1000 Most Popular Names for Your Baby Boy

Choosing a name for your newborn is an exciting – yet nerve racking – responsibility for new parents. There are a variety of factors to consider in choosing or deciding whose name the baby will bear that getting a little bit of advice or tradition will be really helpful for most families.

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Before picking a name for your baby boy, here are some things to consider.

How many names will he Have?

The United States of America holds a tradition of giving three names to a baby – the first name followed by a middle name and your family – last – name. However, other less common traditions run in some families where a child carries two middle names or none at all.

In the end, its up to you to decide how many names your child should carry. Whether it’s just one or more, also consider what the initials will spell out.

Whose name will he share?

A lot of families share the tradition of naming their baby after a family member but there are several ways to go about it.

A very common tradition held by most families is the senior or junior name sharing style where the child (usually the first son) shares an exact name – but differentiates with a “junior” – with a family member(usually the father). Roman numerals(II, III, IV)are also used to describe such designations when it goes beyond the original father and son.

Other less common traditions also exist where they carry different middle names but share one first name, however, the child is identified with the middle name to help tell them apart.

Another tradition entails using different names that are similar in pronunciation or meaning. You can also consider other options outside of the family.

Like naming your child after a popular people in the society like, musicians, actors, inspirational figures, or role models.

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Considering Names that are Gender-Specific

Up until the late 20th century, baby names have been specifically boy names or girl names with a few exceptions.

This trend has lost face in today’s society as gender-neutral names are becoming more popular among families. You could opt for a name that are are both traditional female and male names, or names that can be both, either, or neither.

Before bestowing a name on your child, you should consider if the name has a history of being male or female only, or if it’s more gender fluid, and if you have an issue with that.

Boys named James are easily identified as males, but boys named Jayden or Keegan or Taylor may occasionally by mistaking as girls. However, most people don’t see it as an issue, but you should give it a thought if it matters to you.

The Social Security Administration (SSA)

Each year, around Mother’s Day, the SSA publishes the list of most popular baby names from the previous year, from data retrieved from birth certificates.

You can find their database a helpful resource in picking a name for your newborn. It holds a record of the most popular names each year, from 1857 till date.

Here are the top 1000 popular boy names as released by the Social Security Association for the year 2018, with Noah and Liam still holding the first two positions.

Oliver continued to move up the ladder from ninth to fifth, Jacob has lost a spot in the top ten as Lucas rose to eighth from eleventh.

Archie made it’s debut at 1992 and is thought to increase in popularity in the coming years as it now graces royal baby Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. Here is a complete list of 2018’s top 1,000 baby boy names. Checkout these biblical names for boys as well.

