“A thing of beauty is a joy forever!” – John Keats
This summarizes quite a few things in life. And while beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder, you can choose what it means to you. Names are associated with an identity and if you choose an identity which distributes beauty, what could indeed be better?
MomJunction has gone through a plethora of names and chosen some of the most beautiful sounding names for you. We are sure that this list of beautiful and cute baby boy names will definitely cheer you up. Check them out below!
150 Cutest Baby Boy Names With Great Meanings:
This Hebrew name, meaning ‘lofty, exalted’ was once used to describe the position of nobility in the society.
This moniker is rapidly climbing the popularity charts. Abner means ‘Father is light’.
Aidan, meaning ‘fire or born of fire’, entered the mainstream via St. Aidan of Iona, the founder of the monastery on Lindisfarne.
Albert is currently one of the highest-ranking names in Europe. It’s derived from German name Adalbert, which means ‘noble’.
It seems that Europe is ahead of America in terms of choosing chic baby names. This moniker is sweeping through Sweden, Denmark, and Canada. It means ‘elf counsel’.
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Another modernized version of an Old English name, Alvin means ‘wise friend’.
Ambrose was once a favorite of British novelists, including P.G. Wodehouse. This name means ‘immortal one’.
This Latin name has had several historical namesakes, in the form of both Antony and Anthony. It means ‘highly praiseworthy’.
Anton, inspired by old Latin name, Antonius, would make a lovely name for your son. It means ‘priceless’.
Anwyll is a Welsh name, meaning ‘one who’s loved by all’, which we’re sure your son will be.
When your child grows up, he will be excited to share his name with NASA’s space mission. Apollo means ‘strength or father of light’.
Do you wish for a name that reflects the love you have for nature? Aquila could be the one for you. It means ‘eagle’.
Arlo sounds genuine, unique, and amiable. It means ‘fortified hill’.
This name has been considered one of the most beautifully romantic names since the first release of Armand Assante. It means ‘soldier’.
African-American U.S. Open winner Arthur Ashe, King Arthur, and Arthur Miller – the playwright, are few of the many notable bearers of this name. It means ‘bear’.
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Asher is one of our personal favorites. Meaning ‘happiness’, this moniker will fill your child’s world with laughter and love.
We love this name for the prefix ‘ash’. The popularity of this English surname, meaning ‘from the town of Ash’, could be credited to Ashton Kutcher, the Hollywood actor.
This name, meaning ‘man of Attica’, holds a special place in the world of fiction. It’s the name of a famous character in “To Kill a Mockingbird’.
This summertime month name, meaning ‘great’ is full of warmth and happiness – perfect for an August born baby.
If you’re a huge Guns ‘N’ Roses fan, you might want to name your son after its leading band member. Axel is a spelling variant of Axl and means ‘father of peace’.
Honestly, it’s difficult not to conjure the television characters, Barney Stinson and Barney – the dinosaur on hearing this name. Barney means ‘son of comfort’.
History has witnessed several saints and rulers bearing the name Basil. This Biblical name means ‘regal’.
Baxter is a prim and proper English surname, meaning ‘baker’. We love this name for its ‘x’ appeal.
Bernard has given rise to a host of trendy and beautiful boy names like Brian, Brandon, and Braden. But nothing can take the place of the original. Branden means ‘hardy or brave’.
This name just tugs at our heartstrings. Bertram means ‘bright raven’.
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A beautiful name with roots going back to the Bible, Caleb means ‘devotion to God’.
This name fits well with both the sexes, but sounds masculine to the ears. This Latin name means ‘crooked mouth’.
The biggest plus point of this beautiful boy name is that it can be shortened to super charming Tony or super stylish Carl. Carlton means ‘free men’s town’.
This North American name, meaning ‘a skillful tradesman’ will inspire your son to work hard to achieve success in whatever career or trade he chooses.
One of the most romantic geographical names in our opinion, this is the name of the sea between Europe and Asia.
Cecil is derived from the Latin word caecus, which means ‘blind or dim-sighted’. The meaning may not be very appealing, but the name definitely looks and sounds beautiful.
Chester is a quirky and cuddly name meaning ‘walled town’.
Even after ages, this diminutive of Christopher continues to have a stronghold on the baby name charts. It means ‘bearer of Christ’.
