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Baby boy names beginning with S

On the hunt for baby name ideas for a boy that start with the 19th letter of the alphabet? We’ve got some smashing suggestions, along with their origin and meaning

The letter S

Let us help you compile a list of perfect baby boy names. Take a look at these names for newborns with their origin an meaning to find out if you new baby could be a Sabin, Seamus or Surinder

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1. Sabath

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: rest

2. Sabin

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: a Sabine man, from the Central Apennine Mountains in Italy

3. Sacha

  • Origin: xxxx
  • Meaning: xxxx
  • Also: Alexander

4. Sacheverell

  • Origin: Norman
  • Meaning: the roebuck’s leap

5. Sagar

  • Origin: India
  • Meaning: great sea
  • Also: Saagar

6. Sahil

  • Origin: India
  • Meaning: guide

7. Sajjad

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: one who worships God
  • Also: Sajad

8. Salah

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: goodness

9. Salathiel

  • Origin: Babylonian
  • Meaning: requested of God

10. Salim

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: flawless, perfect
  • Also: Saleem

11. Salman

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: untouched

12. Sam

  • Origin: xxxx
  • Meaning: xxxx
  • Also: Samuel

13. Samir

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: one who entertains with his conversation
  • Also: Sameer

14. Samson

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: child of the sun

15. Samuel

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: the name of God
  • Also: Sam, Sammy

16. Sancho

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: truthful, sincere

17. Sandy

  • Origin: xxxx
  • Meaning: xxxx
  • Also: Alexander

18. Sanford

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: the sandy water crossing

19. Sanjay

  • Origin: Sanskrit
  • Meaning: victorious

20. Saul

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: asked for

21. Scott

  • Origin: Scottish
  • Meaning: painted warrior

22. Seamus

  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: xxxxxxx; Irish form of James
  • Also: James, Seamas

23. Sean

  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: xxxxxxx; Irish form of John
  • Also: Shaun, Shawn, Shane

24. Searle

  • Origin: Norse
  • Meaning: protector, defender

25. Seaton

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: town by the sea
  • Also: Seton

25. Sebastian

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: a man from Sebastia
  • Also: Seb, Sebbie

26. Secundus

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: second

27. Seeley

  • Origin: Old French
  • Meaning: blessed
  • Also: Sealey

28. Sekani

  • Meaning: Mixed African
  • Meaning: laugh

29. Selwyn

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: the home of a friend

30. Senior

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: manor village; also used as a girl’s anme

31. Septimus

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: seventh

32. Seth

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: compensation

33. Seumas

  • Origin: Gaelic
  • Meaning: xxxx
  • Also: James

34. Sevilen

  • Origin: Turkish
  • Meaning: beloved

35. Sewell

  • Origin: xxxxx
  • Meaning: xxxx
  • Also: Sewall, Sewald

36. Sexton

  • Origin: Anglo-Saxon
  • Meaning: sea victory

37. Sextus

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: sixth

38. Seymour

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: marshy land by the sea

39. Shahid

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: witness

40. Shahin

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: falcon
  • Also: Shaheen

41. Shane

  • Origin: xxxxx
  • Meaning: xxxx
  • Also: Sean

42. Shanley

  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: small and mature

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43. Shannon

  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: a river In Ireland used as a first name; also used as a girl’s name

44. Shaquille

  • Origin: African American
  • Meaning: handsome

45. Sharad

  • Origin: Indian
  • Meaning: autumn

46. Sharadchandra

  • Origin: Indian
  • Meaning: harvest moon

47. Sharif

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: honourable

48. Shaurya

  • Origin: Sanskrit
  • Meaning: brave

49. Sheldon

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: steep valley

50. Sherbourne

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: bright stream
  • Also: Sherborne

