ENGLISH NAMES

ENGLISH BABYNAMES

English baby names: In modern times in the English-speaking world there has been a strong trend towards using surnames as given names, for example Beverley, Cameron, Bradley and Ryan. The surnames themselves come from a variety of sources. There are also many vocabulary words (such as Jade, Summer and Hope in English) which are used as given names.The stock of first names is further increased by variants of traditional names (such as Alicia from Alice, Krystle from Crystal), independent short forms of traditional names (such as Bill from William, Jessie from Jessica), and made-up names (such as Lavone and Jolene). There are also many feminine forms of masculine names, for example Jane from John, Roberta from Robert, Nicole from Nicholas. Interestingly this trend does not seem to happen the other way around.



English Boy Names
Names
Meaning
Aaron
the enlightened, mountain high
Abraham
Father of many
Adam
earth
Aidan
Fire, warmth of the home
Alan
cheerful, in harmony
Alexander
helper and defender of mankind
Alp
hero
Anchor
"...hope is like a firm and steady anchor of the soul." Hebrews 6:19
Andrew
Manly
Antony
Inestimable; incomparable; praiseworthy
Ashton
Ash tree settlement
Bailey
Steward or bailiff
Benjamin
fortunate
Blake
Either black or pallid
Braden
From the broad or wide valley
Bradley
broad meadow
Brady
wide island
Brendan
Dweller by the beacon
Brent
Steep hill
Brian
Strong; sincere
Brown
russet complexion
Cade
Pure
Cale
bold
Caleb
courageous
Calum
from St. Columbus; Originally Latin for Dove
Cameron
crooked nose
Carrington
family or place name
Ceasar
Purposeful
Cheyenne
Name of Algonquin tribe, red people
Christian
anointed, Christian
Christopher
Christ bearer
Cody
pillow, mommy's boy
Colin
A young hound
Conner
wise aid
Connor
high longing
Courtney
court dweller
Dakotah
friend
Damian, Damien
Tamed or Tamer
Daniel
A judge
David
beloved
Devin
Poet
Domenic
Lord
Drew
masculine
Dustin
brave warrior
Dylan
son of the sea or ocean
Emeri
industrious leader
Emlyn
sacred
Erick
ever powerful, rule
Erik
honorable ruler
Ethan
Firmness
Fabien
bean farmer
Frazer
Grower/planter of strawberries
Gabriel
God is my strength
Garfield
spear field
Gavin
contented one
Gerard
Brave with the spear
Gideon
destroyer of trees
Gilbert
shining pledge
Glen
intelligent
Guy
Guide
Harvey
strong and ardent
Hayes
hedged area
Hays
family name
Holden
kind and gentile
Ian
A scotch form of John
Indiana
from the state of indiana
Isaiah
The Lord
Isaac
laughter
Jackson
Son of Jack; God's Grace
Jacob
The supplanter
James
supplanter (from Jacob)
Jared
Descending
Jeremy, Jerry
Exaulted; placed high above others
Jason
Healer
Jay
The supplanter
Jesse
Grace of God
Jody/Jodi
God will increase
John
God is gracious
Jonah
Peace
Jonathan
God's offering, gift of God
Joseph
God will increase
Joshua
God is salvation
Jude
Praise
Julian
youthful, handsome
Justin
Just
Kade
variant of Kincaid, leader of battle
Kaleb
courageous
Keala
Pathway
Keegan
little fiery one
Keith
Wood dweller
Kelly
warrior
Kelsey
Victory at Sea
Kendall
the golden town
Keoki
from George
Kerry
the dark
Khalid
who stay alive
 Kody
pillow
Kyle
Fair and handsome
Landon
grassy land
Lane
From the narrow road
Leif
Beloved
Leslie
From the Grey Fortress Meadow
Levi
A bond; a tie; a promise
Liam
valiant protector; form of William
Liam
Eliam was King Solomon's grandfather
Mackenzie
son of wise man
Madison
Mighty in battle
Maersk
Marsh
Malachi
book of the bible; angel, messenger
Maliq
master, leader
Matthew
gift from the Lord
Michael
Like the Lord
Morgan
great, bright; Born by the sea
Nathan
A gift
Nathaniel
A gift
Neil
Champion
Nicholas
successful commander
Noah
comfort, strength, rest
Oakley
a field of Oaks
O'Bannon
of the white haired one
Owen
Well-descended
Parker
keeper of the parks
Patrick
nobleman
Paul
Little;small
Phillip
A lover of horses
 Quentin
The fifth
Quinlan
well shaped, graceful
Rami
who can shot well
Randall
The protector
Reece
ardent one
Richard
dominant ruler
Robert
Winner over all
Robin
Of shining fame, A form of Robert
Ronald
Worthy of admiration
Ryan
king; A capable executive
Samuel
Asked of God
Scott
The wanderer
Sean
gift from God
Skyler
sheltering
Sloane
man of arms
Stephen
protected
Sutton
The town to the south
 Taylor
A tailor
Thomas
Twin
Timothy
Honoring God
Todd
a fox
Trevor
Prudent
Trey
Three
Trent
Swift running
Tristin
Sad
Tyler
maker of tiles
Vance
Thresher
Victor
Conquering
Vincent
Invincible
Virgil
Growing; flourishing
Wayne
A wagon maker
Wesley
From the west meadow
Westley
From the west meadow
Whitley
white meadow
Wiatt
Guide
William
Protector
Wilson
Son of Will
Wyatt
Guide
Xavier
Brilliant
Zachariah
Whom God remembers
Zachary
Remembered by the Lord

