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100+ Best Boy Names Ending in a Vowel

100+ Best Boy Names Ending in a Vowel

Boy names ending in a vowel (or a vowel sound) feel lively and distinctive, in an era where consonant names for boys – particularly those ending in N and R – have long dominated the list of popular names.

There are now five boy names ending in a vowel sound in the US Top 20: Noah, Elijah, Henry, Levi and Mateo. And many others are attracting a lot of attention right now.

Hot Vowel Ending Boy Names

Boy names new to the Top 1000 last year included Ozzy, Amiri, Jiraiya, Elio, Neo and Bowie.

And cool vowel-ending boy names popular with Nameberry visitors include Arlo, Ezra, Milo, Theo, Kai and Hugo – all among the Top 20 most viewed boy names on our site.

O is undoubtedly the hottest vowel ending of the moment for boys, boosted by high-profile recent arrivals like Scarlett Johansson’s son Cosmo and Julia Stiles' baby boy Arlo.

But boy names ending in A, I or the EE vowel sound are also huge hits right now, with choices like Amiri, Avi, Bowie, Jesiah, Ozzy and Zakai among the fastest rising boy names of 2021.

Read on for our pick of the 100 best boy names that end in a vowel, plus links to our full lists of names ending in each letter.

Boy Names Ending in A

A-ending names continue to dominate the charts for girls, but there are some increasingly appealing candidates on the boys’ side too!

Punchy Ezra is currently the most popular boy name ending in A (#37 in 2021), having recently eclipsed long-reigning Joshua.

Other Biblical boy names ending in A (or the -ah sound) include Asa, Ira, Elisha, Micah, Judah and Nehemiah – all among the Top 1000 boy names in the US.

Unique boy names ending in A include unexpected nature names like Caldera and Sequoia, handsome Hawaiian names like Koa and Kainoa, and international nickname names like Kuba, Misha and Rafa.

Here is a selection of the best boy names ending in A.

You can find our full list of boy names that end in A here, or check out this fantastic list of boy names ending in AH, created by @Vana.

Boy Names Ending in E

Most common boy names ending in E in the US don’t actually end in a vowel sound: think Luke, Cole, Jude and Blake.

The most popular E-ending names that do include Spanish choices like Jose, Josue and Jorge, as well as names that end in the EE vowel sound, like Jesse, Charlie and Kyrie.

More unusual E-ending options for boys include British favorites like Alfie, Louie and Brodie, as well as classic Italian boy names like Dante, Salvatore and Vicente.

And of course, many other popular names that end in an EE sound are actually spelled with a Y, like Henry, Wesley and Zachary.

Here is a range of the best boy names ending in E or the EE sound.

View our full list of boy names ending in E here, and see all boy names ending in Y here.

Boy Names Ending in I

Fashion-forward Amiri was the fastest rising boy name of the past year, and there are three more I-ending names among the newest entrants to the Top 1000. Boy names that end in I are in!

The most popular candidates in the US right now are cool Biblical choices Levi and Eli, as well as cross-cultural favorite Kai, which all make the Top 100. Giovanni, Malachi, Amari and Bodhi also feature in the Top 300.

But rare I ending boy names abound, including many cool choices that have never broken into the US Top 1000, such as Ezri, Magni and Omri.

Here are some of the best boy names ending in I.

Check out our full list of boy names that end in I here.

Boy Names Ending in O

Without doubt, O-ending names are the hottest of the boy names ending in a vowel right now. Arlo, Elio, Leo, Mateo, Otto, Rio, Santiago and Theo are just a few examples that are booming in the US right now.

Boy names ending in O feel punchy and energetic, and can be a great way to update more traditional names: think Hugo instead of Hugh, Milo instead of Miles, or Nico instead of Nicholas.

Others are just plain fun to say, like Giacomo, Indigo or Lazaro.

Here is a selection of our favorite boy names that end in O or the O sound.

You can browse our full list of boy names ending in O here, or check out our roundup of the 150 best boy names ending in O or the O sound here.

Boy Names Ending in U

U is the rarest of the vowel endings, with only three U-ending names in the Top 1000 for boys: Beau, Keanu and Tru. A handful more end in the U sound, including Matthew, Andrew, Crew and Hugh.

Unique options range from ancient Biblical boy names like Jehu and Elihu, to aristocratic surnames like Fitzhugh and Montague, to modern word names like Blue and True – or should that be Tru, which ranks significantly higher than the -e ending version?

Here, a sampling of the coolest boy names ending in U or the U sound.

You can find our full list of boy names that end in U here.

About the Author

Emma Waterhouse

Emma Waterhouse joined the team in 2017, writing about everything from the baby names to watch in 2022 to how not to choose the next big baby name. As Nameberry's head moderator, she also helps to keep our active forums community ticking. A linguist by background, Emma speaks several languages and lives in England's smallest county with her husband and four young children. You can reach her at emma@nameberry.com.