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Middle Names for Boys

December 31, 2021

Welcome to our list of the 50 most popular Middle names for boys. Each name has a short explanation of its meaning along with a cool fact about the name. 

This list is perfect for:

  • Parents looking for a middle name for their baby
  • People who want to change their middle name via deed poll 
  • People who want to find out which are the most popular middle names

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So without further interruption here is the list of the 50 most popular middle names for boys.

A-C: Middle Names for Boys

Alan: The name Alan means "little rock". It was among the most common middle names in the U.S. during the 1960s.

Alexander: This is another widely-used middle name in both the U.S. and the U.K.

Allen: In American society, this name's meaning in the Celtic language (“harmony”, “noble”, or “stone”) is more prevalent. Meanwhile, in England, parents use the name Allen based on its original English meaning, which is fair and/or handsome.

Amory: Amory is a unisex name that pertains to love. It can be used as a girl or boy middle name.

Angel: Another unisex middle name, Angel has a lot of spiritual connotations.

Anthony: Between 1960 and 2010, Anthony was one of the 10 most prominent middle names in the U.S.

Asher: Asher means "fortunate".

Atlas: This middle name can be used to refer to your son's worldly beauty.

Beven: In short, Beven is another form of the name 'Ben'.

Bex: Bex is a catchy middle name that will certainly stand out.

Blue: This is suitable for parents that want a simple, yet straightforward, middle name for their baby boy.

Casey: Meaning "brave and sweet".

Christopher: A traditional and globally-popular name, Christopher would showcase your son's connectedness to Christ.

D-G: Middle Names for Boys

Daniel: Plenty of American and British parents love to use Daniel as a middle name.

David: David is another popular middle name on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. This biblical name has Hebrew origins.

Dean: For those who prefer a traditional and masculine middle name for their baby boy.

Edward: As one of the top 10 middle names in the U.S. for most of the 20th century, Edward is a royal name that pertains to wealth.

Eugene: Eugene was especially prevalent in the U.S. from 1920 to 1960. 

Flynn: This simple and straightforward name refers to the color red.

Forest: If you're a hiking, camping, and/or fishing enthusiast (and expect your son to follow suit), Forest might be a suitable middle name for your child.

Francis: This classic middle name was commonly used during the early 1900s, and it continues to be one of the most beautiful and admired ones today.

George: Another middle name that was particularly prevalent in the 1900s, 10s, and 20s, George is an elegant and traditional choice. 

Grey: For those who want a simple and straightforward middle name.

Griffin: While there is a lot of history and culture behind the name Griffin, it continues to be a modern-sounding and eye-catching middle name in contemporary society.

H-O: Middle Names for Boys

Henry: Henry has French roots. Its popularity in the U.S. peaked in the 1910s and 1920s, but this is still one of the most admired middle names today.

James: Ever since 1900 (and possibly earlier), James has been among American parents' 10 most favorite middle names. It is a great choice if you're looking for a biblical and/or royal middle name.

Jax: This is a contemporary version of 'Jack'.

John: John is a favorite middle name for many American and British families. This classical name has Hebrew roots.

Joseph: Just as the name 'James', Joseph is a biblical middle name that has been popular in the U.S. since at least 1900. 

Kace: Simply put, Kace, which means "case", is a modern and unique option.

Kai: This middle name pertains to nature and the sea.

Kenji: Kenji is a great middle name for parents who want to keep their son connected to their Japanese heritage.

Lee: Lee has been one of the top 10 American middle names since the beginning of the previous century.

Leif: An excellent choice for those that are close to nature.

Lucas: Meaning a "new light in your life".

Maximus: When we go back to the name's Latin origins, Maximus translates to "the greatest".

Michael: In the U.S. and U.K., this biblical name is very popular.

Myles: A great choice for parents that are passionate about their music.

Nova: Meaning "new".

Ocean: You may use this middle name to express that your son is a miracle with ocean-like beauty. 

P-Z: Middle Names for Boys

Peter: Peter is a common middle name across the world.

Ray: This classic was especially in favor from 1930 to 1960.

Reed: Another possible choice for nature enthusiasts.

Richard: Richard, which can be shortened to ‘Rich’, is another well-liked and traditional middle name.

Robert: In the same vein, Robert is an elegant and classic middle name that comes with several short and easy nickname options (such as ‘Rob’ and ‘Bob’).

Ryder: Ryder is also a potential pick for outdoors lovers.

Scott: Scott started to become a mainstream middle name in the U.S. during the 1960s.

Thatcher: This middle name combines modernity with tradition.

Thomas: Thomas is a religious middle name that many American and British parents prefer.

Tristan: Meaning "strong and sweet".

Wayne: Although it was mostly used as a middle name from 1940 to 1980, this middle name has deep historical roots. The meaning of the name Wayne is "wagon maker".

William: Given how elegant and classy this name is, William has been one of America's favorite 10 middle names from 1900 and up until today.

Zion: An ideal choice for parents that are looking for a middle name that connects their child to their Jewish roots.

Zyaire: Zyaire showcases your son's African ancestry.

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