Congratulations, you’re having a boy! Celebrations and blessings are now going to be showered upon you, as well as a slew of responsibilities. However, the first responsibility that you have to your child, is naming him. A name holds the power to shape your child’s personality. His self esteem, identity, and how he’s perceived by others- are all influenced by his name. Shakespeare said “what’s in a name?”; well we say- quite a lot! The right name will set the right tone for your baby boy’s life, and we want to help.
Here is a list of 150 unique baby boy names that will make your kid the coolest on the block-
Pronunciation- ahr-YE (Jewish)
This ancient Hebrew name, has biblical origins. It was the name of an officer of King Pekahiah in the old testament of the bible. The word “Arieh” means “Lion”, in Hebrew. This name symbolises strength and majesty.
This name has Dutch and Germanic origins. It means “one as powerful as an Eagle”. Aart is a Dutch diminutive of the name ‘Arnold’. Arnold is a compound of “arn”, which means ‘eagle’, and “wald”. This name represents power and strength.
Pronunciation- Ae k S aE l
The name Axel has German origins. It means “father of peace”. It is also the Scandinavian form of the Biblical Absalom- the handsome and rebellious son of King David, in the Old Testament. This name exudes charm and distinction.
The name Ryker has both Danish and German origins. In its Danish form, it is a form of the name “Richard”, meaning “powerful ruler”. In its German form, it is a derivative of the word “rich”. This name is easy to say, and sounds young, fresh and sophisticated.
The name Lachlan has Scottish origins, and is a much appreciated name in England, Scotland, Australia and New Zealand. It means, “from the fjord-land”. It is an ancient name used to describe the Viking invaders of Scotland, i.e, those from the land of the lochs. In Ireland, this name has been anglicised as ‘Laughlin’. The name speaks strength and majesty.
The name has Sanskritic origins. In Buddhist discourse, Bodhi means one who is “awakened” or “enlightened”. Buddhism holds Bodhi in highest esteem, for it is he who achieves spiritual enlightenment and freedom from this cycle of life. In fact, “Bodhi”, is also the name of the sacred Ficus tree, under which Lord Buddha attained enlightenment. The name is representative of peace and positive energy.
The name Emmet finds both English and Hebrew origins. The English form (EH-mit), is the masculine diminutive of the female name “Emma”; and it means “universal”. In its Hebrew form (eh-MEHT), the name means “truth”. This name is honest, creative and laid-back all at the same time, and certainly quite unique.
The name Soren, has Danish and Norwegian origins. It is a Scandinavian variation of the name Severus, which means “stern”. However, Soren is much more appealing and delicate than the name Severus, which sounds quite grave! Alternatively, it is also a name for Thor, the Lord of War from Old Norse. Simultaneously soft and masculine, this name emanates power and self assurance.
The name Otis has German origins. It means “wealthy”, in German. Otis carries an old world charm, in addition to having a young, hip vibe. It is distinctive because it combines robustness and spunk, both of which are truly desirable qualities!
The name has Old English origins. Landon in fact, is actually a surname, that comes from an Old English place called “long hill”. “Landon” certainly stands out of the crowd, sounds trendy and exudes attractiveness and agility.
The name Knox has old English and Scottish origins. It means “round hill”, and was a popular English/Scottish, surname until it came into vogue as a first name. The surname Knox dates back at least to the thirteenth century, and John Knox was the priest who brought about the Reformation in Scotland. It is representative of strength and purpose, and sounds suave and urbane.
The name Arlo, is an old English variant of the word “harlow”, derived from the Anglo-Saxon words here and hlaw which means “army hill”. It has Italian and Spanish origins as well. It is an Italian variant of the name “Charles”, and is the Spanish word for “Barberry Tree”. This name sounds cheerful, steady and adorable.
The name Coen is Dutch diminutive of the name “Coenraad”, meaning “Brave advisor”. It is also a Germanic variant of the name “Conrad”. This name has an exotic tinge to it, and sounds unique and interesting.
Pronunciation- Rhymes with ‘beef’
The name Steef has Dutch origins. It means “crowned”, and is the Dutch form of Stefanus. This name is easy to write, distinctive in sound, and meaningful. A great name overall!
The name Donte has Latin origins. It means “ever lasting” or “enduring”. It is a phonetic variation on the name of the great medieval poet Dante. It is a charismatic, inspiring and compelling name.
The name Gaige is of Old English origin. It means “measurer”. Gaige is a name that certainly stands out of the crowd, and sounds special and amusing.
