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200+ One Syllable Boy Names

Team Peanut4 months ago8 min read

Why use lots of syllables when you can use just one, right? One syllable boy names are simple, strong, and direct. But that doesn’t mean they’re not meaningful. Instead, among these “simple boy names”, you’ll find some of the most compelling names there are.

One Syllable Boy Names

So, if you’re on the hunt for single syllable boy names, or you’re just after a bit of inspiration, we’ve got you covered. Here, we’re sharing over 200 one-syllable names.

In this article: 📝

  • One syllable boy names from A to B
  • Single syllable boy names from C to D
  • Monosyllabic names from E to G
  • One syllable names – from H to K
  • Simple boy names from L to P
  • Single syllable names from Q to S
  • Short names for boys from T to Z

One syllable boy names from A to B

  1. Abe – Short for Abraham
  2. Al
  3. Art – Sometimes short for Arthur, Art is a name that comes from the Celtic word for “bear.”
  4. Ash
  5. Bear
  6. Beau – French for “handsome.”
  7. Beck – It comes from the Germanic word meaning “brook” or “stream.”
  8. Ben
  9. Bill
  10. Bjorn – A popular Norwegian name, it means “bear”. If you’re wondering “what are strong male names?”, maybe this one’s your answer.
  11. Blaine
  12. Blaise – A French name from Saint Blaise, it’s a pretty unique one syllable boy name.
  13. Blake – A truly unisex name, it’s a great name for a boy or girl.
  14. Bo – A short name originally from Norway.
  15. Bob
  16. Brad
  17. Brent
  18. Brett
  19. Brook
  20. Bruce – A family of noble Scots – and also a popular name in Australia.
  21. Bryce – From the Scottish, it means “freckled.”
  22. Buck
  23. Butch – What is the coolest name for a boy? Why not Butch, after the famous train robber and bandit, Butch Cassidy?
  24. Buzz

Single syllable boy names from C to D

  1. Cade
  2. Cain
  3. Carl – Carl means “free man.”
  4. Chad
  5. Chance
  6. Charles
  7. Chase – A French word meaning “to hunt.”
  8. Chet
  9. Chip – Short for Charles, Richard, or Christopher, Chip also makes a great name by itself.
  10. Chris
  11. Chuck
  12. Clark
  13. Claude – A classy French single-syllable name.
  14. Cliff
  15. Clint
  16. Clive
  17. Cole
  18. Colm – From the Irish word for “dove.”
  19. Craig
  20. Cruz – Meaning “cross”, Cruz is the name of Posh Spice and David Beckham’s son.
  21. Dag – From old Norwegian, Dag means “day.”
  22. Dale – The old English word for “valley.”
  23. Dean
  24. Dick
  25. Dirk – A German name meaning “famous ruler.”
  26. Dom
  27. Drake
  28. Drew
  29. Dwayne – Originally Irish, it means “swarthy” or “dark.”

Monosyllabic names from E to G

  1. Earl – Meaning “nobleman” it’s another of the strong one single syllable boy names.
  2. Ed
  3. Finn – Probably from the Irish meaning “white” or “fair” it’s an increasingly popular name.
  4. Flint
  5. Floyd
  6. Flynn – An Irish monosyllabic name that can be used for boys and girls.
  7. Ford
  8. Frank
  9. Franz
  10. Fred
  11. Fritz
  12. Frost
  13. Gage – An old English surname that is becoming popular as a first name.
  14. Garth – In old Scandinavian languages it meant “keeper of the garden.”
  15. Gene – Short for Eugene, it means “well-born.”
  16. Geoff
  17. George
  18. Gleb – What is the rarest boy’s name? In the west, it could be Gleb – a popular name in Russia.
  19. Glen / Glenn – The Scottish name for a valley.
  20. Grant
  21. Greg
  22. Gus
  23. Guy

