219 British Baby Names With Meanings

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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.

NAMESMEANINGGENDER
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
AilledaWarriorGirl
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
CrystianaA follower of ChristGirl
DayluueA youth and excitable beingGirl
DaziOne with great sense of detailGirl
EadbaldA person who enjoys beauties of nature.Unisex
EadwaldDerived from the word eadweald it means 'Rich Ruler'.Boy
EarcnaIt means friend of sea.Boy
EastorwineA person who has quailities of a leader.Boy
EddeOne who is wealthy; Swedish form of eddieBoy
EilariaCheerful; merry; one who has a great love for natureGirl
Entrikena family name of a famous ancient dynasty from Great Britain.Boy
GieddaGiedda is a male name of British origin. The name comes from the word cwyld which refers to a pleague that strikes domestic animals.Boy
GodehydaA person who is god gifted in creativeness. Can do anything he wants.Girl
GodelifLiteral meaning of godelif is Dear God. It means a person who organizes and manage everything.Girl
GodelinaGodelina was the name of an ancient saint who wanted to be a nun lady. But then gets married to a man.Girl
GoldbergaThe one with power and authority, who can lead and direct everyone to do. The one who will not give away.Girl
GoldcornThe one who has hidden qualities of knowledge, research and wisdom. Owing a research and analytical mind.Girl
GoldcornaThe one with kind and peaceful heart, ready to help and guide others and to create a peaceful atmosphere.Girl
GondefleGondefle are the persons of very restless nature. They cannot sit idle and keep themselves busy all the time.Boy
GonemanusThe one who loves to live independent and adventerous life. who can lead and direct everyone to do. The one who will not give away.Boy
GonerilGoneril are the personality of deep inner satisfection and desire to live in peace.Girl
GordonThey are good leader and very powerful.They are focused and aggressive.Boy
GordyThey are very responsible and judgmental.They are very active and strong.Boy
GoreThey have good nature,warm and friendly.They are very talkative,charming and attractive.Boy
GorenThey are very sensitive and soft hearted.They love to spend time with othersBoy
GosaThey are very clever and deep mind and creative.They are very sensitive.Boy
GosalakaThey are very nervous and aggressive.They love food and travelingBoy
GosbeorhtThey love to live lonely or only with their family.They are very creative and brilliant.Boy
GosfridThey have ability to analize problems very quickly and solve all the issues.They love to spend time with family.Boy
GraysenThey are very competent,practical and powerful.The have very strong business mind and achieve all goal.Boy
GraysonThey love truth and desire to understand and analyze the world.They are very broadminded and hardworking.Boy
GrayvesoneThey are very disciplined and act very quickly to when oppertunities arise.They love to be wealthy.Boy
GreeleaThey are very ambitious and always try to impress others.They start with a smaller way and build with their patience.Boy
GreeleighThey have excellent qualities and love to do technical work.They are very responsible and serious.Boy
GreeleyThey are very disciplined and act very quickly to when oppertunities arise.They love to be wealthy.Boy
GreelyThey are very disciplined and act very quickly to when oppertunities arise.They love to be wealthy.Boy
GreenThey are self-made and focus on large issues of life.They build their foundation very strongBoy
GreenberryThey are very inspriring,graceful and kind.They are self-made and very powerful in their circle.Boy
GreenleeThey are analytical,critical and opinionated.They have ability to choose their destiny.Boy
GreenleyThey are analytical,critical and opinionated.They have ability to choose their destiny.Boy
GreeshawnThey are very kind to others and very soft.They love to serve humanityBoy
GregThey are good leader then a follower.They have powerful personalities.Boy
GregerThey are excellent,good learner and determind.They have a quality to solve all issues.Boy
GreggThey are good leader then a follower.They have powerful personalities.Boy
GreggoryThey are very energetic,determind and independent.They are very capable and adaptable all these qualities make them wonderfu.Boy
GregorThey are excellent,good learner and determind.They have a quality to solve all issues.Boy
GregoryThey are very dynamic,visionary and versatile.They may be untidy and restless.Boy
GregsonThey are self-made and focus on large issues of life.They build their foundation very strongBoy
GreidiawlThey are quick tempered.They love truth,justice and discipline.They always try to develop their potencial.Boy
GreisyThey are very charming,energetic and nice to others.They have power to make plans and get success in them.Girl
GrendelThey are imaginative,idealistic and determind.They inspire others.Boy
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