12 Creative Baby Names That Became Popular During The Renaissance

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The Renaissance lasted three long centuries between the 1300s and the 1600s, bringing forth a resurgence in both artistic creativity and scientific discovery.

You probably remember learning during your school days about the painters, philosophers, inventors, and other folks from the era who refused to be boxed into just one category. It’s that spirit of seeking new heights, both literally and figuratively, that make names from the time period one of the perfect choices for new babies being born today.

Most of the charming options below, however, have fallen out of style in recent times — which is really just a darn shame when you look at their rich meanings and some of the famous faces who put them in our history books.

Do you know any expecting parents who can’t quite decide on a name for their little one? Or maybe you’ve adopted a sweet new pet in need of just the right moniker?

Whatever the case, take a look at the amazing options below, and let us know in the comments if we overlooked your favorite name for boys and girls from way, way back in the day.

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1. Aldo 1/12

This is the perfect name for any young boy who looks like he might be an old soul: the name has Germanic origins and means”old” or “wise.”

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