Baby boy names beginning with A

Looking for baby name ideas for a boy that start with the 1st letter of the alphabet? We've got some A-list baby name to choose from here...

The letter A

From Arav to Azim, baby boy names that start with the letter A will mean your boy is always first in line when they get to school! Here’s our pick of boy names beginning with the 1st letter of the alphabet that score a straight A with us…

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1. Aarav

  • Origin: Sanskrit
  • Meaning: Peaceful

2. Aaron

  • Origin: (probably) Egyptian
  • Meaning: Mountain of strength; Aaron was the brother of Moses

3. Abba

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: The superior or father of a monastery

4. Abdullah

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Servant of Allah
  • Also: Abdul

5. Abel

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Abel was the second son of Adam and Eve

6. Abelard

  • Origin: middle English
  • Meaning: steadfast, noble strength

7. Abner

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Father of light

8. Abraham

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Father of many nations
  • Also: Abe, Abie, Ham, Abram

9. Absalom

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Father of peace; Absalom was the rebellious son of King David

10. Adam

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Red, describing the colour of skin

11. Ade

  • Origin: Nigerian
  • Meaning: Royal

12. Adil

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Honest
  • Also: Adeel

13. Aditya

  • Origin: Sanskrit
  • Meaning: The sun

14. Adolphus

  • Origin: Old German
  • Meaning: Noble wolf
  • Also: Adolf, Adolph

15. Adrian

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Someone from the Adriatic region: a version of Hadrian, the Roman Emperor

16. Advik

  • Origin: Hindi
  • Meaning: Unique

17. Ahmed

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Praiseworthy; one of the names of the prophet Muhammad
  • Also: Ahmad

18. Aidan

  • Origin: Old Irish
  • Meaning: Small Fire
  • Also: Edan

19. Ajay

  • Origin: Sanskrit
  • Meaning: Invincible

20. Alan

  • Origin: Celtic
  • Meaning: Unknown;
  • Also: Allan, Allen, Alun, Alain (French)

21. Alastair

  • Origin: Gaelic
  • Meaning: Defender of men
  • Also: Alasdair, Alistair

22. Albert

  • Origin: Old German
  • Meaning: Noble and bright
  • Also: Al, Bert

23. Aldous

  • Origin: Old German
  • Meaning: Old
  • Also: Aldo (American form)

24. Aldwyn

  • Origin: Anglo-Saxon
  • Meaning: Old friend
  • Also: Aldwin

25. Alexander

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Defender of men
  • Also: Al, Alec, Alex, Sandy, Lex, Sacha (Russian short form)

26. Alexis

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Helper or defender

27. Alfred

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: Good counsellor
  • Also: Alf, Alfie, Fred

28. Algernon

  • Origin: Old French
  • Meaning: Whiskered
  • Also: Algie, Algy

29. Ali

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Excellent or noble

30. Aloysius

  • Origin: Latin/Old German
  • Meaning: Brave warrior

31. Alpheius

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Successor; in Greek mythology, the hunter who fell deeply in love with Arethusa, the sea-nymph

32. Amari

  • Origin: Mixed African
  • Meaning: Strength

33. Ambrose

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Pertaining to the immortals
  • Also: Emrys (Welsh form)

34. Amin

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Trustworthy

35. Amit

  • Origin: Sanskrit
  • Meaning: Without limit

36. Amos

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Bearer of a burden

37. Anand

  • Origin: Sanskrit
  • Meaning: Happiness or joy

38. Andrew

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Manly
  • Also: Andy, André (French), Dandie, Drew

39. Aneurin

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: Noble or Honourable
  • Also: Nye

40. Angus

  • Origin: Gaelic
  • Meaning: One choice
  • Also: Aonghus (Irish form)

41. Annan

  • Origin: Gaelic
  • Meaning: Water; a Scottish place name

42. Anthony

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Worthy of praise
  • Also: Antony, Tony

43. Aonghas

  • Alternative form of Angus (see above)

44. Alpheius

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: In Greek mythology, the hunter who fell deeply in love with Arethusa, the sea-nymph

45. Alphonse

  • Origin: Old high German
  • Meaning: Derived from adal meaning noble, and funsa meaning ready or apt

46. Archibald

  • Origin: Old German
  • Meaning: Genuinely bold
  • Also: Archie

47. Arjun

  • Origin: Sanskrit
  • Meaning: White, bright or shining

48. Arlen

  • Origin: Irish Gaelic
  • Meaning: pledge, promise

49. Armaan

  • Origin: Sikh, Arabic
  • Meaning: Longing, wishing

50. Arnold

  • Origin: Old German
  • Meaning: Power of an eagle
  • Also: Arnie

51. Arthur

  • Origin: Celtic
  • Meaning: A bear
  • Also: Art, Arty, Arturo (Italian and Spanish forms)

52. Arun

  • Origin: Sanskrit
  • Meaning: Reddish brown

53. Asa

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Physician

54. Ashley

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: Ash field
  • Also: Ash

55. Ashraf

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: More noble

56. Aslam

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Safer

57. Athol

  • Origin: Gaelic
  • Meaning: New Ireland: a Scottish and Irish place name
  • Also: Atholl

58. Aubrey

  • Origin: Old German
  • Meaning: Spirit ruler
  • Also: Auberon, Oberon

59. Augustus

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Venerable or consecrated
  • Also: Austin, Gus

60. Axel

  • Origin: Scandinavian
  • Meaning: Father of peace

61. Aylmer

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: Noble and famous
  • Also: Elmer (American form)

62. Aylwin

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: noble friend
  • Also: Alwin

63. Azibo

  • Origin: Malawi
  • Meaning: Earth

64. Azim

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Determined

About our author Catherine Ball

Catherine Ball is a freelance journalist who specialises in writing about parenting and health. She has been a journalist for 20 years, writing for a wide range of regional and national publications. She is also mum to 4 children between the ages 3 and 12, so has drawn up many, many lists of baby names over the past few years.

Illustration: Emma Winchester

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