Top 199 One, Two, Three, And Five Syllable Baby Boy Names With Meanings

Tips for choosing a name :

Here are some questions I asked myself when picking names for my children. You can rank them in order of priority for your family because not all of them will be as important as others.

  • Do you want to use a family name or initial?
  • Does it have a nice meaning to it?
  • Does it have meaning to us or our family?
  • Are there nicknames for this name that we want to use or avoid?
  • Is it too popular?
  • Is it too unique?
  • Does the name sound well with your last name?
  • Are there any negative associations you have with it?
  • What will his initials be?
  • What will that name sound like when they’re an adult or professional?

One Syllable Boy Names:

Here is a compilation of names for baby boys, all of which contain one syllable:

1. Ace:

This Latin name means the one, or unity. American singer, actress and reality television personality Jessica Simpson has named her baby boy Ace.

2. Art:

The Irish name Art means the one who is an outstanding warrior. It is also a shorter version of the name Arthur. According to popular Irish legend, Art was a pagan High King of Ireland who was so fair and honest that whenever he went to battle, two angels would hover over him.

3. Blake:

The name Blake comes from Old English. It is a mix of two different meanings. The two meanings are the one who is black in complexion and the one who has a bright and shining disposition.

4. Blue:

It is an American name and often refers to the one who is as calm and as stable as the color blue of the skies and the seas. However, it can also mean one who is of a sad or quiet nature.

5. Blaine:

The Gaelic name Blaine means the one who is thin.

6. Boone:

The French name Boone means the one who is a blessing, and is a good person.

7. Blaire:

This Scottish name means a field of battle. It is used to denote someone who is a brave and natural leader.

8. Brant:

Here is another English name, which means the one who is proud of himself and his accomplishments. Brant Daugherty is a popular American actor who features in the well-known series Pretty Little Liars as well as Days of Our Lives.

9. Bruce:

The name Bruce is popular all around the world thanks to Bruce Lee, who was a Chinese American martial form artist as well as an instructor, an actor, a film-maker and a philosopher. The name, however, is Scottish in origin.

10. Chad:

It is a Scottish name, but Chad is the English form. The name means one who is a protector and a defender. St. Chad was a well-known bishop during the seventh century who started a charitable organization known as the Samaritans. It provided help, and other services for those who were depressed and suicidal.

11. Cade:

The name comes from Welsh culture and means the one who has the spirit of battle in him. Cade Yeager is a well-known fictional character in the hugely popular series The Transformers.

12. Chance:

It is an English origin name which means the one who is bestowed with good luck and good fortune. It was also used to refer to the one who worked as a chancellor in earlier times. Chance The Rapper is a popular American hip hop recording artist.

13. Chase:

The name is derived from the Old French name Chacier and has been turned to its English Chase. It is used to denote the one who is a dweller at the hunting ground. Chase Bryant is an American singer and songwriter while Chase Rice is an American country singer and songwriter.

14. Clark:

Most romance lovers are familiar with the name Clark, who was an American film actor and often referred to as the King of Hollywood. One of his all-time popular roles was the portrayal of the fictional character Rhett Butler in the very popular war romance drama novel Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell.

15. Cole:

The name is prevalent in many cultures and has different meanings. In its American as well as Greek variation, it means the victory of the people. In English, Cole means a young boy or the one who is triumphant. Cole Sprouse is an American actor who works with his twin Dylan Sprouse. The two are also known as the Sprouse Bros.

16. Cruz:

It is a Spanish name, which means the cross. It is another reference to Christianity. David and Victoria Beckham named their son Cruz.

17. Dale:

The name comes from the origin Gaelic word O’Dalaigh (which means the one who is a descendant of Dalach). It is used in the Irish variation as Dale. Dale Carnegie was a very well-known American writer and lecturer on topics such as self-improvement, corporate training, public speaking and the like.

18. Drew:

This Scottish name means ’the one who is manly’. The name is also a shorter variation of the Greek Andrew. St. Andrew is the Patron Saint of Scotland and the town St. Andrews was named after him. Drew Roy is an American movie actor.

19. Finn:

The Irish name means one who is fair. It also means one who is part of the mythology. Finn Wittrock is an American actor and screenwriter.

20. Ford:

The American name means the crossing of a river. Actor Owen Wilson has named his son Ford.

21. Gabe:

The name is derived from the original Hebrew word Gavriel which means God is my strength. It also appears in the Bible and is the name of one of the seven archangels. Gabe is a shorter variation of the name Gabriel. Gabe Kaplan is an American actor, comedian, and a professional poker player.

22. Glenn:

It is a variation of the original Gaelic Gleana, which means valley. The name Glenn is used as a given name as well as a last name. Glenn Frey was an American singer, songwriter, actor, and painter, who was also the founding member of the band Eagles.

