If you’re the type of parent who thinks less is more when it comes to your bub’s name, then you’ve come to the right place.
For the minimalist parent, gone are the days when your child has to practise their super long names a hundred times just to get it right. Also gone are the days when they have to put down their pen in the middle of writing their names to relax their hands, and enough with running out of space in filling up forms with their lengthy names.
So, choosing short names is in for the minimalist in you. But short doesn’t mean plain. You can make your bub’s names short and sweet or better yet, short and sophisticated. If you don’t want the risk of misspelling a lengthy name for your bub, then we’ve got you covered. Pick one or two of these short and sophisticated baby names that your kids will thank you for later.
All these baby names are four letters or less!
It is an English name meaning ‘unity’.
It is a French name meaning ‘auburn-haired.’
It is a French name meaning ‘handsome’.
It is a Hebrew name meaning ‘dog; brave’.
It is the short form of the name Cassius meaning “vain”.
It is an English name meaning ‘master, lord,” It could also be a nickname for Cyrus.
It is a French name and is a town in southwestern France dating back before the Roman occupation.
It is a nickname for a swarthy person. From the Welsh, du, meaning ‘dark’, ‘black’. It also originated from a Celtic word meaning ‘sacred’, ‘goddess’.
It is a Scottish name meaning ‘manly.’
It is a Hebrew name meaning ‘high, ascended, or ‘my God’.
It is a Jewish name meaning “tree” or “oak tree”.
It is an Irish name meaning ‘fair’.
In Hebrew, it means “fortune, luck”.
It is from the Latin name Augustus or Augustine, meaning ‘majestic’.
It could have originated from the Old English name halh, which means “a nook, hollow or recess” or from the Old Saxon name haelaeh, which means “hero”.
It is an English name meaning ‘God has been gracious; has shown favor’.
It is the shortened version of the Hebrew name Judah/Judas meaning “praise”.
In Basque, it is a common word meaning “pier of a harbour”. It could also be a variant of Kaio (from the old Latin name Caius, meaning “happy”). In Burmese, it means “strong” or “unbreakable” and in Hawaiian, it means “ocean” or “ocean water”.
Derived from the Roman name Laurentius, meaning “from Laurentum” or “crowned with laurel”.
It is the Latin name for “lion”. In German, it is a short form of the names Leon or Leopold, meaning “brave people.”
In Hebrew, it could mean “joined, attached”.
It is a shortened version of Maximilian meaning “greatest” or Maxwell meaning “great spring”.
In Ireland, it may be a translation of a Gaelic topographic byname, an Mhuilinn ‘of the mill’.
In Hebrew, it means “rest, comfort”.
It is derived from the Latin pax meaning ‘peace, the binding thing’.
It is an English name meaning ‘from the enclosure.’
It is a French name which is developed from a Latin name, Remigius meaning “oarsman”, which is derived from the Latin “remigis” meaning “oar”.
It is a Welsh name meaning ‘form of Rhys: ardent; fiery’.
In Spanish or Portuguese, it means “river”.
It is of Hebrew origin meaning either “name of God” or “God has heard”.
It is a Hebrew name meaning ‘anointed; compensation’.
It comes from the Old French word treis, meaning three.
It is an English name meaning ‘from the enclosure’.
It is a Dutch name and is equivalent of ‘de’ in French names.
It is a Welsh name meaning ‘handsome’.
It is of Hebrew origin meaning ‘remembered by God’.
It is a Hebrew name meaning ‘Gift from God’.
Short and Sweet Girl’s Names:
It is a Russian diminutive of Anna, and is derived from Hannah which means “gracious” or “bringing goodness”.
It may be from the Latin word “avis,” meaning “bird.”
It is a German name meaning ‘flame’.
It is a diminutive of Cynthia and means “of the moon”. .
It is a Greek name meaning ‘pride’, ‘fame’ or ‘glory’.
It is a variant of the Greek KORË or CORINNA meaning “maiden.”
In Hebrew, it means “arbiter” or “God is my judge”.
It is an English name meaning ‘happy warfare’.
It could be a Low German and East Frisian diminutive of Adelheid, meaning “of noble birth”.
It is a German name meaning ‘Little one’.
It is derived from the Middle English word faie meaning “fairy”, or it could have come from the Old French word meaning loyalty or belief.
It is a short form of Gianna, which in turn is a diminutive of Giovanna meaning “God’s gracious gift.”
It is derived from “Islay”, which is the name of an island off the west coast of Scotland. It is also the name of two Scottish rivers.
It is an English name meaning ‘faithfulness’.
It comes from the Hebrew word “yadha” meaning ‘he knows, the knowing one.’
It could possibly be related to an Indo-European root meaning “youth”, or possibly of Etruscan origin.
It can be short for Alana (in English) or Svetlana (in Russian), as well as a derivative of the Greek name Helen. It could also come from the Gaelic word ailin, meaning “little rock”.
In Greek, it means cheerful, happy.
It is taken from the name of the songbird, which is derived from the Middle English larke, laverke (lark).
It is of Old German and Latin origin meaning”famous warrior; light; famous warrior; other, foreign”.
It is an Italian and Spanish name of Latin origin meaning ‘moon’.
It is derived from the Spanish word luz meaning light.
It is a French name meaning ‘the month of May’.
It is related to the Latin, Sanskrit and Slavic words for “wonder”, “peace” and “wonderful”.
In African, it means ‘successful’ and ‘beloved’. In Sanskrit, it means stem, hollow reed.
It is an English pet form of “Helen”, (meaning: light) and by extension, derivatives “Ellen”, “Elinor”, etc.
It is derived from the Sanskrit ‘upala’, meaning “jewel”.
It is a Latin name meaning “pious, devout, prayerful”.
It means abundant blessings from above.
It is a Greek name meaning ‘the mother of the Greek god, Zeus. Wife of Cronus’.
It is a Persian name meaning ‘dawn; bright’.
It is an English name meaning “regret.”
It is an Anglicised form of Gaelic Ó Séaghdha or ‘descendant of Séaghdha’, and a byname meaning ‘fine’ or ‘fortunate’.
An abbreviation of Teresa, it is an English name meaning ‘harvester’.
It is a Greek name meaning ‘goddess; godly’.
It is an English name and derived from Victoria, meaning triumphant.
In Sanskrit, the word umā can mean “tranquillity”, “splendour”, “fame” and “night”. In Hebrew and Aramaic, it means “nation”.
In Russian, it means “faith” although it is sometimes associated with the Latin word verus, meaning “true”.
It is an English name meaning ‘Violet’.
It is a Hawaiian name meaning ‘loyal; faithful’.
A respelling of the name Sara or Sarah, it means princess.
In Greek, it means “life”.
It is the Swahili name for “beautiful”. It could also mean good, nice, pretty, lovely, cute and attractive.