Mormon Names For Boys:
Despite being around for more than half a century, Aaron is still an attractive and timeless choice for boys. The gentle name has Hebrew origins and means ‘high mountain or exalted’.
Alma may be a female name, but it’s used primarily for males among the Mormons. The name is also associated with great missionaries and prophet in the book of Mormon.
Ammon, a variation of the name Amon, is featured in the Book of Mormon.
Short and sweet name Amos is associated with the father and son who dedicated themselves to protect the ‘holy things’.
Bart, the short form of the name Bartholomew, has now become a permanent property, not just of the mischievous Simpson kid, but also of the Mormons. It means ‘son of the Earth’.
Beckette, a handsome name with a rich sound, is the Mormon form of the name Beckett and means ‘bee cottage’. The original is a hot favorite among celebs, and going by the popularity of Beckette, even the latter can follow suit.
Since most of the Mormons are descendants of British, traditional English names are quite popular here. English name Braxton, meaning ‘Brock’s settlement’, has been climbing steadily ever since it featured on the baby name charts in the year 1985.
Brigham Young, the Mormon leader, inspired the people of Utah to use this name. He’s renowned as the second president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Brigham means ‘little village near the bridge’.
Cohyn, a variant of the name Cohen, meaning ‘priest’ is a royal name, not just among Jews, but also with the Mormons. Just like several other names in the list, even Cohyn began as the last name, but is now gaining traction as a first name.
Dallin is one of the most used names among Mormon boys. Its namesake is Dallin H. Oaks, a member of the LDS church and a former president of BYU. The name Dallin means ‘from the valley’.
Elijah is the name of the prophet in the Old Testament who went to Paradise in a fiery chariot.
Gideon was the name of the leader of the Church and archenemy of the wicked king Noah. The name has Hebrew origins, with multiple meanings such as ‘feller’, ‘hewer’, and ‘mighty warrior’.
Unlike the brethren Elijah and Isaac, Isaiah is not popular in the rest of the world, except Utah, of course. And it’s solely because of its extensive usage in Utah, Isiah ranks so high in America. Isaiah means ‘salvation of the Lord’.
This Biblical name, meaning ‘supplanter’ has been the top ten baby boy name for decades, and there’s no way it is going down the list.
This Old Testament name, which was revived in the 60s by the TV Westerns, is still an appealing option, especially in Utah. Jared means ‘he descends’.
This Biblical name, belonging to one of the ‘mighty men’ of King David, was taken up by the Puritans in the 16th century. And now, it’s used by practicing Christians all over the world.
John, meaning ‘God is gracious’, holds the honor of being the most popular Christian baby boy name for over 400 years. Its namesake is John Taylor, one of the founding members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The moniker Joseph holds a special place for the Mormons because it’s associated with Joseph Smit, the founder of the Latter Day Saint movement. Joseph means ‘Jehovah increases’.
This Old English name, meaning ‘settlement with a leek garden’, is at an all-time high in the US, holding the 544th spot. Its most famous bearer is Layton Williams, the English actor.
Just like oak, even the name Oakley is steady and has deeper roots. This moniker was on the rise for both boys and girls, especially in the US, but rose sharply for boys in the year 2016. The name Oakley means ‘wood clearing or oak wood’.
Oliver H. P. Cowdery was an important participant in the Latter Day Saint movement, along with Joseph Smith. This good-natured, elegant, and stylish name means ‘olive tree’.
Orson, a Latin name, meaning ‘bear cub’ is so unique and rarely used that it hasn’t featured on the popular name list since the year 1901. This adorable name was also borne by several LDS apostles during the pioneer times.
Orrin Porter Rockwell, a friend and bodyguard of Prophet Joseph Smith is remembered for his pledge never to cut his hair and always remain faithful to the Almighty. Porter is an old-timey name, meaning ‘gatekeeper’.
The compelling and legendary name, borne by Scottish and Irish saints, is also used by the Mormons, though not extensively. Even Ronan Keating did his bit to popularize this name. Ronan means ‘little seal’.
This stylish name, used recently by Jude Law for his son, has experienced a consistent usage in America, including Utah. Rudy is the diminutive of the name Rudolf and means ‘famous wolf’.