203 Old English Boys Names For Inspiration

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If you’re looking for a baby boy's name from Old English origin then look no further!

We’ve scoured the internet and collated a list of our favourite baby boy names with Old English origin. Listed alphabetically, along with their origin you’ll find a great mix of old fashioned baby boy names from Alfred to Earl, Spencer to Wilfred.

These Old English baby names are mainly for boys, but can also serve as great inspiration for unisex, or girls names too!

So, whether you're looking for classic English names, popular names or an old fashioned English name then we’re sure you’ll find the perfect old English name here. So, get out your pens and get ready to add some of these old English baby names to your shortlists!

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Old English Boys Names

A

1. Ackerley - Meaning “from the clearing of oak trees”.

2. Acton - Meaning “town in the oak trees”.

3. Addison - Meaning “Adam’s son”.

4. Adney - Meaning “from the island of the nobleman”.

5. Alcott - Meaning “from the oak cottage”.

6. Alden - Meaning “wise protector”.

7. Alder - Meaning “from the alder tree”.

8. Aldis - Meaning “from the old house”.

9. Aldred - Meaning “wise counsellor”.

10. Aldwin - Meaning “wise counsellor”.

11. Alford - Meaning “from the old ford”.

12. Alfred - Meaning “wise counsellor”.

13. Almer - Meaning “noble”.

14. Alvin - Meaning “noble friend”.

15. Alston - Meaning “from the noble’s town”.

16. Alton - Meaning “from the old town”.

17. Ashley - Meaning “ash tree”.

18. Aubrey - Meaning “elf counsel”.

19. Audrey - Meaning “noble strength”.

20. Averill - Meaning “boar warrior”.

B

These Old English baby names for boys beginning with 'B' add a regal element to what to choose to name your baby.

1. Baldwin - Meaning “bold friend”.

2. Bancroft - Meaning “bean field”.

3. Barclay - Meaning “birth meadow”.

4. Barden - Meaning “from the valley of barley”.

5. Baxter - Meaning “baker”.

6. Benedict - Meaning “brave friend”.

7. Bentley - Meaning “from the clearing overgrown with bent grass”.

8. Blade - Meaning “glory”.

9. Blake - Meaning “fair-haired”.

10. Bob - Meaning “bright, famous”.

11. Booth - Meaning “hut”.

12. Bond - Meaning “tiller of the soil”.

13. Bradley - Meaning “broad meadow”.

14. Brandon - Meaning “beacon hill”.

15. Brian - Meaning “one who is from a high and noble birth”.

16. Bronson  Meaning “son of Brown”.

17. Bud - Meaning “herald”.

18. Byron - Meaning “cattle shed”.

Old English Boys Names

C

1. Calvert - Meaning “one who is a cowboy or shepherd”.

2. Cameron - Meaning “bent nose”.

3. Carling - Meaning “from the hill where old women gather”.

4. Carter - Meaning “cart driver”.

5. Chad - Meaning “warlike”.

6. Chance - Meaning “blessed by fortune”.

7. Channing - Meaning “knowing”.

8. Charles - Meaning “free man”.

9. Charlton - Meaning “form the farm of free peasants”.

10. Christopher - Meaning “one who is a Christ-bearer”.

11. Clifford - Meaning “the steep edge of a ford”.

12. Clinton - Meaning “a town near a hill”.

13. Cuthbert - Meaning “bright and famous”.

D

From Denmark to Devon, these boys baby names, while coming from Old English, are inspired by places all over the globe.

1. Dane - Meaning “from Denmark”.

2. Darnell - Meaning “from the hidden place”.

3. Darell - Meaning “beloved”.

4. Darwin - Meaning “beloved friend”.

5. Dayton - Meaning “from the sunny town”.

6. Dee - Meaning “dark”.

7. Devon - Meaning “Devon county”.

8. Dickinson - Meaning “powerful, rich ruler”.

9. Dunstan -Meaning “dark stone”.

10. Dwight - Meaning “fair one”.

E

Ever wanted an English baby name that reminds you of royalty? Try these 'E' boys names on for size.

