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Boy Names Starting With F

F is among the most fashionable first initials for baby names today, with many F names for boys rising in popularity in both the US and internationally.

Finn is the top boys' name starting with F in the US today. Along with Finn, other F names in the boys' Top 400 include Felix, Finley, Francisco, Fernando, Fabian, and Frank.

The current front-runner for the F boys' names internationally is also Finn, among the Top 10 names for boys in Germany and The Netherlands and heading up in the charts in the US, Ireland, and throughout the UK.

In Italy, the popularity of the new pope has propelled Francesco to the Number 1 name for boys, with Francisco the popular form in Spain and Portugal.

There are fantastic F-starting names for boys to fit every taste: from flowery Florian to preppy surname names Foster, Fletcher and Franklin. And look out for the hottest new nature name on the block: bright-eyed and bushy-tailed Fox.

Here, our full collection of boy names beginning with F. 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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Top Boy Names Starting with F

  • Finn

    Finn is a name with enormous energy and charm, that of the greatest hero of Irish mythology, Finn MacCool (aka Fionn mac Cuumhaill), an intrepid warrior with mystical supernatural powers, noted as... Read More 

  • Felix

    Felix was originally a Roman surname but was adopted as a nickname by the ancient Roman Sulla, who believed that he was especially blessed with luck by the gods. It is the name of four popes and... Read More 

  • Francisco

    Francisco is one of the more popular Spanish names for boys in the US, which is unsurprising given its popularity back in... Read More 

  • Finley

    Finley is a Scottish royal name (it belonged to Macbeth's father) riding the wave of Finn names. Chris O'Donnell used it for one of his sons, and Angie Harmon and Jason Sehorn did a gender switch... Read More 

  • Fernando

    Can you hear the drums Fernando? Although 58% of Nameberries prefer Ferdinand to Fernando, the Iberian variant has a softer, more romantic feel that makes it a better fit with all those Javiers,... Read More 

  • Fabian

    Fabian is the ancient name of a saint and pope that also has Shakespearean cred as Olivia's servant in Twelfth Night and more recently made an appearance in Harry Potter. In the... Read More 

  • Frank

    A Top 10 name from the 1880s until the 1920s, Frank has fallen from favor but still has a certain warm, friendly real-guy grandpa flavor that could come back into style, like other such choices as... Read More 

  • Franklin

    A doubly Presidential name, via Pierce and Roosevelt, Franklin was given an initial boost via the fame of Benjamin Franklin. It also has a literary tie to the main character of the Wilkie Collins... Read More 

  • Finnegan

    If you like the Finn names and love James Joyce, Finnegan is extremely winning. Will & Grace 's Eric McCormack chose the Finnigan spelling for his son. And of course Finnegan gains you... Read More 

  • Frederick

    Frederick, and friendlier nickname Fred, seemed almost to have disappeared, leaving just the memory of Freds past such as Astaire, Mr. Rogers and Flintstone. But today's parents are beginning to... Read More