boys names I like

some of these are technically unisex but shhhh i would name a male oc, a male leaning self insert, a male dog, a male cat, or suggest a male baby be named this
  1. Alcott
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "dweller at the old cottage"
    • Description:

      Alcott evokes shades of nineteenth-century New England, and memories of the author of the books Little Women and Little Men. Louisa May Alcott was the daughter of Amos Bronson Alcott, noted educator, writer and philosopher, and colleague of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau.
  2. Allen
    • Origin:

      English and Scottish
    • Meaning:

      "handsome, cheerful"
    • Description:

      Allen is the spelling of this name -- other common spellings are Alan and Allan -- most associated with the surname; it might also be the most appropriate if you're trying to steer clear of Al as a nickname, as this can easily offer you Len or Lenny as options.
  3. Amis
    • Origin:

      Literary name
    • Description:

      The surname of father-son British writers Kingsley and Martin could work very well as a first, though its Amy connection makes it sound a tad feminine.
  4. Auden
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "old friend"
    • Description:

      The poetic, soft-spoken Auden has recently started to be considered as a first name option, used for both sexes, appreciated for its pleasing sound as well as its link to the distinguished modern Anglo-American poet W.H. Auden.
  5. August
    • Origin:

      German form of Latin Augustus
    • Meaning:

      "great, magnificent"
    • Description:

      The name August is at its highest point since the 1890s, when it ranked among the Top 100 boy names in the US. And deservedly so, given its great meaning, historic roots, and cool nicknames.
  6. Aurelius
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "the golden one"
    • Description:

      Since Aurelius was given the supermodel seal of approval by Elle Macpherson, this is one of the Roman emperor names, like Augustus, now in the realm of possibility. Like the female Aurelia and Aurora, Aurelius has a particularly warm golden aura.
  7. 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.
  8. Auster
    • Origin:

      German surname
    • Meaning:

      "oyster"
    • Description:

      Fans of writer Paul Auster might consider this a worthy alternative to the trendy Austin.
  9. Amarello
    • Amarillo
      • Angelou
        • Baldwin
          • Origin:

            German
          • Meaning:

            "brave friend"
          • Description:

            One "bald" name we can get behind, thanks to pioneering African-American author James Baldwin – though the name is now also associated with the Baldwin brothers, particularly Alec.
        • Bellamy
          • Origin:

            English and Irish from French
          • Meaning:

            "fine friend"
          • Description:

            Bellamy is a surname name with an admirable meaning and upbeat rhythm, similar to jovial choices like Rafferty, Barnaby and Willoughby.
        • Blake
          • Origin:

            English
          • Meaning:

            "fair-haired, dark"
          • Description:

            Blake -- an early unisex option -- dropped out of the Top 100 in 2017 for the first time since 1988, but remains a sophisticated choice. And yes, both conflicting meanings of Blake are accurate. It originated as a surname in England derived from a nickname. Much of its masculine image was influenced by the wealthy, silver-haired character Blake Carrington in the massively popular 80s TV series Dynasty. Rosie O'Donnell has a son named Blake.
        • Bly
          • Origin:

            English surname name
          • Meaning:

            "friendly"
          • Description:

            The surname of enterprising journalist Nellie Bly and poet Robert Bly makes a simple, modern, and upbeat sounding choice for either a boy or a girl.
        • Byatt
          • Origin:

            English
          • Meaning:

            "by the enclosure"
          • Description:

            For fans of the (female) author A. S. ; makes an interesting alternative to Wyatt or the hotelish Hyatt.
        • Caelum
          • Origin:

            Latin
          • Meaning:

            "heaven"
          • Description:

            A constellation name that could have broad appeal beyond astronomers and astrophysicists. Although they bear similarity, Caelum is unrelated to the Scottish name Callum.
        • Carson
          • Origin:

            English and Scottish surname
          • Meaning:

            "son of the marsh dwellers"
          • Description:

            Carson is one of the most long-running popular androgynous baby names, with a dash of the Wild West via the legendary Missouri frontiersman Kit Carson. Dating back to when it was the name of Nancy Drew's Dad, Carson is still steadily in the Top 200 baby names.

            Current Carsons include TV personalities Carson Daly and Carson Kressley, and Pro Bowl quarterback Carson Palmer. Carson Wells was the bounty hunter character played by Woody Harrelson in No Country for Old Men, and Carson is the name chosen by actress Kathryn Erbe for her son.

        • Carter
          • Origin:

            English occupational name
          • Meaning:

            "transporter of goods by cart"
          • Description:

            Carter has ranked in the Top 100 since the the turn of the millennium, but despite its recent popularity, it's not a trendy new name. In fact, Carter is one of those names that just misses ranking in the US Top 1000 for its entire 140+ year history.
        • 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.