10 trending vintage baby names (and their meanings)

More and more, we’re seeing vintage baby names being revived for a new generation of babies. Such names draw on classic inspiration from royal, literary, and biblical sources whilst simultaneously feeling modern and stylish.

We understand that choosing a name for your baby can be hard, so to help add a few names to the mix, here are 20 of our handpicked favourite vintage baby names for boys and girls.

5 trending vintage baby names for girls


A Latin name meaning ‘the golden one’, it derives from the classic Roman surname Aurelius. Aurelia was also the mother of Julius Caesar, and was writer Sylvia Plath’s mother’s name.


A variation of the original French Heloise, it’s a name that sounds chic and worldly. Eloise nicknames might include Lola, Ellie, or Lolly.


Meaning ‘a noble woman’, derived from an Old Norse name, Freyja. It’s the name of the Norse goddess of love, beauty, and fertility.


Directly derived from the Greek name meaning ‘rainbow’, it is also the name of a flower. In Greek mythology, Iris was the goddess of the rainbow. In ancient times, the flower Iris was considered a symbol of power and majesty.


A name derived from the plant which has its origins in Old English. This quirky and unique name means faithfulness, and is seeing a rapid recent comeback. A plant that is traditionally used at Christmas time, it makes the perfect name for December babies.

5 trending vintage baby names for boys


This name meaning ‘immortal’ in its Latin origin has an air of upper class, and is rooted in the name ‘ambrosia’, which is the food of the gods, said to provide immortality.


With Latin origins and deriving from the Greek name Attikos meaning ‘from Attica’ (an Ancient Greek region that included Athens). Its trendy ancient feel is combined with its literary associations, including the name of a Roman literary figure, and Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird.


This name of Latin origin meaning ‘hollow’ is waiting to be fully discovered, so it’s perfect if you’re looking for something vintage and quite uncommon for now. It’s a saints’ and Latin clan name, and an alternative spelling could be Kassian.


Of German origin and meaning ‘wealthy’, this name has a real appeal for expecting parents. It conjures up two different images: one cool, bluesy name (thanks to Otis Redding), and the other, a vintage high-society name of its past.


It means ‘wood or forest’, and is of English and Latin origin. It may have once sounded folksy and biblical, but it is now climbing in popularity in English speaking countries.

20 more trending vintage names

For girls:

  1. Adeline
  2. Allegra
  3. Arabella
  4. Clementine
  5. Delphine
  6. Hattie
  7. Lottie
  8. Lula
  9. Millie
  10. Polly


For boys:

  1. Amos
  2. Bennett
  3. Byron
  4. Cyrus
  5. Fletcher
  6. Jesse
  7. Julius
  8. Luther
  9. Orson
  10. Winston


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