Fertility

180 Old Man Names For Your Little Gentleman

Updated on 10 May 2022 • 13 minute read

 

Overview

Classic names are timeless. They’re elegant and pose their own sense of grandeur. Modern names are cool and chic, but there’s something noble about old-fashioned names.

If you’re looking for ageless baby boy names, you’ve come to the right place. We have old man names that are still popular today, gentleman names for the fine man your little one is going to be, and more older names with beautiful meanings to choose from.

 

What Are Still Popular Old Man Names?

Here are old man names that are still topping the charts of 1000 trending boy names. This is from the SSA (Social Security Administration) list for 2020. (1)

Note: SSA is yet to release its list of popular baby names for 2021.

 

Aaron

  • Meaning: Mountain of strength
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Pronunciation: AY-ROHN

 

Abel

  • Meaning: Breath
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Pronunciation: AY-BEL

 

Abraham

  • Meaning: Father of nations
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Pronunciation: AYB-RA-HAM
  • Variation: Abram

 

Adam

  • Meaning: Earth’s son
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Pronunciation: AY-DUHM

 

Adonis

  • Meaning: Lord
  • Origin: Greek
  • Pronunciation: AH-DO-NIHS

 

Albert

  • Meaning: Bright and noble
  • Origin: English, German
  • Pronunciation: AL-BERT
  • Variation: Alberto

 

Alfred

  • Meaning: Elf ruler
  • Origin: English
  • Pronunciation: AL-FRED
  • Variation: Alfredo, Fred

 

Alistair

  • Meaning: Man’s defender
  • Origin: Scottish
  • Pronunciation: AL-IS-TAYR

 

Allen

  • Meaning: Handsome
  • Origin: Irish
  • Pronunciation: AL-LEN
  • Description: Allen was the top 463 baby boy name in 2020. (1) 

 

Alonzo

  • Meaning: Noble, battle-ready
  • Origin: Spanish
  • Pronunciation: AL-LOHN-ZOH

 

Ambrose

  • Meaning: Immortal
  • Origin: Greek
  • Pronunciation: AM-BROZ

 

Amos

  • Meaning: To carry, born of God
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Pronunciation: AY-MOS

 

Arthur

  • Meaning: Noble and courageous
  • Origin: Celtic
  • Pronunciation: AR-THUR
  • Description: Arthur was the top 162 baby boy name in 2020. (1) 

 

Augustus

  • Meaning: Great, Magnificent
  • Origin: Latin, Slavic
  • Pronunciation: UH-GUHS-TUHS
  • Variation: August

 

Benjamin

  • Meaning: Right-hand man’s son
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Pronunciation: BEN-JUH-MIN

 

Bennett

  • Meaning: Blessed little one
  • Origin: Latin
  • Pronunciation: BEN-NET

 

Bradley

  • Meaning: Broad clearing
  • Origin: Old English
  • Pronunciation: BRAD-LEE
  • Description: Bradley was the top 272 baby boy name in 2020. (1)

 

Brett

  • Meaning: One who came from Britain
  • Origin: Celtic, French
  • Pronunciation: BRET

 

Bruce

  • Meaning: Thick brush
  • Origin: English
  • Pronunciation: BROOS

 

Bruno

  • Meaning: Brown
  • Origin: Old German
  • Pronunciation: BROO-NOH

 

Byron

  • Meaning: At the byres or the barn
  • Origin: Old English
  • Pronunciation: BY-ROHN

 

Caleb

  • Meaning: Bold, brave, devoted, faithful, wholehearted
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Pronunciation: KAY-LUHB

 

Calvin

  • Meaning: Little bald one
  • Origin: Latin
  • Pronunciation: KAHL-VIN

 

Carter

  • Meaning: One who transports goods by cart
  • Origin: Old English
  • Pronunciation: KAR-TUHR
  • Variation: Karter

 

Cedric

  • Meaning: Kind, loved
  • Origin: Old English
  • Pronunciation: SED-RIK

 

Charles

  • Meaning: Freeman
  • Origin: English, French, German
  • Pronunciation: CHARLS
  • Variation: Charlie, Carl

 

Christian

  • Meaning: Christ’s follower
  • Origin: Latin
  • Pronunciation: KRIS-CHAN
  • Variation: Kristian

