Top 100 Boys’ Names of 2013…so far

By Pamela Redmond Satran

George vaulted halfway up our boys’ popularity list for 2013, thanks to the naming of the little British Prince George Alexander Louis.  George went from Number 92 for the first half of the year all the way up to Number 56 at the year’s three-quarter mark.

At the same point last year, George did not even rank in the Top 100.

The other boys’ name in the news making a strong showing on our list is Kieran, which attracted some controversy after it was chosen for the newly-adopted African-American grandson of Mitt Romney. The Irish Kieran means “little dark one.”

But most names make our popularity list thanks to the interest of parents considering them for their babies. The list tallies which boys’ names attracted the most views among the 14 million visits to our name pages for the first nine months of 2013.

Asher, Finn, and Declan hang onto the first three spots they claimed at the year’s six-month mark. Names climbing on the boys’ list, which are marked with an asterisk, include Atticus, Emmett, and Hudson.

Nameberry’s Top 100 Boys’ Names of 2013, so far, are:


1. Asher
2. Finn
3. Declan
4. Atticus*
5. James
6. Oliver
7. Henry
8. Emmett*
9. Owen
10. Django
11. Jude
12. Milo
13. Jasper
14. Ezra
15. Flynn
16. Liam
17. Levi
18. Felix
19. Leo
20. Miles
21. Silas
22. Sebastian
23. Hudson*
24. Aiden
25. Noah
26. August
27. Kieran*
28. Jack
29. Ethan
30. William
31. Everett
32. Jayden
33. Nico
34. Theodore
35. Christian
36. Benjamin
37. Alexander
38. Dashiell
39. Dylan
40. Wyatt
41. Beckett
42. Caleb
43. Eli
44. Jacob
45. Julian
46. Isaac
47. Luke
48. Bodhi
49. Theo
50. Arlo

51. Gabriel
52. Zachary
53. Oscar
54. Andrew
55. Micah
56. George*
57. Thomas
58. Arthur
59. Hugo
60. Max
61. Nathaniel
62. Soren
63. Elijah
64. Rhys
65. Logan
66. Mason
67. Samuel
68. Lucas
69. Tristan
70. Josiah
71. Callum
72. John
73. Spencer
74. Zane
75. Michael
76. Ryder
77. Jonah
78. Jackson
79. Simon
80. Charles
81. Archer
82. Xavier
83. Roman
84. Daniel
85. Elias
86. Grayson
87. Evan
88. Gray
89. Ryan
90. Nolan
91. Harrison
92. Nicholas
93. Edward
94. Cole
95. Gideon
96. David
97. Nathan
98. Stellan
99. Beau
100. Tobias

See the top girl names of 2013.

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oboeplayer1 Says:

October 15th, 2013 at 11:01 pm

My guess would have to be…. Sawyer!

jem Says:

October 15th, 2013 at 11:03 pm

Dominic?

dizzygirl Says:

October 15th, 2013 at 11:09 pm

Joseph

blabbyjen Says:

October 15th, 2013 at 11:13 pm

Bryson

Tristan Says:

October 15th, 2013 at 11:14 pm

Graham

theresazoe Says:

October 15th, 2013 at 11:14 pm

Hunter

kacl Says:

October 15th, 2013 at 11:15 pm

Charlie

augusta_lee Says:

October 15th, 2013 at 11:24 pm

Edmund. Also, interesting how many of the boys’ names have unisex entries on Nameberry and so few of the girls’…

hixtwin4 Says:

October 15th, 2013 at 11:26 pm

Walter?

aturley Says:

October 15th, 2013 at 11:28 pm

Orion

twilightoftheidols Says:

October 15th, 2013 at 11:29 pm

William

twilightoftheidols Says:

October 15th, 2013 at 11:35 pm

Oops, didn’t realize William was up there. I vote for Axel.

ebenezer.scrouge Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 12:10 am

I vote Archer

ebenezer.scrouge Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 12:11 am

Whoops didn’t read that too well maybe Rowan

Rosamund Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 12:13 am

Judah

Cheele Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 12:22 am

Fox. Probably not the best answer, haha.

inkonherfingers Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 12:27 am

Maxwell

sarahmezz Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 12:40 am

Frederick

And, sorry to be picky, but the little prince is named George Alexander Louis.

araminta Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 12:47 am

Rory

sweetpeacelove Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 12:59 am

Griffin

evergreen Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 1:12 am

Camden

cheridel Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 1:17 am

Eamon

AppleTime Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 1:19 am

Ashton

ruolan Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 1:21 am

Jonas

Trickster_Loki Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 1:41 am

Tobias

dalb Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 1:43 am

Lachlan

grackym Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 2:04 am

Reuben

Saranel Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 2:35 am

Kai

cbann Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 2:39 am

Ronan

Netta5187 Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 2:46 am

Luca

Nahuatl82 Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 2:47 am

Westley

Missmolly Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 3:12 am

Peter

rachel27 Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 5:14 am

Maybe Rohan?

Ashlie1214 Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 5:14 am

Joshua

freya55 Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 5:15 am

Otis

KirstGee Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 5:30 am

Jesse

lnxn09 Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 5:36 am

Bennett

bonbon Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 5:53 am

Timothy

mishimee Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 6:10 am

Samson

Mcdonak1 Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 6:14 am

Calvin

graciebeth Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 6:37 am

Ari

charlieandperry1 Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 6:41 am

Phineas?

