and Origin The name Darwin is a boy’s name meaning "dear friend” and is of English origin. Current Popularity: #901. Posts with the name Darwin: 100 Boy Names You Haven’t Heard Of 25 Vintage Boy Names for a Modern Little Gentleman

Della

Della is a girl’s name of German origin, meaning: “noble”.

Delmar

Delmar Meaning and Origin Delmar is a boy's name meaning "of the sea" and is of Spanish origin. Posts with the name Delmar: 30 Vintage Baby Names Lost in Time That Actually Sound Quite Modern

Desmond

Desmond is an Irish boy’s name meaning: “man from south Munster”.

Dessa

Dessa Meaning and Origin Dessa is a girl's name meaning "long journey" and is of Russian origin.  Posts with the name Dessa: 30 Vintage Baby Names Lost in Time That Actually Sound Quite Modern 500 of the Prettiest Girl Names You’ve Ever Heard

Dietrich

Dietrich Meaning and Origin The name Dietrich means “ruler” and is of German origin. Posts with the name Dietrich: 100 Forgotten Vintage Names for Girls and Boys

Dixon

Dixon Meaning and Origin The name Dixon means “son of Dick” and is of English origin. Posts with the name Dixon: 100 Forgotten Vintage Names for Girls and Boys 50 Names for Boys That are Cool AF

Dolly

Dolly Meaning and Origin Dolly is a girl's name meaning "gift of God" and is of English origin. It is often the short form of Dorothy. Posts with the name Dolly: Rockabilly Baby Names for Girls and Boys

Dora

Dora Meaning and Origin Dora is a girl’s name meaning “gift” and is of Greek origin. 19th-century coinage used as a short form of Isidora, Theodora, Dorothy, and any other Greek name with the word dōron ‘gift’. Posts with the name Dora: 60 Short Unique Girl...

Dorsey

Dorsey Meaning and Origin Dorsey is a unisex name meaning "from Orsay" and is of English origin.  Posts with the name Dorsey: 50 Unheard of Unique and Totally Wearable Boys Names 30 Vintage Baby Names Lost in Time That Actually Sound Quite Modern

Edda

Edda Meaning and Origin The name Edda is a girl's name meaning "poetry" and is of Norse origin. Derived from Old Norse óðr, “poetry”. Posts with the name Edda: 100 Forgotten Vintage Names for Girls and boys

Edie

Edie Meaning and Origin The name Edie is a girl's name meaning "rich in war" and is of English origin. Pronounced: EE-dee. A diminutive of Edith from Old English Eadgyð derived from ead ‘rich, blessed’ and gyð ‘war’.  Posts with the name Edie: 100 Forgotten Vintage...

Eldon

Eldon Meaning and Origin Eldon is a boy's name meaning “Ella hill” and is of English origin. Originally a surname from Old English male given name Ella and dūn ‘hill’. Posts with the name Eldon: 100 Unique Names for Boys You Won’t Hear On The Playground 30 Cool...

Eleazar

Eleazar Meaning and Origin The name Eleazar is a boy's name meaning "God helps" and is of Hebrew origin. Posts with the name Eleazar: Whimsical & Enchanting Names for Boys 20 Ancient Names for Boys From Myths and Legends

Elige

Elige Meaning and Origin Elige is a boy's name meaning "chosen" and is of Latin origin. Posts with the name Elige: 30 Vintage Baby Names Lost in Time That Actually Sound Quite Modern

Elita

Elita Meaning and Origin The name Elita is a girl's name meaning "elite" and is of English origin. Derived from the word elite, from the French past participle elire ‘to choose’.  Posts with the name Elita: 100 Forgotten Vintage Names for Girls and boys

Ellar

Ellar Meaning and Origin Ellar is a unisex name meaning "monastery's steward" and is of Scottish origin. Posts with the name Ellar: 30 Vintage Baby Names Lost in Time That Actually Sound Quite Modern

Ellis

Ellis is a boy’s or girl’s English name meaning: “benevolent”.

Elmer

Elmer Meaning and Origin The name Elmer is a boy's name meaning "noble and famous" and is of English origin. Originally a surname from Old English æðel ‘noble’ and mær ‘famous’. Elmer is one of those vintage names that we rarely hear anymore, and that’s exactly why it...

Eloise

Eloise is a French name meaning: “healthy, wide”.

Elton

Elton Meaning and Origin The name Elton is a boy's name meaning "Ella settlement" and is of English origin. Originally a surname from Old English male name Ella and tūn‘enclosure, settlement. Posts with the name Elton: 100 Forgotten Vintage Names for Girls and...

Elula

Elula Meaning and Origin The name Elula is a girl's month name and is of Hebrew origin. Female form of Elul, the name of the sixth month on the Hebrew calendar.  Posts with the name Elula: 100 Forgotten Vintage Names for Girls and boys 60 Old Fashion Girl Names That...

Elvis

Elvis Meaning and Origin Elvis is a boy's name of unknown meaning and origin. Posts with the name Elvis: Rockabilly Baby Names for Girls and Boys

Emile

Emile Meaning and Origin Emile is a boy's name meaning "rival" and is of French origin. Posts with the name Emile: 50 French Baby Names Inspired by Emily In Paris 25 Vintage Boy Names for a Modern Little Gentleman

Enid

Enid Meaning and Origin The name Enid is a girl's name meaning "spirit, life" and is of Celtic origin. A name of uncertain meaning borne by several characters of Arthurian romances. Posts with the name Enid: 100 Forgotten Vintage Names for Girls and boys

Estelle

Estelle is a French name meaning: “star”.

