Most Popular Boys’ Names 2015

Most Popular Boys’ Names 2015

The Biblical Ezra has zoomed to the top of the list to become Nameberry’s new Number 1 boys’ name of 2015.

Last year Ezra made it onto Nameberry’s Top 10 for the first time. On the US list, Ezra is nearing the Top 100 and we expect it to be among the new generation of Biblical names – which includes Asher, Silas, Jude, and Levi – destined to take over from current favorites such as Noah, Jacob, and Ethan.

Asher, Number 1 for the past two years, slipped to second place. The only new name in our boys’ Top 10 is Jude, which replaces Finn, a name that had been Number 1 for boys on Nameberry for several years but has slid to Number 22.

Boys’ names new to Nameberry’s Top 100 are: Jayden, Eli, Logan, Luca, Charlie, Connor, David, Joseph, Hunter, Rhett, Evan, Aryan, Maddox, Harry, Cohen, and Cole.

Kai, which stands just outside the Top 10, is our furthest rising boys’ name, up 55 places. The hottest names for boys, with the number of places they’ve risen, are:

Kai, +55

Austin, +53

Lachlan, +50

Graham, +47

Everett, +34

Theo, +33

Elliot, +29

Matthew, +23

Lincoln, +22

Axel, +21

The Nameberry popularity list gauges interest levels of visitors in names, measuring which of our name pages received the most views of the total 300 million to the site this year.. The majority of people searching Nameberry are looking for names for their babies, so our popularity list predicts which names parents are likely to be naming their children in 2015 and 2016, versus the official US popularity list, which looks at which names parents chose in 2014. Nameberry’s searches also register ups and downs in interest due to news or pop culture events, such as the fall from grace of fictional lawyer Atticus Finch.

In 2015, two royal names, George and Charles, fell off the boys’ Top 100.  And eight of the 13 boys’ names that have vanished either start or end – or both – with the trendy n sound: Nathan, Nolan, Nicholas, Nash, Holden, Simon, Tristan….and Knox.

Here’s the full Nameberry Top 100 for boys:

  1. Ezra

  2. Asher

  3. Atticus

  4. Declan

  5. Oliver

  6. Silas

  7. Milo

  8. Jude

  9. Henry

  10. Jasper

  11. Kai

  12. Levi

  13. Jack

  14. Leo

  15. Wyatt

  16. Caleb

  17. Liam

  18. Miles

  19. Austin

  20. James

  21. Sebastian

  22. Finn

  23. Theo

  24. Ryker

  25. Andrew

  26. Zachary

  27. Everett

  28. Oscar

  29. William

  30. Felix

  31. Ethan

  32. Owen

  33. Beckett

  34. Theodore

  35. Benjamin

  36. Thomas

  37. Axel

  38. Jayden

  39. Ronan

  40. Archer

  41. Graham

  42. Callum

  43. Eli

  44. Logan

  45. Luca

  46. Bodhi

  47. Luke

  48. Lachlan

  49. Soren

  50. Grayson

  51. Jacob

  52. Sawyer

  53. Elijah

  54. Alexander

  55. Isaac

  56. Ryder

  57. Jackson

  58. Elliot

  59. Lucas

  60. Arthur

  61. Josiah

  62. Roman

  63. Emmett

  64. Nathaniel

  65. Dashiell

  66. Rhys

  67. Beau

  68. Jonah

  69. Hudson

  70. Lincoln

  71. Harrison

  72. Julian

  73. Charlie

  74. Noah

  75. Rowan

  76. Samuel

  77. Matthew

  78. Xavier

  79. Christian

  80. Connor

  81. David

  82. Gabriel

  83. Joseph

  84. Zane

  85. Hunter

  86. Rhett

  87. Weston

  88. Evan

  89. Arlo

  90. Aryan

  91. Maddox

  92. John

  93. Maxwell

  94. August

  95. Daniel

  96. Harry

  97. Griffin

  98. Tobias

  99. Cohen

  100. Cole

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.