Names for Boys Ending in A

Baby Names With Similar Ending Sounds

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Not sure what baby name you want, but think you want it to end in the "a" sound? Here's a list of names for boys ending in A.

When you look at the popularity of names ending in the sound or letter "A" it 's obviously a much more popular option for girls than for boys. Names like Sophia, Emma, and Olivia have topped the most popular girls' names lists for most of the past decade. But it's only been in the past few years that names like Noah and Elijah have climbed up the list of popular boys' names.

 

Many boys' names ending in an "A" or "ah" have religious roots, including the most popular on the list, Noah. Noah is Hebrew in origin, derived from the name Noe or Noach, which means rest, or comfort. One of the best known stories from the Old Testament is the story of Noah and the Ark. According to the Bible story, Noah built an ark under God's command, in preparation for a Great Flood. He and his family were spared from the flood, and brought two of each animal on board to repopulate the Earth.

According to the Social Security Administration, in 2014, Noah was the most popular boys' name of the year for the first time. 

Of course, there is a tradition in Islam of naming baby boys in a way to honor God and the prophets of that religion, which has made Abdullah, literally meaning "in service to Allah" one of the most popular boys' names around the world.

So whether you are considering an "A"-ending name simply because you like the sound, for religious reasons, or because you are trying to pair it with a similar sibling name, here's a list of ideas for boys to get you started.

Boy Names Ending in A

Aditya
Asa
Dakota
Hamza
Joshua
Luca, Luka
Mustafa
Yehuda

Boy Names Ending in Ah

Abdullah
Alijah
Elijah
Elisha
Hezekiah
Isaiah, Izaiah, Isiah, Izayah
Jasiah
Jedidiah
Jeremiah, Jerimiah, Jeramiah
Jonah
Josiah, Joziah
Judah
Messiah
Micah
Nehemiah
Noah
Uriah

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