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77 Handsome Names for Rainbow Babies [Boys Edition]

Oct 6, 2021

77 Handsome Names for Rainbow Babies [Boys Edition]

AHEAD: The ultimate list of rainbow baby names for boys.

A rainbow baby brings hope and happiness after a storm—the loss of another baby.

For many families, naming their rainbow baby is just as much about healing from tragedy as celebrating a new blessing.

Below, you’ll find a huge list of meaningful rainbow baby names for boys (plus their meanings and popularity) that are perfect for families who have experienced pregnancy loss.

If you’re having a girl, jump over here instead: 95 Beautiful Names for Rainbow Babies [Girls Edition]

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Whether you’re looking for symbolic names that mean light, happiness, or strength—or rainbow baby names that are more literal, having to do with the sky, weather, or colors of the rainbow—you’ll find them below.

Let’s dive in and find the perfect name for your miracle son…

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Names for rainbow babies that mean light

Since this wished-for pregnancy is the light at the end of a dark tunnel, you can’t go wrong with these bright names for your rainbow baby.

The source for popularity data is SSA.

Aiden or Aden

  • Name meaning: Little fire.
  • Popularity: Aden ranks #664 and Aiden ranks #24 for baby boys.

Blake

  • Name meaning: Light.
  • Popularity: This great nonbinary name is the 210th most popular baby name for boys.

Blaze

  • Name meaning: Fiery.
  • Popularity: This edgy name ranks #852 for baby boys.

Brenton

  • Name meaning: Fire or flame.
  • Popularity: This fiery boy’s name hasn’t been popular since 2013.

    Hayden

    • Name meaning: Fire.
    • Popularity: This trendy-sounding rainbow baby name ranks #177 for boys.

    Iggy or Iggie

    • Name meaning: Fiery one.
    • Popularity: This sweet hippie name is not currently in the top 1000 baby names.

    Luke

    • Name meaning: Bright one.
    • Popularity: This popular rainbow baby name ranks #31.

    Rey

    • Name meaning: Like ray of light.
    • Popularity: Rey is the 888th most popular baby boy’s name.

    Xavier

    • Name meaning: Bright.
    • Popularity: This cool rainbow baby name ranks #92 for boys in the U.S.

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    Names for rainbow babies that mean peace, happiness, and good fortune

    All of these optimistic rainbow baby names symbolize a new chapter filled with peace, happiness, and dreams that come true.

    Asher

    • Name meaning: Fortunate, blessed, happy.
    • Popularity: Asher is the 32nd most popular name for baby boys in the U.S.

    Axel

    Eli

    • Name meaning: Uplifted.
    • Popularity: This great rainbow baby name ranks #60 for boys.

    Felix

    • Name meaning: Fortunate.
    • Popularity: This gratitude-filled baby name for boys ranks #225.

    Jayden

    Jonah

    • Name meaning: Dove.
    • Popularity: This peaceful rainbow baby name ranks #128.

    Maddox

    • Name meaning: Fortunate.
    • Popularity: Maddox is the 170th most popular baby name for boys.

    Noah

    • Name meaning: To comfort.
    • Popularity: Noah is the most popular moniker on our list of boy names for rainbow babies, coming in at #2.

    Pax

    Reese

    • Name meaning: Enthusiasm.
    • Popularity: Reese is the 731st most popular baby name for boys. It comes in at #144 for girls.

    Shiloh

    • Name meaning: Tranquil.
    • Popularity: Shiloh ranks #618 for boys and #454 for girls.

    Solomon

    Tate

    • Name meaning: Cheerful.
    • Popularity: This happy rainbow baby name is the 353rd most popular boy’s name.

    Winston

    • Name meaning: Joyful stone.
    • Popularity: Winston ranks #408 for baby boys in the U.S.

    Related: Middle Names for Liam

    53 more names to go!

    Names for rainbow babies that mean strength

    Your little one is a fighter—and you are too! All of these great rainbow baby names for boys signify tenacity, vigor, and bravery.

