200 Cool And Popular British Names With Meanings

Every parent is looking for the right name for their baby. But in doing so, many go for names that aren’t popular for whatever reason. 

However, this is a costly mistake because you can’t change the name later.

We’ve all heard stories where parents name their child something that the child ends up growing up to hate it. How can you avoid that? 

Do some research and check out some popular British names to get better idea.

Abigail – “A father”s joy”

Adah – “From the Beautiful Scenery”

Adia – “Gift”

Alexandra – “Defender”

Alice – “Noble” or “Of nobility”

Alis – “Noble, Kind”

Alyssa – “Rational”

Amber – “Jewel”

Amelia – “Defender”

Amey – “Beloved”

Amy – “Beloved”

Anastasia – “resurrection”

Angelina – “messenger of God”

Ani – “Ornament”

Anna – “Grace”

Madison – “Gift of God”

Maisie – “Child of light”

Margaret – “Pearl”

Maria – “sea of bitterness”

Megan – “Pearl”

Melanie – “Someone who has dark or black skin”

Melody – “Song”

Mia – “wished-for child”

Mila – “Dear”

Molly – “Bitter”

Morgan – “defender and champion of the sea”

In the past, some parents have named their child after celebrities or fictional characters. 

Sometimes the parents themselves will choose a name that is not typical. Other times they will choose a name that is not common at all.

Some parents are so overwhelmed with the task of naming their child, they opt for a one-word baby name. 

And although this has been a popular choice, it’s not always the best decision.

In many cultures around the world, a name is considered an important part of a child’s identity. 

Besides, it’s a good idea to avoid naming your child the same as their father, which might lead to confusion. 

So, what should the perfect baby’s name be? Let’s dive into the list of awesome British names.

Anya – “Inexhaustible”

Ariel – “Lion of God”

Arya – “Lioness, Noble”

Ash – “Form of Ashley”

Ashley – “One who lives in the ash tree grove”

Audrey – “Strength”

Ava – “Bird”

Badra – “Full Moon”

Beatrice – “She who makes you happy”

Belinda – “Beautiful”

Bella – “Beautiful”

Bency – “Right Hand of Jesus Christ|

Berey – “Bearer of Victory”

Bery – “True Image”

Bety – “God is My Oath”

Popular British Names

Here are the popular and catchy British names:

Sylvia –  “Of the forest”

Tabitha – “Beauty”

Taylor – “Cutter of cloth”

Teresa – “To reap” or “harvester”

Trinity – “Holy triad”

Udeline – “Defender”

Unita – “Oneness”

Valerie – “Valiant”

Victoria – “Triumphant”

Violet – “Purple” or “the violet flower”

Vivian – “Alive”

Willow – “Slender”

Winnie – “blessed”

Ximena – “Listener”

Yvonne – “Yew tree”

Zoe – “Life”

Rose – “Rose flower”

Rosemary – “Dew of the sea”

Roxanne – “Dawn”

Ruby – “Red”

Sadie – “Princess”

Samantha – “God heard” or “Listener”

Sarah – “Princess”

Scarlett – “Red”

Skylar – “Eternal life”

Sophia – “Wisdom”

Stella –  “Star”

Summer – “Summer season”

Suzanne – “Lily”

Naomi – “Sweetness” or “Delightful”

Natalie – “Born”

Nicole – “Victory of the people”

Norah – “Honour”

Olivia – “Olive branch”

Pagi – “Helper, Servant”

Paige – “Young servant”

Paisley – “Church”

Pamela – “All honey”

Payton – “fighting man’s estate”

Phoebe – “Bright one”

Piperm – “One who plays the pipes”

Poppy – “poppy flower”

Priscilla – “Ancient”

Queenie – “Queen”

Quinn – “Intelligence”

Rachel – “Lamb”

Reagan – “Little king”

Reese – “Fiery”

Riley – “Wood clearing”

Popular British Names

Cool and Popular British names

Here are the cool and popular British names:

Jade – “Stone of the colic”

Jaena – “Supplanter”

Jainy – “Gift from God”

Jalin – “Holder of Heel”

Jocelyn – “Member of the Gauts tribe”

Jordyn – “descend like a river”

Josephine – “God shall grow”

Jovita – “Dedicated to Jove”

Joy – “Great happiness”

Joyce – “Cheerful” or “merry”

Julia – “Youth”

Kaylee – “One who is filled with purity”

Kimberly – “From the wood of a royal forest”

Kylie – “Beautiful”

Lauren – “bay tree”

Layla – “dark beauty”

Leah – “Weary” or” tired”

Lily – “Pure”

Linda – “Beautiful”

Lucinda – “Illumination”

Lucy – “Light” or “born at dawn”

Luna – “Moon”

Lydia – “Beautiful one”

Mackenzie – “Comely”

Madeline – “Magnificent”

Jasmine – “A flower which is white and has a sweet scent”

Jennifer – “Someone who is exceptionally fair skinned”

Jessica – “A person who has remarkable foresight”

Tips to Naming Your Babies

There are millions of baby names out there, and while most parents decide on a name and stick with it for the rest of their lives.

There are some who wish the best for their future child, but don’t have a clue how to choose a name. 