One syllable names – from H to K

  1. Hank – Meaning “ruler of the home.”
  2. Hans
  3. Hart
  4. Hawk
  5. Hayes – Once a surname, it’s now a popular first name too.
  6. Heath
  7. Hugh
  8. Jace
  9. Jack
  10. Jake
  11. James
  12. Jarl
  13. Jay – The name of a bird in English.
  14. Jean
  15. Jeb – Probably originally a nickname for James, Jacob, or Joseph.
  16. Jeff
  17. Jem – Short for Jeremy, James, or Jeremiah – but also a popular unisex name.
  18. Jens
  19. Jez
  20. Jim
  21. Joe
  22. Joel – An ancient Hebrew name.
  23. John
  24. Juan
  25. Jude – A name that’s due for a comeback. It means “praised.”
  26. Jules – A unisex name we love.
  27. Kai – The Hawaiian name for the sea.
  28. Kane – Of Irish origin, it means “little battler.”
  29. Karl
  30. Keir
  31. Keith
  32. Kent
  33. Kit – Kit is a popular unisex option that can be short version of all sorts of names.
  34. Kim – Yes, this can actually be a boy’s name – think short for Kimball.
  35. Kirk
  36. Klaus
  37. Kris
  38. Kurt
  39. Kyle

Simple boy names from L to P

  1. Lance – Perhaps from the old German word meaning “land.”
  2. Lars
  3. Lee – It means “clearing” or “meadow.”
  4. Leif
  5. Len
  6. Lev – The Russian equivalent of Leo, meaning “lion.”
  7. Lex – A famous movie villain, short for Alex.
  8. Lloyd
  9. Lou – A unisex name probably meaning “renowned warrior.”
  10. Luke
  11. Mack
  12. Mark
  13. Max
  14. Mick
  15. Mike
  16. Miles – For jazz lovers out there, Miles is a great one-syllable name.
  17. Mitt
  18. Mo – Sometimes short for Mohammad, or just a standalone name.
  19. Moss
  20. Nate
  21. Ned – Short for Edwin, Edward, Edgar, Edmund.
  22. Neil – A popular Scottish name meaning “champion.”
  23. Nick
  24. Nils
  25. Noel – Noel actually means Christmas. Perfect for your December baby!
  26. Pat
  27. Paul – Meaning “small” or “humble.”
  28. Pax – A modern boy name that means “peace.”
  29. Pete
  30. Piers / Pierce
  31. Pip – Short for Philip.
  32. Phil

Single syllable names from Q to S

  1. Quince – The name of a fruit, William Shakespeare turned it into a unique one syllable boy name!
  2. Quinn
  3. Rab
  4. Ralph – A version of the name Rudolph, Ralph means “famous wolf.”
  5. Ray
  6. Reid – Originally a Scottish surname, Reid makes a wonderful monosyllabic first name too.
  7. Rex
  8. Rhys
  9. Rick
  10. Rob
  11. Rolf
  12. Ron
  13. Ross
  14. Russ
  15. Roy – The name Roy comes from the French roi, meaning king.
  16. Sam
  17. Saul
  18. Scott
  19. Sean
  20. Seb
  21. Seth – One of the sons of Adam and Eve.
  22. Shane
  23. Shawn
  24. Sid
  25. Sky – A modern unisex name.
  26. Smith
  27. Spike – A very cool name, but may require a certain type of personality.
  28. Stan
  29. Sten – A very popular name in Scandinavia.
  30. Steve

Short names for boys from T to Z

  1. Taj – In Persian, the name Taj means “crown”
  2. Tate – It’s a simple boy name with a big meaning “cheerful.”
  3. Ted
  4. Tim
  5. Todd – It’s an old English name meaning “fox.”
  6. Tom
  7. Trace
  8. Trent
  9. Tris – Short for Tristan, it’s originally Welsh.
  10. Troy
  11. Van – A common Dutch name meaning “of” Van is also short for Ivan or Evan.
  12. Vance – “Someone who lives near marshland” isn’t super inspiring, but we like it.
  13. Vaughn
  14. Vince
  15. Vlad – Short for the Russian name Vladimir, it means “glorious ruler.”
  16. Walt
  17. Wayne
  18. Wes
  19. Will
  20. Wolf – A name with ancient Nordic roots, we love its wild vibe.
  21. Xan – Probably short for Alexander, it has a lovely sound all by itself.
  22. Yves / Ives – The name of a saint, from the old name for a yew tree.
  23. Zac
  24. Zayne – Like Shane, Hans, and Jens, Zayne means “god is gracious.”

There you have it, mama! Your long list of short single-syllable boy names!

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