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Classic Eccentric Names












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Many people prefer names that are unusual, but not made-up. These names were used in previous generations, and may be considered "cutting-edge" in some circles. However, they're probably considered "stuffy" and "old Fashioned" in other circles. These names have their place in history, but their place may be frozen in time at that historical moment, as none of these names are used very much today, or have been for a few generations. Are these names ready for a comeback? You decide. Many formerly-stuffy sounding names are all the rage now. Consider Hannah. Hannah is in the top 5 right now in the USA. 20 years ago, it sounded as stuffy as Myrtle or Irwin do today.


Girls' Names
Ada
Adelaide
Adele
Adeline
Agatha
Agnes
Alethea
Alice
Allegra
Alma
Amalia
Amaryllis
Amity
Annabel
Annis
Anthea
Arabella
Araminta
Aurelia
Averil
Beatrice
Beatrix
Bernadette
Bertha
Beulah
Blythe
Bronwen
Bryony
Calantha
Camila
Camille
Cecilia
Cecily
Celandine
Celeste
Celia
Charis
Charity
Clara
Clarissa
Claudia
Clementine
Clio
Constance
Cora
Coralie
Cordelia
Cornelia
Damaris
Della
Delia
Delilah
Delphine
Dinah
Dora
Doris
Drusilla
Dulcie
Dulcinea
Eliane
Eliza
Eloise
Elsie
Elvira
Emeline
Enid
Esmeralda
Estelle
Esther
Etta
Eudora
Eugenia
Euphemia
Evangeline
Eveline
Flavia
Fleur
Flora
Frederica
Frieda
Galatea
Gemma
Genevieve
Georgiana
Gladys
Gloria
Griselda
Gwendolen
Gwyneth
Harriet
Hazel
Helen
Helena
Heloise
Henrietta
Hermione
Hester
Honor(a)
Hyacinth
Ianthe
Ida
Imogen
Ingrid
Iolanthe
Iris
Isadora
Ivy
Jemima
Josephine
Judith
Juliet
Justine
Lavinia
Lenore/a
Leticia
Lila
Lilia
Lilias
Linnea
Linnet
Lisette
Livia
Lorelei
Lorna
Lucille
Lucinda
Lucretia
Ludmilla
Magdalen(a)
Marcella
Martha
Martina
Matilda
Maud
Melisande
Mercy
Millicent
Minerva
Myra
Myrtle
Nadine
Nell
Nicolette
Nora
Octavia
Olive
Opal
Oriana
Ophelia
Pansy
Patience
Pearl
Penelope
Petula
Phaedra
Philippa
Philomela
Philomena
Phyllida
Polly
Portia
Prudence
Rosalie
Rosamund
Roseline
Rowena
Ruby
Ruth
Sabine
Selma
Sibyl
Simone
Sophronia
Sorrel
Sylvia
Tamsin
Tansy
Theodora
Theodosia
Tirzah
Valeria
Vera
Verbena
Verity
Viola
Violet
Vivien
Willa
Winifred
Yseult/Ysolde
Zelda
Zenobia
Boys' Names
Abel
Abelard
Abner
Abram
Alaric
Alastair
Alberic
Albert
Albion
Aldous
Alfred
Algernon
Aloyisius
Ambrose
Amias
Amyntas
Archibald
Aubrey
August(us)
Barnabas
Barnaby
Bartholemew
Basil
Benedict
Bernard
Bertrand
Bevan/Bevis
Bram
Bruno
Byron
Calum
Calvin
Caspar
Cecil
Cedric
Clark
Claude
Claudius
Clement
Clive
Clyde
Conrad
Cornelius
Crispin
Curtis
Cuthbert
Cyril
Cyrus
Darby
Darcy
Desmond
Dexter
Dirk
Dorian
Dunstan
Eben
Ebenezer
Edgar
Edmund
Elam
Eliam
Elias
Elmer
Emlyn
Emmett
Enoch
Ephraim
Eustace
Everett
Ezekiel
Ezra
Fabian
Farquhar
Felix
Ferdinand
Finnegan
Flavian/us
Florian
Gareth
Gaspar
Gawain
Geordie
Gerard
Gershom
Gervaise
Gideon
Gilbert
Giles
Godfrey
Grover
Hadrian
Hamish
Harvey
Hector
Herman
Hiram
Hubert
Hugh
Hugo
Humphrey
Iago
Ignatius
Ichabod
Ira
Isidor
Jabez
Jarvis
Jasper
Jedidiah
Jonas
Jude
Jules
Julius
Junius
Justus
Kenrick
Kerwin
Kent
Kester
Leander
Leo
Leon
Leopold
Lewis
Lucian/us
Lysander
Magnus
Marcellus
Marius
Maxfield
Melvin
Milo
Milton
Mordecai
Morris
Morton
Myron
Nestor
Neville
Nicodemus
Nigel
Noel
Octavian
Orson
Orville
Otis
Otto
Penrod
Percival
Percy
Peregrine
Phineas
Rafael
Rafe
Reginald
Rhys
Robin
Roderick
Roger
Roland
Rowan
Rudyard
Rufus
Rupert
Sheldon
Silas
Simon
Solomon
Stefan
Sylvester
Tertius
Thaddeus
Theodoric
Titus
Tobias
Tristram
Ulysses
Ulrich
Uriel
Virgil
Vivian
Waldo
Wesley
Wilbur
Wilfred
Willard
Willoughby
Wolfgang
Xeno
Zacharias
Zebulon


You may also like a few Classic Unusual names, or possibly some Modern Eccentric names.