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Page 1/5. 99 Great names and what they mean, for great for baby boys, listing 1-20. Abraham, Alexander, Alfred, Arden, August, Augustine, Augustus, Austin, Basil, Benedict and Benjamin are commonly used names, while Aidan, Ajax, Anson, Archelaus, Arsenio, Atlas, Avital, Azam and Barnum are rare in comparison. Here is the list of Great names for girls.


Abraham .. Biblical: Abraham, celebrated for his great faith, was the ancestor-father of Israel and some of the Arabic peoples ..
[Ab, Abarran, Abe, Aberham, Abey, .. 17 more]

Aidan .. Saint Aidan (Ireland, seventh century) established the monastery of Lindisfarne, one of the great centers of learning of its time ..
[Aedan, Aidano, Aiden, Aidyn, Aydan, .. 6 more]

Ajax .. Ajax Telamonius, or Ajax the Great, was a Greek hero and legendary king of Salamis ..
[Aias]

Alexander .. Alexander the Great (356-323 BC) conquered and ruled the greater part of the known world before his death at the age of 33 ..
[Al, Alasdair, Alastair, Alaster, Alaxander, .. 65 more]

Alfred .. A rather common name before the Norman Conquest of Britain, being the name of Alfred the Great (ninth century), King of Wessex ..
[Ahlfred, Ailfred, Ailfrid, Ailfryd, Al, .. 16 more]

Anson .. Baseball great Cap Anson.
[Annson, Ansson, Hanson]

Archelaus .. Herod the Great had a son of that name who is mentioned in the Bible ..
[Archelaios, Arkelaos, Arkelaus]

Arden .. "Great forest." ..
[Ard, Arda, Ardie, Ardin, Ardon, .. 2 more]

Arsenio .. According to tradition, Saint Arsenius the Great (fourth century) tutored the sons of the Roman emperor Theodosius ..
[Arcenio, Arcinio, Arsanio, Arseenio, Arseinio, .. 10 more]

Atlas .. Atlas was a mythical Titan who bore the weight of the world on his shoulders, so the name bears connotations of great strength.
[Attlas]

August .. "Great, magnificient." ..
[Agostino, Agosto, Agustin, Agustine, Agustino, .. 13 more]

Augustine .. "Great, magnificient." ..
[Agoston, Aguistin, Agustin, Augie, Augustin, .. 6 more]

Augustus .. "Great, magnificient." ..
[Agostino, Auggie, Augie, Auguste, Augustin, .. 9 more]

Austin .. "Great, magnificient." ..
[Austen, Austyn, Ostin, Ostyn, Ostynn]

Avital .. In a dry climate like that of Israel's, dew is of great significance.
[Amital]

Azam .. "Great."

Barnum .. Barnum, founder of Barnum & Bailey's circus and one of America's great showmen.
[Barnham]

Basil .. Saint Basil (fourth century) of Caesarea was called "the Great" and regarded as one of the Fathers of the Eastern Church ..
[Basile, Basilic, Basilides, Basileios, Basilie, .. 18 more]

Benedict .. A name used by 16 popes and the saint who founded the Christian monastic order, the Benedictines, whose rule of the great monastery at Monte Cassino in Italy is simple, restrained, and practical ..
[Ben, Bendick, Bendict, Benedetto, Benedick, .. 18 more]

Benjamin .. After several decades of disuse, came back to great popularity by the 1970s ..
[Ben, Benejamen, Beniamino, Benjaman, Benjamen, .. 24 more]


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Great names: Abraham, Aidan, Alexander, Alfred, Anson, Arden, Arsenio, Atlas, August, Augustine

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Great names: Augustus, Austin, Basil, Benedict, Benjamin

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