One Syllable Boy Names

Are you on the hunt for some short and sweet one syllable boy names for your baby boy?

Then, look no further, as we’ve done the hard work for you and found the best one-syllable boy names that you’re going to adore.

Short boys names are great. Being quick to say and quick to write can come in really handy. Especially as we say and write our names a lot throughout our lifetimes!

And they can also make for a great middle name when you tie a full name together.

Plus there are just so many cool one syllable boy names to choose from!

From classic one syllable boy name like Ben, Charles, and James.

To unique one syllable boy names like Arch and Kai.

To a popular one syllable name like Cole, Kade, and Wes.

So, check out these strong one syllable boy names that are short and sweet, the perfect combination for your perfect baby boy!

And if you love these cute one syllable boys names, make sure you also check out our 4 letter boys names, two syllable boy names, and short boy names for further inspiration!

Unique One Syllable Boy Names

Best One Syllable Boy Names

If you’re looking for the best baby boy name for your little boy, then these short names are our top picks! Being just a single syllable they are short and sweet, but also pack a punch!

Ben

– of Hebrew origin meaning ‘son’

Brock

– of Middle English, Old English and Celtic origin meaning ‘badger-like’

Brooks

– of German and English origin meaning ‘water’ or ‘small stream’

Clay

– of Old English origin meaning ‘stick earth’ 

Clive

– of Old English origin meaning ‘cliff, slope’

Cole

– of English origin meaning ‘swarthy, coal-black, charcoal’

Colt

– of British origin meaning ‘young male horse’

Creed

– of English and Latin origin meaning ‘belief, guiding principle, I believe’

Dale

– of English origin meaning ‘Lives in the valley, small valley

Dan

– of Hebrew origin meaning is ‘judge’

Flynn

– of Irish origin meaning ‘ruddy’

Gray/Grey

– of English origin meaning ‘black mixed with white’

Greer

– of Scottish origin meaning ‘watchful, vigilant’

Hans

– of Danish and Hebrew Origin meaning ‘God is gracious’

Jay

– of English origin meaning ‘to rejoice’

Jess

– a great unisex name of Hebrew origin meaning ‘God exists’ and ‘gift of God’

Joe

– of Hebrew origin meaning ‘God will give’

Jude

– of Greek origin meaning ‘Praised’

Kade

– of American origin meaning ‘Stout, Sturdy’

Miles

– of English origin meaning ‘merciful’

Nate

– of Hebrew origin meaning ‘gift of God’ or ‘God has given’

Nick

– of Greek origin meaning ‘Victory of the people’

Ray

– of English origin meaning ‘wise protector’

Reed

– of English origin meaning ‘red-haired’

Russ

– of English origin meaning ‘redhead, fox-colored’

Scott

– of Scottish origin meaning ‘Scotsman’

Seth

– of Hebrew origin meaning ‘Appointed, placed’

Shane

– of American origin meaning ‘graced by God’

Todd

– of Middle English origin meaning ‘fox’

Tom

– of Hebrew origin meaning ‘innocence, naivety, simplicity’ or ‘the end’

Trace

– of English origin meaning ‘find, discover’

Ty

– of English origin meaning ‘From the Land Of Eoghan’

Van

– of English origin meaning ‘glad’

Wes

– of English origin meaning ‘west meadow’

Will

– of German origin meaning ‘desiring peace, will helmet, or protection’. It is also a short form of the boys name William.

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Classic 1 Syllable Boy Names

