Our 17th century and Medieval boys names posts have proved popular so here are some names from a different period. First we give names that we have found in 16th century English records that would stirke someone today as unusual. Then we give some more familiar names used then. All forms of names here are the spoken forms of the names. Please see the medieval na,mes posts for an explanation of the difference between spoken and written name forms in this period too.
Abdias Absolom Accepted Albin Bennet Cerdic Cuthbert Deny Eubule Fabian Favor Forsaken Fremont Gervaise Goderd Golde Hierom Ingram Israel Justian Lambert Much-Mercy Philbert Phillipi ( a place in the Bible) Reginall Repent Thurstan Tobiah Triamer Udie (seems confined to the West Country) Urian Valiant Winson
More familiar names in use: Alan Alexander Benedict Christopher Conrad Francis (said Frank-iss) Gavin Henry Hugh James Jared Jason Justin Michael Miles Orlando Ralph Richard (said rick-ard) Solomon Sylvester Thomas Zachariah William