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Timeless Southern Boy Names For Your Little Gentleman

Looking for some timeless and distinctly southern boy names? I can totally relate because I was too. Southern baby names are charming, classic, and never go out of style, so you certainly don’t have to be from the deep south to appreciate them.

When I think of the deep south and southern pride, I remember its rich history and tradition, a dash of country style and beautiful southern belles, and chivalrous southern gentlemen. It really is a way of life and almost a subculture of America

It’s no surprise then that southern names for boys are super popular throughout America, not just in the south.

For instance, 6 out of the 10 most popular boy names in the nation for 2019 (according to the Social Security Administration) were southern boy names like Mason, Benjamin, Elijah, and Noah.

So come on y’all, let’s check out some charming boy names from the deep south you’ll absolutely fall in love with!

WHAT ARE SOME SOUTHERN BOY NAMES?

This list of cute southern names for boys is inspired by all things from the deep south: people, places, history, music, the works!

By the south, I mean Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia (some include Texas and Florida too).

You’ll see there’s a dash of country style with cowboy-inspired names too since there’s a bit of overlap. We look to history and the civil war ( think presidents and leaders), famous country singers, cities and states in the south, and even nature.

You’ll notice some of these names are just those that have become popular in the south (you can find a breakdown of popular names by state her). while other names have a distinctly southern feel.

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SOUTHERN NAMES FOR BOYS


Now, let’s take a look at some beautiful southern names for boys. To make your baby name search a little easier, all these boy names are listed in alphabetical order from A to Z and include meanings and origins too.

You’ll find links to other related baby name posts sprinkled throughout the post and a few more right at the end so be sure to take a look for some more inspo!


A

Aaron

Aaron – this classic southern boy name means ‘high mountain’ or ‘mountain of strength’ and has Hebrew origins

Abel

Abel – this handsome biblical boy name means ‘breath’ or ‘vapor’ and is derived from Hebrew

Abner

Abner – is one of those uncommon but beautiful Hebrew boy names and it means ‘father of light’

Abbott

Abbott – is an Old English boy name that means ‘father’ or ‘priest’

Ace

Ace – is a cool boy with a classic yet contemporary feel that means ‘one’ or ‘unity’ and is derived from Latin

Aden

Aden – this cute Irish boy name means ‘little and fiery’ – pretty perfect for a rambunctious little lad

Albert

Albert – this old southern boy name means ‘noble’ ‘bright’ and ‘famous’ and comes from Old German

Albion

Albion – is a boy name of English origin that means ‘white land’

Alden

Alden – is a cute boy name that comes from Old English and means ‘old wise friend’

Alfred

Alfred – is another boy name derived from Old English which means ‘elf or magical counsel’

Alonzo

Alonzo – is a handsome boy name you don’t hear anymore but it means ‘noble, ready’ and has Spanish roots

Alvin

Alvin – this classic boy name means ‘elf or magical friend’ and comes from Old English

Ambrose

Ambrose – is an old fashioned baby boy name of Greek origin meaning ‘immortal’

Archibald

Archibald – is such a timeless southern boy name meaning ‘genuine’ ‘bold and brave’ or ‘precious’ and comes from Old French and Old German –
(plus you get Archie as a super cute nickname)

Arlen

Arlen – this cute unisex baby name means ‘pledge’ or ‘oath’ and has Gaelic origins

Arthur

Arthur – this classic boy name of Celtic origin that means ‘bear’ or ‘strong as a bear’

Ashton

Ashton – this cute English boy name means ‘ash tree town’

Atticus

Atticus – is an old southern boy name that comes from Greek and Latin and means ‘from Attica’

Augustus

Augustus – is another old timey boy name and this one means ‘great’ or ‘magnificent’ and has Latin origins

Austin

Austin – is an English baby name meaning ‘great, magnificent’ and also a southern state capital

Avery

Avery – this handsome Old English boy name means ‘elf king’

B

Bailey

Bailey – this gender neutral baby name comes from Old English and is an occupational name meaning ‘bailiff’

Barton

Barton – is an English boy name meaning ‘from the barley settlement’

Baxter

Baxter – this cute boy name means ‘baker’ and comes from Middle English

Beau

Beau – this classic southern boy name means ‘handsome’ and has French origins

Beckett

Beckett- this unique boy name means ‘beehive’ or ‘bee cottage’ and comes from Old English

Benjamin

Benjamin – this cute and traditional boy name means ‘son of my right hand’ and has Hebrew origins

Bennett

Bennett – this handsome boy name comes from Old English and means ‘blessed’ – how sweet!

