Names for boys of great men in history

When choosing a baby’s name , history has a significant influence, as famous and important personalities from the past quickly come to mind.

We have compiled almost a hundred names of great men in history , such as inventors, writers, artists, scientists and great personalities from all times who have left their mark on the history of mankind.

  • Hadrian, for the Emperor Hadrian (76-138): Emperor of the Roman Empire. His name means “man with courage, brave and with a big heart.”
  • Alan, by Alan Turing (1912-1954): British mathematician and computer scientist, considered one of the fathers of computer science and a forerunner of modern computing.
  • Alberto, by Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955): Jewish physicist, creator of the Theory of Relativity and considered the most popular scientist of the 20th century.
  • Alfredo, by Alfred Nobel (1833 – 1896): scientist and inventor of Swedish origin, engineer and industrialist who obtained more than 355 patents during his life.
  • Alexander, by Alexander the Great (356 BC – 323 BC): Alexander the Great was king of Macedonia until his death.
  • Antonio, by Antoni Gaudí ( 1852-1926): architect as a great imaginative capacity, maximum representative of Catalan modernism.
  • Aristotle ( 384 BC-322 BC): Greek philosopher, polymath and scientist considered one of the fathers of Western philosophy.
  • Arthur, for King Arthur : is a prominent character in European literature, especially English and French, in which he is represented as the ideal monarch in both war and peace.
  • Augustus (63 BC-AD 14): First Roman Emperor with the longest reign in history.
  • Aurelius, by Marcus Aurelius (121-180): Emperor of Rome nicknamed ‘the wise man’ or ‘the philosopher’. He was the last of the Good Emperors, the man who took a chaotic and ailing empire and left it in an orderly and prosperous fashion.
  • Benjamin, by Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790): American politician, scientist and inventor considered one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.
  • Benito, by Benito Pérez Galdós (1843-1920): novelist, playwright, chronicler and politician, considered one of the best representatives of the 19th century realist novel.
  • Bill, by Bill Gates: (1955-): businessman, computer scientist and philanthropist, the creator of Windows is considered one of the men who revolutionized the world of technology.
  • Camilo, by Camille Guérin (1872-1961): French biologist who, together with Dr. Calmette, developed the vaccine against tuberculosis called BCG (Bacillus Calmette-Guérin).
  • Carlos , by Charles Darwin (1809 – 1882): English naturalist, recognized for being the most influential scientist of those who raised the idea of biological evolution through natural selection, justifying it in his work ‘The Origin of Species’.
  • Caesar, by Caesar Augustus (63 BC-AD 14) Roman emperor with the longest reign in history.
  • Conrad, by Konrad Zuse (1910-1995): German engineer is considered the inventor of the first digital and programmable computers.
  • Claudius, for the emperor Tiberius Claudius Caesar Augustus (10 BC-AD 54) : Roman historian and politician, he was the fourth Roman emperor.
  • Cristóbal, by Christopher Columbus (1451 – 1506): navigator and cartographer whose great feat was the Discovery of America.
  • Dante, by Dante Alighieri (1265-1321): Italian poet, writer of the Divine Comedy, one of the top works of world literature.
  • Darío, by Rubén Darío ( 1867-1916): Nicaraguan poet, journalist and diplomat. He is considered the highest representative of literary modernism in the Spanish language and is one of the poet who has had the greatest and most lasting influence on twentieth-century poetry.
  • David, by David Bowie (1947-2016): British rock and roll musician and composer, a prominent figure for nearly five decades. He is considered an innovator in music.
  • Diego, by Diego Velázquez (1599-1660): famous Spanish baroque painter considered one of the greatest exponents of Spanish painting and master of universal painting
  • Edmund, by Sir Edmund Hillary (1919-2008): The New Zealand mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist is known worldwide for being one of the first two men (along with Sherpa Tenzing Norgay) to ascend to the top of the highest peak on the planet: the Everest.
  • Edward, by Edward Jenner (1749.1823): considered “the father of immunology”, discovered a way to protect people from smallpox and this led to the development of the first smallpox vaccine.
  • Elvis, by Elvis Presley (1935-1977): one of the most popular American singers of the 20th century considered a cultural icon and the “king of rock and roll.”
  • Henry , by Henry Ford (1863-1947): inventor of chain production and automobiles.
  • Ernesto, by Ernesto “Che” Guevara (1928-1967): he was a Cuban nationalized Argentine doctor, politician, guerrilla, writer, journalist and communist revolutionary.
  • Esteban, by Stephen Hawking (1942-2018): British physicist affected by ALS, who was one of the most popular scientists in the world famous for his studies on space and black holes.
