🔍 retro casual boy names

[name_m]Hi[/name_m]! Lately I’ve been loving retro boy names. They’ve also been leaning more casual so [name_m]Abe[/name_m] rather than [name_m]Abraham[/name_m]. These names are definitely vintage but remind me of roaring 20s, art deco, old timey baseball players, boy next door, kicky energetic - so a bit less of your typical vintage names that are fairly cottagecore or Victorian royals. Some of my perennial favorites like [name_m]Bram[/name_m], [name_m]Grover[/name_m], and [name_m]Percy[/name_m] also fit this category (sometimes you have to squint to see it).

While I’ve been really into this vibe - my list is a bit stunted. A few I’ve come up with so far include [name_m]Abe[/name_m], [name_m]Amos[/name_m], [name_m]Art[/name_m], [name_m]Clement[/name_m], [name_m]Cy[/name_m], [name_m]Finn[/name_m] (Phineas maybe?), [name_m]Freddie[/name_m], [name_m]Hal[/name_m], [name_m]Hank[/name_m], [name_m]Ike[/name_m], [name_m]Linus[/name_m], [name_m]Ned[/name_m], Wallace… Ideally I would like names that could fit with sisters like [name_f]Agnes[/name_f], Ida/Frida, [name_f]Dorothy[/name_f], Una/Oona, [name_f]Thora[/name_f], [name_f]Sybil[/name_f] which are still retro but read less casual imho than some of the boy names I listed.

If you have any ideas of boy names with this vibe, I’m all ears :baseball::socks::ocean::newspaper_roll:

Thank you 🫶🏼

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From your list, [name_m]Abe[/name_m], [name_m]Cy[/name_m], [name_m]Hal[/name_m], and [name_m]Hank[/name_m] are the epitome of this vibe to me!!

Some more ideas…
[name_m]Ralph[/name_m]
[name_m]Billy[/name_m]
[name_m]Howie[/name_m]
[name_m]Cal[/name_m] / [name_m]Calvin[/name_m]
[name_m]Roy[/name_m]
[name_m]Cecil[/name_m]
[name_m]Silas[/name_m]
[name_m]Guy[/name_m]
[name_m]Irving[/name_m] / [name_m]Irvin[/name_m]
[name_m]Sid[/name_m] (Sidney?)
[name_m]Gus[/name_m]
[name_m]Roscoe[/name_m]
[name_m]Asa[/name_m]
[name_m]Lyle[/name_m]
[name_m]Seamus[/name_m]
[name_m]Al[/name_m]
[name_m]Mack[/name_m]
[name_f]Dee[/name_f]
[name_m]Dell[/name_m]

I also think names like Sam/Sammy, [name_m]Jack[/name_m], [name_m]Will[/name_m], [name_m]Max[/name_m], and [name_m]Tommy[/name_m] fit the vibe, but because they’re also fairly popular contemporary names/nicknames I wasn’t sure if they’re what you’re looking for.

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Thank you so much!!! [name_m]Cal[/name_m], [name_m]Calvin[/name_m], [name_m]Irving[/name_m], [name_m]Sid[/name_m], [name_m]Gus[/name_m], [name_m]Asa[/name_m], and [name_m]Dell[/name_m] are real standouts to me. So lovely! [name_m]Roscoe[/name_m] is also my current “this name is everything I want, why can’t I love it” name. I’m a big fan of [name_m]Jack[/name_m], [name_m]Will[/name_m], and [name_m]Max[/name_m] especially and would honestly consider it despite the popularity but I have one cousin [name_m]Max[/name_m] and one cousin with the middle Maxine:')

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[name_m]Can[/name_m] I just say that I love [name_m]Ike[/name_m] (like [name_m]Ike[/name_m]? lol) and I love that it’s on someone’s list!

