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.

NAMESMEANINGGENDER
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
AiekinOakenBoy
AldfrithName of a KingBoy
AldhelmName of a BishopBoy
AlfricElf King; A Variant of name AelfricBoy
AlmundNoble Protection; Defender of the TempleBoy
AndreaFeminine of Andrew; a defender of mankind who is manly and strongGirl
ArdithThe one fighting a good warGirl
Arlomanly, strongBoy
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
AveryConfirmation; they are an Elf ruler; a sageUnisex
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
BordenHe lives in the valley of bearsBoy
BradwinA bearded friendBoy
BrandonOne who is a brave, vigilant personBoy
BrasIt is a surnameBoy
BraxtonSettlement of the BrockBoy
BronA dark or brown manBoy
BronaA brown-haired or dark-haired womanGirl
BryceA nobleman's male childBoy
CadmanOne who is a soldier, a warriorBoy
CafnothAn Anglo-Saxon male nameBoy
CarolynA joyful song of happinessGirl
CartimanduaA name of the Brigantes QueenGirl
CeattaA name of the obscure Anglo-Saxon saintBoy
CeawlinA name of the KingBoy
CenhelmA brave man who protectsBoy
CenwalhThe name of a KingBoy
CeolmundThe one who protects and pampersBoy
CeolweardName of a King; they are belovedBoy
CeolwulfA beloved KingBoy
CerdicName of King; the beloved oneBoy
ChadwikThey are warriorBoy
ChadwyckThe dairy farm of CeaddaBoy
ChelseaA chalk wharfGirl
CloverA plant that origins from the pea family and is a fodder plant for animalsGirl
CoelfridOne who comes from the coal fieldsBoy
CoenbehrtA brave and bold advisorBoy
CoenbergA bold and brave oneBoy
CoenburgHe is bold like a fortressBoy
CoenburgaWoman bold like a fortressGirl
ColleyA black coloured birdGirl
CollibeHailing from a dark, dull village with no source of lightGirl
CourtnayLives in the court; CourtdwellerUnisex
CovingtonHabitational name from 'Covinton' in Lanarkshire and Old English form 'Cofington'.Boy
CrewsA family which once had lived as dwellers at a cattlepen or a cattlefoldUnisex
CromptonOriginated from the word "Crumpton" which implies bowed or malformed; Could be used to refer to a person from the winding farmBoy
CrostonA farm or a settlementBoy
CroydonA ValleyBoy
CuddieThe bright oneBoy
CuinA reasonable free manBoy
CusickA harsh termBoy
CuthburgaA massive fortressGirl
CuthburhOne who keeps recordsGirl
CuthredA counselBoy
CuthwulfWolf; one filled with powerBoy
CwenA born QueenGirl
CyneA Royal personGirl
CyneagilsThe Royal RulerBoy
CyneburgDaughter of a KingGirl
CyneburgaThe one from Royal fortressGirl
CyneburhA famous personalityGirl
CynefridThe one who is kinglike and a noble beingBoy
CynegilsName of a born KingBoy
CynericThe one who has powerBoy
CynerikA royal and powerful personBoy
CynesigeThe one who always winsBoy
CynewulfAn elegant royal KingBoy
DaegalNight dwellerBoy
Dalstonthe one from Dougal's placeBoy
DareleneSweet and lovableGirl
DarelleGently lovedGirl
DarlaVery dear oneGirl
DarleneA child loved by allGirl
DawnDaybreak timeGirl
DenegythA healthy, cute and a master of great personalityGirl
DixieThe French word for ten; southern stateGirl
DodsonA determined and pratical person by natureBoy
DuntonA settlement name; hillBoy
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