English Baby Names

English baby names are some of the more popular names in Western culture. They are derived from the Germanic and Latin languages and often do not have a direct relationship to their meaning. Many old English names were compounds of two words like William (Will, Helmet) or Radegund (Counsel, Battle). In more modern times, names have been heavily influenced by the Bible, virtues, or past royals. Middle names are common and many babies in England are given more than one. They are often reflective of a favorite family member. However, given names are the name the child will be known by throughout life.

Click on a name to find the name meaning, popularity, origin and other useful information.