English (British) Submitted Names

These names are a subset of English names used more often in Britain. See also about English names.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Abreeana f English (British)
Combination of the prefix a and Breeana.
Aeta f English (British)
This name derives from the a palm tree called the Aeta Palma (Mauritia Flexuosa), discovered in British Guiana and named by a the botanist William Davis Lamb who then used the name for his daughter.
Alaizabel f English (British)
From the novel The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray, by Chris Wooding.
Alakina f English (British, Rare), Scottish (Rare)
Presumably a variant of the Scottish name Alickina, a feminine form of Alick or Alec (which possibly developed from Ailigean, a diminutive of Ailig, itself a Gaelic rendering of English Alick).
Alkelda f English (British, Rare, Archaic), Anglo-Saxon Mythology, History (Ecclesiastical)
Younger form of Old English Hǣlcelde. Saint Alkelda (died on 28 March c. 800) was ostensibly an Anglo-Saxon princess who was strangled by pagan Viking women during Danish raids in about 800 at Middleham in Yorkshire, England... [more]
Ankarette f English (British, Archaic), Medieval English
Medieval English form of Welsh Angharad (compare Anchoretta).
Anstice f English (British, Rare), Medieval English
Transferred use of the surname Anstice, which was derived from the medieval given name Anastase or Anastayse (from Latin Anastasius), or from its feminine equivalent Anastasie (from Latin Anastasia).
Arabel f Scottish, English (British), Medieval English
A variation of Orabel, a Latin construction which suffixes orare "prayer" with ābilis "able," thus interpretable as 'given to prayer' or "able to pray."
Atley m English (British, Anglicized, Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Atley.
Ayshea f English (British)
Possibly a variant transcription of Aisha.... [more]
Barley m & f English (British, Rare, Archaic)
Transferred use of the surname Barley.
Beric m English (British), Literature, Popular Culture
Variant of Berrick. Beric Dondarrian is a character in 'A Song of Ice and Fire', as well as it's TV counterpart 'Game of Thrones', known for leading the Brotherhood without Banners and being repeatedly resurrected, though in his case, the name is a variant of Barak 1, as he is known as The Lightning Lord.
Bethlehem f & m Judeo-Christian-Islamic Legend, English (American, Rare), Biblical, Ethiopian (Rare), English (British)
From the two Hebrew words bayta "house" and lachem "bread". Bethlehem is the name of a Palestinian city. In the Bible, it is the place where Jesus was born.
Bey m English (British, Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Bey.
Bilinda f English (British, Rare)
Probably rarely used alternate spelling of Belinda. Mostly known because of Bilinda Butcher, who is guitarist/singer of My Bloody Valentine.
Billiejoe m & f English (British, Modern, Rare), American (South, Rare)
Rare variant of Billyjoe or Billiejo. It's a very rare masculine name with only four boys recorded with the name BILLIEJOE in the UK in 2005 according to popular-babynames.com... [more]
Bingham m English (British, Modern, Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Bingham.
Bobbyjoe m American (South, Rare), English (British, Rare)
Combination of Bobby and Joe. Bobbijo is the feminine counterpart.
Carbonel m English (British)
Transferred use of the surname Carbonel. See also Carbonnell.
Chalcedony f English (British, Modern, Rare)
A rare purple semi-precious stone.
Channa f English (British)
God/Jahweh is merciful
Chelese f English (British)
Chelese has its root in Old English, and the meaning of Chelese is "chalk landing place". Chelese is an alternate spelling of Chelsea (Old English): from "cealc hyo".
Chenise f English (British)
Possibly a variation of Shanice
Chilli m English (British, Modern, Rare)
From the name of the spicy fruit which is from Classical Nahuatl chilli, via Spanish chile. This name can also be used as a MASCULINE name in the UK. It's only recorded usage in the UK was in 2004 with 4 boys with the name CHILLI.
Chloella f English (British, Rare), American (Rare, Archaic)
Elaboration of Chloe formed using the Italian diminutive suffix -ella. Alternatively, it may be an anglicized variant of Cloelia.
Cianan m English (British, Rare)
Anglicized spelling of Cianán.
Claragh f English (British, Modern, Rare), Irish (Rare)
Variant of Clara influenced by the spelling of Laragh (See also Caragh).
Cleodie f English (British, Rare), Scottish (Rare)
Allegedly derived from the Scottish surname McCleod.
Clowance f Literature, English (British, Modern, Rare)
A character in the 'Poldark' series of historic novels by Winston Graham. The name is probably transferred from the name of an estate in Crowan , Cornwall.
