Frat Boy Names (50+ Funny and New for 2023)

Frat boy names have a certain familiar ring and feel to them. It brings back memories of the best friends we had the most fun with in college. The type of buddy who, upon your request, will accompany you at three in the morning to the middle of nowhere without having to understand why. 

They sound cool and entertaining. It brings back memories of the good old days when getting over a hangover so you could attend the next party was your biggest concern.

Since we know you adore them too, we've compiled a list of the cutest frat guy names along with their meanings.

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White frat boy names (and their meanings)

Cody: "Decent and helpful one" is the meaning of the Irish ancestor name Cody.

Paul: Paul, which means "little" or "humble," is a Latin word.

Cam: The Scottish name Cam, which means "crooked nose," can be used both for boys and girls.

Dylan: Welsh boys are traditionally given the name Dylan. It denotes "born from the ocean" or "son of the sea."

Toby: A shorter version of Tobias, which comes from the Hebrew term for "God," yahweh, and the Greek word towb, which means "good." Tobiyah also means "God is good."

Brady: Brady is an Irish last name that is simple to pronounce as a first name for any gender. It comes from the Irish word brádaigh, which means "a Brádach descendent." Other physical descriptions include "big-chested" and "wide eyes."

Matt: The meaning of the name Matt for boys is "gift of God" and it has Hebrew origins.

Basic frat boy names (and their meanings)

Jacob: Jacob can be translated from the Hebrew Ya'aqov as "to follow, be behind," "to supplant, overreach," or even the term for "heel." Additionally, it can signify "may God protect."

Noah: The name Noah is derived from the Hebrew word 'Noach,' which means rest' or repose. It also derives from "nukhu," a word from Babylonian that means repose or rest.

Ben: Ben is a male given name with Hebrew roots that means "son." It has a connection to Benjamin, a name that means "son of my right hand" in Hebrew.

John: The Hebrew name Yohanan, which means "graced by God," is where the name John originates. It is a strong, conventional name that conveys toughness, intelligence, and kindness.

Aiden: Irish folklore is the origin of the name Aiden, which means "small fire."

Jack: The name Jack, which means "God is Gracious," is typically used for boys.

Andrew: The Greek name Andrew means "strong and manly." It is a spelling variation of the Greek name Andreas, which comes from the word "man" in the element aner.

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Typical frat boy names (and their meanings)

Zach: The English-speaking world enjoys widespread popularity for the boy's name Zach. It is a variant of Zacharias or Zachariah, Hebrew theophoric names that contain a god's name.

Pete: The name Peter has the connotation of a rock or stone in the Bible.

Brian: The Irish name Brian, which is for a man, means "high" or "noble." The Old Irish term brig, which means "might" or "power," and the ancient Celtic root brixs, which means "hill" or "height," are related to this word.

Trent: Trent is a masculine given name and a surname that means "the flooder." It frequently brings to mind the British river, the River Trent. It could also be a shortened version of Trenton's given name.

Carter: The meaning of the gender-neutral name Carter is "transporter of commodities by cart." It has English origins.

Common frat boy names (and their meanings)

Ryan: When combined, the Gaelic words righ and an imply "little king," therefore the name Ryan. The Irish surname O'Riain is another source of its origin.

Aaron: The Hebrew name Aaron is primarily given to boys. It denotes exaltedness or strength. It can also mean "teacher" or "mountain of strength," according to certain translations.

Timothy: Greek ancestry gives the name Timothy to a man. The name derives from "Timotheos," which means "honouring God."

Levi: It denotes being "connected," "unified," or perhaps "attached in harmony." Levi is the son of Jacob and Leah in the Old Testament, hence it has Biblical roots.

Steve: Steve is a boy's name that originates from Britain and means "garland," "victorious," or "crown." It comes from the Greek name Stéphanos, which means "wreath," "crown," "victorious," or "honour," and is derived from the more formal name Stephen.

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Popular frat boy names (and their meanings)

Eric: "Forever ruler" or "always ruler" is the meaning of the traditionally masculine name Eric. It's an Old Norse name that comes from the Norse word "Eirikr," which means "one king" or "ever mighty."

Hunter: "Someone who hunts" is the simple definition of the word "hunter." The mediaeval last name Hunter was used by hunters and bird catchers in both England and Scotland.

Isaac: Isaac is a Hebrew name that means "laughing." People laughed when Sarah and Abraham became pregnant since they were so elderly, and this is supposed to be the source of the phrase's meaning.

Kevin: Kevin is an adjective that implies "handsome." It has Irish roots and is derived from the name Caoimhn, which was formed from the words coém (meaning "handsome") and gein (meaning "birth"). The first famous Kevin was Saint Kevin.

Liam: Liam is an Irish name that means "protector" and "strong-willed fighter." This name is a shorter form of the Irish name Uilliam, which is derived from the Frankish name Willahelm and means "helmet of will."

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