Master List: Names for Boys

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A

Abbán
Abel
Ace
Adam
Adlai
Adrian
Aidric
Alaric
Alasdair
Albert
Alexander
Alfred
Aloysius
Alvar
Amaru
Ambrose
Amory
Amedeo
Amos
Andrew
Angus
Ansel
Antonio
Aoyun
Apollo
Archer
Ari
Ariel
Arlo
Arthur
Arto
Asa
Asher
Ashley
Atlas
Atticus
August
Axel

B

Balthasar
Banister
Barnaby
Bart
Bartholomew
Bayard
Baylor
Beau
Bede
Beckett
Benedict
Berlin
Bernard
Bertram
Bishop
Blaise
Blake
Blue
Boaz
Boris
Bram
Brandon
Brendan
Bridger
Brio
Bruce
Bruno
Byron

C

Caden
Cadogan
Caelin
Caius
Calder
Calvin
Callum
Camden
Campbell
Caradoc
Carter
Cashel
Casimir
Casper
Caspian
Cassius
Cecil
Cedric
Chance
Charles
Chauncey
Chester
Christian
Christopher
Cian
Ciarán
Cillian
Clarence
Claus
Clayton
Clifford
Clive
Clyde
Cohen
Conan
Conrad
Corbin
Coriander
Cormac
Cornelius
Cosmo
Cove
Craig
Crispin
Crosby
Cruz
Cullen
Cyril
Cyrus

D

Damian
Dana
Dante
Dashiell
David
Dawson
Declan
Denny
Desmond
Dexter
Diego
Dimitri
Dirk
Dixon
Dominic
Donald
Donncha
Doyle
Duncan
Dune
Dylan

E

Eames
Eamon
Eben
Edgar
Edward
Egan
Eli
Elijah
Ellington
Elliot
Ellis
Elmer
Eloy
Elvis
Elwood
Emil
Emmett
Ender
Enoch
Eric
Errol
Ethan
Etienne
Eugene
Evan
Ever
Everest
Everett
Ewan
Ezekiel
Ezra

F

Fabrizio
Felix
Ferdinand
Fergus
Ferris
Finn
Finnian
Fintan
Flannery
Flint
Flynn
Francis
Frank
Fraser
Frederick

G

Gabriel
Gage
Gail
Garrett
Gavin
Gentry
Geoffrey
George
Giacomo
Gideon
Gilbert
Giles
Glenn
Gordon
Grady
Graeme
Grant
Gray
Gregor
Griffin
Gulliver
Guy

H

Habakkuk
Hartley
Hadrian
Hamish
Harley
Harold
Harpo
Harris
Harry
Harvey
Haven
Hawthorne
Hayes
Heath
Heathcliff
Hector
Henry
Henson
Herschel
Holden
Holland
Horatio
Hosea
Hugo
Huxley

I

Ian
Icel
Ignatius
Ilo
Indigo
Ira
Isaac
Ishmael
Ivan
Ivo

J

Jackson
Jacoby
Jago
Jair
James
Jarvis
Jason
Jasper
Javan
Javan (2)
Jean-Marc
Jeb
Jeremy
Jesse
Jethro
Jett
Johann
Jonah
Josiah
Josue
Jove
Jubal
Jude
Jules
Julian
Julius
Junix

K

Keanu
Kelly
Kelson
Kendall
Kenelm
Kennedy
Kenneth
Kingsley
Kyle

L

Lachlan
Lael
Lance
Langley
Lars
Laszlo
Leander
Leendert
Leif
Leland
Leo
Leonardo
Levi
Lewis
Liam
Linus
Lionel
Lorcan
Lorne
Lovett
Lucian
Luke
Lyle
Lysander

M

Macsen
Magnus
Malachi
Malcolm
Marcel
Marco
Marius
Martin
Mason
Matteo
Matthias
Maurice
Maverick
Maximilian
Miles
Milo
Moses

