Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Aaron

High mountain

Hebrew

Adam

Man

Hebrew

Adrian

From Hadria

Latin

Adrien

From Hadria

Latin

Affleck

From Auchinleck, Scotland

Scottish

Akira

Bright, clear, ideal

Japanese

Alec

Scottish

Alexander

Defender of man

Greek

Alfred

Elf or magical counsel

English

Andrei

Man, warrior

Greek

Andrew

Manly and powerful

Greek

Andy

Manly

English

Anthony

Unknown meaning

Latin

Anton

The German and Russian form of Antony or Anthony.

Slavic

Antonio

Unknown meaning

Italian

Arnold

Eagle ruler

German

Asa

Doctor, healer

Hebrew

Asai
Bale

Valley

English

Barry

Fair-haired

Irish

Benedict

Blessed

Latin

Benicio

Blessed

Latin

Benjamin

A favorite son

Hebrew

Bernie

Bear; strong, brave bear

German

Bing

The hollow shaped like a pot

German

Bogart

Bow strength; orchard

German

Brad

Broad, wide

English

Bradley

Broad meadow

English

Brando

Sword; fiery torch, beacon

German

Brandon

Broom hill

English

Brody

Ditch

Scottish

Bruce

“The man from the brushwood,” ultimately from the Latin bruscia, brush wood.

Ancient

Burt
Buster

English

Buzz

American

Cagney

Descendant of the advocate

Irish

Caine

English

Carson

Son of Carr

Scottish

Cary

“He who is manly,” from the Greek kanjon, a kernel or a nut, in allusion to the male testicles.

Welsh

Cedric

Kindly, loved

English

Chadwick

Dairy farm of Ceadda

English

Channing

Young wolf; official of the church

French

Chaplin

Secretary

English

Charlie

Free man

English

Chase

Hunter

English

Chevy

Horseman; knight

French

Chris

Bearing Christ

Greek

Christian

Follower of Christ

Latin

Christopher

Bearing Christ

English

Cillian

Bright-headed

Irish

Clark

Cleric

English

Claude

Lame

Latin

Clift

Town by the cliff

English

Clint

Fenced settlement

English

Clive

Cliff, slope

English

Cole

Charcoal

English

Colin

Cub

English

Connery

Unknown

Irish

Conrad

Brave, bold ruler or counsel

German

Cooper

Barrel maker

English

Crawford

Ford of the crows

English

Crosby

At the cross

Scandinavian

Cruise
Damon

One who tames, subdues

Greek

Dana

From Denmark

English

Daniel

God is My Judge

Hebrew

Davis

Son of David

English

Dean

Valley

English

Demian
Denzel

English

Desmond

From South Munster

Irish

Diego

Saint James

Spanish

Dirk

A Dutch equivalent of Theodoric.

