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One-syllable girl and boy names

You won't need to come up with a nickname for your baby girl or boy if you choose one of these simple yet classic short names.

Ann

Gender: Girl | Origin: Hebrew
Popularity: Familiar

Art

Gender: Boy | Origin: American, English
Popularity: Unusual

Ayn

Form of Anne

Gender: Girl | Origin: Hebrew, American, Finnish

Bay

Reddish-brown

Gender: Either | Origin: English
Popularity: Familiar

Bea

Short for Beatrice, happy

Gender: Girl | Origin: American, English
Popularity: Unusual

Beau

Handsome

Gender: Either | Origin: French
Popularity: Popular

Belle

Beautiful

Gender: Girl | Origin: French
Popularity: Familiar

Bob

Gender: Boy | Origin: English
Popularity: Unusual

Brad

Gender: Boy | Origin: English, Old English
Popularity: Familiar

Cal

Short for Calvin

Gender: Either | Origin: American, Latin
Popularity: Familiar

Carl

Man, variation of Charles

Gender: Either | Origin: English, Teutonic, Old German, German
Popularity: Familiar

Chris

Short for Christopher/Christine

Gender: Either | Origin: Greek
Popularity: Familiar

Dan

Gender: Either | Origin: Hebrew
Popularity: Familiar

Dean

Valley

Gender: Boy | Origin: English, Old English
Popularity: Popular

Dot

Short for Dorothy

Gender: Girl | Origin: Greek, English

Elle

She

Gender: Girl | Origin: French, Greek
Popularity: Popular

Fay

Fairy, faith

Gender: Girl | Origin: English
Popularity: Unusual

Flo

Gender: Either | Origin: Latin

Frank

Short for Francis

Gender: Boy | Origin: Teutonic, German, English
Popularity: Popular

Gaye

Happy

Gender: Either | Origin: English

George

Farmer

Gender: Either | Origin: Greek
Popularity: Popular

Guy

Guide

Gender: Boy | Origin: French
Popularity: Familiar

Hal

Short for Harold (army leader)

Gender: Either | Origin: Celtic, English
Popularity: Unusual

Jack

Nickname for John or Jacob

Gender: Either | Origin: Hebrew, English, American
Popularity: Popular

Jake

Short for Jacob (supplanter)

Gender: Boy | Origin: Hebrew
Popularity: Popular

Jan

Short for Janet or Janice

Gender: Either | Origin: English, Hebrew
Popularity: Familiar

Jed

Short for Jedidiah

Gender: Either | Origin: Hebrew
Popularity: Familiar

Jett

Black

Gender: Boy | Origin: English, American
Popularity: Popular

Jill

Short for Jillian (youthful)

Gender: Girl | Origin: English
Popularity: Unusual

Joe

Gender: Either | Origin: Hebrew
Popularity: Familiar

Joe

Gender: Either | Origin: Hebrew
Popularity: Familiar

John

God is gracious

Gender: Boy | Origin: Hebrew
Popularity: Popular

Joss

Short for Joshua, Jocelyn

Gender: Either | Origin: Hebrew, English
Popularity: Unusual

Kai

Keeper of the keys

Gender: Either | Origin: Indian, German, Welsh
Popularity: Popular

Lark

Bird

Gender: Either | Origin: American, English
Popularity: Familiar

Lars

Form of Lawrence (crowned with laur

Gender: Boy | Origin: Norse, Scandinavian
Popularity: Familiar

Lee

Meadow

Gender: Either | Origin: English, Old English
Popularity: Familiar

Leigh

Meadow

Gender: Either | Origin: English
Popularity: Familiar

Len

Gender: Either | Origin: Celtic
Popularity: Unusual

Lynn

Waterfall; short for Lyndon, Linda

Gender: Either | Origin: American, English
Popularity: Familiar

Maeve

Joyous

Gender: Girl | Origin: Celtic, Irish
Popularity: Familiar

Maud

Gender: Girl | Origin: Teutonic

Mark

Warlike

Gender: Boy | Origin: Latin
Popularity: Popular

May

Month of May

Gender: Either | Origin: English
Popularity: Familiar

Nan

Form of Ann; short for Nancy

Gender: Girl | Origin: Hebrew, English

Nick

Short for Nicholas, Dominick

Gender: Either | Origin: Greek, English
Popularity: Familiar

Pam

Gender: Girl | Origin: Greek

Pat

Short for Patrick, Patricia

Gender: Either | Origin: Latin, Greek, English

Paul

Small

Gender: Either | Origin: Latin
Popularity: Popular

Ray

King

Gender: Either | Origin: French, Old German
Popularity: Familiar

Rick

Gender: Either | Origin: English
Popularity: Familiar

Sam

Short for Samuel (asked of God)

Gender: Either | Origin: Hebrew
Popularity: Familiar

Sea

Body of water

Gender: Either | Origin: English

Sky

Gender: Either | Origin: Norse
Popularity: Familiar

Stu

Gender: Boy

Sue

Short for Susan (lily)

Gender: Girl | Origin: Hebrew
Popularity: Unusual

Tal

Morning dew

Gender: Either | Origin: Hebrew
Popularity: Unusual

Tim

Short for Timothy (God's honor)

Gender: Either | Origin: English, Greek
Popularity: Familiar

Tom

Short for Thomas (twin)

Gender: Boy | Origin: English, Greek
Popularity: Familiar

Val

Gender: Either | Origin: French, Latin
Popularity: Unusual

Vic

Short for Victor

Gender: Either | Origin: Latin
Popularity: Unusual

Will

Short for William, Willard

Gender: Either | Origin: English, American
Popularity: Familiar

Zak

Short for Zachary, Zachariah

Gender: Boy | Origin: Hebrew
Popularity: Familiar