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.
|Jomaira||people with this name are mild and gentle in their attitude. They keep on making new friends and always bring joy.||Girl|
|Juliet||they love their life and have eternal spirit. They have a touching personality ans easily inspire others.||Girl|
|Kenal||The name is derived from the ancient British word Cunosaglas, which means generous chief.||Boy|
|Keneder||The name is derived from ancient British name Cunosetros, which means bold chief.||Boy|
|Logan||Man from the hollow||Boy|
|Meirchiawn||One who is dedicate to Yahweh||Boy|
|Oliver||The one who represents the emblem of peace or olive tree.||Boy|
|Olivia||The one who is closer to olive tree.||Girl|
|Ordmaer||One of the head officials in Anglo-saxon society.||Boy|
|Orped||One who is courageous and adventurous.||Boy|
|Pulta||A british baby Boy name||Boy|
|Rauenilde||A British girl name||Girl|
|Reeves||A person whose job is being a steward||Boy|
|Rhuhawt||A male name given mostly to British Boys||Boy|
|Rience||A British baby Boy name, very rare||Boy|
|Rinaci||A male british name that is very rare||Boy|
|Riuelgur||A rare name given to british Boys||Boy|
|Sophia||She who posesses great knoledge and wisdom||Girl|