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20 Popular Letter “A” Names for Boys

You’re lucky if you know for sure that you want a letter “A” name for a boy.  Maybe you’re naming him after a relative, or perhaps you always want him at the front of the line in school. Either way, if you’re looking for a letter “A” name for a boy, we’ve rounded up the most popular options. Let the browsing begin.
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1. Aaron

Current popularity: #63
The name Aaron is a boy’s name of Hebrew origin meaning “exalted or strong”. Aaron has remained in popularity since the ’60s, and we think that’s due to its classic no-fuss charming sound. You may also like: Allen, Aron, Arian

 

2. Abel

Current popularity: #181
The name Abel is a boy’s name of Hebrew origin meaning “breath”. Sure, the origins of this name lie with the Old Testament, but this moniker—which means “breath”—is one of the biblical names for boys that hasn’t broken the top 100. You may also like: Abner, Abdiel, Amos

 

3. Adam

Current popularity: #96
The name Adam is a boy’s name of Hebrew origin meaning “son of the red earth”. Adam proves that classic biblical names are still charming parents this decade. You may also like: Abraham, Aden, Anders

 

4. Adrian

Current popularity: #58
The name Adrian is a unisex name of Latin origin meaning “man from Adria”. Names derived from Latin have been popular for centuries, and we think this trend will continue well into the next. You may also like: Allan, Alaric, Aldo

 

5. Adriel

Current popularity: #140
The name Adriel is a boy’s name of Hebrew origin meaning “God is my Help“. Biblical names have always been popular among parents, and Adriel is no exception since its equal parts sweet and whimsical. You may also like: Adan, Ariel, Azrael

 

6. Aiden

Current popularity: #24
The name Aiden is a boy’s name of Irish origin meaning “little fire”. Aiden’s popularity shows no sign of waning this decade. Aiden follows other popular names like Hayden or Brayden but has the staying power to keep being popular in the future. You may also like: Ayden, Aidan, Aydin

 

7. Alan

Current popularity: #194
The name Alan is a boy’s name of Irish origin meaning “little rock or handsome”. Given its classic, preppy vibe and consistent upward movement on the charts, we expect it to break the top 100 in the future. You may also like: Alwyn, Adair, Able

 

8. Alexander

Current popularity: #10
The name Alexander is a boy’s name of Greek origin meaning “defender of man”. The King of the Greek-influenced Macedon dating back to the 4th century BC: Alexander the Great may have contributed to this name’s widespread popularity. Deriving from ancient Greek, Alexander continues to remain a top choice among parents. You may also like: Alex, Alejandro, Alec

 

9. Amir

Current popularity: #117
The name Amir is a boy’s name of Arabic origin meaning “prince or treetop”. This short and sweet name is fit for a future royal, and we expect to see more Arabic names climbing the charts for boys in the future as they are already a major trend for girl names. You may also like: Abram, Amari, Ayaan

 

10. Andrew

Current popularity: #52
The name Andrew is a boy’s name of Greek origin meaning “strong and manly”. There is something to be said about a name that has remained in the top 100 most popular boys’ names since the 1900s; we think it’s due to its classic sound and adorable nicknames “Andy” or “Drew.” You may also like: Andy, Andre, Anderson

 

11. Angel

Current popularity: #76
The name Angel is a unisex name of Greek origin meaning “messenger”. A name that needs no translation, Angel has everything you’d expect in a popular name right now. It has a great meaning (“messenger” in Greek) and a light-hearted quality. You may also like: Angelo, Armando, Alonso

 

12. Anthony

Current popularity: #41
The name Anthony is a boy’s name of Latin origin meaning “highly praiseworthy”. Anthony is a tried and true classic among parents searching for a name for their baby boy; this name has remained in the top 50 since the 1940s. You may also like: Alonzo, Armani, Alfredo

 

13. Archer 

Current popularity: #160
The name Archer is a boy’s name of English origin meaning “bowman”. Archer has been slowly and steadily climbing the charts, but it’s still not in the top 100, so you’d be ahead of the trend. Think of it as an alternative to Asher. You may also like: Ares, Apollo, Anakin

 

14. Arthur 

Current popularity: #162
The name Arthur is a boy’s name of Celtic origin meaning “bear”. This moniker nods to the almighty medieval legend King Arthur, who was the head of the kingdom Camelot and the Knights of the Round Table. This name has a classic preppy sound and has been slowly but surely climbing the charts. It ranked 162 in 2020, up from 244 in 2017. You may also like: Adler, Alfred, Alvin

 

15. Asher

Current popularity: #32
The name Asher is a boy’s name of Hebrew origin meaning “fortunate, happy”. The name Asher was borne in the bible by one of the sons of Jacob. Asher is also an English surname from Middle English asche meaning: “someone who lived by an ash tree”. This name took a 100-year hiatus from the top 1000 most popular baby names—until making a comeback in the 1990s. Ashers cool sound combined with its meaning might be why it continues to be a top choice in recent years. You may also like: Ace, Arlo, Archie

 

16. Ashton

Current popularity: #136
The name Ashton is a boy’s name of English origin meaning “ash tree settlement”. Is it a first name? Is it a last name? Either way, Ashton is definitely trending, and looking to surnames is a good strategy for finding the perfect baby name. You may also like: Axton, Alden, Alistair

 

17. Atlas

Current popularity: #189
The name Atlas is a boy’s name of Greek origin meaning “titan, to carry”. Mythical names are on the rise, and this one keeps climbing. And why wouldn’t it be? The Atlas was a Titan who bore the weight of the heavens on his shoulders. We couldn’t think of a stronger or cuter name for a little boy. You may also like: Atticus, Adonis, Aries

 

18. August

Current popularity: #155
The name August is a unisex name of Latin origin meaning “majestic”. Old names have made a major comeback, and this more casual form of Augustus has been creeping up the charts for quite some time; however, it’s still not in the top 100, making it ripe for the picking. You may also like: Augustus, Augustine, Atreus

 

19. Austin 

Current popularity: #89
The name Austin is a unisex name of English origin meaning “majestic”. Place names are trendy right now, and Austin is no stranger to popularity; it’s consistently held its place in the top 100 names for boys for almost 40 years, not to mention its the perfect homage to the “lone star state.” You may also like: Avery, Ander, Ambrose

 

20. Axel 

Current popularity: #72
The name Axel is a boy’s name of German and Scandinavian origin meaning “father of peace”. This name is Scandinavian and cool and commonly spelled Aksel in Denmark and Norway. You may also like: Andres, Aziel, Avi

 

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