Unusual Male Names

Unusual Boy Names That Start with N

Strong and Unique Male Names Starting with N

A list of strong, majestic, and unusual boy names that start with N (with history of origin and meanings).

Last updated: March 26, 2022.



Name meaning: island.

Origin: English.

Nayland name variations: Neylend, Neilend, Nailand.



Name meaning: peaceful, refusing to fight.

Origin: Slavic.

Reference: Neklan, one of the seven Bohemian princes.

Neklan name variations: Neklian, Neklen, Neiklan.



Years of origin: circa 13th century.

Origin: Gaelic.

Meaning: champion.

Nelson name variations: Nell, Nilson, Nels, Neill, Neils, Neills, Niells, Niels.



Origin: Greek.

Meaning: new.

History behind: name derived from Greek prefix neo (translated as new).

Neo name variations: Noe, Neio, Neuo.



Years of origin: circa 1st century.

Origin: Roman.

Meaning: strong one, vigorous.

Reference: Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, Roman emperor.

Nero name variations: Neiro, Neyro, Neron, Neuro.



Name meaning: from a new village.

Origin: French and English.

Neville name variations: Nevill, Neivill, Neyville, Nevillen, Nevillan, Newille, Newillan.



Origin: English.

Meaning: new home, new settlement.

History behind: derived from Old English words neowe (translated as new) and tun (translated as settlement).

Newton name variations: Newten, Nevton, Newtt.



Years of origin: circa 11th century (as Niels).

Origin: Scandinavian.

Meaning: victorious.

Reference: Niels, King of Denmark.

Nils name variations: Nels, Nills, Niels, Neels.



Origin: Hebrew.

Meaning: recreation.

History behind: name derived from Hebrew noach (translated as rest or recreation).

Noah name variations: Noan, Noie, Noa.



Years of origin: circa 12th century.

Origin: Irish.

Meaning: noble, fair, famous.

Nolan name variations: Noland, Nollan, Nolen, Neilen.



Name meaning: north, vivid.

Origin: Old German.

Years of origin: circa 11th century.

Reference: Saint Norbert of Xanten.

Norbert name variations: Nothbert, Norberth, Norbeth.



Years of origin: circa 11th century.

Origin: Old English.

Meaning: man from North.

Norman name variations: Normand, Norm, Normie, Normy.



Years of origin: circa 11th century.

Origin: Old English.

Meaning: northerner, from North.

Norris name variations: Norreis, Noreis, Norais.



Years of origin: circa 11th century.

Origin: Old English.

Meaning: North settlement, from North.

Norton name variations: Nortown, Nortone, Nortun.



Years of origin: circa 11th century.

Origin: Old English.

Meaning: North wood, from North.

Norwood name variations: Northwode, Norwode, Northwood.



Name meaning: tough, rough, hard.

First mention: circa 9th century.

Origin: Old German.

Historical reference: Blessed Notker of Saint Gall.

Notger name variations: Nohtger, Notgher, Notker, Nithard.



Name meaning: protector or protected.

Origin: Old English.

First mention: early 8th century.

Historical reference: Nothhelm, Archbishop of Canterbury.

Nothhelm name variations: Nothelm, Nottelm, Notheln.



Years of origin: unknown.

Origin: Latin.

Meaning: new, fresh.

History behind: derived from the Latin word novus (translated as new).

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

Novie name variations: Nowie, Nova, Novus, Novius.


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