Here is a selection of names for boys and girls – and their meanings.

Names for a Girl

  1. Alexandra (helper of mankind)
  2. Alicia/Alissa (old French Princess)
  3. Alison (of sacred fame)
  4. Amabel (lovable)
  5. Amanda (worthy to be loved)
  6. Andrea (feminine of Andrew meaning strong)
  7. Angela (Latin for angel)
  8. Anita (assertive)
  9. Ann/Anne (gracious)
  10. Annabel (beautiful Anne)
  11. Annette (elfish, exquisite)
  12. Anthea (like a flower)
  13. Antonia (priceless)
  14. Belinda (grace)
  15. Beverly (beaver meadow)
  16. Bridget/Brigid (The Celtic name for strength)
  17. Bronwen (Celtic skirt)
  18. Camilla (self-sacrificing)
  19. Candace (glowing)
  20. Caroline (noble-spirited)
  21. Catherine (pure)
  22. Charlotte (noble-spirited)
  23. Cherry (charitable)
  24. Chloe (blossoming)
  25. Christine (meaning Christian)
  26. Clara/Clare/Claire (bright, shining)
  27. Daniella /Danielle (the Lord protects me)
  28. Daphne (laurel tree)
  29. Davina (beloved one)
  30. Dawn (break of day)
  31. Deborah (industrious, from the Hebrew for a bee)
  32. Deidre/Deirdre (Irish for sorrowful one)
  33. Diana Diane/Dianne (goddess, perfect)
  34. Dinah (judged, vindicated)
  35. Donna (lady)
  36. Elizabeth (promised to God)
  37. Elissa (old Scottish form of Elizabeth)
  38. Emily (artistic)
  39. Emma (energetic)
  40. Erica (powerful, regal)
  41. Frances (free)
  42. Gabrielle (woman of God)
  43. Gail (abounding joy)
  44. Gay/Gaye (light-hearted)
  45. Gemma (Italian for a gem)
  46. Genevieve (seafoam)
  47. Georgina (the feminine form of George, a farmer)
  48. Geraldine (affectionate)
  49. Gillian (beautiful)
  50. Gloria (the glorious)
  51. Harriett (mistress of the home)
  52. Hayley (from English surname)
  53. Helen/Helena (light, from the Greek)
  54. Hilary (cheerful)
  55. Imogen (a form of love)
  56. Ingrid (daughter)
  57. Jacqueline/Jackie (the feminine form of James, the supplanter)
  58. Jane/Joan/Joanna/Jean/Janet/Janice (gracious gift of God)
  59. Jayne (the modern form of Jane)
  60. Jill (volatile, changeable)
  61. Josephine (a reward)
  62. Joy (delight)
  63. Judith (praise of the Lord)
  64. Julia, Juliet, Julie (volatile, changeable)
  65. Karen (Danish for Catherine)
  66. Kate/Katherine (pure)
  67. Kay/Kaye (exultant rejoicing)
  68. Kerrie/Kerry (the dark one)
  69. Kim (noble or glorious leader)
  70. Kirsten (the anointed one)
  71. Kirsty (Scots for Christina)
  72. Lana (light)
  73. Larissa (happy)
  74. Laura/Laurel/Lauren (famous and victorious)
  75. Leanna/Lianne (the combination of Lee and Anne)
  76. Lesley (from the grey fort)
  77. Liane (a bond)
  78. Lisa (consecrated)
  79. Loretta (pure)
  80. Louise (famed fighter)
  81. Lynn(a lake)
  82. Margaret/Marjorie/Margo (a pearl)
  83. Mary/Maria/Marie (wished-for child)
  84. Marilyn (popular)
  85. Marina (sea maiden)
  86. Megan (the strong)
  87. Maxine (the greatest)
  88. Melanie (dark)
  89. Melinda (sweet and soft)
  90. Melissa (honey bee)
  91. Michelle (in the image of God)
  92. Miranda (worthy of admiration)
  93. Morag (Gaelic form of Sara)
  94. Nicola (victory of the people)
  95. Olivia (bringer of peace)
  96. Patricia (noble, well-born)
  97. Penelope (a weaver, industrious)
  98. Philippa (lover of horses)
  99. Rachel (motherly)
  100. Rebecca (captivating)
  101. Robyn/Robin (winner overall)
  102. Roma (the wanderer)
  103. Rosemary/Rosanne (rose of grace)
  104. Roxanne (dawn of day)
  105. Ruth (friendly)
  106. Sally (diminutive of Sara)
  107. Samantha (lovely flower)
  108. Sandra (helper of mankind)
  109. Sara/Sarah/Sharon (princess)
  110. Sheila/Sheelagh (musical)
  111. Shirley (from the white meadow)
  112. Sonia/Sophia (wisdom)
  113. Stacey (one who will rise again)
  114. Stephanie (crown)
  115. Sue/Susan (trusting)
  116. Teresa/Tracy/Tessa (generous giver)
  117. Vanessa (butterfly)
  118. Victoria/Vickie/Vikky (victorious)
  119. Vivien/Vivienne (lively).

