Searching for the perfect baby name? It can be so hard to choose the right one. Don’t stress! Check out this list of more than 150 awesome one syllable baby boy names!
There are so many things to consider when choosing the right name for your child. One thing that many families think about is the number of syllables in a name.
Why choose a one-syllable boy name?
Choosing a short name for a boy with one syllable is a popular option these days! One syllable baby boy names are a fun and easy option for a variety of families. Single syllable names flow easily with and compliment many last names, and include classics and trendy options too.
Single syllables often also makes names more easy to pronounce, and they also make excellent middle names! Boy middle names that are one syllable are often the perfect bridge between longer first and last names.
One syllable boy names are strong, simple, and direct and come in all sorts of styles from sweet and simple to bold and unique names. If you’re in search of a little inspiration, I’ve got you covered with this list of more than 200 short names for your little boy.
Don’t forget to pin this list to your baby names board on Pinterest so you don’t lose it!
200+ One Syllable Baby Boy Names
Here are some of the best one syllable boy names out there. I’m listing them in ABC order to make it easy for you to find your faves! I’ve also tried to include some unique and offbeat ones, unisex name options as well as some great classics. You’re sure to find some great options for your own baby boy’s name on this list!
Bear (one of those cool names that are so fun right now)
Bran (from Welsh culture, meaning ‘raven.’)
Bruce (of Scottish origin)
Burke (old English for ‘burg.’)
Crew (love this cute name!)
Free Printable Baby Name Workbook
Need some help picking the perfect baby name for your future little one? As a mom of two, I know how much time and energy goes into choosing the perfect name, so I’ve put together this free printable baby name workbook to help!
This 14 page workbook is designed to be printed at home, and used as a resource to help you pick the perfect name. Plus, I’ve included a bonus printable page, “Why We Chose Your Name,” where you can write down the story behind your little one’s name to put in their keepsake box or baby book.
Just enter your details in the box below, and it will be emailed over to you automatically!
Dai (From a Celtic origin, meaning ‘to shine.’)
Finn (From the Old Norse, meaning ‘person from Finland’.)
George (originally from Greek culture, meaning ‘farmer.’)
Giles (of Latin origin)
Jules (of French origin)
Knox (a great Scottish name)
Leib (of Hebrew origin, and the Yiddish word for “lion.”)
Sean/Shawn/Shaun (on nearly every classic names list!)
Sky (this sweet name is perfect if you’re looking for something nature-inspired)
Sven (of Scandinavian origin)
West (from the traditionally family name)
Wolf (attributed to German origin)
Xan (short form of Alexander or Xander)
Need more baby name inspiration? Check out:
Unique Baby Boy Names that Aren’t Overused
100 Unique Gender Neutral Baby Names
There are also some great single syllable girl names on 200 Unique and Creative Baby Girl Names, too if you’re in need!
Short First Names Make Great Baby Names
I hope this list of one syllable boy names helped you find the perfect fit for your own baby boy’s name! Short baby names are great if you would prefer not to have a longer first name.
I loved the idea of a short first name for my second child, which was one of the reasons I chose a one-syllable baby name for him (Grey, the shortened form of the more popular Greyson). I wanted a unique name, and toyed with the idea of using it as a short middle name too.
I struggled to narrow down my list! In case you’re curious, here were my personal favorite single-syllable name choices for my little guy:
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