Short, Sweet Baby Boy Names

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Quick to say, easy to pronounce, and simple to spell — what’s not to love about these short and sweet boy baby names? We can help you pick out a tiny name that is almost as short and cute as your little chicken nugget. A meaningful and incredible name can come in a small package, and your baby’s first name doesn’t have to be three syllables long to have depth. Sometimes less really is more.

They run the gamut from background, origin, and meaning. They make for fantastic middle names, strong first names especially when paired with a longer last name, and convey a unique spirit you know your little baby boy will be. And you’re not the only one searching for them, either. According to the latest search data available, short boy names are searched for 12,100 times per month.

Quotes to Consider

If you’re looking for further inspiration to gift your son one of these names, check out the following quotes by famous figures with short and sweet monikers.

“Do what you love. Do what is important to you and your family. I just want to encourage people to just go for it and do what makes sense to you.” — Chip Gaines

“We are stardust brought to life, then empowered by the universe to figure itself out… and we have only just begun.” — Neil DeGrasse Tyson

“I wake up every morning believing today is going to be better than yesterday.” — Will Smith

“To leave the world better than you found it, sometimes you have to pick up other people’s trash.” — Bill Nye

“I’m not one of those complicated, mixed-up cats. I’m not looking for the secret to life… I just go on from day to day, taking what comes.” — Frank Sinatra

“I believe in destiny. But I also believe that you can’t just sit back and let destiny happen. A lot of times, an opportunity might fall into your lap, but you have to be ready for that opportunity. You can’t sit there waiting on it. A lot of times you are going to have to get out there and make it happen.” — Spike Lee

“I’m lucky: I always wanted to be an actor. But I never felt the need to be in with the crowd. I didn’t mind being on the outside. I was always looking forward or upwards, not in.” — Luke Perry

“The whole world is drunk and we’re just the cocktail of the moment. Someday soon, the world will wake up, down two aspirin with a glass of tomato juice, and wonder what the hell all the fuss was about.” — Dean Martin

“New York is a place where the rich walk, the poor drive Cadillac’s, and the beggars die of malnutrition with thousands of dollars hidden in their mattresses.” — Duke Ellington

“When I find the right person, nothing else will matter, but I’m prepared to kiss a lot of frogs.” — Sam Smith

“I am lazy, but for some reason, I am so paranoid that I end up working hard.” — Seth Rogen

“If you’re sounding right, you’re probably walking right, and vice versa. If you get the footwork right – if you get even one line right in a rehearsal, the director will say, ‘do you know when you said that, it was exactly the character. You were really landed on it.’” — Ian Mckellen

Other Baby Name Ideas

Need more baby name ideas for your little tot? We’ve got comprehensive lists for Disney character names, middle names for boys, unique names for girls, last names for boys, nicknames as first names for your little Ace, and so much more!

Curious to know more about your family name and the last names and meanings of other countries? Check out our package on last names from around the world. See how many you recognize: Irish, French, Russian, Spanish, Mexican, Brazilian, Portuguese, Italian, and African last names, among others.

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  • Ace
  • Ali
  • Ari
  • Asa
  • Ash
  • Avi
  • Bay
  • Bear
  • Beau
  • Beck
  • Ben
  • Blue
  • Bo
  • Bram
  • Bryn
  • Buck
  • Burr
  • Cade
  • Cael
  • Cain
  • Carl
  • Carr
  • Case
  • Cash
  • Caz
  • Chad
  • Chip
  • Clay
  • Cole
  • Colt
  • Cove
  • Cree
  • Crew
  • Cruz
  • Dale
  • Dane
  • Dash
  • Dax
  • Dean
  • Dell
  • Dion
  • Dom
  • Dove
  • Drew
  • Duke
  • Earl
  • Eli
  • Finn
  • Ford
  • Fox
  • Gage
  • Gene
  • Gio
  • Glen
  • Grant
  • Gray
  • Grey
  • Gus
  • Hank
  • Hans
  • Hart
  • Hawk
  • Herb
  • Huck
  • Hugh
  • Ian
  • Ira
  • Isa
  • Isai
  • Jace
  • Jack
  • Jad
  • Jake
  • Jax
  • Jay
  • Jem
  • Jens
  • Jess
  • Jett
  • Joe
  • Joel
  • Jon
  • Jong
  • Juan
  • Jude
  • Kace
  • Kade
  • Kai
  • Kale
  • Kamp
  • Kane
  • Kase
  • Keel
  • Kent
  • King
  • Kit
  • Knox
  • Koa
  • Kojo
  • Kurt
  • Kye
  • Kyle
  • Lake
  • Lane
  • Lee
  • Leif
  • Leo
  • Lev
  • Lex
  • Lin
  • Link
  • Lou
  • Luke
  • Lux
  • Lyle
  • Lynx
  • Mac
  • Mack
  • Marc
  • Marco
  • Mark
  • Mars
  • Max
  • Mick
  • Mike
  • Moss
  • Ned
  • Neil
  • Noe
  • Otto
  • Park
  • Paul
  • Penn
  • Pike
  • Pip
  • Poe
  • Rafe
  • Ray
  • Reed
  • Reef
  • Reid
  • Ren
  • Rex
  • Rey
  • Rhett
  • Rhys
  • Rick
  • Riff
  • Rio
  • Robi
  • Rory
  • Rowe
  • Roy
  • Ryan
  • Ryn
  • Ryu
  • Saber
  • Sage
  • Sam
  • Samir
  • Sarin
  • Saul
  • Sayre
  • Sean
  • Seth
  • Shea
  • Sky
  • Tag
  • Tai
  • Taj
  • Tal
  • Tate
  • Tau
  • Thom
  • Thor
  • Trey
  • Troy
  • True
  • Ty
  • Van
  • Vin
  • Vlad
  • Von
  • Voss
  • Wade
  • Wells
  • Will
  • Wolf
  • Zaid
  • Zain
  • Zane
  • Zeke
  • Zeus
  • Zev
  • Zip

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