Pronunciation- t ai
The name Taye has African/Ethiopian origins. It means “he who has been seen”, and has spiritual connotations. This name is intelligent and appealing, and is a perfect fit for your new baby boy.
This name has African origins, and it means “hardworking man”. Truly something you’d want your baby boy to embody!
The name Keyon has African American origins. It means “god is gracious”. The name is a variant of the Gaelic name Keon, a name derived from the Gaelic surname MacEoin. MacEoin means “son of John” or “descended from John”. It was adopted as an African American name, in the late 1970s. This name is powerful and distinguished.
Malaki is an alternate spelling of the Hebrew name “Malachi”, which means “messenger of god”. Imbued with spiritual benediction, this name is remarkable and original.
The name has Germanic origins. The name means “wealth” or “fortune”. It was the name of a line of kings in Germany. This name represents power and prosperity.
The name Tyree has Scottish origins. It is a derivative of the name of the Scandinavian God of War, Tyr. The name represents courage and persistence.
The name Tumo is an African Swahili name. It means “fame” or “famous one”. This name is certainly unlike the rest, and sounds tropical and fun.
The name Vahe has an Armenian origin. It means “strong”. This name sounds trendy and distinctive.
This is an Egyptian baby name. It means “king”. Perfect fit for those who wish to have a name that’s both easy to say, and meaningful as well.
The name Aahlaad has Indian origins, and means “delight”, which every child certainly is to their parents!
Refreshing and cool, this name has Irish origins and means “full of goodness”.
Shea is a classic Irish name, that sounds young, hip and sophisticated. Shea is a pet form of Shamus, which is the Irish form of James.
Interesting and catchy, Akar is a name of Indian origin, that means “shape”.
This magical name has European origins. In European mythology, the Rowan tree is believed to have protective and magical properties, preventing a witch’s hexes. It is a flowering tree with red berries. A tasteful name indeed!
Pronunciation- ch uh – h uh l
This unique name has Indian origins. It means “cheerful”. Certainly a fantastic quality to be associated with!
This exciting name has Gaelic origins, and means “little fiery one”. Befitting for a baby boy!
Trendy and modern, this name has Arabic origins and means “friend”.
The name Kyson is a variant of the name Tyson, which in itself is a derivative of the Old English surname ‘Tieson’. This name sounds majestic and alluring.
This regal name is of Indian origin, and means “exalted”, or “great”. Obviously desirable!
This contemporary name actually has Old English origins. It is the transferred use of the English surname meaning “dweller at the hunting ground”. Choose this snazzy name for your new baby!
Pronunciation- Oh j uh s
This name has Indian origins and means “vital energy”. This name exudes importance and positivity.
This beautiful name has Old French origins. It means “old or wise ruler”. It speaks of intelligence and stability.
Pronunciation- Oh h aa s
The name Ohas has Indian origins, and means “praised” or “admired”; something we all wish to be!
This name is of Old Greek origin. Heroic in sound, it means “golden”, or “fair”. A glowing name, for your glowing baby!
Yaakov is a Hebrew variant of the English name Jacob. The meaning is Biblical, i.e, “God may protect; holder of heel; supplanter.” This name is an interesting spin on a classic name, and is imbued with spiritual benediction.
Yogi is a Sanskrit name that means “spiritual guru”. Rare as it is, the name is easy to say and has a distinctive and special meaning.
This name has Hebrew and Slavonic origins, and means “gift given by god”, or “god’s sacrifice”. This smart name will always stay in vogue.
Clay is the short form of the Old English surname Clayton. It carries a unique swagger. It is short, sweet, and young.
This name has Germanic origins. It means “deciding warrior”. This bold and brave name, is sure to impress everyone.
This name has old English origins, and means “town”, “settlement” or “homestead.” Novel and trendy, this name is perfect for the modern baby boy.
It is an Old English name meaning “meadow”, or “clearing”. This name is subtle, and melodic in sound.
This name has Hebrew origins. It takes reference from the Biblical Mount Tabor near Nazareth. Tabor sounds exotic and new, unlike any other.
This name means “happy and blessed” in Hebrew. This positive and catchy name, is great for your new baby.
This name is a modern coinage on the name Jackson. This name is sprightly and cute, and fantastic for your new arrival.
This classy and sophisticated name has both Scandinavian and Old English origins. It means “old friend”.
Uniquely French and romantic sounding, this name means “pathway”.
This name has Spanish origins. It means “loyal and faithful worker”. This name rolls of the tongue in an exotic and wonderful way.
