250+ Charming and Special Middle Names for Baby Boys—Meaning and Origin

Updated on February 19, 2019
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Middle name ideas for baby boys.
Middle name ideas for baby boys. | Source

Unique, Traditional, and Uncommon Middle Names for Baby Boys

Choosing a middle name for your child requires much thought and care. After all, it is the middle name that ties the whole name together. The middle name gives that wonderful "ring" to the full name and even serves to honor those in the family.

If you have ruled-out using the name of someone in your family, you may be looking for something special and unique. Well, look no further! Here are 250+ middle names to choose from. We cover everything from uncommon names, traditional names, names meaning "peace," Hawaiian names, and nature-inspired names—so start searching!

Tips for Choosing a Name

Say the name out-loud and pay attention to rhythm and sound. Notice how many syllables are in the name. Musical, rhythmical names tend to most memorable!

Johnathan Hale Ballard?
Johnathan Hale Ballard? | Source

Johnathan Hale Ballard

Name
Origin
Meaning
Ace
English
Excellence
Ash
Hebrew
Happy
Atlas
Greek
To Carry
Austen
Latin
Great
Aiden
Irish
Comforting
Aries
Roman
Roman god of war
Baird
Gaelic
Poet
Bay
American English
Auburn hair
Beck
Old Nordic
Running Stream
Bram
Dutch
Father of Many

Austin Reese Gallagher

Name
Origin
Meaning
Briar
English
Shrub with thorns
Bryn
Welsh
Hill
Blair
Scottish-Gaelic
Field
Bodhi
Sanskrit
Awakened
Bowie
Scottish-Gaelic
Fair-haired
Blue
American English
The color
Cale
Hebrew
Brave
Cash
English
Wealthy
Curry
Irish
A common surname variant
Cruz
Spanish
Cross
Antonio Cruz Lerner?
Antonio Cruz Lerner? | Source

Antonio Cruz Lerner

Name
Origin
Meaning
Dale
English
Lives in the valley
Dash
English-American
Charming
Damon
Greek
Gentle
Dean
Old English
Valley
Dex
Latin
Right-handed
Elan
Hebrew
Tree
Eleven
American English
Numeric 11
Fiero
Italian
Proud
Finn
Irish
Fair
Gage
French
Defiant
Gavin
Wlsh
White hawk

Seth Fiero Price

Name
Origin
Meaning
Harvest
English
Season
Haven
English
Shelter
Hale
English
Nook
Hendrix
Dutch/Low German
“son of Hendrik”, Jimmy Hendrix
Jace
Greek
Heal
Jax
Spanish
Short of Jackson
Jet
Dutch
Mineral
Jura
Romanian-Polish-Czech
Doing
Keen
English
King
Knox
Scottish-Gaelic
Hillock
Lane
French
Wool
Casey Dean Martin?
Casey Dean Martin? | Source

Casey Dean Martin

Name
Origin
Meaning
Leo
Latin
Lion
Lennon
Irish
Lover
Leif
Old Norse
Beloved
Levi
Hebrew
Pledged
Lior
Hebrew
I have light
Maison
Germanic
To make
Maize
Spanish
Corn
Matisse
French
Gentle spirit
Maverick
American English
Independent man
Mercury
Latin
To trade
Meridian
Latin
Highest point
Nash
Middle English
Ash tree

Ripley Knox Holden

Name
Origin
Meaning
Nico
Dutch-German-etc.
Nicholas
Nile
Gaelic
Champion
Ocean
English
Body of water
Oren
Hebrew
Pine Tree
Orion
Greek
Dawning
Pace
English
Peace
Pax
Latin
Peace
Penn
Old English
Enclosure, hill
Peyton
English
From a surname re: town, estate
Pike
Old English
Hill
Polo
Spanish
Variant of Paolo
Price
Welsh
Son of enthusiasm
Quest
English
Voyage
Harvey Reed Anderson?
Harvey Reed Anderson? | Source