 

Christopher

  • Meaning: Bearer of Christ
  • Origin: Greek
  • Pronunciation: KRIS-TA-FER
  • Variation: Kit, Kristopher, Kristofer

 

Clark

  • Meaning: Cleric, clerk, scholar, scribe, secretary
  • Origin: English
  • Pronunciation: KLARK
  • Variation: Clarke
  • Description: Clark was the top 390 baby boy name in 2020. (1)

 

Clayton

  • Meaning: Place with good clay
  • Origin: English
  • Pronunciation: KLAY-TUHN
  • Description: Clayton was the top 288 popular boy name in 2020. (1)

 

Clyde

  • Meaning: Clyde river
  • Origin: Scottish
  • Pronunciation: KLIED
  • Description: Clyde was the top 716 trending boy name in 2020. (1)

 

Colin

  • Meaning: Puppy
  • Origin: Old Irish
  • Pronunciation: KO-LIN
  • Description: Colin was the top 285 popular name for boys in 2020. (1)

 

Colter

  • Meaning: One who herds colts
  • Origin: Old English
  • Pronunciation: KOL-TUHR
  • Description: Colter was the top 972 baby boy name in 2020. (1)

 

Conrad

  • Meaning: Brave ruler
  • Origin: German
  • Pronunciation: KON-RAD
  • Description: Conrad was the top 548 popular boy name in 2020. (1)

 

Curtis

  • Meaning: Courteous, polite
  • Origin: English, French
  • Pronunciation: KUHR-TIS
  • Variation: Kurt, Kurtis
  • Description: Curtis was the top 701 trending boy name in 2020. (1)

 

Cyrus

  • Meaning: Sun
  • Origin: Persian
  • Pronunciation: SIE-RUHS
  • Description: Cyrus was the top 369 popular name for boys in 2020. (1)

 

Darwin

  • Meaning: Dear friend
  • Origin: Old English
  • Pronunciation: DAHR-WIN
  • Description: Darwin was the top 901 baby boy name in 2020. (1)

 

David

  • Meaning: Beloved
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Pronunciation: DAY-VID
  • Description: David was the top 28 popular boy name in 2020. (1)

 

Dean

  • Meaning: From the valley
  • Origin: English
  • Pronunciation: DEEN
  • Description: Dean was the top 176 trending boy name in 2020. (1)

 

Desmond

  • Meaning: One from South Munster, Ireland
  • Origin: Irish
  • Pronunciation: DES-MOND
  • Description: Desmond was the top 365 popular name for boys in 2020. (1)

 

Donovan

  • Meaning: Dark prince
  • Origin: Irish
  • Pronunciation: DAHN-UH-VIN
  • Description: Donovan was the top 374 baby boy name in 2020. (1)

 

Douglas

  • Meaning: Dark stream
  • Origin: Scottish
  • Pronunciation: DUG-LUHS
  • Description: Douglas was the top 735 popular boy name in 2020. (1)

 

Edgar

  • Meaning: Spearman
  • Origin: English
  • Pronunciation: ED-GUHR
  • Description: Edgar was the top 393 trending boy name in 2020. (1)

 

Edwin

  • Meaning: Wealthy friend
  • Origin: Old English
  • Pronunciation: ED-WIN
  • Description: Edwin was the top 345 popular name for boys in 2020. (1)

 

Emmet

  • Meaning: Industrious, strong, universal
  • Origin: English, German, Hebrew
  • Pronunciation: EM-MET
  • Variation: Emett, Emmit
  • Description: Emmet was the top 106 baby boy name in 2020. (1)

 

Ephraim

  • Meaning: Fertile, fruitful, productive
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Pronunciation: EF-RAYM
  • Variation: Efraim
  • Description: Ephraim was the top 1000 popular boy name in 2020. (1)

 

Ermias

  • Meaning: God will rise
  • Origin: Ethiopian
  • Pronunciation: UHR-MEE-UHS
  • Description: Ermias was the top 648 trending boy name in 2020. (1)

 

Eugene

  • Meaning: Noble
  • Origin: Greek
  • Pronunciation: YOO-JEEN
  • Description: Eugene was the top 840 popular name for boys in 2020. (1)

 