1. Eardley - Meaning “from the clearing by the home”.

2. Earl - Meaning “nobleman”.

3. Edgar - Meaning “prosperous spear”.

4. Edmund - Meaning “successful defender”.

5. Edward - Meaning “guardian of prosperity”.

6. Edwin - Meaning “prosperous friend”.

7. Egbert - Meaning “prosperous sword”.

8. Eldred - Meaning “old counsel”.

9. Ellery - Meaning “from the alder tree”.

10. Elliot - Meaning “noble battle”.

11. Elmer - Meaning “famous noble”.

12. Elton - Meaning “from the old town”.

13. Emerson - Meaning “Emery’s son”.

14. Emmet - Meaning “truth”.

15. Erland - Meaning “from the earl’s land”.

16. Erling - Meaning “the firstborn son of the earl”.

17. Everild - Meaning “slayer”.

Old English Boys Names

F

1. Fairfax - Meaning “blond-haired”.

2. Farley - Meaning “From the clearing of the bull”.

3. Flint - Meaning “name of the stone”.

4. Floyd - Meaning “the hollow”.

5. Ford - Meaning “river crossing”.

G

1. Garfield - Meaning “promontory”.

2. Garrett - Meaning “brave spearman”.

3. Garson - Meaning “son of the spear”.

4. Garton - Meaning “from the town of spears”.

5. Ghislain - Meaning “pledge”.

6. Gladstone - Meaning “kite-shaped stone”.

7. Godwin - Meaning “God’s friend”.

8. Grayson - Meaning “son of Gary”.

Old English Boys Names

H

1. Hadley - Meaning “heath covered meadow”.

2. Hamilton - Meaning “from the flat-topped hill”.

3. Harley - Meaning “from the clearing of the army”.

4. Harold - Meaning “ruler of an army”.

5. Harper - Meaning “harpist or minstrel”. Popular after the novel 'To Kill A Mockingbird'.

6. Hartman - Meaning “strong man”.

7. Harvey - Meaning “army warrior”.

8. Herbert - Meaning “famous within the army”.

9. Hereward - Meaning “guardian of the army”.

10. Hilton - Meaning “manor of the hill”.

11. Holt - Meaning “from the wood”.

12. Hugh - Meaning “bright in mind and spirit”.

J

1. Jagger - Meaning “a teamster”.

2. Jarvis - Meaning “driver, conqueror”.

K

1. Kent - Meaning “border, coast, bright white”.

2. Keyon - Meaning “guiding, leading”.

3. King - Meaning “ruler”.

4. Kinsey - Meaning “from the King’s island”.

Old English Boys Names

L

1. Landon - Meaning “from the long hill”.

2. Lawson - Meaning “son of Lawrence”.

3. Leighton - Meaning “from the farm next to the river”.

4. Lincoln - Meaning “home by the pond”.

5. Linden - Meaning “from the linden tree”.

6. Lynwood - Meaning “from the linden wood near the stream”.

M

The letter 'M' holds some classic English boys baby names, as well as some unique place names and unisex options.

1. Madison - Meaning “good son”.

2. Manton - Meaning “from the hero’s village”.

3. Marlow - Meaning “from the hillside lake”.

4. Melbourne - Meaning “from the mill stream”.

5. Meldon - Meaning “from the mill on the hill”.

6. Melrose - Meaning “from the bare moor”.

7. Milton - Meaning “from the mill by the farm”.

8. Morley - Meaning “from the clearing by the moor”.

9. Morten - Meaning “from the farm by the moor”.

N

1. Nelson - Meaning “son of a champion”.

2. Newton - Meaning “from the new farm”.

3. Norton - Meaning “from the northern town”.

4. Nyle - Meaning “island”.

O

These 'O' boys names are a little bit more unusual and really add that Old English touch.

1. Oakley - Meaning “from the oak meadow”.

2. Ogden - Meaning “from the valley of oak trees”.

3. Orton - Meaning “from the town by the sea”.

4. Osbert - Meaning “famous to God”.

5. Osmond - Meaning “God protector”.

6. Oswald - Meaning “divinely powerful”.

7. Oxford - Meaning “from where the oxen ford”.

P

This wonderful English baby names beginning with 'P' will tick all your boxes.

