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Boy Names associated with Shakespeare

Shakespeare baby names and what they mean, with 26 results. These boy names were at the peak of their popularity during 1880-1889 (USAGE OF 8.14%) and have become much less common since (USAGE 1.61%, DOWN 80.3%), with names like Edgar becoming less fashionable. The most trendy boy names among these are Ariel (#598), Cassius (#646), Lennox (#488), Romeo (#377) and Sebastian (#35), while Romei (TOP 71%) and Lennex (56%) are popular last names.

Shakespeare names

Arden - Sebastian | Thane - Yorick

Arden - Sebastian

Arden

Arden
Surname of Shakespeare's mother, and also .. Anden is also a marginally prominent boys' name. [Arrden, .. 6 more]

Ariel

Ariel
.. Shakespeare gave this name to a .. Common as surnames. Compare Airyel, var. and popular last names Abeel (TOP 64%), Amsel (46%), with the -el suffix. [Aryell, Aryel, Ari, Arel, .. 8 more]

Auberon
.. the Fairies in Shakespeare's A Midsummer .. Auberce and Auberno are creative variations. [Oeberon, Oberron, Auberron, .. 1 more]

Bardolf
.. appears in four of Shakespeare's plays. Not in Top 2000. [Bardulph, Bardulf, .. 3 more]

Benedict

Benedict
.. Shakespeare's Benedick in Much Ado About .. Benedict (TOP 1%), Bennet (5%), Bennett (1%), Benoit (1%) and Bent (5%) exist commonly as last names. [Venedictos, Bennett, Bennet, Bennedict, Benedikte, Benedictos, Bendick, .. 16 more]

Byron

Byron
.. a character in Shakespeare's Love's Labours .. Usage of Byron as a children's name has waned since the 1960s. [Byrum, Buiron, Biren, .. 7 more]

Cassius

Cassius
.. Shakespeare's Julius Caesar depicts Caius Cassius .. Cash and variants are seldom found as first names. [Cassio, Cash, .. 1 more]

Duncan

Duncan
.. in Shakespeare's "Macbeth", Duncan is king .. Usage of Duncan, Dunc, etc. as baby names in 2015 was 2.7% more than a year ago. [Dunn, Dunc]

Edgar

Edgar
.. in Shakespeare's "King Lear", the son .. Edgar (UPPER 17%), Ed (31%) and Eddy (55%) are frequently occurring as given names. [Teddie, Ned, Edgardo, Edgard, .. 8 more]

Festus

Festus
.. the Fool in Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" .. Fairly unconventional as a children's name. [Feste]

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shakespeare names: Arden, Ariel, Benedict, Byron, Cassius

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shakespeare names: Duncan, Edgar, Festus, Garrick, Hal

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shakespeare names: Lennox, Malcolm, Romeo, Sebastian

Garrick

Garrick
.. the fame of Shakespeare, and he .. Garrick has trended downward in favor as a baby name circa 1990. [Garryk, Garryck, GarrIk, Garek, .. 1 more]

Hal

Hal
.. In Shakespeare's plays about Henry IV .. Less used today. Hal last appeared in 1991 in the Top 2000.

Hamlet
.. the Danish prince in Shakespeare's book .. Hammond (TOP 1%), Hammett (3%), Hamlet (6%) and Hammet (66%) are found frequently as last names. [Hamnett, .. 4 more]

Iago
.. of the villain in Shakespeare's "Othello". Iago, Jago and Yago are uncommon as children's names. [Yago, .. 1 more]

Lennox

Lennox
.. Scottish nobleman, appears in Shakespeare's "Macbeth". Lennox has increased in prominence since 1880-1889. [Lenox]

Lysander
.. a character in Shakespeare's A Midsummer .. Lysander, Lysandros, etc. are hardly found as male names. [Lysandros, Lisandro, .. 2 more]

Malcolm

Malcolm
.. Shakespeare's play was based on the .. Malcom and forms were popular as birth names in 1992 and have become less popular. [Malkolm, .. 2 more]

Oberon
.. the Fairies in Shakespeare's A Midsummer .. Oberson (TOP 78%), Oberoi (37%) are popular last names. [Oberron, .. 2 more]

Romeo

Romeo
Shakespeare used the name for his .. Popular as a children's name, Romeo is comparable to the familiar Rome. See also Remo.

Sebastian

Sebastian
.. Shakespeare gave the name to the .. Adoption of Sebastian, Sebo, etc. as boys' names in 2015 was 3.8% more than the previous year. [Sebo, Sebastien, Seb, Bastien, .. 4 more]

Quick Reference

Summary Index of Shakespeare names [and variants] for boys.

1. Arden - Sebastian
Arden [Ard, Arda, Ardy, Ardie, Ardin, Ardon, Arrden], Ariel [Ari, Arie, Arel, Arik, Aryel, Ariell, Aryell, Airyell, ..], Auberon [Oberon, Oberron, Oeberon, Auberron], Bardolf [Bardou, Bardoul, Bardulf, Bardolph, Bardulph], Benedict [Bent, Bennt, Bennie, Benoit, Bennet, Bennett, Bennito, Venedictos, ..], Byron [Biron, Biren, Byram, Byran, Byren, Byrum, Byrom, Buiron, ..], Cassius [Cash, Cass, Cassio], Duncan [Dunc, Dunn], Edgar [Ned, Ted, Eddy, Neddy, Ogier, Edgard, Teddie, Edgardo, ..], Festus [Feste], Garrick [Garek, Garryk, GarrIk, Garryck, Garreck], Hal, Hamlet [Hammet, Hamnet, Hammett, Hammond, Hamnett], Iago [Jago, Yago], Lennox [Lenox], Lysander [Lesandro, Lisandro, Lizandro, Lysandros], Malcolm [Malcom, Malkolm, Malcolum], Oberon [Oberron, Auberon, Auberron], Romeo, Sebastian [Seb, Sebo, Bastien, Bastian, Sabastian, Sebestyen, Sebastien, Sebastiano]


Thane [Thaine, Thayne], Theobald [Tybald, Tybalt, Tibold, Thibaut, Tiebout, Tiebold, Tybault, Thibault, ..], Theseus, Timon, William [Wim, Willy, Wills, Wilmer, Wilmot, Wilson, Willson, Wilmott, ..], Yorick

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