  • Federico, by Federico García Lorca (1898-1936): Spanish poet, playwright and prose writer of the Generation of 27. He was the most influential and popular poet in 20th century Spanish literature.
  • Felipe, by Felipe el Hermoso (1478-1506): thus nicknamed the French king when he was surprised by the beauty of Felipe I of Habsburg, who married Juana de Aragón, daughter of Isabel I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon, and he ruled Castile for barely two months.
  • Fernando , by Fernando II of Aragon (1452-1516): known as “the Catholic”, married to Isabel la Católica.
  • Fidel, by Fidel Castro (1926-2016): the Cuban revolutionary leader was one of the most famous political personalities in the world.
  • Francis, by Francis Crick (1916-2004) – British physicist, molecular biologist, and neuroscientist known for being one of the discoverers of the molecular structure of DNA in 1953.
  • Francisco , by Francisco de Goya (1746-1828): 18th century plastic artist, considered one of the most relevant Spanish artists and one of the great masters of art history.
  • Gabriel, by Gabriel García Márquez (1927-2014): Colombian writer, screenwriter, editor and journalist, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982 and a reference for the world of literature.
  • Galileo, by Galileo Galilei (1564-1642): Italian astronomer, philosopher, engineer, mathematician and physicist, considered the father of modern astronomy, the father of modern physics and the father of science.
  • Guillermo , by William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616): poet, playwright and actor, the highest representative of English-speaking literature.
  • Gustavo , by Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer (1836-1870): Spanish poet and narrator, belonging to the Romanticism movement, known for his famous poems such as ‘The dark swallows will return’.
  • Hector , Trojan prince in charge of the Trojan War in Greek mythology, and is one of the main characters in the Homeric poem ‘The Iliad’.
  • Hernán , by Hernán Cortés (1485-1547): conqueror of the Aztec Empire.
  • Isaac , by Isaac Newton (1643 – 1727) British-born physicist, mathematician, philosopher and inventor, creator of the Law of Gravity.
  • Jerónimo, by Jerónimo de Ayanz y Beaumont (1553-1613): he was an inventor, engineer, scientist, administrator of mines, commander, alderman, governor, military man, painter, singer and composer of music from the 16th century who patented fifty inventions
  • Jesus, for Jesus of Nazareth (1 – 33): Also known as Jesus, Christ or Jesus Christ, he is the central figure of Christianity.
  • James, by James Clerk Maxwell (1831 – 1879): Scottish physicist and inventor, created the first process to produce color photographs.
  • Joaquín, by Joaquín Sorolla (1863-1923): prolific Spanish painter linked to Impressionism who left more than 2,200 cataloged works.
  • Jonas, by Jonas Salk (1914-1995): Jewish and Russian-born New York microbiologist who discovered the polio vaccine in 1955.
  • Jorge, by George Washington : (1732-1799): He was the first president of the United States.
  • José, by José de San Martín (1778-1850): he was a soldier and politician from the River Plateau and one of the liberators of Argentina, Chile and Peru.
  • John, by Johannes Gutenberg (1400 – 1468): German goldsmith, inventor of movable type printing.
  • Juan Sebastián, by Juan Sebastián Elcano (1476-1526), was a Basque sailor who completed the first return to Earth in human history.
  • Julio, by Jules Verne (1828 – 1905): French writer, poet and playwright famous for his famous adventure novels such as ‘Twenty thousand leagues of underwater voyage’ and ‘Around the world in eighty days’.
  • Julius Caesar, by Gaius Julius Caesar (100 BC – 44 BC): He was one of the most important political and military leaders of the Republic in Rome.
  • León, by León Tolstoy (1828-1910): Russian novelist, considered one of the most important writers in world literature, thanks to his work, which includes the novels ‘Anna Karenina’ and ‘Guerra y Paz’ .
  • Leonardo, by Leonardo Da Vinci (1452 – 1519): talented Florentine artist and inventor, author of famous works such as ‘La Gioconda’ or ‘The Last Supper’.
  • Lorenzo, by Lorenzo de Medici (1449-1492): also known as Lorenzo the Magnificent. Statesman, patron of the arts, diplomat, banker, and poet, he was a member of a powerful and influential family in the Italian Renaissance and ruler of Florence in its golden age.
  • Lucio, by Lucio Vero Antonino (130-169): Roman co-emperor with Marco Aurelio, the first two who reigned jointly in the history of Rome.
  • Louis , by Louis Pasteur (1822-1895): French chemist whose discoveries were of enormous importance in various fields of natural sciences, especially in chemistry and microbiology. He owes the technique known as pasteurization.
  • Manuel, by Manuel de Falla (1876-1946): one of the most important Spanish composers of the first half of the 20th century.
