Late Sixteenth Century English Given Names

Names listed by frequency

by Talan Gwynek
(Brian M. Scott,
© 1994, 1999 by Brian M. Scott; all rights reserved.
Revised 24 Aug 1999

Names listed by frequency

For these lists all variants of a single name have been counted together. I have followed modern usage in treating Helen and Ellen as distinct names, and likewise for Pierce and Peter. Similarly, I have distinguished a name from its diminutives when modern practice does so. I have arbitrarily assumed that all four people named Frances were women and that all 86 people named Francis were men. The second column gives the total frequency of the names in the associated block both absolutely and as a percentage of the whole. The third column does the same for the cumulative frequencies. In each list I have also expressed as a percentage the frequency of each name contributing at least 5 percent to the total.

Women's Names

Men's Names

Name listed alphabetically (with derivation notes)
Abbreviations and Bibliography

Editted & published by Arval Benicoeur