Baby Names For Boys
Agdluak is a Greenlandic name that means hole in the ice for fishing.
While this may be a little too exotic for those without Greenlandic heritage, Agdluak could be an excellent middle name for your child if you are passionate about ice fishing.
Alban is a Germanic name that means white.
This name evolved from the Latin word albus, which means white, and is the same root for other words such as albino.
Albus is an Ancient Roman name meaning bright or white.
Harry Potter fans will already be more than familiar with this name. Albus Dumbledore is Headmaster of Hogwarts and Harry’s mentor.
Alpin is a Scottish name that means white.
Alpin is an Anglicized version of the Gaelic name Ailpein, which was used by the Picts. The Picts were an Iron age, Celtic people who lived in what is now north and eastern Scotland.
Andri is an Old Norse name that means snowshoe.
Andri is also a Swiss form of Henry, which means home ruler, an Albanian version of Andrew, which means manly, and an Icelandic shortening of Andríður, which means rival.
Aquilo was an Ancient Roman name and means north.
Aquilo was the Roman god of the north wind. He was said to blow winter across the Earth with his cold breath.
Ayaz is a Turkish name that means frost, or dry, cold air.
Since 2009, Ayaz has seen a sudden, huge swell of popularity in Turkey, going from nowhere on the charts to a peak of number 7 in 2015. However, it is still rarely used outside of families with Turkish heritage.
Bai is a name from China and has multiple meanings.
The exact meaning of Bai depends on the characters used for its written form. In this case, 白 means pure, white. Meanings for other characters include 百, which means one hundred, many, and 柏, which means cypress tree, cedar.
Barys is a Belarusan version of Boris.
Barys is more commonly used for Barys Nur-Sultan, a professional ice hockey team in Kazakhstan and a founding member of the Kontinental Hockey League.
Béla is a Hungarian name that means white.
Pronounced BEH-law, this was the name of four kings of Hungary. The general consensus is that it is from the Slavic word belu, which means white. But it could come from the Hungarian bél, which means bowel or guts.
Blanchard is an Ancient Germanic name meaning white or hardy.
The only time Blanchard has made the top 1,000 boys’ names chart in the U.S. was in 1883 when five baby boys were given the name. That made it the 892nd most popular choice of that year.
Boreas is a Greek name that means north wind.
Boreas was the Greek god of the cold north wind and winter. It was believed that each year he blew winter to the world. Usually depicted as having shaggy hair and a beard, he was said to have a violent temper.
Boris is a Russian name meaning short, wolf, or snow leopard.
Somewhat surprisingly, Boris became so popular in the U.S. during the 1960s that it reached the top 1000 boys’ names chart.
Boro is a Serbian and Croatian form of Boris.
Boro makes for a cute one-syllable snow name for boys. It can also be an excellent choice if you want to give the nod to some family Croatian or Serbian heritage.
Caecius is Latin for blinder.
Also spelled Kaikais, Caecius was a lesser Greek god who is depicted on The Tower Of Winds monument in Athens, where he is seen holding a shield of hailstones.
An Archaic Spanish name, Canelo means winter’s bark and cinnamon.
In some Spanish-speaking countries, Canelo is a common nickname for people with red hair, making this a wonderful winter name for your redheaded child.
Columban is an Irish name that means white dove.
Irish baby names that mean white or have white in their meaning can often be identified because they contain the element BAN. Bán is Irish for white.
Conven is a Breton name meaning white warrior.
Saint Conven is not officially recognized by the Roman Catholic church. However, the Breton people, native to the Brittany region of France, invoke him to cure headaches and sick pigs.
Delwyn is a Welsh name that means pretty and white.
People unfamiliar with the Welsh language may mistakenly believe Delwyn to be a girl’s name, especially given the meaning. However, in Welsh, names ending with “wyn” are masculine, and those that end in “yth” are feminine.
Edur is a Basque name meaning snow.
Pronounced eh-DOOR, this name is virtually unheard of across most of the world. It could be a good name that means snow for a family with Basque heritage.
Fannar is an Icelandic name that means snowdrift.
Pronounced fur-NAH, this is not a common nor an uncommon name in Iceland — it’s known but not overly popular. It could be a fabulous winter baby name for a family with Icelandic heritage.
Findlay is a Scottish name meaning white warrior.
The original Gaelic form of this name is Fionnlagh, which is also a fabulous choice. However, many people go for Findlay because it is easier to spell and in less need of pronunciation explanation.
Fingal is a Scottish name meaning white stranger.
On the island of Staffa, in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, there is a sea cave called Fingal’s cave. Famous for its unusual acoustics, it was named after the hero of the James Macpherson poem, Fingal.
Fionn is a name from Irish mythology and means white.
The actor Fionn Whitehead, who starred in the movie, Dunkirk, and the Netflix Black Mirror interactive movie Bandersnatch, was named after the mythical Irish figure Fionn mac Cumhaill.
Flurry is an Irish name, meaning king of princes.
While the meaning of this name is not wintry, we like the idea of using an established moniker with a link to snowy weather, in this case, flurries of snow.
