Best Modern One Syllable Boy Names

Apr 30, 2021

Best Modern One Syllable Boy Names

Apr 30, 2021

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

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

This list of one syllable boy names is just what you’re looking for! Let’s dive in!

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Trendy One Syllable Boy Names

These single syllable names are hot right now! None of these are too popular as of yet.

  • Chase {to hunt}
  • Crew {group}
  • Cruz {cross}
  • Gabe {God is my strength} “Gabriel” is the 37th most popular baby boy’s name in the U.S.
  • Grey {color}
  • Hayes {hedged area}
  • Jace {healer}
  • Luke {bright one} this is the 32nd most popular baby boy’s name in the U.S.
  • Nash {by the ash tree}
  • Pax {peaceful)
  • Pierce {rock}

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

Chase Maddox, Crew Walker, Cruz Alexander, Gabe Ledger, Grey Phoenix, Hayes Atticus, Jace Hudson, Luke Mason, Nash Hendrix, Pax Wilder, Pierce Lawson.

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Strong One Syllable Boy Names

Strong One Syllable Boy Names

For a single syllable boy’s name that packs a punch, check out these baby names connoting strength…

  • Blaze {fiery}
  • Brant {sword}
  • Cade {barrel}
  • Colt {young horse}
  • Drake {dragon}
  • Grant {tall}
  • Kane {warrior}
  • Reign {sovereign}
  • Rex {king}
  • Rome {strength}
  • Troy {soldier}
  • Vince {prevailing}

Most of these just barely (or not at all) crack the top 1000 most popular boy’s names. This is great if you’re going for something cool but uncommon.

If you need a great middle name for any of these strong one syllable boy names, here are a few combinations!

Blaze Dylan, Brant Jackson, Cade Ashton, Colt Remington, Drake Wilder, Grant Bennett, Kane Edison, Reign Emerson, Rex Carter, Rome Gabriel, Troy Adams, Vince Kennedy

Unique One Syllable Boy Names

For an unusual and not-overdone single syllable boy’s name, consider one of these less common options…

  • Blake {light}
  • Bridge {connector}
  • Dane {God is my judge}
  • Dash {unknown}
  • Hyde {hide}
  • Jett {black}
  • Judd {flowing down}
  • Lyle {island}
  • Quinn {counsel}
  • Reed or Reid {red haired}
  • Reese {enthusiasm}
  • Shane {God is gracious}
  • Wade {to go}
  • Wes {western meadow}
  • Zane {God is gracious}
  • Zeus {living}

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

Blake Jackson, Bridge Oakley, Dane Ryan, Dash Atticus, Hyde Emerson, Jett Maverick, Judd Oliver, Lyle Finnegan, Quinn Jaxon, Reed or Reid Emory, Reese Ellington, Shane Cameron, Wade Jameson, Wes Parker, Zane Jordan, Zeus Roman

Nature One Syllable Boy Names

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For an organic single syllable boy’s name that means water, plant, earth, or animal, check out these options!

  • Beck {stream}
  • Birch {tree}
  • Brooks {small stream}
  • Clay {earthy}
  • Cole {charcoal}
  • Dean {valley}
  • Ford {river crossing}
  • Fox {wild animal}
  • Holt {grove of trees}
  • Kai {sea}
  • Knox {round-topped hill}
  • Lev {lion}
  • Slate {grayish rock}
  • Stone {solid as a rock}

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

Beck Roman, Birch Hayden, Brooks Jameson, Clay Finnegan, Cole Benson, Dean Brady, Ford Whittaker, Fox Maddox, Holt Lawson, Kai Benjamin, Knox Maverick, Lev Noah, Slate Hudson, Stone Gabriel

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Old Fashioned One Syllable Boy Names

Old Fashioned One Syllable Boy Names

This next batch of single syllable boy names is interesting because they’re technically old school but they have a modern feel.

  • Briggs {bridges}
  • Duke {leader}
  • Finn {white}
  • Gage {money lender}
  • Graham {gravel}
  • Jack {God is gracious} this is the 9th most popular baby boy’s name in the U.S.
  • James {one who follows} this is the 6th most popular baby boy’s name in the U.S.
  • Jude {praised}
  • Mack {son of}
  • Miles {soldier}
  • Rhett {advice}
  • Shay {supplanted}
  • Smith {blacksmith}
  • Tripp {the third}
  • Walt {army ruler}

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

Briggs Ledger, Duke Benjamin, Finn Wilder, Gage Barrett, Graham Colton, Jack Porter, James Oliver, Jude Benson, Mack Preston, Miles Oakley, Rhett Emerson, Shay Gabriel, Smith Ryder, Tripp Hudson, Walt Jackson

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Final thoughts on choosing a one syllable name for your baby boy

Naming your child is a very personal decision. It can be hard to find the perfect name that fits with both you and your partner’s style.

The good news is whether you are looking for trendy names for a modern little man, or strong and masculine names that your baby can grow into, there are so many great one syllable boy names to choose from.

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Best Modern One Syllable Boy Names