Boy baby names


We hope our list of the most popular baby boy names has given you some inspiration when it comes to picking that all important name for your little one.

Old fashioned boys names

old fashioned boys names

When you’re looking for a name for your baby boy, you need to be sure you’re going to love it forever, so choosing a classic old fashioned boys names is a great way to ensure that your boy’s name will stand the test of time.

Whether you want something regal and royal, or something more poetic and cute, the chances are by choosing one of these traditional old fashioned names that are still popular to this day, your son will have a name that will suit him from the age of 1 to 101!

21 Old fashioned boys names

  1. John – Meaning ‘God is gracious’, John was one of the most popular boys names for over 400 years. Although nowadays it’s not as popular as nickname Jack, it’s still a classic choice.
  2. William – Another classic boy’s name that has been fashionable for hundreds of years, thanks to Prince William, it now has regal connotations. Meaning ‘resolute protection’, nicknames Will and Billy are also pretty popular.
  3. George – The Kings name for an incredible 116 years, George has been put back on the map after the birth of the country’s adorable croc-wearing Prince. Traditionally meaning ‘farmer’, other famous Georges’ include novelist George Orwell and expectant father himself, George Clooney.
  4. Frank – A popular name in the 19th century, Frank is said to be a new ‘hipster’ favourite. Meaning ‘free man’, we love the classic feel to this cute name.
  5. Henry – Another royal name, fifth inline to the throne Prince Henry (who goes by Harry) has helped keep both names in the popular lists. Meaning ‘estate ruler’, Henry is a popular celebrity name, Julia Roberts, Heidi Klum and Colin Farrell all having little Henrys!
  6. Robert – The most popular name for the whole of the 20th century, we’ve seen Robert decline over the past few years. Meaning ‘bright fame’, cute nicknames include Rob, Robbie and Bobby.
  7. Edward – Made popular by Twilight’s Edward Cullen and pop superstar Ed Sheeran, Edward is a classic. Meaning ‘wealthy guardian’, hopefully your little one will live up to his name! Cute nicknames include Ted, Ned and Eddie.
  8. Walter – Although Breaking-Bad character Walter White might not be someone to name your child after, it could explain the names highest ranking since the nineties. Meaning ‘army ruler’, it can be adorably shortened to Walt.
  9. Arthur – Meaning ‘bear’, this traditional name has been restored in recent years. A popular choice for fans of Arthur Miller, or the amazing film Arthur Christmas.
  10. Albert – A traditional name that means ‘noble’ and ‘bright’, this unusual yet classic choice has made a comeback in recent years. Even if Albert isn’t your cup of tea, we absolutely love the adorable nickname Bertie.
  11. Harry – Whether it was Harry Potter or Harry Styles that has put this traditional name back on the map, it’s been one of the most popular names for the past few years.
  12. Louis – A classic name that has been making a comeback, Louis means ‘renowned warrior’.
  13. Samuel – A biblical name that has been around for centuries, Samuel means ‘told by God’. What’s more, the nickname Sam is also now a popular name for girls as well as boys.
  14. David – Meaning ‘beloved’, David is a classic, biblical name. A timeless choice for your little one, in the bible, David was the second king of Israel who took down the giant Goliath with his slingshot. Of course, we can also thank Mr Beckham for keeping this name on the popular lists.
  15. Maxwell – Meaning ‘great stream’, Maxwell is a classic but adorable choice for your baby boy, often shortened to Max.
  16. Oscar – He might not be the only Oscar in his class, but you’ll never fall out of love with this adorable, traditional name. Meaning ‘deer-lover’ and ‘champion warrior’, whether he goes on to become a world renowned fashion designer (Oscar de la Renta) or a writer (Oscar Wilde), we’re sure he’ll live up to his great name.
  17. Sebastian – The hero of The Little Mermaid, this ancient name has a great deal of history. Meaning ‘person from ancient city of Sebasta’, Sebastian is often shortened to the much more laid-back nickname, Seb.
  18. Jasper – Meaning ‘bringer of treasure’, Jasper is another traditional name revived by the popular Twilight trilogy.
  19. Tobias – This traditional name looks set to become more popular. Meaning ‘God is good’, the shortened version, Toby is now a name in its own right.
  20. James – Despite its rising popularity as a girl’s name in recent years, James, meaning ‘supplanter’ remains an ever popular boys name. Although he might not be the only James in the playground, cute nicknames include Jimmy, Jamie and Jimbo.
  21. Oliver – Often shortened to Ollie or Oli, Oliver, meaning ‘olive tree’, is still as popular today as it was in medieval times.

