Unusual Male Names

Unusual Boy Names Starting with B

Old male names starting with B

A list of glorious and unusual boy names starting with the letter B (with full history of origin and meanings).

Last updated: March 26, 2022.

 

Baetan

Name meaning: uncertain, may mean fire.

First mention: circa 6th century.

Origin: Old Irish.

Historical reference: Baetan mac Ninneda, King of the Cenel Conaill and King of Tara.

Baetan name variations: Betan, Bettan, Aetan, Aettan, Batten, Batennen.

 

Bailey

Years of origin: circa 10th century.

Origin: Old English.

Meaning: law.

History behind: name derived from Old English term bailiff (translated as agent of the law).

Bailey name variations: Baylee, Bailee, Bailie.

 

Bain

Origin: Old High German.

First mention: arount 7th century.

Meaning: death.

Etymology: name derived from Old High German word bano (translated as death).

Historical reference: Saint Bain, Bishop of Therouanne.

Bain name variations: Bayne, Baine, Bayn, Bane, Beinar, Beini, Beinir, Banne, Bainus.

 

Baker

Origin: Old English.

Meaning: baker.

History behind: name derived from the Old English word boeccure (translated as baker).

Baker name variations: Backer, Bakster, Baxter, Backer.

 

Balderic

Name meaning: brave ruler.

Origin: Germanic.

First mention: circa 7th century.

Historical reference: Balderic, Abbot of Montfaucon.

Balderic name variations: Balderik, Balderick, Baudry, Baldric.

 

Baldwin

Years of origin: circa 9th century.

Origin: Old German or Old French.

Meaning: bold, courageous, brave.

Reference: Baldwin Iron Arm, Count of Flanders.

Baldwin name variations: Balduino, Balduin, Baldovino, Baldvin.

 

Balor

Name meaning: sparkling, flashing.

Origin: Celtic.

Historical reference: Balor, ruler of the Fomorians in Irish mythology.

Balor name variations: Balar, Baylor, Bailor, Beilor.

 

Bardylis

Name meaning: grey.

Origin: Messapic.

First mention: circa 5th century BC.

Historical reference: Bardylis, Illyrian King.

Bardylis name variations: Bardyllis, Bard, Bardillis, Bardills, Bardill.

 

Barisan

Name meaning: bright, fair.

Origin: French.

First mention: circa 12th century.

Historical reference: Barisan, crusader and lord of Ibelin.

Barisan name variations: Barysen, Balian, Balien, Barisen, Berisen.

 

Barnett

Years of origin: circa 11th century.

Origin: Old English.

Meaning: fire, fiery.

History behind: name derived from the Old English baernet (translated as land cleansed by fire).

Barnett name variations: Baernett, Barney, Barnie, Barrie, Barnet.

 

Barnim

Name meaning: defender, protector.

Origin: Slavic.

First mention: around 13th century.

Reference: Barnim the first, Duke of Pomerania.

Barnim name variations: Barnm, Barnimm, Barnimir, Bernim.

 

Barrington

Years of origin: circa 16th century.

Origin: English.

Meaning: tribe, settlement.

Reference: Sir Francis Barrington.

Barrington name variations: Barrinton, Barington, Baringhton, Barringhton.

 

Barwick

Years of origin: circa 13th century.

Origin: Middle English.

Meaning: outlying, distant.

Barwick name variations: Barewick, Barwyn, Barwik.

 

Basil

Years of origin: circa 3rd century.

Origin: Greek or Roman.

Meaning: king, royal.

Etymology: name derived from word basileus (translated as king).

Reference: Basil the Elder, father of Saint Basil the Great.

Basil name variations: Bazil, Bassil, Bass, Bazz, Baz.

 

Bastien

Name meaning: revered.

Origin: French and Latin.

Bastien name variations: Bastian, Sebastian, Sebastien.

 

Bayard

Name meaning: carrier.

Origin: French.

Bayard name variations: Bayart, Beyard, Beyart, Baiard, Baiart, Boyart, Boieart.

