The peaceful, quaint Amish way of life is appealing to many who feel overworked, stressed, and in need of a slower-paced lifestyle. Those who adore the green, rolling hills, the antique treasures waiting to be discovered in whimsical shops, the slow-churned butter, and freshly baked bread of Amish country may gaze enviously at the enchanting and effortlessly simple Amish way of life. How can one relish in a simpler existence without ditching their iPhones and Instant Pots? The next best thing: bestow a gorgeous Amish name upon a lucky little baby-to-be.
Expecting moms with baby boys on the way are often stressed by the many name options available for them to choose from. Designations range from classic to contemporary, edgy to dapper. Narrowing a list of possibilities down to names chosen by the Amish may make mom’s job a whole lot easier. There isn’t a bad name in the bunch!
Names given to Amish boys are strong, beautiful, and timeless. They are darling and unique while still maintaining a classic feel that will never go out of style. Some are biblical beauties waiting to be rediscovered. Others are quirky charmers that are too much fun to be ignored. Moms with baby boys on the way won’t be able to resist the 20 Amish boy names that follow.
Abram is an effortlessly cool biblical name of Hebrew origin that means "father of multitudes or high father." Bram and Abe are two shortenings of this beauty that only add to its overall appeal.
Abram currently ranks as the 650th most popular name for boys in the US and is projected to rank within the top 300 names for boys by the year 2028. According to Namberry.com, “After some early [US] usage, in 1936 Abram completely disappeared for nearly forty years, until its return in the 1970s.” This strong moniker is a long-forgotten choice that is ripe for rediscovery.
Adore Abram? Similar options worth considering include Asher, Ezra, and Abraham.
Baker is an English occupational surname that is often used for boys in the Amish community. Nameberry.com describes Baker as “one of the most appealing of the newly hip occupational names, evoking sweet smells emanating from the oven [and] much fresher sounding than others that have been around for a while like Cooper and Carter.”
Today, Baker ranks as the 723rd most popular name for boys in the US. It is up a staggering 252 spots since 2018.
Fans of the name Baker may also wish to consider the similar options Sawyer, Beckett, or Brody for their impending arrivals.
Caleb is a captivating biblical name of Hebrew origin that means "devotion to God." It is well-loved among Amish parents and is also a favorite of the general population. Actress Julianne Moore and Idol alum Bo Bice both have sons named Caleb.
Nameberry.com states, “Caleb is an attractive Old Testament name that has been in the U.S. Top 100 for nearly three decades now.” Presently, it ranks as the 42nd most popular name for little lads in the US. This charming choice has risen four spots since 2018.
Adore the name Caleb? Similar names to consider include Samuel, Michael, and James.
Daniel is another darling biblical designation of Hebrew origin that means God is my judge. It can be shortened to Dan or Danny for a fun, friendly feel.
At the present time, Daniel ranks as the 25th most popular name for US boys. According to Nameberry.com, “Daniel is a perennial favorite; it’s been in the [Top 25] names for boys every year since 1972 and ranks first among all baby names starting with D...There are more than 10,000 Daniels named each year.”
Fans of the name Daniel may also wish to consider the similar names David, Benjamin, or Joshua.
Elijah is a stunning name of Hebrew origin that means "Yahweh is God." According to BabyCenter.com, “[Elijah] is the name of an Israelite prophet in the First and Second Books of Kings in the Bible. Traditionally a popular Jewish boys’ name, it has rocketed in popularity since the 1990s.”
Currently, Elijah ranks as the third most popular name for boys in the US and is up two spots since 2018. Eli is an adorable shortening of this three-syllable beauty that adds to its overall appeal.
Love Elijah? Isaiah, Isaac, and Josiah are a similar name to consider putting on your short list.
Fletcher is a fabulous name coming from France that means "arrow-maker." According to Nameberry.com, “Fletcher is a common surname with a touch of quirkiness; it definitely fits into the ‘So Far Out It’s In’ category--and [is] moving further in all the time along with other occupational names from Parker to Forester.”