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    best baby boy names

    It’s never easy coming up with the perfect name for your little bundle of joy. There are so many to choose from and the most popular baby boy names can change over time as trends come and go. It’s always useful to get some extra inspiration though, whether you’re looking for a name that’s traditional, quirky or anywhere in between.

    To make things a little bit easier here are our 300 top baby boy names, with a little about where each one comes from, in alphabetical order…

    Top 300 baby boy names

    These are some of the top baby boy names which include few of our favourites such as Aaron, Cooper and Mason. See the full list of the most popular baby boy names below:

    1. Aaron

    From Hebrew, ‘Lofty; exalted; high mountain’, brother of Moses in the Bible

    2. Abel

    Hebrew origin, meaning ‘breath, vapour’

    3. Abraham

    From Hebrew, ‘father of a multitude’

    4. Adam

    In Hebrew, it is a generic term for ‘man’, the first man in the Bible

    5. Adrian

    A form of the Latin given name Adrianus or Hadrianus, probably from the ancient river Adria

    6. Adriel

    Biblical name of Hebrew origin, meaning ‘of God’s flock’

    7. Aiden

    Of Gaelic derivation, meaning ‘fire’

    8. Alan

    A number of possible meanings including Breton (‘deer’), Gaelic (‘rock’) and Old German (‘precious’)

    9. Albert

    Old English origin, meaning ‘noble, bright’

    10. Albie

    Originally a shortening of Albert+

    11. Alejandro

    Spanish version of Alexander

    12. Alex

    Shortening of Alexander

    13. Alexander

    From Greek, ‘Defender/Protector of men’, most famously via Alexander the Great

    14. Alfie

    Short form of Alfred, from Old English Aelfraed meaning ‘elf’ and ‘counsel’ or ‘wise’

    15. Amir

    Versions from Arabic, Hebrew, Persian and Turkish, from term for a high-ranking and powerful person

    16. Anders

    Scandinavian form of Andrew, itself derived from the Greek Andreas

    17. Andre

    Variation of Andreas

    18. Andreas

    From Greek, ‘strong/manly/masculine’

    19. Andrew

    English form of the Greek name Andreas

    20. Angel

    Greek origin, from angel, ‘angelos’ or God’s messengers

    21. Anthony

    English form of the old Roman family name Antonius

    22. Antonio

    Version of Anthony in cultures including Greek, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Maltese and Swiss

    23. Archer

    From the surname, meaning ‘Bowman’, now sometimes used as given name

    24. Archie

    Former shortening of Archibald now used in its own right

    25. Arthur

    From the Roman clan name Artorius, meaning ‘noble, courageous’, associated with the legendary King Arthur

    26. Asher

    The Hebrew meaning of Asher is ‘happy’

    27. Ashton

    From an English surname derived from a place name meaning ‘ash tree town’, more commonly used in America

    28. August

    From the Latin, Augustus, a title given to emperors

    29. Austin

    French and Latin origin, ‘great, magnificent’

    30. Avery

    From the surname, which was itself a French pronunciation of Alfred

    31. Axel

    Of Hebrew origin, meaning ‘father is peace’

    32. Ayden

    Alternate spelling of Aiden

    33. Barrett

    Possibly Old German for ‘bear-strength’, brought to Britain with the Normans

    34. Beau

    French for ‘Handsome’

    35. Beckham

    Old English, ‘homestead by the stream’; also a surname as in David Beckham

    36. Benjamin

    Of Hebrew origin, ‘son of the right hand’

    37. Bennett

    Latin, from ‘benedictus’ meaning blessed

    38. Bentley

    Of Old English origin, meaning bent grass meadow’, although now often associated with the car manufacturer

