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275+ Best Preppy Baby Names

In search of the preppy baby names? We've got a list of over 275 of the best pretty girl names and preppy boy names.

Updated March 26, 2024
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Are you expecting a child and looking for preppy baby names? Then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve gathered the best preppy names for girls and boys below. These names draw inspiration from traditional, upper-class institutions like the American presidency, Ivy League and English universities, English surnames, and British royalty.

My youngest daughter’s name, Charlotte Elizabeth, made this list of preppy baby names, presumably because it is also the name of Prince William and Duchess Kate’s only daughter. My mother’s maiden name, Benton, also made the list. Most of these classic, conservative baby names are English, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Irish, Latin, Scottish, or Welsh.

This is our list of the best preppy names!

Preppy Baby Names

Preppy Girl Names

Literary enthusiast? You might like these names inspired by books, like Madeline, of Madeline namesake character fame, which means “high tower or woman from Magdala;” Schuyler, of the Schuyler sisters historical and Alexander Hamilton (and musical Hamilton) fame, which means “scholar;” or Scout, of To Kill a Mockingbird main character fame, which means “first explorer.”

Music lover? You might consider Harper, which means “harp player,” or Piper, which means “pipe or flute player.”

Outdoor enthusiast? Try these nature-inspired names, like Blair, which means “dweller on the plain;” Brooke, which means “small stream;” Brynn, which means “hill;” Bryony, which means “to sprout;” Calloway, which means “pebbly place:” Cricket, which means “loud insect of the night;” Hadley, which means “heather field;” Hollis or Hollister, which both mean “dweller at the holly trees;” Laura, which means “bay laurel;” Marlowe, which means “driftwood;” or Tabitha, which means “gazelle.”

Religious? You might like Elizabeth, which means “pledged to God,” or Jane, which means “God is gracious.”

Want a name befitting a female warrior? Consider Delaney, which means “dark challenger;” Edith, which means “prosperous in war;” Sloane, which means “raider;” or Victoria, which means “victory.”

Or you might like Meredith, which means “great ruler.”

Best Preppy Girl Names

1. Addison

2. Arden

3. Arlen

4. Aubrey

5. Avery

6. Barrett

7. Beatrice

8. Beth

9. Blair

10. Briar

11. Brighton

12. Brooke

13. Brynn

14. Bryony

15. Buffy

16. Calloway

17. Camilla

18. Campbell

19. Caroline

20. Carrington

21. Cassidy

22. Cecily

23. Charlotte

24. Claiborne

25. Claire

26. Clara

27. Clarke

28. Colby

29. Collins

30. Courtney

31. Cricket

32. Darby

33. Delancey

34. Delaney

35. Diana

36. Edith

37. Eleanor or Elle

38. Elizabeth

39. Ellington

40. Ellis

41. Ellison

42. Emma

43. Emmeline

44. Fifer

45. Frances

46. Grace

47. Greeley

48. Greer

49. Gwendolyn

50. Gwyneth

51. Hadley

52. Harper

53. Hathaway

54. Hollis or Hollister

55. Hollyn

56. Isla

57. Jane

58. Jentry

59. Kate or Katherine

60. Kendall

61. Kennedy

62. Kensington

63. Kerry

64. Lachlan

65. Larkin

66. Laura

67. Laurel

68. Leighton

69. Madeline

70. Margaret

71. Marlowe

72. Martha

73. Mccarthy

74. Meredith

75. Merrill

76. Millie or Milly

77. Missy

78. Padget

79. Paige

80. Palmer

81. Parker

82. Payton

83. Piper

84. Pippa

85. Poppy

86. Quinn

87. Reagan

88. Reese

89. Schuyler

90. Scout

91. Sheridan

92. Skipper

93. Sloane

94. Sutton

95. Tabitha

96. Tandy

97. Tate or Tatum

98. Taylor

99. Teagan

100. Tierney

101. Tilly

102. Tinsley

103. Vaughn

104. Victoria

105. Wallis

106. Waverly

107. Whitley

108. Whitney

109. Windsor

110. Yardley

Preppy Boy Names

Beatles fan? You might consider Harrison, of the Beatles’ lead guitarist George Harrison fame, which means “son of Harry.”

Texas country music enthusiast? You might like Jennings, of singer-songwriter Waylon and son Shooter Jennings fame, which means “little John,” or Jones, of singer-songwriter George Jones fame, which means “God is gracious.”

Literary buff? You might like Faulkner, of American writer William Faulkner fame, which means “falconer;” Fitzgerald, of American novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald fame, which means “son of Gerald;” Keats, of English poet John Keats, which means “kite;” Langston, of American poet Langston Hughes fame, which means “tall man’s town;” Montgomery, of Canadian author L.M. Montgomery fame, which means “manpower;” or Yates, of American novelist Richard Yates fame, which means “gate.”

