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A name is a special identity for any child.

A proper name can leave a massive impression not only on your child but also on the people your child interacts with. So parents love short and sweet names for babies that are easy to use yet not always super common.  

Names for boys can be powerful and meaningful but should also be easy on your tongue. This is why short names are a growing trend today with many parents thinking that the shorter the names for boys the better. Take a look at the list below for inspiration, or for more have a look at these short boys' names or these one syllable boy names.

Popular Three Letter Boy Baby Names

You might be seeking an adorable, lovable baby name that leaves an impact on everyone. Here are some short and sweet 3 letter names for boys to choose from.

1.Abe (English origin) meaning "father of the states".

2.Ace (Latin origin) meaning "unity". Ace was a popular rock band in Britain. It is also the name of the son of Jessica Simpson.

3.Anu (Hebrew origin) meaning "favor".

4.Ash (English origin) meaning "name of a tree".

5.Bif (American origin) meaning "strike".

6.Bil (English origin) meaning "sword".

7.Chi (Chinese origin) meaning "energy of youth".

8.Dev (Indian origin) meaning"God".

9.Don (Irish origin) meaning "chief".

10.Dre (French origin) meaning "a soldier in a war". Dr. Dre is a famous rapper and founder of Aftermath  Entertainment & Beat Electronic.

11.Geo (American origin) meaning "farmer".

12.Huy (Vietnamese origin) meaning "successful and shining".

13.Ian (Scottish origin) meaning "God is merciful".

14.Jai (Indian origin) meaning "winner".

15.Len (German origin) meaning "a brave lion". Len is a popular rock band in Canada.

16.Leo (Latin Origin) meaning "lion". It is also one of the zodiac signs.

17.Nic (Greek origin) meaning "the success of people".

18.Oli (English and Germanic origin) meaning "elf fighter".

19.Raj (Indian origin) meaning "a ruler". The late Raj Kapoor was a famous Indian actor to rule the Bollywood industry in the past.

20.Rex (Latin origin) meaning "King".

21.Rui (Japanese origin)meaning" affection".

22.Tim (Greek origin) meaning "giving honor to God". Tim Alan is a famous American actor.

23.Vic (Latin origin) meaning "victory". Vic Mensa is a popular American rapper.

24.Wil (German origin)meaning "determined protection".

25.Yen (Vietnamese origin) meaning "calm". Yen is the name of the currency used in Japan.

Unique Three Letter Boy Names

Three letter boy baby names are not only short but can be unique too.

A boy name with just three letters will mean that your baby boy will have no difficulty in pronouncing his name.  Here are a few unique three letter boy names:

26.Adi (Hebrew origin) meaning "jewel".

27.Aio (Italian origin) meaning "teacher".

28.Art (Celtic origin) meaning "bear".

29.Avi (Indian origin) meaning "mountain".

30.Bix (African origin) meaning "good news".

40.Bry (Gaelic origin) meaning "noble".

41.Cam (Scottish origin) meaning "crooked".

42.Dax (French origin) meaning "leader".

43.Des (American origin) meaning "desire".

44.Dru (American origin) meaning "male".

45.Ebb (Hebrew origin) meaning "the foundation stone".

46.Eza (African origin) meaning "helper of God".

47.Fil (Turkish origin) meaning "elephant".

48.Fox (English origin) meaning "name of an animal".

49.Gil (Hebrew origin)meaning "joy". Gilberto Gil is a famous guitarist and singer from Brazil.

50.Gin (Japanese origin) meaning "silver".

51.Gus (English origin) meaning "great". Gus  Frerotte was a famous American football player.

52.Jeb (Hebrew origin) meaning "friend who is lovable". Jeb Bush is the younger brother of former American president George Bush.

53.Jem (Hebrew origin) meaning "superseded and replaced".

54.Jed (Hebrew origin) meaning "Lord's friend".

55.Ido (Arabic origin) meaning "evaporate".

56.Ken (Scottish origin) meaning "handsome". Sir Ken Robinson is a famous author from Britain.

57.Koa (Hawaiian origin) meaning "warrior".

58.Lex (German origin) meaning "fighter".

59.Nox (Latin origin) meaning "night".

Palindrome Three Letter Boy Names

Some 3 letter boy names can be spelled the same in a forward or backward direction. Won't it be interesting to have such a baby name? Here we have a list of these special three letter names for your cute little baby boy.

60.Aja (Indian origin) meaning "goat".

61.Ala (Arabic origin) meaning "excellence".

62.Asa (Hebrew origin) meaning "curer".

63.Ata (Arabic origin) meaning "gift".

64.Aya (Japanese origin) meaning "colorful".

65.Bob (English origin) meaning "bright". Bob Iger is the new chairman of Disney.

66.Bub (German origin) meaning "boy".

67.Dud (English origin) meaning "from the field of people".

68.Efe (Turkish origin) meaning "an older brother".

69.Ege (Turkish origin) meaning "great".

70.Gig (English origin) meaning "a slang word used for an ongoing  performance".

71.Idi (African origin) meaning "someone who is born during the Idd festival".

72.Lal (Indian origin) meaning "dearly".

Names With Three Letters Starting With Z

(Short baby boy names can make your little boy stand out from the crowd.

Z is the last letter in the alphabet. Boy names starting with  Z are a great choice for parents of baby boys. So, here we have put a list of these powerful three letter names together for baby boys.

73.Zac (Hebrew origin) meaning "God has remembered".

74.Zai (African origin) meaning "river".

75.Zak (Hebrew origin) meaning "God has recalled".

76.Zan (Chinese origin) meaning "support".

77.Zay (French origin) meaning "lake".

