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Hugo, Mildred, Elsie, Albert...These are decades Vintage names that are making a comeback! Parents are increasingly looking to the past for inspiration, seeking out names that were popular decades ago. These names, once considered old-fashioned, are now being embraced by a new generation of parents who appreciate their classic charm. In this article, we will explore vintage names that are back in style in 2023.

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Albert

Albert

Popular in the early 20th century, the name Albert is now making a comeback. Actually, Albert means "noble" and is associated with famous figures like Prince Albert, the husband of Queen Victoria, and physicist Albert Einstein.

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Florence

Florence

A name of Latin origin meaning "flourishing" or "prosperous", Florencewas a popular name in the early 1900s. The name is associated with a city in Italy, which is known for its rich history and art. Florence has a vintage charm and is often associated with sophistication and elegance.

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Silas

Silas

A biblical name that was popular in the early 20th century, Silas is derived from the Greek name "Silvanus", which means "of the woods" or "forest dweller". The name is borne by several characters in the Bible, including Silas the companion of Saint Paul.

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Ophelia

Ophelia

Made popular by Shakespeare, Ophelia was popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It is derived from the Greek word "ophelos", which means "help" or "advantage". The name is famously associated with the tragic character of Ophelia in Shakespeare's play Hamlet.

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Hugo

Hugo

A Germanic name that means "mind" or "intellect", Hugo is another classic name that has been popular throughout history. It has been borne by several notable figures, including the French author Victor Hugo and the German philosopher Hugo Grotius.

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Theodore

Theodore

From ancient Greek which means "gift of God", Theodore was a popular name in the early 1900s. The name exudes intelligence and strength, which has been embraced by a wide range of parents looking for a name that stands out without being too unusual or trendy.

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Cyrus

Cyrus

The gorgeous name is primarily a female name of Persian origin that means sun. Cyrus is the name of the Persian Empire’s founder and is quite common in the Iranian community, so it is perfect for parents who are in quest of cute and timeless names.

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Eloise

Eloise

This girl’s name, which means "healthy" and “wide”, fell out of style in the early 2000s, but it has recently been on the rise. Eloise is the original version of Heloise that recalls the wife of the French philosopher Peter Abelard, a highly educated French abbess of the 12th century acclaimed for her fidelity.

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Violet

Violet

Violet is a cute flower girl's name with Latin origins that means "purple" so it’s perfect for your baby. The name that has steadily been on the rise happens to be the name of the child of celebrity couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner.

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Jude

Jude

This unisex name is popping up in the United Kingdom and is currently in the top 100 names for boys. Jude is a diminutive of Judah with Latin origin means "praised". The short name is expected to continue to rise thanks to The Beatles' timeless song "Hey Jude".

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Tobias

Tobias

For a baby boy, Tobias is the Greek form of the Hebrew Tobiah, which means, "God is good". The name was popular back in the 18th century as it was the name of renowned novelist Tobias Smollet, and then in Harry Potter's Tobias Snape, the father of Severus Snape.

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Atticus

Atticus

The name Atticus is intertwined with history, as it was associated with a Roman literary figure, Titus Pomponius. Atticus derives from the Greek Attikos, meaning, "from Attica” and has seen a considerable resurgence to inspire your baby name.

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August

August

The name of August is one of those baby names that has peaked in popularity over the last few years, mainly when the celebrities Mandy Moore and Princess Eugenie used it. August is a name developed from the Latin "Augustus" and is derived from the Latin word "augere" which means, "to increase".

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Cora

Cora

The name Cora of Greek origin meaning "maiden" was a favourite for decades and has become commonly used as a girl’s name. In Greek Mythology, Cora or Kore is Persephone, the queen of the underworld and the goddess of harvest and fertility.

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