Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Aaron

High mountain

Hebrew

Adam

Man

Hebrew

Adler

Eagle

German

Aidan

Little fire

Irish

Aiden

Little fire

Irish

Alden

Old friend

English

Alistair

Man's defender

Greek

Alton

Old town

English

Anderson

Son of Andrew

English

Andrew

Manly and powerful

Greek

Arden

Great forest

Latin

Asher

Happy and blessed

Hebrew

Ashford

Ford by the ashes

English

Ashton

Ash tree town

English

Aston

East town; ash tree settlement

English

Auden

Old friend

English

Bailey

Berry clearing; bailiff; city fortification

English

Baker

English

Banks

Edge of the River

English

Barrett

Quarrelsome

English

Bauer
Baxter

Baker

English

Beckett

Bee cottage

English

Beckham

Beck's homestead

English

Benjamin

A favorite son

Hebrew

Benson

Son of Ben

Bentley

Bent grass meadow

English

Bingham

From the farm of Binna's people

English

Blaine

Yellow

Gaelic

Blaire

Field, plain

Scottish

Blake

Black or pale

English

Booker

English

Braddock

Broad-spreading oak

English

Bradley

Broad meadow

English

Brady

Descendant of Bradach

Irish

Brandon

Broom hill

English

Branson

Son of Brand

English

Brantley

Fire

English

Braxley
Braxton

Brock's town

English

Brayden

Son of Bradan

Irish

Brent

Hill, mount

English

Brett

From Britanny or Britain

Latin

Brody

Ditch

Scottish

Bryce

Speckled

English

Bryson

Son of Brice

English

Caden

Son of Cadan

Irish

Callahan

Bright-headed

Irish

Camden

Valley

English

Cameron

Crooked nose

Scottish

Campbell

Crooked mouth

Scottish

Carlisle

Fort at Luguvalium

English

Carson

Son of Carr

Scottish

Carter

Cart user

English

Cartier

One who transports goods

English

Cashton

Created name

American

Chad

“The pugnacious one,” from the Welsh cad, battle.

English

Chandler

Candle maker, seller

French

Channing

Young wolf; official of the church

French

Chaston
Chester

Camp of soldiers

Latin

Christian

Follower of Christ

Latin

Christopher

Bearing Christ

English

Clayton

Clay settlement

English

Clifford

Cliff-side ford

English

Clinton

Fenced settlement

English

Conrad

Brave, bold ruler or counsel

German

Cooper

Barrel maker

English

Dalton

Valley town

English

Davis

Son of David

English

Dayton

Day's settlement" or "David's settlement

English

Declan

Full of goodness

Irish

Diego

Saint James

Spanish

Dylan

Great tide

Welsh

Easton

East town

English

Edmund

Wealthy protector

English

Edward

Wealthy guard

English

Elijah

My God is Yahweh

Hebrew

Elliott

My God is Yahweh

English

Emerson

Emery's son

English

Essex

Eastern

English

Ethan

Enduring and strong

Hebrew

Evan

God is gracious

Welsh

Evander

Good man

Greek

Ferris

“(A man of) iron,” from the Latin ferrum, iron.

Irish

Finley

Fair warrior

Scottish

Finn

Fair

Irish

Finnegan

Fair

Irish

Finnick

Created Name

American

Fisher

Fisherman

English

Fletcher

Arrow-maker

English

Floyd

Gray-haired

Welsh

Flynn

Ruddy-complected

Irish

Foster

Woodsman

English

Gavin

Little white falcon

Welsh

George

Farmer

Greek

Graham

Gravelled homestead

English

Grant

Great

English

Grayden
Grayson

Son of the steward

English

Harrison

Son of Harry

English

Hayden

Hay valley

English

Hayes

Hedged area

English

Hector

Steadfast

Greek

Henry

Home ruler

English

Holden

Deep valley

English

Ian

God is gracious

Scottish

Jackson

Son of Jack

English

James

Supplanter

English

Jaxen

Son of Jack

English

Jaxon

Son of Jack

English

Jaxson

Son of Jack

English

Jayden

Thankful one

Hebrew

Jefferson

Son of Jeffrey

English

Jeremy

God will exalt

English

Jonathan

God has given

Hebrew

Joshua

God is salvation

Hebrew

Julian

Young at heart

Latin

Justin

Just and fair

English

Karter

Cart user

English

Kellan

Slender

Gaelic

Kennedy

Helmet head

Irish

Kenneth

Handsome

Scottish

Kent

Edge

English

Kenton

The royal settlement

English

Kingston

King's town

English

Landon

Long hill

English

Levi

Joined together

Hebrew

Liam

Helmet of will

Irish

Lloyd

Gray-haired; sacred

Welsh

Logan

Small hollow

Scottish

Lucas

From Lucania

Latin

Lucian

Light

Latin

Luke

From Lucania

Greek

Maddox

Son of Madoc

Welsh

Malcolm

Devotee of Saint Columba

Scottish

Marshall

Caretaker of horses

English

Martin

Of Mars

Latin

Mason

Stoneworker

English

Mateo

Gift of God

Spanish

Matthew

Gift of God

Hebrew

Maxton

From Maccus' town

English

Maxwell

Mack's stream

English

Micah

Who is Like God?

