Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Abdiel

Servant of the Lord

Hebrew

Abdullah

God's servant

Arabic

Abraham

Father of nations

Hebrew

Achilles

“The thin-lipped,” from the Greek a (without) and chelyne (lip).

Greek

Addison

Son of Adam

English

Adonis

Lord

Greek

Adrian

From Hadria

Latin

Adriel

God's flock

Hebrew

Ajamu

He Fights for What He Wants

African

Akira

Bright, clear, ideal

Japanese

Alaric

Noble, regal ruler

German

Alejo

Man's defender, warrior; defender, protector

Spanish

Amari

Unknown

African

Amasai

Strong

Hebrew

Amiri

Prince; treetop

Hebrew

Anderson

Son of Andrew

English

Angelo

Messenger of God

Italian

Anthony

Unknown meaning

Latin

Apollo

Destroyer

Greek

Aristos

Best

Spanish

Armani

Son of Armand

Italian

Asante

Thank You

African

Atticus

From Attica

Latin

Augusto

Great, magnificient

Latin

Avery

Elf counsel

English

Battista

Baptizer

Italian

Bellamy

Handsome friend

French

Belvidere

Beautiful to see

Italian

Benjamin

A favorite son

Hebrew

Bernardo

Strong, brave bear

German

Broderick

“The son of Roderick,” from the Welsh mab (son of) and Roderick.

Welsh

Calico

Type of cloth

English

Callahan

Bright-headed

Irish

Cameron

Crooked nose

Scottish

Camilo

Helper to the priest

Latin

Carmelo

Orchard;, garden

Italian

Cartier

One who transports goods

English

Casimir

Famous destroyer (of peace)

Slavic

Caspian

White

English

Christopher

Bearing Christ

English

Constantine

Constant, steadfast

Latin

Cordero

Lamb

Spanish

Costello

Surname.

Irish

Dakarai

Rejoice

African

Dakota

Friend and ally

Native American

Damarcus

Form of Marcus

American

Damian

To tame

Greek

Danilo

God is my judge

Hebrew

Dariel

Open; from Airelle

French

Darius

Maintains possessions well

Persian

Delano

Nighttime

French

Dominic

Of the Lord

Latin

Dominique

Lord

Latin

Donovan

Darkened

Irish

Dorian

Descendant of Dorus; from Doris

Greek

Edison

Son of Edward

English

Eduardo

Wealthy guard

Spanish

Elijah

My God is Yahweh

Hebrew

Elliot

My God is Yahweh

English

Ellison

Son of Ellis

English

Emerson

Emery's son

English

Emery

Home strength

English

Enrique

Home ruler

Spanish

Ernesto

Serious; battle to the death

German

Esteban

A Spanish form of Stephen.

Spanish

Etienne

A French form of Stephen.

