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One-Syllable Middle Names for Boys

While we are happy to see baby namers move beyond boring middle names that were mere connective tissue, there are still times -- like when first and last names are elaborate -- when you want a short, strong middle name. Here, some cool one-syllable middle names for boys.
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  • Lane

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    Lane is a recent hit name, that could be used for either gender, but is much more popular for boys. It's a surname that projects the pleasant picture of narrow, tree-lined country roads. Metallica... Read More 

  • Lee

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    A name with a feeble shouldn't-I-be-a-middle-name sound.  Read More 

  • Mark

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    After centuries of lagging behind other apostle names Peter and Paul, Mark suddenly caught on in the early 1950s, reaching Number 6 by 1960. But though it was a big baby-boomer name, their offsprin... Read More 

  • Nash

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    Nash is an English surname whose sound puts it right in step with currently trendy names like Cash, Dash and Ash. It first came to prominence via TV character Nash Bridges, portrayed by Don Johnson... Read More 

  • Neil

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    Always the top spelling of the name; Neil peaked in the 1950s, but then enjoyed a second coming following the fame of such Neils as astronaut Armstrong and singers Sedaka, Diamond, and Young. Now s... Read More 

  • North

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    A lot of attention was drawn to this name when Kim Kardashian and Kanye West announced it as the name of their baby daughter, making it instantly unisex. North is a word name that's long been used... Read More 

  • Oak

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    Oak, a symbol of solidity, strength, and longevity, is joining Cedar and Pine as a viable name, one that would work especially well in the middle. If you'd prefer to take the longer route to the n... Read More 

  • Paul

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    Paul is an ancient name -- popular in Roman and medieval times -- that's not very fashionable now, which can work in its favor, scarcity balancing simplicity. Paul also boasts a wide range of name-... Read More 

  • Penn

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    This simple, elegant name offers something for many kinds of parents, from writers and history buffs to photographers to Pennsylvania dwellers. Most famous bearers are comedian Penn Jillette and Go... Read More 

  • Pike

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    The field of nature names is constantly expanding to include all species of flowers and trees and animals and birds — and even fish. In addition to its appeal for anglers, Pike recalls Zebulon Pike... Read More 

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