Expecting a new bundle of joy in your family? Before anything, congratulations are in order!
But wait, do you already know the gender? Is it easier for you to come up with unique girl names than it is to think of a boy name? If it’s a boy and you prefer to go with masculine boy names, you are lucky because there are plenty of them out there that you can pick from. And we are here to help you do just that!
Let’s dive into some of the masculine boy names for your little hero.
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Benefits of Masculine Names
First things first! Why masculine names?
- Drawing from the very definition of masculinity, giving your child a masculine name communicates strength to not only the child but those who call him by his name. The strength does not need to be physical but it could be emotional and psychological as well. The name will always serve as a reminder to the child to be bold and strong.
- Giving your boy a masculine name bestows upon him a certain prestige that will walk with him as he grows and that everyone will recognize.
- There is a sense of pride that comes with having a masculine name as a boy.
- Masculine names are often associated with certain virtues, such as courage. They serve as constant reminders to your child to grow into the courageous man he is supposed to be.
- Your child will always feel awesome growing up if they have a cool masculine name. And yes, it adds a lot to their self-esteem.
Now, before choosing a name you need to remember that there are several considerations to be made which may make the process even more frustrating. However, here are a few tips to make this task more bearable.
How to Choose a Masculine Baby Boy Name
The best way is to ask yourself some questions as listed below. Each answer that you come up with is a step closer to deciding the perfect masculine name for your bundle of joy.
Just remember that you get to prioritize questions depending on your preference, which means that you can rank them to make it easier.
- Do you want to honor your culture or tradition?
- Do you want generational/ family initial names
- Is the meaning of the name good?
- Does the name have any meaning to you or your family?
- Is there a nickname to the name that you want to either pick up or avoid?
- Is the name too popular?
- Is it unique enough?
- Does it match with your family’s last name?
- Is there any negativity associated with the name? You do not want to name your child Adolf Hitler.
- Will the name still sound right when your baby boy is a professional or adult?
It’s time to do away with the uncertainty and choose a name that not only sits well with you but is masculine enough to match your baby’s characteristics.
Keep in mind that at first, you might not be so fond of a name but once you associate it with your child, it grows on you and you fall in love with it.
And if you have a certain letter in mind then do not worry, every letter in the alphabet has been catered for. The list contains both the good timeless names and modern ones to meet each of your unique tastes.
Oh and remember, one name can never be enough!
Masculine Boy Names in Alphabetical Order
Below are a few masculine names, and, of course, their meanings.
Ace – If you have played any deck of card games then you have definitely heard of this one. This particular name originates from Latin and has a pretty straightforward meaning when inferred from the aforementioned game. It means an expert or One as is the Ace in a deck of playing cards.
Adrian – This particular name has a Latin origin and has several related names including Adriaan, Adriaen, and Adrianus. As far as the meaning is concerned, it means water or sea.
Aiden – This one is quite interesting. A derivative of the name Aodhàn, the name Aiden not only means ‘bringer of fire” and fiery but was a name given to a sun God of the Celtic origin.
Alexander – a name that has Greek origins and is a derivative of Alexandros, the name Alexander has a very simplistic meaning: to keep off or ward off. If protection is a priority, then this is the name for you.
Andre – this one is for the people who have their hearts in France. Give your boy child the name Andre if you consider him a born warrior. After all, that is its meaning.
Anthony – well, a unique name can be quite controversial in meaning but it’s always worth it. After all, if an inference was to be made from the meaning, then your child will definitely be priceless.
Asher – A name with a Jewish origin is just as great. And yes, Jacob’s eighth son went by the name Asher to mean blessed.
Archer – Do you want a son who excels at archery? Well, the name Archer is of English origin and has its meaning as a bowman to mean a person who is extraordinary where archery is concerned.
Arthur – This one will turn out to be a courageous and noble young man as is the meaning of the name which has a Roman origin.
Ashton – This one is interesting as it is an English name that was derived from a place. Oh yes, that is right the name of the pace had its meaning as “ash tree town” which is a name used for both boys girls. Its unisex nature does not make it any less masculine.
Austin – Your baby boy can both be masculine and vulnerable. This particular name was developed in the Middle East to mean “the vulnerable one or the one with magical dignity”.
Axel – If you are a seeker of peace then this one is for you as it is a name with a Greek origin that has its meaning as “seeker of peace”. Shalom parent to be.
Barrett – A name with a German origin is probably what you need. As far as the meaning is concerned, it means strife which could be considered negative when taken literally but has a certain level of sophistication as it foregoes any and all sort of negativity.
Benjamin – This one simply means “the son of the compass point south” and is simply an English name by origin that came into existence after the famous Protestant Reformation.
Bennett – Do you consider your newborn baby boy a blessing? If yes then this particular name should be your go-to as it is a Latin name that means exactly that: little blessed one.
Blake – This name would be perfect for a baby boy with pale skin or hair as that is exactly what it means. As far as origin is concerned, Old English is it.
Blaze – This name has an English origin and simply means Flame.
Brady – A baby boy considered as broad or spirited should definitely carry this Irish descended name.
Brendan – this one is an Irish name that was derived from the name Breandàn which means King or Prince.
Brett – A name that is considered as both masculine and feminine depending on the derivation, then name Brett has a Middle English origin and simply means “ a native of France or Britain”.
Brody – Ever wondered what Scottish castles are named? Well, this is one of those names that has a Scottish origin to mean “broad island”.
