Old English First Names

Old English First Names

Old English names were heavily influenced by the German and Scandinavian invaders that came before the Norman Conquest. After 1250, names shifted almost completely to Norman names like Robert and William.

By the 14th century, there were fewer than a thousand names in use, the most popular being John and Alice. In 2009, there were 60,900 names in use in England and Wales, the most popular being Oliver and Olivia.

Old English First Names