Best Boy Names Starting with Vowels

Boy names that start with vowels are among the most popular and coolest names today. Boy names starting with A are second only to J in popularity, with all the versions of Aiden and Alexander leading the pack. Next up are Boy names that with E, led by Ethan and Elijah. Popular names for boys that being with O are being used more often every year, with Oliver and Owen at the head of the line. While boy names starting with U are the most unusual in the alphabet, that group includes some unique choices. Of course, you can browse our complete lists of boys' names that start with A, E, I, O, and U, but here is our pick of the best vowel names for baby boys.

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  • Edison

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    This rhythmic last-name-first-name projects the creativity and inventiveness of Thomas Edison.

    Q. Why is it suddenly being considered by new parents? A) They may possibly be inspired... Read More 

  • Edmund

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    The sophisticated Edmund and its nearly-identical French twin Edmond are coming out of mothballs now that Edward, inspired by Twilight, is once again a hot name.

    Edmund has had... Read More 

  • Edward

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    Unlike perennials William, John and James, Edward is a classic that moves in and out of fashion. This royal Anglo-Saxon standard has benefited in recent years from the popularity of the hot hero... Read More 

  • Eleazer

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    Four-syllable names can be tricky, but this rarely used Old Testament appellation has considerable potential. In the Bible, Eleazer is a son of Aaron and nephew of Moses who succeeds his father as... Read More 

  • Eli

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    Eli--a solid Biblical name with lots of spirit and energy -- shot up the popularity charts in the 90's and 00's, but has plateaued a bit in popularity since.

    While Eli is a full name... Read More 

  • Elias

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    Elias, strong and charismatic, is following in the path of family members Elijah and Eli, and is also moving on up in popularity.

    Used by the English Puritans in the eighteenth century,... Read More 

  • Elijah

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    Elijah -- the name of the Old Testament prophet who went to heaven in a chariot of fire -- has become a fashionable biblical choice. The name is rising in popularity and is near the top of the... Read More 

  • Elio

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    Elio is a sunny and spirited Italian and Spanish name that makes a great crossover prospect, which could catch on as Enzo has. Elio is also currently popular in France, ranking in the Top 250.Read More 

  • Ellery

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    Ellery is a rhythmic three-syllable boy's name that is familiar and yet rarely used--and just waiting to be discovered. It's long been identified with Ellery Queen--which was both the pen name of... Read More 

  • Ellington

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    Ellington is a swinging musical name, evoking the jazzy and elegant persona of the Duke (born Edward Kennedy Ellington). While that reference may seem to make Ellington a male name, it is also... Read More 

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