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Baby boy names beginning with N

Are you searching for baby name ideas for a boy that start with the 14th letter of the alphabet? We’ve got some notable suggestions, along with their origin and meaning

The letter N

Let us help you with your newborn name list with our best baby boy names beginning with N along with their origins and meaning. Use our round-up to see whether your child could be a Naboth, Noble or a Nye

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1. Nabil

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: prince or Noble

2. Naboth

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: prophecy

3. Nadim

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: friend
  • Also: Nadeem

4. Nahum

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: consoler

5. Naim

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: contented

6. Namid

  • Origin: North American Indian
  • Meaning: star dancer

7. Namir

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: leopard

8. Napier

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: seller of linen

9. Napoleon

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: from the Greek name Neapolis, meaning new town

10. Nash

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: by the ash tree

11. Nasser

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: victorious

12. Nat

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: gift of God
  • Also: Nathan, Nathaniel

13. Nathan

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: a gift
  • Also: Nat

14. Nathaniel

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: given by God
  • Also: Nat

15. Nav

  • Origin: English Gypsy
  • Meaning: name

16. Nayan

  • Origin: Sanskrit
  • Meaning: an eye

17. Ned

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: victorious
  • Also: Edward

18. Neelesh

  • Origin: Indian
  • Meaning: moon

19. Negev

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: south or southwards

20. Nehemiah

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: consolation of Jehovah

21. Neil

  • Origin: Gaelic
  • Meaning: champion’
  • Also: Neal (Irish form), Nial, Niall, Nils (Scandinavian form)

22. Nero

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: black-haired
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23. Nestor

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: homecoming

24. Neville

  • Origin: Old French
  • Meaning: from the new village
  • Also: Nevil

25. Nevin

  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: little bone

26. Newland

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: from the new land

27. Newlyn

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: new pond; also used as a girl’s name

28. Newman

  • Origin: German
  • Meaning: possibly someone who has moved to a new location

29. Newton

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: someone from the new town

30. Niall

  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: champion
  • Also: Neil

31. Nicholas

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Victory of the people
  • Also: Nic, Nick, Nicky

32. Nicodemus

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: peoples’ conqueror

33. Nigel

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: black

34. Nikhil

  • Origin: Sanskrit
  • Meaning: complete

35. Nils

  • Origin: Norwegian
  • Meaning: people of victory
  • Also: Neil

36. Ninian

  • Origin: Scottish
  • Meaning: name of a Scottish saint who brought Christianity to the south of Scotland in the 5th century

37. Nir

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: ploughed field

38. Nixon

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: son of Nicholas
  • Also: Nickson

39. Noah

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: long-lived

40. Noble

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: aristocratic

41. Noel

  • Origin: Old French
  • Meaning: referring to Christmas Day and used for children born at that time
  • Also: Nowell

42. Nolan

  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: champion

43. Noriaki

  • Origin: Japanese
  • Meaning: law, bright light

44. Norman

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: northman; a Viking and then a French name
  • Also: Norm, Norrie

45. Northcliffe

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: northern cliff

46. Norton

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: northern village

47. Norward

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: warden of the north

48. Norwood

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: north wood or forest

49. Nova

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: new

50. Nye

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: golden
  • Also: Aneurin

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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