[name_m]Baz[/name_m]
[name_m]Zeke[/name_m]
[name_m]Jory[/name_m]
[name_m]Rufus[/name_m]
[name_m]Gene[/name_m]
[name_m]Huck[/name_m]
[name_m]Remy[/name_m]
[name_m]Rudy[/name_m]
Win(n) / [name_f]Wynn[/name_f]
[name_m]Fitz[/name_m]
[name_m]Fritz[/name_m]
[name_m]Monty[/name_m]
[name_m]Benno[/name_m]
[name_m]Ernie[/name_m]
[name_m]Joss[/name_m]
[name_m]Perry[/name_m]
[name_m]Otto[/name_m]
[name_m]Eben[/name_m]
[name_m]Jonty[/name_m]
[name_f]Larkin[/name_f]
[name_m]Laurie[/name_m]
Vern(e)
[name_m]Walt[/name_m]
[name_m]Flynn[/name_m]
[name_f]Rooney[/name_f]
[name_m]Rex[/name_m]
[name_m]Teague[/name_m]
[name_m]Wylie[/name_m]
[name_m]Whit[/name_m]
[name_m]Baxter[/name_m]
[name_m]Hodge[/name_m]
[name_m]Otis[/name_m]
[name_m]Tolly[/name_m]
[name_m]Kip[/name_m]
[name_m]Clive[/name_m]
[name_m]Dex[/name_m] / [name_m]Dexter[/name_m]
[name_m]Ivo[/name_m]
[name_m]Jamie[/name_m]
[name_m]Jed[/name_m]
[name_m]Jem[/name_m]
[name_f]Lou[/name_f]
[name_m]Mick[/name_m] / [name_m]Mickey[/name_m]
[name_m]Nat[/name_m] / [name_m]Nate[/name_m]
[name_m]Newt[/name_m]
[name_m]Nye[/name_m]
[name_m]Pim[/name_m]
[name_m]Reggie[/name_m]
[name_m]Rocky[/name_m]
[name_m]Robin[/name_m]
[name_m]Rollo[/name_m]
[name_m]Sal[/name_m]
[name_m]Tad[/name_m]
[name_m]Wilmot[/name_m]
[name_m]Wilkie[/name_m]

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[name_m]Leon[/name_m]
[name_m]Oz[/name_m]
[name_m]Rex[/name_m]
[name_m]Samson[/name_m]
[name_m]Clyde[/name_m]
[name_m]Ernest[/name_m]
[name_m]Alvin[/name_m]
[name_m]Franklin[/name_m]
[name_m]Leroy[/name_m]
[name_m]Jesse[/name_m]
[name_m]Simon[/name_m]
[name_m]Ned[/name_m]
[name_m]Harvey[/name_m]

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I’m thinking…

[name_m]Clancy[/name_m]
[name_m]Dale[/name_m]
[name_m]Jem[/name_m]
[name_m]Davey[/name_m]
[name_m]Elmer[/name_m]
[name_m]Ernie[/name_m]
[name_m]Davis[/name_m]
[name_m]Herbie[/name_m]
[name_m]Rodge[/name_m]
[name_m]Wilkie[/name_m]
[name_m]Jonty[/name_m]
[name_m]Sol[/name_m]
[name_m]Billy[/name_m]
[name_m]Early[/name_m] / [name_m]Earl[/name_m]
[name_m]Buster[/name_m]
[name_m]Merle[/name_m]
[name_m]Byron[/name_m]
[name_m]Clark[/name_m]
[name_m]Judd[/name_m]
[name_m]Monty[/name_m]
[name_f]Cleo[/name_f]
[name_f]Floy[/name_f]
[name_m]Buddy[/name_m]
[name_m]Perry[/name_m]
[name_m]Dock[/name_m]
[name_m]Vern[/name_m] / [name_m]Verne[/name_m]
[name_m]Haskell[/name_m]
[name_m]Cary[/name_m]
[name_m]Clay[/name_m]
[name_m]Rex[/name_m]
[name_m]Len[/name_m]
[name_m]Lance[/name_m]
[name_m]Carnell[/name_m]
[name_f]Dana[/name_f]
[name_m]Kurt[/name_m]
[name_m]Maurie[/name_m]
[name_m]Blaine[/name_m]
[name_m]Rusty[/name_m]
[name_m]Norris[/name_m]
[name_m]Mitch[/name_m]
[name_f]Lonnie[/name_f] / [name_m]Lonny[/name_m]
[name_m]Mick[/name_m]
[name_m]Pat[/name_m]
[name_m]Hoyt[/name_m]

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I thought you might possibly like [name_m]Nels[/name_m]. It’s a strong favourite of mine atm :smiling_face:

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[name_f]Love[/name_f] so many of these retro options!

