Classic Baby Names for Boys

Classic baby names for boys, those that have been well used in the English-speaking world over time, are an elite group. While many Biblical baby names certainly qualify, we've grouped most of those on their own list. Here are the classic boy baby names that remain.
  • Edward

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    Unlike perennials William, John and James, Edward is a classic that moves in and out of fashion. This royal Anglo-Saxon standard has benefited in recent years from the popularity of the hot hero... Read More 

  • Francis

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    Since this was the name chosen by the current Roman Catholic pope, Francis has come into the spotlight.

    The name, which was in the Top 10 at the turn of the last century, has been... Read More 

  • Frank

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    A Top 10 name from the 1880s until the 1920s, Frank has fallen from favor but still has a certain warm, friendly real-guy grandpa flavor that could come back into style, like other such choices as... Read More 

  • Frederick

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    Frederick, and friendlier nickname Fred, seemed almost to have disappeared, leaving just the memory of Freds past such as Astaire, Mr. Rogers and Flintsone, but today's parents are beginning to... Read More 

  • George

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    Iconoclasts though we may be, we like Fred, we like Frank, and we like George, which was among the Top 10 from 1830 to 1950, when the number of little Georges started to decline. Solid, strong,... Read More 

  • Harry

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    We're just wild about Harry!

    Harry was everyone's elderly uncle until Princess Diana, following British royal tradition, named her son Henry but called him Harry. Then Harry... Read More 

  • Henry

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    Henry, after hovering around the latter half of the Top 100 for 35 years, is now at its highest point since World War II. Its stylishness has increased substantially to the point where in upmarket... Read More 

  • Hugh

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    Patrician to the core, Hugh was firmly in the Top 100 until 1903. Now it's used very quietly, though the name is still in the Top 1000.

    Hugh has always been particularly prevalent... Read More 

  • Jack

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    Jack was, until 2011 when he was unseated by Oliver, for years the Number 1 name in England and is firmly in the Top 45 here, having returned to the Top 100 in 1996. Jack is a durable, cheery... 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 

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