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Jane Austen Names for Boys

Looking for strength, masculinity and sophistication? Search no further. These traditional Old English baby names have lost none of their royal luster, and are shared by some of Jane Austen's bravest male literary heroes. And no, we're not just talking about Mr. Darcy.
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  • Bertram

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    Old Norman name last current in the 1930s, and firmly in our 'so far out it will always be out' category--despite its appearance as a Hogwarts student in Harry Potter.  Read More 

  • Clay

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    Clay is a rich, earthy one-syllable name with a southern-inflected handsome-rogue image, featured on soap operas and reality TV, whose numbers have dropped over the past few years, but could make a... Read More 

  • Darcy

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    Though Darcy is the ultimate Jane Austen hero name, it is rarely used for boys today. A shame as it's a handsome, roguish kind of appellation that combines elements of French flair, aristocratic sa... Read More 

  • Elliot

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    Elliot (which boasts several spellings depending upon how many 'l's or 't's you want to use) is a winner -- it has the ideal quality of being neither too common nor weirdly unique. Elliot had a sty... Read More 

  • Elton

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    Even the flamboyant Elton John can't lift this quiet, drab name.  Read More 

  • Fitzwilliam

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    The Christian name of the dashing Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice — it was his mother's maiden name— is just one of several Fitz names, including Fitzroy, Fitzgerald, Fitzpatrick, that could be us... Read More 

  • Gardiner

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  • Grey

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    The girls have Violet and Scarlet and Ruby and Rose, but for the boys there's a much more limited palette of color names. Grey/Gray is one exception, which could make for a soft and evocative —-if ... Read More 

  • Price

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    Some names referring to expensive things -- Tiffany, Armani, Porsche -- are in fact declasse, but Price transcends that label with its simplicity and strength.  Read More 

  • Russell

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    One of many names that started as a nickname for a redhead; this has lost its color, except for one dynamic bearer, Russell Crowe.  Read More 

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