Top 1,000 Baby Boy Names

The Most Popular Names for Boys

Choosing a name for your baby is a huge responsibility but it can also be a lot of fun. There are so many different ways to approach the choices and decisions to be made that finding a bit of advice or tradition can be beneficial for most families. Here are some things to consider as you name your baby boy.

top baby names for boys
Illustration by Emily Roberts, Verywell

How Many Names Will He Have?

The traditional number of names in the United States is three names: a first name, a middle name, and your family or last name. Some families even have a tradition of giving two middle names. You might ask around and see how the number of names in your family varies.

Whether you choose one name, two names, or more, also consider what the initials will spell out.

Whose Name Will He Share?

Naming a baby for a family member is a tradition that a lot of families share, but there are multiple ways to go about it. Some families use a junior or senior style sharing of names, where the son (usually the first child) has the exact same name as the father but also has "junior" in his name. If this extends beyond the original father and son, you typically use Roman numerals to depict this designation, for example, II, III, IV, V, etc.

There may also be name sharing that is less traditional. One example would be using the same first names but different middle names and calling the son by their middle name to help differentiate between the two. Another example would be to use different names, but ones that have similar meanings or sounds.

Outside of family, also consider figures in society who will share your son's name. Are they popular, unpopular, inspirational? Think about if you want your son to share his name with them.

Considering Gender

Up until about the late 1990s, baby names were specifically girl names or boy names, with few exceptions. The trend to have names that are gender neutral has drastically changed the landscape for baby names. Gone are the days when you could look at a list of names and with one hundred percent certainty know that the names represented either a boy or a girl. 

This is something to keep in mind when choosing a name for your baby boy. Does the name you are choosing have a history of being male only? Is the name you're considering a name that is more gender fluid? Do you have a problem with that? Boys named Sue face obvious issues, but boys named Taylor or Keegan or Jayden may occasionally be mistaken for girls. This is something that is not a huge deal for most people, but important to consider if it matters to you.

The Social Security Administration

The Social Security Administration (SSA) releases birth certificate data around Mother's Day. It compiles the most popular baby names from the previous year and provides you with the most popular numbers. In addition, you can search their database for over one hundred years worth of data, from 1879 forward.

This year's list of the most popular baby boy names includes a swap in the top two leading boy names. In 2016, Noah was number one, but in 2017 Liam overtook the popular biblical name to nab the number one spot. Mason also dropped in popularity, going from number four to number seven in the top 10 list, overtaken by the name "James." The name "Oliver" is a newcomer to this year's top 10 list, ranking in at a number 9 spot, a jump from number 12 in 2016. Here is a full list of the top 1,000 baby boy names of 2017.