1. Palmer - Meaning “palm bearing pilgrim”.

2. Parker - Meaning “cultivated land”.

3. Parry - Meaning “son of Harry”.

4. Patton - Meaning “from the town of warriors”.

5. Pelham - Meaning “one from Pelham”.

6. Perry - Meaning “from the pear tree”.

7. Peyton - Meaning “from the town of warriors”.

8. Presley - Meaning “from the clearing of the priest”.

R

1. Radford - Meaning “from the ford covered in reeds”.

2. Radnor - Meaning “from the shore of the reeds”.

3. Raleigh - Meaning “from the clearing of the roe deer”.

4. Ralph - Meaning “wolf, wise counsel”.

5. Ramsey - Meaning “from the island of the rams”.

6. Ranald - Meaning “wise and powerful ruler”.

7. Rand - Meaning “shield”.

8. Randall - Meaning “a person from a border area or a village edge”.

9. Ransford - Meaning “from the ford of the raven”.

10. Ransley - Meaning “from the meadow of the raven”.

11. Raven - Meaning “a raven”.

12. Ravenel - Meaning “raven”.

13. Redman - Meaning “protector and advisor”.

14. Remington - Meaning “from a town near the border”.

15. Ripley - Meaning “from the long clearing”.

16. Robert - Meaning “bright, famous”.

17. Rockley - Meaning “from the rocky clearing”.

18. Romney - Meaning “from the broad river”.

19. Rudd - Meaning “red-faced”.

20. Rudyard - Meaning “from the red enclosure”.

21. Rylan - Meaning “dweller in the rye field”.

Old English Boys Names

S

It doesn't get more Old English than Saxon and Somerset! Try some new options with these baby names beginning with 'S'.

1. Sandon - Meaning “from the sandy hill”.

2. Saxon - Meaning “the people of the swords”.

3. Scott - Meaning “from Scotland”.

4. Seaton - Meaning “from the town by the sea”.

5. Seger - Meaning “sea spear”.

6. Seton - Meaning “from the agricultural town”.

7. Shaw - Meaning “from the wood”.

8. Sheldon - Meaning “from the shelter of the hill”.

9. Sheridan - Meaning “eternal treasure”.

10. Shreman - Meaning “one who shears sheep”.

11. Sinjon - Meaning “Saint John”.

12. Somerset - Meaning “from the summer land”.

13. Spencer - Meaning “dispenser, keeper”.

14. Stafford - Meaning “from the landing-place by the river”.

15. Stanford - Meaning “from the rocky crossing”.

16. Stanley - Meaning “from the rocky meadow”.

17. Sunna - Meaning “from the sun”.

T

1. Teon - Meaning “a brave warrior”.

2. Thane - Meaning “noble warrior”.

3. Todd - Meaning “fox-like”.

4. Townsend - Meaning “from the end of town”.

5. Truman - Meaning “honest man”.

6. Tucker - Meaning “a fuller of cloth”.

V

1. Vance - Meaning “man from the marsh”.

2. Varden - Meaning “from the verdant hill”.

W

There are a plethora of fantastic boys baby names beginning with 'W'! Finish off the alphabet with these wonderful Old English baby names.

1. Wade - Meaning “crosser of the river”.

2. Wakefield - Meaning “wet field”.

3. Wallis - Meaning “a person from Wales”.

4. Walton - Meaning “dweller by the wall”.

5. Waverly - Meaning “from the tree-lined meadow”.

6. Wayne - Meaning “wagon maker”.

7. Wesley - Meaning “from the clearing in the west”.

8. Weston - Meaning “from the town in the west”.

9. Wilfred - Meaning “much peace”.

10. Winston - Meaning “joy stone”.

11. Woodrow - Meaning “from the row of cottages in the wood”.

12. Wright- Meaning “craftsman, carpenter”.

13. Wyman - Meaning “soldier”.

14. Wymer - Meaning “famous warrior”.

15. Wystan - Meaning “battle stone”.

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Sarah Nyamekye
Mum-of-two

An outdoor pursuits person at heart, raised in the East Midlands countryside, Sarah now lives in Surrey with her two daughters aged 3 and 9. She loves to travel and spend her days outdoors finding new and exciting places to explore with her girls. If she’s not outdoors then you’ll likely find her at home baking, crafting, gardening as well as exercising to keep fit.