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275+ Best Preppy Baby Names

Baby NamesUpdated July 13, 2022

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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 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 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

Addison

Arden

Arlen

Aubrey

Avery

Barrett

Beatrice

Beth

Blair

Briar

Brighton

Brooke

Brynn

Bryony

Buffy

Calloway

Camilla

Campbell

Caroline

Carrington

Cassidy

Cecily

Charlotte

Claiborne

Claire

Clara

Clarke

Colby

Collins

Courtney

Cricket

Darby

Delancey

Delaney

Diana

Edith

Eleanor or Elle

Elizabeth

Ellington

Ellis

Ellison

Emma

Emmeline

Fifer

Frances

Grace

Greeley

Greer

Gwendolyn

Gwyneth

Hadley

Harper

Hathaway

Hollis or Hollister

Hollyn

Isla

Jane

Jentry

Kate or Katherine

Kendall

Kennedy

Kensington

Kerry

Lachlan

Larkin

Laura

Laurel

Leighton

Madeline

Margaret

Marlowe

Martha

Mccarthy

Meredith

Merrill

Millie or Milly

Missy

Padget

Paige

Palmer

Parker

Payton

Piper

Pippa

Poppy

Quinn

Reagan

Reese

Schuyler

Scout

Sheridan

Skipper

Sloane

Sutton

Tabitha

Tandy

Tate or Tatum

Taylor

Teagan

Tierney

Tilly

Tinsley

Vaughn

Victoria

Wallis

Waverly

Whitley

Whitney

Windsor

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

Adrian

Alden

Alistair

Ames

Aston

Augustine

Banks

Barclay

Bates

Beau or Beaumont

Bennett

Benton

Blaine

Booth

Bridger

Bronson

Brooks

Bryant

Buchanan

Cabot

Caldwell

Camden

Carlisle

Carlton

Chet

Chip

Clinton

Conrad

Cooper

Crawford

Crosby

Dalton

Dashiell

Davis

Dean

Desmond

Dorian

Drexel

Duncan

Elliott

Elton

Emerson

Emmett

Emory

Ewing

Fairbanks

Faulkner

Ferris

Fielder

Fitzgerald

Fletcher

Flynn

Forbes

Ford

Forrest

Francis

Frederick

George

Giles

Graham

Grant

Greer

Gregory

Haines

Hale

Hamilton

Hammond

Harding

Harris or Harrison

Hart or Hartford

Hawkins

Hayes

Henry

Holden

Hoyt

Hudson

Hugh

Hunter

Hutchinson

Ingram

Ives

Jack

James or Jameson

Jennings

Jones

Keaton

Keats

Kellen

Kelly

Kiefer

Kimball

Kip

Knox

Langston

Latham

Laughlin

Lawson

Louis

Mac or Macallister

Malcolm

Maxfield

Mercer

Merritt

Miles

Montgomery

Murphy

Nicholas

Niels

Oakes

Oxford

Parker

Phillip or Phillips

Pierce

Powell

Prescott

Preston

Princeton

Quade

Quentin

Quincy

Radley

Rawlings

Reeve

Reid

Remington

Rhett

Rhodes

Rhys

Richard

Rivers

Royce

Rush

Rutherford

Sargent

Saxon

Sayer

Sebastian

Sheffield

Shepherd

Sinclair

Smith

Stanton

Spencer

Sumner

Tad, Thad, or Thaddeus

Taggart

Tanner

Teague

Thatcher

Thayer

Thornton

Tiernan

Topher

Trey

Tucker

Warner

Wesley

Wharton

Wilder

William

Worth

Wright

Yale

Yates

York

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

Are you looking for more baby names? For inspiration, try German baby names, Greek baby names, Hebrew baby names, or Irish baby names. (You’ll recognize a few preppy names like Charlotte, Katherine, Margaret, Teagan, Emmett, Richard, Sebastian, and William on these lists.)

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