We’ve known this ever since you said “It’s a boy!” Have heard. that you searched high and low for the perfect name. And it’s not easy. We know that too many decisions can be overwhelming. We’ve created this extensive list of 5 letter boy names so you can have a closer look at what you like (and don’t)
Right now there are a lot of interesting trends in the world of boy names. From popular and traditional to modern classics to names that are strong, unique or gender neutral. The possibilities are endless. Have fun exploring and thinking about 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
There has been an exciting change in boy names in recent years. We love when 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 while others are definitely gaining traction, interest and worth considering for your little one.
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Traditional and timeless 5-letter boy names
For many families expecting a son, choosing a traditional, family-based name like “David” or “Oscar” is something very special and important. We love that sense of family pride, history, and storytelling that comes with passing a name down from generation to generation. There is no greater honor than naming a child after someone you love, respect, and adore. Even if having a junior / Jr. isn’t your thing, that’s okay, play around with mixing and matching first and last names to get a similar effect.
Classic with a modern touch
Talk about the perfect mash-up! We love this niche of boy names that include “Orion”, “Silas” and “Auden”. They feel classic and familiar, but they also bring a sense of new energy, personality, and differentiation into the mix. In our experience, 5-letter first names go well with long and short surnames. So give this modern name a double look.
Strong and powerful 5 letter boy names
Having a name that exudes strength and confidence can be very attractive to parents-to-be. And we agree! Names like “Andre,” “Romeo,” and “Enoch” and others on this list are good choices. Often associated with notable figures from history, sports, business, literature, and biblical times, these names are definitely associated with presence and gravity.
Unique and unforgettable
If classic names don’t inspire you, it may be time to change gears and take an untraditional path. With boy names, this category comes in different shapes and sizes. We see more and more nicknames and typical surnames … as first names, as in “Benji”, “Davis” and “Grant”. Then there are unique names like “Arrow” or “Bronx” that are cute, memorable, and stand out in a crowd.
Whether you’re waiting to be surprised or just prefer a gender-neutral name, this list has tons of great options. Use it as is, 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 a boy is born, choosing a name is often a top priority. Our most important advice in this process is that you and your partner breathe, relax, and have fun! Scroll through baby name lists, talk to family and friends about it, or write it down on paper. The point is, whatever you do and whatever name you choose, you just know it’s perfect for him.
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