It’s a Boy! Now all You Need is a Name

So here he is – your bouncing baby boy and bundle of joy.  He looks lovely, and you wonder about his personality and how he will change as he grows.  But this little man also needs a baby boy’s name, and it is one that will remain with him forever.

You need to choose one not only that you like but which will suit who he is and his identity.   This is why choosing the right name for your child is so important.

But choosing suitable baby boy names is not an easy task.  To help you, we have combed the internet and come up with some unusual baby boy names.

Check them out, think about your baby boy and select a baby name for boys that he will love and be proud of.

Baby boy names and their meanings

#1. Aaron

A Hebrew name, this means ‘exalted’ and in the past was used to refer to the position of the noble classes within society.

#.2 Aidan

The meaning of this name is ‘born of fire’ and originates with St. Aidan of Iona from the Holy Island of Lindisfarne.

#3. Albert

Think Albert and you most likely think Queen Victoria of England. A boy’s name of German origin, it means ‘noble.’

#4. Alfred

A very chic baby name, even in America, this translates as ‘elf counsel.’

#5. Anthony

A Latin name spelled both Anthony and Antony, means ‘highly praiseworthy.’

#6. Asher

When it comes to American baby boy names, this is a big favorite, likely because it means ‘happiness.’ What better name than this for a baby boy?

#7. Barney

Don’t spoil this name by thinking of The Flintstones! This is a beautiful name, meaning ‘son of comfort.’

#8. Baxter

Often chosen in both the US and the UK, this is derived from the name ‘Baker.’

#9. Caleb

Indeed a beautiful name for a baby boy’s name, this goes back to biblical times and means’ devotion to God’.

#10. Carlton

A very sophisticated-sounding baby boy’s name comes with plenty of nicknames such as ‘Carl’ or even ‘Tony.’ It means ‘free men’s town.’

#11. Christensen

How could you go wrong with a baby boy’s name such as this? Meaning’ son of Christ’ will make any child feel very special and loved.

#12. Damian

Forget the negative connotations linked to this name via the movie ‘The Omen.’ This can be spelled with an A or an E and means ‘to tame,’ so if your little one is a bundle of energy, this may be the perfect baby boy name for him!

#13. Damon

Very much like the name Damian, this has the same meaning. Often linked to the charismatic character in The Vampire Diaries.

#14. Dashiell

Sounding very exotic and adventurous, the purpose of this name is unknown. Some think it comes from the family name ‘De Chiel.’

#15. Dylan

Linking back to Welsh mythology, Dylan was a god of the sea. The name means ‘great wave.’  Music lovers also associate it with the great folk singer, Bob Dylan.

#16. Earl

Yes, a name that is quite buoyant, it means ‘warrior or nobleman.’ Urbane and chic, it is used throughout the world.

#17. Ebenezer

This name really should be heard of a lot more. Meaning ‘stone of help,’ it can easily be shortened to Ben.

#18. Elias

Coming from the name Elijah, this means ‘Jehovah is God’. Definitely a name with sacred links.

#19. Felix

What a joyful baby boy’s name! Meaning ‘happy and lucky’; this is of Latin origin.

#20. Fletcher

Both a surname and a first name, this shortens wonderfully to ‘Fletch.’ As you may guess from the name, it means ‘seller of arrows’ (fletch = feathered arrow vanes).

#21. Gilbert

This comes from France and is an old traditional name meaning ‘shining pledge.’ It was used mostly during the 1930s but has now made a big comeback.

#22. Graham

Once used in the UK, this is now just as popular in the US. The meaning of it is ‘gravelly homestead.’

#23. Gray

This might mean ‘gray-haired one,’ but this is a very great name. Brings to mind a baby boy that will grow up to be gallant and gracious.

#24. Heathcliff

How could readers of the famous novel ‘Wuthering Heights’ not fall in love with this baby boy’s name? Meaning ‘heath near a cliff’ when translated literally.  Definitely a romantic name for a baby boy that will be magnificent in his own way.

#25. Herbert

Meaning ‘bright,’ this can make the nicknames ‘Herb’ and ‘Bert.’ A great-sounding sporting name.

#26. Isaiah

A Hebrew name translates as ‘Yahweh is salvation.’ A much used and famous name in the US.

#27. Jacob

This baby boy’s name has been around for centuries but is still incredibly popular. Means’ supplanter’.

#28. Joseph

The much-favored son of Jacob in the Old Testament, the meaning of this name is ‘May God increase.’ It can also be spelled Josef or even Yousef.

#29. Laurent

Similar to Laurence or Lawrence, this means ‘from Laurentum’, which was an ancient Roman city. It is a name that will never date.

#30. Leo

Think Leo think lion and you would be right as this is a diminutive of the Latin name Leonardo and does mean ‘lion.’ This is a boy that will be courageous and brave.

#31. Luke

Another unusual biblical name, meaning ‘from Lucania’ (ancient area of Southern Italy). Dads very often love this name, linking it to Star Wars.

#32. Marcello

Commonly used in Italy, this relates to Mars, the God of War. It may also be derived from ‘mas’ meaning manly.

#33. Marcin

Unusual as well as playful, this comes from the Latin name Martinus. It means ‘warlike.’

#34. Marvin

This one has a very particular meaning, which is ‘a person from Finland’! Despite this, it is a name given to baby boys spread all over the globe.

#35. Mason

Bored with Jason? Then try Mason, as in ‘stoneworker.’ A massive hit with parents everywhere.

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