Top 1000 boy names

  1. Liam
  2. Noah
  3. William
  4. James
  5. Oliver
  6. Benjamin
  7. Elijah
  8. Lucas
  9. Mason
  10. Logan
  11. Alexander
  12. Ethan
  13. Jacob
  14. Michael
  15. Daniel
  16. Henry
  17. Jackson
  18. Sebastian
  19. Aiden
  20. Matthew
  21. Samuel
  22. David
  23. Joseph
  24. Carter
  25. Owen
  26. Wyatt
  27. John
  28. Jack
  29. Luke
  30. Jayden
  31. Dylan
  32. Grayson
  33. Levi
  34. Isaac
  35. Gabriel
  36. Julian
  37. Mateo
  38. Anthony
  39. Jaxon
  40. Lincoln
  41. Joshua
  42. Christopher
  43. Andrew
  44. Theodore
  45. Caleb
  46. Ryan
  47. Asher
  48. Nathan
  49. Thomas
  50. Leo
  51. Isaiah
  52. Charles
  53. Josiah
  54. Hudson
  55. Christian
  56. Hunter
  57. Connor
  58. Eli
  59. Ezra
  60. Aaron
  61. Landon
  62. Adrian
  63. Jonathan
  64. Nolan
  65. Jeremiah
  66. Easton
  67. Elias
  68. Colton
  69. Cameron
  70. Carson
  71. Robert
  72. Angel
  73. Maverick
  74. Nicholas
  75. Dominic
  76. Jaxson
  77. Greyson
  78. Adam
  79. Ian
  80. Austin
  81. Santiago
  82. Jordan
  83. Cooper
  84. Brayden
  85. Roman
  86. Evan
  87. Ezekiel
  88. Xavier
  89. Jose
  90. Jace
  91. Jameson
  92. Leonardo
  93. Bryson
  94. Axel
  95. Everett
  96. Parker
  97. Kayden
  98. Miles
  99. Sawyer
  100. Jason
  101. Declan
  102. Weston
  103. Micah
  104. Ayden
  105. Wesley
  106. Luca
  107. Vincent
  108. Damian
  109. Zachary
  110. Silas
  111. Gavin
  112. Chase
  113. Kai
  114. Emmett
  115. Harrison
  116. Nathaniel
  117. Kingston
  118. Cole
  119. Tyler
  120. Bennett
  121. Bentley
  122. Ryker
  123. Tristan
  124. Brandon
  125. Kevin
  126. Luis
  127. George
  128. Ashton
  129. Rowan
  130. Braxton
  131. Ryder
  132. Gael
  133. Ivan
  134. Diego
  135. Maxwell
  136. Max
  137. Carlos
  138. Kaiden
  139. Juan
  140. Maddox
  141. Justin
  142. Waylon
  143. Calvin
  144. Giovanni
  145. Jonah
  146. Abel
  147. Jayce
  148. Jesus
  149. Amir
  150. King
  151. Beau
  152. Camden
  153. Alex
  154. Jasper
  155. Malachi
  156. Brody
  157. Jude
  158. Blake
  159. Emmanuel
  160. Eric
  161. Brooks
  162. Elliot
  163. Antonio
  164. Abraham
  165. Timothy
  166. Finn
  167. Rhett
  168. Elliott
  169. Edward
  170. August
  171. Xander
  172. Alan
  173. Dean
  174. Lorenzo
  175. Bryce
  176. Karter
  177. Victor
  178. Milo
  179. Miguel
  180. Hayden
  181. Graham
  182. Grant
  183. Zion
  184. Tucker
  185. Jesse
  186. Zayden
  187. Joel
  188. Richard
  189. Patrick
  190. Emiliano
  191. Avery
  192. Nicolas
  193. Brantley
  194. Dawson
  195. Myles
  196. Matteo
  197. River
  198. Steven
  199. Thiago
  200. Zane
  201. Matias
  202. Judah
  203. Messiah
  204. Jeremy
  205. Preston
  206. Oscar
  207. Kaleb
  208. Alejandro
  209. Marcus
  210. Mark
  211. Peter
  212. Maximus
  213. Barrett
  214. Jax
  215. Andres
  216. Holden
  217. Legend
  218. Charlie
  219. Knox
  220. Kaden
  221. Paxton
  222. Kyrie
  223. Kyle
  224. Griffin
  225. Josue
  226. Kenneth
  227. Beckett
  228. Enzo
  229. Adriel
  230. Arthur
  231. Felix
  232. Bryan
  233. Lukas
  234. Paul
  235. Brian
  236. Colt
  237. Caden
  238. Leon
  239. Archer
  240. Omar
  241. Israel
  242. Aidan
  243. Theo
  244. Javier
  245. Remington
  246. Jaden
  247. Bradley
  248. Emilio
  249. Colin
  250. Riley
  251. Cayden
  252. Phoenix
  253. Clayton
  254. Simon
  255. Ace
  256. Nash
  257. Derek
  258. Rafael
