Bosley 16 Source fr. Middle English language. "Meadow near the woods." Unusual. Bosley, like Crossley, Pressley, ends with the favored masculine-sounding -sley. Based on the French word "bois" .. [Boslea, .. 3 more]
Boston 17 From Middle English language. Place name .. Adoption of Boston as a children's name in 2014 was 2.5% more than the previous year. See also Buxton.
Boswell 18 Based on Middle English language. "Well near the woods." Boswell is not in the Top 1000. Place name ..
Bosworth 19 From Middle English element. "Fenced farm near the woods." Uncommon. Bosworth (cf. Cleneth, Wentworth) ends with the favored androgynous -th. Place name.
Bourne 20 Based on Middle English word. "Stream." Unique. Bourne, Burne, like Welbourne, Claybourne, end with the popular masculine -urne. Place name .. [Born, Borne, .. 5 more]
Bray 21 Source fr. Middle English, Old French elements. "Cry out; borderland." Bray, like the similar-sounding Bear, occurs more often as a last name. In English as in donkeys bray. [Brae]
Brazier 22 Origin fr. Middle English. "Works with brass." Not in Top 1000. Occupational name. [Braiser, Braser, .. 3 more]
Brett▼ 23 .. .. originated in the Middle Ages as .. Frequently used as baby names, Breton, Brett, etc. are pronounced like the popular Barton. [Bret, Brette, Bretton, Brittain, Brittan, Britton, .. 6 more]
Brewster 24 Source fr. Middle English. "Brewer." Adoption of Bruce and variants soared in the 1950s and is lower today, with Bruce becoming less trendy. Occupational name used as surname and .. [Brewer, .. 1 more]
Brock 25 Stems fr. Middle English, Old English, Celtic languages. "Badger-like." Common surnames. Compare Brock (Top 1%), and surnames Klock (Top 8%), Zock (57%), with the -ock suffix. Transferred use of the surname. [Broc, Brok, .. 1 more]
Bronson 26 Based on Middle English element. "Son of the brown man." Prevalent. Bronson, Bronnson, like Albinson, Jenson, end with the favored masculine -nson. Actors Charles Bronson, Bronson Rinchot. [Bron, Bronsen, Bronsonn, .. 3 more]
Brown▼ 27 Derivative of Middle English word. Surname .. Slightly uncommon as a birth name, Brown is used more frequently as a last name. See also Baron.
Bruce▼ 28 .. .. affairs in the early Middle Ages .. Adoption of Bruce, Brucie, etc. as birth names in 2014 was up 13.9% compared to 2004. [Brucey, .. 1 more]
Bruno▼ 29 .. .. of Germany during the Middle Ages .. Bruno (Upper 1%) and Bruin (23%) exist frequently as last names. [Bruin, .. 2 more]
Burdett 30 Stems fr. Middle English word. "Bird." Burdett (cf. Turkett, Huggett) is a common last name with the -ett suffix. [Burdette]
Burns 31 Stems fr. Middle English language. "Brook." Uncommon. Burns, like Alphons, Hanns, ends with the favored masculine -ns. Originally a surname for families living .. [Beirne, Burne, .. 8 more]
Cadogan 32 .. .. in the early Middle Ages, and .. Popular last names. Compare Cadogan (Top 16%), and last names Cogan (Top 6%), Hogan (1%), with the -ogan suffix. [Caddock, .. 1 more]
Campion 33 Source fr. Middle English language. "Champion." Campion (Upper 6%), like Camon (Upper 80%), Cameron (1%), is a common last name with the Cam- prefix. Name of a small wildflower and .. [Campian]
Canby 34 Based on Middle English element. "Settlement near the reeds." Not in Top 1000. Place name .. [Canbey, .. 1 more]
Canfield 35 Stems fr. Middle English. "Field of reeds." Canfield is not in the Top 1000. Place name ..