If your last name is a mouthful or you simply want to keep things simple, one of these short and sweet baby boy names could be just your thing. These short versions of longer names are all great baby names in their own. With these short names, your little one now has a choice of a formal name as well as a short, friendly, accessible nickname when they are older.

Here’s our pick of these beautiful names.

1. Abe (Abraham)

Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Father of multitudes.

2. Alex (Alexander)

Origin: Greek
Meaning: Defending man.

3. Ben (Benjamin)

Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Son of the right hand.

4. Drew (Andrew)

Origin: Greek
Meaning: Strong and manly.

5. Enzo (Lorenzo)

Origin: Italian
Meaning: From Laurentium.

6. Gunn (Gunther)

Origin: German
Meaning: Bold warrior.

7. Gus (Augustus)

Origin: Latin
Meaning: Great, magnificent
.

Source: magicmum.com
8. Ike (Isaac)

Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Laughter.

9. Jay (James)

Origin: English
Meaning: Supplanter.

10. Joe (Joseph)

Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Jehovah increases.

11. Leo (Leonardo) 

Origin: Italian
Meaning: Brave lion.

12. Liam (William)

Origin: English
Meaning: Resolute protection.

13. Mike (Michael)

Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Who is like God?

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14. Jerry (Jeremiah)

Origin: Hebrew
Meaning:Appointed by God.

15. Rob (Robert)

Origin: English
Meaning: Bright fame.

16. Sam (Samuel)

Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Told by God.

17. Fred (Frederick)

Origin: German
Meaning: Peaceful ruler.

18. Tim (Timothy)

Origin: Greek
Meaning: Honoring God.

19. Tom (Thomas)

Origin: Aramaic
Meaning: Twin.

20. Will (William)

Origin: English
Meaning: Resolute protection.

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21. Zac (Zachary)

Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: The Lord has remembered.

22. Ed (Edison)

Origin: English
Meaning: Son of Edward.

23. Nate (Nathaniel)

Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Gift of God.

24. Matt (Matthias)

Origin: Aramaic
Meaning: Gift of God.

25. Gus (Augustine)

Origin: English
Meaning: Great, magnificent
.

 

Sources: She Knows, Nameberry.

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