    39. Blake

    Old English, originally a nickname ‘blac’someone who had dark hair or skin (‘blac’), or pale hair or skin (‘blaac’)

    40. Bobby

    Initially a nickname for Robert

    41. Bradley

    Old English for ‘Broad meadow’

    42. Brady

    Irish and Gaelic origin, ‘descendant of Brádach’, which itself possibly means ‘spirited’ or ‘broad’

    43. Brandon

    Old English for ‘broom or gorse hill’, broom being another type of plant

    44. Braxton

    Old English for ‘Brock’s town’, brock being a term for badger

    45. Brian

    Celtic, Irish and Gaelic origin for ‘high, noble, strength’

    46. Brody

    Irish and Gaelic origin, meaning ‘ditch’, or possibly related to ‘brathair’ meaning brother

    47. Brooks

    Old English and Old German for ‘water, small stream’

    48. Bryan

    Variant of Brian

    49. Bryce

    Of Scottish origin, meaning ‘of Britain’

    50. Bryson

    Welsh origin, ‘descendant of Brice’, originally a surname

    51. Caden

    Of Scottish origin, from ‘son of Cadán’

    52. Caleb

    Of Hebrew origin, ‘faith, devotion, whole-hearted’

    53. Calvin

    Latin origin meaning ‘bald, hairless’

    54. Cameron

    55. Carlos

    Spanish and Old German origin, ‘free man’, predominantly Spanish version of Charles

    56. Carson

    Scottish, Old English, ‘son of the marsh-dwellers’

    57. Carter

    Old English ‘one who carts/transports goods’, also a surname

    58. Cash

    Short form of Latin Cassius

    59. Cayden

    Variant of Caden

    60. Chance

    Middle English origin, ‘good fortune’

    61. Charles

    German, French origin meaning ‘free man’ but associated with royalty in some languages via Charlemagne

    62. Charlie

    Originally a nickname for Charles

    63. Chase

    Originally from Old French chacier, chasser (‘to hunt, to chase’)

    64. Christian

    Latin, ‘follower of Christ’

    65. Christopher

    From Greek, ‘bearing Christ, St Christopher is the patron saint of travellers

    66. Clayton

    Old English, from ‘clay settlement’

    67. Cody

    Irish and Gaelic origin, meaning ‘helper’

    68. Cole

    Old English, ‘swarthy, coal-black’

    69. Colin

    Irish, Scottish and Gaelic origin, meaning ‘young creature’

    70. Colt

    Old English, ‘young horse’

    71. Connor

    Irish male given name, anglicised from the compound Irish word ‘Conchobhar’, meaning ‘Lover of wolves’, Conchobhar was also a mythical king

    72. Cooper

    Old English, ‘barrel maker, originally a surname

    73. Corbin

    French and English: nickname meaning ‘little crow’, ‘raven’

    74. Cristian

    Variant of Christian

    75. Dallas

    Irish, Gaelic and Scottish origin, ‘from the dales’, also a village in Scotland and city in Texas

    76. Damian

    To tame, from the Greek name Damianas, ‘one who tames’

    77. Damien

    Variant of Damian

    78. Daniel

    Hebrew origin, a ‘God is my judge’

    79. David

    Hebrew origin, ‘beloved’

    80. Dawson

    Old English, from the surname meaning ‘son of David’

    81. Dean

    Old English origin, valley’ or ‘church official’

    82. Declan

    A traditional Irish name possibly meaning ‘man of prayer’ or ‘full of goodness’

    83. Derek

    German roots, the English language short form of Diederik from Theodoric, meaning ‘people ruler’

    84. Dexter

    Latin, ‘right-handed; fortunate’

    85. Diego

    Predominantly Spanish variant of James, also a shortening of Santiago

    86. Dominic

    Latin origin, meaning ‘lord’

    87. Dylan

    Welsh origin ‘son of the sea’, a legendary Welsh hero

    88. Easton

    English origin meaning ‘east-facing place’

    89. Eduardo

    Alternate form of Edward

    90. Edward

    Old English from Eadweard (‘wealthy’ or ‘fortunate guardian’)

