Old English Names

Old English Baby Names

Old English names are the names of Old English origin and language. The Old English language was the one spoken and written by the Anglo-Saxons who settled in areas of ancient England and their descendants, and spoke this West Germanic dialect. This language, the ancestor of Middle English and English language, was used from the 7th until the 12th century A.D in England, southern and eastern Scotland. It is also called as Anglo-Saxon language, closely related to Old Frisian and Old Saxon.

After the Norman Conquest in 1066, Old English language was replaced by a dialect of Old French, known as Anglo-Norman. The impact was that many native Old English boy names and Old English girl names were replaced by Norman Names, Germanic Names and French Names.

Many Old English names however have survived until today, especially names of pre-Norman Kings and Queens.

Below you will find our wide selection of Old English boy names and Old English girl names, as categorized by our name experts research, our readers feedback and other sources. Click on a name to read the meaning, popularity, pronunciation and other useful information.