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  1. Aleanor
    • Basil
      • Origin:

        Greek
      • Meaning:

        "royal"
      • Description:

        Although Greek in origin--in the fourth century, a bishop by that name established the principles of the Greek Orthodox Church--Basil for years took on the aura of aquiline-nosed upper-class Britishness of Sherlock Holmes portrayer Basil Rathbone, then spiced with the fragrant aroma of the herb that entered with the Pesto generation.
    • Bramwell
      • Origin:

        English
      • Meaning:

        "well where the gorse grows"
      • Description:

        The only boy in the Brontë family; the name has a lonely Wuthering Heights/Jane Eyre feel.
    • Branwell
      • Cesare
        • Crane
          • Origin:

            English surname
          • Meaning:

            "crane"
          • Description:

            This elegant surname has great potential to turn into an unusual first name, especially with its literary associations to both Stephen and Hart Crane.
        • Dane
          • Origin:

            English
          • Meaning:

            "from Denmark"
          • Description:

            Dane is a more masculine Dana alternative, with added style edge. Dane has been on the US Top 1000 for more than seventy years, having entered the list in 1945.
        • Doutzen
          • Origin:

            Dutch, meaning unknown
          • Description:

            Dutch supermodel Doutzen (pronounced doubt-son) Kroes has introduced us to a name from the Netherlands that might have a hard time in an American classroom and is nowhere near as glamorous as its bearer.
        • Dugan
          • Origin:

            Irish
          • Meaning:

            "swarthy"
          • Description:

            Dugan is an open, friendly, and cheery Irish surname that would be suited to a dark-haired boy.
        • Flip
          • Origin:

            Nickname for Philip, Phillip, or Felipe
          • Meaning:

            "lover of horses"
          • Description:

            Flip is a cute, attitude-filled nickname for the very proper Philip and variations. A perfect choice if you're looking for a buttoned-up proper name with an informal short form.
        • Giada
          • Origin:

            Italian
          • Meaning:

            "jade"
          • Description:

            Giada is a fresh spin on Jade, which has been quietly and stylishly used in English-speaking countries for several years now. Popular cook Giada De Laurentiis made this a possibility, then semi-subtly self-referenced when she named her daughter Jade.
          • Arnaud
            • Origin:

              French variation of Arnold
            • Meaning:

              "ruler, strong as an eagle"
            • Description:

              French given and surname.
          • Arnold
            • Origin:

              English from German
            • Meaning:

              "ruler, strong as an eagle"
            • Description:

              Strange as it may now seem, the venerable St. Arnold was a Greek by birth, a musician who became a member of the court of Charlemagne. The name is said to have been introduced into Britain by the Normans in the form Arnaud.
          • Hal
            • Origin:

              Diminutive of Harold and Henry
            • Description:

              Could Hal be the Jack, Max, or Gus of the future? It just might happen in the new nickname environment. Hank Azaria put it on his son's birth certificate.
          • Halloran
            • Origin:

              Gaelic
            • Meaning:

              "male descendant of a pirate or stranger from overseas"
            • Description:

              Halloran could be your solution if you love the nickname Hal, but not Harold or Henry.
          • Hamp
            • Harp
              • Origin:

                Music name
              • Description:

                Feels as if it's missing a syllable.
            • Indy
              • Origin:

                Short form of Indiana
              • Description:

                Indie — as in indie films — is the more girlish version of the name, but earthy, gender-neutral Indy is catching up slowly and steadily. Indy entered the Top 1000 for girls for the first time in 2023 after rising over 100 places. For a longer full name, vibrant Indigo remains more and more stylish each year.
            • Jillie