Caleb – This one is a name with a Hebrew origin that means faithful.
Calvin – It might be strange giving your baby boy a Latin name that means “bald” if he has a full head of hair but the name has a nice ring to it that will probably leave you obsessed.
Dallas – A name that has both an English and Scottish origin, the name Dallas is considered to mean “the one who resides by the waterfall.
Damon – this name has quite a number of derivatives including Damian, Damien, and Damiàn. It has Greek origin and simply means “to tame”.
Easton – This particular name has an English origin with a meaning that references the cardinal points of the compass. A direct inference from the four cardinal points, the name means “a place that faces the East”.
Ethan – A strong name for a strong baby boy. If you did not catch it from the previous statement, then this name has a Hebrew origin with its meaning being “ firm, strong, impetuous or enduring”.
Falcon – A happy child is a perfect child. Give your child this name that has a Latin origin. In case you missed it, the name means “lucky or happy”.
Forrest – it might be strange giving your baby boy this particular name but the meaning makes it worth the while. A name with a Scottish or English origin that means “a Royal forest”.
Grayson – You do not have to be grey-haired to give your baby boy this particular name that has an English origin despite its meaning.
Gunner – A bold warrior is exactly what this name that has its origin in Scandinavia means and communicates.
Hawk – This particular simply means “ a falcon or bird of prey” and has an English origin.
Henry – this name has both a French and English origin and means a home ruler.
Hunter – Well your baby boy does not necessarily have to be the one who hunts but that is exactly what this name that has an English origin means.
Ian – A Scottish name derived from the name Yohanan that has a Hebrew origin. It means “God is gracious”.
Ivan – This name is a Slavic variant of the name John that means “God is gracious”.
Jase/ Jace – A name that originated from Hebrew and means “a healing”.
Jaden – If what you have is gratitude for your baby boy then this should be your go-to name as inferred from the meaning. It also means “God has judged” and is of Hebrew origin.
Joyner – This Old English name has a nice ring to it. It means “carpenter”.
Justin – A derivative of the name Justus, this name has its origin in Latin. It means “righteous” or “fair”.
Kane – This name has an Irish origin and has its meaning as “battlefield”.
Klaus – A name with a German origin that has its meaning as “people’s victory”.
Klein – If you are familiar with the German language then you are probably aware of this term which means ”small”. It has its origin in both German and Dutch.
Landon – This name has an English origin and has its meaning as one who comes from the long hill.
Luca – A derivative of the name Lucas, this name has a Latin origin and means “sacred wood”/
Lucien – A male name with a French origin that means “light”.
Maddox – This name is a derivative of a Welsh name referring to the son of Madoc. It means “fortunate”.
Magnar – A common first name for Norwegian men, this name means “strength”. It has a Scandinavian origin.
Maverick – This name has an American origin. It means “wildly independent”.
Nathan – This particular name has several related names including Nathaniel, Natan and Jonathan. It has a Hebrew origin and means “he gave”.
Noah – This one has a Babylonian origin and means “peace” or “rest”.
Odin – If you have watched Thor then you are familiar with this particular name. It has a Scandinavian origin and means “Supreme god of culture, art and law”.
Oliver – This name has a peaceful association due to its meaning “olive tree”. It has a French origin.
Orion – A Greek mythology name that has several meanings including “dawning” and “son of fire”.
Patrick – This name is a derivative of the Latin name Patricius that means “ruler”, “king” or “nobleman”.
Phillip – A derivative of the name Philippos, the name Phillip means “horse-loving” and has its origin in Greece.
Phoenix – This name has a Greek origin and is derived from the word phoenix which means “bright red”.
Preston – This name is means “Priest’s town” and is derived from the place in England known as Preston.
Roman – This name typically describes a person from Rome and if it is not obvious, its origin in Rome.
Royce – This name has an English origin and means “son of Roy” or “one from a kin that is famous”.
Slate – Typically, a slate is a grey-green rock and that is exactly what this name that originated in American means.
Spike – This name has an American origin and means “heavy nail”.
Steel – A derivative of the name Steele, this name has an English origin and means “hard-working”.
Talon – This name has an English origin and is derived from a bird’s claw to mean “sharp”.
Troy– This name is common in English-speaking countries. It has a Greek origin and means “foot soldier”
Urien – This is an Arthurian Legend boy name meant for a king that means “privileged birth”.
Uriel – A Hebrew name that means “God is my light”.
Victor – A Latin name with a great meaning – a conqueror or winner.
Vincent – This name means “to conquer” and is a derivative of Vincentius which is a Latin name.
Wade – Popular as a surname, this name has an Anglo-Saxon origin and means “to go”.
Wilder – this is a common English surname that means “wild animal” or “untamed”.
Xavier – A name that has its origin in Spain and means “new house” or “castle”/
Xenos – This name means “newcomer” or “stranger” and has its origin in Greece.
Yves – You have probably come across a famous designer named Yves Saint Laurent and wondered about the name’s origin and meaning. Well, it is a French name that means “yew” or “archer”.
Zander – a derivative of the name Xander, this name means “defender of the people” and originates from Greece.
Zeke – this name has a Hebrew origin and simply means “ God will strengthen”.
Now that you have read through the list, it’s time to make what was a tough choice before but is hopefully easier now.
Kids are such a blessing they deserve the utmost care and a beautiful name. Give your bundle of joy a name that he will be proud to be associated with and watch him grow into a confident man of valor and strength!