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Old Fashion Baby Boy Names from the 1800s

Old Fashion Baby Boy Names from the 1800s

Looking for a name for your baby boy that’s old fashioned but still adorable? There are plenty of options out there! Check out these old fashioned baby boy names from the 1800s. Old fashioned names aren’t outdated! In fact some of these are rising in the ranks. In this list you’ll find a variety of names from several different origins. Happy name hunting! 

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Best Baby Boy Names from the 1800s

Baby Boy Names from the 1800s that start with A

  • Aaron – of Hebrew origin, meaning – high mountain; enlightened, exalted 
  • Abraham –  of Hebrew origin, meaning – father of many
  • Adam – of Hebrew origin, meaning – son of the red earth
  • Albert – of German origin, meaning noble, bright
  • Alexander – of Greek origin, meaning defending men
  • Allen – of English and Scottish origin, meaning – handsome, cheerful
  • Alvin – of English origin, meaning – noble friend, friend of the elves
  • Ambrose – of Latin and Greek origin, meaning – immortal 
  • Andrew – of Greek origin, meaning – strong and manly
  • Ansel – of German origin, meaning – God and protection
  • Anthony – of Latin origin, meaning – from Antium
  • Archie – of German origin, meaning – truly brave
  • Arthur – of Celtic origin, meaning – bear
  • Asher – of Hebrew origin, meaning – happy and blessed
  • Atlas – of Greek origin, meaning – enduring or to endure

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Baby Boy Names from the 1800s that start with B

  • Bartholomew – of Hebrew origin, meaning – son of Talmai
  • Beau – of English origin, meaning – beautiful 
  • Benjamin – of Hebrew origin, meaning – son of the south, son of the right hand
  • Bernard – of German origin, meaning – strong, brave as a bear
  • Brooks – of English origin, meaning – to live by a brook

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Baby Boy Names from the 1800s that start with C

  • Caleb – of Hebrew origin, meaning – dog, whole, heart
  • Calvin – of Latin origin, meaning – bald, hairless 
  • Cecil – of Latin origin, meaning – blind
  • Charles – of French origin, meaning – man, free man
  • Chester – of Latin origin, meaning – camp or fortress
  • Christian – of Greek origin, meaning – anointed 
  • Christopher – of Latin and Greek origins, meaning – bearer of Christ
  • Clarence – of Latin or origin, meaning – bright
  • Claude – of Latin origin, meaning – lame; enclosure  
  • Clayton – of English origin, meaning – place with good clay
  • Clement – of Latin origin, meaning – merciful and gentle
  • Cleveland – of English origin, meaning – hilly land, from the cliff
  • Clinton – of English origin, meaning – hilltop town
  • Clyde – of Scottish origin, meaning – a Scottish river
  • Cornelius – of Latin origin, meaning – horn 
  • Curtis – of French origin, meaning courteous, polite

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Baby Boy Names from the 1800s that start with D

  • Daniel – of Hebrew origin, meaning God is my judge 
  • David – of Hebrew origin, meaning – beloved 
  • Demetrius – of Greek origin, meaning earth mother 
  • Dexter – of Latin origin, meaning – right-handed
  • Dorian – of Greek origin, meaning – from Doris

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Baby Boy Names from the 1800s that start with E

  • Earl -of English origin, meaning – aristocratic title
  • Edgar – of Old English origin, meaning – wealth, fortune, spear
  • Edmund – of English origin, meaning – fortunate protector
  • Edwin – of English origin, meaning – wealthy friend
  • Elijah – of Hebrew origin, meaning – my God is Yahweh
  • Ernest – of German origin, meaning – serious, resolute
  • Ethan – of Hebrew origin, meaning – solid, enduring, firm
  • Eugene – of Greek origin, meaning – wellborn, noble
  • Evan – of Hebrew origin, meaning – Yahweh is gracious
  • Everett – of German origin, meaning – brave boar
  • Ezekiel – of Hebrew origin, meaning – God will strengthen
  • Ezra – of Hebrew origin, meaning – help

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Baby Boy Names from the 1800s that start with F

  • Felix of Latin origin, meaning – lucky or successful 
  • Finn – of Irish origin, meaning – white, fair
  • Floyd – of Welsh origin, meaning -gray-haired
  • Franklin – of English origin, meaning – freeman
  • Frederick – of German origin, meaning – peaceful ruler

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Baby Boy Names from the 1800s that start with G