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English Girl Names
Names
Meaning
Acea
little warrior girl
Ainslee
my own meadow
Alexa
It is a variant of Alexandra and it means "man's defender", or "noble".
Alixandria
Defender of mankind; Comes from the male name Alexander
Aliyah
rising
Aleen
loving, good looking
Alka
Girl with beautiful long hair
Alyson
truth & noble
Alyssa
of good cheer, noble
Amanda
Worthy of Love, loveable
Amariah
the one whom God has promised
Amarissa
follower of God
Andrea
daughter of man
Angel
God's messenger
Angela
God's messenger
Anissa
understanding
Anna
gracious
Annaliese
grace, pledged to God
Ariana
A beautiful melody or very Holy one
Arielle
of the water, lioness of God
Ariene
silvery
Arminda
the protector
Ashanti
powerful empire on the west coast of Africa
Ashley
From the ash tree meadow
Audrey
noble strength
Audrina
dim. Audrey
Aurora
Dawn
Autumn
Harvest; beauty
Bailey
Steward or bailiff
Beatrice
Bringer of joy
Becky
The ensnarer; from Rebecca
Belle
Beautiful
Beverley,Beverly
by the meadow of beavers
Bianca
White; fair
Briana
The strong
Brietta
Strong
Bronwen, Bronwyn, Bronwynn
white, pure of heart
Brooke
The Brook
Caitlin
pure
Cameron
crooked nose
Cara
Friend
Cari
Flowing like water
Carin
dear little one
Carissa
beloved
Carolyn
Noble-spirited
Carrie
Noble-spirited
Carrigan
Black
Cary, Carey
Dark of hair or complexion
Casey (Gaelic)
Brave
Cassandra
messenger of truth
Cassie
Pure
Catherine, Cathrine
Pure
Chanda
The great goddess
Chandni
moonlight
Chanelle
Channel
Cheryl
Beloved
Cheyenne
Name of Algonquin tribe, red people
Chloe
blooming, flowering
Chrislynn
beauty
Cierra
saw
Claudia
Lame
Colleen
girl
Corine
a maiden
Courtney
court dweller
Daisy
bright flower
Dakotah, Dakota
friend
Danica
Morning Star
Danielle
God is my judge
Dara
Compassionate
Daria
Rich
Dawnell
morning sun
Desiree
to watch with desire
Destiny
one's fate
Devin
Poet
Dreama
Heavenly Guidance
Drew
masculine
Dulcie
sweet
Eglantine
Wild Rose
Elaine
Light
Eliesha
exalted nature; from Alice
Elizabeth
My God is bountiful, God is plenty, God's Oath
Elouise
renowned in battle
Emeri
industrious leader
Emlyn
sacred
Emily
Industrious
Emma
God of light
Erika,Erica
ever-strong
Estelle
star
Evanle
From Evan, var John, God is gracious; and Lee, meadow
Faith
Sure reliance
Gabriella
God's angel
Giovianna
fem. of John, God is gracious; var. Giovanna
Grace
God's blessing
Gracie
Grace
Hannah
Grace
Hannelore
gracious
Heather
colored flowers
Helena
From the greek Helios, sun. var. of Helen
Hermanda
Made up from Sandra, defender of mankind and Herman, army man
Hong
flower, rose
Hope
hope
Iris
The rainbow
Jade
The stone
Jamie
Feminine form of James
Jaime, Jaimie
I love
Janel
Darling Jane
Janessa
From Jennifer (white wave) and Vanessa (butterfly)
Jasmine
Fragrant flower
Jazmin
a flower
Jennifer
white wave
Jesse
Grace of God
