Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Abbot

Father, priest

English

Abdiel

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

Acelin

Noble

French

Adir

Noble

Hebrew

Adohi

From the Woods

Native American

Adonis

Lord

Greek

Asante

Thank You

African

Athan

Eternal life

Greek

Augustin

Great, magnificient

Latin

Avner

Father of light

Hebrew

Bahari

One who sails

African

Barnabas

Son of consolation

Spanish

Baylen

Auburn-haired

French

Berkley

Birch tree meadow; the birch tree meadow

Scottish

Boone

Good

Latin

Bowen

Son of Owen; son of the young one

Welsh

Boyce

Forest

French

Bram

Bramble; a thicket of wild gorse; raven

Scottish

Breckyn
Brendan

Prince

Irish

Brogan

Sturdy shoe

Irish

Cadoc

Battle

Welsh

Carwyn

Love, fair, blessed

Welsh

Cillian

Bright-headed

Irish

Ciril

Master, lord

Greek

Conway

Holy river; hound of the plain

Welsh

Cullen

Good-looking lad; handsome

Irish

Cygnus

Swan

Latin

Dare

Challenge to Take a Risk

American

Darren

Great

Irish

Davin

Beloved

Welsh

Deston

Destiny

French

Domani

Tomorrow

Italian

Donato

Given; gift from God

Spanish

Durbin

City-dweller

Latin

Eagon

Fiery

Irish

Eamon

Wealthy protector

Irish

Ellis

My God is Yahweh

English

Emrys

Immortal

Welsh

Enzio

Home ruler

Italian

Essex

Eastern

English

Fabien

A French form of Fabius.

Latin

Fairfax

Blond

English

Fallon
Farlan

Son of the furrows

Scottish

Farley

Meadow of the sheep; meadow of the bulls

English

Forrester

Woodsman; woods

French

Frisco

Spanish

Frost

Freezing

English

Fulton

Settlement of the fowl; people's estate

English

Gaelan

Calm

Greek

Granger

Farmer

French

Grisham

From the grazing

English

Guthry

Windy spot

Irish

Guzman

Good Man

Spanish

Gwyn

Fair, white blessed, holy

Welsh

Hadrien

From Hadria

Latin

Hernley

Heron meadow

English

Hoffman

Courtier

German

Hollis

The holly tree

English

Hosea

Salvation

Hebrew

Howell

Eminent, remarkable

Welsh

Howie

Noble watchman

English

Hughes

Soul, mind, intellect

German

Hurley

Sea tide

Irish

Hutton

Settlement on the bluff

English

Ikram

Honour, respect

Arabic

Illario

Cheerful, happy

Latin

Imagine

To think, believe

American

Imaran

Prosperity

Arabic

Indivar

Blue Lotus

Indian (Sanskrit)

Irie
Isamu

Courage, Bravery

Japanese

Ives

Yew

French

Jachim

Established by God

Hebrew

Jakyren
Jarvis

“A mender of pots and pans; a tinker.” Based on the Latin gero (carry) and vas (a vessel).

French

Jerah

Taught by God

Hebrew

Jozua

Jehovah is salvation

Hebrew

Judsen

Praised

Greek

Juro

Tenth Son

Japanese

Kanon

Official of the church

French

Kedron

Of the Cedars

Hebrew

Keenan

Ancient

Irish

Kellan

Slender

Gaelic

Kenai

Flat lands

Native American

Keoni

God is gracious

Polynesian

Kirabo

Gift from God

African

Ladarius

Combination of La and Darius

American

Leander

Lion man

Greek

Leandre

Lion man

Greek

Loretto

An Italian form of Laurence.

Italian

Lovett

“The beloved,” from the Middle English love and ette (a diminutive suffix).

English

Ludvik

Famous warrior

German

Lyndon

Linden tree hill

English

Lyron

My song

Hebrew

Lytton

Hill settlement

English

Marquis

Nobleman; lord of the borderlands

French

Matson

Son of Matthew

Hebrew

Merrick

“A serving ruler,” from the Latin mereri (to serve) and the hypothetical root rik (ruler).

