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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. The Brits call these Posh Baby Names, while to Americans these names may feel simply British or Eurostyle...which may feel posh or wealthy or upper class. Compiled by Eleanor Nickerson of British Baby Names.

  • Humphrey

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Humphrey is an old name that might have faded completely were it not for that Bogie flair. A royal name in Britain, where it's used somewhat more frequently, Humphrey might just have some life... Read More 

  • India

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    India is one of the first and still one of the loveliest place-names: exotic, euphonious and long stylish in England. It was one of the fastest-rising names on the 2013 list, after jumping 240... Read More 

  • Inigo

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    Inigo, almost unknown in the U.S., is an intriguing choice, with its strong beat, creative and evocative sound, and associations with the great early British architect and stage designer Inigo... Read More 

  • Iona

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    This name of a small island off the coast of Scotland is trending upwards along with other I names. Read More 

  • Ivo

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Ivo is an unusual, catchy name with the energetic impact of all names ending in 'o'. Hardly heard in the U.S., it is used a bit more frequently in England, as is the related Ivor, a... Read More 

  • Jago

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    Jago is a dashing alternative to overused favorite Jacob. Read More 

  • Jemima

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    Jemima, the name of a strong and beautiful Biblical daughter of Job, has long been among the chicest choices of aristocratic Brits, most recently ranking at #231 there in 2017. But despite its... Read More 

  • Jonty

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Jaunty, to say the least, Jonty might be an option if Johnny feels too old school. It has been noticed most often on the playing fields, as in U.K. rugby player Jonty Parkin (born Jonathan) and... Read More 

  • Kit

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    Actor Kit Harington, aka the dreamy Jon Snow on Game of Thrones, has given this nickname-name new style and appeal for boys. Actress Jodie Foster used it for her son. For girls, it's an... Read More 

  • Kitty

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    This endearing nickname name is one Katherine pet form that predates all the Kathys and Katies, having been fairly common in the eighteenth century. With the current mini-craze for animal-related... Read More 

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