Danimari Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 6:49 am

Thaddeus

vanessaaball Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 6:49 am

Julian

vanessaaball Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 6:53 am

Oops. Try again. Lincoln

lizaB Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 7:20 am

Louis?

julery Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 7:22 am

Wesley

tarababy Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 7:28 am

Easton

Natural Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 7:30 am

Caspian.

maggiemary Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 7:33 am

Abraham

Danni Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 7:46 am

Heath

LuMary Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 7:46 am

Francis. Given that others more likely are chosen.

ejs82 Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 8:01 am

Anthony

dramagrl19 Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 8:13 am

Arthur???

HannieKitt Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 8:20 am

Rupert

MissTrash Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 8:23 am

Harry

irishlady13 Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 8:30 am

Elijah

irishlady13 Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 8:33 am

Never mind, I missed it on the list. Let’s try Ezekiel.

juniperle Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 8:34 am

Leo

hermione_vader Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 8:40 am

Hugh

hldevine Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 8:44 am

Cyrus

shieldsc Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 8:50 am

Desmond

thealm85 Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 9:04 am

Holden

Danica Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 9:14 am

Matthew?

CsprsSassyHrly Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 9:20 am

Louis?

Bayles Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 9:23 am

Sayer

spotlightstarlit Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 9:25 am

Lionel

Hannah-Banana Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 9:32 am

Dexter?

MaryKathryn Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 9:34 am

Leopold

CsprsSassyHrly Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 9:40 am

Oops, I didn’t see someone guess Louis… How about Cato?

Louisamae13 Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 9:46 am

Stanley

lindseymae Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 9:46 am

Drew

LizabethM Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 9:48 am

Harvey?

skarbassoona Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 10:12 am

Clark

SaraKeiju Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 10:13 am

My guess is Evander.

As I was reading through the list I was thinking Tobias, but then that was #100 haha!

namenerd8 Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 10:24 am

Casper/Caspar

Pam Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 10:35 am

Of course he is, Sarahmezz. Thanks for the correction!

GirlyMegz Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 10:48 am

My guess is Linus

Jewelplanet Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 11:02 am

Curtis

CrimsonCat Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 11:08 am

maybe Peregrine? Seeing that one a lot lately

laurbails Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 11:15 am

Bruno

niteowl13 Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 11:18 am

Vaughn

tori101 Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 11:31 am

So much swooning…

#101 Jack maybe?

LCMpdx Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 11:34 am

Jayden (or Jaden)

marn209 Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 11:50 am

Brody

thosetightheartsbreathing Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 12:21 pm

Augustus

Madelyn Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 12:37 pm

Isaiah

liliawillow Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 12:50 pm

Blaze

iheartnames Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 1:40 pm

Quentin

alphabetdem Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 1:57 pm

Something close to Tobias maybe… Tobin?

chigley Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 2:02 pm

Winston

mwebster2495 Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 2:56 pm

Riley

CelPhD Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 3:22 pm

Maybe an alternate spelling. Greyson ?

jc54 Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 3:25 pm

I’ll say Garrett for #101?

LCMpdx Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 3:43 pm

Ok in my previous comment I said Jayden (or Jaden). I’ll go with Jayden, since I can’t pick two!

Jayden!

Jenna5128 Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 4:19 pm

Lennox? Since I’ll be naming my own son this any day now, it’s win-win, either I’m right, or it’s less popular than I fear. 🙂

lalala__lauren Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 4:50 pm

Asa. I have so many guesses, but I’m sticking with that one with Ender’s Game coming out so soon!

Ismene Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 5:28 pm

Victor?

Names4real Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 5:31 pm

Christopher

ashthedreamer Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 5:37 pm

My guess is Cohen. With all the drama surrounding Cohen on Nameberry lately, I’d be surprised if it’s not up there.

Keyla Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 5:39 pm

Wilder

erbear Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 5:56 pm

Wolf

ClaireDarling Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 6:00 pm

Axl?

jmsouthern Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 6:36 pm

Jamison

jmsouthern Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 6:38 pm

Or perhaps Landon?

BabyNinja143 Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 6:46 pm

Abram

bjoy Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 7:05 pm

Conrad!

loislane1222 Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 7:06 pm

Harry?

charmingwitch Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 7:10 pm

North

DeMers Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 7:57 pm

Cyrus

jebaldas Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 8:03 pm

Griffin

jebaldas Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 8:17 pm

Reread comments and Griffin was already guessed… So I’ll go with Gus.

Pam Says:

October 16th, 2013 at 8:17 pm

OK, everyone, I have the flu and I have to go to bed! No one has correctly guessed the boys’ Number 101, which is Ryker. So I’m going to award the prize to Sarahmezz who correctly guessed the Number 102 name, Frederick. Sarah, email me at pam@nameberry.com and let me know which format you’d like your book in!

Tomorrow we will be running the Top 20 Unisex Names and a new chance to win by guessing Number 21. (How hard can it be, right?) ; )

CourtneyMarie Says:

October 17th, 2013 at 7:05 pm

Can I just say that I’m SUPER MAD about Atticus being one of the fastest rising names. I already lost Harper to uber-popularity, I can’t lose Atticus now too!!!

visitor3 Says:

October 17th, 2013 at 8:21 pm

Paul

Waverly123 Says:

October 21st, 2013 at 9:19 pm

Louis

rhiannongrace Says:

October 24th, 2013 at 2:27 pm

Jaxon

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sandra80 Says:

December 17th, 2013 at 7:08 am

Prinson

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