80 Soft Boy Names & Their Meanings

80 Soft Boy Names & Their Meanings

We would like to congratulate you on life’s biggest blessing – your baby! Happiness is probably the best feeling that is with us throughout this incredible parenting journey. Right from the day you know that you’re pregnant to the day your baby is born, and even after that, it’s this overwhelming feeling of happiness that keeps you going. Their sweet and cute faces are so endearing that nobody likes to lose them from their sight. Speaking for their cuteness, cute soft baby boy names are hard to find. These names are generally endearing, unique, and creative in their own league.

If you’re struggling to find a decent list of soft names for baby boys, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Just keep reading on.

Best Soft Boy Names With Meanings

The best soft, gentle boy names are the ones that have a history behind them. Boy names that mean soft or exude grace carry an air of status and heritage to them. Take your time and browse through our list of names for soft boys and gentle kids. We hope you find a suitable name for your little one from these soft male names.

1. Abbey

The Hebrew name signifies being beautiful, gentle, and intelligent. It is popular since it implies the one who does the duties of a responsible priest. The name is also a short-form of Abigail King David’s third wife.

2. Abhiratra

Abhiratra is a name of Sanskrit origin, and it means small, humble, and soft.

3. Abijah

This gentle boy name means ‘the Lord God is my father’ in Hebrew. It is a rare name, once very popular in Biblical times.

4. Abab

The name Abab means softness, or gracefulness of youth. It is of Arabic origin.

5. Adiel

Adiel is a name that means God has decorated you for being servile and gentle with ornaments of peace. Loved by God, your son will find favour with this soft Hebrew name.

6. Addison

Addison literally means the ‘son of Adam’. The name refers to Adam’s son, the soft and gentle Abel. Famous actor Addison Randall from the US is a co-bearer of this name which can also be spelt Addyson.

7. Asa

Asa refers to a child who is brought to the world to become a healer. The name represents the gentleness a healer usually has.

8. Ashley

Ashley is a very pleasant name suitable for both boys and girls. It means ‘ash tree clearing’.

9. Atlas

If you love travelling and thinking of inculcating this quality in your little one, then Atlas could be an ideal name. It means ‘enduring’.

10. Aubrey

Aubrey refers to ‘ruler of elves’. It’s a unisex name but most commonly used for boys. The name has a gentle appeal to it.

11. August

August is a short variation of the Latin name Augustus, which means ‘great’.

12. Baines

Baines means White, the gentlest of colours. Drawn from old English and the Gaelic version of Bain it implies the softness of fairy-like whiteness.

13. Baptist

Baptist is a Roman and Greek name which means ‘dipping gently in water’. Forerunner with the same name was John the Baptist of Biblical fame. You can also spell it Baptiste as the French do.

14. Barnabas

Barnabas is derived from Barnabya and is again a name used in the Bible and means ‘son of consolation’ in Aramaic.

15. Baris

Want your son to enjoy peace? Name him Baris and call him Barry if you like. The Turkish name means ‘one who is peaceful’.

16. Beau

Beau means ‘a beautiful and gentle person’. Drawn from the French endearment, it also means a very good man.

17. Bell

Simple and short, Bell is a name of English and Scottish origin. The name means ‘ringer of the bell’.

18. Bennett

Bennett means ‘the blessed little one’ and is a handsome medieval name for gentle boys.

19. Bird

Bird is a rare name for a young boy, but it’s cute and has a gentle meaning too. It means ‘young bird.’

20. Cailean

Cailean means ‘a cub’ and has a lot of peace and joy behind it. It has Scottish origins and evolves from Irish names Callum and Collium.

21. Cassidy

Cassidy is an old Irish name that means ‘clever’ or ‘curly-haired’. If your clever baby boy has those soft curls, this name is perfect for him.

22. Cedar

Cedar is a sassy boy’s name of English meaning. The name refers to a very aromatic ‘cedar tree’.

23. Coral

Coral is a living sea creature that is very helpful for the marine ecosystem. Coral could be a perfect name for your boy if he is a water baby.