Jessica
Wealthy
Jessie
My present
Jody/Jodi
God will increase
Jonah
Peace
JosKaitlyn
pure
Katiah
small tree
Katie
pure, dim. Katharine
Kaylie
Pure heart
Kara
form of very dear little one
Kassidy
Clever
Katharyne, Kathryn, Kaytee
Pure
Kathleen
Dear to my heart; pure
Keala
Pathway
Keira
dark one
Kelly
warrior
Kelsey
Victory at Sea
Kendall
the golden town
Kendra
The knowing woman
Kerry
the dark
Kiona
Indian princess
Kira
The sun
Kirstie
The Christian or anointed
Lacee, Lacie
beautiful spirit
Laura
A laurel; Famous
Lauren
Laurel
Lavina
Purified
Leigh
meadow or pasture
Leigha
weary
Leslie
From the Grey Fortress Meadow
Lindell
from the valley of lillies
Lindsay, Lyndsey
Island of Linden Trees
Lynn,Lyn
by the waterfall
Mackenna
Happiness
Madison
Mighty in battle
Makaila
fem of Michael, Like the Lord
Makenna
Happiness
Makenzey
Determined Intelligent
Malka
Queen
Marina
Mary, or from the sea
Mary
bitter, bitterness
Maureen
me darling
Maya
Truth, brave, loving to every one who they meet
Megan
pearl, from Margaret
Melanie
dark skinned/clothed
Melissa
honey bee
Michaela, Micheala
Who is like the lord
Mikenna
happiness
Miranda
wondrous
Morgan
great, bright
Nada
beautiful girl
Naomi
Pleasant
Natalie
Christmas
Nathalie
after Christmas
Nicole
victory of the people
Nuala
feminine form of Noel meaning "Christmas"
Paisley
Paisley Yards, a place in Scotland
Paris
City in France
Payton
Noble Woman
Peyton
Village Warrior
Persephone
Greek Goddess
Rachel
lamb of God
Raelyn
pretty, doe
Rebecca
beauty, witt and caring
Reece
ardent one
Reilly
valiant
Renee
reborn/born again
Riann
fem of Ryan
Rhianna
witch, enchantress,goddess of the moon
Robin
Of shining fame, A form of Robert
Ruby
red precious gem
Rupali
beautiful
Sabrina
From the border
Sapphyre, Sapphire
Gem
Sarah,Sarra
Princess
Sari
essence
Scarlet
flaming red
Secret
not to tell
Shanequa
annointed by the grace of God
Shannon
little wise one
Sharon
a flat clearing
Shenita
beauty, love, adornment
Shiquita
queen of the universe
Sierra
Saw
Skylar
sheltering
Sloane
man of arms
Solace
comfort in time of distress
Sophie
wisdom, sophisticated
Talia
Blooming
Tamara
The palm tree
Tanaki
beauty
Tanika
a dweller in or near a rice swamp
Tayleigh
perhaps made from Taylor and Leigh (tailor and meadow)
Taylor
A tailor
Trinity
Trinity River, it means the Father, the Son, and The Holy Spirit.
Tess
dim. Theresa
Tessa
Princess
Theresa
harvest
Timothie
One who honors God
Trinity
The father, the son & the holy spirit
Vanea
God's gracious gift
Vanessa
butterfly
Vanya
God's gracious gift
Vedika
no meaning submitted
Veronica
True image
Vicki
Versatile in inspirations
Victoria
Conquering, victory
Whitley
white meadow
Whitney
from white island
Xenia
Hospitable
Xzyliah
made up
Zagros
sweet, feminine
Zita
short for Rosita, little rose
Zoe
Free spirit

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