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30 "Grandpa" Baby Names That Are Making a Comeback!

Popular male baby names aren't as vulnerable to the winds of change as female names are. Names like John and William, which topped the most popular lists in the 1800s, are still popular today. Even during the 1970s, when girls were tagged with momentarily popular names like Tammy and Farrah, boys continued to be given enduring names like Michael and Christopher. However, the latest trend is to reach far back, WAY back, to names that normally only a grandfather would have. Celebrities like Amy Poehler, who named her boys Archie and Abel; Gwyneth Paltrow, who has Moses;GretchenMol, who chose Ptolemy; and Cate Blanchett, who has an Ignatius, highlight the trend. You could even add Prince George! Here are 30 "grandpa" names from the Social Security Administration's name database that are making a comeback. I've left out old timey names like Noah and Elijah that never really lost popularity. Would you dare give your kid one of these grandpa names?

1. Clarence

 

2. Amos

 

3. Ernest

 

4. Earl

 

5. Elmer

 

6. Herman

 

7. Eugene

 

8. Grover

 

9. Chester

 

10. Otto

 

11. Luther

 

12. Horace

 

13. Lester

 

14. Rufus

 

15. Emil

 

16. Alvin

 

17. Gus

 

18. Roscoe

 

19. Cornelius

 

20. Virgil

 

21. Ollie (a lot of popular boys' names from the 1800s are now associated with girls)

 

22. Clayton

 

23. Elwood

 

24. Elbert

 

25. Woodrow

 

26. Herman

 

27. Dewey

 

28. Roosevelt

 

29. Milton

 

30. Wilbur

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