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Adam is one of the oldest boy names in the book. While Adam is a classic, you might want to consider some fresher baby boy names.
  • Abel

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    Abel, the name of Adam and Eve's unfortunate younger son, compensates with positive connotations: capable, competent, ready and willing.

    Abel has literary connections to the novels of... Read More 

  • Abner

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    This neglected Biblical name--it was the name of the commander of Saul's army and appears twice in the New Testament--is ready to flee Dogpatch. It was regularly used in the nineteenth century,... Read More 

  • Adam

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    Adam -- a primal Old Testament name -- was revived as a 1960s cowboy name. Adam is now well out of the Top 50 and feels ready for a respite, replaced by newer A names like Aidan/Aiden, Avery and... Read More 

  • Addison

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    Cool guy name turned hot girl choice -- the Madison of the 2010s. Read More 

  • Asa

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    A short but strong biblical name with multicultural appeal, Asa is enjoying new visibility thanks to hot young actor Asa Butterfield of "Hugo" fame.

    Asa was the name of an important... Read More 

  • Caleb

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    Caleb is an attractive Old Testament name, one that is now following in hot pursuit of Jacob and Noah as a leading biblical boy's name. It has been in the Top 40 since 2000, now ranking at Number... Read More 

  • Eli

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    Eli--a solid Biblical name with lots of spirit and energy -- has been bounding up the popularity charts, now firmly in the Top 50 at Number 49.

    While Eli is a full name on its own, it... Read More 

  • Ethan

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    Ethan, which was given a big boost via the name of the Tom Cruise character in the Mission Impossible film series, is now the sixth most popular boys' name in the country, dropping down... Read More 

  • Gideon

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    Gideon is an unjustly neglected Old Testament name—which has just recently started to climb— and is an excellent choice for parents looking to move beyond such overused biblicals as Benjamin and... Read More 

  • Jacob

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    Biblical Jacob ceded his Number 1 spot to biblical Noah, in 2013, after holding first place from 1999 to 2012, having been given a huge boost by the Twilight phenomenon. Jacob has... Read More 

  • Jared

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    Jared is an Old Testament name that has been popular for decades--it was revived in the sixties via TV westerns-- and is still an appealing option.

    In the Bible, Jared was a descendant... Read More 

  • Jonah

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    Jonah, the name of the Old Testament prophet who was swallowed by the whale, only to emerge unharmed three days later, is increasingly appreciated by parents looking for a biblical name less... Read More 

  • Joseph

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    Joseph is one of the most classic names in American nomenclature, popular with parents from many ethnic backgrounds and having dual-religious appeal. In the Old Testament, Joseph is the 12th and... Read More 

  • Josiah

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    Josiah -- a biblical name with lots of quaint, old-fashioned charm -- makes a much fresher sounding alternative to either Joseph or Joshua, combining the best of both. Josiah is now at Number 64,... Read More 

  • Judah

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    Judah is the strong, resonant Old Testament name of the son of Jacob who was the ancestor of one of the tribes of Israel, and from whom the word Jew is derived. Some of the name's newfound... Read More 

  • Levi

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    Levi, lighter and more energetic than most biblical names, with its up vowel ending, combines Old Testament gravitas with the casual flair associated with Levi Strauss jeans.

    Now being... Read More 

  • Micah

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    Micah is a biblical name that growing numbers of parents are looking at as a more unusual alternative to Michael, projecting a shinier, more lively image.

    Micah is the name of a... Read More 

  • Noah

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    Noah surprised the baby name world in 2013 to become the new Number 1 name, unseating Jacob after a 13-year reign, and has done it again in 2014.

    Noah, the name of the Old Testament... Read More 

  • Tobias

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    Tobias is one of a number of s-ending boys' names that are riding a wave of popularity. It's already above the midpoint of the Social Security list and poised to rise.

    With its Old... Read More 

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