Fun fact: If baby number 4 had been a girl, his name was going to be Mae. Our reason for picking such a short and sweet name was because our third child, Elle, turned us on to simple, one-syllable names. We thought one of our favorite super short, three letter names was the way to go for a few reasons:
- For one, you can’t shorten it, which is great if you want to avoid having the world call your kid a shortened nickname that you don’t like.
- If you have a big family like ours, shorter names make it less cumbersome to list off everyone or write everyone’s name.
- Short names work best with our three-syllable last name.
Whatever your reason is for wanting a short and sweet baby name, there are more than you think to choose from! Here is a list of 65 three letter names for girls and boys.
3 letter names for girls
From the uber traditional Eve, Ann, and Lee to the super trendy Lux, Ava, and Mya, there are styles galore in these short names for girls.
Lia (this Italian variation of Leah is also found over on Italian girl names!)
Ida (love old lady names? Check out all of my beautiful, old fashioned names for girls and boys)
3 letter names for boys
The ultra cool Kai, Ace, and Jet have one thing in common with the old-school Hal, Roy, and Ike: they’re all made up of only three letters!
Luc (love Luc? Check out more French baby names that might be right up your alley!)
Jet (also found on this amazing list of cool unique names for boys)
Do you have a favorite three letter name?
Share it with me in the comments!
You can find all my baby name posts in one place here: Baby Name Lists