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225+ Classic Boy Names & Vintage Options For Your Noble Little Prince

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Choosing Classic Boy Names For Your Little One

Classic boy names offer a retro, old-fashioned style that appeals to many parents.

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Proof? The top 10 most popular names for boys are classic favorites that withstand the test of time, according to data collected by the SSA (Social Security Administration): (1)

  1. Liam
  2. Noah
  3. Oliver
  4. Elijah
  5. James
  6. William
  7. Benjamin
  8. Lucas
  9. Henry
  10. Theodore

We agree with all the parents who picked these names – they’re cool choices even if they’re a blast from the past.

Do you know the meaning of these timeless names?

Continue reading to find them in our list of 225+ baby names for your little one.

What Are The Most Popular Classic & Old-Fashioned Boy Names?

1. Alexander

  • Meaning: Defender of the people

2. Alvin

  • Meaning: “Noble friend” or “old friend”

3. Andrew

  • Meaning: Strong and manly

4. Anthony

  • Origin: English and Greek
  • Meaning: Highly praiseworthy

5. Benjamin

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Son of my right hand

6. Christian

  • Origin: English, Latin, and Greek
  • Meaning: Christ’s follower
  • Description: Comes from the Greek name “Cristos,” meaning “anointed”

7. Elijah

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Yahweh is God
  • Description: Biblical name; prophet who was taken to heaven by a chariot of fire

8. Eugene

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Noble and wellborn

9. Gabriel

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: God is my strength
  • Description: Angel name; archangel who delivered news of Jesus’ birth to Mary and Joseph

10. Henry

  • Meaning: Home ruler

11. James

  • Origin: Latin and Hebrew
  • Meaning: “Supplanter” or “replacer”
  • Description: Also a biblical name

12. Jude

  • Origin: English and Hebrew
  • Meaning: Praise

13. Liam

  • Meaning: Determined protector
  • Description: Also a nickname for “William”

14. Louis

  • Meaning: Renowned warrior

15. Lucas

  • Origin: Greek
  • Description: Also means “illumination” or “a man from Lucania”

16. Martin

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Warlike
  • Description: Warrior name derived from “Mars,” the Roman god of war

17. Matthew

  • Origin: English and Hebrew name
  • Meaning: Gift of Yahweh
  • Description: Also a biblical boy name

18. Michael

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: “Gift from God” or “who is like God?”

19. Noah

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: “Rest” and “repose”
  • Description: Biblical name; he built an ark and helped save the animals from the Great Flood

20. Oliver

  • Meaning: Olive tree

21. Peter

  • Origin: English, Greek, and Hebrew
  • Meaning: “Stone” or “rock”
  • Description: Biblical name given by Jesus to Simon, one of his disciples

22. Richard

  • Origin: Old French
  • Meaning: Strong ruler

23. Robert

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Bright fame

24. Stephen

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: “Garland” or “crown”

25. Theodore

  • Meaning: Gift of god
  • Description: Variants include “Theo,” “Ted,” “Teodoro,” and “Teddy”

26. Vincent

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Prevailing

27. William

  • Origin: Old German
  • Meaning: Determined protector

What Are Vintage & Traditional Boy Names?

1. Abraham

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Father of nations
  • Description: Patriarch of the Israelites through Isaac and Arab nations through Ishmael and his other sons

2. Alfred

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: Elf counsel

3. Arthur

  • Origin: Celtic
  • Description: The king in the mythical story, “King Arthur & the Knights of the Round Table”

4. Ernest

  • Origin: German
  • Meaning: “Determined” or “serious”

5. Frederick

  • Origin: English and German
  • Meaning: Peaceful ruler
  • Description: Comes from the German name “Friedrich”

6. Jonathan

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Yahweh has given

7. Julius

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: “Youthful” or “downy-bearded”

8. Lawrence

  • Origin: Latin and English name
  • Meaning: Of the laurel leaves

9. Lewis

  • Origin: German
  • Meaning: Renowned warrior

10. Micah

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Who is like Yahweh?
  • Description: Biblical name for one of the minor prophets in the Old Testament

11. Nicholas

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Victory of the people

12. Phillip

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Horse lover

13. Sebastian

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: “Revered” or “venerable”

What Are Good Old-Timey Names?