You’ve had so many lovely suggestions so count any repeats as me being in agreement with the berries

[name_m]Nash[/name_m]
[name_m]Clive[/name_m]
[name_m]Freddie[/name_m]
[name_m]Alfie[/name_m]
[name_m]Archie[/name_m]
[name_m]Ronnie[/name_m]
[name_m]Stanley[/name_m]
[name_m]Howie[/name_m]
[name_m]Abner[/name_m]
[name_m]Ike[/name_m]
[name_f]Frankie[/name_f]
[name_m]Reggie[/name_m]
[name_m]Ned[/name_m]
[name_m]Clement[/name_m]
[name_m]Clancy[/name_m]
[name_m]Roy[/name_m]
[name_m]Morris[/name_m]

[name_f]Hope[/name_f] this helps

I find this such a charming style myself. There’s been a lot of suggestions already in this thread so branching out a little:

[name_m]Morrie[/name_m]
[name_m]Hutch[/name_m]
[name_m]Wally[/name_m]
[name_m]Dino[/name_m]
[name_m]Vinny[/name_m]
[name_m]Chet[/name_m]
[name_m]Rollie[/name_m]
[name_m]Jay[/name_m]
[name_m]Bobby[/name_m]
[name_m]Micky[/name_m]
[name_m]Cliff[/name_m]
[name_m]Duke[/name_m]
[name_m]Benny[/name_m]
[name_m]Val[/name_m]
[name_m]Huey[/name_m]
[name_m]Bud[/name_m]
[name_m]Dewey[/name_m]
[name_m]Joey[/name_m]
[name_m]Bart[/name_m]
[name_f]Les[/name_f]
[name_m]Hobie[/name_m]
[name_m]Red[/name_m]
[name_m]Bertie[/name_m]
[name_m]Holt[/name_m]
[name_m]Buzz[/name_m]

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If you’re talking old-time baseball player names, my tops are:

[name_f]Addie[/name_f] (for the great pitcher [name_f]Addie[/name_f] (Adrian) Joss)
[name_f]Tris[/name_f] (for the player/manager [name_f]Tris[/name_f] (Tristram) Speaker)
[name_m]Clete[/name_m] (for outfielder [name_m]Clete[/name_m] (Cletus) Boyer)
[name_m]Christy[/name_m] (for pitcher [name_m]Christy[/name_m] (Christopher) Mathewson)
[name_m]Archie[/name_m] (for [name_m]Archie[/name_m] (Archibald) “Moonlight” [name_m]Graham[/name_m], who was a real player)

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[name_f]Love[/name_f] [name_m]Bram[/name_m], [name_m]Amos[/name_m], [name_m]Finn[/name_m], [name_m]Abe[/name_m], and [name_m]Art[/name_m] especially!

Hmm, maybe…

[name_m]Cliff[/name_m]
[name_m]Glen[/name_m]
[name_m]Rudy[/name_m]
[name_m]Sal[/name_m]
[name_m]Louis[/name_m]
[name_m]Eddie[/name_m]
[name_m]Neil[/name_m]
[name_m]Danny[/name_m]
[name_m]Bobby[/name_m]
[name_m]Allen[/name_m]
[name_m]Calvin[/name_m]
[name_m]Teddy[/name_m]
[name_f]Frankie[/name_f]

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I love this style, I know it sounds weird but the credits of old disney movies or movies from the 40’s 50’s is a great place to find names like these!

Mel
Clyde
Del
Milt/ Milton
Don
Mack
Al
Gene
Hans
Marvin
Vance / Van
Cubby
Roy
Art
Ted
Ralph

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Norman
Pip
Douglas
Jarvis
Vernon
Kit
Stuart
Klaus
Gardner
Russell
Giles
Carleton
Bruce
Garth
Emmons
Ray
Homer
Crispin
Dwight
Milo
Jethro
Herb
Ford
Conrad
Hector
Gordon
Calhoun
Barry
Gary
Tony
Dean
Frank
Ron
Leland
Howard
Dennis
Carl
Mark
Cyril
Sonny
Sandy

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[name_m]Ned[/name_m] is such a fun name! For some more suggestions