Benton

Benton – is another cute Old English boy name, this one means ‘town in the bent grass’

Bertrand

Bertrand – this vintage boy name is perfect for a little southern gentlemen and means ‘magnificent crow’ – German and French origins

Billy

Billy – is an English boy name with German origins meaning ‘will helment’ or ‘protection’

Blake

Blake – this cute modern country boy name means ‘fair-haired’ or ‘dark’ and is of English origin

Blaine

Blaine – is an Irish boy name that means ‘slender’ or ‘angular’

Blaze

Blaze – this modern boy name means ‘fire’ and is derived from Latin

Bo

Bo – this short and cute boy name reminds me of cowboys and means ‘to live’ (Norse origin)

Bobby

Bobby – has German and English origins and means ‘bright, fame’

Bodie

Bodie – this cool and uncommon boy name means ‘shelter’ and comes from Old French and Scandinavian roots

Bradley

Bradley – is an English boy name meaning ‘wide meadow’

Branson

Branson – is an English boy name that means ‘son of Brand’

Brock

Brock – is a really strong sounding boy name that comes from English and Celtic origin and means ‘badger’

Brody

Brody – is a cute Scottish boy name meaning ‘broad eye’ or ‘broad island’

Brooks

Brooks – is an uncommon English boy name meaning ‘dweller from the brook’

Bryce

Bryce – this cute boy name means ‘speckled’ or ‘freckled’ and has Scottish origins

Buck

Buck – is another cute boy name with southern country charm and it means ‘male deer’ and comes from Old English

Buddy

Buddy – is a cute English boy name of American origin that means ‘friend’ or ‘brother’

Buford

Buford – this old classic boy name means ‘ford by the aviary’ and has Old English origins

Butch

Butch – this manly southern boy name is of American origin and means ‘butcher’ or ‘illustrious’ (Old English)

Byron

Byron – is an Old English boy name that means ‘at the byres or barn’

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C

Calhoun

Calhoun – this cute and uncommon boy name is of Irish origin and means ‘from the narrow forest’

Callahan

Callahan – is another boy name of Irish origin, this one means ‘bright -headed’

Calvin

Calvin – this handsome classic boy name means ‘bald’ or ‘hairless’ and has French and Latin origins

Camden

Camden – this cute boy name means ‘winding valley’ and is of Scottish origin

Carlisle

Carlisle – is a preppy southern boy name that means ‘from the walled city’ and comes from Old English

Carson

Carson – is a Scottish baby boy name that means ‘son of the marsh-dwellers’

Carter

Carter – this cute English boy name means ‘transporter of goods by cart’

Casey

Casey – this cute Irish boy name means ‘watchful, vigilant’ or ‘brave in battle’

Cash

Cash – this cool southern country boy name means ‘hallow’ and is of English origin

Cassidy

Cassidy – this cute baby name means ‘clever’ or ‘curly haired’ and has Irish origins

Cecil

Cecil – is a cute boy name of Latin and Welsh origin that means ‘blind’

Charlie

Charlie – this cute southern baby boy name means ‘free man’ and is of English origin with German roots

Charleston

Charleston – isn’t only a charming city in the deep south, it can be a cute baby boy name too – it means ‘free peasant’s settlement’ and is a variation of the Old English name Charlton

Chase

Chase – is a cute boy name of French origin meaning ‘to hunt’

Clarence

Clarence – is a classic boy name of Latin origin that means ‘one who lives near the River Clare’

Clayton

Clayton – is a cute English boy name meaning ‘a settlement on clay’

Clement

Clement – this baby boy name means ‘merciful’ and is derived from Latin

Chester

Chester – is a boy name with English and Latin roots, it means ‘camp of soldiers’

Cletus

Cletus – comes from Greek and means ‘glory’ or ‘illustrious’

