Boy Names: The Top 100 of 2013 (so far)

Boy Names: The Top 100 of 2013 (so far)

Which boy names have been most popular on Nameberry so far this year?

The big news in baby boy names: Asher is back on top, a spot he held in our 2011 popularity list but lost to Finn in 2012.  Finn is still enormously popular with Nameberry’s parents, holding onto the Number 2 spot, though longtime favorite Henry is slipping in our rankings for 2013.

New hottie among boy names on Nameberry: Declan, in the Number 3 spot, all the way up from Number 21 for 2012.  And August, at Number 35, was not even on the 2012 Top 100.

Django holds the Number 4 spot thanks the hit movie; it’s a cool name, but we don’t expect to see many baby Djangos.

The names we see leaping the furthest up the list include: Flynn, Dashiell, August, Nico, Bodhi, Gray,  and Frederick.  We can credit the new Pope for Francis squeaking onto the list at Number 100.

Our boy names popularity rankings are based on more than 8 million views of our names pages in the first half of 2013.  The Top 100 boy names on Nameberry so far this year are:

1.  Asher

2.  Finn

3.  Declan

4.  Django

5.  James

6.  Oliver

7.  Henry

8.  Atticus

9.  Owen

10. Milo

11. Emmett

12. Jasper

13. Jude

14. Ezra

15. Liam

16. Flynn

17. Felix

18. Levi

19. Miles

20. Sebastian

21. Leo

22. Silas

23. Luca

24. Noah

25. Aiden

26. Jack

27. William

28. Everett

29. Hudson

30. Ethan

31. Theodore

32. Dashiell

33. Jayden

34. Benjamin

35. August

36. Jacob

37. Dylan

38. Alexander

39. Nico

40. Eli

41. Caleb

42. Isaac

43. Christian

44. Beckett

45. Julian

46. Wyatt

47. Theo

48. Oscar

49. Zachary

50. Gabriel

51. Mason

52. Bodhi

53. Hugo

54. Nathaniel

55. Arlo

56. Micah

57. Max

58. Elijah

59. Michael

60. Samuel

61. Jonah

62. Thomas

63. Arthur

64. Andrew

65. Soren

66. Kieran

67. Rhys

68. John

69. Lucas

70. Callum

71. Simon

72. Logan

73. Zane

74. Tristan

75. Charles

76. Jackson

77. Xavier

78. Roman

79. Daniel

80. Ryder

81. Elias

82. Stellan

83. Archer

84. Gideon

85. Cole

86. Edward

87. Gray

88. Nolan

89. Grayson

90. Evan

91. Ryan

92. George

93. Nicholas

94. Frederick

95. Phineas

96. Nathan

97. Joseph

98. Harrison

99. Tobias

100. Francis

A note on the names here and in yesterday’s girls’ list that are sometimes also used for the other gender.  If a name is used 90 percent or more of the time for boys or girls, we claimed it for that gender, and so Nico and Luca, for instance, are on the boys’ list.  Names used less than 90 percent of the time for one gender or the other we consider unisex; tomorrow we’ll bring you the Top Unisex Names of 2013.

And as with the girls’ names, we are offering a prize to the first person who correctly guesses Boys’ Name Number 101.  From the Nameberry Store, you’ll have your choice of a child’s family tree, pictured here, or a personalized name graphic.  One guess per Berry and please don’t duplicate a previous guess as only the first one will win!

About the Author

Pamela Redmond

Pamela Redmond

Pamela Redmond is the cocreator and CEO of Nameberry and Baby Name DNA. The coauthor of ten groundbreaking books on names, Redmond is an internationally-recognized baby name expert, quoted and published widely in such media outlets as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Today Show, CNN, and the BBC. She has written about baby names for The Daily Beast, The Huffington Post, and People.

Redmond is also a New York Times bestselling novelist whose books include Younger, the basis for the hit television show, and its sequel, Older. She has three new books in the works.