238 Simple, Yet Timeless One Syllable Boy Names

Picking out a name for your precious little one can seem like a very tough decision, especially because they’ll have it for their entire life! If you’ve been going through tons of baby names lately to no avail, you can hopefully find the perfect one syllable boy names here.

These one syllable boy names can be used as first names of course, but also make great boy middle names if you have a longer first name picked out. Mix and match them as first and middle names to find the perfect fit!

These one syllable boy names are still strong and unique even though they’re super short! Your little boy will exude confidence and adventure with these cool or classic names.

Why choose a one-syllable baby name?

Choosing a short, strong, or unique name for a boy with one syllable is a great decision. Single syllable names are easy to pronounce, pair well with long or challenging middle and last names, and come across as approachable and assertive, which are great characteristics for future world leaders. 

Plus, you don’t have to worry about nicknames because one syllable boy names typically don’t need a nickname!

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Tips for choosing a name

Here are some questions I asked myself when picking out my baby boy’s name. You can rank them in order of priority for your family because not all of them will be as important as others.

  • Do you want to use a family name or initial?
  • Does it have a nice meaning to it?
  • Does it have meaning to us or our family?
  • Are there nicknames for this name that we want to use or avoid?
  • Is it too popular?
  • Is it too unique?
  • Does the name sound well with your last name?
  • Are there any negative associations you have with it?
  • What will his initials be?
  • What will that name sound like when they’re an adult or professional?

The biggest advice is to ignore what others think or have to say about names you are considering or choose. It’s such a personal decision for you and your family so don’t let any other outside influencers change your mind.

Once you have it narrowed down to 2-4 first and middle names, I suggest picking one name per week during your pregnancy, and referring to your baby as that name. Every time you talk about “the baby,” call her by that name. When you refer to his nursery or him moving in your belly, call him by that name.

At the end of that week, change it to another name. Do this for several weeks with your top choices to see which name sticks and feels the most genuine to you. Once you start actually referring to your baby as this name, you will feel even more of a connection to him.

P.S. Start Your Registry Now!

Now before you start picking names and designing the nursery, don’t forget to set up a baby registry! Get started early because you may hear about a lot of essential baby items sooner than you think. At least then you’ll have a place to save them on a list so you can remember what you need later.

Sign up with the tried and true Buy Buy Baby for your baby registry to get all the must-have items for your little one! They give you freebies and a 15% off registry completion discount as a bonus!

These one syllable boy names can be used as first names of course, but also make great boy middle names if you have a longer first name picked out. Mix and match them as first and middle names to find the perfect fit!

Strong and Popular One Syllable Boy Names

Here are some unique one syllable boy names for your future son. You can’t go wrong with any of them, but take this time to really determine the best name for your baby.

Also, check out 66 Strong and Unique Baby Boy Names with Middle Names, 67 Popular Unisex Names for a Boy or Girl or 118 Hippie Names for Your Free Spirited Boy or Girl.

A

Abe

Ace

Arch

Art

Ash

Axe

B

Banks

Bay

Bear

Beau

Beck

Ben

Birch

Blade

Blaine

Blair

Blaise

Blake

Blaze

Blue

Bo

Bob

Boone

Bram

Brent

Brett

Briggs

Brock

Brooks

Bruce

Bryce

C

Cade

Cain

Carl

Carr

Case

Cash

Chad

Charles

Chase

Chet

Chip

Chris

Chuck

Clark

Clay

Cliff

Clyde

Cole

Colt

Craig

Creed

Crew

Cruz

D

Dale

Dane

Dak

Dax

Dash

Dean

Dell

Deuce

Dom

Drake

Drew

Duke

Dwayne

E

East

Earl

F

Finn

Fitch

Fitz

Flint

Flynn

Ford

Fox

Frank

Fritz

Frost

G

Gage

Garth

Gates

Gene

George

Graham

Glenn

Grant

Gray

Greer

Grey

Gus

Guy

H

Hale

Hank

Hans

Hart

Hawk

Hayes

Heath

Herb

Holt

Hugh

I

J

Jack

Jake

James

Jace

Jax

Jay

Jett

Jim

Joe

Joel

John

Jon

Josh

Jude

K

Kace

Kade

Kai

Kale

Kane

Karter

Keith

Kent

King

Kit

Knox

Kurt

Kyle

L

Lake

Lance

Lane

Lark

Leaf

Lee

Leif

Lex

Liam

Lin

Link

Lou

Luke

M

Mac

Mack

Marc

Mark

Marsh

Max

Mick

Mike

Miles

Moss

N

Nash

Nate

Ned

Neil

Nick

Noel

O

Oak

Oz

P

Pace

Park

Paul

Pax

Penn

Pierce

Piers

Poe

Prince

Puck

Q

Quade

Quartz

Quill

Quinn

R

Ralph

Ray

Read

Reece

Reed

Reef

Reese

Reid

Rex

Rey

Rhett

Rhodes

Rhys

Rick

Rome

Roy

Royce

Ryn

S

Sage

Saint

Sam

Saul

Scott

Scout

Sean

Seth

Shane

Shawn

Shea

Shell

Sky

Slate

Smith

Stone

T

Tag

Taj

Tate

Teal

Thom

Thor

Todd

Tom

Tor

Trace

Trent

Trey

Tripp

Troy

Ty

V

Van

Vance

Vin

Vlad

Von

W

Wade

Wayne

Wells

Wes

West

Wild

Will

Wolf

Wright

Wynn

Y

Yale

Yan

Yaw

Yu

Z

Zach

Zaire

Zane

Zeke

Zeus

PS. Start your registry!!

Before you even get started with names, make sure you start a baby registry. You’ll find and hear about many newborn essentials while you’re pregnant and you want to be able to quickly add or save them to your wish list/registry so you don’t forget!

The Amazon Baby Registry is clearly the best option. You get some free items in a welcome box, free shipping, 10-15% off all the remaining items in your registry, and it’s Amazon- so you’re literally going to buy everything from there anyway!

Plus, it’s free, so there’s really no point NOT to do it.  Start it up here now!

I hope you liked some of these unique one syllable boy names. Just know that the name you pick will be just right for him. It may feel weird at first to call your baby by their name, but soon it will feel so natural and fit in your family perfectly!

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