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25 One Syllable Names for Boys
We’ve gotten a few eyebrows raised when we say our son’s name is just Beck. “No Beckett? Or Beckham?” I get asked. But I like the short and sweet versions of names, especially because our last name of Blodgett isn’t always the most friendly when pairing it with a first name. If you have a long last name, you might be looking for a short baby name too. That is where these one-syllable boy’s names come in. I think you’ll like them.
One Syllable Names
If you like names that are traditionally viewed as just nicknames, this list is for you.
Grant originates from a nickname for a tall person. I had no idea!
If you want a more formal name, go with Dashiell.
I was surprised to learn that Max hasn’t broken the top 100 in the US. It’s one of my favorites.
I love the name Knox (I think of Dead Poet’s Society) but it’s too harsh with our last name. Passing it onto someone else to use.
A shortened form of Abraham, Abe is less stuffy and more hip.
Mack hasn’t hit the top 100 since 1900 but I predict that changing in the near future.
How did John get to Jack? It went from John to Johnkin to Jankin to Jackin to Jack.
The name of one of my nephews, I like the happy vibe of the name Zane.
My nephew’s name is Kirye but is called Kai. I thought it was strange at first but now hear Kai on a regular basis.
I associated this name with older men but when a friend chose it for her little boy, I can’t help but love it since I associate it with his cute face.
Clark hit its popularity peak in 1881 but has been on a steady rise in the last few years.
Another biblical name where the shortened version has risen in popularity recently.
This is one of those names that I love but my husband vetoed. I thought I could convince him because of the Beatles but so far no luck.
A classic name that saw a bump in popularity with the birth of Prince George this summer.
I’m hearing Finn or forms of it (Finley, Finnegan) more often lately. It’s on a steady rise in the US.
I have yet to hear an actual child named this but wouldn’t be surprised to hear it on the playground soon.
Cole currently ranks at #102 in popularity.
Blake is a good example of a known name that you don’t hear so often you get tired of it.
The meaning of Tate is cheerful. I love that.
I have a good association with this because of a friend with the name. I prefer that over someone you don’t like ruining the name.
Beck fits into the last name as a first category and has never been listed in the top 1000 in popularity. Different without being made up.
Mostly known for a nickname for Henry, Hank is now being used more often on its own.
A biblical name that to me, never goes out of style.
With the rise of the name Isaac, you maybe hearing the shortened form of Ike more often.
Although simple, I’m a fan since this is my grandfather’s name. Maybe for a future child’s middle name.