Frediano is an Italian name that means cold.
This rare Italian name comes from the Latin word, frigidus. This is the same Latin root for the English words refrigerate, meaning to make cold, and frigid, meaning intensely cold.
Gwenneg is a Breton name that means white.
Gwenneg is the name of a crowdfunding company in Breton. Since 2015, they have raised and distributed over one million euros to projects and companies in the region.
Hemant is an Indian name and means winter.
This name comes from the Sanskrit हेमन्त, or hemanta, which means winter. It is used most often by Hindi speakers and those from Bangladesh and the Punjab region of India and Pakistan.
Himesh is an Indian name meaning Lord of Winter.
Himesh is made up of two words in Sanskrit. First, there’s हिम, or himá, which means cold, snow, or winter, and second, there’s ईश, or īśá, which means lord, master, or ruler.
Isa is a Frisian name that means ice.
Friesian names are from Frisia, a coastal region on the west coast of Europe, bordering the North Sea. It covers what is now the northern regions of the Netherlands and northwestern Germany.
Isbert is a Germanic name that means ice.
Isbert began as a forename and eventually became used as a surname. The recent trend of using surnames as forenames has seen it make the transition back to a first name.
Isbrand is an Ancient German name that means ice sword.
Isbrand van Diemerbroeck was a Dutch anatomist. In 1672, he published Anatome corporis humani, which was the last known new book about the human anatomy to include information about the soul.
Izotz is a Basque name that means ice.
Pronounced ee-SOTS, this could be a suitable winter name for a family with roots in the Basque region of Spain and France.
Jack is an English boy’s name and an evolution of John, meaning God is gracious.
Jack Frost is a personification of winter from western Europe. He was said to be responsible for leaving the fern-like frost patterns on windows.
Jökull is an Icelandic name that means glacier ice.
In 2016, the last year for which we could find data, 25 newborns were given the name Jökull, making it the seventh most popular name for boys that year.
Lasta is a Quechua name that means snow.
Lasta Beograd is the name of a major bus service provider in Serbia. In Serbian, Lasta means swallow and refers to the bird, which also serves as the company’s logo.
Morozoko is a Russian name and means Father Frost.
The Russian fairy tale of Father Frost is about a kind, unselfish, generous girl who is tormented by her step-mother, turned out into the harsh weather, and saved from certain death by Morozoko.
Nevada is a Modern American name and means snow-capped.
Nevada means snow-capped in Spanish, and non-Nevadians usually pronounce it as nah-VA-dah. However, locals pronounce their state name nah-VAH-dah.
Nicolas is an English name that means victory of the people.
The figure of Santa Claus evolved from the real-life Saint Nicolas of Myra. A fourth-century Christian bishop, he gave gifts to those in need but did so anonymously, under the cover of darkness.
Pyry is a name from Finland and means snowstorm or blizzard.
Pronounced PUY-ruy or PIE-rye, this short and sweet winter boys’ name might be a cute choice for a little one born in the midst of a snowstorm.
Rin is a Japanese name meaning severe or cold.
Hiryu Rin is a character in the popular anime series, My Hero Academia. His “Quirk,” similar to a superpower, is that he is able to sprout scales, using them as either armor or as defensive projectiles.
Stribog is a Slavic name that is thought to mean flowing god.
In Slavic mythology, Stribog is the god of wind, air, and storms. The winds were Stribog’s grandchildren, but he retained control of them, being especially partial to bringing frost to the world on a cold winter wind.
Tushar is an Indian name that means snow, frost or cold in Sanskrit.
Tushar Kalia is a choreographer and dancer from India. He established his career choreographing Bollywood movies and has since participated in a number of reality TV dance shows.
Urmas is an Estonian name, and it means frost or catkin.
In some European countries, people celebrate name days. Similar to a birthday, it is an occasion where everyone with that moniker celebrates. In Estonia, the name day for Urmas is October 30th, while in Finland, it is October 29th.
Vetle is a Norwegian name meaning winter traveler.
Since 1992, Vetle has been steadily climbing the popularity charts for boys’ names in Norway. In 2019, it was rated as the 55th most used name for newborn boys.
Warrin is a name of the indigenous people of Australia. It means winter.
There are numerous languages spoken by the different indigenous people of Australia. Warrin comes from a group local to what is now called Sydney.
Winoc is a French name and means white.
Saint Winoc is the patron saint of millers, and Roman Catholics believe him to be the heavenly advocate of those with fever and whooping cough.
Wyn is a Welsh name that means white.
American poet Wyn Cooper wrote the 1987 poem, Fun, which was adapted by Sheryl Crow for her song, All I Wanna Do.
Yule is an English name of uncertain meaning.
Yule was the name given to the traditional winter festival of the indigenous Germanic people. Originally the subject of pagan observance, it underwent Christian reformulation and became the Christian Christmastide.
Zhaleh is a Persian name that means hoarfrost.
Hoarfrost is formed when moist air, which is slightly above freezing, meets something that is below freezing. The moisture freezes, forming ice crystals that can grow into long, needle-like ice structures.
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