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Shakespeare baby names and what they mean, for shakespeare.

These boy names were at the peak of their popularity during 1910-1919 (usage of 0.2235%) and are almost as common today (usage 0.2078%, down 7%), but with names like Ariel, Byron, Duncan, Edgar and Hal falling out of fashion. Cassius (#704), Lennox (#585), Romeo (#341) and Sebastian (#34) are four of the more chic baby names among these, and there is also a resurgence in birth name popularity for Cassius, Romeo and Sebastian. Beron (top 33%) and Buron (36%) are popular last names.

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Top 1000 baby names ranking of Shakespeare names: Arden, Ariel, Benedict, Byron, Cassius

Arden 1 .. Surname of Shakespeare's mother, and also .. Not in Top 1000. [Ard, .. 6 more]

Ariel 2 .. .. Shakespeare gave this name to a .. Common as surnames. Compare Airyel, var. and popular last name Abeel (top 64%), with the -el suffix. [Aeriel, Arel, Ari, Aryel, Aryell, .. 7 more]

Auberon 3 .. .. the Fairies in Shakespeare's A Midsummer .. Arberon, Atberon and Aubeton are kreatif forms. [Auberron, Oberron, .. 2 more]

Bardolf 4 .. .. appears in four of Shakespeare's plays. Not in Top 1000. [Bardolph, Bardulf, .. 3 more]

Benedict 5 .. .. Shakespeare's Benedick in Much Ado About .. Listed in Top 1000. [Ben, Bendick, Benedictos, Benedikte, Bennedict, Bennet, Bennett, .. 16 more]

Byron 6 .. .. a character in Shakespeare's Love's Labours .. Prominent, with usage of 0.0316% for Byron and variants as children's names in 2014, though lower than 0.0441% the year before. [Beyren, Biren, Buiron, Byrum, .. 6 more]

Cassius 7 .. .. Shakespeare's Julius Caesar depicts Caius Cassius .. Cassio and variants are at the height of their popularity today. [Cash, .. 2 more]

Duncan 8 .. .. in Shakespeare's "Macbeth", Duncan is king .. Usage of Duncan, Dunc, etc. as baby names in 2014 was 53.1% more than a decade ago. [Dunc, Dunn]

Edgar 9 .. .. in Shakespeare's "King Lear", the son .. Very popular boys' name (#300 in current list), Edgar also occurs conventionally as a surname. [Eadgar, Edgard, Edgardo, Ned, .. 8 more]

Festus 10 .. .. the Fool in Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" .. Not in Top 1000. [Feste]

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Shakespeare names: Duncan, Edgar, Garrick, Hal, Lennox

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Shakespeare names: Malcolm, Romeo, Sebastian

Garrick 11 .. .. the fame of Shakespeare, and he .. Less widespread today. Garrick was the variation last listed (1993) in the Top 1000. [Garek, GarrIk, Garryck, Garryk, .. 1 more]

Hal 12 .. .. In Shakespeare's plays about Henry IV .. Unique. Hal, like Hannibal, uses the -al ending. See also Sal.

Hamlet 13 .. .. the Danish prince in Shakespeare's book .. Only rarely used as a birth name, Hamlet is found more conventionally as a last name. [Hammet, Hamnett, .. 3 more]

Iago 14 .. .. of the villain in Shakespeare's "Othello". Iago, Jago and Yago were not among 2014's Top names. [Jago, .. 1 more]

Lennox 15 .. .. Scottish nobleman, appears in Shakespeare's "Macbeth". Lennox has increased in prominence since 1880-1889. [Lenox]

Lysander 16 .. .. a character in Shakespeare's A Midsummer .. A birth name that is not usually used. [Lesandro, Lisandro, Lysandros, .. 1 more]

Malcolm 17 .. .. Shakespeare's play was based on the .. Ranked in Top 1000. [Malcom, .. 2 more]

Oberon 18 .. .. the Fairies in Shakespeare's A Midsummer .. Unique, with the -on ending for Oberon, Auberon, etc., like Odon. [Auberon, .. 2 more]

Romeo 19 .. Shakespeare used the name for his .. Listed in Top 1000. See also Remo.

Sebastian 20 .. .. Shakespeare gave the name to the .. Ranked in Top 1000. [Bastian, Bastien, Seb, Sebastien, Sebo, .. 3 more]

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Summary of Shakespeare names (and variants) for boys.

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