Top 1,000 Baby Boy Names

  1. Liam
  2. Noah
  3. William
  4. James
  5. Logan
  6. Benjamin
  7. Mason
  8. Elijah
  9. Oliver
  10. Jacob
  11. Lucas
  12. Michael
  13. Alexander
  14. Ethan
  15. Daniel
  16. Matthew
  17. Aiden
  18. Henry
  19. Joseph
  20. Jackson
  21. Samuel
  22. Sebastian
  23. David
  24. Carter
  25. Wyatt
  26. Jayden
  27. John
  28. Owen
  29. Dylan
  30. Luke
  31. Gabriel
  32. Anthony
  33. Isaac
  34. Grayson
  35. Jack
  36. Julian
  37. Levi
  38. Christopher
  39. Joshua
  40. Andrew
  41. Lincoln
  42. Mateo
  43. Ryan
  44. Jaxon
  45. Nathan
  46. Aaron
  47. Isaiah
  48. Thomas
  49. Charles
  50. Caleb
  51. Josiah
  52. Christian
  53. Hunter
  54. Eli
  55. Jonathan
  56. Connor
  57. Landon
  58. Adrian
  59. Asher
  60. Cameron
  61. Leo
  62. Theodore
  63. Jeremiah
  64. Hudson
  65. Robert
  66. Easton
  67. Nolan
  68. Nicholas
  69. Ezra
  70. Colton
  71. Angel
  72. Brayden
  73. Jordan
  74. Dominic
  75. Austin
  76. Ian
  77. Adam
  78. Elias
  79. Jaxson
  80. Greyson
  81. Jose
  82. Ezekiel
  83. Carson
  84. Evan
  85. Maverick
  86. Bryson
  87. Jace
  88. Cooper
  89. Xavier
  90. Parker
  91. Roman
  92. Jason
  93. Santiago
  94. Chase
  95. Sawyer
  96. Gavin
  97. Leonardo
  98. Kayden
  99. Ayden
  100. Jameson
  101. Kevin
  102. Bentley
  103. Zachary
  104. Everett
  105. Axel
  106. Tyler
  107. Micah
  108. Vincent
  109. Weston
  110. Miles
  111. Wesley
  112. Nathaniel
  113. Harrison
  114. Brandon
  115. Cole
  116. Declan
  117. Luis
  118. Braxton
  119. Damian
  120. Silas
  121. Tristan
  122. Ryder
  123. Bennett
  124. George
  125. Emmett
  126. Justin
  127. Kai
  128. Max
  129. Diego
  130. Luca
  131. Ryker
  132. Carlos
  133. Maxwell
  134. Kingston
  135. Ivan
  136. Maddox
  137. Juan
  138. Ashton
  139. Jayce
  140. Rowan
  141. Kaiden
  142. Giovanni
  143. Eric
  144. Jesus
  145. Calvin
  146. Abel
  147. King
  148. Camden
  149. Amir
  150. Blake
  151. Alex
  152. Brody
  153. Malachi
  154. Emmanuel
  155. Jonah
  156. Beau
  157. Jude
  158. Antonio
  159. Alan
  160. Elliott
  161. Elliot
  162. Waylon
  163. Xander
  164. Timothy
  165. Victor
  166. Bryce
  167. Finn
  168. Brantley
  169. Edward
  170. Abraham
  171. Patrick
  172. Grant
  173. Karter
  174. Hayden
  1. Richard
  2. Miguel
  3. Joel
  4. Gael
  5. Tucker
  6. Rhett
  7. Avery
  8. Steven
  9. Graham
  10. Kaleb
  11. Jasper
  12. Jesse
  13. Matteo
  14. Dean
  15. Zayden
  16. Preston
  17. August
  18. Oscar
  19. Jeremy
  20. Alejandro
  21. Marcus
  22. Dawson
  23. Lorenzo
  24. Messiah
  25. Zion
  26. Maximus
  27. River
  28. Zane
  29. Mark
  30. Brooks
  31. Nicolas
  32. Paxton
  33. Judah
  34. Emiliano
  35. Kaden
  36. Bryan
  37. Kyle
  38. Myles
  39. Peter
  40. Charlie
  41. Kyrie
  42. Thiago
  43. Brian
  44. Kenneth
  45. Andres
  46. Lukas
  47. Aidan
  48. Jax
  49. Caden
  50. Milo
  51. Paul
  52. Beckett
  53. Brady
  54. Colin
  55. Omar
  56. Bradley
  57. Javier
  58. Knox
  59. Jaden
  60. Barrett
  61. Israel
  62. Matias
  63. Jorge
  64. Zander
  65. Derek
  66. Josue
  67. Cayden
  68. Holden
  69. Griffin
  70. Arthur
  71. Leon
  72. Felix
  73. Remington
  74. Jake
  75. Killian
  76. Clayton
  77. Sean
  78. Adriel
  79. Riley
  80. Archer
