Top Boy Names 2012

Finn has taken over as Nameberry’s top boy name for 2012, claiming the Number 1 spot held last year by Asher.  Former most popular boys’ name Henry drops to Number 3.

The names on our boys’  Top 10 remain the same as last year, except that Owen and Felix have switched places at Numbers 10 and 11.

Biblical Simon is the name that’s risen furthest on the Nameberry list, up 43 places.  The boys’ names moving the most places up the ladder are:

Simon – up 43 places

Zachary – up 36 places

Samuel – up 27 places

Kieran – up 25 places

Dashiell – up 22 places

Flynn – up 21 places

Soren – up 20 places

Isaac – up 18 places

Elijah – up 16 places

The boys’ name sliding the furthest is Dexter, followed by George, Phineas, and Arlo.

New entrants to the Boys’ Top 100, in order of their rank on the list, are:

Luca

Micah

Zane

Christian

Cato

Stellan

Cyrus

Nolan

Daniel

Griffin

Matthew

Joseph

Seth

Bodhi

Harry

Here then, the full list of Nameberry top boy names 2012.  Don’t forget to scroll all the way and guess boys’ name #101 to win a free book!

1. Finn

2. Asher

3. Henry

4. Milo

5. Jasper

6. James

7. Oliver

8. Atticus

9. Jude

10. Owen

11.  Felix

12. Levi

13. Liam

14. Emmett

15. Leo

16. Silas

17. Miles

18. Ezra

19. Sebastian

20. Noah

21. Declan

22. Jack

23. Luca

24. Hudson

25. Everett

26. Max

27. Ethan

28. Caleb

29. William

30. Eli

31. Micah

32. Theodore

33. Charlie

34. Flynn

35. Oscar

36. Benjamin

37. Rhys

38. Isaac

39. Luke

40. Beckett

41. Julian

42. Elijah

43. Gabriel

44. Wyatt

45. Nathaniel

46. Alexander

47. Simon

48. Theo

49. Hugo

50. Dashiell

51. Mason

52. Callum

53. Samuel

54. Jacob

55. Lucas

56. Xavier

57. Arlo

58. Roman

59. Thomas

60. Arthur

61. Archer

62. Jonah

63. Zachary

64. John

65. Elias

66. Zane

67. Cole

68. Jackson

69. Phineas

70. Grayson

71. Christian

72. Kieran

73. Soren

74. Cato

75. Andrew

76. Dexter

77. Evan

78. Charles

79. Nicholas

80. Rufus

81. Stellan

82. Orion

83. Gideon

84. Aiden

85. Edward

86. Nathan

87. Holden

88. Cyrus

89. Nolan

90. Daniel

91. Griffin

92. Michael

93. Matthew

94. Joseph

95. George

96. Tobias

97. Seth

98. Bodhi

99. Reed

100.Harry

Continuing our tradition, guess Number 101 and win a personalized signed copy of our newest bookBeyond Ava & Aiden! The first correct guess wins; please don’t duplicate previous guesses.

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Lena Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 12:18 am

My guess is Judah for #101!

dovah Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 12:19 am

I’m going to guess that #101 is… Donovan!

I don’t know why…

sparrowfinch Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 12:24 am

Magnus

scgskye Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 12:24 am

I guess that #101 is Sawyer!

anna.bliss Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 12:26 am

Leon

Saranel Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 12:27 am

How about Harrison?

ShandyJill Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 12:31 am

Harvey

lindseymae Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 12:37 am

Axel

RachelEmma22 Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 12:41 am

Frederick

BrittanyM Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 12:46 am

Christopher

LyndsayJenness Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 12:59 am

#101 Lincoln

Aww, my boys Dashiell and Flynn are next to each other on the fastest rising list 🙂 I don’t mind, regular people have still never heard either of them before. I couldn’t help laughing at this list, just because it has probably every single one of my favorite names on it, I guess I’m truly a berry!

hello_sweetie Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 1:09 am

Rory!

maddiejadore Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 1:14 am

My guess would be Troy.

sweetpeacelove Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 1:16 am

Hugh

LexieM Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 1:22 am

My guess is Bram.

Rosamund Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 1:26 am

My guess is Jago

littlemissmariss Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 1:28 am

How’s about Alfie for 101? 🙂

milo2011 Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 1:36 am

Fergus

Brynie Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 1:46 am

Wren

Poppy528 Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 1:49 am

August gets my vote for 101

spotlightstarlit Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 2:12 am

I’m going with Maxwell for 101!

magicpotato Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 2:25 am

Desmond, 101.

