99 Short Boy Names:
In the Bible, Aaron was the name of the elder brother of Moses. It’s an attractive and timeless pick, meaning ‘elevated’.
This name sounds super cute and way more contemporary than Abraham. It is tied with former US president Abraham Abe Lincoln. The meaning of Abe is ‘father of multitudes’.
Another short and cute Biblical name, Abel was Adam and Eve’s son, who was killed by his own brother in a fit of jealousy. The meaning of Abel is ‘son of breath’.
Forget Ace. In this technology driven world, the time is ripe for Acer, a world-renowned computer brand. You can use Ace as a nickname.
Adam is derived from the Hebrew word ‘adama’, and means ‘birth’. But the generic meaning of Adam is ‘man’. A safe and timeless option.
Aiden has been one of the most popular short baby boy names for over a decade. This moniker has spawned several variations. In fact, it has also outdone Aidan, its traditional Irish spelling.
If you want something strong and happening, pick Alex for your son. It is a short form of Alexander and means ‘man warrior’.
Alfie, the short form of Alfred, could make a potential given name for your son. Meaning ‘sage’ or ‘wise’, Alfie is a great pick for parents looking for a mystical twist.
Avis isn’t just a spell in the Harry Potter books, but is a proper Latin name, meaning ‘bird’. This name was hugely popular in the middle ages when the Normans got it to England. Avis means ‘desired’.
Axel is unique plus badass. You don’t get to hear this name too often, and that’s what draws parents towards it. This name means ‘father of peace’.
A royal name for your little prince. Saint Basil the Great was a 4th century bishop and one of the fathers of the early Christian church. This Greek name means ‘kingly’.
This name has never been listed in the top 1000 category. So we feel it will make a unique pick for your son.
The trend of using shortened version of names began in the 80s and has become commonplace now. Ben is the shortened version of Benjamin and means ‘son of’.
Bern is a perfect example of a name you can never get tired of, no matter how many times you hear it. This German name means ‘bear’.
Translating to ‘field’ in Scottish, this moniker conjures images of green fields filled with wildflower. Blair is rarely used now. So seize it before it becomes too familiar.
This name originated as a nickname for someone who was very dark or light in complexion. It is robust, yet sweet, everything that a mother wishes in a name for her son.
This Irish and Scottish name is imbued with an air of effortless charm. In high school classic movie Pretty in Pink, Blane was an affluent playboy.
This ultra-rare name is beginning to rise, thanks to the stars who have opted for it. This moniker is taken from a Sanskrit word, meaning ‘enlightenment’.
If you want a bouncing name for your son, Brice could be the one for you. But there’s a catch. Since it’s just a letter away from turning into Bruce, your child may face some typos all his life.
There are two possible origins of this name. It’s either taken from English name Charles, which means ‘free man’ or derived from Scandinavian or German name Karl.
Cian is a name with a sense of playfulness and nobility. Meaning ‘ancient and enduring’, this moniker takes on solemnity with a hint of pleasure.
This name hit the charts in the year 1881, but has been on the rise for the last few years. That’s probably because of its association with the Australian cricketer Michael Clark.
Artsy people would recognize this name from artist and painter Claude Monet. This moniker currently ranks #889 in the US Social Security Administration List.
A typical Scottish name, Clyde refers to the River Clyde in Scotland.
The nomadic quality of Cole harkens back to our ancestors. It was further immortalized by Tom Cruise’s role of Cole Trickle in Days of Thunder. It means swarthy’ or coal-black’.
Craig is taken from a Scottish surname, meaning ‘rock’. It would make a good pick for parents who like strong and stable names.
In the Italian language, Dante means ‘enduring and steadfast’, two robust traits that we believe you want your baby boy to have. Dante is not entirely unheard of, but still sounds rare.
Dashiell sounds cooler, and of course, dashing when used in its short form. And it’s proven as well, with Dash making its entry into the US Top 1000 list in the year 2014.
This name hails from the Hebrew term Dawid, which means ‘beloved’. Being a Biblical name, David would make a good choice for religious parents.
An ideal pick for traditional parents. This moniker is taken from the Old English word ‘denu’, which means ‘church official’. It’s recent representative is the American actor Dean Cain.
This Greek name is a shortened variation of Dionysius, the name of the Greek god of fertility, wine, and theater. We also feel that Dion sounds trendier than the original.
Eli is a Biblical name with loads of energy and spirit. It currently ranks 53rd in the US SSA list.
This captivating Italian name is a short form of Lorenzo and Vincenzo. But the Germans consider it as a variation of Henry.
This moniker represents an ideal character- strong and adorable. In the Polish language, Eryk means ‘lovable’, which we’re sure your son will be. And in the Norse language, Eryk translates to ‘eternal ruler’.
Ethan has been one of the top 10 names for over a decade now. It would make an excellent option for parents who want a name that’s approachable and not too traditional.
Ezra is a Hebrew name, meaning ‘help’. This name fits both genders, but we feel it would suit boys more.
Of late, we’ve been hearing Finn in several forms, Finley and Finnegan being the most common. But nothing can match the cuteness of Finn. And it’s on the steady rise in the US.
One of the most used animal-inspired name. In ancient times, Fox referred to people who hunted or caught foxes.
This German name has all the qualities to bounce back into fashion. It’s small, easy to spell and pronounce and has a tough meaning. Gary means ‘spear’.
Meaning ‘white hawk’, this name resonates a strength that parents look for in their sons. Gavin Rossdale and Gavin DeGraw are notable celebs with this name.
This name saw a jump in popularity with the birth of Prince George of the UK.
Did you know that this moniker originated from a nickname for tall people? That’s new to us too. This name is associated with artist Grant Wood, best known for his painting ‘American Gothic’. Grant means ‘large’.
Gunn is the shortened variation of the German name Gunther, meaning ‘warrior’. It’s usually used as a last name, take, for instance, Anna Gunn, the American actress and Tim Gunn, American fashion consultant.
Gus is the shortened version of the name August or Augustus and means ‘great and magnificent’. The last time this name shined was in 1978.
This moniker projects the sense of being hale and hearty. Its namesake is Nathan Hale, the revolutionary war hero.
This name is mostly renowned for being the nickname of Henry. But since 2006, it has started being used on its own.
Hans originated as a short form of Johannes or John, but it’s mostly associated with Hansel from the fairy tale.
Ian is the Scottish version of the name John and means ‘God is gracious’. It may not appear, but Ian is way more popular than you think.
With Isaac on the rise, its short form Ike could make to the top 1000 list soon.
Our list would have been incomplete without mentioning Jack. This name is brave, bold, beautiful and classic. Jack means ‘supplanter’.