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Baby Names of Middle English Origin for Boys

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Baby names of Middle English origin.

These boy names reached the apex of their popularity in the year 1999 (adoption of 0.12%) and are almost as common today (adoption 0.1%, 12.2%), but with names such as Emmet becoming somewhat outmoded. The most fashionable boy names here are Winston (#538), Barrett (#346), Bronson (#699), Grayson (#63) and Sawyer (#110), with Bronson undergoing a rebound in usage. Brunson (top 1%) and Avera (11%) are popular surnames.

pinArmstrong - Brock

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Top 1000 baby names ranking of Middle English names: Avery, Bailey, Barrett, Baxter, Boston, Brock

Armstrong 1 .. "Strong fighter." Not in popularity charts.

Aston 2 .. "East town; ash tree settlement." Cross-gender use. Not in popularity charts. .. related to a Middle English personal ..

Avery 3 .. "Elf or magical counsel." Avery (cf. Asbery) is a common -ry suffix last name. .. originated in the Middle Ages from ..

Bailey 4 .. "Berry clearing; bailiff; city fortification." Bailey is commonplace as a variant form. .. in the Middle Ages, a bailiff ..

Barrett 5 Possibly Middle English "dispute, argument", Old .. Conventional, with usage of 0.654% for Barrett as a birth name in 2014, higher than 0.643% a year ago. See also Garrett.

Baxter [Baxley, .. more] 6 .. "Baker." Baxker and Baxterre are kreatif forms. .. which originated in the Middle Ages.

Baxley 7 .. "Baker's meadow." Not in Top 1000.

Belton 8 .. "Beautiful town." Belton, like the similar Berton, exists more often as a last name. Place name ..

Birkett 9 .. "Birch coastland." Birkett, like the similar Burdett, exists more often as a last name. Place name.

Birkey 10 .. "Island of birch trees." Rare. Birkey (cf. Beverley) ends with the androgynous -ey. Place name.

Bond 11 .. "Peasant farmer." Rare. Bond, like Brand, ends with the androgynous -nd. See also Boyd. From the Middle English word "bonde" ..

Booth 12 .. "Dwelling place." Outside Top 1000. Originally given to someone who lived ..

Bosley 13 .. "Meadow near the woods." Bosleigh and variants are not in the Top 1000. Based on the French word "bois" ..

Boston 14 .. Place name .. Popular, with usage of 0.444% for Boston as a baby name in 2014, higher than 0.433% a year ago. See also Bolton.

Boswell 15 .. "Well near the woods." Not in Top 1000. Place name ..

Bosworth 16 .. "Fenced farm near the woods." Not Top 1000 name. Place name.

Bourne 17 .. "Stream." Not in popularity charts. Place name ..

Brazier 18 .. "Works with brass." Rare, with the -er ending for Brazier, Braizer, etc., like Balfer. Occupational name.

Brewster 19 .. "Brewer." Brewer and variants soared in popularity 64 years ago and are almost as common now. Occupational name used as surname and ..

Brock 20 .. "Badger-like." Brock, Broc, etc. became less trendy last year, falling on average -8 positions as boys' names with Brock dropping the most. Transferred use of the surname.


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Summary of names (grouped by variations) for Middle English names for boys.

Armstrong - Brock
Armstrong, Aston, Avery, Bailey, Barrett, Baxter [Baxley], Baxley, Belton, Birkett, Birkey, Bond, Booth, Bosley, Boston, Boswell, Bosworth, Bourne [Burns], Brazier, Brewster, Brock

Bronson - Chuck
Bronson, Brown, Bruno, Burdett, Burns [Bourne], Campion, Canby, Canfield, Carley, Carrington, Chamberlain, Champ, Champion [Champ], Chance [Chauncey], Chancellor [Chance], Chandler, Chaplin, Chapman, Chauncey [Chance], Chuck

Coffin - Emmet
Coffin, Cole, Concord, Conrad, Coney, Cope, Covert, Covey, Cox, Creighton, Crockett, Currier, Curtis, Darnley, Davis, Deforest, Dice, Drake, Ellesmere, Emmet

Farrar - Hume
Farrar, Fisk, Fitch, Franklin, Frayne, French, Gabbo, Gaillard, Gardner, Garrison, Geary, Grayson, Hardy, Hawk, Heath, Heathcliff, Holmes, Howe, Hoyt, Hume

Hurst - Moore
Hurst, Kemp, Kempton, Kenelm, Kidd, Ladd, Laird, Lander, Lane, Lark, Latimer, Lodge, Mace, Mead, Mercer, Middleton, Milton, Mitchell, Mitford, Moore

Newbury - Starr
Newbury, Osbert, Pell, Pollard, Prentice, Prescott, Presley, Reeve, Roe, Rover, Salisbury, Sanders, Sawyer, Sexton, Sherwin, Somerby, Spencer, Springer, Squire, Starr

Sterne - Yeoman
Sterne, Stillman, Sudbury, Swanton, Tab, Tate, Taylor, Tennyson, Todd, Trey, Turner, Twain, Waite, Warfield, Warford, Warley, Warren, Winston, Yates, Yeoman

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