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Old english baby names and what they mean, with 1241 results. Adoption of these boy names reached its most widespread during the years 1900-1909 (usage of 32.2%) and is somewhat less today (usage 16.7%, 48.1%), with names such as Freeman becoming less stylish. The trendier names for newborns here are Carter (#24), Easton (#78), Grayson (#47), Hudson (#65) and Lincoln (#66), while Avera (top 11%) and Ivery (9%) are popular surnames.

Old English names

Abbott - Algernon | Alison - Arundel | Arvin - Autry | Averett - Baron | Barrett - Bellamy | Bentley - Black | .. - .. | Yule

Abbott - Algernon

"Father, priest." Abbott, Abott (compare Arrott, Amott) are common -ott suffix last names. An abbot is the head of ..

"Oak meadow." Not in Top 2000. Place name ..

"Oak tree settlement." Seldom used as a birth name, Acton occurs more frequently as a surname. See also Afton. Place name ..

"Son of Adam." Adamson, Adamsson and Addamson are not in the Top 2000.

"Son of Adam." Addison was among 2015's Top names. .. The English poet and essayist Joseph ..

"The noble's island." Compare surnames Adner (upper 100%), Adley (22%). See also Adnah. Place name.

Place name and surname used as .. Less used today. Afton was the variant last appearing (1910-1919) in the Top 2000.

"Made of oak." Aiven is a marginally prominent boys' name. English writer Conrad Aiken.

"Only hermitage wood or clearing." Scarce as a baby name, Ainsley occurs more frequently as a surname. Originally a place name ..

"Ann's estate." Adivsworth and Anasworth are creative forms. Place name.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Old English names: Abbott, Addison, Afton, Albert, Alden

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Old English names: Alford, Alfred, Alger, Algernon

"Noble, bright." Albert, Bert, Delbert and Elbert have fallen off in popularity as baby names since 1880-1889. From an Old French name, Albert ..

"The old cottage." Rarely used as a birth name, Alcott occurs more commonly as a surname. Place name.

AldenAlden, var. Aldwin1
"Old friend." Alden and variants became less trendy in 2015, dropping -5 rankings as birth names with Alden falling the most. Surname used as a given name.

"Old counsel." Less popular today. Eldred was the version last recorded (1960-1969) in the Top 2000.

"Old." Less widespread today. Richie was the variation last found (2014) in the Top 2000. Saint Aldric (ninth century) was a ..

"Old friend." Aldwin, Aldwinn, Aldwinne, Aldwyn and Aldwynne are more uncommon as forms. Variant of Alden.

"The old river-ford." Alford (top 1%) and Allford (43%) appear frequently as last names.

"Elf or magical counsel." Avery is more widely used than the rest, while forms like Al are now somewhat dated. A rather common name before the ..

"Elf spear." Used somewhat frequently as baby names, Elgar, Alger, etc. are comparable to the popular Edgar. .. names meaning "noble, old, temple" and ..

AlgernonAlgernon, var. Alger2
"Wearing a mustache." Al is recognizable (upper 36%) as a masculine name. .. English poet Algernon Swinburne.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for Old English names for boys.

1. Abbott - Algernon
Abbott, Ackerley, Acton, Adamson, Addison, Adney, Afton, Aiken, Ainsley [Ansley], Ainsworth, Albert [Elbert, ..], Alcott, Alden [Elden, ..], Aldred [Eldred], Aldrich [Eldridge], Aldwin [Elden], Alford, Alfred [Avery], Alger [Elger], Algernon [Alger]

Alison, Allard, Allen, Almanzo, Alston, Alton [Elton, ..], Alvar, Alvin [Elwin, ..], Amerigo, Anscom, Ansley [Ainsley], Anthony, Archibald [Archie], Archie, Ardley, Arledge, Arley, Arnett, Arnold, Arundel

Arvin, Ascot [Escott], Ashby [Ashton], Ashford, Ashley [Lee], Ashton [Aston, ..], Aston, Aswin, Atherton, Athelstan, Atley, Atwater, Atwell, Atwood, Atworth, Auberon, Auden, Audey, Audley, Autry

