Nostalgia

20 Old-Fashioned Baby Names From The 1920s That Are Popular AGAIN!!

by Scott Neumyer
Scott Neumyer is a journalist, photographer, and bacon lover from central New Jersey.

They say everything old is new again, so it shouldn’t be all that surprisingly that even old names are back in vogue these days.

While you may not have met a Duke or a Beatrice lately, names like Hazel, Mae, Sterling, and Violet seem to be cropping up all over the place in popular culture.

From celebrity baby names to the little girl around the block, these classic names are getting a new chance to shine today.

In alphabetical order, here are 20 old-fashioned baby names from the 1920s that are quickly gaining popularity again now, along with their origins and meanings! Did we miss any?

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1. Beatrice

1. Beatrice

Origin: Latin

Meaning: Happy, Blessed

2. Clara

2. Clara

Origin: Latin

Meaning: Bright, Clear, Famous

3. Duke

3. Duke

Origin: English

Meaning: Leader

4. Ellis

4. Ellis

Origin: Middle English

Meaning: From Elis, a variant of Elisha, which means “God is salvation”

5. Evelyn

5. Evelyn

Origin: German

Meaning: Unknown