Presently, Fletcher ranks as the 540th most popular name for boys in the US. It is up a very impressive 186 spots in popularity since 2018.
Parker, Maddox, and Finley are similar options that may also appeal to those who have fallen hard for the name Fletcher.
Gabriel is an angelic name of Hebrew origin that means "God is my strength" or "devoted to God." Nameberry.com states, “[Gabriel] has become a biblical favorite, and has been a highly charting choice in the 21st century. Gabriel has proven itself a friendly and appealing alternative to Michael, that other, long-reigning archangel.”
Today, Gabriel ranks as the 24th most popular name for boys in the US and is up two spots since 2017. Did we mention its nickname, Gabe, is simply irresistible?
Can’t get enough of the name Gabriel? Similar options to consider include the magnificent monikers Lucas, Jacob, or Christian.
Gideon is a gorgeous name of Hebrew origin that means "hewer or great warrior." Nameberry.com explains, “Gideon is an unjustly neglected Old Testament name and is an excellent choice for parents looking to move beyond such overused biblicals as Benjamin and Jacob. In the [Bible], Gideon was a judge called on by God to rescue those from the Midianites, and the name was popular among Puritans.”
Currently, Gideon ranks just within the top 500 as the 480th most popular name for tiny gentlemen in the US.
Fans of the name Gideon may also wish to put the names Micah, Asher, or Ezra on their shortlists.
Ike is an irresistible Hebrew diminutive of the name Isaac that means "laughing one" or "laughter." According to Nameberry.com, “Ike, once the quirky one-person nickname of President Dwight Eisenhower, has morphed into a cool kid nickname of the early 21st century.”
The site continues, “The rise of Isaac and the stylishness of short, down-to-earth nicknames like Max and Gus means that parents like Ike once again.” At the present time, Ike ranks as the 2,095th most popular name for US boys. It has risen an astronomical 809 spots since 2018.
Adore Ike? Similar names worth considering include Miles, Leo, or Finn.
Henry is a powerful, practically perfect name coming from Germany and means "estate ruler." According to BabyCenter.com, “Eight kings of England have been named Henry.”
Today, Henry ranks as the 22nd most popular name for boys in the US and is up six spots in popularity since 2018. Nameberry.com states, “Henry, after hovering around the latter half of the Top 100 for 35 years, is now rising once again. Its stylishness has increased substantially to the point where in upmarket neighborhoods and suburbs, it seems every other boy is named either Jack or Henry.”
Those who can’t resist the name Henry may also wish to consider the similar names William, George, or Theodore.
Jonah is a yet another lovely biblical name of Hebrew origin that means dove. According to Nameberry.com, “[Jonah] is increasingly appreciated by parents looking for a biblical name less common than Jacob or Joshua, yet not too obscure. Plus, Jonah comes with a ready-made nursery-decorating motif.”
Presently, Jonah ranks as the 181st most popular name for boys in the US. It’s a unique-yet-timeless choice that will fit a lad born to take on the world perfectly. The version from Greece (Jonas), is just as effortlessly cool and definitely worth considering.
Jude, Owen, and Noah are similar name options that may also appeal to fans of the name Jonah.
Justice is a sophisticated, stunning name word name that is as powerful as it is precious, and a great alternative to the long-overused name Justin. According to Nameberry.com, “Justice, one of the rare virtue names for boys, entered the popularity ranks in 1992, and has remained on the list ever since.”
Currently, Justice ranks as the 540th most popular name for most US boys, and is up a whopping 146 spots in popularity since 2018. Justus is an alternative variation of this beauty that currently ranks as the 1,876th most popular choice.
Adore the name Justice? Jasper, Jace, and Jackson are similar options worth considering.
Matthias is an exquisite Aramaic variation of the name Matthew that means "gift of God." Pronounced Mah-THY-us or Muh-TEE-us, this winner is sure to steal the hearts of all who hear it.
Today, Matthias ranks as the 341st most popular name for boys in the US and is up 37 spots in popularity since 2018. On the name Matthias, Nameberry.com states, “This New Testament apostolic name makes an appealing and recommended choice. Both Mathias and Matias are well used in the community and throughout Europe.”
