22 Vintage baby names for boys that are cool again

Are you an old-fashioned parent who is still in love with the past and would like to consider giving one of the best vintage baby names around? Do you like vintage clothes and furtniture and in every decision you look back and reflect to the years gone by? Vintage is the new cool and people around the world are going completely nuts with this new fashion of going back to re-invent themselves. We have recently seen so much change in our lives that we are re-thinking how we want to raise our children in the modern times.

Well I have news for you. Vintage baby names are now cool again! Any of the 22 vintage baby names for boys listed below will bring memories of the past, of innocence, virtue, pride and maybe a little bit prejudice! They will not only make your grandmother happy, but will make your son thank you in the future for giving him such a unique, selected and classic name.

So let’s start our journey into memory lane and let’s bring these vintage baby names out of the dusted chest.

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Vintage Baby Names for Boys

Atticus: a Latin name which reveals the origin of a person who comes from Attiki, the province of Athens. The name became popular because of a man who went down in history as the “publisher”. His got his nickname because his slaves, unlike other masters’ slaves, would copy important books of philosohpy and history, instead of working on the fields. We truly owe a lot to Atticus for the things we know about the past, an this male baby name is a tribute to all things that truly matter and deserve preservation!

Barney: a diminutive name for Barnabas, a Cypriot Jew who was among the early Christians. Together with Apostle Paul went on a number of journeys to preach the gospel of Jesus and is known as the cousin of another early Christian, Mark the Evangelist. The name has a deep purity meaning as Barnabas got his name after he sold all his belonging and gave the money to the poor, thus changing his life forever and changing his birth given name of Josepsh to Barnabas. This vintage name is cool again because of “How I met your Mother” fictional character Barney who is the epitome of awsome. We love you Barney!

Casper: a name of Persian (ie. today’s Iran) origin that means treasurer. It’s cool because Casper is the name of the friendly ghost cartoon TV series which is particularly popular with parents in the ages of 25-40.

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Chester: means the fortress, a camp, but also an British city located in Cheshire, England. It’s old-fashioned because it is a city founded by the Romans in 70 AD and it’s known for its importance during the medieval times. It has a unique gravity because of Chester Arthur who, after the assassination of president Jame Garfield, was the 21st President of the United States.

Clem: means merciful and it’s a diminutive name of Clement which is of Latin origin. The name is cool again, because the street meaning of clem refers back to the guy who is a bit clumsy but is always a good friend and even though he might take stupid decisions some times, everyone loves him!

Curtis: means polite, courteous and it was given as a nickname to brave people during the middle ages. While historians argue wether the name is of English or French origin, rappers agree that the name Curtis belongs to 50 Cent, which makes it way too cool!

Dexter: have you heard the joke that every single word derives from Greek? Well, it might be over exaggerated, but in this case it’s probably true as Dexter comes from the Greek word “dexi” which means right. So, Dexter became the symbol of the fortunate guy as right was always the lucky, the priviledged (think of the right hand of the King). Do we even need to explain why such a vintage name is cool again, or you want us to spare the details of Dexter the TV hero who is incredible hot since its debute on Shotime in October 2006?

Duane: means dark and swarthy which was given to Gaels because their skin was darker than the pale-skinned Scandinavians. And what’s cooler than a sexy sun-tanned skin these days?

Duke: a nobile title that reminds the old ages, it’s still cool mainly due to the high popularity of the Royal Family.

Elmer: during the American Revolution, two activists left their mark forever and are now known as legends. Ebenezer and Jonathan Elmer made this name popular since the 19th century as a symbol of revolution, which is current nowadays more than ever.

Gill:  a diminutive name of Gillbert which means bright pledge. Irish people had a different interpretation and gave this baby name to survants. Gilly Hicks has become incredibly hot underwear by Abercombie & Fitch designers (if you haven’t tried them yet, I suggest you browse their on-line shop right away and you will be blown away by the hundreds of cute bras  they have) which makes an instant win for this baby name!

Harvey: another form of French name Harve, which means strong and worthy. I’m sure you will agree with me that Harvey Nichols, the no.1 luxury fashion department store, makes it cool by itself!

Luke: a bit of sci-fi, a bit of nostalgia so truly vintage because of the link with Luke Skywalker, the ulimate Jedi and hero of the original Star Wars saga.

Mitchell: very popular give name for boys, especially in Australia.

Monty: short for Mont. Vintage because it relates to Monty Python, the hilarious British black comedy team that is behind marvelous classic comedies such as The Life of Brian.

Mort: short for Mortimer which is French. Mort was the sound that people would use when a dead deer was fallen after hunting.

Myron: another name of Greek origin which has the meaning of a fantastic aromatic oil.

Ned: short for Edward, vintage because it reminds Kings and royalty and cool because it was recently linked to the honest King of the North, Ned Stark, from the Game of Thrones TV series.

Norm: a diminutive name for the old German name Norman which means the person who comes from the north.

Oscar: elegant, classic name, ’nuff said!

Stanley: sounds vintage doesn’t it? However, it’s oh-so-so cool because of Stan, the famous song by Eminem featuring British singer Dido, from the multi platinum album  The Marshall Mathers LP that was released in 1999. Lately, Stan is uber cool because of a new kid in the block, the international song writer Stan from Greece whose debut album “Stan” was awarded as Gold.

Willbur: a different form of old German name Wilbur

Wyatt: means strength, a baby name for boys which has seen an increase in popularity the past few years.

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  10. Ginny Pierson says:

    I was wondering where you would put the name “Lon”. I thought for sure I would find it somewhere on one of your lists.

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