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Vintage Hollywood baby names making a comeback

It looks like Rita and Marilyn are the names du jour.
Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

Baby names that would be more at home in the 1940s and 1950s are making a comeback, according to a recent article from Babycenter.com.au.

According to their latest list of baby name trends, vintage girls’ and boys’ names are back in fashion – with the likes of Audrey, Ingrid, Greta and Marilyn all being popular choices for 2016 kids.

Likewise Fred, Orson, Sidney and Flynn are trending for baby boys.

Writer Marie Kreft explains that name popularity often follows the ‘100 year rule’ – coming back into fashion as other, more modern names start to become overused.

Check out some more vintage names making a comeback below:

The name Marlon is making a comeback

Girls’ names:

Audrey

Bette

Clara

Greta

Jean

Ingrid

Judy

Joan

Mae

Marlene

Rita

Ginger

Vivien

Scarlett

Ava

Harlow

Marilyn

Boys’ names

Fred

Clark

Cary

Gregory

Harold

Humphrey

Flynn

Grant

Laurence

Kirk

Orson

Sidney

Spencer

Gene

Buster

Marlon

Watch: Kate Winslet talk baby names

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