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Brilliant British names for bouncing baby boys

Baby boy names from the United Kingdom are a bit different from what we name our kids here in the U.S. Some are similar, but some are just a little more unique. And we love them all.

From names that come directly from the royal family to names that we see in our own hospital nurseries, these British baby names for boys may find their way onto your own baby name list. Whether you want to name your new baby boy after Prince George, or are seeking a more unique name, we’ve got you covered.

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It’s interesting to note how baby name trends differ between the U.K. and the U.S. For example, you’ll note that there are many names that aren’t used often in the U.S. anymore, but all are in the top 100 popular British baby names. Of note, the last time the name Freddie made an appearance in the top 1,000 in the U.S. was in 2003, and even then, it barely made the cut. But in the U.K., it was the 20th most popular name given to boys born in England and Wales in 2014.

And Alfie, which is a consistently popular name in England and Wales, has only popped up on the popularity chart in the U.S. twice — in 1967 and 1968, despite the overwhelming audience of a show where an Alfie prominently stars (the HBO series Game of Thrones).

So, while you might want to select a truly royal baby name for your little boy (in addition to George, his dad and brother actually hit the top 10 in 2014), there are tons of other choices too. Which one is your favorite?

British baby boy names
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