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150+ Beautiful European Boy Names From Across The Continent To Inspire You

Pick the most unique European names for your child.

A name can be unique, charming, fascinating, intriguing or simply classy.

Choosing a name for your baby is not an easy task especially when there are a plethora of alternatives available. Parents today spend a lot of time trying to find the perfect name for their baby.

So why choose a European name for your baby boy? Europe is a diverse continent with a rich history of art, culture and tradition. Every region of Europe has a beautiful story to tell.

In this article we will show you lots of beautiful boy names by country from the different regions of Europe. We have tried to cover all areas of Europe (East, West, North and Southern Europe) in this list of the best international baby boy names from the continent. So travel with us to discover the best European boy names for your new baby!

For more exciting names please take a look at these Spanish girl names and these unisex French names.

North European Baby Names

Popular names from North Europe include the breathtakingly beautiful regions of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. You will surely fall in love with one of these beautiful boy names from the list below.

1. Albert (German origin), meaning of this European boy name is “noble and bright”.

2. Ake (Swedish origin), this baby boy name means “ancestors”.

3. Alf (Swedish origin), the meaning of this boy name is “wise”.

4. Alfons (Swedish origin), this European baby name means “noble”.

5. Alfred (Swedish origin), this European baby boy name refers to someone who is “wise”.

6. Alrik (Swedish origin), the meaning of this European male name is “one who rules everyone”.

7. Anders (Danish origin), this is one of the male European names which is a derivative of the name Andrew.

8. Ankers (Danish origin), this baby boy name is also a derivative of the name Andrew.

9. Annar (Norse origin), this European name means “one who is the father of the world”.

10. Axel (Danish origin), the meaning of this baby boy name is “father of peace”.

11. Basmus (Swedish origin), this European baby name means “Kingly”.

12. Christian (Danish origin), this popular European baby boy name means “someone who believes in Christ”.

13. Clemens (Danish origin), a beautiful European name for your baby boy meaning “merciful”.

14. David (Swedish origin), a very popular and common European name which means “beloved”.

15. Davin (Swedish origin), the name of this baby boy means “pride of the Finn”.

16. Egil (Norse origin), the meaning of this baby boy name is “one who inspires a fight”.

17. Felix (Swedish origin), this boy name means “lucky”.

18. Floki (Norse origin), a cute European name meaning “the chieftain”.

19. Gustaf (Swedish origin), this name means “God's staff”.

20. Hale (Latin origin), the meaning of this European boy name is “hall”.

21. Ingmar (Norse origin), this strong baby boy name means “a famous son”.

22. Ivar (Swedish origin), this name refers to “an archer”.

23. Jesper (Persian origin), a very popular European male name which means “treasurer”.

24. Karl (German origin), the meaning of this baby boy name from germany is “manly”.

25. Lennart (German origin), this boy name refers to “lion”. A popular name in the Swiss region.

South European Baby Names

A list of the best names for your baby boy. These names are widely used in the regions of Spain and Italy and other Southern European countries. Find a cute baby boy name from this list of names from South Europe.

Your little baby deserves the best name.

26. Alessandro (Old Greek origin), this European boy name has a powerful meaning. Alessandro means “someone who defends men”. One of the most strong and popular boy names.

