Baby Names

The Ultimate List Of 3-Syllable Boy Names: Popular, Unique, Cool, Cute, & Meaningful

Updated on 13 September 2022 • 20 minute read

 

What Is A Triple Syllable Name?

As the words imply, a triple-syllable name is a name with three syllables. According to SSA (Social Security Administration), the trending triple syllable names in the top 50 for 2020 are Benjamin, Sebastian, Theodore, Samuel, Gabriel, Anthony, Christopher, and Maverick. (1)

 

What Is The Hottest 3-Syllable Boy Name?

Here are the most popular three-syllable baby boy names in 2020. These baby names are in the top 500 of SSA’s (Social Security Administration) list of trending baby names. (1)

(Note: SSA or Social Security Administration is yet to release a list of popular names for 2021.)

 

Abraham

  • Meaning: Father of nations
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Pronunciation: AYB-RAH-HAM
  • Variations: Abram, Ibrahim (Arabic)
  • Description: Abraham was the top 201 baby boy name in 2020, with 1,875 registered male births. (2)

 

Adonis

  • Meaning: Lord, a symbol of masculine beauty in Greek mythology
  • Origin: Greek
  • Pronunciation: AH-DO-NIS
  • Description: Adonis was the top 222 most popular baby boy name in 2020, with 1,663 registered male births. (2)

 

Adrian

  • Meaning: Rich, from Hadria, of the sea, dark one
  • Origin: Greek, Latin
  • Pronunciation: AYD-REE-YUHN
  • Variations: Adrean, Adriann, Adrianne, Adrien, Adrienne, Hadrian
  • Description: Adrian is a unisex name. It was given to 5,249 baby boys in 2020 and 212 baby girls in 2000. (2)

 

Adriel

  • Meaning: Of God’s flock, belonging to God
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Pronunciation: AY-DREE-UHL 
  • Variations: Ari, Ariel
  • Description: Adriel was the top 140 baby boy name in 2020, with 2,592 registered male births. (2)

 

Alexis

  • Meaning: Defender, protector
  • Origin: Greek
  • Pronunciation: AL-LEX-EES
  • Variations: Alexius

 

Alonzo

  • Meaning: Noble
  • Origin: Old German, Spanish
  • Pronunciation: AH-LAHN-ZOH
  • Variations: Germanic variation of Alfonso
  • Description: Alonzo was the top 471 baby boy name in 2020, with 625 registered male births. (2)

 

Anderson

  • Meaning: Son of Andrew, servant of St. Andrew
  • Origin: English, Gaelic, Scottish
  • Pronunciation: AN-DUR-SUHN 
  • Variations: Ander, Anders
  • Description: Anderson was the top 307 most popular names for boys in 2020, with 1,070 recorded male births. (2)

 

Anthony

  • Meaning: Priceless one, highly praiseworthy
  • Origin: Roman
  • Pronunciation: AN-THO-NEE, AN-TO-NEE
  • Variations: Antonio
  • Description: Anthony comes from the Roman last name Antonius. It’s now a popular first name that ranked in the top 41 most popular baby boy names in 2020, with 6,966 recorded male births. (2)
  • Its variation, Antonio, was the top 180 boy name in the same year, with 2,144 recorded male births. (2)

 

Apollo

  • Meaning: Manly youth and handsomeness, sun god Apollon in Greek mythology that symbolizes masculine beauty
  • Origin: Greek
  • Pronunciation: UH-PAHL-LO
  • Description: Apollo was the top 448  baby boy name in 2020, with 659 recorded male births. (2)

 

Armani

  • Meaning: Warrior
  • Origin: English, Hebrew, Italian, Persian
  • Pronunciation: AR-MAH-NEE
  • Variations: Armonee, Armoni, Armonie, Armony
  • Description: Armani was the top 361 baby boy name and the top 493 baby girl name in 2020. (1)

 

Atticus

  • Meaning: From Attica
  • Origin: Greek, Latin
  • Pronunciation: AT-I-KUHS
  • Description: Atticus was the top 300 most popular baby boy name in 2020, with 1,104 recorded male births. (2)

 

Benjamin 

  • Meaning: Favored son, right hand’s son
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Pronunciation: BEN-JUH-MEN
  • Description: Benjamin was the top 7 most popular baby boy name in 2020, with 12,136 recorded male births. (1)

 

Cameron

  • Meaning: Crooked
  • Origin: Celtic, Scottish
  • Pronunciation: KAM-EH-RUHN
  • Variations: Camron, Kameron
  • Description:  Cameron was the top 64 baby boy name and the top 489 baby girl name in 2020. (1)

 

Cassius

  • Meaning: Empathy, hallow
  • Origin: Latin
  • Pronunciation: KAAS-EE-UHS, KAAS-YUHS
  • Description: Cassius was the top 488 baby boy name in 2020, with 596 recorded male births. (2)

 

Christopher

  • Meaning: Bearer of Christ
  • Origin: English, Greek
  • Pronunciation: KRIS-TUH-FER
  • Variations: Chris, Christoph, Kristopher, and Greek names Christophoros, Christoforos
  • Description: Christopher was the top 47 baby boy name in 2020, with 6,143 recorded male births. (2)

 

Dakota

  • Meaning: Friend or ally
  • Origin: Native American
  • Pronunciation: DUH-KOH-TUH
  • Description: Dakota was the top 261 baby girl name and the top 348 baby boy name in 2020. (1)

 

Damian

  • Meaning: To tame, subdue, linked to the Greek goddess of fertility, Damia, aka Demeter
  • Origin: Greek
  • Pronunciation: DAY-MEE-UHN
  • Variations: Damien
  • Description: Damian was the top 110 baby boy name in 2020, with 3,305 registered male births. (2)
  • Its variation, Damien, was the top 277 baby boy name in the same year, with 1,201 registered male births. (2)

 

Dominic

  • Meaning: Belonging to God
  • Origin: Latin
  • Pronunciation: DOHM-IN-IHK
  • Variations: Dominick, Dominik
  • Description: Dominic was the top 88 baby boy name in 2020, with 3,982 recorded male births. (2)
  • Its variation, Dominick, was the top 447 baby boy name in the same year, with 663 recorded male births. (2)
  • Dominic used to be given to boys who were born on Sunday. Now it’s a common Roman-Catholic name.

