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150+ Soft Baby Boy Names (Gentle and Cute)

Searching for a gorgeous and gentle soft boy name that’s also strong and cool? 

There are over 150 ideas in this list, plus name meanings to help you make a decision! 

A soft boy name are delicate, with soft X, S, O and R letters often featuring to round out the name and take away any harsh sounds. However all of these names are still cool and trendy names for boys – many are very uncommon and are perfect if you want a rare name.

Baby boy in soft bed wearing wool hat

My personal favourites are Huxley, Harbor and Noah. 

Not sure what the gender of your baby is? Check out these soft girl names

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Popular soft names for boys 

These are the some popular names that are sensitive and soft for boys! We think you’ll be familiar with these. 

Alexander – Greek for protector of mankind.

Austin – English for great and Latin for useful.

Archie – German name meaning bold and brave. 

Christian – Greek for anointed.

Dakota – Native American for friend or ally.

Elijah – Hebrew for God the Lord or Yahweh is God.

Ethan – Hebrew name meaning firm and enduring. 

Ezra – Hebrew for salvation.

Flynn – An Irish name for son of the red-haired man.

Ian – Scottish for God is gracious.

Isaac – Hebrew for laughter.

Isaiah – A Hebrew name for salvation of the Lord.

Jasper – Persian for keeper of the treasure.

Liam – Irish and Celtic/Gaelic for unwavering protector.

Luca – Italian for bringer of light.

Lucas – Latin name meaning bringer of the light. 

Miles – German and Irish name meaning soldier or servant. 

Milo – A German name for soft-hearted or merciful.

Noah – Hebrew for comfort or wanderer.

Oliver – Old Norse name for kind one and French for peace.

Oscar – Meaning deer lover or champion warrior., 

Rowan – An Irish name meaning red haired. 

Silas – Latin for woodman.

Theo – German for the boldest and Greek for gift of God.

Love the name Theo? Check out these middle names for Theo

Unique uncommon soft boy names 

These unique gentle boy names tap into the aesthetic trend and are so adorable! 

Adler: German for eagle, symbolising strength and courage.

Adley: A combination of Adam and Lee, meaning son of the red earth or meadow.

Adonis: In Greek mythology, Adonis was a handsome youth loved by Aphrodite, symbolising beauty.

Albie: A diminutive of Albert or Alfred, meaning noble or wise.

Albus: Latin for white or bright, often symbolising purity or light.

Ambrose: Greek for immortal, often associated with eternal life.

Amari: Of uncertain origin, possibly meaning eternally beautiful.

Auberon: Germanic for noble or royal bear.

Auburn: Refers to a reddish-brown colour, often associated with hair colour.

Aubrey: French and English for elf ruler or ruler of the elves.

Baris: Turkish for peace.

Bexley: Of English origin, meaning woodland clearing where the box tree grows.

Booker: English for scribe or maker of books.

Birch: Old English for white or birch tree.

Cassius: Latin for vain or empty, also associated with the historical figure Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali).

Cedar: English for cedar tree, symbolising strength and endurance.

Crew: Latin for chariot, suggesting a group or team.

Darcy: Of French origin, meaning from Arcy or dark one.

Dream: English word name, symbolszing aspirations or imaginative thoughts.

Emerson: Means son of Emery, where Emery is German for brave.

Ezra: Hebrew for help or helper.

Forest: Old French name for out of the woods.

Finneas: A variant of Phineas, meaning oracle or serpent’s mouth in Hebrew.

Griffin: Welsh for hooked nose or strong lord.

Happy: English word name, suggesting joy and contentment.

Harbor: English for sheltered port, symbolising safety and protection.

Hartley: Old English for stag meadow. 

Hollis: Old English for holly trees or near the holly trees.

Huxley: Old English for Hugh’s meadow, combining hug (mind) and ley (meadow).

Jagger: English for carter or peddler, often associated with the Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger.

Kaden: American for companion or friend.

Kellan: Gaelic for slender or fair.

Koa: Hawaiian for warrior or brave.

Lennox: Scottish for lives near the place abounding in elm trees.

Lumi: Finnish for snow.

Oakley: Old English for from the oak meadow.

Nova: Latin for new or star, symbolising brightness.

Pace: English and French for born on Easter.

Phineas: Hebrew for oracle or serpent’s mouth.

Pip: A diminutive of Philip, meaning lover of horses.

Rune: Gaelic for red-haired or German and Scandinavian for a secret.

Shiloh: Hebrew for peaceful or tranquil.

Sunny: English for bright disposition or cheerful.

Wells: Scottish for man of the village who fetches water from the well.

