Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Abeodan

Announce

Anglo-Saxon

Abrecan

Storm

Anglo-Saxon

Aethelbald

A king of Mercia

Anglo-Saxon

Agiefan

Gives

Anglo-Saxon

Agilberht

Name of a bishop

Anglo-Saxon

Aglaeca

Fighter

Anglo-Saxon

Agyfen

Gives

Anglo-Saxon

Aldfrith

Name of a king

Anglo-Saxon

Altun

“The man from the old part of town,” based on the Anglo-Saxon eald (old) and tun (a town).

Anglo-Saxon

Arlys

Honorable

Anglo-Saxon

Arram

High

Ancient

Astyrian

Remove

Anglo-Saxon

Balthazar

Baal protect the king

Ancient

Balto

Baal protect the king

Ancient

Bartholomew

Son of Talmai (the farmer)

Aramaic

Bartlett

Son of Talmai (the farmer)

Aramaic

Bawdewyn

Bold friend

Anglo-Saxon

Bayen

From Ban

Anglo-Saxon

Bellinus

Name of a king

Anglo-Saxon

Benwick

From Ban

Anglo-Saxon

Beorn

Warrior

Anglo-Saxon

Beowulf

Intelligent wolf

Anglo-Saxon

Bertwin

“The illustrious friend,” from the Ger manic beraht (bright) and the Anglo-Saxon wine (a friend).

Anglo-Saxon

Bordan

From the boar valley

Anglo-Saxon

Boyden

Messenger

Anglo-Saxon

Brecc

Name of a king

Anglo-Saxon

Brian

High and noble

English

Bruce

“The man from the brushwood,” ultimately from the Latin bruscia, brush wood.

Ancient

Cadman

Battle man

Anglo-Saxon

Caxton

Lump settlement

Ancient

Corbett

Young crow

Ancient

Daegal

Dweller by the dark stream

Anglo-Saxon

Dalston

From Dougal's place

Anglo-Saxon

Denys

Follower of Dionysius

Greek

Derian

Harm

Anglo-Saxon

Drogo

Carry

English

Ealdian

Live long

Anglo-Saxon

Faran

Advances

Anglo-Saxon

Farmon

Traveler

Anglo-Saxon

Grimm

Fierce

Anglo-Saxon

Iason
Iuwine

Friend

Anglo-Saxon

Jeremiah

God will exalt

Hebrew

Jeremy

God will exalt

English

Kenric

Fearless leader

Anglo-Saxon

Leax

Salmon

Anglo-Saxon

Lidmann

Sailor

Anglo-Saxon

Luce

Light

Latin

Lufian

Love

Anglo-Saxon

Lunden

From London

Anglo-Saxon

Marco

Warlike

Italian

Meccus

Son of Gus

Anglo-Saxon

Milo

Soldier

German

Nathan

He gave

Hebrew

Nerian

Protects

Anglo-Saxon

Odel

Wealthy

Anglo-Saxon

Orvyn

Brave friend

Anglo-Saxon

Quintinus
Raedan

Advises

Anglo-Saxon

Raziel

The Lord is my secret

Aramaic

Reginalt

Ruler's advisor

Latin

Rex

King

Latin

Rinan

Rain

Anglo-Saxon

Rinus

Of the sea

Latin

Rodor

Sky

Anglo-Saxon

Romanos

Citizen of Rome

Latin

Rowson

Rowe's son

Anglo-Saxon

Ruffus

Red-haired

Latin

Scott

From Scotland, a Scotsman

English

Sesto

Sixth

Latin

Sinley

Friendly

Anglo-Saxon

Swift

Swift

Anglo-Saxon

Sylvio

Woods

Latin

Tadio

Heart

Aramaic

Thaddeus

Heart

Aramaic

Theomund

Wealthy defender

Anglo-Saxon

Thomas

Twin

Greek

Tolan

From the taxed land

Anglo-Saxon

Trymian

Encourages

Anglo-Saxon

Ulysses

"One who hates.” The Latin form of the Greek Odysseus, from the Greek odyssomai, I hate.

Latin

Urban

From the city

Latin

Valentin

Strong, healthy

Latin

Valerius

Strong, healthy

Latin

Virgil

“A man of authority,” based on the Latin ver ger e (to bend), but ultimately on virgo, a staff of authority.

Latin

Vittorio

Champion

Latin

Weir

“(The dweller in the cottage near) the river dam,” based on the Anglo-Saxon wer, a dam in a river

Anglo-Saxon

Woden

King of the gods

Anglo-Saxon

Wynchell

Drawer of water

Anglo-Saxon

Many medieval names for boys are still popular today. Thomas is likely one you’ve seen a time or two, and his origins date back hundreds of years. There’s also Nathan, a pick who’s held onto popularity with his handsome styling. Milo has seen a sudden resurgence on the charts, and we couldn’t be happier to see this pint-sized prince appearing more often. Marco is another, and he’s a name that easily crosses language and border barriers. As you scroll through our list, you’ll see plenty of familiar faces.

That said, many more medieval boy names have dimmed in popularity. Rowson is interesting, and we can totally see this rare find on a little scholar. There’s also Tolan, a serious name with a powerful sound. Woden is another that has all but disappeared. These unique names are perfect for someone looking for something to stand out. If you’re definitely looking for something this rare, pay attention to the popularity column listed on each name.

While a lot of medieval names for boys are rare, many still fit today’s top trends. Dalston seems at home toward the top of the baby names charts, and we’re surprised to not see him there. He feels like a nice alternative to Preston with his buttoned-up styling. The rhyming buddies Nerian and Derian also appear to be destined to shine on the right little guy. Rinan is another, and we can see him working well beside Rylan and Ryan.

There are many other amazing medieval names for boys waiting for you on our list.