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50 Old Fashioned Baby Boy Names (1)

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” You agree with Shakespeare? You agree or not, here’s the compilation of unique old fashioned baby names for your little prince.


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1. Robert
They did not mention 1920 as “the Roaring 20’s” not for any reason. The 1920s had the most perfect and beautiful names, Robert was from those names. Robert’s meaning is ‘shine or bright’.

2. James
James is one of the names of the 1950s rockabilly nuances. Rockabilly is a rock and roll form popularized by the legend, Elvis Presley.

3. John
Post-World War 2, in the 1940s, the baby boom began, causing the birth rate to rise sharply. John was the most famous name of the time. The name of the ancient baby John means ‘God’s grace or grace’.

4. Leo:
Leo is a short and cute name that exudes power. This is a good alternative name choice in addition to Luke and Jack which are more popular and common. The meaning of Leo is ‘lion’.

5. Jasper:
Jasper is an old name that has style, elegancy, and originality. Georgian-born artist Jasper John popularized this name. Jasper is also a better alternative than Joshua, Jacob, and Jayden.

6. Noah:
A native of the Hebrew word, Noah is a male name meaning ‘rest and comfort’. This ancient name is still as famous as it used to be and we do not see his fame fade any time soon.

7. Everett:
The cousin, Elmer and Ernest probably will not climb the charts any time soon, but Everett will definitely rise again. Everett has a nice vibe to it. And of course, it can be associated with a leading British actor, Rupert Everett.

8. Silas:
Silas, a serious and modern name, and an excellent substitute for Sidney and Samuel. This name can also be associated with ‘Silas Marner’ a novel by George Eliot. The meaning of the Latin name Silas is ‘from the forest’.

9. Oliver:
This old-style baby name comes from Olive. This is a sweet retro name for parents who give monicker style to their child.

10. Wallace:
Despite having an ancient baby name, Wallace has a voice that sounds very good when spoken.

11. Max:
Max was once a common choice for boys. The name is fun, yet confident, making it a stylish choice for parents who like short names.

12. Owen:
Owen is a sophisticated man’s name that is gaining popularity among modern parents. This Name has a literary association in John Irving’s “A prayer for Owen Meany”. The name also has a pop culture name in actor Owen Wilson. The meaning of Owen is ‘young warrior’.

13. William:
William is the name of the ancient baby of German origin. The name William became one of the most popular names in England during the Medieval Period. Will or Willy would be the perfect nickname for this name. The meaning of William is ‘firm protector’.

14. Alexander:
Alexander is one name that can never be abandoned by traditional parents. The popularity of the name dropped dramatically during the first and second world wars but began to increase steadily in the 70s.

15. James:
James, which means a supplanter, is rooted in the Hebrew name of Jacob. The popularity of James’s name can be understood from the fact that six presidents of the United States have this name. Even the two apostles of Jesus are named James. In addition, countless countless celebrities have this name. So you can choose this name safely because it is not going anywhere, at least in the near future.

16. Anthony:
The meaning of this simple name is ‘priceless and praiseworthy’. We advise you to check the meaning and history of this name in your area, if you are considering naming your son Anthony.

17. Alfred:
This name is so popular in Victorian times, you know Prince Alfred, right? He helped a lot to popularize this name in the Victorian Era. Alfred’s meaning is ‘wise’.

18. Archie:
Just like our generation, the name ending with the ‘e’ was very popular in the 1950s. Archie is a short version of Archibald. Archie comic star helped a lot in popularizing this name.

19. Bernard:
Bernard, sounds like cartoon character Bernard Bear? Well, the meaning of Bernard is ‘as strong as a bear’. This name is also a popular baby name in the Victorian era. If you want something softer, give it a nickname ‘Bernie’.

20. Bert:
Bert is often used as a derived name of Robert, Albert, and Bertram. This sweet and short name contains a punch for the boy’s name. Oh yes, you do not need to add ‘Ernie’ to complete this name.

21 Clarence:
Whether it’s a great lawyer Clarence Darrow or the life-saving guardian of “It’s a Wonderful Life”, this name is full of masculine charm and passion.

22. Claude:
Claude is a name that is rooted in the emperor Claudius. Of course, this name is a very short and sophisticated French name that came back strongly this year.

23. Edgar:
This name is so popular all along. It gets popularity from Edgar Degas, since he was an influential painter in the 1950s. Even Edgar Allen Poe is as famous as his predecessor as Edgar Degas, so… No wonder.

24. Elmer:
Elmer is a Teutonic name which means ‘amazing’. If you like the name of a man who has a soft feeling, you can choose Elmer.

25. Ernest:
If you want your child to be on the path of literature, perhaps, Ernest is the name you should consider. This name was popularized by American author Ernest Hemingway.


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