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50+ Trendy and Timeless Boy Names that Start with T

May 15, 2022

50+ Trendy and Timeless Boy Names that Start with T

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

If you’re looking for a cool boys’ name starting with the letter T, you’re in the right place!

Below, I’ve rounded up every single T 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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There are only 34 “T” names ranking in the top 1000.

There are also a bunch of other great T 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 T.

Related: T Names for Girls

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Cool “T” names

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These badass boy names that start with T are relatively popular, but not at the tippy top of the charts.

Trenton

  • Name meaning: Trent’s town.
  • Popularity: #658

Trevor

  • Name meaning: From the large village.
  • Popularity: #459

Trey

  • Name meaning: Three.
  • Popularity: #653

Tripp

  • Name meaning: The third.
  • Popularity: #445

Troy

  • Name meaning: Foot soldier. An ancient city in modern-day Turkey.
  • Popularity: #418

Tyson

  • Name meaning: Nickname for someone with a fiery personality.
  • Popularity: #353

If you like these cool boy names that start with T you might also like this list of southern names.

Gender-neutral “T” names

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All of these T names would work for a boy or a girl.

Tatum

  • Name meaning: Bringer of joy. Tate’s homestead.
  • Popularity: Tatum ranks #385 for boys and #279 for girls.

Taylor

  • Name meaning: Clothing tailor.
  • Popularity: Taylor ranks #643 for boys and #192 for girls.

Teagan

  • Name meaning: Little poet.
  • Popularity: This name hasn’t ranked for boys since 2014. It currently ranks #254 for girls.

Tennessee

  • Name meaning: State name.
  • Popularity: This name isn’t ranking for either gender.

Tierney

  • Name meaning: Lord.
  • Popularity: This name isn’t ranking for either gender.

Topaz

  • Name meaning: Birthstone for the month of December.
  • Popularity: This name isn’t ranking for either gender.

Tovi

  • Name meaning: Good.
  • Popularity: This short name isn’t ranking for either gender.

Trace

  • Name meaning: Fighter. Superior. Also a location name.
  • Popularity: Trace ranks #738 for boys and isn’t ranking for girls.

Tru

  • Name meaning: Accurate or authentic.
  • Popularity: Tru ranks #677 for boys and isn’t ranking for girls.

If you like these gender-neutral names that start with the letter T you’ll also like this list of nonbinary names.

Rare “T” names

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These boys’ names starting with T are perfect if you want something a little edgy and unusual.

Tadeo

  • Name meaning: Spanish version of Thaddeus, meaning gift of God.
  • Popularity: #599

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Talon

  • Name meaning: Claw of a bird of prey.
  • Popularity: This boys’ name isn’t ranking.

Taurus

  • Name meaning: A constellation of a bull. From ancient Greek mythology.
  • Popularity: This outer space boys’ name isn’t ranking.

Tex

  • Name meaning: A nickname for someone from Texas.
  • Popularity: This boys’ name isn’t ranking.

Thilo

  • Name meaning: A variation of Theodore or Theodoric, meaning ruler of the people or God-given.
  • Popularity: This German boys’ name isn’t ranking in the U.S. but ranks #98 in Germany.

Thor

  • Name meaning: Thunder. God of thunder, strength, and rain.
  • Popularity: This boys’ name isn’t ranking.

Tiger

  • Name meaning: The largest member of the cat family.
  • Popularity: This boys’ name isn’t ranking.

Tilden

  • Name meaning: Person from a valley.
  • Popularity: This boys’ name isn’t ranking.

Timber

  • Name meaning: Growing trees. Wood suitable for building.
  • Popularity: This hippie boys’ name isn’t ranking.

Titan

  • Name meaning: The largest moon of the planet Saturn. In Greek mythology, the Titans were the children of deities Uranus (heaven) and Gaea (​earth).
  • Popularity: #741

Tobin

  • Name meaning: (A habitational name).
  • Popularity: This boys’ name isn’t ranking.

Topher

  • Name meaning: Short for Christopher, meaning bearer of Christ.
  • Popularity: This boys’ name isn’t ranking.

Townes

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

Trent

  • Name meaning: Flooder. One who lives on a riverbank.
  • Popularity: This name last ranked in 2020.

Triton

  • Name meaning: God of the Sea. King Triton is a character in The Little Mermaid.
  • Popularity: This royal boys’ name isn’t ranking.

Truett

  • Name meaning: Dry resinous wood. River bend.
  • Popularity: #914

Turner

  • Name meaning: Many possible meanings: maker of objects of wood or metal, nickname for a fast runner, an official in charge of a tournament.
  • Popularity: #942

If you like these rare boy names that start with T you might also like this list of edgy names.

Timeless “T” names

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These T boys’ names have been around forever and aren’t going anywhere anytime soon!

Thaddeus

  • Name meaning: Might mean courageous heart, one who praises, or gift of God.
  • Popularity: #820

Thatcher

  • Name meaning: One who makes roofs from straw.
  • Popularity: #813

Theodore or Theo

  • Name meaning: God-given. Divine gift.
  • Popularity: Theodore ranks #10 and Theo is #142.

Related: Middle Names for Theo

Thomas or Tommy

  • Name meaning: Twin.
  • Popularity: Thomas ranks #46 and Tommy is #729.

Timothy

  • Name meaning: Honoring God.
  • Popularity: #201

Todd

  • Name meaning: Fox.
  • Popularity: This name last ranked in 2015.

Tony

  • Name meaning: Short for Anthony, a Roman family name.
  • Popularity: #679

Tomas

  • Name meaning: German and Portuguese version of Thomas, meaning twin.
  • Popularity: #747

If you like these timeless boy names that start with T you might also like this list of 2-syllable names.

Final thoughts on “T” 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 popular, cool, gender-neutral, rare, or timeless, all of these boys’ names are fantastic choices.

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

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