  • Gabriel – of Hebrew origin, meaning – God is my strong man
  • Gaston – of French origin, meaning – guest or strangers
  • George – of English origin, meaning – farmer
  • Glenn – of Scottish origin, meaning – valley
  • Gus – of Latin origin, meaning – great, magnificent 
  • Guy – of French origin, meaning – guide, leader

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Baby Boy Names from the 1800s that start with H

  • Harley – of English origin, meaning – hare clearing 
  • Harold – of Scandinavian origin, meaning – army ruler
  • Harrison – of English origin, meaning – son of Harry
  • Harry – of English origin, meaning – estate ruler
  • Harvey – of French origin, meaning – battle worthy
  • Henry – of German origin, meaning – home ruler
  • Herbert – of German origin, meaning – bright army
  • Herman – of German origin, meaning – soldier, warrior
  • Hubert – of German origin, meaning – bright, shining intellect
  • Hugh – of German origin, meaning – heart, mind, spirit

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Baby Boy Names from the 1800s that start with I

  • Ira – of Hebrew, Russian, Greek origin, meaning – watchful one; peace
  • Irvin – of Scottish origin, meaning – handsome, fair of face
  • Irving – of Scottish origin, meaning – green river, sea friend
  • Isaiah – of Hebrew origin, meaning – Yahweh is salvation

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Baby Boy Names from the 1800s that start with J

  • Jack – of English origin, meaning to be gracious.
  • Jacob – of Hebrew origin, meaning – supplanter
  • Jasper – of Persian origin, meaning – bringer of treasure
  • Jay – of Latin origin, meaning – jaybird 
  • Jeff – of German, English origin, meaning – pledge of peace 
  • Jeremiah – of Hebrew origin, meaning – Yahweh will exalt 
  • Jerry – of English, German origin, meaning – ruler with the spear
  • Jessie – of Hebrew origin, meaning – gift
  • Jethro – of Hebrew origin, meaning – abundance
  • Joe – of Hebrew and English origin, meaning – Jehovah increases
  • Jonah – of Hebrew origin, meaning – dove
  • Joseph – of Hebrew origin, meaning – Jehovah increases
  • Joshua – of Hebrew origin, meaning – Yahweh is savior 
  • Josiah – of ancient Hebrew origin, meaning – Yahweh supports
  • Jude – of Hebrew origin, meaning – praise 
  • Julian – of Roman origin, meaning downy bearded

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Baby Boy Names from the 1800s that start with L

  • Laurence – of Latin origin, meaning – from Laurentum
  • Lee – of English origin, meaning – pasture, meadow
  • Leo – of Latin origin, meaning – lion
  • Leon – of Greek origin, meaning – lion
  • Leonard – of German origin, meaning – brave lion
  • Leopold. – of German origin, meaning – people, bold
  • Leroy – of French origin, meaning the king
  • Lester – of English origin, meaning fortified place
  • Levi – of Hebrew origin, meaning – joined, attached 
  • Lewis – of English origin, meaning – renowned warrior 
  • Linus – of Greek origin, meaning – flax
  • Lloyd – of Welsh origin, meaning – gray
  • Lonnie – of Latin origin, meaning – ready for battle, noble, lion
  • Louis – of German and French origin, meaning – renowned warrior
  • Lucas – of European origin, meaning – from Lucania
  • Luther – of German origin, meaning – army people

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Baby Boy Names from the 1800s that start with M

  • Mack – of Scottish or Irish origin, meaning – son of
  • Malachi – of Hebrew origin, meaning – my messenger
  • Marcel – of French origin, meaning – male
  • Marion – of French origin, meaning – drop of the sea, bitter, or beloved
  • Mark – of Latin origin, meaning – warlike
  • Marshall – of English origin, meaning – one who looks after horses
  • Martin – of Latin origin, meaning – warlike
  • Marvin – of Welsh origin, meaning sea hill
  • Matthew – of Hebrew origin, meaning – gift of God
  • Maurice – of French origin, meaning – dark-skinned, moorish 
  • Melvin – of English and Scottish origin, meaning – council protector
  • Micah – of Hebrew origin, meaning – who is like Yahweh
  • Michael – of Hebrew origin, meaning – who is like God
  • Miles – of German origin, meaning soldier, gracious
  • Milton – of English origin, meaning – settlement with a mill
  • Morris – of English origin, meaning dark – skinned 

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Baby Boy Names from the 1800s that start with N