  • Marcelo, by Marcel Proust (1871-1922): French novelist, essayist and critic whose masterpiece, the novel ‘In Search of Lost Time’ is one of the most important in 20th century literature.
  • Marco, by Marco Antonio (83 BC-30 BC): Roman military and politician, right hand of Julius Caesar and lover of Cleopatra.
  • Mario, by Mario Benedetti (1920-2009): Uruguayan writer, poet and playwright. He is one of the most widely read and loved poets thanks to his work, which used simple and direct language.
  • Martín , by Martin Luther King (1929 – 1968) : American pastor who led the movement for the rights of African Americans in the United States, and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • Maximilian, by Maximilian I of Habsburg (1459-1519): grandfather of Charles V, and Holy Roman Emperor, was the man who in the 15th century raised the Habsburgs to the category of European superpower.
  • Máximo, by the emperor Magno Clemente Máximo ( 335 – 388): he was emperor of an extensive territory that included Britain, Gaul and Hispania, united under a single power.
  • Miguel, by Miguel de Cervantes (1547 – 1616): Spanish novelist, playwright and poet whose magnum opus was ‘Don Quixote de la Mancha’.
  • Michelangelo (1475 – 1564): famous Renaissance painter, sculptor and architect, author of the vault of the Sistine Chapel and of great sculptural works such as El David or La Piedad, among others.
  • Napoleon , by Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 – 1821): great French military man and statesman, proclaimed Emperor of the French and King of Italy.
  • Neil, by Neil Armstrong (1930 – 2012) : aerospace engineer, American astronaut, and the first man to set foot on the lunar soil.
  • Nelson , by Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) South African lawyer, politician and philanthropist who dedicated his life to fighting apartheid.
  • Nicolás , by Nicolás Copernicus (1473 – 1543): Polish astronomer of the Renaissance who formulated the heliocentric theory of the solar system.
  • Octavio, by Octavio Paz (1914-1998): Mexican poet, essayist, playwright and diplomat, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1990 and the Cervantes Prize in 1981. He is considered one of the most influential writers of the 20th century and one of the great poets of all time.
  • Oliver, by Oliver Joseph Lodge (1851-1940): British physicist and writer, who was the first person to transmit a radio signal.
  • Oscar, by Oscar Wilde (1854-1900): Irish writer, playwright and novelist. In his work he highlighted beauty and art and he is considered one of the most outstanding playwrights.
  • Pablo, by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973): Malaga painter and sculptor who was one of the creators of Cubism and is considered one of the most famous visual artists in the world.
  • Peter, for Peter the Great (1672-1725): Tsar and Emperor of Russia, was one of the most prominent rulers in history.
  • Raphael, by Raffaello Sanzio ( 1483-1520): Italian painter, recognized as one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance in Italy.
  • Ramses : founding pharaoh of the New Kingdom of Egypt who reigned from 1295 to 1294 BC
  • René, by René Descartes (1596-1650): probably the most influential philosopher of the last 500 years. His ideas were fundamental in the consolidation of rationalism, which would become the hegemonic philosophy worldwide until today.
  • Richard, by Richard the Lionheart (1157-1199): Richard I of England, King of England and Duke of Normandy, was one of the most mythical and well-known kings of the Middle Ages.
  • Rodrigo, by Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar (1048-1099): Spanish military leader, better known as El Cid Campeador.
  • Salvador, by Salvador Dalí (1904-1989): 20th century Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, set designer and writer . He is considered one of the maximum representatives of surrealism.
  • Samuel, by Samuel Morse (1791 – 1872): American inventor who used Jackson’s principles of electromagnetism to develop the telegraph cable. He also invented Morse code, a tone communication system used in the telegraph.
  • Santiago, by Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852-1934): Spanish physician and scientist, winner of the Nobel Prize in 1906 for his work on the structure of the nervous system.
  • Sebastián, by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): German musician, considered one of the greatest composers of all time.
  • Simón, by Simón Bolívar (1783 – 1830) Caudillo of the Hispanic American independence, known like “the liberator”, fought by the independence of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela.
  • Tomás , by Thomas Alva Edison (1847 – 1931): creator of more than a thousand inventions, among them the light bulb, the incandescent lamp, the phonograph or the movie projector.
  • Odysseus: Odysseus or Ulysses was one of the legendary heroes of Greek mythology.
  • Vicente, by Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890): the famous painter was one of the main exponents of Post-Impressionism.
  • Victor, by Victor Hugo (1802-1885): French poet, playwright and romantic novelist, considered one of the most important in the French language.
  • Vito, by Vito Corleone : despite being a fictional character, the protagonist of the movie ‘The Godfather’ reflects the spitting image of numerous historical Mafia figures such as Frank Costello.

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