What makes a name a “classic?” Classic names have stood the test of time. They have been around for decades but never go out of style. They are timeless, elegant, vintage, and old-fashioned yet fresh. These top 500 names have some Southern country charm in them no matter where the baby is born.
If you’re a little rusty with geography, the following comprises the Southern States: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.
On top of the list for boys are James, John, William, Robert, Michael, David, Charles, Christopher, Joseph, and Thomas. These names will remind you of presidents, cowboys, writers, and country singers. For the girls, they are Mary, Elizabeth, Linda, Betty, Patricia, Jennifer, Barbara, Dorothy, Sarah, and Margaret. These are old-fashioned names with Southern flair.
Each name in the table below is a link to a page where you can read more about that name’s personality and popularity. Have fun exploring these Dixie Land names!