Those who can’t resist the name Matthias may also appreciate the similar names Tobias, Elias, or Sebastian.
Miller is an English occupational name that means mill town or grinder of grain. According to Nameberry.com, “Miller is an up-and-coming choice in the stylish occupational genre, chosen by Stella McCartney, Melissa Etheridge, and by Tea Leoni and David Duchovny. Though relatively rare as a first name, Miller is the seventh most common surname in the US.”
At the present time, Miller ranks as the 780th most popular name for US boys. It has risen a modest 208 spots in popularity since 2018.
Beckett, Hudson, and Mason are similar options that fans of the name Miller may not be able to resist.
Peter is an elegant and timeless name of Greek origin that means rock. According to Nameberry.com, “Never as widely used as some of the more traditional Anglo-Saxon stalwarts, Peter retains an enduring appeal to parents seeking a less-used classic, with those nice childhood associations.”
Today, it ranks as the 275th most popular name for boys in the US. Other variations of the name include the version from Britain: Piers, the version from Ireland: Pierce, versions from Italy: Piero and Pietro, the versions from Spain: Pedro, the versions from France: Pierre, and the version from the Netherlands: Piet.
Love the name Peter? Similar options to consider include Oliver, Patrick and Andrew.
Phillips is a rare and refined variation of the gorgeous name from Greece; Philip that means "lover of horses." Nameberry.com states that Phillips is often “discussed in...forums with posts like ‘What’s the best first name for this middle name?’”
It’s safe to say that this charmer is still flying a bit under the radar. Presently, Phillips ranks as the 2,555th most popular name for boys in the US, but has risen a jaw-dropping 17,042 spots in popularity since 2018.
Nichols, Gibson, and Jennings are similar names that may also appeal to those who are in love with the name Phillips.
Sutter is a stately English surname-turned-first-name that means "shoemaker." According to Nameberry.com, “Sutter is a new entry to the fashionable class of occupational surnames, brought to [the attention of parents] by the hero of the 2013 indie film The Spectacular Now. More masculine than Sutton and more distinctive than Sawyer, Sutter might be a good choice for the child of a shoe designer or a shoe lover.”
Presently, Sutter ranks just within the top 5,000 as the 4,994th most popular name for boys in the US.
Adore this rare beauty? Similar options to consider include Holden, Everett, and Sullivan.
Timothy is a timeless name of Greek origin that means "honoring God." Nameberry.com states, “A second-tier classic, the New Testament Timothy moves in and out of fashion more than John and James...Saint Timothy, born of a Jewish mother and a father from Greece, was Saint Paul’s companion, which might make the two appropriate and compatible twin names.”
The site also explains, “[Timothy] peaked in the 1960s, [but] many modern parents still appreciate its familiarity and lively rhythm.” Currently, this name ranks as the 239th most popular name for US boys.
Those who have fallen hard for the name Timothy may wish to consider the similar options Christopher, Theodore, or Ezekiel.
Walker is an epic occupational name of English origin that means "cloth-walker" or "one who thickens cloth." It is tough and refined at the same time, and a winner in every sense of the word.
According to Nameberry.com, “Walker was a popular name around the turn of the twentieth century, [it reached] Number 296 in 1896, remained in use through 1955, then made a return in 1983, becoming a prime representative of the aspirational surnames of the 1980s and ‘90s.” Today, Walker ranks as the 312th most popular name for boys in the US.
Love Walker? Similar options to consider include Weston, Tucker, and Wyatt.
Wayne is an effortlessly hip English occupational stunner that means "maker of wagons." Nameberry.com states, “When Marion Michael Morrison became John Wayne around 1930, his last name took on an air of cowboy cool that lasted about 30 years.”
Some may argue that this name’s cool factor isn’t going anywhere. Ever. We’d have to agree with them. Presently, Wayne ranks just within the top 1,000 as the 939th most popular name for US boys.
Wade, Wesley, and Logan are similar options that may also prove irresistible to those who can’t get enough of this simple and strong Amish charmer.