Middle Names: Cool one-syllable middles, A-L

middle names

By Pamela Redmond Satran

It’s fashionable to choose middle names that honor family members or personal heroes, that uphold a value such as Truth or signify a much-loved place like Paris.

But let’s face it: Sometimes what you really need is a short, sweet, yet cool middle name.  Something that’s less about Big Personal Meaning and more about providing a euphonic bridge between a perhaps-complicated first name and an even-more-complicated last.

Nameberry visitors are often searching for one-syllable middle names that go beyond the run-of-the-mill Rose or James yet are equally sleek and uncomplicated.  So we decided to compile a master list of cool one-syllable middle names for both genders.

There are a lot of them, many more than we guessed.  So we’re dividing the list into two parts, A-L, here today, and M-Z, coming soon to a Nameberry blog near you.

Middle Names


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5 Responses to “Middle Names: Cool one-syllable middles, A-L”

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mill1020 Says:

November 18th, 2014 at 11:44 am

Wonder if Isle will follow Isla up the rankings.

caroblaise Says:

November 18th, 2014 at 3:42 pm

My middle name is Blaise! I’m a girl, though.

mill1020 Says:

November 18th, 2014 at 6:57 pm

I once knew a girl named Faune. She wore it well.

sunflower30 Says:

November 20th, 2014 at 4:39 pm

I thank you SO SO much for using a photo of a non-white family! I am so happy to finally start seeing photos of babies and kids of color on Nameberry. Please continue with more of these photos.

More than 50 percent of babies born in the USA now are babies of color. I hope to continue to see babies like them represented on Nameberry. My son is Asian and black.

Thank you again!

Jiinxsay Says:

May 7th, 2019 at 5:06 am

I was just commenting on another subject, re; Chad, but I didn’t see it here. (??) To add to that gal’s comment, my son wears it Very well!! TYSM, iLy Nameberry!!!

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