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Boy baby names with seriously cute nicknames

Looking for baby boy names with cute nicknames?

We’ve got hundreds of baby boy name ideas in this post that you will love! 

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Nicknames have become so popular that many parents choose to circumvent the original name altogether and put the nickname straight on the birth certificate! 

Whether you love modern or vintage baby boy names, there are hundreds of baby boy nicknames that are cool and trendy. 

Nicknames can inspire your choice for a baby’s first, or even middle, name. You may want your baby to have a name on their birth certificate, but have plans to call them by their nickname. 

But many parents are increasingly now using what started out as nicknames on their baby’s official birth certificate. Think about names such as Harry, which typically would be used as a nickname for the birth name Henry or Harrison, or Theo, from Theodore. These are now popular names in their own right!

The ONS has found that half of the top 10 boys’ names chosen by mothers and under 25 were shortened versions of traditional names. Examples include Charlie and Leo.

So as you can see parents are embracing their own choices. There are no rules when it comes to picking a baby name, it’e entirely up to you! 

Popular boy nicknames 

So what are some popular baby boy nicknames?

Nicknames that have crossed over to become names that stand alone on a birth certificate include: 

  • Jack 
  • Archie 
  • Max 
  • Kit 
  • Charlie 
  • Jake 
  • Xander 
  • Bertie 
  • Harry

When it comes to choosing a name and/or a nickname for your baby, remember there are always other options that may pop up from this name. You can make your own unique boy nickname from you favourite baby name. 

What you choose to be your baby’s nickname may not necessarily stay with them for life. It could be their friends at school pick a nickname for them that sticks! 

So when it comes to choosing a name for your baby, think of all the options for nicknames that come with that. If any of them are names you really hate, then consider ditching it off your list because there comes a point when nicknames become out of your own control! 

To help you come to a choice, whether you want a nickname as a name or a name with a cute nickname attached to it, we’ve got hundreds of ideas for you to choose from.

You can also find adorable names with cute nicknames for girls over on this post.

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Boys names with nicknames 

Adonis 

Aden, Don, Donny, Donis 

Meaning handsome.

Albert

Bertie, Bert, Al, Albie

Meaning noble.

Alfred 

Al, Fred, Freddie, Alfie

Meaning elf or wise counsel.

Alexander 

Alex, Alexi, Xander, Andy, Al, Alec

Meaning defender of the people.

Alistair 

Al, Ali

Meaning man’s defender.

Angus 

Gus 

Meaning one strength.

Anthony 

Ant, Tony 

Meaning priceless one.

Antonio 

Tony, Tonio, Ant, Nino 

Meaning priceless one.

Archer 

Archie 

Meaning bowman. Archibald, another name with the nickname Archie, means bold or brave.

Arthur 

Artie, Art

Meaning noble or courageous.

Atticus 

Ati, Artie, Gus 

Meaning from Attica.

August/Augustus 

Gus, Auggie 

Meaning great or magnificent.

Ashton 

Ash, Asher, Tony 

Meaning ash tree town.

Axel 

Ax 

Meaning father is peace.

Baron 

Barr, Bear, Barry 

Meaning warrior.

Baxter 

Bax, Becks 

Meaning baker.

Beckett 

Beck, Becks, Kit 

Meaning beehive or little brook.

Benjamin

Ben, Benny, Benji 

Meaning son of my right hand.

Bennett 

Ben, Benny, Nate 

Meaning blessed.

Bentley 

Ben, Benny, Beau 

Meaning “meadow with coarse grass”.

Braden 

Bray, Brady, Denny 

Meaning salmon or wide valley.

Brandon 

Bray, Ray, Don, Donny 

Meaning from the broom hill.

Braxton 

Brax 

Meaning Brock’s town.

Brendan 

Bren

Meaning prince.

Broderick 

Brody, Derek, Rick, Rod, Roddy 

Meaning brother.

Bronson 

Bron

Meaning son of the brown haired one.

Bryson

Byce, Bry 

Meaning son of a nobleman.

Caleb 

Cal 

Meaning faithful and bold.

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Callahan 

Cal, Callum, Calvin 

Meaning little bright-headed one.

Calvin 

Cal, Vin

Meaning bold.

Callum 

Cal 

Meaning dove.

Camden 

Cami, Cam 

Meaning winding valley.

Cameron 

Cam, Ronny, Ron

Meaning crooked nose.

Carlisle 

Carl, Carlos, Carlo, Lyle 

Meaning from the walled city.

Carter 

Cart, Art, Cary 

A common surname that has become a popular first name. It means a person who transported goods by cart.

Charles 

Charlie, Chas, Carl 

Meaning free man.

Chester 

Chaz, Ches, Charlie 

Meaning fortress.

Christopher 

Chris, Topher, Kit 

Meaning bearer of Christ.

Clayton 

Clay, Leighton 

Meaning mortal.

Clinton 

Clint 

Meaning town on a hill.

Colson 

Cole, Colt, Sonny 

Meaning son of Cole or charcoal.

Colton

Colt, Cole 

Meaning coal town or settlement.

Cooper 

Coop 

Meaning barrel maker.

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Damian 

Dami, Dom, Ian 

Meaning to tame or subdue.

Daniel 

Dan, Danny, Dane 

Meaning God is my judge.

David

Davey, Dave

Meaning  beloved.

Declan 

Dec 

Meaning full of goodness.

Dexter 

Decker, Dex 

Meaning dyer of clothes.

Dimitri

Dimi, Tri 

Meaning follower of Demeter.

Dominic 

Dom, Nick, Nicky 

Meaning of the master.

