251 Baby Boy Names That Start With Z - Baby Chick
Subscribe Search

251 Baby Boy Names That Start With Z

Explore unique and traditional boy names that start with Z! Find the perfect baby name from long, short, common, cool, and unique choices.

Updated July 3, 2024

by Kristen Winiarski

Additional contribution by Stefanie Miller

Share

Here we are at the end of the alphabet for boy names, and we have some great ones! While it may seem like Z names only have a few possibilities, there are actually many to choose from — long, short, traditional, cool, and beautifully unique choices! The Z names for boys below represent the most popular and least common Z boy names. You’ve probably heard the most popular ones, but don’t overlook the less common boy names that start with Z. There are many good ones to consider! With a wide variety, you’ll find just the right name if you have your heart set on the letter Z.

Baby Boy Names That Start With Z

Whether you have your heart set on a common name or something more exotic, there are plenty of winners to choose from here:

Some of these Z names for boys are Hebrew and biblical, and others are Greek or Arabic, but all are great! Unsurprisingly, these are the most popular Z boy names.

1. Zachariah — Hebrew for “the Lord has remembered.”

2. Zachary — This name also means “the Lord has remembered” in Hebrew.

3. Zaid — An Arabic name meaning “to increase.”

4. Zakai — Hebrew for “pure.”

5. Zander — In Greek, this name means “defending men.”

6. Zane — Hebrew for “God is gracious.”

7. Zayden — Arabic for “growth.”

8. Zeke — This name means “God strengthens” in Hebrew.

9. Zion — A Hebrew name meaning “highest point.”

10. Zyaire — Swahili for “river.”

10 Common Boy Names That Start With Z

Many parents adore these common Z boy names, and it’s easy to see why they’re so special. Take a look to see if any of them catch your attention.

1. Zahir — An Arabic name meaning “helper” or “supporter.”

2. Zaiden — Arabic for “growth.”

3. Zaire — This African name means “the river that swallows all rivers.”

4. Zamir — Hebrew for “nightingale.”

5. Zavier — A Basque name meaning “new house.”

6. Zayd — In Arabic, this name means “increase” or “growth.”

7. Zayn — Arabic for “beauty” or “grace.”

8. Zen — This name means “meditation” in Japanese.

9. Zev — Hebrew for “wolf.”

10. Zyon — This name means “highest point” in Hebrew.

9 Bible Names for a Boy That Start With Z

You can find each of these boy names starting with Z in the Bible. If you have your heart set on a biblical boy’s name, this is the category for you.

1. Zaccai — Hebrew for “pure.”

2. Zeb — This name means “gift of Jehovah” in Hebrew.

3. Zebedee — An English name meaning “gift of God.”

4. Zebediah — Hebrew for “gift of Jehovah.”

5. Zebulon — This name means “exaltation” or “little dwelling” in Hebrew.

6. Zedekiah — In Hebrew, this name means “the Lord is just.”

7. Zephaniah — Hebrew for “God has hidden.”

8. Zimri — A Hebrew name meaning “my music, my praise.”

9. Zuriel — This name means “the Lord is my rock” in Hebrew.

10 Famous Z Names for a Boy

Below are names of famous celebrities that start with the letter Z. From actors to musicians, there’s so much great inspiration here!

1. Zac — This name means “the Lord has remembered” in Hebrew. Actor Zac Efron bears this name.

2. Zaven — There’s a Lebanese talk show host named Zaven Kouyoumdjian. It’s an Armenian name, and the meaning is unknown.

3. Zeppo —  One of the Marx Brothers was Zeppo Marx. This name means “He shall add” in Italian.

4. Ziggy — This name is German for “victory.” Musician Ziggy Marley bears this name.

5. Zillion — “Zillion” is an English word name meaning “indeterminably large number.” Nick Cannon has a son named Zillion.

6. Zlatan — This Slavic name means “gold.” Zlatan Ibrahimović is a Swedish soccer player.

7. Zoltan — “Zoltan” is Hungarian for “sultan.” Zoltan Kaszas is an actor and comedian.

8. Zorro — This is the name of an iconic movie character. It’s Spanish for “fox.”

9. Zuma — “Zuma” is an Arabic name meaning “peace.” Gwen Stefani has a son named Zuma.

10. Zydn — This is the name of Odell Beckham Jr.’s son. It’s a created name with an unknown meaning and origin.

13 Cool Boy Names That Start With Z

These names are edgy and super cool for any awesome little boy. You should consider one of these boy names starting with Z for your son.