1. Ethan

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: “Firmness” or “long-lived”

2. Everett

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: “Brave” or “strong boar”

3. Francis

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: “A French man” or “a free man”

4. Geoffrey

  • Origin: Anglo Saxon
  • Meaning: Pledge of peace
  • Description: Variation of “Jeffrey”

5. Ian

  • Origin: Scottish
  • Meaning: The Lord is gracious

6. Ivan

  • Origin: Greek and Old Slavic
  • Meaning: Yahweh is gracious
  • Description: Another form of “John”

7. Jethro

  • Origin: Ancient Hebrew
  • Meaning: Abundance
  • Description: Biblical name; a Midianite priest and Moses’ father-in-law

8. Joseph

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: God will give
  • Description: Biblical boy name; Jacob’s favorite son

9. Josiah

  • Origin: Ancient Hebrew
  • Meaning: Yahweh (God) supports
  • Description: Biblical name; one of the righteous kings of Judah (a kingdom of Israel)

10. Owen

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: Noble born

11. Raymond

  • Meaning: “Counselor” or “protector”

12. Russel

  • Origin: Anglo-Norman (French language)
  • Meaning: “Reddish,” “red-haired,” and “red-skinned”

13. Samuel

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: God heard
  • Description: Biblical name; the last judge of Israel and the prophet who anointed King Saul and King David

14. Solomon

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Peace
  • Description: Biblical name; the king of Israel known for his wisdom

15. Timothy

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: One who honors God

Rare & Unique Classic Boy Names

1. Amos

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: “Burden” or “load”
  • Description: Biblical name; minor prophet in the Old Testament who talked about justice and divine retribution

2. Aurelius

  • Origin: Ancient Romaic (language of the Roman empire) and Latin
  • Meaning: “Golden” and “gilded”

3. Barnaby

  • Origin: German
  • Meaning: “Son of encouragement” or “son of the prophet”
  • Description: A form of “Barnabas”

4. Elias

  • Origin: Greek, Hungarian, and Arabic boy name
  • Meaning: My God is Yahweh
  • Description: Another form of “Elijah”

5. Ezra

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Help
  • Description: Biblical name; a prophet and priest in the Old Testament

6. Hugo

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Heart, mind, and spirit
  • Description: A form of “Hugh”

7. Levi

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Joined in harmony
  • Description: Biblical name; one of Jacob’s 12 sons and the patriarch of Israel’s priest tribe

8. Maximilian

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: The greatest

9. Otis

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: “Son of Ode” and “wealth”

10. Reginald

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: “Advice” and “rule”
  • Description: A form of “Reynold”

11. Socrates

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: “Whole rule” or “power”
  • Description: Famous Greek philosopher

12. Tobias

  • Origin: Hebrew and Greek
  • Meaning: God is good

Exotic & Unusual Classic Boy Names

1. Alf

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Noble peace
  • Description: Short boy’s name that can also be a nickname for “Alfred”

2. Angus

  • Origin: English and Scottish
  • Meaning: One strength
  • Description: A form of “Aonghus”

3. Archibald

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Bold and genuine

4. Demetrius

  • Origin: Ancient Greek
  • Meaning: “Tribute to the goddess of the grain” or “follower of Demeter”
  • Description: Male form of the baby girl name “Demeter,” after the Greek goddess of harvest

5. Lionel

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Lion

6. Silas

  • Origin: Greek, Latin, and Hebrew
  • Meaning: “Wood” or “forest”
  • Description: After “Silvanus,” the Roman god of forests

Romantic & Cute Classic Boy Names & Monikers

1. Agapito

  • Origin: Spanish, Latin, and Greek
  • Meaning: Beloved

2. Beau

  • Origin: French and English unisex name
  • Meaning: “Beautiful” or “sweetheart”
  • Description: Also a character in “Gone with the Wind

3. Brooks

  • Meaning: By a brook

4. Guy

  • Origin: Hebrew, Norman, and German
  • Meaning: “Valley,” “ravine,” and “wood”