One of the most beautiful and least common ‘Christ’ name, Christensen means ‘son of Christ’.
The geographical name, meaning ‘ford near a slope’ came into regular usage after the 16th century.
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This Scottish name has a beautiful feel to it, just like the River Clyde running through Glasgow in Scotland.
This English occupational name witnessed a rapid growth in 1982 and never looked back since. Cooper means ‘barrel maker’.
This traditional name comes with a long list of nickname options like Kai, Neil, Corey, and Connie. It means ‘horn’.
This Irish name, meaning ‘village with crosses’ was borne by a character in “Parenthood’.
Cyril is a modern variation of Greek name Kyrillos, which means ‘lord’. It is found in the Greek Bible, referring to Jesus.
Damian, meaning ‘to tame’, is usually given to baby boys in Poland, France, and many other European countries.
This beautiful name has its namesake in Damon Salvatore, the super talented actor. Damon means ‘the one who tames’.
Dashiell is one of the hottest and most beautiful baby boy names right now. It’s the anglicized version of de Chiel, but has an unknown meaning.
This is a name that was on the tip of every girl’s tongue in the 90s because of its association with the Titanic protagonist Leonardo DiCaprio. Dawson means ‘son of David’.
Dewey is the Welsh variation of David and means ‘beloved’.
Dmitri is the Russian form of Greek name Demetrius and means ‘earth lover’.
This name doesn’t just sounds nice, but has a spiritual connect as well. Dominic means ‘belonging to God’.
Duke, meaning ‘nobleman’, could be the ideal name for your little prince.
In Welsh mythology, Dylan is the name of the God associated with the sea. The name means ‘great wave’.
Earl isn’t just a beautiful and cute name, but also an aristocratic title. It means ‘warrior or nobleman’.
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It’s a pity that a name as beautiful as Ebenezer is not much used. Ebenezer means ‘rock or stone of help’.
This name is basically a derivative of Elijah, but has the potential to stand on its own. It means ‘Jehovah is God’.
A religious name packed with a powerful punch, Elijah means ‘Jehovah is God’.
Elmer is a charming, yet quirky name, derived from the Old English name Aedelmaer, which means ‘noble and renowned’.
This name will make everyone grab your child’s chubby cheeks. It is a variation of Latin name aemulus and means ‘rival’.
Another favorite, Emmanuel means ‘god is with us’ in Latin and Hebrew language.
This traditional name is saturated with culture and history. Ephraim means ‘fruitful’.
Its claim to fame is Ernest, the lead of Oscar Wilde’s “Importance of Being Earnest”, and Ernest Hemingway, the American writer. Ernest means ‘resolute’.
This name hasn’t looked back ever since the 20th century. Ethan means ‘strong or firm’.
If you want something mellow and unique for your son, pick Evan, which means ‘God is gracious’.
What could be better than having a cheerful son? Felix is a Latin name, meaning ‘happy and lucky’.
Finley is a Scottish royal name, which also belonged to Macbeth’s father. It means ‘white warrior’.
Fletcher is a strong name with a catchy sound. It also comes with the nickname option of Fletch. Fletcher means ‘seller of arrows’.
Ford is simple, beautiful, and masculine. It’s an Old English surname meaning ‘someone living near a ford’.
This English name is strong, elegant, and masculine. It means ‘hawk or battle’.
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This Old French name, meaning ‘shining pledge’ reached its highest point in the year 1930.
This sophisticated and beautiful name has begun catching up in the US. It means ‘gravelly homestead’.
A handsome name with a straightforward meaning – ‘the gray-haired one’.
This Russian diminutive of Gregorius, meaning ‘watchful’, would make an excellent name for your son.
This beautiful baby boy name gained recognition via the book and movie “The Fault in Our Stars”, in which Gus was the name of the main lead. Gus means ’great’.
Harmon is an Irish name with a harmonic feel. It means ‘soldier or warrior’.
Harvey, the French version of Herve, was brought to England by the Normans. It means ‘battle worthy’.
There’s something beautifully mysterious about this rare name. It means ‘heath near a cliff’.
A favorite of the royalty centuries after centuries, Henry means ‘estate ruler’.