24. Christian

Christian is a name given to both boys and girls alike. It refers to the act of Baptism. It also means the ‘follower of Christ’, a perfect name for a gentle soul.

25. Daewon

Daewon is a soft boy name that means ‘Gracious is Yahweh’ in Hebrew. A good nickname is Day, drawing from the pronunciation.

26. Dallas

Many parents have started considering this name which is basically an Irish name meaning ‘skilled’. This cool and laid-back name exuding country vibes will be ideal for your son.

27. Elliot

Elliot is a classic name of Hebrew origin. The name means ‘the Lord is my God’.

28. Eulalio

The name means soft-spoken. It has a Greek origin and is quite a gentle name for baby boys.

29. Everett

Everett is coming out as a well-demanded unisex name. The name has German and English roots and means ‘brave as a wild boar’.

30. Farouk

Farouk implies ‘one knows the distinction between wrong and right’. With an Arabic origin, this name is an excellent soft name for a baby boy who does the right things.

31. Flynn

Flynn is an anglicized Old Gaelic name that is given to boys with red hair.

32. Freddie

Freddie is a casual and light-toned name suitable for cheerful personalities. The name means ‘peaceful ruler’.

33. Free

Free literally means ‘free’ or ‘freedom’. A child who is free-spirited, gentle, and kind is an apt bearer of the name, and it originates from Old English.

34. Galen

Galen means calm or peaceful. It comes from Old Greek.

35. Galo

Galo is a rare name. Although it’s gentle-sounding, it means ‘of a rooster’ and is of Latin origin. Roosters are generally considered gentle and non-aggressive. This name is perfect for a gently baby.

36. Galileo

Galileo, meaning ‘from Galilee’, as the gentle Jesus, is a very soft-sounding and gentle name for a baby boy. Perhaps he will turn out like the famous astronomer Galileo?

37. Glover

Glover refers to someone who makes gloves. The name can be considered synonymous with having a gentle hand to ensure perfection.

38. Gray

Boys who are named Gray are often perceived to be charming, handsome and have an endearing personality. Gray refers to the colour ‘grey’, a gentle and soothing colour that can create a relaxing atmosphere.

39. Happy

Happy is a soft joyous English name widely used for baby boys in Asia. Name your son Happy if you want to show he is endowed with joy and happiness.

40. Harper

Harper is a boy’s name with a slightly feminine touch. It means ‘someone who plays the harp’. The name signifies the gentleness a harp player needs to have to be able to create beautiful music.

41. Haluk

Want your boy to be known for being good-natured and gentle? Try Haluk, which is unique, and means exactly that in Turkish.

42. Haven

Parents prefer using Haven as a boy’s name as it means a sanctuary. It originates in the English language and symbolises the peace and joy of a sanctuary.

43. Helios

Helios means the sun in the Greek language. The name is a soft version for the essential sunlight without which life cannot survive. Once popular, the unique name glorifies the sun God and his everlasting rule.

44. Holden

Holden is an English name adapted from a very popular novel by H.D. Salinger, A Catcher in the Rye which has a character named Holden Caulfield. The name means ‘hollow valley’.

45. Goodwin

Goodwin is God’s friend and symbolises purity, and it means ‘a good-hearted person”; a quality most gentlemen have.

46. Icarus

Icarus means ‘follower’ and is derived from Greek mythology. The name is perfect for someone with a soft personality.

47. Jackie

Jackie is a cool-sounding name meaning ‘God is gracious’.

48. Jacintho

Jacintho is a Spanish and Portuguese variation of Hyacinthus. The boy Hyacinthus was a lover of the sun God Apollo and is known in Greek myths to be beautiful, soft, and gentle as a flower, and a divine hero.

49. Jackson

Jackson means ‘God is merciful’ and is mostly used for English surnames, but it has a gentle meaning that goes perfect for a gentle boy.

50. Javen

Javen means ‘youth’ in Arabic. The name is perfect for a tender, youthful child.

51. Keala

This Hawaiian name means ‘the perfumed or scented one’. The uniqueness of such names is presently very widely used in the USA.

