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Victorian Boy Names

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Victorian boy names range from timeless classics like William, Henry and Charles, to truly Victorian-era choices like Cornelius, Percival and Livingstone, after the famous Scottish physician, explorer and missionary David Livingstone.

The names Queen Victoria herself chose for her sons include stylish choices like Albert, Arthur, Ernest, Leopold and Duncan. More unusual choices among the Victorian royal baby names include Leopold, Ewart, Temple, Cecil and Feodore.

Biblical names for boys were also very popular with Victorian parents, including uncommon (in current times) choices like Simeon, Jabez, Enoch, Hezekiah and Job.

Find our longlist of Victorian baby names for boys below.

  • Abel

    Abel, the name of Adam and Eve's unfortunate younger son, compensates with positive connotations: capable, competent, ready and willing.

    Abel has literary connections to the novels of... Read More 

  • Abraham

    Abraham is among the most classic baby names that's still widely-used today, popular for its references to both the Bible and American history. The Biblical... Read More 

  • Abram

    Abram was Abraham's original name in the Bible; it's more user-friendly but with a bit less gravitas. And it does offer that cool nickname Bram, as well as the friendly Abe. After some early... Read More 

  • Absalom

    Absalom, because of its biblical and literary associations, just might appeal to the daring namegiver.

    In the Old Testament, Absalom was the handsome, favored but rebellious son of... Read More 

  • Alfred

    Alfred is up off his recliner! If you're looking for a path to Fred, you can go directly to Frederick or take the long way around with the so-out-it's-in-again Alfred. Alfred is quite popular in... Read More 

  • Algernon

    While this name came into being in the Victorian era as a nickname for a man with whiskers, the name was quickly embraced as a true name by the Victorians and is likely most familiar to you as the... Read More 

  • Allen

    Allen is the spelling of this name -- other common spellings are Alan and Allan -- most associated with the surname; it might also be the most appropriate if you're trying to steer clear of Al as... Read More 

  • Ambrose

    A favorite of British novelists including Evelyn Waugh and P. G. Wodehouse, Ambrose has an air of blooming well-being and upper-class erudition. It comes from the same Greek root as 'ambrosia',... Read More 

  • Amos

    Amos is a robust biblical name that's being discovered by a new generation of parents in a major way.

    Amos was an eighth century BC prophet whose sayings are collected in the biblical... Read More 

  • Anthony

    Anthony is derived from the Roman family name Antonii, and was initially used as Antony, without the “h.” The name evolved into Anthony in the 17th century, when it was speculated that it derived... Read More 

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