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9 Victorian names and what they mean, for victorian for baby boys, listing 1-9. Here is the list of Victorian names for girls.

Arthur .. Tennyson's "Idylls of the King" (19th century) and the Victorian romanticism of things medieval and of Arthurian legend in particular promoted its use ..
[Aart, Arrt, Art, Artair, Arte, .. 12 more]

Bertram .. This name was adopted by Normans and revived in the Victorian era ..
[Bart, Bartram, Beltran, Beltrano, Bert, .. 8 more]

Cecil .. Cecil Rhodes was an industrialist and founder of Rhodesia in the Victorian era ..
[Cecilio, Cecilius, Cecyl, Celio]

Ewart .. Probably first used as a given name in honor of the Victorian statesman William Ewart Gladstone (19th century) ..
[Evart, Evarts, Evert, Ewert]

Garnett .. In England, boys may have been named for a famous Victorian soldier, Sir Garnet Wolseley ..

Gillies .. In Scotland in Victorian times, "ghillie" was a term for a type of outdoor servant.
[Ghilles, Ghillies, Gilles, Gillis, Gilliss]

Plantagenet .. Literary: Victorian novelist Anthony Trollope named his powerful English duke "Plantagenet Palliser".

Ransom .. Used as first name mainly in the late Victorian era.

Trevor .. Used outside of Wales in the Victorian era ..
[Trefor, Trevar, Trever]

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Victorian names: Arthur, Bertram, Cecil, Garnett, Ransom, Trevor

Arthur, Bertram, Cecil and Trevor are commonly used names, while Ewart, Garnett, Gillies, Plantagenet and Ransom are rare in comparison. (2000 U.S. Census)

Featured categories: classical, medieval, narrow, puritan.

Alaric .. Historical: Alaric I was the Gothic king of the Visigoths who plundered Rome in AD 410 ..
[Al, Alarick, Alarico, Aleric, Alerick, .. 9 more]

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

Penn .. The son of an influential English family, he forsook the comforts of a genteel life to found Pennsylvania (in Latin, "Penn's woods"), a haven of true religious tolerance.

Addison .. The surname was derived from Addie or Adie, a medieval (and occasional modern) pet form of Adam ..
[Ad, Addeson, Addie, Addy, Adison, .. 1 more]

Anscom .. "Combe" is an Old English term for a deep, narrow valley.
[Anscomb, Anscombe, Anscoombe]

Abiel .. Biblical name that the Puritans used in America, but rare since.
[Abiell, Abyel, Abyell, Ahbiel, Aviel]


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