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51 Baby Boy Names That Start With F

Team Peanut
Team Peanut29 days ago7 min read

Folks, finding first names can be frustrating. But from the most popular to the more unusual, here are our favorite baby boy names that start with F.

Baby Boy Names That Start With F

Male names starting with F have a feeling of strength, old-fashioned wisdom, and, in many cases, a literary flourish.

Strong boy names that start with F (like Frederick and Frank) seem to stand the test of time, but more unique and mythical options are also finding a footing in the naming charts.

Let’s check out the top baby boy names that start with F.

In this article 📝

  • Most popular boys’ names starting with F in 2020 and 2021
  • Boys’ names starting with F: traditional favorites
  • F boys’ names from around the world
  • F boys’ names with a natural feel
  • F boys’ names with a literary flourish
  • Unique boys’ names starting with F: the final frontier

Most popular boys’ names starting with F in 2020 and 2021

What’s the most popular F name?

According to US Social Security, there has only been one boys’ name starting with F in the top 100 names over the last 100 years: Frank.

But if that’s a little too “Old Uncle Frank” for you, you’ll be pleased to know that there’s a fine new crop of F names in the top 500 too.

These are the most popular F boy names in the US at the moment:

  1. Finn. Either short for Finley or a standalone name of its own, Finn is currently the most popular boys’ name that starts with F.
  2. Finley (Findlay, Findley, Finlay). Like Finn, this Celtic name is shooting up the charts. It originally means “fair hero” or “fair warrior.”
  3. Felix. A lovely name of Latin origin meaning “happy” or “fortunate.”
  4. Francisco (Francesco, Franzisco). This Spanish variation of Francis means “French” or “Free.”

If you love one of these but hate the idea of your baby sharing a name with the other boys in his future school year, don’t worry.

Even though these are the most popular F boy names right now, none of them are in the top 100 in the US, so they’re still pretty uncommon.

In the UK, baby boy names starting with F are more common, and this year, Freddie, Finley, Frankie, Frederick, Finn, and Felix all appear in the top 100.

Boys’ names starting with F: traditional favorites

If you like F names because they’re unusual, try some of these more classic options on for size:

  1. Fabian. Originally Italian but well established in English now, this classic male name means “bean grower.”
  2. Ferdinand. For a fearless little one, this Germanic name originally means “bold voyager.”
  3. Florian. An old-fashioned classic with roots in both Latin and German, meaning “blond” or “flourishing.”
  4. Francis (Frank, Frankie). A classic name meaning “free man.”
  5. Franklin. Another old English favorite originally used to designate a landowner with a noble background.
  6. Frederick (Fred, Freddy). Probably the most famous of the F boy names from the Germanic Friedrich, meaning “peaceful ruler.”

F boys’ names from around the world

If you’re looking for names with an international flavor, there are some fantastic F male names on this list:

  1. Fabrizio (Italian, or Fabrice in French). Meaning “craftsman.”
  2. Faheem (Arabic). This firm name means “perceptive” or “intelligent.”
  3. Fareed (Arabic and Persian). For your one-of-a-kind son, this beautiful name means “unique.”
  4. Farouk (Arabic, Turkish, Persian, and Urdu). A common first and last name in Middle Eastern countries, Farouk can mean “one who tells the difference between right and wrong,” or simply “fortunate” or “happy.”
  5. Faizel (Arabic, Persian). Another popular name across the Muslim world, Faizel means “judge.”
  6. Faustino (Latin). The name comes from Faustus, meaning “lucky.”
  7. Felipe (Spanish). A variant of Phillip, meaning “friend of horses.”
  8. Fergal (Irish). Meaning “valorous” or “brave.”
  9. Fergus (Scottish). Meaning “strong.”
  10. Fionn (Irish). The original version of many of the Finn names, Fionn means “white” or “fair.”
  11. Finnbar (Irish). “Fairheaded.”
  12. Finnian (Irish). A lovely rhythmic alternative if Finn is just a touch too short for you.
  13. Fintan (Irish). “Little fair one.”
  14. Fletcher (English) Originally a surname meaning “arrow maker.”
  15. Flavio (Italian). The Italian version of Flavian, another boy name with F meaning “blond.”
  16. Floyd (Welsh). Meaning “grey-haired.”
  17. Flynn (Irish). This lovely name is gaining in popularity as an alternative to Finn.
  18. Foy (old French). It originally means “one of faith.”
  19. Franco (Italian, Portuguese, Spanish). Meaning “free.”
  20. Fraser (Scottish). Both a first name and surname, this is a classic Scottish boy’s name meaning “generous” or “fruitful.”
  21. Francois (French). Meaning “Frenchman.”
  22. Franz (German). “French” or “free man.”
  23. Frey (Nordic). Give your son some Scandi style with this male F name meaning “God of weather.”
  24. Friedrich (German). “Peaceful ruler.”
  25. Fulvio (Italian). Yet another F boys name meaning “fair-haired,” but with a more original twist.

F boys’ names with a natural feel

If you’re looking for boys’ names starting with F that evoke the feel of ferns, forests, and the flitting of birds and beasts, one of these might take your fancy.

  1. Falcon.
  2. Faunus. An old Latin name meaning “God of Forests.”
  3. Finch.
  4. Fisher.
  5. Flint.
  6. Forrest. An old English and Scottish name for someone who lived near (you guessed it) the woods.
  7. Ford. Not just the classic American car, but an old English word for a river crossing.
  8. Fox.

F boys’ names with a literary flourish

The fantasy worlds of myths, history, and stories might be more your scene.

If your son is going to be born into a family of book lovers, these F boy names with a literary touch might work for you.

  1. Faber. A Latin surname meaning “smith” and a famous publishing house. This name would ensure a love of books and literature in any bouncing boy.
  2. Faulkner. Its origin might be as a surname (meaning falconer), but its future could be as a strong, unusual name for a literary boy about town.
  3. Ferris. For a fun-loving film boy who might enjoy a day off.
  4. Fidel. A strong historical name (especially if politics lie at the heart of your family).
  5. Figaro. An operatic original, as long as you don’t mind friends bursting out into occasional renditions of “Figaro! Figaro, Figaro, Fi…garo!”
  6. Frodo. For those Lord of the Rings fans out there.
  7. Fyodor. A lovely, rich-sounding name meaning “God’s gift” and also perhaps the greatest ever Russian writer.

Unique boys’ names starting with F: the final frontier

What’s a unique boy name that starts with F? How about:

  1. Fiacre (pronounced fee-AH-Ker)

Not only does it carry the mists of Celtic myth, but its meaning, “eagle,” incorporates all the freedom you’d wish on your boy at the start of his extraordinary life.

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