English Baby Names for Girls and Boys – B

English baby names that start with the letter B can be inspiring, popular and can be connected with a lot of celebrity baby names, for example Britney Spears. Baby names that are very common in this category is Bill. We are certain that you have a friend or two that were given the baby name Bill!

Here you can go wild with your baby name and chose one of the more unusual names, something that will stand out and make a difference. Be sure that the baby name you will choose is going to be cool and smart as your baby will carry it forever!

So here’s the full list of English baby names, make notes and choose wisely!

English Baby Names that start with the letter B

Baby: Infant

Bailey: one of the oldest English baby names that means bailiff or steward

Baker: Occupation of Baker

Baldwin: Bold friend

Balin: A knight of the Round Table

Ballard: Bald-headed man

English Baby Names for Girls and Boys that start with BBalthasar: Baal protect the king

Banjo: Of unknown meaning

Banks: Edge of the River

Banyan: Merchant

Barclay: Birch wood

Bardolph: Bright wolf

Barnaby: Son of consolation

Barnard: Brave bear

Barneston: From the Town of Barnes

Barney: Diminutive form of Barnaby/Barnard

Baron: Noble man

Barr: Barrier, gate

Barras: Tradesman

Barrett: Trader

Barrington: considered among the English baby names that originated from French. Barrington comes from Barentin in France.

Barton: from From Barton

Base: The Short One

Basil: King

Bat: Son of Tolmai

Batson: Son of Bartholomew

Bay: Sea Inlet

Beacher: From the beech tree

Beale: Handsome

Beatrix: Bringer of Joy

Beauchamp: Beautiful Field

Beauregard: Beautiful view

Beauty: the characteristic of a person, animal, place, object, or idea that provides a perceptual experience of pleasure or satisfaction.

Becca or Becka or Becky: Diminutive form of Rebecca

Beck: From the brook

Beckett: Dweller by the Brook

Beckham: among the most popular English baby name thanks to David Beckham (see a list of Beckham’s 32 tattoos). The meaning of Beckham is the person from the Beck Homestead.

Bede: Saint of Scholars

Beecher: Dweller by the Beech Tree

Belden: From Beldon Hill

Bell: among the inspirational English baby names that means beautiful.

Benjamin: Son of my Right Hand

Benson: Son of Benedict

Bentley: From the bent-grass field

Benton: From Benjamin’s Town

Berenice: Victorious

Berke: Birch Tree

Berkeley: From the birch wood

Berry: Small Fruit

Beryl: Semi-precious stone

Bess or Bessie or Betsy: God is my oath

Beth: God is my oath

Bethany: Place of figs – town near Jerusalem. English baby names are linked to celebrities. Here, you will find Bethany Meilani Hamilton (born February 8, 1990, Lihue, Hawaii) is an American professional surfer. She is known for surviving a shark attack.

Betty: God is my oath, the celebrity name for Betty Marion White Ludden (born January 17, 1922)

Beverly: From the Beaver Stream, the Celebrity name for Beverly d’angelo

Bevis: sounds American thanks to American cartoon Beavis and Butthead created and designed by Mike Judge for MTV, first episode in 1992. Bevis is actually part of the English baby names.

Bill or Billy: Diminutive form of William (Celebrity Name: Bill Cosby, Bill Maher, Bill Gates, Bill Clinton, Bill Murray, Billy Beane)

Bin: From the name Bingham

Binder: Book Binder

Bing: Diminutive form of Bingham (and these days, the Microsoft search engine that competes with Google, so it might be considered a nerd’s name)

Bingham: From the farm of Binna’s people

Birch: Birch Tree

Bishop: devoted to Christianity with a higher position in the Catholic church



Blake or Blakely: Pale blond one or dark

Blakeney: From the black island

Blaze: Flame

Blessing: Divine Gift (also used to refer to bestowing of such) is the infusion of something with holiness, spiritual redemption, divine will, or one’s hope or approval.

Bliss: an emotional state that is characterized by perfect happiness (feelings of enjoyment, pleasure, and satisfaction).

