100 one-syllable boy baby names

100 one-syllable boy baby names

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Short stuff: One syllable baby names for boys

Sometimes, all you need is a short word — a single-syllable name to use as your baby’s first name, as just a part of his first name, or as a middle name. You might be trying to match a sound, or give his full name a certain rhythm that needs just one more sound.

Here, in alphabetical order, we present you with 100 short and to-the-point baby names suitable for a baby boy.

ALSO SEE: 100 one-syllable girl baby names | 100 two-syllable boy baby names

Sortable table of 100 1-syllable boy baby names

NameNumber of letters
Art3 letters
Beau4 letters
Blaine6 letters
Blake5 letters
Boone5 letters
Brant5 letters
Brock5 letters
Brooks6 letters
Bruce5 letters
Cade4 letters
Cale4 letters
Chad4 letters
Chance6 letters
Chase5 letters
Chet4 letters
Clark5 letters
Cole4 letters
Craig5 letters
Cruz4 letters
Dale4 letters
Dane4 letters
Drake5 letters
Drew4 letters
Finn4 letters
Flynn5 letters
Ford4 letters
Gabe4 letters
Gage4 letters
Glenn5 letters
Grant5 letters
Greg4 letters
Grey4 letters
Guy3 letters
Hank4 letters
Hans4 letters
Heath5 letters
Holt4 letters
Jace4 letters
Jack4 letters
Jake4 letters
James5 letters
Jay3 letters
John4 letters
Jude4 letters
Kai3 letters
Kane4 letters
Keith5 letters
Kemp4 letters
Kent4 letters
Kip3 letters
Knox4 letters
Kurt4 letters
Lance5 letters
Lane4 letters
Lloyd5 letters
Luke4 letters
Mark4 letters
Mac3 letters
Max3 letters
Nash4 letters
Nate4 letters
Neil4 letters
Owen4 letters
Paul4 letters
Penn4 letters
Pierce6 letters
Quinn5 letters
Reed4 letters
Rhett5 letters
Rhys4 letters
Ron3 letters
Ross4 letters
Russ4 letters
Rye3 letters
Sam3 letters
Saul4 letters
Scott5 letters
Seth4 letters
Shane5 letters
Tad3 letters
Tate4 letters
Teague6 letters
Tim3 letters
Todd4 letters
Tom3 letters
Trace5 letters
Trent5 letters
Troy4 letters
Ty2 letters
Van3 letters
Vance5 letters
Vaughn6 letters
Vince5 letters
Wade4 letters
Wayne5 letters
Wes3 letters
West4 letters
Wynn4 letters
Zach4 letters
Zane4 letters

ALSO SEE: 100 two-syllable boy baby names | 100 one-syllable girl baby names

Our top 20 one-syllable baby boy names

Top 20 one-syllable boy baby names

The top 20 (in alphabetical order)

  1. Boone
  2. Cade
  3. Dane
  4. Flynn
  5. Ford
  6. Gage
  7. Grey
  8. Heath
  9. Holt
  10. Jace
  11. Kai
  12. Kemp
  13. Lane
  14. Nash
  15. Penn
  16. Rhett
  17. Teague
  18. Trent
  19. Vaughn
  20. Wynn

Old-school baby name advice

Back in 1937, here’s what the magazine Literary Digest had to say about choosing one-syllable names for baby boys.

If the surname (last name) has one syllable, avoid a one-syllable first name. Example: Montgomery Smith rather than John Smith.

With a two-syllable last name, use either a one-syllable name or three-syllable first name. John Hinton or Christopher Hinton, rather than Arthur Hinton.

When the last name has three syllables, either use a one- or two-syllable name. George Doughtery, but not Alexander Dougherty. Avoid overlapping consonants, such as with James Stephens.