Boy Names

Old Fashioned Boy Names in 2021

Old fashioned baby boy names are coming back into fashion. Choosing this kind of name is the perfect solution for parents who want to gift their baby a traditional yet unique name. Why should you pick Old Fashioned Boy Names for your newly born baby boy?

Old fashioned names are classy and classic. They imply a first impression of a person wiser and more creative than their names. Also, you can refer to your family tree and name your little son after a beloved grandfather or a great-grandfather. Another good thing about an old-fashioned name is he will not have to share his name with half the boys in his school or kindergarten class.

If you want an old fashioned uncommon name, then look no further. Here is a collection of best old-fashioned boy names. These baby names never seem to sound outdated. Explore the list to find tried and true names and totally rare baby names that were used 100 years ago!

A

Aaron – high mountain

Abbott – father

Abe – Father Of Nations

Abedengo – Servant Of Nego

Abel – breath

Abijah – my Father is Yah

Abner – father of light

Abraham – father of a multitude

Abram – exalted father

Absolom – Father Is Peace

Achille – thin-lipped

Adam – a human

Addieville – unknown

Addison – son of Adam

Adlay – God is just

Admiral – A high rank in the navy

Adolph – noble wolf

Adolphus – noble

Adrian – man of Adria

Aeolus – Changeable

Aetna – unknown

Ahab – uncle

Ahijah – Brother of the Lord

Alanson – handsome

Alaric – regal ruler

Albert – bright

Albion – White Land

Alcee – Famous bearer

Alcott – dweller at the old cottage

Alden – wise friend

Alec – defending men

Alejandro – Defender of Mankind

Aleph – chief

Alex – man’s defender

Alexander – Defender

Alexis – defender

Alfred – wise counselor

Algernon – moustached man

Alisha – honourable

Allen – Harmony

Almon – widower

Alonzoo – noble

Alpheus – successor

Alphonso – Ready for a fight

Alton – old town

Alva – his highness

Alvin – noble friend

Amador – lover

Amasa – burden

Amasiah – Hardship

Ambrose – immortal

Ambrosio – Divine

Americus – Home Ruler

Amor – love

Amos – to carry

Amzi – strong

Anastacio – resurrection

Anastatis – resurrection

Anatole – sunrise

Anderson – son of Andrew

Andreas – man

Andres – warrior

Andrew – A strong man

Anguish – anger

Angus – pure

Annapolis – grace of the city

Ansel – follower of a nobleman

Anselmo – welcome

Anson – son of the divine

Anthony – priceless one

Antoine – highly praise-worthy

Antonio – priceless one

Apollo – destroyer

Aquilla – eagle

Archer – bowman

Archibald – truly brave

Archie – genuine

Ardell – blooming meadow

Ardley – From the home lover’s meadow

Aretius – Unknown 

Argyle – an Irishman

Aristotle – the best of all

Arlon – Unknown

Armistad – hermit place

Armstead – hermit place

Armstrong – strong arms

Arnold – eagle power

Artemus – follower of the goddess Artemis

Arter – bear

Arthur – A follower of Thor

Artie – bear

Artisan – unknown

Asa – healer

Asael – Made by God

Asbury – fortified place

Asher – Blessed

Ashley – Ash tree meadow

Ashton – ash tree town

Audley – From the old meadow

Audrey – noble strength

Augustine – to increase

Augustus – majestic

Austin – great

Averil – boar battle

Avery – Elf King

Axton – sword stone

Azariah – helped by God

B

Barney – defender

Barton – barley enclosure

Basil – royal

Benjamin – Son of the South

Bennett – blessed

Bernard – Brave as a bear

Bert – illustrious

Bertram – bright raven

Bradley – broad wood

Brett – from Brittany

Buford – ford near the aviary

Burke – from the fortified settlement

C

Calvin – hairless

Carl – free man

Carlisle – from the walled city

Cassius – hollow

Cecil – blind

Chadwick – town

Charles – free man

Charlie – free man

Ches – Loving-Kindness

Chester – camp of soldiers

Chet – fortress

Clarence – who lives near the River Clare

Claude – limping

Cleo – glory

Cliff – cliff-side slope

Clifford – ford by a cliff

Clive – slope

Clyde – The keeper of the keys

Cyril – Masterful

D

Dalbert – bright-shining one