 

Donovan

  • Meaning: Brown, dark
  • Origin: Gaelic, Irish
  • Pronunciation: DAHN-UH-VUHN
  • Variations: Donnovan, Donavan
  • Description: 820 baby boys were named Donovan in 2020 when it ranked top 374 in the list of popular names for boys. (2)

 

Edison

  • Meaning: Son of Edith or Adam
  • Origin: English
  • Pronunciation: EH-DI-SUHN
  • Variations: Ed, Eddie
  • Description: Edison was the top 599 most popular baby boy name in 2020, with 452 registered male births. (2)

 

Eduardo

  • Meaning: Wealthy guardian
  • Origin: Old English
  • Pronunciation: EHD-WAR-DOH
  • Variations: Eduard, Edward, Edwardo
  • Description: Eduardo was the top 328 most popular baby boy name in 2020, with 991 recorded male births. (2)

 

Elijah

  • Meaning: Jehovah is God
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Pronunciation: EE-LIE-JUH, EH-LEE-YAH
  • Variations: Eli, Elias, Elia, Alijah
  • Description: Elijah was the top 4 most popular baby boy name in 2020, with 13,034 recorded male births. (1)

 

Emerson

  • Meaning: Son of Emery, brave, powerful
  • Origin: German, Old English
  • Pronunciation: EM-ER-SUHN
  • Variations: Emersen, Emmerson
  • Description: Emerson was the top 155 baby girl and the top 267 baby boy names in 2020. (1)

 

Emilio

  • Meaning: To excel
  • Origin: Italian
  • Pronunciation: EH-MIL-YOH
  • Variations: Emil, Emilia, Emiliano
  • Description: Emilio was the top 229 most popular baby boy name in 2020, with 1,609 recorded male births. (2)

 

Esteban

  • Meaning: Crown
  • Origin: Latin, Spanish
  • Pronunciation: ES-TEH-BAHN 
  • Variations: Stephanos (Greek), Steve, Steven (English)

 

Everett

  • Meaning: Brave boar, strong boar
  • Origin: English, German
  • Pronunciation: EH-VUHR-ETT
  • Variations: Everard, Eberhard, Everest
  • Description: Everett was the top 90 trending boy name in 2020, with 3,979 registered male births. (2)

 

Fabian

  • Meaning: Bean grower
  • Origin: Latin
  • Pronunciation: FAY-BEE-UHN, FAH-BI-UH
  • Variations: Fabien
  • Description: Fabian was the top 420 baby boy name in 2020, with 703 recorded male births. (2)

 

Fernando

  • Meaning: Bold voyager, adventurous
  • Origin: Portuguese, Spanish
  • Pronunciation: FER-NAHN-DO
  • Description: Fernando was the top 342 baby boy name in 2020, with 931 recorded male births. (2)

 

Finnegan

  • Meaning: Fair-haired
  • Origin: Irish
  • Pronunciation: FIN-I-GUHN
  • Variations: Fionn, Fionnagan
  • Description: Finnegan was the top 410 baby boy name in 2020, with 716 recorded male births. (2)

 

Francisco

  • Meaning: Freeman
  • Origin: Portuguese, Spanish
  • Pronunciation: FRAN-SEES-KOH
  • Variations: Francis, Francisca
  • Description: Francisco was the top 296 baby boy name in 2020, with 1,137 recorded male births. (2)
  • Its variation, Francis, ranked in the top 481 popular names for boys in the same year, with 612 recorded male births. (2)

 

Frederick

  • Meaning: Peaceful ruler
  • Origin: English, German
  • Pronunciation: FRED-UH-RIK, FRED-RIK
  • Variations: Fred, Freddie, Freddy, Friedrich, Federico, Fredrik
  • Description: Frederick was the top 485 baby boy name in 2020, with 603 registered male births. (2)

 

Gabriel

  • Meaning: Man of God
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Pronunciation: GAY-BREE-UHL
  • Variations: Gabriele, Gabrielle
  • Description: 7,066 baby boys were named Gabriel, and 857 baby girls were named Gabrielle in 2020. (2)

 

Gideon

  • Meaning: Great warrior, one who cuts down
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Pronunciation: GI-DEE-UHN
  • Description: Gideon is a first and last name of Hebrew origin. It was the top 323 most popular baby boy name in 2020, with 1,009 recorded male births. (2)

 

Giovanni

  • Meaning: Gift of God
  • Origin: Italian
  • Pronunciation: JO-VA-NEE
  • Variations: Italian variation of John

 

Gregory

  • Meaning: Alert, watchful
  • Origin: Greek, Latin
  • Pronunciation: GREG-UH-REE
  • Variations: Gregorius
  • Description: Gregory was the top 433 most popular boy name in 2020, with 678 registered male births. (2)

 

Harrison

  • Meaning: Home ruler, Harry’s son
  • Origin: English, German
  • Pronunciation: HER-I-SUHN
  • Variations: Harris
  • Description: Harrison was the top 114 most popular baby boy name in 2020, with 3,202 recorded male births. (2)

