Old fashioned baby names are kind of a thing in my family. My daughters are Ingrid and Adair. I have nieces named Cora, Olive, Mary, Hilda, and Lucille. Some still find these old fashioned gems a little bit strange, but these names are actually on the rise! My husband and I hope to have more babies in the future, and I can’t help but brainstorm name possibilities. Of course, I love girly names like Margot and Winifred, but I L-O-V-E all of the options for little boys, too! Names like Gus and Oliver are so adorable.
What do you think? Are these old fashioned names just a little too bizarre for your liking, or do you find yourself loving these “little old man” names?
Will your little one be the next Einstein? He can go by Al or Bert for short!
Amos is a biblical name and means “carried by God.”
This name is of Spanish origin. Even though it’s old-fashioned, it has a modern feel to it!
Arthur is a Celtic name that means “bear.” Will your baby be a little Art or Artie?
Bernard is a German name that means “strong as a bear.”
Calvin is a Latin historical name. You might find it funny that it means “hairless” or “bald!”
This name is an oldie but goodie! Charles (Charlie or Chuck) means “free man.”
Chester is Latin and means “fortress.”
Clarence is Latin and means “bright.” (Can’t you picture a sweet little Clarence with dress shoes and a bow tie?!)
Earl is an English name, with noble ties.
Earnest (also spelled Ernest) means “serious” or “resolute.”
Felix is another old-fashioned name with a modern flair. It’s Latin and means “happy” or “fortunate.”
Finley can be both a boy’s and girl’s name. It’s Scottish for “fair-haired hero.”
Fletcher is an English name that means “arrow-maker.”
Frank is a French name that means “free man.”
George is an old Greek name that means “farmer.”
Gus is Gaelic for “one strength.” (I always think of the chubby little mouse from Cinderella!)
Harry comes from the name Henry and means “estate ruler.”
Harvey is French and means “battle worthy.” (Harvey Dent, anyone?)
Henry is an old-fashioned German name. (Some parents choose Huck as a nickname for Henry!)
Homer is Greek for “security.” (Are you into mythology or adventure? What a perfect name!)
Julian is a variation of Julius and means “youthful.”
Leonard is an old German name that means “brave lion.” Shorten Leonard to Leo or Lenny!
Louis dates back LONG ago and means “renowned warrior.”
Max is still a popular name, coming from Maximus or Maximillian. It means “the greatest.”
Norman is an English name for “norseman.” Shorten it to Norm!
Oliver is becoming more and more popular. It’s Latin and means “olive tree.”
Oscar (despite its grouchy stereotype) means “champion warrior.”
Otis is a German name that means “wealthy.” (Milo and Otis, anyone?)
The name Percy comes from France. (The dog in Disney’s Pocahontas was named Percy!)
Phinneas is a Hebrew name and means “oracle.”
Ralph (or Ralphie) means “wolf-counsel.”
Theodore (or Theo) is Greek and means “gift of God.”
Wallace is an English name that means “Welshman.”