Unique Baby Boy Names & Meanings

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Abram

High father

Hebrew

Abrams

Father of a multitude (of nations)

Hebrew

Ace

Number one

English

Adlai

God is just

Hebrew

Adlar

Noble strength

German

Adonis

Lord

Greek

Ajax

“The birdman,” from the Greek aia.

Greek

Alaric

Noble, regal ruler

German

Alcott

The old cottage

English

Alden

Old friend

English

Aldo

Old one, elder

Spanish

Alessandre

Man's defender, warrior

Greek

Alessandro

Man's defender, warrior

Greek

Amadeo

God's love

Latin

Amado

God's love

Latin

Ambrose

Immortal

Greek

Amo

Little eagle

French

Anchor

Stability

English

Andre

Manly

French

Arlo

Armed hill

English

Asa

Doctor, healer

Hebrew

Ashby

Ash tree home

English

Aston

East town; ash tree settlement

English

Atlas

Enduring

Greek

Atwood

At the wood

English

Banks

Edge of the River

English

Barlow

The bare hillside

English

Baron

Young warrior

Hebrew

Baxter

Baker

English

Bishop

Bishop

English

Blaze

Stutter

Latin

Boaz

Strength

Hebrew

Bridger

Lives near the bridge; bridge-worker

English

Briggs

Bridges

English

Buzz

American

Callahan

“The wattled cock,” based on the Greek kallaia (wattles) and the Anglo-Saxon hana (a cock).

Callum

Dove

Scottish

Campbell

Crooked mouth

Scottish

Cassian

Latin

Cecil

Blind; sixth

Welsh

Creed

Belief; guiding principle; I believe

Latin

Crosby

At the cross

Scandinavian

Crossley

Meadow of the cross

English

Cruz

Holy cross

Spanish

Dale

Valley

English

Damon

One who tames, subdues

Greek

Dante

Enduring

Latin

Dash

Diminutive of Dashiell

English

Dashiell

Unknown

English

Daven

Beloved

Hebrew

Dax

Place name

French

Deacon

Dusty one; servant; messenger

Greek

Desmond

From South Munster

Irish

Dex

Right-handed, fortunate; one who dyes

Latin

Dorian

Descendant of Dorus; from Doris

Greek

Eamon

Wealthy protector

Irish

Elon

Oak tree

Hebrew

Enzo

From Laurentum

Italian

Ephraim

Fruitful

Hebrew

Evander

Good man

Greek

Everest

English

Everton

Boar settlement

English

Fitz

Son of

French

Foster

Woodsman

English

Fox

Fox

English

Gibson

Son of Gilbert

English

Gideon

Tree cutter

Hebrew

Hale

Hero; from the hall

English

Harlan

Army land

English

Hartley

Stag meadow

English

Heath

Heath

English

Hendrix

Son of Hendrick

English

Horizon

Apparent Edge of Land

American

Hugh

Soul, mind, intellect

German

Huxley

Hugh's meadow

English

Indigo

Blue-purple color

English

Isidro

Gift of Isis

Greek

Jacoby

He who supplants

Hebrew

Jagger

English

Jazz

Modern

Jericho

City of the moon

Arabic

Jett

Black

English

Kazimir

Famous destroyer (of peace)

Slavic

Kellen

Slender

Gaelic

Kieran

Black

Irish

Knight

Knight's meadow

English

Lazlo

Glorious rule

Slavic

Lev

A Russian form of Leo, “the lion.”

Russian

Lex

Man's defender, warrior

Greek

Madden

Little Dog

Irish

Marsden

Swampy valley

English

Marshall

Caretaker of horses

English

Miller

One who grinds grain

English

Montez
Nazir

Observant, spectator. Alternate spelling: Naazir.

Arabic

Nico

Greek

Nigel

Champion

Spanish

Night

Evening

American

Norcross

From the north cross roads

English

Odell

Woad hill

English

Ogden

Oak valley

English

Orion

Boundary

Greek

Orton

Shore settlement

English

Osiris
Oswald

God's power

German

Otis

Wealth; son of Otto

German

Otto

Wealth

German

Oxford

Ford of the oxen

English

Pierce

A variant form of Peter.

Greek

Porter

Door keeper

English

Quillan

Cub

Irish

Quinton

Queen's settlement

English

Ralph

Wolf counsel

English

Ranger

Forest guardian

French

Rhodes

Where roses grow

German

Rocco

Rest

Italian

Ross

Headland, cape

Scottish

Russell

Little red

English

Sailor

Boat Man

American

Saxon

From Saxonny

German

Seamus

Irish

Shepherd

Shepherd

English

Shiloh

His gift

Hebrew

Slater

Hewer of slates

English

Smith

Blacksmith

English

Talon

English

Tex

Modern

Thornton

Thorn-bush settlement

English

Timber

Wood, Strong

American

Uzziah

The Lord is my strength; strength, power

Hebrew

Valen

Strong, healthy

Latin

Wade

To ford

English

Walter

Commander of the army

German

Wayland

Land by the road

English

Webster

Weaver

English

Winslow

Friend's hill

English

Wolf

Wolf

German

Woodrow

Row of houses by the wood

English

Wright

Carpenter

English

Xadrian

Created Name

American

Xandros

Hungarian

Xannon

Ancient God

American

Xavion
Xenos

Hospitality

Greek

Yael

Mountain goat; heights, upland; fertile moor

Welsh

Yahir

Handsome

Spanish

Zacchaeus

The Lord recalled

Hebrew

Zahar

Shine, sparkle, bloom

Arabic

Zahir

Blossoming, flourishing

Arabic

Zaid
Zale

Sea-strength

Greek

Zamir

Song bird

Hebrew

Zasha

Defender of the People

Russian

Zaylor

Tailor; to cut

French

Zephyr

West wind

Greek

Zeppelin

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