AD Baby Boy - Nicknames

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    • Ash
      • Origin:

        Diminutive of Asher, English
      • Meaning:

        "ash tree"
      • Description:

        Ash has Southern charm plus the arboreal-nature appeal. Plus your little boy will prize Ash as the name of the hero of the Pokemon cartoons. Ash can also be a dashing short form of Asher, Ashton, or any other "Ash" name.
    • Beau
      • Origin:

        French
      • Meaning:

        "handsome"
      • Description:

        Beau suggests someone devilishly handsome, with a large measure of southern charm—a nice image to bestow on your boy. Often solely a nickname in the past, it's now standing firmly on its own. Beau has been on the Social Security list non-stop since 1969.
    • Cade
      • Origin:

        English
      • Meaning:

        "round; or, barrel"
      • Description:

        Strong, ultramasculine, and modern, Cade shot up the popularity lists around the millennium—it was as high as Number 201 in 2001—along with cousins Caden and Cale, and has drifted along in the middle of the US Top 1000 ever since.
    • Cash
      • Origin:

        Word name; also diminutive of Cassius
      • Meaning:

        "hollow"
      • Description:

        With the popular 'ash' sound and a contemporary feel, Cash is a widely used name in the US. Used occasionally before the 2000s, Cash really took off in 2003, following the death of American musical legend, Johnny Cash.
    • Cass
      • Origin:

        Diminutive of Casper etc
      • Description:

        A light variation of any of the weightier names beginning with Cas, such as Casper, Cassius etc- this is a beautifully mellow and soft name that bears greater consideration.
    • Cian
      • Origin:

        Irish
      • Meaning:

        "ancient"
      • Description:

        A handsome Irish name for boys, very popular in that country, but in the US this traditional spelling might cause pronunciation problems. Still, whether Cian or Kian, it's simple and straightforward enough for the initiated. Cian is rising in the British popularity charts. This was the name of several legendary figures, including Cian, son of the god of medicine. His own son was Lugh, the sun god and father of the Ulster warrior Cuchulain and Cian is also the name of the son-in-law of the high king Brian Boru. So very well connected.
    • Clay
      • Origin:

        English word name; diminutive of Clayton
      • Description:

        Clay is a rich, earthy one-syllable name with a southern-inflected handsome-rogue image, featured on soap operas and reality TV. Its longer forms are Clayton and Clayborne.
    • 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.
    • Colt
      • Origin:

        Word name
      • Meaning:

        "young horse"
      • Description:

        Colt is the kind of unconventionally macho name that is so trendy right now, because of or in spite of its association with horses and guns.
    • East
      • Origin:

        Word name
      • Description:

        With West one of the hottest names for boys, and North the name of a high-profile celebrity baby, can East be far behind? While Easton seems to be the version of choice for this directional name -- there were 5500 boys named Easton last year, versus, um, zero named East -- we like the simplicity of the gender-neutral East, especially for a middle name.
    • Eli
      • Origin:

        Hebrew
      • Meaning:

        "ascended, uplifted, high"
      • Description:

        With its sharp, succinct sounds and cool, laidback style, Eli is a popular choice among parents today. Compact and punchy, it is a Biblical name with plenty of charm.
    • Evers
      • Origin:

        Dutch Surname
      • Description:

        The added S at the end turns Ever from a hipster word name into a modern prepster.
    • Finn
      • Origin:

        Irish
      • Meaning:

        "fair or white"
      • Description:

        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 well for his wisdom and generosity.
    • Fletch
      • Origin:

        Diminutive of Fletcher, English
      • Meaning:

        "arrow maker"
      • Description:

        This snappy nickname may remind some of the 1985 Chevy Chase movie of the same name.
    • Gabe
      • Origin:

        Short form of Gabriel
      • Description:

        Gabe ranked in the Top 1000 from 1880 until 1905, when it fell into obscurity. There are fewer than 100 boys named Gabe, just plain Gabe, each year in the US, compared with over 10,000 named Gabriel. Our advice: Go with the crowd and choose the angelic long form, and then call him Gabe if you want to.
    • Gage
      • Origin:

        French
      • Meaning:

        "oath, pledge"
      • Description:

        Gage was part of the craze for one-syllable surnames, with associations to tasty green gage plums and the mathematical gauge.
    • Gray
      • Origin:

        Color name, also diminutive of Grayson
      • Description:

        The girls have Violet and Scarlet and Ruby and Rose, but for the boys there's a much more limited palette of color names. Gray (or Grey), is one exception, which could make for a soft and evocative--if slightly somber-- choice, especially in the middle. Kaitlin Olson and Rob McElhenney recently named their son Leo Grey.
    • Huck
      • Origin:

        Diminutive of Huckleberry, word name
      • Description:

        Though forever tied to Huck, short for Huckleberry, Finn, this is an undeniably cute short form that may have some life as part of the hipster taste for names like Duke and Bix.
    • Jace
      • Origin:

        Hebrew, diminutive of Jason
      • Meaning:

        "the Lord is salvation"
      • Description:

        Jace may sound like only half a name -- it's usually pronounced like the first half of Jason though some may consider it a spelling-out of the initials J. C. -- but it's a popular choice for baby boys. Jace has been heard on such TV shows as Teen Mom 2 and Duck Dynasty.