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171 Seriously Handsome Boy Names with Meanings

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Check out these strong, handsome boy names with meanings and origins. This ultimate list of handsome baby boy names has 170+ unique names ranging from traditional to more uncommon names for boys you’ll love!

Strength, confidence, admiration—these are all things that come to mind when the word ‘handsome’ comes out. It’s more than just someone who is cute: handsome covers everything from someone who carries themselves with dignity and respects both himself and others, to the mysteriousness of a handsome stranger in old movies.

A name that is handsome—or even one that means handsome—immediately sets the stage in interactions. It can provide a classic, comfortable name that makes someone instantly relatable, or could elicit a feeling of power and leadership (making it a great choice if you are hoping for a future president).

Your little boy is sure to stand out with any name from this list as either a first name or a strong middle name. Keep scrolling for all 170+!

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What are the most attractive male names?

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Attractive male names tend to evoke characteristics such as strong, old fashioned, or interesting, or they could be edgy, exotic, or cool guy names, too.

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In fact, what makes a name handsome really depends on personal preference.

And often, the best names for boys tend to fall into multiple categories—for example, William made our list of most handsome, but also is one of our favorite flower names for boys as well!

You could also go with great sound yet rare boys’ names that make people ask to hear it again! With that in mind, we’ve included some great names that cover all those angles,

And while cute for a baby, these handsome boy names will attract attention and respect in later years!

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Why include the meanings?

I love to learn the meaning behind a name. It adds a fun element to the naming process and can help you break the tie between two great choices.

A name’s meaning and origin can also help tie your children to their ancestry or to your favorite places around the world. A name may also give a child confidence and purpose as they grow older. It can also be just a fun side note, but knowing the meaning of a name can help narrow down choices (and help you avoid those that may have unintended meanings or historical ties!

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Boy names that mean handsome

Maybe you are looking for a boy’s name that means handsome, rather than just an attractive sounding name. If so, here are some of our favorites:

  • Alan | Irish
  • Amare | Ethiopian
  • Beau | French
  • Cavanaugh | Irish
  • Hassan | Arabic
  • Jamal | Arabic
  • Kenneth | Scotch-Irish
  • Nohea | Hawaiian

There are many others that mean handsome or beautiful—you could easily find one with an origin that is meaningful to you!

Be sure to also check out these strong nature names for boys, they are some great alternatives (and a few made this list too!)

The best handsome boy names

Baby boy in blue onesie.

A

  • Abraham | Father of multitudes – Hebrew
  • Ace | One, unity – Latin
  • Alastair | Defending man – English, Scottish, Gaelic
  • Alexander | Defending man – Greek
  • Ambrose | Immortal – Latin
  • Amos | Carried by God – Hebrew
  • Anders | Strong and manly – Scandinavian
  • Anderson | Son of Anders – Scandinavian
  • Andrew | Strong and manly – Greek
  • Angus | One strength – English, Gaelic
  • Armstrong | Strong arms – English, Scottish
  • Atlas | Greek God name – Greek
  • Atticus | From Attica – Latin
  • August | Great, magnificent – German from Latin
  • Axel | Father of peace – Scandinavian

B

  • Barrett | Bear strength – German
  • Beau | Handsome – French
  • Beckett | Bee hive; little brook or bee cottage – English, Irish
  • Benedict | Blessed – Latin
  • Benjamin | Son of the right hand – Hebrew
  • Boaz | Swiftness – Hebrew
  • Booker | Scribe, occupational surname – English
  • Braxton | Brock’s town – English
  • Brent | Dweller near the burnt land – English
  • Bridger | Lives near the bridge – English
  • Brooks | Of the brook – English
  • Bryant | Variation of Brian, strong virtuous, and honorable – English, Irish

C

  • Caius | Rejoice – Latin
  • Caleb | Devotion to God – Hebrew
  • Callum | Dove – Scottish from Latin
  • Calvin | Bald, hairless – Latin
  • Camden | Winding valley – Scottish
  • Cannon | Word name – English
  • Charles | Free man – French from German
  • Coleman | Servant of Nicholas – English
  • Colin | Pup – Irish, Scottish
  • Conal | Strong as a wolf – Irish
  • Cormac | Charioteer – Irish

D

  • Damon | Variation of Damian, to tame, subdue – English from Greek
  • Dane | From Denmark – English
  • Dashiell | Page boy – English from French
  • Dawson | Son of David – Welsh
  • Dean | Church official – English
  • Declan | Man of prayer – Irish
  • Demetrius | Follower of Demeter – Greek
  • Denzel | From the high stronghold – Cornish
  • Dominic | Belonging to the lord – Latin
Baby boy holding letter "E" for name.

