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

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Middle name ideas for baby boys.

Middle name ideas for baby boys.

Unique, Traditional, and Uncommon Middle Names for Baby Boys

Choosing a middle name for your baby boy 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 as a second name. Well, look no further! Here are 250+ middle names to choose from. We cover everything from uncommon names to 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 the syllables land in the name (syllables are the building blocks of a name and offer rhythm). Names that just seem to "roll off the tongue" tend to be most memorable.

Johnathan Hale Ballard?

Johnathan Hale Ballard?

Johnathan Hale Ballard

NameOriginMeaning

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

NameOriginMeaning

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?

Antonio Cruz Lerner

NameOriginMeaning

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

NameOriginMeaning

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?

Casey Dean Martin

NameOriginMeaning

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

NameOriginMeaning

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?

Harvey Reed Anderson

NameOriginMeaning

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

NameOriginMeaning

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?

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

Popular 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

Benoit Paix Andry

Benoit Paix Andry

"Peace" in Several Languages

 

 

Salām

Arabic

Paz

Spanish

Paix

French

Frede

German

Sìth

Scottish Gaelic

Shalom

Hebrew

Pace

Italian

The Word "Peace" in Various Languages

© 2019 Layne Holmes

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