Everett

  • Meaning: Brave as a wild boar
  • Origin: English, German
  • Pronunciation: EVER-ET, EV-RIT
  • Description: Everett was the top 90 baby boy name in 2020. (1)

 

Ezekiel

  • Meaning: God’s strength
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Pronunciation: EE-ZEE-KEE-UHL
  • Variation: 
  • Description: Ezekiel was the top 65 popular boy name in 2020. (1)

 

Felix

  • Meaning: Lucky, successful
  • Origin: English
  • Pronunciation: FEE-LIKS
  • Description: Felix was the top 225 trending boy name in 2020. (1)

 

Fletcher

  • Meaning: Arrow maker
  • Origin: English, Irish, Scottish
  • Pronunciation: FLET-CHUR
  • Description: Fletcher was the top 654 popular name for boys in 2020. (1)

 

Francis

  • Meaning: Freeman, Frenchman
  • Origin: French, Latin
  • Pronunciation: FRAN-SIS
  • Variation: Francisco
  • Description: Francis was the top 481 baby boy name in 2020. (1)

 

Franklin

  • Meaning: Free landholder
  • Origin: English
  • Pronunciation: FRANK-LIN
  • Variation: Frank
  • Description: Franklin was the top 414 popular boy name in 2020. (1)

 

Frederick

  • Meaning: Peaceful ruler
  • Origin: German
  • Pronunciation: FRED-RIK
  • Variation: Fred, Friedrich
  • Description: Frederick was the top 485 trending boy name in 2020. (1)

 

Garrett

  • Meaning: Rules by the spear
  • Origin: English
  • Pronunciation: GA-RET
  • Description: Garrett was the top 367 popular name for boys in 2020. (1)

 

Gideon

  • Meaning: Great warrior
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Pronunciation: GID-EE-UHN
  • Description: Gideon was the top 323 baby boy name in 2020. (1)

 

Gordon

  • Meaning: Large defense walla
  • Origin: Gaelic, Old English, Scottish
  • Pronunciation: GOHR-DUHN
  • Description: Gordon was the top 960 popular boy name in 2020. (1)

 

Grady

  • Meaning: Noble
  • Origin: Irish
  • Pronunciation: GRAY-DEE
  • Description: Grady was the top 396 trending boy name in 2020. (1)

 

Graham

  • Meaning: Gravel homestead
  • Origin: English, Scottish
  • Pronunciation: GRAY-UHM
  • Description: Graham was the top 184 popular name for boys in 2020. (1)

 

Harlan

  • Meaning: Army land
  • Origin: Old English
  • Pronunciation: HAHR-LUHN
  • Description: Harlan was the top 686 baby boy name in 2020. (1)

 

Harold

  • Meaning: Army ruler
  • Origin: Scandinavian
  • Pronunciation: HER-UHLD
  • Variation: Harry
  • Description: Harold was the top 932 popular boy name in 2020. (1)

 

Hector

  • Meaning: Restrain
  • Origin: English, French, Greek, Scottish, Spanish
  • Pronunciation: HEK-TUHR
  • Description: Hector was the top 364 trending boy name in 2020. (1)

 

Henry

  • Meaning: Home ruler
  • Origin: English, French, German
  • Pronunciation: HEN-REE
  • Description: Henry was the top 9 popular name for boys in 2020. (1)

 

Hugh

  • Meaning: Intelligent
  • Origin: English, German
  • Pronunciation: HYOO
  • Variation: Hugo
  • Description: Hugh was the top 744 baby boy name in 2020. (1)

 

Ira

  • Meaning: Full-grown, watchful
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Pronunciation: IE-RUH
  • Description: Ira was the top 805 popular boy name in 2020. (1)

 

Jasper

  • Meaning: Treasurer
  • Origin: English
  • Pronunciation: JAS-PUHR
  • Description: Jasper was the top 138 trending boy name in 2020. (1)

 

Jeffery

  • Meaning: God‘s peace
  • Origin: English
  • Pronunciation: JEF-REE
  • Variation: Jeffrey, Geoffrey
  • Description: Jeffery was the top 994 popular name for boys in 2020. (1)

 

