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10 Simple But Adorable One-Syllable Boy Names

Not every parent wants a name that is loud and vibrant. Some parents just want a simple, yet adorable name for their little man. Parents still want a meaningful name, but not one that is long and grandiose.

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We have come up with the 10 of the best names for baby boys, and they are only one syllable! So, make sure to check out this list and choose the perfect name for your little one. There's something here for everyone.

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10 Blake

Blake is an adorable, gender-neutral baby name, but it is more commonly given to baby boys. It holds the simple meaning of “dark” and “fair.” There is a country singer, Blake Shelton, who shares this name with about 182,000 other babies in the United States alone.

Blake is at number 33 on the Gender-Neutral Names list, and number 73 on the Last Name First Names list. 2012 was the most popular year for the first name Blake: in the U.S., over 6,000 babies were all given this wonderful first name.

9 Jace

Jace is a fabulous, one-syllable name for a little guy. It is a diminutive of the popular name Jason and holds the meaning, “the Lord is salvation.” There are over 63,000 babies in the United States who all share this first name.

2013 was the most popular year for Jace, with almost 6,500 babies who were all given this beautiful boys’ name. Jace is at number 21 on the Modern Boy Names list.

8 Cole

Cole is a simple, adorable one-syllable name for a little boy. It is easy to pronounce and spell, which will help the baby to learn his name as he grows. Cole means, “swarthy, coal black.” There are about 133,000 babies in the United States who were all given this same name at birth.

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Cole is at number 79 on the Last Name First Name list. 2002 was the most popular year for this name in the U.S., with over 6,000 babies born with the name Cole in that one single year.

7 Gabe

Gabe is a diminutive of the popular boys’ name Gabriel. Gabe is a rare name, as only about 4,000 babies who share this name in the United States. 2005 was the most popular year for this name, with a mere 126 babies all being named Gabe.

With all of this in mind, if you like something a little different and want your baby's name to be unique, this is a great way to go.

6 Guy

Guy is such a sweet first name for a little fellow. It means “guide” and “leader.” There are about 90,000 babies in the United States who all share this one-syllable boys’ name. There is a popular chef by the name of Guy Fieri, and a film-maker – you probably know him as Madonna’s ex-husband – named Guy Ritchie.

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Guy is a little more old-fashioned as a name, in a manner of speaking. 1957 was actually the most popular year for this name in the United States, with almost 2,500 babies given the name.

5 Zayn

Zayn is such a beautiful name for a handsome baby boy, and it also happens to mean “beauty” and “grace.” It is a rare one-syllable name: only about 3,000 babies were given this name in the United States.

Of course, when you think of this name, the first person to come to mind would probably be ex-One Direction star Zayn Malik. This name is at number 91 on the Unique Boy Names list. 2017 was the most popular year for this gorgeous name, with almost 1,000 Zayns born that year. It's clear who's influenced this recent trend!

4 Jay

Jay is a lovely name for a little boy and it means “Jaybird.” There are about 191,000 babies in the United States who were all given this name on birth. Jay is at number 65 on the Classic Names list, and number 134 on the Unique Boy Names list.

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Jay was at its height in popularity way back in 1960. In that year, around 5,500 babies were given the name.

3 Shane

Shane is a very beautiful name that means, “God is gracious.” Just like the name Jay, there are about 191,000 babies who share this fabulous name in the United States alone. It is at number 109 on the Unique Boy Names list, ensuring that it will not be an overused name.

In 1973, the name Shane was at its most popular. almost 6,000 boy were named Shane that year . Even though it’s not as popular as it once was, this name is still perfect and timeless for your little man.

2 Wade

Wade is a wonderful name for any baby boy to have. It actually happens to be my oldest Godson’s first name, and it was his father’s name too. There are about 69,000 babies who were born with this lovely first name in the United States. It means, “from the river crossing.”

It is at number 112 on the Unique Boy Names list, and number 52 on the Last Name First Name list. This a name that your little one will be proud to have as he grows up, and there will be almost no other children who will share this name with him in school.

1 Kai

If you are looking for a unique and beautiful name, you are going to want to put Kai on your list. According to Names.org, Kai means “sea” or “ocean.” So, if the open water has a special place in your life and your heart, this is the perfect name for your bundle of joy.

Just as the open seas can be a magical place full of amazing wonders, this name can inspire your little man to live that type of life. So, look no further for your sea-loving name, and give your little boy this one-of-a-kind name.

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References: MomJunction.com, Names.org, BabyCenter.com, Nameberry.com

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