From Nabendu to Nym and everything in between, hundreds of baby boy names starting with the letter N along with the meanings and origin of each name.
A difficult or confusing spelling of a common name may be a source of frustration to a school-aged child whose name is often mispronounced. This carries into adulthood when it becomes necessary to fill out forms, go on job interviews, and make introductions as part of their normal everyday life. Consider an easier spelling for baby boy names you like if the sound is the same when it’s pronounced to others.
Most Popular Baby Boy Names Starting with N in 2018
First we’ll start with the most popular baby boy names from 2018. They were:
Noah was the most popular baby boy name starting with N in 2018. This should come as no surprise as Noah has been the most common baby boy name starting with N as far back as 2009. What a run!
Here’s how the top three names have looked over the past decade:
Noah wasn’t just popular for N boy names in 2018. Overall it
was the number 2 most popular name among all baby boy names in 2018. Here’s how
it looked when compared to all baby boys born in 2018.
Just for fun, let’s take a look at the most popular baby boy
names beginning with N throughout history.
Now let’s look into what boy’s names lost and gained popularity in 2018, again only for names starting with N.
As you can see, Nazir jumped by 6 slots while Nixon lost
some ranking in 2018 by 1 spots.
Unique Baby Boy Names Starting With N
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 N.
Overall, Nazir was the 1070th most popular boy name in 2018 with 184 babies. That means there were 99x more Noahs than Nazirs 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 N, the name’s meaning and origin. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
Naaman through Nanda
- Naaman Hebrew — Pleasant.
- Nabendu Hindu
- Nabil Arabic — Noble.
- Nabulung African — do not receive
- Nachiketa Hindu — Nachik
- Nachmanke Hebrew — compassionate one, one who comforts
- Nadav Hebrew — nobel, a generous one
- Nadir Arabic — Precious, rare.
- Naeem North African — benevolent
- Nahum Hebrew — The comforter.
- Naimish Hindu
- Nairn Scottish Gaelic — The dweller by the Alder tree. A placename.
- Nakul Hindu
- Nalong Aboriginal — The source of the river.
- Nalren Dene Indian — th is thawed out
- Nambur Aboriginal — A tea-tree.
- Namdev Hindu — poet, saint
- Namid Native American — A dancer.
- Namir Hebrew — Like a leopard.
- Nanda Sanskrit — Joy.
Nandin through Natale
- Nandin Hindu — the delightful, follower of Shiva
- Nandor Hungarian
- Nantan Apache Indian — spokesman
- Napoleon Greek — Fierce one from Naples.
- Narayan Sanskrit — The son of man.
- Narayana Hindu — Vishnu
- Narciso Latin — a lily, daffodil
- Narcissus Greek — The flower. Also the name of the youth in Greek mythology who fell in love with his own reflection.
- Nardu Aboriginal — A plant with edible seeds.
- Narendra Sanskrit — The mighty man.
- Naresh Hindu
- Narrah Aboriginal — The sea.
- Narsi Hindu — poet, saint
- Nartana Hindu — makes others dance
- Nash Old English — cliff
- Nasir Arabic — The helper, the supporter.
- Nassir Arabic — protector
- Nat — The gift of God. A biblical prophet.
- Natal Spanish — Christmas.
- Natale Old French — Christmas.
Natan through Nelek
- Natan Aboriginal — A Figtree.
- Nathan Hebrew — The gift of God. A biblical prophet.
- Nathaniel — Gift of God.
- Naum Russian — The comforter.
- Naveen Hindu — Navin
- Nawang Tibetan/Sherpa — The possessive one.
- Nayan Hindu
- Neal Irish Gaelic — The champion. Also see Nelson.
- Neale Irish Gaelic — The champion. Also see Nelson.
- Ned Old English — A rich guardian.
- Neddie Old English — A rich guardian.
- Neddy Old English — A rich guardian.
- Nedim Turkish
- Neel Hindu — blue
- Neeraj Hindu
- Nehemiah Hebrew — The consolation of the Lord.
- Neil Irish Gaelic — Champion.
- Neill Irish Gaelic — The champion. Also see Nelson.
- Nek Italian — Neko
- Nelek Polish — like a horn
Nelson through Niall
- Nelson English — The son of Neal or Neil. The champion.
- Nemo Latin — no name, nobody
- Neo Greek — new
- Nerang Aboriginal — Little.
- Nerhim Turkish
- Nero Latin — Dark, or black-haired.
