Top Boy Names 2011

December 28, 2011 Pamela Redmond

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
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  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!

About the author

Pamela Redmond

Pamela Redmond is the cocreator and CEO of Nameberry. 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 of the same name.

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