[name_m]Basil[/name_m]
[name_m]Bernard[/name_m]
[name_m]Brian[/name_m]
[name_m]Cecil[/name_m]
[name_m]Clarence[/name_m]
[name_m]Clifford[/name_m]
[name_m]Clive[/name_m]
[name_m]Cyril[/name_m]
[name_m]Douglas[/name_m]
[name_m]Edwin[/name_m]
[name_m]Enoch[/name_m]
[name_m]Francis[/name_m]
[name_m]Geoffrey[/name_m]
[name_m]Gordon[/name_m]
[name_m]Herbert[/name_m]
[name_m]Ivor[/name_m]
[name_m]Kenneth[/name_m]
[name_m]Larry[/name_m]
[name_m]Leonard[/name_m]
[name_f]Leslie[/name_f]
[name_m]Martin[/name_m]
[name_m]Morris[/name_m]
[name_m]Neville[/name_m]
[name_m]Noel[/name_m]
[name_m]Norman[/name_m]
[name_m]Rodney[/name_m]
[name_m]Roy[/name_m]
[name_m]Vincent[/name_m]

I gave you more full names instead of nickname names because you mentioned you wanted less casual :relieved:

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I LOVE this style! [name_m]Bram[/name_m], [name_m]Grover[/name_m], [name_m]Finn[/name_m], [name_m]Cy[/name_m], [name_m]Freddie[/name_m], [name_m]Hank[/name_m], [name_m]Linus[/name_m] are all amazing.

[name_m]Arthur[/name_m]
[name_m]Casper[/name_m]
[name_m]Dennis[/name_m]
[name_m]Eddie[/name_m]
[name_m]Emmit[/name_m]
[name_m]George[/name_m]
[name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Jack[/name_m]
[name_m]Jed[/name_m]
[name_m]Lionel[/name_m]
[name_m]Nat[/name_m]
[name_m]Oskar[/name_m]
[name_m]Reggie[/name_m]
[name_m]Reuben[/name_m]
[name_m]Roosevelt[/name_m]
[name_m]Roy[/name_m]
[name_m]Sidney[/name_m]
[name_m]Solomon[/name_m]
[name_m]Tate[/name_m]
[name_m]Ted[/name_m]
[name_m]Theo[/name_m]
[name_m]Vincent[/name_m]
[name_m]Woodrow[/name_m]

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Fun vibe!

[name_m]Chet[/name_m]
[name_m]Hal[/name_m]
[name_m]Mac[/name_m] / [name_m]Mack[/name_m]
[name_m]Rudy[/name_m]
[name_m]Clive[/name_m]
[name_m]Jones[/name_m]
[name_m]Roscoe[/name_m]
[name_m]Marv[/name_m] / [name_m]Marvin[/name_m]
[name_m]Norman[/name_m]
[name_f]Izzy[/name_f]
[name_m]Cliff[/name_m]
[name_m]Pim[/name_m]
[name_m]Fergus[/name_m]
[name_m]Ewan[/name_m] / [name_m]Euan[/name_m]
[name_m]Cal[/name_m]
[name_m]Skip[/name_m]
[name_m]Flynn[/name_m]
[name_m]Walt[/name_m]
[name_m]Buzz[/name_m]
[name_m]Nat[/name_m]
[name_m]Ollie[/name_m]
[name_m]Buster[/name_m]
[name_m]Val[/name_m]
[name_m]Barnaby[/name_m]
[name_m]Basil[/name_m]
[name_m]Ellis[/name_m]
[name_m]Gilbert[/name_m]
[name_m]Monty[/name_m]
[name_m]Norris[/name_m]
[name_f]Lou[/name_f] / [name_m]Louis[/name_m]
[name_m]Roy[/name_m]
[name_m]Otis[/name_m]
[name_m]Ralph[/name_m]
[name_m]Simon[/name_m]
[name_m]Teddy[/name_m]
[name_m]Ward[/name_m]
[name_m]Winston[/name_m]

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@VEL you always make my day!!! Some that are especially standing out to me are [name_m]Gene[/name_m], [name_m]Huck[/name_m], [name_m]Rudy[/name_m], Win(n) / [name_f]Wynn[/name_f] (it’s funny you typed it like that because sometimes my biggest issue with this name is that I can’t decide on a spelling), [name_m]Fitz[/name_m], [name_m]Fritz[/name_m], Walt… Honestly forcing myself to stop listing them out because I’ll just repeat your write-up!