5. Miles

  • Origin: German, Norman, and Lati
  • Meaning: “Soldier” and “gracious”
  • Description: Comes from the Germanic name “Milo”

6. Manu

  • Meaning: God is with us
  • Description: A moniker for “Emmanuel,” “Manolo,” or similar names

7. Romeo

  • Meaning: Pilgrim to Rome
  • Description: Famous Shakespearean character from “Romeo and Juliet

Contemporary & Stylish Classic Boy Names

1. Calvin

  • Origin: French and English
  • Meaning: “Hairless” or “little bald one”

2. Charles

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Free man

3. Douglas

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Dark water
  • One of the classic names that mean water

4. Edward

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Wealthy guardian

5. Luke

  • Origin: Latin and Greek
  • Meaning: Light

6. Marcel

  • Origin: French, Romaic, and Latin
  • Meaning: Young warrior
  • Description: Also means “belonging to Mars (Roman god of war)”

7. Rainier

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: “Advice” and “army”

8. Remy

  • Meaning: “Oarsman” or “rower”
  • Description: Also a shortened form of the place name “Remington”

9. Thomas

  • Origin: Hebrew and Aramaic
  • Meaning: Twin
  • Description: Biblical name

One-Syllable & Other Short Classic Boy Names

1. Carl

  • Origin: German
  • Meaning: “Man” or “warrior”

2. Clark

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: “Clerk,” “scholar,” or “scribe”

3. Dean

  • Origin: English and Greek
  • Meaning: Valley

4. Gil

  • Origin: Hebrew and German
  • Meaning: “Joy” or “happiness”
  • Description: Can also mean “pledge bright” if used as a shortened form of “Gilbert”

5. Max

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Greatest

6. Paul

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: “Small” or “humble”
  • Description: Biblical boy name

7. Saul

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: “Prayed for” or “asked for”

What Are The Coolest Boy Names Ever?

1. Jack

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: God is gracious
  • Description: A variant of “John”; the main character in the fairy tale “Jack and the Beanstalk

2. Oscar

  • Meaning: “God spear,” “deer-lover,” “champion,” and “warrior”

3. Robin

  • Meaning: “Bright fame” or “famous”
  • Description: Also a nature name after a bird species

What Are Badass & Powerful Classic Male Names?

1. Alaric

  • Origin: Ancient German
  • Meaning: Ruler of all

2. Atlas

  • Meaning: “To carry” or “enduring”
  • Description: The strongest Titan (giant pre-Olympian god) in Greek mythology who carried the Earth on his shoulders

3. Bernard

  • Origin: German
  • Meaning: Brave bear

4. Ferdinand

  • Origin: German
  • Meaning: “Daring,” “brave,” “journey,” and “adventurer”

5. Hugh

  • Origin: Old French and Old German
  • Meaning: “Mind,” “soul,” and “intellect”

6. Leon

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Lion

7. Walter

  • Origin: German
  • Meaning: Army ruler

Classic Boy Names From Across The Globe

What Are Old English Boy Names?

1. Chester

  • Origin: Old English and Latin
  • Meaning: “Camp” or “fortress”

2. Patrick

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: Nobleman

3. Wyatt

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: “brave battle” or “hardy battle”

Classic Hebrew Boy Names From The Bible

1. Aaron

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: “Exalted,” “lofty,” or “high mountain”
  • Description: Moses’ brother and Israel’s first High Priest

2. Adam

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: “From the Earth” or “the first man”

3. Caleb

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: “Devotion,” “whole-hearted,” “faithful,” and “brave”

4. Daniel

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: God is my judge
  • Description: The prayerful man thrown into the lion’s den but saved by God

5. David

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Beloved
  • Description: One of the best and most famous kings of Israel

6. Isaac

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: “He will laugh” or “laughter”
  • Description: Abraham’s son and Jacob’s father

7. Jacob

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Supplanter
  • Description: Also a twin boy name; according to the Bible, Jacob and Esau are twins, but Esau came out first while Jacob quickly followed, holding his brother’s heel

8. Simon

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: The listener
  • Description: One of Jesus’ 12 disciples; later known as Simon Peter

Ancient Greek Names

1. Cyrus

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: “Far-sighted” or “young”

