50 Old English Boy Names for Your Little Gentleman

50 Old English Boy Names for Your Little Gentleman

If you have a thing for period dramas, especially those that take place in Britain and have fantastically snarky characters (Maggie Smith in Downton Abbey, anyone?), then perhaps you should consider giving your baby boy an Old English name.

The great thing about Old English names (aside from being able to tell people “I named my son using ye olde English) is that they’re uncommon but not unheard of.” This means your child will have a unique name but not unique enough that your family members are going to give you their judgmental opinions about how “your son will get bullied with that name!”

Some of these Old English boy names have very serene meanings, like Ackley which means “meadow of oaks” or Caldwell which means “cold spring.” If you’re a jokester but your spouse isn’t, you might be able to agree on names like Cameron or Tanner which are actually somewhat popular. The funny thing is that Cameron means “bent nose” and Tanner was once another name for leatherworkers.

Regardless of what kind of vibe you want to go for with your newborn son’s name, we have a long list of Old English boy names for you to choose from. We’re sure that you’ll be able to find the perfect name for your baby boy.

Abbot

Meaning: Abbey father
Origin: English

Ackley

Meaning: Meadow of oaks
Origin: English

Adam

Meaning: Of the red earth
Origin: English

Adler

Meaning: Eagle
Origin: English

Alan

Meaning: Fair; handsome
Origin: English

Albern

Meaning: Noble warrior
Origin: English

Aldwine

Meaning: Wise friend
Origin: English

Aler

Meaning: From the alder tree
Origin: English

Alcott

Meaning: Old cottage
Origin: English

Aldrich

Meaning: Old king
Origin: English

Alfred

Meaning: Wise counsel
Origin: English

Alison

Meaning: Son of All
Origin: English

Andrew

Meaning: Manly; brave
Origin: English

Ash

Meaning: Ash tree
Origin: English

Baker

Meaning: Baker
Origin: English

Banner

Meaning: Flag; ensign bearer
Origin: English

Barclay

Meaning: Birch valley; birch tree meadow
Origin: English

Baron

Meaning: Warrior; A title of nobility used as a given name
Origin: English

Barrett

Meaning: Bear power
Origin: English

Barry

Meaning: Fair-haired
Origin: English

Bart

Meaning: From the barley farm
Origin: English

Bassett

Meaning: Short
Origin: English

Beacher

Meaning: Lives by the beech tree
Origin: English

Bellamy

Meaning: Good-looking companion
Origin: English

Ben

Meaning: Diminutive of Benjamin: Right-hand son
Origin: English

Beornet

Meaning: Leader
Origin: English

Beric

Meaning: Grain farm
Origin: English

Berwin

Meaning: Harvest-time friend
Origin: English

Blaise

Meaning: Stutters
Origin: English

Bradd

Meaning: Broad; wide
Origin: English

Brent

Meaning: Fiery hill; steep hill
Origin: English

Brick

Meaning: Bridge
Origin: English

Bruno

Meaning: Dark of skin
Origin: English

Burl

Meaning: Forest; cup bearer
Origin: English

Cable

Meaning: Ropemaker. An English surname
Origin: English

Caldwell

Meaning: Cold spring
Origin: English

Calder

Meaning: Cold brook
Origin: English

Cameron

Meaning: Bent nose
Origin: English

Carl

Meaning: Man. Famous Bearer: astronomer Carl Sagan
Origin: English

Casey

Meaning: From a polish word meaning ‘Proclamation of peace.’
Origin: English

Caspar

Meaning: Wealthy man
Origin: English

Derrek

Meaning: Gifted ruler. From Theodoric
Origin: English

Esmond

Meaning: Protective grace
Origin: English

Hadden

Meaning: Heath
Origin: English

Landon

Meaning: Long hill
Origin: English

Preston

Meaning: Dweller at the church
Origin: English

Rigby

Meaning: Valley of the ruler
Origin: English

Tanner

Meaning: Leatherworker
Origin: English

Winston

Meaning: Joy stone; victory town
Origin: English

Wyatt

Meaning: Brave in the world
Origin: English