  259. Zander
  260. Brady
  261. Jorge
  262. Jake
  263. Louis
  264. Damien
  265. Karson
  266. Walker
  267. Maximiliano
  268. Amari
  269. Sean
  270. Chance
  271. Walter
  272. Martin
  273. Finley
  274. Andre
  275. Tobias
  276. Cash
  277. Corbin
  278. Arlo
  279. Iker
  280. Erick
  281. Emerson
  282. Gunner
  283. Cody
  284. Stephen
  285. Francisco
  286. Killian
  287. Dallas
  288. Reid
  289. Manuel
  290. Lane
  291. Atlas
  292. Rylan
  293. Jensen
  294. Ronan
  295. Beckham
  296. Daxton
  297. Anderson
  298. Kameron
  299. Raymond
  300. Orion
  301. Cristian
  302. Tanner
  303. Kyler
  304. Jett
  305. Cohen
  306. Ricardo
  307. Spencer
  308. Gideon
  309. Ali
  310. Fernando
  311. Jaiden
  312. Titus
  313. Travis
  314. Bodhi
  315. Eduardo
  316. Dante
  317. Ellis
  318. Prince
  319. Kane
  320. Luka
  321. Kash
  322. Hendrix
  323. Desmond
  324. Donovan
  325. Mario
  326. Atticus
  327. Cruz
  328. Garrett
  329. Hector
  330. Angelo
  331. Jeffrey
  332. Edwin
  333. Cesar
  334. Zayn
  335. Devin
  336. Conor
  337. Warren
  338. Odin
  339. Jayceon
  340. Romeo
  341. Julius
  342. Jaylen
  343. Hayes
  344. Kayson
  345. Muhammad
  346. Jaxton
  347. Joaquin
  348. Caiden
  349. Dakota
  350. Major
  351. Keegan
  352. Sergio
  353. Marshall
  354. Johnny
  355. Kade
  356. Edgar
  357. Leonel
  358. Ismael
  359. Marco
  360. Tyson
  361. Wade
  362. Collin
  363. Troy
  364. Nasir
  365. Conner
  366. Adonis
  367. Jared
  368. Rory
  369. Andy
  370. Jase
  371. Lennox
  372. Shane
  373. Malik
  374. Ari
  375. Reed
  376. Seth
  377. Clark
  378. Erik
  379. Lawson
  380. Trevor
  381. Gage
  382. Nico
  383. Malakai
  384. Quinn
  385. Cade
  386. Johnathan
  387. Sullivan
  388. Solomon
  389. Cyrus
  390. Fabian
  391. Pedro
  392. Frank
  393. Shawn
  394. Malcolm
  395. Khalil
  396. Nehemiah
  397. Dalton
  398. Mathias
  399. Jay
  400. Ibrahim
  401. Peyton
  402. Winston
  403. Kason
  404. Zayne
  405. Noel
  406. Princeton
  407. Matthias
  408. Gregory
  409. Sterling
  410. Dominick
  411. Elian
  412. Grady
  413. Russell
  414. Finnegan
  415. Ruben
  416. Gianni
  417. Porter
  418. Kendrick
  419. Leland
  420. Pablo
  421. Allen
  422. Hugo
  423. Raiden
  424. Kolton
  425. Remy
  426. Ezequiel
  427. Damon
  428. Emanuel
  429. Zaiden
  430. Otto
  431. Bowen
  432. Marcos
  433. Abram
  434. Kasen
  435. Franklin
  436. Royce
  437. Jonas
  438. Sage
  439. Philip
  440. Esteban
  441. Drake
  442. Kashton
  443. Roberto
  444. Harvey
  445. Alexis
  446. Kian
  447. Jamison
  448. Maximilian
  449. Adan
  450. Milan
  451. Phillip
  452. Albert
  453. Dax
  454. Mohamed
  455. Ronin
  456. Kamden
  457. Hank
  458. Memphis
  459. Oakley
  460. Augustus
  461. Drew
  462. Moises
  463. Armani
  464. Rhys
  465. Benson
  466. Jayson
  467. Kyson
  468. Braylen
  469. Corey
  470. Gunnar
  471. Omari
  472. Alonzo
  473. Landen
  474. Armando
  475. Derrick
  476. Dexter
  477. Enrique
  478. Bruce
  479. Nikolai
  480. Francis
  481. Rocco
  482. Kairo
  483. Royal
  484. Zachariah
  485. Arjun
  486. Deacon
  487. Skyler
  488. Eden
  489. Alijah
  490. Rowen
  491. Pierce
  492. Uriel
  493. Ronald
  494. Luciano
  495. Tate
  496. Frederick
  497. Kieran
  498. Lawrence
  499. Moses
  500. Rodrigo
  501. Brycen
  502. Leonidas
  503. Nixon
  504. Keith
  505. Chandler
  506. Case
  507. Davis
  508. Asa
  509. Darius