27. Augusto (Latin origin), this European baby boy name means “holy”.

28. Bernardino (Italian origin), this popular Spanish boy name means “brave as a bear”.

29. Carlitos (Spanish origin), a popular European boy name which means “a boy who is endearing”.

30. Dario (Italian origin), this boy name refers to “someone who has a diplomatic nature”.

31. Demetrio (Greek origin), the meaning of this European baby boy name refers “to someone who brings the rain”.

32. Enrique (German origin), this baby boy name means “a person who rules an estate”.

33. Felipe (Greek origin), a cute European baby boy name which means “someone who loves horses”.

34. Gabrio (Hebrew origin), a baby boy name meaning “God is our strength”.

35. Hector (Greek origin), this European baby boy name refers to “a person who is tenacious”.

36. Helio (Greek origin), this name in Greek refers to “the Sun God”. One of the popular boy names.

37. Hugo (Italian origin), this short and cute European baby name for boys refers to the “quality of being intelligent”.

38. Ismael (Hebrew origin), the meaning of this name means “God will hear us”.

39. Jago (Welsh origin), a simple European name and it means “someone who is a healer”.

40. Patricio (Portuguese origin), a classy Spanish name and it refers to “a person from a noble background”.

41. Ras (Dutch origin), a beautiful baby boy name which means “Duke”.

42. Sancho (Latin origin), the meaning of this European baby boy name is “a person who is sincere”.

43. Valentino (Spanish origin), this baby boy name refers to a person “who is brave”.

44. Zacarias (Portuguese origin), a lovely European name for your baby boy and it means “God has remembered”.

Good European Baby Boy Names

Here are some good European names with a powerful, strong and positive meaning. Search the best baby boy name from this list.

45. Alessandro (Old Greek origin), this baby boy name is a variation of the name Alexander and it means “a person who defends men”.

46. Alexius (Old Greek origin), the baby boy name means “defender”.

47. Emiliano (Roman origin), the meaning of this European baby boy name is “someone who is hardworking”.

48. Gianni (Hebrew origin), a very popular European baby boy name and it means “God is gracious”.

49. Leonardo (Italian/Spanish/Portuguese origin), a baby boy name that is loved by many parents and it means “as strong as a lion”.

50. Marco (Latin origin), this name refers to “someone who is at war”.

51. Patrick (Latin origin), one of the good and most likeable European baby boy names which means “one who has a noble lineage”.

52. Roberto (Germanic origin), the meaning of this European baby boy name is “a person who is famous and bright”.

West European Names

The names from West Europe are classy and have an inherent charm of their own. These are names from countries like France, Ireland, the UK and Switzerland. Search for the best name for your beautiful baby boy here.

53. Andie (Latin origin), a very popular name in France and it means “someone who is courageous”.

54. Beau (French origin), a perfect name for your handsome baby boy. This name means “handsome”.

55. Carlos (Spanish origin), this European baby boy name means “strong”.

56. Conor (Irish origin), this baby boy name means “one who has desire”.

57. Daniel (Hebrew origin), one of the European baby boy name means “Prophet”.

58. Dritan (Albanian origin), a unique baby boy name which means “light”.

59. Fabian (French origin), a very popular baby boy name in France and it means “farmer”.

60. Flamur (Albanian origin), this baby boy name is derived from the Albanian word flamur meaning “flag”.

61. Graysen (English origin), this baby boy name means “someone who is competent and has a strong mind”.

62. Herbert (German origin), one of the European names for boys from Germany and it means "famous warrior”.

63. Jetmir (Albanian origin), this baby boy name refers means “ a good life”.

64. Jeton (Albanian origin), the meaning of this European baby boy name means "life”.

65. Julian (Latin origin), this European name is widely used in England and in the Swiss region. It means “youthful”.

66. Lawrence (Latin origin), one of the names for boys that means “someone who is bestowed with laurels”.

67. Michael (Hebrew origin), a very popular name in UK, it means “loyalty”.

68. Noah (Hebrew origin), one of the baby names quite popular in the Swiss region and it means “harmony”.

69. Neor (English origin), the beautiful European baby boy name means “dew” and it signifies new beginnings.

70. Odhran (Irish origin), one of the nice baby names that means “pale green”.

71. Oscar (Irish origin), one of the beautiful baby names that means “someone who loves deer”.

72. Peter (Old Greek origin), one of the baby names that means means “stone”. One of the disciples of Jesus Christ was also called Peter.

73. Primin (English origin), one of the baby names that means “a firstborn”.

74. Rian (Irish origin), derived form the Irish word 'ri' which means "King".

75. Senan (Irish origin), this gorgeous European name means “a wise person”.

76. Stephen (English origin), a very common Christian baby boy name which is loved by all parents. It means “crown”.

77. Tobias (Hebrew origin), one of the more rare European male names meaning “Jehovah is good”.

78. Ulrich (German origin), parents will surely love the meaning of this name. It means “prosperity”.

79. Willard (German origin), a European baby boy name meaning “someone who is bold”.

80. Yacine (Arabic origin), one of the baby names that means “happiness”.

Some Popular European Names

Below are some stellar European baby boy names. These are names that you will find throughout Europe, and now they are also popular in the United States too. These names are popular and also have a deep meaning.