78.Zeb (Hebrew origin) meaning "wolf".

79.Zed (Hebrew origin) meaning "God is just".

80.Zef (Hebrew origin) a short form of Yossef which means "God increases".

81.Zek (Hebrew origin) meaning "God will become powerful".

82.Zel (Arabic origin) meaning "special".

83.Zen (Japanese origin) meaning "different types of Buddhism".

84.Zev (Hebrew origin) meaning "wolf".

85.Zhi (Chinese origin) meaning "wisdom".

86.Ziv (Hebrew origin) meaning "brightness".

87.Zon (Jewish origin) meaning "little son".

88.Zvi (Hebrew origin) meaning "deer". Zvi Yanai was a famous author from Israel.

The Best Three Letter Boy Names

Many parents look for the best baby names for their children with three letters.  So here are some more three letter baby names for your boys.

89.Ari (Hebrew origin) meaning"lion". Ari Telch is a renowned Mexican actor.

90.Ark (Indian origin) meaning "a quality which determines character".

91.Aro(Hebrew origin) meaning "a strong mountain".

92.Axl (Scandinavian origin) meaning "Father for peace". Axl is the name of Fergie and Josh Duhamel's son.

93.Ben (Latin origin) meaning "blessed".

94.Buz (American origin) meaning "a feeling that the thing is worthless".

95.Coy (Irish origin) meaning "a quiet person".

96.Dan (Hebrew origin) meaning "Lord is the one judging me". Dan Brown is a  famous author from America known for his book 'The Da Vinci Code'.

97.Del (German origin) meaning "someone having high morals".

98.Dom (Latin origin) meaning "lord".

99.Ean (Scottish origin) meaning "God is merciful".

100.Eli (Hebrew origin) meaning "climb to the mountain".

101.Gar (Anglo Saxon origin) meaning "a spear".

102.Han (Scandinavian origin )meaning "Lord is merciful".

103.Jan (Dutch origin) meaning "God is kind".

104.Kip (English origin) meaning "pointed hill".

105.Kit (Greek origin) meaning "carrier of Christ".

106.Lad (English origin) meaning "attendant".

107.Lyn (Spanish origin) meaning "handsome".

108.Max (Latin origin) meaning "greatest".

109.Neo (Latin origin) meaning "new".

110.Pax (Latin origin) meaning "peace".

111.Pio (Latin origin) meaning "religious". Padre Pio was a priest in Italy.

112.Rey (Spanish origin) meaning "king". Lana del Rey is a well known singer and composer in America.

Perfect Three Letter Boys' Names

Three letter baby names have gained popularity in past few years. Many parents are looking for a perfect 3 letter name for their kids. So here we are to help you with some perfect three letter baby names for boys if you are looking for a short name.

113. Alf (English origin) meaning "elf".

114.Bud (English origin) meaning "a friend".

115.Eko (Indonesian origin) meaning "the first kid".

116. Ira (Hebrew origin) meaning "watchful".

117.Jax (American origin) meaning "God is gracious". It was the among the rarest names for a boy but is now growing in popularity.

118.Jay (Indian origin) meaning "winner".

119.Kai (Hawaiian origin) meaning "the sea".

120.Keo (Cambodian origin) meaning "cup".

121.Oak (English origin) meaning" a tree that symbolizes strength".

122.Pat (Latin origin) meaning "noble".

123.Ras (Ethiopian origin) meaning "leader".

124.Nye (Welsh origin) meaning "honor".

125.Ode (English origin) meaning "a paragraph in an emotional poem".

126.Paz (Spanish origin) meaning "peace".

127.Roy (Anglo-Norman origin) meaning "king". Arundhati Roy is a famous Indian writer who wrote the book "The  God of Small Things".

128.Ryu (Japanese origin) meaning "dragon".

129.Sam (Hebrew origin) meaning "name for God".

130.Stu (Scottish origin) meaning "someone who looks after the house".

131.Taj (Arabic name) meaning "crown". The Taj Mahal located in India is one of the wonders of the world.

132.Tan (Arabic origin) meaning "shining".

133.Tom (Hebrew origin) meaning "innocence".

134.Wes (English origin) meaning "western field".

135.Wyn (Welsh origin) meaning "blessed".

136.Yug (Indian origin) meaning "age".

Commonly Used Three Letter Names For Boys

Here are a few popular boy names with 3 letters if you are looking for the perfect baby name.

137.Bee (Latin origin) meaning "who brings joy". Bee Haven is a popular character played by Alberta Vaughn.

138.Guy (French origin) meaning "slang used for men or friends".

139.Ike (Hebrew origin) meaning "he is laughing".

140.Jed (Hebrew origin) meaning "Lord's friend".

141.Joe (English origin) meaning "God shall increase".

142.Lee (English origin) meaning "fields".

143.Rob (English origin) meaning "bright fame".

144.Rue (English origin) meaning "sorrow".

145.Sid (English origin) meaning "wide fields".

146.Sky (Scottish origin) meaning "adventurous".

Kidadl has lots of great names articles to inspire you. If you liked our suggestions for three letter boy names why not take a look at these one syllable girl names, or for something else, check out these two syllable baby names.

Rajnandini is an art lover and enthusiastically likes to spread her knowledge. With a Master of Arts in English, she has worked as a private tutor and, in the past few years, has moved into content writing for companies such as Writer's Zone. Trilingual Rajnandini has also published work in a supplement for 'The Telegraph', and had her poetry shortlisted in Poems4Peace, an international project. Outside work, her interests include music, movies, travel, philanthropy, writing her blog, and reading. She is fond of classic British literature.

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