50 Surnames For Boys That Aren’t Overused

If you’re hunting for the perfect baby name, why not consider a surname? Last names for first names are cool now—and will still be cool for your kid when they’re grown up. Scroll below to see our picks of 50 surnames for boys that aren’t overused.

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1. Abbott

Meaning: Father
Origin: Aramaic and Hebrew

 

2. Aiken

Meaning: Little Adam
Origin: English

 

3. Alden

Meaning: Wise friend
Origin: English

 

4. Alvarez

Meaning: Son of Alvaro
Origin: Spanish

 

5. Alston

Meaning: Elf stone
Origin: English

 

6. Anson

Meaning: Son of Ann
Origin: English

 

7. Ayton

Meaning: River stream + farmstead
Origin: English

 

8. Baird

Meaning: Poet, one who sings ballads
Origin: Gaelic, Scottish, and Irish 

 

9. Baxley

Meaning: Baker’s meadow
Origin: English

 

10. Beck

Meaning: Small stream
Origin: English, German, and Hebrew

 

11. Belden

Meaning: From Beldon hill
Origin: English

 

12. Benson

Meaning: Son of Benne
Origin: Anglo-Saxon

 

13. Calder

Meaning: Rough waters or stream
Origin: Scottish

 

14. Carrick

Meaning: Rocky headland
Origin: Gaelic

 

15. Castellan

Meaning: The keeper of the castle
Origin: Americanized form of Croatian Kaštelan

 

16. Clifton

Meaning: Cliff settlement
Origin: English

 

17. Curran

Meaning: Dagger, hero
Origin: Irish

 

18. Decker

Meaning: Roofer
Origin: German

 

19. Denison

Meaning: Son of Dennis
Origin: English

 

20. Donovan

Meaning: Dark
Origin: Irish

 

21. Elway

Meaning: Field
Origin: Scottish

 

22. Emmens

Meaning: Iron strength
Origin: English

 

23. Gannon

Meaning: Son of the fair-haired one
Origin: Irish

 

24. Gibson

Meaning: Son of Gilbert
Origin: English

 

25. Grayden

Meaning: Son of grey-haired one
Origin: English

 

26. Hardy

Meaning: Bold, courageous
Origin: English, French, and Irish

 

27. Holmes

Meaning: From the island in the river
Origin: English

 

28. Hawkins

Meaning: Little hawk
Origin: English

 

29. Hawthorne

Meaning: Lives near the hedge
Origin: English

 

30. Hutchins

Meaning: Son of Hugh
Origin: Scottish

 

31. Kahlo

Meaning: Bald
Origin: Spanish

 

32. Keaton

Meaning: Place of hawks
Origin: English

 

33. Levine

Meaning: Descendent of Levi
Origin: English, Hebrew

 

34. Macsen

Meaning: Greatest
Origin: Welsh

 

35. Mitchell

Meaning: Who is like God
Origin: English

 

36. Ollivander

Origin: Literary name

 

37. Patton

Meaning: Fighter’s town
Origin: English

 

38. Quaide

Meaning: Son of Uaid
Origin: Latin

 

39. Reeves

Meaning: Bailiff
Origin: English

 

40. Roark

Meaning: Illustrious and mighty
Origin: Irish

 

41. Salinger

Meaning: Habitational name
Origin: French

 

42. Shaffer

Meaning: Steward, butler
Origin: German

 

43. Stanton

Meaning: Stone enclosure or settlement
Origin: English

 

44. Sullivan

Meaning: Dark eyes
Origin: English

 

45. Tennyson

Meaning: Son of Dennis
Origin: English

 

46. Vader

Meaning: Father
Origin: Dutch and North German

 

47. Watson

Meaning: Son of Walter
Origin: English and Scottish

 

48. Wolverson

Meaning: Wolf settlement or enclosure
Origin: English

 

49. Yarrow

Meaning: Botanical name
Origin: English

 

50. Zeller

Meaning: Habitational name
Origin: German and Dutch

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