Downton Abbey is a highly popular show centering on a British aristocratic family of the early 20th century. Fans adore this show for its compelling storyline, breathtaking scenery, fascinating characters, 1920s fashion and hairstyle. Apart from these, this show is appealing to the audience for its vintage names as well!
When the show began, these names were dwindling into obscurity. But now, they are on the verge of revival with thousands of parents naming their children after the characters in this series. Keeping up with the trend, we have rounded up the best Downton abbey names from this British sitcom. Have a look at them below!
Downton Abbey Names For Girls:
Anna was the chief housemaid before getting married to John Bates, who later went to jail for murdering his first wife. The name Anna, meaning ‘grace’, has been one of the top 100 baby names for over a century.
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Daisy is the name of the deputy cook at the Downton Abbey. She got married to Private William out of compassion since he was dying. Daisy is one of the loveliest floral names and has been one of the top 100 names in England for centuries.
Edith was middle and the least attractive of the Crawley sisters. Embittered by her family’s treatment, Edith married a farmer and later pursued a career in the press.
Violet is the first name of the Dowager Countess of Grantham played by none other Dame Maggie Smith. The name made a striking comeback in 2013 by finding a place among the top 100 baby girl name.
Elsie is the given name of the housekeeper Mrs. Hughes. The name rocketed into the top 1000 for the first time in five years.
Cora is the warm-hearted Countess of Grantham and the mother of Mary, Edith, and Sybil.
Sybil is the name of the modern and lovely Crawley daughter who ends up marrying one of the staff members of the family. The meaning of Sybil is ‘prophetess’.
Mary, the name of the lead character played by Michelle Dockery, is one of the classic Biblical names of all time.
Daphne is the first name of the Mrs. Horace Bryant, the mother of late Major Charles Bryant.
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Ethel Parks was the housemaid who bore Major Charles Bryant’s son, Charlie. She handed over her son to his wealthy grandparents for a bright future.
Ivy is the name of the kitchen maid who wanted to marry Jimmy Kent. This offbeat and quirky name got a resurgence when Jay-Z chose it for his daughter.
Gwen is the tender housemaid who received help from Lady Sybil to get work with the telephone company.
Jane is the character who took up a job at the estate to support her son Freddie.
Isobel Crawley is the name of Dr. Reginald Crawley’s widow and the mother of late Matthew Crawley.
The sophisticated name Lavinia belonged to Matthew Crawley’s fiancé, who died due to the Spanish flu.
Martha is the name of the mother of Countess Cora Crawley and the grandmother of Sybil, Mary, and Edith.
Rose MacClare is the youngest and the wildest daughter of Susan and Hugh MacClaire.
Rosamund Painswick is Robert’s sister and 6th Earl of Grantham’s daughter. This quintessential British name was borne by a legendary 12th-century beauty.
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Downton Abbey Baby Names For Boys:
The hard-working footman Alfred is Sarah O’Brien’s nephew. Miss Reed and Daisy did their best to attract Alfred, but he took the fancy of Ivy.
Anthony is Mrs. Chetwood’s brother and Lady Maud Strallan’s widower. This versatile and perennially popular name was given to 11,000 babies last year.
Horace is the name of Daphne’s husband. He takes little Charlie into the house with pressure from Ethel.
Carson is the devout butler of the Downton Abbey. The meaning of Carson is ‘son of the marsh-dwellers’.
Carlisle is the last name of the wealthy and powerful newspaper proprietor. He is the son of Mrs. and Mr. Mark Carlisle.
Major Charles Byrant was once a leading character in the series. He died in the Battle of Vittorio Veneto.
John Drake was the name of one of the farmers on Downton Abbey. He admires Lady Edith in the series. Also associated with the single-named rapper, Drake currently ranks 348th spot on baby name list.
Evelyn, Viscount Branksome’s son, was the one who brought Kemal Pamuk to Downton Abbey. Evelyn is usually considered a baby girl’s name, but there’s no harm using it for your son.
George is the name of the Lord Grantham’s lawyer. The name George was among the top 10 names for the years 1830 to 1950.
Kemal was the attractive Turkish legate who passed away while fooling around with Lady Mary. This name is royal, strong, yet unpretentious and friendly.
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Jimmy was the pet name of James Kent, the ambitious footman. As a variant of James, Jimmy was more popular in the 1960s, but just like most of the Downton Abbey names, even this name may experience a revival.
Matthew Crawley is the son of Isobel and Reginald Crawley. He died in the car accident soon after Mary delivered their son.
William Mason was the footman sent to serve Matthew Crawly on the fighting front. This enduring classic name currently stands at the fifth spot, exactly where it was three years ago.
Thomas was the calculating butler at the estate. Did you know that almost 7,000 babies are named Thomas every year in the US?
Reverend Travis is the name of the priest who conducts all the important religious events at Downton Abbey. This laid back name is also associated with country singer Travis Tritt.
Robert Crawley, the Earl of Grantham, is the husband of Countess Cora and father of Edith, Sybil, and Mary.
Patrick Crowley is the name of the only son and heir to James Crawley. This long tied Irish name is experiencing a renaissance as a classic name.
What’s your most favorite Downton Abbey name? Share your choice with us by commenting below!
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