23. Grant:

The name Grant was originally a last name in the Scottish tradition. It was derived from the French word ‘grand’ that meant someone who is tall or great. Grant Gustin is an American singer and actor who is known for his portrayal of the character Sebastian Smythe on the television series Glee.

24. Greg:

It is a Greek name and is the shorter variation of Gregory. The name means the one who is watchful. Greg Oden is an American basketball player.

25. Guy:

Guy is an American name and essentially means a boy. Guy Ritchie is an English origin filmmaker of the crime genre. He is also known as the ex of Madonna.

26. Hans:

It originates from German culture and means the one who is a gift from God. The name also means God is gracious. Hans is another variation of the Hebrew name. Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish author who is known worldwide for his famous fairy tales.

27. Heath:

The name is derived from the Old English language and was originally a middle name. It refers to the one who lives on a heath or a moor. Popular Australian actor and director Heath Ledger was a memorable namesake of Heath.

28. Dirk:

Dirk is the ruler of the people. The name is shared by Dirk Nannes, a cricketer who represented both the Australian as well as Dutch team in cricket, as well as Dirk Nowitzki, a German professional basketball player.

29. Jace:

The English name Jace is a shorter variation of the name Jason. It has references to Greek mythology and is a Biblical name. Jace Norman is an American actor who was part of Nickelodeon shows.

30. Jay:

It is originally derived from English culture and comes from the Latin Gaius. The name refers to the jay bird and also means the one who rejoices. In regular usage, it is also used as a shorter version of any name that starts with the letter ‘J.’ Popular American rapper Jay Z shares the name.

31. Jude:

Jude is a popular name, which originates from Hebrew culture. It is another variation of the name Judah and means the one who is to be praised. Jude Law is a well-known English actor who has bagged many international acting awards.

32. James:

It is a Biblical name and is mainly used as a given name. It is also the English version of the originally Latin name Lacomus. James Cameron is a popular Canadian filmmaker who is best known for his movies Titanic and Avatar.

33. John:

The name originates from the Latin and Greek name Joannes, which again is derived from the Hebrew name Yochanan. It means god is gracious. John is a biblical name and appears in the New Testament. John Mayer is a popular American singer and songwriter, while John Abraham is a popular Bollywood actor.

34. Kane:

It is a Celtic name and it means a warrior. Kane Williamson is a cricketer and captains the New Zealand cricket team.

35. Kai:

The name Kai appears in many cultures and has different meanings. In Ancient Greek culture, Kai is a conjunction that means ‘and.’ In the Basque culture, the word Kai means the pier of a harbor. It is also used as a variant of the name Kaio which originates from the Latin name Caius. Kai means strong in Burmese.

36. Kip:

It is an English name, which means the one who comes from the pointed hill. Kip Thorne is an American theoretical physicist who is known for his contribution towards gravitational physics and astrophysics.

37. Lance:

The name originates from the German name Lanzo. During the Middle Ages, it was also associated with the word lance from the Old French culture, which means a spear. Lance Armstrong is a former American professional road racing cyclist.

38. Lloyd:

It was originally a last name which came from the Welsh word Llywd which means gray. Andrew Lloyd Webber is an English composer whose works appear as stage and film adaptations.

39. Mark:

The English name originates from the Latin word Marcus, which refers to the Roman god of war. Mark Twain was an American author known for The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Mark Zuckerberg is an American programmer and entrepreneur who co-founded the social networking site Facebook.

40. Max:

Max is a shorter version of the name Maximilian which means the greatest. Max Ernst was a popular German painter, graphic artist, poet and sculptor.

41. Nash:

It was originally a last name that came from the Old English phrase ‘atten ash’ which meant ‘at the ash tree.’ Nash Aguasis a popular Filipino model, actor and singer.

42. Nate:

The name originates from the Hebrew word Nethanel which means the gift of god. Nate Robinson is a professional American basketball player.

43. Neil:

It is a name of Gaelic origin and means passionate. Neil Gaiman is an English author who is popular for his graphic novels, comic books, short fiction, novels as well as film work.

44. Paul:

The name is derived from the Roman family name Paulus which means small or humble. Paul McCartney is an English singer and songwriter who was one of the members of the band Beatles.

45. Penn:

It is an English origin word which means coral.

46. Reed:

The name originates from the Old English last name, which means the one who lives in a clearing. Reed Diamond is an American actor who appears on various popular television series.

47. Ron:

It is a shorter form of the name Ronald which means ruler. The name is Scottish. Ron Thomas is an American actor.

48. Ross:

The name is a Scottish and English origin last name and means headland. Ross was one of the fictional characters in the very popular television series Friends.

49. Saul:

It comes from the Hebrew name Shaul which means the one who has been asked for. Saul Bass was an American filmmaker and graphic designer.

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