Joseph

  • Meaning: God will increase
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Pronunciation: JOH-SEF
  • Variation: Jose, Latinized variation of Yasaf
  • Description: Joseph was the top 26 baby boy name in 2020. (1)

 

Larry

  • Meaning: One from Laurentum (a Roman city in Italy)
  • Origin: English
  • Pronunciation: LAH-REE
  • Variation: Lawrence
  • Description: Larry was the top 842 popular boy name in 2020. (1)

 

Lewis

  • Meaning: Renowned warrior
  • Origin: English
  • Pronunciation: LOO-IS
  • Variation: Louis
  • Description: Lewis was the top 498 trending boy name in 2020. (1)

 

Lincoln

  • Meaning: One from the lake settlement
  • Origin: English
  • Pronunciation: LING-KUHN
  • Description: Lincoln was the top 40 popular name for boys in 2020. (1)

 

Lucian

  • Meaning: Light
  • Origin: Latin
  • Pronunciation: LOO-SHUHN
  • Variation: Lucius
  • Description: Lucian was the top 639 baby boy name in 2020. (1)

 

Manuel

  • Meaning: God is with us
  • Origin: Spanish
  • Pronunciation: MAHN-WEL
  • Variation: Emanuel, Emmanuel
  • Description: Manuel was the top 321 popular boy name in 2020. (1)

 

Marcus

  • Meaning: Roman god Mars, hammer
  • Origin: Latin
  • Pronunciation: MAR-KUHS
  • Variation: Marcos, Markos
  • Description: Marcus was the top 227 trending boy name in 2020. (1)

 

Matthew

  • Meaning: Gift of God
  • Origin: English, Hebrew
  • Pronunciation: MATH-YOO
  • Variation: Mateo, Matteo
  • Description: Matthew was the top 30 popular name for boys in 2020. (1)

 

Moses

  • Meaning: Savior
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Pronunciation: MO-SUHS
  • Description: Moses was the top 496 baby boy name in 2020. (1)

 

Nelson

  • Meaning: Neil’s son
  • Origin: English
  • Pronunciation: NEL-SON
  • Description: Nelson was the top 671 popular boy name in 2020. (1)

 

Oliver

  • Meaning: Olive tree, olive tree planter
  • Origin: Latin
  • Pronunciation: AHL-UH-VUHR
  • Variation: Ollie
  • Description: Oliver was the top 3 trending boy name in 2020. (1)

 

Oscar

  • Meaning: Champion warrior, deer lover, God’s spear
  • Origin: English, Irish
  • Pronunciation: AHS-KUHR
  • Description: Oscar was the top 215 popular name for boys in 2020. (1)

 

Otis

  • Meaning: Wealthy, son of Otto
  • Origin: German, Greek
  • Pronunciation: OH-TIS
  • Variation: Otto
  • Description: Otis was the top 649 baby boy name in 2020. (1)

 

Roland

  • Meaning: King’s adviser
  • Origin: English, German
  • Pronunciation: ROW-LAND
  • Description: Roland was the top 568 popular boy name in 2020. (1)

 

Roman

  • Meaning: One from Rome
  • Origin: Latin
  • Pronunciation: ROW-MUHN
  • Description: Roman was the top 77 trending boy name in 2020. (1)

 

Solomon

  • Meaning: Peaceful one
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Pronunciation: SO-LO-MON
  • Description: Solomon was the top 406 popular name for boys in 2020. (1)

 

Spencer

  • Meaning: 
  • Origin: 
  • Pronunciation:
  • Variation: 
  • Description: Spencer is a unisex name, although not as popular as a baby girl name. It was the top 316 baby boy name in 2020. (1) ‘dispenser of provisions’

 

Stanley

  • Meaning: One from the stony field
  • Origin: Old English
  • Pronunciation: STAN-LEE
  • Description: Stanley was the top 732 popular boy name in 2020. (1)

 

Theodore

  • Meaning: Gift of God
  • Origin: Greek, Hebrew
  • Pronunciation: THEE-OH-DOR
  • Variation: Theo
  • Description: Theodore was the top 23 trending boy name in 2020. (1)

 

Walter

  • Meaning: Ruler of the army
  • Origin: German
  • Pronunciation: WAL-TUHR
  • Variation: Walt
  • Description: Walter was the top 274 popular name for boys in 2020. (1)



What Are Some Gentleman Names?

