British names today are a mix between the traditional and the new. You’ll find many names which have been around for hundreds of years, and also some that have only shot to fame more recently. However, all of them have deep meaning and are worth considering for your baby.
For those looking to go for the more traditional, you’ll find names that would be shared with kings, queens, princes, and princesses from yesteryear. If more modern is your focus, then you’ll find examples of some of the most popular names in Britain today. Whether you are looking for a name for a boy or a girl, let’s explore some of the top British baby names.
In this article: 📝
- What are unique British names?
- What are some English baby names?
- What is a popular British male name?
- What is the rarest British baby name?
- Other British baby names
- Get in touch with other mamas
What are unique British names?
First, let’s have a look at some of the more unique names. One for baby boys and one for baby girls:
This boys’ name has been growing in popularity recently but is still relatively rare. Jesse originates in Hebrew and means ‘the lord exists.’
One of the more unique British baby girl names, Darcy has roots in Ireland but is now growing in popularity in Britain. This name would be a good choice for literary fans, with it appearing in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.
What are some English baby names?
Let’s look at some names which are specifically popular in England. Many of the traditional English names are shared with the royal family. There are also many new up and coming modern names to look at:
For the traditionalists, George would be a perfect name for your little prince (if it’s good enough for William and Kate!). Noah and Jacob are Biblical names which have been extremely popular recently. For little girls, Emily is a beautiful traditional name, whereas Amelia is a more modern name which has fast become one of the most popular English baby girl names.
What is a popular British male name?
In recent years, one British baby boy name has regularly been the most popular:
Oliver has roots in Latin meaning ‘olive tree’, and in old Norse meaning ‘descendant.’ As these two cultures mixed in old Britain, Oliver became a popular name which endured centuries. However, it has shot to the top of the list in modern day and is always one of the most popular British baby boy names every year.
What is the rarest British baby name?
If popular is not your thing and you’d like something a bit more unique, then check these names out; they are very rare and could be a unique gift for your little one.
Other British baby names
If you’re still undecided, here are 84 British boys’ names and 87 British girls’ names:
Get in touch with other mamas
For more ideas on the best baby names for your little one, why not ask the mamas of Peanut?
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