Zion: Hebrew for highest mountain or monument.

Cool soft names for boys 

Here are some lesser used baby boy names that tap into the sensitive and gentle trend. 

Abraham: Hebrew for father of multitudes or father of nations.

Arlo: Possibly derived from Old English elements meaning fortified hill or hill dweller.

Arthur: Celtic and Welsh for bear, or it may be derived from the Roman name Artorius, meaning noble or courageous.

Asa: Japanese for born in the morning and Hebrew for healer.

Asher: Hebrew for fortunate or happy.

Atlas: In Greek mythology, Atlas was a Titan who carried the world on his shoulders.

August: Latin for great or magnificent.

Axel: Old German for father of peace and Swedish for divine source of life.

Bailey: French for bailiff and Old English for fortification.

Basil: Greek for royal or brave, and it is also the name of an aromatic herb.

Beau: French for beautiful or handsome.

Benji: Diminutive of Benjamin, meaning son of the right hand.

Bentley: English for meadow with coarse grass.

Bishop: English for overseer or guardian.

Bodhi: Sanskrit for awakening or enlightenment.

Bowie: Welsh for son of Owen.

Bronson: English for son of the dark man.

Caleb: Hebrew for faithful or devotion.

Callum: Scottish for dove or peace.

Camden: Old English for winding valley.

Cameron: Scottish and Gaelic for bent river.

Cassidy: Irish, Celtic, and Gaelic for clever.

Chandler: French for candle maker.

Charlie: Old English for free man.

Christian: Latin for follower of Christ.

Cohen: Hebrew for clergyman or priest.

Cyrus: Persian for like the sun.

Declan: Irish for messenger.

Drew: Greek for courageous and Welsh for wise.

Elias: Greek and Hebrew for the Lord is my God.

Ellis: Welsh for the lord is my God.

Emery: German for brave.

Everett: German for strong boar.

Finley: Celtic and Scottish for fair-haired one.

Gabriel: Hebrew for God is my strength.

Gale: English for lively.

Gareth: Norse for enclosure and French for watchful.

Grey: An Old English name meaning to shine.

Gus: A short form of Augustus, meaning great or magnificent.

Harrison: A German name for house ruler.

Haven: Dutch and English for harbour, also used as a unisex name.

Hayden: Old English for hay valley.

Hayes: Old English for hedged area.

Heath: English for wasteland.

Henry: German for house ruler.

Hudson: Old English for son of Hud, possibly referring to Hugh.

Hugh: German for bright soul.

Ira: Hebrew for watchful.

Ivan: Russian and Slavic for God is gracious.

Jamie: Hebrew for he who supplants and French for I love.

Jesse: Hebrew for God’s gift.

Judah: Hebrew for praise.

Jude: Shortened form of Judah, meaning praise.

Julian: Latin for youthful and English for love’s child.

Kane: Hawaiian for Eastern Sky.

Keanu: Hawaiian for cool breeze over the mountains.

Lachlan: Scottish and Gaelic for from the land of lakes.

Laine: Finnish for wave or path.

Lewis: English for famous warrior.

Louis: Old German and French for famous warrior.

Maddox: Welsh for good fortune.

Marvin: English for beautiful sea.

Micah: Hebrew for gift from God.

Miles: Latin for soldier.

Murray: Latin for dark-skinned and Celtic for sailor.

Neville: A French name for from the new farmland.

Nico: Italian for victory of the people.

Noel: Latin for birthday and French for Christmas.

Nolan: Gaelic for champion.

Remy: French for fun-loving.

Rhett: Welsh for passionate.

Rhys: Welsh for ardent one.

Riley: Gaelic for valiant.

River: English for by the riverbank.

Roman: Italian for from Rome.

Rory: German for famous one and Gaelic for red king.

Rupert: Germanic for famous wolf.

Samuel: Hebrew for heard by God.

Shane: Hebrew and Irish for God’s grace.

Shepherd: English for one who tends sheep.

Tate: Old English for cheerful and Native American for long-winded talker.

Teddy: Diminutive of Theodore, meaning gift of God.

Theodore: Greek for gift of God.

Tobias: Hebrew for God is good.

Tucker: Middle English for tailor.

Virgil: Latin for staff bearer.

Walker: Middle English for cloth worker.

Warren: German for watchman or gamekeeper.

Yael: Hebrew for mountain goat.

Zachary: Hebrew for God remembers.

Zeke: Short form of Ezekiel, meaning the memory of God.

Soft boy names
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Vicky Smith is a mother of two daughters and a journalist. She has been writing and vlogging about parenting for over five years.