IndianRuby Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 2:50 am

Harrison gets my vote

aveline Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 3:05 am

Bennett!

KateMarie Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 3:15 am

Everett!

araminta Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 3:44 am

Calvin

amandaberry Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 3:56 am

James

TammyJade Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 3:59 am

Camden

amandaberry Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 3:59 am

Opps, I don’t know how I overlooked that James is already in the 6th spot as I looked over the list more than once, so my “real” guess is Carter.

Lexicon Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 5:06 am

Jasper

Lexicon Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 5:19 am

Since jasper is #6.. I’m going with Rowan

bluejuniper Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 5:27 am

Forrest?

wolves Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 5:28 am

Linus?

MorganaLeFaye Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 5:50 am

I’m going to guess Dominic?

Christina25 Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 5:55 am

I guess Lucian.

Goodkarmavt Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 6:18 am

Leopold

avesnames Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 6:55 am

Ronan?

Maple10 Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 7:06 am

Lachlan?

katekadleck Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 8:17 am

My guess is Lincoln!

can90 Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 8:20 am

I will guess JESSE for #101

sophiekihm Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 8:20 am

Landon.

vanessaaball Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 8:27 am

Vincent

MissV Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 8:37 am

Walter

CrimsonCat Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 8:47 am

Beau!

danimal17 Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 8:48 am

My guess for #101 is Ryder!

Fahrenheit Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 8:48 am

Conrad

erzulie33 Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 8:49 am

Jonah.

rachel27 Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 8:52 am

Moses.

MrsTaylor Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 8:54 am

Im going to say Abraham

lizroxy24 Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 9:01 am

Sullivan

renmarks Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 9:16 am

Stanley

ejs82 Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 9:22 am

Theodore

Amydomsmom Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 9:29 am

Viggo?

brookekirk Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 9:30 am

Heath

skizzo Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 9:30 am

Riley

ariesgirl Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 9:31 am

graham

bjoy Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 9:33 am

Damien!

sydnergy Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 9:40 am

cormac

lovelynames Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 9:41 am

Bentley??

kyemsma Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 9:44 am

My guess is Kyle for #101.

littlebrownpony Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 9:46 am

Brody!

R_J Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 9:47 am

#101 Ryder

catloverd Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 10:07 am

Eliot/Elliot!

KateMcNameLover Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 10:15 am

My guess is Cash 🙂

Natural Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 10:37 am

Caspian?

missriss Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 10:39 am

I think Elliot & August are good guesses..I’m going to go with Rafferty & give it a shot.

vane225 Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 10:44 am

my guess is River!

peach25 Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 11:01 am

Edmond

jbhdancer Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 11:15 am

Quinn?

amylin15 Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 11:22 am

101. Calvin?

JadeRain Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 11:34 am

Gideon!

R_J Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 11:35 am

oh I didn’t see someone already guessed Ryder before me.
#101 Gray

BerryBry Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 11:55 am

Sullivan
These names aren’t my real guesses just other possibilities, so feel free to us them as guesses:
Silas
Patrick
Jordan
Sam

abbeyroad Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 11:58 am

I’ll try Cassius

everly Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 11:59 am

#101 Tristan

dannikelli Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 12:23 pm

All my guesses were taken so I’m going to go with Rohan.

rkchance Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 12:28 pm

I’m guessing Leonard!

dillonsfan01 Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Cohen? Seems like someone is always talking about it.

breannajai Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 12:50 pm

101- Samson

Thealove Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 12:51 pm

Weston?

MaryKathryn Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Colin for #101

niteowl13 Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Xander?

LCMpdx Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 1:12 pm

101 – Asa

LilySong Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Lionel? It’s the first name I thought of that doesn’t seem to be in the list already or in the comments!

kadibug06 Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Derek

Kibby Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Finley?

auroradawn Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Lots of great guesses! I was going to try Bennett, as most of the other -ett names made the list, but someone beat me to it. How about another one–Rhett for #101?

LyndsayJenness Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Rex? Wesley?

Rach84 Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Louis

Lexicon Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Payton/Peyton

inkonherfingers Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Malachi

dannikelli Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Flynn?