Clifford

Clifford – this classic baby boy name means ‘cliff side ford’ and comes from Old English

Clinton

Clinton – is a baby boy name of English origin meaning ‘a hilltop town’

Clyde

Clyde – this Scottish place name refers to ‘ the river Clyde’, it can mean ‘the cleansing one’ or ‘the famed one’

Cody

Cody – is a cute English baby boy name that means ‘helpful’ or ‘pillow’

Colt

Colt – this tough country boy name means ‘young horse’ and is of American origin

Conner

Conner – this handsome boy name is of Gaelic origin and has many possible manning’s including ‘lover of hounds’, ‘full of desire’ and ‘wisdom, counsel’

Cooper

Cooper – this cute boy name is of English origin and is an occupational name that means ‘barrel maker’

Cornelius

Cornelius – this old fashioned boy name means ‘horn’ and is derived from Latin

Crawford

Crawford – is another vintage Old English baby boy name, it means ‘ford of the crows’

Curtis

Curtis – is another cute old timey boy English name with French origins that means ‘well bred’ or ‘polite and courteous’

Cyrus

Cyrus – this Persian baby boy name means ‘sun’

D

Dale

Dale – is another southern baby boy name with old time charm, it means ‘valley’ and comes from Old English

Dallas

Dallas – this southern city name is also a cute unisex baby name, it means ‘skilled’ or ‘from the valley meadows’

Dalton

Dalton – this cute English boy name means ‘the settlement in the valley’

Darcy

Darcy – this unisex baby name means ‘dark’ and is of Irish origin

Dash

Dash – this short, cute and modern boy name is of English origin, it means ‘from the ash’ or ‘dweller near the ash tree’

Davis

Davis – this Old English baby boy name means ‘son of David’

Dawson

Dawson – this timeless southern boy name means ‘son of David’ and has Welsh origins

Deacon

Deacon – is a boy name of Greek origin that means ‘dusty one’, ‘servant’ or ‘messenger’

Donald

Donald – this classic baby boy name means ‘great chief’ or ‘world might’ and has Scottish origins

Drew

Drew – this cute Greek baby boy name means ‘strong and manly’

Duke

Duke – this short and cute name for boys means ‘leader’ and comes from Latin but is often use as an English title for high ranking noblemen

E

Earl

Earl – is a boy name that comes from Old English and means ‘nobleman’, ‘warrior’ or ‘prince’

Easton

Easton – is a cute boy name inspired by place names, it means ‘east-facing place’ and is of English origin

Edmund

Edmund – is an old fashioned boy name that means ‘fortunate protector’ or ‘wealthy protection’ and comes from Old English

Edward

Edward – this traditionally baby boy name means ‘wealthy guard’ and comes from Old English

Elijah

Elijah – this handsome biblical boy name means ‘My God Is Yahweh’ and has Hebrew origins

Elliott

Elliott – this cute baby name means ‘Jehovah is God’ and has Hebrew origins

Ellis

Ellis – is a cute unisex baby name that means ‘kind and benevolent’ and has Welsh origin

Ellison

Ellison – this Old English boy name means ‘son of Ellis’

Elmer

Elmer – this uncommon baby name comes from Old English and means ‘noble, famous’

Elvis

Elvis – this celebrity baby name is the embodiment of a southern gentleman and means ‘all wise’ and is of Norse origin. It could possibly mean ‘elf wise friend’ if you look at English origins

Emerson

Emerson – is a handsome baby boy name of German origin that means ‘son of Emery’

Emmett

Emmett – this vintage English boy name means ‘all containing, entire’ or ‘universal’

Emory

Emory – this strong boy name comes from German and means ‘home strength’ or ‘industrious leader’

Ernest

Ernest – is another Old German baby boy name and it means ‘serious, resolute and intense’

Eugene

Eugene – this handsome Greek boy name means ‘well born or noble’

Everette

Everette – this southern gender neutral name means ‘brave and strong as a boar’ and comes from Old English

Ewan

Ewan – this uncommon baby boy name means ‘born from the yew tree’ and has Scottish, Irish and Hebrew origins

F

Fenton

Fenton – this rare boy name comes from Old English and means ‘settlement on the marsh’

