White Boy Names to Inspire You

  • By: Jess
  • Date: August 19, 2022
  • Time to read: 8 min.

Sometimes it can be hard to come up with the perfect name.

We know… it’s something, as a new parent, we spend weeks and weeks agonising over.

There are many things to think about when picking a name, including pronunciation, meaning, personality, traditions, and how the name will look and feel as he grows up.

The Best White Boy Names (With Meanings)

Boy Names (With Meanings)

Here’s our white-sounding name list that can be used as either as a first or middle name.

Aaron

A Hebrew name that means “mountain of strength”.

Abbott

A name of English origin, meaning “abbot, or father”.

Adam

A name that originates from the Hebrew name אדם (Adam) meaning “man, human”. It is also the name of the first man in the Bible.

Alexander

A name of Greek origin, Alexander means “defender of men”.

Alvey

A name of English origin, meaning “elf warrior” or “friend of the elves”.

Austin

A name of English origin, meaning “magic dignity”, “venerable” or “great”.

Benjamin

A Hebrew name that means “son of the right hand” or “son of the south”.

Bradley

A name of English origin, meaning “broad clearing in the wood”. It is derived from a place name and was originally given as a last name.

Brett

A name of English origin, meaning “a Briton” or “from Britain”. It is derived from the Old Breton word “breit” meaning “spacious, broad or wide”.

Brian

boy name Brian

A name of Irish origin, meaning “noble” or “high born”. Brian Boru was the legendary first king of all Ireland.

Bryson

A name of English and Scottish origin. It is a variant of the name Bryce. The meaning of Bryson is “son of a man with dark hair”.

Caleb

A Hebrew name that means “faithful” or “devoted”. It can also be translated to mean “whole-hearted”.

Chad

A name of English origin, meaning “warrior” or “defender”.

Chase

A name of English origin, from a word meaning “to hunt.” It can also be a surname.

Christopher

A name that means “bearing Christ” or “Christ-bearer”. It is derived from the Greek name Χριστόφορος (Christóforos).

Colin

A name of Scottish origin, meaning “of a victory”.

Colton

A name of English origin, meaning “coal town”.

Connor

boy name Connor

A name of Celtic origin, meaning “lover of hounds”.

Cooper

A name of English origin, Cooper is derived from the Middle English word “couper” which means “one who makes or sells barrels”.

Damian

A name of Greek origin, meaning “to tame, subdue”. It is related to the Greek word ‘daman,’ meaning “to subdue, tame, or control.”

Declan

A name of Irish origin, Declan comes from the Old Irish name Deaglán, which is derived from the Proto-Celtic word deuklos meaning “fully good”.

Dick

A name that is of English origin, and it means “brave power.”

Dustin

A name of English origin, Dustin is a diminutive form of the name Dustin. The name Dustin means “valley” or “dusty one”.

Ethan

A Hebrew name that means “solid” or “strong”. It can also be translated to mean “enduring” or “long-suffering”.

Evan

A Welsh name meaning “young warrior” or “youth”. It is also a Hebrew name meaning “rock” or “stone”.

Finley

boy name Finley

A unisex name of Scottish origin, referring to “fair-haired warrior”.

Fiore

A name of Italian origin that means “flower”.

Gabriel

A Hebrew name that means “God is my strong man” or “God is my hero.”

Gael

A name of French origin, Gael is a masculine given name meaning “a man of the Gaels”.

Giovanni

A name of Italian origin, meaning “God is gracious”. The name can also be spelled as Gianni or Geovanni.

Grayson

A unisex name of English origin, Grayson is a variation of the name Greyson. The name Grayson means “son of the steward” or “son of the gray-haired man”.

Harrison

A name of English origin, Harrison means “son of Harry”. Harry is a diminutive form of Henry, which is a Germanic name meaning “home ruler”.

Hunter

A name of English origin, meaning “one who hunts.” It can also be a surname.

Ian

A Scottish name derived from the Hebrew name Yohanan meaning “Yahweh is gracious”.

Jace

A name of uncertain origin, though it is believed to be a variation of the name Jason. It could also be a diminutive form of the name Jacob.