2. Okeanos

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: “Ocean” or “great sea surrounding the Earth”
  • Description: Titan god of the seas who ruled the oceans before Poseidon

Old-Timey French Boy Names

1. Amis

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Friend

2. Claude

  • Origin: French and British
  • Meaning: Crippled
  • Description: Famous namesakes include Belgian actor Jean-Claude Van Damme and French painter Claude Monet

3. René

  • Origin: French and Spanish
  • Meaning: Born again

4. Russell

  • Origin: Old Norse and French
  • Meaning: Red-haired

5. Sacha

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Defending men

Old Man Names Of Italian Origin

Some old man names for your little gentleman:

1. Aderamo

  • Origin: Italian, German, and Nigerian
  • Meaning: “Wealth and fortune” or “fame”

2. Agatino

  • Meaning: “Fortunate” and “noble”
  • Description: Variant of “Agathon” or “Agaton”

3. Enrico

  • Origin: Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, and French
  • Meaning: Home ruler
  • Description: Variant of “Henry” or “Enrique”

Vintage Spanish Boy Names

1. Adelardo

  • Origin: Spanish, Italian, and German
  • Meaning: “Hardy,” “noble,” or “brave”

2. Atilio

  • Meaning: Grandfather

3. Raúl

  • Origin: Spanish, Old Norse, and French
  • Meaning: Wolf counsel
  • Description: Variant of “Raoul” and “Ráðúlfr”

4. Rosendo

  • Origin: Spanish, Galician Portuguese, and Ancient German
  • Meaning: “Fame path” or “victory road”

5. Santiago

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: Saint James
  • Description: Combination of “santo” (saint) and “Yago” (Old Spanish name for “James”)

Classic Middle Names For Boys

1. Ambrose

  • Origin: Latin and Greek
  • Meaning: Immortal

2. Grayson

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Son of the gray-haired one
  • Description: A last name that’s now used as a first or middle name

3. Jackson

  • Origin: English and Scottish
  • Meaning: Son of Jack
  • Description: Also common last name

4. Wallace

  • Origin: Scottish
  • Meaning: “Welshman,” “foreigner,” or “stranger”

5. Warren

  • Origin: French and English
  • Meaning: Park-keeper

Literature & Pop Culture-Inspired Classic Boy Names

1. Ahab

  • Origin: Latin and Hebrew
  • Meaning: Uncle
  • Description: One of Israel’s kings in the Bible or the captain of the Pequod in “Moby Dick” (novel by Herman Melville)

2. Atticus

  • Origin: Latin and Greek
  • Meaning: From Attica

3. Dorian

  • Origin: French and English unisex name
  • Meaning: “Gift” or “from Doris (a Greek district)”
  • Description: Also a group of people in “The Odyssey” (an ancient Greek epic poem)

4. Linus

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Flax
  • Description: One of the Greek god Apollo’s sons or a character in the comic “Peanuts” featuring Charlie Brown

5. Titus

  • Origin: Ancient Roman
  • Meaning: Title of honor
  • Description: An early Christian missionary and church leader in the Bible or the titular character in William Shakespeare’s “Titus Andronicus

Celebrity-Inspired Classic Boy Names

1. Christopher

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: He who holds Christ in his heart
  • Description: Celebrity namesakes include Christopher Walken, Christopher Nolan, Christopher Lee, Christopher Reeve, etc.

2. George

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Farmer
  • Description: Celebrity namesakes include George Clooney, George Lopez, Boy George, Prince George of Wales, etc.

3. Leo

  • Origin: German and Latin
  • Meaning: Lion
  • Description: Celebrity namesakes include Leo Howard, Leo Gregory, Leo Gordon, Leo Kruger, etc.

