English Male Names A-H

Attention: This is not a “name the baby” list! While most of the names are nice and normal by modern American standards, many of them are best left to fiction.

Aaron

Abel

Abraham

Abram

Absalom

Adam

Addis

Adrian

Alban

Albert

Albertus

Aldrian ?

  • Not sure if this is a real name or a misspelling of Adrian.

Alexander

Allen

Alphonsus

Ambrose

Amos

  • Don’t pair him with anyone whose name can be shortened to Andy.

Andrew

Anselm

Anthony

Antipas

Archelaus

Archibald

Arthur

  • Too pun-like for millers. Also avoid surnames with mill or mil in them.

Athanasius

Augustus

Aurelian *

Austin

Baldwin

Balthazar

Barnabas

Barnaby

Barnett

Basil

Benedict

Benjamin

Bennett

Bernard

Brian

Brice

Burnell

Caleb

Cecil

Charles

Chrisostome

Christopher

Claud

  • Don’t pair this with Hopper. Please.

Claudius

  • See Claud.

Clement

Colin

Conrad

Cornelius

Crispin

Curtis

Cuthbert

Cyrus

Daniel

Darius

Darrell

David

Dennis

Dominick

Edgar

Edmund

Edward

Edwin

Eleazar

Eli

Elias

Elijah

Elliot

Ellis

Emery

Ephraim

Erasmus

Esau

Ethelbert

Eugene

Eustace

Everard

Ezekiel

Ezra

Fabian

Felix

Ferdinand

Francis

Frederick

Gabriel

  • Because the archangel Gabriel is sometimes depicted with a trumpet, this may be too pun-like for trumpeters or other brass players.

Galen

Gamaliel

Garrett

Garvin

Gavin

Geoffrey

George

Gerald

Gerard

Gershon

Gerson

Gervase

Gideon

  • Avoid any surname with fell in it

Gilbert

Giles

Gilfred

Gladwin

Goddard

Godfrey

Godwin

Gregory

Grimbald

Hammond

Hanbury

Harry

Hector

Henry

Herbert

Herman

Hildebrand

Horatio

  • Two reasons why this may be too pun-like for Royal Navy officers: Nelson and Hornblower.

Hosea

Howard

Hugh

Hugo *

* I couldn’t find this name in the Golden Age of Piracy, but it was used in the 17th Century, and could be justified for an older person or someone named after an older person.

Last edited August 30, 2011.

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