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Popular Boys’ Names: Top 100 Makeover

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by Pamela Redmond Satran and Linda Rosenkrantz

 It was the Case of the Great Missing Baby Names Blog.

One of our most-read blogs of all time, a makeover of the top 100 most popular boys’ names, disappeared from our archive.  We didn’t even notice it was gone until a Berry wrote wondering where it was.  The girls’ makeover, also written by Elisabeth Wilborn of You Can’t Call It It, is still there.  But the boys’: stolen, zapped, vanished into thin air.

So we set out to fashion a new version, using the current popular boys’ names list of 2012.

These are our suggestions of similar-but-different names you might substitute if you like the original boys’ name, but it’s just too popular.

  1. Jacob –> Abel
  2. Mason –> Miller
  3. Ethan–>Ephraim
  4. Noah–>Jonah
  5. William  –> Wallace
  6. Liam –> Leon
  7. Jayden  –> Jude
  8. Michael --> Malcolm
  9. Alexander –> Augustine
  10. Aiden –> Amias
  11. Daniel –> Nathaniel
  12. Matthew –> Mathis
  13. Elijah –> Eleazar
  14. James –> Seamus
  15. Anthony –> Vincent
  16. Benjamin –> Benno
  17. Joshua –> Sasha
  18. Andrew  –> Anderson
  19. David –>  Davis
  20. Joseph –> Josiah
  21. Logan –> Rogan
  22. Jackson –> Pierce
  23. Christopher –> Caspian
  24. Gabriel –> Raphael
  25. Samuel –> Samson
  26. Ryan –> O’Brien
  27. Lucas –> Lucian
  28. John –> Junot
  29. Nathan –> North
  30. Isaac –> Izar
  31. Dylan –> Thomas
  32. Caleb –> Calvin
  33. Christian –> Grey
  34. Landon –> Lander
  35. Jonathan –> Jotham
  36. Carter –> Booker
  37. Luke –> Luther
  38. Owen –> Otis
  39. Brayden –> Brady
  40. Gavin –> Garrett
  41. Wyatt –> Wylie
  42. Isaiah –> Sayer
  43. Henry –> Harry
  44. Eli –> Ezra
  45. Hunter –> Bridger
  46. Jack –> Mack
  47. Evan –> Everett
  48. Jordan –> George
  49. Nicholas –> Nico
  50. Tyler –> Tai
  51. Aaron –> Abram 
  52. Cameron –> Camden
  53. Levi –> Adlai
  54. Jeremiah –> Jedediah
  55. Julian –> Julius
  56. Brandon –> Brennan
  57. Angel –> Anselmo
  58. Austin –> Auden
  59. Connor –> Connery
  60. Adrian –> Hadrian
  61. Robert –> Robin
  62. Charles –> Channing
  63. Thomas –> Tobias
  64. Sebastian –> Bastian
  65. Colton –> Cole
  66. Jaxon –> Maxon
  67. Kevin –> Keegan
  68. Zachary –> Zebedee
  69. Ayden –> Axton
  70. Dominic –> Donovan
  71. Blake –> Blaise
  72. Jose –> Joaquin
  73. Oliver–> Otto
  74. Justin –> Justus
  75. Bentley –> Bennett
  76. Jason –> Jay
  77. Chase –> Case
  78. Ian –> Ewan
  79. Josiah –> Ozias
  80. Parker –> Palmer
  81. Xavier –> Javier
  82. Adam –> Asa
  83. Cooper –> Clooney
  84. Nathaniel –> Bartholomew
  85. Grayson –> Gray
  86. Jace –> Rafe
  87. Carson –> Carsten
  88. Nolan –> Noble
  89. Tristan –> Torin
  90. Luis –> Lucio
  91. Brody –> Barnaby
  92. Juan –> Julio
  93. Hudson –> River
  94. Bryson –> Byron
  95. Carlos –> Claudio
  96. Easton –> West
  97. Damian –> Darius
  98. Alex –> Alec
  99. Kayden –> Curran
  100. Ryder –> Walker
Any makeover ideas for these popular baby names for boys that you’d like to add or change?

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