Oh baby, picking a name can seem like an impossible task. You want to set them up for success and you don鈥檛 want to give them anything too weird, no matter which celebrity name is trending. While you鈥檙e totally on board with聽gender-neutral names,聽you鈥檙e not sure if a rock-star-inspired name is right for your babe. To add to your options, every year, the US government puts out a list of the names that made聽the biggest leaps on聽the popularity list, and, for some reason, vintage names have suddenly become really hot. If聽you鈥檙e looking for something unique but still classic, check out the list of top 40 vintage names from聽Yahoo.聽Then let us know if you see any little Hanks or Millies in your future.



1. Marjorie: For the little twinkle in your eye, Marjorie is a form of the name Margaret and means child of light.

2. Mabel: Probably the cutest, most perfect name for your little one, Mabel means lovable.

3. Rosie: Sweet and feminine, a floral name would be a good addition to your family.

4. Leona: She鈥檒l be oh so fierce with this聽female variant of the name Leo, which is latin for lion.

5. Alma: Depending on whether you look at the Italian or Latin translation, Alma means kind or soul.

6. Mercy: Originating from Spain, Mercy is a classic but still feels original and could also be a shortened version of Mercedes.

7. Hattie: It鈥檚 cute as a nickname for Harriet or just keep it as is for a modern, girly name.

8. Millie: Even though this used to be a nickname for the rather dated names Millicent and Mildred, Millie can also work as a nickname for the more modern Camilla/Camille.

9. Dorothy: It鈥檚 time to give a nod to grandmothers everywhere and pass this name on to a new generation.

10. Beatrice: Perfect for the little princess, Beatrice means 鈥渟he who blesses鈥 and has historically been the name of royalty for generations.

11. Pearl: Besides the sweet聽symbolism behind how a pearl is formed, this monosyllabic name would be pretty as a first or middle name.

12. Anastasia: With Russian origins, this name comes across as elegant, classy and anything but boring.

13. Vera: The Albanian root word means 鈥渟ummer鈥 making Vera an easy, breezy name for a girl.

14. Felicity: It聽means happiness. What more could you want?

15. Mae: Switch things up a bit. Instead of spelling the name like the month, go for the old English version.

16. Olive:聽Quirky and unexpected, Olive is a fun modern take on the more commonly used Olivia.

17. June: This adorable name shouldn鈥檛 be limited to girls born only during the summer.

18. Frances: Spell this vintage gender-neutral name 鈥淔rances鈥 for a girl or 鈥淔rancis鈥 for a boy.

19. Sadie: Cute聽and whimsical, if you really like this name and are worried about it not aging well, you could always go with Sara聽and call her Sadie as a nickname.

20. Rosemary: Yes, rosemary is an herb, but it鈥檚 also a beautiful name that has lots of options for nicknames.



1. Enoch: We鈥檙e guessing there are a lot of Boardwalk Empire fans out there. Coming from Hebrew origins, Enoch means 鈥渄edicated,鈥 which could be a good thing for your little guy. We鈥檒l leave it up to you if you鈥檙e going to give him the nickname Nucky.

2. Harvey: Strong and masculine, the old English meaning of this name means 鈥渂attle worthy.鈥

3. Cassius: No matter if you鈥檙e into boxing or not, you鈥檝e got to admit that Cassius is undeniably cool.

4. Clyde: This name is playful for聽a young boy but still sounds professional on an adult.

5. Samson: Far from overused, this one is a keeper.

6. Theo: Cute as a nickname for Theodore, but strong enough to stand on its own, Theo could also be used for a girl as well.

7. Gilbert: This classic name definitely is due for a come back.

8. Thaddeus: Meaning 鈥渂rave heart,鈥 this bold聽name is a great guy choice.

9. Otto: With a whole slew of historical figures sporting this moniker, your little guy will be standing in good company.

10. Francis: This is one of the more gender neutral names on this list. Brooke Shields used it as a middle name for her daughter, Rowan Francis. House of Cards fans will definitely have feelings about this name.

11. Roland: We鈥檙e pretty excited about the nicknaming potential with this one. There鈥檚 so much to love about a little Rollo.

12. Lionel: Because you鈥檙e going to hear him roar.

13. Reuben: If you鈥檙e a huge fan of your corned-beef sandwiches, you might want to look elsewhere. Every time you speak your son鈥檚 name, you鈥檒l likely get mad cravings.

14. Hank: Feeling a little country?

15. Frederick: A聽strong name, Frederick could be shortened to Freddie for an adorable baby name.

16. Augustine: Another unisex name on the list, Augustine is timeless and beautiful no matter what your baby鈥檚 gender is.

17. Uriah: We鈥檒l assume the popularity of this unusual name comes from the character in the Divergent series.

18. Walter: Does this make you think of Disney or White? Depending on your answer to that question, you might have the next imagineer on your hands or the next鈥 well, we won鈥檛 go into that.

19. Franklin: Cool and dignified, any guy with this name knows what鈥檚 up.

20. Ephraim: Coming from Hebrew roots, the name Ephraim sounds a little foreign and refined, giving it that extra cool factor.

What do you think of these vintage baby names? Talk to us in the comments below!

(h/t Yahoo)