Hebrew

Miguel

Who is Like God?

Spanish

Milan

Eager, laborious or rival; a coming together

Slavic

Mitchell

A variant spelling of Mitchel.

English

Myles

Soldier

Latin

Nathan

He gave

Hebrew

Nelson

“The son of Nell or Neal,” from Nell or Neal and son.

English

Nicolas

Victory of the people

Greek

Noah

To rest

Hebrew

Nolan

Child of nobility

Irish

Oliver

Olive tree

English

Owen

Noble born

Welsh

Parker

Keeper of the park

English

Patrick

Nobleman

Latin

Paxton

Poecc's settlement

English

Payden

From the fighter's farm

English

Percy

A diminutive form of Percival.

Latin

Perry

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

Modern

Piers

Rock

Greek

Porter

Door keeper

English

Prescott

Priest's cottage

English

Preston

Priest's town

English

Quentin

Fifth

Latin

Quincy

Estate of the fifth son

French

Quinn

Descendent of Conn

Irish

Quinton

Queen's settlement

English

Reed

Red

English

Reginald

Ruler's advisor

Latin

Riley

Rye clearing

Irish

Rowan

Of the rowan tree

Gaelic

Rupert

A variant form of Robert.

Ryan

Little king

Irish

Sadler

Harness maker

English

Samuel

Name of God

Hebrew

Sander

One who sands

English

Santiago

Saint James

Spanish

Sawyer

Wood Cutter

English

Scott

From Scotland, a Scotsman

English

Sebastian

Venerable or honorable

Greek

Shane

God is gracious

Irish

Shayden
Simon

He has heard

Hebrew

Smith

Blacksmith

English

Spencer

Dispenser of provisions

English

Stephen

Crown

English

Sutton

Southern settlement

English

Tanner

Leather maker

English

Tate

Cheerful

English

Tatum

Tata's home

English

Tayden

Combination of Taylor and Aiden

American

Taylor

Tailor; to cut

French

Teague

Poet, philosopher

Irish

Terrance

Latin

Thornton

Thorn-bush settlement

English

Timothy

Honoring God

Greek

Todd

Fox

English

Topher

Bearing Christ

Greek

Travis

To cross over

French

Trent

Gushing waters

Latin

Trenton

Trent's town

English

Trevor

Large settlement

Welsh

Trey

Three

English

Tristan

Sadness

Welsh

Tucker

Cloth softener

English

Tyler

Tiler

English

Ulysses

"One who hates.” The Latin form of the Greek Odysseus, from the Greek odyssomai, I hate.

Latin

Vaughn

Little

Welsh

Vincent

Conquer

Latin

Walker

Fuller of cloth

English

Warner

Army guard

German

Warren

Game preserve

English

Wesley

Western meadow

English

Westley

Western meadow

English

Whitman

White man

English

Wilder

Hunter

German

William

A willing protector

German

Wyatt

Brave in battle

English

Xander

Defender of man

Greek

Xavier

New house

Spanish

Yosef
Yves

Yew

French

Zachary

God remembers

Hebrew

Zack

Laughter; the Lord recalled

Hebrew

Zander

Defender of man

Greek

Zane

God is gracious

American

Zayden

Increasing

American

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Many of today’s most popular boy names are preppy in style, including the chart darlings Liam, Noah, and Oliver. Not far behind are Henry and Ethan, two time-tested cuties with heart. On the flip side, you can still find rare preppy names for boys, like Alton and Adler. We love Sutton as a less common alternative to Sawyer and Whitman as a rarer friend to Wyatt.

Surname monikers make up a good portion of preppy guy names. Posh, without trying too hard, these names age well. You’ll find the mega-popular Jackson, whose variants Jaxon, Jaxson, and Jaxen are also quite common, among these preppy boy names. Harrison is another beloved choice, chosen by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex as a middle for their son, Archie. His close friend Anderson has news anchor ties, while Smith feels like a rocker choice. See Foster, Mitchell, and Spencer for more surname preppy boy names.

Other preppy baby boy names have occupational roots. The much-loved Cooper, Carter, and Parker fall into this category. You might recognize Mason, too, the mighty moniker who’s rocketed toward the top of the baby name charts in recent years. If you prefer less common occupational preppy baby names, see Baker, Porter, and Tanner.

You have plenty of style options amongst preppy boy names, including classic choices like Jonathan, Christopher, and George. These names have a timeless feel and have long since appeared on the baby names charts. Their popularity has risen and fallen, though they remain familiar faces throughout the years. You can also find trendy options, often serving as some of the preppiest boy names out there. These names see meteoric spikes in popularity and feel super contemporary. Trendy boy names that are preppy include followers of the -ayden trend, like Caden and Brayden. Wearers of the in-demand X sound also fit the role, like Maddox and Paxton.

Browse the rest of our preppy boy names list and see which cutie winds up on your favorites list.