Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Abdiel

"The servant of the Lord," from the Hebrew.

Abel

Breath

Hebrew

Abidan

God's worshipper; God knows; my brother judged

Hebrew

Abijah

God is my father; gift of God

Hebrew

Abraham

Father of nations

Hebrew

Abram

High father

Hebrew

Absalom

Father is peace

Hebrew

Achilles

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

Greek

Achim

God will judge

Hebrew

Adalbert

Noble, bright, famous

German

Adlai

God is just

Hebrew

Adonis

Lord

Greek

Adriel

God's flock

Hebrew

Aeson

Greek

Ajax

“The birdman,” from the Greek aia.

Greek

Alaric

Noble, regal ruler

German

Albus

White

Latin

Alexander

Defender of man

Greek

Alexios

Defender, protector

Greek

Alvis

“The all-wise,” from the Old Norse.

Scandinavian

Amadeus

God's love

Latin

Amariah
Ammon

Teacher, builder

Hebrew

Amos

To carry; borne by God

Hebrew

Amram

Mighty nation

Hebrew

Anastasios

Resurrection

Greek

Antony

A variant form of Anthony.

Latin

Anubis
Apollo

Destroyer

Greek

Aquila

Eagle

Latin

Archimedes

Contemplating, pondering

Greek

Areli

Lion of God

Hebrew

Ares

Ruin

Greek

Ariston
Aristotle

The best of all

Greek

Asa

Doctor, healer

Hebrew

Atlas

Enduring

Greek

Atticus

From Attica

Latin

Augustus

Great, magnificient

Latin

Azazel
Balthasar

Baal protect the king

Ancient

Barak

Lightning; blessing; grain farm

African

Baruch

Blessed

Hebrew

Basilius

Royal, kingly

Greek

Belshazzar

Baal protect the king

Ancient

Benaiah
Boaz

Strength

Hebrew

Brennus

A supposed king of Britain

Arthurian Legend

Brutus

Dull, stupid

Latin

Caesar

Head of hair

Latin

Caius

Rejoice

Latin

Canaan
Cassander

Brother of heroes

Spanish

Cassian

Latin

Cassius

“The helmeted warrior,” based on the Latin cassis, a helmet.

Latin

Castor

Beaver

Greek

Cato

All-knowing

Latin

Celsus

High, lofty

Latin

Cephas

Rock

Hebrew

Cerdic
Cicero

Chickpea

Latin

Claudius

Lame

Latin

Cornelius

Horn

Latin

Cosmas
Crispus

Curly-haired

Latin

Cyneric

Royal

English

Cyrus

Lord

Persian

Damianos

Greek

Darius

Maintains possessions well

Persian

David

Beloved

Hebrew

Demetrius

Follower of Demeter

Greek

Diogenes
Dion

A short form of Dionysius, the god of vegetation and wine, in Greek mythology.

Greek

Dionysus

Follower of Dionysius

Greek

Dominic

Of the Lord

Latin

Draco

Dragon

English

Eadric

Wealthy ruler

English

Elijah

My God is Yahweh

Hebrew

Enoch

Trained, vowed, dedicated; profound

Hebrew

Enos

Man

Hebrew

Ephraim

Fruitful

Hebrew

Erastus

Loving

Greek

Eros

Desire

Greek

Eugenios

Well-born, noble

Greek

Ezekiel

God will strengthen

Hebrew

Felix

Happy and lucky

Latin

Festus

Joyous, festive

Latin

Gaius

Happy, rejoice

Latin

Galen

Calm

Greek

Galileo

From Galilee

Italian

Georgios

Farmer

Greek

Gershon

Exile

Hebrew

Godric

God-ruler

English

Gomer

Famous battle; good fight

English

Hades

Sightless

Greek

Hagen

Youthful one

Irish

Hanan

God was compassionate

Hebrew

Hazael
Hermes

Messenger

Greek

Heron
Hezekiah

God gives strength

Hebrew

Hiram

My brother is exalted

Hebrew

Homer

Security, pledge; hostage

Greek

Horus

God of Light

Egyptian

Iason
Ibrahim

Father of nations

Arabic

Icarus

Greek

Isaac

He will laugh

Hebrew

Ishmael

God listens

Hebrew

Ithamar

Palm island

Hebrew

Jairus

God enlightens

Hebrew

Javan

Ionian

Hebrew

Jaziel

Allotted by God

Hebrew

Jethro

Eminent

Hebrew

Job

Persecuted

Hebrew

Jonah

Dove

Hebrew

Joram

Jehovah is exalted

Hebrew

Julius

Youthful and downy

Greek

Junius

Young

Latin

Jupiter

The supreme god

Latin

Kemuel

Helper of God

Hebrew

Kyros
Lazarus

God is my help

Hebrew

Linus

Flax

Greek

Loki

Scandinavian

Lot

Veil

Hebrew

Lucius

From Lucanus

Greek

Lysander

Liberator

Greek

Manasseh

Making forgetfulness

Hebrew

Marcellinus
Marcus

Dedicated to Mars

Latin

Marius

Manly; dedicated to Mars

Latin

Mattan
Maximus

Greatest

Latin

Melech
Methuselah

Hebrew

Micaiah

Who is like God?