 

Isaiah

  • Meaning: God saves, the name of a prophet in the Old Testament
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Pronunciation: EYE-ZY-UH
  • Variations: Isaias, Izaiah
  • Description: Isaiah was the top 51 most popular boy name in 2020, with 6,001 registered male births. (2)
  • Its variations, Isaias and Izaiah, ranked number 472 with 625 male births and 489 with 595 recorded male births in the same year, respectively. (2)

 

Ismael

  • Meaning: God listens
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Pronunciation: IS-MAE-UHL
  • Variations: Ishmael, Esmael
  • Description: Ismael was the top 349 most popular boy name in 2020, with 903 registered male births. (2)

 

Israel

  • Meaning: A man seeing God, one who wrestled with God
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Pronunciation: IS-RAE-UHL
  • Description: Israel was the top 237 most popular boy name in 2020, with 1,509 recorded male births. (2)

 

Jamison

  • Meaning: One who replaces something or someone, son of James
  • Origin: Hebrew, Old English
  • Pronunciation: JAY-MI-SUHN
  • Variations: James, Jameson
  • Description: Jamison was the top 480 most popular baby boy name in 2020, with 615 recorded male births. (2)
  • Its variation, Jameson, is also a popular name for a boy, ranking in the top 79 in the same year, with 4,370 recorded male births. (2)

 

Javier

  • Meaning: New house
  • Origin: Spanish
  • Pronunciation: HA-VI-EYR, HA-VI-YER
  • Variations: Xavier
  • Description: Javier was the top 249 most popular baby boy name in 2020, with 1,394 registered male births. (2)

 

Jeremy

  • Meaning: Appointed by God
  • Origin: English
  • Pronunciation: JER-UH-MEE
  • Variations: Jeremiah
  • Description: Jeremy was the top 231 most popular baby boy name in 2020, with 1,591 registered male births. (2)

 

Jonathan

  • Meaning: God has given
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Pronunciation: JAA-NUH-THUN
  • Variations: Johnathan
  • Description: Jonathan was the top 70 most popular baby boy name in 2020, with 4,690 registered male births. (2)
  • Its variation, Johnathan, is also popular and was the top 418 name for a boy in the same year, with 705 registered male births. (2)

 

Josiah

  • Meaning: God supports and heals
  • Origin: Hebrew, Latin
  • Pronunciation: JO-SIE-UH
  • Variations: Josias
  • Description: Josiah was the top 50 most popular baby boy name in 2020, with 6,001 registered male births. (2)

 

Julius

  • Meaning: Youthful, soft-haired
  • Origin: Greek, Latin
  • Pronunciation: JOO-LEE-UHS
  • Variations: Jolyon, Julia, Jules, Julie, Julien, Julio
  • Description: Julius was the top 334 most popular baby boy name in 2020, with 960 recorded male births. (2)

 

Kamari

  • Meaning: Moon
  • Origin: Arabic
  • Pronunciation: KAH-MAH-REE
  • Variations: Khamari
  • Description: Kamari was the top 387 most popular baby boy name in 2020, with 786 recorded male births. (2)

 

Leonel

  • Meaning: Lion
  • Origin: Latin, Spanish
  • Pronunciation: LEE-OH-NEL
  • Variations: Leo, Leon, Leonard, Leonardo, Lionel
  • Description: Leonel was the top 344 most popular baby boy name in 2020, with 922 recorded male births. (2)

 

Lorenzo

  • Meaning: Laurel crown
  • Origin: Latin
  • Pronunciation: LOH-REN-ZOH
  • Variations: Lorenz, Lawrence, Laurence
  • Description: Lorenzo was the top 152 most popular names for boys in 2020, with 2,442 registered male births. (2)

 

Malachi

  • Meaning: Angel, a messenger of God from the Old Testament
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Pronunciation: MAH-LAH-KAI 
  • Variations: Malakai
  • Description: Malachi was the top 157 baby boy name in 2020, with 2,354 registered male births. (2)

 

Mateo

  • Meaning: Gift of God
  • Origin: English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Pronunciation: MAH-TEH-YO
  • Variations: Matteo, Matthew, Mattis
  • Description: Mateo was the top 20 baby boy name in 2020, witty 8,800 recorded male births. (2)
  • Its variation spellings, Matthew and Matteo, were in the top 30, with 8,052 registered male births, and the top 174, with 2,200 registered male births in the same year, respectively. (2)

 

Matias

  • Meaning: Gift of God
  • Origin: Spanish
  • Pronunciation: MA-TI-UHS
  • Variations: Mathias, Matthias
  • Description: Matias was the top 216 most popular baby boy name in 2020, with 1,740 recorded male births. (2)
  • Its variations, Mathias and Matthias, also ranked at the top 428, with 685 recorded male births, and the top 435, with 676 recorded male births in the same year, respectively. (2)

 

Maverick

  • Meaning: Independent
  • Origin: English
  • Pronunciation: MAV-UH-RIK
  • Variations: Maverik
  • Description: Maverick was the top 49 popular baby names for boys in 2020, with 6,088 recorded male births. (2)

 

Maximus

  • Meaning: Greatest
  • Origin: Latin
  • Pronunciation: MAK-SI-MUHS
  • Variations: Max, Maxx
  • Description: Maximus was the top 250 most popular baby boy name in 2020, with 1,394 recorded male births. (2)

 

Messiah

  • Meaning: The anointed one, in the Christian religion, Messiah is another name of Jesus Christ
  • Origin: English, Hebrew
  • Pronunciation: MES-SIE-UH
  • Description: Messiah was the top 190 most popular baby boy name in 2020, with 2,010 recorded male births. (2)

