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Love An Old-Fashioned Baby Name?

Like most things, baby name trends go in cycles.

And what’s fashionable one year is so over the next. And right now old fashioned baby names are leading the way. It’s partly down to the Royals, William and Kate have Charlotte, Louis and George. Meghan and Harry have Archie and Lilibet. 

But television has a big influence too, popular programmes like Peaky Blinders have pushed Arthur back into the top 10 of most popular names. And expect to see a few Daphnes next year after the Netflix smash hit Bridgerton. Classic literature is also a great place to go for inspiration. 

We’ve put together a list of our top 50 favourite old-fashioned names including the latest popular first names for baby boys and girls using birth registration data and some we think are ready for a comeback. 

  1. Albert
  2. Alexander
  3. Alfie
  4. Arthur 
  5. Ava
  6. Cecil
  7. Charles
  8. Constance 
  9. Daphne
  10. Dorothy
  11. Edward
  12. Edwin
  13. Eliza
  14. Elsie 
  15. Ernest
  16. Evelyn
  17. Florence
  18. Frances
  19. Frederick
  20. George
  21. Grace
  22. Harold
  23. Harriet
  24. Henry
  25. Horace
  26. Issac
  27. Ivy
  28. Jacob
  29. James
  30. Joseph
  31. Leo
  32. Leonard
  33. Mabel
  34. Mary
  35. Nellie
  36. Noah
  37. Olive 
  38. Oliver
  39. Patrick
  40. Penelope
  41. Rose 
  42. Scarlett
  43. Sidney
  44. Stanley 
  45. Theodore 
  46. Veronica 
  47. Violet
  48. Walter
  49. William
  50. Winifred 

Need more inspiration? Read: Baby Names That Mean Fire 

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