1. Zahn — German for “tooth.”

2. Zandro — This Slavic and Greek name means “warrior.”

3. Zayne — This name means “God is gracious” in English.

4. Zeldris — This is an anime character from the series “The Seven Deadly Sins.” Its meaning and origin are unknown.

5. Zenith — This English word name means “the time at which something is the most powerful or successful.”

6. Zeno — In Greek, this name means “hospitality” or “guest.”

7. Zephyr — This name means “west wind” in Greek.

8. Zeppelin — German for “airship.”

9. Zeus — A Greek name meaning “sky father.”

10. Zohar — Hebrew for “light” or “brilliance.”

11. Zorawar — This name means “strong” or “brave” in Punjabi.

12. Zuko — In Xhosa, this name means “glory.”

13. Zyair — Kongo for “the river that swallows all rivers.”

15 Cute Boy Names That Start With Z

Every adorable baby boy deserves a name to match! These cute boy names are suitable for any little one.

1. Zacari — Hebrew for “God has remembered.”

2. Zach — A Hebrew name meaning “the Lord has remembered.”

3. Zackie — This name also means “God has remembered” in Hebrew.

4. Zade — An Arabic name meaning “son of.”

5. Zahavi — Hebrew for “gold.”

6. Zan — This name means “support” or “comfort” in Chinese.

7. Zandy — Greek for “defending men.”

8. Zale — In Greek, this name means “sea strength.”

9. Zealand — This Dutch name means “sea land.”

10. Zell — This name means “wise and peaceful” in Hebrew.

11. Zia — Hebrew for “light.”

12. Zio — This name means “uncle” in Italian.

13. Ziri — In Berber, this name means “moonlight.”

14. Zola — This name means “piece of earth” in Congolese.

15. Zooey — A Greek name meaning “to live.”

12 Exotic Z Names for a Boy

These exotic names are exciting and different. There are plenty of great names here if you’d like a Z name for your baby boy.

1. Zadok — This name means “righteous” in Hebrew.

2. Zahi — An Arabic name meaning “beautiful” or “brilliant.”

3. Zakhar — Russian for “the Lord has remembered.”

4. Zared — A Hebrew name meaning “trap.”

5. Zasha — In Russian, this name means “defender of the people.”

6. Zeferino — Portuguese for “west wind.”

7. Zelek — This is a Hebrew name, but its meaning is unknown.

8. Zenon — Greek for “gift of Zeus.”

9. Zesiro — Luganda for “older of twins.”

10. Ziyad — An Arabic name meaning “increase” or “growth.”

11. Zubair — Arabic for “strong” and “intelligent.”

12. Zuberi — This name means “strong” in Swahili.

72 Unique Boy Names That Start With Z

While less common, these unique names stand out and deserve some attention. If you’re looking for a handsome baby boy name that no one will have, consider one of these Z names for boys!

