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100 Pirate Boy Names For Your Little Buccaneer

Looking for unique and cool pirate boy names? Check out our baby name list of pirate names for boys that are perfect for your little buccaneer!
100 Pirate Boy Names For Your Little Buccaneer
Updated: April 25, 2023

If you are looking through baby boy names with a nautical twist, a pirate name could be just what you are searching for!  

Your baby boy is a  brand-new treasure and these pirate boy names inspired by both they be famous pirates in history and fictional pirates provide some jolly good options. Get out your telescope and search through the best pirate name ideas for your little buccaneer. 

From popular pirate names to more unique pirate names, there is a perfect match for every type of crew member! 

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Popular Pirate Boy Names and Meanings 

  1. Alek - A Greek name meaning “protector of mankind.”
  2. Alistair - Scottish for “defender of mankind.”
  3. Archer - English for “bowman.”
  4. Bastian - Latin for “revered one.”
  5. Blackstone - An English name for someone who lived near a dark stone.
  6. Cooper - Old English for “barrel maker.”
  7. Cornelius - Latin for “horn blower.”
  8. Fenix - Greek name for “dark red.”
  9. Finlay - Celtic for “fair-haired one” or “fair warrior.”
  10. Gawain - A Welsh name meaning “courteous” or “white hawk.”
  11. Gulliver - An English nickname for a greedy person or French for “glutton.”
  12. Hawk - Old English for “falcon.”
  13. Hayward - An English occupational name for someone responsible for protecting land from damage.
  14. Horace - Latin for “keeper of the hours” or “man of the time.”
  15. Ivan - Russian for “God is gracious.”
  16. Laszlo - Slavic for “glorious rule.”
  17. Lombard - Italian for “winner” and German for “long beard.”
  18. Lorcan - Irish name for “little fierce one.”
  19. Nikolai - Greek for “victorious people.”
  20. Remi - A French name meaning “oarsman.”
  21. Roman - Hebrew for “strong and powerful.”
  22. Ronan - Celtic for “pledge” and Irish for “little seal.”
  23. Scully - Scottish for “town crier.”
  24. Silas - Latin for “woodman.”
  25. Skipper - An English occupational name for the master of a ship.

Historical Male Pirate Names and Meanings 

  1. Amaro - Amaro Pargo was a Spanish corsair in the 17th century.
  2. Bartholomew - Bartholomew Roberts was a Welsh pirate during the Golden Age of Piracy.
  3. Bellamy - Captain Samuel Bellamy or “Black Sam” is recorded as the wealthiest pirate in history.
  4. Benjamin - Captain Benjamin Hornigold was an English pirate towards the end of the Golden Age of Piracy.
  5. Cheung - Cheung Po Tsai was a navy colonel and Chinese pirate.
  6. Caspian - Inspired by the Caspian Sea, the largest inland body of water in the world.
  7. Edward - Edward Teach or “Blackbeard” is one of the most infamous pirates in history.
  8. Emanuel - Emanuel Wynn was a French pirate and the first to fly the Jolly Roger.
  9. Fletcher - Fletcher Christian was an English pirate on the ship the Bounty during the late 1700s.
  10. Francis - Sir Francis Drake was a renowned English seaman and explorer who is known for circumnavigating the world in one expedition.
  11. Frederick - Frederick Barbarossa was a Holy Roman Emperor and pirate also known as “Redbeard.”
  12. Howell - Howell Davis was a Welsh pirate in the early 1700s.
  13. Kidd - Captain William Kidd was a famous Scottish sailor and privateer in the 17th century.
  14. Morgan - Sir Henry Morgan was a famous Welsh pirate in the Caribbean during the 1700s.
  15. Nathaniel - Nathaniel North was a pirate during the Golden Age of Piracy and was born in Bermuda.
  16. Nicholas - Nicholas Brown was an English pirate during the 18th century.
  17. Njord - Njord is the God of the Sea in Norse mythology.
  18. Percy - This name is derived from the Old Norman town of Perci.
  19. Phineas - Phineas Bunce was an English pirate in the Caribbean during the 18th century.
  20. Pierre - Pierre Le Grand or “Peter the Great” was a French pirate in the Caribbean during the 17th century.
  21. Richard - Richard Worley was an American pirate in the Caribbean during the 18th century.
  22. Roger - The Jolly Rogers is an English name for a flag with a white skull and crossbones that signifies a pirate ship.
  23. Ronan - Ronan O’Rahilly was a pioneer of pirate radio.
  24. Vane - Captain Charles Vane was an English pirate in the Bahamas at the end of the Golden Age of Piracy.
  25. Woodes - Woodes Rogers was an English sea captain and privateer.
  26. Zheng - Zheng was a Chinese pirate that was married to fellow pirate Ching Shih.

