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3 Syllable Boy Names that are Modern & Masculine

Jun 5, 2021

3 Syllable Boy Names that are Modern & Masculine

Let’s find the perfect three syllable name for your baby boy…

On the hunt for a modern boy’s name that sounds cool but isn’t over-done?

Your options for three syllable names aren’t as plentiful as two or one syllable names, but I’ve rounded up the good ones all in one place!

Below, you’ll find all of the best 3 syllable boy names for babies born in 2021 and 2022.

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Trendy 3 Syllable Boy Names

These three syllable boy names are hot right now!

  • Edison {son of Edward}
  • Elijah {Yahweh is God} This is the 4th most popular baby boy’s name in the U.S.
  • Ellington {Ellis town}
  • Emerson {son of Emery}
  • Emory {industrious}
  • Gabriel {God is my strength} This is the 38th most popular baby boy’s name in the U.S. 
  • Harrison {son of Harry}
  • Kennedy {misshapen head}
  • Maverick {nonconformist} This is the 49th most popular baby boy’s name in the U.S.
  • Oliver {tree planter} This is the 3rd most popular baby boy’s name in the U.S.
  • Remington {raven}

If you’re looking for a great middle name for any of these trendy 3 syllable baby boy names, here are a few combinations!

Edison James, Elijah Brooks, Ellington Stone, Emerson Pierce, Emory Grant, Gabriel Hayes, Harrison Reece, Kennedy Mason, Maverick Ford, Oliver Roman, Remington Knox

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Timeless 3 Syllable Boy Names

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For three syllable boy names that are perfectly modern but still really classic, check out these cool options:

  • Avery {ruler of elves}
  • Benjamin {son of my right hand} This is the 7th most popular baby boy’s name in the U.S.
  • Cameron {crooked nose}
  • Elias {Yahweh is God} This is the 53rd most popular baby boy’s name in the U.S.
  • Finnegan {fair haired}
  • Jeremy {appointed by God}
  • Joshua {Lord is salvation} This is the 54th most popular baby boy’s name in the U.S.
  • Josiah {God heals} This is the 50th most popular baby boy’s name in the U.S.
  • Julian {youthful} This is the 34th most popular baby boy’s name in the U.S.
  • Julius {youthful}
  • Nicholas {people of victory} This is the 87th most popular baby boy’s name in the U.S.
  • Sebastian {revered} This is the 19th most popular baby boy’s name in the U.S.
  • Theodore {God given} This is the 23rd most popular baby boy’s name in the U.S.
  • Zachary {the Lord has remembered}

If you’re looking for a great middle name for any of these timeless 3 syllable boy names, here are a few combinations!

Avery James, Benjamin Lawson, Cameron Wade, Elias Blaze, Finnegan Maddox, Jeremy Hayden, Joshua Reign, Josiah Birch, Julian Pierce, Julius Gage, Nicholas Drake, Sebastian Chase, Theodore Brooks, Zachary Grayson

P.S. You may also like these two syllable boy names.

Masculine 3 Syllable Boy Names

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Here are some rugged and valiant three syllable boy names for your little man…

  • Anderson {son of Anders}
  • Damian {to tame}
  • Diego {one who takes the place of another}
  • Hamilton {treeless hill}
  • Jameson {son of James} This is the 79th most popular baby boy’s name in the U.S.
  • Maximus {greatest}
  • Sullivan {dark eyed one}
  • Xavier {bright} This is the 92nd most popular baby boy’s name in the U.S.

If you’re looking for a great middle name for any of these masculine 3 syllable baby boy names, here are a few combinations!

Anderson Chase, Damian Knox, Diego Phoenix, Hamilton Ford, Jameson Cruz, Maximus Reed, Sullivan Onyx, Xavier James

Unique 3 Syllable Boy Names

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Now for some three syllable boy names that are uncommon without being too far out there…

  • Apollo {from Greek mythology}
  • Artéo {made up}
  • Atticus {Athenian}
  • Dakota {friendly one}
  • Ellery {island with elder trees}
  • Everest {world’s tallest mountain}

If you’re looking for a great middle name for any of these unique 3 syllable boy names, here are a few combinations!

Apollo Chase, Artéo Brant, Atticus Fox, Dakota Wilder, Ellery Mason, Everest Hayes

Italian 3 Syllable Boy Names

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Last but not least, check out these amazing three syllable boy names perfect for Italian (or Italian-loving) families!

  • Angelo {messenger}
  • Anthony {priceless one} This is the 41st most popular baby boy’s name in the U.S.
  • Armani {warrior}
  • Francesco {free man}
  • Giancarlo {John Charles}
  • Gianni {God is gracious}
  • Giovanni {God is gracious}
  • Lorenzo {from Roman city Laurentium}
  • Marcello {young warrior}
  • Massimo {greatest}
  • Mateo {gift of God} This is the 20th most popular baby boy’s name in the U.S.
  • Romeo {pilgram to Rome}
  • Salvatore {savior}
  • Santino {little saint}
  • Valentino {brave}
  • Vincenzo {conquering}

If you’re looking for a great middle name for any of these Italian 3 syllable baby boy names, here are a few combinations!

Angelo Tristan, Anthony Lazaro, Armani Diego, Francesco Luca, Giancarlo Alexander, Gianni Rocco, Giovanni Leo, Lorenzo Cruz, Marcello Vince, Massimo Vincent, Mateo Fox, Romeo Gabriel, Salvatore Gianni, Santino Rafael, Valentino Grey, Vincenzo James

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Final thoughts on choosing a three syllable boy name

As you can see, the quantity of great 3 syllable names for boys is low… but the quality is high!

And that’s fine, because all you need is one name. (Or two if you want a 3 syllable middle name too).

If you’re not totally sold on a triple syllable first name, here are some other posts to check out for baby name inspiration:

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3 Syllable Boy Names that are Modern & Masculine