81. Adelmo (German origin), one of the international boy names meaning “noble protector”.

82. Adrian (Latin origin), in Latin it is derived from the name Adrianus. One of the names which is derived from 'Adur' which means “water” or “sea”.

83. Alejandro (Spanish origin), is a very popular name. In non-Spanish speaking countries, this name changes to Alexander. The name itself means “defender of men”.

84. Alex (Greek origin), is short for Alexander. Alex is one of the most common European names. The meaning of the name is “defender of the people”.

85. Andrin (European origin), is one of the Eastern European names which means “ruler of the home”. This is a lovely name for a baby boy.

86. Antonio (Latin origin), one of the baby names from Europe that means “inestimable”. This is one of the top European baby names.

87. Baptiste (Greek origin), is derived from “bapto” which means “dip”. This is one of the European names which has gained a lot of popularity.

88. Emilio (Italian origin), is a variation of the European name Emil, which means “rival”.

89. Grayson (English origin), is one of the most popular European boys' names and means “son of a steward”.

90. Jack (English origin), is a very popular name in Europe and means “God is gracious”.

91. Oliver (English origin), is another of those extremely famous European names, it means “olive tree”.

92. Victor (English origin), another fabulous European name. This name signifies Christ’s victory over death.

Eastern European First Names

Eastern European countries include Russia, Poland, Croatia and Bulgaria. The beautiful boy names listed here are often used in these countries. These names are linked to the history and the culture of these countries. If you are searching for top European names for your baby boy this list should help.

93. Adrian (Russian origin), is one of the most popular Russian names. It is derived from the Latin phrase “man from Adria”.

94. Akim (Russian origin), is a very popular Russian name. The name has made a place for itself in Europe as well. It means “God will establish”.

95. Alexei (Russian origin), is a derivative of Alexander. This is one of the most popular names in Russia.

96. Alfie (Polish origin), means “elf counsel”.

97. Alojz (Croatian origin), named after a legendary Croatian warrior.

98. Andreja (Croatian origin), is a famous name and it means "manly".

99. Anatoly (Russian origin), is a beautiful baby boy’s name. It means “sunrise”.

100. Andrezj (Polish origin), is Polish version of the name Andrew. It means “warrior” and is a symbol of bravery for a baby name.

101. Bazyli (Polish origin), is a beautiful name for a baby boy. It means “Kingly”. It is as royal a name as you can get.

102. Bogdan (Polish origin), is a very common Eastern European name. 'Bog' means “God” and 'dan' means “gift”.

103. Boris (Russian origin), is one of the most common names in Russia. It is derived from the name Borislav which means “fight” or “battle”.

104. Czeslaw (Polish origin), this is one of those names which is made up of a couple of words together. 'Ca' means to “await” and 'slaw' means “glory”.

105. Dalmat (Croatian origin), a unique name for a baby boy. It means “sheep”.

106. Damien (Russian origin), is a very common Russian baby boy name. It means “to tame”.

107. Darijo (Croatian origin), another not so common baby boy name, it means “to possess”.

108. Dimitri (Russian origin), a very commonplace name in Russia, it refers to the Slavic God of fertility.

109. Dominik (Polish origin), is a very popular Polish name. It means “belonging to God”.

110. Doncho (Bulgarian origin), is the Bulgarian word for “priceless”. An ideal name for a baby boy.

111. Franciszek (Polish origin), derived from 'Franc', this east European name means “free”.

112. Gennady (Russian origin), is a very traditional name in Russia and it means “noble” or “generous”.

113. Grgur (Croatian origin), means “a vigilant and watchful man”.

114. Grozdan (Bulgarian origin), is old Bulgarian for “a strong man” or a “shiny star”. A wonderful name for a baby boy.

115. Haralambi (Bulgarian origin), one of the most wonderful baby boy names with a special meaning, it means “shine with happiness”.