  81. Legend
  82. Erick
  83. Enzo
  84. Corbin
  85. Francisco
  86. Dallas
  87. Emilio
  88. Gunner
  89. Simon
  90. Andre
  91. Walter
  92. Damien
  93. Chance
  94. Phoenix
  95. Colt
  96. Tanner
  97. Stephen
  98. Kameron
  99. Tobias
  100. Manuel
  101. Amari
  102. Emerson
  103. Louis
  104. Cody
  105. Finley
  106. Iker
  107. Martin
  108. Rafael
  109. Nash
  110. Beckham
  111. Cash
  112. Karson
  113. Rylan
  114. Reid
  115. Theo
  116. Ace
  117. Eduardo
  118. Spencer
  119. Raymond
  120. Maximiliano
  121. Anderson
  122. Ronan
  123. Lane
  124. Cristian
  125. Titus
  126. Travis
  127. Jett
  128. Ricardo
  129. Bodhi
  130. Gideon
  131. Jaiden
  132. Fernando
  133. Mario
  134. Conor
  135. Keegan
  136. Ali
  137. Cesar
  138. Ellis
  139. Jayceon
  140. Walker
  141. Cohen
  142. Arlo
  143. Hector
  144. Dante
  145. Kyler
  146. Garrett
  147. Donovan
  148. Seth
  149. Jeffrey
  150. Tyson
  151. Jase
  152. Desmond
  153. Caiden
  154. Gage
  155. Atlas
  156. Major
  157. Devin
  158. Edwin
  159. Angelo
  160. Orion
  161. Conner
  162. Julius
  163. Marco
  164. Jensen
  165. Daxton
  166. Peyton
  167. Zayn
  168. Collin
  169. Jaylen
  170. Dakota
  171. Prince
  172. Johnny
  173. Kayson
  174. Cruz
  175. Hendrix
  176. Atticus
  177. Troy
  178. Kane
  1. Edgar
  2. Sergio
  3. Kash
  4. Marshall
  5. Johnathan
  6. Romeo
  7. Shane
  8. Warren
  9. Joaquin
  10. Wade
  11. Leonel
  12. Trevor
  13. Dominick
  14. Muhammad
  15. Erik
  16. Odin
  17. Quinn
  18. Jaxton
  19. Dalton
  20. Nehemiah
  21. Frank
  22. Grady
  23. Gregory
  24. Andy
  25. Solomon
  26. Malik
  27. Rory
  28. Clark
  29. Reed
  30. Harvey
  31. Zayne
  32. Jay
  33. Jared
  34. Noel
  35. Shawn
  36. Fabian
  37. Ibrahim
  38. Adonis
  39. Ismael
  40. Pedro
  41. Leland
  42. Malakai
  43. Malcolm
  44. Alexis
  45. Kason
  46. Porter
  47. Sullivan
  48. Raiden
  49. Allen
  50. Ari
  51. Russell
  52. Princeton
  53. Winston
  54. Kendrick
  55. Roberto
  56. Lennox
  57. Hayes
  58. Finnegan
  59. Nasir
  60. Kade
  61. Nico
  62. Emanuel
  63. Landen
  64. Moises
  65. Ruben
  66. Hugo
  67. Abram
  68. Adan
  69. Khalil
  70. Zaiden
  71. Augustus
  72. Marcos
  73. Philip
  74. Phillip
  75. Cyrus
  76. Esteban
  77. Braylen
  78. Albert
  79. Bruce
  80. Kamden
  81. Lawson
  82. Jamison
  83. Sterling
  84. Damon
  85. Gunnar
  86. Kyson
  87. Luka
  88. Franklin
  89. Ezequiel
  90. Pablo
  91. Derrick
  92. Zachariah
  93. Cade
  94. Jonas
  95. Dexter
  96. Kolton
  97. Remy
  98. Hank
  99. Tate
  100. Trenton
  101. Kian
  102. Drew
  103. Mohamed
  104. Dax
  105. Rocco
  106. Bowen
  107. Mathias
  108. Ronald
  109. Francis
  110. Matthias
  111. Milan
  112. Maximilian
  113. Royce
  114. Skyler
  115. Corey
  116. Kasen
  117. Drake
  118. Gerardo
  119. Jayson
  120. Sage
  121. Braylon
  122. Benson
  123. Moses
  124. Alijah
  125. Rhys
  126. Otto
  127. Oakley
  128. Armando
  129. Jaime
  130. Nixon
  131. Saul
  132. Scott
  133. Brycen
  134. Ariel
  135. Enrique
  136. Donald
  137. Chandler
  138. Asa
  139. Eden
  140. Davis
  141. Keith
  142. Frederick
  143. Rowen
  144. Lawrence
  145. Leonidas
  146. Aden
  147. Julio
  148. Darius
  149. Johan
  150. Deacon
  151. Cason
  152. Danny
  153. Nikolai
