First we will give you a list of some of the names that we have found in records that seem unusual to us today. We then give you a list of more familiar names in 19th century use. These lists represent only a fraction of the hundreds of different names that we have recorded, More will be posted in future. Look out for 19th century American boys’ names too in a future post. See also our various posts on medieval, 16th century, and 17th century names for boys and for girls. Copyright protected.
Unfamiliar: Bracebridge Dalbert Elihu Fernley Florian Flinders Gofton Heldon Hercey Hesba Hortensius Ingraham Isembard Naismith
Familiar: Abraham (first half century mostly) Alfred (not common early in century) Albert (not early) Anthony Charles Cornelius Daniel Edward Edwin Francis Frank ( later in century) Frederick George Harry Henry Herbert (later in century) Isaac (rare later in century) Jacob (not later) John Jonathon James Jesse Joseph Mathew Nathaniel (earlier) Owen Peter Robert Samuel Stephen Thomas William Victor (later)