Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Aaron

High mountain

Hebrew

Abraham

Father of nations

Hebrew

Adam

Man

Hebrew

Albert

Noble, bright, famous

German

Alex

Defender of man

Greek

Alfred

Elf or magical counsel

English

Allen

Little rock

English

Alonzo

A variant form of Alphonso.

Spanish

Alva

Brightness

Hebrew

Alvin

Elf or magical being, friend

English

Amos

To carry; borne by God

Hebrew

Andrew

Manly and powerful

Greek

Anthony

Unknown meaning

Latin

Anton

The German and Russian form of Antony or Anthony.

Slavic

Arch

Genuine, bold, brave

German

Archie

A diminutive form of Archibald.

English

Arthur

Bear

Celtic

Arvid

Eagle tree

Scandinavian

Asa

Doctor, healer

Hebrew

Ashby

Ash tree home

English

Augustus

Great, magnificient

Latin

Baxter

Baker

English

Ben

Son

Hebrew

Benjamin

A favorite son

Hebrew

Bernard

Strong, brave bear

German

Bert

Illustrious

English

Bertrand

A French form of Bertram.

French

Bradford

Broad ford

English

Calvin

Hairless one

English

Carl

A variant form of Charles.

German

Charles

Free man

German

Charley

Free man

German

Charlie

Free man

English

Chesley

Meadow of the camp

Latin

Chester

Camp of soldiers

Latin

Christopher

Bearing Christ

English

Clarence

One who lives near the River Clare

Latin

Claud

Lame

Latin

Claude

Lame

Latin

Clayton

Clay settlement

English

Clem

Merciful

Latin

Cleveland

Land of cliffs; hilly area

English

Clifford

Cliff-side ford

English

Clinton

Fenced settlement

English

Clyde

“The keeper of the keys,” from the Greek Meidion, a key.

Scottish

Cornelius

Horn

Latin

Curtis

Courteous, polite

French

Dan

Judge; God is my judge

Hebrew

Daniel

God is My Judge

Hebrew

Dave

Beloved; son of David

Hebrew

David

Beloved

Hebrew

Dempsey

Proud

Irish

Dennis

Follower of Dionysius

Greek

Duff

Swarthy

Gaelic

Earl

Nobleman, warrior, prince

English

Earnest

Serious; battle to the death

German

Ed

Wealthy spear; wealthy protector; wealthy guard; wealthy friend

English

Eddie

English

Edgar

Wealthy spear

English

Edmund

Wealthy protector

English

Edward

Wealthy guard

English

Edwin

Wealthy friend

English

Elbert

Noble, bright, famous

English

Eldridge

Sage ruler

German

Eli

Ascension

Hebrew

Elias

My God is Yahweh

Hebrew

Elijah

My God is Yahweh

Hebrew

Ellsworth

Elli's estate

English

Elmer

Noble, famous

English

Elwood

Old, noble woods

English

Emil

Eager

Latin

Emmet

A variant spelling of Emmett.

English

Enoch

Trained, vowed, dedicated; profound

Hebrew

Ernest

Serious; battle to the death

German

Eugene

Well-born, noble

Greek

Everett

Brave boar

English

Felix

Happy and lucky

Latin

Ferdinand

Bold voyager

German

Floyd

Gray-haired

Welsh

Francis

Frenchman; free man

Latin

Frank

Frenchman

English

Franklin

Free landholder

English

Fred

Elf or magical counsel; peaceful ruler

German

Freddy

Elf or magical counsel; peaceful ruler

German

Frederick

Peaceful ruler

German

Fredrick

Peaceful ruler

German

Garfield

Spear field

English

Garrett

Spear rule

English

George

Farmer

Greek

Gilbert

Bright promise

French

Grover

Grove of trees

English

Gus

Latin

Guy

Wood

German

Harley

Hare meadow; the long field

English

Harmon

Soldier

German

Harold

Army ruler

Scandinavian

Harrison

Son of Harry

English

Harry

Home ruler

German

Harvey

Battle ready

English

Henry

Home ruler

English

Herbert

Illustrious warrior

German

Herman

Soldier

German

Herschel

Deer

Yiddish

Hezekiah

God gives strength

Hebrew

Hiram

My brother is exalted

Hebrew

Homer

Security, pledge; hostage

Greek

Horace

“A maker of timepieces,” from the Latin hora, an hour.

Latin

Howard

Noble watchman

English

Ira

Full-grown; watchful

Hebrew

Irvin

Green or fresh water

Gaelic

Isaac

He will laugh

Hebrew

Jack

God is gracious

English

Jacob

Supplanter

Hebrew

Jake

Supplanter

English

James

Supplanter

English

Jasper

Treasurer

English

Jay

To heal

English

Jeff

A diminutive form of Godfrey.

Jerry

A diminutive form of Jeremiah and Jerome.

English

Jess

The Lord exists

Hebrew

Jesse

Gift

Hebrew

Jim

A diminutive form of James.

Hebrew

Joe

A diminutive form of Joseph.

English

John

God is gracious

Hebrew

Jose

Jehovah will increase

Spanish

Joseph

Jehovah will increase

Hebrew

Julius

Youthful and downy

Greek

Junius

Young

Latin

Lawrence

From Laurentum

Latin

Lee

Pasture or meadow

English

Leo

Lion

Latin

Leon

Lion

Greek

Leonard

Lion strength

German

Leroy

The king

French

Leslie

Holly garden

Scottish

Lester

From Leicester

English

Levi

Joined together

Hebrew

Lewis

A variant form of Louis.