  510. Isaias
  511. Aden
  512. Jaime
  513. Landyn
  514. Raul
  515. Niko
  516. Trenton
  517. Apollo
  518. Cairo
  519. Izaiah
  520. Scott
  521. Dorian
  522. Julio
  523. Wilder
  524. Santino
  525. Dustin
  526. Donald
  527. Raphael
  528. Saul
  529. Taylor
  530. Ayaan
  531. Duke
  532. Ryland
  533. Tatum
  534. Ahmed
  535. Moshe
  536. Edison
  537. Emmitt
  538. Cannon
  539. Alec
  540. Danny
  541. Keaton
  542. Roy
  543. Conrad
  544. Roland
  545. Quentin
  546. Lewis
  547. Samson
  548. Brock
  549. Kylan
  550. Cason
  551. Ahmad
  552. Jalen
  553. Nikolas
  554. Braylon
  555. Kamari
  556. Dennis
  557. Callum
  558. Justice
  559. Soren
  560. Rayan
  561. Aarav
  562. Gerardo
  563. Ares
  564. Brendan
  565. Jamari
  566. Kaison
  567. Yusuf
  568. Issac
  569. Jasiah
  570. Callen
  571. Forrest
  572. Makai
  573. Crew
  574. Kobe
  575. Bo
  576. Julien
  577. Mathew
  578. Braden
  579. Johan
  580. Marvin
  581. Zaid
  582. Stetson
  583. Casey
  584. Ty
  585. Ariel
  586. Tony
  587. Zain
  588. Callan
  589. Cullen
  590. Sincere
  591. Uriah
  592. Dillon
  593. Kannon
  594. Colby
  595. Axton
  596. Cassius
  597. Quinton
  598. Mekhi
  599. Reece
  600. Alessandro
  601. Jerry
  602. Mauricio
  603. Sam
  604. Trey
  605. Mohammad
  606. Alberto
  607. Gustavo
  608. Arturo
  609. Fletcher
  610. Marcelo
  611. Abdiel
  612. Hamza
  613. Alfredo
  614. Chris
  615. Finnley
  616. Curtis
  617. Kellan
  618. Quincy
  619. Kase
  620. Harry
  621. Kyree
  622. Wilson
  623. Cayson
  624. Hezekiah
  625. Kohen
  626. Neil
  627. Mohammed
  628. Raylan
  629. Kaysen
  630. Lucca
  631. Sylas
  632. Mack
  633. Leonard
  634. Lionel
  635. Ford
  636. Roger
  637. Rex
  638. Alden
  639. Boston
  640. Colson
  641. Briggs
  642. Zeke
  643. Dariel
  644. Kingsley
  645. Valentino
  646. Jamir
  647. Salvador
  648. Vihaan
  649. Mitchell
  650. Lance
  651. Lucian
  652. Darren
  653. Jimmy
  654. Alvin
  655. Amos
  656. Tripp
  657. Zaire
  658. Layton
  659. Reese
  660. Casen
  661. Colten
  662. Brennan
  663. Korbin
  664. Sonny
  665. Bruno
  666. Orlando
  667. Devon
  668. Huxley
  669. Boone
  670. Maurice
  671. Nelson
  672. Douglas
  673. Randy
  674. Gary
  675. Lennon
  676. Titan
  677. Denver
  678. Jaziel
  679. Noe
  680. Jefferson
  681. Ricky
  682. Lochlan
  683. Rayden
  684. Bryant
  685. Langston
  686. Lachlan
  687. Clay
  688. Abdullah
  689. Lee
  690. Baylor
  691. Leandro
  692. Ben
  693. Kareem
  694. Layne
  695. Joe
  696. Crosby
  697. Deandre
  698. Demetrius
  699. Kellen
  700. Carl
  701. Jakob
  702. Ridge
  703. Bronson
  704. Jedidiah
  705. Rohan
  706. Larry
  707. Stanley
  708. Tomas
  709. Shiloh
  710. Thaddeus
  711. Watson
  712. Baker
  713. Vicente
  714. Koda
  715. Jagger
  716. Nathanael
  717. Carmelo
  718. Shepherd
  719. Graysen
  720. Melvin
  721. Ernesto
  722. Jamie
  723. Yosef
  724. Clyde
  725. Eddie
  726. Tristen
  727. Grey
  728. Ray
  729. Tommy
  730. Samir
  731. Ramon
  732. Santana
  733. Kristian
  734. Marcel
  735. Wells
  736. Zyaire
  737. Brecken
  738. Byron
  739. Otis
  740. Reyansh
  741. Axl
  742. Joey
  743. Trace
  744. Morgan
  745. Musa
  746. Harlan
  747. Enoch
  748. Henrik
  749. Kristopher
  750. Talon
  751. Rey
  752. Guillermo
  753. Houston
  754. Jon
  755. Vincenzo
  756. Dane
  757. Terry
  758. Azariah
  759. Castiel
  760. Kye
  761. Augustine