Danish

Donald

Great chief; world mighty

Scottish

Douglas

Black river

Scottish

Dustin

Brave warrior; dusty area

German

Eastwood

From the Woods of the East

English

Edward

Wealthy guard

English

Elvis

Unknown

English

Emilio

To rival

Italian

Emmett

Universal

English

Errol

Nobleman, warrior, prince

English

Ethan

Enduring and strong

Hebrew

Ewan

Born of yew; youth; God is gracious; born of yew; youth

Welsh

Ferrell

Hero, man of courage

Irish

Flynn

Ruddy-complected

Irish

Ford

River crossing

English

Forest

Woodsman; woods

French

Francis

Frenchman; free man

Latin

Frank

Frenchman

English

Fred

Elf or magical counsel; peaceful ruler

German

Freeman

A free man, one freed from bound servitude to an overlord

English

Gael

Gaelic one

Gaelic

Gardner

Keeper of the garden

English

Garfield

Spear field

English

Garland

Land of the spear; wreath; prize

French

Gary

Spear

English

Gene

Well-born, noble

Greek

George

Farmer

Greek

Gerard

Spear brave

English

Giancarlo
Glenn

Glen

Irish

Grant

Great

English

Gregory

Watchful

Greek

Griffith

Strong chief

Welsh

Han

God is gracious

Scandinavian

Harlow

Army hill

English

Harrison

Son of Harry

English

Harry

Home ruler

German

Hart

Strong, brave; stag

English

Heath

Heath

English

Henry

Home ruler

English

Heston
Hoffman

Courtier

German

Holden

Deep valley

English

Hudson

Son of Hudd

English

Hugh

Soul, mind, intellect

German

Humphrey

Peaceful warrior

German

Hunt

Hunt

English

Ian

God is gracious

Scottish

Idris

Fiery leader; prophet

Welsh

Indiana
Jack

God is gracious

English

Jackman

English

Jackson

Son of Jack

English

Jake

Supplanter

English

James

Supplanter

English

Jamie

He who supplants

Hebrew

Jared

Descent

Hebrew

Jason

To heal

Greek

Javier

New house

Spanish

Jensen

Son of Jens

Scandinavian

Jeremy

God will exalt

English

Jerry

A diminutive form of Jeremiah and Jerome.

English

Jesse

Gift

Hebrew

Joaquin

Lifted by God

Spanish

John

God is gracious

Hebrew

Johnny

God is gracious

Hebrew

Jonah

Dove

Hebrew

Jonathan

God has given

Hebrew

Jones
Jordan

To descend

Hebrew

Joseph

Jehovah will increase

Hebrew

Jude

Praise

English

Jules

A variant form of Julius.

French

Keanu

The breeze

Polynesian

Keaton

Place of hawks

English

Keegan

Descendant of Aodhagan

Irish

Kellan

Slender

Gaelic

Kevin

Handsome

Irish

Kiefer

Barrel maker

German

Kieran

Black

Irish

Kirk

Church

Scandinavian

Lancaster

Fort on the Lune river

English

Laurence

From Laurentum

Latin

Ledger

Speared tribe

English

Lee

Pasture or meadow

English

Leonardo

Brave lion

Italian

Liam

Helmet of will

Irish

Lionel

Lion

Latin

Loren

A short form of Lorenzo.

Modern

Lucas

From Lucania

Latin

Mac

Son of

Gaelic

Macaulay

Son of the Battle Chief

Scottish

Marlon

Unknown

Modern

Martin

Of Mars

Latin

Marx

German

Mason

Stoneworker

English

Matthew

Gift of God

Hebrew

Max

Greatest

English

Michael

Who is Like God?

Hebrew

Mickey

Who resembles God?

Hebrew

Milo

Soldier

German

Monroe

Mouth of the river Rotha, in Ireland

Scottish

Montgomery

Gomeric's hill

French

Morgan

Circling sea

Welsh

Murphy

Sea warrior

Irish

Murray

Lord, master

Gaelic

Neil

Champion

Scottish

Neo

New

American

Newman

Newcomer

English

Nicolas

Victory of the people

Greek

Nolan

Child of nobility

Irish

Norman

Northerner

German

Olivier

Olive tree

Latin

Omar

Flourishing life

Arabic

Orlando

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

Spanish

Orson

Bear

Latin

Oscar

Friend of deer

Gaelic

Owen

Noble born

Welsh

Patrick

Nobleman

Latin

Paul

Small

Latin

Penn

Enclosure; hill

English

Perry

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

Modern

Peter

Stone

Greek

Philip

Horse lover

Greek

Phoenix

Dark red

Greek

Pierce

A variant form of Peter.

Greek

Presley

Priest's meadow

English

Quentin

Fifth

Latin

Quinn

Descendent of Conn

Irish

Ralph

Wolf counsel

English

Raymond

Protector

English

Reagan

Gaelic

Redford

Red ford

English

Reeves

Bailiff

English

Renner
Rex

King

Latin

Ricardo

Brave ruler

Spanish

Richard

Brave ruler

German

Ricky

Powerful leader; peaceful ruler

German

Ridley

Reed meadow

English

River

Flowing body of water

English

Robert

Bright fame

German

Robin

A variant form of Robert.

