Do you already know what name to choose for your child? Have you thought about giving it an English name? Get inspired by the 200 most popular English children’s names. We detail the meaning of English names. What name do you keep?
Choosing the child’s name is not an easy task. Although it is true that some parents are very clear from the beginning, many others have doubts. Nowadays, the choice of the child’s name is even more difficult, since the list of proper names is not limited only to Spanish territory, but more and more parents are choosing foreign names for their children: Greeks, Japanese, Italians, Basques and even Arabs. Also, names in English have triumphed in Spain for some years. Tradition or innovation? Origin and meaning, or sound when pronounced? And, when choosing a name for the baby, each couple has their priorities. If what you are looking for are English names for your child, we detail a list of 200 names of children in English with their meaning. Take note of your favourites!
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Top English Names for Boys
English boy names starting with A
Aaron: Hebrew name of Biblical origin that means “strong or exalted”.
Abe: It means “father of all nations”:
Abraham: Biblical in origin, it means “exalted”.
Adam: It refers to “man on earth”.
Adler: Eagle; a man who feels free and wants to explore the world.
Adley: Majestic and brave; always ready to do good.
Aedus: Of Gaelic origin, it means “fire”.
Aiden: Voluntary and who knows what he wants.
Alan: It means “noble” and designates a loyal, faithful and honourable man.
Albern: It means “of noble value”. Brave, strong and determined man.
Alexander: Courteous and brave, he is a determined boy.
Alfred or Alfie: Wise, intelligent and with great reflective capacity.
Alvin: Kind, trustworthy and a great friend.
Ambrose: It means “immortal”; someone who will be remembered for his work.
Amery: Hardworking, insightful, and self-confident.
Masters: It means “carried by God” and refers to a self-assured and good-hearted man.
Andrew: Brave, strong and very masculine.
Angus: With a unique, strong and special personality.
Ansel: It means “of noble birth”. Pure-hearted and very thoughtful person.
Ariel: Courageous, dynamic, courageous and very persuasive.
Arnold: It means “as strong as an eagle” and it designates men sure of themselves and with clear ideas.
Arthur: Of noble, wise, thoughtful and very reasonable heart.
Arvel: Much loved by his own, he makes himself loved despite his shyness.
Aryeh: Name of Hebrew origin that means “lion”.
Asher: Biblical name that means “blessed” or “lucky” and designates a happy, self-confident and humorous man.
Atwood: Compliant, insightful, and stubborn.
Aubrey: Mythical name of French origin that means “ruler of the elves”. Designate a special person.
Austin: Helpful, friendly, and a good counsellor.
Axel: Calm, calm and very thoughtful.
Azriel: It means “helper of God” and refers to a loyal and faithful man to his friends.
English boy names starting with B
Baird: Dynamic, curious and with musical talent.
Barclay: Name related to nature. Sensitive man with his environment.
Barin: Noble fighter with clear ideas and protector with his own.
Barnaby: Wise, pious and good-hearted.
Barnett: It means “leader” and refers to a self-confident and somewhat self-centred boy.
Baruch: Of Hebrew origin, it means “blessed”.
Beau: It lives up to its meaning, “handsome.” Coquettish and attractive boy.
Benedict: It means “blessed”.
Benjamin: Hebrew name that means “southern” or that comes from the south.
Benton: Nature lover and adventurous spirit.
Berel: Name that comes from the word “bear” (“bear” in English).
Berwin: Strong, brave and determined.
Blake: Intuitive, calm and low light.
Boone: Good-hearted, empathetic and determined.
Boris: Brave, strong and reliable.
Brendan: Adventurous and travel-loving spirit.
English boy names starting with C
Caleb: Biblical in origin, it means “sincere.”
Calev: Variant of Caleb that designates a man with a good heart.
Cameron: Of Celtic origin, it means “crooked nose”.
Cayden: Designates a great fighter, the bravest and strongest.
Cedric: Of Welsh origin, it means “war leader” and refers to a strong and brave boy.
