Get inspired to go short when it comes to naming your newborn with this list of short (yet totally sweet) baby names for boys and girls.

October 29, 2018
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Despite their length, a short and sweet baby name can make a big impact. A short first name is also a great way to balance out a long last name. And if you ask us, short baby names are just plain cool – without trying too hard.

Simple, cute, easy to spell and pronounce. There are tons of reasons to go short when it comes to naming your newborn, and even more options. Whether you are looking for a shorter name that is unique, classic or somewhere in between, we have rounded up our top picks of the best short and sweet baby names for girls and boys to inspire you.

Classic Short Girl Names

These short baby girl names are a great combination with a long last name, however they sound equally as chic with a short last name:

  • Kate
  • Ruth
  • Rose
  • Beth
  • Jean
  • Ann
  • Eve
  • Blaire
  • Paige
  • Gail
  • Gwen
  • Kim
  • Liv
  • Grace
  • Sue
  • Dee
  • Elle
  • Dawn
  • Claire
  • Faye
  • Jane
  • Madge
  • Pearl
  • Tess

Modern Short Girl Names

Just because a name is short, doesn't mean it can't be unique! If you want a baby name that is unusual with a little bit of an edge, check out these:

  • Sloan
  • Lou
  • Skye
  • Bray
  • Gem
  • Gia
  • Drew
  • Jade
  • Rain
  • Luna
  • Quinn
  • Star
  • Val
  • Zoe
  • Aja
  • Minka
  • Tia
  • Zoe
  • Uma

Classic Short Boy Names

Old fashioned baby names are a huge trend right now, so let's start with our pick of the best one and two syllable classic boy names:

  • Cale
  • Beau
  • Blake
  • Brock
  • Cade
  • Chad
  • Chase
  • Clark
  • Cole
  • Drake
  • Grant
  • Heath
  • Jack
  • Jake
  • Kent
  • Kurt
  • Luke
  • Max
  • Neil
  • Rhett
  • Ross
  • Todd
  • Trent
  • Troy
  • Vince

Cool Short Boy Names

If you want a more modern short name, check out the following one and two-syllable baby boy names that have a cool sound to them, making them perfect for your future son:

  • Zane
  • Chet
  • Dane
  • Gage
  • Finn
  • Grey
  • Guy
  • Jayce
  • Jude
  • Kai
  • Saul
  • Slade
  • Van
  • Vaughn
  • Tate
  • Hud
  • Jax
  • Pax
  • Dax

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