N

Nathaniel
Neville
Newton
Nico
Nigel
Niles
Nolan
Nyx

O

Oliver
Omar
Orion
Orlando
Orrin
Oscar
Otis
Otto
Owen

P

Patrick
Payton
Peregrine
Perseus
Peter
Philip
Philo
Pilot
Primo
Ptolemy

Q

Quentin
Quillan
Quinlan

R

Rafiq
Ralph
Ransom
Raphael
Raymond
Reason
Reginald
Remus
Remy
Resolute
Rex
Reynard
Rhett
Rhys
Richard
Riley
Roarke
Robin
Roger
Rohan
Roland
Roman
Romeo
Ronan
Rory
Roscoe
Rowan
Roy
Rudy
Rufus
Rupert
Russell
Ryan

S

Samson
Samuel
Santiago
Sasha
Sebastian
Seger
September
Seth
Sequoia
Shannon
Shepherd
Shiloh
Sidney
Silas
Simeon
Simon
Sinclair
Sloane
Somerled
Spencer
St John
Stanley
Steinbeck
Stellan
Stephen
Sterling
Story
Stuart
Sullivan
Sven
Swithun
Sylvester

T

Tadhg
Taj
Taran
Tarquin
Tate
Tavish
Thatcher
Theodore
Theophilius
Theron
Thorsten
Tiberius
Titus
Tizoc
Tobias
Tracy
Trent
Trevor
Tristan
Truman
Tryon
Tynan

U

Urban
Ulysses

V

Valen
Valentine
Varian
Vaughn
Vincent
Virgil
Vladimir

W

Wade
Wallace
Walter
Warren
Wendell
Wenzel
Wesley
Winslow
Winston
Wolf
Wolfgang
Wyatt
Wynn

X

Xavier

Y

Y
Yarden

Z

Zane
Zebedee
Zebulon
Zedekiah
Zenas
Zephyr
Zev
Zoltan

Links updated through the letter Z – November 29, 2012; New names added – February 3, 2013

February, March and April 2014 names added – 5/19/14
July 2013 names added – 8/25/13
September 2013 names added – 10/26/13
January 2012 names added – 11/27/13
December 2011 names added – 11/27/13

November 2011 names added – 11/27/13

{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

Andrea Y July 17, 2014 at 12:15 AM

I love your website and love talking about names! I think you should write a post about animal names that work and those that don’t. I’m hoping to name my little bundle of Christmas joy, if said bundle should turn out to be a boy bundle, Badger Marion. When I’ve said this name to family and friends I’ve had about a 50/50 split. Half love it and think it is cowboy cool (all the little boys thought it was the awesomest name of any of the cousins ever), and the other half thought it was ridiculous.

With Fox and Bear so popular, and the prevalence of Cougar in my family (named after a great-grandfather Cougar Jack–real name John Moroni), and my younger brother wanting to name his first boy Puma, I think this is a timely issue.

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Zoe March 7, 2014 at 5:44 AM

You should cover if you can Paul and Jonathan :)

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Hillary August 2, 2013 at 4:42 PM

Could you do Eadric as a NOTD?
I love all of the the amazing info you pull up on these names! This website is a treasure.

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Tia July 30, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Several of your links above go to only a line or two of the article, obviously leaving it incomplete. Examples: Leander, Zebedee, Clive…. I’m accessing from an iPad so perhaps that adds to the problem (?), although most of them work just fine.

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appellationmountain July 30, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Tia, it’s not you – it’s me! I migrated the site in April, and to borrow a Harry Potter verb, many of the posts were splinched! If you leave a comment on the name you’d like to read or send me an email, or just leave a comment with all of them, I’ll fix those next … otherwise I’m trudging through, one week at a time. Right now I have to pull them all up to see which ones didn’t make it through, so that’s what takes time. Importing them correctly is a snap!