116. Hedeon (Russian origin), is a very unique name for a baby boy. It means “having a stump for a hand”.

117. Henryk (Polish origin), is one of the lovely baby boy names, meaning “Lord of the house”.

118. Janusz (Polish origin), means “January” in Polish.

119. Olezka (Russian origin), it means “saint” or “someone who has a saintly demeanor”.

120. Ognyan (Bulgarian origin), is a wonderful European name for a baby boy. Ognen in Bulgarian means “fiery”.

121. Mislav (Croatian origin), another of those wonderful sounding names. It means “thinking of glory”.

122. Zhelyazko (Bulgarian origin), a word from old Bulgarian. It means “iron”.

German Names

Germans have always been fascinating choices. They have a rich heritage and these names are pretty amazing. If you are looking for popular or common German names for your baby boy then your search ends here.

Why not pick a German name for your little one?

123. Abelard (German origin), is a beautiful name for a baby boy. It means “noble strength” or “resolute”.

124. Achmad (Arabic origin), a name passed down from the times of the Ottomans. This is the German version of Ahmad and it means “praiseworthy”.

125. Aelbert (German origin), is a variant of Albert and it means “bright and shiny”.

126. Ambros (German origin), for the cool baby boy. This amazing name means “immortal”.

127. Bertram (German origin), is a unique European name and it means a “bright raven”.

128. Burkhart (German/Dutch origin), is an awesome name for a baby boy. The name translates to “strong as a castle”.

129. Diedrich (German origin), is another brilliant European boy name. It means “ruler of nations”.

130. Detlef (German origin), is a very traditional European boy name and it means “people heritage”.

131. Gunther (German origin), is one of the most popular European baby names. Its meaning is equally impressive. The name means “battle warrior”.

132. Klaus (German origin), is another of the more popular German names, and is the German variant of the namer Santa.

133. Meinhard (German origin), is an amalgamation of 'mein' meaning “heart” and 'hardt' meaning “brave”.

134. Obrecht (German origin), is one of those traditional European names. This is one of those names that gets passed on through generations. It means “famed for his heritage”.

135. Otis (German origin), one of the names which is of German origin but is one of the most searched names in European naming.

136. Seigfried (German origin), is again a very popular name and it means “victory” and “peace”.

137. Tihalt (German origin), one of the most unique European baby names, it means “people’s prince”.

138. Ulrich (German origin), is again one of the best names. It is a combination of 'uodal' and 'ric' and it means “prosperity” and “power”.

139. Wolfgang (German origin), is another of those most searched for names and also has a really cool meaning. The name translates to “advancing wolf”.

140. Xiomar (Spanish origin), although not of German origin, this is a popular name in Germany. It has a meaning of “famous in battle”.

Strong Old European Names For A Boy

Who doesn’t want their baby boy to have a strong name? So that everyone they interact with remembers and appreciates their name. We have put together a list of such names just for you.

141. Alpha (Greek origin), is a name that needs no introduction at all. A superb name for your first born baby boy. It means “number one” and it signifies leadership.

142. Apollo (Greek origin), is a strong European baby name and a perfect fit for your baby.

143. Hardwin (English origin), is a strong name and it means “brave friend”.

144. King (English origin), need we say more? A name fit for a King.

145. Leo (Latin origin), is a truly strong European baby name. Leo means “lion”.

146. Striker (English origin), is an powerful name for a strong baby boy.

147. Talon (French origin), is another one of the most impressive names. It refers to the claw on a bird.

148. Thor (Scandinavian origin), refers to the God of thunder in Old Norse mythology. The name is popular in Europe.

149. Tyson (French origin), is adopted from the word tison' which means “firebrand”.

150. Zane (Hebrew origin), meaning “gift from God”, this is adopted from the name John.

Kidadl has lots of great baby names articles to inspire you. If you liked our suggestions for beautiful European boy names from across the continent, then why not take a look at these great Norwegian Boy names and French boys' names, or something different like these Old German names?

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