These old-fashioned boy names just ooze of gentlemanly vibe when you hear them.

 

Albus

  • Meaning: White
  • Origin: Latin
  • Pronunciation: AL-BUHS
  • Description: Popularized by a Harry Potter character, Albus Dumbledore.

 

Alfonso

  • Meaning: Noble and ready
  • Origin: Italian
  • Pronunciation: AL-FON-SO
  • Variations: Alfons, Alfonse, Alphonse

 

Basil

  • Meaning: Brave, chivalrous, kingly, royal, valiant
  • Origin: Greek
  • Pronunciation: BAH-ZUHL
  • Variations: Basile, Basilio

 

Bernard

  • Meaning: Bold as a bear
  • Origin: French
  • Pronunciation: BUHR-NARD
  • Variation: Bernardo, Bernardino, Bernhard

 

Carlisle

  • Meaning: One from the walled city or protected tower
  • Origin: English
  • Pronunciation: KAHR-LIEL
  • Variations: Carleill, Carlyle, Carlysle

 

Clarence

  • Meaning: River Clare dwellers
  • Origin: Latin
  • Pronunciation: KLAE-RUHNS
  • Variations: Clare, Clair

 

Clifford

  • Meaning: One who lives by the ford on the cliff
  • Origin: Old English
  • Pronunciation: KLI-FUHRD
  • Variation: Cliff, Clive
  • Description: Clifford is an English name that’s also being used as a last name.

 

Clint

  • Meaning: Fenced settlement
  • Origin: Old English
  • Pronunciation: KLINT
  • Variation: Clinton

 

Dale

  • Meaning: Valley
  • Origin: English
  • Pronunciation: DAYL
  • Variation: Dayle

 

Earl

  • Meaning: Warrior
  • Origin: German
  • Pronunciation: UHRL
  • Description: Earl is a one-syllable German name that refers to a British nobleman who ranks above a viscount and below a marquess.

 

Ebenezer

  • Meaning: Stone of help
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Pronunciation: EB-UH-NEE-ZUHR
  • Variation: Ebeneezer

 

Edbert

  • Meaning: Wealthy
  • Origin: English
  • Pronunciation: ED-BUHRT

 

Edric

  • Meaning: Prosperous ruler
  • Origin: English
  • Pronunciation: ED-RIK
  • Variation: Eldric

 

Fenton

  • Meaning: Marsh town
  • Origin: English
  • Pronunciation: FEN-TUHN
  • Variations: Fentoun, Fentown, Fentoune, Fentun

 

Floyd

  • Meaning: Gray
  • Origin: English
  • Pronunciation: FLOYD
  • Variation: Floyde

 

Herman

  • Meaning: Soldier
  • Origin: German
  • Pronunciation: HUHR-MUHN
  • Variations: Armand, Armando, Ermanno, Hermann

 

Homer

  • Meaning: Pledge
  • Origin: Greek
  • Pronunciation: HO-MUHR
  • Description: Homer is also used as a last name.

 

Horace

  • Meaning: Man of time
  • Origin: Latin
  • Pronunciation: HAWR-UHS
  • Variation: Horacio, Horatio

 

Howard

  • Meaning: Braveheart, high guardian
  • Origin: English
  • Pronunciation: HOW-URD
  • Description: Howard is a unisex English name.

 

Hubert

  • Meaning: Confident, eager, enthusiastic
  • Origin: German
  • Pronunciation: HYOO-BURT
  • Variation: Hubertus, Hughbert

 

Jarrett

  • Meaning: Spear warrior
  • Origin: English
  • Pronunciation: JER-ET
  • Variation: Garett, Garret, Jarett, Jarret, Jerrett

 

Jarvis

  • Meaning: Spearman
  • Origin: English
  • Pronunciation: JAR-VIS
  • Variation: Gervis, Jervis, Jervoise
  • Description: Jarvis is used as a first and last name.

 

Johnnie

  • Meaning: God is gracious
  • Origin: English, Hebrew
  • Pronunciation: JON-EE
  • Variation: John, Joni, Jonnie

 

Kent

  • Meaning: Coastal land, high land, chief, edge
  • Origin: English
  • Pronunciation: KENT
  • Description: Kent is a place name in the southeast region of England, known as the “Garden of England” for its lush countryside.

