219 British Baby Names With Meanings


The British are famous for their royal flair, impeccable manners, and unique accent. And just like the people, even the British names have a distinct style, which makes them a step ahead of American baby names. In fact, some of the most common British names are still underused in the US.

The naming pattern popular in England was 1700 to 1875 was fixed. The first son was named after the father, the second son was named after the mother’s father, the third son was named after the father’s father, and the fourth son was named after the father’s eldest brother. The first daughter was named after mother’s mother, the second daughter was named after father’s mother, the third daughter was named after the mother, and the fourth daughter was named after the mother’s eldest sister. If the method resulted in duplicate names, then the parent would skip to the next name on the list. But not many people approved of this naming convention. So the rules were relaxed in the following years. The names of grandparents, parents, aunts, and siblings could be repeated, but without any order. Surnames as given names also came into being. But now, British parents can pick any name they think will suit their child.

Below is Momjunction’s roundup of best British baby names. From modern to traditional, we’ve covered everything for you.

AidenLittle fire.Unisex
AmeliaThe one who is industrious, hard working and fertileGirl
AriaThe one who is Lion of the Lords; Air, Song or MelodyGirl
BenjaminSon Of The Right HandBoy
ChloeFresh blooming, ripe green shootGirl
DanielA ProphetBoy
Ethanstrong or gift of the island.Boy
Evelyna Hebrew name which means to breathe or live or life.Girl
HenryEstate rulerBoy
IsabellaGod is perfection, or God is my oathGirl
JackOne who thinks that the God is graciousBoy
JacobHebrew - Yahweh may protect; Holder of Heel; Supplanter; Derived from the Yaakov or Yakubel in HebrewBoy
LoganMan from the hollowBoy
OliverThe one who represents the emblem of peace or olive tree.Boy
OliviaThe one who is closer to olive tree.Girl
SophiaShe who posesses great knoledge and wisdomGirl
AariyehA rare name desiring spiritual and enjoy of isolation and meditationBoy
AbcdeMeans first five amazing letters of alphabetGirl
AbequeA person who loves to stay at homeGirl
AberdeenA woman who is from city in northeast ScottishGirl
AbereshDerived from medieval form of Albanian in southern Italy communitiesGirl
AberforthIn Gaelic, this name means "˜from the river'Boy
AinsleyFrom Ann's meadowGirl
AtkinA British surnameBoy
AtkinsSon of atkinBoy
BleizOld Breton word meaning 'wolf.'Boy
BraddleeBroad clearing in the woods; can also be spelled as "Bradley"Boy
BrettaOne who is from BritainGirl
BrettanyA British womanGirl
BretteA woman who is native of BritainGirl
BrettinShe who is from BritainGirl
BrettlynA Brittish girlGirl
BrettonA man from BritainBoy
CaeccaA british male nameBoy
CafaBritish male nameBoy
CalunothA british male nameBoy
CameleacBritish Boy nameBoy
CamvlorigiA British name for BoysBoy
CanainsA British Boy nameBoy
CarataucA British Boy's nameBoy
CarbaniA British name for baby BoysBoy
CarilephA name for British BoysBoy
CatomaglusA Boy, British nameBoy
CatuoconiA male name of British rootsBoy
CeabbaA British name for BoysBoy
CeaganAn unisex british nameUnisex
CealfaA name of English origin for BoysBoy
CealinA British name for baby BoysBoy
CharlotteFeminine form of Charles; freemanGirl
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