11 Letter Boy Names

  1. Christopher
    • Origin:

      Greek and Latin
    • Meaning:

      "bearer of Christ"
    • Description:

      Christopher derived from the Greek Christophoros, which is composed of the elements Christos, referring to Christ, and phero, meaning "to bear."
  2. Bartholomew
    • Origin:

      Aramaic
    • Meaning:

      "son of the furrow"
    • Description:

      Bartholomew is an apostle's name that's been out of favor for centuries but might appeal again to the parent in search of an old but rare choice. The challenge could be to avoid the Simpson-ish nickname. That character, by the way, has the full name of Bartholomew JoJo Simpson, and creator Matt Groening came up with Bart as an--uh oh--anagram for brat. Two old alternate nicknames are Barty and Tolly.
  3. Constantine
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "steadfast"
    • Description:

      This Roman Emperor's name has long been considered too grand for an American boy. But in this era of children named Augustine and Atticus, it just may be prime for an unlikely comeback.
  4. Huckleberry
    • Origin:

      Word name and literary name
    • Description:

      Everybody knows Huckleberry Finn, the Mark Twain character named, Twain said, for the 19th century slang term for "humble." A few modern parents have put it on a birth certificate, including "Man Vs. Wild" star Bear Grylls, who, like many parents, will call the boy the much more manageable Huck. It was also the name of a child on TV's West Wing,
  5. Bonaventure
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "good fortune"
    • Description:

      One for the truly adventurous baby namers, or perhaps an unexpected middle name to liven up a more traditional first. But on trend short form Bo does make it feel a little more accessible.
  6. Fitzwilliam
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "son of William"
    • Description:

      The Christian name of the dashing Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice— it was his mother's maiden name— is just one of several Fitz names, including Fitzroy, Fitzgerald, Fitzpatrick, that could be used to honor a dad named William, Roy, Gerald or Patrick.
  7. Maximiliano
    • Origin:

      Spanish
    • Meaning:

      "greatest"
    • Description:

      This is a Spanish variation of Maximilian that has begun to gain some popularity. It has a luxurious feel -- maybe it's the suggestion of "millions"? -- but this is one of those Spanish baby names that come with Anglicized nicknames that can make it work across cultures.
  8. Petronax
    • Origin:

      Italian
    • Meaning:

      "stone"
    • Description:

      The name of a 7th to 8th century Italian monk who rebuilt the monastery at Monte Cassino. In Italian, he is called Petronace.
  9. Macallister
    • Origin:

      Scottish
    • Meaning:

      "son of Alasdair"
    • Description:

      Macallister as a first name is attracting new attention as the name chosen by Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and venture capitalist Zack Bogue for their young son. Macallister is usually heard as a patronymic surname, meaning son of Alasdair or Alistair or any one of the spellings of the Scottish form of Alexander. Like all other names of this type, Macallister leads to the cute short form Mac.
  10. Achaakatabi
    • Origin:

      Choctaw, Native American
    • Meaning:

      "kills next to it"
    • Description:

      In Choctaw culture, new names were given after major life events. This would have been bestowed on a man following a hunting achievement.
  11. Nikostratos
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "army of victory"
    • Description:

      A lengthy Olde World route to Nick.
  12. Apollinaire
    • Origin:

      French
    • Meaning:

      "of Apollo"
    • Description:

      Unique baby name and poetic Gallic choice. Guillaume Apollinaire was a French poet and novelist active in the early 20th century arts community, who is said to have coined the terms cubism and surrealism. He based his unique surname de plume on his Polish middle name, Apolinary.
  13. Antioch
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "resistant, holding fast"
    • Description:

      The name of the capital city of ancient Syria, an important centre in early Christianity. Its founder Seleucus I Nictor named it after his father, Antiochus. Antiochus was the name of several early rulers and saints, including the patron saint of Sardinia.
  14. Hieronymous
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "sacred name"
    • Description:

      A name used in Germany and Holland as a form of Jerome, it's the unlikely moniker of fictional detective Hieronymous "Harry" Bosch.
  15. Livingstone
    • Rockefeller
      • Origin:

        German
      • Meaning:

        "from Rockenfeld"
      • Description:

        American powerhouse family name with a classy-yet-tough vibe.
    • Falaamatabi
      • Origin:

        Choctaw, Native American
      • Meaning:

        "returns and kills"
      • Description:

        In Choctaw culture, along with that of certain other Native American tribes, names were not solidified at birth. New names were given after major life achievements. In this case, after a hunt.
    • Anaximander
      • Origin:

        Greek
      • Meaning:

        "master of men"
      • Description:

        This extravagant name of a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher could make for a bold alternative to Alexander.
    • Cadwalader
      • Origin:

        Welsh
      • Meaning:

        "battle leader"
      • Description:

        An ancient Welsh name belonging to an early modern king and saint, among others. The Irish cognate, Cathal, is more widely known.
    • Shakespeare
      • Origin:

        English
      • Meaning:

        "brandish spear"
      • Description:

        No: no Picasso, no Beethoven, and no Shakespeare.