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Page 1/27. 525 Century names and what they mean, for century for baby boys, listing 1-20.
Abbott .. Use as a first name occurred mostly in the 19th century ..
Abel .. The name has been in steady use since the sixth century, and is popular in Spain.
Abelard .. Made famous by the 12th-century French philosopher Pierre Abelard, who fell in love with and seduced his student Heloise ..
Abimelech .. Used occasionally in the 19th century.
Abner .. The name came into prominence in the late 16th century, but has become uncommon in this century, and is now mostly associated with Al Capp's comic strip "Li'l Abner" ..
Abraham .. The name was used from the 16th century, and various early saints of the Eastern Roman Empire also bore this name ..
Adam .. The name was borne by a seventh-century Irish abbot of Fermo in Italy ..
Addison .. The English poet and essayist Joseph Addison was popular and influential through the 18th century.
Adlai .. Made famous in the 20th century by the presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson.
Adolph .. The Latin form Adolphus arrived in Britain in mid-19th century, having been a German and Swedish royal name and also a saint's name ..
Adrian .. The name was borne by the Roman emperor Publius Aelius Hadrianus (second century AD) .. Also the name of the 12th-century pope Adrian IV (the only English pope in history) ..
Aeolus .. In the 19th century, a brand of church organs was manufactured under the "Aeolian-Skinner" brand name.
Agapito .. Pope (later Saint) Agapetus in the sixth century.
Aidan .. Name of a bishop of Ferns (seventh century) who was noted for his kindness and generosity .. Saint Aidan (Ireland, seventh century) established the monastery of Lindisfarne, one of the great centers of learning of its time ..
Alaric .. Saint Alaricus (10th century) was the son of a duke who turned to the religious life.
Alban .. The first Christian martyr on British soil was Saint Alban (third century), after a cathedral town (which is also a pilgrimage destination) is named ..
Albert .. The name was revived in the 19th century mainly in honor of Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, consort of Queen Victoria, who was noted for his enthusiastic support of the application of science to the modern industrial age ..
Aldous .. Medieval name brought back to slight popularity in the 19th century ..
Aldrich .. Saint Aldric (ninth century) was a bishop of Le Mans, France ..
Alexis .. Saint Alexis (fifth century) was a popular saint of Edessa, venerated as a "man of God" ..
Abel, Abraham, Adam, Adolph, Adrian, Albert and Alexis are commonly used names, while Abbott, Abelard, Abimelech, Abner, Addison, Adlai, Aeolus, Agapito, Aidan, Alaric, Alban, Aldous and Aldrich are rare in comparison. (2000 U.S. Census)
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