Adorable Nicknames For Classic Boy Names

The following are great as nicknames or first names:

1. Abe

  • Origin: Dutch and Frisian (West Germanic language)
  • Meaning: Noble
  • Description: Also a nickname for “Abraham,” meaning “father of nations”

2. Archie

  • Origin: German
  • Meaning: “Brave,” “genuine,” or “bold”
  • Description: Nickname for “Archibald”

3. Eli

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Ascension
  • Description: Nickname for “Elijah”

4. Lou

  • Origin: German and French unisex name
  • Meaning: Famous battle
  • Description: Nickname for “Ludwig” or “Louis”

5. Nathan

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Gift from God
  • Description: Nickname for “Nathaniel”

Classic Boy Names From A-Z

Classic Boy Names Starting With A

1. Abner

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: My father is a light

2. Ansel

  • Origin: German
  • Meaning: With divine protection

3. Asher

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: “Blessed” and “happy”
  • Description: Biblical name; one of Jacob’s 12 sons

4. Aulus

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Little grandfather

Classic Boy Names Starting With B

1. Balthazar

  • Origin: Babylonian
  • Meaning: God protects the king
  • Description: One of the three wise men or Magi who brought special gifts to the infant Jesus, according to the Bible

2. Barnabas

  • Origin: Greek and Hebrew
  • Meaning: “Encouragement” or “son of the prophet”

3. Bartholomew

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: “Furrowed” or “son of Talmai”
  • Description: Biblical boy name

4. Benedict

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Blessed

5. Bertrand

  • Origin: Ancient German
  • Meaning: “Wise” or “bright”

Classic Boy Names Starting With C

1. Cassian

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: “Curly-headed” or “son of Cassius”

2. Cecil

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: “Sixth” or “blind to one’s own beauty”

3. Cedric

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: “Love” or “gift of splendor”

4. Clement

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: “Gentle” or “merciful”

5. Cuthbert

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: Famous and bright

Classic Boy Names Starting With D

1. Dexter

  • Origin: English and Latin
  • Meaning: “Skilled” or “right-handed”
  • Description: Also an occupational name meaning “one who dyes”

2. Domenico

  • Origin: Italian and Latin
  • Meaning: The Lord’s day
  • Description: Variant of “Dominic”

Classic Boy Names Starting With E

1. Edgar

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: Rich and prosperous

2. Edmund

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Rich protection

3. Elmer

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: Noble and famous

4. Evan

  • Origin: Welsh and Hebrew
  • Meaning: Yahweh is gracious
  • Description: Variant of “John”

5. Ezekiel

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: God will strengthen
  • Description: Biblical boy name

Classic Boy Names Starting With F

1. Faustino

  • Origin: Spanish and Roman
  • Meaning: “Lucky” or “auspicious”

2. Felix

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: “Successful” or “lucky”

3. Finn

  • Origin: Old Irish
  • Meaning: “Fair” or “white”
  • Description: Variant of “Fionn,” after the Irish mythological hero Fionn mac Cumhail

4. Franklin

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Freeman

Classic Boy Names Starting With G

1. Gaston

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: “Stranger” or “guest”
  • Description: Character who’s in love with Disney Princess “Belle” in “Beauty and the Beast

2. Gregory

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Watchful and alert

Classic Boy Names Starting With H

1. Harold

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Army leader

2. Hector

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Holding fast

Classic Boy Names Starting With I

1. Ignacio

  • Origin: Spanish, Roman, and Latin

2. Isaiah

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Yahweh is salvation
  • Description: Biblical boy name; one of the four major prophets in the Old Testament

Classic Boy Names Starting With J

1. Jasper

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Treasurer
  • Description: Variant of “Caspar,” one of the three Magi (wise men) who brought gifts to the baby Jesus

2. Jeremiah

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Yahweh will exalt
  • Description: Biblical name; also called “The Weeping Prophet”

3. Joab

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Praise Jehovah (God)

4. Jonah

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Dove
  • Description: Biblical and nature name; prophet swallowed by a whale and sent to the shores of Nineveh

5. Joshua

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Yahweh is the savior
  • Description: Biblical boy name; Moses’ successor as the Israelites’ leader

6. Julian

  • Origin: Roman and Greek
  • Meaning: “Downy bearded” or “young”

Classic Boy Names Starting With K

1. Kelvin

  • Origin: Old English and Scottish
  • Meaning: River man

2. Kenneth

  • Meaning: Born of fire

Classic Boy Names Starting With L

1. Leopold

  • Origin: German
  • Meaning: Brave people

2. Lorencio

  • Origin: Old Spanish
  • Meaning: “From Laurentum (ancient Italian city)”
  • Description: Variant of “Laurence” or “Lawrence”

