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300 Cool Short Boy Names With Meaning

300 short boy names with meaning
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Need some inspiration for cool short boy names with meaning?

 

I’ve put together the ultimate list of cute short boy names. In this list you’ll find tons of unique short boy names like Enzo and Gyan. As well as more traditional short names for boys like Alex and Tim.

 

All of these are two to four letter boy names with meanings under each name. Let me know your favorite short names for boys in the comments.

 

Be sure to check out my other popular baby boy names lists too below.

 

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300 Short Boy Names With Meaning

 

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A

 

 

Ace

“Number one”

 

Aldo

“Old one, elder”

 

Arlo 

“Armed hill”

 

Asa

“Doctor, healer”

 

Abel

“Son of breath”

 

Alex

“Man warrior”

 

Ali

“sublime, lofty, high, tall, excellent, noble”

 

Ark

“The sun, lightening, fire, hymn, sage”

 

Axel

“Father of peace”

 

Abe

“father of multitudes”

 

Adam

“man”

 

Avis

“Bird”

 

Alec

“Defending men”

 

Avi

“Father of nations”

 

 

B

 

 

Ben

“Son”

 

Bo

“To live”

 

Bear

“Strong and brave bear”

 

Boaz 

“Swiftness, strength”

 

Boyd

“Yellow, blonde”

 

Bass

“low, short”

 

Bane

“Glorious defender”

 

Beal

“Fair, lovely”

 

Buck

“Male deer”

 

Brad

“Broad, wide”

 

Bray

“Cry out”

 

Bram 

“A thicket of wild gorse”

 

Barr

“height”

 

Bern

“bear”

 

Bill

“resolute protector”

 

Buel

“Hill dweller”

 

Biff

“To hit”

 

Burr

“Bristle”

 

Bard

“Poet, singer”

 

Budd

“Brother”

 

Brok

“Badger-like”

 

Bai

“The color white”

 

Burt

“bright”

 

Brye 

“high or noble”

 

Beck

“stream”

 

 

C

 

 

Colt

“Young horse”

 

Cash

“Hollow”

 

Crew

“Chariot”

 

Cruz

“Cross”

 

Clay

“To stick together”

 

Cory

“The chosen one”

 

Cain

“acquired”

 

Coen

“Thunder”

 

Chad

“Battle, warrior”

 

Cole

“Charcoal”

 

Cian 

“Ancient”

 

Cal

“Devotion”

 

Carl

“Free man”

 

Coby

“holder of heel”

 

Coy

“Calm, quiet”

 

Cy

“Master”

 

Chip

“Free man”

 

Chet

“Fortress”

 

Ciro 

“Sun”

 

Chai

“Living, vital”

 

Cabe

“Rope-maker”

 

Cyd

“Wide island”

 

Czar

“Emperor”

 

 

D

 

 

Dean

“Valley”

 

Dax

“Water”

 

Duke

“Leader”

 

Dash

“To run quickly”

 

Diya

“Light”

 

Davi

“Adored”

 

Dan

“God is my judge”

 

Don

“Noble, chief”

 

Dave

“Beloved”

 

Desi

“Yearning, sorrow, desired”

 

Dowe

“Dark-haired”

 

DJ

“Believer of truth”

 

Dex

“Fortunate”

 

Dre

“man”

 

Dom

“Lord”

 

Duff

“Swarthy”

 

Derk

“Power of the tribe”

 

Dyce 

“Dice”

 

Dale

“One who lives in a valley”

 

Dain 

“Worthy, honorable”

 

Deyn

“Valley”

 

Drax

“A thinker”

 

 

E

 

 

Ezra

“Helper”

 

Enzo

“Home ruler”

 

Eric

“Forever ruler”

 

Emir

“Command, order, prince, local king”

 

Ean

“God is gracious”

 

Eros

“Love”

 

Ezri

“Helper”

 

Eli

“High, elevated”

 

Evan

“Young warrior”

 

Edan

“Fire”

 

Esra 

“Traveler at night”

 

Egan

“Little fire”

 

Eri

“My awake one”

 

Eero

“Ruler”

 

Erix

“Eternal ruler”

 

Evo

“Yew”

 

Eron

“Peace, enlightened”

 

Ewen

“Born of yew”

 

Elex

“Man’s defender, warrior”

 

Elek

“Defender of mankind”

 

Etan

“Firmness, long lived”

 

Eion

“God is gracious”

 

Essi

“Star”

 

Egil

“Edge of a sword”

 

Ekon

“Strong”