 

Muhammad

  • Meaning: Praiseworthy
  • Origin: Arabic
  • Pronunciation: MUH-HAM-MUHD
  • Variations: Mohammad, Mohammed
  • Description: Muhammad was the top 309 most popular baby boy name in 2020, with 1,056 registered male births. (2)

 

Nicholas

  • Meaning: People’s victory
  • Origin: Greek
  • Pronunciation: NIK-UH-LUHS
  • Variations: Nico, Nicolas, Nicola, Nicole, Nicolo, Nikolas
  • Description: Nicholas was the top 87 most popular baby boy name in 2020, with 4,204 recorded male births. (2)
  • Its variations, Nicolas was the top 202 most popular name for a boy in the same year, with 1,875 recorded male births. (2)

 

Oliver

  • Meaning: Descendants, olive, olive tree
  • Origin: French, Latin, Old Norse
  • Pronunciation: AA-LI-VER
  • Variations: Olivier, Ollie
  • Description: Oliver was the top 3 most popular baby boy name in 2020, with 14,147 recorded male births. (2)

 

Rafael

  • Meaning: God has healed
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Pronunciation: RAH-FA-EL 
  • Variations: Raphael
  • Description: Rafael was the top 247 baby boy name in 2020, with 1,409 registered male births. (2)
  • Its variation, Raphael, was the top 514 baby boy name in the same year, with 552 registered male births. (2)

 

Remington

  • Meaning: Raven’s town, a place on a riverbank
  • Origin: Old English
  • Pronunciation: REH-MING-TEN
  • Variations: Rem, Remi, Remy
  • Description: Remington was the top 230 baby boy and the top 360 baby girl names in 2020. (1)

 

Roberto

  • Meaning: Bright fame
  • Origin: Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Pronunciation: ROH-BER-TOH
  • Variations: Robert
  • Description: Roberto was the top 438 most popular baby boy name in 2020, with 670 recorded male births. (2)
  • Its variation, Robert, is more popular. It was the top 80 most popular name for a boy in the same year, with 4,349 recorded male births. (2)

 

Samuel

  • Meaning: God has heard, name of God
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Pronunciation: SAM-YOO-UHL
  • Variations: Samuelle, Samuella, Samantha
  • Description: Samuel was the top 25 most popular baby boy name in 2020, with 8,488 recorded male births. (2)
  • Samuel has been in the top 20 since 2000. (2)

 

Santino

  • Meaning: Little saint, sacred
  • Origin: Italian
  • Pronunciation: SAHN-TEE-NOH
  • Variations: Santo
  • Description: Santino was the top 443 most popular baby boy name in 2020, with 667 registered male births. (2)

 

Sebastian

  • Meaning: Highly respected, admired
  • Origin: Latin
  • Pronunciation: SEH-BAS-CHAAN
  • Description: Sebastian was the top 19 most popular name for baby boys in 2020, with 8,927 registered male births. (2)

 

Sullivan

  • Meaning: Dark-eyed one, hawk-eyed, one-eyed
  • Origin: Irish, Gaelic
  • Pronunciation: SUL-UH-VUHN
  • Variations: Sullavan, Sullivant
  • Description: Sullivan was the top 398 most popular name for baby boys in 2020, with 763 registered male births. (2)

 

Theodore

  • Meaning: Gift of God
  • Origin: Greek, Latin
  • Pronunciation: THEE-OH-DOR
  • Variations: Theo, Theodora, Dorothea, Dorothy
  • Description: Theodore was the top 23 baby boy name in 2020, with 8,558 registered male births. (2)
  • Its shortened version, Theo, was the top 172 in the same year, with 2,206 registered male births. (2)

 

Thiago

  • Meaning: Handsome, humorous
  • Origin: Portuguese
  • Pronunciation: TEE-AH-GOH, CHEE-AH-GOH
  • Variations: Tiago, Santiago
  • Description: Thiago was the top 165 most popular baby boy name in 2020, with 2,292 recorded male births. (2)

 

Timothy

  • Meaning: One who honors God
  • Origin: Greek
  • Pronunciation: TI-MUH-THEE
  • Variations: Timoteo, Timotheus, Timothée
  • Description: Timothy was the top 193 most popular baby boy name in 2020, with 1,985 recorded male births. (2)

 

Tobias

  • Meaning: God is good
  • Origin: Greek, Hebrew
  • Pronunciation: TOH-BY-UHS
  • Variations: Tobiah
  • Description: Tobias was the top 268 baby boy name in 2020, with 1,268 recorded male births. (2)

 

William

  • Meaning: Protector, warrior
  • Origin: Irish
  • Pronunciation: WIL-LEE-UHM
  • Variations: Liam
  • Description: William was the top 5 most popular baby boy name in 2020, with 12,541 recorded male births. (2)
  • Its variation, Liam, topped the trendy baby boy name list in 2020 with 19,659 recorded male births. (2)

 

Zachary

  • Meaning: God remembers
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Pronunciation: ZAK-UH-REE
  • Variations:  Zachariah, Zacharias, Zakariya, Zackary
  • Description: Zachary was the top 135 most popular baby boy name in 2020, with 2,695 registered male births. (2)

 

What Is The Shortest 3 Syllable Name?

