The Ultimate Short Boys' Names

Avneet Bains
Feb 16, 2024 By Avneet Bains
Originally Published on Jun 16, 2020
A baby boy smiling at the camera
?
Age: 0-99
Read time: 5.8 Min



With so many baby boy names to choose from nowadays, thinking of a name for your new arrival can be one of the most exciting but daunting experiences.

If you're expecting a little one over the next nine months or planning for the future, don't worry- we've got you covered! From the best one syllable boy names, to the best 2 syllable baby boy names, you'll be inspired more than ever.

Read on for our Ultimate Short Boys' Names list.

Names For Nature Lovers

A little boy plucking tomatoes with his mother

1. Ren (Japanese Origin) meaning "Lotus".

2. Basil (Greek Origin) meaning "Royal" and relating to the herb of the same name.

3. Rowan (Irish Origin) meaning "Little Red One" relates to the Rowan Tree.

4. Ash (English Origin) denoting the Ash Tree.

5. Florin (Latin Origin) meaning "Flower or Flowering".

6. Egbo (Nigerian Origin) meaning "Forest".

7. Bay (French Origin) meaning "Auburn Haired" and relates to the Bay Leaf.

8. Rye (English Origin) denoting the grain of the same name.

9. Lirio (Spanish Origin) meaning "Iris".

10. Alder (English Origin) meaning "Old" and relates to the Alder Tree.

11. Aran (Thai Origin) meaning "Forest".

Names Related To All Things Disney

1. Buzz (English Origin) meaning "To create excitement or sound".

2. Eric (Scandinavian Origin) meaning "Everlasting Ruler".

3. Sven (Scandinavian Origin) meaning "Youthful Warrior".

4. Hans (Scandinavian Origin) meaning "God is ever gracious".

5. Flynn (Irish Origin) meaning "Descendant of the red-headed man".

6. Milo (German Origin) meaning "Compassionate or Gracious".

7. Adam (Hebrew Origin) meaning "Man or Red or Earth".

8. Shang (Chinese Origin) meaning "To soar".

9. Koda (Native American Origin) meaning "Friend".

10. Ralph (English Origin) meaning "Renowned Wolf".

11. Hiro  (Japanese Origin) meaning "One who has a Backbone who can fly".

Names Meaning Or Related To 'Light'

