50 One Syllable Boy Names

Sometimes simple is better, and these one syllable baby boy names can prove sometimes less is more. One syllable names have been popular as middle names for a long time now, but they can also be nice as a short and sweet first name.

Arch – a short form of names like Archibald and Archie, the name Arch means genuine.

Ace – it’s hard to imagine a boring Ace, and it would make for a pretty neat middle name. Ace itself means highest rank.

Alps – taken from the name of a mountain range in Europe, Alps would be an interesting first or middle name.

Ark – an alternative to more popular biblical names, the name Ark means refuge.

Art – a short form of the name Arthur, the name Art means bear.

Bates – typically a last name, Bates means son of Bate.

Banks – taken from a last name, Banks means a person who lives near a riverbank.

Buck – traditionally a nickname, the name Buck means a male deer.

Bay – a nature type name, Bay means berry.

Beck – Beck is a nature name, meaning a brook or stream. Beck could also be a nickname for names like Beckett, Becker, and Beckham.

Blair – Blair is a short and sweet name that means battlefield.

Birch – taken from the name of a tree, this name simply means birch tree.

Brigg – from the name of a small town in Lincolnshire, England, the name Brigg means bridge.

Brooks – traditionally a last name, Brooks is slowly rising in popularity, and means a person that lives near a brook.

Brix – a short form of Brixton, Brix is a interesting option for a little boy’s name. Brixton itself means stone of Brixi.

Breck – a nature name, the name Breck comes from the word bracken, which is a type of fern.

Cairns – a city in Australia, Cairns falls into the place names trend. Cairns means a mound of stones raised as a memorial monument.

Case – a short form of names like Casey, but rather cool on its own. The name Case means vigilant.

Cray – Cray comes from the word meaning crayfish.

Chord – Chord is a musical inspired name meaning the group of musical notes played together.

Clay – derived from a last name, the name Clay means a person who works with Clay.

Cloud – the name Cloud is nature inspired taken from the beautiful white clouds in the sky. The name Cloud simply means cloud.

Croy – inspired by the name of a village in Scotland, the name Croy means a person from Croy. Croy is a nice option for someone looking for a place inspired name.

Crux – Crux is a short and sweet name ending in an ‘x’, and means cross.

Cam – a short form of names like Cameron and Camden, the name Cam means crooked.

Craig – the name Craig is nature inspired, and it means crag or rocks.

Crew – Crew is both last name and place name inspired, and means from the town of Crewe.

Dash – Dash is a fun name for a little boy, and it means to travel in a hurry.

Dean – Dean is a familiar name that means valley.

Dare – Dare is taken from the short form for the name Alasdair.

Drake – the name Drake means dragon.

Elm – Elm is a nature inspired name taken from the elm tree.

Flint – Flint is a nature inspired name taken from a piece of rock.

Firth – Firth is taken from a last name, and means woodland.

Fox – Fox comes from the name of the animal.

Flynn – taken from a last name, the name Flynn means descendant of Flann.

Frey – the name Frey is derived from a last name, and it means free.

Fen – Fen is a place inspired name which means marshland.

Fife – the name Fife comes from a flute.

Gage – Gage is also a last name, and it means to measure.

Grey – from the colour of the same name.

Grove – Grove is a nature inspired name meaning a small orchard.

Gabe – a short form of the name Gabriel.

Hank – a short form of the name Henry, Hank means home ruler.

Hayes – Hayes comes from the last name, and it means a fenced enclosure.

Hux – Hux is a nickname for names like Huxley.

Huck – a short form of the name Huckleberry, which is a type of shrub plant.

Hawk – a nature name, it is a type of bird.

Jace – a sweet short form of the name Jason, Jace means healer.

Jones – Jones is a last name meaning John’s, but makes for a very interesting choice for a first or middle name.

Let me know your favourite names from this list in the comments.

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