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.