Silas, Tobias and More Antique -S Names
Toby, Tobiah, Tobias. According to most baby name dictionaries, the three are identical: just different ways of writing the same biblical name. But in terms of fashion and impact, one stands apart. Tobias is a fast-rising hit, far more popular than the other two names put together, thanks to the power of that final -s.
Classical -s endings appeal to parents with a distinguished antique style, accented with a pinch of mystery. Depending on the name, the effect can be scholarly (like Atticus), mythic (Atlas), saintly (Matthias), or downright dangerous (Barnabas). Even in a short, simple name like Jonas or Silas, the -s ending lends a sophisticated edge.
The ending has worked its magic on dozens of names in recent years, reviving neglected classics and turning mythological and biblical obscurities into contenders. Names like Silas, Elias and even Maximus now rank among the top 200 names for American boys.
Additional antique -s options are below, arranged by number of syllables. As a rule of thumb, the longer names tend to sound more aggressively antiquated.
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