    Aaron

    • Name meaning: Strong.
    • Popularity: This boy’s rainbow baby name ranks #63 in the U.S.

    Archie

    • Name meaning: Truly brave.
    • Popularity: This cute boy’s name ranks #466.

    Barrett

    • Name meaning: Bear strength.
    • Popularity: This grizzly name ranks #191 for baby boys.

    Brayden

    • Name meaning: Brave.
    • Popularity: Brayden is the 111th most popular baby boy’s name.

    Garrett

    • Name meaning: Spear strength.
    • Popularity: This strong rainbow baby name ranks #367.

    Hart

    • Name meaning: Brave.
    • Popularity: This unusual name for rainbow baby boys is not ranking in the top 1000.

    Kane

    • Name meaning: Warrior.
    • Popularity: This strong rainbow baby name ranks #337 for boys.

    Marcello

    • Name meaning: Young warrior.
    • Popularity: This international name is not currently popular in the U.S.

    Miles

    • Name meaning: Soldier.
    • Popularity: This boy’s name ranks #59 in the U.S.

    Milo

    • Name meaning: Soldier.
    • Popularity: Milo is the 134th most popular name for baby boys.

    Owen

    • Name meaning: Young warrior.
    • Popularity: This great rainbow baby name is the 22nd most popular boy’s name.

    Valentino

    • Name meaning: Brave.
    • Popularity: This boy’s name ranks #619.

    Wyatt

    • Name meaning: Brave in war.
    • Popularity: This strong boy’s name ranks #29 in the U.S.

    Spiritual names for rainbow babies

    These next rainbow baby names are perfect for parents who believe that their precious son was sent from above.

    Bennett

    • Name meaning: Blessed.
    • Popularity: This spiritual name for rainboy baby boys ranks #101 in the U.S.

    Caleb

    • Name meaning: Devotion.
    • Popularity: Caleb is the 56th most popular name for baby boys in the U.S.

    Deacon

    • Name meaning: Messenger.
    • Popularity: This name is the 515th most popular for boys.

    Declan

    Gabriel or Gabe

    • Name meaning: God is my strength.
    • Popularity: Gabriel is the 38th most popular baby name for boys.

    Jace

    • Name meaning: Lord is salvation.
    • Popularity: Jace is the 97th most popular boy’s name in the U.S.

    Jack

    • Name meaning: God is gracious.
    • Popularity: This is the 21st most popular name for baby boys.

    Jax

    • Name meaning: God is gracious.
    • Popularity: Jax ranks #246 for baby boys in the U.S.

    Jaxon

    • Name meaning: God is gracious.
    • Popularity: This cool rainbow baby name ranks #48 for baby boys.

    Jeremy

    • Name meaning: Appointed by God.
    • Popularity: This spiritual rainbow baby name ranks #231 for boys.

    Joshua

    • Name meaning: Lord is salvation.
    • Popularity: Joshua is the 54th most popular baby name for boys.

    Josiah

    • Name meaning: God heals.
    • Popularity: This perfect rainbow baby name is the 50th most popular baby boy’s name in the U.S.

    Mateo

    • Name meaning: Gift of God.
    • Popularity: Mateo is the 20th most popular name for baby boys in the U.S.

    Shane

    • Name meaning: God is gracious.
    • Popularity: This name for rainbow baby boys ranks #508.

    Theodore or Theo

    • Name meaning: Divine gift.
    • Popularity: Theodore is the 23rd most popular baby boy’s name in the U.S.

    Topher

    • Name meaning: Bearer of Christ.
    • Popularity: This uncommon name is not in the top 1000.

    Zachary

    • Name meaning: The Lord has remembered.
    • Popularity: This is the 135th most popular name for baby boys.

    Zane

    • Name meaning: God is gracious.
    • Popularity: Zane ranks #259 for boys in the U.S.

    22 more names to go!

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    Names for rainbow babies that mean treasured and loved

    These sentimental rainbow baby names are perfect for a miracle baby that finally comes after a long-fought battle of infertility or pregnancy loss.