Donovan 

Don, Donny, Nova, Nevin 

Meaning dark.

Edward

Ed, Ted, Teddy, Ned 

Meaning wealthy guard.

Elijah 

Eli, El

Meaning Yahweh is God (Yahweh is the ancient Hebrew name for God).

Elliott 

El, Eli, Ellis, Ellio, Leo 

Meaning bravely and truly.

Emerson

Em, Emery, Sonny 

Meaning brave and powerful.

Emmett 

Em, Matty 

Meaning universal.

Finnegan 

Finn, Finlay, Egan 

Meaning fair.

Frederick 

Freddie, Fred, Rick 

Meaning peaceful ruler.

Gabriel 

Gabe, Abe

Meaning God is my strength.

Gideon 

Gio, Giddie, Deon, Eon 

Meaning great warrior.

Giovanni 

Gio, Van

Meaning God is gracious.

Grayson 

Gray, Son, Sonny 

Meaning son of the bailiff.

Gregory 

Greg, Rory 

Meaning watchful and alert.

Harrison 

Harry, Harris

Meaning son of Harry.

Hayden

Hay, Hays, Denny

Meaning hedged valley.

Henderson 

Henry 

Meaning son of Henry.

Hudson 

Huds 

Meaning Hugh’s son.

Huxley 

Hux, Lee, Hugh 

Meaning Hugh’s meadow.

Isaiah 

Zeke, Iz, Izo, Isa, Za, isaac, Zac 

Meaning God is salvation.

Jackson

Jack, Jax, Jace, Jay 

Meaning son of Jack.

Jacob

Jack, Jake, Jay

Meaning to follow.

Jameson 

James, Jamie, Jay, Jimmy 

Meaning son of James.

Jeremiah 

Jeremy, Jim, Jerry, Remy 

Meaning God will uplift.

Jonathan 

John, Jonny, Nathan, Jona

Meaning God’s gift.

Joseph 

Joe, Joey 

Meaning he will add.

Joshua

Josh, Joss 

Meaning the Lord is my salvation.

Julian 

Jules, Jude, Julio 

Meaning youthful.

Kaleb 

Kal, Kale 

Meaning whole-hearted.

Kamden

Kam, Denny

Meaning winding valley.

Kavanaugh 

Kav, Vaughn, Vin 

Meaning follower of Kevin.

Landon 

Lando, Andy 

Meaning long hill or ridge.

Lennox

Len, Lenny, Nox 

Meaning elm grove.

Leonardo 

Leo, Leon, Lenny 

Meaning lion-hearted.

Levi 

Lev 

Meaning joined.

Lincoln 

Linc, Cole 

Meaning lake.

Logan

Lo 

Meaning little hollow.

Lucas 

Luca, Luc 

Meaning bright or shining.

Malachi 

Mal, Kai 

Meaning my messenger.

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Mason 

Mace, Sonny 

Meaning house.

Matthias 

Matt, Matty 

Meaning gift of God.

Maverick 

Mav, Rick 

Meaning wildly independent.

Maximilian 

Max, Mac

Meaning greatest.

Michael 

Mike, Mikey, Mic 

Meaning “who is like God?”.

Miles 

Milo 

Meaning merciful.

Montgomery 

Monty, Gomi, Emory 

Meaning man power.

Nathaniel 

Nate, Nathan 

Meaning gift of God.

Nicholas 

Nick, Nicky 

Meaning victory of the people.

Oliver 

Ollie, Ols, Levi 

Meaning olive tree planter.

Orlando 

Orly, Lando

Meaning famous throughout the land.

Oscar 

Oz, Ozzy 

Meaning champion warrior.

Patrick 

Pat, Paddy, Rick 

Meaning noble.

Parker

Park, Parks 

Meaning park-keeper.

Paxton 

Pax 

Meaning peace town.

Preston 

Pres, Prez 

Meaning priest’s estate.

Quentin 

Quinn, Quincy 

Meaning fifth.

Rafael 

Rafe, Ray, Ralph 

Meaning god has healed.

Rafferty 

Rafe, Ray 

Meaning prosperity wielder.

Remington 

Remi 

Meaning place on a river bank.

Robert

Rob, Robbie, Bob, Bobby, Bertie

Meaning bright fame.

Roscoe 

Ross 

Meaning deer forest.

Rowan 

Ro, Ren 

Meaning little red-haired one.

Russell 

Russ, Rusty

Meaning redhead.

Samuel 

Sam, Sammy 

Meaning asked of God.

Sebastian 

Ash, Ashton, Bastian, Seb 

Meaning venerable.

Spencer 

Spence 

Meaning steward.

Tatum 

Tate 

Meaning cheerful bringer of joy.

Theodore 

Theo, Ted, Teddy 

Meaning gift of god.

Thomas 

Tom, Tommy 

Meaning twin.

Timothy 

Tim, Timmy, Timo 

Meaning honouring.

Tobias

Toby

Meaning god is good.

Tristan 

Tris

Meaning noise.

Tucker 

Tuck

Meaning to torment.

Tyler 

Ty 

Meaning maker of tiles.

Valentino 

Val, Nino, Lenny 

Meaning strong.

Vernon 

Vern, Vernie 

Meaning alder grove.

Wallace 

Wally, Ace

Meaning Welshman.

Walter 

Walt, Wally 

Meaning army ruler.

Weston 

Wes, West, Eston 

Meaning western town.

William 

Will, Wills, Bill, Billy, Liam 

Meaning protection.

Wilson 

Will, Wills, Sonny 

Meaning son of Will.

Zachary 

Zach 

Meaning God has remembered.

Baby boy name ideas with cute nicknames

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