Three pirate kids celebrating on a beach. Pirate name options for your baby boy.

Male Pirate Names and Pirate Characters from Pop Culture

  1. Barbossa - Hector Barbossa is a pirate from the Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise.
  2. Billy - Billy Bones is a fictional pirate in the novel Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.
  3. Bloth - Bloth is an alien pirate sea lord in the animated TV series The Pirates of Dark Water.
  4. Conrad - Conrad is the main character of the long tale called The Corsair by Lord Byron.
  5. Davy - Davy Jones is a pirate captain of The Flying Dutchman in the Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise.
  6. Flint - Captain Flint is a character in the novel Treasure Island.
  7. Han - Han Solo is a space pirate from the Star Wars franchise.
  8. Hawkins - Jim Hawkins is the name of a character in both the novel Treasure Island and the film Treasure Planet.
  9. Hook - Captain Hook is a fictional pirate in Peter Pan.
  10. Jack - Captain Jack Sparrow is the main protagonist of Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. He is the most famous fictional pirate.
  11. John - Long John Silver is a character from the novel Treasure Island.
  12. Killian - Captain Killian Hook is a fictional pirate from the TV series Once Upon a Time.
  13. Mal - Malcolm “Mal” Reynolds was a space pirate and captain of the ship Serenity in the TV series Firefly.
  14. Nemo - Captain Nemo is a fictional pirate created by author Jules Verne.
  15. Neptune - The Roman God of the Sea.
  16. Red - Red Rackham is a fictional pirate in the comic series The Adventures of Tintin.
  17. Santiago - This is the title character of the children’s TV series Santiago of the Seas.
  18. Sinbad - Sinbad is a pirate in the animated film Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas.
  19. Smee - Mr. Smee is Captain Hook’s righthand man in Peter Pan.
  20. Westley - Westley is the real name of Dread Pirate Roberts, a character from the film The Princess Bride.
  21. Yondu - Yondu is a space pirate and leader of the Ravagers in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

More Good Pirate Names for Boys and Meanings 

  1. Ace - Latin for “unity” and Middle English for “highest rank.”
  2. Blade - English for “knife” or “sword.”
  3. Braheim - English for “flood plain.”
  4. Cain - Hebrew for “spear” and Scottish for “warlike.”
  5. Castor - Greek for “beaver” and also an English habitational name.
  6. Cutler - An English occupational name for someone who makes knives.
  7. Gill - Latin for “youthful.”
  8. Hadrian - Greek for “wealthy.”
  9. Hugo - A German name meaning “bright soul.”
  10. Iver -
  11. Lysander - Greek for “liberator.”
  12. Kasper - Persian for “treasure bearer.”
  13. Nolan - Irish and Scottish for “noble” or “champion.”
  14. Onyx - Greek for “precious stone.”
  15. Ragner - Old Norse for “wise leader.”
  16. Rhodes - An English topographic name for someone who lives in a woodland clearing.
  17. Rigg - English for “from the ridge.”
  18. Sawyer - A English name for “woodcutter.”
  19. Sedge - English for “swordsman.”
  20. Stede - English for “large homestead.”
  21. Sterling - English for “valued” and served from a German name for a coin.
  22. Tarian - Welsh for “shield.”
  23. Thane - Old English for “attendant warrior.”
  24. Thoreau - French for “strength of a bull.”
  25. Tide - Hebrew for “the knowledge of elevation.”
  26. Toby - Hebrew for “God is good.”
  27. Viggo - Scandinavian for “exuberant.”
  28. Ziggy - Teutonic for “victory shield.”

If you are on the hunt for cool pirate names for your little boy, you have come to the right place. We hope you find the perfect name so you can skip searching in a random pirate name generator and choose a name that’s special to you!

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