Harvey Reed Anderson

Name
Origin
Meaning
Quintin
Old French
The 5th
Reed
Old English
Red hair, ruddy
Revel
Old French
Rebel
Rhett
Welsh
Fiery
Reese
English
Ardent
Reeve
English
Steward
Riley
Irish
Rye
Rio
Spanish
River
Ryder
American English
Knight
Rye
Irish
Island meadow

Pierre Maison Culver

Name
Origin
Meaning
Sage
French
Wise one
Shale
Sanskrit
Like Shail, a mineral
Shea
Irish
Pet form of James
Solo
Hebrew (derived)
Peace
Sutton
English
Of the South
Terre
French
Earth
Tobias
Greek
Goodness of God
Trey
English
Numeric 3
Vern
English
Alder tree grove
Whistler
Middle English
Pipe or flute player
Wilde
Irish, German
High spirited
Yale
Height
Upland
John Everest Weeks?
John Everest Weeks? | Source

John Everest Weeks

Middle Names Inspired by Nature

Names inspired by nature are both beautiful and strong:

  • Caden: A marsh
  • Canyon: Geographic feature
  • Cedar: The tree
  • Denver: Belonging to a green valley
  • Everest: To have courage
  • Eco: (Latin) of the environment
  • Gaia: The living earth
  • Hawk: Predatory bird
  • North: Cardinal direction
  • Quest: To explore
  • Rio: River
  • Sage: Herb
  • Sol: Sun (Spanish)
  • West: Cardinal direction
  • Wolfe: Variant of wolf

Jeffrey Penn Norton

Traditional Middle Names From Old English

 
 
 
 
Aaron
Douglas
Logan
Ryan
Addison
Duncan
Mace
Sam
Albert
Dustin
Madison
Scott
Alexander
Earl
Mark
Sean
Alfred
Edgar
Mason
Seth
Arthur
Elton
Matthew
Simon
Ben
Eric
Michael
Spencer
Bobby
Farrell
Miller
Stanley
Burt
Ford
Milton
Stuart
Caleb
Gary
Nathan
Theodore
Cameron
George
Nelson
Thomas
Carter
Gordon
Oliver
Timothy
Cedric
Gray
Oscar
Victor
Channing
Harry
Osmond
Wallace
Charles
Hawk
Palmer
Walter
Charles
Hayden
Patrick
Watson
Charlie
Hendrick
Paul
Wayne
Chevy
Henry
Peter
Wells
Christopher
Herbert
Pierson
Wesley
Clark
Hilton
Preston
William
Clifford
Isaac
Ralph
Winston
Conor
James
Ramsey
Winthrop
Cooper
John
Ray
Woodrow
Daniel
Jonah
Raymond
Wright
David
Lee
Redford
Zach
Dean
Leland
Robert
Zeke

Daniel Akua Kama

Video: Baby Boy Names

Beautiful Hawaiian Names

Do you have Hawaiian family or ancestry? Consider a beautiful name from this language:

  • Akela: Wisdom
  • Akua: Spirit
  • Hani: Happy
  • Inoki: Devoted
  • Ka: Ocean in Hawaiian
  • Kahawai: River
  • Kalani: "The Sky"
  • Kahu: Guardian
  • Kalama: The light
  • Kalani: From the heavens
  • Kale: Strong
  • Kamalei: Loved child
  • Kayne: Freedom
  • Keahi: Flame
  • Koa: Warrior
  • Mana: Power
  • Miki: Alert
  • Nalu: Wave
  • Noa: Free
  • Pule: Prayer
  • Ua: Rain

Benoit Paix Andry
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Benoit Paix Andry

"Peace" in Several Languages

 
 
Salām
Arabic
Paz
Spanish
Paix
French
Frede
German
Sìth
Scottish Gaelic
Shalom
Hebrew
Pace
Italian

Video: "Peace" in Various Languages

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