Beautiful Baby Boy Names That Start With B
How cute is this little guy? He's probably named something extra cool. Beckett? Bo? We're not sure, but we'd bet his name starts with B.
There are so many great baby boy names starting with b to choose from. These are the most popular. Happy searching.
Bennett is a variant of the medieval name Benedict. Long ago, it was used as a unisex name derived from the Latin word "benedictus," meaning blessed.
If you end up naming your new addition Bennett, we wish him all the blessings the world has to offer.
Another unique unisex name starting with b, Bryn means hill in Welsh. This simple name is short and sweet, but its meaning inspires resolve, determination and strong roots.
Benji is a popular Hebrew name derived from the longer name Benjamin. It means "son of the right hand" or "son of the south," and we'd like to think that baby Benji will grow up to become your favorite right-hand man.
The name Basil comes from the Greek word "basileus," which means "king." Whether it reminds you of the deliciously scented herb or royalty, Basil is a fantastic boy name starting with b.
The name Berlin is technically German in that it's the name of the capital city of Germany. Americans are the ones who began using it as a baby name, however.
This travel-inspired name can be used for either girls or boys, and it has a worldly, European flair to it that's so chic.
Blue is a modern, gender-neutral name that was made popular by Beyonce and Jay-Z. The couple named their first child Blue Ivy in 2012.
Whether you adore Beyonce or find inspiration in the color of the sky and the rolling blue sea, Blue is a unique, trendy name that's only just arrived on the baby name scene.
The b baby name Becket began as a common English surname. Its meaning is on the funny side, meaning "beehive."
While many namesakes use Beckett as the last name, like the famous author Samuel Beckett, fashion designer Stella McCartney and the Dixie Chicks’ Natalie Maines both selected the name Beckett for their baby boys.
It first became popular in 2006, and it has only grown in popularity since.
The meaning of the unisex name Blakely seems contradictory, meaning "dark and pale." What does that mean, exactly? Maybe it was intended to describe someone with a pale complexion and dark hair? Regardless, the name stemmed from that of an English country called Blakeley.
It first appeared on the name charts in 2011, and it remains uncommon enough to grab people's attention while still sounding trendy.
Bailey is an Old English name meaning "berry clearing." How sweet is that?
Bailey has become a popular name for girls, but it can easily go either way, and it will remind parents of a warm afternoon picking blueberries together.
That, or Baileys Irish Cream.
Bryan, a common British boy name starting with b, means strong and virtuous. It was wildly popular in the 1990s, along with the more traditional spelling "Brian."
It's not the most unique name, but it's a classic we never get tired of.
There are a ton of famous Bradleys. We bet you can name several celebs off the top of your head, like Bradley Cooper and Brad Pitt.
Bradley originally meant "broad meadow" and was used as a British surname. In the 1940s, Americans started using it as a first name, inspired by the World War II hero General Omar Bradley.
The name has since come to mean hard-working and tough. It's not nearly as popular today as it was in the '70s and '80s, but it has recently undergone a revival as a unique girl's name.
Bo is often used as nickname for Robert, but it's actually a Swedish name all on its own. It means "to live," and you'll be hard-pressed to find a baby name starting with b that holds more meaning than that.
In today's busy, internet-centered world, choosing a name that reminds your kiddo to live life to the fullest is a good call.
The meaning of the boy's name Benson is as obvious as it gets: son of Ben.
The British-sounding name has a hearty, somewhat formal sound, and it can always be shortened to Ben when he's ditching dinner parties to play at the park.
The name Boston is one of the coolest sounding boy names starting with b. It comes from the name of the capital of Massachussets, and it likely means "town by the woods."
Baby names based on destinations always retain an edgy feel, particularly when they're derived from such a bustling city.
Hailing from Scotland, the name Berkley came from an Old English word meaning "birch tree meadow." It's also the name of an excellent university in California.
If you met your significant other during your studies, it's a perfect fit.
The name Byron has been passed down for centuries, coming from an Old English word meaning "at the barn."
It was originally used as a surname for people working on farms, but today, it's a unique baby name with a historical, Shakespearian flavor.
Let's be honest. There aren't many names cooler than Blaze.
Anyone named after fire has to be somewhat tough, charging through life with enthusiasm and ferocity.
Bowie is arguably even cooler than Blaze. It's meaning isn't anything super special, translating to "blond," but this Scottish and Irish name is one of our top picks for babies born with golden locks.
