From Babul to Byron and everything in between, hundreds of baby boy names starting with the letter B along with the meanings and origin of each name.
Baby Naming Tip – Listen to how the name you’ve chosen sounds when you say it out loud. Does it sound good with your last name? Consider baby boy names with different numbers of syllables between the first and last name to create rhythm when the names are spoken together.
First we’ll start with the most popular baby boy names from 2018. They were:
Benjamin was the most popular baby boy name starting with B in 2018. This should come as no surprise as Benjamin has been the most common baby boy name starting with B as far back as 2009. What a run!
Here’s how the top three names have looked over the past decade:
Benjamin wasn’t just popular for B boy names in 2018. Overall it was the number 6 most popular name among all baby boy names in 2018. Here’s how it looked when compared to all baby boys born in 2018:
While Benjamin was a popular choice in 2018, you can see it was only about 92% as popular a baby boy name as William. Just for fun, let’s take a look at the most popular baby boy names beginning with B throughout history.
Now let’s look into what boy’s names lost and gained popularity in 2018, again only for names starting with B.
As you can see, Baker jumped by 33 slots while Brayan lost some ranking in 2018 by 10 spots.
Unique Baby Boy Names Starting With B
While it’s fun to see what lots of other people are naming their babies, many people prefer to find baby names that are more uncommon. To that end, below is the some of the more unique baby boy names starting with B.
Overall, Bear was the 1005th most popular boy name in 2018 with 204 babies. That means there were 66x more Benjamins than Bears last year. That makes it a very unique name!
If you don’t have your name in mind yet, don’t worry! Below we present a list of literally every baby boy name starting with B, the name’s meaning and origin. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
Top Boy Names and Unique Boy Names beginning with B
Babar through Bali
- Babar Turkish — A Lion.
- Babul Hindu
- Bacchus Greek — The Roman God of wine.
- Bae Korean — Inspiration.
- Bahar Persian — Baharak
- Bailey Old French — A bailiff or administrative official.
- Baingana Swahili — people are equal
- Baird Scottish Gaelic — A bard or minstrel.
- Bairn Scottish — child
- Bajnok Hungarian — victor
- Bakari Swahili — Promising.
- Baker unknown — Baxter, Baxley
- Balavan Hindu — powerful
- Balbo Latin — inarticulate
- Balder Swedish — god of light
- Baldric Teutonic — A bold or princely ruler.
- Baldwin Teutonic — A brave friend or protector.
- Bale Ugandan — home of the Mutima clan
- Balfour Scottish Gaelic — From the village by the pasture.
- Bali Hindu — Mighty warrior
Balint through Barclay
- Balint Latin — strong and healthy
- Ballard Teutonic — Strong, bold.
- Balram Hindu
- Balthasar Greek — The Lord protects the king. One of the three wise men in the Bible.
- Balthazar Greek — The Lord protects the king. One of the three wise men in the Bible.
- Balun Aboriginal — A river.
- Bancroft Old English — From the bean field.
- Bandele Yoruban — born away from home
- Bane Hawaiian — long-awaited child
- Banjora Aboriginal — A Koala.
- Bankim Hindu
- Banning Gaelic — blond child
- Banquo — From Shakespeare’s play MacBeth.
- Bansi Hindu
- Baptista Latin — The baptised one.
- Barabas Hebrew — Barabba
- Barak Hebrew — A flash of lightning.
- Baran Latin — form of star aldebaran
- Barber Latin — beard
- Barclay Old English — From the meadow of the Birch tree.
Barden through Barrett
- Barden Old English — From the valley of barley.
- Bardo Aboriginal — Water.
- Bardolph — From Shakespeare’s play Merry Wives of Windsor and Henry V
- Bardon Anglo-Saxon — barley valley
- Barega Aboriginal — The wind.
- Barend Dutch — A firm bear.
- Bari French, Celtic, Welsh — spear thrower, son of Harry, marksman
- Barlow Old English — From the barley hill.
- Barna Aramic — son of comforting
- Barnabas Hebrew — Son of a prophecy.
- Barnard Teutonic — As brave as a bear.
- Barnardine — From Shakespeare’s play A Winter’s Tale.
- Barnardo Teutonic — Bold as a bear.
- Barnet Old English — From the place cleared by burning.
- Barnett Old English — noble man
- Barney — As brave as a bear.