Daniel – God is my judge

Dashiell – Youngest God

David – beloved

Desmond – one from south Munster

Dominic – Lordly

Douglas – dark stream

Dudley – Dudda’s meadow

E

Earl – warrior

Edbert – wealthy

Eddie – guardian of riches

Edgar – prosperous spear

Edison – Son Of Edward

Edmund – prosperity protector

Edward – wealth protector

Edwin – rich friend

Elbert – Bright

Eldric – wise ruler

Eli – my God

Elijah – Yahweh is God

Ellery – alder tree

Elmer – famous

Elmore – moor with elm trees

Elon – Oak Tree

Elton – The Old Town

Elwood – noble woods

Emile – eager

Emmett – universal

Enoch – dedicated

Ephraim – fruitful

Ephrem – fruitful

Eric – sole ruler

Ernest – serious

Erwin – boar friend

Eugene – noble

Everard – hardy

Everrett – brave

Ewald – custom

Ezra – helper

F

Felix – lucky

Fenwick – village on the marsh

Ferdinand – bold voyager

Firth – arm of the sea

Floyd – gray-haired

Foster – Forest Worker

Francis – Frenchman

Frank – Frenchman

Fred – peaceful ruler

Freddie – peaceful ruler

Frederick – peaceful ruler

Furman – carter

G

Gabe – God Is My Strength

Gael – Joyful

Garfield – triangular land

Garrett – spear strength

Gary – spear

Gene – noble

Geoffrey – God’s peace

George – farmer

Georgie – farmer

Gerald – rule of the spear

Gert – strong spea

Gervase – Servant spear

Gideon – hewer

Gil – bright promise

Gilbert – bright promise

Gillian – youthful

Gordon – Hero

Gordy – From the cornered hill

Graham – grey home

Grantham – person from Grantham

Grover – lives near a grove of trees

Gus – Great

H

Hadley – heather meadow

Hadwin – friend in war

Hal – Army Ruler

Hallam – the valley

Hamilton – flat-topped hill

Hank – home ruler

Hannibal – One Who Baal Has Favored

Hardwin – courageous friend

Harland – army land

Harmon – soldier

Harold – army power

Harrison – son of Harry

Harry – home ruler

Hart – brave

Harvey – Battle worthy

Hayden – hedged valley

Henry – lord

Herbert – rmy-bright

Herman –  army’s man

Herschel – Deer

Hilliard – War Stronghold

Hilton – hill settlement

Hobart – High or bright

Homer – security

Horace – Man Of Time

Horatio – timekeeper

Houston – Hugh’s town

Howard – army guard

Hoyt – Skinny

Hubert – mind-bright

Hugh – mind

Hugo – spirit

Humbert – warrior-bright

Humphrey – Peaceful Warrior

Huntley – meadow of the hunter

Huxley – Hugh’s meadow

I

Isaac – laughter

Isaiah – Yahweh is salvation

J

Jack – God Is Gracious

Jagger – one who cuts

James – supplanter

Jamieson – Supplanter

Jarrett – Spear Brave

Jarvis – spear

Jasper – Treasurer

Javier – Bright

Jeffrey – God Peace

Jeremiah – Yhwh will raise

Jesse – the Lord exists

Joe – Jehovah increases

John – Yahweh has been gracious

Jonah – dove

Joseph – May Jehovah add

Josiah – Jehovah has healed

Julian – Youthful

Julien – Jove’s child

Julius – downy-bearded

K

Kanye – Let’s give God praise

Karl – free man

Kelby – farm near the spring

Kelton – town of the keels

Kelvin – friend of ships

Kendal – the Kent river valley

Kendon – brave guard

Kendrick – Royal Ruler

Kenelm – brave helmet

Kenley – the king’s meadow

Kenneth – Royal oath

Kimani – Sailor

Kirk – Church

L

Lacy – cheerful

Lamar – the water

Lamont – lawman

Lancelot – servant

Langston – long stone

Larry – From Laurentum

Lawrence – bright

Laz – God has helped

Lem – devoted to God

Lenny – brave

Leo – lion

Leon – lion

Leonard – lion strength

Leopold – brave people

Levi – joined in harmony

Lewis – renowned warrior

Linus – flax

Lionel – lion

Lloyd – grey-haire

Lou – renowned warrior

Louie – famous warrior

Louis – Famous warrior

Luther – army people

Lyle – the island

M

Mal – star of the sea

Malcolm – Follower Of St. Columba

Manfred – man of peace

Manzi – steer

Marjorie – pearl

Marshall – Love of Horses

Marvin – sea friend

Max – greatest

Maximillian – greatest

Maxwell – great stream

Maynard – strength

Melvin – council protector

Merrill – sparkling sea

Merton – town by the lake

Mervin – Great Lord

Mervyn – Great Lord

Metthew – Gift from God

Michael – who is like God?

Mickey – who resembles God?

