I really want names that are different, and make people think “oh, that’s so cool!”. I grew up with a super common name and I always wished for a more interesting one that not everyone had. However, I tend to be drawn to the vintage names, which I find are too popular and too heard of for the most part. I don’t want a name that is misspelled or trendy {i.e [name]Madilynn[/name]}, but I want a name with history and a level of sophistication to it. It seems that every name I like is way too popular. [name]Do[/name] you have any suggestions for names that are vintage/historic etc but still unpopular?

Also, I live in England, and here, most of the vintage names like Eleanor, Imogen, Alice, and Florence are super popular.

[name]Estelle[/name] or [name]Estella[/name]
To name just a few

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I think most vintage names are actually pretty unpopular and untouched (but the internet makes them seem more popular than they are), but here is a list of ones that are still unranked in the top 1000 or ranked very lowly.

Boys: [name]Otis[/name], [name]Clint[/name], [name]Bartholomew[/name] and its variants ([name]Bartholome[/name], Bartolomy, etc), [name]Homer[/name], [name]Warner[/name], [name]Eugene[/name], [name]Edmund[/name]

Girls: [name]Henriette[/name]/[name]Henrietta[/name], [name]Harriet[/name], [name]Winifred[/name], [name]Florence[/name], [name]Lynette[/name], [name]Sibyl[/name]/[name]Sybil[/name], [name]Lois[/name], [name]Mabel[/name], [name]Flora[/name], [name]Dolores[/name], [name]Annabeth[/name], [name]Gretel[/name]

There are lots more I didn’t include but are as high as 500/600 still, which is very few names a year. The above are all unranked or higher than 850, I believe. As long as you’re staying away from [name]Eleanor[/name] and [name]Henry[/name], you’re pretty good.


Not sure if you want boy names or not, too, but here are some anyway:

I think that plenty of vintage names still go unused because they haven’t shed their grandma/grandpa image just yet. Maybe in a few years they will be discovered & get popular or maybe they will remain rare. I’m in [name]Brooklyn[/name] NYso maybe these are popular in [name]England[/name] for all I know but they aren’t here


These feel really rare but vintage to me.

Hey! I’m in [name]England[/name] too.

[name]Emmeline[/name] (I don’t know how popular this is?)

I hope these are OK. I know what you mean about names like [name]Eleanor[/name] and [name]Alice[/name] which are lovely apart from the popularity.


I live in a major French-English community. Names like [name]Francine[/name], [name]Cosette[/name], [name]Sylvie[/name], [name]Esme[/name]’, and [name]Juliette[/name] have become very popular.

Some that are different or unique might be like


These are all very pretty and unique…also not too popular in my area.