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4 Simple names and what they mean, for simple for baby boys, listing 1-4. Here is the list of Simple names for girls.


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]

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

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

Benedict is a commonly used name, while Bancroft, Crane and Vere are rare in comparison. (2000 U.S. Census)

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Lysander .. In Greek history, Lysander was a Spartan naval and military commander in 400 BC ..
[Lesandro, Lisandro, Lizandro, Lysandros]

Hastings .. "Son of the austere man."
[Hastey, Hastie, Hasting, Hasty]

Janus .. He had two faces, one of which looked forward and the other backward, and gave his name to the first month of the year, January ..
[Gennadi, Gennaro, Janan, Janiusz, Januarius, .. 4 more]

Balder .. Here, "bald" does not mean "hairless", but "brave" ..
[Baldor, Baldur, Baudier]

Barlow .. "The bare hillside." ..
[Barlowe, Barrlow]

Hutton .. "Settlement on the bluff." ..
[Hutten]

Algernon .. Oscar Wilde used it for a brainless fop in "The Importance of Being Earnest" ..
[Al, Alger, Algernone, Algey, Algie, .. 3 more]

Candido .. Volitaire's famous novel "Candide" makes fun of the theory that "all is for the best in the best of all possible worlds" .. The term "candid" has come to mean "frank, without guile".
[Candide, Candidio]

Afif .. "Chaste."

Alaire .. "Cheerful." ..
[Alair, Helier, Hilarie, Hilary, Larie, .. 1 more]

Dana .. Published the maritime classic "Two Years Before the Mast", about his voyage in a sailing ship around Cape Horn to California ..
[Dane, Danie]

Apollo .. In modern philosophy, Apollo has come to symbolize the classical and intellectual aspects of thought ..
[Apollon, Apollos, Apolo]

Algernon .. The Normans were usually clean-shaven, and this was a nickname for William de Percy, a companion of William the Conqueror ..
[Al, Alger, Algernone, Algey, Algie, .. 3 more]

Akira .. "Bright, clear, ideal."

Quentin .. Author Quentin Crisp.
[Quent, Quenten, Quenton, Quint, Quinten, .. 3 more]

Avital .. In a dry climate like that of Israel's, dew is of great significance.
[Amital]

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