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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

Abbott

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

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

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

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

Addison

Addison
"Son of Adam." Usage of Addison and variants as children's names in 2015 was down 59.4% compared to 10 years ago. .. The English poet and essayist Joseph ..

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

Afton

Afton
Place name and surname used as .. Somewhat uncommon as a boys' name, Afton exists more commonly as a surname.

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

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

Ainsworth
"Ann's estate." Not in Top 2000. 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

Albert

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

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

Alden

Alden, var. Aldwin1
"Old friend." Al (UPPER 28%), Alden (4%), Alwine (15%), Elden (28%) and Eldin (86%) are found regularly as surnames. Surname used as a given name.

Aldred
"Old counsel." Eldred (UPPER 5%) and Aldred (14%) appear regularly as surnames.

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

Aldwin2
"Old friend." Rarely used as a children's name. Variant of Alden.

Alford

Alford
"The old river-ford." Usage of Alford as a boys' name has fallen off since the 1880s.

Alfred

Alfred
"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 ..

Alger

Alger1
"Elf spear." Used somewhat frequently as baby names, Elgar, Alger, etc. are comparable to the popular Edgar. .. names meaning "noble, old, temple" and ..

Algernon

Algernon, var. Alger2
"Wearing a mustache." Less used today. Al was the variant last listed (2000) in the Top 2000. .. 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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