Here are the shortest three-syllable boy names with only five letters:

 

Amari

  • Meaning: Immortal, strong
  • Origin: African, Arabic, English
  • Pronunciation: AH-MAH-REE
  • Description: Amari is a gender-neutral name and was the top 217 baby boy names and the top 334 baby girl names in 2020. (1)

 

Amias

  • Meaning: Loved
  • Origin: Latin
  • Pronunciation: AH-MEE-YAHS
  • Variations: Amyas
  • Description: Amias was the top 699 most popular baby boy name in 2020, with 358 recorded male births. (2)
  • Amias is a unique name that’s slowly rising in popularity. It only entered SSA’s top 1000 baby names list in 2019. (2)

 

Arian

  • Meaning: Most holy (Greek), silver (Welsh)
  • Origin: Greek
  • Pronunciation: AAR-EE-YAEN
  • Variations: Aryan
  • Description: Arian was the top 858 baby boy name in 2020, with 262 registered male births. (2)

 

Diego

  • Meaning: One who replaces something or someone
  • Origin: Latin
  • Pronunciation: DEE-AY-GO
  • Variations: Hispanic version of James
  • Description: Diego was the top 125 popular boy name in 2020, with 2,885 recorded male births. (2)

 

Emery

  • Meaning: Home strength, industrious
  • Origin: German
  • Pronunciation: EHM-UH-REE
  • Variations: Emmery, Emory
  • Description: Emery is a gender-neutral name. It was the top 738 baby boy name in 2020, with 327 recorded male births, and the top 89 name for girls in the same year, with 2,959 recorded female births. (2)
  • Its variation, Emory, is also a unisex name. It was the top 818 name for a boy in 2020, with 280 recorded male births, and the top 444 most popular baby girl name in the same year, with 686 registered female births. (2)

 

Omari

  • Meaning: Chief, speaker, God is exalted (Swahili), flourishing (Arabic)
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Pronunciation: OH-MAH-REE
  • Variations: Omar, Omri
  • Description: Omari was the top 500 most popular baby boy name in 2020, with 578 recorded male births. (2)
  • Its variation, Omar, was the top 253 most popular name for a boy in the same year, with 1,378 recorded male births. (2)

 

Romeo

  • Meaning: Roman, pilgrim to Rome
  • Origin: Italian
  • Pronunciation: ROH-MEE-OH
  • Description: Romeo was the top 377 most popular baby boy name in 2020, with 810 recorded male births. (2)

 

Tadeo

  • Meaning: Heart, courageous heart
  • Origin: Aramaic, Spanish
  • Pronunciation: TAE-DAY-OH
  • Variations: Thaddeus
  • Description: Tadeo was the top 700 baby boy name in 2020, with 358 registered male births. (2)

 

Uriel

  • Meaning: Hebrew name for the angel of light, a flame of God
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Pronunciation: YU-REE-UHL
  • Variations: Uriah
  • Description: Uriel was the top 462 baby boy name in 2020, with 635 registered male births. (2)
  • Its variation, Uriah, was the top 636 most popular baby boy name in 2020, with 417 registered male births. (2)

 

What Is The Luckiest Name For A Boy?

Here’s a list of triple-syllable lucky names for your baby boy:

 

Bendito

  • Meaning: Blessed, to bless someone with holy water
  • Origin: Spanish
  • Pronunciation: BEN-DI-TOW
  • Variations: Bendito
  • Description: Bendito is a popular name for boys in Spanish-speaking countries.

 

Benedict

  • Meaning: Blessed, blessing
  • Origin: Latin
  • Pronunciation: BEN-UH-DIK
  • Variations: Bennett
  • Description: Benedict was the top 983 baby boy name in 2020, with 210 recorded male births. (2)
  • Its variation, Bennett, was the top 101 most popular name for boys in 2020, with 3,582 recorded male births. (2)
  • Bennett is also used as a last name.

 

Boniface

  • Meaning: Fortunate
  • Origin: Latin
  • Pronunciation: BOH-NI-FAYS
  • Variations: Bonifacio, Bonifacius
  • Description: Boniface is used as a first name and last name.

 

Gadiel

  • Meaning: Fortunate, God is my fortune
  • Origin: Arabic
  • Pronunciation: GAA-DEE-UHL
  • Variations: Gaddiel
  • Description: Gadiel is a lesser-known archangel.

 

Hannibal

  • Meaning: One who received the grace of Baal, the god of fertility and fortune
  • Origin: Assyrian
  • Pronunciation: HAN-UH-BUHL, HAEN-I-BAHL
  • Variations: Hananbaal
  • Description: Although Hannibal originally bore a good meaning, its association with the fictional character, Hannibal Lecter, made this a less popular choice for a baby name.

 

Macario

  • Meaning: Blessed, happy
  • Origin: Greek, Italian, Spanish
  • Pronunciation: MAH-KAH-RYO
  • Variations: Macarios, Macarius, Makarios
  • Description: Macarios is a perfect name for your little blessing.

 

Venturo

  • Meaning: Fortunate, lucky
  • Origin: Italian, Spanish
  • Pronunciation: VEN-TU-ROH
  • Variations: Ventura, Venturi
  • Description: Venturo is also used as a last name.

 

Veasna

  • Meaning: Good fortune, opportunity
  • Origin: Cambodian, Sanskrit
  • Pronunciation: VAH-ES-NUH
  • Description: Veasna is a popular Cambodian name.

 

Victory

  • Meaning: Winning
  • Origin: Latin
  • Pronunciation: VIK-TUH-REE
  • Variations: Victor, Victoria
  • Description: Victory can be a lucky name for your little one.



What Are The Rarest Boy Names?

Here are some three-syllable unique names for your little one:

 

Adeon

  • Meaning: Royal, wise, name of a legendary Welsh prince
  • Origin: Welsh
  • Pronunciation: AY-DEE-UHN
  • Variations: Adion
  • Description: Adeon is a common Welsh name for boys.

