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350+ Popular Two-Syllable Names for Baby Boys

Claudia has been writing online for many years. She enjoys coming up with unique and interesting name ideas to share with her readers.

Here, you'll find an A–Z list of boy names with two syllables. This article includes lists of famous people with these types of names, biblical ones, and fictional characters.

Here, you'll find an A–Z list of boy names with two syllables. This article includes lists of famous people with these types of names, biblical ones, and fictional characters.

Two-Syllable Boy Name Ideas

Anyone who's ever had a baby knows that selecting a name can be incredibly stressful. There are many things to consider, like family names or how a name sounds with your last name.

Picking a name for our daughter was a long process that my husband and I kept revisiting for months.

One of the things we thought about was the sound of the name. Names with three or more syllables can sometimes be hard to pronounce. Believe me; I know that firsthand. As a general rule, two-syllable names are easier to say, and they have a nice flow.

If you are thinking about a two-syllable name for your boy, here are some ideas.

What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.

— William Shakespeare

Two-syllable names for boys beginning with A through C

Two-syllable names for boys beginning with A through C

Two-Syllable Boy Name Ideas A–C

Aaron

Baxter

Carson

Aidan

Bennett

Carter

Alan

Benson

Casey

Albert

Bowen

Cecil

Alfred

Braden

Cedric

Alvin

Brady

Channing

Amir

Brandon

Chauncey

Andrew

Brendan

Christian

Ansel

Brian

Clarence

Anton

Brodie

Clayton

Archer

Bruno

Clifford

Arnold

Burton

Cody

Arthur

Byron

Colby

Austin

Caleb

Colin

Axel

Calvin

Connor

Barrett

Carlos

Cooper

Barry

Carlton

Corey

Two-syllable names for boys beginning with D through F

Two-syllable names for boys beginning with D through F

Boys' Names With Two Syllables D–F

Dallas

Denzel

Edwin

Dalton

Derek

Eli

Damon

Desmond

Eric

Daniel

Devin

Errol

Dante

Dillon

Ethan

Darnell

Douglas

Evan

Darrell

Duncan

Felix

Darren

Dustin

Ferris

David

Dylan

Fletcher

Davis

Easton

Forrest

Deacon

Edgar

Freddy

Dennis

Edward

Two-syllable names for boys beginning with G through I

Two-syllable names for boys beginning with G through I

Two-Syllable Boys' Names G–I

Gannon

Gunnar

Howard

Garrett

Harlan

Hunter

Gary

Harold

Ian

Gavin

Harper

Ingram

Geoffrey

Harris

Innis

Gerald

Hayden

Irving

Gerard

Hector

Irwin

Gilbert

Henry

Isaac

Grady

Hershel

Ivan

Grayson

Hogan

Griffith

Holden

Two-syllable names for boys beginning with J through L

Two-syllable names for boys beginning with J through L

Two-Syllable Boy Name Ideas J–L

Jackson

Justin

Langston

Jacob

Karim

Lawrence

Jamie

Keaton

Leland

Jared

Keenan

Lennon

Jarrett

Keiffer

Lennox

Jason

Kelvin

Leonard

Jasper

Kenneth

Lester

Jeffrey

Kendrick

Levi

Jenkins

Kevin

Lewis

Jerome

Kirby

Logan

Jesse

Kobe

Louis

Jonah

Lamar

Lowell

Jordan

Lamont

Joseph

Landon

Two-syllable names for boys beginning with M through O

Two-syllable names for boys beginning with M through O

Boys' Names With Two Syllables M–O

Maddox

Maxwell

Nigel

Major

Meyer

Noah

Malcolm

Michael

Norman

Malik

Milton

Norris

Manning

Mitchell

Oakley

Manuel

Monroe

Odell

Marcel

Morgan

Omar

Marlon

Moses

Osborn

Martin

Nadim

Oscar

Matthew

Nelson

Osmond

Maurice

Neville

Otto

Two-syllable names for boys beginning with P through R

Two-syllable names for boys beginning with P through R

Two-Syllable Boys' Names P–R

Pablo

Qadir

Reuben

Palmer

Quentin

Reynold

Parker

Quincy

Richard

Pascal

Rahim

Rider

Patrick

Ramon

Robert

Patton

Ramsey

Roland

Paxton

Randall

Ronald

Pedro

Rudolph

Ronan

Peter

Raoul

Rory

Peyton

Rashad

Rupert

Phillip

Rashid

Russell

Porter

Raymond

Ryan

Preston

Regis

Two-syllable names for boys beginning with S through Z

Two-syllable names for boys beginning with S through Z

Name Ideas S–Z

Salim

Stephen

Upton

Sanborn

Stuart

Victor

Sanford

Tanner

Vincent

Sawyer

Tariq

Virgil

Shannon

Tatum

Wagner

Shelby

Taylor

Walker

Sheldon

Terrell

Walter

Sherman

Thomas

Walton

Sherrod

Titus

Warren

Sherwin

Tony

Wendell

Shiloh

Topher

Wesley

Simon

Torrance

Wilder

Slater

Trevor

Willard

Spencer

Truman

William

Stanford

Tucker

Willis

Stanley

Turner

Winston

Steadman

Tyler

Wyatt

Stefan

Tyson

A list of famous men with two-syllable first names

A list of famous men with two-syllable first names

Famous Men With Two-Syllable Names

There are a lot of famous guys with two-syllable names. Here are some of the better-known ones.