Averett, Averill, Avery, Aylmer [Elmer], Aylward, Babson, Bailey, Baker, Balder, Bancroft, Barclay [Berkeley], Barden [Borden], Bardolf, Barker, Barksdale, Barlow, Barnes, Barnett, Barnum, Baron

Barrett, Barton, Bascom, Bassett, Baxter, Baylor, Beacher, Beacon, Beaman, Beamer, Beasley, Beaumont, Beck, Beckett, Beckham, Bede, Bedford, Beebe, Belden, Bellamy

Bentley [Lee], Benton, Beresford, Berkeley, Bernal, Bernard, Berry, Bert, Berthold [Berton, ..], Berton [Burton, ..], Berwyn, Beverly, Bickford, Birch, Birchall, Birley, Birney [Burney], Birtle, Bishop, Black

Blackburn, Blackstone, Blackwell, Blade, Blagden, Blake [Blakely], Blakely, Blakeney, Blanford, Bligh, Bliss, Blythe [Bligh], Bob, Boden, Bonar, Bond, Booker, Borden, Botolf, Bourne

Brad, Bradburn, Braddock, Bradford [Brad], Bradley [Lee, ..], Brainard, Bramwell, Brand [Brant], Brandon [Branton, ..], Branley, Brant, Branton, Brawley, Braxton, Bray, Breck, Breckinridge, Brent [Brenton], Brenton, Bridgely

Bridger, Briggs, Brigham [Briggs], Brighton, Brinley, Bristol, Britton, Brock, Brockhoist, Brockley, Brockton, Bromley, Bromwell, Brooks, Broughton, Bruno, Buck [Buckley], Buckley, Buckminister, Bud

Buford [Ford], Burbank, Burchard, Burford [Buford], Burl, Burleigh, Burnet, Burney, Burr, Burroughs, Burton [Bert], Butcher, Butler, Buxton, Byford, Byram, Byrd, Byron [Byram], Cable, Cadby

Caddis, Cade [Kaden], Caine, Calder, Caldwell, Calvert, Carden, Carlton [Charlton], Carlyle, Carson, Carswell, Carter, Carver, Caxton, Cedric, Chad [Chadwick], Chadwick, Chalkley, Chandler, Channing

Chapman, Chappel, Charles [Chuck, ..], Charlton [Carlton], Chase, Chesley, Chesney, Chester, Chetwin, Chilton, Chuck, Churchill, Claiborne [Clayborne], Claxton, Clay, Clayborne [Clay, ..], Clayland, Clayton [Clayborne, ..], Cleavant, Cleveland

Cliff, Clifford [Cliff], Clifton [Cliff], Clinton, Clive, Coakley, Cobb, Cobden, Cobham, Colburn, Colden, Cole, Coleridge, Colgate, Colley, Collier, Colt [Colter], Colter, Colton, Comstock

Conrad [Cort], Cooper, Cordell, Corey, Corliss, Cornwallis, Cort [Courtland], Corwin, Coster, Courtland, Covell, Covington, Crandall, Crane, Cranford, Cranley, Cranston, Craven, Crawford, Creighton

Cresswell [Carswell], Crofton, Cromwell, Crook, Crosley, Crowell, Crowther, Culver, Curley, Curtis, Cuthbert, Cutler, Cyd, Cydney, Dagwood, Dainard, Dalbert [Delbert], Dale [Dallin], Dallin, Dalton [Delton]

Darby [Derby], Darin, Darnell, Darrel [Darryl], Darrow, Darryl [Darrel], Dart, Darton, Darwin [Derwin], Davis [Dayton], Dawson, Day, Dayton, Dean, Dearborn, Deems, Delbert [Dalbert, ..], Dell, Delton [Dalton], Delvin

Dempster, Denham, Denley, Denman, Dennison, Denver, Derby, Derek, Derland, Derwin [Durwin, ..], Deverell, Devereux, Dexter, Diamond, Dick [Dixon], Dickinson, Dixon, Doane, Dobbs, Dodge