Brent– of Old English origin meaning ‘from a steep hill’
Carl– of German origin meaning ‘free man’
Charles– a classic single syllable name of Old English origin meaning ‘free man’
Chris– of Greek origin meaning ‘bearer of Christ’
Cliff– of Old English origin meaning ‘cliff-side slope’
Clint– of English origin meaning ‘Fenced settlement’
Craig– of Scottish origin meaning ‘rock’
Dean– of English origin meaning ‘valley’
Drake– of English origin meaning ‘dragon’ or ‘snake’
Drew– of Welsh origin meaning ‘wise’
Earl– of North American origin meaning ‘warrior’ or ‘nobleman’
Frank– of French origin meaning ‘Frenchman or free one’
Gene– of Greek origin meaning ‘well-born’
George– of Greek origin meaning ‘farmer’ or ‘earth worker’
Glen/Glenn– of Scottish origin meaning ‘valley’
Grant– of English origin meaning ‘tall’
Hank– of German origin meaning ‘home ruler 
Herb– of English origin meaning ‘bright’
Jack– of English origin meaning ‘God is Gracious’
Jake– of Hebrew origin meaning ‘supplanter’
James– of Hebrew origin meaning ‘supplanter’
Joel– of Hebrew origin meaning ‘the Lord is God’
John/Jon– an old fashioned baby name of Hebrew origin meaning ‘graced by God’ 
Kirk– of Scottish origin meaning ‘church’
Lee– of English origin meaning ‘clearing in the woods or ‘meadow’
Lloyd– of Welsh origin meaning ‘grey-haired; sacred’
Marc/Mark– of Latin and Swedish origin meaning ‘consecrated to the god Mars ‘
Mike– of Hebrew origin meaning ‘Who is like God’
Paul– of Latin origin meaning ‘humble’
Pierce– of Weish, English, and Irish origin meaning ‘son of Piers’
Quinn– of Irish, Celtic, Gaelic, and Latin origin meaning ‘wise’
Ralph– of Middle English origin meaning ‘wolf counsel’
Rick– of English origin meaning ‘powerful, brave ruler’ 
Roy– of Scottish origin meaning ‘king’
Saul– of Hebrew origin meaning ‘ask, question’
Sean/Shawn– of Hebrew origin meaning ‘God is gracious’
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Rare One Syllable Boy Names

Axe– of American origin meaning ‘father of peace’
Banks– of English and Scottish origin meaning ‘one who lives on the hillside’
Bay– of Latin origin meaning ‘berry’
Blue– of American origin meaning ‘the color’ 
Boone– of English origin meaning ‘a blessing’
Cache– of American origin ‘Storage Place’
Cain– of Hebrew origin meaning ‘Acquired, Spearer’
Chet– of English origin ‘fortress or camp’
Deuce– of Latin origin meaning ‘two’
Dirk– of German origin meaning ‘Gifted ruler’
Floyd– of Welsh origin meaning ‘gray, gray-haired’
Guy– of French origin meaning ‘guide, leader’
Huck– of English origin meaning ‘Resembling the fruit’
Jet/Jett– of English origin meaning ‘jet Black’
Jun– of Chinese origin meaning ‘ruler.talented,handsome’
Kale– of Hawaiian origin meaning ‘Man’
Kam– of Dutch and Jewish origin meaning ‘comb’
Kye– of Welsh, Scandinavian, Greek, and Gaelic origin meaning ‘keeper of the keys, earth, narrow, or straight’
Laith– of Arabic and Scottish origin meaning ‘lion’
Link– of English origin meaning ‘to bring together’
Lynx– a rare 1 syllable baby name of Latin origin meaning ‘wild cat’
Mick– of English and Hebrew origin meaning ‘who resembles God’
Mitt– of American origin ‘settlement with a mill’
Moss– of English origin meaning ’Born Of A God’
Park– of Chinese origin meaning ‘Of the forest’
Puck– of English origin meaning ‘mischievous’
Quill– of English origin meaning ‘feather’
Shel/Shell– of American origin meaning ‘Animal Covering’
Slade– of Old English origin meaning ‘valley’
Stark– of German language meaning ‘strong’
Steele– of British origin meaning ’like steel’
Wells– of Old English origin meaning ‘Of Neptune, spring’
Worth– of English origin meaning ‘enclosure, homestead’
Rare one syllable boy names

