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Boy Names Starting with T

Boy names starting with the letter T have a truly timeless appeal, having never been overused. Today’s top T boy name, Thomas, has ranked in the Top 100 since records began in 1880, but it still feels like a fresh and fashionable choice.

Along with Thomas, T names for boys that rank in the US Top 200 include Theodore, Tristan, Tyler, Timothy, Tucker, and Thiago. Classic boys’ names that start with the letter T include Tobias and Thaddeus, a Biblical name that’s attracting new attention.

Our most searched-for T names for boys are a real treasure trove of striking, underused options: Torin and Tarquin, Tiger and Topher, Tiberius and Thelonious.

Here, our full roster of boy name beginning with T. 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 T

  • Theodore

    Theodore is a derivative of the Latin Theodorus, a variation of the Greek name Theodōros. The components are from the Greek words theos, meaning “God,” and dōron, meaning “gift,”... Read More 

  • Thomas

    Thomas is the Greek variation of the Aramaic name Ta’oma’. It came about because there were too many apostles named Judas; Jesus renamed one Thomas—meaning "twin"—to distinguish him from Judas... Read More 

  • Tyler

    The presidential Tyler rocketed up popularity charts in the late 1980s and early 1990s (it ranked Number 9 for that entire decade), along with cousin Taylor, becoming almost pandemic across the... Read More 

  • Tristan

    Tristan -- known through medieval legend and Wagnerian opera -- has a slightly wistful, touching air. This, combined with the name's popular "an" ending, makes Tristan very appealing to parents... Read More 

  • Timothy

    A second-tier classic, the New Testament Timothy moves in and out of fashion more than John and James. But though it peaked in the 1960s, many modern parents still appreciate its familiarity and... Read More 

  • Tucker

    Tucker has more spunk than most last-name-first-names, and also a positive, comforting ("Tuck me in, Mommy") feel.

    Tucker got something of a preppy image via bow-tied conservative TV... Read More 

  • Thiago

    Some high-profile soccer stars, such as Thiago Silva, have contributed to its success. The correct Portuguese pronunciation is chee-AH-go.Read More 

  • Theo

    Many modern parents use Theo as the short form for Theodore rather than the dated Ted--including some celebs, such as Dallas Bryce Howard-- but others bypass the Grandpa name Theodore entirely and... Read More 

  • Tobias

    Tobias is the Greek form of the Hebrew Tobiah, which was derived from the name Toviyah. Toviyah was created from the elements tov, meaning “good” and yah, representing the Hebrew... Read More 

  • Tanner

    One of the hot two-syllable T names of the nineties (along with Tyler, Trevor, and Taylor), and well represented on soap operas; Tanner is still widely used, but its popularity is declining. Read More