Baby names for boys through history

Choosing a baby name can be one of the hardest decisions you will ever have to make.

That’s why we’ve complied this list of most popular baby names throughout history to help you get some ideas. After all, there must be a reason so many parents have chosen these names for their sons over any other!

Make sure that your precious little baby has a name both you and he will love by getting inspiration from this list of boys’ baby names from the past and present.

If these names just don’t do it for you, take a look at some of these very unusual 19th Centruy names…

If it’s girls’ baby names that you’re after, check out these girls’ names through history.

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19th Century names
Boys’ names for 1904
Boys’ names for 1934
Boys’ names for 1964
Boys’ names for 1994
Boys’ names for 2000
Boys’ names for 2005
Boys’ names for 2006
Boys’ names for 2009

 

19th Century names

1. Friendless

Friendless, born in 1871 in Leeds. We just hope he didn’t live up to his unusual moniker!

2. Leicester Railway

Move
over Brooklyn Beckham – Leicester Railway Cope, born in 1863, was given
one of the earliest recorded ‘place’ names, after being born in a train
carriage.

3. Time Of

Parents Thomas and Alice Day certainly took advantage of their surname when naming their little fellow in 1899.

4. One Too Many

One Too Many Gouldstone was born in Walthamstow, London, in 1870. Based on his unusal name, we presume he was born into a family that was rather big already…

 

5. That’s It Who’d Have Thought It

That’s It Who’d Have Thought It was born in Strood, Kent, in 1886. Perhaps his arrival took his parents by surprise?

 

Boys’ names for 1904

 

1. William

2. John

3. George 

4. Thomas 

5. Arthur

Boys’ names for 1934

1. John

2. Peter 

3. William

4. Brian

5. David

Boys’ names for 1964

1. David

2. Paul

3. Andrew

4. Mark

5. John

Boys’ names for 1994

1. Thomas

2. James

3. Jack

4. Daniel

5. Matthew

Boys’ names for 2000

1. Jack

2. Thomas

3. James

4. Joshua

5. Daniel

6. Harry

7. Samuel

8. Joseph

9. Matthew

10. Callum

Boys’ names for 2005

1. Jack

2. Joshua

3. Thomas

4. James

5. Oliver

6. Daniel

7. Samuel

8. William

9. Harry

10. Joseph

Boys’ names for 2006

1. Jack

2. Thomas

3. Joshua

4. Oliver

5. Harry

6. James

7. William

8. Samuel

9. Daniel

10. Charlie

Boys’ names for 2009

1. Jack (- it’s 13th year!)

2. Oliver

3. Thomas

4. Harry

5. Joshua

6. Alfie

7. Charlie

8. Daniel

9. James

10. William