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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%). [Art, Artemio, Artemis, Artemus, Artie, Artimus, .. 4 more]

AsaAsa
.. the Puritans in the 17th century. Asa is a commonly occurring (upper 93%) masculine name, whereas Ase is uncommonly used. [Ase]

AshleyAshley
.. an English saint's name (17th century). Ashley, Ash and Lee are prevalent as variations. [Ash, Asheley, Ashelie, Ashleigh, Ashlynn, .. 11 more]

AustinAustin
.. as late as the 17th century .. Usage of Austin and variants as birth names in 2015 was 8% less than the previous year. [Austen, Austyn, Ostyn, .. 2 more]

BaldwinBaldwin
.. England into the 17th century, but .. Baldwin (upper 1%), Baudoin (11%), Bald (18%) and Baldovino (48%) are found regularly as surnames. [Bald, Baldewin, Baudoin, .. 7 more]

BlaiseBlaise
.. was a brilliant 17th century child .. Used frequently as children's names, Blayze, Blaise, etc. are similar to the conventional Blayne. [Blais, Blaize, Blase, Blayze, Blaze, .. 1 more]

BoazBoaz
.. England in the 17th and 18th .. Adoption of Boaz, Boase, etc. as children's names in 2015 was up 16.7% compared to 2014. [Boas, .. 1 more]

BradfordBradford
.. Plymouth colony, William Bradford (17th century) .. Sparing use, with usage of 0.005% for Bradford and variants as boys' names in 2015, less than 0.008% the year before. [Braddford, .. 2 more]

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

CliffordClifford
.. given name from the 17th century .. Usage of Cliff and forms was well-received a century ago and is now diminished, with Cliff becoming less in vogue. [Cliff, Clyford, .. 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

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

CosmoCosmo
.. to Britain in the 17th century .. Cosimo, Cosmo, etc. are rarely found as male names. [Cosimo, Kosmo, .. 1 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]

DonDon
.. John Donne, the 17th century poet .. Donnan and Donne are more uncommon as versions of Don. [Donn, Donnan, .. 3 more]

EbenezerEbenezer
.. the Puritans in the 17th century .. Ebenezer, Ebenzer, etc. are hardly found as first names. [Eb, .. 9 more]

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

EliEli
.. among Puritans in the 17th century .. Eli has become progressively more popular since the 1960s. [Elie, Eloy, .. 3 more]

EliasElias
.. 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. [Eelia, Elice, Elie, Eliyahu, Ellis, Elyas, Ilie, .. 15 more]

EzraEzra
.. the Puritans in the 17th century .. Usage of Ezra, Azur, etc. as children's names in 2015 was up significantly compared to a decade ago. [Azariah, Esra, Ezrah, Ezri, .. 3 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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