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Boy Names Ending in G

Boy names ending in G are a great group.

King is the most popular boy name ending with G right now. Along with King, other boy names in the US Top 1000 include Sterling and Kyng.

Here are all Nameberry’s boy names that end with the letter G. The top names below rank among the current US Top 1000 Baby Names and are ordered by popularity. Unique names rank below the Top 1000 and are listed alphabetically.

TadhgHeart

  • Origin:

    Irish
  • Meaning:

    "poet"
  • Description:

    The name of several ancient kings and princes of Ireland, Tadhg became so common at one point that it was used to represent a kind of Irish Gaelic everyman, or man in the street, as Paddy and Mick would later. Tadhg has seen a major resurgence in recent years and is also now ranked in England. It is sometimes used as the Irish equivalent of Timothy and is also anglicized as Teague and Thaddeus. Tadleigh and Thad are pet forms.

WolfgangHeart

  • Origin:

    German
  • Meaning:

    "traveling wolf"
  • Description:

    Chef Wolfgang Puck has helped soften this thunderous Germanic name; music-lovers will appreciate its association with Mozart, though the composer's middle name Amadeus is more appealing.

SterlingHeart

  • Origin:

    English
  • Meaning:

    "of the highest quality"
  • Description:

    A name with some sterling qualities, most associated with the British currency and silver markets. Sterling has several recent TV associations, with characters Roger Sterling (on Mad Men) and Sterling Archer (on Archer), and actor Sterling K. Brown (on This is Us).

KingHeart

  • Origin:

    English
  • Meaning:

    "monarch"
  • Description:

    King is a name that sends a mixed message. While some might think of it as more fitting for a canine, others see it as a strong name with offbeat style and a full court of rich associations, from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to Elvis.

    King Vidor was an important early Hollywood director; King Camp Gillette invented the safety razor.

    If it's king names you're after that aren't King itself, see our list of Names with Royal Meanings or other lists and blogs on royal names.

IrvingHeart

  • Origin:

    Scottish
  • Meaning:

    "green river, sea friend"
  • Description:

    It might be surprising to know that this name originated as a Scottish place and surname name, as in Washington Irving. It became a popular choice for first-generation Jewish-American boys, such as best-selling authors Irving Stone and Irving Wallace, whose parents looked to surnames from the British Isles to confer a measure of assimilation and class. Irving Berlin changed his name from Israel; actor Ving Rhames streamlined and coolized it. Irving was a Top 100 name during World War I, and though we don't envision it reaching those heights again, we can see some hipster parents having their own little Ving.

LudwigHeart

  • Origin:

    German
  • Meaning:

    "famous warrior"
  • Description:

    As heavy as a marble bust of Beethoven.

CraigHeart

  • Origin:

    Scottish
  • Meaning:

    "from the rocks"
  • Description:

    Craig is a single-syllable baby-boomer name, still common in its native Scotland, but most modern Americans would prefer something like Kyle.

ChanningHeart

  • Origin:

    English or Irish
  • Meaning:

    "people of Cana or wolf cub"
  • Description:

    Channing is a sophisticated surname name whose use is probably linked to actor Channing Tatum and Channing Crowder, former linebacker for the Miami Dolphins.

AangHeart

  • Origin:

    Chinese fictional name
  • Meaning:

    "peaceful soaring"
  • Description:

    The name of the main protagonist of Avatar: The Last Airbender was coined for the movie from Chinese characters meaning “peaceful” and “rise; raise”. Aang is also used as a given name in Indonesia, where it derives from akang — a word used to refer to one’s elder brother or one of his peers.

PadraigHeart

  • Origin:

    Irish
  • Meaning:

    "patrician, noble"
  • Description:

    Parents of Irish heritage are increasingly looking for more authentic Gaelic names, and this is a native spin on Patrick. Pronunciation will be confusing for many Americans, though: It's POR-rick. Golf champ Padraig Harrington has brought it into the sports spotlight.

BingHeart

  • Origin:

    German
  • Meaning:

    "kettle-shaped hollow"
  • Description:

    When Kate Hudson named her second son Bingham and announced that she would be calling him Bing, it put this zingy nickname name out on the table. Before that, there was only one, further nicknamed Der Bingle -- and he was really Harry Lillis Crosby.

LongHeart

  • Origin:

    Chinese and Vietnamese
  • Meaning:

    "dragon"
  • Description:

    An Asian name that may be thought of as an English word name, for better or worse.

ChangHeart

  • Origin:

    Chinese
  • Meaning:

    "smooth, free, unhindered"
  • Description:

    An Asian favorite.

MingHeart

  • Origin:

    Chinese
  • Meaning:

    "shining bright"
  • Description:

    A common Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean unisex name, and the name of a culturally rich Chinese Dynastic period. Yao Ming is the seven and a half foot Shanghai-born basketball star. Trivia tidbit: His parents were the tallest couple in China at the time of his birth.

DagHeart

  • Origin:

    Scandinavian
  • Meaning:

    "daylight"
  • Description:

    Norse god who's the son of light plus historic diplomat Dag Hammarskjöld and author Dag Solstad combine to boost this Nordic name's appeal, but this could be difficult in English-speaking countries where the obvious tease will be "daggy Dag."

KiplingHeart

  • Origin:

    English surname and place name
  • Description:

    Kipling calls to mind writer Rudyard (b. Joseph) Kipling, author of the stories familiar to schoolchildren Gunga Din and The Jungle Story. Certainly, Kipling is a friendlier name than Rudyard these days, complete with cute short form Kip.

FieldingHeart

  • Origin:

    English topographical surname
  • Description:

    Fielding isn't an occupational name, exactly, though it does relate to someone who works in or lives in a Field. Although there have been a handful of people, real and fictional, with the first name Fielding, the most famous Fielding is eighteenth century writer Henry Fielding, author of Tom Jones.

LudvigHeart

  • Origin:

    Scandinavian variation of Ludwig, German
  • Meaning:

    "famous warrior"
  • Description:

    Unlikely to catch on in the Anglophone world, where parent name Ludwig still conjures up images of Beethoven.