Boy Names Dads Like More Than Moms

Even though things are changing somewhat, men have historically wanted strong classic or he-man names for their sons. Sometimes, as in a few of the boy names below, they cross the macho line.
  • Sonny

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    Sonny is one of the generic boys' nickname names making a surprise reappearance, and was recently used by actor Jason Lee. Another surprise: It's been on the US Most Popular List every year since... Read More 

  • Stone

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    Though some may find such names rather harsh and severe, increasing numbers of parents are gravitating toward this kind of flinty, steely, stony single-syllable name.

    Many know the... Read More 

  • Tony

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    Tony, as in classy. Or To-nyyy, as yelled out a tenement window. Read More 

  • Trey

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    Originally a nickname for a third-generation son, as in Thurman Thackeray III, Trey is now being given to others, and it has also expanded to Treynor and Treyton.

    The name also is popular... Read More 

  • Vincent

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    Vincent is a name with a complex image. After being quietly used for centuries, it is suddenly seeming stylish, along wih other V names. Even the nickname Vince has been given a reprieve via actor... Read More 

  • Zane

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    Western novelist Zane (born Pearl!) Grey made this name famous. Now, it's in tune with the style of our times, retaining that appealing cowboy image.

    Zane Grey was the great-grandson... Read More 

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