Danielis m & f American (Hispanic, Rare), English (British, Modern, Rare), Dutch (Rare)
From Latin Danielis, which is the genitive of the third declension of the biblical Latin (and also Greek) form of the Hebrew name Daniyyel.... [more]
Darreth m English (British)
Variant of Dareth.
Dawnice f English (British)
The dawning of a new day. The birth of spiritual enlightenment. The dawnise of knowledge.
Dayley m & f English (British, Rare), English (Canadian, Rare)
Variant of Daley influenced by the spelling of Hayley and based on the English word Day.
Demilee f English (British, Modern, Rare)
Variant of Demileigh using Lee. DEMILEE was given to 10 girls in the UK in 1998.
Demileigh f English (British, Rare)
Combinaiton of Demi and Leigh. DEMILEIGH was given to 17 girls in the UK in 2002.
Digory m English (British, Rare), Medieval English, Cornish
Variant of Diggory, used by author C. S. Lewis for a character in his 'Chronicles of Narnia' series.
Doctor m English (British, Archaic)
Middle English (in the senses ‘learned person’ and ‘Doctor of the Church’) via Old French from Latin doctor ‘teacher’ (from docere ‘teach’).
Dolcie f English (British, Modern)
Variant of Dulcie. Popular in the UK.
Dunston m English (British)
Variant of Dunstan, also the name of an orangutan in the movie Dunston Checks In.
Duodecimus m English (British, Rare, Archaic)
The Latin word duodecimus means "twelfth".
Eleida f English (British)
Jimmy Page’s first daughter was born Scarlet Lilith Eleida Page. How she got the obscure name is unknown. ... [more]
Elkie f English (British, Modern, Rare)
English form of Elke. A famous bearer of this name is singer Elkie Brooks (real name: Elaine Bookbinder).
Ellesmere f & m English (British, Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Ellesmere.
Ellisia f English (British, Modern, Rare)
Also may be after the flower, Ellisia or a feminization of Ellis.
Elsiemae f English (British)
Combination of Elsie and Mae.
Eveleigh f English (Australian, Rare), English (British, Rare), English (American)
Australian locational name taken from the name of an English estate. Variant of Everley. In American English, it is also a variant of Evelie.
Evoleht f English (British, Modern, Rare)
A variation of the name Evolet. Evoleht spells "The Love" backwards. In the national records of Scotland 2018 there was one girl named Evoleht.
Flourish f English (British)
From the English word.
Fuchsia f English (British, Rare), Literature
After the genus Fuchsia, itself named after Leonhart Fuchs, German botanist, whose surname Fuchs means "fox" in German.... [more]
Gazza m English (British)
Diminutive of Gareth or Gary.
Gerran m English (British)
Welsh for man
Godolphin m English (British, Rare)
Transferred usage of a Cornish aristocratic surname.
Goodness f English (British)
From the English word.
Guelph m English (British, Rare, Archaic)
Transferred use of the surname Guelph.... [more]
Gwenifer f Welsh, English (British, Rare)
Anglicized form of Gwenhwyfar (see Guinevere), particularly found in Wales and the Marches.
Harisson m & f English (British)
It is a variation of the french word Hérisson, meaning 'hedgehog'.
Hendo m English (British)
Short form and nickname for Henderson.
Isianah f English (British)
Variant of Isianna.
Islarose f English (British)
Combination of Isla and Rose.
Ismay f English (British), Dutch, Anglo-Norman, Medieval Irish
Variant of Isemay, an Anglo-Norman name of uncertain origin and meaning. It was also recorded in medieval Ireland on women born into Anglo-Norman families.
Janea f English (British)
"The grace of god"
Johno m English (British, Modern, Rare)
Chiefly British diminutive of John.
Jonjo m English (British, Modern, Rare)
A contraction of John and Joe.... [more]
Josia f English, English (British)
Diminutive of Josephine or specifically of Josie.
Karac m English (British, Rare)
Comes from the name Caratacos and Caratacus which are also related to Caradog and Caradoc... [more]
Kasna f English (British)
English feminine form of the name "Kasper."
Kaycie f English (British)
Feminine variant of Casey.
Kaydea f English (British)
Kaydea is a name that has seen use in Britain, however, it's meaning and cultural origin is unknown
Kaylagh f Irish (Rare), English (British, Rare, ?)
Rare variant of Kayla with the spelling influenced by Shelagh.
Kieren m English (British)
Possibly a variant of Kieran.
Kina f English (British, Rare), Scottish (Rare)
Short form of Alickina occasionally encountered in the Scottish Highlands.
Kinvara f English (British, Rare)
Apparently from an Irish place name, which meant "head of the sea" in Gaelic. Lady Kinvara Balfour (1975-) is an English playwright and novelist.