  154. Taylor
  155. Alec
  156. Royal
  157. Armani
  158. Kieran
  159. Luciano
  160. Omari
  161. Rodrigo
  162. Arjun
  163. Ahmed
  164. Brendan
  165. Cullen
  166. Raul
  167. Raphael
  168. Ronin
  169. Brock
  170. Pierce
  171. Alonzo
  172. Casey
  173. Dillon
  174. Uriel
  1. Dustin
  2. Gianni
  3. Roland
  4. Landyn
  5. Kobe
  6. Dorian
  7. Emmitt
  8. Ryland
  9. Apollo
  10. Aarav
  11. Roy
  12. Duke
  13. Quentin
  14. Sam
  15. Lewis
  16. Tony
  17. Uriah
  18. Dennis
  19. Moshe
  20. Isaias
  21. Braden
  22. Quinton
  23. Cannon
  24. Ayaan
  25. Mathew
  26. Kellan
  27. Niko
  28. Edison
  29. Izaiah
  30. Jerry
  31. Gustavo
  32. Jamari
  33. Marvin
  34. Mauricio
  35. Ahmad
  36. Mohammad
  37. Justice
  38. Trey
  39. Elian
  40. Mohammed
  41. Sincere
  42. Yusuf
  43. Arturo
  44. Callen
  45. Rayan
  46. Keaton
  47. Wilder
  48. Mekhi
  49. Memphis
  50. Cayson
  51. Conrad
  52. Kaison
  53. Kyree
  54. Soren
  55. Colby
  56. Bryant
  57. Lucian
  58. Alfredo
  59. Cassius
  60. Marcelo
  61. Nikolas
  62. Brennan
  63. Darren
  64. Jasiah
  65. Jimmy
  66. Lionel
  67. Reece
  68. Ty
  69. Chris
  70. Forrest
  71. Korbin
  72. Tatum
  73. Jalen
  74. Santino
  75. Case
  76. Leonard
  77. Alvin
  78. Issac
  79. Bo
  80. Quincy
  81. Mack
  82. Samson
  83. Rex
  84. Alberto
  85. Callum
  86. Curtis
  87. Hezekiah
  88. Finnley
  89. Briggs
  90. Kamari
  91. Zeke
  92. Raylan
  93. Neil
  94. Titan
  95. Julien
  96. Kellen
  97. Devon
  98. Kylan
  99. Roger
  100. Axton
  101. Carl
  102. Douglas
  103. Larry
  104. Crosby
  105. Fletcher
  106. Makai
  107. Nelson
  108. Hamza
  109. Lance
  110. Alden
  111. Gary
  112. Wilson
  113. Alessandro
  114. Ares
  115. Kashton
  116. Bruno
  117. Jakob
  118. Stetson
  119. Zain
  120. Cairo
  121. Nathanael
  122. Byron
  123. Harry
  124. Harley
  125. Mitchell
  126. Maurice
  127. Orlando
  128. Kingsley
  129. Kaysen
  130. Sylas
  131. Trent
  132. Ramon
  133. Boston
  134. Lucca
  135. Noe
  136. Jagger
  137. Reyansh
  138. Vihaan
  139. Randy
  140. Thaddeus
  141. Lennon
  142. Kannon
  143. Kohen
  144. Tristen
  145. Valentino
  146. Maxton
  147. Salvador
  148. Abdiel
  149. Langston
  150. Rohan
  151. Kristopher
  152. Yosef
  153. Rayden
  154. Lee
  155. Callan
  156. Tripp
  157. Deandre
  158. Joe
  159. Morgan
  160. Dariel
  161. Colten
  162. Reese
  163. Jedidiah
  164. Ricky
  165. Bronson
  166. Terry
  167. Eddie
  168. Jefferson
  169. Lachlan
  170. Layne
  171. Clay
  172. Madden
  173. Jamir
  174. Tomas
  1. Kareem
  2. Stanley
  3. Brayan
  4. Amos
  5. Kase
  6. Kristian
  7. Clyde
  8. Ernesto
  9. Tommy
  10. Casen
  11. Ford
  12. Crew
  13. Braydon
  14. Brecken
  15. Hassan
  16. Axl
  17. Boone
  18. Leandro
  19. Samir
  20. Jaziel
  21. Magnus
  22. Abdullah
  23. Yousef
  24. Branson
  25. Jadiel
  26. Jaxen
  27. Layton
  28. Franco
  29. Ben
  30. Grey
  31. Kelvin
  32. Chaim
  33. Demetrius
  34. Blaine
  35. Ridge
  36. Colson
  37. Melvin
  38. Anakin
  39. Aryan
  40. Lochlan
  41. Jon
  42. Canaan
  43. Dash
  44. Zechariah
  45. Alonso
  46. Otis
  47. Zaire
  48. Marcel
  49. Brett
  50. Stefan
  51. Aldo
  52. Jeffery
  53. Baylor
  54. Talon
  55. Dominik
  56. Flynn
  57. Carmelo
  58. Dane
  59. Jamal
  60. Kole