Milton – mill town

Mohamed – Worthy Of Praise

Mony – Advisor

Mortimer – dead sea

Morton – town near the moo

Moses – delivered from the water

Murray – lord and master

N

Nathaniel – God has given

Ned – wealthy

Nelson – son of Neil

Neville – new village

Noah – Peace

Norbert – Bright North

Norman – Man From The North

Norris – Caretaker

O

Oberon – noble

Ogden – oak valley

Olaf – ancestor’s relic

Oliver – olive tree

Olivier – olive tree

Ollie – olive tree

Orlando – famous throughout the land

Orson – bear

Orville – gold town

Oscar – Friend of Deer

Oswald – divine power

Othello – wealth

Otis – wealth

Otto – wealthy

Owen – young warrior

P

Percival – pierce the vale

Percy – who pierces the valley

Peter – rock

Peyton – fighting-man’s estate

Phil – Lover Of Horses

Philli – fond of horses

Phineas – oracle

Pierce – son of Piers

Piers – rock

Prescott – priest’s cottage

Presley – forest clearing

Preston – town

Q

Qued – Decorated robe

Quincy – estate of the fifth son

R

Radcliff – red cliff

Ragnar – warrior or judgment

Rainer – wise army

Ralph – wolf counsel

Ramsay – low-lying land

Randall – Protected

Randolph – House wolf

Ray – wise protector

Raymond – wise-protector

Reed – red-haired

Reginald – King

Reid – red-haired

Remington – place on a riverbank

Reuben – to behold a son

Rex – king

Reynold – Advice

Richard – hard ruler

Robert – brave ruler

Rodney – Roda’s island

Roger – fame

Roland – famous land

Rolf – famous wolf

Rollie – famous throughout the land

Ronald – Counsel Rule

Rosen – burning bush

Roy – king or red

Rudolph – famous wolf

Rudy – famous wolf

Rufus – red-haired

Rupert – fame-bright

Russell – Red

Ryley – courageous

S

Sabino – wise

Saint – Holy Person

Salmon – Peaceable

Salvador – saviour

Sam – told by God

Sampson – Sun

Samson – sun

Samuel – God has heard

Sanders – defending men

Sandy – man’s defender

Sanford – sandy ford

Santiago – Saint James

Saturn – Roman God Of Agriculture

Saul – prayed for

Savory – Unknown

Scott – wanderer

Sebastian – Venerable

Segundo – second born

Seldom – from the house on the hill

Seldon – from the house on the hill

Senaca – Old

Seth – appointed

Seward – Sea guardian

Seymore – Saint-Maur

Seymour – marshy land near the sea

Shadrack – command of Aku

Sharpy – Stable and permanent

Shelby – estate on the ledge

Sheldon – steep valley

Shelly – meadow’s edge

Shelton – place on a ledge or bank

Shepherd – sheep hearder

Sheridan – seeker

Sherman – shearer of woolen cloth

Sherwood – bright forest

Shipley – sheep meadow

Shubael – seat of God

Sidney – wide meadow

Sigfried – victorious peace

Sigmund – victorious protection

Silas – Man Of The Forest

Simeon – reputation

Simon – listen

Simpson – son of Sim

Sing – lion

Sion – Yahweh (God) is gracious

Sisto – Saint Sixtus

Smith – Blacksmith

Sol – sun

Solomon – peace

Somerby – summer village

Soul – Light

Sparrow – a bird

Spaulding – people of the district called Spald

Spencer – Dispenser of provisions

Spottswood – Unknown

Spurgeon – little branch

Squire – knight’s companion

Stacey – resurrection

Stanford – stony ford

Stanislaus – Glorious camp

Stanley – stony meadow

Stanton – From The Stony Town

Starling –  A bird

Stephen – Crown

Sterling – genuine

Steven – to wreathe

Steward – household guardian

Stewart – household guardian

Stillman – Fisherman

Stirling – pure

Stokley – from the tree stump meadow

Stoney – stone

Strater – Unknown

Stuart – guardian

Styles – steep hill

Sullivan – black-eyed one

Sully – south meadow

Summerfield – Summer field

Summit – Peak

Sumner – one who serves a summons

Sumpter – Unknown

Sumter – a packhorseman

Sussex – South Saxons

Sylas – of the forest

Sylvanus – Of the forest

Sylvester – woodland

T

Tad – Praise

Ted – gift of god

Teddy – wealthy protector

Thaddeus – courageous heart

Thane – clan chieftain

Theo – brave people

Theodore – God-given

Thomas – twin

Thormund – Thor’s protection

Tobey – God is good

Tobias – God is good

Toby – God is good

Tonneau – Unknown

Tony – priceless one

Tripp – The Third

Troy – After the City

V

Vadim – Proving

Vernon – Alder tree grove

Victor – conqueror

Vince – prevailing

Vincent – Victorious

Virgile – staff bearer

W

Waldo – rule

Wallace – Welshman

Wally – stranger

Walt – Army Ruler

Walter – army ruler

Wardell – From the guardian’s hill

Warren – watchman

Werther – worthy warrior

West – western stream

Whitman – white man

Whitney – white island

Wilber – bright

Wilbur – resolute

Wilde – hunter

Wiley – crafty

Wilford – From The Ford By The Willows

Wilkes – resolute protection

Will – resolute protector

William – Strong-willed warrior

Willie – resolute protector

Willoughby – willow farm

Wilmer – strong desire

Wilton – well settlement

Windsor – riverbank with a winch

Winslow – friend’s hill

Winston – joyful stone

Winter – the coldest season of the year

Winthrop – friend’s village

Winton – friend’s settlement

Wistan – Battle stone

Woodburn – Unknown

Worcester – the alder forest army camp

Wren – small brown songbird

Wright – Worker

Wynn – friend

X

Xanthus – golden-haired

Xinal – Unknown

Z

Zeke – God strengthens

Zenal – Serene

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