409 Anglo Saxon Baby Names With Meanings

If you want a name that is sophisticated, stylish and plain beautiful, you should scroll down to see MomJunction’s list of Anglo-Saxon baby names.

Anglo-Saxons were originally a Germanic tribe from the Danish peninsula. When the Romans left Britain, the Germanics invaded it in 400 AD. In the Anglo-Saxon period, the personal name was made of two elements and linked in some way or the other with the parents’ names. For instance, if the parents were named Aldred and Edith, they might name their daughter Aaldith. Hence, these dithematic names did not really have any meaning. Also, bynames, not surnames were used for identification purposes.

While there weren’t any surnames or family names, the aristocratic people were identified by names taken from famous forbearers like Besingas, Athelings, Baducings, Gumeningas, along with the final element –ing, which means ‘people of’. The Anglo-Saxons also believed that a name contained a person’s spirit and by using the name for a newborn child, the spirit could drain from him.

So why wait? Pick your favorite Anglo-Saxon name right away. You can narrow down the search by filtering the gender of the baby and saving your favorite names to share with your friends and family.

AndreaFeminine of Andrew; a defender of mankind who is manly and strongGirl
Arlomanly, strongBoy
AveryConfirmation; they are an Elf ruler; a sageUnisex
BrandonOne who is a brave, vigilant personBoy
BraxtonSettlement of the BrockBoy
BryceA nobleman's male childBoy
CarolynA joyful song of happinessGirl
ChelseaA chalk wharfGirl
CloverA plant that origins from the pea family and is a fodder plant for animalsGirl
DarlaVery dear oneGirl
DarleneA child loved by allGirl
DixieThe French word for ten; southern stateGirl
Everettsomebody who is very brave like a wild boar.Boy
GarrettDerived from Gerald (rule of the spear) or Gerard (brave and strong as spear)Boy
GrahamA Boy from the gray house. Gray is the sign of intelligence.Boy
HayleyHay MeadowGirl
KendraKendra means She is a ProphetessGirl
KingThe name King means Royal RulerBoy
MeganA strong and capable womanGirl
ReedA person who lives in the red clearing in the woodsBoy
AeldraLives at the Elder Tree; means NobleBoy
AelfricElf Ruler; King of ElvesBoy
AelleName of Several Kings; one of many names after ElfBoy
AescwineSpear FriendBoy
AethelbaldNoble and Bold; A King of MerciaBoy
AethelbertBright NobilityBoy
AethelfrithNoble PeaceBoy
AethelhardNoble StrengthBoy
AethelhereName of a KingBoy
AethelstanNoble StoneBoy
AethelwulfNoble WolfBoy
AgilberhtName of a BishopBoy
AldfrithName of a KingBoy
AldhelmName of a BishopBoy
AlfricElf King; A Variant of name AelfricBoy
AlmundNoble Protection; Defender of the TempleBoy
ArdithThe one fighting a good warGirl
AtolSomeone who is hatefulBoy
AttwellLives by the Spring; Someone who lived by the streamBoy
AtwaterFrom the Water Edge; Someone who lived by the River or LakeBoy
AtwellLives by the Spring; Someone who lived by the streamBoy
AverelOld English - Boar like in Battle; A variant of AverillBoy
AverellOld English - Boar like in Battle; A variant of AverillBoy
AverilOld English - Boar like in Battle; A variant of AverillBoy
AverillOld English - Boar like in Battle; Derived from the elements 'eofor' meaning boarBoy
AylettOne who has noble and great personalityBoy
BaldwinnA bold and beautiful personBoy
BeormaA name of a man who inhabited Bermingham. A name probably means fermented or frothy in Old EnglishBoy
BordanOne who comes from the valley of bearsBoy
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