    91. Eli

    From Hebrew, ‘High, ascended’ or ‘my God’

    92. Elias

    Greek form of the Hebrew Elijah, ‘Jehovah is God’

    93. Elijah

    From Hebrew, ‘Jehovah is God’

    94. Elliott

    From Hebrew, ‘Jehovah is God’

    95. Ellis

    From Hebrew, ‘Jehovah is God’

    96. Emerson

    Old English, from the surname ‘Emery’s son’

    97. Emiliano

    Spanish and Italian form of the old Roman family name meaning ‘rival’

    98. Emilio

    Shortening of Emiliano

    99. Emmanuel

    Hebrew origin meaning ‘God is with us’

    100. Emmett

    Old German, ‘entire, universal’

    101. Enzo

    Italian, originally a short form of names ending in ‘-enzo’ like Lorenzo, Vincenzo or Fiorenzo

    102. Eric

    Old Norse, ‘complete ruler’

    103. Erick

    Variant of Eric

    104. Ethan

    Hebrew origin, ‘firmness, long-lived’

    105. Evan

    Welsh variant of Iefan, from John

    106. Everett

    Old German and Old English, ‘brave; strong boar’

    107. Ezekiel

    ‘God will strengthen’

    108. Ezra

    A boy’s name of Hebrew origin meaning ‘help’

    109. Felix

    From Latin, meaning ‘happy’

    110. Finley

    Scottish, Irish origin meaning ‘fair-haired hero’

    111. Finn

    Irish origin meaning ‘fair or white’, Finn MacCool (or Fionn mac Cuumhaill) was the greatest hero of Irish mythology

    112. Francis

    Latin origin, ‘Frenchman’

    113. Francisco

    Spanish or Portuguese version of Francis

    114. Frank

    Old German version of Francis, ‘Frenchman’

    115. Freddie

    Pet name for Frederick, sometimes used in its own right

    116. Frederick

    Old French and Old German origin, peaceful ruler

    117. Gabriel

    Hebrew origin, ‘man of God’, also the archangel Gabriel

    118. Gael

    French origin, may be a shortening of the Breton name Judicaël, meaning ‘generous leader’.

    119. Gavin

    Celtic origin, ‘white hawk’, also the Scottish version of the medieval name Gawain

    120. George

    Greek origin from ‘georgos’ meaning ‘tiller of the soil’

    121. Giovanni

    Italian form of John (‘God is gracious’)

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    122. Graham

    Originated from the surname, which comes from the place name Grantham in England

    123. Grant

    Originally a Scottish surname derived from the French ‘grand’ meaning tall or great

    124. Grayson

    Middle English and Old Norse origin, ‘son of a steward’

    125. Griffin

    A mythical creature in Greek and medieval legend, with the forepart of an eagle and the hindquarters of a lion

    126. Gunnar

    Old Norse origin, ‘battler, warrior’

    127. Harley

    Old English, ‘hare meadow’ or ‘rock meadow’

    128. Harold

    Scandinavian and Old English origin, ‘army ruler’

    129. Harrison

    English origin, ‘son of Harry’

    130. Harry

    Originally a nickname for Henry or Harold

    131. Harvey

    Old English and Old French origin, ‘battle worthy’

    132. Hayden

    Old English, formerly a surname, ‘hedged valley’

    133. Henry

    The name Henry means ‘Ruler of the home’ and is of German origin

    134. Holden

    Old English origin, ‘deep valley’. Originally a surname, popularised as given name via Holden Caulfield, character in Catcher In The Rye

    135. Hudson

    Old English origin, ‘son of Hugh’

    136. Hugo

    Latin, Old French and Old German origin, ‘soul, mind, intellect’

    137. Hunter

    English origin meaning ‘one who hunts’

    138. Ian

    Scottish form of John

    139. Isaac

    Hebrew origin, ‘laughter’

    140. Isaiah

    Hebrew origin, ‘God is salvation’

    141. Ivan

    Russian, Slavic and Hebrew origin, ‘God is gracious’, variant of John

    142. Jack

    English name based on John (Hebrew), or Jacques, the French form of Jacob (Hebrew)

    143. Jackson

    Old English, ‘son of Jack’

