25 Awesome Boy Names Starting with A

The best boys' names that start with A

boy names that start with A

by Pamela Redmond

A is the most popular first initial for all baby names, but somehow the girls’ names that start with A get more attention. Maybe that’s because there are six girls’ names in the US Top 25 — Ava, Abigail, Amelia, Avery, Aria, and Aubrey — but only two boys’ names, Alexander and Aiden.

But A is an amazing first letter for boys’ names, too, as the 25 choices here attest. These A names for boys include ancient names such as Atticus and Abel along with modern names such as Ansel and Arrow. There are classic baby names such as Arthur and Asher as well as trendy choices such as August and Arlo.

While a few of these names — Adrian and Axel — rank in the Top 100, most are much more unusual. Certainly more popular A names such as Andrew and Alex and Adam are attractive and eminently usable, but we are interested here in spotlighting those further down the list that you might not notice.

If you’re looking for an A-starting name for your baby boy, these are our 25 favorite.

Boy Names Starting with A

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lesliemarion Says:

October 8th, 2017 at 11:15 pm

Great choices! I love the literary Auden, the pilgrim Alden, the old-fashioned Abner, the short but strong Asa, the British Alistair.

Some other A names I love are Ademir, Antony, Aurelio, Adlai, Arlington, Amory, Arturo, Alabaster, and August.

kaiajade Says:

October 9th, 2017 at 12:47 am

Great names! I alao love Atlas and Albie

tfzolghadr Says:

October 9th, 2017 at 1:44 am

I’d add Anders and Amos.

maggiemary Says:

October 9th, 2017 at 4:11 am

Big fan of this list.

My particular favorites are Abel, Abram, Alden, Alistair, Archer, Arlo, Arthur, Asa, Asher, Auden, August, and Aurelius.

Other A names for boys I love are Abiel, Abraham, Albert, Alfred, Aneurin, and Azriel.

beynotce Says:

October 9th, 2017 at 8:54 am

I’d add Amos and Ames, Austen (with that spelling–I’m a sucker for boys named after notable women), Alton (though I also like Alden), and Asa.

Pam Says:

October 9th, 2017 at 11:01 am

How did I forget Amos??? A personal fave….

dresdendoll Says:

October 9th, 2017 at 11:43 pm

Adler, Abacus, Ambrose, Adrianus, Aslan, Angus, Anatole…

Haids1987 Says:

October 10th, 2017 at 10:05 am


Bobcat108 Says:

October 10th, 2017 at 10:42 pm

Anton (one of my great-grandfathers)…

LowSlash Says:

October 11th, 2017 at 10:05 pm

We love Arthur so much we used it for our first born last year! Alasdair was a close second, and Alfred was also a contender. We just met a little Aurelius this past summer, that was a pleasant surprise!

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