Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Aalok

Light of divinity

Indian (Sanskrit)

Abner

Father of light

Hebrew

#970 (0.0105%)  
Anwar

Light

Arabic

#2,271 (0.0008%)  
Awendela

Daylight

Native American

Azhaire

Light.

Arabic

Barack

Lightning; blessing

African

#2,726 (0.0004%)  
Beacon

Signal light

English

Chandak

Moon, light

Indian (Sanskrit)

Chandan

Moon, light

Indian (Sanskrit)

Daeg

Daylight

Scandinavian

Dagny

Daylight

Scandinavian

Deseronto

Lightning Has Struck

Native American

Divyanshu

Devine light, Light of sun

Indian (Sanskrit)

Ebby

Father of light

Hebrew

Epefanio

Bringing light

Spanish

Epifan

Bringing light

Spanish

Epiphany

Bringing light

Spanish

Flash

Bright Light

American

Guang

Light

Chinese

Haruto

Sun, Sunlight, Distant, Soar, Fly

Japanese

Horus

God of Light

Egyptian

Jair

God enlightens

Spanish

#930 (0.0116%)  
Jairus

God enlightens

Hebrew

#1,864 (0.0017%)  
Kiango

Light, Lamp

African

Kiran

Beam of light

Indian (Sanskrit)

#1,469 (0.0036%)  
Kouki

Light, Happiness, Hope, Radience, Sunshine

Japanese

Kyran

Beam of light

Indian (Sanskrit)

#1,484 (0.0034%)  
Lambrett

Light of land

German

Lucca

Bringer of light.

Italian

#619 (0.0265%)  
Lucian

Light

Latin

#637 (0.0249%)  
Luciano

Light

Latin

#495 (0.0382%)  
Lucien

Light; from Lucanus

Latin

#1,080 (0.0079%)  
Lucio

Light; from Lucanus

Latin

#1,361 (0.0044%)  
Lukianos

Light

Latin

Luz

Light

Spanish

Mitsu

Light or Honey/Nectar

Japanese

Nimai

Filled with Inner LIght

Indian (Sanskrit)

Noor

Light

Arabic

#2,384 (0.0007%)  
Nuri

Light

Arabic

Nuriel

Light or fire of God

Hebrew

Nuriya

Light or fire of God

Hebrew

Omeet

My light

Hebrew

Oran

Light; pale

Irish

Ori

My light

Hebrew

#1,768 (0.002%)  
Orin

Light; pale; pine tree; fair, pale

Irish

#1,728 (0.0022%)  
Piapot

Flash in the Sky (Lightning)

Native American

Pradeep

Light

Indian (Sanskrit)

Roshan

Daylight

Persian

#2,251 (0.0008%)  
Siraj

Lamp, light

Arabic

Twila

Twilight

American

Uri

My light, my flame

Hebrew

#2,013 (0.0012%)  
Uriel

Angel of light; flame of God

Hebrew

#480 (0.0403%)  
Urijah

My light is Jehovah

Hebrew

#1,362 (0.0044%)  
Yair

He will enlighten

Hebrew

#1,043 (0.0087%)  
Yuria

My light is Jehovah

Hebrew

Ziv

Radiance, brilliance or light of God

Hebrew

#2,520 (0.0004%)  
Zivon

Radiance, brilliance or light of God

Hebrew

Boy names that mean light aren’t all that common, but they’re amazing picks to consider for your son. Perfect for the light of one’s life, they inspire and enlighten. Let’s shine a spotlight on some standouts and see what incredible names we can uncover together.

As we’ve mentioned, boy names that mean light are rare, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t stylish. Luciano is one we see with endless growth potential on the baby name charts. He’s grand yet approachable, and he has a fashionable feel. If you’d like something a little shorter, check out his variant, Lucian. For something Biblical, there’s Abner, an uncommon moniker that works well with his more common friends, Ezra and Elijah. There are light-associated word name finds too, like Beacon and Flash. Both feel right at home on an adventurous baby boy and we love their energy.

Light itself inspires hope, and boy names with the meaning are no different. They are inspirational at their core, with enviable meanings plentiful. Lucca’s “bringer of light” is precious on the newest member of your family, similar to Uriel’s “angel of light.” Urijah is another uplifting pick, with his translation of “my light is Jehovah” also having spiritual ties. Many other positive meanings are waiting for you.

Boy names that mean light come from around the world, allowing you to honor our heritage if you’d like. Kiran is an Indian pick meaning “beam of light” that we see catching on with ease. You only have to travel a little further to find Guang in China and Noor, an Arabic all-star. Roshan is a Persian prince, meaning “daylight,” while Luz is a Spanish sweetheart.

Boy names meaning light are some of our favorites, and we hope that you find that they’re yours, too.