These parents may be confused about why they can’t come up with a name for their baby, or they may have tried several times and have given up on the idea.

If you are considering giving your child a name, there are some things you should know:

1.  Pick the name you love, even if it is popular.

It is popular and you love it. Anything else you need to think upon? Nope. Go for it. If you want to give it uniqueness, think of a great middle name.

Here are some popular British names out there:

Bitsy – “God is Perfection”

Brianna – “Strong”

Brooke – “Little stream” –

Cadie – “Variant of Cady”

Cady – “Simple Happiness”

Caitlin – “Pure” or “unsullied”

Callie – “Most beautiful”

Candy – “Bright, Sweet”

Cappi – “Caprice”

Carla – “Fem Form of Carl”

Carny – “Carnival Worker”

Caroline – “Strong”

2.  Do not skip lovely British names even if they are unique, unusual, and different.

Sometimes, parents will not go for unusual, unique, and different baby names. 

They consider it weird. Let me tell you that being attractive and thought provoking is the game these days.

How would you like these British names:

Catherine – “Pure” or “Clear”

Cecilia – “Blind”

Ceila – “Form of Cecilia”

Charlotte – “Free man” or “petite”

Chloe – “Blooming”

Christina – “Follower of Christ”

Claire – “Bright” or “clear

Clara – “Bright” or “clear”]

Cora – “Maiden”

Daisy – “Day”s eye” or “the daisy flower”

3.  Be confident if you want to go toward personalized spellings for your baby’s name.

SURE. You should be confident when giving personalized spellings to your baby’s name. 

However, it is important that you do not make it weird. Adding or removing an alphabet would be enough here.

Try changing these baby names spellings into personalized ones:

 Dandy – “God is My Judge”

Daniella – “God has judged”

Danya – “God is My Judge”

Deborah – “Bee”

Deena – “Divine”

Delcy – “Flower”

Delilah – “temptress”

Della – “Graceful”

Desha – “Golden Girl”

Dora – “Gift of God”

4.  Crossing your favorite British names on the feedback on friends and family members.

Feedback is important. But it does not mean to listen to every other person’s opinion. 

You will hardly find British names that everybody would like. Therefore, get feedback but still know your choice.

Consider getting feedback on these baby names from your friends and family members:

Dorothy – “Gift of God “

Eddey – “Friend of Riches”

Edolie – “Good Humour”

Eleanor – “Bright, shining one”

Elena – “Shining” or “Bright One”

Elina – “Woman with Intelligence”

Elise – “Oath of God”

Eliza – “God is satisfaction”

Elizabeth – “God is my oath”

Ella – “Light”

5.  Do a little research and find what is out there.

Research is important step for the first-time parents as well for those who do not know what sort of names people pick. 

You will be all good once you do a little internet research. 

You will also be able to find some great British names that you might consider now or in the future.

Here are some common baby names examples to help you:

Eloise – “Healthy”

Elyana – “My God has Answered”

Elysha – “Consecrated to God”

Emery – “Brave” and “powerful”

Emily – “Striving” or “Industrious”

Emma – “Whole”

Emmy – “Universal”

Erica – “Ruling Forever”

Esther – “Hidden”

Ethlyn – “Noble”

6.  Consider names of the subsequent children.

Maybe, you are first time parents and figuring out some cool British name. It is a good idea to consider the names of subsequent children too.

7.  Avoid names with bad meanings.

Baby names with bad meanings can be a cause of embarrassment for you and your kid. 

Be sure to know the meaning of the name you are gonna pick and be sure it is encouraging and positive.

Here are some of the cool British names with meanings:

Eve – “To Breath”

Evelyn – “Hazelnut”

Everly – “Wild boar meadow”

Faith – “Confidence”

Fanny – “Free”

Fauna – “Young Deer, Fawn”

Felicity – “Happiness”

Finley – “Fair-haired warrior”

Fiona – “White” or “fair”

Freya – “Lady”

8.  Pick up good people names from history.

The name of person has effect on his/her personality, it is said. Maybe, that’s the reason why people choose names from history. 

You can consider this as well. I am sure you have heard about many legends from the past. 

I bet you’d find some awesome and useable British names if you look into it.

We have a small list of British names here for you to check out and know if you have heard them before:

 Gabriella – “Woman of God” or “God is my strength”

Genevieve – “Of the race of Women”

Grace – “Kindness”

Hadley – “Heather field”

Hadly “Field of Heather”

Hailey – “Hay Clearing”

Hannah – “Full of Grace”

Hannah – “Favor”

Harmony – “Concord” or “concurrence”

Harper – “One who plays the harp”

9.  Make sure the first and second name fit with each other.

This happens rarely that the first and seconds names do not fit and meet each other well. It is, however, something you would not want.

Check out British names and try to make full names that fit each other nicely:

Hazel – “Hazel tree” or “hazelnut”

Heavin – “Heaven”

Helene – “Light”

Holly – “Clearing by the hollow”

Ida – “The Industrious one”

Iris – “Goddess of the rainbow”

Isabella – “Devoted to God”

Isla – “Island”

Ivy – “Faithful”

Jacey – “Attractive”

10. Avoid names with too many syllables.

Baby names with too many syllables are complex. They are hard to remember. They should be avoided.

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