Finch

Finch – this modern southern boy name means ‘to swindle’ and is of English origin

Finn

Finn – is a short and cute baby boy name that means ‘fair or white’ and is of Irish origin

Fleming

Fleming – this cute and uncommon boy name means ‘man from Flanders’ ad is of English origin

Floyd

Floyd – this cute Welsh baby boy name means ‘gray haired’

Ford

Ford – another cute and uncommon boy name, this one means ‘river crossing’ and is of English origin

Forrest

Forrest – this unique Southern baby boy name means ‘woodsman’ or ‘woods’ and comes from Old French

Franklin

Franklin – comes from Middle English and means ‘free landholder’

Frederick

Frederick – is a strong baby boy name derived from German that means ‘peaceful ruler’

Fulton

Fulton – is a boy name of English origin meaning ‘fields of the village’

G

Gatlin

Gatlin – this rare baby boy name means ‘companion’, ‘familiar’ or ‘wandering man’ and comes from Old English

Gavin

Gavin – this classic and handsome baby boy name means ‘white hawk’ or ‘God send’ and is of English and Scottish origin

Garth

Garth – this cute country boy name just oozes southern charm and means ‘keeper of the garden’ or ‘protector’ and has English, Norse and Scandinavian origins

Garrett

Garrett – is a cute boy’s name of Irish origin meaning “spear strength”

George

George – this cute classic baby boy name means ‘farmer’ and comes from Greek

Gilbert

Gilbert – is a boy name that comes from Old French and means ‘bright promise’

Grady

Grady – has a real tough cowboy feel to it and it means ‘noble’ or ‘illustrious’ and is of Irish origin

Granger

Granger – is a boy name that comes from Middle French and means ‘farmer’

Grant

Grant – is a boy name of English and Irish origin, it means ‘tall or big’

Gray

Gray – is such a cute modern boy name that comes from Old English and means ‘gray haired’

Grover

Grover – this English baby boy name means ‘lives near a grove of trees’

Greer

Greer – this cute and uncommon Scottish baby name means ‘watchful’ or ‘vigilant’

Gunner

Gunner – this cute tough boy name means ‘bold warrior’ and is of Scandinavian origin

Guthrie

Guthrie – is a cute Irish baby boy name meaning ‘windy place’

H

Hank

Hank – this short and cute boy name means ‘home ruler’ and comes from Old German

Harley

Harley – is another cute tough boy name that comes from Old English and means ‘hare’s meadow’

Harper

Harper – is probably one of the most popular gender neutral southern names, it means ‘harp player’ and is of English origin

Harrison

Harrison – is an Old English boy name meaning ‘Harry’s son’

Hastings

Hastings – is an Old English baby boy name meaning ‘son of the austere man’

Hemingway

Hemingway – this literary boy name means ‘Hemming’s path’ and is a place name derived from medieval English

Hiram

Hiram – this strong sounding boy name is of Hebrew origin and means ‘my brother is exalted’

Holden

Holden – this English baby boy name means ‘from the hollow in the valley’

Hollis

Hollis – is a boy name that comes from Old English and means ‘holly tree’

Holt

Holt – this short and cute boy name means ‘woods, forest’ and comes from Old English

Huck

Huck – this quirky southern name is super cute and means ‘sweet huckleberry’ and is of American origin – literary boy name

Hudson

Hudson – this handsome boy name is of English origin and means ‘son of Hugh’

Hunter

Hunter – this tough southern boy name means ‘one who hunts’ and is of English origin

Houston

Houston – comes from Irish and Old English, it means ‘Hugh’s town’ or ‘settlement on a hill’

I

Ira

Ira – this short boy name is of Hebrew origin and means ‘watchful’ or ‘full grown’

Irving

Irving – this cute Scottish boy name means ‘green or fresh water’

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J

Jackson

Jackson – this cute English boy name has a modern southern feel and means ‘son of Jack’

Jameson

Jameson – this English boy name means ‘son of James’

Jasper

Jasper – this cute boy name has English and Persian origins and means ‘treasurer’ or ‘bringer of treasures’

Jebediah

Jebediah – this old timey boy name comes from Hebrew and means ‘beloved friend’

Jed (Jedediah)