  762. Zechariah
  763. Joziah
  764. Kamryn
  765. Hassan
  766. Jamal
  767. Chaim
  768. Bodie
  769. Emery
  770. Branson
  771. Jaxtyn
  772. Kole
  773. Wayne
  774. Aryan
  775. Alonso
  776. Brixton
  777. Madden
  778. Allan
  779. Flynn
  780. Jaxen
  781. Harley
  782. Magnus
  783. Sutton
  784. Dash
  785. Anders
  786. Westley
  787. Brett
  788. Emory
  789. Felipe
  790. Yousef
  791. Jadiel
  792. Mordechai
  793. Dominik
  794. Junior
  795. Eliseo
  796. Fisher
  797. Harold
  798. Jaxxon
  799. Kamdyn
  800. Maximo
  801. Caspian
  802. Kelvin
  803. Damari
  804. Fox
  805. Trent
  806. Hugh
  807. Briar
  808. Franco
  809. Keanu
  810. Terrance
  811. Yahir
  812. Ameer
  813. Kaiser
  814. Thatcher
  815. Ishaan
  816. Koa
  817. Merrick
  818. Coen
  819. Rodney
  820. Brayan
  821. London
  822. Rudy
  823. Gordon
  824. Bobby
  825. Aron
  826. Marc
  827. Van
  828. Anakin
  829. Canaan
  830. Dario
  831. Reginald
  832. Westin
  833. Darian
  834. Ledger
  835. Leighton
  836. Maxton
  837. Tadeo
  838. Valentin
  839. Aldo
  840. Khalid
  841. Nickolas
  842. Toby
  843. Dayton
  844. Jacoby
  845. Billy
  846. Gatlin
  847. Elisha
  848. Jabari
  849. Jermaine
  850. Alvaro
  851. Marlon
  852. Mayson
  853. Blaze
  854. Jeffery
  855. Kace
  856. Braydon
  857. Achilles
  858. Brysen
  859. Saint
  860. Xzavier
  861. Aydin
  862. Eugene
  863. Adrien
  864. Cain
  865. Kylo
  866. Nova
  867. Onyx
  868. Arian
  869. Bjorn
  870. Jerome
  871. Miller
  872. Alfred
  873. Kenzo
  874. Kyng
  875. Leroy
  876. Maison
  877. Jordy
  878. Stefan
  879. Wallace
  880. Benicio
  881. Kendall
  882. Zayd
  883. Blaine
  884. Tristian
  885. Anson
  886. Gannon
  887. Jeremias
  888. Marley
  889. Ronnie
  890. Dangelo
  891. Kody
  892. Will
  893. Bentlee
  894. Gerald
  895. Salvatore
  896. Turner
  897. Chad
  898. Misael
  899. Mustafa
  900. Konnor
  901. Maxim
  902. Rogelio
  903. Zakai
  904. Cory
  905. Judson
  906. Brentley
  907. Darwin
  908. Louie
  909. Ulises
  910. Dakari
  911. Rocky
  912. Wesson
  913. Alfonso
  914. Payton
  915. Dwayne
  916. Juelz
  917. Duncan
  918. Keagan
  919. Deshawn
  920. Bode
  921. Bridger
  922. Skylar
  923. Brodie
  924. Landry
  925. Avi
  926. Keenan
  927. Reuben
  928. Jaxx
  929. Rene
  930. Yehuda
  931. Imran
  932. Yael
  933. Alexzander
  934. Willie
  935. Cristiano
  936. Heath
  937. Lyric
  938. Davion
  939. Elon
  940. Karsyn
  941. Krew
  942. Jairo
  943. Maddux
  944. Ephraim
  945. Ignacio
  946. Vivaan
  947. Aries
  948. Vance
  949. Boden
  950. Lyle
  951. Ralph
  952. Reign
  953. Camilo
  954. Draven
  955. Terrence
  956. Idris
  957. Ira
  958. Javion
  959. Jericho
  960. Khari
  961. Marcellus
  962. Creed
  963. Shepard
  964. Terrell
  965. Ahmir
  966. Camdyn
  967. Cedric
  968. Howard
  969. Jad
  970. Zahir
  971. Harper
  972. Justus
  973. Forest
  974. Gibson
  975. Zev
  976. Alaric
  977. Decker
  978. Ernest
  979. Jesiah
  980. Torin
  981. Benedict
  982. Bowie
  983. Deangelo
  984. Genesis
  985. Harlem
  986. Kalel
  987. Kylen
  988. Bishop
  989. Immanuel
  990. Lian
  991. Zavier
  992. Archie
  993. Davian
  994. Gus
  995. Kabir
  996. Korbyn
  997. Randall
  998. Benton
  999. Coleman
  1000. Mark

So what do you think? and as a parent what name did you give to your baby boy? Let us know in the comment box below.

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