Draper, Dryden, Duarte, Dudley, Dunley, Dunstan, Dunton, Durward, Durwin [Derwin], Dustin, Dyer, Dyson, Earl [Early], Earland [Erland], Earlham, Earlston, Early, Eastman, Easton, Eaton

Eberhard [Everard], Edbert, Eden, Edgar [Ted, ..], Edison, Edmar, Edmund [Ted, ..], Edred, Edric, Edward [Ted, ..], Edwin [Ted, ..], Egbert, Egerton, Elbert, Elbridge, Elden [Elton, ..], Elder, Eldon [Elden], Eldred [Aldred], Eldridge

Elford, Elger, Elgin, Ellery, Ellington, Ellison, Ellsworth, Ellwood [Elwood], Elman, Elmer [Aylmer], Elmore, Elrad [Rad], Elsdon, Elston, Elton [Eldon, ..], Elvin [Elwin], Elwell, Elwin [Wynn, ..], Elwood [Ellwood], Emerson

Emmet, Endicott, Eric, Erland, Erling, Ernest, Erving, Erwin [Irwin], Escott, Esmond, Essex, Eston, Ethelbert [Bert], Ethelred, Ethelwulf, Ethelwin, Everard [Everett, ..], Everest, Everett [Everard, ..], Everild

Everley, Everton, Ewald, Ewing, Factor, Faine, Fairbanks, Fairchild, Fairfax, Fallows, Faramond, Farley [Lee], Farmer, Farnell, Farnham, Farnley [Fernley], Farold, Faron [Farren], Farr, Farren

Faxon, Felton, Fenn, Fenton [Fenn], Fenwick, Fernley [Farnley], Fielding, Filmore, Finn, Fisher, Fleetwood, Fleming, Flint, Ford, Forest [Foster], Foster, Fowler, Fox, Franklin, Freeborn

Freed, Freeman, Frewin, Frick, Fridolf, Frost, Fry, Fuller, Fulton, Gael [Gale], Gale [Gael], Galfrid, Galt, Galton [Galt], Garfield [Gary, ..], Garland, Garman, Garrard, Garrick, Garroway

Garry, Garson, Garton [Gorton], Garvin, Gary [Gaz, ..], Gauthier, Gaz, Geoff, Gibbes, Gibson [Gilson, ..], Gifford, Gilman, Gilmer, Gilson, Glade, Gladstone, Gladwin, Glenavon, Glover, Goddard

Godric, Godwin [Goodwin], Golding, Goldsmith, Goldwin, Gomer, Goodman, Goodwin, Goodyear, Gordon, Gore, Gorham, Gorrell, Gorton, Graham, Grantland, Granville, Graves, Gray [Grey], Graydon

Grayson [Graydon], Greeley, Greenwood, Gresham, Grey [Gray], Gridley, Grimshaw, Grimsley, Grover, Guildford, Hadden, Hadley, Hadwin, Hagley, Haig, Halbert, Hale, Haley [Halley], Halford, Hall

Hallam, Halley, Halliwell, Hallward, Halsey, Halstead, Halton [Halton], Hamilton [Hamill], Hamill, Hampden, Hampton, Hancock, Hanford, Hanley [Henley], Harden, Harding, Hardwick, Hardwin, Hardy, Harford

Hargrove, Harlan, Harley [Arley], Harlow [Harlow], Harold [Harry], Harper, Harrington, Harrison, Harry, Hart, Hartford, Hartley, Hartwell, Harvard, Harvey, Harwood, Haslett, Hastings, Haven, Hawes

Hawk, Hawkins, Hawley, Hawthorne, Hayes, Hayward, Haywood [Heywood], Hazleton, Hazlewood, Hedley, Henderson, Hendrick, Henley, Henry [Hendrick, ..], Herbert [Herbert, ..], Hereward, Herman, Herndon, Herne, Hernley

Hewson, Heywood, Hill, Hilliard, Hilton, Hitchcock, Hockley, Hockney, Hobbes, Hobson, Hodgson, Holbrook, Holcomb, Holden, Holiday, Hollis, Holman, Holt, Hooker, Hooper