- Barnum Old English — A stone house.
- Barny — As brave as a bear.
- Baron Old French — A nobleman.
- Barrett Teutonic — bear-like
Barry through Baul
- Barry Irish Gaelic — Like a spear.
- Bars Hungarian — pepper
- Barse English — fresh-water perch
- Bart Hebrew — Hill, furrow. From the name Bartholomew.
- Barth Hebrew — Hill, furrow. From the name Bartholomew.
- Bartholomew Hebrew — Hill, furrow.
- Barton Old English — From the Barley fields.
- Baruch Hebrew — Blessed.
- Barwon Aboriginal — A wide river.
- Bashir Arabic — A good omen.
- Basil Greek — Like a king.
- Basim Arabic — The smiling one.
- Bassanio — From Shakespeare’s play Merchant of Venice.
- Bassett — From Shakespeare’s play King Henry VI.
- Bastiaan Greek — venerable
- Bastian Latin — A man from Sebasta. The name of a 3rd-century saint.
- Bastien Latin — A man from Sebasta. The name of a 3rd-century saint.
- Bates unknown
- Baudouin French — A brave friend or protector.
- Baul English — snail
Bavol through Beck
- Bavol English — wind
- Baxter Old English — A baker.
- Bay Vietnamese — Born on a Saturday. Also a herb and a reddish-brown colour.
- Bayanai Filipino — hero
- Bayard Old French — With reddish-brown hair.
- Bayley Old French — A bailiff or administrative official.
- Bazyli Polish — royalty
- Beacan Celtic, Gaelic — small, little one
- Beacher Old English — dweller by the beech tree
- Beagan Irish Gaelic — The little one.
- Beaman Old English — beekeeper
- Beardsley Old English — beard, wood
- Beathan Scottish Gaelic — Scottish Gaelic form of Benjamin. Son of my right hand.
- Beattie Irish Gaelic — The provider.
- Beau French — Handsome or beautiful. A boy or girl’s name.
- Beaumont Old French — A beautiful hill or mountain.
- Beauregard Old French — Beautiful, handsome.
- Bebe French — baby
- Becan Irish Gaelic — A little one.
- Beck Old English — A brook or small stream.
Becse through Benny
- Becse Hungarian — the kite
- Bede Old English — A prayer.
- Bedrich Czech — A peaceful ruler.
- Bela Hungarian — The white one. A boy or girl’s name.
- Belarius — From Shakespeare’s play Cymbeline.
- Beldon Old English — beautiful pasture, child of the unspoiled glen
- Belen Greek — an arrow
- Bellamy Old French — A handsome friend.
- Bem Nigerian — peace
- Bemus Greek — platform
- Ben Hebrew — Son of my right hand.
- Bence Hungarian — victor
- Benedick Latin — Son of my right hand.
- Benedict Latin — Son of my right hand.
- Benito Latin — blessed
- Benjamin Hebrew — A son of the south, or the son of the right hand. The brother of Joseph in the Bible.
- Benjy — Son of my right hand.
- Bennet Latin — Little blessed one.
- Bennett Latin — Little blessed one.
- Benny — Son of my right hand.
Benson through Bersh
- Benson Old English — Son of Benjamin. Son of my right hand.
- Bentley Old English — From the bent grass clearing or meadow.
- Benton Old English — From the bent grass farm.
- Benvolio — From Shakespeare’s play Romeo & Juliet.
- Berenger French — courage of a bear
- Berg Teutonic — A mountain.
- Bergen — The name of a Norwegian port.
- Berger Teutonic — From the mountains.
- Bergren Swedish — mountain stream
- Beriszl Hungarian — honor
- Berk Turkish — solid and firm
- Berkeley Old English — From the Birch tree wood or meadow.
- Berkly Old English — From the Birch tree wood or meadow.
- Bernard Teutonic — Bold as a bear.
- Bernardo — From Shakespeare’s play Hamlet.
- Bernie — Bold as a bear.
- Berny — Bold as a bear.
- Berowne — From Shakespeare’s play Love’s Labour Lost.
- Berrigan Aboriginal — Wattle.
- Bersh English — one year
Bert through Bhishma
- Bert — Bright, nobility.
- Berthold Teutonic — glorious ruler
- Bertie — Bright, nobility.
