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15 Noted names and what they mean, for noted for baby boys, listing 1-15. Albert, Ashley, Caleb, Devon, Ethan and Jonathan are commonly used names, while Aidan, Buxton, Gareth, Jehu, Joachim, Lucian, Meredith, Seraphim and Timon are rare in comparison.
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 ..
Ashley .. First recorded as a given name in the 16th century, but its wider use was probably inspired by the Earl of Shaftesbury, Anthony Ashley Cooper in the early 19th century, who was a noted humanitarian who inspired much of the legislation designed to improve conditions among working classes ..
Buxton .. Transferred use of the surname and place name noted for its thermal springs ..
Caleb .. Biblical: Caleb, a companion of Moses and Joshua, was noted for his astute powers of observation and fearlessness in the face of overwhelming odds ..
Ethan .. Biblical: Ethan the Ezrahite was a man noted for his wisdom ..
Gareth .. Sir Gareth, noted for his modesty and bravery, was a knight of King Arthur's Round Table.
Jehu .. Biblical: Jehu was a military commander of Israel, later king, who was noted for his pell-mell style of chariot driving.
Jonathan .. Biblical: the son of King Saul, Jonathan was noted for his manliness, generosity, and unselfishness ..
Meredith .. "Noted ruler." ..
Timon .. Biblical: a man noted for his wisdom in the first Christian congregation ..
Ashraf .. "More distinguished."
Howell .. "Eminent, remarkable." ..
Esme .. "Esteemed." ..
Amadeus .. A saint's name that became widely familiar as Wolfgang Mozart's middle name due to the 1984 movie "Amadeus", which dramatized the famed composer's life.
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