French

Evander

Good man

Greek

Everett

Brave boar

English

Everton

Boar settlement

English

Fabian

Bean farmer

Latin

Ferguson

Supreme man; highest choice

Scottish

Fernando

Brave journey

Spanish

Finnegan

Fair

Irish

Forester

Woodsman; woods

French

Francisco

From France

Spanish

Frederick

Peaceful ruler

German

Gabriel

God is my strength

Hebrew

Gadiel

God is my fortune

Arabic

Gallagher

Foreign helper

Irish

Gemini

The Twins

Latin

Genesis

Origin, beginning

Greek

Gideon

Tree cutter

Hebrew

Gonzalo

Battle

Spanish

Gregory

Watchful

Greek

Gustavo

Royal staff; staff of the gods

Scandinavian

Hannibal

Grace of Baal

Hebrew

Harrison

Son of Harry

English

Haruki

Shining Brightly

Japanese

Hemingway

Hemming's path

English

Ibrahim

Father of nations

Arabic

Ignado

Fire

Spanish

Isaiah

God is salvation

Hebrew

Jabari

Valiant

African

Jacoby

He who supplants

Hebrew

Jamison

He who supplants; son of James

Hebrew

Jasiah

Created name

American

Javier

New house

Spanish

Jaziel

Allotted by God

Hebrew

Jefferson

Son of Jeffrey

English

Jericho

City of the moon

Arabic

Jesiah

The Lord exists

Hebrew

Jonathan

God has given

Hebrew

Joshua

God is salvation

Hebrew

Josiah

God supports

Hebrew

Jovanni

God is gracious

Latin

Julian

Young at heart

Latin

Julio

Jove's child

Greek

Julius

Youthful and downy

Greek

Kamari

Moon

Arabic

Killian

Church

Irish

Lazarus

God is my help

Hebrew

Lionel

Lion

Latin

Lorenzo

Laurel

Italian

Madison

Son of Maud or Matthew

English

Malachi

My messenger

Hebrew

Mateo

Gift of God

Spanish

Maximus

Greatest

Latin

Mordechai

Little man

Hebrew

Muhammad

Praiseworthy

Arabic

Mustafa

Chosen

Arabic

Nicholas

Victory of the people

Greek

Nikolai

People of victory

Greek

Oliver

Olive tree

English

Omari

God the highest

African

Orlando

“The fame of the land,” an Italian variant of Roland, which see.

Spanish

Rafael

God heals

Spanish

Ramiro

Renowned counselor

Spanish

Remington

Settlement by the stream

English

Ricardo

Brave ruler

Spanish

Rodolfo

An Italian and Spanish form of Rudolph.

Italian

Rolando

Renowned land

Spanish

Romeo

Man from Rome

Italian

Salvador

Savior

Latin

Santino

The saints

Spanish

Sebastian

Venerable or honorable

Greek

Sergio

Servant

Italian

Simeon

To hear, to be heard; reputation

Hebrew

Sirius

Burning brightly

Greek

Solomon

Peace

Hebrew

Sullivan

Dark eyed

Irish

Theodore

God's gift

Greek

Thiago

Supplanter

Portuguese

Timothy

Honoring God

Greek

Tobias

God is good

Hebrew

Uriah

My light is Jehovah

Hebrew

Uriel

Angel of light; flame of God

Hebrew

Vincenzo

Prevailing

Latin

Winchester

Walled city

English

Zachary

God remembers

Hebrew

Zakari

The Lord recalled

Hebrew

Syllables are the secret ingredient in crafting the perfect name combination. The right flow can really make your son’s name sing. If you have a short surname, you might want to focus on longer finds, such as 3 syllable boy names. These are also perfect for bridging a short first name with a short last name. Get to know some of these cool names with us.

First up are traditional 3 syllable boy names. You likely recognize Anthony, a classic choice with long roots on the top boy names chart. He has Latin roots and Hollywood ties. Joshua is another classic option meaning “God is salvation.” He reached peak popularity in the 1990s, but he has since settled into sweet-spot territory on the chart. Jonathan mirrors this meteoric rise and fall though has his own fit and feel. He grows alongside a little one, though he can be shortened to Jonny in childhood. Other traditional boy names with 3 syllables are Timothy, Adrian, and Isaiah.

Many of today’s most popular boy names have three syllables, including some top 10 cuties. Oliver leads the pack with his nature meaning “olive tree.” Then there’s Elijah, a Hebrew pick meaning “my God is Yahweh.” The “favorite son” Benjamin is next. He’s a sweetheart with religious roots and loads of cute nicknames like Ben and Benji. Theodore recently joined the top stretch of the charts, too. Meaning “God’s gift,” he’s handsome in sound and meaning. Other popular options are Sebastian (depending on your pronunciation,) Mateo, and Gabriel.

If you would prefer more unique names, you’re still in luck, as there are countless contenders to choose from. Uriah is one whose meaning of “my light is Jehovah” may catch your eye. You might enjoy the vintage feel of Salvador, too, a Latin legend meaning “savior.” Jericho has one meaning that always wows us: “City of the moon.” An Arabic pick, he’s not too common, but his sound is undeniably cool.

Browse our complete list of boy names with three syllables and see which matches your must-have features in a moniker.