- Bertram Teutonic — A bright raven.
- Berwyn Welsh — Fair-haired, or a bright friend. A boy or girl’s name.
- Besnik Albanian
- Beval English — like the wind
- Bevan Welsh — Son of Evan Young warrior.
- Beverly Old English — From the stream of the beaver. A boy or girl’s name.
- Bevis French — After the city of Beauvais, meaning a beautiful outlook or view.
- Bhagirath Hindu
- Bharat Sanskrit — Being maintained. The name of the Hindu God of fire.
- Bhaskar Hindu
- Bhavesh Hindu
- Bhavin Hindu — Swedish
- Bhavya Hindu
- Bhim Hindu
- Bhima Sanskrit — The mighty one.
- Bhishma Hindu
Bhrigu through Blair
- Bhrigu Hindu — a Prajapati
- Bhudev Hindu — lord of the earth
- Bhupen Hindu
- Bhupendra Hindu
- Bhuvan Hindu
- Bialy Polish — white-haired boy
- Bilal Arabic — first convert of muhammad
- Bill — A strong and resolute protector.
- Billy — A strong and resolute protector.
- Bing Old English — From the hollow.
- Bingham Old English — Crib.
- Binyamin Jewish — A son of the south, or the son of the right hand. The brother of Joseph in the Bible.
- Biondello — From Shakespeare’s play Taming of the Shrew.
- Birch Old English — At the Birch tree.
- Bishop Old English — A bishop.
- Bitalo Uganda — finger-licking
- Bjorn Old Norse — Like a bear. Also see Bernard.
- Blade Old English — Glory, prosperity.
- Blaine Irish Gaelic — Thin. A boy or girl’s name.
- Blair Scottish Gaelic — From the plain or field. A boy or girl’s name.
Blaise through Bogdan
- Blaise Latin — One who lisps or stammers. A boy or girl’s name.
- Blake Old English — Fair-haired. A boy or girl’s name.
- Blakeley Old English — From the black meadow.
- Blaxland Old English — From the black land.
- Blaxton Old English — A black stone.
- Blaz Old German — unwavering protector
- Bledig Welsh — Like a wolf.
- Blythe Old English — Joyous and cheerful. A boy or girl’s name.
- Bo Old Norse/Chinese — Old Norse: A householder. Chinese: Precious. A boy or girl’s name.
- Boaz Hebrew — Swift and strong. The husband of Ruth in the Bible.
- Bob Teutonic — Famous, bright fame. Also see Hopkin, Robert, Robertson and Robinson.
- Bobbie Teutonic — Famous, bright fame. A boy or girl’s name.
- Bobby Teutonic — Famous, bright fame. A boy or girl’s name.
- Bod Hungarian — branch
- Boden Old French — herald
- Bodo Teutonic — A leader.
- Bodor Hungarian — curly
- Bogart Old French/Teutonic — A strong bow.
- Bogdan Slavonic — A gift from God.
Bolton through Bourke
- Bolton Old English — Of the manor farm.
- Bonamy French — A good friend.
- Bonar Old French — Kind and gentle.
- Bond Old English/Old Norse — A peasant fanner.
- Bonner Old French — Gracious, gentle.
- Booker Old English — beech tree
- Boone Latin, French — good
- Booth Old Norse — A shelter.
- Borachio — From Shakespeare’s play Much Ado About Nothing.
- Borden Old English — From the valley of the boar.
- Borg Scandinavian — From the castle.
- Boris Slavonic/Russian — Warrior.
- Bosley Old English — A grove of trees.
- Boswell Old French — forested town
- Bosworth Old English — From the boar enclosure.
- Botan Japanese — peony
- Botond Hungarian — mace wielding warrior
- Bottom — From Shakespeare’s play Midsummer-Night’s Dream.
- Boult Cornish — From Shakespeare’s play Pericles.
- Bourke Old English — From the fort or hill.
Bowen through Branch
- Bowen Welsh — Son of Owen.
- Bowie Scottish Gaelic — Golden-haired.
- Bowman English — the archer
- Boyce Old French — From the wood, or forest.
- Boyd Scottish Gaelic — Yellow-hair.
- Boyden Anglo-Saxon — a herald
- Boyet — From Shakespeare’s play Love’s Labour’s Lost.
- Brabantio — From Shakespeare’s play Othello.