Jelly Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 6:25 pm

Callum

dalb Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 6:41 pm

Blake?

ruolan Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Abram

AspenTree13 Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 6:55 pm

Skylaar(Skyler)

Jesba Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 6:59 pm

David

Lovelywren Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 7:27 pm

Grey

orlaithsnames Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 7:44 pm

Austin

misskendra Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 7:50 pm

Graham

Names4real Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 8:04 pm

Cullen

Reubsmum77 Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

#101 Reuben

kerry_with_a_k Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

Malcolm?

Gzizzo Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

River?

arunciblespoon Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

Thaddeus

Crazy4Jeter Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 10:57 pm

Brady

nzmum Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

Kelvin?

nzmum Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 10:59 pm

Malachy?

linzybindi Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 11:04 pm

Axl

nzmum Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 11:12 pm

Lewis?

nzmum Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 11:14 pm

Olliver?

Crazy4Jeter Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 11:16 pm

Luka?

nzmum Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 11:18 pm

Damian? Edmund? Graeme?

ShandyJill Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 11:29 pm

jayden

aturley Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 11:42 pm

Crosby

AbbyB Says:

December 19th, 2012 at 11:51 pm

#101…Otis!!

klcalder2 Says:

December 20th, 2012 at 12:02 am

Jaxon?

helloheidi Says:

December 20th, 2012 at 12:02 am

Grant?

namesage Says:

December 20th, 2012 at 12:22 am

Kellan?

ellenmarie Says:

December 20th, 2012 at 2:20 am

Otto? 🙂

Saranel Says:

December 20th, 2012 at 2:24 am

Lukas?

tammylou Says:

December 20th, 2012 at 5:42 am

Noa?
Jakob?
Reid?

pam Says:

December 20th, 2012 at 7:53 am

Still no winner! So you can guess again, but only one extra guess per person (I’m looking at you, Tammylou ; ) )

b_crawford88 Says:

December 20th, 2012 at 8:11 am

Gavin for #101

EShelby Says:

December 20th, 2012 at 8:14 am

Caius

osubride0708 Says:

December 20th, 2012 at 8:16 am

Rylan

pacergirl31 Says:

December 20th, 2012 at 8:19 am

Tyler

Mavensmom Says:

December 20th, 2012 at 8:24 am

Kaleb

klcalder2 Says:

December 20th, 2012 at 8:31 am

I can’t believe it’s still up for grabs! So I’m probably still wrong, but it’s worth a shot.

#101: Calum

R_J Says:

December 20th, 2012 at 8:37 am

#101 Easton?

mama2flowers Says:

December 20th, 2012 at 8:41 am

Adam

Sassy Says:

December 20th, 2012 at 8:47 am

Aidan

MorganaLeFaye Says:

December 20th, 2012 at 8:52 am

Barnaby?

EShelby Says:

December 20th, 2012 at 9:02 am

Here is my one more….Maximus

Gzizzo Says:

December 20th, 2012 at 9:20 am

Django?

Harbs Says:

December 20th, 2012 at 9:26 am

maybe Reese?

everly Says:

December 20th, 2012 at 9:29 am

Alistair?

Kateri Says:

December 20th, 2012 at 10:04 am

Reese or Jaxon?

Lena Says:

December 20th, 2012 at 10:08 am

Lawrence?

Pansy Says:

December 20th, 2012 at 10:09 am

Gale. Maybe some of that Hunger Games love spilled over to the boys.

Rach84 Says:

December 20th, 2012 at 10:17 am

Abel?

BrittanyM Says:

December 20th, 2012 at 10:19 am

Chase

rkchance Says:

December 20th, 2012 at 10:27 am

ezekiel

sydnergy Says:

December 20th, 2012 at 10:39 am

frankie

CrimsonCat Says:

December 20th, 2012 at 11:13 am

Brantley

lovelynames Says:

December 20th, 2012 at 11:16 am

Guess #2: Atticus

MrsTaylor Says:

December 20th, 2012 at 11:17 am

Guess # 2 Wylie

catloverd Says:

December 20th, 2012 at 11:23 am

Jonathon?

pam Says:

December 20th, 2012 at 11:36 am

Wait, Sassy, you got it! Aidan. Email me at pam@nameberry.com to arrange for us to send you your book. Congratulations!

mrsmur725 Says:

December 20th, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Liam

R_J Says:

December 20th, 2012 at 1:32 pm

*slaps forehead* Of course! 🙂

Aleigh6 Says:

December 26th, 2012 at 9:38 pm

Parker

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