 

Emik

“Oldest”

 

Ern

“Serious, determined, vigor”

 

 

F

 

 

Finn

“White”

 

Ford

“river crossing”

 

Fox

“Wild animal”

 

Fitz

“son of”

 

Fabe

“Bean grower”

 

Fisk

“Fisherman”

 

Flyn

“Son of the red-haired one”

 

 

G

 

 

Gage

“Pledge”

 

Gray

“Gray-haired”

 

Gian

“God is gracious”

 

Guy

“Wood”

 

Geo

“Earth”

 

Goro

“Fifth”

 

Gabe

“Hero of God”

 

Gib

“Bright promise”

 

Gard

“keeper of the garden”

 

Greg

“Watchful, vigilant”

 

Gil

“Bright promise”

 

Gile

“Young goat”

 

Gar

“Spear”

 

Gib

“Bright promise”

 

Gari

“Spear”

 

Gyan

“Wisdom, enlightenment”

 

Galo

“From Gaul”

 

Gore

“Spear”

 

 

H

 

 

Hugo

“Mind”

 

Hank

“Home ruler”

 

Hux

“Hook”

 

Hugh

“Soul, mind, intellect”

 

Hans

“God is gracious”

 

Holt

“Woods, forest”

 

Howe

“Lofty one”

 

Hiro

“Abundant”

 

Hawk

“Bird of prey”

 

Hart

“Strong, brave”

 

Haze

“hazel tree”

 

Hari

“One who takes away”

 

Hale

“Hero”

 

Huon 

“God is gracious”

 

 

I

 

 

Ian

“God is gracious”

 

Iben 

“Harmony”

 

Ice

“Frozen water”

 

Ion

“God is gracious”

 

Ira

“Watchful one”

 

Irao 

“Love, affection”

 

Ivan

“Good is gracious”

 

Ivor 

“Bow of the warrior”

 

Izz

“Honor, glory, power”

 

 

J

 

 

Jaak

“One who holds the heel”

 

Jack

“God is gracious”

 

Jace

“The Lord is my salvation”

 

Jaci

“One who heals people”

 

Jai

“One who is a victor”

 

Jaz

“Fragrant flower”

 

Jax

“God has been gracious”

 

Jay

“One who is happy”

 

Jeff

“Peaceful pledge”

 

John

“God is gracious”

 

Jose

“He shall add”

 

Jude

“Praised”

 

Jett

“Free”

 

Jake

“God will protect”

 

Joe

“God will give”

 

Judd

“Flowing down”

 

Josh

“Jehovah is salvation”

 

Jim

“He who supplants”

 

Jess

“The Lord exist”

 

Juda

“Goodness, excellence”

 

 

K

 

 

Kael

“Slender, fair”

 

Karl

“Free man”

 

Kean

“Ancient, fighter”

 

Ken

“Strong, physically healthy”

 

Keil 

“Wedge”

 

King

“King”

 

Kipp

“Pointed hill”

 

Kirk

“Church”

 

Kitt

“Bearing Christ”

 

Klas

“People’s victory”

 

Klay

“Spiritual warrior”

 

Knoa

“Peaceful”

 

Knox

“Round-top hill”

 

Kobe

“Turtle”

 

Kruz

“Cross”

 

Kurt

“Courteous, polite”

 

Kye

“Keeper of the keys”

 

Kryk

“Church”

 

Kyro

“Victorious one”

 

 

L

 

 

Ladd

“Young man”

 

Lalo

“To sing a lullaby”

 

Lars

“god of lightening and thunder”

 

Lary

“Cheerful”

 

Leo

“Lion”

 

Levi

“Joined”

 

Liam

“Protection”

 

Luca

“Bringer of light”

 

Lugh

“Shine”

 

Luke

“Light”

 

Lux

“Light”

 

Lyle

“The island”

 

 

M

 

 

Mac

“Son of”

 

Mace

“Heavy staff or club”

 

Marc

“God of war”

 

Max

“Greatest”

 

Meic

“Who is like God”

 

Mich

“Who is like God”

 

Mick

“Who resembles God?”