Jed – this cute boy name is of Hebrew origin and means ‘friend of God’

Jefferson

Jefferson – this English boy name means ‘son of Jeffery’

Jeremiah

Jeremiah – this handsome traditional boy name means ‘appointed by God’ and is of Hebrew origin

Jesse

Jesse – is another Hebrew baby name and it means ‘gift’ or ‘Jehovah exists’

Jimmy

Jimmy – this cute English boy name has Hebrew origins and means ‘supplanter’

Johnny

Johnny – this cute boy name means ‘God is gracious’ and is of Hebrew origin

Josiah

Josiah – this handsome biblical boy name means ‘Jehovah has healed’ and is of Hebrew origin

Judson

Judson – is a cool uncommon boy name of Greek origin meaning ‘praised’

K

Keaton

Keaton – this Old English baby boy name means ‘place of hawks’ and comes from Old English

Kenneth

Kenneth – this classically handsome boy name means ‘born of fire’ or ‘handsome’ and has Scottish and Irish origins

Kit

Kit – this short and cute baby name means ‘bearer of Christ’ and has Greek origins

Knox

Knox – this cool and unique southern boy name means ‘from the small hill’ and is of English and Scottish origin

L

Lance

Lance – this English boy name means ‘servant’ or ‘land’ (German origin)

Landry

Landry – as a boy’s name comes from Middle English and means ‘land owner’

Lawson

Lawson – this cool English boy name means ‘son of Lawrence’

Lee

Lee – this short and cute American boy name means ‘a clearing or meadow’

Levi

Levi – this cute boy name means ‘joined together or attached’ and comes from Hebrew

Liam

Liam – this short and cute Irish boy name has German roots and means ‘valiant protector’ or ‘will helmet’

Lincoln

Lincoln – this handsome English boy name means ‘town by the pool’

Livingston

Livingston – is a Scottish name meaning ‘from Leving’s Town’

Logan

Logan – this adorable baby boy name is of Scottish origin and means ‘little hallow’

Lowell

Lowell – this Old French boy name means ‘young wolf’

Luke

Luke – is a popular classic baby boy name that comes from Greek and it can mean ‘light’ giving or ‘man from Lucania’

Luther

Luther – is an Old German name that means ‘soldier of the people’

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M

Marcus

Marcus – this handsome and traditional boy name that can mean ‘polite’, ‘shining’, ‘hammer’ or ‘warlike’- it can refer to Mars (the Roman god of war) and has Latin origins

Marshall

Marshall – is a cute occupational boy name that means ‘caretaker or horses’ and is of French origin

Martin

Martin – this boy name means ‘dedicated to Mars (god of war)’ or ‘warlike’ and has Latin origins

Mason

Mason – is another traditional occupational boy name that means ‘one who works with stone’ and is of English origin

Maxwell

Maxwell – this cute boy name is of Scottish origin and means ‘great stream’

Memphis

Memphis – this southern city name would also make a handsome boy name, it means ‘enduring and beautiful’ and has Egyptian origins

Mercer

Mercer – is another cute and uncommon boy name that’s actually an occupational name meaning ‘store keeper’ and it comes from Middle English

Micah

Micah – is a cute biblical boy name that means ‘who is like God?’ – Hebrew origins

Miller

Miller – is a classic Old English boy name that means ‘one who grinds grain’

Montgomery

Montgomery – this boy name comes from Old French and means ‘from the hill of the powerful man’ or “Gomeric’s hill”

Monroe

Monroe – this handsome boy name has Gaelic roots and means ‘mouth of the river Rotha’

N

Nash

Nash – is a unique and modern southern boy name of English origin meaning ‘by the ash tree’

Nathaniel

Nathaniel – this vintage boy name has Hebrew origins and means ‘gift of God’

Ned

Ned – this Old English boy name means ‘guardian of the riches’ or ‘wealthy’

Neil

Neil – is a short and cute Irish baby boy name that means ‘cloud’, passionate’ or ‘champion’

Nelson

Nelson – is an English boy name of Irish origin that means ‘ son of Neil’

Nolan

Nolan – this handsome and uncommon baby boy name is of Irish origin and means ‘champion’ or ‘to shout or howl’

