Looking for unusual old fashioned names for your baby? Take a look at this list of beautiful yet uncommon vintage names you don’t hear anymore.
If you’re like me, you’re likely not a fan of the new, trendy names making their rounds. Every generation has them, and after a few years, they seem to go out of style as quickly as they came into it.
Instead, I’m a fan of old fashioned names that stand the test of time. The names that grace classic literature or have been passed down through family lines.
But one of the benefits of newer or trendier names is that they’re pretty uncommon. Most old fashioned names you’ve seen so far—while timeless—are still pretty popular, even today. Instead, you’re looking for old fashioned names that are no longer common.
The solution? Look for unusual old fashioned names, the ones that are still classic but not so common. You get the best of both worlds: timeless yet unique.
Sometimes the best way to feel unstuck with choosing baby names is to look at several suggestions and see which one is a good fit.
After all, you want one that both you and your partner can agree on. And perhaps one that suits not just your last name, but that goes well with your other children’s names as well.
Rest assured, if you’re desperately trying to find the perfect baby name, you’re in luck. I’ve listed 50 names (for both boys and girls), along with their origins and meanings. Take a look at these unusual old fashioned names for ideas:
Unusual old fashioned names for boys
- Alister: Scottish, “defender, protector”
- Ambrose: Latin, “immortal”
- Augustine: Latin, “great”
- Bertram: German, “bright, wise”
- Declan: Irish, “man of prayer, full of goodness”
- Demitri: Greek, “from the earth”
- Edmund: English, “protector of wealth”
- Ellery: German, “one who lives near the elder tree”
- Everett: Anglo-Saxon, “wild boar, strong”
- Ezra: Hebrew, “helper”
- Felix: Hebrew, “happy”
- Garrett: Anglo-Saxon, “powerful with the spear”
- Lawrence: Latin, “laurel-crowned”
- Lincoln: Latin, “lithe”
- Marshall: French, “keeper of the horses”
- Milton: Anglo-Saxon, “from the Mill Town”
- Morgan: Welsh, “sea-born”
- Otis: Greek, “one who hears well”
- Rhett: Dutch, “advice”
- Silas: Latin, “wood”
- Vaughn: Celtic, “small”
- Wallace: French, “stranger”
- Waylon: English, “wayside land”
- Wesley: English, “west meadow”
- Wyatt: Old English, “wood, wide”
Unusual old fashioned names for girls
- Adelaide: German, “noble and kind”
- Adeline: French, “noble”
- Beatrice: Latin, “bringer of joy”
- Blythe: English, “joyous”
- Calliope: Greek, “beautiful voice”
- Clarice: Latin, “bright”
- Cora: Greek, “filled heart”
- Edith: Teutonic, “rich gift”
- Eustace: Greek, “good grapes or corn”
- Evangeline: Greek, “like an angel”
- Faye: French, “fairy or elf”
- Florence: Latin, “blooming”
- Fleur: French, “blooming”
- Hattie: German, “home ruler”
- Hazel: English, “hazel tree”
- Imogene: Latin, “image”
- Ingrid: Teutonic, “hero’s daughter”
- Isla: Scottish, “island”
- Juniper: Latin, “juniper tree”
- Maisie: Greek, “pearl”
- Paisley: Scottish, “church”
- Pearl: Latin, “gem of the sea”
- Philomena: Greek, “lover of the moon”
- Ramona: Spanish, “mighty, wise”
- Sadie: English, “princess”
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