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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

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

ArielAriel
.. 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. [Aeriel, Arel, Ari, Aryel, Aryell, .. 7 more]

Auberon
.. the Fairies in Shakespeare's A Midsummer .. Auberce and Auberno are creative variations. [Auberron, Oberron, .. 2 more]

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

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

ByronByron
.. a character in Shakespeare's Love's Labours .. Prominent, with usage of 0.024% for Byron and variants as children's names in 2015, higher than 0.021% the year before. [Beyren, Biren, Buiron, Byrum, .. 6 more]

CassiusCassius
.. Shakespeare's Julius Caesar depicts Caius Cassius .. Cassius, Cassio, etc. became more popular in 2015, gaining on average +17 rankings as birth names with Cassius rising the most. [Cash, .. 2 more]

DuncanDuncan
.. in Shakespeare's "Macbeth", Duncan is king .. Duncan, Dunc, etc. became more trendy in 2015, rising +4 rankings as baby names with Duncan leading the upswing. [Dunc, Dunn]

EdgarEdgar
.. in Shakespeare's "King Lear", the son .. Eddie (upper 11%), Edgar (17%), Ted (20%), Ed (31%), Ned (51%), Eddy (55%) and Edgardo (76%) are frequently occurring as given names. [Eadgar, Edgard, Edgardo, Ned, .. 8 more]

FestusFestus
.. the Fool in Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" .. Less common today. Festus was the variation last found (1900-1909) in the Top 2000. [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

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

HalHal
.. 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 .. Hamlet, Hammet, Hammett, Hamnet and Hamnett are more uncommon as versions. [Hammet, Hamnett, .. 3 more]

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

LennoxLennox
.. Scottish nobleman, appears in Shakespeare's "Macbeth". Adoption of Lennox and Lenox as birth names in 2015 was 24.2% more than a year ago. [Lenox]

Lysander
.. a character in Shakespeare's A Midsummer .. Lysander, Lysandros, etc. are hardly found as male names. [Lesandro, Lisandro, Lysandros, .. 1 more]

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

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

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

SebastianSebastian
.. Shakespeare gave the name to the .. Sebastian, Sebo, etc. became more popular in 2015, gaining +44 positions as boys' names with Bastian rising the most. [Bastian, Bastien, Seb, Sebastien, Sebo, .. 3 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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