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Top 100 Boy Names of 2013

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Asher is back on top!  The hot biblical name has reclaimed the crown as Number One boys’ name from Finn, which snatched it last year.

Declan, an Irish choice that flirted with the Number One spot on Nameberry throughout 2013, finished at Number Two.

Finn’s star may be flickering, but waiting in the wings is Finn‘s understudy Flynn, another Irish name that was brought to widespread notice by the young son of supermodel Miranda Kerr and actor Orlando Bloom.

Our popularity lists are tabulated by ranking the unique page views each name attracts out of the over 20 million total views of our baby name pages in 2013.

Boy name trends we extrapolate from our 2013 popularity list:

–While stalwarts such as Henry and James still place, softer boys’ names dominate.  These include names that end in vowels such as Milo, Ezra, and Levi; names with soft sounds such as Jasper, Silas, and Sebastian; and names that relate to fashionable girls’ names such as Julian and Everett.

–Parents are looking for boys’ names that combine deep roots with an unconventional modern style.  Ancient Roman names turned hip favorites Atticus and August are prime examples of this, along with biblical names such as Jude and Elijah and international choices such as Luca and Soren.

–The naming of England’s royal baby catapulted George, up 40 places up the list, to Number 55, but that wasn’t the furthest-rising name.  The honor goes surprisingly to popular favorite Aiden, up 58 places to Number 26.  The full list of names that rose the furthest:

  • Aiden – up 58 places
  • Kieran – up 49 spots
  • Bodhi – up 42 spots
  • George – up 40 places
  • Christian – up 33 spots (new to the list last year)
  • Andrew – up 28 places
  • Soren – up 25 places
  • Declan – up 19 places
  • Flynn – up 17 places (also a big riser last year)
  • Zachary – up 14 spots (also a big riser last year)
  • The full boys’ Top 100, with names new to the list marked with an asterisk, is:

    1.     Asher 
    2.     Declan
    3.     Finn
    4.     Atticus 
    5.     Oliver
    6.     Henry
    7.     Emmett
    8.     James
    9.     Jude
    10.  Owen
    11.  Milo
    12.  Jasper
    13.  Silas
    14.  Ezra
    15.  Django *
    16.  Liam
    17.  Flynn 
    18.  Levi 
    19.  Leo
    20.  Felix
    21.  Miles
    22.  Sebastian
    23.  Kieran
    24.  Hudson
    25.  Luca
    26.  Aiden
    27.  Ethan
    28.  Jack
    29.  William
    30.  Noah
    31.  Nico
    32.  Theodore
    33.  August *
    34.  Benjamin
    35.  Everett
    36.  Beckett
    37.  Jayden *
    38.  Christian
    39.  Alexander
    40.  Wyatt
    41.  Dashiell
    42.  Eli
    43.  Caleb
    44.  Julian
    45.  Jacob
    46.  Dylan *
    47.  Andrew
    48.  Soren
    49.  Zachary
    50.  Oscar
    51.  Luke
    52.  Thomas
    53.  Isaac
    54.  Gabriel
    55.  George
    56.  Bodhi
    57.  Elijah
    58.  Josiah *
    59.  Theo
    60.  Hugo
    61.  Arthur
    62.  Arlo
    63.  Ryder *
    64.  Micah
    65.  Spencer *
    66.  Samuel
    67.  Callum
    68.  Nathaniel
    69.  Archer
    70.  Lucas
    71.  Rhys
    72.  Zane
    73.  Jackson
    74.  Max
    75.  John
    76.  Logan *
    77.  Mason
    78.  Daniel
    79.  Roman
    80.  Grayson
    81.  Tristan *
    82.  Xavier
    83.  Simontop boys' names
    84.  Jonah
    85.  Charles
    86.  Harrison *
    87.  Michael
    88.  Nicholas
    89.  Ryker *
    90.  Nolan
    91.  Gray *
    92.  Elias
    93.  Gideon
    94.  David *
    95.  Cole
    96.  Nathan
    97.  Beau *
    98.  Edward
    99.  Knox *
    100. Ryan *

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