 

Leopold

  • Meaning: Brave people
  • Origin: German
  • Pronunciation: LEE-UH-POLD
  • Variation: Leo, Leopoldo, Lepold

 

Lester

  • Meaning: One from Leicester, England
  • Origin: Old English
  • Pronunciation: LES-TUHR
  • Description: Lester is a place name and a last name for people from Leicester, England.

 

Luther

  • Meaning: People’s army
  • Origin: English
  • Pronunciation: LOO-THER
  • Variation: Lueder, Luter, Luther, Lutter

 

Norman

  • Meaning: Man from the North, Norseman
  • Origin: English
  • Pronunciation: NOR-MUHN
  • Variation: Normanby, Normand

 

Percival

  • Meaning: Pierce valley
  • Origin: French
  • Pronunciation: PAHR-SI-VAHL
  • Variation: Parsifal, Parzival, Perceval, Percy
  • Description: Percival is a name of French origin and was the name of one of King Arthur‘s Knights of the Round Table.

 

Ralph

  • Meaning: Wolf counsel
  • Origin: English
  • Pronunciation: RALF
  • Variation: Ralf, Ralfe, Rolph, Rolfe



What Is A Very Old Person’s Name?

Here are some vintage names you can consider for your son’s first name or middle name:

 

Acton

  • Meaning: One from the oak tree settlement
  • Origin: English
  • Pronunciation: AK-TUHN
  • Description: Acton is a namesake derived from the settlement of Axton in the country of Kent, England.

 

Alston

  • Meaning: Elf stone, old stone, noblemen’s village
  • Origin: Old English
  • Pronunciation: AWLS-TUHN
  • Variation: Allston, Alstone

 

Angus

  • Meaning: One strength
  • Origin: Scottish
  • Pronunciation: AN-GUHS
  • Variation: Aengus, Gus

 

Ansel

  • Meaning: A nobleman’s follower
  • Origin: German
  • Pronunciation: AN-SUHL
  • Variation: Anselm

 

Archibald

  • Meaning: Bold, brave
  • Origin: German
  • Pronunciation: AHR-CHI-BAWLD
  • Variation: Archie, Archibaldo, Archivaldo

 

Casper

  • Meaning: Bringer of treasure
  • Origin: Dutch, German, Persian, Scandinavian
  • Pronunciation: KAHS-PUR
  • Variation: Caspar, Gaspar, Kaspar, Kasper
  • Description: Casper the friendly ghost may be the most popular Casper to date.

 

Cassian

  • Meaning: Hollow
  • Origin: Latin
  • Pronunciation: KASH-UHN
  • Variation: Cassianus, Cassius

 

Cecil

  • Meaning: Blind, sixth
  • Origin: English, Latin, Old Welsh
  • Pronunciation: SES-IL
  • Variation: Cecile, Cecilio

 

Chadwick

  • Meaning: Dairy farm, town, or village of Chad, from the warrior’s town
  • Origin: English
  • Pronunciation: CHAD-WIK
  • Variation: Chad
  • Description: Chadwick is also used as a last name.

 

Darnell

  • Meaning: Darnel plant grower
  • Origin: Old French
  • Pronunciation: DAHR-NEL
  • Variation: Darnall, Darnel, Dartnell

 

Delbert

  • Meaning: Noble and bright
  • Origin: English
  • Pronunciation: DEL-BERT
  • Variation: Dalbert, Elmer
  • Description: Delbert is an uncommon English boy name.

 

Demetri

  • Meaning: Greek god Demeter’s follower
  • Origin: Greek
  • Pronunciation: DAH-ME-TREE
  • Variation: Dmitri, Dmitri, Dmitriy, Dmitry

 

Elbert

  • Meaning: Bright, famous
  • Origin: German
  • Pronunciation: EL-BERT
  • Variation: Albert, Ailbert

 

Ellery

  • Meaning: Cheerful, happy
  • Origin: English
  • Pronunciation: EL-UH-REE
  • Variation: Hillary

 

Fergus

  • Meaning: Manliness, manly strength
  • Origin: Gaelic
  • Pronunciation: FER-GUHS
  • Variation: Ferguson, Fergusson
  • Description: Fergus is also used as last names, Ferguson and Fergusson.