Unique One Syllable Boy Names

Abe– of Hebrew origin meaning ‘hebrew’
Arch– of English origin meaning ‘Diminutive Of The Name Archer Or Archibald’
Art– of Celtic origin meaning ‘noble one, bear man’
Buzz– of American origin meaning ‘Village In The Woods’
Chance– of British origin meaning ‘good fortune’
Dane– of Scandinavian origin meaning ‘God Is My Judge’
Dax– of French origin meaning ‘leader’
Fitch– of Old French origin meaning ‘an iron-pointed implement’
Fjord– of Norwegian origin meaning ‘where one fares through’
Flint– of English origin meaning ‘born near outcrop of flint”’
Fritz– of German origin meaning ‘peaceful ruler’
Frost– of Anglo-Saxon, Norman and Irish origin meaning ‘Son of the frost-born’
Gael– of Welsh origin meaning ‘gaelic’
Jazz– of American origin meaning ‘style of music’
Kai– of Welsh origin meaning ‘sea’
Kane– of Welsh, Japanese, Hawaiian meaning ‘warrior’
Kit/Kitt– of Greek origin meaning ‘bearing Christ’
Lane/Layne– of English origin meaning ‘path, roadway’
Leaf/Leif– of Scandinavian origin meaning ‘heir, descendant’
Marsh– of Old English meaning ‘’marche’
Poe– of Norse origin meaning ‘peacock’
Ren– of Japanese origin meaning ‘lily’
Rhys– of Welsh origin meaning ‘ardor’
Riggs– of Anglo-Saxon origin meaning ‘one who lives on the ridge’
Rome– of Hebrew origin meaning ‘strong, powerful’
Rowe– of Norman origin meaning ‘red’
Royce– of English origin meaning ‘Rose, Ruddy, Or Of Famous King”
Saint– of Latin origin meaning ‘holy’
Shore– of English origin meaning ‘scora’
Spike– of American origin meaning ‘spike’
Tai– of Chinese origin meaning ‘great extreme’
Voss– of German origin meaning ‘fox’
Zeus– of Latin origin meaning ‘God’
rare one syllable boy names

Strong One Syllable Boy Names

Ace– of Latin origin meaning ‘one, unity’
Blade– of Old English origin meaning ‘knife, sword’
Briggs– of Northern English origin meaning ‘bridge’
Bruce– of English origin meaning ‘the willowlands’
Buck– of Old English origin meaning ‘male goat’
Butch– of American origin meaning ‘manly’
Chase– of Old French origin meaning ‘hunter’
Chuck– of German origin meaning ‘free man’
Clyde– of Scottish origin meaning ‘the keeper of the keys’
Duke– of Old English origin meaning ‘leader’
Ford– of Old English origin meaning ‘pass or crossing’
Fox– of English, German, or Irish origin meaning ‘fox’
Gage– of French origin meaning ‘money lender’
Gates– of English origin meaning ‘dweller’
Hawk– of Old English meaning ‘hawk’
Hayes– of Irish origin meaning ‘descendant of fire’
Keith– of Scottish origin meaning ‘wood’
Kurt– of Germanic or Turkish origin meaning ‘wolf’
Lance– of English origin meaning ‘land’
Nash– of Irish, English, Welsh or Jewish origin meaning ‘by the ash tree’
Pike– of English origin meaning ‘fis,weapon’
Reese– of Welsh origin meaning ‘enthusiastic’
Reeve– of Old English origin meaning ‘bailiff’
Ridge– of British origin meaning ‘continuous elevated mountain crest’
Rogue– of English origin meaning ‘dishonest,savage’
Sage– of Latin, English, and French origin meaning ‘wise one’
Slate– of American origin meaning ‘gray-green rock’
Stone– of Old English origin meaning ‘stone’
Tag– of irish origin meaning ‘handsome’
Trent– of British origin meaning ‘gushing’
Vance– of British origin meaning ‘marshland’
Wade– of nglo-Saxon English origin meaning ‘to go’
Wayne– of English origin meaning ‘wagon builder’
Zain/Zane– of Hebrew origin meaning ‘God is gracious’
Strong one syllable boy names

