Nicholas and Noah are just two of the countless baby boy names that start with the letter N. Peruse this list to find the perfect fit for your baby.
Modern Baby Boy Names Starting with N
First we'll start with the most popular baby boy names in 2021:
- Noah — Noah has been a name for centuries, but it did not come to the top 10 list of the Social Security Index until 2009, where it has remained ever since.
- Nathan — Nathan is sometimes a nickname as well, especially when used for names like Nathaniel and Jonathan.
- Nicholas — Nicholas is a baby boy name historically associated with aristocracy and religion. It is the namesake of five different popes and two different czars of Russia.
- Nathaniel — Nathaniel has only gone past the top 200 list a couple of years. Even then, from 1956 to 1971, the name did not rise above number 244.
- Nolan — Nolan Ryan is probably one of the most famous Nolans in history. The Major League Baseball Hall of Famer pitched for four teams in four different decades, striking out over 5,700 batters. He pitched seven no-hitters and holds over 51 baseball records.
- Nova — Nova does not only mean new as a name. It is also a scientific term for a new star. During the late 1800s and early 1900s, there were some astrological findings, which may have made this name popular.
- Noel — Noel is a unisex baby name but the variant spelling Noelle is far more commonly used as a girl’s name.
- Nico — Nico is actually the shortened form of the baby name Nicholas. Despite this origin, it is now a popular standalone.
- Nikolai — Nikolai first appeared on the list of top 1,000 baby boy names in 2007 and has remained popular ever since. This Slavic variation of Nicholas is also highly revered among members of Russian and Danish royalty.
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 unusual & unique boy names that start with N:
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