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12 Popular Baby Names For Boys From 1916

Why not take inspiration from one of the most significant events in our recent history when naming your baby?

Wouldn’t it be great if we kept the traditional names which were popular during that era alive?
Here are some of the most popular boys names from 2016:



 

1. Con 

The name Con means “Hound” or “swift footed warrior”. It has old German and Latin origins but was adopted by Celts and given the meaning “wise”.

2. Eamonn

Eamonn is the Irish version of the Old English name Ead which means “guardian of the riches”.

3. James

The name James means “supplanter” or “one who follows” and is derived from the Hebrew name Jacob.

4. John

John has Hebrew origins but also has strong English and biblical connections. It means “the grace or mercy of the lord”.

5. Joseph

Another Hebrew name, made popular by the bible, Joseph means “to add or increase”. It is also widely thought that the name Joseph implies humility.

6. Michael

A biblical name, identified as an archangel in the bible, Michael is a popular name in Ireland and means “humble/like god”. The numerous variations of Michael include Mick, Mike, Mickey, Mikey and the Celtic version Micheal.

7. Padraig/Patrick

Meaning “Nobel born”, Patrick or the Irish version Padraig has Latin origins. Padraig is the patron saint of Ireland but questions remain as to whether he was actually born here or brought here at a young age as a slave.

8. Roger

The name Roger was brought to England by the Normans and means “famous spearman”.

9. Sean

The Irish variant of John, Sean means “gift from God”.

10. Thomas

Thomas is the Greek form of an Aramaic name meaning “twin”. In the new testament Thomas is the apostle that initially casts doubt on Jesus following his resurrection.

11. William

A strong English name, William means “strong willed warrior” and can be shortened to Will, Willie, Bill and Liam. It became popular in recent years following the birth of Prince William.

12. Eoin

A lovely Irish name, Eoin which can also be spelled Owen means “God is good”. It is closely related to Owain (welsh) and Iain (Scottish).


About the Author

Jenny Sherlock is a working mom of three children, aged 9, 5 and the youngest arrived in January this year. She is a civil servant and a freelance writer. She enjoys art, reading, music and good food. She gives an honest account of the rollercoaster that is parenting, warts and all!

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