Masculine Boy Names

Masculine boy names might be those that literally mean strength or power or those that simply sound masculine in a conventionally macho way: Rock is an exaggerated example. If you're looking for a decidedly masculine name for your baby boy, consider these boys' names that have strong or powerful in the meaning or give the impression of conventional masculinity. For more on this topic, see our blog on names that mean strength.

  • Amaury

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    Friendlier french form of ancient Germanic royal name Amalric or Emmerich.Read More 

  • Amzi

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    The name of several minor Biblical characters seems streamlined and modern.Read More 

  • Anders

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    Friendly, unusual, but a decidedly Old Country version of Andrew. It made a brief appearance in the US Top 1000 in 2006 and then reentered in 2010 where it has been ever since. Its rising... Read More 

  • Andrew

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    Andrew is among the most appealing classic boys' names, with more character and charm than James or John. And there's a host of Andrew-inspired nicknames: Andy makes it friendlier, while Drew adds... Read More 

  • Angus

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    Angus is rapidly moving from fuddy-duddy, kilt-wearing old Scotsman to hip young American; it's definitely a plausible choice, particularly for parents whose roots go back to Glasgow. The ancient... Read More 

  • Armstrong

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    Last name occasionally used as a first, can be seen as a Lance Armstrong athlete-hero name. Read More 

  • Arsenio

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    Long considered Mr. Hall's exclusive property, it's now ready to be adopted by others. Read More 

  • Aza

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    Aza's similarity to the biblical name Asa makes it ripe for adaptation. If you want something more elaborate, you might consider Azariah. Something simpler? It doesn't get much simpler and that... Read More 

  • Brian

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    Brian has long been among the most popular of the Irish imports for boys. It landed on the US popularity list in 1925, entered the Top 100 where it remained for 60+ years, and reached the Top 10... Read More 

  • Conal

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    If there are too many Connors in your neighborhood, this name is equally authentic and much more unusual. Spelled Conal or Conall, it's a prominent name in Irish history, borne by a number of... Read More 

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