1. Zabdiel — This name means “gift of God” in Hebrew.

2. Zabe — Arabic for “God is my oath.”

3. Zabir — An Arabic name meaning “vast knowledge of religion.”

4. Zadkiel — Hebrew for “God is my righteousness.”

5. Zae — The origin and meaning are unknown.

6. Zael — An Arabic name meaning “sea strength.”

7. Zaf — This Arabic name has an unknown meaning.

8. Zagan — This is the name of one of the fallen angels. Its origin is unknown.

9. Zaheem — Arabic for “resolute.”

10. Zailey — In Greek, this name means “dry earth.”

11. Zaja — This Slavic name means “flower.”

12. Zakk — Hebrew for “the Lord has remembered.”

13. Zalmai — An Afghan name meaning “young.”

14. Zam — This is an Arabic name, but its meaning is unknown.

15. Zaman — An Arabic name meaning “era.”

16. Zamari — The meaning and origin of this name are unknown.

17. Zanzibar — This name means “black coast” in Swahili.

18. Zarah — Hebrew for “prince.”

19. Zarith — An Arabic name meaning “shining.”

20. Zathaniel — The origin and meaning are unknown.

21. Zaul — German for “frail.”

22. Zavala — This name means “fortress” in Spanish.

23. Zavian — In Basque, this name means “bright light.”

24. Zavid — A Hebrew name meaning “beloved.”

25. Zaxton — Spanish for “gift of God.”

26. Zayan — An Arabic name meaning “handsome.”

27. Zaydon — This name means “increasing” in Arabic.

28. Zaydrian — An American-created name that means “from Hadria.”

29. Zayed — Arabic for “abundance.”

30. Zaylen — The meaning and origin of this name are unknown.

31. Zaza — Hebrew for “movement.”

32. Zazu — This name also means “movement” in Hebrew.

33. Zeal — In English, this name means “passion” or “fervor.”

34. Zealous — An English word name meaning “fervent” or “enthusiastic.”

35. Zedd — Hebrew for “the Lord is just.”

36. Zedong — This name means “brilliance” and “east” in Chinese.

37. Zedric — The meaning and origin of this name are unknown.

38. Zeev — Hebrew for “wolf.”

39. Zef — A Dutch name meaning “Jehovah increases.”

40. Zenobios — This name means “life of Zeus” in Greek.

41. Zeo — The origin and meaning of this name are unknown.

42. Zephon — Hebrew for “God has hidden.”

43. Zeru — This name means “sky” in Basque.

44. Zeta — “Zeta” is the sixth letter of the Greek alphabet.

45. Zeth — Hebrew for “appointed.”

46. Zeze — A Portuguese name meaning “He shall add.”

47. Zhen — In Chinese, this name means “a treasure.”

48. Zheng — Chinese for “upright” or “just.”

49. Zhou — This name means “surrounding” in Chinese.

50. Zico — The meaning and origin are unknown.

51. Ziga — Slovene for “victory protector.”

52. Zildjian — This name means “cymbal maker” in Armenian.

53. Zima — A Slavic name meaning “winter.”

54. Zinc — This is the name of a chemical element. The origin and meaning of the name are unknown.

55. Zircon — A Greek gem name that means “hold-hued.”

56. Zitin — This name means “brightly shining star” in Hindi.

57. Ziven — This Slavic name means “vigorous” or “lively.”

58. Zoren — Slavic for “dawn.”

59. Zot — The meaning and the origin of this name are unknown.

60. Zuber — This is a German occupational name for a tub maker.

61. Zubin — A Persian name meaning “short spear.”

62. Zunair — In Urdu, this name means “moonlight.”

63. Zunich — The origin and meaning of this name are unknown.

64. Zura — Chechen for “strength.”

65. Zuzo — A Yiddish name meaning “sweet.”

66. Zya — Hebrew for “radiant.”

67. Zyhir — Arabic for “flourishing.”

68. Zyler — This English invented name means “maker of tiles.”

69. Zylo — In Greek, this name means “forest.”

70. Zymal — This is an Arabic name for a piece of clothing that covers the whole body like a robe.

71. Zyn — The meaning and origin of this name are unknown.

72. Zyrell — The meaning and origin of this name are also unknown.

100 Rare Boy Names That Start With Z

If you’re searching for a rare boy name, you’ve come to the right place! These Z boy names are uncommon and creative.

