Top Boy Names 2011

Nameberry’s top boy names 2011 includes big news: Asher has leapfrogged over Henry and Finn, last year’s number one and two, to take the top spot.

The Nameberry popularity lists track which names attracted the most views on our site this year.  Consider them a predictor of which names parents will choose in the future, rather than which names they picked in the past.

As with the girls’ names, the Nameberry Top 10 rankings are very different from the national Social Security list, with not one crossover name for boys. Bentley, the fastest-rising boys’ name on the national popularity list, attracted a significant number of new views on Nameberry too.

Compared with last year’s Nameberry popularity list, the only new entrant in the boys’ Top 10 is, interestingly, classic James.  Names rising fastest through the boys’ top 100 are marked in bright green below: note especially Silas, Emmett, Everett, Flynn, and Archer.

Here then, the Nameberry top boy names 2011Don’t forget to scroll all the way to the bottom and take part in the contest to guess boy’s name #101 and win a free book!

Nameberry’s Top 100 Boys’ Names, 2011
up significantly over 2010

1. Asher
2. Finn
3. Henry
4. Milo
5. Jasper
6. Atticus
7. Oliver
8. James
9. Jude
10. Felix
11. Owen
12. Liam
13. Miles
14. Kai
15. Hudson
16. Silas
17. Levi
18. Leo
19. Emmett
20. Sebastian
21. Declan
22. Oscar
23. Jack
24. Noah
25. Rhys
26. August
27. Max
28. Dashiell
29. Everett
30. William
31. Caleb
32. Ezra
33. Eli
34. Beckett
35. Ethan
36. Theodore
37. Charlie
38. Elliot
39. Bentley
40. Theo
41. Arlo
42. Julian
43. Alexander
44. Mason
45. Gabriel
46. Benjamin
47. Jacob
48. Dexter
49. Luke
50. Jonah
51. Phineas
52. Wyatt
53. Flynn
54. Archer
55. Jackson
56. Isaac
57. Hugo
58. Elijah
59. Nathaniel
60. Lucas
61. Arthur
62. Ryan
63. Callum
64. Thomas
65. Logan
66. Roman
67. Cole
68. Elias
69. Auden
70. Xavier
71. Tristan
72. Evan
73. George
74. Gideon
75. Holden
76. Edward
77. Aidan
78. Rufus
79. John
80. Samuel
81. Grayson
82. Hayden
83. Simon
84. Aiden
85. Andrew
86. Ryder
87. Nicholas
88. Charles
89. Orion
90. Harrison
91. Michael
92. Axel
93. Soren
94. Liev
95. Tobias
96. Nathan
97. Kieran
98. Reed
99.Zachary
100. Landon

The quiz: Guess which name is #101 on the boys’ list and you’ll win an autographed copy of our book Beyond Ava & Aiden.  If more than one person guesses the correct name, we’ll choose the winner based on random.org.  Please leave your guesses in the comments section below.  Good luck!

*UPDATE!  Unfortunately no one guessed our #101 for girls, which is Isadora.  Two people guessed the boys’ #101, Griffin.  Congratulations!

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lnxn09 Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 1:11 am

Griffin

Tressa Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 1:40 am

Knox

magicpotato Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 1:48 am

Liev

jessicasaurus Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 1:55 am

I think Harlan is number 101. Hope I win!

laurbails Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 2:50 am

Daniel

minorbeatrice Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 3:03 am

Dhani

dillonsfan01 Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 3:07 am

Matthew

BasicSand Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 3:12 am

I have a question about #94 Live. Perhaps it’s supposed to be Liev?

monrose15 Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 6:45 am

Harry

Thuja Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 8:00 am

Malcolm

Rachaol Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 8:02 am

Frederick

Titus245Mama Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 8:05 am

Wow. When we named our firstborn “Asher” 7 years ago, we never imagined it would be in the top 50–much less #1–of any chart!

I’ll guess “Micah” for 101. 🙂

TaraRhode Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 8:12 am

Archer

pam Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 8:16 am

You’re absolutely right, BasicSand, thank you. Dang autocorrect. Which means, magicpotato, that you get another guess.

kyemsma Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 8:59 am

Donovan

agirlinred Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 9:24 am

Joseph

zrose Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 9:59 am

Dylan

bellamama Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 10:06 am

#101 Walter?

