Top 100 Boy Names of 2014

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Asher and Declan retained their Number 1 and 2 spots at the top of Nameberry’s most popular list of boys’ names for 2014.

The big news with boys’ names focuses on the new names moving up the ladder.  Four names are new to the Top 10 this year: Silas, Jasper, Milo, and Ezra.

The boys’ names that made the biggest leaps up the list are Knox, up 60 places, flowed by Archer up 45 and Ryker up 44.  Bodhi, Soren, and Beau also made big gains.

Nameberry’s popularity lists are based on which names attracted the most views of the nearly 50 million views of our name pages in the past year.

Names that made the biggest slides down the list compared with last year are all emblematic of pop culture shifts.  Flynn, popularized by last year’s television sensation Breaking Bad, lost 67 places, while Christian from Fifty Shades of Grey and Arlo of Justified were the second and third biggest losers.  George, as in 2013’s little prince, dropped 36 spots.

The top 100 boys’ names of 2014 are:

  1. Asher
  2. Declan
  3. Atticus
  4. Oliver
  5. Silas
  6. Henry
  7. Jasper
  8. Finn
  9. Milo
  10. Ezra
  11. Leo
  12. Levi
  13. Jude
  14. Wyatt
  15. Felix
  16. Sebastian
  17. Soren
  18. Beckett
  19. Miles
  20. Theodore
  21. Bodhi
  22. Jack
  23. Liam
  24. Archer
  25. Owen
  26. Emmett
  27. Ethan
  28. William
  29. Sawyer
  30. Caleb
  31. Benjamin
  32. Oscar
  33. Josiah
  34. Julian
  35. James
  36. Andrew
  37. Hudson
  38. Knox
  39. Hugo
  40. Alexander
  41. Zachary
  42. Dashiell
  43. Ryder
  44. Ryker
  45. Ronan
  46. Lucas
  47. Thomas
  48. Elijah
  49. Luke
  50. Samuel
  51. Callum
  52. Noah
  53. Arthur
  54. Isaac
  55. Jacob
  56. Theo
  57. Weston
  58. Axel
  59. Roman
  60. Rhys
  61. Everett
  62. Zane
  63. Grayson
  64. Rowan
  65. August
  66. Kai
  67. Harrison
  68. Beau
  69. Gabriel
  70. Jackson
  71. Griffin
  72. Austin
  73. Nolan
  74. Xavier
  75. Daniel
  76. Nathaniel
  77. Charles
  78. Nash
  79. Simon
  80. Jonah
  81. Holden
  82. Micah
  83. Flynn
  84. John
  85. Wesley
  86. Christian
  87. Elliot
  88. Graham
  89. Nathan
  90. George
  91. Nicholas
  92. Lincoln
  93. Cassius
  94. Tristan
  95. Gideon
  96. Maxwell
  97. Tobias
  98. Lachlan
  99. Arlo
  100. Matthew

Names new to the Boy Top 100 or returning this year are the following.  Note that some of these names were previously including on the Top Unisex Names list, but now that we have separated our pages for girl and boy versions of unisex names, we’re able to tally which gender is being searched.



















Names that left the Boys’ Top 100 list this year are:




















Thank you to Megan Garon for help compiling and analyzing these statistics.

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augusta_lee Says:

December 18th, 2014 at 1:11 pm

Just like with the girl’s list, I see so many of my favorite names! Jasper, Felix, Jack, Archer, Benjamin, Julian, James, Dashiell, Thomas, August, Gabriel, Charles, Simon, Elliot, Gideon, Tobias…

skizzo Says:

December 18th, 2014 at 5:14 pm

Really like Ezra, Sawyer, Ryder, Bodhi, Milo, Flynn, Kai, Ryker, Knox, Rhys, August, Rowan, Wesley, Lincoln, Arlo, Axel and Beau.

Cant stand Jack, Charles, Matthew or Thomas.

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I love Finn (as a nickname), Ezra, Leo (as a nickname), Sebastian, Caleb, Elijah, Arthur, Nathaniel, Gideon and Tobias 🙂

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