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What do English Boys' Names Mean?

Here is fairly comprehensive list of first (Christian) names used in the English-speaking world (Great Britain, the United States, Ireland; Australia etc.). It also includes an indication of the traditional meaning of these names. It should of some use to anyone thinking about choosing a name for a baby or interested in finding out what their own name means.

Top 10 English names

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Dale, Daley Frequenter of Gatherings
Dalton Valley Estate
Damon Day of the Week
Daniel Ruler of the World
Darcy Dark
Darian Wealthy
Darell, Darrel Beloved
David Swift, Nimble, Beloved
Davin Little Deer
Dean Great Leader
Declan Full of Goodness
Delmar Mariner
Denley From the Valley Meadow
Dennis Wild or Crazy
Derek Great Ruler
Dermot Without Enemy
Derwin Friend of Wild Animals
Des, Desmond Like an Oak
Dexter Dexterous
Dillon Faithful
Dion Short for Dionysus
Dirk Ruler of People
Dixon Powerful Ruler
Dominic Belonging to the Lord
Donald Ruler
Dorian A Dorian
Douglas Dark
Doyle Stranger
Drake Dragon
Drew Trustworthy
Driscoll Interpreter
Dudley Residence Name
Duncan Dark Skinned Warrior
Durwin Beloved Friend
Dwayne Field or Meadow
Dwight White or Fair
Dylan Faithful, Loyal
Earl Nobleman
Eaton From the Riverside
Ebenezer Rock of Help
Edan Fiery Flame
Edgar Fortunate Spear
Edric Prosperous Ruler
Edmond, Edmund Guardian of the Riches
Edward, Eddie Happy Protector
Edwin Valuable Friend
Efrain Guardian of the Mists
Egan Ardent
Egbert Formidably Brilliant
Egerton The Edge
Egil A Sting
Elbert Nobly Brilliant
Eldon Respected
Eldwin Sage Friend
Eli, Ely, Elijah The Highest
Elias Jehovah is God
Eliot, Elliott Close to God
Ellery Cheerful
Elmer Awe-Inspiring
Elroy Royal
Elton Residence Name
Elvis A Wise and Noble Friend
Emerson, Emery Industrious
Emmanuel God-like
Emmett Hard Working
Emrick Immortal
Enoch Dedicated or Consecrated
Eric, Erik Honourable and Powerful
Ernest Iron Man, Vigour
Errol Wanderering Noble
Erskine Hill Dweller
Erwin Friend of the Sea
Esmond Protective Grace
Ethan, Ethanael Constant, Firm, Strong
Ethen Endurance
Eugene Born of the Yew Tree
Evan Young Warrior
Everett Wild Boar
Ezra The Helper
Fabian Bean Farmer
Fairfax Fair Haired
Falkner Falcon Trainer
Farley Distant Meadow
Farrell Man of Valor
Felix Prosperous
Fenton From the Flat Lands
Ferdinand Adventurous in Life
Fergal Brave and Couragous
Fergus, Ferguson Strong and Virile
Ferris Iron Worker
Finbar The Fair
Fitzgerald Son of Gerald
Fleming Originating from Flanders
Fletcher Arrow Maker
Floyd The Hollow
Forbes Prosperous
Forrest Woodsman
Foster Bird Catcher
Fox Cunning
Francis Free
Frank Free Man
Frasier Strawberry
Frederick Peaceful Ruler
Freeman A Freeman





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