25 Magical Boy Names to Inspire Your Search

Updated: June 4, 2021
If you like fantasy and magic, look no further than this list for baby boy naming inspiration. These magical boy names are both unique and evoke a sense of enchantment and wonder.
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Do you believe in magic? Draw inspiration from pop culture and all things mystical with these names for your baby boy. These mythical monikers are perfectly enchanting for your little one, because let’s face it: babies are pure magic.

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25 Magical Baby Boy Names

  • Flynn - If the baby’s father is a red head, this is perfect. Flynn is not only the male lead in Disney’s Tangled, it also translates to “son of the red-haired man.”
  • Cullen - The surname for the family of vampires in Twilight, Cullen can also work as a first name. In Irish, this translates to "handsome," while in Greek it means “famous one.”
  • Bodhi - This name with Sanskrit origin means “awakening” or “enlightenment” and relates to a Buddhist concept.
  • Jon - Jon Snow may not have known much on Game of Thrones, but we’re sure your little boy will.
  • Phoenix - Like the mythical bird which rose from the ashes, this name of Greek origin symbolizes immortality.
  • Griffon - A Griffon was a mythological beast - half lion, half eagle - which was charged with looking over golden treasures.
  • Samwise - Though you may want to give your boy the nickname Sam, Samwise is a solid first name from Lord of The Rings, inspired by one of the most loyal companions.

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  • Oscar - Ever heard of Oscar Zoroaster Phadrig Isaac Norman Henkle Emmannuel Ambroise Diggs? Probably not. But you’re likely familiar with the titular character in the Wizard of Oz, and they’re one in the same!
  • James - Take a page from Harry Potter and go for the name of Harry Potter’s dad, a powerful wizard of Hogwarts.
  • Aslan - Best known as the name of the lion in The Chronicles of Narnia series, this name is derived from the Old Turkic word for “lion.”
  • Draco - Not only is this the name of one of the most famous Harry Potter characters, it’s also the name of a constellation.
  • Caliban - If you’re familiar with The Tempest, this doesn’t have the greatest literary reference, but it’s still a solid name.
  • Easton - It may not seem like it at first, but this translates to “magical power” in Old English.
  • Sirius - Not only was Sirius Black a beloved character in the Harry Potter series, Sirius is also the name of a constellation, along with others in the Malfoy, Black, and Lestrange family.
  • Finn - The name of one of Irish mythologies greatest heroes, Finn MacCool, known for his mystical powers and wisdom.
  • Thor - Raise a confident son who fights for justice, just like the hammer-wielding god adapted for Marvel comics and movies.
  • Merlin - Though this name’s meaning is “sea wall” or “sea fortress,” it is also the name of King Arthur’s magician tutor, possibly one of the most famous wizards of all time.
  • Bran - Whether you choose this as a first name, or go with Brandon but use Bran as a nickname, there’s no denying the power of Bran Stark in GoT.
  • Luke - Can’t forget about Star Wars! In Latin, this means “bringer of light,” but also serves as a nod to the legendary Jedi Master.
  • Blaise - This name isn’t as modern as you may think. Blaise was a well-known warlock in Arthurian legend and Merlin’s master.
  • Cedric - Another nod to the Harry Potter series after the courageous Cedric Diggory, this name has Celtic origins and means “gift of splendor.”
  • Ajax - Not only is this a cleaning product, it is also the name of a heroic character in Homer’s Iliad.
  • Oberon - Oberon is the outermost and second-largest major moon of Uranus, and it is also the name of the King of Fairies in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
  • Astra - This name translates to “star” and also “divine strength.” Perfect if you were a fan of the recent flick Ad Astra.
  • Harry - If this name doesn’t instantly make you think of magic, we don’t know what will.

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