Lola Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 10:18 am

My guess is: Philip. Godness,I’d love to see a horde of Philips!

Funny, both my boys are here, Leo at #18, Simon at # 83! I’m so happy to see Simon up there. Such a handsome name that doesn’t get nearly the love it deserves!

Awesome list up there! I love Rufus, George, August, Oscar, Miles, Felix & James especially.
Thanks for this!

NaviZ Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 10:45 am

Aww, I was going to guess Weston, but since that is already taken I’ll guess the name of my nephew Weston’s brother…Cash! 🙂

oldsienna Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 10:50 am

Louis?

mkat41896 Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 11:17 am

My guess is Sullivan or Ryker/Riker

encore Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 11:28 am

101. Cash

Mischa Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 11:48 am

No# 101 – Rafferty

Names4real Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Easton

hvnlydevil Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 12:19 pm

I guess Bram

karbro21 Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 1:05 pm

I guess Cooper

neuilly Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 1:06 pm

Roman

mermuse Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 1:23 pm

Edmund

Aurora Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 1:38 pm

Chase

CaliRN4kids Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 1:48 pm

Gage

Sarony Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 1:54 pm

Caspian

Dree Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 2:16 pm

Griffin

neuilly Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 2:38 pm

(I meant my Roman to be Ronan – I’m bad at typing! Sorry!)

littlebrownpony Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 2:47 pm

I’m going to go with Remy.

Mary-la Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 2:57 pm

Samson.

corsue Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Malachi

Alexia Mae Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 3:39 pm

Julian

TinaBina Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Micah

Hannah-Banana Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 4:04 pm

#101, my guess is Jonas.

rachelmarie Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 5:14 pm

It’s so funny to me how popular Asher is now! I’m currently dating an Asher, who was born in a year when it was barely in the top 1000.

For #101, I know it’s been said, but I’m firm in my conviction that it’s Weston.

qwertydude Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 5:37 pm

I think 101 is Lachlan.

everly Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 5:59 pm

#101 Seth

usagurl4 Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 6:44 pm

Arthur

bounceparty Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 7:15 pm

Rafferty

Rosamund Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 7:46 pm

My guess for #101 is Raphael

nameseeker3 Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 8:03 pm

I think that #101 is one of the names already guessed…but I am going to go out on a limb and guess Gavin. Ahhh, I really like so many of the boys’ names on this list-it’s terrific! Thanks for posting it.

auroradawn Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

Hugh. I see fast-rising Hugo at #57, but Hugh is not on the list…

laurann Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

I was going to say Edmund, but I think someone else already got it. So, I’ll go with Cassius.

leah_9 Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

Lincoln

FranA Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

Bryson

irishmom Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 11:22 pm

Ronan, right?

Tristan Says:

December 28th, 2011 at 11:48 pm

Duncan

name4fun Says:

December 29th, 2011 at 12:07 am

Julius

MaryB Says:

December 29th, 2011 at 12:50 am

I guess Joseph.

Lizziesilva7 Says:

December 29th, 2011 at 1:48 am

Quentin

magicpotato Says:

December 29th, 2011 at 4:35 am

Augustus

trich323 Says:

December 29th, 2011 at 12:47 pm

There are some great guesses! I’m going with Graham.

freemebean Says:

December 29th, 2011 at 5:42 pm

Desmond

Ruthy Says:

December 29th, 2011 at 8:04 pm

I’ll guess Timothy is #101! Hope I’m right 🙂

RhiaTayler Says:

December 29th, 2011 at 8:18 pm

My guess is Cameron. I was surprised that wasn’t on there.

RhiaTayler Says:

December 30th, 2011 at 1:12 am

Just realized cameron was a name used in the unisex category. Does that allow me a second vote? If so, I vote Paul. Second to that, I would choose Leon.

katybug Says:

December 30th, 2011 at 2:13 pm

Harvey?

Lesley Says:

January 2nd, 2012 at 2:16 pm

I’ll guess Nico 😉

Lesley Says:

January 2nd, 2012 at 2:53 pm

I just saw that you put Nico on the unisex list, so if it doesn’t count for the boys’ list, I’ll guess Drew instead.

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