Check out our exciting list of classic boy names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Aaron

High mountain

Hebrew

#60 (0.4326%)  
Adam

Man

Hebrew

#79 (0.3397%)  
Adrian

From Hadria

Latin

#62 (0.4206%)  
Albert

Noble, bright, famous

German

#450 (0.0437%)  
Alexander

Defender of man

Greek

#11 (0.8726%)  
Andrew

Manly and powerful

Greek

#43 (0.5257%)  
Anthony

Unknown meaning

Latin

#38 (0.5825%)  
Antonio

Unknown meaning

Italian

#163 (0.1694%)  
Asher

Happy and blessed

Hebrew

#47 (0.4951%)  
Austin

Great

English

#81 (0.3379%)  
Benjamin

A favorite son

Hebrew

#6 (0.974%)  
Blake

Black or pale

English

#158 (0.178%)  
Brandon

Broom hill

English

#124 (0.231%)  
Caleb

Whole heart

Hebrew

#45 (0.5043%)  
Charles

Free man

German

#52 (0.4807%)  
Christian

Follower of Christ

Latin

#55 (0.4733%)  
Christopher

Bearing Christ

English

#42 (0.5285%)  
Clark

Cleric

English

#373 (0.0598%)  
Connor

Dog lover

Irish

#56 (0.4409%)  
Daniel

God is My Judge

Hebrew

#15 (0.8133%)  
David

Beloved

Hebrew

#22 (0.7058%)  
Dominic

Of the Lord

Latin

#75 (0.346%)  
Dylan

Great tide

Welsh

#31 (0.6215%)  
Edward

Wealthy guard

English

#169 (0.1644%)  
Eli

Ascension

Hebrew

#58 (0.4387%)  
Elliot

My God is Yahweh

English

#162 (0.1712%)  
Elliott

My God is Yahweh

English

#168 (0.1659%)  
Emmett

Universal

English

#114 (0.2481%)  
Eric

Everlasting ruler

Scandinavian

#160 (0.1727%)  
Ethan

Enduring and strong

Hebrew

#12 (0.8628%)  
Francis

Frenchman; free man

Latin

#474 (0.0409%)  
Gabriel

God is my strength

Hebrew

#35 (0.6067%)  
George

Farmer

Greek

#127 (0.2221%)  
Graham

Gravelled homestead

English

#181 (0.1566%)  
Harry

Home ruler

German

#608 (0.0279%)  
Henry

Home ruler

English

#16 (0.7751%)  
Isaac

He will laugh

Hebrew

#34 (0.6127%)  
Isaiah

God is salvation

Hebrew

#51 (0.4808%)  
Jack

God is gracious

English

#28 (0.643%)  
Jacob

Supplanter

Hebrew

#13 (0.8567%)  
James

Supplanter

English

#4 (0.9844%)  
Jared

Descent

Hebrew

#361 (0.0624%)  
Jason

To heal

Greek

#100 (0.2794%)  
Jeremiah

God will exalt

Hebrew

#65 (0.4041%)  
John

God is gracious

Hebrew

#27 (0.6637%)  
Jonathan

God has given

Hebrew

#63 (0.4151%)  
Jordan

To descend

Hebrew

#80 (0.3382%)  
Jorge

Farmer

Spanish

#256 (0.0996%)  
Jose

Jehovah will increase

Spanish

#89 (0.3115%)  
Joseph

Jehovah will increase

Hebrew

#23 (0.6955%)  
Joshua

God is salvation

Hebrew

#41 (0.5353%)  
Juan

God is gracious

Spanish

#139 (0.2045%)  
Jude

Praise

English

#157 (0.1788%)  
Julian

Young at heart

Latin

#36 (0.6039%)  
Leo

Lion

Latin

#50 (0.4891%)  
Louis

Famous warrior

French

#260 (0.0981%)  
Lucas

From Lucania

Latin

#8 (0.916%)  
Luke

From Lucania

Greek

#29 (0.6243%)  
Manuel

God is with us

Spanish

#288 (0.0856%)  
Mark

Dedicated to Mars

Latin

#209 (0.1343%)  
Matteo

Gift of God

Italian

#195 (0.1502%)  
Matthew

Gift of God

Hebrew

#20 (0.7223%)  
Max

Greatest

English

#136 (0.2074%)  
Michael

Who is Like God?

Hebrew

#14 (0.8458%)  
Miguel

Who is Like God?

Spanish

#180 (0.1566%)  
Muhammad

Praiseworthy

Arabic

#344 (0.0662%)  
Nathan

He gave

Hebrew

#48 (0.4934%)  
Nicholas

Victory of the people

Greek

#74 (0.3487%)  
Noah

To rest

Hebrew

#2 (1.3296%)  
Oliver

Olive tree

English

#5 (0.9745%)  
Patrick

Nobleman

Latin

#186 (0.1533%)  
Paul

Small

Latin

#231 (0.1173%)  
Philip

Horse lover

Greek

#432 (0.0476%)  
Phillip

Horse lover

Greek

#440 (0.0461%)  
Reid

Red-haired

English

#285 (0.0868%)  
Richard

Brave ruler

German

#185 (0.1534%)  
Robert

Bright fame

German

#71 (0.3741%)  
Ryan

Little king

Irish

#46 (0.5026%)  
Samuel

Name of God

Hebrew

#21 (0.7085%)  
Sean

God is gracious

Irish

#267 (0.0935%)  
Sebastian

Venerable or honorable

Greek

#18 (0.7318%)  
Shane

God is gracious

Irish

#364 (0.0616%)  
Shaun

God is gracious

Irish

#1,017 (0.0094%)  
Shawn

God is gracious

Irish

#386 (0.0562%)  
Stephen

Crown

English

#281 (0.0884%)  
Steven

Crown

English

#197 (0.1463%)  
Theodore

God's gift

Greek

#44 (0.511%)  
Thomas

Twin

Greek

#49 (0.4934%)  
Timothy

Honoring God

Greek

#164 (0.1692%)  
Wesley

Western meadow

English

#105 (0.2627%)  
Will

Desiring peace; will helmet, protection

German

#860 (0.0133%)  
William

A willing protector

German

#3 (1.0566%)  
Zachary

God remembers

Hebrew

#108 (0.2563%)  

When it comes to timeless, nothing screams it more than classic boy names. These perennially popular picks are deeply beloved, always appearing towards the top of the charts. They each have their own charm, often pairing a handsome sound with great meaning. Many are English names like Henry and Jack, but you’ll also find names from other regions of the world that have risen to become classics like the Hebrew David and the German William.

You’ve definitely heard of James and John, two names that have decorated the halls of history with their use. There are also monikers like Robert and George that have cooled but still retain their classic allure. Classics come in one syllable selections like Reid and Will as well as longer names like Benjamin and Christopher.

With classic boy names, you don’t have to worry about feeling trendy or dated in a few years, as these names have withstood the test of time. They won’t seem out of place on the playground and rarely need to be spelled out. Best of all, most classics manage to avoid pronunciation issues as well!

Classic names are anything but boring, retaining a charm that’s hard to match. There is a reason they’ve become name staples, after all!