Boy Baby Names That Mean Wise

Wisdom is a more valuable quality than ever. Here are some baby names that confer it by their meaning.
  • Alden

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    A less than stylish surname name, but it might make a more distinctive alternative to such widely used but similar names as Aidan and Holden. Read More 

  • Aldo

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    A spirited German name very popular in Italy and occasionally used here, Aldo could blend beautifully with an Anglo surname. Read More 

  • Alfred

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    Alfred is up off his recliner! If you're looking for a path to Fred, you can go directly to Frederick or take the long way around with the so-out-it's-in-again Alfred.

    Alfred the... Read More 

  • Cato

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    Cato conjures up images of ancient Roman statesmen and southern antebellum retainers; it could have revival potential, with its 'O' ending and the current interest in the names of Greek and Roman... Read More 

  • Conrad

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    Conrad has a somewhat intellectual masculine image, a solid name that has been consistently on the popularity lists, especially well used in the 1920s and 30s, and given a pop of rock energy by... Read More 

  • Conroy

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    Conroy is one Con name that feels a bit dated, though perhaps it's so far out it's coming in? Worth consideration if you like Connor but feel it's too widely used.Read More 

  • Elvis

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    When the King was alive, and for years afterwards, few people (except Declan McManus who became Elvis Costello) dared use his singular name, but now it's very much up for grabs.

    The... Read More 

  • Rainer

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    Rainer is one of those baby names that is completely obscure -- only 19 boys received the name in the U.S. in 2011 -- yet easy to understand and an intriguing possibility. Part nature name and... Read More 

  • Raymond

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    Now that the show has gone into reruns, does anybody still love Raymond? Though it's been long dormant, some parents -- including Jack Nicholson -- are finding its cool component, largely through... Read More 

  • Redmond

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    We love this partly for purely personal reasons, since it is one of our surnames. We used it as the middle name of a son -- and it can make a good first choice too.

    Redmond--aka... Read More 

  • Sage

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    Fits many criteria sought by modern parents: it's short and strong, with intimations of wisdom as well as fragrant herbal properties. At this point, Sage is given about a third of the time to... Read More 

  • Shanahan

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    Undiscovered Irish surname with a lot more bounce and masculine dash than Shannon. Read More 

  • Solon

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    Despite the reputation of the sagacious ancient Greek lawmaker, this name hasn't moved to the modern world. Read More 

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