    144. Jacob

    From Hebrew, ‘he who supplants’

    145. Jake

    Shortened version of Jacob, but used in its own right

    146. James

    A derivation of Jacob

    147. Jameson

    Old English, ‘son of James’

    148. Jason

    Greek and Hebrew origin, ‘healer; the Lord is salvation’. Leader of the Argonauts in Greek myth

    149. Jasper

    Probably of Persian origin, meaning ‘Treasurer’ but originally unrelated to the gemstone Jasper, which has a different root

    150. Javier

    Spanish and Portuguese variant on Xavier

    151. Jaxon

    Variation on Jackson

    152. Jayce

    From a diminutive of Jason

    153. Jayden

    Thought to be a modern invention (US) but there is also a Biblical Jadon

    154. Jenson

    Scandinavian derivation, ‘son of Jan’

    155. Jeremiah

    Hebrew origin, ‘the Lord exalts’

    156. Jeremy

    Later English variant on Jeremiah

    157. Jesse

    Of Hebrew origin, ‘the Lord exists’

    158. Jesus

    Hebrew origin, ‘the Lord is salvation’, predominantly used in Hispanic cultures

    159. Joel

    Hebrew origin, ‘Jehovah is Lord’

    160. John

    Hebrew origin, ‘God is gracious’

    161. Jonah

    Hebrew origin for ‘dove’, which is in turn associated with peace

    162. Jonathan

    Hebrew origin, ‘gift of God’

    163. Jordan

    Hebrew origin for ‘down-flowing’, a major river in the Middle East

    164. Jorge

    Spanish and Portuguese equivalent to George

    165. Jose

    Hebrew origin, variation on Joseph

    166. Joseph

    Hebrew origin, ‘Jehovah increases’

    167. Joshua

    Hebrew origin, ‘Jehovah is salvation’

    168. Josiah

    Hebrew origin, ‘Jehovah helps’, a biblical king of Judah

    169. Juan

    Spanish variation on John

    170. Jude

    Greek origin, meaning ‘praised’

    171. Julian

    From Latin, ‘youthful’, a form of Julius, used as a clan by several powerful Roman emperors

    172. Justin

    Anglicized form of the Latin given name Justinus, ‘just, fair’

    173. Kaden

    Arabic origin, ‘companion’

    174. Kai

    Various origins including German (‘warrior’), Hawaiian (‘sea’) and Welsh (‘rejoicer’)

    175. Kaleb

    A variant of Caleb

    176. Kameron

    A variant of Cameron

    177. Kenneth

    Of Irish and Gaelic origin, ‘fire born; good-looking’

    178. Kevin

    Of Irish and Gaelic origin, ‘handsome beloved’

    179. Killian

    Of Irish and Gaelic origin, ‘bright-headed’

    180. King

    English, king or ruler, generally modern usage as a first name

    181. Kingston

    English, from ‘King’s field’ or ‘King’s town’

    182. Kyle

    Of Gaelic origin, ‘narrow, straight’ referring to places, such as a peninsula or strait

    183. Kyrie

    Of Greek origin, ‘Lord’, also the Christian prayer Kyrie eleison meaning ‘Lord, have mercy’

    184. Landon

    Old English, ‘long hill’

    185. Leo

    Latin for ‘lion’, can also be a shorting of names including Leopold and Leonardo

    186. Leon

    Latin for ‘lion’, variation of Leo

    187. Leonardo

    Spanish and Italian origin, ‘lion strength’

    188. Levi

    Hebrew origin, meaning ‘joined’

    189. Liam

    Old German origin, ‘determined protector’, Gaelic version of William

    190. Lincoln

    Old English ‘lake colony’, English city and early Roman settlement, also from US president Abraham Lincoln

    191. Logan

    192. Lorenzo

    Of Latin origin, ‘from Laurentum’, Spanish and Italian version of Lawrence

    193. Louie

    An alternate form of Louis

    194. Louis

    French and Old German origin, ‘famous warrior’

    195. Lucas

    From the Latin personal name Lucas (Greek Loukas) ‘man from Lucania’

