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News, features, and analysis on naming a baby boy today, including updates on name popularity, usage, and studies on boys' names around the world. Learn about all the baby boy names in the news.

Aiden Names: the Rise And Fall of a Mega-Trend
Sat Nov 25 2023

Aiden Names: the Rise And Fall of a Mega-Trend

A deep dive into the explosion of names rhyming with Aidan in the 21st century.
Boy Names: Some Popular Name Cliques
Fri Nov 17 2023

Boy Names: Some Popular Name Cliques

Trendy boy names come in clusters, so if you want to avoid a name that *feels* popular, here are some key groups to watch out for!
Strong Boy Names: The Ultimate Guide
Fri Oct 27 2023

Strong Boy Names: The Ultimate Guide

Strong boy names are a powerful trend right now. We round up 100+ of the boldest and best strong names for boys..
I Named My Son Liam Before It Got Popular
Wed Oct 25 2023

I Named My Son Liam Before It Got Popular

Many parents worry that our favorite name is about to be the Next Big Thing. That's exactly what happened to Kathleen Donohoe and her husband, who named their son Liam shortly before it shot to the top of the charts. Find out why they have no regrets, and how Liam's name fits perfectly into the story of their family.
Where To Find A Cool Vintage Boy Name
Tue Oct 03 2023

Where To Find A Cool Vintage Boy Name

Cool vintage boy names and where to find them! Explore some of our top recommendations here, from edgy retro nicknames, to stylish surnames, to unique vintage boy names which are likely to stay rare.
150+ European Baby Boy Names
Fri Sep 29 2023

150+ European Baby Boy Names

European boy names don't stop at Leo and Lucas! Here are our favorite stylish, sophisticated, under-the-radar European baby names for boys.
Hipster Cowboy Names Buck Tradition
Fri Sep 22 2023

Hipster Cowboy Names Buck Tradition

There are hipster baby names. Then there are cowboy names. But when the two meet, you have a whole different (and very fun) list: Hipster Cowboy Names.
Traditional Boy Names: The Ultimate Guide
Tue Sep 12 2023

Traditional Boy Names: The Ultimate Guide

Traditional boy names are cool and classic, and never out of style (although not always popular!) Check out our ultimate guide to finding the perfect one.
80+ Woodsy Names for Boys That Will Make You Want to Have a Son
Wed Sep 06 2023

80+ Woodsy Names for Boys That Will Make You Want to Have a Son

One part cottagecore, one part cowboy — woodsy names for boys are the next big thing. Read all about the incoming wave of rugged, romantic, nature-inspired boy names.
How I Named My Baby: Koda Florian
Wed Aug 30 2023

How I Named My Baby: Koda Florian

Under pressure to use family names, Cinthia and Ben bucked tradition and went with the modern and meaningful name Koda for their baby boy. Despite initial family pushback, everyone agrees that Koda Florian is the perfect name for their little osito.
100+ Best Boy Names Ending in a Vowel
Mon Aug 28 2023

100+ Best Boy Names Ending in a Vowel

Boy names ending in a vowel feel fresh and cool in an era dominated by N-ending names for boys. Check out our 100 top picks and browse our full lists here!
New Geek Chic Names For Boys
Wed Aug 23 2023

New Geek Chic Names For Boys

Whether you call them hipster, nerdy, funky-clunky or Grandpa names, there’s no denying that geek chic names for boys are cool.
How I Named My Baby: October Teddy
Wed Aug 16 2023

How I Named My Baby: October Teddy

Michelle and Neil gave all of their children names with great stories, but were feeling stuck when it came to naming their son. That is, until they found the name October. A baseball connection for Dad and an Anne of Green Gables link for Mom made October the perfect choice for their baby boy.
12 Boy Names That Deserve More Love
Thu Aug 10 2023

12 Boy Names That Deserve More Love

Looking for a boy name that feels both fashionable and original, that stands out for its rarity but fits with current trends? Read on for our top picks right now.
Nickname Spotlight: Getting to Gus
Fri Aug 04 2023

Nickname Spotlight: Getting to Gus

Do you love the nickname Gus, but would prefer a more unusual route to it than August or Augustus? Here's a world of options ranging from familiar Angus to rare gems like Finegas.
Flower Names for Boys Are Blooming
Thu Jul 20 2023

Flower Names for Boys Are Blooming

Flower names for boys are a fresh take on nature names, far rarer and more unexpected than their female counterparts. Discover some of our favorite floral boy names here.
Stunning Spanish Names for Girls and Boys
Thu Jul 13 2023

Stunning Spanish Names for Girls and Boys

20 of our favorite Spanish names that deserve to be used worldwide.
Exploring the Meaning of Julian
Sun Jul 09 2023

Exploring the Meaning of Julian

Our search for the meaning of Julian takes us through 3000 years of history, telling the story of Roman civilization from its foundation to its fall.
Brother Names
Sat Jul 08 2023

Brother Names

Brother names should be compatible in style or sound, but not overly matched. We identify the top sets of brother names, unique pairs, and the best examples from the celebrisphere.
How Chrissy Teigen and John Legend Are Leading Baby Name Trends
Wed Jun 28 2023

How Chrissy Teigen and John Legend Are Leading Baby Name Trends

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend have proven themselves celebrity baby naming champions for the fourth time by naming their newborn son Wren Alexander. Their choice is right on trend with a growing interest in unisex names for baby boys, according to an exclusive analysis by Nameberry.
How I Named My Baby: Cleo Cruize
Wed Jun 28 2023

How I Named My Baby: Cleo Cruize

Growing up with a prophetic name, Brittany Johnson always wanted her children to have a similar experience. She and Tyrice chose Cleo Cruize for their son, a name ripe with meaning, cultural history, honor, and prophecy.
100+ Rare Boy Names You Don’t Know (Yet!)
Thu Jun 22 2023

100+ Rare Boy Names You Don’t Know (Yet!)

These unique boy names are largely unknown, but totally usable. Test your name knowledge with our A-Z of super rare boy names from all over the world.
Dad Names: Does Yours Make the List?
Sun Jun 18 2023

Dad Names: Does Yours Make the List?

Today's Dad Names were the coolest boy names of the 1980s and 1990s (and no doubt are now the coolest dads!). How many of these did you go to school with?
Unique Boy Names A to Z
Wed Jun 07 2023

Unique Boy Names A to Z

A selection of our favorite boy names that have roots and history, but are unique (or at least rare!) on kids today.
100 Best Boy Names Below the Top 1000
Fri May 19 2023

100 Best Boy Names Below the Top 1000

Unique boy names – from the uncommon to the truly unconventional – have boomed in recent years. We take a systematic look at a selection of the best boy names to suit all tastes, ranking below the Top 1000.