 

Callahan

  • Meaning: Intelligent
  • Origin: Irish
  • Pronunciation: KAEL-LUH-HAEN
  • Variations: Cassiano, Cassius, Cassianus
  • Description: Callahan is a popular Irish name.

 

Casiano

  • Meaning: Metal helmet
  • Origin: Latin
  • Pronunciation: KAS-YA-NOW
  • Variations: Cassiano, Cassius, Cassianus
  • Description: Casiano was originally a last name.

 

Cosimo

  • Meaning: Courtesy, order
  • Origin: Greek, Italian
  • Pronunciation: KOH-SI-MOH
  • Variations: Cosmo

 

Giacomo

  • Meaning: One who replaces something or someone
  • Origin: Italian
  • Pronunciation: JAH-KO-MO
  • Description: Giacomo is the Italian version of Jacob.

 

Hillery

  • Meaning: Cheerful, happy
  • Origin: Welsh
  • Pronunciation: HIL-LUH-REE
  • Variations: Hillary
  • Description: Hillery is a gender-neutral name of Welsh origin.

 

Laramie

  • Meaning: Canopy of leaves
  • Origin: French
  • Pronunciation: LAY-RAH-MEE, LUH-RAH-MEE
  • Variations: Larami
  • Description: Laramie is a French last name. It is also a place name in Wyoming, United States.

 

Llewellyn

  • Meaning: Leader
  • Origin: Welsh
  • Pronunciation: LOO-EHL-LIN
  • Variations: Llywelyn
  • Description: Llewellyn is a common boy’s name in Wales. This was derived from the name of two princes of North Wales who defended their territory against the Normans in the 13th century.

 

Niccolo

  • Meaning: Winner, victorious one
  • Origin: Italian
  • Pronunciation: NEE-KOL-LOH
  • Variations: Nicholas, Nicola, Nicolo
  • Description: Niccolo is a common name given to boys in Italy.

 

Ostadar

  • Meaning: Rainbow
  • Origin: Spanish
  • Pronunciation: OS-TA-DAHR
  • Description: Ostadar is a popular name for boys in the Basque region of Spain. 

 

Quirinus

  • Meaning: God of thunder and lightning in Roman mythology
  • Origin: Roman
  • Pronunciation: KWI-REE-NUHS
  • Description: Quirinus signifies the ancient Sabine settlement that helped form the original Rome. (4)

 

Raulin

  • Meaning: Little wise wolf
  • Origin: English, Scandinavian
  • Pronunciation: RA-OOH-LIN
  • Description: Raulin is mostly used as a last name in Scandinavia.

 

Rhisiart

  • Meaning: Brave ruler
  • Origin: Welsh
  • Pronunciation: RIH-SHI-ERT
  • Description: Rhisiart is the Welsh form of Richard.

 

Sabino

  • Meaning: Wise
  • Origin: Latin, Spanish
  • Pronunciation: SAH-BI-NOH
  • Variations: Sabina, Sabeeno, Savin, Savino
  • Description: Sabino was derived from Sabine, an ancient tribe living in central Italy during the establishment of the old city of Rome.

 

Septimus

  • Meaning: Seventh
  • Origin: Latin
  • Pronunciation: SEP-TI-MUHS
  • Description: Septimus was originally given to the seventh son. 

 

Sulien

  • Meaning: Sun born
  • Origin: Welsh
  • Pronunciation: SUL-EE-UHN
  • Description: Sulien is the name of the Celtic god of the sun.

 

Takeo

  • Meaning: Strong like a bamboo
  • Origin: Japanese
  • Pronunciation: TAH-KE-O, TAH-KAY-OH
  • Description: Takeo is a popular name for boys in Japan.

 

Tarian

  • Meaning: Shield, coat of arms
  • Origin: Welsh
  • Pronunciation: TAE-REE-UHN
  • Variations: Tariane, Tarianne
  • Description: Tarian is a unisex name of Welsh origin.

 

Cool One-Syllable Boy Names

Here are some cool-sounding one-syllable names that are perfect as nicknames but also stand on their own as a first name:

 

Ace

  • Meaning: Number one, the best
  • Origin: English
  • Pronunciation: AYS
  • Description: Ace was the top 199 most popular names for boys in 2020, with 1,900 recorded male births. (2)

 

Beau

  • Meaning: Good looking
  • Origin: French
  • Pronunciation: Bo
  • Description: Beau was the top 109 baby boy name in 2020, with 3,319 registered male births. (2)
  • Although Beau is a unisex name, it is yet to gain popularity as a baby girl’s name in the US.

 

Cruz

  • Meaning: Cross
  • Origin: Portuguese, Spanish
  • Pronunciation: KROOZ
  • Variations: Crux, Kruz
  • Description: Kruz was the top 303 most popular names for boys in 2020, with 1,090 recorded male births. (2)

 

Dax

  • Meaning: Leader
  • Origin: French
  • Pronunciation: DAKS
  • Description: Dax is a place name referring to a town in southwestern France.
  • Dax was the top 475 most popular names for boys in 2020, with 623 recorded male births. (2)

 

Jace

  • Meaning: Healer
  • Origin: Greek
  • Pronunciation: JAYS
  • Variations: Jase
  • Description: Jace was the top 97 most popular names for boys in 2020, with 3,745 registered male births. (2)

 

Jax

  • Meaning: God is gracious
  • Origin: English
  • Pronunciation: JAKS
  • Variations: Jaxen, Jaxon, Jaxson, Jaxton, Jaxx, Jaxxon
  • Description: Jax was the top 246 most popular names for boys in 2020, with 1,413 registered male births. (2)

 

