100+ One-Syllable Names For Boys You'll Actually Like – Scary Mommy

100+ Bite-Sized One Syllable Names For Your Cool Baby Boy

Feeling a bit overwhelmed playing the name game? One good rule of thumb is to consider syllables. Maybe you want a 2-1-2 pattern (Think: Harry James Potter) or a 2-3-2 pattern (á la Ronald Bilius Weasley). Perhaps, though, you’ve already chosen a somewhat long first name, like Zachary, and have an obscenely long or hyphenated last name. It might be best to do a short-and-sweet middle name. You do you, of course. Just remember that for the next 18 years, you’ll fill out an insane amount of paperwork for your kiddo.

One syllable not only cuts down on hand cramps, it also beefs up the personality. The right one-syllable name can add some sass to an otherwise traditional first name. Look at it as your chance to attach some modern fun to a family name. Pop “Dax” on after any Biblical boy’s name and you’re suddenly a little irreverent, a bit more trendy and cool. Try these bite-sized middles after your favorite first name and see if something sticks.

1. Abe
2. Ace
3. Bear
4. Beau
5. Beck
6. Blake
7. Boone
8. Brick
9. Brooks
10. Bryce
11. Cane
12. Cash
13. Chance
14. Chase
15. Chet
16. Clay
17. Clint
18. Cole
19. Colt
20. Creed
21. Crew
22. Cruz
23. Cub
24. Dane
25. Dash
26. Dax
27. Dean
28. Dex
29. Dhruv
30. Dov
31. Drake
32. Finn
33. Fitch
34. Flynn
35. Ford
36. Fritz
37. Gad
38. Gage
39. Garth
40. George
41. Gil
42. Grey
43. Gus
44. Hank
45. Hawk
46. Hayes
47. Hirsch
48. Heath
49. Holmes
50. Huck
51. Jace
52. Jack
53. Jake
54. James
55. Jax
56. Jay
57. Jeb
58. Jed
59. Jett
60. Joel
61. Jove
62. Jude
63. Kai
64. King
65. Kit
66. Knox
67. Krish
68. Laird
69. Leif
70. Link
71. Loch
72. Luke
73. Mac
74. Mars
75. Max
76. Miles
77. Nash
78. Neil
79. Niall
80. Om
81. Pete
82. Pip
83. Poe
84. Prem
85. Puck
86. Reed
87. Reef
88. Rex
89. Rey
90. Rhett
91. Rhys
92. Sage
93. Sai
94. Scott
95. Seth
96. Shane
97. Tate
98. Thane
99. Trace
100. Trey
101. Trent
102. Tripp
103. Troy
104. Ty
105. Wade
106. Ward
107. Wayne
108. Webb
109. West
110. Wolf
111. Zack
112. Zaid
113. Zane
114. Zeb
115. Zeke

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