    196. Luis

    Variant on Louis

    197. Lukas

    Variant of Lucas

    198. Luke

    Of Greek origin, ‘from Lucanus’, a region in southern Italy

    199. Maddox

    Anglo Welsh origin, ‘benefactor’s son’

    200. Malachi

    Hebrew origin, ‘messenger of God’

    201. Manuel

    Primarily Spanish name of Hebrew origin for ‘God is with us’, shortening of Emmanuel

    202. Marcus

    Latin origin, possibly ‘dedicated to Mars (the Roman god of war)’

    203. Mark

    Anglicised version of Marcus

    204. Martin

    From the Latin name Martinus, derived from Mars, the Roman god of war

    205. Mason

    English origin, ‘one who works with stone’

    206. Matias

    Hebrew origin, ‘Gift of God’, a Spanish and Finnish form of Matthew

    207. Matteo

    Italian form of Matthew

    208. Matthew

    Hebrew origin, ‘Gift of God’

    209. Maverick

    American, the story goes that a 19 th Century man named Maverick refused to brand his calves as other ranchers did; his name came to signify an independent man who avoids conformity

    210. Max

    Short form of Maximilian, Maximo or Maxwell

    211. Maximilian

    From the Latin ‘Maximilianus’ which is a form of ‘Maximus’ meaning ‘greatest’

    212. Maximus

    Latin origin, ‘greatest’

    213. Maxwell

    Old English for ‘Mack’s stream’, Mack probably deriving from the Latin Magnus (‘Great’)

    214. Micah

    Of Hebrew origin, ‘who is like God?’

    215. Michael

    Of Hebrew origin, ‘who is like God?

    216. Miguel

    Spanish and Portuguese form of Michael

    217. Miles

    Latin origin meaning ‘soldier or merciful’

    218. Milo

    A variant of Miles

    219. Muhammad

    Along with several variations such as Mohammed, of Arabic origin meaning ‘praiseworthy’. Name of the prophet and founder of Islam

    220. Myles

    Variation of Miles

    221. Nash

    Old English origin, possibly ‘headland, cliff’, more common as a surname

    222. Nathan

    Hebrew origin, ‘he gave’

    223. Nathaniel

    Hebrew origin, ‘God has given’

    224. Nicholas

    From the Greek Nikolaos meaning ‘victory of the people’

    225. Nicolas

    Variant of Nicholas

    226. Noah

    Hebrew origin, ‘rest, repose’, builder of the Ark in the Bible

    227. Nolan

    Of Irish and Gaelic origin, ‘champion’

    228. Oliver

    Of Latin origin, ‘olive tree’

    229. Ollie

    Derivation of Oliver

    230. Omar

    Arabic origin meaning ‘speaker; eloquent’

    231. Oscar

    Old English, ‘spear of the gods’

    232. Owen

    A traditional Welsh name meaning ‘young warrior’ or ‘well born, noble’

    233. Parker

    Old English, derived from ‘park keeper’

    234. Patrick

    From Latin, ‘patrician, noble’, patron saint of Ireland

    235. Paul

    From Latin, meaning ‘small’

    236. Peter

    Of Greek origin, meaning ‘rock’, one of the Biblical apostles

    237. Phoenix

    Greek origin ‘dark red’, also the mythical bird that rises from its own ashes

    238. Preston

    Old English, from the place name (Preston, ‘priest’s town’)

    239. Ralph

    Of Old English origin, meaning ‘wolf counsel’

    240. Raphael

    Of Hebrew origin meaning ‘God has healed’, with numerous variations (Rafael, Raffaello etc)

    241. Raymond

    From the Old Norman French Raimund (‘wise protection’)

    242. Reggie

    Shortened version of Reginald, from Latin (‘ruler’s advisor’)

    243. Reid

    Old English origin, ‘near the reeds; red-haired’

    244. Remington

    Old English origin, ‘raven-family town’. TV character Remington Steele may have influenced use of the surname as a given name

    245. Reuben

    Means ‘behold, a son’ in Hebrew

    246. Rhett

    From Latin meaning ‘Well Spoken Man’, signifies counsel or advice

    247. Ricardo

    Portuguese and Spanish cognate of the name Richard

    248. Richard

    Old German, ‘strong ruler’