Horatius, Horsley, Horton [Orton], Houghton, Houston [Hewson], Howe, Howland, Hoyt, Hudson, Humphrey, Hunt, Hunter [Hunt], Huntington [Hunt], Huntley, Hurlbert, Hutton, Huxford, Huxley, Hyatt, Inglebert

Ingram, Inman, Irwin [Erwin], Isham, Jack, Jackson [Jack], Jagger, Jameson, Jefferson, Jefford, Jerrick, Johnson, Joss, Joyner, Kaden, Keane, Kedrick, Kelsey, Kelton, Kendall

Kendrick, Kenelm, Kenley, Kennard, Kent, Kenton, Kenward, Kenway, Kerwin, Keyes, Kimberly, King, Kingman, Kingsley, Kingston, Kingswell, Kipp, Kirkland, Kirkley, Kirkwell

Kirkwood, Knightley, Knoll, Knox, Kynaston, Ladell, Lancaster, Landon, Langdon [Landon], Langford, Langhorne, Langley, Langston, Langward, Langworth, Lanny, Lathrop, Lauriston, Lawford, Lawson

Lawton, Lee, Leighton, Leland, Lester, Lincoln, Lindell, Lindhurst, Lindley, Lindsay, Lindford [Lynford, ..], Linley, Linn, Linton, Litton [Lytton], Livingston, Locke [Lockwood], Lockhart, Lockwood, Long

Longfellow, Lord, Lothar, Lowman, Ludlow, Lyndon, Lynford, Lynley, Lytton, Mabry, Maitland, Malden, Malin, Manchester, Manley, Manning, Mansel, Mansfield, Manton, Marden

Markham, Marland [Marlon], Marley, Marlon [Marland], Marlow, Marsden, Marsh, Marston, Marvell, Marwood, Mather, Maxfield, Maxwell, Mayfield, Mead, Medford, Melbourne [Milburn], Meldon, Meldrick, Melvin

Merritt, Mersey, Merton, Middleton, Milbank, Milburn, Milford, Millard, Miller [Millard], Mills, Milton, Minster, Mitford, Modred, Monckton, Montgomery, Moore, Moreland [Morland], Morgan, Morland

Morley, Morse, Morton, Nash, Naylor, Ned, Nesbit, Newcomb, Newell, Newland, Newman, Newport, Newton, Nickleby, Nixon, Norman, Northcliff, Northrop, Norton, Norvin

Norward, Norwell, Norwood, Oakes, Oakley [Oakes], Odell [Dell], Ogden, Onslow, Orford, Orman, Ormond, Orrick, Orton, Orval, Orvin, Oscar, Osgood, Osier, Osmar, Osred

Osric, Oswin, Otis, Otto, Oxford, Paley, Palmer, Parker, Parr, Parry, Parsons, Parton, Patterson, Patton, Paxton, Peabody, Peale, Peel, Pelham, Pendleton

Penley, Penn, Perry [Parry], Peyton, Phelps, Phipps, Pickford, Piper, Pitney, Pitt, Plantagenet, Pollock, Portland, Powell, Pratt, Prescott, Presley, Preston, Proverb, Quiller

Quinton, Rad, Radbert, Radburn, Radcliff, Radford [Redford], Radley, Radnor, Raleigh, Ralph [Raoul], Ralston, Ramsay, Ramsden, Rand, Randi, Randolph, Rankin, Ransford, Ransley, Ransom

Raoul, Ray, Rayburn, Read [Reid, ..], Reading, Redford [Radford], Redley [Radley], Redman, Reed [Reid, ..], Reid [Reed, ..], Remington, Renfred, Renshaw, Renton, Renwick, Rexford, Rexton, Richard [Dick], Rickward, Rider

Ridge, Ridgeway, Ridgeley, Ridley, Riley [Ryley], Ring, Ripley, Risley, Riston, Roark, Robinson, Rochester [Chester], Rockley, Rocklin, Rockwell, Rodney, Roland [Lanny], Ronald, Ronson, Roper

Rowell, Rowley, Roxbert, Roxbury, Royce, Royden, Royston, Rudd, Rudyard, Ruford, Rugby, Rumford, Rush, Rushford, Ruston, Rutherford, Rutledge, Rutley, Rycroft, Ryland