Chanan: Biblical name that means “full of grace”.
Chaniel: Biblical name that means “grace of God”.
Cody: Friendly, empathetic, and willing to help.
Colin: Of Gaelic origin, it means “puppy”.
Colm: Of Gaelic origin, it means “dove”.
Connor: Pacific, animal lover and responsible.
Conrad: Strong and good counsellor.
Conway: Of Celtic origin, it means “sacred river”.
Cormac: In Gaelic, it means “crow”.
Corwin: Name of mystical and exotic connotations that means “beyond a hill”.
Craig: Brave, daring and fun.
Crispin: It means “curly hair”.
English boy names starting with D
Daniel: Name of Hebrew origin that literally means “God is my judge”.
Darragh: Gaelic name meaning “oak”.
Dietrich: Of German origin, it means “leader of the people”.
Doron: Of Hebrew origin, it means “gift”.
Dylan: It means “big wave”.
English boy names starting with E
Ehud: Biblical name that means “loved”.
Eilad: It means “God is forever”.
Eli: Determined, thoughtful and very rational.
Eliyahu: Name with religious connotations that literally means “towards God”.
Emanuel: It means “God is with us”.
Emory: Leadership ability, protector and a good head of the family.
Ethan: Loyal, faithful, with a great sense of honour.
Ewan: It means “born from the tree” and has a strong link with nature.
Ezekiel: Biblical in origin, it means “strength of God”.
Ezra: Helpful, kind-hearted, friendly, and very empathetic.
English boy names starting with F
Finn: Strong, brave and fighting for what he believes in.
Frederick: Strong, good and fair.
English boy names starting with G
Gabriel: It means “hero of God”.
Gad: It means “good luck”.
Garrett: Of noble heart, defender and a good businessman.
Gavriel: Variation of Gabriel, which means “God is my strength”.
Gideon: It means “mighty Warrior”.
Gil: It means “joy” and designates a jovial, happy and laughing man.
Grayson: Courageous, determined and enterprising.
English boy names starting with H
Harding: Brave, stubborn and very persistent.
Harvey: Adventurous, tenacious and kind-hearted.
Helmer: Refers to the wrath of a warrior.
Hirsch: It means “deer”.
Hunter: It means “hunter” and refers to a man who fights for his ideals.
English boy names starting with I
Indivar: Means “blessing” in Sanskrit.
Isaiah: It means “God is salvation”.
Ivor: Brave, strong and dedicated.
English boy names starting with J
Jack: Rebel, brave and strong, but a little selfish.
Jacob: Delivered and stubborn man.
Jasper: Refers to the treasure bearer.
Jordan: It refers to the famous river and has mystical connotations.
Joss: It means “Sir”.
Judah: He makes himself loved and respected by his own.
Jude: Shortened form of Judah.
Jules: It means “descendant of Jupiter”, the main god of Olympus.
Justin: Someone who is fair and good.
English boy names starting with K
Kalman: It means “merciful”.
Karamat: Literally means “miracle”.
Kasey: Awake and attentive person, who pays attention and is aware of what is happening to their environment.
Kasper: Alternative form of Jasper, a treasure bearer.
Keane: With mystical connotations, it means “ancient or distant”.
Kelly: It refers to a true warrior.
Kendal: Loved and adored by those around him.
Kenzie: Mackenzie’s shortened form, meaning “beautiful and handsome.”
Killian: Of Gaelic origin, it means “little warrior”.
Kirk: Pious, respectful and thoughtful.
Kwan: Strong, brave and adventurous.
English boy names starting with L
Leon: Brave, strong, adventurous and very curious.
Leonard: Strong and brave, just like Leon.
Levi: Biblical in origin, it refers to a boy who loves trends.
Liam: Gaelic form for William; tenacious and fair person.
Logan: Scottish in origin, designates a determined and courageous person.
Lorcan: Fierce, brave, and intuitive.
Lowell: Courageous and determined, eager to learn.
English boy names starting with M
Maddox: Benevolent, kind and trustworthy.
