The majority of English names you see today are the very same as yester-era.
In the "Victorian" era, especially, newborns were commonly named after the monarch. In this period of time, you saw many Alberts(Queen Victoria's husband), and Victorias. Henry was also a common name, as was Edward and George. To make this rambling of mine easier, I'll make a list:
Aindrea(feminine version of Andrew)
Annabella <--- Names including "bell" or "bella" were quite common for women.
Ackley <--- Names with roots in Germany and Ireland were also common.
As you can tell, I'm running through a list. It's my favorite name database. You may want to take a look. It has just about every name from every nation.