Top Old-Fashioned Boy Names and Meanings

If you’re thinking about old-fashioned boy names for your little guy, you’ll be happy to know there are plenty of options. Our list of the top old-fashioned baby boy names includes 125 of the best vintage boy names, plus unique, cute, and uncommon names that maintain that classic air of sophistication. We’ve even added some timeless French and Spanish monikers to give you as many choices as possible.

Popular Old-Fashioned Boy Names

Old-fashioned baby boy names aren’t always popular, but many are rising in the ranks. You can give your boy a classic title while keeping up with the trends. The following are the most popular old-fashioned boy names in the United States in 2020.


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Cute Old-Fashioned Boy Names

Although some vintage boy names can sound stuffy, many can turn out to be cute or sweet baby names. Below you’ll find some options for gentle and cute old-fashioned boy names.

Short Old-Fashioned Boy Names

There’s a lot to think about when choosing a name, including its length. Short titles are great options for old-fashioned baby boy names, and they pair well with longer or more popular middle names.

Unique Vintage Boy Names

Although old-fashioned titles can overlap with unique boy names, there are still some that are more unusual than others. Try one of these names if you’re looking for truly different, unique, and uncommon old-fashioned boy names.

More Old-Fashioned Hebrew and Biblical Boy Names

Many of the names already listed come from Hebrew or biblical backgrounds, and many unique old-fashioned boy names originate in this way. These names are an excellent choice if you’d like to combine religious and old-fashioned themes. Here are a few more biblical names to consider.

Old-Fashioned French and Spanish Boy Names

Perhaps you’re looking for good old-fashioned boy names that honor your family heritage or you'd like to find an international name. Luckily, there are vintage names to choose from in every language and culture. We’ve added some old-fashioned French and Spanish boy names to consider.

English Old-Fashioned Boy Names

Sometimes you're looking for good, old-fashioned, English boy names. These options can be both timeless and historic, and they have staying power from generation to generation.

The Bottom Line

With so many old-fashioned boy names out there, it can be a challenge to narrow down your choices. We hope this list helped, but you can also use our Baby Name Generator to zero in on your specific interests. To make searching easier, you can sort by filters, like letters or themes. Or, pick up more suggestions for old-fashioned baby boy names, such as how to name your baby after a family member; sort by letter, such as boy names that start with A; or explore the top 1,000 baby boy names.