Ryley, Sackville, Sadler, Safford, Sainsbury, Salton, Sanborn, Sandberg, Sanditon, Sandhurst, Sanford, Saxe, Scott, Scribner, Seabert, Seabrook, Seabury, Seaman, Searle, Seaton [Seton]

Sedgley, Sedgwick, Sefton, Seger, Selby, Seldon, Sellers, Selwyn, Seton, Severn, Seward, Sewell, Shandy, Shaw, Sheffield, Sheldon, Shelley, Shelton, Shepherd, Shepley

Sherborn, Sherill, Sherlock, Sherman, Sherwood, Shipton, Sidney [Sydney], Sill, Silverton, Simmons, Simpson, Skinner, Slade, Slater, Smedley, Smith, Snowden, Somers, Somerset, Somerton

Sothern, Southwell, Spalding, Spear, Speed, Stafford, Stanbury, Stancliff, Standish, Stanfield, Stanford, Stanley, Stanmore, Stanton, Stanway, Stanwick, Stanwood, Steadman, Steed, Steele

Stepney, Sterling, Stetson, Stewart [Stuart], Stiles, Stockard, Stockley, Stockton, Stockwell, Stoddard, Storm [Sturm], Stratford, Strickland, Strong, Stuart [Stewart], Sturm, Styles [Stiles], Suffield, Suffolk, Sully

Sumner, Sutcliff, Sutton, Swaine, Swanton, Swinburne, Swinford, Swinton, Swithin, Sydney, Tab, Taft, Tallis, Tamson, Tandie, Tanner, Tanton, Tarleton, Taverner, Taylor

Ted, Tedmund, Templeton, Tennant, Thane, Thatcher, Thaw, Thayer, Thorley, Thormond, Thorndike, Thorne, Thornley, Thornton, Thornycroft, Thorpe, Thurlow, Thurston, Tilden, Tilford

Tillman, Tilton, Todhunter, Tomlin, Tompkins, Torr, Tower, Townsend, Trenton, Trevin, Trowbridge, True, Truesdale, Truman, Trumble, Tucker, Tupper, Twyford, Tyler, Udell [Dell]

Udolf, Ulmer, Ulric, Unwin, Updike, Upshaw, Upton, Upwood, Uther, Vail, Vance, Vane, Vernon, Viggo, Vinson, Vinton, Wade, Wadham, Wadley, Wadsworth

Wainwright, Wakefield, Wakeley, Wakeman, Walcott [Wolcott], Walden, Waldwick, Walford, Walker, Wallace [Walsh], Waller, Walsh, Walter [Watkins, ..], Waltham, Walton, Walworth, Walwyn, Warburton, Ward, Wardell

Wardley, Ware, Warren [Ware], Warton [Wharton], Warwick, Washburn, Washington, Waterford, Watkins, Watson, Waverley [Waverley], Wayland, Wayne, Weaver, Webb [Webster], Webley, Webster [Webb], Wedgwood, Welborne, Weldon

Welford, Wellington, Wells, Welton, Wentworth, Wesley, Westbrook, Westby, Westcott, Westerly, Weston, Wetherby, Wetherell, Wetherly, Wharton [Warton], Wheatley, Wheaton, Wheelwright, Whistler, Whitbeck

Whitby, Whitcomb, White, Whitehead, Whitelaw, Whitfield, Whitford, Whitley, Whitlock, Whitman, Whitmore, Whitney, Whittaker, Wickham, Wickley, Wiley [Wylie], Wilford, Wilfred, Wilkes, Wilkinson

Willard, Willet, William [Wilson, ..], Willis, Willoughby, Wilson, Wilton, Windsor, Winfield, Wingate, Winslow, Winsted, Winston, Winter, Winthrop, Winton, Winwood, Wolcott, Wolfgang, Woodson

Woodstock, Woodward, Woolworth, Worth, Wortham, Wright, Wyatt, Wyck, Wycliff, Wycombe, Wyler, Wylie [Wiley], Wyman, Wyndham, Wynn, Wystan, Yale, Yardley, Yorick, York [Yorick]

63. Yule


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