Baby Names From Different Eras

By Cate Henry April 4, 2013 11:49 AM
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Baby Names From Different Eras

Unique is the trend today when it comes to baby names. Every parent is looking for something to make their child stand out, even going as far as making up a name (origin unknown). But why not go way, way back in time to find names that once harkened beautiful maidens and men of glory.  Here are a some of our favorites to consider:

Midieval Names

Boys: Asher, Augustine, Benedict, Bennett, Boran, Bryce, Cedric, Coll, Dain, Doran, Edmund, Giffard, Gwayne, Hadrian, Janshai, Jarin, Jevon, Josse, Larkin, Leif, Leofrick, Leotholdus, Merek, Peyton, Quinn, Rayner, Reeve, Rowan, Rulf, Sterling, Sumner, Tace, Terryn, Tristan, Zane

Girls: Adela, Aleida, Amice, Arabella, Ayleth, Cedany, Cecily, Christiana, Constance, Dimia, Emeline, Florin, Ginevere, Ilsolde, Johanne, Kaylein, Lauda, Lynet, Maerwynn, Melisende, Millicent, Mirabelle, Royse, Seraphina, Tristana,  Ysmay

Biblical Names

Boys: Aram, Asher, Clement, Cyrus, Elon, Ephraim, Ezra, Gad, Gershom, Gideon, Jarbin, Jared, Jaron, Jokim, Josiah, Micah, Rufus, Samson, Silan, Thaddeus, Zacharias, Lazarus, Tobias, Tobiah, Talmon

Girls: Ahlai, Antarah, Apphia, Athaliah, Damaris, Juldah, Jedidah, Michaiah, Naarah, Orpah, Salome, Sapphira, Serai, Sherah, Tamar, Tirza, Vashti

Colonial Names

Boy: Abner, Alden, Amos, Ansel, Batholomew, Chauncey, Clement, Degory, Edgar, Eleazar, Elias, Garvan, Giles, Holmes, Jasper, Myles, Oceanus, Thaddeus, Winslow, Wresting

Girls: Amity, Charity, Constance, Cornelia, Deliverance, Desire, Elanor, Emeline, Henrietta, Humilty, Keziah, Meliora, Mercy, Primrose, Prudence,Verity

Elizabethan Names

Boys: Ambrose, Balthazar, Barnaby, Caliban, Cassio, Cato, Cleon, Corin, Demetrius, Dion, Dumain, Duncan, Horatio, Humphrey, Kit, Lennox, Lucio, Lysander, Malcolm, Orlando, Oswald, Oswyn, Peto, Piers, Quintus, Rowland, Titus, Varro

Girls: Bess, Celia, Charmain, Cordelia, Cressida, Haidee, Helena, Hero, Imogen, Jaquenetta, Josian, Lettice, Luciana, Mabel, Marina, Magdelyn, Nan, Nerissa, Ophelia, Parnell, Paulina, Perdita, Poppy, Portia,  Regan, Rosalind, Tamora, Titania, Thomasin, Ursula,Viola

God/Goddess Names

Boys: Adon, Danu, Dasha, Eros, Elah, Favonius, Gadiel, Gadil, Hannes, Hermes, Ilias, Ilya, Mahes, Morpheus, Pales, Tait, Tane, Titus

Girls:  Aine, Alethea, Anona, Ariadne, Aura, Calypso, Ceres, Ceridwen, Chandra, Cybele, Camia, Edda, Fatima, fortuna, Freya, Gaia, Hestia, Isis, Kadru, Laka, Lakshmi, Leda, Libera, Maia, Neith, Niahm, Nephyele, Nyx, Orthia, Pallas, Pandia, Pandora, Parvati, Persephone, Pomona, Rhya, Roma, Seren, Scotia, Venus, Vesta

Have an unusual, historical name we forgot? Let us know!


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