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25 Irresistibly Cool Boy Names that Start with I

Apr 28, 2022

25 Irresistibly Cool Boy Names that Start with I

AHEAD: The ultimate list of I names for boys—plus their meanings and popularity.

If you’re looking for a cool boys’ name starting with the letter I, you’re in the right place!

Below, I’ve rounded up every single I name that’s even the slightest bit modern and cool.

For each name, you’ll find its meaning and current popularity—which will hopefully help you narrow down your list of favorites.

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I give you fair warning: there aren’t very many boy names that start with I!

There are only 14 “I” names ranking in the top 1000.

As you’ll see below, I’ve also included around a dozen additional I names that are more rare (without being too out there).

Feel free to use the Table of Contents to jump to a specific style, or keep on scrolling and view all of these cool boys’ names starting with the letter I.

Related: Girl Names Starting with I

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Cool boy names that start with “I”

Kicking off our list of “I” names with some ideas that are both cool and unusual. They’re perfect if you want something a little edgy but not too far out there.

Idris

  • Name meaning: Lord or studious.
  • Popularity: #829

Indigo

  • Name meaning: Blue or Indian dye.
  • Popularity: This nonbinary name isn’t ranking for either gender.

Ingram

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Ireland

  • Name meaning: A country in Western Europe.
  • Popularity: This name isn’t ranking for either gender. It last ranked for girls in 2015.

Irvin or Irving

  • Name meaning: The River Irvine flows through Scotland.
  • Popularity: Irvin last ranked in 2011 and Irving last ranked in 2005.

Ishmael

  • Name meaning: God will hear.
  • Popularity: This boys’ name isn’t ranking.

Iverson

  • Name meaning: Son of Iver. Yew tree. Warrior.
  • Popularity: This boys’ name isn’t ranking.

If you like these cool boy names that start with I you’ll also like this list of edgy names.

Short “I” names

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These boys’ names are comprised of only 3 or 4 letters, and of course, they all start with the letter I!

Ian

  • Name meaning: Scottish version of John, meaning graced by God.
  • Popularity: #83

Igby

  • Name meaning: Unknown meaning.
  • Popularity: This boys’ name isn’t ranking.

Iggy

  • Name meaning: Fiery.
  • Popularity: This boys’ name isn’t ranking.

Igor

  • Name meaning: Warrior.
  • Popularity: This boys’ name isn’t ranking.

Iker

  • Name meaning: Visitation.
  • Popularity: #380

Ira

  • Name meaning: Watchful.
  • Popularity: #805

Ivan

  • Name meaning: Russian version of John, meaning graced by God.
  • Popularity: #153

If you like these mini names that start with I check out this huge list of short names for boys.

Final thoughts on “I” boy names

Hopefully, you’ve found a few lead contenders on this list, or at least come away with some baby name inspiration.

Whether you prefer a name that’s cool, popular, or short, all of these boys’ names are fantastic choices.

Congratulations and good luck choosing the perfect name for your son!

Boy Names that Start with I