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Page 1/2. 33 Sir names and what they mean, for sir for baby boys, listing 1-20.
Alexander .. Actors Sir Alec Guinness, Alec Baldwin ..
Allaster .. Borne by a minstrel in Sir Walter Scott's "Rob Roy" (1818), which made it popular in the 19th century.
Ashton .. Choreographer Sir Frederick Ashton ..
Athelstan .. Used by Anglo-Saxon royalty and revived somewhat by Sir Walter Scott's use of it in "Ivanhoe" ..
Barry .. Possibly influenced by the fame of Sir James Barrie, author of "Peter Pan" ..
Burton .. The exploits of African explorer and writer Sir Richard Burton may have influenced its use ..
Cai .. The name of King Arthur's seneschal, Sir Kay ..
Cedric .. The name was invented by Sir Walter Scott for the character Cedric of Rotherwood in the book "Ivanhoe" (1819) .. Actor Sir Cedric Hardwicke ..
Churchill .. Made famous by English statesman Sir Winston Churchill.
Conan .. Author of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Douglas .. The lords of these clans are key figures in Sir Walter Scott's novels ..
Drake .. English explorer Sir Francis Drake.
Eden .. English statesman Sir Anthony Eden.
Edmund .. Explorer Sir Edmund Hillary ..
Everest .. Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world, was named for a 19th-century surveyor of India, Sir George Everest ..
Francis .. Philosopher Sir Francis Bacon ..
Gareth .. Sir Gareth, noted for his modesty and bravery, was a knight of King Arthur's Round Table.
Garnett .. In England, boys may have been named for a famous Victorian soldier, Sir Garnet Wolseley ..
Geraint .. A Sir Geraint appears in certain Arthurian legends.
Goldsmith .. Financier Sir James Goldsmith.
Alexander, Barry, Burton, Cedric, Douglas, Edmund and Francis are commonly used names, while Allaster, Ashton, Athelstan, Cai, Churchill, Conan, Drake, Eden, Everest, Gareth, Garnett, Geraint and Goldsmith are rare in comparison. (2000 U.S. Census)
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