    Anthony

    • Name meaning: Priceless one.
    • Popularity: This handsome rainbow baby name is the 41st most popular baby boy’s name.

    Austin

    • Name meaning: Magnificent.
    • Popularity: Austin is the 89th most popular baby name for boys.

    Brendon

    • Name meaning: Prince.
    • Popularity: This boy’s name hasn’t been popular since 2013.

    Darren

    • Name meaning: Little great one.
    • Popularity: Darren ranks #723 for baby boys in the U.S.

    Fenmore

    • Name meaning: Dear love.
    • Popularity: This cool rainbow baby name is not currently popular in the U.S.

    Jasper

    • Name meaning: Bringer of treasure.
    • Popularity: Jasper is the 138th most popular baby boy’s name.

    Jesse

    • Name meaning: Gift.
    • Popularity: This is the 203rd most popular name for baby boys.

    Maximus or Max

    • Name meaning: Greatest.
    • Popularity: Maximus ranks #250 and Max ranks #147 for baby boys.

    Shay

    • Name meaning: Gift.
    • Popularity: This name is not currently ranking for boys, but ranks #928 for girls.

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    Names for rainbow babies that symbolize a new era

    These rainbow baby names for boys celebrate new life.

    Bridge

    • Name meaning: Connector.
    • Popularity: This symbolic rainbow baby name is not currently in the top 1000 names for boys.

    Ethan

    • Name meaning: Long-lived.
    • Popularity: This is the 13th most popular name for baby boys.

    Nova

    • Name meaning: New.
    • Popularity: Symbolizing a new chapter, this modern name ranks #758 for boys and #38 for girls.

    Phoenix

    • Name meaning: A mythical bird that rises from the ashes.
    • Popularity: This meaningful rainbow baby name ranks #238 for boys and #286 for girls.

    Wells

    • Name meaning: Spring.
    • Popularity: Symbolizing new life, Wells is the 545th most popular boy’s name.

    Related: Middle Names for Alex

    Weather-related names for rainbow babies

    This last set of rainbow baby names is a bit more literal… they all have to do with the sky, the weather, and colors of the rainbow!

    Beau

    • Name meaning: Handsome.
    • Popularity: This French boy’s name just so happens to sound like the second half of the word rainbow. Rain-beau!

    Cyrus

    • Name meaning: Sun.
    • Popularity: This boy’s rainbow baby name ranks #369 in the U.S.

    Grayson or Gray

    • Name meaning: Son of the steward.
    • Popularity: Grayson, who makes you happy when skies are gray, ranks #35 for baby boys.

    Indigo

    • Name meaning: Blue or Indian dye; one of the colors of the rainbow.
    • Popularity: Indigo is not currently a popular name for baby boys.

    Raiden

    • Name meaning: Thunder and lightning.
    • Popularity: Reminding you that after a storm comes the rainbow, this boy’s name ranks #403.

    Sorin or Soren

    • Name meaning: Sun.
    • Popularity: This sunny rainbow name ranks #510 for baby boys in the U.S.

    Storm

    • Name meaning: Weather event.
    • Popularity: Storm does not make the top 1000 baby names list.

    Zeus

    • Name meaning: God of the sky, thunder, and lightning.
    • Popularity: This space name is not currently popular in the U.S.

    Final thoughts on rainbow baby names for boys

    It can be difficult to find a name for your son that’s not only meaningful, but that appeals at face value.

    Do your best to narrow down this list to your favorite 5 or 10 rainbow baby names. Then, gradually eliminate the ones that don’t feel quite right. Say the names out loud, write them on paper, and type them on your phone. A few will start to pop out at you as your favorites and least favorites. Then, rinse and repeat!

    If you’re feeling stuck, just remember that no matter which name you end up choosing, it will be special to you and your family.

    Wishing you lots of healing and happiness as you prepare to welcome your rainbow baby!

    77 Handsome Names for Rainbow Babies [Boys Edition]