100 Most Handsome Baby Boy Names and Their Meanings

100 most handsome baby boy names and their meanings to make name picking a breeze.

Lots of babies crawling around 100 most handsome baby boy names and their meanings by Raising Bliss

“You have to make your decision, we’re kicking you out in an hour,” said the smiling nurse as she left our hospital room.  My newborn son slept in my arms, with his tiny little fists below his chin.  The bag was packed and we were ready to go home.  

There was one problem.  Our newest child didn’t have a name.

I looked at my baby boy’s face for the hundredth time that day, saying both names on our short list out-loud.  I tried to imagine a little boy running outside as I called his name.  I loved one of the names, but the other one just didn’t stick.  My husband disagreed.

It was crunch time.  We needed to decide fast.  

“I can’t name him that,” I said, “it just doesn’t seem like it’s him.  The name is nice, but not for him.”  My husband sighed.  We were weary of trying to convince each other. 

“Ok,” he said, “we’ll have it your way.  But I’m naming the next one!”  I happily agreed. 

He did name the next one.  We both had a turn, and that worked out well.

It’s so hard to find the perfect baby name both you and your spouse will love.  You may have gone through thousands of baby boy names, and still haven’t found the one.  Maybe you have, but your husband may have different ideas.

It’s easy to get lost in the sea of names.  To make the name picking job easier for you, I’ve sifted through thousands of baby boy names and compiled a list of the most handsome baby names and their meanings, the short versions.  I used Nameberry to look up the name descriptions.

I’ve made a cheat sheet of these 100 baby boy names with a rating chart you can mark off for each name.  With this rating chart, it’ll be a piece of cake to pick a name for your baby boy you both like.  To get the cheat sheet, join the motherhood tribe email list below and it will be on its way to your inbox.

