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Boy Names Ending in I

Boy Names Ending in I

Boy names ending in I are an ever-more-popular group. Levi is the most popular boy name in the US ending with I right now. Along with Levi, other boy names in the US Top 1000 include Eli, Kai, Giovanni, and Amari.

Here are all Nameberry’s boy names that end with the letter I, ordered by their current popularity on Nameberry.

  1. KaiHeart
    • Origin:

      Hawaiian
    • Meaning:

      "sea"
    • Description:

      Kai has many origins and meanings. What does the name Kai mean? That depends on which Kai you're referring to.
  2. BodhiHeart
    • Origin:

      Sanskrit
    • Meaning:

      "awakening, enlightenment"
    • Description:

      Bodhi is a Sanskrit name translated as "enlightenment" or "awakening" which relates to a Buddhist concept, wherein Bodhi is synonymous with the state of nirvana, being freed from hate, greed and ego. The Bodhi tree is a large fig tree under which the founder of Buddhism received enlightenment. Spelling variations include Bodie and Bode.
  3. LeviHeart
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "joined, attached"
    • Description:

      In the Old Testament, Levi was the third son of Leah and Jacob, from whom the priestly tribe of Levites descended; in the New Testament, Levi was Matthew's given name before he became an apostle. It is suspected that Levi derives from the Hebrew word yillaweh, meaning “he will join.”
  4. AriHeart
    • Origin:

      Diminutive of Ariel, Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "lion of God"
    • Description:

      Ari, the short form of Ariel (or any other Ari- beginning name, such as Aristotle) stands up better as a boys’ name than its progenitor does. It is also short for Aristotle, as in Onassis, and is a prominent character on TV's Entourage -- the uberagent Ari Gold.
  5. MalachiHeart
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "my messenger"
    • Description:

      An Old Testament name with a Gaelic lilt, Malachi entered the list in 1987.
  6. DimitriHeart
    • Origin:

      Russian from Greek Demetrius
    • Meaning:

      "follower of Demeter"
    • Description:

      Dimitri is a Slavic variation of the Russian Dmitriy, a name that comes from the Greek Demetrius. Demetrius was derived from Demeter, the name of the Greek goddess of fertility and farming. Among the possible spelling variations are Dmitri, Dmitrii, Dmitriy, and Dmitry.
  7. EliHeart
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "ascended, uplifted, high"
    • Description:

      Eli derives from the Hebrew ’aly, meaning “high.” In the Old Testament, Eli was the high priest and last judge of Israel, who trained the prophet Samuel. While Eli is a full name on its own, it can be a shortened form of Elijah, Elias, Eliezer, or even Elliot. Eli is used as a feminine name—most often as a nickname for Elisabet or Elin—in some Scandinavian countries.
  8. MordecaiHeart
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "follower of Marduk"
    • Description:

      Mordecai, although it has a noble heritage, has never caught on in this country, because of its rather weighty image.
  9. KamakanaalohamaikalaniHeart
    • Origin:

      Hawaiian
    • Meaning:

      "beloved gift from the heavens"
    • Description:

      At 22 letters long, this name might be too much for a child to handle. Antonio Sabàto Jr. famously used it as the middle name for his son.
  10. KazukiHeart
    • Origin:

      Japanese
    • Meaning:

      "hope of peace"
    • Description:

      Kazuki is related to names like Kazuko, Kazuo and Kazumi
  11. ZimriHeart
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "my music, my praise"
    • Description:

      This unusual and spunky biblical name was one of the Kings of Israel as well as one of Judah's grandsons and has a wonderful meaning. We'd like to see Zimri being used more.
  12. AmariHeart
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "eternal"
    • Description:

      An originally male name also used for girls, mostly because of its soft sound and vowel ending. Related to names and words in a range of languages—Yoruba, Thai, Hebrew—and with a variety of positive meanings.
  13. NikolaiHeart
    • Origin:

      Russian variation of Nicholas
    • Meaning:

      "people of victory"
    • Description:

      Russian forms, like Russian supermodels, are hot these days. This is a strong, worldly way to make Nicholas new; it was chosen for his son by Barry Bonds, Jr. Nikolai also comes with several attractive nickname options, including approachable Nik, spunky Niko, or even hip Kai. A traditional nickname for Nikolai in Russia is Kolya.
  14. OmriHeart
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "my sheaf"
    • Description:

      Old Testament name of a king of Israel, related to the harvest.
  15. UriHeart
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "my flame, my light"
    • Description:

      This short but strong name, commonly heard in Israel, has a lot of crossover potential, and is among the most usable on the minuscule menu of U names.
  16. AviHeart
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "father"
    • Description:

      Avi, the short form of many Hebrew names, is often used on its own in Israel. It entered the US Top 1000 for the first time in 2015.
  17. HarukiHeart
    • Origin:

      Japanese
    • Meaning:

      "spring child"
    • Description:

      Japanese writer Haruki Murakami, well known in the U. S. , might inspire some namesakes.
  18. EsaiHeart
    • Origin:

      Spanish from Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "gift"
    • Description:

      This Hebrew-Latin name, which bristles with electricity, is associated with Esai Morales, who is a junior, carrying on his father's name.
  19. KenjiHeart
    • Origin:

      Japanese
    • Meaning:

      "second son"
    • Description:

      One of several Japanese names that refer to a child's place in the family birth order. Kenji has attracted notice in the US as the name of The Food Lab chef, James Kenji López-Alt, know simply as Kenji.
  20. RaviHeart
    • Origin:

      Hindi
    • Meaning:

      "conferring"
    • Description:

      A title of the Hindu sun god, made cross-culturally famous by sitar player Ravi Shankar.