Outdoor enthusiast? You might like Arden, which means “valley of the eagle;” Banks, which means “one who lives on the hillside or riverbank;” Beaumont, which means “beautiful mountain;” Brooks, which means “of the brook;” Camden, which means “winding valley;” Ford, which means “dweller at the ford;” Forrest, which means “dweller near the woods;” or George, which means “farmer.” You might also like Hart, which means “stag;” Hartford, which means “deer ford;” Hawkins, which means “hawk;” Hayes, which means “hedged area;” Holden, which means “hollow valley;” Hoyt, which means “long stick;” Hunter, which means “one who hunts;” Knox, which means “round hill;” Remington, which means “place on a riverbank;” Rhodes, which means “where roses grow;” Shepherd, which means “sheepherder;” or Wesley, which means “western meadow.”

Religious? Try Elliott, which means “Jehovah is God;” Jack, which means “God is gracious;” Tad, Thad, or Thaddeus, which all mean “gift of God;” or Topher, which means “bearer of Christ.”

Want a name befitting a warrior? Consider Alistair, which means “defending men;” Duncan, which means “dark warrior;” Fletcher, which means “arrow-maker;” Louis, which means “renowned warrior;” Miles, which means “soldier or merciful;” Nicholas, which means “people of victory;” or William, which means “resolute protection.”

Or you might like Frederick, which means “peaceful ruler,” or Richard, which means “dominant ruler.”

Best Preppy Boy Names

1. Adrian

2. Alden

3. Alistair

4. Ames

5. Aston

6. Augustine

7. Banks

8. Barclay

9. Bates

10. Beau or Beaumont

11. Bennett

12. Benton

13. Blaine

14. Booth

15. Bridger

16. Bronson

17. Brooks

18. Bryant

19. Buchanan

20. Cabot

21. Caldwell

22. Camden

23. Carlisle

24. Carlton

25. Chet

26. Chip

27. Clinton

28. Conrad

29. Cooper

30. Crawford

31. Crosby

32. Dalton

33. Dashiell

34. Davis

35. Dean

36. Desmond

37. Dorian

38. Drexel

39. Duncan

40. Elliott

41. Elton

42. Emerson

43. Emmett

44. Emory

45. Ewing

46. Fairbanks

47. Faulkner

48. Ferris

49. Fielder

50. Fitzgerald

51. Fletcher

52. Flynn

53. Forbes

54. Ford

55. Forrest

56. Francis

57. Frederick

58. George

59. Giles

60. Graham

61. Grant

62. Greer

63. Gregory

64. Haines

65. Hale

66. Hamilton

67. Hammond

68. Harding

69. Harris or Harrison

70. Hart or Hartford

71. Hawkins

72. Hayes

73. Henry

74. Holden

75. Hoyt

76. Hudson

77. Hugh

78. Hunter

79. Hutchinson

80. Ingram

81. Ives

82. Jack

83. James or Jameson

84. Jennings

85. Jones

86. Keaton

87. Keats

88. Kellen

89. Kelly

90. Kiefer

91. Kimball

92. Kip

93. Knox

94. Langston

95. Latham

96. Laughlin

97. Lawson

98. Louis

99. Mac or Macallister

100. Malcolm

101. Maxfield

102. Mercer

103. Merritt

104. Miles

105. Montgomery

106. Murphy

107. Nicholas

108. Niels

109. Oakes

110. Oxford

111. Parker

112. Phillip or Phillips

113. Pierce

114. Powell

115. Prescott

116. Preston

117. Princeton

118. Quade

119. Quentin

120. Quincy

121. Radley

122. Rawlings

123. Reeve

124. Reid

125. Remington

126. Rhett

127. Rhodes

128. Rhys

129. Richard

130. Rivers

131. Royce

132. Rush

133. Rutherford

134. Sargent

135. Saxon

136. Sayer

137. Sebastian

138. Sheffield

139. Shepherd

140. Sinclair

141. Smith

142. Stanton

143. Spencer

144. Sumner

145. Tad, Thad, or Thaddeus

146. Taggart

147. Tanner

148. Teague

149. Thatcher

150. Thayer

151. Thornton

152. Tiernan

153. Topher

154. Trey

155. Tucker

156. Warner

157. Wesley

158. Wharton

159. Wilder

160. William

161. Worth

162. Wright

163. Yale

164. Yates

165. York

We hope you found some inspiration with these preppy baby names!

If you are looking for more baby names, try classic baby names, old-fashioned baby names, or elegant baby names for inspiration. Good luck picking out the right one for your baby-to-be!

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Lauren Flake is a wife, mom to two girls, watercolor artist, seventh-generation Texan, and early-onset Alzheimer's daughter. She is the author and co-illustrator of two award-winning children's books for grieving… Read more

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