 

Gaston

  • Meaning: Foreigner, guest
  • Origin: French
  • Pronunciation: GAS-TON
  • Variation: Gastone

 

Gautier

  • Meaning: Army ruller
  • Origin: French
  • Pronunciation: GOOT-CHI-UH
  • Variation: Gauthier

 

Hadwin

  • Meaning: Comrade, war friend, strong friend
  • Origin: English
  • Pronunciation: HAD-WIN
  • Variation: Heddwyn, Hedwyn, Hedwynn

 

Hiram

  • Meaning: Exalted brother, high-born
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Pronunciation: HIE-RUHM

 

Hollis

  • Meaning: By the holly bushes
  • Origin: English
  • Pronunciation: HAHL-IS
  • Variation: Holles, Holleis, Hollyes, Hollys

 

Jiminy

  • Meaning: One who replaces something or someone
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Pronunciation: JI-MI-NI
  • Variation: Jim

 

Kirk

  • Meaning: Church
  • Origin: Old Norse, Scandinavian
  • Pronunciation: KURK
  • Description: Kirk is also used as a last name for someone who lives near a church.

 

Linus

  • Meaning: Pale colored
  • Origin: Greek
  • Pronunciation: LIE-NUHS, LEE-NUHS

 

Mortimer

  • Meaning: Dead sea, still sea
  • Origin: French
  • Pronunciation: MAWR-TIH-MUHR
  • Variation: Mortemer
  • Description: Mortimer is a namesake from Mortemer in Seine-Maritime, France.

 

Rufus

  • Meaning: Red-haired one
  • Origin: Latin
  • Pronunciation: RUH-FUHS, ROO-FUHS
  • Variation: Ruffus, Rufino

 

Rupert

  • Meaning: Bright fame
  • Origin: Old High German
  • Pronunciation: ROO-PERT
  • Variation: Robert

 

Sheldon

  • Meaning: Town in the valley, steep valley
  • Origin: English
  • Pronunciation: SHEL-DEN, SHEL-DUHN

 

Sherman

  • Meaning: Cloth cutter
  • Origin: Old English
  • Pronunciation: SHER-MAN, SHUHR-MAN
  • Variation: Sharman, Shaerman, Shearman, Shirman

 

Sylvester

  • Meaning: One from the woods or forest
  • Origin: Latin
  • Pronunciation: SIL-VES-TUHR
  • Variation: Silvester, Silvestre

 

Vernon

  • Meaning: Alder tree, alder tree grove
  • Origin: English
  • Pronunciation: VER-NUHN, VUHR-NUHN
  • Variation: Vern, Vernard
  • Description: Vernon is also used as a last name.

 

Wilbur

  • Meaning: Brilliant, resolute, wild boar
  • Origin: Old German
  • Pronunciation: WIL-BUHR
  • Variation: Willbur, Wilbert

 

Wilfred

  • Meaning: One who desires peace
  • Origin: German, Old English
  • Pronunciation: WIL-FRED
  • Variation: Wilfredo, Wilfried, Wilfrid



What Are Some Older Names?

Here are some retro names you can consider for your little man:

 

Barney

  • Meaning: Strong as a bear
  • Origin: English
  • Pronunciation: BAR-NEE
  • Variation: Barnaby

 

Baxter

  • Meaning: Baker
  • Origin: Old English
  • Pronunciation: BAKS-TUHR
  • Variation: Bakster, Baxstar, Baxstair

 

Baylen

  • Meaning: Auburn-haired one
  • Origin: Old French
  • Pronunciation: BAY-LAHN
  • Variation: Bayard

 

Bertram

  • Meaning: Bright, famous
  • Origin: German
  • Pronunciation: BER-TRUHM
  • Variation: Bert

 

Booker

  • Meaning: Scribe
  • Origin: English
  • Pronunciation: BOO-KUHR
  • Variation: Boocker, Bouker

 

Chester

  • Meaning: Fortress, soldiers’ camp, walled town
  • Origin: English, Latin
  • Pronunciation: CHES-TUHR

 

