Baby name ideas: Boys names starting with A

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A names are in hot demand right now with parents everywhere are looking for that perfect name starting with the first letter of the alphabet.

Twelve per cent of the top 100 baby names for boys begin with A - which is a lot considering there are 25 other letters - and A names come up as the number one search for baby names for boys at Google.

To make the baby naming process a little easier for you, we've divided the very best A names for boys into different categories.

As with anything to do with baby names, the categories are somewhat subjective because different people will have different associations. 

Some will think of Archie Mountabtten Windsor and others the cartoon, so people's perceptions of a name will vary.

Some of these baby names span a few categories.

Is your baby boy's name on this list?

Traditional

Aaron

Abraham

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Adam

Albert

Alexander

Alfred

Angus

Archibald

Arthur

Modern-sounding

Ace

Aiden

Alden

​Anakin

​Anderson

​Archer

​Arden

Arlen

​Asher

Ashton

Austin

Avery

Axton

Axel

Hipster

Abe

Aldous

Alvin

Amadeus

Ambrose

Anders

Ansel

Arc

Ari

Arlo

​Arrow

Art

​Atticus

Aubrey

August

Ancient

Alban

Apollo

Atlas

Aurelius

Nature

Acacius

Ainsley

Arbor

Ash

Aspen

Familiar but underused

Adair

Adrian

Alastair

Aloysius

Amery

Andre

Anton

Auberon

Nickname names

Albie

Alex

Archie

Artie

​Augie