In baby names, like fashion, everything old is new again. Just as the acid-wash jeans and babydoll dresses of the ’90s are “vintage” enough to be trendy again, the names of our grandparents and great-grandparents are becoming cool, too (it takes a little longer for generations, rather than jeans, to cycle through the trend machine). Names that once sounded old-fashioned, like Ella, Hazel, Henry and more, now add a nice, hip patina to a fresh baby face.
Not all of the names of the 1890s, 1900s, and 1910s are quite in vogue yet, but here are 16 we’d like to see climb the charts this year and beyond. They’re great picks for trendsetters and parents who want an old-school sound without being too mainstream with their monikers. See our picks after the jump! — Jillian Capewell
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