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Middle English names

Baby names of Middle English origin.

These boy names reached the apex of their popularity in the year 1997 (adoption of 1.9%) and are almost as common today (adoption 1.7%, 10.9%), but with names such as Mitchell becoming somewhat outmoded. The most fashionable boy names here are Grayson (#63), Sawyer (#110), Avery (#186), Barrett (#346) and Winston (#538).

Names may be associated with an origin, eg. Nelson is associated with "African" but is not of African origin.

Armstrong - Brock

Page 1/7 of 140 Middle English names.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Middle English names: Aston, Avery, Bailey, Barrett, Baxter

"Strong fighter." Popular as last name. Compare Armstrong (top 1%) and popular last names Austing (top 65%), Amstrong (75%), which also end with -ng.

"East town; ash tree settlement." Cross-gender use. Aston was favored by parents in 2014. .. related to a Middle English personal ..

"Elf or magical counsel." Averey and Avry are more rare as variations of Avery. .. originated in the Middle Ages from ..

"Berry clearing; bailiff; city fortification." Adoption of Bailey and variants as boys' names in 2014 was down 76.8% compared to 2004. .. in the Middle Ages, a bailiff ..

Possibly Middle English "dispute, argument", Old .. Conventional, with usage of 0.05% for Barrett as a birth name in 2014, higher than 0.047% a year ago. See also Garrett.

BaxterBaxter [Baxley1, .. more]
"Baker." A common boys' name (#1932 in latest rankings), Baxter also exists commonly as a last name. .. which originated in the Middle Ages.

"Baker's meadow." Not in Top 2000.

"Beautiful town." Bellton is more unconventional as a version of Belton. Place name ..

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

"Island of birch trees." Birkey, like the similar-sounding Berk, exists more often as a last name. Place name.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Middle English names: Belton, Boston, Brock

"Peasant farmer." Compare last names Bono (upper 6%), Bonds (2%). See also Boyd. From the Middle English word "bonde" ..

"Dwelling place." Both and variants are rarely adopted as boys' names. Originally given to someone who lived ..

"Meadow near the woods." Bosleigh and variants are not in the Top 2000. Based on the French word "bois" ..

Place name .. Popular, with usage of 0.026% for Boston as a baby name in 2014, higher than 0.025% a year ago. See also Bolton.

"Well near the woods." Not in Top 2000. Place name ..

"Fenced farm near the woods." Not Top 2000 name. Place name.

"Stream." Bourne, like the similar-sounding Birnie, occurs more usually as a last name. Place name ..

"Works with brass." Benzier and Bridzier are kreatif forms. Occupational name.

"Brewer." Brewer and variants soared in popularity 64 years ago and are now less conventional. Occupational name used as surname and ..

"Badger-like." A highly common boys' name (#417 in recent rankings), Brock is also found often as a last name. Transferred use of the surname.

Quick Reference

Index of all names [and variants] for Middle English names for boys.

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

2. 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

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

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

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

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

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