Top 100 Boys’ Names of 2013…so far

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:

[column1]1. Asher2. Finn3. Declan4. Atticus*5. James6. Oliver7. Henry8. Emmett*9. Owen10. Django11. Jude12. Milo13. Jasper14. Ezra15. Flynn16. Liam17. Levi18. Felix19. Leo20. Miles21. Silas22. Sebastian23. Hudson*24. Aiden25. Noah26. August27. Kieran*28. Jack29. Ethan30. William31. Everett32. Jayden33. Nico34. Theodore35. Christian36. Benjamin37. Alexander38. Dashiell39. Dylan40. Wyatt41. Beckett42. Caleb43. Eli44. Jacob45. Julian46. Isaac47. Luke48. Bodhi49. Theo50. Arlo[/column1][column2]51. Gabriel52. Zachary53. Oscar54. Andrew55. Micah56. George*57. Thomas58. Arthur59. Hugo60. Max61. Nathaniel62. Soren63. Elijah64. Rhys65. Logan66. Mason67. Samuel68. Lucas69. Tristan70. Josiah71. Callum72. John73. Spencer74. Zane75. Michael76. Ryder77. Jonah78. Jackson79. Simon80. Charles81. Archer82. Xavier83. Roman84. Daniel85. Elias86. Grayson87. Evan88. Gray89. Ryan90. Nolan91. Harrison92. Nicholas93. Edward94. Cole95. Gideon96. David97. Nathan98. Stellan99. Beau100. Tobias[/column2]

See the top girl names of 2013.

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.