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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.

Boy Names: Some Popular Name Cliques
Fri Nov 18 2022

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!
How I Named My Baby: Spencer James
Wed Nov 16 2022

How I Named My Baby: Spencer James

Clara and Alessandro faced a name dilemma — do they choose a Latinate name for their son to match his Brazilian and Italian heritage or a more American name that can be pronounced in all languages? They ultimately landed on Spencer James, which carries a fun connection to Clara's favorite TV show.
Strong Boy Names: The Ultimate Guide
Fri Oct 14 2022

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..
Where To Find A Cool Vintage Boy Name
Mon Oct 03 2022

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.
European Boy Names Have Effortless Style
Thu Sep 29 2022

European Boy Names Have Effortless Style

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
Tue Sep 13 2022

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
Mon Sep 12 2022

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.
How I Named My Baby: Bear Anthony
Wed Aug 24 2022

How I Named My Baby: Bear Anthony

Jennie and Kristian wanted a short, punchy name with attitude for their baby — the son of two radio presenters. The final decision? Bear Anthony, chosen for its animal ties, flexibility, and memorability.
12 Boy Names That Deserve More Love
Mon Aug 08 2022

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
Sat Aug 06 2022

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 Mingus.
German Baby Names: Ansel, Arno and Ivo
Wed Aug 03 2022

German Baby Names: Ansel, Arno and Ivo

A new generation of German baby names has international appeal.
Baby Name DNA: Introducing the future of baby naming
Thu Jul 21 2022

Baby Name DNA: Introducing the future of baby naming

Baby Name DNA is a revolutionary tool designed to analyze your name style and match you with the perfect names.
Best Z Names for Boys
Tue Jul 19 2022

Best Z Names for Boys

Looking for an offbeat boy name with lots of energy? These Z names for boys could be for you. Z is uncommon at the start of words in English, so baby names beginning with Z tend to stand out.
100+ Best Boy Names Ending in a Vowel
Mon Jul 18 2022

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!
Best O Names for Boys
Fri Jul 15 2022

Best O Names for Boys

O is for outstanding, and here are 15 boy names starting with that letter that are just that!
Rare Bible Names for Boys
Wed Jul 13 2022

Rare Bible Names for Boys

Rare Biblical boy names have never been hotter! A new study crunches the numbers, and we pick the 20 coolest unusual Bible names for boys right now.
Best N Names for Boys
Wed Jul 13 2022

Best N Names for Boys

Tired of Noah and Nathan? Here are 15 nifty N names for boys that you don't here in every classroom.
How I Named My Baby: Hugo Kyle
Wed Jul 13 2022

How I Named My Baby: Hugo Kyle

Ashley and Peyton needed a special name for their long-awaited son, and Dad was up to the task. Peyton searched high and low for a name with the right gravitas and shine for their little boy — we talked to him and Ashley about naming Hugo.
Best K Names for Boys
Sun Jul 10 2022

Best K Names for Boys

A look at how K names have been overlooked, including 15 kicking K names for boys that we need more recognition.
Best J Names for Boys
Fri Jul 08 2022

Best J Names for Boys

The very best boy names starting with the letter J, from Jacoby to Justice.
Brother Names
Wed Jul 06 2022

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.
Best E Names for Boys
Mon Jul 04 2022

Best E Names for Boys

For the parent seeking an E name for their son, here are 15 excellent examples, ranging from those with some degree of popularity to a few unexplored possibilities.
Best D Names for Boys
Sat Jul 02 2022

Best D Names for Boys

15 fresh and offbeat suggestions for unusual boy names starting with the letter D for parents looking to move beyond Daniel, Dylan, and David.
Best B Names for Boys
Fri Jul 01 2022

Best B Names for Boys

15 fresh suggestions for unusual boy names starting with the letter B.
Rare Boy Names You Don’t Know (Yet!)
Mon Jun 27 2022

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.