neutral-to-masculine names

for anyone, but made by a transmasculine nonbinary person—mostly names that I feel would fit me/were at some point on my list/I just think are cool!
  1. Cozmo
    • Dewey
      • Luca
        • Wyatt
          • Archie
            • Origin:

              Diminutive of Archibald, Teutonic
            • Meaning:

              "truly brave"
            • Description:

              Archie made global news as the surprise first name of the newborn royal baby, son of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex aka Harry and Meghan. Archie has now officially transcended Archie Bunker and Riverdale's Archie to take the, um, throne as the quintessential retro nickname name.
          • Austen
            • Origin:

              Literary surname and shortened form of Augustine, Latin
            • Meaning:

              "great, magnificent"
            • Description:

              Parents who love the great English novelist Jane Austen may choose this spelling of the popular name Austin to honor the author of Emma and Pride and Prejudice.
          • Billie
            • Blane
              • Origin:

                Scottish
              • Meaning:

                "yellow"
              • Description:

                Blane is the attractive surname name of an important seventh-century Scottish saint, but is in danger of sounding slightly feminine and soap opera-ish.
            • Bo
              • Origin:

                Norse nickname
              • Meaning:

                "to live"
              • Description:

                A popular name in Denmark, in this country Bo has some cowboy swagger and a lot of substance in its minimal two letters. In Mandarin Chinese, Bo means "wave".
            • Devon
              • Origin:

                English place-name
              • Description:

                Devon, spelled like the lovely seaside county in Britain that inspired the name, has crashed since its heyday around the Top 100 in the 1990s. Despite its use as a female name, for example for Devon on the TV show The 4400, Devon continues to be far more popular for boys than for girls.
            • Dune
              • Origin:

                English word name
              • Meaning:

                "sand hill"
              • Description:

                Dune is a name of several layers. It's a modern nature name, like Ocean, Bay and Reef, although rarer, conjuring up images of breezy sand dunes on summer beach days.
            • 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.
            • Everett
              • Origin:

                English variation of the German Eberhard
              • Meaning:

                "brave as a wild boar"
              • Description:

                Everett is a preppy but outdoorsy name, with wintery New England vibes. In the last decade, it’s had a leap in popularity, perhaps because of its similarity to trendy girls’ names like Ava and Scarlett, or perhaps because it offers a fresh alternative to 90’s style Evan and Brett.
            • Felix
              • Origin:

                Latin
              • Meaning:

                "happy, fortunate"
              • Description:

                Felix is one of those ancient but nontraditional names for boys that have come into favor over the past few decades, a favorite of parents who want a masculine name with history and heft that breaks ranks with the standard Franks and Freds. Felix is also an international darling, ranking in the Top 100 in several European and English-speaking countries.
            • Finch
              • Origin:

                English word and nature name
              • Meaning:

                "to swindle"
              • Description:

                It feels like Finch should be a modern bird name that's as popular as Wren or Lark, but that's not the case - so it's one to consider if you're looking for a nature name that's familiar but rare.
            • 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.
            • Fitz
              • Origin:

                Scottish
              • Meaning:

                "son of"
              • Description:

                Any number of Fitz names -- Fitzgerald, Fitzpatrick, Fitzroy, Fitzwilliam -- have been used as Christian names, in fact Fitzwilliam was the given name of the dashing Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice. Fitz can be a short form of any of them and is often, like Mac, a nickname drawn from a surname.
            • Gale
              • Origin:

                Nature name
              • Description:

                Gale for boys is more a storm name than a short form of Abigail. Since Gale has resurfaced as the name of Liam Hemsworth's daring character in The Hunger Games, it has new force for boys.
            • Glenn
              • Origin:

                Scottish
              • Meaning:

                "valley"
              • Description:

                Glenn appealed to a lot of post-World War II parents for its cool, leafy image, also calling up the Big Band sounds of Glenn Miller and the calm, composed image of actor Glenn Ford, whose name at birth was the Welsh Gwyllyn. It could possible be in line for a comeback in the more nature-evoking spelling of Glen, as used by Glen Campbell, or possibly even the Welsh Glyn.
            • Jay
              • Origin:

                Latin
              • Meaning:

                "jaybird"
              • Description:

                Though this feels like a modern invention, Jay has been in use for centuries. Early Jays often were named in honor of founding father John Jay, whose surname derived from the jaybird. A popular mid-century choice, Jay was in the Top 100 from 1956 to 1970. In the last couple of decades he was replaced by such more elaborate forms as Jayden, Jaylen, and Jayce. But Jay could make a comeback in tandem with cousins May, Kay, Fay, and Ray.