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Diana June 4, 2012 at 7:43 AM

We need a three syllable boys name that does not begin with “B” and preferably not ending with “N” due to our last name. We already have biological sons named Gabriel Peter, Raphael David, and Elias Michael, and an adopted son named Rony Anibal Juan.We kept his name from birth because my husband’s name is Ronald and to honor his heritage. We are adopting an African American boy, and we are white and Catholic. His middle name will be Andrew because he was born on his feast day. We love Tobias but feel we must reject it due to the Toby connection from Roots. We are seriously con sidering Theodore with the nickname of Theo. Our biological daughters names are Olivia Jane, Delia Katherine, and Larissa Rose, Our adopted daughter is Izabela Violetta Maria. We kept her birth mother’s choice of first name and picked the middle names. Our new son’s birth sisters who we are also adopting we are pretty set in naming Gianna Therese, Helena Grace, Violet Anna, and Adeline Ruth. But does Theodore go with our other names? And what about all the girls names. It gets hard with so many kids in a family. We want somewhat unique first names and common middle names. Thank you.

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Lindsay August 21, 2012 at 7:48 PM

Wow! 13 kids! God bless you!

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411imprints January 4, 2012 at 11:51 AM

Pleeeese do a Casper/Caspar!

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Jon December 4, 2011 at 9:48 AM

I think Zachary would be a good name to do, as it has not dropped below 70th since 1981. This fact doesn’t include Zachery, Zackary, Zackery, Zacary, Zack, Zach, Zac, or Zak.

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vicky November 30, 2011 at 6:48 AM

Can you do Noah?

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sparklesanonymous September 2, 2011 at 5:33 AM

Can you do Solomon for NotD?

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Jennifer April 10, 2011 at 10:17 AM

Hi! I came across your site as I was searching for Kitsune as a middle name for my baby girl. I was pleased to see that someone other than me likes this name. We’re thinking Luna Kitsune.

I’d like to leave a few suggestions for your names of the day, as I’ve tossed around quite a few recently.

For girls
Olilli (oh lee lee) is a Hawaiian word meaning “shimmering like the moonlight”
Maeren “people of the sea”

For boys
Waylon
Odin

unisex
Grail “sacred vessel”

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Clio March 16, 2011 at 10:44 AM

Nolan isn’t on the list, but you have done it as NotD!

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Lola February 20, 2011 at 11:14 AM

One more! August links to Augusta!

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Lola February 18, 2011 at 11:45 AM

Gail’s on the wrong page! (You’ve got “she” & “her” scattered throughout the post! :)

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appellationmountain February 18, 2011 at 6:14 PM

Ah, I think I wrote the Gail post before I read The Hunger Games trilogy – Gale is a very attractive male character. What to do?

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Lola February 18, 2011 at 11:30 PM

Do Gale as a boy’s NotD! Oh, I’d love to see him featured, Gale on a guy is ruggedly appealing. :D Gale on a guy is right up my alley!

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loveandnames January 1, 2011 at 3:33 PM

The Caradoc link is to Caspian?

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appellationmountain January 2, 2011 at 9:13 AM

It’s fixed – thanks!

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Elizabeth December 19, 2010 at 12:06 AM

You’re going to do one for girls too, right?

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appellationmountain December 19, 2010 at 7:54 PM

Absolutely!

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Vivid Greens December 18, 2010 at 9:02 PM

I think you did a ‘Basil’ post a while back? Thanks for creating a master list – it will be helpful when browsing.

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nameseeker3 December 18, 2010 at 3:52 PM

Hi there! This is my first time commenting, though I’ve been lurking around for a little while. Great site; thanks for all of your hard work in putting it together! I love all of the site’s features; the name of the day, the baby name stories, the articles, the Sunday Summaries, e.t.c. I love the insight you provide on names, Abby! Anyways, just wanted to say thank you for creating this site and for all of your hard work. I find it truly fascinating.

I think it is really neat that you put together a master list of all the boys’ names that have been featured as name of the day! Since I’m fairly new to this site I haven’t read that many name of the day posts. But because you’ve done this I can click on the boys’ names that interest me most and read all about them! And I can draw a lot of inspiration from this list, as I am sure the other readers can, too! THANK YOU for putting this together. That must have taken quite a bit of time. Upon looking through the name of the day posts, I’ve found that Eli & Thorsten are missing from the Boys’ Master list.

Thank you once again!

~Nameseeker3

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