Cornelius

  • Meaning: Horn
  • Origin: Latin
  • Pronunciation: KOHR-NEE-LEE-UHS
  • Variation: Cornel, Cornelious, Cornell

 

Cyril

  • Meaning: Lordly, masterful
  • Origin: Greek
  • Pronunciation: SIE-RIHL, SEE-RIHL
  • Variation: Cyrill, Cyrille, Ciril, Kirill, Kiryl, Kirillos

 

Dallben

  • Meaning: Blind chief
  • Origin: Welsh
  • Pronunciation: DAHL-BEN

 

Darcy

  • Meaning: Dark-haired one
  • Origin: Gaelic, Irish
  • Pronunciation: DAR-SEE
  • Variation: Darcel, Darcey, Darci, Darcie

 

Dewey

  • Meaning: Beloved
  • Origin: Welsh
  • Pronunciation: DYOO-EE
  • Variation: Dewi

 

Dillard

  • Meaning: Proud
  • Origin: Old English
  • Pronunciation: DIL-LARHD, DIL-LURHD
  • Variation: Dilard, Dillards, Dillardt

 

Draco

  • Meaning: Dragon
  • Origin: English
  • Pronunciation: DRAY-KO
  • Variation: Drake, Drago, Dragho

 

Elroy

  • Meaning: King
  • Origin: French
  • Pronunciation: EL-ROY
  • Variation: Delroy, Leroy, Leeroy

 

Ernest

  • Meaning: Earnest, resolute, serious
  • Origin: English, German
  • Pronunciation: UHR-NEST
  • Variation: Ernesto

 

Germaine

  • Meaning: One from Germany, brother
  • Origin: French
  • Pronunciation: JUR-MAYN
  • Variation: Germain, Jermaine

 

Gilbert

  • Meaning: Bright pledge
  • Origin: Old French, German
  • Pronunciation: GIL-BURT, ZIHL-BAYR
  • Variation: Gilberto, Gilebert, Guilbert



Irvin

  • Meaning: Good looking
  • Origin: Scottish
  • Pronunciation: UHR-VIN
  • Variation: Earvin, Ervin, Erwin, Irven, Irvine

 

Irving

  • Meaning: Green or freshwater
  • Origin: Gaelic, Scottish
  • Pronunciation: UHR-VING
  • Description: Irving was originally a last name.

 

Jethro

  • Meaning: Abundant, overflowing
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Pronunciation: JETH-ROH 
  • Variation: Jetro

 

Lonnie

  • Meaning: Noble, ready
  • Origin: American
  • Pronunciation: LAHN-EE
  • Variation: Lonnell, Lonny

 

Lowell

  • Meaning: Little wolf
  • Origin: English
  • Pronunciation: LOW-EHL
  • Description: Lowell was originally an English last name.

 

Manfred

  • Meaning: Man of peace
  • Origin: German
  • Pronunciation: MAN-FRED
  • Variation: Manfredo
  • Description: Manfred is also used as a last name in Germany, although rare.



Marlow

  • Meaning: Driftwood
  • Origin: Old English
  • Pronunciation: MAR-LOH
  • Variation: Marlowe

 

Roscoe

  • Meaning: One from the deer forest
  • Origin: English
  • Pronunciation: ROS-KOH
  • Variation: Rosco, Roscow, Ruscoe

 

Saul

  • Meaning: Asked for, prayed for
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Pronunciation: SAWL, SOWL, SA-OOL
  • Variation: Shaul, Saulo

 

Sirius

  • Meaning: Burning star, the brightest star in the night sky
  • Origin: Greek
  • Pronunciation: SEE-REE-UHS
  • Description: Sirius is a part of the Canis Major constellation.

 

Truman

  • Meaning: Faithful man
  • Origin: English
  • Pronunciation: TROO-MUHN
  • Variation: Trueman, Trewman

 

Turstin

  • Meaning: Thor’s stone
  • Origin: Old Norse
  • Pronunciation: TURS-TIN
  • Variation: Thorsten, Torsten, Thurston, Turston

 

Willard

  • Meaning: Brave, resolute
  • Origin: English
  • Pronunciation: WIL-LURD
  • Variation: Wilard, Wielard, Willardby




Reference:

(1) https://www.ssa.gov/cgi-bin/popularnames.cgi

 

 

 

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