Kirstina f Norwegian, English (British)
Norwegian dialectal form (found in the county Sogn og Fjordane) as well as an English variant of Christina or Kirstin (in the case of the English name, it might be an Anglicized form of Cairistìona).
Lamorna f Cornish, English (British, Rare)
From a Cornish place name of uncertain meaning, perhaps from lann "area around a church" combined with a contracted form of morlanow "high tide". It appears in the title of the folk song 'Way Down to Lamorna', as well as W. H. Davies' poem 'Lamorna Cove' (1929).
Larinda f English (British)
Larinda comes from the Latin lares meaning "protection". It can also mean "Laurel tree" or "sweet bay tree", symbols of honour and victory. ... [more]
Leanda f English (British, Rare)
Possibly a variant of Leandra or a blend of Leanna and Linda. In the case of Welsh triathlete Leanda Cave (1978-) perhaps it was formed using the Welsh suffix da "good" (compare Glenda)... [more]
Lewisia f English (British, Rare), Italian (Rare)
Derived from the name of a genus of flowering plants used as garden plants. The genus itself is named after the explorer Meriwether Lewis.
Lillibet f English (British)
Used as a nickname for a young Elizabeth II by her close friends and family another form of Elizabeth
Lillymae f English (British)
Combination of Lilly and Mae.
Lillyrose f English (British)
Combination of Lilly and Rose.
Lilymae f English (British)
Combination of Lily and Mae.
Lolarose f English (British)
Combination of Lola and Rose.
Lourda f English (British, Rare), Irish (Rare)
Possibly an Anglicized form of Lourdes.
Lusia f Breton, Faroese, Finnish, English (British, Rare)
Breton, Finnish and Faroese form and English variant of Lucia.
Maggs f English (British)
British nickname for Margaret and Margot
Magill f English (British)
From The Beatles song "Rocky Raccoon" ... [more]
Malin m English (British, Rare)
A rare masculine name from England's north; it means "little warrior". ... [more]
Malvern m English (British), English (American, Rare, Archaic)
From the name of the Malvern Hills in England, which is probably of Brythonic origin, meaning "bare hill" (from the equivalent to Welsh moelfryn "bald hill"). In Britain it was occasionally used as a personal name during the 20th century; "earliest example noted is in 1912, but none recorded after 1951."... [more]
Maricourt f & m English (British, Rare)
From the place name Maricourt, located in the Somme department in northern France, first used during the First World War and last used before the Second World War.
Masorie f English (British)
This name is prevelant in the Southeastern United States, especially during the 18th & 19th centuries. It seems to have a British origin, especially among Scots of Scotland, showing up in Monifieth, Scotland & Essex England c. 1630... [more]
Mcaire f & m English (British, Modern)
variant of Macaire
Mellieha f English (British, Modern, Rare)
Transferred use of the place name Mellieħa.
Metellus m Ancient Roman, English (British, Rare)
A family name in the Roman gens Caecilia. It is derived from an originally Etruscan word meaning "hired servant".
Miabella f English (British)
Combination of Mia and Bella.
Nev m English (British, Rare), Irish (Rare)
Short form of Neville (English), Nevan and Nevin (both Irish). Known bearers of this name include the American former sports broadcaster Nev Chandler (1946-1994) and the Australian former politician Nev Warburton (b... [more]
Nuit f English (British), Egyptian Mythology
Nuit is the Ancient Egyptian goddess of the heavens, with her name meaning "sky." Originally she was only the goddess of the night sky, but gradually she came to represent the sky in general. Nuit also protects people in the afterlife... [more]
Ottiwell m Anglo-Norman, English (British, Rare)
From Otuel, which was a diminutive of the Norman names Otoïs, meaning literally "wealth-wide" or "wealth-wood" (from the Germanic elements aud "wealth, fortune" and wid "wide" or witu "wood"), and Otewi, meaning literally "wealth-war" (in which the second element is wig "war")... [more]
Pannonica f English (British)
The name (shortened to Nica as a nickname) derives from Eastern Europe's Pannonian plain. Her friend Thelonious Monk reported that she was named after a species of butterfly her father had discovered, although her great-niece has found that the source of the name is a rare kind of moth, Eublemma pannonica.
Peniston m English (British, Archaic)
Transferred use of the surname Peniston.... [more]
Rhiann f Welsh (Rare), English (British, Rare)
Although Rhiann is first and foremost a short form of the name Rhiannon, it is sometimes associated with Welsh rhiain "maiden".