- Brad — Broad meadow.
- Braden Old English — From the wide valley.
- Bradford Old English — A broad ford.
- Bradley Old English — A broad lea, meadow.
- Bradwell Old English — From the broad stream.
- Brady Irish Gaelic — From an old surname.
- Brae Cornish/Gaelic — A hill.
- Brahnan courageous one — Brahn, Brahni
- Bram Hebrew — The father of many.
- Bramwell English — place name
- Bran Celtic — A raven.
- Branch Latin — extension
Brand through Brewster
- Brand Swedish — sword blade
- Brandeis German — dweller on a burned clearing
- Brander Old Norse — A fiery sword.
- Brandon Old English — A raven.
- Branko Slowenian
- Brant Teutonic — firebrand
- Braxton — Brock’s town.
- Bray Old English — to cry out
- Brayden — Brave.
- Braz Latin — stammerer
- Brazil — The name of a South American country.
- Brecon Welsh — The name of a group of mountains.
- Brencis Latin — crowned with laurel
- Brendan Irish Gaelic — A raven.
- Brennan — Raven-like.
- Brent Old English/Celtic — A steep climb.
- Breok Cornish/Welsh — The name of an early saint.
- Breton Old English — From a place in Somerset.
- Brett Old English — Briton, British.
- Brewster Middle English — One who brews beer.
Briac through Brook
- Briac Celtic — estime
- Brian Celtic — Strong one.
- Briand French — castle
- Brice Celtic — The son of Rice.
- Brigham Old English — Covered bridge.
- Brighton Hebrew — the one who is loved
- Brij Hindu
- Brijesh Hindu
- Brinley Old English — tawny
- Brishen English — born during a rain
- Bristol unknown
- Brock Old English — A badger.
- Broderick Welsh — Son of Roderick. A renowned ruler.
- Brodie Irish Gaelic — A ditch. A boy or girl’s name.
- Brodny Slavic — one who lives near a shallow stream crossing
- Brody Welsh — Son of Roderick. A renowned ruler.
- Brom Gaelic — raven
- Bromley Old English — From the place where broom grows.
- Bronson Old English — Strong, fierce one.
- Brook Old English — At the brook or stream. A boy or girl’s name.
Brooke through Burgess
- Brooke Old English — At the brook or stream. A boy or girl’s name.
- Broughton Old English — From the town on a hill.
- Brown Middle English — colour
- Bruce Old French — Woods.
- Bruno Teutonic — Brown haired.
- Brutus Latin — Bruto
- Bryan — Strong one.
- Bryant — Strong, honourable.
- Bryce Celtic — The speckled, or freckled, one.
- Brychan Welsh — The speckled, or freckled, one.
- Bryn Welsh — A hill. A boy or girl’s name.
- Brynmor Welsh — A large hill.
- Buck Old English — A lover of horses.
- Buckley Old English — From the meadow of the buck deer.
- Bud American — Messenger, friend. Originally a short form of buddy (friend), but now used as an independent name, particularly in the USA.
- Buddy — Friend.
- Budi Indonesian — The wise one.
- Burchard Teutonic — A strong protector.
- Burdon Old English — A dweller at the hill fort.
- Burgess Old French from Teutonic — The citizen of a town.
Burhan through Byford
- Burhan Arabic — proof
- Burian Ukranian — he lives near the weeds
- Burke Old English — From the fortress.
- Burl Old English — A cup bearer or wine server.
- Burle Middle English — knotted wood
- Burley Old English — From the fort or castle meadow.
- Burnaby Old Norse — The warrior’s estate.
- Burnard Teutonic — As brave as a bear. Also see Bjorn.
- Burne Old English — brook
- Burnell Old French — The little brown-haired one.
- Burnet Old French — The brown one. Also a plant name.
- Burnu Aboriginal — A tree.
- Burnum Aboriginal — A great warrior.
- Burr Swedish — youth
- Burt English — A short form of the name Burton. Also a variation of Bert.
- Burton Old English — From the fortified farm or town.
- Busby Old Norse — From the farm in the thicket.
- Buster English — A nickname, but it is sometimes used independently.
- Butler Old French — The head servant.
- Byford Old English — A dweller by the ford.
Bylent through Byron
- Bylent Turkish
- Byng Old English — From the hollow.
- Byron Old English — Bear or cottage.