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From Fabian to Fyodor and everything in between, hundreds of baby boy names starting with the letter F along with the meanings and origin of each name.
Baby Naming Tip – Take a minute to go through some of the nicknames or variations for any baby boy names you may be considering. The name you like may not be one you’d be happy with if it were shortened or used as its most common nickname.
Most Popular Baby Boy Names Starting with F in 2018
First we’ll start with the most popular baby boy names from 2018. They were:
Finn was the most popular baby boy name starting with F in 2018. This should come as no surprise as Finn has been the most common baby boy name starting with F as far back as 2009. What a run!
Here’s how the top three names have looked over the past decade:
Finn wasn’t just popular for F boy names in 2018. Overall it was the number 166 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 Finn was a popular choice in 2018, you can see it was only about 98% as popular a baby boy name as Antonio. Just for fun, let’s take a look at the most popular baby boy names beginning with F throughout history.
Now let’s look into what boy’s names lost and gained popularity in 2018, again only for names starting with F.
As you can see, Franco fell out of favor by 4 slots. and Fitzgerald was the smallest gainer in 2018, gaining only 0 spots.
Unique Baby Boy Names Starting With F
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 F.
Overall, Frankie was the 1049th most popular boy name in 2018 with 192 babies. That means there were 12x more Finns than Frankies 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 — including middle names — starting with F, the name’s meaning and origin. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
Faber through Farley
- Faber French — A little blacksmith.
- Fabian Latin — Bean grower.
- Fabrice Latin — A craftsman.
- Fabron French — A little blacksmith.
- Fadil Arabic — The generous or distinguished one.
- Fagan Gaelic — The little fiery one.
- Fairfax Old English — The one with beautiful hair.
- Fairley Old English — A clearing in the woods. A boy or girl’s name.
- Faisal Arabic — A wise judge.
- Falgun Hindu — month in the Hindu calendar
- Falk Yiddish — The falcon.
- Falkner Old French — A falconer, or falcon handler.
- Fallon Irish — A leader. A boy or girl’s name.
- Fane Old English — Eager.
- Faraji African — consolation
- Farand Teutonic — Attractive, pleasant.
- Farid Arabic — Unique, unrivalled.
- Fariel Persian
- Farkas Hungarian — wolf
- Farley Old English — From the fern clearing. A boy or girl’s name.
Farman through Felton
- Farman Old Norse — A traveller or hawker.
- Farnell Old English — From the hill of ferns.
- Farnley Old English — From the fern meadow.
- Farook Arabic — One who can distinguish right from wrong.
- Farquhar Scottish Gaelic — The dear one.
- Farrar Latin — blacksmith
- Farrell Celtic — The valorous one.
- Farriss Gaelic — A rock.
- Faulkner Old French — A falconer, or falcon handler.
- Faust Latin — The fortunate one.
- Favian Latin — Understanding.
- Faxon Teutonic — long hair
- Faysal Arabic — A wise judge.
- Fear English
- Februus Latin — Pagan God
- Fedele Italian — Faithful.
- Federico Italian/Spanish — A peaceful ruler.
- Felipe Spanish — A lover of horses.
- Felix Latin — Happy and prosperous.
- Felton Old English — From the farm in the field.
Fenn through Ffionn
- Fenn Old English — A marsh or fen.
- Fenton Old English — From the marshlands.
- Fenwick Old English — From the farm in the marshland.
- Feodore Greek — The gift of God.
- Ferdinand Teutonic — Prepared for the journey. An adventurer or traveller.
- Ferenc Latin, Hungarian — Independent, free
- Fergal Irish Gaelic — A man of valour.
- Fergus Gaelic — Fearghas (Gaelic), Feargus.
- Ferguson Gaelic — Son of Fergus. Manly.
- Fernando — Daring, adventurous.
- Fernleigh Old English — From the fern meadow.
- Fernley Old English — From the fern meadow.
- Feroz Arabic — Victorious and successful.
- Ferran Arabic — baker
- Ferrand Old French — A grey-haired man.
- Ferrer Old French — The blacksmith.
- Ferris Gaelic — A rock.
- Feste — From Shakespeare’s play Twelfth Night.
- Festus Latin — Steadfast.
- Ffionn Welsh — Foxglove Flower
Fiachra through Firth
- Fiachra Irish Gaelic — A raven.
- Fidel Latin — Faithful.
- Fielding Old English — A field dweller.
- Fife Scottish — A man from Fife.
- Figaro Latin — Daring, cunning.
