Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Albany

From Alba

Latin

Antonio

Unknown meaning

Italian

Ashland

Land of Ash

English

Aspen

English

Athens

Greek

Auburn

Moderate or reddish brown

English

Augustine

Great, magnificient

Latin

Austin

Great

English

Bailey

Berry clearing; bailiff; city fortification

English

Berlin

Borderline

German

Boston

English

Bristol

Meeting place by the bridge

English

Brixton

Stone of Brixi

English

Bronx

Bronck's Land

American

Brooklyn
Cairo

Victorious

Arabic

Camden

Valley

English

Casper

Treasurer

Persian

Chandler

Candle maker, seller

French

Charleston

Free peasant's settlement

English

Chester

Camp of soldiers

Latin

Chicago
Cleveland

Land of cliffs; hilly area

English

Cody

Helpful

Irish

Collins

Holly

Irish

Columbus

Dove

Latin

Concord

Peace

English

Cranston

Settlement of cranes

English

Dallas

Meadow dwelling

Scottish

Damascus

From Damascus

Greek

Davenport

French

Dayton

Day's settlement" or "David's settlement

English

Denver

Green valley

French

Derry

Oak grove

Irish

Devon

English

Diego

Saint James

Spanish

Dover

Water

Welsh

Dublin

Black Pool

Irish

Edison

Son of Edward

English

Essex

Eastern

English

Eugene

Well-born, noble

Greek

Francisco

From France

Spanish

Frederick

Peaceful ruler

German

Gary

Spear

English

Harlem

Home on a wooded hill

Dutch

Hartford

Stag ford

English

Henderson

Son of Henry

English

Houston

Hugh's town; settlement on the hill

Irish

Hudson

Son of Hudd

English

Indio

Modern

Jackson

Son of Jack

English

Jericho

City of the moon

Arabic

Jerusalem

Heritage of Peace

Hebrew

Jinan
Jose

Jehovah will increase

Spanish

Juneau

Young

Latin

Kensington

The town of Cynsige's people

English

Kent

Edge

English

Kingston

King's town

English

Lafayette

Faith

French

Lakeland

Home of the Norse

Irish

Lansing

American

Laredo
Lexington
Lincoln

Lake colony

English

Logan

Small hollow

Scottish

Lombard

Long-bearded

Latin

London

American

Louis

Famous warrior

French

Macon
Madison

Greek

Madrid

From the city of Madrid, Spain

Spanish

Manchester

English

Melbourne

Mill stream

English

Memphis

Established and beautiful

Greek

Milagro

Miracle

Spanish

Milan

Eager, laborious or rival; a coming together

Slavic

Montgomery

Gomeric's hill

French

Nairobi

African

Oakland
Orlando

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

Spanish

Oslo
Paolo

Small

Latin

Paris

Greek

Paterson

Son of PAtrick; son of Peter

Scottish

Perry

“(The man who lives in the cottage near) the pear tree,” ultimately from the Latin pirum, a pear.

Modern

Perth

Thorny Bush

English

Phoenix

Dark red

Greek

Portland

Land near the port

English

Raleigh

Roe deer's meadow

English

Reno

Spanish

Rio

River

Spanish

Rochester

Stone camp or fortress

English

Rome

Citizen of Rome

Latin

Roswell

A variant form of Roswald, “strong as a horse.”

Salem

Peace

Hebrew

Santiago

Saint James

Spanish

Sydney

A variant spelling of Sidney.

English

Tokyo

Eastern Capital'

Japanese

Trenton

Trent's town

English

Troy

Foot soldier

Irish

Vegas
Warren

Game preserve

English

York

Boar settlement; yew settlement

English

City names for boys have culture and class. Whether you select a local legend or go abroad, you’re sure to end up with something special.

Our first stop in cities for boy names is Chicago. This midwestern mecca makes a heck of a name. Not only does he pack the in-demand O ending, but he also has a unique sound. He’s been used by celebrities and everyday parents, with a Kardashian-West kiddo famously bearing the name. They selected it for a daughter, but Chicago is decidedly unisex, wearing well on any little one. You’ll find Gary in Indiana and Louis in Missouri not far away.

If we jet over to the East Coast of the United States, there are loads of location names for boys to choose from, including the NYC boroughs Bronx, Harlem, and Brooklyn. Like Chicago, these are also celebrity picks. While Brooklyn is far more common for girls, the Beckhams selected it for their son many moons ago. On the East Coast, you’ll also find Boston, Camden, and Trenton. Each offers a buttoned-up, contemporary feel.

Down in the South, Charleston is a favorite amongst city names for boys. This southern vacation staple has a polished sound that works great as a name. Augustine is another standout, hailing from Florida. Texas has plenty of great city names for boys, including Dallas, Houston, and Austin. Other southern city names for boys include Memphis, Jackson, and Madison.

Over on the West Coast, you might enjoy Vegas and Reno in Nevada or Diego and Indio in California. Oregon offers Eugene and Portland, while Cody offers the outdoorsy goodness of Wyoming. If you narrow down on locations, you’ll find city-specific picks, like Lombard, as in San Francisco’s Lombard Street.

Internationally, place names for boys with city roots inspire wanderlust. These include epic destinations like Cairo, Berlin, and Santiago. These places all have their own unique vibe, making them ultra-cool. Kingston packs Caribbean spirit, while Milago offers Ecuadorian charm. Other favorites are Brixton, Kent, and Paris.

We hope you find the perfect pick amongst our collection of city names for boys.