Jett

  • Meaning: Black, stone
  • Origin: English
  • Pronunciation: JET
  • Variations: Jet
  • Description: Jett was the top 278 most popular names for boys in 2020, with 1,199 recorded male births. (2)

 

Kai

  • Meaning: Ocean, sea, rejoice
  • Pronunciation: KIE
  • Description: Kai was the top 93 most popular names for boys in 2020, with 3,812 registered male births. (2)

 

King

  • Meaning: Monarch, ruler
  • Origin: American
  • Pronunciation: KING
  • Variations: Kyng
  • Description: King was the top 171 most popular names for boys in 2020, with 2,237 recorded male births. (2)
  • Its edgy variation spelling, Kyng, is also gaining popularity. It ranked top 892 in the same year, with 251 recorded male births. (2)

 

Knox

  • Meaning: Round-top hill
  • Origin: Old English
  • Pronunciation: NAHKS
  • Variations: Knoxx
  • Description: Knox was the top 236 most popular names for boys in 2020, with 1,516 recorded male births. (2)

 

Max

  • Meaning: Greatest
  • Origin: Old English
  • Pronunciation: MAKS
  • Variations: Maxx, Maximilian, Maxine, Maxwell
  • Description: Max was the top 147 most popular names for boys in 2020, with 2,463 registered male births. (2)

 

Rhys

  • Meaning: Enthusiasm, passion
  • Origin: Welsh
  • Pronunciation: RHIS
  • Variations: Reece, Reese
  • Description: Rhys was the top 422 most popular names for boys in 2020, with 702 registered male births. (2)

 

Seth

  • Meaning: Biblical name for one who is appointed
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Pronunciation: SETH
  • Description: Seth was the top 434 most popular names for boys in 2020, with 678 recorded male births. (2)

 

Popular Two-Syllable Boy Names

 

Andrew

  • Meaning: Strong and manly
  • Origin: Greek
  • Pronunciation: AN-DROO
  • Variations: Andreas, Andre, Andrei, Andres
  • Description: Andrew was the top 52 most popular names for boys in 2020, with 5,991 recorded male births. (2)

 

Axel

  • Meaning: Father is peace
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Pronunciation: AK-SEL
  • Variations: Axl, a biblical name, Absalom
  • Description: Axel was the top 72 most popular names for boys in 2020, with 4,628 recorded male births. (2)

 

Caleb

  • Meaning: Bold, brave, faithful, wholehearted
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Pronunciation: KAY-LUHB
  • Variations: Kaleb
  • Description: Caleb was the top 56 most popular names for boys in 2020, with 5,546 registered male births. (2)

 

Cooper

  • Meaning: Maker and repairer of wooden barrels, buckets, tubs, etc.
  • Origin: English
  • Pronunciation: KOO-PUHR
  • Description: Cooper was the top 74 most popular names for boys in 2020, with 4,566 registered male births. (2)

 

David

  • Meaning: Beloved
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Pronunciation: DAY-VID, DAH-VID
  • Variations: Dave
  • Description: David was the top 28 most popular names for boys in 2020, with 8,153 registered male births. (2)
  • David has been in the top 30 of SSA’s top 1000 popular baby names since 2000. (2)

 

Ethan

  • Meaning: Strong
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Pronunciation: EE-THUN
  • Variations: Eithan
  • Description: Ethan was the top 13 most popular names for boys in 2020, with 9,464 registered male births. (2)
  • Ethan continues to be a favorite among parents. It has been in the top 20 of SSA’s top 1000 baby names since 2001. (2)

 

Gianni

  • Meaning: God is gracious
  • Origin: Hebrew, Italian
  • Pronunciation: JAHN-NEE
  • Variations: Johnny
  • Description: Gianni was the top 354 most popular names for boys in 2020, with 889 recorded male births. (2)
  • Gianni is also an Italian last name.

 

Grayson

  • Meaning: A steward’s son
  • Origin: English
  • Pronunciation: GRAY-SUHN
  • Variations: Graysen, Greyson
  • Description: Grayson was the top 35 most popular names for boys in 2020, with 7,424 recorded male births. (2)
  • Its variation, Greyson, was the top 81 most popular baby boy name in the same year, with 4,331 recorded male births. (2)

 

Henry

  • Meaning: Home ruler
  • Origin: French, German
  • Pronunciation: HEN-REE
  • Variations: Henri
  • Description: Henry continues to climb SSA’s top 1000 baby names ranking. It came from the top 95 in 2006 up to the top 9 in 2020, with 10,705 recorded male births. (2)

 

Ian

  • Meaning: God is gracious
  • Origin: Gaelic, Hebrew, Scottish
  • Pronunciation: EE-UHN
  • Variations: Scottish form of John
  • Description: Ian was the top 83 most popular names for boys in 2020, with 4,223 recorded male births. (2)
  • Ian hasn’t been out of the top 100 of SSA’s top 1000 baby names list since 2000. (2)

 

Isaac

  • Meaning: One who laughs, one who rejoices
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Pronunciation: EYE-ZUHK
  • Description: Isaac was the top 39 most popular names for boys in 2020, with 7,060 recorded male births. (2)
  • Isaac has kept its place in the top 50 on SSA’s top 1000 popular baby names list since 2001. (2)

 

Joseph

  • Meaning: God will provide
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Pronunciation: JOW-SEF 
  • Variations: Yosef, Yousef, Yusuf
  • Description: Joseph was the top 26 most popular names for boys in 2020, with 8,349 recorded male births. (2)
  • Joseph has been in the top 30 of SSA’s top 1000 popular names list since 2000. (2)

 