3. Lloyd

  • Origin: Welsh and English
  • Meaning: Gray

Classic Boy Names Starting With M

1. Maël

  • Origin: French and Breton (Celtic language)
  • Meaning: “Chieftain” or “prince”

2. Malachi

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Messenger of God
  • Description: Biblical name; prophet in the Old Testament

3. Maurice

  • Origin: French and Roman
  • Meaning: “Moorish” or “dark-skinned”

4. Maxwell

  • Origin: Scandinavian, Old English, and Scottish
  • Meaning: “Great” or “Mack’s stream”

Classic Boy Names Starting With N

1. Nathaniel

  • Origin: Ancient Hebrew
  • Meaning: God has given
  • Description: Variant includes “Nathan,” “Nate,” and “Nathanael”

2. Nestor

  • Origin: Greek and Spanish
  • Meaning: “Homecomer” or “returner”

Classic Boy Names Starting With O

1. Omar

  • Origin: Hebrew and Arabic
  • Meaning: “Speaker,” “life,” or “flourishing”

2. Orson

  • Origin: Norman
  • Meaning: Bear

3. Otto

  • Origin: German
  • Meaning: “Fortune” or “wealth”

Classic Boy Names Starting With P

1. Pascal

  • Origin: French and Latin
  • Meaning: Relating to Easter

2. Percival

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Pierce valley

3. Phineas

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: “The bronze-colored one” or “the Nubian”

Classic Boy Names Starting With Q

1. Quentin

  • Origin: Latin and French
  • Meaning: “The fifth”

2. Quincy

  • Origin: French and Latin
  • Meaning: Fifth

3. Quinton

  • Origin: Old French
  • Meaning: Queen’s settlement

Classic Boy Names Starting With R

1. Román

  • Origin: Spanish and Latin
  • Meaning: Citizen of Rome

2. Romuald

  • Origin: French

3. Rufus

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Red-haired

Classic Boy Names Starting With S

1. Sancho

  • Origin: Spanish and Latin
  • Meaning: “Holy” and “saintly”

2. Silvester

  • Origin: Roman and Latin
  • Meaning: “Of the forest or woods”

Classic Boy Names Starting With T

1. Thaddeus

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Courageous heart

2. Tiberius

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Of the Tiber (river in Rome)

Classic Boy Names Starting With U

1. Ulrich

  • Origin: German
  • Meaning: Prosperity and power

2. Umberto

  • Meaning: “Bear cub” or “bright warrior”

3. Uriah

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: God is my light
  • Description: Biblical boy name

Classic Boy Names Starting With V

1. Vernon

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: From the alder tree

2. Victor

  • Origin: Roman and Latin
  • Meaning: Conqueror

Classic Boy Names Starting With W

1. Werther

  • Origin: German
  • Meaning: Worthy warrior

2. Wilbur

  • Origin: Middle English
  • Meaning: Wild boar

3. Wilfred

  • Origin: German
  • Meaning: Desiring peace

Classic Boy Names Starting With X

1. Xavier

  • Meaning: The new house
  • Description: Spelled “Javier” as a Spanish name

2. Xhemal

  • Origin: Albanian and Arabic
  • Meaning: Beauty

Classic Boy Names Starting With Y

1. Yeshua

  • Origin: Hebrew and Greek
  • Meaning: Yahweh is salvation
  • Description: Variant of “Joshua” or “Jesus”

2. Yosef

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: He will add
  • Description: Variant of “Joseph”

Classic Boy Names Starting With Z

1. Zachariah

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Yahweh remembers
  • Description: Variant of “Zechariah”

2. Zebedee

  • Origin: Ancient Greek and Hebrew
  • Meaning: Yahweh has bestowed
  • Description: Variant of “Zebadiah”

3. Zebulon

  • Origin: Ancient Hebrew
  • Meaning: “Gift” or “to dwell”
  • Description: Biblical place name; also spelled as “Zebulun”

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REFERENCES

(1) https://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames/

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