Old-School Hollywood Stars Worth Naming Your Baby After
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By TANVI AKHAURI
Shirley Temple
One of the most famous faces in Hollywood history, Shirley Temple's legacy as America's ultimate sweetheart, is timeless. According to The Bump, Shirley means "bright meadow" and combines scīr (or shire) and leah, Old English words that allude to the idyllic countryside in England.
Greta Garbo
Few classic cinema stars were as mesmerizing as Greta Garbo, who ruled Hollywood through the 1920s and 1930s. The name Greta means pearl in German and thanks to Garbo, the name Greta evokes great wonder, and any child called so would be destined for great things.
Cary Grant
Cary Grant was known for his versatile acting, charisma, irresistible charm and sense of humor, which endeared him to audiences and critics throughout the 20th century. The name Cary, which means pure and has Irish and Welsh roots, is gender neutral and relates to a pleasant stream.
Marilyn Monroe
Easily one of the most magnificent figures associated with American cinema, Marilyn Monroe is an icon of the ages. Marilyn, believed to be a portmanteau of names Mary and Lynn, holds deep ties to water, meaning drop of the sea.
Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier was a true icon of classic Golden Age cinema with his groundbreaking win of a Best Actor Oscar in 1963 — the first for a Black artist. A gender-neutral forename, Sidney derives its meanings from French and English roots and refers to a wide riverside meadow.