  61. Enoch
  62. Graysen
  63. Kye
  64. Vicente
  65. Fisher
  66. Ray
  67. Fox
  68. Jamie
  69. Rey
  70. Zaid
  71. Allan
  72. Emery
  73. Gannon
  74. Joziah
  75. Rodney
  76. Juelz
  77. Sonny
  78. Terrance
  79. Zyaire
  80. Augustine
  81. Cory
  82. Felipe
  83. Aron
  84. Jacoby
  85. Harlan
  86. Marc
  87. Bobby
  88. Joey
  89. Anson
  90. Huxley
  91. Marlon
  92. Anders
  93. Guillermo
  94. Payton
  95. Castiel
  96. Damari
  97. Shepherd
  98. Azariah
  99. Harold
  100. Harper
  101. Henrik
  102. Houston
  103. Kairo
  104. Willie
  105. Elisha
  106. Ameer
  107. Emory
  108. Skylar
  109. Sutton
  110. Alfonso
  111. Brentley
  112. Toby
  113. Blaze
  114. Eugene
  115. Shiloh
  116. Wayne
  117. Darian
  118. Gordon
  119. London
  120. Bodie
  121. Jordy
  122. Jermaine
  123. Denver
  124. Gerald
  125. Merrick
  126. Musa
  127. Vincenzo
  128. Kody
  129. Yahir
  130. Brodie
  131. Trace
  132. Darwin
  133. Tadeo
  134. Bentlee
  135. Billy
  136. Hugh
  137. Reginald
  138. Vance
  139. Westin
  140. Cain
  141. Arian
  142. Dayton
  143. Javion
  144. Terrence
  145. Brysen
  146. Jaxxon
  147. Thatcher
  148. Landry
  149. Rene
  150. Westley
  151. Miller
  152. Alvaro
  153. Cristiano
  154. Eliseo
  155. Ephraim
  156. Adrien
  157. Jerome
  158. Khalid
  159. Aydin
  160. Mayson
  161. Alfred
  162. Duncan
  163. Junior
  164. Kendall
  165. Zavier
  166. Koda
  167. Maison
  168. Caspian
  169. Maxim
  170. Kace
  171. Zackary
  172. Rudy
  173. Coleman
  174. Keagan
  175. Kolten
  1. Maximo
  2. Dario
  3. Davion
  4. Kalel
  5. Briar
  6. Jairo
  7. Misael
  8. Rogelio
  9. Terrell
  10. Heath
  11. Micheal
  12. Wesson
  13. Aaden
  14. Brixton
  15. Draven
  16. Xzavier
  17. Darrell
  18. Keanu
  19. Ronnie
  20. Konnor
  21. Will
  22. Dangelo
  23. Frankie
  24. Kamryn
  25. Salvatore
  26. Santana
  27. Shaun
  28. Coen
  29. Leighton
  30. Mustafa
  31. Reuben
  32. Ayan
  33. Blaise
  34. Dimitri
  35. Keenan
  36. Van
  37. Achilles
  38. Channing
  39. Ishaan
  40. Wells
  41. Benton
  42. Lamar
  43. Nova
  44. Yahya
  45. Dilan
  46. Gibson
  47. Camdyn
  48. Ulises
  49. Alexzander
  50. Valentin
  51. Shepard
  52. Alistair
  53. Eason
  54. Kaiser
  55. Leroy
  56. Zayd
  57. Camilo
  58. Markus
  59. Foster
  60. Davian
  61. Dwayne
  62. Jabari
  63. Judson
  64. Koa
  65. Yehuda
  66. Lyric
  67. Tristian
  68. Agustin
  69. Bridger
  70. Vivaan
  71. Brayson
  72. Emmet
  73. Marley
  74. Mike
  75. Nickolas
  76. Kenny
  77. Leif
  78. Bjorn
  79. Ignacio
  80. Rocky
  81. Chad
  82. Gatlin
  83. Greysen
  84. Kyng
  85. Randall
  86. Reign
  87. Vaughn
  88. Jessie
  89. Louie
  90. Shmuel
  91. Zahir
  92. Ernest
  93. Javon
  94. Khari
  95. Reagan
  96. Avi
  97. Ira
  98. Ledger
  99. Simeon
  100. Yadiel
  101. Maddux
  102. Seamus
  103. Jad
  104. Jeremias
  105. Kylen
  106. Rashad
  107. Santos
  108. Cedric
  109. Craig
  110. Dominique
  111. Gianluca
  112. Jovanni
  113. Bishop
  114. Brenden
  115. Anton
  116. Camron
  117. Giancarlo
  118. Lyle
  119. Alaric
  120. Decker
  121. Eliezer
  122. Ramiro
  123. Yisroel
  124. Howard
  125. Jaxx
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  • Ssa.gov. (2017). Popular Baby Names. https://www.ssa.gov/cgi-bin/popularnames.cgi.