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103 Retro Baby Names That Are Perfectly Modern!

Naming your precious bundle of joy is one of the most meaningful and obviously lasting parenting choices you’ll make as a parent.

It can also make any new mom feel anxious. Should you go with a cute and adorable, strong and powerful, or totally unique and original name?

My advice is to always follow the peace in your heart. My first baby’s name was chosen many years before she was ever conceived and then my second baby’s name was given to me in a dream while I was pregnant! It doesn’t matter how you find your baby’s name, it only matters that you love it.

These are the list of names that were huge in times past and are now perfectly modern today!

Retro Baby Names That Are Modern Now

A

Adelaide, Adele, Annabelle, Ava

B

Beatrice, Billie, Bernadette, Blythe

C

Constance, Clara, Cora, Celia, Chloe, Clementine

D

Daisy, Delilah, Della, Dixie

E

Eleanor, Elsie, Edie, Eliza, Elsa, Evie, Edith, Everett

F

Fay, Flora

G

Grace, Georgette, Gwendolyn

H

Hazel, Helen, Hattie

I

Ivy, Imogen, Iris, Irene, Isabella, Ida

J

June, Jo, Jewel, Justine, Jonah

K

Kate

L

Lillian, Lizzie, Layla, Lenora, Liza, Lucy, Lennon, Lila

M

Marjorie, Mattie, Madelyn, Maisie, Maxine, May, Myra

N

Nanette, Nellie, Neva, Nicola

O

Olive, Olivia, Opal

P

Penelope, Phoebe, Pearl, Presley

Q

Quinn

R

Rose, Rhea, Roxanne, Ruby, Russell, Rory

S

Sylvia, Sophia, Sadie, Scarlett, Selma

T

Tabitha, Tillie, Trudy

V

Violet, Vera, Vivienne, Vernon

W

Willa, Wiley

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Unique baby names that aren't totally weird

Naming your new baby is one of the hardest and most exciting thing a new parent can do. There are just so many things to consider like the meaning of the name which is so important to me personally.

You also may want to consider how easy it will be for your child to spell their name and everyone they’ll ever meet to pronounce their name. That’s a big one!

Unique baby names that aren't totally weird

Is it important for your child to have a more popular name or an unusual, unique or strong baby name? Should their name sound cool and modern or romantic or cute?

If you perked up at the thought of choosing an uncommon and unique baby name that isn’t overused, then this is your list! Enjoy looking through the most unique baby names of all time and get inspired. There’s a great name for every letter in the alphabet!

My favorite part of choosing uncommon baby names is that so many of them are perfect gender neutral names. At these names are uncommon baby names that aren’t overused!

The Most Unique Baby Names of All Time

Abina – meaning ‘born on Tuesday’.

Axel – Divine reward

Adrian – Dark one

Areo – Flight

Ace – The Best

Adesina – meaning ‘she paves the way’

Adin – Fiery, man

Adriel – Symbol of skill

Bakari – Hope, promise

Bannon – meaning ‘descendant of O’Banain’.

Blaise – Firebrand

Brier – meaning ‘heather’

Beckett – Bee cottage

Cade – Round

Calla – Beautiful

Camden – Winding valley

Corliss – Cherry

Cicero – The historian

Daelan – Aware

Dakari – Happy

Dash – Enlightened one

Drew – Warrior

Delta – Mouth of a river

Draco – Dragon

Eagan – Fire

Edric – Rich and powerful

Eldon – Of old age

Everly – Grazing meadow

Emery – Ruler of work

Emrys – Immortal

Enzo – Ruler of the house

Fatima – Baby’s nurse

Fawn – Young deer

Finlay – Fair-haired courageous one

Flynn – With a ruddy complexion

Fraser – of the Forest Men

Galen – Healer

Gannon – Fair-skinned

Gia – God is gracious

Greer – Alert and watchful

Ginny – Virgin

Garnet – Red gemstone

Haden – Hedged valley

Hadley – Heather meadow

Harley – The long field

Hollis – Near the holly bushes

Hermione – Earthly

Idris – Fiery leader

Imara – Great ruler

Indigo – Deep blue dye

Ira – Watchful

Itai – The Lord is with me

Jace – The healer

Jacinda – Hyacinth

Jade – Green stone

Justice – To deliver what is just

Jair – God enlightens

Kaden – Companion

Kai – Keeper of the keys

Kingsley – King’s meadow

Kane – Little battler

Keane – Fighter

Kelis – Beautiful

Keefe – Beautiful and graceful

Lear – of the meadow

Lexi – Defender of mankind

Landen – Long hill

Lane – Narrow road

Leith – Broad river

Mace – Heavy staff

Madaio – Gift from God

Maddox – Generous

Marley – Bitter

Myron – Myrrh

Nash – at the ash tree

Nolan – Champion

Nasir – Helper

Oakley – From the oak meadow

Oceana – Ocean

Onyx – a precious stone

Orsa – Bear

Osais – Salvation

Patience – The state of being patient

Patten – Noble

Pax – Peace

Penn – Hill

Priya – Loved one

Quaid – Fourth

Quinlan – fit and strong

Rae – Ewe

Raiden – God of thunder

Ramsey – Wild garlic island

Rex – King

Ryker – Powerful leader

Saber – Sword

Sian – The Lord is gracious

Soren – Brightest Star

Suri – Red rose

Taj – Crown

Taine – River

Talise – Lovely water

Tao – Like a peach

Torin – chief

Tien – Fairy child

Upton – High town

Uri – My light

Urban – From the city

Van – Son of

Veda – Knowledge and wisdom

Visara – Celestial

Waverley – Meadow of Aspens

Waylon – Land by the road

Winter – To be born in the winter

Wren – Tiny bird

Xylia – From the woods

Xavi – The new house

Xaria – Gift of love

York – From the yew tree

Yarden – To flow downward

Yara – Small butterfly

Zahara – Flowering and shining

Zain – The handsome son

Zara – Blossom

Zayan – Bright

Zeke – God strengthens


I hope you loved this list of cool baby names you probably haven’t thought of, and please let us know your favorite in the comments below!

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