Jack

boy name Jack

A diminutive form of the name John, which is derived from the Hebrew name יוֹחָנָן (Yohanan) meaning “Yahweh is gracious”.

Jake

A diminutive form of the name Jacob, which means “supplanter” or “one who follows”.

Jameson

A name of English and Scottish origin. It is a variation of the name James, meaning “supplanter” or “one who follows”.

Jeremy

A masculine name of Hebrew origin that means “may the Lord exalt”.

Josh

A diminutive of the name Joshua, which is derived from the Hebrew name יהושע‎ (Yehoshua), meaning “YAHWEH is salvation”.

Kai

A unisex name of Hawaiian, Japanese, and Scandinavian origin. In Hawaiian, Kai is a unisex name that means “the sea” or “ocean”. In Japanese, Kai has multiple meanings, including “forgiveness”, “recovery”, and “restoration”, if you love Japanese boy names, check out that post!.

Kurt

A German name meaning “courteous”.

Landon

A name of English origin, meaning “long hill”.

Levi

A Hebrew name meaning “joined in harmony” or “attached”. It is also the name of one of the twelve tribes of Israel, descended from Levi, the third son of Jacob and Leah.

Liam

A short form of the name William, which is of Germanic origin and means “resolute protector”. (See our long list of boy names which mean protector or guardian).

Logan

boy name Logan

A Scottish name meaning “from the hollow” in Gaelic. It is derived from the word lagan, meaning “little hollow”.

Lorenzo

A name of Italian origin, meaning “from Laurentum”. Laurentum was an ancient city of Latium, Italy, its ruins are located in the municipality of Rome.

Matthew

A name that means “gift of God” in Hebrew.

Micah

A Hebrew name meaning “who is like God”.

Nathan

A Hebrew name that means “he gave”.

Nicholas

A masculine name of Greek origin that means “people’s victory”.

Noah

boy name Noah

A Hebrew name that means “rest, comfort”. It is also the name of the Biblical character who built the Ark and saved the world from the great flood.

Oliver

A name of Latin origin, meaning “olive tree”. The olive tree is a symbol of fruitfulness, beauty, and dignity.

Parker

A name of English origin that comes from an occupational surname meaning “park keeper”.

Phillip

A name of Greek origin, Phillipos, meaning “lover of horses”. It is the name of one of the twelve apostles in the Bible.

River

boy name River

A name of English origin, meaning “a flowing body of water”.

Rob

A diminutive of the name Robert, which means “bright fame” or “shining fame”.

Roman

A name derived from Latin, meaning “citizen of Rome”.

Rowan

A name of Celtic origin, Rowan is derived from the name of the tree, which in turn comes from the Old Irish word for “red”. The name can also be given to girls.

Ryan

boy name Ryan

A name of Irish origin, meaning “little king” or “illustrious”.

Ryder

A name of English origin, Ryder is derived from the Old English word ‘raedere’ meaning “rider”.

Sam

A diminutive of the name Samuel, which is of Hebrew origin and means “God has heard”.

Sawyer

A name of English origin, meaning “one who cuts timber.”

Scott

A Scottish name comes from the Latin word “scoticus” meaning “of the Scots”.

Spencer

A name of English origin, meaning “dispenser of provisions”.

Stewart

A Scottish name that comes from the Old English word stiward, which originally meant “housekeeper”. It eventually came to mean “steward” or “administrator”.

Tanner

A name of English origin, Tanner is an occupational name for a person who tanned leather.

Theodore

boy name Theodore

A name of Greek origin that means “gift of God”.

Todd

A name of English origin, meaning “fox”.

Tyler

A name of English origin, Tyler means “tile maker” or “one who lays tiles.”

Walker

A name of English origin, derived from the Old English word wealcere, meaning “a fuller of cloth”.

Waylon

A masculine name of English origin, meaning “land by the road”.

Wyatt

A name of English origin, Wyatt is derived from the Old French name Guyot, which is a form of the Germanic name Wido, both of which mean “wood” or “forest”.

Xavier

boy name Xavier

A name of Basque origin, meaning “new house” or “castle”.

Zachary

A name of Hebrew origin, meaning “God has remembered”.

