Dantea's Baby Names

{January 26, 2012}   Alabama County Names — Boys


Name                           Origin                           Meaning

Cherokee                      Native American       Cherokee seems like it’s a little too feminine, but I happen to know a very sporty boy who sports this name, and I think it works perfectly fine on him!

Clarke                            English                           “Scribe,scholar” Clarke has been out of popularity for a while now, but it’s starting to get more and more popular with parent’s seeking a short, strong name. Variation is Clark.

Clay                                English                           Clay is a short, southern charm kind of name. It could make a comeback, but I foresee it being a short from of Clayton and Clayborne for a long time yet.

Colbert                          French/German        “Renowned” Colbert is an interesting “Cole” name. I’ve never heard it on a person before, and that makes it a really neat choice in my books. You still get the popular “Cole” nickname, but without having to resort to Colton or Coleson.

Dale                                English                           “Valley” This name, while still masculine, seems a little outdated to me. Variations include: Daile, Daley, Dalian, Dalle, Dallin, Dayle

Elmore                          English                           “Moor with elm Trees” This name is very outdated. It has a nice western type sound, but it definitely doesn’t seem like something that’s going to work in the first spot right now.

Franklin                       English                            “Free landowner” Frank is okay, Franklin reminds me of a green turtle from children’s cartoons and Franklin Roosevelt. The latter isn’t that bad of a name sake in my opinion. Variations include: Francklin, Francklyn, Frank, Franklinn, Franklyn, Franklynn

Hale                               English                            “someone who lives in a hollow” This name projects a sense of well-being as in the phrase hale and hearty– is unusual but accessible, with a clear simple sound, and a worthy namesake, Revolutionary War hero Nathan Hale. Variations Include: Hail, Hayle

Henry                           German                           “estate ruler”  Henry’s been hovering the the Top 100 for a while now, but it’s getting dangerously close to being in the Top 50. Henry has an old feel, but still seems accessible.  Henry has long been a royal name.

Jackson                        English                           “son of Jack” Jackson seems to be a fairly popular name recently. It’s made into the Top 25 and it’s probably going to keep climbing. There’s the historic namesakes of Andrew and Stonewall Jackson. Variations Include: Jack, Jackie, Jacksen, Jacksin, Jacky, Jacson, Jakeson, Jakson, Jaxen, Jaxon, Jaxson

Lawrence                     Latin                               “From Laurentium’ This name has survived a long time, from back in ancient Roman times when Laurentium was still a city with it’s prized laurel trees. It’s sitting at the middle of the Top 1000 and has the cool nickname Law. Variations Include: Lanny, Lanty, Larance, Laranz, Laren, Larenz, Larian, Larien, Laris, Larrance, Larrence, Larrens, Larrey, Larry, Lary, Laurance, Laurence, Laurentios, Laurentius, Laurenz, Laurie, Laurits, Lavrans, Lavrens, Lavrenti, Law, Lawerence, Lawrance, Lawren, Lawrey, Lawrie, Lawron, Lawry, Lencho, Lon, Lonnie, Lonny, Loran, Loreca, Loren, Lorence, Lorentz, Lorenzen, Lorin, Loritz, Lorn, Lorne, Lorrence, Lorrenz, Lorrie, Lorry, Lowrance

Marshall                       French                           “one who looks after horses” Marshall is actually a nice name. I like the nickname Marsh. It’s the real name of rapper Eminem and then there’s Marshall from “How I Met Your Mother.” It’s in the 300s so people like it, but it’s not too popular. Variations Include: Marchall, Marischal, Marischall, Marsh, Marshal, Marshell

Russell                          French                           ‘fox colored” Russell has some of that western sounding charm, which is nice. Russ is a good nickname, but the name is dropping in popularity as far as I’m aware. Variations Include: Roussell, Rush, Russ, Russel, Russelle, Ruste, Rusten, Rustie, Rustin, Ruston, Rusty, Rustyn

Walker                          Occupational             “worker in cloth” I’m not really big on occupational names, but this one seems more western to me than anything. The W in George W. Bush stands for Walker. Then there’s “Walker Texas Ranger”.

Winston                       English                         “Friend’s Town” This is one of those fusty sounding names to me. I think of Winston Churchill as soon as I hear it. Then I think of the cigarettes. However, it is John Lennon’s middle name and has the neat nickname of Win. Variations Include: Winsten, Winstonn, Winton, Wynstan, Wynston, Wynstonn, Wynston


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