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Smart Boys’ Baby Names

smart baby boy names

by Pamela Redmond Satran

Some parents want their babies to be beautiful, some put an upbeat disposition first, while others wish most for an intelligent child.

If you’re interested in a name that means or conveys intelligence and wisdom, here are a range of choices for boys. (Of course there are wonderful choices in this vein for girls too, including the popular Sophia, name of the goddess of wisdom. But today is the boys’ turn.)

Aakil — This Hindi name means intelligent or smart.

Alden – This English surname, quietly but historically used as a first, means “old wise friend”.

Alfred – After nearly touching the bottom in 2013, Alfred — which means “wise counselor” — has regained nearly 200 places on the US popularity list. The name is Number 19 in Sweden and was discussed as an option for one of Britain‘s royal babies, so its profile is rising. Alfred was a Top 50 names until the early 1930s.

Apollo — This Greco-Roman god ruled wisdom and knowledge, along with light and the sun. And was obviously adept at multi-tasking.

Boman – This unusual-but-accessible Persian name has a stylish sound and means “great mind”.

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Wise Choice!

names that mean wisdom

Names that convey wisdom may not, by themselves, be enough to make your child wise, but they can’t hurt.

Of all the qualities a name can suggest, to others as well as to the person who bears it, wisdom has to be one of the most desirable.

The names here either mean wise or intelligent or are associated with a figure renowned for his or her wisdom.  They may set a high bar for your child, but it’s one worth the leap.

The selection:

Alden – This English surname, quietly but historically used as a first, means “old wise friend”.

Alfred – The charts may show Alfred still in a century-long decline, but we say this name that means “wise counselor” is due for rediscovery.

Boman – This unusual-but-accessible Persian name has a stylish sound and means “great mind”.

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