Welsh

Mizu

Water

Japanese

Murphy

Sea warrior

Irish

Nadim

Friend

Arabic

Naoki

Honest, Straight

Japanese

Nestor

Traveler

Greek

Nigel

Champion

Spanish

Norris

Northerner

French

Nox

Night

Latin

Nuriel

Light or fire of God

Hebrew

Nuriya

Light or fire of God

Hebrew

Osias

Salvation

Hebrew

Oved

Worshipper, follower

Hebrew

Oxford

Ford of the oxen

English

Pacey

From Pacy in France

English

Padric

Patrician, noble

Latin

Powell

Son of Howell

English

Prosper

Fortunate

Latin

Pruet

Brave

French

Psalm

Song

Hebrew

Qaseem

Divides

Arabic

Qimat

Valuable

Arabic

Quennell

Small oak

French

Queran

Dark

Irish

Quimby

Estate of the woman

English

Ranger

Forest guardian

French

Reizo

Law, rule; strive

Japanese

Renly

Created name

American

Romney

Winding river

Welsh

Russo

Little red-haired one

French

Sinai

From the clay desert

Hebrew

Sinjin

God is gracious

Hebrew

Steele

Like steel

English

Stensen

Stone

German

Suriel

God's prince

Hebrew

Sutter

Unknown

Unknown

Tacoma

Snowy mountain peak

Tadeo

A Spanish form of Thaddeus.

Spanish

Tegan

Poet, philosopher

Irish

Tobin

God is good

Hebrew

Tyron

Owen's county

Gaelic

Ukiah

Deep valley

Native American

Uzziel

Strength, power

Hebrew

Valente

Valiant

Portuguese

Vitor

Champion

Latin

Vonte

Created Name

American

Waldon

Wooded valley

English

Wilde

Hunter

German

Wrigley
Wymer

Famous in battle

English

Wyndell

Friend

English

Xanthus

Golden-haired

Greek

Xever

Bright; splendid; new house

Spanish

Ximon

God has heard

Hebrew

Xiphus

“A swordsman,” from the Greek xiphos, a sword.

Greek

Yakim

Established by God

Hebrew

Yale

Heights, upland; fertile moor

Welsh

Yeriel

God has taught me

Hebrew

Yoel

Jehovah is the Lord

Hebrew

Yonas

Dove

Hebrew

Yuma

Son of the Chief

Native American

Yves

Yew

French

Zahur

Blossom

African

Zamir

Song bird

Hebrew

Zedekias

The Lord is just

Hebrew

Zedekiel

Righteousness of God

Hebrew

Zimran

Holy

Hebrew

Zuriel

The Lord my rock

Hebrew

Different boy names are in a league of their own, avoiding trends and super popularity to remain unique. They’re the perfect choice for parents who prefer a moniker that stands apart. Let’s get to know some together.

Our first stop is with some of the most uncommon boy names. These names aren’t anywhere near the top of the charts and don’t seem destined to spike in popularity anytime soon. Avner is an excellent choice amongst them. A Hebrew name, he means “father of light.” His friend Jerah is equally awesome, meaning “taught by God.” There’s the musical Lyron, meaning “my song,” and the ultra-handsome Kirabo, meaning “gift of God.” Other different boy names far down on the charts are Eagon, Hosea, and Lovett.

Strong yet different boy names are another fun subcategory to dive into. Adonis is one of our top choices here. A Greek name, he’s steeped in mythological use and super strong. There’s also Steele, bearing the same sound as the mighty metal. For a touch of grandeur, see Augustin, meaning “great.” See Jachim, Tyron, and Zamir for more strong yet different names.

Surnames make up a decent chunk of unique male names, like Boone. This cheery country pick means “good” and is precious on a little one. Hailing from Ireland, Fallon is another cool name to consider, while the Englishman Hutton is a rare gem too. Grisham is a contemporary literary darling you might enjoy. Coming from English roots, he means “from the grazing.” His opposite is the vintage pick from literature, Wilde. Murphy, Merrick, and Cullen are also different boy names with surname roots.

Some of our favorite different baby boy names mirror more popular picks, including Bodhi and Rowan’s friend Bowen and Riley’s buddy Renly. Brogan is a fun rhyming buddy to Logan, while Keenan offers the same Irish charm as Liam and Aiden without the insane popularity.

Don’t shy away from less common finds. Different boy names are charming monikers ready to win you over.