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Page 1/3. The 18th century and Colonial Period saw a favoring of Biblical names such as Virtue names used by the Puritans. 44 18th names and what they mean, for 18th for baby boys, listing 1-20. Here is the list of 18th Century names for girls.
Addison .. The English poet and essayist Joseph Addison was popular and influential through the 18th century.
Antioco .. Antioch is a city in what is now Turkey that was a center of Christianity from around 300 AD until the 18th century.
Augustus .. Given historical glamour by Roman emperors and German princely families, who brought it to Britain in the 18th century, when it became very fashionable ..
Bayard .. In America, three generations of Bayards were Senators from Delaware in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Bernard .. Fairly common until the 18th century, and revived somewhat around 1920, but now unusual ..
Boaz .. Revived by the Puritans and occasionally used in England in the 17th and 18th centuries ..
Boone .. Daniel Boone (18th century), the legendary American frontier hero, has influenced the use of the surname as a given name.
Boswell .. James Boswell (18th century) was a man of letters and the biographer of his contemporary, the lexicographer Samuel Johnson.
Bradford .. Another William Bradford (18th century) was a printer who played an important part in the American Revolution.
Clinton .. An illustrious 18th-century governor of New York, De Witt Clinton, left his name on many New York City locations ..
Ephraim .. First used by the Puritans in the 16th century, and mostly in the 18th and 19th centuries ..
Fingal .. Literary: the name was used in the Ossianic poems (18th century) for the Gaelic hero Fionn mac Cumhaill (see Finn) ..
Garrick .. 18th century English actor David Garrick helped revive the fame of Shakespeare, and he is commemorated with street and building names in the theater district of London ..
Griffith .. Used most often as a given name from the 16th to the 18th century.
Julian .. First used in the 18th century ..
Livingston .. The Livingston family were prominent Hudson River landowners in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Lothar .. The character Lothario in an early 18th-century English play gave this name connotations for awhile of a libertine or a careless seducer of women.
Mather .. Surname of a dynasty of 17th and 18th century Massachusetts theologians, Richard, Increase, and Cotton Mather.
Oisin .. The anglicized form Ossian was revived in the 18th century by James Macpherson as the name of the supposed author of some ancient Gaelic poetry which Macpherson claimed to have translated ..
Orville .. This name was invented by Fanny Burney for a character in her 18th-century novel "Evelina" ..
Augustus, Bernard, Bradford, Clinton, Julian and Orville are commonly used names, while Addison, Antioco, Bayard, Boaz, Boone, Boswell, Ephraim, Fingal, Garrick, Griffith, Livingston, Lothar, Mather and Oisin are rare in comparison. (2000 U.S. Census)
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