- Filbert Teutonic — Very bright.
- Filip Polish — A lover of horses.
- Filippo Italian — A lover of horses.
- Finbar Irish Gaelic — Fair-headed.
- Fineas Egyptian/Hebrew — Egyptian: The Nubian (dark-skinned). Hebrew: An oracle.
- Fingal Scottish Gaelic — The fair stranger.
- Finian Irish Gaelic — Fair or white.
- Finlay Scottish Gaelic — The fair warrior.
- Finley — Fair haired one.
- Finn Irish Gaelic/Old Norse — Irish Gaelic: The white or fair one. Old Norse: A man from Finland.
- Finnegan Irish Gaelic — Fair.
- Fionn Celtic — white, fair
- Firdos Arabic — Paradise.
- Firmin Latin — Steadfast and firm.
- Firth Old English — Of the woodland.
Fisk through Florian
- Fisk Swedish — fisherman
- Fitch Old French — A lance or spear.
- Fitz Latin — son
- Fitzgerald Old French — The son of Gerald. A spear warrior.
- Fitzhugh Old French — The son of Hugh. Heart and mind.
- Fitzjames Old French — The son of James. The supplanter.
- Fitzpatrick Old French — The son of Patrick. Nobleman.
- Fitzroy Old French — The son of the king.
- Fjodor Russian — Fedor, Fiodor
- Flannan Irish Gaelic — Ruddy, or red-haired.
- Flannery — Flat land.
- Flavian Latin — Golden-haired.
- Flavius Latin — Golden-haired.
- Fleance — From Shakespeare’s play MacBeth.
- Fleeting Old French — A man from Flanders.
- Fleming Old English — a native of Flanders
- Fletcher Old French — Arrow maker.
- Flint Old English — A hard stone.
- Floke Teutonic, Norse — guardian of the people
- Florian Latin — A flower, blooming. The masculine form of flora.
Floritzel through Foster
- Floritzel — From Shakespeare’s play A Winter’s Tale.
- Floyd Welsh — The hollow.
- Fluellen — From Shakespeare’s play Henry V.
- Flynn Irish Gaelic — The red-haired one.
- Fodor Hungarian — curly haired
- Folant Welsh — Welsh form of Valentine. Strong, healthy.
- Folkus Hungarian — people, famous
- Fonz Teutonic — Noble and ready.
- Fonzie Teutonic — Noble and ready.
- Forbes Scottish Gaelic — Prosperous.
- Ford Old English — From the ford or river crossing.
- Forest Old French — out of the woods
- Forester Old French — A forester or gamekeeper.
- Forrest Old French — Forest dweller.
- Forrester — Of the forest.
- Forster — Of the forest.
- Fortescue Old French — A strong shield.
- Fortinbras — From Shakespeare’s play Hamlet.
- Fortunato Latin — The fortunate one.
- Foster Old English/Old French — Old English: A foster parent. Old French: A shearer.
Francis through Fritz
- Francis Latin — From France, or a free man.
- Francis Latin — From France, or a free man.
- Francisco Spanish — From France, or a free man.
- Frank Teutonic — A member of the tribe of the Franks. Also from the name Francis and Franklin.
- Franklin Old French — Free man.
- Frans Scandinavian — From France, or a free man.
- Franz German — From France, or a free man.
- Fraser Old French — A strawberry, or from a Norman family name.
- Frasier — Strawberry.
- Frayne Old French/Old English — Old French: An Ash tree. Old English: Stranger.
- Fred Teutonic — A peaceful ruler. From the name Alfred, Frederick and Wilfred.
- Freddie Teutonic — A peaceful ruler. From the name Alfred, Frederick and Wilfred.
- Freddy Teutonic — A peaceful ruler. From the name Alfred, Frederick and Wilfred.
- Frederick Teutonic — A peaceful ruler.
- Free Old English — in liberty
- Freeman Old English — A freeborn man.
- Fremont Teutonic — The noble protector.
- Frigyes Hungarian — peace, might
- Frith Old English — Of the woodland.
- Fritz German — A peaceful ruler.
Froth through Fyodor
- Froth — From Shakespeare’s play Measure for Measure.
- Fudo Japanese — The God of fire and wisdom.
- Fujita Japanese — field
- Fulbright — Very light.
- Fuller Old English — A fuller, or cloth-thickener.
- Fulton Old English — From the muddy place.
- Furnell Old French — A furnace.
- Fyfe Scottish — A man from Fife.
- Fyodor Russian — The gift of God.