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Boy Name Ideas for Writers

Are you struggling to find a name for your male character? Well, look no further because I’ve created a list of ideas right here! All you have to do is to scroll through!😉 I don’t know about you, but I love collecting names! I’ve been keeping a little notebook of any name I hear that I like for a while now. It’s really handy since it takes me forever to name something and all I have to do is go through my personal list of names I already know that I like until I find one that fits the character I’m trying to name. (Which means, as you’re scrolling through the list, you’ll probably find names that my own characters have [for example, Greyson from “He Wanted My Heart” got his name from this list].) Of course, there are many that I haven’t used yet. And a name on this list may even give you an idea for a similar but different name to use instead. Whatever you want to do! I’m just here to help with ideas.😉

About two years ago, I had the idea to share this list with you, but I never followed through until now. So I give you my list of boy name ideas where there is guaranteed to be at least one unique name somewhere! (What can I say? I love unique names! So there are likely to be several of them on this list. XD)

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A

Adacus
Albert
Alexander
Andersen
Anderson
Andrei
Andrew
Ash

B

Benton
Bill
Blake
Brad
Braelon
Brett
Brock
Bruce
Bryan
Bryce

C

Caleb
Casey
Cedric
Chad
Chandler
Charlie
Chase
Christopher
Cody
Colter
Colton

D

Dakotah
David
Davis
Devereaux (Fun fact: my dad loved boy names that end with “eaux.” So if my sisters and I had been boys, it is very likely that we would have ended up with a name like this.)
Dolan
Duke

E

Earl
Eugene
Evan
Evander

F

Fabian
Forest
Fred

G

Gabe
George
Gordan
Grant
Grantson
Gray
Gregory
Greyson (Hehe, I told you that Greyson from “He Wanted My Heart” got his name from this list. XP)
Grover

H

Harrison
Hayden

I

Ian

J

Jack
Jackson
Jaden
Jake
Jarrett
Jase
Jason/Jayson
Jaxton
John
Jonah
Jordan
Jorge (the Spanish version of George!)
Justin

K

Kaiden/Kayden
Keenan 
Kingston
Kosey

L

Landon
Lars
Logan
Luis/Louis

M

Maddox
Marshall
Mason
Mathias
Matt
Max
Maximilian
Michael

N

Norville

O

Oakley

P

Paladin
Parker
Patrick

Q

Quest
Quiller
Quispe

R

Reed
Reuben
Rick
Rickson
Ridge
Robert
Rodger
Ryan

S

Scott
Sean
Sebastian
Seth
Shane
Slayd
Spencer

T

Terrance
Thatcher
Theodore
Theodorus
Toby
Trevor
Truman
Trumaine
Tucker
Tyler

U

Ulrik

V

Vincent

W

Walker
Wesley
Willard
William
Wynston

X

Xanthias
Xavier

Y

Yannick
Yorick

Z

Zachary
Zander
Zane
Zayden

What are some of your favorite boy names? What is your favorite one from this list? What do you think if my name had been Devereaux? To be honest, I can’t picture myself with any name other than Katherine, LOL. Also, I’m conducting a poll right now on Goodreads about whether science fiction fantasy is a real genre. I’m doing some “research” for a project that TWN is working on. So, if you haven’t already and would like to vote on the poll, you can do so here. If you don’t have Goodreads but would still like to say your vote, you can do so in the comments below! I can’t wait to hear all your thoughts!

~ Katherine Perry

8 Comments

  • Lorelei Angelino

    OOOH I LOVE the names Forest and Oakley and Slayd! And Reed! *bookmarks this page for later* Great ideas, Kat! Thanks for sharing! One of my favorite boy names is Justice. (AND TWN IS WORKING ON A PROJECT??!)

    • Katherine

      AHH, YAY!!!! Those are some of my favorites too!😉 I’m glad you found some names you like! Aww, thank you!!! You’re so welcome!! Oooh, Justice sounds like a GREAT boy’s name!!!! I’m gonna have to remember that one! (Hehehehe, YEP!!!!😁 *checks to make sure no one else is listening before whispering* If everything works as planned, it will be coming in June! Of course, you didn’t hear that from me . . . . *lowers cool spy hat and slides out of room*)

  • Saraina Whitney

    Love this list, Katherine!!!! Ah, I love pretty much any ‘E’ boy names 😍😂 Devereaux is suchc a unique name! I think it’s cool! (But I can’t really imagine you being named it! 😆)

    • Katherine

      Thank you so much, Saraina!!!! Ah, cool!! I like a lot of “E” boy names too! They sure sound nice! XD Ah, yes, I agree! Devereaux sounds cool to say it! A side character in Behind the Blade, Without the Wings has that name because my dad named him, lol. (Haha, me neither.😂)

      (Also, it just hit me, but your character in “To Be Loved” is named Reed and I had Reed on this list without realizing the connection.😂 We must have a similar taste in names. XD)

  • Lillian Keith

    Unique names are so much fun! I especially like the name Evander for a future character.

    Thanks for the list, Katherine (Hmm, Devereaux…? Naw, you sound more like a Katherine lol.)

    • Katherine

      I know, right?! They totally are!! Ah, that would be so cool in one of your books!!! 😀

      You’re so welcome, Lily!!! I’m glad you liked it! (Hahaha, thanks.😆)

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