425 Classic Old Fashioned Vintage Names for Boys


Old fashioned baby names are becoming popular again. If you are looking for some old fashion baby boy names for your newborn baby this is the list for you.

Whatever you consider an “old fashioned” name is really the way you perceive it.

You can consider old fashioned names as being names nobody uses anymore, or names that are from biblical times, or even names that are just one generation before.

The baby names listed are the most popular names through the last couple of centuries!

Today we are taking is way back in the day to uncover some popular vintage old fashioned boy names for you to consider when preparing for baby.

I have also provided some other old fashioned names by alphabetical order later in this post.

Having a baby is so exciting and part of that is totally picking your baby’s name! I am so happy for you and your family and I love to give you as a mom to be the best resources I can find.

If you are preparing for your baby and haven’t signed up to a baby registry yet, you can get one for free here. They have great gifts for baby boys that you. can add to you list. and send to your family and friends.

Let’s take a look at this massive list of 425 timeless baby boy names…

Top 25 ranking vintage boy names of the 1800’s

Here is a list from social security records on the top names from the 1800’s by rank and how many people acquired the name at the time.

These vintage old t

NameRankBirths
John189,950
William284,881
James354,056
George447,651
Charles546,656
Frank630,967
Joseph726,292
Henry824,139
Robert924,074
Thomas1023,750
Edward1123,133
Harry1222,649
Walter1318,185
Arthur1416,180
Fred1515,602
Albert1614,375
Samuel179,129
Clarence188,760
Louis198,275
David207,569
Joe217,097
Charley227,091
Richard237,010
Ernest246,700
Roy256,565
(source)

Top 25 old fashioned names from the 1950s

You can see the difference in names from one century to the other. But something totally off topic that I want to point out is look at how many births there are with these names compared to the 1800s!

That just goes to show how these names are getting more popular and popular over time or there’s just a ton more people being born every decade!

NameRankBirths
James1843,606
Michael2837,265
Robert3830,245
John4797,789
David5769,743
William6591,118
Richard7535,326
Thomas8454,284
Mark9382,484
Charles10361,099
Steven11333,578
Gary12329,866
Joseph13299,943
Donald14273,508
Ronald15271,110
Kenneth16262,760
Paul17253,136
Larry18245,645
Daniel19243,657
Stephen20207,217
Denis21204,219
Timothy22198,253
Edward23188,296
Jeffrey24184,600
George25180,995
(source)

Other classic old timey names you can choose for your new baby boy are:

These classic old time names are absolutely perfect for a baby boy. Any name from A-Z on this list would be adorable for your newborn baby boy. You can even mix and match for first and middle names to make it easy for you.

A

  • Anthony
  • Alan
  • Allen
  • Abraham
  • Adam
  • Andrew
  • Augustine
  • Apollo
  • Achilles
  • Abel
  • Aldon
  • Amos
  • Abram
  • Artie
  • Almanzo

B

  • Blaise
  • Bobby
  • Benjamin
  • Billy
  • Boris

  • Blake
  • Brock
  • Beowulf
  • Beau
  • Benson
  • Bradley
  • Bison
  • Bennett
  • Brayden
  • Brandon

C

  • Cornelias
  • Clearance
  • Chad
  • Calvin
  • Connor
  • Cody
  • Christopher
  • Chester
  • Cecil
  • Clark
  • Cedric
  • Carl
  • Clyde
  • Callahan
  • Cristiano

D

  • Dean
  • Donald
  • Douglas
  • Dimitri
  • Darrell
  • Deangelo
  • Dustin
  • Destin
  • Derek
  • Donovan
  • Demetrius
  • Dennis
  • Dale
  • Dwayne
  • Daryl

E

  • Elliot
  • Edison
  • Erick
  • Edwin
  • Emelio
  • Ernest
  • Everett
  • Emmit
  • Earl
  • Edson
  • Elias
  • Emmanuel
  • Eddie
  • Edgar
  • Elvis

F

  • Freddy
  • Frank
  • Fabian
  • Felix
  • Flint
  • Finnegan
  • Fisher
  • Felipe
  • Foster
  • Farris
  • Finch
  • Fenix
  • Forrest
  • Filomeno
  • Franco

G

  • Gabriel
  • Gram
  • Garrett
  • Grady
  • Gary

  • Gerald
  • Gilbert
  • Gus
  • Garrison
  • Glen
  • Gonzalo
  • Genesis
  • Gene
  • Gio
  • Gil

H

  • Hugo
  • Henry
  • Hudson
  • Heath
  • Hans

  • Huck
  • Hansel
  • Hernan
  • Hanson
  • Henderson
  • Hank
  • Harley
  • Harold
  • Harris
  • Hubert

I

  • Israel
  • Irvin
  • Ilya
  • Ian
  • Isac

  • Izaias
  • Iden
  • Ivon
  • Ira
  • Israel
  • Ibraheem
  • Izak
  • Izaya
  • Isley
  • Ikenna

J

  • Jacob
  • Jackson
  • John
  • Jason
  • Jeremiah
  • Jude
  • Jett
  • jeson
  • Jerry
  • Jeremy
  • Jimmy
  • Justin
  • Johnathan
  • Joel
  • Junior