This French name, means “faith”. Creative and thoughtful, Foy is perfect for your baby boy!
This formidable Celtic name, means “prince” or “chief”. A royal name fit for your king!
This is an Old English name which means “dweller of the Rye field”, this name is original and winsome.
This old French name means “son of a king”. Besides being a great compliment to you, this name is both elegant and happening.
This French name means “truthful”. This name is swanky and interesting.
This name is of Germanic origin, and means “free man”. It is a new and innovative variant of the traditional name “Charles”.
This name is of Old Norse origin, and means “day”. This name is tasteful, discerning and hip.
This name has a Latin origin, and means “enduring” or “steadfast”. This name is impactful and appealing, a great choice for the new addition to your family.
This African name means “of the beginning”. Adorable in sound and fascinating in meaning, this is a great name to give your own personal new beginning.
This English name, has obvious royal connotations. It means “leader”, since it is derived from the Latin “dux”.
This Celtic name, means “fawn”. Gentle and intelligent, this name speaks elegance.
This name has African origins. It means “happiness”, and is adorable and perfect for your little bundle of joy.
This name finds its origins in the Basque language. It means “strong”. This name is unorthodox and a breath of fresh air.
Short, sweet, yet powerful. Keb is the name of the Egyptian god of the Earth.
Unconventional and fresh, this African name means “superior man”.
A cool spin on the traditional “Luke”, this name has Greek origins and means “man from Luciana”.
This name has a Gaelic origin, and means “little hollow”. It’s great for your baby, because its short, simple and rugged.
This Dutch name, has Hebrew origins, and means “gift of god”. This name combines old world charm with youthful freshness.
This animated name has Celtic origins. It means “bishop’s helper”.
This cute and classy name is a variant of the Irish “Fionn”, which means “fair” or “clear”.
This regal name comes from the Greek word Turannos, which means “sovereign” or “king”.
This unique name is a variant of the name Benedict, and it means “blessed”.
This Old Norse name, means “day”. This name is creative, original and catchy.
This name screams positivity and grace. A Hebrew name with Biblical origins, the meaning of Enoch is “dedicated”, “experienced”, “trained”.
This name has Sanskrit origins and means “crowned”. It exudes charm and swagger.
This name is very strong and resolute. It has Old Norse origins, and means “like stone”.
This name has Old Greek origins, and means “crowned”. It is a fun and unique variant of the traditional name “Stephen”.
This name has Aramaic origins, and means “desired”. This name exudes attractiveness and charisma.
This is an Old Norse name, which means “tree”. It certainly possesses a kingly and extraordinary feel.
This Old English name means “old cottage”. This name sounds delightfully vintage.
This name means “friend of the people”, and is an Old English name. Phonetically easy, and with a great meaning, this name is a definite contender for your new baby’s name.
This name has an Old English and Germanic origin. It means “retreat”, and sounds charming and smart.
This name is a distinctive variant of the name “Thomas”, a name which in medieval times was often given to Christians in honour of the apostle.
Magnetic and charismatic, this name has Hebrew and Phoenician origins, and means “master” or “ruler”.
This English name means “clearing in the woods”. It exudes natural charm and beauty.
This subtle and gorgeous Arabic name, means “one who is just and honest”.
This majestic name has Old Greek origins, and means “protector”.
This glamorous name has Germanic origins, and means “noble ruler” or “ruler of all”.
This name will certainly make your kid sound like a rockstar! It is an Old English name that means “peacock town”. A glittering name indeed.
This organically lovely name, has Scottish origins, and means “from the wetlands”.
This impactful name, is Old Egyptian in origin, and means “son of Ra”. Ra was the Egyptian Sun god.
This subtle name has Arabic origins, and means “defender”.
This princely name is Old Greek in Origin, and means “he who follows”.
This adorable name is Germanic in origin, and means “heritage”.
This exciting name has Celtic origins and means “din”. Appropriate for your precious, rowdy boy!
This delicate name has Irish origins, and means “thin or well proportioned one”.
This unique Russian name means “island”.
This Hebrew name means “attached” or “joined”. This name sounds exuberant and intelligent.
Another Biblical Hebrew name, it means “he who is like god”. Sweet and amiable, this is a great name for your baby boy.
This English name means “stone” or “castle”. This stylish name has a great ring to it, and is very in-vogue.
The name Corrigan is an Irish surname that means “sharp as a spear”. This name sounds very aristocratic and noble.