Magnar: Strong, capable of facing problems and adversities.
Magnus: Loved and revered by all.
Malachi: It means “messenger of God”.
Malcolm: Of royal blood.
Marcus: Strong, fair and noble.
Marlon: Fast and brave, it means “hawk”.
Matthew: It refers to a true blessing.
Max: Strong and simple, it means “greater”.
Maxim: It comes from Latin and means “great”.
Medad: It means “friend”.
Meir: Reflective and with its own light.
Melville: Brave and fair, it means “leader”.
Mendel: With a good heart and comforting character.
Mica: Refers to a prophet from the Bible.
Milo: Fair, good and merciful.
Morgan: Of mystical connotations, romantic and dreamy man.
Moshe: Strong and wise leader.
Murray: It refers to sailors and lovers of the sea.
English boy names starting with N
Nathaniel: It means “a gift from God”.
Neal: Courageous, strong and authentic.
Neron: Strong and brave, with a lot of courage.
Niall: Variation of Neil.
Nicholas: It means “winner.”
Nika: Brave, strong and fierce.
Nissim: It literally means “miracle”.
Noach: It literally means “tranquillity”.
Noah: Name of Hebrew origin that means “comfort”.
Noam: Pleasant, kind, and kind-hearted.
Norris: Great, very protective caregiver with loved ones.
English boy names starting with O
Olaf: Wise, thoughtful and bold.
Oliver: It means “olive tree” and is linked to peace.
Orson: It means “like the bear” and refers to a strong and powerful man.
Oscar: It means “God’s spear”.
Oswald: It refers to someone who has power as God.
Oswin: It means “friend of God”.
Otis: Careful, empathetic and who knows how to listen.
Ovady: It means “servant of God” and refers to a wise man.
Owen: Of Gaelic origin, it means “well-born.”
English boy names starting with P
Padraig: Of Irish origin, means “noble”.
Phillip: It means “horse lover”.
Phoenix: Refers to a bird of mythology that is reborn from its ashes; a symbol of immortality.
English boy names starting with Q
Quentin: Of Latin origin, it means “born the fifth”.
English boy names starting with R
Raphael: Refers to the angel of healing in the Bible.
Randolph: Brave, strong and stubborn.
Reese: Of English origin, it means “heat of passion.”
Reggie: A shortened form of Reginald, meaning “wise ruler.”
Rowing: Strong, tenacious and determined.
Reuben: It means “here is a son”.
Roderick: Related to the colour red.
Roman: Designates a strong man from Rome.
Ronan: Refers to a king of Leinster.
Rory: Of Gaelic origin, it means “red”.
Ryan: Of Gaelic origin, it means “king”.
English boy names starting with S
Saul: What and fair, Saul was a biblical king.
Sebastian: Revered and loved by all.
Selig: It means “blessed”.
Seth: Name linked to Egyptian mythology, which means “designated”.
Shaun: It means “favoured by God”.
Salomon: Calm and loving.
Stephen: It comes from the Greek word that means “crown”.
English boy names starting with T
Takeo: As strong as bamboo.
Takeshi: Strong, determined and very tenacious.
Thomas: It means “twin”.
Tiger: With a lot of energy, strong and courageous like a tiger.
Timothy: It means “honour of God”.
Toby: It means “God is good”.
English boy names starting with U
Uriel: Refers to “angel of light” or “flame of God”.
English boy names starting with V
Valdus: Someone very powerful.
Velvel: Powerful and fearless.
English boy names starting with W
William: Name of Germanic origin, which means “protector”.
Wyatt: It means “little warrior”.
English boy names starting with Y
Yona: Literally means “dove”.
Yoram: They mean “God raise it up.”
English boy names starting with Z
Zachary: It means “memory of God”.
Zane: It means “God is funny”.
Zev: Strong, fearless and very skilled, it means “wolf”.
What do you think of the English names for a boy? Do you like anyone in particular? Can’t you agree with your partner on what name to choose for the baby? Please leave your comment at the end of this article.