80 Short and Sophisticated Baby Names for the Minimalist Parent

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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!

Boy’s Names:

Abe

Abel

Ace

It is an English name meaning ‘unity’.

Adam

Axel

Bay

It is a French name meaning ‘auburn-haired.’

Beau

It is a French name meaning ‘handsome’.

Beck

Cale

It is a Hebrew name meaning ‘dog; brave’.

Cash

It is the short form of the name Cassius meaning “vain”.

Cole

Cy

It is an English name meaning ‘master, lord,” It could also be a nickname for Cyrus.

Dash

Dax

It is a French name and is a town in southwestern France dating back before the Roman occupation.

Dean

Dee

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’.

Dex

Drew

It is a Scottish name meaning ‘manly.’

Earl

Eli

It is a Hebrew name meaning ‘high, ascended, or ‘my God’.

Elon

It is a Jewish name meaning “tree” or “oak tree”.

Eryk

 

Fin

It is an Irish name meaning ‘fair’.

Fox

Gad

In Hebrew, it means “fortune, luck”.

Gus

It is from the Latin name Augustus or Augustine, meaning ‘majestic’.

Guy

Hale

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”.

Hank

Jace

Jax

It is an English name meaning ‘God has been gracious; has shown favor’.

Jay

Jude

It is the shortened version of the Hebrew name Judah/Judas meaning “praise”.

Kai

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”.

Kent

Knox

Kurt

Lars

Derived from the Roman name Laurentius, meaning “from Laurentum” or “crowned with laurel”.

Leo

It  is the Latin name for “lion”. In German, it is a short form of the names Leon or Leopold, meaning “brave people.”

Levi

In Hebrew, it could mean “joined, attached”.

Luca

Mo

Mack

Mark

Max

It is a shortened version of Maximilian meaning “greatest” or Maxwell meaning “great spring”.

Mika

Mills

In Ireland, it may be a translation of a Gaelic topographic byname, an Mhuilinn ‘of the mill’.

Milo

Noah

In Hebrew, it means “rest, comfort”.

Pax

It is derived from the Latin pax meaning ‘peace, the binding thing’.

Penn

It is an English name meaning ‘from the enclosure.’

Reid

Remy

It is a French name which is developed from a Latin name, Remigius meaning “oarsman”, which is derived from the Latin “remigis” meaning “oar”.

Rhett

It is a Welsh name meaning ‘form of Rhys: ardent; fiery’.

Rio

In Spanish or Portuguese, it means “river”.

Ryan

Sam

It is of Hebrew origin meaning either “name of God” or “God has heard”.

Saul

Sean

Seth

It is a Hebrew name meaning ‘anointed; compensation’.

Ted

Tom

Trey

It comes from the Old French word treis, meaning three.

Tye

It is an English name meaning ‘from the enclosure’.

Van

It is a Dutch name and is equivalent of ‘de’ in French names.

Wade

Wyn

It is a Welsh name meaning ‘handsome’.

Zac

It is of Hebrew origin meaning ‘remembered by God’.

Zane

It is a Hebrew name meaning ‘Gift from God’.

Zed

Short and sophisticated baby names for girls, next!

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