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Boy Names associated with 17th Century

Seventeenth century baby names and what they mean, with 53 results. Adoption of these boy names reached its highest in the 1880s (USAGE OF 15.5%) and has become much lower since (USAGE 4.5%, 71%), with names such as Bradford going out of style. The more fashionable boy names here are Ezra (#92), Noah (#1), Elias (#100), Titus (#281) and Gideon (#328), while Torner (TOP 45%) and Gedeon (12%) are popular surnames. Here is the list of 17th century names for girls.

17th names

Artemas - Ezra | Fairfax - Maurice | Moses - Vincent

Artemas - Ezra

Artemas
.. Puritans in the 17th century, but .. Common. Compare Artemas, Artimas and popular -mas surnames Armas (TOP 5%), Admas (80%). [Arty, Artimus, Artie, Artemus, Artemis, Artemio, .. 4 more]

Asa

Asa
.. the Puritans in the 17th century. Asa and Ase became less trendy in 2015, dropping on average -5 rankings as children's names with Asa leading the fall. [Ase]

Ashley

Ashley
.. an English saint's name (17th century). Usage of Ashley and variants as children's names in 2015 was up 8.8% compared to a decade ago. [Lee, Ashlynn, Ashleigh, Ashelie, Asheley, .. 11 more]

Austin

Austin
.. as late as the 17th century .. Used widely as birth names, Austin, Austyn, etc. are comparable to the popular Dustin. [Ostynn, Ostyn, Austyn, .. 2 more]

Baldwin

Baldwin
.. England into the 17th century, but .. Baldwin (UPPER 1%), Baudoin (11%), Bald (18%) and Baldovino (48%) are found regularly as surnames. [Baudoin, Baldewin, .. 8 more]

Blaise

Blaise
.. was a brilliant 17th century child .. Adoption of Blaise and variants as children's names in 2015 was up 27.2% compared to a year ago. [Blaze, Blayze, Blase, Blaize, Blais, .. 1 more]

Boaz

Boaz
.. England in the 17th and 18th .. A familiar children's name (#1325 IN LATEST RANKINGS), Boaz is also found frequently as a surname. [Boase, .. 1 more]

Bradford

Bradford
.. Plymouth colony, William Bradford (17th century) .. Bradfurd and forms were popular with parents during 1970-1979 and are now less widespread, with Brad becoming less in vogue. [Brad, .. 2 more]

Charles

Charles
.. especially since the 17th century reigns .. Usage of Charles as a children's name has fallen off circa the 1920s. [Karoly, Karol, Karel, Chaz, Charly, Charls, Charlot, Charleson, Cary, Carl, .. 17 more]

Clifford

Clifford
.. given name from the 17th century .. Cliff (TOP 50%) and Clifford (12%) are commonplace men's names, while Clyff, Clyfford and Clyford are intermittently used. [Clyford, Cliff, .. 2 more]

Top 2000 baby names ranking of 17th names: Asa, Ashley, Austin, Baldwin, Blaise

Top 2000 baby names ranking of 17th names: Boaz, Bradford, Charles, Clifford, Constant

Top 2000 baby names ranking of 17th names: Cosmo, Don, Ebenezer, Edmund, Eli

Top 2000 baby names ranking of 17th names: Elias, Ezra

Constant

Constant
.. Christians in the 17th century, partly .. Constant grew in popularity a century ago. See also Konstant.

Cosmo

Cosmo
.. to Britain in the 17th century .. Less common today. Cosmo was the variation last appearing (1950-1959) in the Top 2000. [Kosmo, .. 2 more]

Cromwell
17th century reformer Oliver Cromwell; actor .. Cromwell is unique as a baby name.

