Unusual Male Names

Unique Boy Names Starting with S

Old Male Names Starting with S

A list of strong, majestic, and unique boy names starting with the letter S.

Last updated: March 26, 2022.

 

Sambor

Name meaning: lone warrior.

Origin: Slavic.

First mention: around 12th century.

Reference: Sambor the first, Duke of Pomerania.

Sambor name variations: Samor, Sambar, Samborr.

 

Sandor

Name origin: Hungarian.

Meaning: defender of mankind.

History behind: it is a Hungarian variant of Alexander.

Sandor name variations: Sander, Alexander, Alex.

 

Sanford

Years of origin: circa 12th century.

Origin: Old English.

Meaning: sandy ford.

Sanford name variations: Sanfort, Senford, Sentford, Senfort, Santford.

 

Sasha

Origin: Greek.

Meaning: defender, supporter, protector.

Sasha name variations: Alexander, Alexus, Alex.

 

Sawyer

Years of origin: circa 18th century.

Origin: English.

Meaning: woodcutter.

Sawyer name variations: Sawier, Savyer, Sayer.

 

Seaborn

Origin: English.

Meaning: sea warrior.

Seaborn name variations: Seabourne, Siborne, Seiborn, Sibbon.

 

Sebastian

Years of origin: circa 3rd century.

Origin: Latin.

Meaning: venerable, revered.

Reference: Sebastianus, Christian saint.

Sebastian name variations: Bastian, Sebastiano, Sebastien, Sebestiann, Sebastinn.

 

Seikling

Name meaning: high.

Origin: Old Norse.

Reference: Sikling Clan in Norse mythology.

Seikling name variations: Sikill, Sekling, Siklin.

 

Sendoa

Name meaning: powerful, strong.

Origin: Basque.

Sendoa name variations: Sendoan, Sendoaa, Sendey, Sendon.

 

Shaul

Name meaning: pray.

Origin: Hebrew.

Years of origin: circa 15th century BC.

Reference: Shaul, son of Simeon.

Shaul name variations: Shall, Sheul, Saul, Sheyl.

 

Sheffield

Origin: Old English.

Meaning: limitless, borderless.

Sheffield name variations: Sheffeld, Shepheld, Shefield.

 

Sheldon

Years of origin: circa 14th century (as Shealden).

Origin: Middle English.

Meaning: from the steep sided valley.

Sheldon name variations: Shelden, Shel, Shelldon.

 

Sherlock

Origin: Middle English.

Meaning: fair haired.

Sherlock name variations: Sherleck, Sherr, Sherlok.

 

Shiloh

Origin: Hebrew.

Meaning: peaceful, serene.

Shiloh name variations: Shilo, Shyloh, Shylo.

 

Sigebert

Name meaning: sumptuous, magnificent.

Origin: Germanic.

Years of origin: circa 5th century.

Reference: Sigebert the Lame, Frankish king.

Sigebert name variations: Sigbert, Sigberth, Sigobert, Sigibert, Zigbert.

 

Sigmund

Origin: Old Norse.

Meaning: protection through victory.

Reference: Sigmund, hero from Volsunga saga (Norse mythology).

Sigmund name variations: Zigmund, Sigurd, Zygmunt.

 

Sihtric

Name meaning: true winner.

Origin: Old English and Old Norse.

Earliest mention of a name: late 9th century.

Historical reference: Sitric Caech, King of Dublin.

Sihtric name variations: Sitric, Sigtric, Sigtryggr, Sigtrygr, Sigtrygg, Sightric.

 

Silas

Origin: Roman.

Meaning: wood, forest, countryside.

History behind: name derived from Sylvanus, a Roman god of the countryside.

Silas name variations: Sillas, Syllas, Siles, Silles, Sylas.

 

Simpert

Name meaning: graceful, elegant.

Origin: Germanic.

First mention: circa 8th century.

Etymology: name derived from Old German zimper (translated as elegant).

Historical reference: Simpert, Bishop of Augsburg.

Simpert name variations: Sindbert, Sinpert, Simbert, Zimpert.

 

Sinclair

Years of origin: circa 11th century.

Origin: Scottish.

Meaning: hermit saint.

Reference: Highland Scottish Sinclair clan.

Note: can also be derived from Latin clarus (translated as pure or renowned).

