50 Retro Baby Names for Girls & Boys

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When you’re choosing names for your child, there are so many places to look for inspiration. You can lean into literary baby names, baby names that remind of your favorite places in nature, or even baby names that are inspired by the stars! But what about looking back in time a little? What about retro and vintage baby names?

We’re bringing them back for you. These unique retro and vintage baby names are cool and sound just right in today’s world. Read on for vintage baby names for girls and boys.

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Vintage Baby Names for Girls

Adelaide
Origin: German
Meaning: noble

Alma
Origin: Latin
Meaning: soul

Augusta
Origin: Latin
Meaning: great

Birdie
Origin: English
Meaning: bird

Cora
Origin: Greek
Meaning: maiden

Daisy
Origin: English
Meaning: day's eye

Dixie
Origin: Latin
Meaning: I have spoken

Edie
Origin: English
Meaning: prosperous in war

Etta
Origin: English
Meaning: keeper of the hearth

Flora
Origin: Latin
Meaning: flower

Hazel
Origin: English
Meaning: hazelnut tree

Imogen
Origin: Celtic
Meaning: maiden

Lorraine
Origin: French
Meaning: from the province of Lorraine

Lucinda
Origin: Latin
Meaning: light

Maisie
Origin: Scottish
Meaning: pearl

Mame
Origin: Latin
Meaning: pearl

Odette
Origin: French
Meaning: wealthy

Pearl
Origin: Latin
Meaning: pearl

Priscilla
Origin: Latin
Meaning: ancient

Ruby
Origin: Latin
Meaning: precious stone

Sadie
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: princess

Trudy
Origin: German
Meaning: spear of strength

Viola
Origin: Latin
Meaning: violet

Willa
Origin: German
Meaning: resolute protection

Zelda
Origin: German
Meaning: strong woman

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Vintage Baby Names for Boys

Ambrose
Origin: Latin
Meaning: immortal

Arlo
Origin: Irish
Meaning: between two hills

Asher
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: fortunate

Cecil
Origin: Latin
Meaning: blind

Clyde
Origin: Scottish
Meaning: river

Donovan
Origin: Irish
Meaning: dark

Elijah
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Yahweh is God

Emmett
Origin: English
Meaning: universal

Felix
Origin: Latin
Meaning: happy

Grady
Origin: Irish
Meaning: noble

Harland
Origin: English
Meaning: rocky land

Henry
Origin: German
Meaning: estate ruler

Jasper
Origin: Persian
Meaning: bringer of treasure

Kirk
Origin: Norse
Meaning: church

Lucas
Origin: Latin
Meaning: man from Lucania

Malcolm
Origin: Scottish
Meaning: devotee of St. Columba

Max
Origin: Latin
Meaning: greatest

Preston
Origin: English
Meaning: priest's estate

Quentin
Origin: Latin
Meaning: fifth

Rhett
Origin: English
Meaning: advice

Ricardo
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: dominant ruler

Rodney
Origin: English
Meaning: island near the clearing

Silas
Origin: English
Meaning: forest

Theodore
Origin: Greek
Meaning: gift from God

Wyatt
Origin: English
Meaning: brave in war

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