100 Handsome Baby Boy Names and Their Meanings

  1. Ace – Of Latin origin meaning “one, unity”.
  2. Aiden – Of Irish origin meaning “little and fiery”.
  3. Aldo – Of Italian origin meaning “old and wise”.
  4. Alexander – Of Greek origin meaning “defending men”.
  5. Andre – Of French, Portuguese origin meaning “man”.
  6. Anton – Another form of Anthony, a boy’s name of Latin origin meaning “priceless one”.
  7. Apollo – Greek mythology name.
  8. Archer – Of English origin meaning “bowman”.
  9. Arlo – A place name.
  10. Art – Of English, Celtic origin meaning “noble one; bear man”.
  11. Asher – Of Hebrew origin meaning “fortunate, blessed, happy one”.
  12. Ashton – Of English origin meaning “ash trees place”.
  13. Aspen – Nature and place name.
  14. Atticus – Of Greek, Latin origin meaning “from Attica”.
  15. Beckham – Of English origin meaning “homestead by the stream”.
  16. Benji – Another form of Benjamin, a boy’s name of Hebrew origin meaning “son of the right hand”.
  17. Bennett – Of English origin meaning “blessed”.
  18. Benson – Of English origin meaning “son of Ben”.
  19. Benton – Of English origin meaning “bent grass enclosure”.
  20. Braxton – Of English origin meaning “Brock’s settlement”.
  21. Bruno – Of German origin meaning “brown”.
  22. Camden – Of Scottish origin meaning “winding valley”.
  23. Carden – Of English origin meaning “wool carder”.
  24. Carson – Of Scottish, Irish origin meaning “son of the marsh-dwellers”.
  25. Casen – A variation of Cason, a modern invented boy’s name.
  26. Chandler – Of French origin meaning “candle maker”.
  27. Charlie – Of English origin meaning “free man”.
  28. Cooper – Of English origin meaning “barrel maker”.
  29. Easton – Of English origin meaning “east-facing place”.
  30. Ellington – of English origin meaning “Ellis’s town”.
  31. Elliot – A boy’s name meaning “Jehovah is God”.
  32. Emerson – Of German origin meaning “son of Emery”.
  33. Emmett – Of Hebrew, German, English origin meaning “universal”.
  34. Everett – Of German, English origin meaning “brave as a wild boar”.
  35. Felix – Of Latin origin meaning “happy, fortunate”.
  36. Finley – Of Scottish, Irish origin meaning “fair-haired hero”.
  37. Finn – Of Irish origin meaning “fair or white”.
  38. Finnian – Of Irish origin meaning “fair”.
  39. Fletcher – Of English origin meaning “arrow-maker”.
  40. Flynn – Of Irish origin meaning “son of the red-haired one”.
  41. Gabriel – Of Hebrew origin meaning “God is my strength”.
  42. George – Of Greek origin meaning “farmer”.
  43. Giovanni – Of Italian origin meaning “God is gracious”.
  44. Grant – Of Scottish origin meaning “large”.
  45. Grayson – Of English origin meaning “the son of the bailiff”.
  46. Henry – Of German origin meaning “estate ruler”.
  47. Hudson – Of English origin meaning “Hugh’s son”.
  48. Hugo – Of German, Spanish, Portuguese origin meaning “mind, intellect”.
  49. Humphrey – Of German origin meaning “peaceful warrior”.
  50. Jack – Of English origin meaning “God is gracious”.
  51. Jasper – Of Persian origin meaning “bringer of treasure”.
  52. Jax – Modern invented name.
  53. Jesse – Of Hebrew origin meaning “gift”.
  54. Jonathan – Of Hebrew origin meaning “gift of Jehovah”.
  55. Joshua – Of Hebrew origin meaning “the Lord is my salvation”.
  56. Jude – Of Latin origin meaning “praised”.
  57. Julian – Of English, Latin origin meaning “youthful, downy”.
  58. Kasey – Another form of Casey, a boy’s name of Irish origin meaning “brave in battle”.
  59. Kingston – Of English origin meaning “king’s town”. 
  60. Knox – Of Scottish origin meaning “round hill”.
  61. Lance – Another form of Lancelot, a boy’s name of French origin meaning “servant”.
  62. Lennox – Of Scottish origin meaning “elm grove”.
  63. Levi – Of Hebrew origin meaning “joined, attached”.
  64. Liam – Of Irish origin meaning “resolute protection”.
  65. Lincoln – Of English origin meaning “town by the pool”.
  66. Linden – Another form of Lyndon, a boy’s name of English origin meaning “linden tree hill”.
  67. Logan – Of Scottish origin meaning “small hollow”.
  68. Luka – Another form of Luca, a boy’s name of Italian origin meaning “man from Lucania”.
  69. Maddox – Of Welsh origin meaning “son of Madoc”.
  70. Marcel – Of French origin meaning “little warrior”.
  71. Maxwell – Of Scottish origin meaning “great stream”.
  72. Michael – Of Hebrew origin meaning “who is like God?”
  73. Miles – Of English, Latin origin meaning “soldier or merciful”.
  74. Milo – Of German origin meaning “soldier or merciful”.
  75. Nicholas – Of Greek origin meaning “people of victory”.
  76. Oliver – Of Latin origin meaning “olive tree”.
  77. Oscar – Of English, Irish origin meaning “God spear, or deer-lover or champion warrior”.
  78. Otis – Of German origin meaning “wealthy”.
  79. Paxton – Of Latin origin meaning “peace town”.
  80. Quinn – Of Irish origin meaning “descendant of Conn, chief leader, intelligence”.
  81. Quintin – Of Latin origin meaning “fifth”.
  82. Reed – Of English origin meaning “red-haired”.
  83. Remy – Of French, Latin origin meaning “oarsman”.
  84. Rubin – Another form of Reuben, a boy’s name of Hebrew origin meaning “behold, a son”.
  85. Samson – Of Hebrew origin meaning “sun”.
  86. Sawyer – Of English origin meaning “woodcutter”.
  87. Sebastian – Of Greek, Latin origin meaning “person from ancient city of Sebasta”.
  88. Silas – Of English, Latin origin meaning “wood, forest”.
  89. Sloan – Of Irish origin meaning “raider”. 
  90. Solomon – Of Hebrew origin meaning “peace”.
  91. Theo – Of Greek origin meaning “divine gift”.
  92. Victor – Of Latin origin meaning “conqueror”.
  93. Wesley – Of English origin meaning “western meadow”.
  94. Weston – Of English origin meaning “from the western town”.
  95. William – Of English origin meaning “resolute protection”.
  96. Winston – Of English origin meaning “wine’s town”.
  97. Wren – English bird name.
  98. Wyatt – Of English origin meaning “brave in war”.
  99. Zane – A boy’s name meaning “God is gracious”.
  100. Zeke – Of Hebrew origin meaning “God strengthens”.

There they are, 100 most handsome baby boy names and their meanings.

But wait. What if your husband’s taste in names is completely opposite of your own?

How do you both agree on a name for your baby boy?

Here’s a simple system that works. Print out two copies of this free baby boy name rating worksheet (join the motherhood tribe email list to get it in your inbox). There’s extra space for you to add more of your favorite names to rate.

best baby boy names rating chart
Join the motherhood tribe email list to get this name rating list instantly in your inbox.

On your copy, check a rating box next to each name, and have your husband do the same on his sheet. Then compare the two and find a name you both gave a good rating. And voilà, your baby boy has a name!

Bonus points: Keep both sheets in your baby’s keepsake box. He’ll love reading your name rating lists when he grows older. This post contains affiliate links. This means if you make a purchase after clicking a link, I will earn a small commission, but it won’t cost you a penny more.  Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

Want more help with picking a name for your baby boy? Here’s another great resource:

Having a girl?  Here are 100 most delightful baby girl names and their meanings.

I hope you find a baby boy name you both love before you get kicked out of the hospital!

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