@camellia1 These are precious! [name_m]Simon[/name_m], [name_m]Franklin[/name_m], [name_m]Ernest[/name_m], [name_m]Harvey[/name_m], [name_m]Alvin[/name_m] – so clunky (I say with love). I’m such an [name_m]Oz[/name_m] fan, I know one person with the name and I think I might say Oz>Ozzy/Ozzie

@greyblue loooove thank you!! Herbie!!! [name_m]Clancy[/name_m], [name_m]Jem[/name_m], [name_m]Elmer[/name_m], [name_m]Wilkie[/name_m], again need to stop myself from just listing your list back at you. But I never see [name_m]Haskell[/name_m] mentioned and am glad to see you remembered him

@edgeofthemeadow Oooo [name_m]Nels[/name_m]! He reminds me so much of [name_m]Little[/name_m] House on the [name_f]Prairie[/name_f] (Nels Oleson) how adorable

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@tori101 thank you so much for these!! they’re all so lovely. Especially drawn to [name_m]Howie[/name_m], [name_f]Frankie[/name_f] - I’m such a [name_f]Frances[/name_f] (g) fan but I can have Frankie/Francis (b) on my list too - and [name_m]Morris[/name_m]!

@kachenka these are so incredibly sweet. [name_m]Huey[/name_m]! [name_f]Les[/name_f] (I almost listed “Newsies” as a bit of inspo so I’m really glad to see [name_f]Les[/name_f] here)! [name_m]Bertie[/name_m]! [name_m]Dewey[/name_m]!

@miloowen coming in clutch :baseball: [name_m]Adrian[/name_m] [name_m]Joss[/name_m] “Addie” is such a great name honestly love the first, last, and nickname - same with [name_m]Archibald[/name_m] “Archie/Moonlight” [name_m]Graham[/name_m] (okay Moonlight might be a bit much for me but [name_m]Archibald[/name_m], [name_m]Archie[/name_m], and [name_m]Graham[/name_m] are all so fun). And [name_f]Tris[/name_f] is really really fun

@almostactually thank you so much!! [name_m]Rudy[/name_m], [name_m]Sal[/name_m], [name_m]Louis[/name_m], [name_m]Calvin[/name_m], [name_m]Teddy[/name_m], and [name_f]Frankie[/name_f] in particular are amazing

@libelluleclaire the idea of looking in old disney movie credits is so smart!! your list is great! It made me so happy to see [name_m]Mel[/name_m] listed as it would be an honor name for my mom, I worried it was a bit… braver… than I am but love to see it here. Also [name_m]Clyde[/name_m], [name_m]Del[/name_m], [name_m]Van[/name_m], Cubby, [name_m]Ted[/name_m], and [name_m]Ralph[/name_m] are lovely

@shanade213 thank you! wow! I am loving this list! [name_m]Norman[/name_m], [name_m]Pip[/name_m], [name_m]Kit[/name_m], [name_m]Gardner[/name_m], [name_m]Homer[/name_m], [name_m]Jethro[/name_m], [name_m]Frank[/name_m], [name_m]Leland[/name_m], [name_m]Sonny[/name_m], and [name_m]Sandy[/name_m] are standing out in particular!! They’re so quaint and sweet!!

@eleanorvintage aaaahhhh I love the grandpa vibes here - [name_m]Bernard[/name_m], [name_m]Cecil[/name_m], [name_m]Edwin[/name_m], [name_m]Herbert[/name_m], [name_m]Ivor[/name_m], [name_m]Morris[/name_m], [name_m]Neville[/name_m], and [name_m]Vincent[/name_m] in particular. I’m glad you picked out the “less casual” comment because I’m definitely torn between how tooth-rotting sweet I think a lot of these nickname names are and my actual level of bravery/style which might lean a bit more “serious”

@somemelodioussonnet thank you!!! So happy to see some like [name_m]Arthur[/name_m], [name_m]Casper[/name_m], [name_m]George[/name_m], [name_m]Jed[/name_m], [name_m]Nat[/name_m], [name_m]Oskar[/name_m], [name_m]Reuben[/name_m], [name_m]Sidney[/name_m], and [name_m]Solomon[/name_m] - they’re perfect

@kidpix21 I so appreciate this list! [name_m]Rudy[/name_m], [name_m]Jones[/name_m], [name_m]Roscoe[/name_m], [name_m]Norman[/name_m], [name_f]Izzy[/name_f], [name_m]Pim[/name_m], Ewan/Euan, [name_m]Flynn[/name_m], [name_m]Walt[/name_m], [name_m]Ellis[/name_m], [name_f]Lou[/name_f], [name_m]Monty[/name_m], [name_m]Simon[/name_m], and [name_m]Winston[/name_m] are awesome (among others haha picking out the favorites from suggestions is so hard)

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