If you want a name ending in ‘bert’ except Albert or Robert, you can consider Hebert, which means ‘bright’.
This ancient Greek name is now majorly associated with “The Simpsons”. Homer means ‘pledge or hostage’.
This name with Germanic roots is used widely in France and the UK Hugh Jackman and Hugh Grant pushed its popularity higher in the US. Hugh means ‘mind’.
Currently, Beverly Mitchell’s son would be the only Hutton in his school, but this name has the potential to catch on. It means ‘settlement’.
This cute baby boy name has different meanings in different countries. In Wales, it means ‘white river’ and in Irish, it means ‘handsome’.
Hebrew names are definitely on the rise now. And one of the hottest Hebrew names is Isaiah, which means ‘Yahweh is salvation’.
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Even after centuries of usage, the sheen of Jacob has not faded a wee bit. It means ‘supplanter’.
Classic and beautiful in the truest sense, James means ‘supplanter’.
Jan is the German variation of John and means ‘God is gracious’.
This biblical name can never lose its charm. Jason means ‘the one who cures’.
Despite being unusual and unconventional, Jasper is an extremely wearable name. It’s a Persian name and means ‘treasure keeper’.
If you’re confused between Jacob and Aidan, you can settle with Jayden. It is a modern invented name with unknown meaning.
This charming and boyish Hebrew name means ‘God exists’.
Jett is a dynamic, no-nonsense and beautiful name, meaning ‘protection or purification’.
This strong name, with Biblical roots, meaning ‘God is gracious’, has featured in the Social Security Administration list for 40 years. And it is currently one of the top 30 contenders.
In the Old Testament, Joseph was the name of the favorite son of Jacob. This name means ‘May God increase’.
Joshua, meaning ‘Lord is my salvation’, ranks 33rd in the US. But it’s even more popular in Ireland, Wales, and Australia.
This high-spirited and dapper name also happens to be the title of a Beatles’ song. It means the ‘praised one’.
It’s hard to believe that this modern variant of Lawrence, meaning ‘victory’, has been absent on the US chart lists since 1880.
A beautiful name with a European flair, Laurent means ‘from Laurentum’.
Lawrence is one of those names that can never go out of style. It’s taken from the Latin name Laurentius and means ‘man from Laurentum’.
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An uncommon yet beautiful Biblical name, Lazarus means ‘God is my helper’.
This three-syllable name is beautiful and ferocious at the same time. As a diminutive of Latin name Leonardo, Leo means ‘lion’.
Lloyd is originally a Welsh surname meaning ‘gray’ It is used as a nickname for someone with gray hair.
The real name of Wolverine means ‘little hollow or dweller at a little hollow’ in the Gaelic language.
This exotic Roman name has several religious and literary associations. It means ‘light’.
This beautiful Biblical name has been on the rise since the advent of Luke Skywalker of “Star Wars”. It means ‘from Lucania’.
Lyle is a cute, one syllable French name, meaning ‘island’. It was at its peak in 1920s.
This rhythmic name has roots in Mars, the moniker of the mythological God of War. Some opine that it’s derived from the element mas, which means ‘manly’. A bold and beautiful name, indeed.
This beautiful and playful name would bring a wide grin on anyone who hears it. It is derived from the Latin name Martinus and means ‘warlike’.
Martin, also derived from the Roman god Mars, is shared by the patron saint of France and philanthropist Martin Luther King Junior. The name means ‘war-like’.
Unfortunately, this name isn’t recognized for the awesomeness it harnesses. It is in the #548 spot this year. Marvin means ‘a person from Finland’.
If you want an attractive alternative to Jason, give a thought to Mason. This occupational name, meaning ‘stoneworker’ is a solid hit amongst parents.
Mauricio is a beautiful baby name with loads of oomph to it. It’s variation of Latin name Maurus and means ‘moorish’.
This moniker, meaning ‘independent’ has beautiful written all over it. It also served as a call sign of Tom Cruise in “Top Gun”.
This small and cutest baby boy name finds its roots in Hebrew. For those attached to God, well, this name means “He who is like God”. Wonderful, isn’t it?
This beautiful Biblical moniker has reached the pinnacle of popularity. It means ‘one who is like the Lord’.
A classic name that has been a favorite with parents for centuries. This Hebrew name means ‘who is like God’.