 

Bayland

Origin: Middle English.

Meaning: berry field.

Bayland name variations: Bailend, Beyland, Beylen.

 

Beargheard

Name meaning: strong as a bear.

Origin: Germanic.

Beargheard name variations: Bergherd, Bernhard, Berghard.

 

Bellemy

Years of origin: circa 8th century.

Origin: Old French and Latin.

Meaning: fair friend.

Bellemy name variations: Belamy, Belemy, Ellemy, Bellamy, Bellamie.

 

Belliard

Name meaning: uncertain, may mean warlike.

Origin: French.

Belliard name variations: Beliard, Beiliard, Belliarn.

 

Beltran

Name meaning: fair raven.

Origin: Spanish.

Earliest mention of the name: circa 15th century.

Historical reference: Beltran, first Duke of Alburquerque.

Beltran name variations: Bertran, Beltren, Berhtram, Berhtramn.

 

Benedict

Years of origin: circa 4th century.

Origin: Roman.

Meaning: blessed, blissful.

History behind: name derived from Late Latin word benedictus (translated as blessed or blissful).

Benedict name variations: Benedictus, Benny, Bendy, Benedek, Benedikt, Benedetto, Benediktas.

 

Bengt

Name meaning: blessed.

Origin: Swedish and Roman.

First mention: circa 14th century.

History behind: it is a Swedish form of the name Benedict.

Reference: Bengt Jonsson, Regent of Sweden.

Bengt name variations: Benght, Bengton, Benghton, Bent.

 

Beocca

Name meaning: righteous, fair.

Origin: Old English.

Beocca name variations: Beoca, Beoka, Beocka, Beokka.

 

Beollan

Name meaning: blazing fire.

Origin: Old Irish.

Beollan name variations: Bjolan, Bjollan, Biollan.

 

Beorhtric

Name meaning: superior ruler.

Origin: Old English.

Years of origin: circa 8th century.

Reference: Beorhtric, King of Wessex.

Beorhtric name variations: Brihtric, Beotrick, Berthrik, Berthric, Betrick, Berhtrick.

 

Berend

Name meaning: strong as a bear.

Origin: Dutch and German.

Berend name variations: Bernt, Bernard, Bernhard, Bernhart, Bernd.

 

Berthold

Name meaning: famous ruler.

Origin: Old German.

First mention: around 10th century.

Reference: Berthold, Duke of Bavaria.

Berthold name variations: Berchtold, Bertold, Berth, Beritold, Berntold, Berteld.

 

Bettelin

Name meaning: fair, bright, or helmet.

Origin: Old English.

Earliest mention of the name: early 8th century.

Etymology: derived from Old English beorht (meaning bright) and helm (meaning helmet).

Historical reference: Saint Beorhthelm of Stafford.

Bettelin name variations: Beorhthelm, Berthelm, Berthhelm.

 

Bishop

Origin: Greek.

Meaning: overseer, guardian.

History behind: name derived from the Greek word episkopos (translated as overseer).

Bishop name variations: Biskop, Bieshop, Bishep.

 

Blaine

Origin: Gaelic.

Meaning: yellow.

Blaine name variations: Blain, Blane, Blanne, Blayne.

 

Blake

Years of origin: circa 9th century.

Origin: Old English.

Meaning: dark, obscure.

Blake name variations: Blaike, Blaiek, Blaken, Blakely.

 

Bogaard

Name meaning: orchard.

Origin: Dutch or German.

Bogaard name variations: Boghard, Bogard, Bockgard, Bockhard.

 

Bonole

Name meaning: uncertain, may mean good.

Origin: Germanic or Roman.

First mention: circa 5th century.

Historical reference: Bonole, Bishop of Metz.

Bonole name variations: Bonle, Onolle, Boonole, Boonel.

 

Booker

Origin: Old English.

Meaning: scribe, writer.

History behind: name derived from the Old English boc (translated as book).

Booker name variations: Booket, Booken, Boocker.

 

Boone

Years of origin: circa 14th century.

