Boy Names of Ancient theme

Ancient names for baby boys, with 74 entries. Names that mean ‘ancient’ are descriptions of things that go hand-in-hand with an age-old context, such as an ancient hero, ancient king or ancient city. These names impart a sense of stability to the name-bearer and have a time-tested ring to them. For example, the Celtic name Cian means ‘ancient ones’ while the Italian name Ostia means ‘from the ancient city’.

Ancient names are fairly popular baby names for boys. The names rose in popularity from the 1950s up to the 1980s. At the height of their usage in 1985, 1.871% of baby boys were given Ancient names. There were 14 Ancient names ranked within the top 1000 baby names then. Ancient names have since experienced a decline in frequency. In 2018, 16 Ancient names listed among the top 1000, with a combined usage of 1.465%. Within all Ancient names, the Latin and English Luke was the most commonly used, with a ranking of #29 and a usage of 0.4447%.

paragon of faith ... of Arabic origin, and it is used ... name is known from the boy hero who summoned ...
man from Alba, the Albanian ... used predominantly in the English and ... used predominantly in the Albanian ...
white rock ... of Celtic origin, and it is used mainly ... an ancient poetic name for Britain, and ...
ancient sword ... derived from Germanic origins ... not popular as a baby boy name ...
noble and ready ... an English, Italian, and Spanish name ... The name is of disputed origin ...
origin is Persian, and its use, Afghani and ... was the name of an ancient king Anoushirvan ...
fire, brightness, splendor ... used chiefly in the Irish and Scottish ... rarely used as a baby name for boys ...
whole, immense, universal, army ... used chiefly in the German, English, and ... variant of Armand ...
ancient ... of Arabic origin and it is also used ... infrequently used as a baby name for ...
ancient Indian sage ...The origin of Basistha is Sanskrit ... uncommon as a baby boy name ...
ancient hero ...The origin of Bijan is the Persian language ... an infrequently used baby name for boys ...
empty, vain ... used predominantly in the English ... first name is derived from Cassius (Latin), ...
ancient one ... used predominantly in the English and ... name was borne by a son-in-law of Brian Boru ...
steadfast, constant ... used chiefly in the English ... name was borne by many Roman rulers, the ...
son of charioteer, impure son ... language of origin is Celtic ... predominantly used in the English and Irish ...
war horn, crow, talkative person ... used chiefly in the Dutch, English, ... uncommon as a baby name for boys ...
behind the river, victory of the ... largely used in the Irish, Scottish, ... variant of Colin ...
far-sighted, throne, sun, Syrian, ... used predominantly in the English and ... variant of Syrus ...
from south Munster ... has its origins in the Celtic language ... used largely in English and Irish ...
of the Dorian tribe, gift ... largely used in the English, French, ... the macabre associations, the name has ...
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