We know that ever since you heard the words, “It’s a boy!” that you’ve been searching high and low for THE perfect name. And it’s not easy. We know having too many choices can be very overwhelming. To help you drill down on what you like (and don’t), we’ve created this expansive list of 5-letter boy names
Right now there are a lot of interesting trends happening in the world of boy names. From popular and traditional, modern takes on the classics, names that are strong, unique, or gender-neutral… the options are endless. With your partner, have fun exploring and considering names from each of the categories, you never know which one will strike a chord.
Our Top Picks for 5-Letter Boy Names!
Popular and Currently Trending 5-Letter Boy Names
Over the past few years, there has been an exciting shift in boy names. We’re enjoying seeing names like “Mason,” “Asher” and “Ronan” grow in popularity because they represent a new wave of masculinity. Many have been top-10 for a while, whereas others are definitely gaining traction, interest and are worth considering for your little one.
Traditional and Timeless 5-Letter Boy Names
For many families expecting a son, choosing a traditional, family-based name like “David” or “Oscar” is really special and important. We love that sense of family pride, history, and storytelling that goes along with having a name passed down from generation to generation. There’s no greater honor than naming a child after someone you love, respect, and adore. Also, if having a Junior/Jr. isn’t your thing, that’s okay, play around with mixing and matching first and middle names for a similar effect.
Classic with a Modern Twist
Talk about the perfect mash-up! We are loving this niche of boy names which includes “Orion,” “Silas” and “Auden.” They feel classic and familiar, yet also bring a sense of renewed energy, personality and distinction to the mix. In our experience, 5-lettered first names pair wonderfully with long and short last names, so give these modern names a double-look.
Strong and Powerful 5-Letter Boy Names
Having a name that exudes strength and confidence can be very appealing to expectant parents. And we agree! Names like “Andre,” “Romeo” and “Enoch” and others on this list are solid choices. Often associated with remarkable figures in history, sports, business, literature and biblical times, these names definitely come with a sense of presence and gravitas.
Unique and Memorable
If classic names leave you uninspired, it may be time to shift gears and consider taking an untraditional route. With boy names, this category comes in different shapes and sizes. More and more we’re seeing nicknames and typical last names… as first names, like in “Benji,” “Davis,” and “Grant.” Then there’s unique names like “Arrow” or “Bronx” which are cute, memorable and stand-out in a crowd.
Whether you are waiting to be surprised or simply prefer a gender neutral name, this list provides tons of great possibilities. Use as written or get creative with spelling variations to make it your own like, “Casey/Kasey,” “Jamie/Jayme” or “Shawn/Shaun.”
On your extremely long list of things to do and prepare before baby boy is born, choosing a name is often a top priority. Our #1 advice in this process is for you and your partner to breath, relax and have fun with it! Scroll through baby name lists, talk about it with family and friends or scribble it down on paper. The point is, whatever you do and whatever name you choose, just know it’s perfect for him.
Check out more of our favorite baby names below!