Possible Names

  1. Aedan
    • Alexander
      • Origin:

        Greek
      • Meaning:

        "defending men"
      • Description:

        Alexander has been in a Top 25 boys' name in the US for 30 years now. But namers are still attracted to its imposing historic pedigree.
    • Ava
      • Origin:

        Hebrew, Latin or Germanic
      • Meaning:

        "life; bird; water, island"
      • Description:

        Ava is one of the prime examples of a modern classic name, rising thought the course of a generation into the Top 10, where it has lingered for nearly 20 years.
    • Cadan
      • Origin:

        Cornish, Welsh
      • Meaning:

        "battle"
      • Description:

        Cadan is an attractive Cornish name that rhymes with Madden. Despite its modern appearance and the recent history of many Cornish names, Cadan is actually one of the older Cornish names in use today.
    • Camdan
      • Charlie
        • Origin:

          English, diminutive of Charles
        • Meaning:

          "free man"
        • Description:

          Charlie derives, of course, from the classic name Charles which, in turn, comes from a German word meaning "free man." Charles became very popular in France during the Middle Ages due to the fame of Charles the Great, also known as Charlemagne. Charley is an alternate spelling.
      • Chase
        • Origin:

          French
        • Meaning:

          "to hunt"
        • Description:

          Chase, with its sleek and ultraprosperous aura, is redolent of the worlds of high finance and international banking. Chase has been well used during the last few decades, seen as a character on 24 and on several young-audience shows.
      • Connor
        • Origin:

          Irish
        • Meaning:

          "lover of hounds"
        • Description:

          Connor, the appealing name of an early semi-legendary king of Ulster in Irish mythology, sits firmly in the Top 100 and taken together with its alternate spellings would rank even higher. In its native Ireland the Conor version is one of the highest charting boys’ name.
      • Darren
        • Origin:

          Irish
        • Meaning:

          "little great one"
        • Description:

          Darren and wife Sharon shop for fifties memorabilia on eBay. The Connecticut place-name Darien might offer an update.
      • Dylan
        • Origin:

          Welsh
        • Meaning:

          "son of the sea"
        • Description:

          Dylan still feels poetic and romantic after years of popularity. It still ranks highly on the charts, among the top boy names starting with D, so if you choose it, be aware that yours may not be the only Dylan in his class.

          dy and llanw, meaning "sea." In Welsh mythology, Dylan was a legendary sea god who prompted all the waters of Britain and Ireland to weep when he died. The name came to prominence via the great Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, whose name Bob Dylan adopted in tribute.
      • Elizabelle
        • Origin:

          Compound name, blending Elizabeth and Isabelle
        • Meaning:

          "God is my oath"
        • Description:

          What do you do when you love two variations of the same name that also sound quite distinct? One option is to blend them together and keep the best of both. Elizabelle - and Elizabella - have been in use since the 2000s, though they haven't caught on just yet. Possibly divisive, but both are rather pleasing to say.
      • Evan
        • Origin:

          Welsh variation of John
        • Meaning:

          "God is gracious"
        • Description:

          Evan has a mellow nice-guy image that has kept it popular, while it has been widely used in Wales since the nineteenth century. And interestingly—and surprisingly—enough, Evan charts highly for boys in France.
      • Evelyn
        • Origin:

          English
        • Meaning:

          "desired; or water, island"
        • Description:

          Renowned English author Evelyn Waugh pronounced his name "EEV-lin" (fun fact: his first wife, also named Evelyn, was referred to as "She-velyn"). But "EV-uh-lin" also works, and is probably the most familiar pronunciation of the name today.
      • Evelyn
        • Origin:

          English from French and German
        • Meaning:

          "desired; or water, island"
        • Description:

          After decades of disuse, soft and feminine Evelyn has returned to the baby name stage in a huge way. It reached the Top 10 for the first time in 2017. Evelyn has now surpassed its former heights, joining a legion of contemporary little Evas, Avas, Eves, Evies, and Evelines.
      • Eliza
        • Gavin
          • Origin:

            Celtic
          • Meaning:

            "white hawk"
          • Description:

            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.
        • Keiran
          • Origin:

            Spelling variation of Kieran
          • Meaning:

            "little dark one"
          • Description:

            While Kieran is the class and most-used male form of this name, some people spell it Keiran in keeping with the female Keira, the version popularized by the gorgeous Ms. Knightley.
        • Mason
          • Origin:

            English occupational name
          • Meaning:

            "worker in stone"
          • Description:

            Mason is an occupational surname that ranked among the Top 10 name for boys throughout the 2010s, after its choice as one of the first Kardashian baby names.
        • Noah
          • Origin:

            Hebrew
          • Meaning:

            "rest, repose"
          • Description:

            Noah is nearly a patriarch of popular baby names at this point, going from Old Testament graybeard to Top 10 name in 2009, hitting Number 1 in 2013, and now settled into second place in the US for the past seven years.
        • Reid
          • Origin:

            English
          • Meaning:

            "red-haired"
          • Description:

            The Reid spelling is the most popular by half, probably because it feels more like a name than Reed, which looks more like a word. It's used occasionally for girls but this name is firmly in the boys' camp.