Gentlemen White Boy Names Ideas

Gentlemen Boy Names

Inspired by the Royal houses of Europe, here is our list of perfectly gentlemanly names for little boys:

  • Alexander

  • Andrew

  • Archie

  • Blake

  • Benjamin

  • Charles

  • Cole

  • David

  • Edward

  • Emmett

  • Keir

  • Garrett

  • George

  • Harold

  • Henry
  • Isaac

  • Isaiah

  • Jameson

  • Jason

  • Johnathan

  • Kingston

  • Luca

  • Mason

  • Micheal

  • Phillip

  • Samuel

  • William

  • Wilbur

Popular Boy Names

Popular Boy Names

The following list is taken from the top 100 boys names in the US in 2021, so can can rest assured these cool names are right on trend!

  • Aiden (No.26)

  • Liam (No.1)

  • Asher (No.25)

  • Bennett (No.90)

  • Hunter (No.86)

  • Lucas (No.8)

  • Carter (No.39)

  • Ezra (No.37)

  • Christopher (No.52)

  • Henry (No.9)

  • Dominic (No.99)

  • Noah (No.2)

  • Dylan (No.44)

  • Everett (No.82)

  • Ezekiel (No.53)

  • Theodore (No.10)

  • Hudson (No.34)

  • Jaxon (No.55)

  • Jayden (No.41)

  • Jeremiah (No.85)

  • Jordan (No.88)

  • Joshua (No.58)

  • Josiah (No.49)

  • Julian (No.33)

  • Owen (No.22)

  • Leo (No.31)

  • Leonardo (No.87)

  • Mateo (No.15)

  • Jack (No.11)

  • Sebastian (No.19)

  • Wyatt (No.29)

  • William (No.6)

White Boy Names with One Syllable

  • Finn

  • Ian

  • Gray

  • Hayes

  • Hugh

  • Judd

  • Knox

  • Miles

  • Nash

  • Neo

  • Pace

  • Quinn

  • Ryder

  • Sean

  • Shawn

  • Thorn

  • Troy

  • Wade

  • West

  • York

Classic White Boy Names

Classic Boy Names
  • Adrian

  • Alex

  • Anthony

  • Ben

  • Brooks

  • Bryan

  • Carson

  • Christian

  • Daniel

  • Dave

  • David

  • Dick

  • Eli

  • Elias

  • George

  • Greg

  • Henry

  • Jacob

  • James

  • John

  • Joseph

  • Lincoln

  • Luke

  • Mark

  • Martin

  • Michael

  • Nathaniel

  • Nolan

  • Owen

  • Paul

  • Robert

  • Thomas

20 Geeky Baby Boy Names

Geeky Baby Boy Names

We’ve done a complete article on geeky boy names here, but this list is our favorite from them:

  • Aldous

  • Alfred

  • Alistair

  • Deckard

  • Dexter

  • Ender

  • Galen

  • Ganon

  • Hogarth

  • Isaac

  • Jareth

  • Jesse

  • Logan

  • Magnus

  • Malcolm

  • Oliver

  • Raiden

  • Ronan

  • Tobias

  • Victor

How Do Parents Choose Baby Boy Names?

How Do Parents Choose Baby Boy Names

There are many ways that parents can choose baby boy names.

Some parents may choose a name based on family tradition, while others may opt for a more unique or modern name.

Ultimately, the decision is up to the parents and what they feel best suits their child.

Another consideration is the pronunciation of the name.

Many parents want to choose a name that is easy to pronounce so that their child and his friends will not have difficulty pronouncing his name as he grows up.

Conclusion on White Boy Baby Names

Congratulations on your new arrival! We hope our list of baby names for white boys has helped you find the perfect name for your little kid.

We’ve covered many options from most popular names (based on social security administration data), to single, double and treble syllable names, there is a perfect boy name for everyone!

We’ve even thrown in some fun facts on the names to help you find the right one for you!

Whether you are looking for a cool name, or a legend to inspire you, or even a cute name for you little boy, we hope this table of lists have given you some inspiration and helped you in your search.

If you’re still searching, we have other collections of different names for boys on our website. These include Strong Boy Names, Powerful boy names or for something a little different how about names inspired by Shakespeare?