One Syllable Names I Love

One syllable names are my favourite way to add more flair and personality to a name combo. And these are my FAVOURITES
  1. Ace
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "one, unity"
    • Description:

      No longer tied to the hapless Ace Ventura, this jaunty, high-flying nickname name is starting to take flight among celebrity and other parents, with its countless positive references to doing well in tests and poker games, on the tennis court and golf course, and in the air.
  2. Aire
    • Origin:

      English word name or Japanese
    • Meaning:

      "air; love"
    • Description:

      Aire is a poetic spelling of the word "air", once widely used in Middle English. Today, it's a brand new baby name, introduced to wider audiences when Kylie Jenner revealed it as the new name of her son (the baby previously known as Wolf). Aire is an exciting new choice in nature names and unisex names — one that is decidedly less materialistic than the homophone name Heir.
  3. Ames
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "friend"
    • Description:

      One of those place and surname names that hasn't be used much as a first name yet -- but could soon. You could think of it as a fun, one-syllable twist on Amos. Ames is also notable as a surname that comes from a female name, Amys or Amice, ultimately deriving from the Latin amicus, "friend".
  4. Axe
    • Origin:

      Word name
    • Description:

      Axe, spelled like this, is used for a handful of baby boys in the US each year. You can see it as one of the new weapon names, along with Dagger and Beretta, or as an abbreviation of the very popular Axel.
  5. Ankh
    • Bane
      • Bard
        • Origin:

          Irish variation of Baird, Scottish
        • Meaning:

          "minstrel, poet"
        • Description:

          Great Irish middle name choice for Shakespeare lovers.
      • Bear
        • Origin:

          Animal name
        • Meaning:

          "bear"
        • Description:

          Bear has suddenly lumbered onto the baby name landscape. Perhaps inspired by British adventurer Bear Grylls (born Edward Michael), first celebrity chef Jamie Oliver used it as the middle name for his boy Buddy, and more recently Alicia Silverstone called her son Bear Blu., followed by Kate Winslet's Bear Blaize. It's part of a current trend normalizing once aggressive animal names like Wolf and Fox. Bear is now Number 218 on Nameberry and in the Top 900 in England.
      • Bee
        • Origin:

          Animal name or diminutive of Beatrice
        • Meaning:

          "she who brings happiness"
        • Description:

          We've seen Beatrice and Beatrix climb in popularity, along with traditional nickname Bea. And now there's Bee, giving it a buzzy nature world spin, plus a tie to popular late night TV''s Samantha Bee, not to mention Aunt Bee on the old The Andy Griffith Show TV show. Bee can theoretically be short for any girl names starting with B.
      • Belle
        • Origin:

          Short form of Isabelle or French
        • Meaning:

          "beautiful"
        • Description:

          Belle has nothing but positive associations, from "belle of the ball" to "Southern belle" to the heroine of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. As if this weren't enough good things, Belle is also one of the most familiar and usable names that mean beautiful. Though it has been overshadowed by the Twilight-influenced Bella and longer forms like Isabella and Annabella, Belle has its own Southern charm and would make a pretty choice as a first or middle name.
      • Blaire
        • Origin:

          Spelling variation of Blair
        • Description:

          Blair with a little something extra, though that's hardly needed.
      • Blaize
        • Origin:

          Variation of Blaise, French
        • Meaning:

          "to lisp, stammer"
        • Description:

          A Blaise/Blaze hybrid that maintains neither the history of Blaise nor the wordiness of Blaze.
      • Blake
        • Origin:

          English
        • Meaning:

          "fair-haired, dark"
        • Description:

          The unisex Blake, which indeed has two conflicting meanings, has a briskly efficient image when used for a girl.
      • Bliss
        • Origin:

          English word name
        • Description:

          A sweet, uplifting and still fairly uncommon modern virtue name. Its single syllable makes it especially good as a middle name, but it would also make a big impact in the first spot.
      • Blythe
        • Origin:

          English
        • Meaning:

          "happy, carefree"
        • Description:

          Blythe originated as a nickname for an upbeat person, coming from the Old English word bliðe, meaning "merry" or "cheerful." Today the homophone blithe shares the same meaning. Blythe was eventually adapted to a surname before it became a feminine given name.
      • Brandt
        • Origin:

          German
        • Meaning:

          "dweller on burnt land"
        • Description:

          Less commercial-sounding than Brand.
      • Brant
        • Origin:

          German
        • Meaning:

          "sword"
        • Description:

          Brant, a no-nonsense one-syllable name, had some popularity in the early 1970s, but has been off the lists for a decade. Now, with similarly brisk names like Chase, Jace, Bryce, and Grant finding favor, Brant could make a comeback.
      • Bree
        • Origin:

          Irish, from Brid, Brigh, Brigid
        • Meaning:

          "strength or exalted one"
        • Description:

          A short, breezy name with a sophisticated yet upbeat image, that doesn't betray its Irish roots. Bree first came to notice here in 1971 via the complex prostitute character in the movie Klute, which earned Jane Fonda an Oscar. More recently, it was tied to the character of Bree Van de Kamp on Desperate Housewives.
      • Bryce
        • Origin:

          Variation of Brice, Scottish surname
        • Meaning:

          "speckled, freckled"
        • Description:

          This spelling of Brice relates the name to Utah's spectacular Bryce Canyon -- and is much more popular for both genders than the original Brice. Basketball's LeBron James named his son Bryce Maximus James, and in one of his early movies, John Cusack played a Bryce in Sixteen Candles.
      • Burke
        • Origin:

          French
        • Meaning:

          "from the fortress"
        • Description:

          Simple, usable surname choice.