Richemena f English (British, Rare)
Possibly a feminine form of Richard influenced by names ending with the sound mena, such as Wilhelmina or Philomena... [more]
Richenda f English (British, Rare), English (Rare), Dutch (Rare)
Variant of the medieval name Richenza, used since at least the 18th century. It is often regarded as a feminine form of Richard... [more]
Rihannon f English (British, Rare)
Variant of Rhiannon influenced by the spelling of the famous singer: Rihanna.
Rivanna f English (British)
Rivanna means River.
Ros m Scottish (Rare), Irish (Rare), English (British, Rare)
Variant of Ross occasionally used in Ireland.
Saffy f English (British), Literature
Diminutive of names beginning with a similar sound, such as Saffron (as used in the children's novel Saffy's Angel (2001) by Hilary McKay). It was also used as an Anglicized form of Sadbh in Ella Griffin's novel Postcards from the Heart (2011).
Sanders m English (British, Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Sanders.
Shaz f English (British)
Nickname of Charlotte or Sharon. Can be elongated to Shazza or Shazzo.
Sheelin f English (British, Modern, Rare)
From the name of a lake in County Westmeath, Ireland, which derives from Irish Síodh Linn "fairy pool".
Siouxie f English (British)
Variant of Susie, made famous by Siouxie & The Banshees. This name is considered offensive to the Sioux Nation.
Stellae f English (Rare), English (British, Modern, Rare)
Means “stars” in Latin and a variant of Stella
Stroma f English (British), Literature
From the name of a Scottish island off Caithness, uninhabited since 1961, which derives from the Norse Straumey meaning "island in the stream" or "current". This was the name of a character in the British children's novel 'Broken Soup' (2008) by Jenny Valentine.
Suella f English (British)
Contraction of Sue-Ellen... [more]
Syer m English (British)
Possibly of Old French origin, Syer is a rare English given name primarily used as a secondary name within a longer compound name; e.g. Frederick Syer. It is particularly associated with the Eighteen family of Reading, Berkshire.
Tamblyn f & m English (British)
Transferred use of the surname Tamblyn.
Taran m Welsh Mythology, Welsh (Rare), English (British, Rare), Cornish (Rare), Literature, History, Pictish
Derived from Welsh and Cornish taran "thunder".... [more]
Tarnie f English (Australian), English (New Zealand), English (British, Modern)
Derives from either a Maori or Australian Aboriginal name meaning "salty water". It could also be used as a diminuitive of the Tania or Tara, or possibly a variation of Marnie.
Tarot m & f English (British, Rare)
This name is derived from a word, referring to the card game, which is derived from French tarot and, ultimately, Old Italian tarocchi, the plural of tarocco. Tarocco is a first-person singular present indicative of taroccare meaning "to fake."
Tigerlily f English (British), Literature
From the name of a several species of lily. Tiger Lily (with a space) is also the name of the Native American princess in J. M. Barrie's "Peter Pan". Primarily used as a given name in the UK.
Tough f English (British)
From the English word tough.... [more]
Tridecima f English (British, Rare, Archaic)
Feminine form of Latin tridecimus "thirteenth".
Trigger m American (Rare), English (British, Rare)
Meaning can be particular to the bearer, such as "trigger of a gun" for someone noted for marksmanship. In the British television series 'Only Fools and Horses' (1981-1991) one character was called Trigger after the horse owned by Roy Rogers.
Trothy f English (British, Archaic)
Perhaps derived from the archaic English word troth meaning "truth, a pledge". This name was recorded in the 19th century in Yorkshire, England.
Tulisa f English (British, Modern)
Usage of this name is most likely adapted from British singer-songwriter Tula Paulinea Contostavlos (1988), who performs under the mononym Tulisa and has Greek ancestry. It is likely Tulisa is an elaboration or diminutive of her given name, Tula, a variant transcription of Toula.
Tuppence f English (British), Literature
Nickname for Prudence or Temperance. A main character in Agatha Christie's "Partners in Crime."
Undecimus m English (British, Rare, Archaic)
The latin word undecimus means "eleventh".
Urith f English (British, Archaic)
Of uncertain origin, borne by an obscure early saint and martyr who was venerated in Chittlehampton, Devon, England.
Uvedale m English (British, Rare)
Uvedale Price is a famous bearer of this name.
Valleri f English (British)
Variation of Valleri made popular by the song Valleri by the Monkees.
Vanora f Scottish (Archaic), English (British, Archaic)
Variant of Wannour or Wannore, an old Scottish form of Guenore (see Guinevere)... [more]
Verdun m & f English (British)
From the name of the city in France which derives from the Latin 'Verodunum', meaning "strong fort". This name was first used during the First World War when the city became well-known due to the Battle of Verdun (1916)... [more]
Verily f English (British)
Meaning, "certainly" or "truly."