Posh Baby Names

The following names are the names most indicative of the upper class in Britain over the last thirty years based on peerage birth announcements compared with national statistics. In other words, these names are uncommon choices in Britain except for among the upper class where they are well used. Compiled by Eleanor Nickerson of British Baby Names.

  • Algernon

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Victorian prissiness personified. Actually came into being as a nickname for a man with whiskers.Read More 

  • Allegra

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    In music, the term allegro means "quickly, lively tempo," which makes this still-unusual and quintessential ballet dancer's name all the more appealing.

    One of the most creative... Read More 

  • Anoushka

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    A lively, affectionate Olde World pet name wearing a baboushka and embroidered blouse. Read More 

  • Antonia

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Antonia is stronger than most feminized boys’ names, reflecting the pioneer spirit of Willa Cather's classic novel My Antonia. Antonia is... Read More 

  • Arabella

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Arabella, lovely and elegant, has long been well used in Britain and finally made it onto the American list in 2005; it is now among the US Top 200 Read More 

  • Araminta

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Araminta is an enchanting eighteenth-century invention familiar in Britain and just beginning to be discovered here. It was used in 1693 by William Congreve in his comedy The Old... Read More 

  • Archibald

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    The short form Archie is so open and friendly --and very trendy in the British Isles--that some parents are now beginning to consider the formerly fusty Archibald as well. SNL comedians Amy... Read More 

  • Artemis

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Artemis, one of the key figures of the female Greek pantheon, is the ancient virgin goddess of the hunt, wilderness, animals, childbirth, and a protector of young girls, later associated with the... Read More 

  • Atalanta

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Atalanta was a beautiful mythological maiden who refused to marry any man who couldn't beat her in a footrace -- quite a role model. This myth is found in Ovid's Metamorphoses and later in... Read More 

  • Aubrey

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Upscale British name being used more for girls...and less for boys. Rap/ pop megastar Drake was born Aubrey Drake Graham, and goes by his middle name.Read More 

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