Cool One Syllable Boy Names

Blaine– of Gaelic and Scottish meaning ‘yellow’
Blair/Blaire– of Scottish and Gaelic meaning ‘plain’
Blaise/Blaze– of Latin origin meaning ‘fire’
Blake– of Old English origin meaning ‘dark-haired’
Brant– of German origin meaning ‘sword’
Brett– of French origin meaning ‘Breton’
Burke– of Anglo-Norman origin meaning ‘fortified hill’
Cade– of German origin meaning ‘round’ ‘lumpy’
Case– of Norman French origin meaning ‘case,container’
Cash– of French origin meaning money
Clark– of Old English origin meaning ‘scribe, secretary’
Dash– of English origin meaning ‘the ash’
Gabe– of Hebrew origin meaning ‘God is my strength’
Heath– of English origin meaning ‘Land Of Heather And Grass’
Hugh– of German, English, Irish origin meaning ‘mind, intellect’
Jace/Jayce– of Greek and Hebrew origins meaning ‘healer,cure’
Jax– of American origin meaning ‘Son Of Jack’
Kyle– of Scottish and Irish origins meaning ‘caol’
Lex– of Greek origin meaning ‘defender of men’
Luke– of Latin origin meaning ‘from Lucania’
Mac/Mack– of Gaelic origin meaning ‘greatest’
Max– of Latin origin meaning ‘greatest’
Pax– of Latin origin meaning ‘peace’
Piers– of Greek origin meaning ‘rock’
Reign– of English origin meaning ‘rule, sovereign’
Rex– of Latin origin meaning ‘king’
Rhett– of Latin origin meaning ‘to speak’
Rhodes– of Greek origin meaning ‘where roses grow’
Shay/Shea– of Gaelic origin meaning ‘fortunate’
Sloan– of Irish Gaelic origin meaning ‘warrior’
Smith– of Anglo-saxon origin meaning ‘hit,spike’
Thane– of Scottish origin meaning ‘clan chieftain’
Thor– of Norse origin meaning ‘thunder’
Zach/Zack– of Hebrew origin meaning ‘laughter’
Zeb– of Hebrew origin meaning ‘gift from God’

Love the name Luke? Then learn more about it with our Luke name meaning guide! And pair it with these middle names for Luke!

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Cute One Syllable Boy Names

Ash– of English origin meaning ‘ash tree’
Beau– of French origin meaning ‘beautiful’
Beck– of Norman origin meaning ‘brook’
Bo– of Norse origin meaning ‘to live’
Bob– of British origin meaning ‘fame, bright’
Bryce– of Scottish origin meaning ‘freckled’
Chad– of Anglo-Saxon origin meaning ‘protector.defender’
Chip– of English origin meaning ‘Diminutive Form of Charles’
Cree– of Native American origin meaning ‘tribe name’
Crew– of Welsh origin meaning ‘weir or ford’
Cruz– of Iberian origin meaning ‘cross’
Dell– of English origin meaning ‘of the valley’
Finn– of irish origin meaning ‘Sami or Finn’
Gus– of Latin origin meaning ‘majestic’
Josh– of Hebrew origin meaning ‘God is deliverance’
Kent– of Celtic origin meaning ‘ordering of a circle’
Kip– of English origin meaning ‘pointed hill’
Knox– of Scottish origin meaning ‘hillock’
Lou– of French origin meaning ‘renowned warrior’
Myles– of Latin origin meaning ‘soldier’
Ned– of English origin meaning ‘wealthy guardian’
Neil– of Irish origin meaning ‘cloud, passionate and victory’
Reece– of Welsh origin, meaning ‘enthusiasm’
Reid– of Scottish origin meaning ‘red’
Ross– of Scottish origin meaning ‘moor’ 
Sam– of Hebrew origin meaning ‘told by God’
Scout– of Old French origin meaning ‘to listen’
Tate– of Norse origin meaning ‘cheerful’
Theo– of Greek origin meaning ‘gift’
Trey– of Old French origin meaning ‘the three’
Tripp– of German origin meaning ‘the third’
Troy– of Irish or Greek origin meaning ‘foot soldier’
Vaughn/Von– of German origin meaning ‘son’
Vince– of Latin origin meaning ‘conquering’
Wynn– of Welsh origin meaning ‘fair,white,blessed
Zeke– of Hebrew origins meaning ‘God strengthens’

Final Thoughts On One Syllable Names For Boys

Finding the perfect one syllable baby boy names is never easy but we hope we were able to help inspire you to find a boy name that you love!

And if you’re still looking for more great boy names, try these 3 letter boy names, 5 letter boy names, old fashioned boy names, and edgy boy names.

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