E

  • Easton | East-facing place – English
  • Edmund | Fortunate protector – English
  • Elijah | Yahweh is God – Hebrew
  • Elliot | Jehovah is God – English from Hebrew
  • Emmett | Universal – English, German
  • Evander | Bow warrior; strong man – Scottish, Greek
  • Everett | Brave as a wild boar – French from German
  • Ezekiel | God strengthens – Hebrew
  • Ezra | Help – Hebrew

F

  • Ford | Dweller at the ford – English
  • Foster | Forester – English
  • Frederic | Peaceful ruler – French from German

G

  • Garrett | Spear strength – Irish
  • Garrison | Son of Garrett – English
  • George | Farmer – Greek
  • Gideon | Hewer; or having a stump for a hand – Hebrew
  • Grady | Noble, illustrious – Irish
  • Graham | Gravelly homestead – Scottish
  • Granger | Worker of the granary – English
  • Grant | Large Scottish from – French
  • Gray | Color name – English
  • Gregor | Vigilant, a watchman – Scottish
  • Griffin | Strong lord – Welsh

H

  • Harrison | Son of Harry – English
  • Hartman | Hard, strong man – German
  • Harvey | Battle worthy – French
  • Hayes | Hedged area – English
  • Holden | Hollow valley – English
  • Hoyt | Long stick – English
  • Hudson | Hugh’s son – English
  • Hugo | Mind, intellect – Latin
  • Huxley | Inhospitable place – English

I

  • Isaac | Laughter – Hebrew

J

  • Jack | God is gracious – English
  • Jacob | Supplanter – Hebrew
  • Jacoby | Supplanter – Hebrew
  • Jasper | Bringer of treasure – Persian
  • Jett | Mineral name – English
  • John | God is gracious – Hebrew
  • Jude | Praised – Latin
  • Julian | Youthful, downy – English from Latin

K

  • Kenneth | Born of fire, handsome – Scottish, Irish
  • Kenzo | Strong and healthy – Japanese
  • Kingston | King’s town – English
Baby boy with blocks that spell, Liam, from Handsome Boy Names list.

L

  • Lawson | Son of Lawrence – English
  • Leland | Meadow land – English
  • Leo | Lion – Latin
  • Liam | Resolute protection- Irish
  • Lincoln | Town by the pool – English
  • Lorcan | Little, fierce – Irish
  • Louis | Renowned warrior – German, French
  • Luke | Man from Lucania – Greek
  • Lysander | Liberator – Greek

M

  • Macallister | Son of Alasdair – Scottish
  • Macgregor | Son of Gregor – Scottish
  • Mack | Son of – Scottish, Irish
  • Mateo | Gift of God – Spanish
  • Maxwell | Great stream – Scottish
  • Maynard | Hardy, brave, strong – German
  • Merrick | Fame, power – English, Welsh
  • Meyer | Bringer of light – Hebrew
  • Miles | Soldier or merciful – English
  • Miller | Grinder of grain – English
  • Montgomery | Man power – English, Scottish from French

N

  • Nathaniel | Gift of God – Hebrew
  • Nelson | Son of Neil – English

O

  • Oakley | Oak wood or clearing – English
  • Oliver | Olive tree – Latin (or you could spell it Olivier like it is in our huge list of French boy names)
  • Orlando | Famous through the land – Italian
  • Orson | Bear cub – Latin and English
  • Oswald | Devine power – English
  • Otto | Wealthy – German

P

  • Peregrine | Traveler, pilgrim – Latin
  • Philip | Lover of horses – Greek
  • Pierce | Son of Piers – English
  • Porter | Gatekeeper – Latin
  • Powell | Son of Howell – English
  • Prescott | Priest’s cottage – English

Q, R

  • Rafferty | Floodtide, abundance, prosperity – Irish
  • Reeve | Bailiff – English
  • Reid | Red-haired – English
  • Remington | Place on a riverbank – English
  • Rhodes | Where roses grow – Greek
  • Roman | Citizen of Rome – Latin

S

  • Sampson | Sun – Hebrew
  • Shepherd | Sheep herder – English
  • Simon | The listener – Hebrew
  • Smith | Blacksmith – English occupational name
  • Solomon | Peace – Hebrew
  • Sterling | Of the highest quality – English
  • Sullivan | Black-eyed on – Irish
  • Sumner | Occupational name – English

T

  • Tanner | Leather tanner – English
  • Tate | Cheerful – English from Norse
  • Thaddeus | Gift of God – Aramaic
  • Thatcher | Roof thatcher – English
  • Theodore | Gift of God – Greek
  • Tiernan | Little lord – Irish
  • Titan | Defender – Greek
  • Tobias | God is good Greek from – Hebrew
  • Tolliver | Metalworker – English
  • Trenton | Trent’s town – English

U,V

  • Valentino | Strength, health – Latin
  • Victor | Conqueror – Latin

W

  • Walker | Cloth-walker – English
  • Warner | Army – English from German
  • Westcott | From the western cottage – English
  • Westley | Variation of Wesley, meaning western meadow – English
  • Wharton | Farm near the river – English
  • Whittaker | White field – English
  • Wilder | Surname or word name – English
  • Willard | Resolutely brave – English from German
  • William | Resolute protection – English from German
  • Willoughby | Farm near the willows – English
  • Wolf | Traveling wolf – German
  • Wright | Wagon maker – English
  • Wyatt | Brave in war – English

X,Y

  • Yale | Fertile upland – Welsh
  • York | From the yew estate – English

Z

  • Zachariah | The Lord has remembered – Hebrew
  • Zale | Sea-strength – Greek
  • Zane | God is gracious – Italian, American English from German and Jewish; form of Arabic Zayn
  • Zephyr | West wind – Greek
  • Zion | Highest point – Hebrew

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I hope you enjoyed this list as much as I did and that you found some great baby name inspiration to share and save!

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Want More?

I’ve got even more great baby names you’ll love! If you enjoyed this list, check out these 63 Awesome One Syllable Unisex Names for 2021!

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