  • Nathaniel – of Hebrew origin, meaning – God has given
  • Nelson – of English origin, meaning – son of Neil 
  • Nicholas – of Greek origin, meaning people of victory
  • Noah – of Hebrew origin, meaning – rest and repose 
  • Norman – of English origin, meaning – Norseman, northerner 

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Baby Boy Names from the 1800s that start with O

  • Oliver – of German origin, meaning – olive tree 
  • Omar – of Hebrew origin, meaning – speaker 
  • Orson – of English and Latin origin, meaning – bear cub
  • Oscar – of English or Irish origin, meaning – God spear, or deer-lover or champion warrior
  • Otis – of German origin, meaning – wealth or fortune
  • Owen – of Welsh origin, meaning – youth 

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Baby Boy Names from the 1800s that start with P

  • Pascal – of French origin, meaning relating to Easter
  • Patrick – of Latin origin, meaning – noble, patrician
  • Paul – of Latin origin, meaning – small
  • Percy – of French origin, meaning – one who pierces the valley
  • Perry – of English origin, meaning – dweller near a pear tree
  • Peter – of Greek origin, meaning – rock
  • Phillip – of Greek origin, meaning – lover of horses

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Baby Boy Names from the 1800s that start with Q

  • Quincy – of Roman origin, meaning – fifth

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Baby Boy Names from the 1800s that start with R

  • Rainier – of French origin, meaning- advice and army
  • Ralph – of English and German origin, meaning – wolf counsel 
  • Raymond – of German origin, meaning – wise protector 
  • Reginald – of Latin origin, meaning – advice and rule
  • Remy – of French origin, meaning – oarsman or rower
  • Reuben – of Hebrew origin, meaning – behold a son
  • Richard – of German origin, meaning – dominant ruler
  • Robert – of German and English origin, meaning – bright frame
  • Robin – of German origin, meaning – bright frame
  • Roscoe – of Norse origin, meaning – deer forest 
  • Rosendo – of Spanish origin, meaning – fame and path
  • Ross – of English and Scottish origin, meaning – upland, peninsula 
  • Roy – of Scottish origin, meaning – red
  • Rudolph – of German origin, meaning – famous wolf 
  • Rufus  – of Latin origin, meaning – red haired 
  • Russell – of French origin, meaning – redhead, fox colored 

Baby Boy Names from the 1800s that start with S

  • Sacha – of Greek origin, meaning – defending men
  • Samuel – of Hebrew origin – meaning – God has heard 
  • Saul – of Hebrew origin, meaning asked for you, or prayed for
  • Sebastian – of Latin origin, meaning – from Sebaste a town in Asia Minor
  • Silas – of Rome origin, meaning – wood or forest
  • Simon – of Hebrew and Greek origin, meaning – he has heard, flat-nosed
  • Socrates – of Greek origin, meaning – whole, un-wounded, safe, and power
  • Solomon – of Hebrew origin, meaning – peace

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Baby Boy Names from the 1800s that start with T

  • Theodore – of Greek origin, meaning – gift of god
  • Tom – of Aramaic origin, meaning – twin
  • Tristan – of Celtic origin, meaning – riot or tumult

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Baby Boy Names from the 1800s that start with V

  • Vernon – of English origin, meaning – place of alders  
  • Victor – of Latin origin, meaning – conqueror
  • Virgil – of Latin origin, meaning – staff bearer 

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Baby Boy Names from the 1800s that start with W

  • Wallace – of Scottish origin, meaning – foreigner, stranger 
  • Walter – of German origin, meaning – army ruler 
  • Warren – of English and French origin, meaning – park-keeper 
  • Wesley – of English origin, meaning – western meadow
  • Wilbur – of German origin, meaning – resolute, brilliant
  • Wiley – of Scottish, German, and English origin, meaning – resolute protection 
  • Wilfred – of German origin, meaning – desiring peace
  • Willard – of English and German origin, meaning – resolutely brave
  • William – of English origin, meaning – resolute protection 
  • Wilson – of English origin, meaning – son of Will 
  • Wyatt – of Old English origin, meaning – brave, hardy, battle

Baby Boy Names from the 1800s that start with X

  • Xavier – of Basque origin, meaning – the new house 

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Baby Boy Names from the 1800s that start with Z

  • Zachariah – of Greek origin, meaning – Yahweh remembers 

And there you have it! Our complete list of old fashioned baby boy names from the 1800s. With so many choices out there the decision can be exhausting. I hope this list has made finding the perfect name for your precious little one a little easier!

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