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Boy Names Starting With G

Boy names starting with G got a high-profile boost back in 2013 with the birth of the future British monarch, Prince George, boosting George into England’s Top 10 baby names for boys.

Along with George, other G-starting names for boys in the US Top 200 include Gabriel, Gavin, Giovanni, Gael, and two spellings of Grayson. In Italy, G-starting Italian versions of many classic names still rank among the Top 50: Giuseppe, Giulio, Giacomo, Gioele, and Giorgio.

Watch out for other fresh G names for boys powering their way up the charts, from Griffin and Gideon to Gus and Grey. G-starting boys’ names are also a rich category for adventurous parents looking for a unique name that’s ahead of the curve: How about Grover, Gordon, or even Gilbert for your little guy?

Below, our collection of boy names beginning with G in its entirety. 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 G

  • Grayson

    Grayson, which you might think of as a Jason-Mason substitute, is on the fast track. Though--you may be surprised to know--Grayson has been in the Top 1000 since 1984, it is now more popular than... Read More 

  • Gabriel

    Gabriel was derived from the Hebrew name Gavri’el, taken from the elements gever, meaning “strong,” and ’el, in reference to God. In Abrahamic religions, Gabriel is the archangel... Read More 

  • Greyson

    Greyson and Grayson, nephews of Jason, are both on the fast track. Gray/Grey makes a nice nickname.Read More 

  • George

    Iconoclasts though we may be, we like Fred, we like Frank, and we like George, which was among the Top 10 from 1830 to 1950, when the number of little Georges started to decline. Solid, strong,... Read More 

  • Gavin

    Gavin, a name with Scottish roots, has stepped into the spotlight, replacing the dated Kevin, thanks in part to pop-rock sensation Gavin DeGraw and Bush lead singer Gavin Rossdale. ... Read More 

  • Gael

    This cross-cultural name, found in Wales, Brittany, and Spain, is a surprise star in the U.S. in recent years, largely thanks to actor Gael Garcia Bernal. It's especially popular in Texas.Read More 

  • Giovanni

    Giovanni is a venerable Italian classic that suddenly sounds fresh and cool. Ubiquitous in Italy, it has countless notable namesakes, from writer Boccaccio to designer Versace (nn Gianni).Read More 

  • Graham

    Well used in England and Scotland since the fifties, the smooth and sophisticated Graham is catching on here.

    Among the best known bearers are novelist Graham Greene, racing driver... Read More 

  • Grant

    One-time beach-boy compadre of Glenn, Greg, and Gary that originated as a nickname for a tall person, Grant has become a no-nonsense, career-oriented grown-up and one that is seeing new... Read More 

  • Griffin

    Griffin is one of the newer and most appealing of the two-syllable Celtic surnames. In English, griffin is the name of a mythological creature, half eagle, half lion. It re-entered the list in... Read More