O

Oakley

Oakley – is an Old English boy name meaning ‘meadow of oak trees’

Oliver

Oliver – is a classic English boy name of Latin origin that means ‘olive tree’

Orson

Orson – is an uncommon boy name that is derived from Latin and means ‘bear’

Otis

Otis – is a boy name with roots in Old English and Old German meaning ‘wealth’ or ‘son of Otto’

P

Palmer

Palmer – this Old English boy name means ‘pilgrim’ or ‘he who holds the palm’

Parker

Parker – is an English baby boy name meaning ‘park keeper’

Paxton

Paxton – is a boy name that is derived from Latin and means ‘peace town’

Percy

Percy – this cute and handsome boy name comes from Old French and means ‘one who pierces the valley’

Peyton

Peyton – is a cute and popular unisex baby name that means ‘fighting man’s estate’ and is of English origin

Porter

Porter – this cute and unique baby boy name means ‘gatekeeper’ and is derived from Latin

Prescott

Prescott – is an Old English baby boy name meaning ‘priest’s cottage’

Presley

Presley – this cute English name means ‘priest’s meadow’

Preston

Preston – is another Old English boy name, it means ‘priest’s town’

Price

Price – a boy name with Old French and Welsh roots meaning ‘ son of Rhys’ or ‘prize’

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R

Rawlins

Rawlins – this cute and uncommon boy name comes from Old English meaning ‘son of a little wise wolf’

Reed

Reed – is an English boy name meaning ‘red-haired’

Remington

Remington – is a vintage boy name that comes from Old English and means ‘place on a riverbank’ or ‘raven’

Rhett

Rhett – is an uncommon English and Dutch boy name that means ‘advice, counsel’

Ricky

Ricky – is an American boy name with German roots meaning ‘brave and powerful ruler’

Rhodes

Rhodes – is another rare boy name you don’t hear much – it means ‘where roses grow’ and is of German origin

Roscoe

Roscoe – this cute boy name comes from Old Norse and Old German and means ‘deer forest’

Rowan

Rowan – this super cute unisex name means ‘rowan tree’ or ‘little redhead’ and is of Scottish and Irish origin

Roy

Roy – is a short and cute boy name with French and Celtic roots and can mean ‘red’ or ‘king’

Royce

Royce – is a strong English baby boy name meaning ‘son of the king’

Rufus

Rufus – is a boy name that is derived from Latin and means ‘red haired’

Russell

Russell – this cute French boy name means ‘little red one’ or ‘red haired’

Ryker

Ryker – this unique southern boy name means ‘rich’ and its an American boy name with German roots

S

Sampson

Sampson – this sweet southern boy name means ‘sun child’ or ‘bright sun’ and it’s an English boy name with Hebrew origins

Sherman

Sherman – this cute old boy name means ‘shear man’ and comes from Old English

Samuel

Samuel – is a classic boy name of Hebrew origin meaning ‘told by God’

Sawyer

Sawyer – this cute southern American boy name is an English occupational name meaning ‘woodcutter’

Sheldon

Sheldon – is boy name means ‘steep valley’ and comes from Old English

Silas

Silas – this old fashioned boy name means ‘woods, forest’ and comes from Latin

Sloan

Sloan – this handsome boy name is Irish and means ‘warrior’

Sonny

Sonny – this cute English boy name simply means ‘son’

Spencer

Spencer – this cute unisex baby name means ‘steward’ or ‘butler’ and is of English origin

Sullivan (Sully)

Sullivan – this cute baby boy name means ‘dark eyes’ and has Irish origins

T

Tanner

Tanner – this cute English boy name is an occupational name meaning ‘one who works with leather’

Taylor

Taylor – this classic southern country baby name works for boys or girls and means ‘to cut’ or ‘tailor’ (occupational name) and has roots in French and English

Tennessee

Tennessee – this southern state name could also make a cute baby name, it means ‘gathering place’ and is of Native American origin

Thaddeus

Thaddeus – this Aramaic baby name means ‘courageous heart’

Thatcher

Thatcher – is another one of those distinctly southern boy names and it means ‘roof thatcher’ (occupational name) and is of English origin

Theodore

Theodore – this cute an classic boy name comes from Greek and means ‘gift of God’

