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Need help deciding? See our top 10 old-fashioned baby names

Our top 10 old-fashioned baby names.
Our top 10 old-fashioned baby names. Bev Lacey

Are you having trouble find the perfect baby name? Want an old-fashioned, traditional name? Well, we are here to help.

We have assembled the top five told-fashioned names for boys and top five old fashioned names for girls. Look no further.

If you're after a more modern name, click here.

Girls' names:

5. Charlotte. A feminine variation of the masculine Charles and the name of the British Royal family's little princess, this name is very popular at the moment. Meaning free man or petite and having a beautiful history, including being the name of one of the Bronte sisters, it's easy to see why this name has stayed in fashion.

4. June. This pretty name is a bit more unusual, which can be a drawcard for those wanting a more singular name for their offspring. The Latin name, a variation of Juno, taken from the Roman goddess, who was the queen of the gods and patroness of marriage and weddings. The name means "young".

3. Elizabeth. This name has Hebrew and Biblical origins. The meaning of the name Elizabeth is God is my oath. It is the name of Jane Austen's most popular heroine, Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice. It has been consistently popular.

2. Catherine. A lovely name that has evolved over time with many variants, Catherine is a solid choice for any daughter. First recorded in England in 1196, this name has a long, proud history. The meaning of the name is clear or pure.

1. Isabella. A popular name made all the more so by the Twilight novels. This one might be a little too popular for some parents, but it's still a beautiful choice. This name is a variation of Elizabeth, meaning devoted to God.

Boys' names:

5. Henry. This name has English and German origins. The German meaning is "home ruler". It has remained consistently popular in many countries over hundreds of years.

4. Thomas:  One of the most commonly used classic boys' names, this name is still a very popular choice today. Celebrities Jack Black and Dennis Quid both have sons named Thomas. The meaning of the name is "twin".

3. Theo. A diminutive of Theobold or Theodore, this name hasn't been overly used, which means it could be a good choice for parents searching for a more unique name. The meaning of Theo is "divine gift".

2. Reuben. Fittingly, this name means "behold, a son" in Hebrew. This name is once again becoming popular but is still relatively underused. It is a Biblical name and has a strong history.

1. Frederick. This is a English derivative of the German name Friedrich and means peaceful ruler. The name seemed to have almost disappeared, but parents are once again considering it as a strong classic to reconsider.

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