1. Luca (Latin Origin) meaning "One who brings Light".

2. Luke (Latin Origin) meaning "Giving Light".

3. Lux (Latin Origin) meaning "Light".

4. Lucio (Portuguese Origin) meaning "Illumination".

5. Haru (Japanese Origin) meaning "Sunlight".

6. Zohar (Hebrew Origin) meaning "Light".

7. Nuru (Swahili Origin) meaning "Light".

8. Meir (Hebrew Origin) meaning "One who brings Light".

9. Rishi (Indian Origin) meaning "Ray of Light".

Names From Greek Mythology

1. Orion (Greek Origin) denoting "The Hunter".

2. Ares (Greek Origin) denoting the Greek God of War.

3. Ajax (Greek Origin) denoting a famed Greek warrior of strength and means "From the Earth".

4. Damon (Greek Origin) meaning "To subdue" and refers to the famed legend of loyalty and friendship.

5. Eleos (Greek Origin) meaning "Mercy" and refers to the Greek God of Compassion

6. Jason (Greek Origin) meaning "One who Heals" and denotes the legendary hero who led the Argonauts

7. Myles (Greek Origin) meaning "Destroyer" and refers to an ancient king

8. Aion (Greek Origin) meaning "Timeless" refers to a Greek Deity of Time

9. Eros (Greek Origin) meaning "Desire or Love" refers to the Greek God of Love

10. Atlas (Greek Origin) meaning "Enduring" relates to the Greek Titan who held up the sky

A newborn baby sleeping in a cradle wearing a tiny crown

Names For Book Lovers

1. Darcy (Irish Origin) meaning "Dark One" refers to Austen's character in Pride and Prejudice.

2. Pip (English Origin) meaning "One who loves horses" is the name of Dickens' male lead in Great Expectations.

3. Romeo (Italian Origin) meaning "Pilgrim who comes to Rome" is Shakespeare's titular character.

4. Robin (German Origin) meaning "Bright" refers to Nottingham's legendary hero.

5. Peeta (English Origin) denotes "Pita or Bread" and is the male protagonist in The Hunger Games.

6. Jacob (Hebrew Origin) meaning "To replace" is one of the male characters in Twilight.

7. Merry (English Origin) meaning "Happy" is one of the Hobbits from The Lord of the Rings.

8. Bronn (Irish Origin) meaning "He who ascends" is a character in GOT.

9. Jorah (Hebrew Origin) meaning "Early Rain" is a GOT character.

Classical Latin Names

1. Titus (Latin Origin) meaning "Strong".

2. Leo (Latin Origin) meaning "Lion".

3. Felix (Latin Origin) meaning "Lucky".

4. Ace (Latin Origin) meaning "One".

5. Helio (Latin Origin) meaning "Sunlight".

6. Trent (Latin Origin) meaning "Swift".

7. Hugo (Latin Origin) meaning "One who thinks".

Space Themed Names

1. Mars (Latin Origin) meaning "Male" refers to the planet of the same name.

2. Draco (Latin Origin) meaning "Dragon" refers to the constellation of the same name.

3. Izar (Spanish Origin) meaning "Star".

4. Isio (Nigerian Origin) meaning "Star".

5. Sol (Spanish Origin) meaning "Sun".

6. Qamar (Arabic Origin) meaning "Moon".

7. Alcor (Arabic Origin) meaning "Forgotten" relates to a star of the same name.

8. Aries (Latin Origin) meaning "Ram" refers to the constellation and zodiac sign of the same name.

9.Cyrus (Persian Origin) meaning "Sun".

Water-Related Names

1. Kai (Hawaiian Origin) meaning "Sea".

2. Alon (Filipino Origin) meaning "Wave".

3. Leith (Celtic Origin) meaning "Water that Flows".

4. Lamar (French Origin) meaning "Of the Sea".

5. Hai (Chinese Origin) meaning "Ocean".

6. Nil (Russian Origin) meaning "From the River Nile".

7. Sevan (Armenian Origin) meaning "Lake".

8. Rivo (Italian Origin) meaning "Stream".

9. Muir (Scottish Origin) meaning "Moor".

10. Cain (Welsh Origin) meaning "Clear Water".

Names For Bollywood Fans

1. Anil (Hindu Origin) meaning "Wind".

2. Raj (Sanskrit Origin) meaning "King or Ruler".

3. Aamir (Arabic Origin) meaning "Prosperous".

4. Varun (Hindu Origin) meaning "God of Water".

5. Shah (Persian Origin) meaning "King".

6. Om (Sanskrit Origin) denoting sacred syllabic sounds that can be made by the natural human voice.

7. Karan (Sanskrit Origin) meaning "Clever".

Names From Pop Culture

1. Clark (English Origin) meaning "Scholar or Cleric".

2. Idris (Arabic Origin) meaning "Intelligent".

3. Louis (French Origin) meaning "Famed Warrior".

4. David (Hebrew Origin) meaning "Beloved".

5. Zayn (Arabic Origin) meaning "Grace".

6. Ronan (Irish Origin) meaning "Little Seal".

7. Will (English Origin) meaning "Protector".

8. Oscar (German Origin) meaning "Spear God".

Colourful Names

1. Cyan (Greek Origin) meaning "Dark Blue".

2. Kin (Japanese Origin) meaning "Blue".

3. Floyd (Welsh Origin) meaning "Grey haired".

4. Zilar (Basque Origin) meaning "Silver".

5. Rosso (Italian Origin) meaning "Red".

6. Arian (Albanian Origin) meaning "Golden Life".

7. Cole (English Origin) meaning "Coal Black".

8. Hari (Hindu Origin) meaning "Dark".

9. Bowie (Gaelic Origin) meaning "Yellow or Fair headed".

10. Onyx (Latin Origin) denoting the dark gemstone.

Names For Potterheads

1. Harry (English Origin) meaning "Ruler".

2. Ron (English Origin) meaning "Adviser".

3. Tom (Hebrew Origin) meaning "Pure".

4. Fred (German Origin) meaning "Serene Ruler".

5. Remus (Latin Origin) and denotes one of the twin founders of Rome, who was raised by a wolf according to myth.

6. Albus (Latin Origin) meaning "White".

7. Percy (Greek Origin) meaning "To Destroy".

8. Teddy (English Origin) meaning "A Gift from God".

 

With so many unique names to choose from, you're bound to find the perfect short name for your baby boy! If you enjoyed reading these short names for your baby boy, why not check out the ultimate 3 letter girl names and one syllable inspired girl names to match their brother.

We Want Your Photos!
We Want Your Photos!

We Want Your Photos!

Do you have a photo you are happy to share that would improve this article?
Email your photos

More for You

See All

Written by Avneet Bains

Bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts and Science

Avneet Bains picture

Avneet BainsBachelor's degree in Liberal Arts and Science

After graduating with a degree in Liberal Arts and Science from the University of Birmingham, Avneet has developed a passion for history and loves to spend time adventuring with family and friends. Her love for exploring new places began at a young age, and she has traveled to many far-off destinations, including her ancestral village in India and the Golden Temple in Amritsar. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music and reading.

Read full bio >