English names are names that are used in English-speaking countries. Most English names are not from modern English but from a mixture of Latin, Old English, German (Old & New), Hebrew, Greek, and others. Most all English names can be traced back to earlier names and/or words from ancient and/or antiquated (Teutonic, Aramaic, Old English/French/German, etc…) languages.
Other sources of English names come from the Bible, common words, and place names. Many English names are androgynous (both male and female) while others have become female names as a derivative of male names. The opposite is sometimes true, but much less frequently.
Countries whose official language is English (or shared with another language) are listed below:
Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Botswana (but the national language is Tswana), Canada (federally, with French), Cameroon (with French), Dominica (with French creole), Fiji (with Bau Fijian and Hindustani), part of the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong (with Chinese), The Gambia, Ghana, Grenada (with French creole), Guyana, India (with 22 other official languages), Republic of Ireland (with Irish), Jamaica, Kenya (with Kiswahili), Kiribati, Lesotho (with Sotho), Liberia, Madagascar (with Malagasy and English), Malawi (with Chichewa), Malta (with Maltese), Mauritius (with French), Micronesia, Namibia, Netherlands Antilles (with Dutch and Papiamento), New Zealand (with Māori and New Zealand Sign Language), Nigeria, Pakistan (with Urdu as the national language), Palau (with Palauan and Japanese), Papua New Guinea (with Tok Pisin and Motu), Philippines (with the national language Filipino), Rwanda (with French and Kinyarwanda), St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia (with French creole), St. Vincent and the Grenadines (with French creole), Samoa (with Samoan), Seychelles (with Creole, French), Sierra Leone, Singapore (with Chinese, Malay, Tamil), Solomon Islands, South Africa (with Afrikaans, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, Swati, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu), Swaziland (with Swati), Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda (with Swahili since 2005), United Kingdom, Vanuatu (with Bislama and French), Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Notice the United States of America is not in this list as there is no official language of the US though it is officially used for business, government, and education.
Below are a list of English names… click on the name to get the origin and meaning of each name.