Sinclair name variations: Sinklair, Sincler, Sinclaire.

 

Sirras

Name meaning: furious, angry.

Origin: Greek.

First mention: circa 5th century BC.

Historical reference: Sirras, Prince of Lynkestis.

Sirras name variations: Sirres, Seirres, Siras, Sirra (female form).

 

Siward

Name meaning: uncertain, may mean attentive.

Origin: Germanic.

Earliest mention of the name: circa 5th century.

Historical reference: Siward, Geatish King.

Siward name variations: Sivard, Siwald, Synard, Seward, Syward.

 

Slaine

Name meaning: healthy, strong.

First mention: circa 18th century BC.

Origin: Old Irish.

Etymology: name derived from Old Irish slan (translated as strong or healthy).

Historical reference: Slaine mac Dela, High King of Ireland.

Slaine name variations: Slayne, Slain, Slayn, Slein, Sleyn.

 

Slanoll

Name meaning: strong, great, healthy.

First mention: circa 13th century BC.

Origin: Old Irish.

Historical reference: Slanoll, High King of Ireland.

Slanoll name variations: Slann, Slenell, Slenenn, Slan.

 

Stefan

Years of origin: circa 1st century (as Stephanos).

Origin: Hebrew and Greek.

Meaning: honorary, awarded.

History behind: derived from the Greek word stephanos (translated as wreath or crown).

Reference: Saint Stephanos.

Stefan name variations: Stephan, Staffan, Steven.

 

Steinar

Name meaning: guardian.

Origin: Old Norse.

Years of origin: circa 10th century.

Steinar name variations: Steinarr, Steiner, Steinerr, Teinarr, Teinerr.

 

Stigand

Name meaning: wayfarer, wanderer.

Origin: Old Norse.

Earliest mention of the name: around 11th century.

Etymology: name derived from Old Norse stigandr (translated as walking or stepping).

Historical reference: Stigand, Archbishop of Canterbury.

Stigand name variations: Stigandr, Steigand, Stig, Stigend, Stigar.

 

Storm

Origin: English.

Meaning: storm, tempest.

Note: often used as a female name and may refer to gender neutral names.

Storm name variations: Stormin, Stormien, Stormen, Stormein, Stormy.

 

Sucre

Country of origin: Germany.

Meaning: sugar.

History behind: name derived from German word zucker (translated as sugar).

Sucre name variations: Sucrus, Zuckrus, Zucker, Sucreus, Zuckreus.

 

Suintila

Name meaning: imperious, mighty.

Origin: Germanic.

Years of origin: circa 6th century.

Reference: Suintila, Visigothic King.

Suintila name variations: Suntilla, Swinthila, Sintilla, Sentilla, Svinthila.

 

Sully

Name meaning: sun, born under the sun.

Origin: Welsh.

First mention: circa 6th century (as Sulien).

Historical reference: Saint Sulien, Patron of Corwen in Wales.

Etymology: name derived from the Welsh word sul (translated as sun).

Sully name variations: Sulien, Sullien, Sullyen, Sullivan, Sullian.

 

Sunifred

Name meaning: sun, peace.

Origin: Germanic.

Earliest mention of the name: circa 7th century.

Historical reference: Suniefred, Visigothic rebel.

Sunifred name variations: Senifred, Seinifred, Sanifred, Sunnifred, Suinfred, Seinefred, Sunfred.

 

Sweyn

Name meaning: boy.

Origin: Old Norse.

Years of origin: circa 10th century.

Reference: Sweyn Forkbeard, King of Denmark.

Etymology: name derived from Old Norse sveinn (translated as boy).

Sweyn name variations: Svein, Svenn, Svend, Swend, Swenn.

 

Sylvester

Years of origin: circa 3rd century.

Origin: Roman.

Meaning: wild.

History behind: name derived from Latin word silvestris (translated as wooded or wild).

Reference: Pope Sylvester the first.

Sylvester name variations: Silvester, Silivester, Sylvest, Sylvesterus, Salvest, Sylviester, Selvesterus, Selvester, Sly, Stone.

 

Syrmus

Name meaning: uncertain, may mean family kinship.

Origin: Latin or Greek.

First mention: circa 4th century BC.

Historical reference: Syrmus, King of the Triballi tribe.

Syrmus name variations: Syrmius, Syrmos, Sirmus, Sirmos.

 

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