Popular Two-Syllable Names for Baby Boys

Updated on June 11, 2018
A - Z listing of boy names that have two-syllables as well as lists of famous people with these types of names, biblical ones, fictional characters and a list of the 15 most popular ones.
A - Z listing of boy names that have two-syllables as well as lists of famous people with these types of names, biblical ones, fictional characters and a list of the 15 most popular ones. | Source

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

— William Shakespeare

Anyone who's ever had a baby knows that one of the more stressful moments is deciding on a name. There are so many things to consider, like family names or how a name sounds with a last name.

Picking a name for our daughter was a long process, one 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 first hand. As a general rule, two-syllable names are easier to say and they have a nice flow to them.

They must be pretty popular too, because according to babycenter.com, more than half of the names on the list of the 100 most popular boy names of 2017 were two-syllable ones.

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

Thinking about a two-syllable name for your baby boy?

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Two-syllable names for boys beginning with A through C
Two-syllable names for boys beginning with A through C | Source
 
 
 
Aaron
Barrett
Caleb
Aidan
Barry
Calvin
Alan
Baxter
Carlos
Albert
Bennett
Carlton
Alfred
Benson
Carson
Alvin
Bowen
Carter
Amir
Braden
Casey
Andrew
Brady
Cecil
Ansel
Brandon
Cedric
Anton
Brendan
Channing
Archer
Brian
Chauncey
Arnold
Brodie
Christian
Arthur
Bruno
Clarence
Austin
Burton
Clayton
Axel
Byron
Clifford
 
 
Cody
 
 
Colby
 
 
Colin
 
 
Connor
 
 
Cooper
 
 
Corey
Two-syllable names for boys beginning with D through F
Two-syllable names for boys beginning with D through F | Source
 
 
 
Dallas
Easton
Felix
Dalton
Edgar
Ferris
Damon
Edward
Fletcher
Daniel
Edwin
Forrest
Dante
Eli
 
Darnell
Eric
 
Darrell
Errol
 
Darren
Ethan
 
David
Evan
 
Davis
 
 
Deacon
 
 
Dennis
 
 
Denzel
 
 
Derek
 
 
Desmond
 
 
Devin
 
 
Dillon
 
 
Douglas
 
 
Duncan
 
 
Dustin
 
 
Dylan
 
 
Two-syllable names for boys beginning with G through I
Two-syllable names for boys beginning with G through I | Source
 
 
 
Gannon
Harlan
Ian
Garrett
Harold
Ingram
Gary
Harper
Innis
Gavin
Harris
Irving
Geoffrey
Hayden
Irwin
Gerald
Hector
Isaac
Gerard
Henry
Ivan
Gilbert
Hershel
 
Grady
Hogan
 
Grayson
Holden
 
Griffith
Howard
 
Gunnar
Hunter
 
Two-syllable names for boys beginning with J through L
Two-syllable names for boys beginning with J through L | Source
 
 
 
Jackson
Karim
Lamar
Jacob
Keaton
Lamont
Jamie
Keenan
Landon
Jared
Keiffer
Langston
Jarrett
Kelvin
Lawrence
Jason
Kenneth
Leland
Jasper
Kendrick
Lennon
Jeffrey
Kevin
Lennox
Jenkins
Kirby
Leonard
Jerome
Kobe
Lester
Jesse
 
Levi
Jonah
 
Lewis
Jordan
 
Logan
Joseph
 
Louis
Justin
 
Lowell
Two-syllable names for boys beginning with M through O
Two-syllable names for boys beginning with M through O | Source
 
 
 
Maddox
Nadim
Oakley
Major
Nelson
Odell
Malcolm
Neville
Omar
Malik
Nigel
Osborn
Manning
Noah
Oscar
Manuel
Nolan
Osmond
Marcel
Norman
Otto
Marlon
Norris
 
Martin
 
 
Matthew
 
 
Maurice
 
 
Maxwell
 
 
Meyer
 
 
Michael
 
 
Milton
 
 
Mitchell
 
 
Monroe
 
 
Morgan
 
 
Moses
 
 
Two-syllable names for boys beginning with P through R
Two-syllable names for boys beginning with P through R | Source
 
 
 
Pablo
Qadir
Rahim
Palmer
Quentin
Ramon
Parker
Quincy
Ramsey
Pascal
 
Randall
Patrick
 
Randolph
Patton
 
Raoul
Paxton
 
Rashad
Pedro
 
Rashid
Peter
 
Raymond
Peyton
 
Regis
Phillip
 
Reuben
Porter
 
Reynold
Preston
 
Richard
 
 
Rider
 
 
Robert
 
 
Rodney
 
 
Roger
 
 
Roland
 
 
Ronald
 
 
Ronan
 
 
Rory
 
 
Rupert
 
 
Russell
 
 
Ryan
Two-syllable names for boys beginning with S through Z
Two-syllable names for boys beginning with S through Z | Source
 
 
 
Salim
Tanner
Upton
Sanborn
Tariq
 
Sanford
Tatum
Victor
Sawyer
Taylor
Vincent
Shannon
Terrell
Virgil
Shelby
Thomas
 
Sheldon
Titus
Wagner
Sherman
Tony
Walker
Sherrod
Topher
Walter
Sherwin
Torrance
Walton
Shiloh
Trevor
Warren
Simon
Truman
Wendell
Slater
Tucker
Wesley
Spencer
Turner
Wilder
Stanford
Tyler
Willard
Stanley
Tyson
William
Steadman
 
Willis
Stefan
 
Winston
Stephen
 
Wyatt
Stuart
 
 
A list of famous men with two-syllable first names.
A list of famous men with two-syllable first names. | Source

Famous Men With Two-Syllable Names

There are a lot of famous guys that have two-syllable names. Here are some 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
Donald Trump
Franklin Roosevelt
Nelson Mandela
Richard Nixon
Ronald Reagan
Winston Churchill
List of biblical two-syllable names for boys, and their meanings
List of biblical two-syllable names for boys, and their meanings | Source

Biblical Two-Syllable Names for Boys

Name
Meaning
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
The 15 most popular boy names in 2017
The 15 most popular boy names in 2017 | Source

Most Popular Two-Syllable Boy Names in 2017

Rank
Name
1
Jackson
2
Liam
3
Noah
4
Aiden
5
Lucas
6
Caden
7
Grayson
8
Mason
9
Logan
10
Ethan
11
Jayden
12
Carter
13
Michael
14
Jacob
15
Ryan
Source: www.babycenter.com - Derived from list of "Most Popular Baby Names of 2017"

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 | Source

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.

Name
Where the name is from
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.

© 2018 Claudia Mitchell

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    • Glimmer Twin Fan profile imageAUTHOR

      Claudia Mitchell 

      6 months ago

      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.

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      peachy 

      6 months ago from Home Sweet Home

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

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      Robie Benve 

      6 months ago from Ohio

      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. :)

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