English (British) Submitted Names

These names are a subset of English names used more often in Britain. See also about English names.
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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.
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).
ALLUM m English (British)
Taken from the place Alham, which is also a surname.
ANDREIS m English (British)
Means rising of the sun. The name is most often used as a boy name or male name.
ANGINA f English (British, Rare)
Variant of Angela with the suffix -gina.
ANKARETTE f English (British, Archaic), Medieval English
Medieval English form of Welsh Angharad (compare Anchoretta).
ANSTICE f English (British, Rare), Medieval English
From an English surname 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."
ARRIETTY f Literature, English (British)
Possibly a variant of Harriet. This is the name of a character from 'The Borrowers' by Mary Norton.
ATHEL m & f English (British)
From the Old English element æðel meaning "noble".
ATLEY m English (British, Anglicized, Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Atley.
AYSHEA f English (British)
Possibly a variant of Aisha.... [more]
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 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.
BINGHAM m English (British, Modern, Rare)
It is a British surname. It means "homestead at a hollow". Kate Hudson and Matt Bellamy gave their son this name.
BRINKLEY f & m English (British, Rare)
"From Brinca's Field" or "Field in the forest"
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".
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.
CLODA f English (British, Rare), English (Australian, Rare)
This is an anglicised version of Clodagh, which is the name of a river in County Tipperary, Ireland. This way is the most common spelling in the English-speaking world outside of Ireland.
DARRETH m English (British)
Variant of Dareth.
DIGORY m English (British, Rare), Medieval English
Variant of Diggory, used by author C. S. Lewis for a character in his 'Chronicles of Narnia' series.
DOCTOR m English (British, Archaic)
From the English word "doctor" referring to "a member of the medical profession; a person who has attained a doctorate; the nickname of a person who has special knowledge or talents to manipulate or arrange transactions."
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".
ELIANOREM f English (British)
Ancient English name found between the 14th and 16th century in England, primarily in Somerset.... [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 Spanish, English (British)
Also may be after the flower, Ellisia or a feminization of Ellis.
ELSIEMAE f English (British)
Combination of Elsie and Mae.
ELVET m English (British, Rare)
English place name meaning "swan-stream." Used regularly if infrequently in the 20th century as a first name.
EVANTHIA f Greek, English (British)
Possibly a Latinized form of Euanthe. This was the name of a Christian martyr from Nicomedia in Bithynia (Asia Minor) and a Greek Orthodox saint from Skepsis at the Hellespont (also in Asia Minor).
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.
FENN m English (British)
Originates from the names Fen. A Fen is a type of wetland.
FLOURISH f English (British)
From the English word.
FOXLEY m English (British)
Transferred use of the surname Foxley.
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]
GAILARD m English (British)
From a French surname, which was derived from the French word gaillard, meaning "strong, sprightly". Also see Gaylord.
GAZZA m English (British)
Diminutive of Gareth or Gary.
GERRAN m English (British)
Welsh for man
GOODNESS f English (British)
From the English word.
GUELPH m English (British, Rare, Archaic)
Transferred use of the surname Guelph.... [more]
GWENIFER f Cornish, English (British, Rare)
Cornish form of Gwenhwyfar (see Guinevere).
HENDO m English (British)
Short form and nickname for Henderson.
HENLEY m & f English (British)
Transferred use of the surname Henley.
ISIANAH f English (British)
Variant of Isianna.
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.
KARAC m English (British, Rare)
Comes from the name Caratacos and Caratacus which are also related to Caradog and Caradoc. Coming from these names it means "love". Name of Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant's son who passed away unexpectedly at the age of five... [more]
KATHELLE f French (Modern, Rare), English (British, Modern, Rare)
Possibly a semi-Gallicized form of Breton Katell.
KAYCIE f English (British)
Feminine variant of Casey.
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.
LYLIA f French (Modern), English (British)
Variant of Lilia that is used in France in modern times.
MALIN m English (British, Rare)
A rare masculine name from England's north; it means "little warrior". ... [more]
MALVERN m English (British)
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."
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.
MELLIEHA f English (British, Modern, Rare)
This name is most likely derived from the name of the large village/small town in Malta (spelled 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".
MHERRIN f English (British)
Scottish form of Merrin.
MIABELLA f English (British)
Combination of Mia and Bella.
MOORE m & f English (British)
It originated from Moor, an English term
MURDOC m English (British)
Means "guardian of the sea" or "sea warrior".
NEON m & f Ancient Greek, English (British, Modern, Rare), American (Modern, Rare)
Ancient Greek masculine name, possibly derived Greek νέος (neos) meaning "new". This was borne by multiple early Christian martyrs.... [more]
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]
NIKKIO m English (British, Rare)
Comes Nikki or Nick
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.
PATIA f English (British)
British short form of Patricia.... [more]
PROMISE f English (Puritan), English (British)
From the English word promise, meaning "a declaration that something will or will not be done, given, etc." Comes from the Latin promittere, literally meaning "to send forth."
REMEDIE f English (British)
The old English name for medicine.
REMILIA f Popular Culture (Latinized), English (British), French
Comes from the name Emilia (see Emilia), coming from Latin "aemulus", meaning "rival; emulating." A bearer of this name is Remilia Scarlet, a character from the Touhou Project. It's likely the creator, ZUN, made the name up as a variant of Emilia.
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. Alternatively it may be connected to the medieval name Richemeya (see Rícmæg).
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. A known bearer is English actress Richenda Carey (1948-).
ROOKE m English (British)
The origins of the Rooke surname date back to the time of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It comes from an early member of the family who was a person who because of their physical characteristics was known as a rook... [more]
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)
Variation of Sander and a surname that means "Son of Alexander".
SHEELIN f English (British, Modern, Rare)
From the name of a lake in County Westmeath, Ireland, which derives from Irish Síodh Linn "fairy pool".
STARLETTE f English (British)
Elaborated version of Star or Starla.
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.
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 a surname. English (British): (chiefly Devon and Cornwall): from the Middle English personal name Tamlin, a double diminutive, with the Anglo-Norman French suffixes -el and -in, of Tam, Tom, a short form of Thomas.
TARAN m Welsh Mythology, Welsh (Rare), English (British, Rare), Cornish (Rare), Literature, History, Pictish
Derived from the Welsh and Cornish words for "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."
TESMARYE f English (British, Rare)
''Harvest of God's gift or promise; derived from Amaris'' Amaris
TESTIMONY f English (British)
From the English word.
THOROLD m English (British, Rare), English (Australian, Rare)
From Þórvaldr, meaning "Thor's power" in Germanic
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.
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). Vanora’s Grave in Meigle, Scotland is a grass-covered mound in front of which two Pictish carved stones of Christian date are known to have once stood, though as a given name Vanora isn't found before the 19th century.
VERILY f English (British)
Meaning, "certainly" or "truly."
VOGUE f English (British)
From the English word meaning "the prevailing fashion or style of the time", borrowed from Middle French. Famous as the name of an iconic fashion magazine. Has gained recent interest in the UK especially due to Irish model Vogue Williams.
WILBRAHAM m English (British, Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Wilbraham.
ZENOUSKA f English (British)
Name invented for Zenouska Mowatt, the granddaughter of Princess Alexandra of Kent, perhaps from Japanese Zen combined with a Russian pet name ending, such as in Anouska, to reflect her descent from Tsar Alexander of Russia, through her great-grandmother, Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark.