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113 Baby Boy Names that Start With T

Team Peanutabout 1 month ago7 min read

Choosing your baby’s name can be one of the trickiest jobs on your pregnancy to-do list.

Baby Boy Names that Start With T

Whether it’s the indecisive back-and-forth among a few options (blame the hormones), or just not being able to agree with your partner, deciding on a baby name is hard.

Sometimes it’s helpful to go letter by letter. Here, we’ll go through all the best baby boy names that start with T. There’s a lot to choose from!

In this article 📝

  • Baby boy names beginning with T
  • Popular boys names that start with T
  • What are some cute names that start with T?
  • Unique boy names starting with T
  • Traditional boys names that start with T
  • Modern boys names that start with T
  • What is the rarest name for a boy?

Baby boy names beginning with T

Baby boy names that start with T are a strong choice. The letter T has a dominant sound, so you can be sure that whichever T name you choose, people will remember it.

When the T is followed by a vowel, the T sound is punchy and masculine, like Tucker, Tex, or Tagg. Names beginning with T that are followed by a consonant tend to have a softer appeal, like Theo or Trey.

The origins of baby boy names that start with T are pretty varied, so if you’re looking for a baby boy name that reflects your family’s origins, wherever that may be, T names might have you covered.

From Taavi, meaning “beloved” in Finnish, to Tymon, which means “an honor” in Greek, there is inspiration the world over when it comes to T names.

Boy names with T as the first letter are distinctive, and with so many options, you’re sure to find one that works well with your surname as a first or middle name.

So, what are boy names that start with T? Let’s dive in!

Popular boys names that start with T

With so many to choose from, you might think T names are quite common. But according to the latest data, there are only two male names that start with T that rank inside the top 100 boys names in America. Quite a shocker! These are:

  1. Theodore: Theodore has ancient Greek roots and means “gift of God” (with “theos” meaning “God” and “dōron” meaning “gift”). In 2020 Theodore ranked at #23 in the US, while also being inside the top 20 names in England, Australia, and New Zealand. Popular nicknames include Ted, Teddy, and Theo–all adorable. The most famous Theodore might be Theodore Roosevelt, 26th president of the United States. Ted Kennedy–longtime US Senator and younger brother of JFK–is another famous Ted, BUT in this case Ted was actually a nickname for “Edward.”
  2. Thomas: This name ranked at number #45 in 2020 and has been a popular choice for hundreds of years. A name of Hebrew origin, from the word “ta’om,” meaning “twin,” it’s a perfect choice if you’re expecting multiples. Thomas is commonly shortened to Tom, and can also be spelled Tamas or Tomas. It’s probably the most well-known T name, thanks to actors like Tom Cruise, Tom Selleck, and Tom Hanks, and other notable Thomases, like Thomas Edison (inventor of the lightbulb) and Thomas Jefferson (the 3rd president of the United States). It also has biblical origins, being the name of St. Thomas aka “Doubting Thomas,” who didn’t believe that Jesus had been resurrected.

What are some cute names that start with T?

Just because you’re having a baby boy, it doesn’t mean you have to choose a powerful or typically “strong” sounding name.

Cute names that might encourage your little one to show their softer side are just as perfect for your baby boy. These are our favorites.

  1. Tarek
  2. Talib
  3. Tag
  4. Tannie
  5. Tait
  6. Teddy
  7. Tex
  8. Teo
  9. Thurlow
  10. Thierry
  11. Tino
  12. Timon
  13. Timmy
  14. Tiller
  15. Tide
  16. Torin
  17. Topher
  18. Torr
  19. Toby
  20. Truett
  21. Tuck
  22. Tuan
  23. Tye
  24. Tyrell

Unique boy names starting with T

Boy names that start with T range in inspiration from the ancient Roman emperors and Greek mythology to the modern-day trends of using surnames as first names.

Though there are lots to choose from, surprisingly few of the current most popular names begin with the letter T, which is perfect for parents looking for a less-used name.

If you’re looking for a name that’s more unusual than those ranking inside the top 100 (or even top 1000), maybe one of these could be just what you’re after.

  1. Tatum
  2. Tadeo
  3. Talon
  4. Tahoe
  5. Taylan
  6. Taurus
  7. Tadhg
  8. Tab
  9. Tate
  10. Tarquin
  11. Thames
  12. Thompson
  13. Thibault
  14. Thorpe
  15. Thorne
  16. Thanos
  17. Titus
  18. Tiger
  19. Tito
  20. Tiernan
  21. Tomlin
  22. Troy
  23. Trevon
  24. Travers
  25. Tulley
  26. Tudor
  27. Tyree
  28. Tylan
  29. Tyce

Traditional boys names that start with T

Traditional boys’ names come from a range of origins, from Greek to Old English. They may not be the height of fashion right now, but they’ve definitely stood the test of time and have a lot of history behind them.

Some T names come from traditional occupations, which could be used to honor past generations in your family.

Some examples: Tailor (someone who makes clothes) and Thatcher (someone who installs roofs made of thatch).

  1. Tarn
  2. Tailor
  3. Tamir
  4. Taj
  5. Taneli
  6. Talbot
  7. Tennyson
  8. Teagan
  9. Ted
  10. Terry
  11. Tennant
  12. Templeton
  13. Terrance
  14. Thatcher
  15. Thorin
  16. Thane
  17. Theobald
  18. Thiago
  19. Thurman
  20. Timothy
  21. Timur
  22. Tobin
  23. Toben
  24. Tobias
  25. Toby
  26. Todd
  27. Tony
  28. Tommy
  29. Tom
  30. Trevor
  31. Turner
  32. Tyrian

Modern boys names that start with T

If you’re a lover of all things modern, why should your baby name choice be any different?

  1. Tanner
  2. Tayo
  3. Tai
  4. Tariq
  5. Taleb
  6. Taine
  7. Taavi
  8. Taylor
  9. Tennessee
  10. Texas
  11. Teller
  12. Tomio
  13. Torin
  14. Trace
  15. Travis
  16. Tristan
  17. Trig
  18. Tripp
  19. Truman
  20. Trenton
  21. Trey
  22. Tre
  23. Twain
  24. Tyrone
  25. Tyler
  26. Tyson

What is the rarest name for a boy?

If you’re looking for the rarest baby boy T names, look no further. There have been 5 or fewer baby boys called these names in recent years: Tag, Taro, Tarrant, Theodis, Tochi, Tomo, Torstein, and Tywin.

Whether you go into the delivery room with a mile-long “maybe” list, or you’ve already got your monogrammed blankets ready by 20 weeks, we’re here for you!

Whatever the inspiration for the name you choose for your baby boy, we hope we’ve helped with this round-up of boy names that start with T.

And if not, why not ask your fellow Peanut mamas for some guidance, or check out our other baby boy names list for the ultimate in baby name inspiration.

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