Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Abraham

Father of nations

Hebrew

Ace

Number one

English

Adohi

From the Woods

Native American

Adriel

God's flock

Hebrew

Akins

Brave Boy

African

Akira

Bright, clear, ideal

Japanese

Alexander

Defender of man

Greek

Amari

Unknown

African

Amir

Prince

Arabic

Andrew

Manly and powerful

Greek

Arata

Fresh, New

Japanese

Archer

Bowman

English

Arnav

Ocean

Indian (Sanskrit)

Arthur

Bear

Celtic

Asher

Happy and blessed

Hebrew

Ashton

Ash tree town

English

Asmara

Love

Indonesian

Atlas

Enduring

Greek

Atticus

From Attica

Latin

August

To increase

Latin

Austin

Great

English

Awan

Somebody

Native American

Axel

My father is peace

Scandinavian

Beau

Handsome

French

Benjamin

A favorite son

Hebrew

Bennett

Blessed

English

Bryson

Son of Brice

English

Cairo

Victorious

Arabic

Caleb

Whole heart

Hebrew

Chao

Surpassing

Chinese

Charles

Free man

German

Christopher

Bearing Christ

English

Connor

Dog lover

Irish

Cruz

Holy cross

Spanish

Cyrus

Lord

Persian

Dakari

Rejoice

African

Daniel

God is My Judge

Hebrew

Dante

Enduring

Latin

David

Beloved

Hebrew

Declan

Full of goodness

Irish

Desmond

From South Munster

Irish

Djimon

Powerful Blood

African

Dominic

Of the Lord

Latin

Dylan

Great tide

Welsh

Eduardo

Wealthy guard

Spanish

Emmanuel

God is with us

Hebrew

Emmett

Universal

English

Ethan

Enduring and strong

Hebrew

Ezra

Help

Hebrew

Felix

Happy and lucky

Latin

Finn

Fair

Irish

Fox

Fox

English

Gael

Gaelic one

Gaelic

Gavin

Little white falcon

Welsh

Gideon

Tree cutter

Hebrew

Gowan

Rainmaker

African

Grady

Descendant of nobility

Irish

Graham

Gravelled homestead

English

Grayson

Son of the steward

English

Griffin

Strong in faith

Welsh

Haben

Pride

African

Henry

Home ruler

English

Hudson

Son of Hudd

English

Hugo

“An intellectual,” from the Germanic hugu, the mind.

Latin

Ibrahim

Father of nations

Arabic

Ilori

Special Treasure

African

Isaac

He will laugh

Hebrew

Isaiah

God is salvation

Hebrew

Ivan

God is gracious

Slavic

Jabari

Valiant

African

Jack

God is gracious

English

James

Supplanter

English

Jason

To heal

Greek

Jasper

Treasurer

English

Jett

Black

English

Joaquin

Lifted by God

Spanish

Jonah

Dove

Hebrew

Josiah

God supports

Hebrew

Jude

Praise

English

Julian

Young at heart

Latin

Kai

Sea

Polynesian

Kamau

Quiet Warrior

African

Keanu

The breeze

Polynesian

Kellen

Slender

Gaelic

Kendrick

Bold power

English

Khalil

Friend

Arabic

Kijani

Warrior

African

Kimoni

Great Man

African

Knox

Round hill

English

Koa

Brave, bold, fearless.

Polynesian

Krish

Harvest

Indian (Sanskrit)

Kyran

Beam of light

Indian (Sanskrit)

Levi

Joined together

Hebrew

Lilo

Generous One

Polynesian

Lincoln

Lake colony

English

Luca

From Lucania

Italian

Lucca

Bringer of light.

Italian

Luis

Famous warrior

Spanish

Makalo

Wonder, surprise

African

Malachi

My messenger

Hebrew

Malik

King

Arabic

Manuel

God is with us

Spanish

Marshall

Caretaker of horses

English

Mason

Stoneworker

English

Matteo

Gift of God

Italian

Matthew

Gift of God

Hebrew

Maverick

Independent one

American

Maximus

Greatest

Latin

Michael

Who is Like God?

Hebrew

Ming

Bright

Chinese

Nalani

Heavens

Polynesian

Nalo

Lovable

African

Nash

By the ash tree

English

Nasir

Supporter

Arabic

Nehemiah

God comforts

Hebrew

Noah

To rest

Hebrew

Nolan

Child of nobility

Irish

Obi

Heart

African

Oliver

Olive tree

English

Omari

God the highest

African

Orion

Boundary

Greek

Orlando

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

Spanish

Owen

Noble born

Welsh

Phoenix

Dark red

Greek

Rafael

God heals

Spanish

Reid

Red-haired

English

Rhett

Advice

English

Riley

Rye clearing

Irish

River

Flowing body of water

English

Rohan

Red-haired, red; ascending

Indian (Sanskrit)

Ronan

Little seal

Irish

Rory

Red king

Irish

Rowan

Of the rowan tree

Gaelic

Russell

Little red

English

Samuel

Name of God

Hebrew

Santiago

Saint James

Spanish

Sekou

Wise, educated

African

Seth

Appointed

Hebrew

Silas

Man of the forest

Latin

Solomon

Peace

Hebrew

Sterling

Genuine, of high quality

English

Takeo

Strong like bamboo

Japanese

Takumi

Artisan, Skilled

Japanese

Theodore

God's gift

Greek

Thiago

Supplanter

Portuguese

Thomas

Twin

Greek

Tomi

Rich

Japanese

Torin

Chief

Gaelic

Tyson

Firebrand

English

Valente

Valiant

Portuguese

Valentino

Strong, healthy

Latin

Victor

Champion

Latin

Vincent

Conquer

Latin

William

A willing protector

German

Wyatt

Brave in battle

English

Xavier

New house

Spanish

Xing

Star

Chinese

Yahir

Handsome

Spanish

Yuki

Snow or Lucky

Japanese

Zane

God is gracious

American

Zuberi

Strong

African

Zyaire

River

African

Everyone wants to find the best boy names when it comes time to search for a baby name. While everyone has different tastes, we’ve scoured to compile our list of the best baby boy names, which contains a bit of something from every style.

As you might know, we’re wild about meanings, and the best boy names to us are ones with meaning and heart. Our son, Griffin’s name means “strong in faith,” which resonates with us. Similarly, we love the meaning of many other names like Declan, meaning “full of goodness.” We adore that many common names have incredible meanings like Matthew’s “gift of God” and Joaquin’s “lifted by God.” We especially love the meaning of little Levi, a Hebrew pick that’s perfect for a first son, meaning “joined together.” We think it’s absolutely precious as two people become one parental unit.

There are many classics among our list of the best boy names, as there’s nothing better than a timeless find. These picks like James, John, and Michael have remained strong over the years with good reason – they’re great names! Many biblical names appear as well, with Benjamin, Thomas, and Asher some of our favorites. Modern names are also plentiful on our list of the best baby boy names like Maverick and Mason. There’s something so adventurous about them that we can’t get enough of.

Like meanings, we’re also wild about positive associations. Some of our favorites on our best boy names list have a natural twist, unsurprisingly, as seen in River and Fox. We especially love Fox’s feisty feel, which perfectly suits a little boy in our eyes. Arthur has a regal air we adore, and Cruz has strong religious ties that we can’t get enough of. You’ll find many names on our best boy names list with great associations.

The best boy names aren’t all one style or origin. They’re worldwide picks that range from soft to tough, and each is special in their own way. What are some names on your best boy names list?