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Shakespeare 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 popular 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.

Here is the list of Shakespeare names for girls.

pinArden - Sebastian

Page 1/2 of 26 Shakespeare names.

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 .. Not in Top 1000. [Auberron, Oberron, .. 2 more]

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

Benedict 5 .. .. Shakespeare's Benedick in Much Ado About .. Benedict, Ben, Benito, Bennett and Bennie are generally used as forms. [Ben, Bendick, Benedictos, Benedikte, Bennedict, Bennet, Bennett, .. 16 more]

Byron 6 .. .. a character in Shakespeare's Love's Labours .. Bearon, Beauron and Burron are kreatif variations. [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 .. Common, with the -ar ending for Edgar, Eadgar like Eachtar. [Eadgar, Edgard, Edgardo, Ned, .. 8 more]

Festus 10 .. .. the Fool in Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" .. Festus and Feste are uncommon as birth names. [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 .. Somewhat frequently used as baby names, Garek, Garrick, etc. are pronounced like the conventional Greg. [Garek, GarrIk, Garryck, Garryk, .. 1 more]

Hal 12 .. In Shakespeare's plays about Henry IV .. Less used today. Hal last appeared in the 1970s in the Top 1000. See also Cal.

Hamlet 13 .. .. the Danish prince in Shakespeare's book .. Not Top 1000 names. [Hammet, Hamnett, .. 3 more]

Iago 14 .. .. of the villain in Shakespeare's "Othello". Not Top 1000 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 .. Unusual. Oberron, var., like Orson, uses the common -on ending. [Auberon, .. 2 more]

Romeo 19 .. Shakespeare used the name for his .. Ranked in Top 1000. See also Tomeo.

Sebastian 20 .. .. Shakespeare gave the name to the .. Common. Sebastian, Bastian, Sabastian (cf. Seligman) ends with -an. [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