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Top 100 Boy Names of 2014

Top 100 Boy Names of 2014

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.

Austin

Axel

Cassius

Elliot

Graham

Griffin

Holden

Kai

Lachlan

Lincoln

Maxwell

Nash

Ronan

Rowan

Sawyer

Tobias

Wesley

Weston

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

Aiden

Cole

David

Django

Dylan

Edward

Eli

Elias

Gray

Jayden

Kieran

Logan

Luca

Mason

Max

Michael

Nico

Ryan

Spencer

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

About the Author

Pamela Redmond

Pamela Redmond is the cocreator and CEO of Nameberry. and Baby Name DNA. The coauthor of ten bestselling baby name books, Redmond is an internationally-recognized 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. Redmond is also a New York Times bestselling novelist whose books include Younger, the basis for the hit television show, and its new sequel, Older.