Search Boys Names by Origin

Browse our master lists of boys’ names by language or culture of origin here. Many of these lists are extensive but they can be useful for surveying all the boys’ names of any one origin and then taking a closer look at your favorites. These names by origin lists might be a good tool for parents looking for names for a son that reflect their ethnic heritage, that relate to a country or culture they love, or that match a family surname.

Note that these are names rooted in that language, which may well not be names popular or widely-used in the corresponding country. These lists survey the origins that have significant numbers of boy names in our database.

If you’re looking for names for your baby boy from a more specific culture such as Maori or Basque, you can find a complete roster of all our names by origin here. The top names below rank among the current US Top 1000 Baby Names and are ordered by popularity. Unique names rank below the Top 1000 and are listed alphabetically.

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