1. Zaal — An Arabic name meaning “light.”

2. Zabuza — Japanese for “never cut twice.”

3. Zacchaeus — Hebrew for “the Lord has remembered.”

4. Zadig — An Armenian name meaning “Easter.”

5. Zadornin — This name means “Saturn” in Basque.

6. Zaelyn — The meaning and origin of this name are unknown.

7. Zagreus — Greek for “great hunter.”

8. Zaie — The origin and meaning of this name are unknown.

9. Zaigham — An Arabic name meaning “lion.”

10. Zainuddin — Urdu for “ornament of religion.”

11. Zakawat — This name means “intelligent” in Arabic.

12. Zalman — Hebrew for “peace.”

13. Zamani — The origin of this name is Arabic, but its meaning is unknown.

14. Zamarion — The meaning and origin are unknown.

15. Zamiel — A German name meaning “told by God.”

16. Zanic — The origin and meaning of “Zanic” are unknown.

17. Zankoku — In Japanese, this name means “cruel.”

18. Zanoah — Hebrew for “forgetfulness.”

19. Zaquan — An American-invented name meaning “duplicitous.”

20. Zarain — This name means “golden” in Arabic.

21. Zarar — Urdu for “clever.”

22. Zarathustra — An Iranian name meaning “one who can manage camels.”

23. Zaroon — Arabic for “visitor.”

24. Zartash — This Persian name means “gold carver.”

25. Zauraiz — An Arabic name meaning “spreader of light.”

26. Zawadi — Swahili for “gift.”

27. Zawisza — This Slavic name means “jealousy.”

28. Zayvion — The origin and meaning of this name are unknown.

29. Zazil — Mayan for “clarity.”

30. Zbigniew — A Polish name meaning “to dispel anger.”

31. Zbyhnev — This Slavic name also means “to dispel anger.”

32. Zdenko — Croatian for “glory.”

33. Zeddicus — A Greek name whose meaning is unknown.

34. Zeljko — A Slavic name meaning “desire.”

35. Zelophehad — Hebrew for “firstborn” or “shadow from terror.”

36. Zeffirelli — This is an Italian name, but its meaning is unknown.

37. Zelig — Yiddish for “blessed” or “happy.”

38. Zelmo — The meaning and origin are unknown.

39. Zenfe — The meaning and origin of this name are also unknown.

40. Zente — A Hungarian name meaning “saint” or “holy.”

41. Zepar — This is the name of a fallen angel. It’s a Hebrew name, but its meaning is unknown.

42. Zephyrin — French for “west wind.”

43. Zetsu — In Japanese, this name means “tongue.”

44. Zevelun — This name means “exaltation or little dwelling” in Hebrew.

45. Zgard — An Arabic name meaning “without fear.”

46. Zhi — Chinese for “purpose” or “wisdom.”

47. Zhihao — Chinese for “purpose” and “brave.”

48. Zhivago — This name means “life” in Russian.

49. Zhores — This name is Russian, but its meaning is unknown.

50. Zhubin — A Persian name meaning “short spear.”

51. Zhyrgal — in Kyrgyz, this name means “happiness.”

52. Ziad — This Arabic name means “abundance.”

53. Zidane — An Arabic name meaning “growth and progress.”

54. Ziemowit — Polish for “head of the family.”

55. Zigmund — German for “victorious protector.”

56. Zikomo — This name means “thank you” in Ngono.

57. Zimran — Hebrew for “song.”

58. Zina — In Greek, this name means “hospitable.”

59. Zindel — A Yiddish name meaning “defender of men.”

60. Zindelo — This Romani name means “son/sonny.”

61. Zinoviy — Greek for “life of Zeus.”

62. Ziom — The meaning and origin of this name are unknown.

63. Zipactonal — Nahuatl for “harmonic light.”

64. Ziska — This name means “from France” or “free man” in English.

65. Zitkaduta — This name means “red bird” in Winnebago.

66. Ziusudra — This Sumerian name means “life of long days.”

67. Zivko — A Slavic name meaning “vigorous” or “lively.”

68. Zixin — Chinese for “self-confidence.”

69. Zoel — In Greek, this name means “alive.”

70. Zoilo — Spanish for “life.”

71. Zolgai — The meaning and origin are unknown.

72. Zondal — Yiddish for “little son.”

73. Zophar — This name means “to leap” in Hebrew.

74. Zopyros — A Greek name meaning “glowing.”

75. Zoraver — In Punjabi, this name means “strong” or “brave.”

76. Zoticus — Greek for “full of life.”

77. Zsiga — A Hungarian name meaning “victory protection.”

78. Zsolt — This name means “sultan” in Hungarian.

79. Zuan — Italian for “God is gracious.”

80. Zubayr — An Arabic name meaning “strong” or “brave.”

81. Zuei — The origin and meaning of “Zuei” are unknown.

82. Zuhaib — Arabic for “the light of knowledge.”

83. Zuhal  — This name means “Saturn” in Turkish.

84. Zulay — A Turkish name meaning “possessing the moon.”

85. Zulfiqar — This name means “cleaver of the spine” in Urdu.

86. Zulkifl — An Arabic name meaning “prophet of Allah.”

87. Zunaisha — This name means “gift of God” in Arabic.

88. Zuzen — Basque for “justice.”

89. Zvi — This name means “deer” in Hebrew.

90. Zvonimir — A Slavic name meaning “the sound of peace.”

91. Zwehb — The meaning and origin of “Zwehb” are unknown.

92. Zyare — The meaning and origin of this name are also unknown.

93. Zygfryd — German for “victorious peace.”

94. Zygmunt — In German, this name means “victorious protection.”

95. Zygus — This name means “yoke” or “balance beam” in Greek.

96. Zyir — The origin and meaning are unknown.

97. Zylan — Greek for “forest dweller.”

98. Zyrie — The origin and meaning of this name are unknown.

99. Zyron — This name also has an unknown meaning and origin.

100. Zyrus — Filipino for “sun.”

There are so many uncommon and unique boy names that start with Z to choose from. I hope you found a few Z boy names to add to your list! Just because Z was last doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have some amazing options for your new baby. Now that we’re through the alphabet, hopefully, you’ve found some great choices for naming your new baby boy.

Check out our other baby name lists if you’re still on the baby name hunt. Try our cute nicknames for boys, badass boy names, cool boy names, and strong boy names. Have fun choosing a beautiful name you love for your baby boy!

Share
Was this article helpful?
  • Author
  • Co-Author

Kristen N. Winiarski spends much of her days battling her kids' hangry moods with bacon and Cookie Monster impressions. She also encourages dance parties as P.E. whenever possible. Kristen started… Read more

You might also like
Subscribe to our newsletter