Cyrano
.. Bergerac was a 17th century soldier .. Not that common as a baby name. [Cyran]

Don

Don
.. John Donne, the 17th century poet .. A conventional birth name (#1463 THE PAST YEAR), Don also occurs often as a last name. [Donny, Donnan, Donn, .. 2 more]

Ebenezer

Ebenezer
.. the Puritans in the 17th century .. Sparing use, with usage of 0.004% for Ebenezer and variants as birth names in 2015. [Evenezer, .. 9 more]

Edmund

Edmund
.. the 16th and 17th centuries, Edmund .. Edmund, Eddie, Edmond and Ted are common as variations. [Teddy, Ted, Edmondine, Edmonde, Eddie, Eadmund, .. 14 more]

Eli

Eli
.. among Puritans in the 17th century .. Conventional, with usage of 0.379% for Eli and variants as boys' names in 2015, but lower than 0.396% in 2014. [Heli, Eloy, .. 3 more]

Elias

Elias
.. Common in the 17th century and .. Adoption of Elias and variants as baby names in 2015 was up a lot compared to the previous decade. [Ilyas, Ilie, Elyas, Ellis, Eliyahu, Elie, Elice, .. 15 more]

Ezra

Ezra
.. the Puritans in the 17th century .. Usage of Ezra, Azur, etc. as children's names in 2015 was up 27.8% compared to a year ago. [Ezri, Ezrah, Esra, .. 4 more]

Quick Reference

Summary Index of 17th century names [and variants] for boys.

1. Artemas - Ezra
Artemas [Arty, Artie, Artemus, Artimis, Artimus, Artimas, ..], Asa [Ase], Ashley [Lee, Ashly, Ashlyn, Ashling, Ashlinn, Ashlynn, ..], Austin [Ostyn, Ostin, Austen, Austyn, Ostynn], Baldwin [Baldwyn, Baudoin, Balduino, Baldwinn, Baldwynn, Balldwin, ..], Blaise [Blais, Blaze, Blase, Blaize, Blayze, Blaisdell], Boaz [Boas, Boase], Bradford [Brad, Bradfurd, Braddford], Charles [Karl, Karol, Karel, Karoly, Karolek, Karolik, ..], Clifford [Cliff, Clyff, Clyford, Clyfford], Constant, Cosmo [Kosmo, Cosme, Cosimo], Cromwell, Cyrano [Cyran], Don [Donn, Donny, Donne, Donnie, Donnan], Ebenezer [Ebenzer, Ebeneser, Eveneser, Ebenezar, Evenezer, Ebeneezer, ..], Edmund [Ted, Ned, Odon, Teddy, Eumann, Neddie, ..], Eli [Ely, Elie, Eloi, Eloy, Heli], Elias [Ilia, Ilja, Ilya, Ilyas, Ilija, Ilyaas, ..], Ezra [Azur, Esra, Ezer, Ezri, Ezrah, Esdras]


Fairfax, Frank [Franz, Franck, Franky, Frantz, Francke, Frankie, ..], Galileo, Gamaliel [Gmali, Gamliel], Gavan, Ghazi, Gideon [Gidi, Gidon, Hedeon, Gideone], Gobind [Govind, Gobinda, Govinda], Gottlieb, Greville [Grevill], Harvard, Henry [Rico, Henryk, Heriot, Herrior, Hinrich, Henrique, ..], Herrick [Herrik, Herryck], Hiram [Hi, Hy, Hyram, Hirom, Hyrum], Hobbes [Hob, Hobbs], James [Jim, Jimbo, Jimmy, Jemmy, Jimmie, Seamus, ..], Kenelm [Kenhelm, Kennelm], Martin [Marty, Martyn, Marton, Morten, Martinos, Martinus, ..], Mather [Maither, Matther], Maurice [Moss, Morrey, Morris, Morriss, Morrice, Morrill, ..]


Moses [Moss, Mosie, Mozes, Mosiah, Moyses, ..], Noah [Noe, Knoa, Noak, Noach, Norrie], Raphael [Ravel, Raffael, Rafello, Raphello, Raphaello, Raffaello, ..], Schuyler [Skylor, Skylar, Skyler, Schylar, Skuyler, Schyler], Seraphim [Saraph, Seraph, Serafin, Sarafino, Serafino, Seraphimus], Skyler [Skylar, Skylor, Skylen, Skielor, Skyelar, Skyller, ..], Taj [Tahj], Taz [Tazz, Tasman, Tazman], Titus [Tito, Titos], Trenton [Trenten, Trentin], Turner, Vandyke, Vincent [Vinny, Vinnie, Vincien, Vinzenz, Wincenty, Vinicent, ..]

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