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THE MEANING OF ENGLISH NAMES

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

A - C  /  D - F  /  G - I  / J - L  /  M - O  /  P - R  /  S - U  /  V - Z

 

Gabriel

Man of God

Gale

A Stranger

Galvin

Sparrow

Gardner

Gardener

Garret

Spear Champion

Garrick

Spear King

Garth

Herdsman

Gavin

White Hawk

George

Farmer

Gerald, Gerard, Gerret

Spear Carrier

Gideon

Great Warrior

Gifford

Gift-Brave

Gilbert

Pledge

Giles

Bearer of Shield

Gilroy

Servant of the King

Glenn

Valley

Goddard

Divinely Firm

Godfrey

God's Peace

Godwin

Divine Friend

Graham

Grey Home

Grant

Great

Grayson

Son of Bailiff

Gregory

Watchful One

Gresham

From the Grazing Land

Griswald, Griswold

Residence Name

Grover

Dweller in the Grove

Guy

Guide

Hadden

From the Moor

Hadley

Heath Covered Moorland

Hadwin

Friend in War

Hal

Variant of Henry

Halbert

Bright Stone

Halden

Half-Dane

Hale

Robust

Hall

From the Hall or Manor

Halsey

Residence Name

Hamlin

Ruler of the Home

Hanley

From the High Meadow

Hardy

Strong

Harlan, Harland

Meadow of the Hares

Harley

Army Meadow

Harold, Harry

Power

Harris, Harrison

Son of Harold

Hartley

Residence Name

Heath, Heathcliff

From Heath or Moorland

Hector

Steadfast

Henry

Ruler of the House

Herbert

Bright Warrior

Herman

Warrior

Homer

A Pledge or Security

Horace, Horatio

Timekeeper

Howard

Strong Minded

Hubert

Bright Minded

Hugh, Hugo

Fire

Humphrey

Supporter of Peace

Hunter

Hunter

Ian

God is Gracious

Igor

Heroic Warrior

Irvin, Irving

Handsome

Isaac

Laughter

Isaiah

God's Salvation

Ivan

Form of John

Iver, Ivar

Archer

Ives

Little Archer

 

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