Thomas

Thomas – this traditional boy name has Greek origins and means ‘twin’

Tobias (Toby)

Tobias – this Hebrew biblical boy name means ‘God is good’

Tommy

Tommy – this English boy name means ‘twin’ – Greek and Aramaic origins

Tucker

Tucker – this super cute English boy name means ‘fabric pleater’

Travis

Travis – is a handsome English boy name of French origin meaning ‘to cross’ or ‘traverse’

Truett

Truett – this more modern and trendy boy name is English and means ‘speaker of truth’

Truman

Truman – is an Old English boy name that means ‘loyal one’

Tyler

Tyler – this English occupational name means ’tile maker’

U

Ulysses

Ulysses – this Latin baby name means ‘wrathful’

V

Vernon

Vernon – this handsome vintage boy name comes from Old French and means ‘place of alders’ or ‘alder grove’

Victor

Victor – is a strong boy name derived from Latin that means ‘champion’

Virgil

Virgil – this old fashioned baby boy name means ‘staff bearer’ or ‘flourishing’ and is derived from Latin

Vincent

Vincent – this classic baby boy name means ‘conquering’ and is derived fom Latin

W

Wade

Wade – is a short and cute boy name meaning ‘river ford’ or ‘at the river crossing’ and has Scandinavian and Old English origins

Wagner

Wagner – is an uncommon German occupational name meaning ‘wagon maker’

Walker

Walker – this cute boy name from the deep south is actually an English occupational name meaning ‘fuller of cloth’ or ‘one who thickens wool’

Walter

Walter – is a cute boy name of German origin meaning ‘army ruler’

Waylon

Waylon – this uncommon English boy name means ‘land besidethe road’

Weston

Weston – is an Old English boy name that means ‘western town’

Wesley

Wesley – this timeless southern boy name means ‘western meadow’ and comes from Old English

Wilbur

Wilbur – this German baby boy name means ‘resolute’ or ‘brilliant’

Wilder

Wilder – this strong boy name is English and has German roots, it means ‘wild’ or ‘hunter’

Wilson

Wilson – this traditional English boy name means ‘son of Will’

Winston

Winston – this Old English boy name means ‘joyful stone’

Wren

Wren – is another Old English baby name, it means ‘songbird’

Wyatt

Wyatt – this distinctly southern boy name means ‘brave in war’ and is of English origin

Y

Yale

Yale – has English and Welsh origins and means ‘fertile moor’ or ‘upland’

Yates

Yates – is a boy name that comes from Middle English and means ‘the gates’

Z

Zachariah

Zachariah – this cute boy name comes from Hebrew and means ‘God has remembered’

Zeke

Zeke – is another very southern boy name and it means ‘God strengthens’ and is of Hebrew origin

WHY DO SOUTHERNERS HAVE DOUBLE NAMES?


You may have noticed that a lot of southerners have double names. This has become kind of a distinctly southern tradition. You might be wondering where this tradition came from.

Well, it’s no secret that southerners are known for their traditional family values and hospitality. In order to honor their relatives (whether it be grandparents or godparents), southern often chose to add their relative’s names in addition to the name they’ve chosen. Also, religion played a big part and it was a good idea to incorporate saints’ names as well.

If you want to learn more, this article dives a little deeper into the history of double names and the reasons for them.

WHAT ARE SOME SOUTHERN DOUBLE NAMES FOR BOYS?


Double names for boys can be tons of fun and really does give you a classic southern feel. Here’s a list of southern double names for boys for inspiration.

You’ll typically see double names that include: Billy, Bobby, Joe, Lee, and David but really you can choose whatever you like.

William Henry

Jimmy Curtis

Jackson Sawyer

Thatcher James

Billy Ray

James Wyatt

Beau Taylor

Dawson Emory

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WRAPPING UP THE BEST SOUTHERN BABY NAMES FOR BOYS

I hope you enjoyed this of charming southern boy names inspired by the deep south. I personally love southern baby names because there really is something for everybody whether you prefer classic and traditional names or modern and contemporary. Southern names have a bit of everything.

Southern double names can also be a great option if you want to give your boy a unique name that is still distinctly southern.

What were your favorites from the list?

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