English

Rock

Stone

English

Rocky

Stony

English

Rogan

Red-headed

Irish

Roman

One from Rome

Latin

Ronald

Ruler's counselor

Scandinavian

Rooney

Red-haired

Irish

Roscoe

Deer wood

Scandinavian

Rourke

Irish

Rowan

Of the rowan tree

Gaelic

Rudolph

Famous wolf

German

Russell

Little red

English

Ryan

Little king

Irish

Saint

Holy

Latin

Samuel

Name of God

Hebrew

Sean

God is gracious

Irish

Seth

Appointed

Hebrew

Shemar
Sidney

Wide meadow

English

Simon

He has heard

Hebrew

Smith

Blacksmith

English

Spencer

Dispenser of provisions

English

Spike

Sharpened point

English

Stanley

Stony meadow

English

Stephen

Crown

English

Sterling

Genuine, of high quality

English

Steven

Crown

English

Stewart

Steward

English

Sylvester

Wooded

Latin

Tate

Cheerful

English

Tatum

Tata's home

English

Taye

He Has Been Seen

African

Taylor

Tailor; to cut

French

Tierney

Lord

Irish

Tom

A diminutive form of Thomas.

Aramaic

Topher

Bearing Christ

Greek

Turner

Wood-worker

English

Tyler

Tiler

English

Tyrone

Owen's county

Gaelic

Tyson

Firebrand

English

Valentino

Strong, healthy

Latin

Van

Of

Danish

Viggo
Vin

Prevailing

Latin

Walt

Commander of the army

German

Wayne

Wagon builder or driver

English

Wesley

Western meadow

English

West

Western stream

English

Whitaker

White field

English

Wilder

Hunter

German

Will

Desiring peace; will helmet, protection

German

Willem

Will helmet, protection

German

William

A willing protector

German

Willis

“The son of Will(iam ),” based on Will (diminutive of William) and is (his).

English

Wilmer

Strong desire

German

Zac

From cheeky to handsome, Hollywood names for boys come in all shapes and sizes. There’s the undeniable charm of Old Hollywood names to the adventurous ties of famous character names. We’ve got them all in one easy-to-browse bundle.

First in our journey through Hollywood boy names are classic silver-screen juggernauts like Clark and Cary. These names carry a heavy Hollywood association but still work great on the modern boy. Others, like Burt and Montgomery, stand apart, but we see plenty of room for them with the rise in vintage baby names. We also see space for the surname standouts in this group, including Gable and Brando, as in Clark Gable and Marlon Brando, respectively.

If you’re a big fan of the vintage trend but want to be a step ahead, we’d recommend Hollywood boy names like Gregory, Frank, Alfred, or Mickey. These rare finds carry years of use in Tinsel Town but don’t appear in every classroom yet. We’d also love to see more of Hugh and Dean, who have recently made somewhat of a comeback.

Some Hollywood names for boys are classic and modern, appearing numerous times in spotlights throughout silver-screen history. Jack is an excellent example of this, worn by many actors, including Jack Nicholson and Jack Lemmon. Another pick would be Charlie, as in Charlie Hunnam and Charlie Chaplin.

Of course, these movie monikers wouldn’t be complete without famous character names. Here, you’ll find easily recognizable picks like Indiana, as in Indiana Jones, Neo from the Matrix, and Han, as in Han Solo. Some are relatively subtle in their ties, like James, worn by the dashing, debonair James Bond, or Luke, as in Luke Skywalker. Emmett is one of our all-time favorites, as in the zany, brainy Dr. Emmett Brown in the Back to the Future series.

The possibilities are endless with Hollywood names for boys, and we hope you find a new favorite amongst our collection.