Lucas

  • Meaning: One who brings light
  • Origin: Greek, Latin
  • Pronunciation: LOO-KUHS
  • Variations: Luca, Lucca
  • Description: Lucas continues to rise in popularity. Starting from the top 83 most popular boys’ name in 2000, it ranked number 8 in 2020, with 11,281 recorded male births. (2)

 

Mason

  • Meaning: Stone artisan, a tradesman who works in stone
  • Origin: English
  • Pronunciation: MAY-SUHN
  • Variations: Maison
  • Description: Mason was the top 11 most popular names for boys in 2020, with 10,029 registered male births. (2)
  • Mason has been in the top 10 on SSA’s top 1000 popular boy names from 2011-2019. (2)

 

Michael

  • Meaning: God’s gift
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Pronunciation: MIE-KUHL
  • Variations: Mike, Michelle, Michaela
  • Description: Michael was the top 12 most popular names for boys in 2020, with 9,711 registered male births. (2)
  • Michael has been in the top 15 on SSA’s top 1000 popular boy names since 2000. (2)

 

Wyatt

  • Meaning: Brave
  • Origin: Old English
  • Pronunciation: WY-UHT
  • Description: Wyatt was the top 29 most popular names for boys in 2020, with 8,135 registered male births. (2)

 

Trending Four-Syllable Boy Names

 

Alexander

  • Meaning: Defender of men, warrior
  • Origin: Greek
  • Pronunciation: AL-IG-ZAN-DUHR
  • Variations: Alejandro
  • Description: Alexander was the top 10 baby boy names in 2020, with 10,151 recorded male births. (2)
  • Alexander has kept its place in the top 20 of SSA’s top 1000 baby names since 2000. (2)

 

Emiliano

  • Meaning: Eager
  • Origin: Roman
  • Pronunciation: EH-MEEL-YA-NOH
  • Variations: Emilio, Emilia
  • Description: Emiliano was the top 175 baby boy names in 2020, with 2,186 recorded male births. (2)

 

Emmanuel

  • Meaning: God is with us
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Pronunciation: I-MAN-YOO-UHL
  • Variations: Emanuel
  • Description: Emmanuel was the top 150 baby boy names in 2020, with 2,442 recorded male births. (2)
  • Its variation, Emmanuel, was the top 409 baby boy names in the same year, with 719 recorded births. (2)

 

Ezekiel

  • Meaning: God will give strength
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Pronunciation: I-ZEE-KEE-UHL
  • Variations: Ezequiel
  • Description: Ezekiel was the top 65 baby boy names in 2020, with 5,013 recorded male births. (2)

 

Giovanni

  • Meaning: God will give strength
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Pronunciation: JEE-OH-VAHN-NEE
  • Variations: Giovanny
  • Description: Giovanni was the top 120 baby boy names in 2020, with 3,026 recorded male births. (2)

 

Jeremiah

  • Meaning: Chosen by God
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Pronunciation: JER-UH-MY-UH
  • Variations: Jeremias, Jeremy
  • Description: Jeremiah was the top 75 baby boy names in 2020, with 4,518 recorded male births. (2)
  • Jeremiah has kept its place in the top 100 of SSA’s top 1000 baby boy names since 2001. (2)

 

Leonardo

  • Meaning: Brave as a lion
  • Origin: Italian
  • Pronunciation: LEE-OH-NAR-DOW
  • Variations: Leo, Leon, Leonard, Leonidas
  • Description: Leonardo was the top 86 baby boy names in 2020, with 4,077 recorded male births. (2)

 

Nathaniel

  • Meaning: God’s gift
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Pronunciation: NAY-THUHN
  • Variations: Nate, Nathan, Nathanael
  • Description: Nathan was the top 55 most popular names for boys in 2020, with 5,653 registered male births. (2)

 

Nehemiah

  • Meaning: Comforted by God
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Pronunciation: NEE-UH-MY-UH
  • Variations: Nehemias
  • Description: Nehemiah was the top 378 most popular names for boys in 2020, with 806 recorded male births. (2)

 

How Do I Choose A Middle Name?

Can’t choose just one name for your baby? Pick a middle name. Can’t choose between two name options? Use both. 

A middle name is a good way for parents to agree on their name choices. Plus, when your child is older, a middle name gives him or her an alternative name to use.

 

11 Ways To Choose The Perfect Middle Name

 

Make it personal.

Get inspiration from a family member’s name. Middle names aren’t used as frequently, so you have more wiggle room in style. You can choose grandma’s maiden name or grandpa’s middle name.

 

Go the other direction.

If you’re giving your little one a short, one-syllable first name, consider giving him or her a three or four-syllable middle name, and vice versa.

If you’re considering a classic first name, go for a cool-sounding modern middle name.

 

Mind the cultural background.

Look up name meanings and connotations in different cultures. Your baby may go international when he or she is older.

 

Think universal.

See what the name means in other languages.

 

Mind the flow. 

See if it matches the first name.

 

Say it aloud.

Try saying the first and middle names aloud and see how they roll off the tongue. 

 

Consider the initials.

Choose a middle name that’ll contribute to a good set of initials.

 

Consider what the full name would sound like.

 

Mind the future.

Remember that your child will be carrying these names to adulthood. Choose a name that will still sound good when your child chooses to be a doctor, judge, or even the next president.

 

Consider two middle names.

It can be a mouthful, but you can choose two middle names for your child. 

 

Choose what feels right.

 

 

 

References:

(1) https://www.ssa.gov/cgi-bin/popularnames.cgi

(2) https://www.ssa.gov/cgi-bin/babyname.cgi

(3) https://forebears.io/surnames/fortunato

(4) https://www.britannica.com/topic/Quirinus

 

 

 

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