50 Old English Baby Names

50 Old English Baby Names

Old English baby names are really popular because they often have great meanings to them or come with some type of history. These names are quite popular still, and many of them can be easily shortened. They’re popular in both the U.S. and other parts of the English-speaking world.

Some of the male names that we love include Ackley, which means meadow of oaks. This name can be used to describe a sturdy, strong child. Aldrich isn’t as popular nowadays, but it still sounds very regal and means old king.

Old English girl names that aren’t as popular nowadays can sound not only regal, but also rather beautiful. Eartha, for example, means of the earth, and Vala means the chosen one.

Some Old English names are still rather popular. For example, Bradley means broad meadow. This is a particularly popular name because it can also be shortened to Brad or Brady. Some people may even put a twist to it and use Braden instead. Wendy is still quite a popular choice nowadays and means fair. Winter was a popular Old English name back in the day and can be unisex.

Take a look at our compilation of Old English baby names to see if there’s anything that catches your eye. Many of these names have been popular for centuries.

Ackley

Meaning: Meadow of oaks
Origin: Old English
Gender: Boy

Acton

Meaning: Town with many oaks
Origin: Old English
Gender: Boy

Aelfwine

Meaning: Elf friend
Origin: Old English
Gender: Boy

Alden

Meaning: Old friend
Origin: Old English
Gender: Boy

Aldrich

Meaning: Wise sage
Origin: Old English
Gender: Boy

Annis

Meaning: Chaste, Pure
Origin: Old English
Gender: Girl

Archer

Meaning: One who practices archery
Origin: Old English
Gender: Boy

Ballard

Meaning: Dancing song
Origin: Old English
Gender: Boy

Beverly

Meaning: Meadow of beavers
Origin: Old English
Gender: Girl

Bradley

Meaning: A broad clearing or field
Origin: Old English
Gender: Boy

Brenda

Meaning: Sword
Origin: Old English
Gender: Girl

Cady

Meaning: Rhythmic flow of sounds
Origin: Old English
Gender: Girl

Calder

Meaning: River of stones
Origin: Old English
Gender: Boy

Calvert

Meaning: Shepherd
Origin: Old English
Gender: Boy

Cameron

Meaning: Bent nose
Origin: Old English
Gender: Girl

Chelsea

Meaning: River landing place
Origin: Old English
Gender: Girl

Darren

Meaning: Rocky hill
Origin: Old English
Gender: Boy

Demelza

Meaning: Fort on a hill
Origin: Old English
Gender: Girl

Dustin

Meaning: Brown rock
Origin: Old English
Gender: Boy

Dwight

Meaning: Fair
Origin: Old English
Gender: Boy

Eartha

Meaning: The mother Earth
Origin: Old English
Gender: Girl

Edda

Meaning: Rich
Origin: Old English
Gender: Girl

Edgar

Meaning: Properous warrior
Origin: Old English
Gender: Boy

Edith

Meaning: Expensive gift
Origin: Old English
Gender: Girl

Farrah

Meaning: Beautiful
Origin: Old English
Gender: Girl

Fairfax

Meaning: Blond-haired
Origin: Old English
Gender: Boy

Fiona

Meaning: White
Origin: Old English
Gender: Girl

Godiva

Meaning: Gift of God
Origin: Old English
Gender: Girl

Golda

Meaning: To shine
Origin: Old English
Gender: Girl

Halsey

Meaning: From Hall’s island
Origin: Old English
Gender: Girl

Harmony

Meaning: Soldier
Origin: Old English
Gender: Girl

Hedley

Meaning: God’s voice
Origin: Old English
Gender: Boy

Hertha

Meaning: Earth
Origin: Old English
Gender: Girl

Idina

Meaning: Variant of Edina
Origin: Old English
Gender: Girl

Isolda

Meaning: Fair
Origin: Old English
Gender: Girl

Jocelyn

Meaning: Just one
Origin: Old English
Gender: Girl

Kim

Meaning: Chief
Origin: Old English
Gender: Girl

Kyla

Meaning: Narrow
Origin: Old English
Gender: Girl

Landon

Meaning: Long hill
Origin: Old English
Gender: Boy

Lee

Meaning: Glade
Origin: Old English
Gender: Girl

Lindsay

Meaning: Linden island
Origin: Old English
Gender: Girl

Manley

Meaning: Man of the meadow
Origin: Old English
Gender: Boy

Millard

Meaning: Caretaker of the mill
Origin: Old English
Gender: Boy

Nedes

Meaning: Necessity
Origin: Old English
Gender: Boy

North

Meaning: From the north
Origin: Old English
Gender: Boy

Olin

Meaning: Talisman
Origin: Old English
Gender: Boy

Payton

Meaning: Warrior’s estate
Origin: Old English
Gender: Boy

Vala

Meaning: Chosen, singled out
Origin: Old English
Gender: Girl

Wendy

Meaning: Literary name
Origin: Old English
Gender: Girl

Winter

Meaning: Winter season
Origin: Old English
Gender: Girl