17 Vintage Boy Names (you didn't know you loved!) | Houston Metro Family Photography

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Wildly popular in 1904 (#78) through the 1930’s (top 200), Alton has an English origin, meaning “the old town”. An Old-World feel with a delightful ring to it…

Old English for “fortified town”, nothing gets past Burton.  Ranking in the top 200 range in the 1920s, and peaking in 1925, this man’s-man is certainly a “brick” amongst his friends!

A highly regarded and prestigious baby name, Conrad has strong Germanic roots, coming from the Old High German Kuonrat meaning “bold, wise counselor”.  In 1931, this gallant title hit new heights in the top 200 baby boy names.

This destination-name may well whisk you across the pond, as Denver is an Old English title that means "green valley." Denver’s sweet coolness peaked in 1919, remaining popular until about 1940.

Harlan is a strapping, Teutonic name meaning "from the army". This handsome title scored some major popularity points in the 1920s, with the trend peaking in 1924, and staying in top 500 well into 1950s .

Jules is playful, stylish, and quite the charmer, being  Latin for “youthful”. Seeing his height around 1911, Jules still has confident and charismatic appeal.

Lawton is a distinguished title that's rich in elegance. Noted as a popular Old English family name that's thought to mean "settlement on or near a hill”, Lawton hails from turn of the century (1800s-1900).

Lucius, the Latin form of Lucas, means “light”, and this little lad will certainly twinkle right from the start!  Popular in the 1880s, Lucius stayed within the top 500 range through early 1920s.

This stately Roman family name means “of Mars” – most certainly referencing the famous God of War, and sure to win you heart. Popular in the late 1800s, Marius has seen a spike in fame in recent years.

Fashionable in the early 1900s through the teens, Meyer hails from German, English, and Dutch roots. In Middle High German “meier”, a status name for a steward, bailiff, or overseer, later came to be used also to denote a tenant farmer. The name may also be derived from the Old English name “maire”, meaning Mayor, or an officer in charge of legal matters. This dignified pedigree is sure to keep your little Meyer well grounded and gracious.

Octavius is an ancient Roman clan name, as well as the original name of Emperor Augustus (commonly known as Octavian). Traditionally, this name was given to the eighth child in a large family. This Shakespearian vintage is only recently seeing a spike in popularity, surely due to its distinctive resonance and majestic nature.

The name Palmer is an English baby name meaning “pilgrim; bearing a palm branch”. It came from the Old French “palmer, paumer (from palme, paume 'palm tree', Latin palma)”, and was a nickname for someone who had been on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Palmer reached his height in popularity in 1908, and stayed in the top 500 range throughout the early 1900s.

Rowland is a French baby name, meaning “renowned in the land”. One of the most celebrated Rowlands was a legendary hero who served Charlemagne. A prominent name in the early 1900s (reaching its height in 1903 within the top 500 popular names), may your little Rowland prove to be as legendary!

Boys named Rupert are a shining light amongst their friends. An Italian form of Robert, this name promises “bright fame” for its bearer, and was popular late 1800s through mid 1920s (in the top 500 range).

This grand name really makes you sit up and take notice! The ancient history of the Stanton name begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Stanton is derived from the Old English term stan 'stone' and tun 'enclosure' or 'settlement’, and may include “stony meadow”. Seeing moderate popularity in late 1800s, Stanton rose again around Great War in 1913-1915.

Tobias certainly sounds marvelous, and seems to be rooted in some brilliant ancestry.  It’s a Greek version of the ancient Hebrew name "Toviyah" meaning “goodness of the lord”. Seen in the top 500 in the mid to late 1970s, and a recent spike in last 5 years, no doubt due to a wildly popular series of novels.

Warner was fantastically popular during the late 1800s -- and can still own the playground today. An English title with German roots, Warner means “protective warrior”  - perfect for a rough and tough young gent with a peaceful purpose.

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