Origin: Old French.

Meaning: good, boon.

History behind: name derived from Old French bon (translated as good).

Boone name variations: Boyne, Boine, Boon, Bonn.

 

Borwin

Name meaning: uncertain, may mean farmer.

Origin: Germanic.

First mention: circa 12th century.

Historical reference: Henry Borwin the first, Lord of Mecklenburg.

Borwin name variations: Barvin, Barwin, Borvin.

 

Botwulf

Name meaning: bright wolf, superior wolf.

Origin: Old English.

Earliest mention of the name: around 7th century.

Historical reference: Saint Botwulf of Thorney.

Botwulf name variations: Beorthwulf, Beortwulf, Bertwulf, Beotwulf, Bertwulph, Beotwulph.

 

Bowie

Origin: English.

Meaning: yellow.

Bowie name variations: Bovie, Boyie, Bodie.

 

Bradshaw

Origin: Old English.

Meaning: wide, broad.

History behind: derived from the Old English word brade (translated as broad).

Bradshaw name variations: Brandshaw, Bredshaw, Radshaw, Brayshaw, Brayshay.

 

Branimir

Name meaning: peace protector, defender of the peace.

Origin: Slavic.

First mention: around 9th century.

Reference: Branimir, Duke of Croatia.

Branimir name variations: Branmir, Branemir, Ranimir, Ranimer, Branemer.

 

Brant

Years of origin: circa 11th century.

Origin: Old High German.

Meaning: steel, sword.

Brant name variations: Brand, Brannt, Brandon.

 

Branwen

Name meaning: blessed raven.

Origin: Celtic.

Historical reference: Branwen, Celtic goddess of love.

Note: often used as a female name.

Branwen name variations: Brawen, Brannwen, Brann, Bran.

 

Bravlin

Name meaning: audacious, courageous.

Origin: Old Slavic.

First mention: around 8th century.

Reference: Bravlin, legendary Slavic prince and overlord.

Bravlin name variations: Brevlin, Bravelin, Brevelin.

 

Brent

Years of origin: circa 11th century.

Origin: Old English.

Meaning: from a steep hill.

Brent name variations: Brend, Brendt, Brennt.

 

Bress

Name meaning: din, uproar.

First mention: circa 19th century BC.

Origin: Old Irish.

Historical reference: Bress, King of the Tuatha De Danann.

Bress name variations: Bres, Breis, Bressen.

 

Brixton

Origin: English.

Meaning: from Brixton.

History behind: Brixton is a district in the south of London.

Brixton name variations: Brixi, Brixtan, Briston.

 

Brodie

Name meaning: abyss, precipice, piece of land.

First mention: circa 6th century (as Bridei).

Origin: Gaelic.

Historical reference: Bridei the first, King of the Picts.

Brodie name variations: Broudie, Brodi, Bridei, Brude, Brody, Broddie.

 

Brunlocc

Name meaning: uncertain, may mean rocky lands or bear.

Origin: Old Norse or Old English.

Brunlocc name variations: Bjornlok, Brunlock, Brunlok, Brunlokk, Bearlokk.

 

Bruno

Years of origin: circa 9th century.

Origin: Old High German.

Meaning: brown.

History behind: name derived from the Old High German name Brun (translated as brown).

Bruno name variations: Brunno, Brun, Brunny.

 

Brute

Name meaning: hard, heavy.

Origin: Latin.

Reference: Brutus of Troy, legendary King of Great Britain.

Etymology: name derived from Latin brutus (translated as heavy).

Note: name can also mean to divide or rule over.

Brute name variations: Brutt, Brutte, Brutus, Bruttus.

 

Burnett

Years of origin: circa 13th century.

Origin: Old French.

Meaning: brunette, brown.

Burnett name variations: Bernett, Bernell, Burnell, Burnet.

 

Burton

Years of origin: circa 18th century.

Origin: English.

Meaning: from a town in Leicestershire.

Burton name variations: Byrton, Burtone, Bertoane, Bertoan, Burtonn.

 

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