- Neron Spanish — strong, stern
- Nesim Turkish
- Nesip Turkish
- Nestor Greek — Wisdom.
- Nevada Spanish — Snow, or as white as snow. Also the name of an American state. A boy or girl’s name.
- Nevan Irish — holy, little saint
- Neville Old French — From the new town or settlement.
- Nevin Irish Gaelic — The servant of the saints.
- Newbold Old English — From the new building.
- Newell Old English — From the new hall.
- Newlyn Celtic — The dweller at the new pool. A boy or girl’s name.
- Newman — New comer.
- Newton Old English — From the new town or estate.
- Niall Irish Gaelic — The champion. Also see Nelson.
Nic through Niklaus
- Nic Latin — Belonging to the Lord. St Dominic founded an important order of monks.
- Nicholas Greek — The victory of the people.
- Nick Latin — Belonging to the Lord.
- Nickie Latin — Belonging to the Lord. St Dominic founded an important order of monks.
- Nickson Old English — The son of Nicholas. The victory of the people.
- Nicky Latin — Belonging to the Lord. St Dominic founded an important order of monks.
- Nico Italian — The victory of the people.
- Nicodemus Greek — victory of the people
- Nicol Scottish — The victory of the people.
- Nicolas Spanish — The victory of the people.
- Nieander Greek — A man of victory.
- Niel — The gift of God. From the name Nathen.
- Niels Latin — A horn.
- Nieodemus Greek — The conqueror for the people.
- Nigel Latin — Dark, black-haired.
- Nihar Hindu — mist, fog, dew
- Nike Greek — victory
- Nikhil Hindu
- Nikita Russian/Greek — Unconquered people. A boy or girl’s name.
- Niklaus Scandinavian — The victory of the people.
Nikunj through Nishan
- Nikunj Hindu
- Nilay Hindu
- Nils Norwegian/Swedish — The victory of the people.
- Nilson English — The son of Neal or Neil. The champion. Also from the famous British admiral, Lord Nelson.
- Nima Tibetan/Sherpa — Sun. A boy or girl’s name.
- Nimai Hindu — name of Lord Krishna
- Nimbus Latin — rain cloud, halo
- Nimesh Hindu
- Nimrod Hebrew — Valiant, or great hunter.
- Ninian Gaelic — The name of a 5th century saint.
- Nino Italian — God is gracious. From the name Gianni and Giovanni.
- Nioka Aboriginal — Green hills.
- Niraj Hindu — lotus flower
- Niramitra Hindu — son of pandava Sahadeva
- Niran Thai — Eternal.
- Niranjan Hindu
- Nirav Hindu
- Nirel Hebrew — God?s field
- Nishad Hindu — the musical note Ni
- Nishan Armenian — A sign.
Nisi through Norris
- Nisi Hebrew — emblem
- Nitesh Hindu
- Niven Irish Gaelic — The servant of the saints.
- Nivens Irish Gaelic — The servant of the saints.
- Nixon Old English — The son of Nicholas. The victory of the people.
- Noadiah Hebrew — God assembles
- Noah Hebrew — Rest, peace.
- Noam Hebrew — Pleasant.
- Noble Latin — Famous, noble.
- Nodin Native American — wind
- Noe Spanish — peace, rest
- Noel Old French — Christmas.
- Noi Laos — small
- Nolan Irish Gaelic — Famous, a champion.
- Norbert Teutonic — Light or brilliance from the North.
- Norbu Tibetan/Sherpa — A precious gem.
- Norm — Norseman or ruler.
- Norman Teutonic — Norseman or ruler.
- Normand — Norseman or ruler.
- Norris — Norseman or ruler.
North through Nym
- North Old English — from the north
- Northclif Old English — From the north cliff.
- Northrop Old English — From the Northern farm.
- Norton Old English — From the Northern farm or town.
- Norville Old English — From the Northern farm or town.
- Norvin Old English — A friend from the north.
- Norwell Old English — From the north spring or well.
- Norwood Old English — From the Northern forest. Also a guard at the North gate.
- Nowell Old French — Christmas.
- Nowra Aboriginal — A black cockatoo. A town in NSW.
- Nuncio Italian — A messenger.
- Nur Hebrew — Fire.
- Nurhan Turkish
- Nuri Arabic — fire
- Nye Welsh — Truly golden.
- Nyek Hungarian — borderlands
- Nyle Old English — island
- Nym — From Shakespeare’s play Henry V and Merry Wives of Windsor.