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    Arrow British Baby Names from 1863

    So I found this list of baby names from 1863…. Anything interesting?
    FINDS FROM 1863

    A selection of names from the GRO Birth Records for England and Wales in 1863. All are first names and middle names — the surnames are not included unless indicated by 'sn' — and have been checked against other records for accuracy.

    Boys:
    Albany Horace
    Aldred Henry John
    Alfred Mahershalalhashbaz
    Amandus Francis Charles
    Anderson Charles
    Anstice Arthur Charles
    Arphaxad Vernon Lewis
    Azeline Edmund
    Baskervyle Thomas Overington
    Blair Daniel
    Bruno Simon DeLacy Aemilianus
    Cephas Jason
    Cloudsley Shovel Henry
    Crestova
    Chrysidus Adelbert Isadore Cyrus De'Lys
    Cyprian Spencer
    Ecroyde Heywood
    Epenetus
    Excelsior Tyrel Chiney
    Ferdinand Artemus
    Garibaldi Forest
    George Leonidas
    Golden Charles
    Hadderreezar Benjamin
    Hippolite Louis
    Horatio Theophilus
    Ivor Ajax
    Lovel Adolphus
    Mark Adolphus Claudius Cline
    Mason John
    Napoleon Alfred
    Nehemiah Joel
    Omar Oliver
    Prince Albert Edward
    Prince Alfred
    Prince Arthur
    Rafael Carlos Amador
    Ranulphus John
    Robert Ernest Alphaeus
    Septimus Ido Francis
    Shadrach Levi
    Sharp James
    Squire Sykes
    Strange (sn: Livings)
    Theobald Wolfe
    Theophilus Elihu Elkanah
    Walter Vandeleur Zaphnath-paaneah
    Welby Were
    Wellington George Richard
    Westmorland
    Xerxes
    Zachariah Ephraim

    Girls:
    Admonisha
    Agnes Amy Esther Fanny Tryphena
    Alberta Victoria Sophia Mary Ernestina
    Alice Alexandra Beatrice Mary Magdalene Eugenie Victoria
    Alivia Zaida
    Annabella Lilla
    Anstruther Taylor
    Arthurina Matilda
    Augusta Georgiana Alberta Kate
    Birthday
    Brock Mary
    Bronzola Anastasia
    Clara Clarissa
    Commarina Mary
    Constantia Alberta
    Desirée Esther Rachel Anita
    Eola Christiana
    Etheldred St Barbe
    Eudora Beatrice Stella
    Evangeline Alicia & Thirza Regina (twins)
    Everalda Maria
    Ferdinanda Caroline Maria
    Florence Sophia Honorine
    Frances Boadicea
    Hesse Priscilla
    Jessina Elizabeth
    Julia Jamesena
    Kalitha Marianne
    Kendaleana
    Laura Endora
    Lealliwah Lydia
    Lena Elfleda
    Lilla Ximena Alexandrina
    Louetta Amelia
    Lystra
    Mary Christophera
    Mary Elvira Voltelina
    Minetta Theodocia
    Myra Hortensia
    Nerissa Rosalind May
    Nineveh
    Noa Florence
    Orizaba Harriet
    Pethena Ann
    Phylotha
    Pleasance Janette
    Pleasure Elizabeth
    Princess Alexandra (no doubt named in honour of Prince Albert and Princess Alexandra's wedding that year)
    Priscilla Glennie Agnes
    Repentance
    Rose Alice Emerentiana
    Sevinah Jessie
    Shelomith Ann
    Susieva Marina
    Sybil Coranda
    Theodorine Eugenie Anne
    Tydfil Mary
    Ursula Selina
    Venus Lilia
    Venus Pandora
    Verona Sylvia Seraphina Phancy
    Zeffie Agnes Lydia (sn: Tilbury -- the actress)
    Zelah Alexandra
    Zillah Mesetta
    Zingra Elizabeth
    Zuleika Matilda


    There are definitely some strange ones… Zingra? Orizaba? Ranulphus? Ecroyde?

    But I feel like some of them could feel modern. Zillah, Verona (esp. for a Romeo & Juliet fan), Louetta, Ninevah (a biblical place name), Albany, Anderson, Noa, Lilia, and I definitely feel like Cloudsley will be used by a reality TV star at some point. :/ There are a few more too, but definitely some that should stay in the dustpan of history. Also interesting how many children were given the names Prince and Princess.

    Source: http://www.britishbabynames.com
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