Category: boy names 2014
There’s a new class of boys’ names trending today that has a short clipped sound, contains only one syllable, is undeniably masculine yet not traditionally so. Many of these boys’ names barely existed a generation or two ago: They’re definitely not your father’s or grandfather’s baby names.
But in some ways, they are the heirs to names like Glenn and Craig and Sean that took over in the 1960s and 70s from the traditional Bills and Toms. They seek to reinvent masculinity while preserving qualities like strength and energy.
But I’d like to focus today on those boys’ names that are newer and, some may say, fresher than Jack or Jude. In 1970, most of these boys’ names barely squeaked onto the Social Security extended list, given to only a handful of baby boys. Today, most are on the Top 1000, many of them moving up quickly.
The new boys’ names on the block include:
It’s time to usher in the new and look ahead to baby names 2014.
Which names do you think we’ll be hearing more of this year?
We’d love to hear your predictions for:
— Trendy names you think will zoom to the top of the popularity lists.
— Unusual names you predict will become more widely used.
— Celebrity or pop culture names that will command wider attention.
— Names you find yourself suddenly loving more.