Looking for a list of the coolest one syllable boy names to name your little guy?
You’re going to love this list of one-syllable boy names we’ve hand selected to inspire you!
Short first names are trending in popularity right now that’s for sure.
I’ll give you a hint… James, Jack, Luke are all one-syllable names listed by the Social Security Administration in the top 50 most popular baby names for boys!
If you’re on the hunt for something a little more unique… Miles, Kai, and Beau are all ranked between 50-100.
Of course… I’ve even put together a list of rare single syllable names you’ve probably never seen before, if that’s your thing!
Ready to find the perfect baby name for your little boy? Let’s get started!
One Syllable Boy Names That Are Unique
Want a unique name for your baby but not something you’ve never heard of? If so, these unique baby boy names should help you find the right name.
- York [Named after the Old English Town of York in England]
Modern One Syllable Boy Names that are Trendy
It’s OK to love short baby names that are currently trending! These cool names all have single syllables and they are totally adorable.
- Max [Shortened form of the name Maximilian which means “greatest”]
Rare One Syllable Boy Names
Hoping to avoid trendy names and find a more uncommon name? These rare one syllable boy names below may do the trick!
- Grey [A cute name that derives from the color]
Cute One Syllable Guy Names
Find the perfect name in this list of cute one syllable guy names! Here’s where you’ll notice Jack, Kai, and Luke again – all of them are a very popular name right now.
- Finn [One of the only Scandinavian origin names on this list]
Strong One Syllable Boy Names
Got a little fighter on your hands? These strong one syllable boy names will make a great choice for a short first name.
- Wolf [Derived of German origin, but it’s meaning is in fact the animal]
Popular One Syllable Boy Names You’ve Heard Of
The short boy names below you’ve probably already heard of, but they’re still worth mentioning since they technically are all still a one-syllable baby name. We’ve seen baby names come back in popularity after many, many years!
Related: 100+ French Baby Names for Boys
Frequently Asked Questions on Boys Names with One Syllable
What is one syllable baby name anyway?
According to the dictionary, a syllable is a single unit of speech, either a whole word or one of the parts into which a word can be separated, usually containing a vowel. Therefore a one syllable baby name is one which cannot be broken up when spoken.
What are some good middle names that go with a one syllable first name?
Here are some middle name combinations with one syllable names to get your creative juices flowing!
You can mix a one syllable first name with a two syllable middle name for some fun combinations like…
Crew Emerson, Jude Aden, Tate Abbott, Jack Lucas, Graham Davis or James Oliver
You can also combine two one syllable names as a short first name and a short middle name such as…
Miles Chase, Briggs Cole, Fox Clay, Brooks Grey, Max Hayes or Baer Banks
What are some one syllable guy names of specific origins?
Looking for one syllable guy names of Latin origin? Try Ace, Brett, Crew, Jude, Paul, Pax, Trent or Vince for a Latin name.
How about one syllable baby boy names of Hebrew origin? Consider Axe, Ben, James, Joel, John, Nate, Seth or Zach for a Hebrew name.
What about an English origin name? Check out Blake, Brent, Brooks, Chase, Clay, Cole, Dean, Fox, Grant, Grey, Knox, Max, Nash, Rhys, Tate, Wade or Yates for an English name.
Related: 150+ Badass Baby Names You’ll Love
Final Words on Choosing the Perfect Boy Name
Whether you’re looking for the perfect short name to combine with a family name or you’re looking to come up with a unique boy name all on your own, we hope this list of one syllable boy name suggestions helped you find a beautiful name!
Picking out your baby’s sweet name is a very exciting time and one I still remember to this day with my own kids.
In addition to the baby boy’s name ideas above, if you’re not sure what you’re having yet or you are having a little girl, we’ve got lots of girl name ideas below.