Old-fashioned baby names can lead to some very, shall we say, interesting choices. Sure, it’s great to be edgy and push the envelope, but trends also tend to come and go — and baby names are no exception. Something that seems super-hip now can later become… the bad kind of standout. Sometimes, it’s nice to just rely on the classics.
So we thumbed through the history books and gathered up names from the Victorian era to the Roaring ’20s to the Rockin’ ’50s. Elegant and timeless, these are names you’re not going to forget anytime soon.
Old-fashioned baby names
According to the Social Security Administration, these were the most popular baby names of the 1880s.
Top baby boy names of the 1880s
Top old-fashioned girl names of the 1880s
A version of this article was originally published in February 2016.