Names for a Boy

  1. Adam (man of red earth)
  2. Adrian (bold)
  3. Alan (cheerful)
  4. Alastair/Alexander/Allister (leader of men)
  5. Andrew ( manhood)
  6. Angus (exceptionally strong)
  7. Anthony/Antony (praiseworthy)
  8. Barry (good shot)
  9. Benjamin (favorite son)
  10. Bradford (from the broad ford)
  11. Brad/Bradley (from the meadow)
  12. Brent (from the steep hill)
  13. Brett (a native of Brittany)
  14. Brian (strong, sincere)
  15. Bruce (positive, daring)
  16. Cameron (crooked nose)
  17. Campbell (crooked mouth)
  18. Carey/Cary (from the fortress)
  19. Charles (manly, strong)
  20. Christian (meaning Christian)
  21. Christopher (Christ-bearer)
  22. Clive (cliff-dweller)
  23. Colin (young, strong)
  24. Craig (crag-dweller)
  25. Crispin (curly-haired)
  26. Dallas (skilled or spirited)
  27. Damien (Greek meaning taming)
  28. Damon (conqueror)
  29. Daniel (a judge)
  30. Darrell (beloved or dear)
  31. David (beloved)
  32. Dominic (the Lord’s)
  33. Donald (proud, a chief)
  34. Dorian (golden)
  35. Douglas (thoughtful, dark)
  36. Duncan (brown chief)
  37. Edward (rich, happy protector)
  38. Eric (heroic) Evan (challenger)
  39. Fletcher (arrow maker)
  40. Francis/Frank (free, from the Latin)
  41. Fraser (curly-haired)
  42. Gareth/Garth (spear)
  43. Gary (protector)
  44. Gavin (white hawk)
  45. Glen/Glenn (of the glen or valley)
  46. Gordon (upright)
  47. Graham (stern-faced)
  48. Grant (great)
  49. Greg/Gregory (watchful)
  50. Guy (a leader)
  51. Hamish (Scots form of James)
  52. Harold (a warrior)
  53. Harvey (worthy)
  54. Henry (home ruler)
  55. Hilary (cheerful)
  56. Hugh/Hugo (old Celtic name meaning light)
  57. Ivan (Russian form of John)
  58. Ivor (Welsh form of John)
  59. James (the supplanter)
  60. Jeremy (exalted)
  61. John/Jonathan (given by God)
  62. Julian/Jolyon (soft-haired, bearded)
  63. Justin (just)
  64. Keith (wood dweller)
  65. Ken/Kenneth (handsome, quick)
  66. Kent (fair or bright)
  67. Kerry (dark)
  68. Kevin (comely birth)
  69. Kim (chief)
  70. Kit (from Christopher)
  71. Larry (Laurel)
  72. Laurence/Lawrence (victorious)
  73. Lee (physician)
  74. Leslie (from the grey fort)
  75. Lucas/Luke (light)
  76. Malcolm (St Colomba’s servant)
  77. Marcus/Mark (war-like, a hammer)
  78. Martin/Martyn (unyielding)
  79. Matthew (gift of the Lord)
  80. Max/Maxwell (a leader)
  81. Michael (like to God)
  82. Miles (a soldier)
  83. Neil/Neill/Niall (Celtic, a champion)
  84. Neville (from the new town)
  85. Nicholas (victory of the people)
  86. Nigel (dark)
  87. Nolan (noble)
  88. Oliver (peaceful)
  89. Owen (high-born)
  90. Patrick (noble, patriotic)
  91. Paul (little)
  92. Philip/Phillip (a lover of horses)
  93. Rex (royal)
  94. Richard (stern but just ruler)
  95. Robert/Robin (winner overall)
  96. Roger (tall, straight)
  97. Rory (ruddy)
  98. Roy (king)
  99. Rupert (winner overall)
  100. Scott (the wanderer)
  101. Sean/Shawn (Irish for John)
  102. Sebastian (respected)
  103. Shamus (Irish form of James)
  104. Simon (obedient)
  105. Stephen/Steven (a crown)
  106. Stewart (keeper of the estate)
  107. Stuart (a steward)
  108. Swithin (old English, strong)
  109. Terence/Terry (tower-like or tender)
  110. Thomas (twin)
  111. Todd (the fox)
  112. Trent (swift)
  113. Trevor (prudent)
  114. Tristan (sorrowful)
  115. Wayne (a wagon maker)
  116. William (protector, resolute)
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