18th Century Names for boys

The 18th century and Colonial Period saw a favoring of Biblical names such as Virtue names used by the Puritans. 18th names and what they mean, for 18th for males. Here is the list of 18th century names for girls. Usage of these boy names reached its highest in 1880-1889 and it is somewhat lower today, with names like Sidney, Addison, Stephen, Clinton and Stuart becoming somewhat dated. The most trendy baby names in this list are Augustus (#544), Titus (#285), Solomon (#380), Simon (#231) and Owen (#36), with Augustus, Solomon, Simon and Owen having a resurgence in popularity.

Addison - Bernard

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Addison 1 .. The English poet and essayist Joseph Addison was popular and influential through the 18th century. A name applicable for both sexes. Usage of Addison as a boys' name has trended downward over time since 1880-1889. The variation Addie is generally used as a form of Addison. [Ad, Addie, Adison, .. 3 more]

Antioco 2 .. Antioch is a city in what is now Turkey that was a center of Christianity from around 300 AD until the 18th century. Scarcely used as a given name for boys. [Antioch, Antiochos, .. 1 more]

Augustus 3 .. Given historical glamour by Roman emperors and German princely families, who brought it to Britain in the 18th century, when it became very fashionable .. The name Augustus has gained increasing favor with parents since 1960. The form Austyn is familiar as a version of Augustus. [Agostino, Augie, Augustin, Augy, Austin, .. 9 more]

Bayard 4 .. In America, three generations of Bayards were Senators from Delaware in the 18th and 19th centuries. A rare baby name, Bayard is used more commonly as a surname. See also Bayerd. [Baiardo, Bay, .. 2 more]

Bernard 5 .. Fairly common until the 18th century, and revived somewhat around 1920, but now unusual .. Moderately infrequent as a name for baby boys, Bernard is found more often as a last name. The forms Bernie and Barney are generally used as variations of the name. [Barnard, Barnardo, Barnhard, Barnie, Bear, .. 18 more]

Top 1000 baby names ranking of 18th names: Addison, Augustus, Bernard

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Quick Index

Summary of all 18th century names (and their variants) for boys.

[Addison - Bernard]
Addison [Adison, Adisson, ..], Antioco [Antiochos, Antiochus], Augustus [Guus, Gussie, ..], Bayard [Bay, Baylen, ..], Bernard [Burnard, Vernados, ..]

[Boaz - Griffith]
Boaz [Boas, Boase], Boone, Boswell, Bradford [Brad, Bradfurd], Clinton [Klint, Clintt], Ephraim [Evron, Yefrem, ..], Fingal [Finn, Fionghall, ..], Galfrid [Gal], Garrick [Garryk, Garryck, ..], Griffith

[Julian - Paisley]
Julian [Julius, Julyan, ..], Livingston [Livingstin, Livingstone], Lothar [Lothur, Lothario, ..], Mather [Maither, Matther], Oisin [Ossin, Ossian], Orville [Orvil, Orvelle, ..], Oscar [Ozzy, Ossie, ..], Owen [Owin, Owynn, ..], Paine [Pain, Payne], Paisley

[Patrick - Sidney]
Patrick [Pink, Patty, ..], Paul [Poll, Poul, ..], Penn [Pen], Pike [Pyke], Ranjit [Ranjeet], Reuben [Ruby, Rubino, ..], Rousseau [Russo, Roussell], Rupert [Ruprecht], Seraphim [Seraph, Seraphimus, ..], Sidney [Syd, Sydney]

[Simon - Wistar]
Simon [Syms, Szymon, ..], Solomon [Sollie, Soloman, ..], Stephen [Stevy, Stevie, ..], Stuart [Steward, Stewart], Tecumseh, Timothy [Tymothy, Tymoteusz, ..], Titus [Tito, Titos], Wedgwood [Wedgewood], Wesley [Westley, Westleigh, ..], Wistar [Wister]