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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.

How to Name Your Baby After Your Grandpa
Thu Nov 18 2021

How to Name Your Baby After Your Grandpa

You want to honor your grandpa, but what if his name is old-fashioned, or just a bit too classic for you? We've re-invented the top boy names of the 1930s and 1940s into options that are cool today, and still connected to the original version.
Ancient Names for Babies
Thu Nov 11 2021

Ancient Names for Babies

Ancient Greek and Roman baby names are rising in popularity for modern babies.
How I Named My Baby: Mercer Joaquin
Wed Nov 10 2021

How I Named My Baby: Mercer Joaquin

Allison and Roberto needed a cross-cultural boy name that worked in Spanish and English. Their secret? Look at French baby names. We spoke to Allison about how she and Roberto chose Mercer, and the very funny names their older daughters suggested.
Boy Names: Some Popular Name Cliques
Wed Nov 10 2021

Boy Names: Some Popular Name Cliques

Looking at how trendy boy names come in clusters.
New Geek Chic Names For Boys
Tue Nov 02 2021

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: Xander Steele
Wed Oct 27 2021

How I Named My Baby: Xander Steele

Kristen and Alex knew their son would have the middle name Steele, but what first name is cool enough to go with it? They chose Xander Steele for their son, born in April 2021. We talk to Kristen about the process of naming Xander.
Name Sage: Third Boy Needs a Cool and Traditional Name
Wed Oct 20 2021

Name Sage: Third Boy Needs a Cool and Traditional Name

She had a long list of girl names ready to go. But it's a(nother) boy! Let's help them find a great name for Jack and Jude's new brother.
Strong Boy Names: The Ultimate Guide
Fri Oct 01 2021

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.
Traditional Boy Names: The Ultimate Guide
Sun Sep 26 2021

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: Cade Bennett
Wed Sep 22 2021

How I Named My Baby: Cade Bennett

For New York City couple Dara and Cory, naming their son Cade turned into a family affair. We talked to Dara about Jewish naming traditions, showbiz names, and how she and Cory chose the name Cade Bennett for their little boy.
Hipster Cowboy Names Buck Tradition
Wed Sep 08 2021

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.
15 Cool Country Boy Names For Your Little Cowboy
Sat Sep 04 2021

15 Cool Country Boy Names For Your Little Cowboy

Our favorite country boy names capture the spirit of the American West: places and landscapes, cowboys and pioneers, and country music too.
12 Boy Names That Deserve More Love
Mon Aug 30 2021

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.
How I Named My Baby: Griffin Leo
Wed Aug 25 2021

How I Named My Baby: Griffin Leo

South Bend, Indiana couple Lainie and Jack welcomed their first child, a son named Griffin Leo, in May 2021. We spoke with Lainie about family names, traditions, and how she and Jack chose Griffin's powerful name.
80+ Woodsy Names for Boys That Will Make You Want to Have a Son
Thu Aug 05 2021

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.
Old Man Names Get a New Lease of Life
Sun Aug 01 2021

Old Man Names Get a New Lease of Life

Old man names for babies are finally following their female counterparts into the spotlight. Find out where your name style falls on the cool-clunky scale!
Scandinavian Boy Names Hit the Sweet Spot
Sat Jul 31 2021

Scandinavian Boy Names Hit the Sweet Spot

What's your Scandi style? Whether you want to celebrate Nordic heritage or just love Scandinavian culture, we've got boy name ideas to inspire you, from classics like Eric and Carl to hot favorites like Axel and Soren.
45+ Simple Yet Strong One-Syllable Boy Names
Thu Jul 22 2021

45+ Simple Yet Strong One-Syllable Boy Names

The best one-syllable boy names are short, strong, and stylish.
Muslim Baby Names Are Full of Meaning
Mon Jul 19 2021

Muslim Baby Names Are Full of Meaning

Good meanings are a fundamental principle of all Muslim baby names. Explore some of the most popular Muslim names for boys and girls, as well as some rare Muslim baby names with great meanings.
How I Named My Baby: Casper Jerome
Wed Jul 14 2021

How I Named My Baby: Casper Jerome

Andrea and Dylan named their son Casper Jerome — a name full of religious and familial significance. We spoke to Andrea about their choice and what they're thinking for baby number two — coming soon!
The Best Cool Undiscovered Boy Names
Tue Jul 13 2021

The Best Cool Undiscovered Boy Names

Among the 100 best cool undiscovered boys names are several of our all-time favorites: Barnaby and Birch, Fielder and Lorcan, Thackery and Cosimo. Get inspired here.
Name Sage: Vintage Boy Names to Match Esme
Wed Jul 07 2021

Name Sage: Vintage Boy Names to Match Esme

They were thinking of naming Esme’s sister Arden, Imogen, or Sabine. Except it’s a boy! Now they’re back to square one, and asking the Name Sage for some different-but-not-crazy options for their son.
How I Named My Baby: Morris Oliver
Wed Jun 23 2021

How I Named My Baby: Morris Oliver

Taylor and Ben Olsen welcomed a son named Morris Oliver in April 2021. We spoke to Taylor about his name story, family names, and those MOO initials.
Dad Names Get a Reboot
Sat Jun 19 2021

Dad Names Get a Reboot

Happy Fathers' Day! If you're a new parent you might not know how much boy names have moved on since you were at school. To inspire you, we've updated favorites of the 1980s and 90s (in other words, Dad Names) for a new generation.
Rare Boy Names You Don’t Know (Yet!)
Tue Jun 15 2021

Rare Boy Names You Don’t Know (Yet!)

Unknown boy names: see how many are really new to you! Test your name knowledge with our A-Z of super unique boy names from all over the world.