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Short baby names for girls and boys

Are you looking for the perfect short baby name for your baby girl or boy? If the idea of choosing a long fancy name for your baby leaves you tongue tied, choosing a single-syllable baby name might be right for you. Check out our top picks!

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If you’re looking for a name that’s both easy to say and spell, choosing a single syllable baby boy or girl name is a good idea.  Another reason to look for a simple sounding first name is if you have a long, complicated or tough to spell and pronounce last name. You may also want to consider using a shorter middle with a longer first name and last name for better flow.

Single syllable baby boy names

Often boy’s names tend to be shorter with girls names a bit more elaborate. Popular one syllable boy’s names may include:

 

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 Mark
• Jake
• Paul
• Blake
• George
• Luke
• Sean
• John
• Brent
• Shane
• Drew
• Grant
• Troy
• Brett
• Trey
• Frank
• Dean
• Jude
• Reece
• Carol
• Sam
• Pierce
• Trent
• Scott
• Zane
• Wade
• Clark

You may also want to consider shortening a longer name that you like to get the simple single syllable baby boy name you’re looking for. Keep in mind when they get older or are in a professional setting they may opt for the longer name.

A few examples include:

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• Fred (Frederick)
• Colt (Colton)
• Mike (Michael)
• Ben (Benjamin)
• Will (William)
• Jack (Jackson)
• Josh (Joshua)
• Steve (Steven)
• Nick (Nicholas)
• Zack (Zackary)
• Brad (Bradley)
• Dan (Daniel)
• Bob (Robert)
• Chris (Christopher)
• Hal (Harold)
• Jake (Jacob)
• Joe (Joseph)
• Rick (Richard)
• Ray (Raymond)
• Tom (Thomas)

Are you looking for more boy baby name ideas?  Check out the Social Security Administration’s list of the Top 100 boy baby names.
 

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