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8 Simple names and what they mean, for simple, modest for baby boys, listing 1-8. Here is the list of Simple names for girls.


Aneirin .. Possibly (Irish, Gaelic) "noble, modest" ..
[Aneurin, Nye]

Bancroft .. One of the Anglo-Saxon place names used as given names to refer to simple, homely agricultural landmarks ..
[Ban, Bancrofft, Banfield, Bank, Binky]

Benedict .. A name used by 16 popes and the saint who founded the Christian monastic order, the Benedictines, whose rule of the great monastery at Monte Cassino in Italy is simple, restrained, and practical ..
[Ben, Bendick, Bendict, Benedetto, Benedick, .. 18 more]

Bonaventure .. The Italian Saint Bonaventure was a 13th-century cardinal who, in spite of his great learning, was modest and practical ..
[Bonaventura, Bueaventura]

Coyan .. (French) "Modest."
[Coyne]

Crane .. Probably an occupational name referring to the simple hoisting machine that resembles the long-legged bird ..
[Crain, Craine, Crayn, Crayne]

Modesto .. (Spanish, Latin) "Modest, moderate, humble." ..
[Madesto, Medesto, Modestus]

Vere .. An upper-class surname in England with connotations of nobility due to Tennyson's poem "Lady Clara Vere de Vere" which praises the simple values of simple folk.


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Simple names: Benedict, Modesto

Benedict and Modesto are commonly used names, while Aneirin, Bancroft, Bonaventure, Coyan, Crane and Vere are rare in comparison. (2000 U.S. Census)

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