This name has American origin, and means “free”. This name is very urbane and has a global appeal.
This easygoing and cool name, is an Old English surname, that means “ash tree”.
This playful and friendly name has Native American origins, and means “child of snow”.
This deep and distinguished name has Irish/Celtic origins. It means “poet” or “philosopher”.
This bold Spanish name, is actually a popular Spanish surname that means “brave”.
This Germanic name means “farm owner”. This sporty sounding name speaks power and success.
This soulful and subtle Portuguese name means “to choose”.
This soft and docile, English name has Old Greek origins. It means “one who heals”.
This fresh and exotic name, is of Chinese origin and means “spring”.
This idyllic name has Latin origins, and means “bright”. Melodic when said, it is a beautiful name in both sound and meaning.
Short and sweet, this Chinese name means “beginning”.
A refreshing variant of the name “Spencer”, this name has Old French origins, and means “steward” or “dispenser”.
This powerful and self-affirming name, has Germanic origins, and means “fighter” or “brave one”
This impressive name has Italian origins, and means “greatest”. This will surely make your kid stand tall on the playground!
This dynamic and compelling name has dual meanings, both from Germanic origins. One comes from the element “Roho”, which means “roar or battle cry”; and the other from the element “hrok”, which means “to rest and repose”. Pick and choose the meaning that best suits your boy’s personality!
This pleasing name has Italian origins, and means “swarthy” or “dusky”. It could also be an alternate spelling of the English word “morrow”, which means “morning”.
This delightfully oriental name, has a rich sound and meaning. Chinese in origin, it means “enlightenment”.
This forceful and energetic name has Arabic origins, and means “fast-moving”, or “light-footed”.
This Spanish name is derived from the Latin, “aemulus” which means “trying to equal or excel”. This is a lively and strong name for your baby boy.
This Portuguese name means “famous throughout the land”, and is a variant of the name Orlando. A zesty and invigorating name indeed.
This Finnish name has Hebrew origins. A variant of the name “Aaron”, this name means “mountain of strength”. This peppy name is great for your new baby.
This weighty and purposeful name has Old Roman origins, and means “friendship” or “beloved”, in Latin.
This precious and adorable name has Indian origins, and means “mighty warrior”.
This noble and dignified sounding name has Old English origins and means “from the town or estate on the hill”.
This name has magical connotations as it is derived from Roman Mythology. Janus, was the Roman god of gateways and archways.
This French name has Germanic origins. It means “fame” or “loud”. This name sounds elite and well defined.
This remarkable and eloquent name has Latin origins. It is an alternative form of the Latin word “Gaius”, which means “to rejoice”.
This striking and lovely English name, has Biblical Hebrew origins. It means “happy” or “blessed”.
Pronunciation- Bee yar tay
This splendid and impressive Norwegian name, has Old Norse origins, and means “bright”.
This Scandinavian name is majestic and grandiose. It means “eagle ruler”.
This popular Scandinavian name is derived from the Latin word “flos”, which means “flower” or “blossom”. This name is both stately and beautiful.
This succinct and tender name has Welsh origins, and means “hill” or “mound”.
This vigorous and efficacious name has Icelandic origins, and means “lone warrior”, or “army of one”.
This intriguing name has Danish origins, and means “earl”.
This concise and magnetic Swedish name, has Celtic origins. It means “champion”, or “passionate”.
This enchanting Scandinavian name, has Old Norse origins. It means “secret lore”.
This exotic and alluring Italian name, has Old Greek origins. It means “like a rock or stone”.
This popular Norwegian name, has Old Norse origins. This fascinating name has a truly positive meaning, i.e, “to grow/thrive and prosper”.
This name is a German variant of the name “Sebastian”, which in itself is derived from the Greek “Sebastos”, which means “venerable”. This name is respectable and stylish all at the same time.
This Old Norse name, is powerful and bewitching. It means “resembling a wolf”.
This Irish/Gaelic name means “royal poet”. This marvellous name sounds stately and scholarly.
It is a diminutive form of the medieval Italian name “Erasmus”, which means “beloved” or “desired”. This name is original and discerning.
This name is an anglicised version of the Irish name “Odhrán”, which was the name of 17 saints. It means “green” or “sallow”.
This sophisticated and regal name is Cornish and origin, and means “settlement by the water”.
This Latin name means, “white” and “wise” in Latin. This name is brilliant and highbrow.
This Old Roman name means “knowledgable”. Snazzy, yet sophisticated, this name is sure to give your new baby some serious cool points!