K

  • Kash
  • Kyle
  • Kody
  • Kai
  • Kenny
  • Kilian
  • Kolton
  • Kristopher
  • Keenan
  • Kane
  • Kenneth
  • Kason
  • Kamden
  • Korbin
  • Koda

L

  • Leonardo
  • Legend
  • Lane
  • Lance
  • Leighton

  • Logan
  • Luke
  • Lincoln
  • Leo
  • Lewis
  • Lionel
  • Leandro
  • Lester
  • Lenny
  • Louie

M

  • Maverick
  • Maxwell
  • Milo
  • Manuel
  • Moses
  • Mohamed
  • Madden
  • Melvin
  • Mark
  • Merrick
  • Michael
  • Murphy
  • Montgomery
  • Mateo
  • Marcus

N

  • Nicholas
  • Newton
  • Noah
  • Niles
  • Nathaniel
  • Nicodemus
  • Neil
  • Niko
  • Nixon
  • Naim
  • Noam
  • Nate
  • Neav
  • Noble
  • Nelson

O

  • Oliver
  • Oscar
  • Owen
  • Otis
  • Orin
  • Onix
  • Orlando
  • Omar
  • Osmar
  • Ozzie
  • Octavius
  • Oryan
  • Oaklen
  • Oswin
  • Oskar

P

  • Patrick
  • Peter
  • Prince
  • Phillip
  • Pablo
  • Pierre
  • Perry
  • Palo
  • Polo
  • Peterson
  • Presley
  • Pierse
  • Palmer
  • Pharrell
  • Phoenix

Q

  • Quinn
  • Quintrell
  • Quann
  • Quialen
  • Qais
  • Quentin
  • Quincy
  • Quintus
  • Quamir
  • Quavon
  • Quinlin
  • Quantavious
  • Quartez
  • Quincee
  • Qualyn

R

  • Ryan
  • Roman
  • Raymond
  • Roberto
  • River
  • Rohen
  • Roger
  • Rex
  • Reginald
  • Rocky
  • Ross
  • Rico
  • Rigoberto
  • rafael
  • Romeo

S

  • Santiago
  • Sterling
  • Santino
  • Scott
  • Stone
  • Steele
  • Smith
  • Sheldon
  • Sabastian
  • Stephon
  • Solomon
  • Sam
  • Stanley
  • Salvatore
  • Salem

T

  • Tymothy
  • Tobias
  • Tyson
  • Tony
  • Toby
  • tegan
  • Tiberius
  • Triton
  • Triston
  • Takoda
  • Theodore
  • Tucker
  • Travis
  • Troy
  • Turner

U

  • Ulysses
  • Urban
  • Uzziel
  • Uzziah
  • Uilliam
  • Uyire
  • Unai
  • Uvaldo
  • Ulices
  • Uthman
  • Usher
  • Usman
  • Uday
  • Upton
  • Urya

V

  • Vincent
  • Victor
  • Valentino
  • Valentin
  • Vince
  • Von
  • Virgil
  • Vinson
  • Vic
  • Vincenzo
  • Vandor
  • Virlan
  • Vladislav
  • Vittorio
  • Valente

W

  • Walker
  • Weston
  • Waylon
  • Wylder
  • Wallace
  • West
  • Waldon
  • Woodson
  • Wilbur
  • Willy
  • Wyett
  • Wally
  • Wilmer
  • Watson
  • Willard

X

  • Xavier
  • Xavion
  • Xylon
  • Xaviar
  • Xaiden
  • Xyon
  • Xander
  • Xavian
  • Xayne
  • Xabian
  • Xadrian
  • Xavyar
  • Xenon
  • Xylys
  • Xiomar

Y

  • Yael
  • Yuvann
  • Yuri
  • Yaniel
  • Yohannes
  • Yoshua
  • Yandiel
  • Yemen
  • Yosef
  • Yariel
  • Yash
  • Yonathan
  • Yona
  • Yacob
  • Yassine

Z

  • Zion
  • Zakai
  • Zachary
  • Zain
  • Zayden
  • Zavian
  • Ziggy
  • Zacharias
  • Zamarion
  • Zebulon
  • Zeke
  • Zabdiel
  • Zac
  • Zade
  • Zadok

Wrapping up

Whether you need boy name ideas for yourself or someone else I ams ure this list will help you find one.

Picking a baby name is a big deal, especially when you and your husband may not agree, or your just cant seem to choose one.

I always stay in the family when it comes to baby names, but I know these days most people want to have something unique or not used as much.When picking your baby’s name be sure to think about how it will reflect your child in the long run.

Is it something they are going to get made fun of for?

Is it something they would want to keep in the family?

Do you want to pick one from ancestors? Yours or your husbands family?

Old fashioned names are coming back and I bet you have some in you or your husbands family tree.

If you don’t like any of those then these will be perfectly fine for you to choose from or maybe the names you find are in this list!

Feel free to share this post in any pregnancy fb groups you are a part of, I have seen so many mommys asking about baby names so this resource if perfect for them if they are having a boy.

You can also pin this old fashioned baby names article to your baby board on Pinterest as well!

Jennifer LoVerde

Hey there! Jennifer here, and I run this website. I am a mommy to one amazing little boy + Childcare and development professional (10+ yrs). I created this website to provide useful information about pregnancy and newborn care, & inspire you to live your best mom life!

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