Baby names go in and out of fashion; new and trendy names eventually become overused and go out of style, but they ultimately come back in style. Choosing a “vintage” baby name can be the perfect solution for parents who want to give their baby boy a traditional yet quirky name that he doesn’t have to share with half the boys in his class. Here are some quirky vintage baby names for boys past due for a revival.
To carry (Hebrew) Boy
The thing that makes this name unique is that even though it is vintage, it is still trendy enough to last throughout the times; it ranked #703 on the US popularity chart in 2020.
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Order, beauty (Italian) Boy
This Italian name is an excellent option for parents looking for an uncommon vintage name that is still easy to pronounce and spell.
You may also like: Calix, Castor, Clovis
Hawthorn (German) Boy
While it’s not on the most popular baby name lists right now, it won’t turn any heads. Other than the fact that it’s super cute and quirky in a southern kind of way.
You may also like: Hamlet, Hansel, Hemming
Angle raven (German) Boy
Ingram is a perfectly quirky (and super uncommon) choice for a little boy. And to soften it, shortening it to Ing or Graham as nicknames could also be super cute for a young boy who hasn’t yet grown into his name.
You may also like: Innes, Inigo, Isidore
City of moons (Arabic) Boy
This vintage choice steeped in history is a cool and edgy choice for your little boy and can also be shortened to Jerry if you like that better.
You may also like: Janus, Jarvis, Jesper
Flax (Latin) Boy
Linus is a cute, bold choice — and a bit more quirky than something like Leo or Liam. It is currently not on any popularity charts, so there’s a good chance any Linus born this year won’t encounter another boy with the same name.
You may also like: Lester, Leroy, Luther
A clearing in the woods (English) Boy
Rhodes is an old-fashioned name that has now become super rare and nostalgic. The nickname Odie is definitely a bonus for this one.
You may also like: Remus, Regis, Roald
Woodland (Latin) Boy
Parents looking for an old-school name dripping with quirky sophistication might want to consider Sylvester. While the nickname Sly is cute, there is something delightfully vintage about going with the full version.
You may also like: Sinclair, Sullivan, Spencer