Blithe: Happy – joyous – merry – cheerful – jolly – joyful – blithesome – jocund

Blossom: Flower, bloom

Bluebell: of unknown origin

Bly: Gentle, happy

Blythe: Happy

Bob: Diminutive form of Robert (Celebrity name for Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, Bob Evans)

Bonaventure: Good Luck (english surname from the French)

Bond: Husbandman, Farmer (Celebrity Surname: James Bond, international movie character)

Boniface: Well-doer

Bonner: Gentle, courteous

Bonnie: Pretty girl

Bono: Diminutive form of names in Bon- but not to be confused with Paul David Hewson (born 10 May 1960), known by his stage name Bono who is an Irish singer, musician, venture capitalist and humanitarian

Booker: Bleacher

Boone: From Bohon in France

Booth: Bothy

Boston: From St. Botolf’s stone

Boyce: From the woods

Boys: From the wood

Bracken: a genus of large, coarse ferns in the family Dennstaedtiacea, also known as Pteridium

Brad: From the Broad Meadow, celebrity name for Brad Pitt and Brad Paisley

Braddock: Dweller by the Broad Oak

Braden: From the Wide Valley

Bradford: From the broad ford

Bradley: From the Broad Meadow

Bradshaw: From the Broad Field, Forest. Celebrity surname for Terry Bradshaw, George Bradshaw and Ahmad Bradshaw.

Braeden: we couldn’t find this one :(

Braewyn: Combination Of Braeden And Bronwyn

Bram: Father of a multitude

Brand: Sword

Branden or Brandon: From the broom hill, celebrity name for Brandon Smith.

Branson: Son of Brand

Brant: Firebrand

Branxton: unknown origin, Branxton is a town in the Hunter Valley region of New South Wales, Australia.

Braxton: Brock’s Town

Bray: Brick Layer

Braylee: Combination of the names Bray and Lee

Brayton: From Bray’s Town, also a town in North Yorkshire, UK

Brent: Hill, celebrity name for Brent Omar Grimes (born July 19, 1983) an American football cornerback for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL).

Brenta: Hill but also an Italian river that runs from Trentino to the Adriatic Sea

Brentley: From the Place by the Hill

Brenton: From Bryni’s Town (Town of Fire)

Brett: Breton, a celebrity name for Brett Lorenzo Favre (born October 10, 1969) a former American football quarterback who spent the majority of his career with the Green Bay Packers

Brewster: Brewer, the person responsible for the production of beer through steeping a starch source (commonly cereal grains) in water and then fermenting with yeast.

Breyson: Son of Bryce/Barry

Briar: Shrub, Small Tree

Brice: Speckled

Brick: From the bridge

Bridge: Structure over a passage of water

Bridger: Dweller by the bridge

Brier: Shrub, Tree

Brigham: From the bridge settlement

Brighton: From the bright town, is also a well known city south of London, UK

Brilane: From Brigham Lane

Brinkley: From Brinca’s Field

Brinley: Burnt Meadow

Brinly: Burnt meadow

Bristol: Site of the Bridge, also a well known city of UK

Brit or Brita: Exalted, lofty

Britain or Britannia or Britany or Brittany or Britney or Brittnee or Brittney or Brittania: From Great Britain, celebrity name for Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) an American recording artist and entertainer. Born in McComb, Mississippi, and raised in Kentwood, Louisian.

Britton: From Brittany (England)

Brock: Badger

Bron: Short form of Bronwen or Auberon

Brone: Brown the color

Bronson: From Branson

Brook or Brooke: Small Stream, celebrity name for Brooke Shields

Brooks: From the brook

Brown: the composite color produced by a mixture of red, yellow and black

Bruce: From the town of Bruis, many celebrities are named after this particular name, for example Bruce Willis, Bruce Lee, Bruce Springsteen, Bruce Jenner, Bruce campbell to name a few.

Bryan: High, noble, celebrity name for Bryan Adams, Bryan Cranston, Bryan Singer, Bryan Cave and Bryan Callen.

Bryce: Speckled.

Bryony: Poisonous climbing vine

Buckley: From the deer field

Bull: Male Bovine Animal

Burgess: Town Citizen

Burrell: Person from Burrill, Yorkshire UK

Burris: Of the Town, Borough

Burt: Diminutive form of names in Burt- or -bert

Burton: Town of the Fortress, celebrity surname for Timothy Walter “Tim” Burton (born August 25, 1958) an American director, known for his dark, gothic style movies such as Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice, and The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Byram: From the barns

Byrd: Like a Bird

Byrne: Son of Brian

Byron: From the barns

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