Hebrew

Moab

Hebrew

Mordecai

Little man

Hebrew

Moses

Saviour

Hebrew

Muhammad

Praiseworthy

Arabic

Nehemiah

God comforts

Hebrew

Neptune

God of water

Latin

Nereus

Water

Greek

Neriah

Lamp of God

Hebrew

Nero

Stern

Latin

Nicodemus

People's victory

Greek

Ninian

Gaelic

Noah

To rest

Hebrew

Noam

Beautiful, good-looking

Hebrew

Octavius

Eighth

Latin

Odin

Frenzy

Scandinavian

Ohad

Loved one

Hebrew

Olympus

From Mount Olympus

Greek

Omar

Flourishing life

Arabic

Omri

Sheaf of grain

Hebrew

Osiris
Otto

Wealth

German

Paulinus

Small

Latin

Plato

Broad-shouldered

Greek

Pluto

Rich

Greek

Pontius

Bridge

Latin

Poseidon

Husband of Earth

Greek

Quintus

Fifth

Latin

Ragnar

Judgment warrior

Scandinavian

Rambert

Mighty or intelligent

German

Ramses

Begotten by Ra, the sun god

Egyptian

Reinhold

Ruler's advisor

Latin

Remiel
Remus

In Roman mythology, one of the twin brothers who founded the city of Rome.

Latin

Rochus

Rest

Italian

Romulus

Man of Rome

Latin

Rufus

Red-haired

Latin

Samson

Sun

Hebrew

Sargon
Saturn

God of agriculture

Latin

Saul

Prayed for

Hebrew

Seneca

Native American

Severus

Serious, stern

Latin

Siegfried

Peace of victory

German

Sigmund

Victorious hand or protector

German

Sigurd

Guardian of victory

Scandinavian

Silas

Man of the forest

Latin

Silvanus

Woods

Latin

Simeon

To hear, to be heard; reputation

Hebrew

Socrates

Greek

Solomon

Peace

Hebrew

Steinar

Stone fighter

Scandinavian

Talmai

Abounding in furrows

Hebrew

Thaddeus

Heart

Aramaic

Theobald

Brave people

German

Theon

Hunter

Greek

Theron

Hunter

Greek

Thor

Thunder

Scandinavian

Tiberius
Titus

The avenger

Greek

Tychon

Accurate

Greek

Ulrich

Noble, regal ruler; power of the wolf; power of the home

German

Ulysses

"One who hates.” The Latin form of the Greek Odysseus, from the Greek odyssomai, I hate.

Latin

Urban

From the city

Latin

Uri

My light, my flame

Hebrew

Uriah

My light is Jehovah

Hebrew

Uriel

Angel of light; flame of God

Hebrew

Uzziel

Strength, power

Hebrew

Valerius

Strong, healthy

Latin

Varuna

God

Indian (Sanskrit)

Vishnu
Vitus

Life-giving

Latin

Vulcan

To flash

Latin

Waldo

Rule

German

Willamar

Resolute or famous

German

Wolfgang

Traveling wolf

German

Xanthos

Golden-haired

Greek

Xenon

Guest, host

Greek

Yama

Mountain

Japanese

Yeshua
Zaccai
Zadok

Just, righteous

Hebrew

Zebulun

Dwelling of honor

Hebrew

Zechariah

The Lord recalled

Hebrew

Zedekiah

The Lord is just

Hebrew

Zeno

Gift of Zeus

Greek

Zenon

Hospitable; gift of Zeus

Greek

Zephaniah

Hidden by God

Hebrew

Zephyr

West wind

Greek

Zerah

Glowing

Hebrew

Zeus

Living

Greek

Zion

Israel

Hebrew

Zuriel

The Lord my rock

Hebrew

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Some of the best antique names for boys come from mythology and religion, such as Biblical picks like Abram and Amos and the Greek greats Adonis and Achilles. These powerhouse monikers are ripe with meaning and lessons, making them favorites for many. One of our standout selections is the perennially popular David, who took on a giant and triumphed in the Bible. Other positive associations from religious texts and mythology include Samson, Eros (the Greek god of love), and Moses.

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The halls of history are home to many famous antique male names, too, like Alaric, an ancient Germanic name once held by a key. Cyrus the Great is another influential leader with an epic name, as is Augustus, the first leader of the Roman Empire. For philosophy lovers, there are Galen and Aristotle, and for science fans, there are Galileo and Archimedes. Other antique baby boy names inspired by real-life people include Socrates, Zeno, and Heron. If you’re looking for something well-known, see Alexander, Julius, and Antony.

Travel back in time with antique boy names and find your next all-star pick.