Actors

 

 

Alan Alda

Henry Cavill

Alan Rickman

Jamie Foxx

Albert Schwarzenegger

Jared Leto

Bradley Cooper

Jonah Hill

Channing Tatum

Lucas Hedges

Colin O'Donoghue

Matthew McConaughey

Daniel Kaluuya

Richard Madden

Daniel Radcliffe

Robert DeNiro

Denzel Washington

Robert Downey Jr.

Donald Glover

Ryan Gosling

Edward Norton

Ryan Reynolds

Ethan Hawke

Samuel L. Jackson

Gary Oldman

Tyler Perry

It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to.

— W.C. Fields

Musicians

 

 

Adam Levine

Justin Bieber

Alan Jackson

Kanye West

Brian Ferry

Leonard Cohen

Bruno Mars

Malcolm Young

Carlos Santana

Michael Jackson

Chester Bennington

Marvin Gaye

David Bowie

Partrick Stump

Elton John

Roger Daltrey

Elvis Presley

Steven Tyler

Eric Clapton

Tyler Joseph

Athletes

 

 

Aaron Rodgers

Lamar Odom

Conor McGregor

Michael Jordan

David Beckham

Michael Phelps

Derek Jeter

Peyton Manning

Eli Manning

Roger Federer

Gareth Bale

Rory McIlroy

Jordan Spieth

Sidney Crosby

Kevin Durant

Stephen Curry

Kobe Bryant

Tiger Woods

Politicians

Barack Obama

Bernie Sanders

Donald Trump

Nancy Pelosi

Franklin Roosevelt

Jimmy Carter

Nelson Mandela

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Richard Nixon

Winston Churchill

Ronald Reagan

Genghis Khan

List of biblical two-syllable names for boys and their meanings

List of biblical two-syllable names for boys and their meanings

Biblical Two-Syllable Names for Boys

NameMeaning

Aaron

Bringer of light, enlightened

Abel

Breath

Adam

Son of earth, formed of earth

Andrew

Strong, manly, courageous

Caleb

Devoted to God, faithful

Daniel

God is my judge

David

Beloved

Eli

Uplifted, high

Isaac

Laughter

Jacob

Supplanter

Jason

Healer, to heal

Jonah

Dove

Levi

Harmonious, attached

Lucas

Man from Lucania, enlightened

Michael

Who is like God?

Moses

Drawn from the water, from the water

Nathan

Given, gift of God

Noah

Rest, peaceful, wandering

Peter

Rock

Philip

Lover of horses

Samuel

Told by God, God has heard

Simon

God heard, the listener

Stephen

Crowned, garland

Names are not always what they seem.

— Mark Twain

A list of fictional male characters with two-syllable names

A list of fictional male characters with two-syllable names

Fictional Male Characters With Two-Syllable Names

This list could have been seemingly endless, and I wouldn't have been able to stop writing it if I listed every name I could find, so I only included some of the more well-known fictional males.

NameOrigin

Archie Andrews

"Riverdale"

Barney Stinson

"How I Met Your Mother"

Conan the Barbarian

"Conan the Barbarian"

Eric Cartman

"South Park"

Harry Potter

"Harry Potter" series

Holden Caufield

"The Catcher in the Rye"

Homer Simpson

"The Simpsons"

Jeffrey Lebowski

"The Big Lebowski"

Kermit the Frog

"The Muppets"

Leonard McCoy

"Star Trek"

Leroy Jethro Gibbs

"NCIS"

Lucas Sinclair

"Stranger Things"

Malcolm Reynolds

"Firefly"

Michael Scott

"The Office"

Mickey Mouse

Disney

Sheldon Cooper

"The Big Bang Theory"

Sherlock Holmes

"Sherlock Holmes" books

Sources

  • babycenter.com
  • nameberry.com
  • Astoria, Dorothy, The Name Book, Minneapolis, Bethany House Publishers, 1997. Print.

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© 2018 Claudia Porter

Comments

Claudia Porter (author) on June 12, 2018:

Thank you Robie - When I was writing this I realized how many people have two-syllable names. Glad you enjoyed the hub.

Peachy - Thanks for ready and commenting.

peachy from Home Sweet Home on June 12, 2018:

My son's name is Cody but people made fun of his name, turned into Coffee

Robie Benve from Ohio on June 11, 2018:

Awesome article, very informative and full of interesting lists! Also, it made me realize that both of my kids have two-syllable names. Charming names. :)