There are SO many baby name options.
How on earth are you supposed to decide the perfect name for your little baby boy?
You might like to consider the meaning and origin of names as you make your choice. So, as you’re sipping mint julips (nonalcoholic of course!) and pondering the name of your future Southern charmer here are some options to consider.
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Aaron – A Hebrew name meaning “exalted and strong”.
Adrian – The former river Adria or of the sea and water, Adrian draws its origins from Latin.
Aiden – If you have a kicker in your belly this Irish name meaning “little and fiery” may be a good fit. Other spelling options include Ayden or Aidan.
Alexander – The “protector of men,” the name has Greek roots.
Andrew – English meaning manly and brave; shorten versions include Andy and Drew.
Anthony – English meaning highly praiseworthy.
Asher – Meaning happy, fortunate and blessed; this name is fitting for your new bundle of joy.
Ashton – From the Hebrew meaning “from the town with ash trees”.
Austin – Derived from English meaning “great and magnificent one” it is also the name of the capital of Texas.
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Benjamin – Appropriate for your southern joy, Benjamin means “son of the south”.
Bentley – English meaning “meadow with coarse grass”.
Brantley – English origins meaning “field”.
Braxton – Braxton as a boy’s name is of Old English origin, meaning “Brock’s town”.
Brayden – English meaning “broad, brave or wise”.
Caleb – From the Old Testament meaning “faithful, devotion, wholehearted, bold and brave”.
Camden – The city found in New Jersey, and a neighborhood in London, this Scottish name means “winding valley”.
Liam – Irish origins meaning “resolute protection”. Liam is often used as a nickname for William and a top boys name in 2018 and 2019.
Charles – French origin meaning “free man”. Often associated with nicknames Chuck and Charlie.
Chase – Chase means “hunter” and is of English origin.
Christopher – This traditional Greek name means Christ-bearer.
David – David is a boy’s name of Hebrew origin meaning “beloved”.
Dylan – A Welsh name connected with the Celtic word for “sea”.
Eli – Hebrew for “my God, high or elevated.”
Ethan – “Strong, firm and enduring” with Hebrew decent.
Harper – English origin meaning “harp player”. Harper is growing in popularity for girls, it’s losing rank among boys.
Henry – Appropriate for your baby bundle that will rule the roost; Henry comes from Germany and means “ruler of the home”.
Hunter – Hunter is a boy’s name of English origin meaning “one who hunts”.
Isaac – This traditional Hebrew name means “laughter”.
Jackson – Jackson is originally a British surname which has made its way onto the popularity charts as a boy’s given name. The most common variation of the name is Jaxson. Nicknames include Jack, Jax and Jay.
Jacob – A traditional Hebrew name meaning “planter”. Jacob has been on the U.S. top 100 name list for more than 30 years.
Jayce – Peaking in popularity in 2013, Jayce means “healer or the Lord is salvation”.
Jonathan – The name Jonathan means “God Has Given” and is of Hebrew origin.
Jordan – This Hebrew name meaning “flow down, descend” used to be popular with girls, but is now more common in boys.
Kaiden – Kaiden is Celtic in origin and is said to mean “Warrior”. It is sometimes spelled Kaden. This name has continued to grow in popularity since the early 90s.
Lincoln – The most famous bearer of this name was the 16th president Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln means “settlement by the pool”.
Logan – Scottish origin meaning “small hollow”.
Lucas – Lucas continues to make the list of the top 10 most popular boy’s names. The Latin name is also a form of Luke or Lucius, meaning “light-giving” or “illumination”.
Mason – English name that means “one that works with stone”.
Matthew – Hebrew meaning “gift from God”.
Nicholas – Derived from the Greek meaning “victory of the people”. Variations of the name include Nickolas and Nikolas.
Noah – The number two most popular boys name for two years in a row. Hebrew name meaning “rest, repose”.
Oliver – French baby name meaning the olive tree. The biblical olive tree symbolizes fruitfulness and beauty and dignity. The name Oliver started gaining popularity in the early 2000s.
Owen – This traditional Welsh started gaining popularity in the early 2000s. The name means “young warrior, well born, noble”.
Parker – An Old English occupation surname meaning “park keeper”.
Ryan – Of Irish origins meaning “little king” or “illustrious”.
Sawyer – English name that was an occupational name for someone who earned his living by sawing wood.
Sebastian – In Latin meaning “venerable or revered”.
Thomas – Greek name meaning twin.
Timothy – English name that means “one who honors God”.
Tyler – The name originated from France as an occupational name for a tile or brick maker or layer.