People will likely associate it with the famous actor and singer David Bowie. Perhaps your little one will follow in his footsteps to fame.
The name Robert has been heavily overused, as have rhyming names Bob and Rob. Bobby, however, is deliciously vintage.
It's a playful-sounding name that reminds us of simpler times when kids would play outside after school until the streetlights came on.
It can double as a girl's name, too.
Branson, unsurprisingly, means "son of Brand." Your name doesn't have to be Brand to appreciate this English-sounding name, however.
It's commonly shortened to Bran, like the character from "Game of Thrones" known for his miraculous supernatural powers against evil.
Boden, a boy's name of Old French and Scandinavian origin, means "shelter." It symbolizes being grounded and holding strong even in the roughest of storms.
The name Brett shares a meaning with the multitude of baby names beginning with "Br," like Brittany. They all mean "from Britain," but they can also mean "from Brittany," referring to the small province in modern-day France.
Brett was ultra-popular in the early 2000s, and it seems like the most popular boys were always named Brett.
Billy began as a nickname for William, meaning "resolute protector." Today, it's used as a cheerful, retro name all its own.
As a bonus, it can easily double as a girl name when spelled "Billie," like the singer-songwriter Billie Eilish.
Origin: German and American
The b baby boy name Bear means, well, bear. It was first used in Germany, but today, it's used in the states as well.
Bears are big, strong, fierce and adorable all at the same time, making it an excellent name choice for babies with genes for impressive height.
If you didn't know, a bishop is the title given to senior members of the Christian clergy. As a name, Bishop means "one serving the bishop."
The Old English baby name Brighton feels clean and crisp when you say it, and we're big fans of this unique boy name starting with b.
It means "town by the bridge," so consider taking baby Brighton to visit the English seaside resort he's named after.
Once he's old enough to appreciate it, of course.
Barry, a boy's name with Irish and Gaelic roots, means "fair-haired." It may also come from the name "Bearach," which means "spear."
Benjamin is one of the most common biblical names in use today. In the Bible, poor Jacob and Rachel had to choose names for 12 sons, and we'd say they did a decent job. Benjamin is common, but it remains a popular choice, even among celebrities.
It ranks 13th for most popular boys names. Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen even named one of their sons Benjamin in 2009, and John Travolta and Kelly Preston did the same a year later.
The name Beau means "beautiful" in French, and it has been used as a boy's name since the 1800s.
It's always been an uncommon name, but it has gradually become trendier in the past five years. Spice Girl Emma Bunton has a son named Beau.
Brayden may have Irish roots, but it's more of an invented, modern name than anything else. It follows the example of similarly inventive names like Jayden and Caden, but the original Irish name "Bradan" has an amusing meaning: salmon.
If a passion for surfing or water polo runs in your family, this aquatic-themed name will carry on the legacy. For variety's sake, Brayden can also be spelled Braden, Bradyn or Braiden.
Blake, a gender-neutral name from England, has a hilariously confusing meaning. Some sources say it means "black," while others say it means "bright." How mysterious.
To make our own meaning out of this classic baby name, we'd like to think it represents the light of the stars illuminating the blackest night.
Blake was also the last name of 18th-century poet and visionary William Blake.
Few boy names starting with b are as posh as the sophisticated name Bentley. It began as the name of a place in England, and later became associated with the British luxury car brand known for speed.
Bentley joined the top 100 baby names after reality TV star Maci Bookout named her son Bentley in 2008. It has remained popular, even among girls.
The name Brooke sounds calming, like a slowly flowing stream. Brooks, however, has attitude.
Brooks, like Brooke, is a unisex name, but it's a much more popular choice for boys. It came from a surname meaning "one who lives near the stream," and it has flowed into popularity over the past decade.
Country singer Julianne Hough also married a Canadian hockey player named Brooks Laich in 2017.
We included the name Brian earlier on this list, but Bryant is even better. It means "honorable and virtuous," just like Bryan, but it has a special meaning for basketball fans.
Bryant is the last name of the late basketball player Kobe Bryant, who passed away in a tragic accident along with his young daughter in 2020. If he was your favorite player, what better way to honor him?
The name Bruce is as traditional as it gets. It was heavily used across Europe, from England to France. It likely means "thick brush," and it was the name of the well-intentioned, but hungry, shark from "Finding Nemo."
For a similar-sounding name that hasn't been so heavily overused, Bryce is an upbeat, modern variation.