Quirky Vintage Baby Names for Boys

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.

 

Amos

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.
You may also like: Astro, Arno, Apollo

 

Baptist

To dip (English) Boy
Derived from Latin and Greek, this name connotes a quirky vibe — in a good way.
You may also like: Basile, Beowulf, Bertram

 

Cosmo

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

 

Denver

Green valley (English) Boy
Place names are cool, and Denver is no exception. The name ranked 527 in 2020. We consider it to be a hidden gem baby name.
You may also like: Diggory, Digby, Darwin

 

Elmer

Noble and famous (English) Boy
Elmer is one of those vintage names that we rarely hear anymore, and that’s exactly why it should be on the list to consider.
You may also like: Elroy, Earl, Egbert

 

Fergus

Man of force (Scottish) Boy
Fergus sounds a little stuffy, but have no fear; a baby name with some age denotes wisdom and a quirky vintage style.
You may also like: Fairfax, Fenris, Foster

 

Gilby

Blond (Irish) Boy
And even though it’s certainly an unusual pick, it’s also charming and quirky, especially with the spelling that ends in “lby.”
You may also like: Grover, Gershom, Gaston

 

Haines

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 

 

Ingram

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

 

Jericho

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

 

Linus

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

 

Marsh

Someone who lived on a marsh (English) Boy
Old-fashioned, solid, and quirky without feeling overdone.
You may also like: Montgomery, Myron, Melvin

 

Nestor

Homecoming (Greek) Boy
Nestor means “homecoming” — the perfect vintage name for your new arrival.
You may also like: Nigel, Niall, Norris

 

Orson

Bear cub (French) Boy
A solid, old-fashioned name any little boy would be lucky to have.
You may also like: Otis, Odis, Otto

 

Rhodes

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

 

Sylvester

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

 

Waldo

Rule (German) Boy
Waldo is such a cute name in a quirky, hip old-fashioned way.
You may also like: Wallace, Wilbur, Wystan

 

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