Top 1000 Baby Boy Names

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.

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. There are certainly some families who have a tradition of two middle names, or no middle name at all. You might ask around and see how the number of names in your family varies, particularly as you merge two families' traditions around baby naming.

Whose Name Will He Share?

Naming a baby for a family member is a tradition that a lot of families share. While the thought process behind sharing a name may be common, how families execute this sharing of names is very different. Some families use a junior or senior style sharing of names where the son has the exact same name as the father, at least for the first child. 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.

What to Keep in Mind When Naming a Boy

Up until about the late 1990s, baby names were decidedly girl names or boy names, with a few exceptions. The trend to have names that are gender neutral has drastically changed the landscape for some 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, they may occasionally be mistaken for girls. This is something that is not a huge deal for most people, but if it matters to you, there are tools you can use, like the Social Security Administration's website with baby names. 

What Does the Social Security Administration Have to Do With Baby Names?

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 #1, but in 2017, Liam overtook the popular biblical name to nab the #1 spot. Mason also dropped in popularity, going from #4 to #7 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 #9 spot, a jump from #12 in 2016. Here is a full list of the top 1,000 baby boy names of 2017:

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