Looking for inspiration for your handsome little bundle of joy? Here are all the best baby boy names that start with an A.
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Choosing the right name for you boy takes time and careful thought. Devour lists and lists of names and eventually the right one will come to you.
Aiden is the most popular baby boy name starting with “A” for the moment. Will it stay the course or should another A name rise to the top? You decide!
Here are some of the best “A” names to consider for your baby boy with meanings and origins!
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Aiden (Irish) meaning Little Fire. This popular name is a strong choice for a lively little boy.
Aaron (Hebrew) meaning lofty; exalted; high mountain. Another very popular boys name with a Biblical flavor – Aaron was Moses’ older brother and played an important role in the Exodus.
Abbott (English/Scottish) this name is borrowed from the occupational surname of Abbott which is a word derived from the Aramaic abba, meaning “Father.” An abbot is the the superior of a monastic community. This name follows the modern trend of using surnames as first names and is a great example of it done well.
Abe (Hebrew) meaning Father of a multitude. This Biblical inspired baby name references Abraham the father of the nation of Israel.
Abel (Hebrew) meaning breath, vapor, or son. Another Biblical “A” name for boys: Abel is usually heard about in context of the Biblical telling of Cain and Abel and the first murder. Although this may be a bit of a downer, Abel was the dutiful son who pleased God with his sacrifices.
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Alec or Alexander (Greek) meaning Defender of men; protector of mankind. These two names are similar in sound and share the same meaning. If you prefer a classic sounding name, you can’t go past Alexander, a name that’s been on the most popular list for a long time. If you’d prefer something fresher and less common, try Alec! It’s slightly spunkier and more contemporary than Alexander or Alex.
Alfred (English) meaning counsel.
Algernon (French) meaning moustached man. This vintage name is sure to make a comeback if the trend for old-names-made-new continues. Cute nicknames for this one include Algie and Al.
Ali (Arabic) meaning “high”, “elevated” or “champion”.
Amos (Hebrew) meaning borne by God. This is the name of a Biblical prophet whose words are recorded in the Book of Amos.
Anakin (American) meaning Warrior. Does this name sound familiar? If you’re a Star Wars fan, you’ll recognize it as the first name of Anakin Skywalker. Created by George Lucas, this name is pretty uncommon and will definitely show your love of the series.
Anchor (English) meaning stability. This is a great, modern sounding name with a strong meaning. Perfect for your little boy!
Anders (Scandinavian) meaning strong and manly.
Anderson (English) meaning son of Anders/Andrew. This name is usually found as a surname. But, why not take advantage of the modern trend of using surnames as first names and nab it for your little guy?
Andre (French) meaning man, warrior.
Andrew (English) meaning manly, brave.
Argus (Greek) meaning watchful guardian.
Argyle (Celtic) meaning from the land of the Irish.
Ari (Hebrew) meaning lion of God.
Aries (Latin) meaning a ram.
Arlo (German) meaning hill.
Armand (French) meaning Soldier.
Abdel – Arabic – meaning Allah’s Servant
Abraham – Hebrew – meaning Father of many
Abram – Hebrew – meaning Father of many
Absalom – Hebrew – meaning Peaceful, Handsom, Vital, Father of Many
Ace – Latin – meaning One, Unity
Achilles – Greek – meaning Hero of the Iliad
Ackerley – English – meaning Meadow of oaks
Adair – Gaelic – meaning Noble, Exalted, Oak-tree ford
Adam – Hebrew – meaning Created by God
Adamson – Hebrew – meaning Created by God
Adelbert – German – meaning Famous for nobility
Adison – English – meaning Adam’s son
Adler – German – meaning Eagle
Adley – Hebrew – meaning Just
Adonis – Greek – meaning Man loved by Aphrodite, Handsome
Adrian – Greek – meaning Rich, Wealthy
Agustin – Latin – meaning Exalted
Ahab – Hebrew – meaning Uncle
Ahren – German – meaning Eagle
Aidan – Gaelic – meaning Little fire
Ajay – Indian – meaning Unconquerable, Invincible
Akira – Japanese – meaning Anchor
Alain – Celtic – meaning Cheerful, Noble
Alan – Celtic – meaning Cheerful, Noble
Alaric – English – meaning Noble ruler
Alastair – Greek – meaning Protector of mankind
Alberto – German – meaning Noble, Bright
Albie – German – meaning Noble, Bright
Alcott – English – meaning Old cottage
Aldo – German – meaning Wise, Elder
Aldred – English – meaning Old king
Alejandro – Greek – meaning Protector of mankind
Alessandro – Greek – meaning Protector of mankind
Alfie – English – meaning Wise counsel
Alphonse – German – meaning Noble estate, Eager
Alston – Anglo-Saxon – meaning From the old manor
Altair – Arabic – meaning Bird, Star
Alton – Anglo-Saxon – meaning From the old manor
Alvin – English – meaning Elf wine, Noble friend
Amad – Arabic – meaning Praised one
Amadeus – Latin – meaning Love of God
Amir – Arabic – meaning Prince
Amon – Celtic – meaning The hidden
Ancel – French – meaning Knight’s attendant, Land
Andy – French – meaning Manly, Valiant, Courageous
Angelo – Shakespearian – meaning Appeared in Measure for Measure, Comedy of Errors
Angus – Gaelic – meaning Superb, Unique
Ansley – English – meaning From the pastureland of the noble
Anthony – Latin – meaning Priceless, Flourishing, Flower
Anton – Latin – meaning Priceless, Flourishing, Flower
Antonio – Latin – meaning Priceless, Flourishing, Flower
Aram – Arabic – meaning High place
Archibald – Anglo-Saxon – meaning Bold prince
Archie – Anglo-Saxon – meaning Bold prince
Armon – Hebrew – meaning Castle
Arnold – German – meaning Eagle, Powerful
Artemis – Greek – meaning Moon
Arthur – English – meaning Noble
Arturo – Celtic – meaning Noble, Follower of Thor
Arty – Celtic – meaning Noble, Follower of Thor
Asher – Hebrew – meaning Fortunate, Lucky, Blessed, Happy
Auburn – Latin – meaning Fair
August – Latin – meaning Exalted
Augustus – Latin – meaning Exalted
Aurelio – Latin – meaning Gold
Austin – Latin – meaning Exalted
Avery – Anglo-Saxon – meaning Ruler of the elves
Axel – Hebrew – meaning Divine reward
And even more baby boy names that start with A (meanings and origins to come!)