Milo, meaning ‘merciful soldier’, is winsome, proper, and adorable, all at the same time.
Morris is a name with a vintage charm. It means ‘dark skinned’.
This name originates from the English surname, meaning ‘still water’. Did you know Walt Disney planned to call Mickey Mouse as Mortimer Mouse?
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Since this name is associated with St. Nicholas, the patron saint of kids, it would make a cool pick for an innocent baby boy. Nicholas means ‘victory of the people’.
If you’re expecting a twin boy and girl, you can use dignified and stately Niles for the baby boy and Elaine for the baby girl. Niles means ‘river’.
We love this name for the ultra-romantic character Noah from “The Notebook”. It means ‘rest or comfort’.
In New Zealand and Britain, Oliver ranks on the top spot. And it’s showing signs of popularity in the US as well. Oliver means ‘olive tree’.
The name might be old, but it sounds trendy, even today. Orion is a classical mythology name and means ‘rising in the sky.
Oscar is derived from Old English or Old Norse name and means ‘divine spear’.
Your bundle of joy surely deserves a name with a regal ring. Payton is an American name, meaning ‘royal’.
Hundreds of babies were named Pharrell since the American musician and designer launched his career. Pharrell means ‘heroic’.
If you’re looking for something religious and traditional for your son, pick Phineas, which means ‘the face of trust’.
Phoenix is a modern and beautiful name, meaning ‘a bird reborn from the ashes’.
No matter whether your son is fifth-born or not, Quentin would make a lovely name for him. This regal name means ‘fifth’.
This name has been around for thousands of years now. It means ‘wolf counsel’.
Reynard is a beautiful name, sharing an association with European animal tales. Reynard means ‘powerful advice’.
Rhett, best known as the male lead of “Gone with the Wind” character, has not been very popular of late. So it’s the right time to pick it for your son. Rhett means ‘fiery’.
In Spanish, Rio means ‘river’ and in Japanese it means ‘center’. Either way, it’s a beautiful name.
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Robert De Niro and Robert Downey Junior have added oodles of charm to this classic name. It means ‘bright fame’.
This Italian name, meaning ‘rest’ does not sound sleepy at all.
This quintessential Irish name, originating from the surname O’Riain, means ‘little king’. The tinsel town also has its share of Ryans – Ryan Reynolds, Ryan Gosling, and many more.
Whether you define this name as a herb used in recipes and medicines or as a wise person, Sage has a modern ring to it. It means ‘intelligent’.
Samuel is the name of the hugely celebrated prophet in the Old Testament and means ‘heard by God’.
Sasha may not have broken into the top 1000 list of most popular baby names, but in Europe, it is used widely for boys. It means ‘defender of men’.
Sergei has been a traditional Russian name for ages. It means ‘protector or shepherd’.
Not very popular, but sounds melodic to the ears. Seymour means ‘marshy land near the sea’.
Silas, meaning ‘of the forest’, is destined to be cool, all thanks to Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake who picked this name for their son.
Which mom wouldn’t want her son to have a soft or tender side? Name your son Terence, which means ‘soft and tender’.
If Theodore sounds too stuffy and formal to you, you can shorten it to Ted or Theo. All the options are lovely. Theodore means ‘gift of God’.
A name that rose in popularity following the “Harry Potter” series, Tobias means ‘the goodness of God’.
Your little Valentino is sure to charm the little princesses during the recess. Valentino means ‘healthy’.
Van is a jazzy mid-century name all set for a comeback. It means ‘of’.
This name has stood the test of time and how! Vincent takes inspiration from Latin word ‘vincere’, which means ‘to conquer’.
If you’re expecting a little gentleman, name him Walter, which means ‘army ruler’.
Both William and its short form Liam sound pleasant to the ears. It means ‘resolute protector’.
Wren is a beautiful and breezy Welsh name, meaning ‘rule’. It’s a perfect name for parents who wish to instill the love of nature in the hearts of their sons.
So you love the name John, but are looking for something more unusual for your son? Then how about Zane, the Hebrew version of John? Zane means ‘Gift from God’.
Zenith is an uplifting word name, meaning ‘highest point’.
We’re sure you’ll find something to your liking on this list of beautiful and cute names for boys. Happy baby naming!
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