    249. Riley

    Old English origin, ‘rye clearing’, from a different root than the similar surname Reilly

    250. River

    English origin from the natural feature, made famous by actor River Phoenix

    251. Robert

    Old German origin, ‘bright fame’

    252. Roman

    Latin origin, ‘citizen of Rome’

    253. Ronald

    Old Norse origin, ‘ruler’s counsellor’

    254. Ronan

    Of Irish and Gaelic origin, ‘little seal’

    255. Rory

    Of Irish and Gaelic origin, ‘red king’

    256. Rowan

    Of Gaelic origin, ‘little red-head’, also the flowering tree with red berries

    257. Ryan

    Gaelic origin, meaning ‘king’

    258. Ryder

    English origin for ‘rider, horseman’

    259. Ryker

    Possibly from the German surname, Riker, from the Germanic ‘rike’ meaning ‘rich’

    260. Rylan

    From old English, ‘land where rye is grown’

    261. Samuel

    Hebrew origin, ‘God heard’ or possibly ‘requested of God’

    262. Sean

    Iris variant of John or French Jean, ultimately from Hebrew, ‘God is gracious’

    263. Sebastian

    264. Silas

    From the Greek Silvanus meaning ‘forest; woods’

    265. Simon

    From Hebrew meaning ‘listen’ or ‘hearing’

    266. Sonny

    English origin from ‘son’, sometimes a pet form of Italian names Salvatore and Santino

    267. Spencer

    A given name of British origin, meaning ‘steward’ or ‘administrator’

    268. Stanley

    Of Old English origin, ‘stony meadow’

    269. Stephen

    Of Greek origin (Stephanos), meaning ‘garland, crown’

    270. Steven

    Variant of Stephen

    271. Tanner

    Old English origin, leather-maker

    272. Teddy

    A derivation of Theodore or Edward

    273. Theo

    A derivation of Theodore

    274. Theodore

    Of Greek origin, ‘God-given’

    275. Thiago

    A boy’s name of Portuguese origin meaning ‘supplanter’

    276. Thomas

    Of Aramaic origin, ‘twin’

    277. Timothy

    Of Greek origin, meaning ‘God’s honour’

    278. Titus

    Latin origin, possibly meaning ‘defender

    279. Tobias

    Of Hebrew origin, ‘God is good’

    280. Toby

    Short form of Tobias

    281. Tommy

    Derivation of Thomas

    282. Travis

    Old French origin, ‘to cross over’, occupational name for gatekeepers and toll collectors

    283. Tristan

    Of Celtic origin, ‘tumult; outcry’, a character from Arthurian legend and the medieval tale Tristan and Isolde

    284. Tucker

    Old English, possibly ‘garment maker’

    285. Tyler

    Old English, ‘one who makes/lays tiles’, from the French ‘tieuleor/tieulier’

    286. Victor

    Of Latin origin, ‘victor/conqueror’

    287. Vincent

    Of Latin origin, meaning ‘prevailing’

    288. Walter

    Of Old German origin, ‘army ruler’

    289. Waylon

    Old English origin, ‘Land by the road’

    290. Wesley

    Old English origin, ‘western meadow’

    291. Weston

    Old English origin, ‘western town’

    292. William

    Old German origin, for ‘determined protector’

    293. Wyatt

    From Old English, meaning ‘war strength’

    294. Xander

    Of Greek origin, meaning ‘man’s defender’

    295. Xavier

    It is of Spanish, Arabic and Basque origin, and its meaning is ‘bright; splendid; new house’

    296. Zachary

    Derived from Zacharias which is the Latin form of the Hebrew Zekharyahu (‘Yahweh has remembered’)

    297. Zander

    A short form of Alexander

    298. Zane

    Possibly a variant of the Hebrew name John

    299. Zayden

    A modern variant of Aidan/Aiden, also an Arabic name (‘growth’ or ‘increase’)

    300. Zeke

    Old English origin, a shortening of Ezekiel and Zachary

    We hope our list of the most popular baby boy names has given you some inspiration when it comes to picking that all important name for your little one.


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