Short and snappy: 60 one-syllable names for your new baby

Long names can be lovely, but these days many of us are seeking out some shorter, sweeter options for little ones. The following list of 60 of one-clap names (30 for girls and 30 for boys) might look like they are short for something longer, but we think they are gorgeous just as they are!

For girls:

  1. Ann
  2. Beth
  3. Blair
  4. Bree
  5. Cait
  6. Elle
  7. Eve
  8. Jan
  9. Jean
  10. Jen
  11. Jill
  12. Jo
  13. Joy
  14. Kat
  15. Liv
  16. Liz
  17. Lou
  18. Lynn
  19. May
  20. Mel
  21. Rey
  22. Roz
  23. Rue
  24. Sall
  25. Sue
  26. Suze
  27. Viv
  28. Wren
  29. Tiff
  30. Roe

For boys:

  1. Al
  2. Ben
  3. Bob
  4. Bran
  5. Ed
  6. Gabe
  7. Hal
  8. Jack
  9. Jake
  10. Jay
  11. Jem
  12. Jer
  13. Jim
  14. Joe
  15. Jos
  16. Kai
  17. Kit
  18. Klaus
  19. Lee
  20. Mal
  21. Marv
  22. Ross
  23. Seth
  24. Tai
  25. Tom
  26. Troy
  27. Wes
  28. Will




With her daughter Evie as her muse, Anna writes about mumhood and all its intersections from mental health to movies, social issues to pop culture. Anna lives in Dublin with her daughter, partner, three younger sisters and parents. She is a dreadful cook, a fair guitar player and thinks caffeine should be given as a yearly vaccine to parents - courtesy of the HSE.

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