52. Latif

Latif exemplifies the traits of kindness and being gentle. It is a very popular Arabic name.

53. Lachlan

From the Scottish grounds, Lachlan is a sophisticated name which means ‘from the fjord-land’.

54. Luca

With a sassy undertone, Luca is an Italian name referring to ‘someone from Lucania’.

55. Marlowe

Marlowe is an English name meaning ‘driftwood’.

56. Monroe

Monroe is a popular name with Scottish roots meaning ‘mouth of the Roe river’.

57. Noah

Noah is a biblical name of Hebrew origin. The name means ‘rest, repose’.

58. Ollie

Ollie is a friendly name once associated with the friendly dragon on children’s show.

59. Otto

Otto is a German name meaning ‘wealthy’. Otto Frank, the father of Anne Frank, is one well-known personality and this name bearer.

60. Paris

Paris is a stylish name for boys and girls. The name has been associated with a mythological prince of incredible beauty.

61. Paulie

Paulie is today’s variation of the male given name Paul.

62. Pip

Pip is a cute and short boy’s name of English origin, meaning ‘lover of horses’. It could also be used as a nickname.

63. Rafiq

This Arabic name is an excellent name for your bonnie son. It means he is a compassionate person who is kind and gentle.

64. Reece

Reece is a sassy variation of the original Welsh name Rhys.

65. Rowan

Rowan is a quintessentially elegant name of English and Scottish origins. The meaning of the name is ‘rowan tree’ and ‘little redhead’.

66. Rune

A Germanic name in nature, Rune means ‘secret’.

67. Quinn

Quinn is a soft-sounding name that means ‘one who is wise, graceful, and reasonable’. A popular Irish name and surname it also symbolises the Conn descendants.

68. Sascha

Sascha is a fashionable name among boys and girls. It has Russian and German roots and means ‘defending warrior’.

69. Sean

This lovely boy’s name means ‘God’s mercy’ in the Hebrew dialect. It is used by the Irish as John and has many famous people, rulers and actors who share this modern, exotic-sounding soft name.

70. Sky

A sweet and everlasting name, Sky has no end!

71. Tennessee

Tennessee is a super-cool Native American name. Reese Witherspoon brought it back into the limelight after picking this name for her boy.

72. Theodore

Theodore is a friendly boy’s name of Greek origin which means ‘gift of God’. The name was once in the Top 10 in 2021 for the first time ever.

73. Tucker

Tucker is one who softens the fabric and is of English origin.

74. Sohal

Sohal is a name of Sanskrit origin and means ‘a person who is delicate and soft’.

75. Salomon

Unique and different, the French, Danes, Norwegians, Finnish people all have different spellings. It is drawn from the Hebrew word shĕlōmōh meaning peace, symbolizing gentleness. Spell it Shelomo, Salomao or even Solomon.

76. Pace

Pace from the old English language means the man who brings peace. It was very popular as a surname and has been resurrected as a soft-sounding unique baby boy’s name.

77. Pal

The Hungarian name used for Paul it means ‘petite’, ‘small’, and ‘tiny’. The English name has been widely used by popes, rulers, saints, actors and others. In Latin, it was very popularly used to name baby boys. It is also an Indian surname.

78. Galen

Galen is an English name that draws heavily on the ancient Greek term ‘galene’ which means ‘to be at peace’ or ‘peaceful’.

79. Gene

Gene means ‘one who is born in a noble family’. Drawn from the French Eugene, it originates in the Greek Language which uses Eugenios or born of a good family.

80. Wyoming

The elegant name Wyoming has its roots in gorgeous Native America. It means ‘mountains and valleys’.

We hope you found enough baby boy names that mean soft and gentle or signify these characters in one way or the other. They are sure to strike a chord with your family. Good luck!

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Gauri Ratnam completed her Masters in English Literature from the University of Pune. She began her journey as a German translator soon after completing her graduation, but later moved on to pursue her passion for writing. Having written for both digital and print media in a varied range of industries, she has the ability to write relatable and well-researched content, benefical for anyone seeking advice or direction.