Everard

Everard Meaning and Origin The name Everard is a boy's name meaning "brave boar" and is of English origin. From Old English eofor ‘boar’ and hard ‘hardy, brave, strong. Posts with the name Everard: Whimsical and Enchanting Names for Boys Straight Out of a...

Everton

Everton Meaning and Origin The name Everton is a boy's name meaning "wild boar settlement" and is of English origin. Originally a surname from Old English eorfor ‘wild boar’ and tūn ‘settlement’. Posts with the name Everton: 100 Forgotten Vintage Names for Girls and...

Faustine

Faustine is a French girls name meaning: “fortunate”.

Felice

Felice Meaning and Origin The name Felice is a girl's name meaning "lucky" and is of Roman origin. From Roman family name Felix ‘lucky’. Posts with the name Felice: 100 Forgotten Vintage Names for Girls and Boys

Fenton

Fenton Meaning and Origin The name Fenton is a boy's name meaning "marsh settlement" and is of English origin. Originally a surname from various places in England. Derived from Old English fenn ‘marsh, fen’ and tun ‘enclosure, settlement’. Posts with the name Fenton:...

Ferdinand

Ferdinand Meaning and Origin The name Ferdinand is a boy's name meaning "brave journey" and is of German origin. Formed of the Germanic elements farði ‘journey’ and nanð‘daring, brave’. Posts with the name Ferdinand: 100 Forgotten Vintage Names for Girls and...

Finola

Finola Meaning and Origin This gorgeous pick for a girl sounds right out of a storybook.  The name Finola is a girl's name meaning "white, fair shoulder" and is of Scottish origin.  Posts with the name Finola: Rare and Unique Scottish Baby Names Straight from the...

Flora

A name for the Roman mythology goddess of flowers and spring. Derived from Latin flos “flower”

Florence

Florence is a Latin girl’s name meaning: “blossom”.

Forster

Forster Meaning and Origin The name Forster is a boy's name meaning "scissor maker" and is of English origin. A variation of Foster.

Frances

Frances is an English name meaning: “free man”.

Fraser

Fraser Meaning and Origin Fraser is a boy's name meaning "strawberry" and is of Scottish origin. Originally a surname borne by a prominent Scottish family from Norman origins, de Frisselle, and de Fresel(iere). Posts with the name Fraser: Cute and Unique Middle Names...

Gabe

The boy’s name Gabe is a Hebrew name meaning: “god is my strength”.

Gardenia

Gardenia Meaning and Origin The name Gardenia is a girl’s name meaning “flower” and is of English origin. Gardenias are strongly scented white flowers that bloom from about mid-spring to mid-summer. Posts with the name Gardenia: 100 Forgotten Vintage Names for Girls...

Garnet

(French) pomegrante.

Garrison

Garrison is a boy’s name of English origin meaning:”son of Garret”.

Gary

Gary Meaning and Origin Gary is a boy's name meaning "spearman" and is of English origin. Current Popularity: #803. Posts with the name Gary: Rockabilly Baby Names for Girls and Boys

Gatsby

Gatsby Meaning and Origin The name Gatsby is a boy's literary name of German origin. A literary name and a German surname. Posts with the name Gatsby: 25 Unique Middle Names for Boys

Gedeon

Gedeon Meaning and Origin Gedeon is a boy's name meaning "hewer" and is of Russian origin. Posts with the name Gedeon: The Cutest Russian Baby Names You'll Want to Steal 100 Hauntingly Gorgeous Dark and Romantic Goth Baby Names

Georgia

Georgia is an English name meaning: “farmer”.

Gertrude

Gertrude Meaning and Origin Gertrude is a girl’s name meaning “strong spear” and is of German origin. Derived from a Germanic female name, composed of gar, ger ‘spear’ and prup ‘strength’. Posts with the name Gertrude: Adorable German Names You Should Consider 60 Old...

Gideon

Gideon Meaning and Origin The name Gideon is a boy's name meaning "hewer" and is of Hebrew origin. Current Popularity: #323. Posts with the name Gideon: Whimsical & Enchanting Names for Boys 25 Vintage Boy Names for a Modern Little Gentleman

Gilda

Gilda Meaning and Origin The name Gilda is a girl's name meaning "sacrifice" and is of Italian origin. Italian name of Germanic origin a feminine short form of names containing gild ‘sacrifice’.  Posts with the name Gilda: 100 Forgotten Vintage Names for Girls and...

Goldie

Goldie (GOHL-DEE) is a American girl’s invented name.

Golding

Golding Meaning and Origin The name Golding is a boy's name meaning "friend of gold" and is of English origin. Posts with the name Golding: Whimsical & Enchanting Names for Boys 25 Vintage Boy Names for a Modern Little Gentleman

Hamlet

Hamlet Meaning and Origin The name Hamlet is a boy's literary name and is of Danish origin. Anglicized form of Danish name Amleth, used by Shakespeare in his play ‘Hamlet’ (1600). Posts with the name Hamlet: 100 Forgotten Vintage Names for Girls and boys

Harrison

Harrison is an English boy’s name  meaning: “son of Harry”. 

Haywood

Haywood Meaning and Origin Haywood is a boy's name meaning "the hedged enclosure" and is of English origin. Posts with the name Haywood: 30 Vintage Baby Names Lost in Time That Actually Sound Quite Modern

Hazel

Hazel is an English name meaning: “hazelnut tree”.

Hazie

Hazie Meaning and Origin Hazie is a girl's name meaning "the hazelnut tree" and is of English origin. Posts with the name Hazie: 30 Vintage Baby Names Lost in Time That Actually Sound Quite Modern 60 Hippie Baby Names For Your Little Boho Baby

Heloise

Heloise is a French girls name meaning: “healthy, wide”.

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