Names Ending in X for Boys

  1. Salix
    • Origin:

      Latin, botanical name
    • Description:

      An unusual name related to the willow family.
  2. Deveraux
    • Origin:

      French
    • Meaning:

      "riverbank"
    • Description:

      Swashbuckling name worthy of a hero in a romance novel. Deveraux or Devereaux is drawn from the River Eure in France. Mick Jagger has a son named Deveraux.
  3. Croix
    • Origin:

      French
    • Meaning:

      "cross"
    • Description:

      Pronounced "crwa", this unusual name was chosen by Cedric the Entertainer for his son.
  4. Lux
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "light"
    • Description:

      Lux, one of the light-filled names that include Lucy and Lucian, broke onto the scene as a girls' name but now it's decidedly gender neutral. In fact, at the last count there were slightly more boys named Lux than girls: 140 to 120. But that's pretty close, making this a truly nonbinary name.
  5. Pollux
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "crown"
    • Description:

      Castor's twin in the constellation Gemini. That final x makes this name modern and cool.
  6. Dex
    • Origin:

      Diminutive of Dexter
    • Meaning:

      "dyer; right-handed"
    • Description:

      Dex, the nickname for Dexter that is sometimes used on its own, has lots of energy and dynamism. It was chosen by comedian Dana Carvey for his now grown son. With the growing popularity of Dexter, we may be seeing more of Dex.
  7. Nyx
    • Origin:

      Greek mythology name
    • Meaning:

      "night"
    • Description:

      Nyx is the name of the Greek goddess of the night. It's used for baby boys in small numbers.
  8. Helix
    • Origin:

      English word name
    • Meaning:

      "a curve in three-dimensional space"
    • Description:

      A scientific word name that would work wonderfully as a given name, given its similarity to Felix.
  9. Bix
    • Origin:

      Modern nickname
    • Description:

      Bix is a cool and jazzy nickname name, thanks to that final x. It's largely associated with the legendary and influential cornet player (and inspiration for the novel Young Man With a Horn), Bix Beiderbecke. He was born Leon Bismark Beiderbecke and his nickname derived from his middle name.
  10. Calyx
    • Origin:

      Botanical name from Latin
    • Meaning:

      "chalice"
    • Description:

      A cup-shaped flowerhead in botany, which could lead to the super cool nickname Cal.
  11. Brix
    • Origin:

      Short form of Brixton, place-name and surname, English
    • Meaning:

      "stone of Brixi"
    • Description:

      Brixi was a Saxon lord thought to have erected a stone boundary of an ancient meeting place on the site that is now Brixton, a suburb in south London. Brixton is a newly fashionable boys' name and shortened form Brix was used for more than 40 baby boys in the US last year.
  12. Ax
    • Origin:

      Word name or short form of Axel
    • Description:

      Ax makes a somewhat threatening short form of the popular Axel, given to more than 3000 baby boys last year. It can also be used on its own, though it usually isn't. There were, however, seven baby boys named Axe in the US in 2015.
  13. Paradox
    • Origin:

      English word name
    • Description:

      A paradox is a statement that while seeming true contradicts itself. With the less-than-pleasant "Doxy" as an obvious nickname, Paradox is perhaps a better name for a cat than a baby.
  14. Morax
    • Description:

      In demonology, Morax leads legions of demons. He teaches astronomy and other liberal sciences.
  15. Binx
    • Origin:

      American invented name
    • Description:

      Binx is a popular name among black cats thanks to the character Thackery Binx in the cult classic Hocus Pocus. It makes a one-of-a-kind, spirited name for a boy. If it's too bold for the birth certificate, try Binx as a nickname for a B name like Benedict or Baxter.
  16. Ox
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "working cattle"
    • Description:

      Animal names are booming, but this is one that's never been used — although Boaz, which means "ox" in Hebrew, is starting to see more use. With its connotations of strength, teamwork and perseverance, and cool X sound, well, why not? It would work especially well for a child born in the Chinese Year of the Ox (February 2021-January 2022). If you need a longer version an obvious option is Oxford, but there's also Oxley, Oxton, or a slightly different sound like Oakley or Oswald.
  17. Devereaux
    • Origin:

      French surname
    • Meaning:

      "riverbank"
    • Description:

      Devereaux is familiar to many English speakers as a surname but not as a first. It's a habitational name related to the River Eure in France. Mick Jagger has a son with this name in a different spelling, Deveraux.
  18. Mannix
    • Origin:

      Irish
    • Meaning:

      "a little monk"
    • Description:

      An X-ending surname less common than the Jolie-Pitt-inspired Maddox. Grandparents might still associate it with the old TV crime show.
  19. Equinox
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "equal night"
    • Description:

      A dramatic nature-inspired possibility for either sex.
  20. Bronx
    • Origin:

      Place name
    • Description:

      Rockers Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz put a new baby name on the map when they chose this downscale New York borough name for their son. The Bronx, the place, was named for early Dutch settler Jonas Bronck. Might Bronx become the next Brooklyn? We'd be surprised if it did.