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25+ [Unusual But Cool] Boy Names that Start with Z

May 17, 2022

25+ [Unusual But Cool] Boy Names that Start with Z

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

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

Below, I’ve rounded up every single Z 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 22 “Z” names ranking in the top 1000.

There’s also a handful of Z 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 Z.

Related: Girl Names that Start with Z

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Short “Z” names

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These Z boys’ names are as mini as they come—they’re just 3 or 4 letters!

Zac

Zaid or Zayd

  • Name meaning: To increase.
  • Popularity: Zaid ranks #666 and Zayd is #803.

Zay

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

Zeke

  • Name meaning: God’s strength.
  • Popularity: #619

Zen

Zeus

  • Name meaning: The sky and thunder god in ancient Greek mythology.
  • Popularity: This space name isn’t ranking.

Zev

  • Name meaning: Wolf.
  • Popularity: #996

Zylo

If you like these mini boy names that start with Z you might also like this list of short names.

Rare “Z” names

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These boys’ names starting with Z are perfect if you want something a little edgy and unusual.

Zahir

  • Name meaning: Shining. Supporter.
  • Popularity: #855

Zakai

  • Name meaning: Pure.
  • Popularity: #783

Zavier

  • Name meaning: Castle. New house.
  • Popularity: #955

Ziggy

Zorin

  • Name meaning: Golden dawn.
  • Popularity: This name isn’t ranking.

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

Final thoughts on “Z” 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, short, or rare, all of these boys’ names are fantastic choices.

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

Boy Names that Start with Z