 

Mike

“Who is like God”

 

Milo

“Beloved”

 

Myer 

“Farmer, bright-one, shining”

 

Matt

“Gift of God”

 

Mads

“Gift of God”

 

Mylz 

“Soldier”

 

Mo

“Saviour”

 

Meed

“Meadow”

 

More

“Swarthy”

 

 

N

 

 

Noah

“Peaceful”

 

Nash

“By the ash tree”

 

Neil

“Champion”

 

Nate

“God has given”

 

Ned

“Guardian of the riches”

 

Nev

“Servant of the Saint’s Disciple”

 

Neo

“New”

 

Niko

“People of victory”

 

Nick

“Victory of the people”

 

 

O

 

 

Omar

“Speaker, flourishing, long lived”

 

Otto

“Wealth”

 

Oron

“Light, joy”

 

Oak

“Meadow of oak trees”

 

Olen

“Relic”

 

Oz

“Strength”

 

 

P

 

 

Pete

“Rock”

 

Paul

“Small”

 

Pace

“Passover”

 

Peer

“Rock”

 

Pei

“Abundant”

 

Pal

“Small”

 

Pari

“Face of an angel”

 

Prem

“Lovable, affectionate”

 

Piers

“Rock”

 

Pip

“Horse lover”

 

 

Q 

 

 

Qi

“Enlightenment”

 

Qin

“Dynasty”

 

Quin

“Counsel”

 

 

R

 

 

Rhet

“Speaker”

 

Rhys

“Enthusiasm”

 

Raul

“Wolf counsel”

 

Roy

“Red”

 

Rex

“King”

 

Ray

“Wise protector”

 

Rudy

“Famous wolf”

 

Rome

“Citizen of Rome”

 

Ren

“Water lily”

 

Roan

“Little Red-head”

 

Rami

“Loving”

 

Rush

“Dweller by the rushes”

 

Ravi

“Sun”

 

Rick

“Powerful, brave ruler”

 

Rion

“King”

 

Rune

“Secret”

 

Roel

“Famous landowner”

 

Rowe

“Roe deer”

 

Rich

“Old or powerful leader”

 

Ron

“Mountain of strength”

 

Ryo

“Excellent”

 

Ryon 

“King”

 

Russ

“Little red”

 

Roth

“Red”

 

Ralf

“Wolf counsel”

 

Raad

“Thunder”

 

Rein

“Counsel, advice”

 

Reo

“River”

 

Rees

“Enthusiasm”

 

Reve

“Bailiff”

 

Rob

“Famed, bright, shining”

 

 

S

 

 

Seth

“Set, appointed”

 

Saul

“Prayed for”

 

Shai 

“Gift”

 

Shia

“Praise God”

 

Syed

“Mister”

 

Sven

“Boy, lad”

 

Shaw

“Wood”

 

Skip

“Ship”

 

Sid

“Wide meadow”

 

Stan

“Stony meadow”

 

Sly

“Wooded”

 

Sam

“Told by God, God hears”

 

Seal

“Dweller by the small wood”

 

Seb

“Revered”

 

 

T

 

 

Theo

“Gift of God”

 

Troy

“Descendent of the foot soldier”

 

Trip

“Traveler”

 

Ty

“From the land of Eoghan”

 

Trey

“Three”

 

True

“True”

 

Teo

“Gift of God”

 

Todd

“Fox”

 

Tyce

“High-spirited”

 

Thor

“Thunder”

 

Tom

“Innocence, naivety, simplicity”

 

Ted

“Wealth, fortune, riches”

 

Tim

“God’s honor”

 

Tex

“From Texas”

 

Tadd

“Heart”

 

Turk

“From Turkey”

 

Tazz

“God’s gift”

 

Trev

“Large village, goodly town”

 

Tory

“Triumphant”

 

Thad

“Heart”

 

 

U

 

 

Uri 

“My light, My flame”

 

Urso

“Bear”

 

 

V

 

 

Vito

“Life-giving”

 

Von

“Hope”

 

Vero

“Great hero”

 

Vlad

“Glorious Rule”

 

 

W

 

 

Wade

“River Ford”

 

Wells

“Wells”

 

West

“Man from the west”

 

Will

“Desiring peace, will helmet, protection”

 

Wes

“Western meadow”

 

Ward

“Watchman”

 

Walt

“Commander of the army”

 

Wray

“Dweller in the corner”

 

Wild

“Hunter”

 

Wayn

“Wagon builder”

 

 

Y

 

 

Yuri

“The light of God”

 

Yash

“Eminence”

 

York

“Boar settlement”

 

Yvon

“Yew”

 

Yori

“Horse”

 

 

Z

 

 

Zion

“Highest point”

 

Zane

“God is gracious”

 

Zeke

“God strengthens”

 

Zach

“The lord recalled”

 

Zeb

“Dwelling of honor”

 

Zale

“Sea strength”

 

Zed

“The Lord is just”

 

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