51. Sheridan

  • Origin: Gaelic
  • Meaning: seeker

52. Sherlock

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: fair-haired

53. Sherwin

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: eternal soul

54. Sherwood

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: bright wood

55. Shevon

  • Origin: African American
  • Meaning: zany

56. Shontae

  • Origin: African American
  • Meaning: hopeful

57. Siddharth

  • Origin: Sanskrit
  • Meaning: accomplished goal

58. Sidney

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: wide meadow; also used as a girl’s name
  • Also: Sydney, Sid

59. Siegfried

  • Origin: Old German
  • Meaning: peace from victory

60. Sigmund

  • Origin: Old German
  • Meaning: safety through victory
  • Also: Sig

61. Sincere

  • Origin: Modern American
  • Meaning: honest

62. Silas

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: probably a shortened form of Silvanus, the god of trees

63. Silvester

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: from a wood
  • Also: Sylvester

64. Simon

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: listening of hearing
  • Also: Simone, Simeon, Sim

65. Sinclair

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Pure, renowned
  • Also: St. Clair

66. Sion

  • Origin: xxxx
  • Meaning: xxxxx
  • Also: John

67. Skelton

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: dwellings on a bank

68. Skipper

  • Origin: Middle English
  • Meaning: high-spirited
  • Also: Skip, Skippy

69. Skipton

  • Origin: Anglo-Saxon
  • Meaning: sheep town

70. Skye

  • Origin: Norse
  • Meaning: cloud; a Scottish island

71. Slade

  • Origin: Saxon
  • Meaning: a valley

72. Smith

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: to strike; an occupational name of someone who works with metal

73. Snehin

  • Origin: Sanskrit
  • Meaning: friendly

74. Snowdon

  • Origin: xxxxx
  • Meaning: a surname used as a first name
  • Also: Snowden

75. Solomon

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: man of peace
  • Also: Sol, Solly

76. Somerled

  • Origin: Old Norse
  • Meaning: Viking
  • Also: Sorley (English form)

77. Somerset

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: possibly summer settlement

78. Somerton

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: possibly summer town

79. Speed

  • Origin: Old High German
  • Meaning: prosperity, wealth, success

80. Spencer

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: steward or administrator

81. Stacey

  • Origin: xxxx
  • Meaning: xxxxx
  • Also: Eustace Stacy

82. Stafford

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: the ford by the landing place

83. Standish

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: stone land

84. Stanford

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: stone ford

85. Stanhope

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: dweller on the ridge

86. Stanislas

  • Origin: Slavonic
  • Meaning: camp of glory

87. Stanley

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: stoney meadow
  • Also: Stan

88. Stanton

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: stoney settlement

89. Stephen

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: a crown
  • Also: Steven, Steve, Stevie, Steffan (Welsh form) Stefan (used across Europe)

90. Sterling

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: of high quality
  • Also: Stirling

91. Stetson

  • Origin: American
  • Meaning: a nickname for a cattle dealer or a wild, young person

93. Stockley

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: meadow with trees

94. Stockton

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: settlement by the trees

95. Stoddard

Origin: Old English

Meaning: herdsman

96. Stoke

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: simply, a place

97. Storm

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: tempest, windswept, dramatic

98. Stowe

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: meeting place

99. Strachan

  • Origin: Scottish
  • Meaning: the river in the valley
  • Also: Strahan

100. Stratford

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: the shallow ford

101. Stuart

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: a steward; a Royal Scottish name
  • Also: Stewart

102. Suhayl

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: the name for the star Canopus
  • Also: Suhail

103. Sujan

  • Origin: Indian
  • Meaning: trustworthy

104. Suleiman

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: peaceful
  • Also: Sulaiman (African American form)

105. Sunil

  • Origin: Sanskrit
  • Meaning: dark blue

106. Suraj

  • Origin: Indian
  • Meaning: the sun

107. Surinder

  • Origin: Indian
  • Meaning: The King of Gods; Lord Indra
  • Also: Sunni

108. Sutherland

  • Origin: Norse
  • Meaning: south land

109. Sutton

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: southern settlement

110. Swithin

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: strong

111. Syshe

  • Origin: German
  • Meaning: suss or sweet

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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