Boy Names Trendier Than You Think

The trendiest baby boy names may be a very different group than you'd guess, especially for the first-time parent new to recent baby-naming fads and trends. Here, some surprisingly trendy baby names for boys.
  • Asher

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    Asher -- an excellent, soft and sensitive Old Testament choice -- is definitely on the rise, climbing more than one hundred places in the last few years, and a Nameberry biblical favorite. ... Read More 

  • Axel

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    Axel is the perfect heavy metal rock name, thanks to Guns N' Roses' Axl Rose (born William). Axel is a popular Scandinavian form of the Biblical Absalom, who was a son of King David, and is the... Read More 

  • Beau

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    Beau suggests someone devilishly handsome, with a large measure of southern charm--a nice image to bestow on your boy. Often solely a nickname in the past, it's now standing firmly on its... Read More 

  • Beckett

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    Beckett is one of the big baby name hits of the decade.

    A handsome name with an attractively brisk sound, and rich in literary associations via major Irish playwright Samuel Beckett, it... Read More 

  • Blake

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    Blake -- an early unisex option -- is still in the Top 85 for boys, remaining a sophisticated choice. And yes, both conflicting meanings of Blake are accurate. It originated as a surname in... 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 

  • Colin

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    Thanks to its dashing Anglo-Irish image--due partly to Colins Firth and Farrell-- and its c-initialed two-syllable sound, Colin and its cousin Collin have enjoyed a long run of popularity,... Read More 

  • Corbin

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    Corbin, the name of the castle where the Holy Grail was said to be hidden, came to the fore in the 1980s via actor Corbin Bernsen when he was the high profile star of LA Law, but its use... Read More 

  • Declan

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    Declan, the amiable and appealing name of an Irish saint (and the real first name of singer Elvis Costello), is very popular in the Emerald Isle and beginning its certain climb to popularity here,... Read More 

  • Dexter

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    The jazzy, ultra-cool Dexter, like most names with an "x," has a lot of energy and sex appeal. Over the years, it's been attached to a number of diverse real and fictional personalities—C. K.... Read More 

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