Looking for classic, throwback, and traditional names? Check out this list of old fashioned boy names that are ready for a comeback!
Choosing a name for the baby starts off fun—you sort through name origins and try different first and middle name combinations. But after a while, you find yourself… overthinking the entire thing.
“We still haven’t chosen a name!” you vent to fellow moms.
After all, it doesn’t help when a name you love brings up unpleasant memories for your partner. Or when a first and middle name pairing ends up spelling the worst initials with your last name. You might even love a name, but hate the nickname.
And sometimes, you avoid names because your relatives will likely botch it up or say a completely different version of it.
That’s when having a list of old fashioned boy names comes in handy. Vintage, classic names are timeless, not trending. In fact, a good way to tell if a name stands the test of time is to see if people have been using it for over 100 years.
So, what’s your criteria? Perhaps you’re looking for an obviously “boy” name (instead of one that fits both boys and girls). One that’s old fashioned and easy to spell as well as pronounce. Maybe one that has a cute nickname, and of course, isn’t too common.
I’ve gathered several favorites into this list of old fashioned boy names, perfect for you to choose from. Hopefully you’ll find one that fits you and your little one:
Old fashioned boy names
|Amos||Hebrew||“to be troubled”|
|Andrew||Greek||“strong, manly, courageous”||Andy|
|Charles||German||“man, strong”||Charlie, Chuck|
|Daniel||Hebrew||“God is my judge”||Dan, Danny|
|Edgar||English||“great spear man”||Ed, Eddie|
|Ethan||Hebrew||“strong, safe, firm”|
|George||Greek||“tiller of the soil, farmer”||Georgie|
|Henry||German||“ruler of the household”|
|Herman||German||“man of the army”|
|James||Hebrew||“supplanter, one who follows”||Jim|
|Joseph||Hebrew||“God shall add another son”||Joe|
|Lewis||Teutonic||“famous in battle”|
|Marshall||French||“keeper of the horses”|
|Matthew||Hebrew||“gift from God”||Matt|
|Michael||Hebrew||“who is like God”||Mike|
|Mitchell||Hebrew||“who is like God”||Mitch|
|Nicholas||Greek||“victory of the people”||Nick|
|Terrence||Latin||“tender, gracious, good”|
|Tristan||Welsh||“the loud one”|
|Vincent||Latin||“conqueror, victor”||Vince, Vinnie|
Source of meanings: Baby Center
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