Boy Names

list of favorite boy names- first, middle and third.
  1. Aiden
    • Origin:

      Irish
    • Meaning:

      "little and fiery"
    • Description:

      Aiden in all its spelling variations is the Anglicized version of the Irish Aodhán, which was originally a pet form of the Irish name Aodh (pronounced 'ee'), who was the old Celtic god of the sun and fire. St. Aidan was a famous seventh century Irish saint, noted for his kindness and generosity and for spreading Christianity.
  2. Ander
    • Archer
      • Origin:

        English
      • Meaning:

        "bowman"
      • Description:

        Archer is an Anglo-Saxon surname that feels more modern than most because of its on-target occupational and Hunger Games associations. And it's a nice way to bypass the clunky Archibald to get to the cool nickname Archie.
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      • Asaiah
        • Origin:

          Hebrew
        • Meaning:

          "the Lord hath made"
        • Description:

          Like Isaiah but looking for a name that's more unique? Asaiah is a name found several times in the Old Testament. Think of it as a blend of Asa and Josiah and a possible substitute for Isaiah. Asaiah entered the Top 1000 in the US for the first time in 2022, and is looking like one of the fresher Biblical choices today.
      • Asher
        • Origin:

          Hebrew
        • Meaning:

          "fortunate, blessed, happy one"
        • Description:

          Asher—an excellent, soft and sensitive Old Testament choice—is a baby boy name on the rise, and is a Nameberry biblical favorite.
      • Axel
        • Origin:

          Scandinavian variation of Absalom
        • Meaning:

          "father of peace"
        • Description:

          A classic in its native Scandinavia, Axel has a cool rock 'n' roll flavor in the US, thanks to Guns N' Roses' Axl Rose (born William). With its distinctive letter 'x', it has an effortlessly cool vibe about it, and is currently growing in popularity.
      • Azariah
        • Origin:

          Hebrew
        • Meaning:

          "helped by God"
        • Description:

          Azariah is a rarely used biblical name that moves way beyond Adam and Abraham; its pleasant sound makes it no surprise that parents have discovered it in recent years.
      • Azriel
        • Origin:

          Hebrew
        • Meaning:

          "God is my help"
        • Description:

          Azriel is more masculine than Ariel, more unusual than Israel. Also spelled Asriel and Azrael, Azriel is the name of the Angel of Death in Jewish and Muslim traditions.
      • Beckett
        • Origin:

          English and Irish
        • Meaning:

          "bee hive, little brook or bee cottage"
        • Description:

          Beckett is one of the big baby name hits of the decade.
      • Beckham
        • Origin:

          English
        • Meaning:

          "homestead by the stream"
        • Description:

          Who knew there were so many soccer fans in the U.S.? Beckham -- as in British sensation David -- has exploded onto the baby name scene in the past decade.
      • Bennett
        • Origin:

          English, medieval form of Benedict
        • Meaning:

          "blessed"
        • Description:

          Bennett is Ben with a bow tie, kind of a cross between Benjamin and Beckett. It's been trending up on the popularity charts in recent years, and its choice by The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt's Jane Krakowski could shoot it even higher.
      • Brennan
        • Origin:

          Irish
        • Meaning:

          "descendent of the sad one"
        • Description:

          Brennan is a winning Irish surname name, more modern than Brian or Brendan, more unusual than Conor and Aidan. The only possible problem with Brennan: people might think you're saying Brendan.
      • Brook
        • Origin:

          English nature name
        • Meaning:

          "small stream"
        • Description:

          Now that the popularity of Brooke is waning, and surname style variant Brooks is on the rise, Brook seems live a newly fresh nature-inspired option.
      • Caden
        • Origin:

          English, Celtic
        • Meaning:

          "battle"
        • Description:

          Caden is a key member of the rhyming contingent that includes Aiden, Jayden, Kayden, Brayden et al. It may derive from the Celtic Cadan or Irish Cathán, both from the same root meaning "battle".
      • Carver
        • Origin:

          English
        • Meaning:

          "wood carver"
        • Description:

          Carver is an occupational name with an artistic bent, as is the newly arrived Painter, which has a fresher feel than the 1990's Carter. It also has eminent last-name links to botanist and educator George Washington Carver and short story master Raymond Carver.
      • Caspian
        • Origin:

          Place name
        • Meaning:

          "white"
        • Description:

          One of the most romantic of appellations, Caspian is a geographical name referring to the large salty sea between Asia and Europe. It's also the name of the hero of C.S. Lewis's beloved Chronicles of Narnia, Prince Caspian.
      • Castiel
        • Origin:

          Hebrew
        • Meaning:

          "my cover is God"
        • Description:

          Castiel, which vaulted into the Top 1000 on the wings of the angel hero of the television show Supernatural, is the name of the Angel of the day Thursday. It may also derive some appeal from the newly-fashionable "Cas" syllable, as in Cassian and Cassius.
      • Cohen
        • Origin:

          Hebrew
        • Meaning:

          "priest"
        • Description:

          Cohen is a common last name among Jews and an important spiritual name in the Jewish religion, associated with the hereditary priests who claimed descent from the biblical Aaron. As a result of its religious significance, Cohen is considered by some to be inappropriate to use as a first name, particularly by people with no Jewish heritage.
      • Cole
        • Origin:

          English
        • Meaning:

          "swarthy, coal black"
        • Description:

          Cole -- a short name that embodies a lot of richness and depth -- has long been associated with the great songwriter Cole Porter. It's quite popular in Scotland.