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19 12th names and what they mean, for 12th for baby boys, listing 1-19.
Abelard .. Made famous by the 12th-century French philosopher Pierre Abelard, who fell in love with and seduced his student Heloise ..
Adrian .. Also the name of the 12th-century pope Adrian IV (the only English pope in history) ..
Asen .. The name of a 12th-century Bulgarian king, Ivan Asen I, and several of his successors.
Aubrey .. Saint Aubrey (12th century) was one of the founders of the Cistercian order ..
Barclay .. Place name for Berkeley in Gloucestershire, and transferred use of the the Scottish surname, which was taken to Scotland in the 12th century by Walter de Berchelai, who became chamberlain of Scotland in 1165 ..
Benjamin .. Biblical: Benyamin was the 12th, youngest and most beloved son of the patriarch Jacob and Rachel, and was originally named Benoni ..
Conan .. The name was also used in Yorkshire from the 12th to the 16th centuries, and in this case, is derived from Conan, Earl of Richmond (12th century), of Breton origin ..
Francis .. Saint Francis of Assisi (12th century) is remembered as the gentle giant who delighted in God's works as revealed by nature ..
Maimon .. Root of Maimonides, the name of a great Jewish philosopher and scholar from 12th-century Spain.
Malachi .. Malachy (12th century) was an Irish saint ..
Moses .. Moses ben Maimon (12th century), also known as Maimonides, was a Jewish scholar born in Moorish Spain ..
Norbert .. Saint Norbert (12th century) was a German saint.
Oliver .. Name of one of Charlemagne's knights in the 12th-century poem "Chanson de Roland" ..
Omar .. Omar Khayyam (12th century) was a Persian poet, astronomer, and mathematician ..
Percival .. Invented by a medieval poet in the 12th century for one of King Arthur's knights ..
Saladin .. Name of a prominent Muslim sultan (12th century) who captured Jerusalem from the Crusaders.
Storm .. The German form, Sturm, is a saint's name (12th century) ..
Taylor .. 12th American President Zachary Taylor ..
Thomas .. The name has been popular since the 12th-century martyr Thomas à Becket ..
Adrian, Aubrey, Benjamin, Francis, Moses, Norbert, Oliver, Omar, Taylor and Thomas are commonly used names, while Abelard, Asen, Barclay, Conan, Maimon, Malachi, Percival, Saladin and Storm are rare in comparison. (2000 U.S. Census)
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