German

Lloyd

Gray-haired; sacred

Welsh

Lon

From Laurentum; strong, warlike

Spanish

Louis

Famous warrior

French

Luther

Soldier of the people

German

Mack

Son of; greatest

Latin

Manuel

God is with us

Spanish

Marcellus

Latin

Marion

Latin

Mark

Dedicated to Mars

Latin

Marshall

Caretaker of horses

English

Martin

Of Mars

Latin

Marvin

Sea friend

Welsh

Matthew

Gift of God

Hebrew

Maurice

Dark-skinned, Moorish

Latin

Melvin

“The counseling friend.” Based on the Anglo-Saxon mael (council) and wine (friend).

Irish

Merril

Sparkling sea

English

Michael

Who is Like God?

Hebrew

Mike

A diminutive form of Michael.

Irish

Milton

Mill town

English

Morris

A variant form of Maurice.

Latin

Moses

Saviour

Hebrew

Nathan

He gave

Hebrew

Neil

Champion

Scottish

Nelson

“The son of Nell or Neal,” from Nell or Neal and son.

English

Newton

New town

English

Nicholas

Victory of the people

Greek

Noah

To rest

Hebrew

Norman

Northerner

German

Oliver

Olive tree

English

Ollie

Olive tree

Latin

Orval

Spear strength

English

Oscar

Friend of deer

Gaelic

Otis

Wealth; son of Otto

German

Otto

Wealth

German

Owen

Noble born

Welsh

Paul

Small

Latin

Pearl
Percy

A diminutive form of Percival.

Latin

Perry

“(The man who lives in the cottage near) the pear tree,” ultimately from the Latin pirum, a pear.

Modern

Peter

Stone

Greek

Philip

Horse lover

Greek

Phillip

Horse lover

Greek

Ralph

Wolf counsel

English

Ramond

Protecting hands

German

Ray

A diminutive form of Raymond.

English

Raymond

Protector

English

Reginald

Ruler's advisor

Latin

Reuben

Behold, a son

Hebrew

Richard

Brave ruler

German

Robert

Bright fame

German

Roscoe

Deer wood

Scandinavian

Ross

Headland, cape

Scottish

Roy

Red

Irish

Rufus

Red-haired

Latin

Russell

Little red

English

Sam

A short form of Samson and Samuel.

American

Samuel

Name of God

Hebrew

Seymour

Saint-Maur

Latin

Sidney

Wide meadow

English

Silas

Man of the forest

Latin

Simon

He has heard

Hebrew

Solomon

Peace

Hebrew

Stanley

Stony meadow

English

Stephen

Crown

English

Sylvester

Wooded

Latin

Thomas

Twin

Greek

Timothy

Honoring God

Greek

Tom

A diminutive form of Thomas.

Aramaic

Victor

Champion

Latin

Virgil

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

Latin

Wallace

Welshman

French

Walt

Commander of the army

German

Walter

Commander of the army

German

Warren

Game preserve

English

Webster

Weaver

English

Wesley

Western meadow

English

West

Western stream

English

Wheeler

Wheel wright

English

Wilbur

Bright will

German

Wiley

Crafty

English

Will

Desiring peace; will helmet, protection

German

Willam
Willard

Strong desire

English

William

A willing protector

German

Willie

English

Willis

“The son of Will(iam ),” based on Will (diminutive of William) and is (his).

English

Wilson

Son of William

English

Winfield

Friend's field

English

Victorian boy names are beloved for their sophistication, ranging from well-known faces to long-lost friends we’d love to see rise in popularity again. We’ve broken the massive list of Victorian names for boys that dominated the charts during Queen Victoria’s reign (1837-1901) and hope you find new-to-you picks to love among them.

You’ve likely heard of the most popular Victorian boy names, including the much-loved John, William, Joseph, and James. These monikers have ruled near the top of the charts for centuries and continue to woo parents. George and Charles have seen ups and downs in popularity but remain classic favorites. The handsome Henry is currently in the midst of a major modern revival. With a meaning of “home-ruler,” he’s not only powerful in sound but in history, as he’s been the name of several kings. His hidden nickname Hank is super cute too.

If you’re looking for Victorian baby boy names that fit in with today’s vintage trend, look no further than the darling Walter. He’s undeniably handsome and old-man chic yet still has a boyish spirit. Similarly, Frederick is quite formal, but he can go by Fred or Freddy for a youthful vibe. Other names in this category that are ready to make a comeback are Edward, Calvin, and Sylvester.

Fans of spunky names are also in luck, as the Victorian era was ripe with fun, fresh monikers. A standout in this section is Wiley, a high-energy choice fit for any little boy. Clyde is another all-star contender, with his one-syllable sound making him practically nickname-proof. Archie and Gus are precious too, but watch Archie’s popularity, as he may see a spike thanks to a certain little prince. More spunky Victorian boy names are Mack, Duff, and Harvey.

Victorian boy names aren’t one-size-fits-all. Their diversity is a sign of the time’s massive changes in daily life. You’re sure to find a surprise amongst their ranks. Explore them with us.